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Summary: Miracle mile: A young man named Harry hears a chance phone call telling him that a nuclear war has started and missiles will hit Los Angeles in less than two hours. Not sure if the whole thing is a dire warning or a harmless prank, Harry races through the city, fighting mobs of terrified people in a desperate search for Julie, a young woman he only met yesterday and the one person with whom he...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MIR

Orwell, George

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lectorum 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 460 FIC ORW

Koestler, Arthur

Summary: Fictional portrayal of the nightmare politics of our time. Its hero is an aging revolutionary, imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the Party to which he has dedicated his life. As the pressure to confess preposterous crimes increases, he re-lives a career that embodies the terrible ironies and human betrayals of a totalitarian movement masking itself as an instrument of deliverance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC KOE

Summary: A man and a woman try desperately to escape the totalitarian regime they live in that bans nearly all free-thinking and love itself. Based on the book by George Orwell. This is the version released in 1984.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI NIN

Summary: Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios 2003

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1 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI FAH

Snyder, Timothy

3 holds on 2 copies

Summary: The author argues that American society is leaning toward despotism and totalitarianism and looks back at the 20th century for examples of how totalitarianism has taken over before.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2021

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Hamilton, Tim.

Summary: As could only occur with Bradbury's full cooperation in this authorized adaptation, Hamilton has created a striking work of art the uniquely captures Montag's awakening to the evil of government-controlled thought and the inestimable value of philosophy, theology, and literature.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hill and Wang 2009

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 HAM

Huxley, Aldous

Summary: Towering classic of dystopian satire, BRAVE NEW WORLD is a brilliant and terrifying vision of a soulless society--and of one man who discovers the human costs of mindless conformity. Hundreds of years in the future, the World Controllers have created an ideal civilization. Its members, shaped by genetic engineering and behavioral conditioning, are productive and content in roles they have been...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Everyman's Library 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: SF HUX

Patterson, James

Summary: "For the first time in their lives, Wisty and Whit Allgood find themselves at odds as Wisty is drawn to a mysterious and magical stranger named Heath"-- Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC PAT

Bradbury, Ray

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: In a society in which books are outlawed, Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRA

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION BRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P BRA

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

Nesti, Fido

Summary: One of the most influential books of the twentieth century gets the graphic treatment in this first-ever adaptation of George Orwell's 1984. Orwell's best-known work of unrelenting dystopian realism warns against totalitarianism. The story is told from the point of view of Winston Smith, a functionary of the Ministry of Truth whose work involved the "correction" of all records each time the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

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Orwell, George

Summary: "1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 is timelier than ever."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: published by Signet Classic, an imprint of New American Library 1985

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit FIC ORW

Orwell, George

Summary: All animals are equals but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is the account of the bold struggle, initiated by the animals, that transforms Mr. Jones's Manor Farm into Animal Farm, a wholly democratic society built on the credo that all animals are created equal. Out of their cleverness, the pigs Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2003

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Patterson, James

Summary: Whit and Wisty Allgood have led the resistance against a totalitarian regime that has banned all forms of creativity and executed their parents, but even the growing strength of the siblings' magic has not been able to stop the evil dictator, and they must somehow prepare for an imminent showdown.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown 2011

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC PAT

1 hold on 7 copies

Summary: Handmaid June finds herself once again in resistance to the dystopian regime of Gilead after opting not to flee to Canada with her baby at the end of the second season. Now, she will struggle to strike back against the regime despite overwhelming odds. This season there are startling reunions, betrayals and a journey to the terrifying heart of Gilead that will force all of the characters to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD HAN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD HAN

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

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV HAN

Summary: Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as 'V.' Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, 'V' ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2006

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

Hayek, Friedrich A. von (Friedrich August)

Summary: An unimpeachable classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century. Originally published in 1944—when Eleanor Roosevelt supported the efforts of Stalin, and Albert Einstein subscribed lock, stock, and barrel to the socialist program—The Road to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Chicago Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.1 HAY

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.1 Hayek 2007

Odyr

Summary: "A beautiful graphic adaptation of George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA 741.5 ODY

Orwell, George

2 holds on 8 copies

Summary: "1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 is timelier than ever."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: published by Signet Classic, an imprint of New American Library 1985

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ORW

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

Orwell, George

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: George Orwell's famous satire of the Soviet Union, in which "all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others." A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1990

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Zimmerman, William

Summary: "When the Soviet Union collapsed, many hoped that Russia's centuries-long history of autocratic rule might finally end. Yet today's Russia appears to be retreating from democracy, not progressing toward it. Ruling Russia is the only book of its kind to trace the history of modern Russian politics from the Bolshevik Revolution to the presidency of Vladimir Putin. It examines the complex...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton Univ Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.947 ZIM

Summary: Focuses on a little-known episode in the Czechoslovakian dissident's life when he decided to test the boundaries of his totalitarian state by taking an extended vacation, visiting friends all over the country.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2006

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

Summary: Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as 'V.' Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, 'V' ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: Blu-ray Movie V 2008

Bradbury, Ray

Summary: In Bradbury's classic, frightening vision of the future, firemen don't put out fires but start them--to burn books. It's a time when trivial information is valued and true knowledge perceived as dangerous and subversive. Guy Montag is a fireman with a wife who's goading him to work harder so they could afford another television set. When Montag befriends their neighbor Clarisse, whose love for...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2004

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

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