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Dead wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania
(Larson, Erik, )
The #1 New York Times best-selling author of In the Garden of Beasts presents a 100th-anniversary chronicle of the sinking of the Lusitania that discusses the factors that led to the tragedy and the contributions of such figures as President Wilson, bookseller Charles Lauriat and architect Theodate Pope Riddle
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World War, 1914-1918 Naval operations, German
Shipping Government policy Great Britain History 20th century
Military operations, Naval German
Shipping Government policy


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Death Note
(Tsugumi Ohba)
Young Adult Fiction (221 pages) Recommended for Grades 9-12. Light tests the boundaries of the Death Note's powers as L and the police begin to close in. Luckily Light's father is the head of the Japanese National Police Agency and leaves vital information about the case lying around the house. With access to his father's files, Light can keep one step ahead of the authorities. But who is the strange man following him, and how can Light guard against enemies whose names he doesn't know? Volume 1 of the Shonen Jump advanced series. [Kit added 9/2009]
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Fiction

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Destiny of the republic: a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president
(Millard, Candice.)
A narrative account of the twentieth president's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet
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Presidents United States -- Biography
Presidents Medical care United States History 19th century
Medicine United States History 19th century
Medical instruments and apparatus United States History 19th century
Political culture United States Histo


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Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, The
(Erik Larson)
Erik Larson takes readers into a richly complex moment in American history, a moment that would draw together the best and worst of the Gilded Age, the grandeur and triumph of the human imagination, and the poverty, violence, and depravity that surrounded it. [Nonfiction 447 pages] [Added 4/10] [39093047156849]
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Read the Book, See the Movie)
(Jeff Kinney)
Junior Fiction (217 pages) Recommended for Grades 4-8. Middle-schooler Greg Heffley nimbly sidesteps his father's attempts to change Greg's wimpy ways until his father threatens to send him to military school. [Kit added 9/2009] [This kit includes the books and 2010 movie of the same title]
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Fiction

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Dinner: a novel, The
(Herman Koch)
Two couples meet for dinner at a fashionable restaurant in Amsterdam. Behind their polite conversation, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.
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Fiction; Families; Amsterdam

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Disappearing Spoon: and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements, The
(Sam Kean)
The periodic table of the elements is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of passion, adventure, obsession, and betrayal. These tales follow carbon, neon, silicon, gold, and all the elements in the table as they play out their parts in human history. The usual suspects are here, like Marie Curie and her radioactive journey ot the discovery of polonium and radium and William Shockley, who is credited, notexactly justly, with the discovery of the silicon transistor. But the more obscure characters provide some of the best stories, like Paul Emile Francois Lecoq de Boisbaudran, whose discovery of gallium, a metal with a low melting point, gives this book its title: a spoon made of gallium will melt in a cup of tea. [Nonfiction 346 pages] [Added 11/13] [39093075976928]
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Discovery Of Witches, A
(Harkness, Deborah E.,)
Witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The orphaned daughter of two powerful witches, Bishop prefers intellect, but relies on magic when her discovery of a palimpsest documenting the origin of supernatural species releases an assortment of undead who threaten, stalk, and harass her
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Fiction - Witches, Vampires, Magic

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Dovekeepers, The
(Alice Hoffman)
A tale inspired by the tragic first-century massacre of hundreds of Jewish people at Masada presents the stories of a hated daughter, a baker's wife, a girl disguised as a warrior, and a medicine woman who keep doves and secrets while Roman soldiers draw near. [Fiction 501 pages] [Added 3/2013] [39093074798810]
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Fiction


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Dreamers Of the Day
(Mary Doria Russell)
A forty-year-old schoolteacher from Ohio still reeling from the tragedies of the Great War and the influenza epidemic comes into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip of a lifetime to Egypt and the Holy Land. Arriving at the Semiramis Hotel, site of the 1921 Cairo Peace Conference, she meets Winston Churchill, T. E. Lawrence, and Lady Gertrude Bell. With her plainspoken American opinions, she becomes a sounding board for these historic luminaries who will, in the space of a few days, invent the nations of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan. While neither a pawn or a participant at the conference, she is drawn into the geopolitical intrigue surrounding the conference. [Fiction 256 pages] [Added 10/09] [39093063349534]
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Drinking Gourd, The
(F.N. Monjo)
Easy Fiction (62 pages) Recommended for Grades K-3. Sent home alone for misbehaving in church, Tommy discovers that his house is a station on the underground railroad. [Kit added 11/2012]
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Fiction

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Driver's Ed
(Caroline Cooney)
Young Adult Fiction (199 pages) Recommended for Grades 7-10. Three teenagers' lives are changed forever when they thoughtlessly steal a stop sign from a dangerous intersection and a young mother is killed in an automobile accident there. [Kit added 7/2010]
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Fiction

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