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Waldman, Michael

Summary: "By the president of the prestigious Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights. At a time of renewed debate over guns in America, what does the Second Amendment mean? This book looks at history to provide some surprising, illuminating answers. The Amendment was written to calm public fear...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 344.7305 WAL

Jeffries, Donald

Summary: Examines what the author sees as "the amount of effort over the past fifty years that our government has dedicated to lying and covering up the truth to the world"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Publishing 2014

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Di Spigna, Christian

Summary: A detailed portrait of Founding Father, Dr. Joseph Warren, examines his work as an architect of the colonial rebellion, before his hero's death at Bunker Hill obscured his essential role in America's independence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2018

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WARREN, JOSEPH DIP

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

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

Ellis, Joseph J.

Summary: "The prizewinning author of Founding Brothers and American Sphinx now gives us the unexpected story--brilliantly told--of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. The triumph of the American Revolution was neither an ideological nor political guarantee that the colonies would...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 342.7302 ELL

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

Stein, Mark

Summary: "In American Panic, New York Times bestselling author Mark Stein traces the history and consequences of American political panics through the years. Virtually every American, on one level or another, falls victim to the hype, intensity, and propaganda that accompanies political panic, regardless of their own personal affiliations. By highlighting the similarities between American political...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.2 STE

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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

Goodwin, Doris Kearns

Summary: A dynamic history of the muckracking press and the first decade of the Progressive era as told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft--a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912 when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that cripples the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.91 GOO

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.91 GOO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.91 Goodwin 2013

Wiegand, Wayne A.

Summary: "Despite dire predictions in the late twentieth century that public libraries would not survive the turn of the millennium, their numbers have only increased. Two of three Americans frequent a public library at least once a year, and nearly that many are registered borrowers. Although library authorities have argued that the public library functions primarily as a civic institution necessary...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 020 WIE

Dedman, Bill.

Summary: "When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed a property listing for a grand estate that had been unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled into one of the most surprising American stories of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Empty Mansions is a rich tale of wealth and loss, complete with copper barons, Gilded Age opulence, and backdoor politics. At its heart is a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2013

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Brands, H. W.

Summary: "Ronald Reagan today is a conservative icon, celebrated for transforming the American domestic agenda and playing a crucial part in ending communism in the Soviet Union. In his masterful new biography, H. W. Brands argues that Reagan, along with FDR, was the most consequential president of the twentieth century. Reagan took office at a time when the public sector, after a half century of New...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 REAGAN, RONALD BRA

Hamilton, Nigel.

Summary: A close-up, in-the-room look at how FDR took masterful command and control of the Second World War, from wresting key decisions away from Churchill and his own generals, to launching the first successful trial landing in North Africa, and beginning to turn the tide away from the Axis.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2014

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Lehmann, Chris

Summary: "A grand, brilliantly written work of American history We think we know the story of American religion: the Puritans were cold, austere, and pious, and Christianity continued pure and uncorrupted until the industrial revolution got in the way. InThe Money Cult, Chris Lehmann argues that we have it backwards: capitalism has always been entangled with religion, and so today's megapastors aren't...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 270 LEH

Haag, Pamela

Summary: "An acclaimed historian explodes the myth about the 'special relationship' between Americans and their guns, revealing that savvy 19th century businessmen--not gun lovers--created American gun culture"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.4 HAA

Rice, Otis K.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2012

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 975.4 RIC

Cheney, Lynne V.

Summary: "This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison was a true genius of the early republic. Outwardly reserved, Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and rationale for the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 MADISON, JAMES CHE

Amar, Akhil Reed

Summary: "From Illinois to Alabama, and from Florida to Utah, our laws and legal debates arise from distinctive local settings within our vast and varied nation. As the renowned scholar Akhil Amar explains, Abraham Lincoln's argument against the legality of succession can be traced to his Midwestern upbringing, just as a close look at the Florida legislature and state Supreme Court reveals the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342 AMA

Reece, Erik

Summary: "For Erik Reece, life, at last, was good: he was newly married, gainfully employed, living in a creekside cabin in his beloved Kentucky woods. It sounded, as he describes it, "like a country song with a happy ending." And yet he was still haunted by a sense that the world--or, more specifically, his country--could be better. He couldn't ignore his conviction that, in fact, the good ol' USA was...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 335 REE

Ogle, Maureen.

Summary: This book relates the untold story of how meat made America. The moment European settlers arrived in North America, they began transforming the land into a meat-eater's paradise. Long before revolution turned colonies into nation, Americans were eating meat on a scale the Old World could neither imagine nor provide: an average European was lucky to see meat once a week, while even a poor...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

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

Riley, Russell L. (Russell Lynn)

Summary: "In the decade after Bill Clinton left the White House, scores of his closest aides recorded interviews with the University of Virginia's Presidential Oral History Program. The contents of these interviews are published for the first time in this volume.Based on 400 hours of candid conversations, Inside the Clinton White House adds color and nuance to our understanding of Bill Clinton and his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.929 RIL

Martin, Paul

Summary: "Everyone loves a good villain! From the back pages of history, vivid, entertaining portraits of little-known scoundrels whose misdeeds range from the simply inept to the truly horrifying. Even if you're an avid history buff, you've probably never heardof this disreputable cast of characters: A drunken, ne'er-do-well cop who abandoned his post at Ford's Theatre, giving assassin John Wilkes...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.1092 MAR

Shenon, Philip.

Summary: "Groundbreaking new history of the Kennedy assassination, investigative reporter and bestselling author Phil Shenon writes the ultimate inside account of what has become the most controversial murder investigation of the 20th century, the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Based on groundbreaking research, deep reporting, and unprecedented access, the book is character...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt & Co 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.922 SHE