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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.

Logan [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 12:44
by Mangold, James,
Publisher 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 137 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION LOG
Summary In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

Rock dog [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 12:44
by Brannon, Ash,
Publisher Lionsgate, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 90 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FAMILY ROC
Summary For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa's son Bodi discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock 'n' roll star.

The Great Wall [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 12:44
by Zhang, Yimou,
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 103 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION GRE
Summary European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.

The Kennedys. After Camelot [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 12:44
by Cassar, Jon, 1958-
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
2 videodiscs (approximately 189 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA KEN
Summary Portrays the life of the former First Lady of the United States, Jacqueline Kennedy in the aftermath of the assassination of her husband, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, as she becomes Jackie O. in life after Camelot. Also portrays the lives of the other Kennedy family members dealing with the conflicts and tragedies in their lives.

A wee murder in my shop

New Mystery Fiction - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 12:43
by Stewart, Fran, 1947-
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2015.
Berkley Prime Crime mass-market edition.
294 pages ; 17 cm.
Books
Call Number M STE
Summary Hamelin, Vermont, isn't the most likely place for bagpipes and tartan, but at Peggy Winn's ScotShop, business is booming... While on a transatlantic hunt for some authentic wares to sell at her shop, Peggy is looking to forget her troubles by digging through the hidden treasures of the Scottish Highlands. With so many enchanting items on sale, Peggy can't resist buying a beautiful old tartan shawl. But once she wraps it around her shoulders, she discovers that her purchase comes with a hidden fee : the specter of a fourteenth-century Scotsman. Unsure if her Highland fling was real or a product of an overactive imagination, Peggy returns home to Vermont--only to find the dead body of her ex-boyfriend on the floor of her shop. When the police chief arrests Peggy's cousin based on some incriminating evidence, Peggy decides to ask her haunting Scottish companion to help figure out who really committed the crime--before anyone else gets kilt...

Right behind you [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 06:43
by Gardner, Lisa,
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (approximately 13 hours, 29 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F GAR
Summary "Is he a hero? Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash's older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: They are all experts on monsters. Is he a killer? Then the call comes in. A double murder at a local gas station, followed by reports of an armed suspect shooting his way through the wilds of Oregon. As Quincy and Rainie race to assist, they are forced to confront mounting evidence: The shooter may very well be Sharlah's older brother, Telly Ray Nash, and it appears his killing spree has only just begun. All she knows for sure: He's back. As the clock winds down on a massive hunt for Telly, Quincy and Rainie must answer two critical questions: Why after eight years has this young man started killing again? And what does this mean for Sharlah? Once upon a time, Sharlah's big brother saved her life. Now, she has two questions of her own: Is her brother a hero or a killer? And how much will it cost her new family before they learn the final, shattering truth? Because as Sharlah knows all too well, the biggest danger is the one standing right behind you"--

Victor Frankenstein [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 03:43
by McGuigan, Paul, 1963-
Publisher Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (110 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA VIC
Summary Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man, and the legend, we know today.

American revolutions : a continental history, 1750-1804

New Nonfiction - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 03:43
by Taylor, Alan, 1955-
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, [2016] ©2016
First edition.
xvii, 681 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number 973.3 TAY
Summary The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous nation. Alan Taylor, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, gives us a different creation story in this magisterial history of the nation's founding. Rising out of the continental rivalries of European empires and their native allies, Taylor's Revolution builds like a ground fire overspreading Britain's mainland colonies, fueled by local conditions, destructive, hard to quell. Conflict ignited on the frontier, where settlers clamored to push west into Indian lands against British restrictions, and in the seaboard cities, where commercial elites mobilized riots and boycotts to resist British tax policies. When war erupted, Patriot crowds harassed Loyalists and nonpartisans into compliance with their cause. Brutal guerrilla violence flared all along the frontier from New York to the Carolinas, fed by internal divisions as well as the clash with Britain. Taylor skillfully draws France, Spain, and native powers into a comprehensive narrative of the war that delivers the major battles, generals, and common soldiers with insight and power. With discord smoldering in the fragile new nation through the 1780s, nationalist leaders such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton sought to restrain unruly state democracies and consolidate power in a Federal Constitution. Assuming the mantle of "We the People," the advocates of national power ratified the new frame of government. But their opponents prevailed in the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, whose vision of a western "empire of liberty" aligned with the long-standing, expansive ambitions of frontier settlers. White settlement and black slavery spread west, setting the stage for a civil war that nearly destroyed the union created by the founders.

CCNA routing and switching complete study guide

New Nonfiction - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 03:43
by Lammle, Todd,
Publisher Sybex, a Wiley brand, [2016] ©2016
Second edition.
lxv, 1069 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number 004.6 CCN

Say I love you. 12

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Hazuki, Kanae, 1980-
Publisher Kodansha Comics, [2016] ©2016
154 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Books
Call Number GN YA F HAZ
Summary "Inspired by Mei, Yamato has decided to pursue a career as a photographer. But no matter how much he practices, he can't help but feel that something is missing. Mei notices that something’s been off with Yamato lately and goes to an unexpected source for help… Meanwhile, Rin has an exciting date with Kai at Land, while Len tries to make friends on his own. Having always been in his sister's shadow, Len has his doubts, but it seems that he may have had a real friend all along."--Page [4] of verso.

Fireblood

New Adult Fiction - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Blake, Elly,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
410 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F BLA
Summary Ruby leaves her beloved Arcus and travels to her mother's homeland of Sudesia, where she must pass a series of trials in order to hone her control of fire and become a Fireblood master, gaining the trust of the wary Fireblood queen and access to the knowledge that will allow her to defeat the destructive Minax.

The pictures

New Adult Fiction - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Bolton, Guy,
Publisher Point Blank, 2017. ©2017.
389 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F BOL
Summary Hollywood 1939. The year that The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind were made. Detective Craine has spent his life working as a studio fixer, whitewashing the misdemeanours and crimes committed by the studio players and stars. But now he's trying to turn his back on that life, following the recent death of his wife, as he's determined to be a better parent to his young son. But then Craine's services are called upon one last time. MGM need him to smooth over the press coverage of the suicide of one of their producers. And soon, what should be a straightforward case proves anything but when connections are made between it and a brutal murder across town. And that's just the start of the story.

Suburra

New Adult Fiction - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Bonini, Carlo, 1967-
Publisher Europa Editions, 2017.
521 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F BON
Summary Suburra takes a deep dive into a politically and financially corrupt contemporary Italy, where a mighty local crime family, the Mafia, corrupt politicians, and new rabid criminal elements battle each other for control of a glittering prize--control over a multibillion dollar development twenty miles from the Italian capital. During the final days of Silvio Berlusconi's reign, a massive development proposal that will turn the depressed coastal settlement of Ostia into a gambling paradise, a Las Vegas on the Mediterranean, is winding its way through the Italian legislature thanks to the sponsorship of politicians in the pay of crime syndicates. It's business as usual in the Italian capital. Or so it seems. A vicious gang of local thugs loyal to nobody but themselves is insisting on a bigger cut than agreed upon. The Mafia and their political puppets aren't going to back down without a fight.--Provided by publisher.

We were strangers once : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Carter, Betsy, 1945-
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
First edition.
327 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F CAR
Summary "For readers of The Nightingale and, an exquisitely moving novel about friendship, love, and redemption in a circle of immigrants who flee Europe for 1930s-era New York City. On the eve of World War II Egon Schneider--a gallant and successful Jewish doctor, son of two world-famous naturalists--escapes Germany to an uncertain future across the sea. Settling into the unfamiliar rhythms of upper Manhattan, he finds solace among a tight-knit group of fellow immigrants, tenacious men and women drawn together as much by their differences as by their memories of the world they left behind. They each suffer degradations and triumphs large and small: Egon's terminally acerbic lifelong friend, bestselling author Meyer Leavitt, now wears a sandwich board on a New York street corner; Catrina Harty, the headstrong daughter of a dirt-poor Irish trolley driver, survives heartbreak and loss to forge an unlikely alliance; and Egon himself is forced to abandon his thriving medical practice to become the "Cheese Man" at a Washington Heights grocery. But their spirits remain unbroken, and when their little community is faced with an existential threat, these strangers rise up together in hopes of creating a permanent home. With her uncanny ability to create indelible characters in unforgettable circumstances, Betsy Carter has crafted a gorgeous novel that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt adrift and longed for home"--

Enigma

New Adult Fiction - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Coulter, Catherine,
Publisher Gallery Books, 2017.
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
479 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F COU
Summary "The highly anticipated twenty-first FBI thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter presents Agents Savich and Sherlock with two baffling mysteries. Working with Agent Cam Wittier (Insidious) and New York-based former Special Forces agent Jack Cabot, they must race against the clock to catch an international criminal and solve the enigma of the man called John Doe. When Agent Dillon Savich saves Kara Moody from a seemingly crazy man, he doesn't realize he will soon be facing a scientist who wants to live forever and is using "John Doe" to help him. But when the scientist, Lister Maddox, loses him, he ups the stakes and targets another to take his experiments to the next level. It's a race against time literally as Savich and Sherlock rush to stop him and save both present and future victims of his experiments. In the meantime, Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot must track a violent criminal through the Daniel Boone National Forest. When he escapes through a daring rescue, the agents have to find out who set his escape in motion and how it all ties into the murder of Mia Prevost, the girlfriend of the president's Chief of Staff's only son, Saxton Hainny. It's international intrigue at the highest levels and they know they have to succeed or national security is compromised. Featuring Coulter's signature "breakneck plot and magnetic characters" (Huffington Post), Enigma is a shocking thrill ride that will keep the you turning pages as fast as you can"--

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