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Weisberg, Barbara

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Summary: "Shocking revelations of a wife's adultery explode in an incendiary nineteenth-century trial, exposing upper-crust New York society and its secrets. What could possibly go wrong in a wealthy matriarch's country home when her dilettante son, his restless wife, and his widowed brother live there together? Strong Passions, rooted in the beguiling times of Edith Wharton's 'old New York,' recounts...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 306.89 WEI

Rubin, Susan Goldman

Summary: Twelve diverse actors, directors, writers, editors, designers, and producers fought against sexism, racism and prejudice to have their voices heard and changed the industry forever.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers 2023

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 RUB

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Great DVD 759 World 2010

Shepard, Ray Anthony

Summary: Here is the riveting dual biography of two little-known but extraordinary men in Civil War history George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding. These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the well-known black regiment, but were also war correspondents who published eyewitness reports of the battlefields. Their dispatches told the truth of their lives at camp, their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, An Imprint of Highlights 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 973.7 SHE

Summary: Part 5 continues to explore the meaning of the scientific revolution and to examine the many problems that it raises. It is in this period that the West becomes keenly aware of the social and psychological origins and purposes of its activities. This is a period of spiritual turmoil as well as of material advance.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 109 GRE

Martin, Justin.

Summary: "In the shadow of the Civil War, a circle of radicals in a rowdy saloon changed American society and helped set Walt Whitman on the path to poetic immortality. Rebel Souls is the first book ever written about the colorful group of artists-- regulars at Pfaff's Saloon in Manhattan--rightly considered America's original Bohemians. Besides a young Whitman, the circle included actor Edwin Booth;...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Word Poetry Martin

Chang, Jung

Summary: The most famous sisters in China, the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the center of power during a time of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations. Red Sister, Ching-ling married Sun Yat-sen; Little Sister, May-ling, became Madame Chiang Kai-shek; Big Sister, Ei-Ling, became Chiang's unofficial main adviser, and made herself one of China's richest women.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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

Cullen, Lynn

Summary: "In March of 1909, Mark Twain cheerfully blessed the wedding of his private secretary, Isabel V. Lyon, and his business manager, Ralph Ashcroft. One month later, he fired both. He proceeded to write a ferocious 429-page rant about the pair, calling Isabel "a liar, a forger, a thief, a hypocrite, a drunkard, a sneak, a humbug, a traitor, a conspirator, a filthy-minded and salacious slut pining...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CUL

Summary: By 1876, most of the nation's American Indians had been forcibly relocated to reservation land. In the Dakota Territory, Red Cloud had settled his people on the great Sioux Reservation, becoming wards of the government. Other Sioux leaders saw this as defeat and continued to live in the traditional way, with legendary resistance. Then an economic depression struck, and gold was discovered in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Entertainment 2011

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

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BUR

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS

Lystra, Karen.

Contents: 1. Mark Twain--and Sam's women -- 2. Heartbreak -- 3. Rearranging the household -- 4. Looking for love -- 5. A pact with the devil -- 6. Life in the sanitarium -- 7. Someone to love him and pet him -- 8. A viper to her bosom -- 9. Innocence at home -- 10. Stormfield -- 11. An American Lear -- 12. Illusions of love -- 13. Unraveling -- 14. The exile returns -- 15. Confrontation -- 16. A...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.409 TWA

Summary: Collection of eight classic stories. Swashbuckling pirates, talking rabbits in top hats, majestic horses, and flittering fairies spring into action, setting into motion the tales that have delighted audiences for ages.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Gaiam 2012

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY STO

Matteson, John

Summary: "Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Matteson illuminates three harrowing months of the Civil War and their ineradicable legacy for America. In December 1862, the Battle of Fredericksburg shattered Union forces and threatened to break apart Abraham Lincoln's government. Five extraordinary individuals experienced Fredericksburg's cataclysmic repercussions - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Walt...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 MAT

Kleinman, Paul

Summary: Presents an introduction to philosophy, covering the origins of the discipline, some of the major figures of the past, and philosophical issues which still continue to be debated in the present day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Adams Media 2013

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Miller, Sarah

Summary: "The thrilling story of Mary Surratt, the first woman to be executed by the US government for her alleged involvement in the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Studio 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 973.7092 MIL

Gregory, Philippa

Summary: When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined with Margaret's younger sister Mary to a sisterhood unique in the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France. United by family loyalties and affections, the three...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GRE

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GRE

Chadwick-Joshua, Jocelyn

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Mississippi 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.4 CHA

DeVito, Carlo.

Summary: "The poignant, personal, and unbelievably true story of Mrs. Robert E. Lee and General Montgomery Meigs, and the founding of the Arlington National Cemetery, in the midst of America's greatest struggle--the Civil War"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 975 DEV

Swaby, Rachel

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Summary: Aspiring scientists, young history enthusiasts, and children who enjoy learning about the world will be fascinated by these riveting snapshots--and parents who enjoyed the film Hidden Figures will find this to be the perfect extension. Covering important advancements made by women in fields such as biology, medicine, astronomy, and technology, author Rachel Swaby explains that people aren't...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yearling Books 2017

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Perry, Mark

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.409 PER

Redgrave, Naida

Summary: Mary Seacole is now known for her medical work in the Crimean war, and as a brilliant woman who combated the racial prejudice she experienced in her lifetime. But for a long time her story was lost. From growing up in Kingston, Jamaica as the daughter of a doctress to helping soldiers in the war, discover the details of the amazing life that Mary Seacole led in this beautifully illustrated book...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT People Seacole

Tarnoff, Ben.

Summary: Traces the birth of modern America as reflected in the writings of Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Ina Coolbrith, placing their achievements and personal lives against a backdrop of the post-Gold Rush era in California.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 810.9 TAR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810.9 TAR

Perry, Mark

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Trafe Paperbacks 2004

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

Haney, Bill

Summary: A memoir containing chapters on Elmore Leonard, Ernie Harwell, Sue Marx, Lt. Milo Radulovich, Joe Dumars, Denise Ilitch, J.P. McCarthy, Carl Oglesby, Jennifer Granholm, Jack Kevorkian, George Pierrot, Tom Wilson, Charlie Gehringer, Ron Monchak, Bill Davidson, and Ed Cole.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seattle Book Company 2014

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: MI 920 HAN

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