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Summary: Takes place in the 1950's America, during the early days of broadcast journalism. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2006

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

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

8 holds on 13 copies

Summary: The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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Summary: When Emily Crany refuses to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee chairman, Ray Salwen, she's blacklisted and immediately fired from her job. But when she stumbles upon Salwen's nefarious plot to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the U.S., she enlists the help of an FBI agent to help her bring Salwen to justice ... before he brings an end to them!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2015

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

Boseman, Chadwick

Summary: Depicts the early career of Jackie Robinson as he became the first African American Major League Baseball player when he was signed to the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2013

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

Summary: "In the late '60s, a changing social and political climate inspired a new generation to create a lifestyle outside the mainstream. Twenty-two year-old Arlo's journey to find a place for himself and his music includes a visit to his dying father in the hospital, gigs in New York and romps with his friends Alice and Ray, who run a small restaurant in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. And when an...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment Inc. 2001

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY ALI

Boseman, Chadwick

Summary: Depicts the early career of Jackie Robinson as he became the first African American Major League Baseball player when he was signed to the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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1 available in Video Discs, Call number: DVD FOR

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

Summary: "Based on director Bob Fosse's own extravagant life, this vibrant and spectacular film follows Fosse's alter ego. Joe Gideon in his relentless pursuit of sex, drugs and self-destruction. His womanizing both supports and debilitates him as he juggles his mistress, ex-wife and beloved daughter. Hovering over all of his excess is an angel. The proceedings are set amid rapturous dream sequences,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

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Summary: A sequel to Greetings. Employed by a pornographic filmmaker, Vietnam vet Jon Rubin (DeNiro) rents a room in New York's Lower East Side and trains his lens on the bedroom windows of a high rise. Among his subjects are a playboy, a revolutionary, a middle class couple with two kids, and a trio of single girls, one of whom he eventually marries. Rubin ultimately fails as a photographer and decides...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY HI

Summary: A combat-weary, paranoic Captain Queeg, loses his nerve during a typhoon and is relieved of command by his first officer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Video 1998

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

Summary: A U.S. gunboat cruises China's Yangtze River in 1926, witnessing the awakening of a bloody revolution.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE SAN

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Sand 2007

Bird, Kai

2 holds on 5 copies

Summary: J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress. In this biography twenty-five years in the making, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin capture Oppenheimer's life and times, from his early career to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OPPENHEIMER, J. ROBERT BIR

Stern, Scott W.

Summary: In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer to be examined for sexually transmitted infections. Confused and humiliated, Nina did as she was told, and the health officer performed a hasty (and invasive) examination and quickly diagnosed her with gonorrhea. Insisting she could not possibly have an STI, Nina was coerced into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.74 STE

Wells, Jonathan Daniel

Summary: "Although slavery was outlawed in the northern states in 1827, the illegal slave trade continued in the one place modern readers would least expect, the streets and ports of America's great northern metropolis: New York City. In 'The Kidnapping Club,' historian Jonathan Daniel Wells takes readers to a rapidly changing city rife with contradiction, where social hierarchy clashed with a rising...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 WEL

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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Urlocker, M. Z.

Summary: 1950. The Cold War simmers, and ex-GI Jack Waters is called in to investigate a fatal accident at a research lab in California. When Waters recognizes the victim, he realizes he must revisit his hidden past in World War II to solve a murder and prevent Nazi scientists from creating a terrible, new weapon in America. Blending noir detective fiction with post-WWII history, The Man from Mittelwerk...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Inkshares, Inc. 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC URL

Jarrow, Gail

Summary: "Imagine microscopic worms living in the soil. They enter your body through your bare feet, travel to your intestines, and stay there for years sucking your blood like vampires. You feel exhausted. You get sick easily. It sounds like a nightmare, but that's what happened in the American South during the 1800s and early 1900s. Doctors never guessed that hookworms were making patients ill, but...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 616.9 JAR

Gaines, James R.

Summary: "A bold and original argument that upends the myth of the Fifties as a decade of conformity to celebrate the solitary, brave, and stubborn individuals who pioneered the radical gay rights, feminist, civil rights, and environmental movements, from historian James R. Gaines"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 GAI

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 GAI

Ohler, Norman

Summary: "Berlin 1945. Following the fall of the Third Reich, drug use-long kept under control by the Nazis' strict anti-drug laws-is rampant throughout the city. Split into four sectors, Berlin's drug policies are being enforced under the individual jurisdictions of each allied power-the Soviet Union, Britain, France, and the US. In the American zone, Arthur J. Giuliani of the nascent Federal Bureau of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2024

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Joy, Angela

Summary: "The story of the mother of Emmett Till, and how she channeled grief over her son's death into a call to action for the civil rights movement"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2022

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

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

Kruse, Kevin Michael

Summary: "We're often told that the United States is, was, and always has been a Christian nation. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the idea of 'Christian America' is an invention--and a relatively recent one at that. As Kruse argues, the belief that America is fundamentally and formally a Christian nation originated in the 1930s when businessmen enlisted religious...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 KRU

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