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Litt, David

Summary: Here's something true for almost every American. The democracy you live in today is different, completely different, than the democracy born into. Since 1980, the number of Americans legally barred from voting has more than doubled. Since the 1990s, odds of living in a competitive Congressional district have fallen by more than half. In the twenty-first century alone, the amount of money spent...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 321.8 LIT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 321.8 LIT

Metaxas, Eric

Summary: Eric Metaxas offers a thrilling review of America's uniqueness, and a sobering reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless people truly understand what their founding fathers meant for them to be. The book includes a stirring call-to-action for every American to understand the ideals behind the 'noble experiment in ordered liberty' that is America. It also paints a vivid picture of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5 MET

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 320.5 MET

Metaxas, Eric

Summary: Eric Metaxas offers a thrilling review of America's uniqueness, and a sobering reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless people truly understand what their founding fathers meant for them to be. The book includes a stirring call-to-action for every American to understand the ideals behind the 'noble experiment in ordered liberty' that is America. It also paints a vivid picture of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit NON FIC

Puleo, Stephen

Summary: "On December 26, 1941, Secret Service Agent Harry E. Neal stood on a platform at Washington's Union Station, watching a train chug off into the dark and feeling at once relieved and inexorably anxious. These were dire times: as Hitler's armies plowed across Europe, seizing or destroying the Continent's historic artifacts at will, Japan bristled to the East. The Axis was rapidly closing in. So...

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

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

Kittelstrom, Amy

Summary: "Today we associate liberal thought and politics with secularism. When we argue over whether the nation's founders meant to keep religion out of politics, the godless side is said to be liberal. But the role of religion in American politics has always been far more nuanced and complex than today's debates would suggest and closer to the heart of American intellectual life than is commonly...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2015

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

Pinckney, Darryl

Summary: "Blackballed is Darryl Pinckney's meditation on a century and a half of Black participation in US electoral politics. In this combination of memoir, historical narrative, and contemporary political and social analysis, he investigates the struggle for Black voting rights from Reconstruction through the civil rights movement, leading up to the election of Barack Obama as president. Interspersed...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York Review Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324 PIN

Rubin, Susan Goldman

Summary: For over 200 years, people have marched, gone to jail, risked their lives, and even died trying to get the right to vote in the United States. Others, hungry to acquire or hold onto power, have gone to extraordinary lengths to prevent people from casting ballets or outright stolen votes and sometimes entire elections. Perfect for students who want to know more about voting rights, this...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 324.6 RUB

German, Mike

Summary: Impressively researched and eloquently argued, former special agent Mike German’s Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide tells the story of the transformation of the FBI after the 9/11 attacks from a law enforcement agency, made famous by prosecuting organized crime and corruption in business and government, into arguably the most secretive domestic intelligence agency America has ever seen.

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.25 GER

Seib, Gerald F.

Summary: The executive Washington editor of The Wall Street Journal chronicles the astonishing 40-year rise and decline of the conservative movement in America, sharing insights into the roles of such contributors as the Federalist Society, the NRA and Fox News.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.52 SEI

Summary: "A stunningly original and timely collection that makes the case for "socialism, American style""--

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Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 335.00973 ARO

Frank, Thomas

Summary: "From the prophetic author of the now-classic What's the Matter with Kansas? and Listen, Liberal, an eye-opening account of populism, the most important--and misunderstood--movement of our time. Rarely does a work of history contain startling implicationsfor the present, but in The People, No Thomas Frank pulls off that explosive effect by showing us that everything we think we know about...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.56 FRA

Isenberg, Nancy

Summary: "John and John Quincy Adams: rogue intellectuals, unsparing truth tellers, too uncensored for their own political good. They held that political participation demanded moral courage. They did not seek popularity (and it showed). They lamented the fact that hero worship in America substituted idolatry for results, and they made it clear that they were talking about Benjamin Franklin, George...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2019

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

Frum, David

Summary: "A huge swath of Americans see the rest of the country building a future that doesn't have a place for them. It's no wonder they'd rather burn it all down. But the fire can be stopped by Americans who act now to protect their country and its democracy"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 FRU

Nash, Gary B.

Summary: An exploration of the ideas and radical sentiments that prompted the American Revolution argues that the war was a people's revolution and civil war, as well as an insurrection against colonial control.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 NAS

Posner, Eric A.

Summary: "Cuts through the hyperbole and hysteria that often distorts assessments of our republic, particularly at this time." - Alan Taylor, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History What-and who-is a demagogue? How did America's Founders envision the presidency? What should a constitutional democracy look like-and how can it be fixed when it appears to be broken? Something is definitely wrong with...

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Publisher / Publication Date: All Points Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.2 POS

Moss, David A.

Summary: Historian David Moss adapts the case study method made famous by Harvard Business School to revitalize our conversations about governance and democracy and show how the United States has often thrived on political conflict. These 19 cases ask us to weigh choices and consequences, wrestle with momentous decisions, and come to our own conclusions.--

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.4 MOS

Andersen, Kurt

Summary: "Americans have disabled the government's ability to solve even basic problems, making us vulnerable to the most dangerous demagogue ever to pretend to the White House. Kurt Andersen shows how the masterminds of the economic right rode an unprecedented wave of nostalgia by dressing up their harsh new rich-get-richer system in patriotic old-time drag, making it their mission to take over the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.973 AND

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 AND

Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 327.16 SCH

Summary: In this edition of the Journal, Bill Moyers discusses the historical implications of electing Barack Obama to the highest office in the land with Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, and Patricia Williams, James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University and author of Seeing a Color-Blind Future: The Paradox of Race. In addition, Moyers speaks with Kevin...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Snyder, Timothy

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Summary: The author argues that American society is leaning toward despotism and totalitarianism and looks back at the 20th century for examples of how totalitarianism has taken over before.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2021

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Talbot, David

Summary: 'By the Light of Burning Dreams' chronicles some of the most important moments of activism from the 60s and 70s, and ties them into the arrival of today's major political players and major progressive movements. David and Margaret Talbot are both very well-connected, with contacts such as Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., George R.R. Martin,Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, and Oliver Stone. From the founder...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021

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

Roth, Zachary.

Summary: "A deeply reported look inside the new conservative movement working to undermine American democracy. Control of the country is up for grabs--and Republicans have been rigging the game in their favor. Twenty-two states have passed restrictions on voting. Ruthless gerrymandering has given the GOP a long-term grip on Congress. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has eviscerated campaign finance laws,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5 ROT

Rather, Dan

Summary: "Brought to life in stunning color by artist Tim Foley, What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel takes apart the building blocks of this country, from the freedoms that define us, to the values that have transformed us, to the institutions that sustain us. Rather's vast experience and his unique perspective as one of America's most renowned newscasters shed light on who we were and who we are today,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: First Second, an imprint of Roaring Books Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership 2021

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 RAT

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1951

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

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