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Enss, Chris

Summary: Colorado Territory in 1864 wasn't merely the wild west, it was a land in limbo while the Civil War raged in the east and politics swirled around its potential admission to the union. The territorial governor, John Evans, had ambitions on the national stage should statehood occur--and he was joined in those ambitions by a local pastor and erstwhile Colonel in the Colorado militia, John...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: TwoDot 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978 ENS

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Great DVD 759 World 2010

Taylor, Eva

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Drawing on an astonishing archive of letters, which revealed life during wartime, a true story follows a beautiful, young Dutch resistance fighter and underground war hero who spent two years in three concentration camps during World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hanover Square Press 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ZUUR, SABINE TAY

Summary: "Yellowstone is no ordinary wilderness, it is the world's first national park, a lost world of vast plains and endless forests defended on all sides by towering mountains, home to America's last great bison herds, the grizzly bear and realm of the wolf ... Join the charismatic cast of Yellowstone's wildlife as they turn to face the extreme challenges of the seasons ... The daily struggles of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Worldwide 2009

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD YEL

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS
Call number: DVD 709 HIS

Summary: Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2000

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PAR

Summary: When U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler escapes death after being shot down over one of the most intense front lines in the Vietnam War, his troubles were just beginning. He is taken captive by the Vietnamese Army and is forced to endure a harrowing stint in a Vietnamese prison camp. Dengler and a small band of his fellow captives stage a death-defying escape. Based on a true story.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [distributor] 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA RES

Fox, Margalit

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "Imprisoned in a remote Turkish prison camp during World War I, having survived a two-month forced march and a terrifying shootout in the desert, two British officers, Harry Jones and Cedric Hill, join forces to bamboozle their iron-fisted captors. To stave off despair and boredom, Jones takes a handmade Ouija board and fakes elaborate séances for his fellow prisoners. Word gets around camp,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 FOX

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 FOX

Weintraub, Robert

Summary: Describes the bond that developed between an RAF technician and a fiercely loyal purebred pointer named Judy, a pair who met in an internment camp during World War II where they became a symbol of hope to the other prisoners.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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Summary: Set in the Libyan Desert during World War II, British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up "The Hill," a manmade instrument of torture--a tower of sand seared by a white-hot sun. They are in this military prison because they once defied, rebelled and talked back to their superiors.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA HIL

Bascomb, Neal

Summary: "The story of a group of Allied POWs in WWI who dared to escape from Germany's most notorious prison camp, Holzminden."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books 2018

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Weintraub, Aileen

Summary: "Meet 50 super-inspiring kids! It's never too early--and you're never too young-- to make a difference in the world! The amazing musicians, writers, scientists, athletes, activists, and other fascinating kids in this book accomplished great feats by the age of eighteen. They impacted people's lives by coming up with new inventions, making art and music, competing in sports, and speaking out...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 WEI

Yomtov, Nelson

Summary: "Story of men who tunneled to escape a German prisoner-of-war camp. Learn about the planners, task leaders, and key players of the escape from Stalag Luft III"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 940.54 YOM

Gioia, Robyn.

Contents: The world in 1565 -- Uncharted lands -- Spain in the 1560s -- Florida in the 1560s -- The Timucua, St. Augustine's Native Americans -- The founding of St. Augustine, 1565 -- Day of thanksgiving -- The site today -- Cocido (Spanish stew).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pineapple Press 2006

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Eggers, Dave

Summary: In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD 974.71 Eggers 2018

Summary: This series of lectures introduces the greatest of universal museums. Its aim is not comprehensive. The focus is narrowed to the Department of Paintings, which is responsible for European paintings from the Middle Ages until the mid-19th century. These works of art form an encyclopedic summary of the achievements of painters that can be called the single most important such collection in the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2006

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 708.4 MUS
Call number: DVD 708.4 MUS

Eggers, Dave

Summary: In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books LLC 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 EGG

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 EGG

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J America Eggers

Cohen, Roger.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2005

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.5472 Cohen

Cohen, Roger.

Summary: Describes how 350 American POWs captured during the Battle of the Bulge were singled out by the Nazis because they were Jews or looked like Jews, and transported to a concentration camp in Germany, where they were put to work as slave labor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.547 Cohen

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5472 COH

Moore, Stephen L.

Summary: In late 1944, the Allies invaded the Japanese-held Philippines, and soon the end of the Pacific War was within reach. But for the last 150 American prisoners of war still held on the island of Palawan, there would be no salvation. After years of slave labor, starvation, disease, and torture, their worst fears were about to be realized. On December 14, with machine guns trained on them, they...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MOO

Hillenbrand, Laura

Summary: In this captivating new young adult edition, the story of a man's breathtaking odyssey and the courage, cunning, and fortitude he found to endure and overcome. This gripping narrative will introduce a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics.--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ZAMPERINI, LOUIS HIL

Strauss, Gwen

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: "The Nine follows the true story of the author's great aunt Helene Podliasky, who led a band of nine female resistance fighters as they escaped a German forced labor camp and made a ten-day journey across the front lines of WWII from Germany back to Paris. The nine women were all under thirty when they joined the resistance. They smuggled arms through Europe, harbored parachuting agents,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 STR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 STR

Childers, Thomas

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: H. Holt 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 CHI

Adayfi, Mansoor

Summary: "The moving, eye-opening memoir of an innocent man detained at Gauntánamo Bay for 15 years: a story of humanity in the unlikeliest of places and an unprecedented look at life at Gauntánamo on the eve of its 20th anniversary"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ADAYFI, MANSOOR ADA

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