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Olson, Lynne

Summary: "The little-known story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II ... In 1941 a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast intelligence organization--the only woman to serve as a chef de résistance during the war. Strong-willed,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.548 Olson 2019

Purnell, Sonia

Summary: "The never-before-told story of one woman's heroism that changed the course of the Second World War In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." This spy was Virginia Hall, a young American woman--rejected from the foreign service because of her gender and her prosthetic leg--who talked her way into the spy...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Purnell 2019

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 920 She

Kershaw, Alex.

Summary: "The best-selling author of The Liberator brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during the Second World War. The leafy Avenue de Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris's hotbed of daring spies, murderous secret police, amoral informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when American...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.534 Kersha

Mayle, Peter

Summary: "The beloved author Peter Mayle, champion of all things Provence, here in a final volume of all new writing, offers vivid recollections from his twenty-five years in the South of France--lessons learned, culinary delights enjoyed, and changes observed. Twenty-five years ago, Peter Mayle and his wife, Jennie, were rained out of a planned two weeks on the Cô̂te d'Azur. In search of sunlight,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 944.9 Mayle 2018

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Sancton, Thomas (Thomas Alexander)

Summary: "Was the world's wealthiest woman--Liliane Bettencourt--heir to an estimated thirty-six-billion-dollar L'Oreal fortune, the victim of a con man? Or were her own family the real villains? This riveting narrative tells the real-life, shocking story behind the cause celebre that has captivated both France and the world. Liliane Bettencourt is the world's richest woman and the eleventh wealthiest...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.7 Sanct

Sergueiew, Lily.

Summary: "During World War II Nathalie 'Lily' Sergueiew, a woman of mystery, confidently seduced the German Intelligence Service into employing her as a spy against their British enemy. Her diary chronicles her months-long journey to becoming a double agent for the British under the code name Treasure"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 Sergueiew 2019

Ridley, Glynis.

Summary: In a deeply researched and engagingly written narrative of science, adventure, love, and an unprecedented voyage of discovery, Ridley reveals the true story of Jeanne Baret, the first woman to circumnavigate the globe.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 910.4092 Ridl

Macintyre, Ben

Summary: Recounts the story of the six double agents--Bronx, Brutus, Treasure, Tricycle, Garbo, and a shadowy sixth spy whose heroic sacrifice is revealed here for the first time--who would weave a web of deception so intricate that it ensnared Hitler's army and helped to carry thousands of troops across the Channel in safety on 6 June 1944, D-Day.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.542 MacInt

MacNeal, Susan Elia

Summary: "American-born spy and code-breaker extraordinaire Maggie Hope secretly navigates Nazi-occupied France to find two brave women during the darkest days of World War II in the latest novel in this New York Times bestselling series--"a treat for WWII buffs and mystery lovers alike." (Booklist, on The Prime Minister's Secret Agent) Maggie Hope has come a long way since serving as a typist for...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Chaney, Lisa.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2011

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

Summary: Season two follows Queen Elizabeth through the late 1950s and early '60s as she struggles to navigate a world that's changing around her. She must face the challenges of a new era, from the Suez Canal crisis to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, while preserving both the monarchy and her marriage.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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Bard, Elizabeth.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2010

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

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,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 539.75 Conk

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 629.4 Shett

Philp, Drew

Summary: "A young writer's sincere search (with his dog) for an authentic life--buying a ruined house in Detroit for $500, fixing it up nail by nail, and, in the process, participating in the grassroots rebirth of the city itself."--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Philip 2018

Saslow, Eli

Summary: "From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a powerful account of Derek Black's journey from white supremacist hero to apostle of tolerance"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.540 Saslow 2018

Contents: pt. 1. Fighting for my rights : one SNCC woman's experience, 1961-1964 -- pt. 2. Entering troubled waters : sit-ins, the founding of SNCC, and the freedom rides, 1960-1963 -- pt. 3. Movement leaning posts : the heart and soul of the southwest Georgia movement, 1961-1963 -- pt. 4. Standing tall : the southwest Georgia movement, 1962-1963 -- pt. 5. Get on board : the Mississippi movement through...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Illinois Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.433 Hols

Franken, Al

Summary: The Harvard-educated comedian, talk-show host, and U.S. Senator chronicles the story of his unlikely senatorial campaign, detailing the ensuing months-long recount and what his service has taught him about America's deeply polarized political culture.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 328.7 Frank

Houston, Pam

Summary: "'How do we become who we are in the world? We ask the world to teach us,' Pam Houston writes. On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, this beloved writer learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below, and lightning sparks a 110,000-acre wildfire, threatening her...

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

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Summary: Jean Renoir, son of the Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste, returns home in the summer of 1915 to Southern France after being wounded in World War I and meets a young woman who inspires both himself and his father.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Film Company 2013

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Renoir

Harris, Robert

Summary: A tale inspired by the infamous Dreyfus Affair finds Georges Picquart, the recently promoted head of Paris' late-nineteenth-century counterespionage agency, leading the effort to convict Dreyfus only to succumb to gradual doubts that a high-level spy remains at large in the military.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Harris

Paxson, Margaret

Summary: "During World War II, French villagers offered safe harbor to countless strangers - mostly children - as they fled for their lives. The same place offers refuge to migrants today. Why?"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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