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Brimner, Larry Dane

Summary: World War II is over, but tensions between the communist Soviet Union and the US are at an all-time high. In America, communist threats are seen everywhere and a committee is formed in the nation's capital to investigate those threats. Larry Dane Brimner follows the story of 19 men--all from the film industry--who are summoned to appear before the House of Representatives Committee on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323 BRI

Shelton, Christina.

Summary: Documents the lesser-known story of a high-level State Department official who in the late 1940s was charged with spying for the Soviet Union, arguing that the case was shaped by missed opportunities and poor judgments that also reflected period Soviet infiltration and American counter-intelligence analytic failures.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Threshold Editions 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.12092 SHE

Maraniss, David

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: "A personal story of the author's father's involvement in HUAC that offers a rich portrait of McCarthy era America"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.973 MAR

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 320.973 MAR

Summary: Salt of the Earth is a feature film based on the 1950s strike by zinc miners in New Mexico. Hollywood Ten is a documentary chronicling the lives and work of ten filmmakers blacklisted by The House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Pioneer Entertainment (USA) 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Documents the rise of Dalton Trumbo's career in Hollywood and his subsequent public humiliation for being among the 'Hollywood Ten' blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1940s for communist associations. Exiled and penniless, he wrote under various pseudonyms, and even won an Academy Award. Dalton stood for the American value and right of free expression.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF TRU

Russell, Mark

Summary: "It's 1953. While the United States is locked in a nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union, the gay Southern playwright known as Snagglepuss is the toast of Broadway. But success has made him a target. As he plans for his next hit play, Snagglepuss becomes the focus of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. And when powerful forces align to purge show business of its most subversive...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DC Comics 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Peter Appleton, a 1950s Hollywood screenwriter who is about to see his first screenplay made into a film, is mistakenly called before the House Un-American Activities Committee. As a result, the studio pulls the plans for the film. Peter then finds himself in a small California town after a car accident takes his memory. There, the townspeople believe he is local hero Luke Trimble. Peter...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Lewis, John

Summary: Congressman John Lewis recounts his life, which began in rural poverty in Alabama, and included leadership of the movement to desegregate Nashville, a speech at the 1963 March on Washington, chairmanship of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and election to the U.S. Congress from Georgia in 1986. "John Lewis tells his story of struggle in the civil rights movement, or fomradeship in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEWIS, JOHN LEW

Neff, James

Summary: In a book based on newly released documents, the author sheds a new light on the historic battle between U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa during the Senate Rackets Committee hearings and beyond during 1957 to 1964.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.921 NEF

Haskins, James

Summary: "A biography of John Lewis, Georgia Congressman and one of the 'Big Six' civil rights leaders of the 1960s, focusing on his youth and culminating in the voter registration drives that sparked 'Bloody Sunday,' as hundreds of people walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Includes a note by Congressman Lewis and a timeline"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Lewis

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: The story of Fannie Lou Hamer, who was a champion of civil rights; despite fierce prejudice and abuse, from the 1950s until her death in 1977.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV VOI

Cobb, Charles E.

Summary: "Visiting Martin Luther King, Jr. at the peak of the civil rights movement, the journalist William Worthy almost sat on a loaded pistol. "Just for self-defense," King assured him. One of King's advisors remembered the reverend's home as "an arsenal." Like King, many nonviolent activists embraced their constitutional right to self-protection-yet this crucial dimension of the civil rights...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 COB

Sorin, Gretchen Sullivan

Summary: "How the automobile fundamentally changed African American life-the true history beyond the Best Picture-winning movie. The ultimate symbol of independence and possibility, the automobile has shaped this country from the moment the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford's assembly line. Yet cars have always held distinct importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the many...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2020

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Patrick, Denise Lewis

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, but how did she come to be so brave?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

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Arsenault, Raymond.

Summary: They were black and white, young and old, men and women. In the spring and summer of 1961, they put their lives on the line, riding buses through the American South to challenge segregation in interstate transport. Their story is one of the most celebrated episodes of the civil rights movement, yet a full-length history has never been written until now. In these pages, acclaimed historian...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 ARS

Summary: Insiders' observations of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the subsequent occupation, featuring commentary from high-ranking officials, Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. Examines the U.S. policy decisions surrounding the invasion and their consequences in Iraq, including such issues as low U.S. troop levels, the uncontrolled looting of Baghdad, the purging of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NO
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF NO

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: However embroiled he became in the trials of Washington, Gates makes clear that his heart was always in the most important theater of his tenure as secretary: the front lines. We journey with him to both war zones as he meets with active-duty troops and their commanders, awed by their courage, and also witness him greet coffin after flag-draped coffin returned to U.S. soil, heartbreakingly...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 355.6092 GATES, ROBERT Gat

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: The former Secretary of Defense offers a candid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GATES, ROBERT MICHAEL GAT

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Gates 2014

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, Robert M. Gates was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 GATES, ROBERT MICHAEL Gat

Klingaman, William K.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Withers, Ernest C.

Summary: "Ernest C. Withers was one of the most prominent African-American photographers during the civil rights years. During the course of his work, he took thousands photographs that document the Movement--from the Emmett Till trial in 1955 to the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968. What set his work apart was that he goes beyond the political struggles to show the human face of Movement....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: CityFiles Press 2019

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Atkinson, Jay

Summary: Early on March 15, 1697, a band of Abenaki warriors in service to the French raided the English frontier village of Haverhill, Massachusetts. Striking swiftly, the Abenaki killed twenty-seven men, women, and children, and took thirteen captives, including thirty-nine-year-old Hannah Duston and her week-old daughter, Martha. A short distance from the village, one of the warriors murdered the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: LP, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.2 ATK

Anderson, Beth

Summary: After being denied a seat on a New York City streetcar, Elizabeth Jennings begins the fight for equality by telling her story in churches, to newspapers, and finally in the courtroom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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