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D 804.348 .A38 2018

A "Post-Holocaust" documentary that follows six extraordinary women, capturing what it means to move from tragedy and trauma towards life. These women serve as our guides on an unbelievable journey, sometimes celebratory, sometimes heart breaking, but always inspiring.

DS 389 .A46 2016

Firebrand cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi, an ISIS supporter and Taliban ally, is waging jihad against the Pakistani government with the aim of imposing Shariah law. His primary weapon is expanding network of Islamic seminaries for children as young as four.

DT 61 .E39 2010

In 1570 B.C., Rome was a marsh, the Acropolis an empty rock, but Egypt was 1,000 years old. The pyramid-builders were gone, yet Egypt still awaited its New Kingdom, an empire forged by conquest and remembered for eons. 

JV 7590 .F57 2017

Fire at Sea takes place in Lampedusa, a once peaceful Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for African refugees into Europe. There, we meet Samuele, a 12-year-old boy who lives simply, climbing rocks by the shore and playing with his slingshot. Yet nearby we also witness thousands of men, women, and children trying to survive the crossing from Africa in boats that are too small for such a journey.

CC 175 .F577 2015

How did our ancestors spread from continent to continent? This is a global detective story, featuring the latest archaeological discoveries and genetic research. 

DS 99 .A56 F68 2019

The Frontline film is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama; all while Waad films the cataclysmic conflict raging around them.

DC 148 .F7466 FRE 2005

" ... encapsulates this heady (and often headless) period in Western civilization ... vividly unfurls in a maelstrom of violence. King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Maximilien Robespierre, and Napoleon Bonaparte lead a cast of thousands ..." 

DS 134.23 .G476 2016

Through personal stories Germans & Jews explores Germany's transformation as a society, from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head on. Unexpectedly, a nuanced story of reconciliation emerges.

DF 78 .G75 2010

Views the rise and fall of ancient Greece through the eyes of prominent figures of the times, including Cleisthenes, Themistocles, Pericles, and Socrates.

DA 16 .H57 2002

Simon Schama's 15-episode history of Great Britain from 3100 B.C. through the 20th century.

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DS 871 .J37 2010

Explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan. 

GN 281.4 .J68 2002

How did the human race populate the world? A group of geneticists have worked on the question for a decade, arriving at a startling conclusion: the "global family tree" can be traced to one African man who lived 60,000 years ago.

DS 112 .K49 2004x

Tells the story of the Israelites and the creation of the world's first monotheistic religion.

DS 98.6 .L37 2018

Follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization consisting of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes and attacks in the hope of saving lives.

DT 20 .L67 2010

Now home to a billion people, Africa produced powerful art, stunning architecture, and vibrant cultures long before the first Europeans arrived. Visit the spectacular monuments of Nubia, explore the mysterious ruins of Great Zimbabwe, and discover the art and technology of ancient Benin. 

CB 351 .M415 2003

This five-part series helps belie the notion of the Dark Ages by examining the complex worldview of the medieval mind through its religious personages, institutions, and poetry.

DG 737.42 .M43 2003

A tale of one family's ambition and of Europe's struggle to emerge from the ravages of the Dark Ages. The Medici used charm, skill, and ruthlessness to garner unparalleled wealth and power, ruling Europe for more than 300 years.

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DG 78 .R66 2005

Tells the story of the emperors, slaves, poets, and peasants who wrested order from chaos, built the most cosmopolitan society the world had ever seen, and shaped the Roman Empire in the First Century.

E 717 .S63 2007

Over the course of 113 historic days in 1898, the United States established itself for the first time as a true international power, expanding American reach around the globe. The major battles of the war were fought simultaneously in Cuba and the Philippines, providing the might of a newly reorganized U.S. Navy.

JN 979 .E46 2008

The story of the late nineteenth century movement to win voting rights for women in the United Kingdom.

D 522.23 .T44 2019

Marking the centenary of the First World War, internationally renowned director Peter Jackson uses the voices of the veterans combined with original archival footage to bring to life the reality of war on the front line for a whole new generation. Footage has been colorized and transformed with modern production techniques to present never-before-seen detail.

E 354 .W37 2005

Only 30 years after gaining independence, the upstart country of the United States found itself once again battling Great Britain.