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American character : a history of the epic struggle between individual liberty and the common good

New Nonfiction - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 20:53
by Woodard, Colin, 1968-
Publisher Viking, [2016]
308 pages : map ; 24 cm
Call Number 323.44 WOO
Summary "Explores the ongoing debates throughout history between the fight for individual rights and the community as a whole, from discussions that took place at the Constitutional Convention, through the Civil War, all the way up to the modern Tea Party"--NoveList.

The disappeared [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:53
by Sanders, Peter, 1969-
Publisher Eight Twelve Productions, c2007.
[Full screen].
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary "The Disappeared" relives the horrors of Argentina's Dirty War (1976-83) through the experience of Horacio Pietragalla (aka Cesar Castillo), a young man raised by the maid of the officer who kidnapped him after the murder of his parents by the military. The film follows Horacio as he reconstructs the cause for which his real parents gave their lives, and, through this search, reclaims his true identity. The video personalizes the tragedy that ravaged the country for seven years and exposes polarized views on state-driven terrorism in groundbreaking interviews with top officials and military figures.

Agatha Christie's Poirot. The movie collection, set 3 [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:53
by Suchet, David.
Publisher Distributed by Acorn Media, ©2004.
3 videodiscs (309 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Visual Materials
Summary "Sleuth superb! Three spellbinding feature-length episodes from the hit TV series seen on PBS and A&E. David Suchet stars as Agatha Christie's incomparable sleuth, who roots out evil with old-fashioned brain power and a little help from his friends. Set in the Art Deco elegance of 1930s England, each mysterious adventure is a treat for the eyes and the intellect." -- Back of container.