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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: 2008

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.545 Kershaw 2008

Hillenbrand, Laura

Summary: In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian s courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history s most thrilling survival epics.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ember 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 910.54 HIL

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 ZAM

Biskup, Agnieszka

Summary: "Soon after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, they also attacked U.S. military installations in the Philippines. For the army and navy nurses stationed there, what had been a peaceful outpost quickly turned into a raging war zone. When the U.S. and Philippine forces retreated to the Bataan Peninsula and the fortress island of Corregidor, the nurses followed them to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, an imprint of Capstone 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 BIS

Castle, Jiordan

Summary: "Moving and evocative, this YA memoir-in-verse follows author Jiordan Castle's coming-of-age as her family reckons with the aftershocks of her father's imprisonment"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 CAS

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 YOM

Brookes, Maggie

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Inspired by a true story, a daring deception plunges a courageous and desperate young woman deep into the horrors of a Nazi POW camp to be with the man she loves. Czechoslovakia, 1944 In the dead of night a farm girl and a British soldier creep through abandoned villages. Izabela and prisoner-of-war Bill have secretly married, and are on the run, searching for Izabela's brother and father, who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC BRO

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, 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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Morris, Heather

Summary: "In the midst of World War II, an English musician, Norah Chambers, places her eight-year-old daughter, Sally, on a ship leaving Singapore, desperate to keep her safe from the Japanese army as they move down through the Pacific. Norah remains to care for her husband and elderly parents, knowing she may never see her child again. Sister Nesta James, a Welsh-Australian nurse, has enlisted to tend...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2023

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC MOR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP Fiction Morris

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Stacks, Call number: 940.54 NOR

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Reardon, Ethan

Summary: The story of German Prisoners of War (POWs) is an often-overlooked part of the history of World War II in Michigan. German prisoners of war were kept in over thirty-two camps across both the Upper and Lower Peninsula for use as labor both in agriculture and factories.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mission Point Press 0000

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Hill

Summary: "Red" Redding is a lifer who knows the ropes at Maine's Shawshank State Prison. New inmate Andy Dufresne is a quiet banker, unjustly convicted of murder. Andy's indomitable will earns Red's friendship and his resourcefulness brings hope and change to the entire prison. Andy is full of surprises--and he saves his best surprise for last.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE SHA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Shawshank 2007

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Greenwood, Sara

Summary: "With her older brother in prison, a young girl copes with the confusing feelings his absence creates"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Studio 2022

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GRE

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GRE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GRE

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Ryan, Hugh

Summary: "The Women's House of Detention, a landmark that ushered in the modern era of women's imprisonment, is now largely forgotten. But when it stood in New York City's Greenwich Village, from 1929 to 1974, it was a nexus for the tens of thousands of women, transgender men, and gender-nonconforming people who inhabited its crowded cells. Some of these inmates--Angela Davis, Andrea Dworkin, Afeni...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 365.43 RYA

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