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Moore, Wes

Summary: "When Freddie Gray was arrested for possessing an 'illegal knife' in April 2015, he was, by eyewitness accounts that video evidence later confirmed, treated 'roughly' as police loaded him into a vehicle. By the end of his trip in the police van, Gray wasin a coma he would never recover from. In the wake of a long history of police abuse in Baltimore, this killing felt like a final straw--it led...

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Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2020

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Summary: A look at the drug scene in Baltimore through the eyes of the dealers, cops, and users.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2008

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Wire Season 5

Lippman, Laura

Summary: In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know--everyone, that is, except Madeline "Maddie" Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she's bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful life. Maddie wants to matter, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing...

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2019

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY Lippm

Summary: Follows a single sprawling drug investigation in Baltimore, against the backdrop of the mayor's reelection campaign. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2007

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Wire Season 4

Booker, Sheri

Summary: "Six Feet Under" meets The Wire in a dazzling and darkly comic memoir about coming-of-age in a black funeral home in Baltimore. Sheri Booker was only fifteen years old when she started working at Wylie Funeral Home in West Baltimore. She had no idea that her summer job would become nine years of immersion in a hidden world. Reeling from the death of her beloved great aunt, she found comfort in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Booker

Summary: On Christmas Eve, psychologist Marcia Fieldstone asks her radio audience to share their dreams for the holiday season. Eight-year-old Jonah calls in from Seattle, with a wish for his dad to find a new wife. Mom died a year-and-a-half ago. Baltimore Sun reporter Annie Reed also hears the broadcast, when Jonah's architect father Sam gets on the air. Sam talks about the magical moment he met his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tri-Star Pictures 2003

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Sleep

Vogel, Steve

Contents: Prelude: I See Nothing Else Left -- How Do You Like the War Now? -- Laid in Ashes -- The British Invasion -- What the Devil Will They Do Here? -- Be It So, We Will Proceed -- The Enemy in Bladensburg! -- The Battle for Washington -- A Spectacle Terrible and Magnificent -- They Feel Strongly the Disgrace -- Times Truly Awful -- The Arrogant Foe -- The Mission of Francis Scott Key -- The Town...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.522 Vogel

Meltzer, Brad

Summary: "The bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy, which covers the secret plot against George Washington, now turn their attention to a little-known, but true story about a failed assassination attempt on President Lincoln Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the original conspiracy to kill him four years earlier in 1861, literally on his way...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7092 Meltzer 2020

Summary: Chronicles a multi-generational family business dealing illegal drugs and the efforts of the Baltimore police to curb their trade, draws parallels between these organizations and the men and women on either side of the battle.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2005

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Wire Season 2

Tyler, Anne

Summary: Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother, yet the prospect is dimming. So, when Willa receives a phone call from a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Random House 2018

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK FICTION Tyler

Summary: Follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2004

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Wire Season 1

Tyler, Anne

Summary: Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother, yet the prospect is dimming. So, when Willa receives a phone call from a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Tyler

Summary: The heat is on in Baltimore. The drug war is being lost, bodies are piling up, and a desperate mayor wants the tide turned before the election. But no matter how hard McNulty and the detail try, the dealers always seem to be one step ahead of the game.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2006

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Wire Season 3

Maraniss, David.

Summary: "As David Maraniss captures it with power and affection, Detroit summed up America's path to music and prosperity that was already past history. It's 1963 and Detroit is on top of the world. The city's leaders are among the most visionary in America: Grandson of the first Ford; Henry Ford II; influential labor leader Walter Reuther; Motown's founder Berry Gordy; the Reverend C.L. Franklin and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 977.434 Maran

Summary: "In the summer of 1967, Detroit experienced one of the worst racially charged civil disturbances in United States history. Years of frustration generated by entrenched and institutionalized racism boiled over late on a hot July night. In an event that has been called a 'riot, ' 'rebellion, ' 'uprising, ' and 'insurrection, ' thousands of people took to the streets for several days of vandalism,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 303.6 Stone 2018

Makos, Adam.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.544 Makos

Carley, Rachel

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.568 Carle

Kiernan, Denise

Summary: Documents the story of the Gilded Age mansion Biltmore, tracing George Vanderbilt's construction of his European-style estate and the efforts of his bride, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser, to become its protector in the face of changing fortunes and times.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 KIERN 2017

Summary: On January 21, 2017, the day after Donald J. Trump's inauguration, more than three million marchers of all ages and walks of life took to the streets as part of the largest protest in American history. In red states and blue states, in small towns and major urban centers, from Boise to Boston, Bangkok to Buenos Aires, people from eighty-two countries -- on all seven continents -- rose up in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 TOG 2018

English, Karen

Summary: "In the summer of 1965, Sophie's family becomes the first African Americans to move into their upper middle-class neighborhood in Los Angeles. When riots erupt in nearby Watts, she learns that life and her own place in it are a lot more complicated than they had seemed"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FICTION Eng

Biden, Joseph R.

Summary: ""Promise me, Dad," Beau had told his father. "Give me your word that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right." Joe Biden gave him his word. Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, which would be the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden's extraordinary life and career. Vice President Biden traveled more than a hundred thousand miles that year, across the world,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.932 Biden

Oswald, Vanessa

Contents: Marching for change -- The fight for civil rights -- Battle for voting rights in Selma -- Bloody Sunday and the challenges ahead -- A successful march to Montgomery -- Voting rights for all.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 323.11 Oswald 2018

Imani, Blair

Summary: "A powerful illustrated history of the Great Migration and its sweeping impact on Black and American culture, from Reconstruction to the rise of hip hop. Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the South and spread across the nation in search of a better life--a migration that sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes in twentieth-century America....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 973.9 Imani

Summary: Master documentary filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. A journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2017

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD I Am Not

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