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Gutfeld, Greg.

Summary: "Behind every awful, dangerous decision lurks one evil beast: the Cool. From politics to the personal, from fashion to food, from the campus to the locker room, the desire to be cool has infected all aspects of our lives. At its most harmless, it is annoying. At its worst, it is deadly, on a massive scale. The Cool are the termites of life, infiltrating every nook and cranny and destroying it...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 818.602 GUT

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.602 GUT

Slahi, Mohamedou Ould.

Summary: "This is the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee. Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detainee camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime. Although he was ordered released by a federal judge, the U.S. government fought that decision, and there is no sign that the United States plans...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 365 SLA

Lindhout, Amanda.

Summary: "The spectacularly dramatic memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her from rural Canada to imperiled and dangerous countries on every continent, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity in Somalia--a story of courage, resilience, and extraordinary grace.At the age of eighteen, Amanda Lindhout moved from her hardscrabble Alberta hometown to the big city--Calgary--and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 070.92 LIN

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LINDHOUT, AMANDA LIN

Schulman, Daniel.

Summary: "Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age, but they have never been the subject of a major biography... until now. Not long after the death of his father, Charles Koch, then in his early 30s, discovered a letter the family patriarch had written to his sons. 'You will receive what now seems to be a large sum of money,' Fred...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 KOCH BROTHERS SCH

Darman, Jonathan.

Summary: Jonathan Darman tells the story of two giants of American politics, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan, and how these two men changed American politics forever.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 320 DAR

Stahr, Walter

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Walter Stahr, author of the ... bestseller Seward, now tells the amazing story of Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, the most powerful and controversial of the men close to the president. Stanton raised an army of a million men and directed it from his Washington telegraph office, with Lincoln often at his side. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for "war crimes," some serious and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 STANTON, EDWIN Sta

Rice, Susan E.

Summary: Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice, who served as National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, delivers an account of a life in service to family and country.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 RICE, SUSAN E. RIC

Allen, Jonathan (Jonathan J. M.)

Summary: "An examination of the strategy behind Hillary Clinton's political revitalization and her comeback in the US and abroad"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CLINTON, HILLARY ALL

Frank, Barney

Summary: "The candid political memoir of Barney Frank, former House Representative from Massachusetts (Democrat) and a pioneering, openly gay politician"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FRANK, BARNEY FRA

Meacham, Jon.

Summary: "Advance praise for Destiny and Power: 'Altogether fair, insightful. A portrait made especially compelling by the author's remarkable access to Bush's private White House diaries. This is a timely, first-rate book!'--David McCullough; 'What a spectacular and moving portrait this is--not only of a remarkably classy man but of the era that shaped him! It is hard to imagine a biographer more...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BUSH, GEORGE H.W. MEA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Bush 2015

Frank, Barney

Summary: Growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey, the fourteen-year-old Barney Frank made two vital discoveries about himself: he was attracted to government, and to men. He resolved to make a career out of the first attraction and to keep the second a secret. Now, fifty years later, his sexual orientation is widely accepted, while his belief in government is embattled. Frank: A Life in Politics from the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Kerry, John

Summary: "John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life--from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of state for four years--in this revealing memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history. [This book] is John Kerry's candid personal story. A Yale graduate, Kerry...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KERRY, JOHN KER

Meier, Barry.

Summary: "A real-life thriller about a CIA contractor who vanished in Iran and the international manhunt to find him"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEVINSON, ROBERT MEI

Harris, Robin

Summary: "Margaret Thatcher is one of the most significant political figures of the twentieth century--a Prime Minister whose impact on modern British history is comparable only to Winston Churchill's. Like them or not, her radical policies made Britain the country it is today. And like her or not, Margaret Thatcher's legacy remains a massive political force, responsible for laying the groundwork for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THATCHER, MARGARET HAR

Wood, Gordon S

Summary: "From the great historian of the American Revolution, NYT-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinating figures, whose partnership helped birth a nation, and whose subsequentfalling out did much to fix its course. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds, or been more...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 920 WOO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 WOO

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 WOO

Keating, Francis Anthony

Summary: "The fifth of ten children, George Washington was a dreamer, a hard worker, an athlete, and a peacemaker. By the time he was fifteen he had handwritten for himself the "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation." These were his rules to live by. He could not have known what his future would hold...and these rules speak to who he was as a boy and a man. Based on this...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB WASHINGTON KEA

Kohn, Edward P. (Edward Parliament)

Summary: "Theodore Roosevelt is best remembered as America's prototypical "cowboy" president-a Rough Rider who derived his political wisdom from a youth spent in the untamed American West. But while the great outdoors certainly shaped Roosevelt's identity, historian Edward P. Kohn argues that it was his hometown of New York that made him the progressive president we celebrate today. During his early...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROOSEVELT, THEODORE KOH

Meacham, Jon

Summary: From Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times best selling author Jon Meacham comes a sweeping yet intimate biography of George H. W. Bush. Based on rigorous research, hours of private interviews, and extraordinary access to Bush's diaries and to his family, this paints a vivid and affecting portrait of the distinctive American life of a man from the Greatest Generation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 BUSH, GEORGE H.W. Mea

Whipple, Chris

Summary: The first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how the American presidency has hinged on the effectiveness of the White House chiefs of staff, and how their decisions have dictated the course of the country.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 353 WHI

Day, Michael

Summary: "People from all walks of life are appalled and fascinated in equal measure by the stratospheric political career of the tycoon and three-time Italian Prime Minister. Michael Day provides an in depth look at the life and crimes of the shameless media mogul until his nine lives ran out and he faced definitive conviction which signaled his irreversible decline. He tells the story of a bright and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Palgrave Macmillan Trade 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BERLUSCONI, SILVIO DAY

Huckabee, Mike

Summary: "In Mike Huckabee's new book God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, he asks the question, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" The New York Times bestselling author explores today's American culture, drawing from his travels as a presidential candidate to present average, small-town people and families, and their optimistic resilience in the face of hard times; their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 HUC

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 HUC

Vargas, Jose Antonio

Summary: "The movement of people--what Americans call 'immigration' and the rest of the world calls 'migration'--is among the defining issues of our time. Technology and information crosses countries and continents at blistering speed. Corporations thrive on being multinational and polyglot. Yet the world's estimated 244 million total migrant population, particularly those deemed 'illegal' by countries...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VARGAS, JOSE ANTONIO VAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B VARGAS VAR

Sunstein, Cass R.

Summary: Draws on behavioral psychology and economics to trace U.S. policy changes that reflect smarter and simpler government practices while preserving freedom of choice in areas ranging from mortgages and student loans to food labeling and health care.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 SUN

Mandela, Nelson

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: An unforgettable portrait of one of the most inspiring historical figures of the twentieth century, published on the centenary of his birth. Arrested in 1962 as South Africa's apartheid regime intensified its brutal campaign against political opponents, forty-four-year-old lawyer and African National Congress activist Nelson Mandela had no idea that he would spend the next twenty-seven years in...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 968 MAN

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