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Stadiem, William.

Summary: "In October 1958, Pan American World Airways began making regularly scheduled flights between New York and Paris, courtesy of its newly minted wonder jet, the Boeing 707. Almost overnight, the moneyed celebrities of the era made Europe their playground. At the same time, the dream of international travel came true for thousands of ordinary Americans who longed to emulate the "jet set"...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Houston, Keith

Summary: "The hidden history of the pocket calculator -- a device that ushered in modern mathematics, helped build the atomic bomb, and went with us to the moon -- and the mathematicians, designers, and inventors who brought it to life." -- back cover

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2023

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Lee, Erika.

Summary: "The definitive history of Asian Americans by one of the nation's preeminent scholars on the subject. In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But as award-winning historian Erika Lee reminds us, Asian Americans also have deep roots in the country. The Making of Asian America tells the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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

Beck, Richard

Summary: "During the 1980s in California, New Jersey, and New York, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, and elsewhere, daycare workers were arrested, charged, tried, and convicted of committing horrible sexual crimes against the children they cared for. These crimes, social workers and prosecutors said, had gone undetected for years, and they consisted of a brutality and sadism...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362 BEC

Egan, Timothy

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: "The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people who held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, going from sod homes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 978 EGA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 978.03 EGA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Hist US Egan

Summary: "An incisive and illuminating analysis of the enduring legacy of the post-Civil War period known as Reconstruction--a comprehensive story of Black Americans' struggle for human rights and dignity and the failure of the nation to fulfill its promises of freedom, citizenship, and justice"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 MAK

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen women who have left their mark on world history, including Caroline Herschel, Marie Curie, Mary Verghese, and Malala Yousafzai.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2018

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

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J Around Clinton

Beckert, Sven.

Summary: "The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality in the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Sven Beckert's rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the world's most significant manufacturing industry combining imperial expansion and slave labor with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338 BEC

Hendy, David.

Summary: "The first in-depth history of the iconic radio and TV network that has shaped our past and present. Doctor Who; tennis from Wimbledon; the Beatles and the Stones; the coronation of Queen Elizabeth and the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales: for one hundred years, the British Broadcasting Corporation has been the preeminent broadcaster in the UK and around the world, a constant source of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 384.5506 HEN

Petroski, Henry

Summary: This ultimate book on books tells how they came to be and how we keep them, from papyrus scrolls boxed at Alexandria through Gutenberg's era to books shelved upright at the Library of Congress.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Audiobook Display, Call number: MP3CD 022.4 PET

Koppel, Lily

Summary: Reveals for the first time the stories and secrets of America's unsung heroes-the wives of our original astronauts.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 629.45 KOP

Koppel, Lily.

Summary: "As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons. Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 629.45 KOP

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 629.45 KOP

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 629.45 KOP

Kelleher, Katy

Summary: In these deeply researched essays, a Paris Review contributor blends science, history, and memoir to explore human obsession with gorgeous things, exposing the fraught histories of makeup, silk, jewels, perfume, and other objects, helping readers to ethically partake in the beauty of the world around them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2023

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 111 KEL

Wilkerson, Isabel

Summary: The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how people's lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.5 WIL

Winchester, Simon

Summary: Land--whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city--is central to our existence. Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing, and have done, with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 333.3 WIN

Dinkelspiel, Frances

Summary: "On October 12, 2005, a massive fire broke out in the Wines Central wine warehouse in Vallejo, California. Within hours, the flames had destroyed 4.5 million bottles of California's finest wine worth more than $250 million, making it the largest destruction of wine in history. The fire had been deliberately set by a passionate oenophile named Mark Anderson, a skilled con man and thief with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 338.4 DIN

Tombs, Robert

Summary: "The English and Their History presents the momentous story of England "first as an idea, and then as a kingdom, as a country, a people and a culture." Here, in a single volume, is a fresh and comprehensive account of the English and their history. With extraordinary insight, Robert Tombs examines language, literature, law, religion, politics, and more while investigating the sources of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 942 TOM

Traister, Rebecca

Summary: "In a provocative, groundbreaking work, National Magazine Award­-finalist Rebecca Traister, "the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country" (Anne Lamott), traces the history of unmarried women in America who, through social, political, and economic means, have radically shaped our nation. For legions of women, living single isn't news; it's life. In 2009, the award-winning...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.8 TRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.81 TRA

France, David

Summary: "From the creator of and inspired by the seminal documentary of the same name--an Oscar nominee--the definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, and the powerful, heroic stories of the gay activists who refused to die without a fight. Intimately reported, this is the story of the men and women who, watching their friends and lovers fall, ignored by public officials,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1 FRA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1969 FRA

Gray, Charlotte

Summary: "The stories of Sara Delano and Jennie Jerome, before and after birthing their sons, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, consecutively."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2023

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

Ernaux, Annie

Summary: "Available in English for the first time, the latest astonishing, bestselling, and award-winning book by Annie Ernaux. The Years is a personal narrative of the period 1941 to 2006 told through the lens of memory, impressions past and present -- even projections into the future -- photos, books, songs, radio, television and decades of advertising, headlines, contrasted with intimate conflicts...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ERNAUX, ANNIE ERN

Frydman, Joshua

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Many modern fans of Japanese film, anime, manga, literature and popular music thrill to the images of gods and monsters in the shrouded valleys and craggy peaks of the islands. Yet few in the West understand the long history of Japanese mythology that underpins them. Frydman explores the tapestry of religion, philosophy, imperial propaganda and regional folklore, and considers their place...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thames & Hudson Ltd 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 299.5 FRY

Hoffer, Richard.

Summary: "Bouts of Mania describes the glorious era when Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman fought each other in every possible combination, on nearly every possible continent. In their most memorable bouts from 1971 to 1975, the three men created athletic set pieces that continue to resonate: the Fight of the Century, Down Goes Frazier!, the Rumble in the Jungle, and the Thrilla in Manila....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.83 HOF

Harper, Kyle

Summary: "Plagues upon the Earth is a history of human civilization and the germs that have shaped its course. At every stage in our species' past, micro-organisms have had macro-effects on the development of human societies. Kyle Harper proposes the first history of human disease to make full use of a radical new source of evidence: pathogen genomes as a biological archive and window into prehistoric...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 614.4 HAR

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