Summary: "As World War II rages in North Africa, General Irwin Rommel marches his troops swiftly through Egypt, aiming to overrun he entire Middle East. An uncanny sense of his enemies' weaknesses and positions informs each move. The Nazis, somehow, have a source for the Allies' greatest secrets. Yet Rommel is not the only one with stolen knowledge. allies cryptographers are breaking the extraordinarily...
Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs, Hachette Book Group 2021
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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
Copies Available at Woodmere2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 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
Copies Available at Woodmere2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS
Call number: DVD 709 HIS
Summary: "A biography of Norman Mineta, from his internment as a child in Heart Mountain Internment Camp during World War II, through his political career including serving in Congress for ten terms during which time he was instrumental in getting the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 passed which provided reparations and an apology to those who were interned"--
Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House 2019
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MIN
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...
Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FINCH, FLORENCE MRA
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Adult, Call number: B FINCH MRA
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...
Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2018