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Stach, Reiner.

Summary: This volume of Reiner Stach's acclaimed and definitive biography of Franz Kafka tells the story of the final years of the writer's life, from 1916 to 1924--a period during which the world Kafka had known came to an end. Stach's riveting narrative, which reflects the latest findings about Kafka's life and works, draws readers in with a nearly cinematic power, zooming in for extreme close-ups of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 833.912 STA

Tomalin, Claire.

Summary: When Charles Dickens died in 1870, The Times of London successfully campaigned for his burial in Westminster Abbey, the final resting place of England's kings and heroes. Thousands flocked to mourn the best recognized and loved man of nineteenth-century England. His books had made them laugh, shown them the squalor and greed of English life, and also the power of personal virtue and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DICKENS, CHARLES TOM

Herndon, Booton.

Summary: The men of the 77th Infantry Division couldn't fathom why Private Desmond T. Doss would venture into the horrors of World War II without a single weapon to defend himself. They called him a coward, but the soft--spoken medic insisted that his mission was to heal, not kill. Herndon shares the story of how Doss became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Remnant Publications 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DOSS, DESMOND HER

Toler, Pamela D.

Summary: "From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, Women Warrior reclaims lost stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor, debunking the pervasive claim that women do not, and should not, fight"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 TOL

Rezaian, Jason

Summary: In July 2014, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian police, accused of spying for America. The charges were absurd. Rezaian's reporting was a mix of human interest stories and political analysis. He had even served as a guide for Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown. Initially, Rezaian thought the whole thing was a terrible misunderstanding, but soon realized...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B REZAIAN REZ

Summary: "Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life is a stunning collection of essays, photographs, and ephemera celebrating Billy Strayhorn, one of the most significant yet under-appreciated contributors to 20th century American music. Released in commemoration of Strayhorn's centennial, this luxurious coffee-table book offers intimate details of the composer's life from musicians, scholars, and Strayhorn's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bolden an Agate Imprint 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STRAYHORN, BILLY STR

Ellsberg, Robert

Summary: This praised and best-selling daily reader presents short, comprehensive biographies of 365 saints and spiritual masters from Christianity and other faith traditions, including Mary Magdalene, Therese of Lisieux, Thomas Aquinas, Mother Teresa, Moses, Martin Luther, and Gandhi.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crossroad Pub. Co. 1997

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Hood, Ann

Summary: In this warm collection of personal essays and recipes, best-selling author Ann Hood nourishes both our bodies and our souls. From her Italian American childhood through singlehood, raising and feeding a growing family, divorce, and a new marriage to food writer Michael Ruhlman, Ann Hood has long appreciated the power of a good meal. Growing up, she tasted love in her grandmother's tomato sauce...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B HOOD HOO

Jensen, Jamie.

Summary: The official tie-in to the Grateful Dead's landmark 1990 world tour--and a chronicle of 25 years with one of rock's longest-living legends. This oversize, fully illustrated book, which includes more than 120 spectacular 4-color photographs, pays homage to the band and their fans--known as "Deadheads"--a unique treasury reflecting on the rock & roll life of an incredible band.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plume Book 1990

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.42 JEN

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

Troy, Sandy.

Summary: "Captain Trips depicts the life, work, and philosophy of this nonconformist rock legend, counterculture hero, and symbol of the Sixties. It contains exclusive interviews with Phil Lesh, David Nelson, Rock Scully, Jorma Kaukonen, Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia (Jerry's second wife and perhaps closest friend), Jerry himself, and many others. As lead guitarist of the Dead, Garcia has played before...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thunder's Mouth Press 1994

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Cahill, Thomas.

Summary: Relates the life of an African American inmate, sentenced to death for taking part in a robbery in which a victim was killed, and for whom opponents of the death penalty spent twelve years unsuccessfuly trying to have the case reviewed and his sentence overturned.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GREEN, DOMINIQUE CAH

Felt, Hali.

Summary: "Until Marie Tharp's ground-breaking work in the 1950s, the floor of the ocean was a mystery--then, as now, we knew less about the ocean than we did about outer space. In a time when women in the scientific community were routinely dismissed, Marie's work changed our understanding of the earth's geologic evolution. While her partner, Bruce Heezen, went on expeditions to collect soundings...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THARP, MARIE FEL

Summary: "This volume contains data abstracted from Maryland histories that name immigrant ancestors, and in most cases provides information on at least one generation in America. Many entries give family residence in the old country."--Page [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heritage Books 2007

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R GEN 929.3752 REA

Summary: "A comprehensive biography of the life of artist-poet Kahlil Gibran and his development as an artist transcending geographical boundaries of East and West--includes many rare photographs and images of his work"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Interlink Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GIBRAN, KHALIL G. GIB

Summary: Did you know that James Monroe was the first president to appear without a wig in public? Or that George W. Bush appointed the first African-American secretary of state? Presidents of the United States invites the reader inside the White House to discover fascinating facts about the U.S. commanders-in-chief-their origins, accomplishments, and place in history-as told through famous quotes,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liberty Street, an imprint of Time Inc. Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.099 CUT

Abrams, Dan

Summary: At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln was hired to defend him. This was to be his last great case as a lawyer. The case posed painful personal challenges for Lincoln. The murder victim had trained for the law in his office, and Lincoln had been his friend and his mentor. His accused killer,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.7 ABR

Abrams, Jeanne E.

Summary: How the three inaugural First Ladies defined the role for future generations, and carved a space for women in AmericaAmerica's first First Ladies--Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolley Madison--had the challenging task of playing a pivotal role in defining the nature of the American presidency to a fledgling nation and to the world. In First Ladies of the Republic, Jeanne Abrams breaks...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 ARB

Ackroyd, Peter

Summary: "Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. Afraid to leave his bedroom, he would plan great voyages, using railway timetables to plot an exact imaginary route across Europe. So how did this fearful figure become the one of the most respected film directors of the twentieth...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HITCHCOCK, ALFRED ACK

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B HITCHCOCK ACK

Alkire, Jessie

Summary: "Meet Scott Kelly, who lived for a year in space! Follow Kelly's story as he moves from a career as a volunteer Emergency Medical technician to his service in the United States Navy and on to NASA where, with his identical twin brother Mark, spent one year on the International Space Station and part of the Twins Study. Infographics, historic photos, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Checkerboard Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

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

Alkire, Jessie.

Summary: "Meet Buzz Aldrin, part of the first moon landing! Follow Aldrin's story as he graduates from West Point, served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, develops a rendezvous program for the Gemini and Apollo missions, and flies to the moon on the Apollo 11 mission. Infographics, historic photos, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of this topic. Additional features...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Checkerboard Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

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

Baird, Julia (Julia Woodlands)

Summary: A magnificent biography of Queen Victoria by International New York Times columnist Julia Baird. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, 'Victoria: The Queen' is a stunning new portrait of the real woman behind the myth - a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience. When Victoria was born, in 1819, the world was a very different place. Revolution would...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Bishop, Patrick (Patrick Joseph)

Summary: "One of Britain's most renowned military historians revisits the death of Zionist leader Avraham Stern-- head of Israel's notorious Stern Gang-- at the hand of a British policeman during WW II"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956 BIS

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