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Thompson, Charles D., (Charles Dillard)

Summary: "An intimate portrait of the joys and hardships of rural life, as one man searches for community, equality, and tradition in Appalachia. Charles D. Thompson, Jr. was born in southwestern Virginia into an extended family of small farmers. Yet as he came of age he witnessed the demise of every farm in his family. Over the course of his own life of farming, rural education, organizing, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THO

Summary: The Jordan family has farmed in Iowa for generations. Due to the crisis of the '80s and '90s, they are in danger of losing the farm. One of the daughters comes back home to document the extraordinary efforts the family makes to keep their farm.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Products 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRO

Eggers, Dave

Summary: In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD 974.71 Eggers 2018

Lanier, Karen

Summary: With females as one of the fastest growing sectors of the hobby-farming community, the time is right for practical advice and guidance from women to women. Written by naturalist, gardener, and farmer-in-training Karne Lanier, this insightful volume provides inspiration and direction for fellow females with agricultural aspirations. The Woman Hobby Farmer packs a lot of wisdom and experience...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: CompanionHouse Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 630 LAN

Smith, Nikki Shannon

Summary: In 1854 in Eastern Maryland twelve-year-old Ann is a slave, grateful that her family is still all together; but when their master, in need of money, decides to sell Ann and her younger brother, their parents decide to take the dangerous step of running away north to freedom--a journey filled with danger, especially since they are not sure how to find the first station on the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED SMI

Summary: This saga follows two families - the Hazards, from the North, and the Mains, from the South - through their changing fortunes at home and the harsh realities of the battlefields. When the South surrenders at the end of the Civil War, the families are reunited once again in friendship. In the final installment, the two families continue through Post-Civil War Reconstruction into pioneer Indian...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2004

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD NOR

Summary: Fresh celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet. Among others, Fresh features urban farmer and activist Will Allen, sustainable farmer and entrepreneur Joel Salatin, and supermarket owner David Ball.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Ripple Effect Productions 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FRE

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

White, Mel

Summary: From New England to Alaska, this 544 page resource is filled with helpful advice, historical background, and practical facts on how to reach scores of park system properties, when to go, and what to do there.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 917.3 WHI

Eggers, Dave

Summary: In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books LLC 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 EGG

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 EGG

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 Eggers 2017

Summary: An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV ROO

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 SHL

Neering, Rosemary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heritage House 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Hagar, Erin

Summary: Helen wants to contribute to the war effort after the United States goes to war in 1917--so she joins the Women's Land Army of America, an organization that trains women to do farm work, replacing the workers drafted into the army.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HAG

Contents: Taxonomy / Bart W. O'Gara -- Distribution: past and present / Bart W. O'Gara and Robert G. Dundas -- Elk and Indians: then again / Richard E. McCabe -- Physical and physiological adaptations / Robert J. Hudson and Jerry C. Haigh with contributions by Anthony Bubenik -- Nutrition and food / John G. Cook -- Diseases and parasites / E. Tom Thorne ... [et al.] -- Adaptive behavioral strategies /...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Institution Press 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 599.6542 TOW

Farris, Jerri.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Creative Pub. International 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 747 FAR

Anderson, Carlotta R.

Summary: "All-American Anarchist chronicles the life and work of Joseph A. Labadie (1850-1933), Detroit's prominent labor organizer and one of early labor's most influential activists. A dynamic participant in the major social reform movements of the Gilded Age, Labadie was a central figure in the pervasive struggle for a new social order as the American Midwest underwent rapid industrialization at the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LABADIE, JO AND

Egan, Timothy.

Summary: The unfogettable story of America's worst inferno and Teddy Roosevelt's triumphant struggle to save the American forest.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 973.911 EGA

Egan, Timothy.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire of August, 1910, and Teddy Roosevelt's pioneering conservation efforts that helped turn public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of the forest service with consequences felt in the fires of today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Roosevelt 2009

Rybczynski, Witold.

Summary: Traces the creation of a Pennsylvania residential subdivision from its planning stage to the residence of its first owners, in an account that offers insight into the long process of development and how it is related to sprawl and ex-urban growth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307.76 RYB

Summary: Insiders' observations of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the subsequent occupation, featuring commentary from high-ranking officials, Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. Examines the U.S. policy decisions surrounding the invasion and their consequences in Iraq, including such issues as low U.S. troop levels, the uncontrolled looting of Baghdad, the purging of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NO
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF NO

Head, David

Summary: On March 15, 1783, General George Washington addressed a group of angry officers in an effort to rescue the American Revolution from mutiny at the highest level. After the British surrender at Yorktown, the American Revolution still blazed on, and as peace was negotiated in Europe, grave problems surfaced at home. The government was broke, paying its debts with loans from France. Political...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973.339 HEA

Fales-Hill, Susan.

Summary: The daughter of a Broadway actress who performed with Lena Horne and Alvin Ailey recounts the inspiration she received from her mother and the challenges she endured as a half-white, half-African American television writer in Hollywood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollinsPublishers 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 FAL

Rinaldi, Ann.

Summary: During the siege of Vicksburg, thirteen-year-old Claire Louise struggles with difficult choices when family and friends join opposing sides of the war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Rinaldi 2009