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

Summary: The program traces how decisions made in Washington, D.C. in the immediate aftermath of September 11th led to a robust interrogation policy that laid the groundwork for prisoner abuse in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, and Iraq. The program provides the context for understanding how the rules were confused, how lines of authority were blurred, and what happens when the authorization of "coercive...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Video 2005

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV TOR

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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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 940.4 BAS

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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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

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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Norman, Michael

Summary: For the first four months of 1942, U.S., Filipino, and Japanese soldiers fought what was America's first major land battle of World War II, the battle for the tiny Philippine peninsula of Bataan. It ended with the surrender of 76,000 Filipinos and Americans, the single largest defeat in American military history. The defeat, though, was only the beginning, as Michael and Elizabeth M. Norman...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.54 NOR

Norman, Michael

Summary: Following the U.S. surrender to the Japanese on the peninsula of Bataan in 1942, 76,000 American and Filipino POWs began the infamous Death March. This gripping narrative, told in unsparing but sympathetic detail, focuses intermittently on American POW Ben Steele, whose sketches adorn the book, and the hell of Japanese prison and labor camps that introduced these captives to the starvation,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2009

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: 940.54 NOR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 NOR

Felton, Mark

Summary: In this little-known story from World War II, a group of American POW camp leaders risk everything to save hundreds of fellow servicemen from a diabolical Nazi concentration camp.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ikon Books. 2019

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Summary: "Cindy Shank, mother of three, is serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement with a Michigan drug ring years earlier. This intimate portrait of mandatory minimum drug sentencing's devastating consequences, captured by Cindy's brother, follows her and her family over the course of ten years."--IMDb.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Fisher, Catherine

Summary: To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2010

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC FIS

Kershaw, Alex.

Summary: Details the history of the U.S. Navy submarine Tang in the Pacific theater of World War II, the explosion that led to its sinking, the ordeal of its surviving crew members, and their capture by the Japanese followed by months of brutal captivity.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2008

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 940.5451 KER

Kershaw, Alex.

Summary: Details the history of the U.S. Navy submarine Tang in the Pacific theater of World War II, the explosion that led to its sinking, the ordeal of its surviving crew members and their capture by the Japanese, followed by months of brutal captivity.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.545 Kershaw

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.5451 KER

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Summary: Based on true events, tells the story of Clemens Forell who escaped a Soviet prison in Siberia just after World War II and set out to trek 8,000 miles to return to his family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Vanguard Cinema 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN AS

Keneally, Thomas.

Summary: "Based on true events, this beautifully rendered novel from the author of Schindler's List and The Daughters of Mars brilliantly explores a World War II prison camp, where Japanese prisoners resolve to take drastic action to wipe away their shame. Alice is a young woman living on her father-in-law's farm on the edge of an Australian country town, while her husband is held prisoner in Europe....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Summary: Based on the memoirs of an imprisoned French resistance leader, this unbelievably taut and methodical marvel follows the fictional Fontaine's single-minded pursuit of freedom, detailing the planning and carrying out of his escape with gripping precision.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Summary: Investigates the torture and killing of an innocent Afghani taxi driver in a gripping probe into reckless abuses of government power. This stunningly crafted narrative demonstrates how one man's life and death symbolizes the erosion of our civil rights.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2008

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF TAX

Summary: This film is the first feature-length documentary about how health care professionals actively implemented and covered up the tortures in Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and the CIA Black Sites. The film shows how the torture of detainees could not continue without the assistance of these American doctors. The little-known story is told by military, legal and medical experts and portrayed through staged...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Shelter Island 2013

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DOC

Keneally, Thomas.

Summary: In this first volume of a unique history of Australia where people are always centre stage, bestselling author Thomas Keneally brings to life the vast range of characters who have formed our national story. Convicts and Aborigines, settlers and soldiers, patriots and reformers, bushrangers and gold seekers, it is from their lives and their stories that he has woven a vibrant history to do full...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Allen & Unwin 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 994 KEN

Ross, Jeffrey Ian

Summary: Can the common criminal get a fresh start? A resource for former convicts and their families post-incarceration. The United States has the largest criminal justice system in the world, with currently over 7 million adults and juveniles in jail, prison, or community custody. Because they spend enough time in prison to disrupt their connections to their families and their communities, they are...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alpha 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 365 ROS

Summary: The 1967 'Six-Day' war ended with Israel's decisive victory; conquering Jerusalem, Gaza, Sinai and the West Bank. It is a war portrayed, to this day, as a righteous undertaking; a radiant emblem of Jewish pride. One week after the war, a group of young kibbutzniks, led by renowned author Amos Oz, recorded intimate conversations with soldiers returning from the battlefield. The recording...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CEN

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: Growing up in post-WWII Germany, the son of a Nazi slain during the war, Dieter Dengler dreamed about becoming a pilot. At age 18 he emigrated to the United States and worked odd jobs until he was accepted into the Navy and began pilot training. He was sent to Vietnam around 1966 and on his first mission was shot down and taken prisoner. There, the Vietcong tortured him until Dengler engineered...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Werner Herzog Filmproduktion 2001

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LIT

Handy, Edward A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 HAN