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13 holds on 7 copies

Summary: The true story of skipper Tracy Edwards and the first all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World race.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MAI

1 hold on 8 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

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

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

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

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

Weintraub, Robert

Summary: Describes the bond that developed between an RAF technician and a fiercely loyal purebred pointer named Judy, a pair who met in an internment camp during World War II where they became a symbol of hope to the other prisoners.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD LIL NOT RATED

3 holds on 8 copies

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 Kingsley

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

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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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

Weintraub, Robert

Summary: Tells the incredible true story of Frank Williams, a radarman in Britain's Royal Air Force, and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met as prisoners of war during World War II. Judy, who became the war's only official canine POW, was a fiercely loyal dog who sensed danger-warning her fellow prisoners of imminent attacks and, later, protecting them from brutal beatings. Frank and Judy's friendship, an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2016

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Loftis, Larry

2 holds on 5 copies

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

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

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ODETTE LOF

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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

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

Law, J. S.

Summary: "A teenage sailor disappears on HMS Defiance, an infamous closed case reopens, and Lt. Danielle Lewis fights for truth and survival in this high-octane military thriller After events on board the submarine HMS Tenacity, Lieutenant "Dan" Lewis of the Royal Navy's Kill Team was warned not to pursue those responsible. She should walk away, stop investigating, but her thirst for justice means she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAW

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

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

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

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: H. Hamilton 1993

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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

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

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

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

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5 holds on 4 copies

Summary: Bill Wyman, a founding member and bassist of the Rolling Stones, reflects on his early years and rise to fame, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the highs and lows of his life and career. Based on interviews and the archive of Bill Wyman.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Bayley, John

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MURDICH, IRIS BAY

Moore, Charles

Summary: "This third and climactic volume (1987-2013) of Charles Moore's authorized biography gives the definitive account of Margaret Thatcher's third term in office and her life after it. Three stories run through the whole book. The first is Mrs. Thatcher's dominance of her government in almost every domestic field, but also her growing intolerance of dissent, the increasing alienation of her most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THATCHER, MARGARET MOO

Summary: This series covers history from 3500 B.C. to the 1780's. This course analyzes civilizations by looking at their geographic and political environments, their technologies, economies, social institutions, and cultural achievements. Students will look at history from new perspectives, come to understand the connections between human beings despite time and distance, and appreciate the lasting...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1995

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 2

Harris, Robin

Summary: "Margaret Thatcher is one of the most significant political figures of the twentieth century--a Prime Minister whose impact on modern British history is comparable only to Winston Churchill's. Like them or not, her radical policies made Britain the country it is today. And like her or not, Margaret Thatcher's legacy remains a massive political force, responsible for laying the groundwork for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THATCHER, MARGARET HAR

Packard, Jerrold M.

Summary: Packard closely examines a generation of royal women who were dominated by their mother, married off more for political advantage than for love, and finally passed over entirely with the accession of their brother to the throne.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1998

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B VICTORIA PAC

Ottaway, Susan.

Summary: Eileen Nearne and her sister Jacqueline were agents for the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War, working undercover in Nazi-occupied France to send crucial intelligence to the Allies. But the war dealt these sisters a cruel hand. While Jacqueline narrowly evaded capture, Eileen was arrested and tortured by the Gestapo before being incarcerated in Ravensbruck concentration...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown & Company 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 OTT