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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

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Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Weintraub, Aileen

Summary: "Meet 50 super-inspiring kids! It's never too early--and you're never too young-- to make a difference in the world! The amazing musicians, writers, scientists, athletes, activists, and other fascinating kids in this book accomplished great feats by the age of eighteen. They impacted people's lives by coming up with new inventions, making art and music, competing in sports, and speaking out...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 WEI

Dean, Michelle

Summary: Dorothy Parker, Rebecca West, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Pauline Kael, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, Renata Adler, and Janet Malcolm—these brilliant women are the central figures of Sharp. Their lives intertwine as they cut through the cultural and intellectual history of America in the twentieth century, arguing as fervently with each other as they did with the sexist attitudes of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2018

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

Bagieu, Pénélope

Summary: With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Penelope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second, an imprint of Roaring Book Press 2018

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Hendershot, Heather

Summary: "Few conservatives are as revered and admired as William F. Buckley. Buckley is best known for founding National Review, the flagship journal of the right. But his long-running talk show Firing Line was equally important, because it allowed him to reach beyond the conservative enclave and engage millions of mainstream Americans. When Firing Line premiered in 1966, only two years after Barry...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadside 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 070 HEN

Patterson, William H.

Summary: Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) is widely considered the greatest American science fiction writer of the 20th century. A famous and bestselling author in later life, he started as a navy man and graduate of Annapolis who was forced to retire because of tuberculosis. A left-wing politician in the 1930s, he became one of the sources of Libertarian politics in the USA in his later years. His most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HEINLEIN, ROBERT A PAT

Senker, Cath.

Contents: Introduction -- Betty Friedan : founder of the US women's movement -- Ella Baker : struggling for civil rights -- Barbara Castle : the most powerful woman in Britain -- Mary Quant : fighting for fashion freedom -- Women in 1970 -- Summary -- Other important figures -- Stories of women in the 1960s : timeline -- Find out more -- Glossary -- Index.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 305.42 Senker 2015

Roll, David L.

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Summary: "The extraordinary career of George Catlett Marshall--America's most distinguished soldier-statesman since George Washington--whose selfless leadership and moral character influenced the course of two world wars and helped define the American century. Winston Churchill called him World War II's "organizer of victory." Harry Truman said he was "the greatest military man that this country ever...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Caliber, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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Steves, Rick

Summary: Presents advice on traveling to different countries of the world as a way of increasing our understanding of different cultures and political systems, and appreciating the interconnectedness within the global community. In his third edition, the author considers the new political reality of Brexit, Refugees, Erdoğan, and Trump, as well as populism, nativism, terrorism, and climate change and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avalon Travel, Hachette Book Group 2018

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

Ricks, Thomas E.

Summary: A "dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, with a focus on the pivotal years from the mid-1930s through the 1940s, when their farsighted vision and inspired action in the face of the threat of fascism and communism helped preserve democracy for the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2017

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

Schultz, Kevin M.

Summary: "A lively chronicle of the 1960s through the incredibly contentious and surprisingly close friendship of its two most colorful characters. Norman Mailer and William F. Buckley, Jr., were towering figures who argued publicly about every major issue of the1960s: the counterculture, Vietnam, feminism, civil rights, the Cold War. Behind the scenes, the two were close friends and trusted confidantes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2015

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

Tierney, Harry

Format: notated music

Publisher / Publication Date: Leo Feist 1919

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1 available in Sheet Music, Call number: SHM

Holub, Joan

Summary: Learn all about artists who changed history in this engaging and colorful board book perfect for creators-in-training!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Simon, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2019

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Wittman, Robert K.

Summary: "This exploration of the private wartime diary of Alfred Rosenberg--Hitler's 'chief philosopher' and architect of Nazi ideology--interweaves the story of its recent discovery with the revelation of its never-before-published contents, which are contextualized by the authors: The result is a unprecedented, page-turning narrative of the Nazi rise to power, the Holocaust, and Hitler's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 WIT

Cook, William R. (William Robert)

Summary: Professor Cook leads you on an engaging and energetic discussion on Alexis de Tocqueville, his journey, his writing of Democracy in America and, most of all, his thoughts on the young nation he was observing. For Tocqueville, it seems, had opinions about almost everything he encountered in America, and not exclusively politics and "classical" issues such as the nature of the judiciary and the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2004

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.973 TOC
Call number: DVD 320.973 TOC PART 1
Call number: DVD 320.973 TOC PART 2

Sebba, Anne

Summary: "Paris in the 1940s was a place of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation, and secrets. During the occupation, the swastika flew from the Eiffel Tower and danger lurked on every corner. While Parisian men were either fighting at the front or captured and forced to work in German factories, the women of Paris were left behind where they would come face to face with the German conquerors...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 SEB

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.4 SEB

Zitz, Michael

Summary: Warren Buffett's big sister Doris, known as the Sunshine Lady, derives such joy from helping others on a one on one basis that her own hard life, including estrangement from her own children, has never hardened her heart.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Permanent Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BUFFETT, DORIS ZIT

Margolick, David.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Running Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.42 MAR

Micklethwait, John

Summary: "From the bestselling authors of The Right Nation, a visionary argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-state. Dysfunctional government: It's become a cliche. And most of us are resigned to the fact that nothing is ever going to change. As John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge show us, that is a seriously...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Penguin Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.1 MIC

Morton, Andrew

Summary: Examines the Duke and Duchess of Windsor's relationship with Germany and possible Nazi sympathies, a German plot to make him puppet king of a defeated England, and efforts by the British and American governments to conceal the evidence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 MOR

Olson, Lynne.

Summary: Traces the crisis period leading up to America's entry into World War II, describing the nation's polarized interventionist and isolationist factions as represented by the government, in the press, and on the streets.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.531 OLS

Reagan, Michael

Summary: The eldest son of the late fortieth president explains how today's political challenges are comparable to those of his father's political career, discussing how Reagan's famous 1976 speech at the Republican National Convention introduced still-applicable principles for a strong Republican party.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.927 REA

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

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