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Kengor, Paul

Summary: A portrait of Frank Marshall Davis, an American communist and mentor to President Obama, discusses his beliefs, pro-communist writings for newspapers in Chicago and Honolulu, and influence on the young future president.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Threshold Editions/Mercury Ink 2012

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Kengor 2012

Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar

Summary: "This edition of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca'a Relacion offers readers Rolena Adorno and Patrick Charles Pautz's celebrated translation of Cabeza de Vaca's account of the 1527 Panfilo de Narvaez expedition to North America. The dramatic narrative tells the story of some of the first Europeans and the first-known African to encounter the North American wilderness and its Native inhabitants. It is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Nebraska Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970 NUN

Lichtblau, Eric.

Summary: "The shocking story of how America became one of the world's safest postwar havens for Nazis. Until recently, historians believed America gave asylum only to key Nazi scientists after World War II, along with some less famous perpetrators who managed to sneak in and who eventually were exposed by Nazi hunters. But the truth is much worse, and has been covered up for decades: the CIA and FBI...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 324.1 LIC

Brimner, Larry Dane

Summary: World War II is over, but tensions between the communist Soviet Union and the US are at an all-time high. In America, communist threats are seen everywhere and a committee is formed in the nation's capital to investigate those threats. Larry Dane Brimner follows the story of 19 men--all from the film industry--who are summoned to appear before the House of Representatives Committee on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323 BRI

Summary: By 1876, most of the nation's American Indians had been forcibly relocated to reservation land. In the Dakota Territory, Red Cloud had settled his people on the great Sioux Reservation, becoming wards of the government. Other Sioux leaders saw this as defeat and continued to live in the traditional way, with legendary resistance. Then an economic depression struck, and gold was discovered in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Entertainment 2011

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BUR

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Contents: Essays. Collecting the image of America : Charles Willson Peale's The artist in his museum and Samuel F.B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre / Judith Russi Kirshner -- Painting the image of America : portraiture and genre in the 19th century / Elizabeth Milroy -- Americans in the landscape / D. Scott Atkinson -- American impressionism / Elizabeth Milroy -- America and the modernist spirit / D....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Terra Museum of American Art 1987

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Neering, Rosemary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heritage House 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.774 NEE

Nelson, James Carl.

Summary: A compelling tale of battle rooted in one man's search for his grandfather's legacy, this work follows the members of Company D, 28th Infantry Regiment, United States First Division, from enlistment to combat to the effort to recover their remains, focusing on three major battles during World War I.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.4 NELSON, JOHN NEL

Summary: "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Shelton, Christina.

Summary: Documents the lesser-known story of a high-level State Department official who in the late 1940s was charged with spying for the Soviet Union, arguing that the case was shaped by missed opportunities and poor judgments that also reflected period Soviet infiltration and American counter-intelligence analytic failures.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Threshold Editions 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.12092 SHE

Egan, Timothy.

Summary: "From the National Book Award-winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America. The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told throughthe improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 MEA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MEAGHER, THOMAS FRANCIS EGA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B MEAGHER EGA

Egerton, Douglas R

Summary: Almost immediately after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, abolitionists began to call for the raising of black regiments. The South and most of the North responded with outrage. Southerners vowed to enslave black soldiers captured in battle, while many northerners claimed that blacks lacked the courage to fight. Yet Boston's Brahmins, always eager for a moral crusade,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 EGE

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: The former Secretary of Defense offers a candid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GATES, ROBERT MICHAEL GAT

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Gates 2014

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: However embroiled he became in the trials of Washington, Gates makes clear that his heart was always in the most important theater of his tenure as secretary: the front lines. We journey with him to both war zones as he meets with active-duty troops and their commanders, awed by their courage, and also witness him greet coffin after flag-draped coffin returned to U.S. soil, heartbreakingly...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 355.6092 GATES, ROBERT Gat

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, Robert M. Gates was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 GATES, ROBERT MICHAEL Gat

Trimble, Lee.

Summary: A son tells the story of his his bomber pilot father's secretive, crucial role in saving Allied POWs liberated by the Russians but abandoned without aid.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.54 TRI

Catton, Bruce

Summary: This is the story of Lincoln's famous army of the Potomac during the early years of the Civil War, when it was under the command of General George B. McClellan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1951

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 CAT

LeBoutillier, Linda

Summary: "The U.S. Civil War was a war that changed the face, body, and heart of the United States forever. Secrets of the U.S. Civil War reveals little-known stories of the people, weapons, and battles that have affected the maps on our walls and the allegiances in our hearts."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2017

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Maraniss, David

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Summary: "A personal story of the author's father's involvement in HUAC that offers a rich portrait of McCarthy era America"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2019

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Fox, Porter

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Summary: "America's northern border is the world's longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. The northern border was America's primary border for centuries--much of the early history of the United States took place there--and to the tens of millions who live and work near the line, the region even has its own name: the northland. Travel writer Porter Fox spent three years...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 910 FOX

Bangs, Jeremy Dupertuis

Summary: Transcriptions of more than four hundred Native American land conveyances from Plymouth Colony court records are now accessible to researchers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New England Historic Genealogical Society 2002

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.373 Bangs

Alexander, Bevin.

Summary: Conventional wisdom holds that the South's defeat was inevitable. Yet military historian Alexander's new look at the Civil War documents how a Confederate victory could have come about--and how close it came to happening. Moving beyond theoretical conjectures to explore actual plans that Confederate generals proposed and the tactics ultimately adopted in the war's key battles, he shows why...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.713 ALE

Sides, Hampton.

Summary: Examines America's westward expansion, describing the forcible subjugation of Native American tribes, including the fierce battles against the Navajo which ended with a brutal siege at Canyon de Chelly and "the Long Walk" migration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 978 Sides

Sides, Hampton.

Summary: Examines America's westward expansion, describing the forcible subjugation of Native American tribes, including the fierce battles against the Navajo which ended with a brutal siege at Canyon de Chelly and the "Long Walk" migration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978 SID