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Summary: "Cindy Shank, mother of three, is serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement with a Michigan drug ring years earlier. This intimate portrait of mandatory minimum drug sentencing's devastating consequences, captured by Cindy's brother, follows her and her family over the course of ten years."--IMDb.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Strauss, Gwen

Summary: "The Nine follows the true story of the author's great aunt Helene Podliasky, who led a band of nine female resistance fighters as they escaped a German forced labor camp and made a ten-day journey across the front lines of WWII from Germany back to Paris. The nine women were all under thirty when they joined the resistance. They smuggled arms through Europe, harbored parachuting agents,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2021

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 STR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 STR

Summary: Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2000

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

Oomen, Anne-Marie.

1 hold on 2 copies

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OOMEN, ANNE-MARIE OOM

Oomen, Anne-Marie

Summary: "As the 1960s dawned in small-town Michigan, Anne-Marie Oomen was a naive farm girl whose mother was determined to keep her out of trouble-by keeping her in 4-H. In Love, Sex, and 4-H , Oomen sets the wholesomeness of her domestic lessons in 4-H club from 1959 to 1969 against the political and sexual revolution of the time. Between sewing her first dish towel and finishing the yellow dress she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2015

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OOMEN, ANNE-MARIE OOM

Fox, Margalit

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "Imprisoned in a remote Turkish prison camp during World War I, having survived a two-month forced march and a terrifying shootout in the desert, two British officers, Harry Jones and Cedric Hill, join forces to bamboozle their iron-fisted captors. To stave off despair and boredom, Jones takes a handmade Ouija board and fakes elaborate séances for his fellow prisoners. Word gets around camp,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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

Reardon, Ethan

Summary: The story of German Prisoners of War (POWs) is an often-overlooked part of the history of World War II in Michigan. German prisoners of war were kept in over thirty-two camps across both the Upper and Lower Peninsula for use as labor both in agriculture and factories.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mission Point Press 0000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5472 REA

Bascomb, Neal

Summary: "The story of a group of Allied POWs in WWI who dared to escape from Germany's most notorious prison camp, Holzminden."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 940.4 BAS

Oomen, Anne-Marie.

1 hold on 4 copies

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.459 OOM
1 available in Reference, Call number: NEL 977.4 OOM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MI 977.4 OOM

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1 available in Michigan Room, Call number: MI 977.459 Oomen

Mrazek, Robert J.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "When Florence Finch died at the age of 101, few of her Ithaca, NY neighbors knew that this unassuming Filipina native was a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, whose courage and sacrifice were unsurpassed in the Pacific War against Japan. Long accustomed to keeping her secrets close in service of the Allies, she waited fifty years to reveal the story of those dramatic and harrowing days...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FINCH, FLORENCE MRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B FINCH MRA

Isaacson, Walter

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Summary: A portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist explores the impact of James Watson's "The Double Helix" on her career and how her team's invention of CRISPR technology enabled revolutionary DNA-editing approaches to fighting disease, as well as curing diseases, fending off viruses, and enhancing our children

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Finn, Peter

Summary: "From the co-author of The Zhivago Affair, a finalist for the National Books Critics Circle Award, comes the riveting story of a wealthy heiress who joined the OSS and was the only American woman in uniform to be captured by the Germans; her imprisonmentamong the Nazi elite and daring escape in 1945 comprise one of the more remarkable untold episodes of WWII. Gertrude "Gertie" Legendre was a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEGENDRE, GERTRUDE SANDFORD FINN

Buhk, Tobin T.

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Summary: "The spring of 1903 proved disastrous for the Murphy family. On April 22, the infant Ruth Murphy died in her crib. Within an hour, her mother, Gertrude, experienced a violent spasm before she, too, died. Ten days later, John Murphy followed his wife and child to the grave after suffering from a crippling convulsion. While neighbors whispered about a curse and physicians feared a contagious...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Moore, Stephen L.

Summary: In late 1944, the Allies invaded the Japanese-held Philippines, and soon the end of the Pacific War was within reach. But for the last 150 American prisoners of war still held on the island of Palawan, there would be no salvation. After years of slave labor, starvation, disease, and torture, their worst fears were about to be realized. On December 14, with machine guns trained on them, they...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Gold, Doug

Summary: "In the heart of Nazi-occupied Europe, two people meet fleetingly in a chance encounter. One an underground resistance fighter, a bold young woman determined to vanquish the enemy occupiers; the other a prisoner of war, a man longing to escape the confines of the camp so he can battle again. A crumpled note passes between these two strangers, slipped through the wire of the compound, and sets...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 GOL

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: 940.54 GOL

Van Ooyen, Amy J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.J. Van Ooyen 1991

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1 available in Michigan Room, Call number: MI 921 Van Ooyen

Dando-Collins, Stephen

Summary: "Oflag 64, a World War II prisoner of war (POW) camp based in Schubin, Poland, was speculated to be one of the only POW camps set up exclusively for U.S. Army ground component officers. About 150 American officers lived in the camp in 1943, and by 1945, that number had expanded to 1,500. When the German commandant Colonel Fritz Schneider received orders to march all of his prisoners to west...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.54 DAN

Summary: Growing up in post-WWII Germany, the son of a Nazi slain during the war, Dieter Dengler dreamed about becoming a pilot. At age 18 he emigrated to the United States and worked odd jobs until he was accepted into the Navy and began pilot training. He was sent to Vietnam around 1966 and on his first mission was shot down and taken prisoner. There, the Vietcong tortured him until Dengler engineered...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Werner Herzog Filmproduktion 2001

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

Handy, Edward A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 HAN

Brookes, Maggie

Summary: "Inspired by a true story, a daring deception plunges a courageous and desperate young woman deep into the horrors of a Nazi POW camp to be with the man she loves. Czechoslovakia, 1944 In the dead of night a farm girl and a British soldier creep through abandoned villages. Izabela and prisoner-of-war Bill have secretly married, and are on the run, searching for Izabela's brother and father, who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC BRO

Hillenbrand, Laura

Summary: In this captivating new young adult edition, the story of a man's breathtaking odyssey and the courage, cunning, and fortitude he found to endure and overcome. This gripping narrative will introduce a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics.--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ZAMPERINI, LOUIS HIL

Philp, Drew

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: "A young writer's sincere search (with his dog) for an authentic life--buying a ruined house in Detroit for $500, fixing it up nail by nail, and, in the process, participating in the grassroots rebirth of the city itself."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PHILP, DREW PHI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B PHILP PHI

Majher, Patricia

Summary: "A series of sketches that chronicle the well-known – and lesser-known – young women of Michigan who achieved great things before the age of 20."--from Good Reads website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2015

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

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 MAJ

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1 available in Adult, Call number: J920 MAJ

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1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT 920.72 Majher 2015

Majher, Patricia.

Summary: From the Publisher: Michigan once led the country in the number of lighthouses, and they're still a central part of the mystique and colorful countryside of the state. What even the region's lighthouse enthusiasts might not know is the rich history of female lighthouse keepers in the area. Fifty women served the sailing communities on Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Superior, as well as on the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Michigan Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 387.155 MAJ

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MI 386 MAJ

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