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Television series of the 1970s : essential facts and quirky details

New Nonfiction - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 03:48
by Terrace, Vincent, 1948-
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.
xii, 241 pages 24 cm
Books
Call Number 791.45 TER

Whereas : poems

New Nonfiction - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 03:48
by Dunn, Stephen, 1939-
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company, [2016] ©2017
xi, 61 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number 811.54 DUN

Small great things : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 15:46
by Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2016]
First edition.
470 pages : 25 cm.
Books
Call Number F PIC
Summary "Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy's counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family--especially her teenage son--as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust, and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others--and themselves--might be wrong."--

Diabetic living.

Magazines - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:46
Publisher Meredith Corp., 2004-
v. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Magazines/Serials Other
Call Number XX SPR 2016

Illinois State Genealogical Society quarterly.

Magazines - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:46
by Illinois State Genealogical Society.
Publisher The Society, 1969
v. ; 27 cm.
Magazines/Serials Other
Call Number XX(493448.1) WIN 2016

Teen Vogue.

Magazines - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:46
Publisher Condé Nast Publications, 2001-
v. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Magazines/Serials Other
Call Number XX SEP 2016

The darkness [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 03:45
by McLean, Greg,
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (93 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number HORROR DAR
Summary As a family returns home from vacation at the Grand Canyon, they innocently bring home a supernatural force that preys off their own fears and vulnerabilities, threatening to destroy them from within, while consuming their lives with terrifying consequences.

As time goes by

New Adult Fiction - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 18:44
by Carlson, Melody,
Publisher WhiteFire Publishing, [2017]
312 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F CAR
Summary In 1942 San Francisco, war has touched every part of the Mulligans lives. With their brother killed at Pearl Harbor, their father recovering from tuberculosis, and their eldest sister a nurse in the Army, those at home are left to keep on, wondering if it's possible to thrive...or only to survive. Pragmatic Margaret struggles with the gap between the dreams she d always fostered of married life and the reality of having a husband an ocean away combined with the concerns for the family store in uncertain times. Colleen has always been considered the superficial sister, but when a chance at her dream of Hollywood makes her second-guess her hopes and tragedy shakes her to her core, her family sees a side of her they never expected. Molly, always the hopeful one, dedicates herself fully to the war effort at home--but can all the optimism in the world guard her against harsh reality? Who can she talk to when troubles come? Each of the Mulligan sisters must do her part to keep the family going and each must find her own new place as the world shifts under their feet and time goes by.

In the valley of the sun : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 18:44
by Davidson, Andy, 1978-
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, 2017.
First Edition.
376 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F DAV
Summary "One night in 1980, a man becomes a monster. Haunted by his past, Travis Stillwell spends his nights searching out women in West Texas honky-tonks. What he does with them doesn't make him proud, just quiets the demons for a little while. But after Travis crosses paths one night with a mysterious pale-skinned girl, he wakes weak and bloodied in his cabover camper the next morning-with no sign of a girl, no memory of the night before. Annabelle Gaskin spies the camper parked behind her motel and offers the cowboy a few odd jobs to pay his board. Travis takes her up on the offer, if only to buy time, to lay low and heal. By day, he mends the old motel, insinuating himself into the lives of Annabelle and her ten-year-old son. By night, in the cave of his camper, he fights an unspeakable hunger. Before long, Annabelle and her boy come to realize that this strange cowboy is not what he seems. Half a state away, a grizzled Texas Ranger is hunting Travis for his past misdeeds, but what he finds will lead him to a revelation far more monstrous. A man of the law, he'll have to decide how far into the darkness he'll go for the sake of justice. When these lives converge on a dusty autumn night, an old evil will find new life-and new blood"--

The haunting of Thores-Cross : a Yorkshire ghost story

New Adult Fiction - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 18:44
by Perkins, Karen (Karen A.),
Publisher LionheART Publishing House, [2016]
269 pages ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number F PER

Once upon a dream : a twisted tale

New YA Books - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:44
by Braswell, Liz,
Publisher Disney Press, 2017. ©2016
First paperback edition.
449 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number YA F BRA
Summary In an alternate take on the classic fairy tale, the prince falls asleep and Aurora must escape the magical world created in her own dreams.

Testimony [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:44
by Turow, Scott,
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2017].
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (approximately 13 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F TUR
Summary "Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he thought was important to him: his career, his wife, Kindle County, even his country. Still, when he is tapped to examine the disappearance of an entire Gypsy refugee camp--unsolved for ten years--he feels drawn to what will become the most elusive case of his career. In order to uncover what happened during the apocalyptic chaos after the Bosnian War, Boom must navigate a host of suspects ranging from Serb paramilitaries to organized crime gangs to the U.S. government, while also maneuvering among the alliances and treacheries of those connected to the case: Morgan Merriwell, a disgraced U.S. Major General; Ferko Rincic, the massacre's sole survivor; and Esma Czarni, an alluring barrister with secrets to protect. A master of the legal thriller, Scott Turow has returned with his most irresistibly confounding and satisfying novel yet"--

Buffering : unshared tales of a life fully loaded

New Nonfiction - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:44
by Hart, Hannah, 1986-
Publisher Dey St., [2016] ©2016
First edition.
xiii, 256 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number 818.6 HAR
Summary As a professional Internet personality, Hannah Hart spends a lot of time walking the line between public and private. Here, she shares stories from her life that have taken her time to process, in the hope that it will help readers do some internal processing of their own--

Captain Fantastic : Elton John's stellar trip through the '70s

New Biographies - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:44
by Doyle, Tom, 1967-
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
xxiv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number B JOHN
Summary "Based on rare one-on-one interviews with the flamboyant rock 'n' roll icon, this is the first book to trace Elton John's meteoric rise from obscurity to worldwide celebrity in the wildest, weirdest decade of the twentieth century. In August 1970, Elton John achieved overnight fame with a rousing performance at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Over the next five years, the artist formerly known as Reginald Dwight went from unheard of to unstoppable, scoring seven consecutive #1 albums and sixteen Top Ten singles in America. By the middle of the decade, he was solely responsible for 2 percent of global record sales. One in fifty albums sold in the world bore his name. Elton John's live shows became raucous theatrical extravaganzas, attended by all the glitterati of the era. But beneath the spangled bodysuits and oversized eyeglasses, Elton was a desperately shy man, conflicted about his success, his sexuality, and his narcotic indulgences. In 1975, at the height of his fame, he attempted suicide. After coming out as bisexual in a controversial Rolling Stone interview that nearly wrecked his career, and announcing his retirement from live performance in 1977 at the age of thirty, he gradually found his way back to the thing he cared about most: the music. Captain Fantastic gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the rise, fall, and return to glory of one of the world's most mercurial performers. Rock journalist Tom Doyle's insider account of the Rocket Man's turbulent ascent is based on a series of one-on-one interviews in which Elton laid bare many previously unrevealed details of his early career. Here is an intimate exploration of Elton's working relationship with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, whose lyrics often chronicled the ups and downs of their life together in the spotlight. Through these pages pass a parade of legends whose paths crossed with Elton's during the decade--including John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Groucho Marx, Katharine Hepburn, Princess Margaret, Elvis Presley, and an acid-damaged Brian Wilson. A fascinating portrait of the artist at the apex of his celebrity, Captain Fantastic takes us on a rollicking fame-and-drug-fueled ride aboard Elton John's rocket ship to superstardom."--Jacket.

Otis Redding : an unfinished life

New Biographies - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:44
by Gould, Jonathan, 1951-
Publisher Crown Archetype, [2017]
First edition.
viii, 533 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number B REDDING
Summary "Otis Redding remains an immortal presence in the canon of American music on the strength of such classic hits as "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay," "I've Been Loving You Too Long," "Try a Little Tenderness," and "Respect," a song he wrote and recorded before Aretha Franklin made it her own. As the architect of the distinctly southern, gospel-inflected style of rhythm & blues associated with Stax Records in Memphis, Redding made music that has long served as the gold standard of 1960s soul. Yet an aura of myth and mystery has always surrounded his life, which was tragically cut short at the height of his career by a plane crash in December 1967. In chronicling the story of Redding's life and music, Gould also presents a social history of the time and place from which they emerged. His book never lets us forget that the boundaries between black and white in popular music were becoming porous during the years when racial tensions were reaching a height throughout the United States. His indelible portrait of Redding and the mass acceptance of soul music in the 1960s is both a revealing look at a brilliant artist and a provocative exploration of the tangled history of race and music in America that resonates strongly with the present day" -- provided by publisher.

Once a saint : an actor's memoir

New Nonfiction - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:44
by Ogilvy, Ian, 1943-
Publisher Constable, 2016.
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number 791.45028 OGI
Summary According to the Daily Mail Ian Ogilvy was 'the undisputed star of 1970s TV as the dashing Simon Templar in Return Of The Saint'. The show turned him into a household name, causing him to be touted as the next James Bond. From a liberal upbringing in post-war Britain, boarding school escapades and life at RADA, Ogilvy enjoyed an acting career spanning more than fifty years, including TV show Upstairs, Downstairs and films Witchfinder General, No Sex Please: We're British and Death Becomes Her. His story plays host to a spectacular all-star cast including Boris Karloff, Hayley Mills, Penelope Keith, Derek Nimmo, Timothy Dalton, Derek Jacobi and Meryl Streep, and Ogilvy gives a vivid account from behind the scenes of the Golden Age of television and film. Once a Saint is an amusing and unvarnished story: a tremendously endearing tale from a working actor. His story is modest and endlessly charming, told in such a way that opens a reader's heart to him.

Toussaint Louverture : a revolutionary life

New Biographies - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:44
by Girard, Philippe R.,
Publisher Basic Books, [2016]
340 pages ; illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number B TOUSSAINT
Summary "Toussaint Louverture's life was one of hardship, triumph, and contradiction. It began on Saint-Domingue, the richest colony in the Western Hemisphere, where he witnessed first-hand the torture of the enslaved population. Yet he managed to earn his freedom and establish himself as a small-scale planter. He even purchased slaves of his own. In Toussaint Louverture, Philippe Girard tells the incredible tale of how Louverture transformed himself from lowly freedman to revolutionary hero. Working as a coachman for his wealthy, white owners, Louverture traveled across Saint-Domingue, building a network among slaves and free blacks that would form the basis of the slave revolt he engineered in 1791. What followed was a decade of unprecedented bloodletting: about 200,000 people in the colony of Saint-Domingue were killed in battle or murdered. By 1801, Louverture was general and governor of the colony, now called Haiti. But his lifelong quest to be accepted as a member of the French colonial elite ended in despair: in 1802, on Napoleon's orders, he was exiled to France, where he spent the last year of his life in a prison cell. Ten years in the making, Toussaint Louverture is based on extensive archival research in France, Britain, Spain, the United States, and the Caribbean. The book contains many revelations about Louverture's life, from a previously unknown first marriage to the circumstances of his manumission, his exact role in the outbreak of the 1791 Haitian slave revolt, his actions as governor of France's richest colony, and the tragic nature of his death"--Provided by publisher.

Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge : the gripping true story that inspired the movie

New Nonfiction - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:44
by Herndon, Booton
Publisher Remnant Publications, [2016]
199 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number 940.547573 HER
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.

The Bible for grown-ups : a new look at the good book

New Nonfiction - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:44
by Loveday, Simon, 1949-
Publisher Icon Books Ltd, 2016. ©2016
xv, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number 220.6 LOV
Summary 'The Bible for Grown-Ups' neither requires, nor rejects, belief. It sets out to help intelligent adults make sense of the Bible - a book that is too large to swallow whole, yet too important in our history and culture to spit out. Why do the creation stories in Genesis contradict each other? Did the Exodus really happen? Was King David a historical figure? Why is Matthew's account of the birth of Jesus so different from Luke's? Why was St Paul so rude about St Peter?

Toussaint Louverture : a revolutionary life

New Nonfiction - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:44
by Girard, Philippe R.,
Publisher Basic Books, [2016]
340 pages ; illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number B TOUSSAINT
Summary "Toussaint Louverture's life was one of hardship, triumph, and contradiction. It began on Saint-Domingue, the richest colony in the Western Hemisphere, where he witnessed first-hand the torture of the enslaved population. Yet he managed to earn his freedom and establish himself as a small-scale planter. He even purchased slaves of his own. In Toussaint Louverture, Philippe Girard tells the incredible tale of how Louverture transformed himself from lowly freedman to revolutionary hero. Working as a coachman for his wealthy, white owners, Louverture traveled across Saint-Domingue, building a network among slaves and free blacks that would form the basis of the slave revolt he engineered in 1791. What followed was a decade of unprecedented bloodletting: about 200,000 people in the colony of Saint-Domingue were killed in battle or murdered. By 1801, Louverture was general and governor of the colony, now called Haiti. But his lifelong quest to be accepted as a member of the French colonial elite ended in despair: in 1802, on Napoleon's orders, he was exiled to France, where he spent the last year of his life in a prison cell. Ten years in the making, Toussaint Louverture is based on extensive archival research in France, Britain, Spain, the United States, and the Caribbean. The book contains many revelations about Louverture's life, from a previously unknown first marriage to the circumstances of his manumission, his exact role in the outbreak of the 1791 Haitian slave revolt, his actions as governor of France's richest colony, and the tragic nature of his death"--Provided by publisher.

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