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Foreman, Michael

Summary: "As a boy, Henry Friston dreamed of traveling the world. He thought he was signing up for a lifetime of adventure when he joined the Royal Navy. But when World War I begins, it launches the world, and Henry, into turmoil. While facing enemy fire at Gallipoli, Henry discovers the strength he needs to survive in an unexpected source: a tortoise. And so begins the friendship of a lifetime. Based...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC FOR

Bailey, Catherine

Summary: " For fans of Downton Abbey: the enthralling true story of family secrets and aristocratic intrigue in the days before WWI. After the Ninth Duke of Rutland, one of the wealthiest men in Britain, died alone in a cramped room in the servants' quarters of Belvoir Castle on April 21, 1940, his son and heir ordered the room, which contained the Rutland family archives, sealed. Sixty years later,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 941.082 BAI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 941.082 Bailey 2013

Lessing, Doris May

Summary: Doris Lessing explores the lives of her parents, each irrevocably damaged by the Great War. Her father wanted the simple life of an English farmer, but shrapnel almost killed him in the trenches, and thereafter he had to wear a wooden leg. Her mother, Emily, spent the war nursing the wounded in the Royal Free Hospital after her great love, a doctor, drowned in the Channel. In the fictional...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823.914 LES

Macintyre, Ben

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.4814 MAC

Korda, Michael

Summary: The acclaimed author of the "New York Times"-bestseller "Ike" returns with a definitive new biography of the legendary British scholar, adventurer, soldier, and hero who became a myth in his lifetime--T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2010

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Lawrence 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.415 KOR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B LAWRENCE KOR

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

Hochschild, Adam.

Summary: Presents a history of World War I, focusing on the moral conflict between the proponents of the war and its critics in Great Britain.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.341 HOC

Mattick, Lindsay

Summary: "An imagining of the real journey undertaken by the extraordinary bear, from her early days in the Canadian forest to her travels with the Veterinary Corps across the country and overseas, all the way to the London Zoo, where she met Christopher Robin Milne and inspired the creation of Winnie-the-Pooh"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MAT

Follett, Ken.

Summary: Follows the fates of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh--as they move through the dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2010

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FOL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Follett 2010

Follett, Ken.

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams enters a man's world in the Welsh mining pits. Gus Dewar finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White House. Brothers Grigori and Lev Peshkov embark on radically different paths when their plan to immigrate to America falls afoul. Billy's sister Ethel, a housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts, takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2010

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

Follett, Ken.

Summary: Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, Welsh--enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. Carla von...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2012

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

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

Follett, Ken.

Summary: Follows the fates of five interrelated families-- American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh-- as they move through the dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage. Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams enters a man's world in the Welsh mining pits. Gus Dewar finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White House. Brothers Grigori and Lev...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2010

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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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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS
Call number: DVD 709 HIS

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

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

Crown, Sarah Rose.

Summary: "The dramatic, inspiring story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain's elite spy agency to sabotage the Nazis, shore up the Resistance, and pave the way for Allied victory in World War II."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 CRO

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Follett, Ken.

Summary: This novel picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families, American, German, Russian, English, Welsh, enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. Carla von Ulrich,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FOL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC FOL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC FOL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FOL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION FOL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Follett 2012

Follett, Ken.

Summary: This novel picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families, American, German, Russian, English, Welsh, enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. Carla von Ulrich,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Lewis, Cecil

Contents: Craining -- The Somme -- Testing -- Aerial fighting -- Home defence -- Overseas again -- Civil flying -- The voyage east -- Teaching the Chinese to fly.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEWIS, CECIL LEW

Loftis, Larry

Summary: The year is 1942, and World War II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father's footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and one plane crash later, she finally lands in occupied France to begin her mission. As they successfully complete mission after mission, Peter and Odette fall in love. All the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ODETTE LOF

Ford, Jeanne Marie

Summary: Details the ways in which women contributed to the war effort, including their roles as doctors, nurses, factory workers, soldiers, and more. Additional features include a bullet-point summary of the events, compelling narrative descriptions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, questions to spark critical thinking, sources to guide further research, historical photographs,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Childs World Inc 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.3 FOR

Garth, John.

Summary: This book tells the full story of how Tolkien embarked on the creation of Middle-earth as the world around him was plunged into the catastrophe of World War I. It reveals the horror and heroism that he experienced as a signals officer in the Battle of the Somme and introduces the circle of friends who spurred his mythology into life. It shows how, after two of these brilliant young men were...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Tolkien 2003

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 Collection, Call number: YA 940.4 BAS