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Harris, Kamala D.

Summary: Harris communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values while offering a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. In examining the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, she shows how our shared efforts will continue to sustain us and this great...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B HARRIS HAR

Harris, Kamala

Summary: Now adapted for young readers, Senator Kamala Harris's empowering memoir about the values and inspirations that guided her life. As the first woman, African American, and South Asian American to become attorney general of California, and the second black woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate, Kamala Harris has blazed trails on her path to the national stage. But how did she achieve her goals?...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HAR

Dobbs, Michael

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "The powerfully told story of a group of German Jews desperately seeking American visas to escape the Nazis, and an illuminating account of America's struggle with the refugee crisis caused by the rise of Hitler. Official tie-in to the U.S. Holocaust Museum multi-year exhibit"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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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

Brands, H. W.

Summary: "From master storyteller and historian H.W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II. At the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.918 BRA

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Penguin Press 2014

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

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 Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Shesol, Jeff.

Summary: Recounts Franklin Roosevelt's fight during his first term with a narrow conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court who struck down several key elements of the New Deal legislation--forever transforming the political and constitutional landscape, saving the New Deal, splitting the Democratic Party, and ushering in an era of Republican dominance.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 347.73 SHE

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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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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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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...

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

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Levin, Yuval.

Summary: "In The Great Debate Yuval Levin explores the origins of the familiar left/right divide in American politics by examining the views of the men who best represent each side of that debate: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. In a groundbreaking exploration of the origins of our political order, Levin shows that our political divide did not originate (as many historians argue) in the French...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

McGinty, Alice B.

Summary: Documents the 1930 Satyagraha protest movement, describing how Gandhi led a twenty-four-day march to the sea to demonstrate against Great Britain's salt tax while offering insight into his beliefs about non-violent civil disobedience.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amazon Children's Pub. 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 GAN

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Broadside 2016

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

Horowitz, David

Summary: Horowitz presents a White House battle plan to halt the Democrats' march to extinguish the values America holds dear. He details President Trump's like moves, and explores the opportunities he will have to reshape the American political landscape while securing the nation's vital security interests abroad.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Humanix Books 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 333.330 HOR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.933 HOR

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

Homayoonfar, Nioucha

Summary: This coming-of-age memoir, set during the Iranian Revolution, tells the true story of a young girl who moves to Tehran from the U.S. and has to adjust to living in a new country, learning a new language, and starting a new school during one of the most turbulent periods in Iran's history. When five-year-old Nioucha Homayoonfar moves from the U.S. to Iran in 1979, its open society means a life...

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Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 HOM

Morris, Charles R.

Summary: Examines the perspectives and principles of three pillars of the financial world, as well as their judgments on the current economic crisis and their opinions as to what should be the best path to recovery.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 332.092 MOR

Sebestyen, Victor

Summary: "Victor Sebestyen's riveting biography of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin--the first major biography in English in nearly two decades--is not only a political examination of one of the most important historical figures of the twentieth century but also a fascinating portrait of Lenin the man. Brought up in comfort and with a passion for hunting and fishing, chess, and the English classics, Lenin was...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LENIN, VLADIMIR ILYICH SEB

Osgood, Kenneth Alan

Contents: Regimenting the public mind : the communications revolution and the age of total war -- A new type of cold war : Eisenhower and the challenge of coexistence -- Camouflaged propaganda : psychological warfare's new look -- Secret empire : psychological operations and the worldwide anticommunist crusade -- Spinning the friendly atom : the Atoms for Peace Campaign -- The illusory spirit of Geneva :...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Kansas 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.375 OSG

Cunningham, Noble E.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bedford/St. Martin's 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.46 CUN

Kranish, Michael

Summary: Authoritative, timely, and provocative, this deeply researched biography of Donald Trump provides a complex portrait of the man who--despite broad skepticism--could be the next president of the United States. Despite decades of scrutiny, many aspects of Trump's life are not well known. Few individuals have ever roamed so widely through such diverse realms as real estate, sports, entertainment,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 TRU

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TRUMP, DONALD KRA

Ullrich, Volker

Summary: "A comprehensive new biography of Hitler focusing on the dictator's personality"--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HITLER, ADOLPH ULL

Dean, John W. (John Wesley)

Summary: "Former White House counsel & bestselling author John Dean reveals how the Bush White House has set America back decades; employing a worldview & tactics of deception that he claims will do more damage to the nation than Nixon at his worst. No author or commentator possesses such unique knowledge of Bush's presidential ploys & their striking comparisons to Nixon's, an irresitible hook for an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 DEA

Vance, J. D.

Summary: Vance, a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, provides an account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm. J. D. Vance tells the true story...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit #2-921 VANCE, J.D. Vance