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491 days - prisoner number 1323/69 491 days - prisoner number 1323/69

Apr 10, 2014
A colored woman in a white world A colored woman in a white world

Apr 10, 2014
A taste for intrigue - the multiple lives of Franc╠žois Mitterrand A taste for intrigue - the multiple lives of Franc╠žois Mitterrand

Documents the life of France's first popularly elected socialist president, covering such topics as the Observatory affair, his decision to join Petain's Vichy government, and his influence on French social and political dynamics.

Apr 15, 2014
Journey to the sun - Junipero Serra's dream and the founding of California Journey to the sun - Junipero Serra's dream and the founding of California

The narrative of the remarkable life of Junipero Serra, the intrepid priest who led Spain and the Catholic Church into California in the 1700s and became a key figure in the making of the American West. In the year 1749, at the age of thirty-six, Junipero Serra left his position as a highly regarded priest in Spain for the turbulent and dangerous New World, knowing he would never return. The Spanish Crown and the Catholic Church both sought expansion in Mexico--the former in search of gold, the

Apr 16, 2014
Mornings on horseback - the story of an extraordinary family, a vanished way of life, and the unique child who became Theodore Roosevelt Mornings on horseback - the story of an extraordinary family, a vanished way of life, and the unique child who became Theodore Roosevelt

Examines the life of Theodore Roosevelt from age ten to twenty-seven, focusing on the influence of his family relationships and experiences on his growth to manhood.

Apr 15, 2014
Stronger Stronger

A survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, who helped to set off one of the biggest manhunts in the country's history, discusses his experiences that day and his ongoing mission to walk again after losing both legs.

Apr 11, 2014
The crusades of Cesar Chavez - a biography The crusades of Cesar Chavez - a biography

Pawel draws on thousands of documents and interviews to examine the myths and achievements marking the life of the iconic Latino labor leader and civil rights activist, portraying him as a flawed but brilliant strategist who was often at odds with himself.

Apr 15, 2014
The little girl who fought the Great Depression - Shirley Temple and 1930s America The little girl who fought the Great Depression - Shirley Temple and 1930s America

Her image appeared in periodicals and advertisements roughly twenty times daily; she rivaled FDR and Edward VIII as the most photographed person in the world. Her portrait brightened the homes of countless admirers: from a black laborer's cabin in South Carolina to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's recreation room in Washington, DC. A few years later her smile cheered the secret bedchamber of Anne Frank in Amsterdam. For four consecutive years Shirley Temple was the world's box-office champion, a r

Apr 11, 2014
The most dangerous man in America - the making of Douglas MacArthur The most dangerous man in America - the making of Douglas MacArthur

Apr 11, 2014