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Burns, Anna

Summary: In Northern Ireland during the Troubles of the 1970s, an unnamed narrator finds herself targeted by a high-ranking dissident known as Milkman.

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2018

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Lawhon, Ariel

Summary: In this "historical suspense, Ariel Lawhon unravels the extraordinary twists and turns in Anna Anderson's 50-year battle to be recognized as Anastasia Romanov. Is she the Russian Grand Duchess, a beloved daughter and revered icon, or is she an imposter, the thief of another woman's legacy?"--

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION LAWHON

Jefferson, Marci.

Summary: "In 1660, the Restoration of Stuart Monarchy in England returns Frances Stuart and her family to favor. Frances discards threadbare gowns and goes to gilded Fontainebleau Palace, where she soon catches the Sun King's eye. But Frances is no ordinary court beauty--she has Stuart secrets to keep and her family to protect. King Louis XIV turns vengeful when she rejects his offer to become his...

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Jeffer

McLain, Paula

Summary: "In 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in the devastating conflict. It's the adventure she's been looking for and her chance to prove herself a worthy journalist in a field dominated by men. But she also finds herself unexpectedly--and...

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION McLain

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.

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION GREG

Notaro, Laurie.

Summary: In 1927, three women, including the daughter of an earl, a former cigar girl-turned-society darling, and a beauty pageant contestant, all vie to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic.

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CD-BK FICTION NOTARO

Potzsch, Oliver.

Summary: Germany, 1659: When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play in his small Bavarian town. Whispers and dark memories of witch trials and the women burned at stake just seventy years earlier still haunt the streets of Schongau. When more children disappear and an orphan boy is...

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY Potzsch

Goodwin, Doris Kearns

Summary: "In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration into the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership. Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the man make the times or do the times make the...

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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Kirk, David

Summary: Continues the saga of Musashi Miyamoto, the greatest swordsman in Japanese history, as he journeys to the ancient city of Kyoto to fight for his life and his ideas.

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Kirk

Rogerson, Barnaby.

Contents: The crusader prince of Portugal : Henry the Navigator, 1415-60 -- The Navigator's nephew : King Alfonso the African, 1455-81, and King John II, 1481-95 -- The Great Eagle : Mehmet the Conqueror of Constantinople, 1450-80 -- Reconquista : the Crusade of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile against Muslim Granada, 1480-1510 -- Barbarossa : the emergence of the Muslim corsairs, 1480-1510 --...

Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.015 Roger

Downing, David

Summary: "Spring 1915. As the Great War burns its way across Europe, Jack McColl, a spy for His Majesty's Navy, is stationed in India, charged with defending the Empire against Bengali terrorists and their German allies. In England, meanwhile, suffragette journalist Caitlin Hanley begins the business of rebuilding her life after the execution of her brother, an Irish republican sympathizer whose plot...

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Down

Mandela, Nelson

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010

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

Carter, Miranda

Summary: Draws on correspondence and diaries to trace the parallel stories of William II of Germany, George V of Britain, and Nicholas II of Russia, who at the onset of World War I wrongly counted on their family relationship to safeguard European interests.

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.311 Cart

Sides, Hampton.

Contents: Prologue: Hoofbeats -- THE NEW MEN: Jumping off -- The glittering world -- The army of the West -- Singing grass -- Blue Bead Mountain -- Who is James K. Polk? -- What a wild life! -- The ruling hand of providence -- The pathfinder -- When the land is sick -- The un-Alamo -- We will correct all this -- Narbona Pass -- The uninvaded silence -- On the altar of the country -- A perfect butchery --...

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.02 Sides

Conkling, Winifred

Contents: "The most beautiful experiment in the world?" -- Little queen and the other baby -- On the battlefields -- Dr. and Mrs. -- Right on time -- Lost and found -- A lab of her own -- Radium: treatment or toxin? -- Heavy metals -- Fleeing Hitler's Germany -- Eureka! the discovery of fission -- Chain reaction: research on fission goes global -- War -- Overlooked -- Afterward: physicists, pacifists,...

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 539.75 Conk

Carey, Edward

Summary: In 1761 a tiny, odd-looking girl named Marie is born in a village in Switzerland. After the death of her parents, she is apprenticed to an eccentric wax sculptor and whisked off to the seamy streets of Paris, where they meet a domineering widow and her quiet, pale son. Together, they convert an abandoned monkey house into an exhibition hall for wax heads, and the spectacle becomes a sensation....

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2018

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Keneally, Thomas.

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 994.02 Ken

Vuillard, ©ric

Summary: "February 20, 1933: on an unremarkable day during a harsh Berlin winter, a meeting of twenty-four German captains of industry and senior Nazi dignitaries is being held in secret in the plush lounges of the Reichstag. They are there to "stump up" funding for the accession to power of the National Socialist Party and its fearsome Chancellor. This inaugural scene sets the tone of consent which...

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION VUILLARD

Scott, Michael

Summary: With Scatty, Joan of Arc, Saint Germain, Palamedes, and Shakespeare all in Danu Talis, Sophie is on her own with the ever-weakening Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel. She must depend on Niten to help her find an immortal to teach her Earth Magic. The surprise is that she will find her teacher in the most ordinary of places.

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2011

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1 available in Young Adult Audiobooks, Call number: Y CD-BOOK Scott

Scott, Michael

Summary: While armies of the Shadowrealms gather and Machiavelli goes to Alcatraz to kill Perenelle Flamel, fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh Newman accompany the Alchemist to England to seek Gilgamesh.

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2009

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1 available in Young Adult Audiobooks, Call number: Y CD-BOOK Scott

Vincent, Lynn

Summary: "Based on years of original research and new reporting, two acclaimed authors deliver the riveting and emotionally wrenching full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history: the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II--and the fifty-year fight to exonerate the captain after a wrongful court martial."--Provided by publisher.

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: 940.54 Vincent 2018

Reilly, Matthew

Summary: When the feared sultan of the mid-16th-century Ottoman Empire issues a chess tournament challenge to European royals, a young Elizabeth I accompanies England's champion, only to witness a brutal murder amid dangerous court machinations.

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Reill

Abbott, Karen

Summary: "The never-before-told story of four real-life women who risked everything to take on a life of espionage during the Civil War"--Provided by publisher.

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.785 Abbott

Summary: "They were charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute, and, at times, arrogant, vengeful and reckless. For hundreds of years, Native American leaders from Massasoit, Tecumseh, and Tenskwatawa, to Major Ridge, Geronimo, and Fools Crow valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture. Sometimes, their strategies...

Publisher / Publication Date: [Distributed by] PBS Home Video 2009

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD 970 PBK