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Boller, Paul F.

Summary: Boller's anecdotal histories have uncovered new aspects and hidden dimensions in the lives of our presidents. Now he turns to an uncharted--but unexpectedly revealing--element of our leaders' personalities as he brings us stories of what the presidents did for fun. In thumbnail portraits of every president through George W. Bush, Boller chronicles their taste in games, sports, and cultural...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2007

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.09 Boller

Labash, Matt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 LAB

DeRamus, Betty.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.7115 DER

DeRamus, Betty.

Summary: Slave couples who ran away together, a white woman who escaped with her slaves and an underground railroad that sometimes ran in reverse.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7115 DER

Williams, Marjorie

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Affairs 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975.3 WIL

Zickefoose, Julie.

Summary: A wild bird rehabilitator and nature artist describes her painstaking efforts to rescue injured birds and her experiences when those birds come back to visit, looking at the personality and quirks of individual birds of different species.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co. 2012

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Geist, William.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2007

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.9240 GEI

Geist, William.

Summary: The author describes his 5,600-mile RV odyssey across America, along with the eccentric individuals, unusual places, and offbeat celebrations and events he encountered on his journey.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.9240 GEI

Beard, Daniel Carter

Summary: Featuring a foreword by Roy C. Williams, Chief Scout Executive of The Boy Scouts of America, this handbook provides a wealth of ideas for fun and instructional projects for young boys. Includes plans for 16 kinds of kites, hot-air balloons, fishing tackle, one-person canoes, bird calls, squirt guns, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Derrydale Press 2001

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 790.1 BEA

Lankford, Andrea.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Santa Monica Press 2006

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Summary: Volume 1 begins with a look at two of the many crises faced by George Washington during his term as America's first president. At a time when any conflict had the potential to dissolve the fragile union, Washington surrounded himself with brilliant men who were bound by their undying devotion to America, but who were often bitterly divided about how best to serve their common cause. Volume 2...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FOU

Thomas, Helen

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2002

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 THOMAS, HELEN THO

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: Across the realms of civic and private enterprise alike, bureaucracies vitally impact our security, freedoms, and everyday life. With so much at stake, competence, efficiency, and effective service are essential; yet Americans know these institutions are often anything but, and many despair that they are too big and too hard to reform. Robert Gates disagrees. Having led change successfully at...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 658.5 GAT

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: Across the realms of civic and private enterprise alike, bureaucracies vitally impact our security, freedoms, and everyday life. With so much at stake, competence, efficiency, and fiscal prudence are essential, yet Americans know these institutions fall short. Many despair that they are too big and too hard to reform. Robert Gates disagrees. Having led change successfully at three monumental...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 352 GAT

Andrekson, Judy.

Summary: At first an unruly foal, Gunner grows into a smart and beautiful show horse, whose troublemaking ways hide a devotion to his family that shines through, until disaster strikes in the form of Hurricane Katrina.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tundra Books 2010

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Brower, Kate Andersen.

Summary: A remarkable history with elements of both In the President's Secret Service and The Butler, The Residence offers an intimate account of the service staff of the White House, from the Kennedys to the Obamas. America's First Families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers 2015

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Brower, Kate Andersen.

Summary: "America's first families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, [this book] reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 975.3 BRO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 975.3 BRO

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975.3 BRO

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 975.3 BRO

Roosevelt, Theodore

Summary: In 1895, two young men destined to make their mark on American life, Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge, discovered they shared a common interest in the remarkable way ordinary Americans demonstrated the real character of the young nation. They were convinced that the brilliance of American liberty could best be found in the lives of everyday people, rather than in accounts of the famous...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Oasis Audio 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.09 ROO

Shlaes, Amity.

Summary: It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression--only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand it. These people are at the heart of this reinterpretation of one of the most crucial events of the twentieth century. Author Shlaes presents the neglected and moving stories of individual Americans, and shows how through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 SHL

Miller, Larry

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regan 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 MIL

Chung, Nicole

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Summary: "What does it mean to lose your roots--within your culture, within your family--and what happens when you find them? Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 CHU

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHUNG, NICOLE CHU

Summary: From more than ten thousand interviews, StoryCorps--the largest oral history project in the nation's history--presents a tapestry of American stories, told by the people who lived them to the people they love. StoryCorps began with the idea that everyone has an important story to tell. And since 2003, this remarkable project has been collecting the stories of everyday Americans from all ages,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.92 ISA

Osgood, Charles.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2008

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.099 OSG

Summary: The first-ever animated feature from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. Presents stories from ten years of the innovative oral history project, where everyday people sit down together to ask life's important questions and share stories from their lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV LIS