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Greenberg, David

Summary: "The most powerful political tool of the modern presidency is control of the message and the image. The Greeks called it 'rhetoric,' Gilded Age politicians called it 'publicity,' and some today might call it 'lying,' but spin is a built-in feature of American democracy. Presidents deploy it to engage, persuade, and mobilize the people--in whom power ultimately resides. Presidential historian...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2016

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

Birkerts, Sven.

Summary: One of the nation's great literary critics shares memories of growing up as an outcast in suburban Detroit, reaching deep back into his own family's history to paint a portrait of a life lived as an outsider in America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BIR

Kazin, Alfred

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Syracuse University Press 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.5 KAZ

Caldwell, Gail

Summary: In this gorgeous, moving memoir, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Caldwell reflects on her own coming-of-age in midlife, as she learns to open herself to the power and healing of sharing her life with a best friend.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 070.92 CAL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CALDWELL, GAIL CAL

Bernier, Rosamond.

Summary: Rosamond Bernier has lived an unusually full life--remarkable for its vividness and diversity of experience--and she has known many (one is tempted to say all) of the greatest artists and composers of the twentieth century. In Some of My Lives, Bernier has made a kind of literary scrapbook from an extraordinary array of writings, ranging from diary entries to her many contributions to the art...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BERNIER, ROSAMOND Bernier

Ebert, Roger

Summary: Life and career of film critic Roger Ebert.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2015

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LIF

Caldwell, Gail

Summary: Pulitizer Prize winner Gail Caldwell pens a memoir on how seemingly faint winds can blow us wildly off course; on how spending time with a beloved animal can benefit our basic humanity; and on what it means to overcome, at middle age, a multitude of blows.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CALDWELL, GAIL CAL

Caldwell, Gail

Summary: Within the pages of this outstanding memoir, Gail Caldwell explores topics such as what to do when your personal story changes midlife, how change starts and stays, how we are connected to our loved ones, and finally a discussion on hope.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 CALDWELL, GAIL CAL

Sheffield, Rob.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Pub. 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHEFFIELD, ROB SHE

Siegel, Lee

Summary: "A young boy's awakening to the conflict between innate gifts and social class is at the center of this searing memoir about the unforgiving sovereignty of money. Hoping to make a killing in New Jersey real estate, the author's father, Monroe Siegel, takes a draw from his employer against unearned commission. When the recession hits in the 1970s, Monroe finds himself owing a small fortune to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SIEGEL, LEE SIE

Spring, Justin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 702 PORTER SPR

Kleinzahler, August.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus, Giroux 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.54 KLE

Wolcott, James

Summary: ""How lucky I was, arriving in New York just as everything was about to go to hell." That would be in the autumn of 1972, when a very young and green James Wolcott arrived from Maryland, full of literary dreams, equipped with a letter of introduction from Norman Mailer, and having no idea what was about to hit him. Landing at a time of accelerating municipal squalor and, paradoxically,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WOLCOTT, JAMES WOL

DeRogatis, Jim.

Summary: "Let It Blurt is the biography of Lester Bangs (1949-82) - the gonzo journalist, gutter poet, and romantic visionary of rock criticism. He lived the rock 'n' roll lifestyle, guzzling booze and Romilar like water, matching its energy in prose that erupted from the pages of Rolling Stone, Creem, and The Village Voice. Bangs agitated in the seventies for sounds that were harsher, louder, more...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BANGS, LESTER DER

Caldwell, Gail

Summary: In this memoir set on the high plains of Texas, Pulitzer Prize winner Caldwell transforms into art what it is like to come of age in a particular time and place. Beginning in the 1950s in the wilds of the Texas Panhandle, she grew up surrounded by dust storms and cattle ranches and summer lightning, and took refuge from the vastness of the land and the ever-present wind by retreating into...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

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Page, Tim

Summary: A poignant portrait of a lifelong search for answers by Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Page, "Parallel Play" provides a unique perspective on Asperger's and the well of creativity that can spring forth as a result of the condition.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PAGE, TIM PAG

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