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Summary: pt.1. After being commissioned by the 1936 Olympic Committee to create a feature film of the Berlin Olympics, Riefenstahl shot a documentary that celebrates the human body by combining the poetry of bodies in motion with close-ups of athletes in the heat of competition. Includes the marathon, men's diving, and American track star Jesse Owen's sprint races at the 1936 Olympic games. The...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Pathfinder Home Entertainment 2006

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

Florio, John

Summary: "...recount[s] the politically and racially charged rivalry between African-American boxing champion Joe Louis and white German boxer Max Schmeling, which grew between their 1936 and 1938 matches. Tracing both men's careers from inception until they hung up their gloves, the authors illuminate how emblematic each was to his country while exploring the social issues of the day."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.83 FLO

Jacobsen, Annie.

Summary: Details how the U.S. government embarked on a covert operation to recruit and employ Nazi scientists in the years following World War II in an effort to prevent their knowledge and expertise from falling into the hands of the Soviet Union.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown & Co 2013

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Sidman, Joyce

Summary: "Newbery-Honor winning author Joyce Sidman explores the extraordinary life and scientific discoveries of Maria Merian, who discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented the science behind the mystery in this visual biography that features many original paintings by Maria herself."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 MER

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

Crosby, Molly Caldwell.

Summary: Crosby, acclaimed author of "The American Plague," explores the frightening history of a long forgotten disease--sleeping sickness--and details the frantic effort to conquer it before it strikes again.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.196 CRO

Aly, Götz

Summary: "A provocative and insightful analysis that sheds new light on one of the most puzzling and historically unsettling conundrums Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Countless historians have grappled with these questions, but few have come up with answers as original and insightful as those of maverick German historian Gotz Aly. Tracing the prehistory of the Holocaust from the 1800s to the Nazis'...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt & Co 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 943.0049 ALY

Guilliatt, Richard

Summary: Documents the story of the secret German ship that was responsible for attacks on Allied vessels and housed prisoners, describing the crew's efforts to survive naval attacks and limited resources.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.45943 GUI

Röder, Thomas

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Freedom Pub. 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 943.086 ROD

Ambler, Frances

Summary: "Trace The Story of Bauhaus through the 100 personalities, designs, ideas and events that shaped this monumental movement. Learn about leaders Paul Klee, Walter Gropius, Anni Albers and Wassily Kandinsky; witness wild parties and groundbreaking events that would revolutionise contemporary design; and discover a range of innovative ideas and new ways of thinking. Now 100 years old, the Bauhaus...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ilex 2018

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Brown, Don

Summary: A graphic novel account of the giant dust storms in the Midwest in the 1930s discusses the ecological and agricultural damage caused by the storms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J FIC BRO

Hoose, Phillip M.

Summary: "The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2015

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Seiple, Samantha

Summary: "In Nazi Saboteurs, Samantha Seiple brings readers into the high-stakes world of Hitler's most trusted team of saboteurs as the eight men are hand-selected by top Nazi officials to be trained in spycraft and sabotage. With black-and-white photos and fast-paced storytelling, readers follow the men to the coasts of New York and Florida, where they work to establish secret identities for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Focus 2019

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

Noble, Trinka Hakes

Summary: In this creative nonfiction book, Gordy and Ira, one African-American and one German-Jewish, who live in Depression-era Detroit, bond over a shared interest in boxing as America awaits the rematch between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE NOB

Pettegree, Andrew.

Summary: A revolutionary look at Martin Luther and the Reformation details how the virtually unknown monk harnessed the power of the printing press to spread his ideas, triggering the wave of religious reform that changed the history of Europe.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.2 PET

Chandler, Matt

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Summary: "This is the true story of one man's bravery, ingenuity, and daring determination as he trekked thousands of feet up in the mountains. Readers will learn about the struggles Sven Somme endured as he eluded 900 German soldiers set out to capture him."--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 940.53 CHA

Summary: Germany, 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. He is immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp. There, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

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

Lutes, Jason

Summary: "The third and final act of Jason Lutes's historical fiction about the Weimar Republic begins with Hitler arriving in Berlin. With the National Socialist party now controlling Parliament, the citizenry becomes even more divided. Lutes steps back from the larger political upheaval, using the intertwining lives of a small group of Germans to zero in on the rise of fascism and how swiftly it can...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 LUT

Barker, Michelle

Summary: "Life in East Germany in the early 1980's is very hard for Lena following the death of her parents and the sudden disappearance and consequent erasure of her uncle's existence by the secret service police, the Stasi. Lena is determined to unearth what happened to her beloved uncle."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press 2018

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Summary: The German poet, playwright, and theatrical reformer who developed the drama as a social and ideological forum is the subject of this program, in which those who knew him discuss his life and many works. Excerpts from plays such as Mother Courage and Her Children, The Life of Galileo, The Good Woman of Setzuan, and Antigone highlight the development of Brecht's austere form of irregular verse....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Offley, Edward.

Summary: "On June 15, 1942, as thousands of vacationers lounged in the sun at Virginia Beach, two massive fireballs erupted just offshore from a convoy of oil tankers steaming into Chesapeake Bay. While men, women, and children gaped from the shore, two damaged oil tankers fell out of line and began to sink. Then a small escort warship blew apart in a violent explosion. Navy warships and aircraft...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5451 OFF

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.5451 Offley 2014

Duffy, Peter

Summary: An account of a virtually unknown pre-World War II counterespionage operation describes how naturalized German-American agent William G. Sebold became the FBI's first double agent and was a pivotal figure in the arrests of 33 enemy agents for the Nazis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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

Dent, Jim.

Summary: "New York Times bestselling author Jim Dent pens the compelling story of how a black and white player came together to break the color barrier in Texas football in 1965. Jerry LeVias and Bill Bradley bonded as friends at the Big 33 high school all-star game, producing a dramatic finish that fans still talk about. Jim Dent takes the reader to the heart of Texas football with the incredible story...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.332 DEN

Preston, Diana

Summary: "In six weeks during April and May 1915, as World War I escalated, Germany forever altered the way war would be fought. On April 22, at Ypres, German canisters spewed poison gas at French and Canadian soldiers in their trenches; on May 7, the German submarine U-20, without warning, torpedoed the passenger liner Lusitania, killing 1,198 civilians; and on May 31, a German Zeppelin began the first...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.4 PRE

Showell, Jak P. Mallmann.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sutton Pub. 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5459 SHO