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Campbell, Olivia

Summary: "In the early 1800s, women were dying in large numbers from treatable diseases because they avoided receiving medical care. Examinations performed by male doctors were often demeaning and even painful. In addition, women faced stigma from illness--a diagnosis could greatly limit their ability to find husbands, jobs or be received in polite society. Motivated by personal loss and frustration...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Park Row 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 920 CAM

1 hold on 7 copies

Summary: Season two follows Queen Elizabeth through the late 1950s and early '60s as she struggles to navigate a world that's changing around her. She must face the challenges of a new era, from the Suez Canal crisis to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, while preserving both the monarchy and her marriage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Cr 2

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD CRO

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CRO

Carby, Hazel V.

Summary: "A haunting and evocative history of British empire, told through one woman's family story 'Where are you from?' Hazel Carby was continually asked as a girl, at a time when being Black and being British was understood to be an impossibility. To answer that question properly, eminent scholar Hazel Carby finds she needs to trace not just the family history of her Jamaican father and her Welsh...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Verso 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 929.2 CAR

Findlay, Jean.

Summary: "The thrilling first-ever biography of Proust translator C.K. Scott Moncrieff, penned by his great-great-niece. 'And suddenly the memory returns. The taste was that of the little crumb of madeleine which on Sunday mornings at Combray (because on those mornings I did not go out before church-time), when I went to say good day to her in her bedroom, my aunt Léonie used to give me.' With these...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MONCRIEFF, C.K. SCOTT FIN

Summary: Portrays the acclaimed British actress and courtesan Lillie Langtry from the blush of youth to the blight of old age. At a time when society expected women to be docile and demure, Lillie posed for celebrity endorsements, conducted her own business affairs, and paid her first husband to keep his distance. Even more scandalously, she openly entertained a string of lovers among Europe's elite,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Acorn Media 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD LIL NOT RATED

Summary: The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne... a new era is dawning. Queen Elizabeth II is a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD CRO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD CRO NOT RATED

Copies Available at Woodmere

4 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CRO

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Crown 2017

Glass, Cathy.

Summary: A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass. Eight-year-old Aimee was on the child protection register at birth. Her five older siblings were taken into care many years ago. So no one can understand why she was left at home to suffer for so long. It seems Aimee was forgotten. The social services are looking for a very experienced foster carer to look after...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers UK 2015

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Alexander, Lori

Summary: "Telling the inspiring human story behind the creation of the Paralympics, this chapter book biography artfully combines archival photos, full-color illustrations, and a riveting narrative to honor the life of Ludwig Guttmann, whose work profoundly changed so many lives"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Carroll, Leslie

Summary: Leslie Carroll provides context to Harry and Meghan's romance by leading listeners through centuries of Britain's rule-breaking royal marriages, as well as the love matches that were never permitted to make it to the altar, followed by a never-before-seen glimpse into the little-known life of the woman bringing the royal family into the 21st century and her dazzling, thoroughly modern romance...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3 920 CAR

Loftis, Larry

Summary: "The extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II--perfect for fans of Unbroken, The Boys in the Boat, and Code Girls."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ODETTE LOF

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

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Summary: Told in the words of Gertrude Bell, an English explorer, spy, archaeologist, and diplomat, recounts the events of her life that shaped the modern Middle East after World War I.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Broadcasting Service 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Welfare, Simon

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "A unique and fascinating look at Victorian society through the remarkable lives of an enlightened and philanthropic aristocratic couple, the Marquess and Marchioness of Aberdeen, who exhausted their vast fortune buying homes around the globe where they entertained the rich and famous while also campaigning for the poor and disadvantaged. As the Marquess and Marchioness of Aberdeen, John and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2021

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Fort, Adrian.

Summary: A portrait of the social activist and first female member of Parliament elected to the House of Commons includes coverage of her American ancestry, her determination to use her influence to introduce American ideas into British politics and her relationships with such figures as Winston Churchill, FDR and J. M. Barrie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martin'S Press 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ASTOR, NANCY FOR

Gigliotti, Jim

Summary: "Learn more about the renowned British scientist, professor, and author who spent his entire career trying to answer the question: "Where did the universe come from?" Stephen Hawking was born exactly three hundred years after the death of the scientist Galileo, so maybe it was written in the stars that he would become a famous scientist in his own right. Although he was diagnosed with a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2019

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Worsley, Lucy.

Summary: A portrait of a 17-century nobleman, his household, and the dramatic decades surrounding the English Civil War. William Cavendish, courageous and cultured, embodied the image of a cavalier. His passions were architecture, horses, and women. And, along with the courtly world of King Charles I and his cavaliers, he was doomed. General of the king's army in the north during the Civil War, defeated...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 941.06 WOR

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: H. Hamilton 1993

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 820.9 WRI

McCully, Emily Arnold

Summary: "Caroline Herschel was the first woman to discover a comet and the first woman to be paid as a scientist."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE History McCully 2017

Puri, Sunita

Summary: "A heart-wrenching and provocative memoir about how the essential parts of one young woman's early life--her mother's work as a surgeon and her spiritual practice--led her to become a doctor and to question the premise that medicine exists to prolong life at all costs. Dr. Sunita Puri's parents grew up in urban India, in extreme poverty. Yet they managed not only to reach America, but her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PURI, SUNITA PUR

Norton, Elizabeth

Summary: "The Tudor period conjures up images of queens and noblewomen in elaborate court dress; of palace intrigue and dramatic politics. But if you were a woman, it was also a time when death during childbirth was rife; when marriage was usually a legal contract, not a matter for love, and the education you could hope to receive was minimal at best. Yet the Tudor century was also dominated by powerful...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 942.05 NOR

Allen, John

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of the famed chemist, from her education at the Sorbonne in Paris to her work in radioactivity and her scientific accolades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ReferencePoint Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 CUR

Robinson, Lisa

Summary: "A picture book biography that tells the story of Dr. James Barry, born female, who lived as a man from age 18 to his death"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Downie, Ruth

Summary: In the far reaches of the Roman Empire, there are three certainties in life for Doctor Gaius Petreius Ruso: death, taxes, and angry barbarians. The hero finds himself trapped at the heart of an increasingly treacherous conspiracy involving theft, forgery, buried treasure, and the legacy of Boudica, the rebel queen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DOW

Downie, Ruth

Summary: Resuming his medical duties in the Twentieth legion in Roman-occupied Britain, Gaius Petreius Ruso investigates an outbreak of mysterious injuries and deaths and discovers possible links to the revered Centurion Geminus and the long-awaited Emperor Hadrian.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DOW

Downie, Ruth

Summary: Tending to the reluctant builders of Hadrian's Great Wall in the aftermath of a costly rebellion, the medicus Ruso and his wife, Tilla, investigate the disappearances of Ruso's clerk and the son of a native family, an effort that is complicated by rising tensions between the Britons and Romans.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DOW

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