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Bancroft, Lundy.

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: In this book, domestic violence expert Lundy Bancroft uses his perspective as a therapist for abusive and controlling men to help women, their children, and other family members who have been touched by abuse understand why abusers behave the way they do and what can be done about it. Bancroft teaches women how to survive and improve an abusive relationship; how to determine how dangerous an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam's Sons 2002

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Englehardt, John

Summary: Bloomland opens during finals week at a fictional southern university, when a student walks into the library with his roommate's semi-automatic rifle and opens fire. When he stops shooting, twelve people are dead. In this richly textured debut, John Englehardt explores how the origin and aftermath of the shooting impacts the lives of three characters: a disillusioned student, a grieving...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dzanc Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ENG

Hoock, Holger

Summary: "The American Revolution is often portrayed as an orderly, restrained rebellion, with brave patriots defending their noble ideals against an oppressive empire. It's a stirring narrative, and one the founders did their best to encourage after the war. But as historian Holger Hoock shows in this ... account of America's founding, the Revolution was not only a high-minded battle over principles,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishing 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 HOO

Younge, Gary

Summary: "On an average day in America, seven young people aged nineteen or under will be shot dead. In Another Day in the Death of America, award-winning Guardian journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost during the course of a single day in theUnited States. It could have been any day, but Younge has chosen November 23, 2013. From Jaiden Dixon (9), shot point-blank by his mother's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 YOU

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.6 YOU

Sundberg, Kelly

Summary: "In this brave and beautiful memoir...a woman chronicles how her marriage devolved from a love story into a shocking tale of abuse--examining the tenderness and violence entwined in the relationship, why she endured years of physical and emotional pain, and how she eventually broke free."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SUNDBERG, KELLY SUN

Mills, Linda G.

Summary: Mills challenges the orthodoxies surrounding intimate abuse. She reveals that many couples don't want to end their relationships-- instead, they're looking for tools that will help stop the abuse, and argues for a comprehensive approach to prevention that encourages victims to overcome their shame and get the help they need.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.82 MIL

Baty, Kathleen.

Summary: Describes the potential dangers for college-bound women in every facet of college life, and discusses how readers can protect themselves, avoid dangerous situations, and feel empowered to handle difficult issues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 378.1 BAT

Summary: Two motorcyclists embark on a coast-to-coast odyssey in search of the real United States. They encounter hippies and prostitutes, make friends with an alcoholic small town lawyer, take drugs, and are harassed and attacked by rednecks.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Snyder, Rachel Louise

Summary: "An award-winning journalist's intimate investigation of the true scope of domestic violence, revealing how the roots of America's most pressing social crises are buried in abuse that happens behind closed doors. We call it domestic violence. We call it private violence. Sometimes we call it intimate terrorism. But whatever we call it, we generally do not believe it has anything at all to do...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc. 2019

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Summary: One is more likely to go to prison in the USA than any other country in the world. Follow the stories of two innocent men who spent decades behind bars for murders they did not commit. With gripping testimony from inmates, guards, staff, cops, analysts, lawyers, and reformers, it exposes the failed "punishment model" and examines the dramatic programs proven to work.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Gravitas Ventures 2018

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

Picciolini, Christian

Summary: "At fourteen, Christian Picciolini was recruited by a now notorious skinhead leader and encouraged to fight with the movement to "protect the white race from extinction." Soon, he had become an expert in racist ideology, a neo-Nazi terror who roamed the neighborhood, quick to throw fists. By the time he left the movement years later and was able to see clearly for the first time, Picciolini...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2020

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Summary: Based on the true story of a reform warden who risks his life to replace brutality and corruption with humanity and integrity in a state prison farm.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2003

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

Connors, Joanna

Summary: Setting out to uncover the story of her attacker, Connors embarked on a journey to find out who he was, where he came from, who his friends were and what his life was like. What she discovers stretches beyond one violent man's story and back into her own, interweaving a narrative about strength and survival with one about rape culture and violence in America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CONNORS, JOANNA CON

Carlsson-Paige, Nancy.

Contents: 1. Taking back childhood : what our kids are losing, and how to get it back -- 2. Through their eyes : child development theory in a nutshell -- 3. Building blocks, dress-ups, and kids' own stories : reclaiming play and imagination -- 4. No more time-outs : sharing power with kids -- 5. From Spider-man to Smackdown : countering media violence and stereotypes -- 6. All ads, all the time :...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Plume 2009

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Safran, Joshua.

Summary: Tells the harrowing, yet wryly funny story of Safran's childhood chasing the perfect life off the grid--and how he and his mother survived the imperfect one they found instead. More than just a coming-of age story, "Free Spirit" is a journey of the spirit, as Safran reconnects with his Jewish roots; a tale of overcoming adversity; and a captivating read about a childhood unlike any other.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SAFRAN, JOSHUA SAF

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 979.461 SAF

St. Clair, Chip.

Summary: Describes the author's early experiences of abuse at the hands of Michael Grant, the man he thought to be his father, how he eventually turned the man over to the police, and his discovery that Grant was a wanted child murderer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B ST.CLAIR StC

Summary: From Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Kirby Dick, and Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning producer Amy Ziering comes a startling expose of sexual assault on US campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. Weaving together cinema verite footage and first person testimonies, the film follows the lives...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2015

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

Gill, Joel Christian

Summary: "Fights is the visceral and deeply affecting memoir of artist/author Joel Christian Gill, chronicling his youth and coming of age as a Black child in a chaotic landscape of rough city streets and foreboding backwoods"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oni Press 2020

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 741.5 GIL

Crow, David

Summary: "Growing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation, David Crow and his siblings idolized their dad. Tall, strong, smart, and brave, the self-taught Cherokee regaled his family with stories of his World War II feats. But as time passed, David discovered the other side of Thurston Crow, the ex-con with his own code of ethics that justified cruelty, violence, lies--even murder." -- Amazon.com

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sandra Jonas Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CROW, DAVID CRO

Selvaratnam, Tanya

Summary: "When Tanya Selvaratnam met Eric Schneiderman, they fell quickly and effortlessly in love-fueling each other's growing political ambition. But their power dynamic soon took a dark turn, as Schneiderman criticized Selvaratnam and began to try to control her, even telling her that he would have to kill her if they broke up. Sex turned frighteningly violent. At a friend's urging, she opened up to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SELVARATNAM, TANYA SEL

Grigoriadis, Vanessa

Summary: Draws on research at college and university campuses to explore the topics of sex, consent, and sexual assault, discussing statistics about the prevalence of campus rape, and offering advice on how to make college a safer experience. "What's really happening behind closed doors on America's college campuses? A new sexual revolution is sweeping the country, and college students are on the front...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371.7 GRI

DeConnick, Kelly Sue

Summary: Sarah Fields is dying and her children strike a bargain with the Immortals: give them one month more, until the moon is full again, to find their little brother so that he may see his mother one last time. But the boy is far, far away, in the trenches of France, stalked by the Reapers of Vengeance and Cruelty.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Comics 2016

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

Brewster, Susan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seal Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.8 BRE

Murphy, Chris (Christopher Scott)

Summary: "The United States is in many ways a model for the world, yet for one of the most fundamental of all human concerns, the imperative to keep ourselves and our loved ones free from harm, American ingenuity has failed. Unique in all of the developed world, America is bathed in violence. Our churches and schools, our movie theaters and dance clubs and music festivals are no longer safe places to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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