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Labatut, Benjam©Ưn

Summary: "When We Cease to Understand the World is a book about the complicated links between scientific and mathematical discovery, madness, and destruction. Fritz Haber, Alexander Grothendieck, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger—these are some of luminaries into whose troubled lives Benjamín Labatut thrusts the reader, showing us how they grappled with the most profound questions of existence. They...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York Review Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 863 LABATUT

Matteson, John

Summary: "Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Matteson illuminates three harrowing months of the Civil War and their ineradicable legacy for America. In December 1862, the Battle of Fredericksburg shattered Union forces and threatened to break apart Abraham Lincoln's government. Five extraordinary individuals experienced Fredericksburg's cataclysmic repercussions - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Walt...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 MATTESON

Roberts, Cokie

Summary: Brief portraits of women from the period of the Revolution and early United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.3 ROBERTS

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 920.72 CLINTON

Hambly, Barbara.

Summary: The triumphs and turmoil of early America are revealed through fictional portraits of four women--Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Sally Hemings, and Dolley Madison--who played key roles during four presidential administrations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION HAMBLY

Russell, Mary Doria

Summary: A forty-year-old schoolteacher from Ohio still reeling from the tragedies of the Great War and the influenza epidemic comes into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip of a lifetime to Egypt and the Holy Land. Arriving at the Semiramis Hotel, site of the 1921 Cairo Peace Conference, she meets Winston Churchill, T. E. Lawrence, and Lady Gertrude Bell. With her plainspoken American...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION RUSSELL

Russell, Mary Doria

Summary: A forty-year-old schoolteacher from Ohio, Agnes has come into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip of a lifetime to Egypt. Arriving at the Semiramis Hotel just as the 1921 Peace Conference convenes, there historic luminaries invent the nations of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan. As Agnes observes the tumultuous inner workings of nation-building, she is drawn more and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2008

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1 available in CD, Call number: CD ADULT 451

Gregory, Philippa.

Summary: A fictional portrait of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I follows the young queen as she copes with intrigues aimed at placing Mary, Queen of Scots, on the British throne, and her passion for the traitorous Robert Dudley.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION GREGORY

Saunders, George

Summary: "In A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, George Saunders guides the reader through seven classic Russian short stories he's been teaching for twenty years as a professor in the prestigious Syracuse University graduate MFA creative writing program. Paired with stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, these essays are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it's more...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 891.708 SAUNDERS

Russell, Mary Doria

Summary: "In July 1913, twenty-five-year-old Annie Clements had seen enough of the world to know that it was unfair. She's spent her whole life in the coal-mining town of Calumet, Michigan where men risk their lives for meager salaries--and had barely enough to put food on the table and clothes on their backs. The women labor in the houses of the elite, and send their husbands and sons deep underground...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2019

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MICH FICTION RUSSELL

Fried, Hedi

Summary: Hédi, a young Jewish girl, spends her days playing with her best friend and their dogs until Adolf Hitler's soldiers take Hédi's family away, while her dog, Bodri, awaits their return.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy Collection, Call number: JE FRIED

Summary: Performances of Shakespeare's "Richard III", performed by German theatre company: Schaubuhne Berlin, directed by Thomas Ostermeier, music by Nils Ostendorf, cast listed are: Thomas Bading, Robert Beyer, Lars Eidinger, Christoph Gawenda, Moritz Gottwald, Jenny Konig, Laurenz Laufenberg, Eva Meckbach David Ruland and Thomas Witte.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Naxos DVD 2017

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1 available in DVD, Call number: DVD ADULT 1528

Gregory, Philippa.

Summary: In 1553, Hannah Green, a young Jewish girl, flees to London to escape the Spanish Inquisition and catches the attention of Robert Dudley, who plans to use her talents for observation and second sight.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION GREGORY

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk

Summary: After escaping a slave labor camp, Luka joins an underground resistance in the fight against the Nazis and the Soviets, but he has two overriding goals--reunite with Lida, who was a friend in the labor camp, and make it back to his home in Ukraine.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION SKRYPUCH

McNees, Kelly O'Connor.

Summary: The beloved author begins a love affair that would threaten her writing career-- and inspire the story of Jo and Laurie in "Little Women."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION MCNEES

Vreeland, Susan.

Summary: Louis Comfort Tiffany staffs his studio with female artisans--a decision that protects him from strikes by the all-male union--but refuses to employ women who are married. Lucky for him, Clara Driscoll's romantic misfortunes insure that she can continue to craft the jewel-toned glass windows and lamps that catch both her eye and her imagination.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION VREELAND

Chiaverini, Jennifer

Summary: Inspired by actual events, this novel offers a fascinating account of a crucial but little-remembered moment in American history that follows three courageous women who bravely risked their lives and liberty in the fight to win the vote.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LARGE PRINT FICTION CHIAVERINI

Kingsnorth, Paul

Summary: After his sons are killed at the Battle of Hastings and his family and farm are destroyed by the Norman invaders, Buccmaster leads a group of fighters on a quest of revenge.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION KINGSNORTH

Chase, Ella March.

Summary: "Sixteen-year-old Jane Grey is a quiet and obedient young lady destined to become the shortest reigning English monarch. Her beautiful middle sister Katherine Grey charms all the right people--until loyalties shift. And finally Lady Mary Grey, a dwarf with a twisted spine whose goal is simply to protect people she loves--but at a terrible cost. In an age in which begetting sons was all that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Paperbacks 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION CHASE

Lacy, Al

Summary: "Wings of the Wind" Battle of Antietam. Early in his life, tragedy and hardship caused young Hunter McGuire to lose everyone he loved: his parents, his little sister, his best friend. Years later, Dr. Hunter McGuire grieves once again after being separated from the young nursing student who has stolen his heart.This time, however, a tender reunion takes place after Jodie returns unexpectedly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Multnomah Publishers 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION LACY

Benjamin, Melanie

Summary: Of all the glamorous stars of New York high society, none blazes brighter than Babe Paley and her friends, the alluring socialite Swans. But beneath this elegantly composed exterior dwells a passionate woman, desperately longing for true love and connection. Enter Truman Capote. Through Babe, Truman gains unparalleled access to the scandal and gossip of Babe's powerful circle. Babe never...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION BENJAMIN

Gregory, Philippa.

Summary: After her husband and his sister Anne Boleyn lose their heads, Jane Boleyn returns to advise Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's fourth wife. Freed from her brother's oppression, Anne wants to be a good wife and queen, but soon discovers she's traded one tyrant for another. And when the queen's stunning 15-year-old attendant enters the royal palace, her charms turn the king's head and give his aging...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books Production 2006

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1 available in CD, Call number: CD ADULT 320

Theule, Larissa

Summary: "Inspired by a true story, Kafka and the Doll recounts a remarkable gesture of kindness from one of the world's most bewildering and iconic writers. In the fall of 1923, Franz Kafka encountered a distraught little girl on a walk in the park. She'd lost her doll and was inconsolable. Kafka told her the doll wasn't lost, but instead, traveling the world and having grand adventures! And to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy Collection, Call number: JE THEULE

Selznick, Brian.

Summary: When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2007

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION SELZNICK

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