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Purja, Nimsdai

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Summary: "Nepali climber Nims Purja is the first man ever to summit all fourteen of the world's 8000 meter "Death Zone" peaks. He did so in less than seven months, breaking the previous record of seven years. In this spellbinding memoir, tied to the acclaimed Netflix documentary "14 Peaks," Purja reveals the man behind the climbs, explaining how his early life in Nepal and training as a soldier in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2022

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Pimentel, Annette Bay

Summary: "A lyrical, vibrant tribute to the amazing life and legacy of Pura Belpré, a lauded storyteller, librarian, and pioneer of bilingual storytimes" -- Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BEL

Kirshner, Hannah

Summary: "One night, Brooklyn-based artist and food writer Hannah Kirshner received a life-changing invitation to apprentice with a "saké evangelist" in a misty Japanese mountain village called Yamanaka. In a rapidly modernizing Japan, the region--a stronghold of the country's old-fashioned ways--was quickly becoming a destination for chefs and artisans looking to learn about the traditions that have...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 394.1 KIR

Summary: The extraordinary story of the iconic poet, musician and folksinger Violeta Parra, whose songs have become hymns for Chileans and Latin Americans alike. Director Andres Wood traces the intensity and explosive vitality of her life, from humble origins to international fame, her defense of indigenous cultures and devotion to her art.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Campbell, David G.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 981 CAM

Summary: Vietnam veteran John Rambo has withdrawn into a simple and secluded existence in Thailand. Even though he is looking to avoid trouble, trouble finds him. A group of Christian missionaries approach Rambo with the desire to rent his boat to travel up the river to Burma, which is a war zone. The Karen people of the region have endured a brutal rule from the murderous Burmese military. Rambo...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2008

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE RAM

Golabek, Mona

Summary: The true story of Lisa Jura, one of the thousands of Jewish children who survived World War II via the Kindertransport.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 GOL

Phan, Zoya.

Summary: Zoya Phan escaped the Burmese army in her native jungle and a Thai refugee camp to become the spokesperson of the Free Burma movement.--Publisher description.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 959.105 PHAN, ZOYA PHA

Summary: After his wife is killed during the Blitz, neurotic and suicidal Squadron Leader Bill Forrester (Gregory Peck) is bent on achieving one thing in the war: his own death. Fellow airmen see him as hostile, incommunicative and prone to nightmares and anxiety attacks. But when Forrester's plane crash-lands in enemy territory, he realizes that he must save himself in order to guide his two injured...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Purple 2005

Croke, Vicki.

Summary: "J.H. "Billy" Williams always had an affinity for animals. So, when he responded to job offer with the East India Company to work with logging elephants his family wasn't surprised, though worried that he had already come back from World War I in one piece, would he be so lucky with India? Not only did he find his calling with the elephants in India, Billy and his elephants became war heroes....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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

Larkin, Emma.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 915.9104 LAR

Webster, Donovan.

Summary: The harrowing story of one of the greatest chapters of World War II---the building and defense of the Burma road The Burma road tells the extraordinary story of the China-Burma-India theater of operations during World War II. As the Imperial Japanese Army swept across China and South Asia at the war's outset--closing all of China's seaports--more than 200,000 Chinese laborers embarked on a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003

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

Croke, Vicki.

Summary: The story of James Howard "Billy" Williams, whose uncanny rapport with elephants in 1920's Burma transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic World War II hero known as Elephant Bill.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.54 CRO

Larkin, Emma.

Summary: A deeply reported account of life inside Burma in the months following the disastrous Cyclone Nargis and an analysis of the brutal totalitarian regime that clings to power in the devastated nation.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 959.105 LAR

Smith, Roland

Summary: Nick endures servitude, beatings, and more after his British father's plantation in Burma is invaded by the Japanese in 1941, and when his father and others are taken prisoner and Nick is stranded with his friend Mya, they plan a daring escape on elephants, risking their lives to save Nick's father and Mya's brother from a Japanese prisoner of war camp.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Disney/Hyperion Books 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC SMI

Golabek, Mona

Summary: "In pre-World War II Vienna, Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who dreamed of becoming a concert pianist. But when enemy forces threatened the city--particularly the Jewish people that lived there--Lisa's parents were forced to make a difficult decision. They chose to send Lisa to London for safety through the Kindertransport--a rescue effort that relocated Jewish children. As Lisa yearned to be...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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Summary: Since the curtain came down and the military junta eased its grip on the nation, dramatic change is evident in some parts of Myanmar while in other corners deprivation and dislocation prevail. Foreign Correspondent's Sally Sara explores the old and the new, the past and the prospective future for the new democracy in this revealing excursion through Yangon.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2014

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Summary: The Karen make up about seven percent of the population of Myanmar, formally known as Burma, and for decades, they've been fighting what's called the Forgotten War with the Burmese military. Patrick Brown introduces us to a Karen woman and her family as they leave behind a refugee camp, ethnic persecution, and an ongoing war, and embark on a journey from Burma to Canada.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Sendker, Jan-Philipp.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Sendker 2014

Nerlove, Miriam.

Summary: A young boy becomes caught up in the excitement of the Purim celebration as the rabbi relates the tale of the courageous Queen Esther and the evil Haman.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A. Whitman 1992

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1 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: JE NER

Sahota, Sunjeev

Summary: "A transfixing novel about two unforgettable characters seeking to free themselves-one from the expectations of women in early 20th century Punjab, and the other from the weight of life in the contemporary Indian diaspora Mehar, a young bride in rural 1929 Punjab, is trying to discover the identity of her new husband. Married to three brothers in a single ceremony, she and her now-sisters spend...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SAH

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SAH

Stendhal

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Elibron Classics 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 448.3 FIC STE

Summary: The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Smith, Roland

Summary: "Fifteen-year-old Peak Marcello is invited to climb Hkakabo Razi, one of the most isolated mountains in the world, but getting there involves a four-week trek through a tropical rainforest that is rife with hazards, which turns out to be more dangerous than summiting the mountain itself." -- Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC SMI

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