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Sands, Philippe

2 holds on 3 copies

Summary: "The life and mysterious death of Otto Wachter, former Governor of Nazi-occupied Poland, who died in the Vatican after World War II"-- Baron Otto von Wächter: Austrian lawyer, husband, father, high Nazi official, senior SS officer, former governor of Galicia during the war, creator and overseer of the Krakow ghetto, indicted after as a war criminal for the mass murder of more than 100,000...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WAC

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WACHTER, OTTO SAN
1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WACHTER, OTTO SAN

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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Swaby, Rachel

Summary: Aspiring scientists, young history enthusiasts, and children who enjoy learning about the world will be fascinated by these riveting snapshots--and parents who enjoyed the film Hidden Figures will find this to be the perfect extension. Covering important advancements made by women in fields such as biology, medicine, astronomy, and technology, author Rachel Swaby explains that people aren't...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yearling Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SWA

Wideman, John Edgar

Summary: "In The Louis Till File, John Edgar Wideman searches for Louis Till, a silent victim of American injustice. Wideman's personal interaction with the story began when he learned of Emmett’s murder in 1955; Wideman was also fourteen years old. After reading decades later about Louis’s execution, he couldn’t escape the twin tragedies of father and son, and tells their stories together for the first...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TIL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TILL, LOUIS WID

Summary: Profiles baseball legends from the early years, fabulous fifties, and the modern era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MM & V 2000

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV GRE

Gregory, Philippa.

Summary: A tale of the Wars of the Roses follows Elizabeth Woodville, who ascends to royalty and fights for the well-being of her family, including two sons whose imprisonment in the Tower of London precedes a devastating unsolved mystery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone/Simon & Schuster 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: FIC GRE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GRE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Gre

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Gregory 2009

Summary: General Casey of the U.S. Army Air Forces in England must fight congressional representatives and his own chain of command to be allowed to complete an important mission.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment 2007

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2 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE COM

Stabler, David

Summary: Forget the gold medals, the championships, and the undefeated seasons. When all-star athletes were growing up, they had regular-kid problems just like you. Baseball legend Babe Ruth was such a troublemaker that his family sent him to reform school. Race-car champion Danica Patrick fended off bullies who told her "girls cant drive." And football superstar Peyton Manning was forced to dance the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2021

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Weintraub, Aileen

Summary: "Meet 50 super-inspiring kids! It's never too early--and you're never too young-- to make a difference in the world! The amazing musicians, writers, scientists, athletes, activists, and other fascinating kids in this book accomplished great feats by the age of eighteen. They impacted people's lives by coming up with new inventions, making art and music, competing in sports, and speaking out...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 WEI

Bailey, F. Lee (Francis Lee)

Summary: F. Lee Bailey shares his experiences from the 1994 O.J. Simpson murder trial.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Publishing 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 345.73 BAI

Poe, Mayumi Shimose

Summary: On December 7, 1941, thirteen-year old Alice's life changes completely as she experiences an act of war, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and her father's imprisonment in a Japanese internment camp, leaving Alice and the rest of her family struggling to adjust to life without him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a capstone imprint 2019

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED POE

LaFevers, Robin.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Brittany, Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphia 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Somaiya, Ravi

Summary: "A true story of spies and intrigue surrounding one of the most enduring unsolved mysteries of the 20th century, investigative reporter Ravi Somaiya uncovers the story behind the death of renowned diplomat and UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 341.23 SOM

Summary: The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Reel, Monte

Summary: In A Brotherhood of Spies, award-winning journalist Monte Reel reveals how the U-2 spy program, principally devised by four men working in secret, upended the Cold War and carved a new mission for the CIA. This secret fraternity, made up of Edwin Land, best known as the inventor of instant photography and the head of Polaroid Corporation; Kelly Johnson, a hard-charging taskmaster from Lockheed;...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.127 REE

Summary: Witnesses the tactical errors and fatal miscalculations of the Axis powers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Home Video 2006

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WOR

Eisler, Benita.

Summary: A portrait of the great composer examines his final years, his legendary affair with novelist George Sand, his life as an artist in exile, and his decline and destitute final days.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHOPIN, FREDERIC EIS

Summary: In First blood, an ex-Green Beret haunted by memories of Vietnam is searching for peace, but finds instead an overzealous, small town sheriff who's spoiling for a fight.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lions Gate Home Entertainment 2008

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

Gillon, Steven M.

Summary: Riding in an open-topped convertible through Dallas on November 22, 1963, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson heard a sudden explosive sound at 12:30 P.M. The Secret Service sped him away to safety and at 1:20 P.M. he learned that JFK had been assassinated. Here historian Steven Gillon tells the story of how Johnson consolidated power in the twenty-four hours following the assassination - actions...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2010

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.922 GIL

Bagieu, Pénélope

Summary: With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Penelope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second, an imprint of Roaring Book Press 2018

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Hesse, Monica

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Summary: Haruko and Margot meet at the high school in Crystal City, a 'family internment camp' for those accused of colluding with the enemy. The teens discover that they are polar opposites in so many ways, except for one that seems to override all the others: the camp is changing them, day by day and piece by piece. Haruko finds herself consumed by fear for her soldier brother and distrust of her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Olsson, Karen

Summary: "A biography of Simone Weil's brilliant mathematician brother, André, and a memoir of the author's own fascination with math."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 510.92 OLS

Agee, James

Summary: Provides an unsparing record of three families surviving under the harsh conditions of Depression-era poverty in 1936 rural Alabama.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.1062 AGE

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