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Summary: Somewhere along the mid-nineteenth century American East Coast frontier, two neighboring couples battle hardship and isolation, witnessed by a splendid yet testing landscape, challenging them both physically and psychologically.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Troupe, Thomas Kingsley.

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Summary: Describes what it was like to live as a settler in Colonial America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2012

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Summary: 1933. It is the fourth year of the Great Depression. For John Dillinger, Alvin Karpis and Baby Face Nelson, it is the golden age of bank robbery. After serving a ten-year prison sentence, John Dillinger embarks on a cross-country bank-robbing spree with help from his associates: faithful driver Red Hamilton, cocky lookout Homer Van Meter, and murderous hothead Baby Face Nelson. He relocates to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY PUB

Mackrell, Judith.

Summary: The forefront British dance critic and award-nominated author of Bloomsbury Ballerina presents a revisionist assessment of the movement that shattered the boundaries of conventional femininity through the lives of six figures that exemplified it, including Lady Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Tallulah Bankhead, Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Tamara de Lempicka.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus & Giroux 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920.72 MAC

Kalman, Bobbie.

Summary: This book introduces the life and times of the pioneers describing their homes, tools, jobs, clothes, and travel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2008

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.03 KAL

Summary: Men playing the stage roles of women is as old as the history of theater; in the tradition of Kabuki, the portrayal of female characters has become a tradition of its own. This program looks at the history of Kabuki and the role of women, and looks particularly at the dynastic development of the onnagata-the female impersonator-and the intricate techniques and details by which a thoroughly...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Miller, Brandon Marie.

Summary: Presents details of daily life of American children during the period from 1775 to 1800.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.3 MIL

Moore, Susanna.

Summary: "The dramatic history of America's tropical paradise. The history of Hawaii may be said to be the story of arrivals--from the eruption of volcanoes on the ocean floor 18,000 feet below, the first hardy seeds that over millennia found their way to the islands, and the confused birds blown from their migratory routes, to the early Polynesian adventurers who sailed across the Pacific in double...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 996.9 MOO

Summary: In Depression-era California, two migrant workers dream of better days on a spread of their own until an act of unintentional violence leads to tragic consequences.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2003

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD OFM

Follett, Ken.

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Summary: Follows the fates of five interrelated families-- American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh-- as they move through the dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage. Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams enters a man's world in the Welsh mining pits. Gus Dewar finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White House. Brothers Grigori and Lev...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2010

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Follett, Ken.

Summary: Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, Welsh--enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. Carla von...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2012

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Follett, Ken.

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: Follows the fates of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh--as they move through the dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION FOL

Follett, Ken.

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams enters a man's world in the Welsh mining pits. Gus Dewar finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White House. Brothers Grigori and Lev Peshkov embark on radically different paths when their plan to immigrate to America falls afoul. Billy's sister Ethel, a housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts, takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Miller, Brandon Marie.

Summary: A social history of the American colonial period with a focus on the daily lives of women, including European immigrants, Native Americans, and slaves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.2 MIL

Summary: An enchanting screen adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's original novel. As the Civil War rages on, the four sisters of the March family struggle to grow up without the guiding hand of their loving father.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC 2018

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2 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV LIT

Bryson, Bill.

Contents: May : the Kid -- June : the Babe -- July : the President -- August : the anarchists -- September : summer's end.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.91 BRY

MacColl, Gail

Summary: Read about a unique set of American women cutting a swath through stodgy 19th century British aristocracy. The book covers not just who they were but the lows and the triumphs of their inter-continental marriages. Also included are many fascinating details on how they dressed and what they had to go through.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Workman Pub. 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7104 MAC

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 974.7104 MAC

Zeitz, Joshua.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.52 ZEI

Kalman, Bobbie

Summary: Describes various aspects of the lives of women and girls during the nineteenth century, including their lack of educational opportunities, restrictive clothing, pastimes, courtship and marriage, and limited employment prospects.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. 1997

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.4 KAL

Summary: The American: American Christopher Newman is smart, educated and rich. He is a Civil War veteran and a self made tycoon who goes to Europe to see the 'treasures and entertain' himself. He meets Claire and after the fifth meeting he asks her to marry him.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV HEN

Miller, Brandon Marie.

Summary: Presents details of daily life of Colonial children during the period from 1607 to 1775.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.2 MIL

Summary: Three-disc set containing 10 classic westerns starring John Wayne, Randolph Scott, Audie Murphy, Joel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Western DVDs, Call number: DVD WESTERN CLA

Havelin, Kate

Summary: Looks at the different modes of dress in America during the Civil War, from the garments and accessories worn by slaves, soldiers, and common people to the fashion of the upper classes and the beginnings of high fashion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 391.00973 HAV

Dickstein, Morris.

Summary: Shows how our worst economic crisis, as it eroded American individualism and punctured the American dream, produced in the 1930s some of the greatest writing, photograhy, and mass entertainment ever seen in this country.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.91 DIC

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