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Summary: History tells us that Napoleon died in exile on the Island of St. Helena. Or did he? In 1821, a secret network of Napoleonic loyalists hatch an ingenious plot: the Emperor will return to Paris and a double will take his place in exile.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2002

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY Emp

Summary: "Gripping saga of two rival moles--played by superstars Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Andy Lau Tak-wah--who navigate slippery moral choices as they move between the intersecting territories of Hong Kong's police force and its criminal underworld. Set during the uncertainty of the city-state's handover from Britain to China and steeped in Buddhist philosophy, these ingeniously crafted tales of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY FOREIGN INF

Summary: Computer hackers demand ransom when they break into a computer system with a powerful and apparently unstoppable virus. A mysterious young woman quickly saves the business. She requests a meeting with the company's CEO and he ends up getting more than he bargained for. Lynn turns out to be a highly skilled assassin, who knocks off the CEO with the help of her younger sister Sue. Hong, a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2003

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

Summary: After moving into neighboring apartments, Chow Mo-wan and Su Li-zhen discover that their spouses are having an affair.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Summary: "All-American athlete, scholar, renowned baritone, stage actor, and social activist, Paul Robeson ... the son of an escaped slave, managed to become a top-billed movie star during the time of Jim Crow America ... his film legacy lives on and continues to speak eloquently of the long and difficult journey of a courageous and outspoken African-American."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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Summary: "The Benedetti family has been haunted by a curse for generations. On a long drive to visit their reclusive grandfather in Tuscany, Luigi Benedetti tells his children the mysterious story of their ancestors -- a tragic tale filled with forbidden love, passion, vengeance and betrayal"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Koch Entertainment 2008

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

Rau, Dana Meachen

Summary: Presents an account of the life of the Mexican American labor activist who helped organize the migrant farm workers and establish a union to fight for their rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET CHAVEZ

Bird, Kai.

Summary: Pulitzer Prize-winner Kai Bird's vivid memoir of an American childhood spent in the midst of the Arab-Israeli conflict in Jerusalem and Saudia Arabia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.94 BIRD, KAI BIR

Bird, Kai.

Summary: Drawing on extensive interviews with Ames' widow and quotes from his private letters, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer presents a brilliant narrative of the making of America's most influential and effective intelligence officer in the Middle East.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 AMES, ROBERT BIR

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Summary: The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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2 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

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Summary: The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal 2023

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Summary: Once upon a time in China: The legendary martial arts teacher Wong Fei-hung, with a band of disciples, battles a host of nefarious forces--foreign and local--who are threatening Chinese sovereignty as British and American imperialists encroach upon the Mainland.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN ONC
1 available in Sight & Sound Print Material, Call number: SSC DVD FOREIGN ONC

Summary: In 460 A.D. Aurelius Antonius finds himself recalled to Rome and is assigned the Commander of new Caesar, Romulus Augustus' retinue of personal bodyguards. Romulus is destined to be crowned the last emperor of Rome. His reign lasts for one day and ends with Rome being run over by the savage Goths. In the resulting invasion, most of Aurelius's men are killed and the young Caesar is captured and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Genius Products 2007

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

Summary: Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lions Gate Entertainment 2018

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY AME

Summary: "Sing (Chow) is a small-time crook desperate to join the evil Axe Gang. When he stumbles into a local slum, his cocky behavior sparks an epic kung fu showdown between the town's landlords and the all-powerful Axe Gang. As the battle erupts, an unlikely hero transforms into the greatest kung fu master of all."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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

Bird, Kai

2 holds on 5 copies

Summary: J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress. In this biography twenty-five years in the making, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin capture Oppenheimer's life and times, from his early career to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OPPENHEIMER, J. ROBERT BIR

Bird, Kai

Summary: "Four decades after Ronald Reagan's landslide win in 1980, Jimmy Carter's one-term presidency is often labeled a failure; indeed, many Americans view Carter as the only ex-president to have used the White House as a stepping-stone to greater achievements. But in retrospect the Carter political odyssey is a rich and human story, marked by both formidable accomplishments and painful political...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARTER, JIMMY CAR

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Summary: Defense attorney Richard Ramsay takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter that he will keep her son Mike out of prison. Charged with murdering his father, Mike initially confesses to the crime. But as the trial proceeds, chilling evidence about the kind of man that Boone Lassiter really was comes to light. While Ramsay uses the evidence to get his client...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Wh

Summary: The wealthy Recchi family has undergone sweeping changes. Eduardo Sr. has named a successor to the reins of his company, and surprised everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi and grandson Edo. But Edo had always dreamed of opening a restaurant with his friend Antonio. To make matters worse, the very foundation of the entire family may be totally shattered after Tancredi's wife Emma...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2010

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

Summary: In the year 44 B.C., Julius Caesar has been assassinated and civil war threatens to destroy the Republic. In the void left by Caesar's demise, egos clash and numerous players jockey for position. The brutally ambitious Mark Antony attempts to solidify his power, aligning himself with Atia, but coming to blows with her cunning son Octavian, who has been anointed in Caesar's will as his only son...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Video 2007

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV ROM

Summary: Isolated from the outside world, fifteen-year-old Lara lives in seclusion on a vast country estate with her father and strict governess Miss Fontaine. Late one evening, a mysterious carriage crash brings a young girl into their home to recuperate. Lara immediately becomes enchanted by this strange visitor who arouses her curiosity and awakens her burgeoning desires.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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2 available in Fantasy DVDs, Call number: DVD FANTASY CAR

Summary: Set in the ferocious Gobi Desert, the story follows Lieutenant Li and Japanese emissary Lai Xi, both first-class warriors and master swordsmen. After decades of service to the Chinese Emperor, Lai Xi longs to return to Japan, but is instead sent to the west to chase wanted criminals. His only passport back to Japan is to capture and execute Lieutenant Li, a renegade soldier wanted for leading a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2004

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

Summary: Story of a contemporary Japanese family torn apart after its patriarch unexpectedly loses his job. Ashamed, he keeps this a secret, but as he grows more despondent, his family resorts to drastic measures to break away from their fractured lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: E1 Entertainment 2010

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

Summary: In Ammritsar, the determined Mrs. Bakshi sets out to find matches for her four daughters. Second sister, Lalita, meets American Will Darcy - is it love? A classic story told with a Bollywood twist.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BRI

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

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