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Greengrass, Mark

Summary: "This latest addition to the landmark Penguin History of Europe series is a fascinating study of 16th and 17th century Europe and the fundamental changes which led to the collapse of Christendom and established the geographical and political frameworks of Western Europe as we know it. From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of this era. Martin...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.2 GRE

Applebaum, Anne

Summary: Discusses the creation of the Communist regimes that took hold in Eastern Europe at the end of World War II and describes what daily life was like in these countries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947 APP

Gregory, Brad S. (Brad Stephan)

Summary: Presents lectures delivered by Brad S. Gregory on European church history from 1500 to 1650.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2001

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6 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 270 GRE PART 1
Call number: CD 270 GRE PART 2
Call number: CD 270 GRE PART 3

Pettegree, Andrew.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "The dawn of print was a major turning point in the early modern world. It rescued ancient learning from obscurity, transformed knowledge of the natural and physical world, and brought the thrill of book ownership to the masses. But, as Andrew Pettegree reveals, the story of the post-Guttenberg world was rather more complicated than we have often come to believe. The Book in the Renaissance...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2010

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Meyer, Michael

Summary: Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, many still believe it was the words of President Ronald Reagan, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! that brought the Cold War to an end. Meyer disagrees, and in this compelling account, explains why.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 943.0009 MEY

Summary: This series covers history from 3500 B.C. to the 1780's. This course analyzes civilizations by looking at their geographic and political environments, their technologies, economies, social institutions, and cultural achievements. Students will look at history from new perspectives, come to understand the connections between human beings despite time and distance, and appreciate the lasting...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1995

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Dwork, Deborah.

Summary: Discusses the legal and illegal ways that millions of Jews managed to leave Germany, the challenges they faced, and the diversity of the refugee experience.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 DWO

Alzo, Lisa A.

Summary: Trace your Eastern European ancestors from American shores back to the old country. This in-depth guide will walk you step-by-step through the exciting-- and challenging-- journey of finding your Polish, Czech, or Slovak roots. You'll learn how to identify immigrant ancestors, find your family's town of origin, locate key genealogical resources, decipher foreign-language records, and untangle...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.3437 Alzo

Summary: From the late stages of the Agricultural Revolution to the doorstep of the Scientific Revolution, this course covers western history from roughly 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600, when the "foundations" of the modern West come into view. Beginning in the ancient Near East, moving to Greece and Rome, the course explores the shape and impact of large ancient empires, including those of Persia and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2002

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5 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 FOU
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 2
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 3
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 4

Coyle, Harold

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COY

Jankowski, Tomek

Summary: "Eastern Europe! is a brief and concise (but informative) introduction to Eastern Europe and its myriad customs and history... This book is a gateway to understanding both what unites and separates Eastern Europeans from their Western brethren, and how this vital region has been shaped by, but has also left its mark on, Western Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and North...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947 JAN

Benge, Janet

Summary: When he became God's smuggler, Brother Andrew (1928-) was already familiar with risk. As a boy, the intrepid Andrew van der Bijl joined the Dutch Resistance against the Nazi occupation. As a young man, he fought eagerly in the Dutch East Indies -- until the horror of war turned the adventure seeker to a life of alcohol and desperation. Redeemed by God, the Dutchman became a daring messenger of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: YWAM Publishing 2013

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Contents: Disc 1: The other Europe: deep roots of diversity -- Formative migrations: Mongols to Germans -- Clashing Golden Ages, 1389-1772 -- The great crime of empires: Poland divided -- The origins of nationalism, 1815-1863 -- The Age of empires, 1863-1914 -- disc 2: Jewish life in the shtetl -- World War I: destruction and rebirth -- From democrats to dictators, 1918-1939 -- Caught between Hitler and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947 HIS
Call number: DVD 947 HIS

Rosenberg, Tina.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947 ROS

Summary: From Budapest to Bucarest, Joseph seeks the surprising and the little-known, as well as hits the highlights as he hop-scotches his way through some of the best and undiscovered of Europe. Along the way there's always time for a taste of the region's culinary gems and to take time to share a drink and a chat with the locals. Join Joseph on a colorful kaleidoscope of adventures in the heart of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.9604 HUN

Freeman, Charles

Summary: A radical reappraisal of the impact of Constantine's adoption of Christianity in 368 AD on the later Roman world, and on Western civilization. Adopting those aspects of the religion that suited his purposes, Constantine turned Rome on a course from the relatively open, tolerant and pluralistic civilization of the Hellenistic world, towards a culture that was based on the rule of fixed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.12 FRE

Summary: Hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all price ranges -- from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough reviews showing what makes each place special.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fodor's 1998

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 910 TRAVEL EUROPE

Unger, Miles.

Summary: "The life of perhaps the most famous, most revolutionary artist in history, told through the stories of six of his magnificent masterpieces"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI UNG

Megellas, James.

Summary: What World War II Lieutenant Megellas's memoir lacks in narrative force and elegance it makes up for in its unvarnished contribution to the historical record. Megellas was a senior at Ripon College in Ripon, Wis. during the Pearl Harbor attack; barely six months later, he had reported for duty and soon was enlisted in the storied 82nd Airborne Division. Landing in Italy on the eve of the Anzio...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2003

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Buchanan, Patrick J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 BUC

Ryrie, Alec

Summary: "Looking back to the crisis of the Reformation and beyond, Unbelievers shows how, long before philosophers started to make the case for atheism, powerful cultural currents were challenging traditional faith. These tugged in different ways not only on celebrated thinkers such as Machiavelli, Montaigne, Hobbes, and Pascal, but on men and women at every level of society whose voices we hear...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2019

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Mitchell, John Hanson.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914 MIT

Messervy, Julie Moir.

Contents: A pleasure ground -- The lay of the land -- Big moves -- Comfort zones -- Making it flow -- Placing the pieces -- Sensory pleasures -- A cottage in the woods.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Taunton Press 2009

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: OVS 712.6 Mes

Summary: People who are anonymous and whose lives are usually ignored in traditional historical accounts are no less important than more prominent individuals in influencing the flow of events. These ordinary, but often heroic, people are the focus of this course. Each of the 48 lectures looks at history from a nontraditional perspective, that of the weak and marginalized-- the poor, sick, disabled, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Great Courses 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 930 OTH