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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2011

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2013

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

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Remnant Publications 2016

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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bolden an Agate Imprint 2015

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

Anderson, Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie)

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Summary: "Meet the man behind the board games: Milton Bradley. Born in Maine in 1836, Milton Bradley moved with his family to the working-class city of Lowell, Massachusetts, at age 11. His early life consisted of several highs and lows, from graduating high school and attending Harvard to getting laid off and losing his first wife. These experiences gave Bradley the idea for his first board game: The...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crossroad Pub. Co. 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 242 ELL

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...

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

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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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GARCIA, JERRY TRO

McCain, John

Summary: A history of Americans at war, told through the personal accounts of thirteen remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War of 1776 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. You'll meet Joseph Plumb Martin, who at the tender age of fifteen fought in the Revolutionary War; Charles Black, a freeborn African American sailor in the War of 1812; and Sam...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP 355 MCC

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...

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

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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...

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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: From the top of Everest to the deepest recesses of previously unexplored caves, from the heart of the sea to the far reaches of space, African American explorers and adventurers have helped chart the unknown, push the boundaries of the frontier, scale the heights, and shoot for the stars. With profiles of courageous and pioneering figures like Arctic explorer Matthew Alexander Henson, the Lewis...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2018

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

Summary: In a unique collaboration with photographer and educator Wendy Ewald, eighteen immigrant teenagers create an alphabet defining their experiences in pictures and words. Wendy helped the teenagers pose for and design the photographs, interviewing them along the way about their own journeys and perspectives. America Border Culture Dreamer presents Wendy and the students' poignant and powerful...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.23 EWA

Summary: No Grateful Dead fan will be able to resist Goin' Down the Road. Here is the history of the band, as revealed in interviews with Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and Robert Hunter, among others; memories of the band's early days; a tribute to beat hero Neal Cassady, a defining influence on the band; background on the traditional and blues songs the Dead cover in their shows; and descriptions of their...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harmony Books 1992

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

Summary: "In The Hardmen the writers behind cycling superblog Velominati.com and The Rules will tell the stories and illuminate the myths of not just the greatest cyclists ever, but the toughest. From Eddy Merckx to Beryl Burton, and from Marianne Vos to Edwig Van Hooydonk, the book will lay bare the secrets of their extraordinary and inspirational endurance in the face of pain, danger and disaster....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2017

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Summary: Who was? series offers a detailed account of a famous figure's life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 609.2 SCI

Summary: "A collection of essays from today's most acclaimed authors--from Cheryl Strayed to Roxane Gay to Jennifer Weiner, Alexander Chee, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen--on the realities of making a living in the writing world. In the literary world, the debate around writing and commerce often begs us to take sides: either writers should be paid for everything they do or writers should just pay...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808 SCR

Summary: Surviving Cancer: Our Voices and Choices is a compilation of 70 voices belonging to survivors and a "cancer team" of doctors, social workers, cancer organization leaders, and other professionals directly involved in assisting cancer patients. These voices represent a variety of ages and cultures, and come from America, Canada, Cambodia, Israel, and India. Each voice holds a vast array of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: WWH Press 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.994 SUR

Aitkenhead, Decca

Summary: "A beautifully written, breathtakingly honest, unsentimental, and profound memoir from one of the UK's most popular journalists. On a hot, still morning on a beautiful beach in Jamaica, Decca Aitkenhead's life changed forever. Her four-year-old son was paddling peacefully at the water's edge when a wave pulled him out to sea. Her partner, Tony, swam out and saved their son's life--then drowned...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 AITKENHEAD, DECCA AIT

Allen, Susan.

Summary: This picture book for young readers looks at our fortieth president's fascinating life, from his humble beginnings as the son of a shoe salesman, to his years in Hollywood, his service in WWII, his life as a rancher, and the culmination of his political career in the Oval Office.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Regnery Kids, an imprint of Regnery Publishing, Inc. 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB REAGAN ALL

Anderson, Robert Charles

Contents: Structure of the great migration -- Narrative of the Winthrop migration -- Structure of the Winthrop migration -- Overview -- Genealogical sketches.

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Publisher / Publication Date: New England Historic Genealogical Society, Great Migration Study Project 2012

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.341 Anderson

Atwood, Kathryn J.

Summary: One of just a handful of women reporting on the Vietnam War, Kate Webb was captured by North Vietnamese troops and presumed dead--until she emerged from the jungle waving a piece of white parachute material after 23 days in captivity. Le Ly Hayslip enjoyed a peaceful early childhood in a Vietnamese farming village before war changed her life forever. Brutalized by all sides, she escaped to the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press Incorporated 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 920 ATW

Bannos, Pamela

Summary: Who was Vivian Maier? Many people know her as the reclusive Chicago nanny who wandered the city for decades, constantly snapping photographs, which were unseen until they were discovered in a seemingly abandoned storage locker. They revealed her to be an inadvertent master of twentieth-century American street photography. Not long after, the news broke that Maier had recently died and had no...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Chicago Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MAIER, VIVIAN BAN

Bardoe, Cheryl

Summary: "A biography of Sophie Germain, who grew up during the French Revolution and followed her dream of studying mathematics, becoming the first woman to win a grand prize from the Royal Academy of Sciences and changing the world with her discoveries"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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