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Vinocour, Susan Nordin

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "A powerful and humane exploration of the "insanity defense," through one heartbreaking case. A three-year-old boy dies, having apparently fallen while trying to reach a bag of sugar on a high shelf. His grandmother stands accused of second-degree murder.Psychologist Susan Nordin Vinocour agrees to evaluate the defendant, to determine whether the impoverished and mentally ill woman is competent...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2020

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Jaffe, Eric.

Summary: "From an 'illuminating and entertaining' (The New York Times) historian comes the World War II story of two men whose remarkable lives improbably converged at the Tokyo war crimes trials of 1946. In the wake of World War II, the Allied forces charged twenty-eight Japanese men with crimes against humanity. Correspondents at the Tokyo trial thought the evidence fell most heavily on ten of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 952.04 OKAWA, SHUMEI JAF

Graff, Garrett M.

Summary: "The eye-opening truth about the government's secret plans to survive a catastrophic attack on US soil--even if the rest of us die--a roadmap that spans from the dawn of the nuclear age to today"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 GRA

Jacobsen, Annie

Summary: Since its inception in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has grown to become the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science research and development agency. Created by President Eisenhower to prevent another Sputnik, and to focus primarily on defensive programs against nuclear weapons, the agency--and its imagination and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 JAC

Carter, Ashton B.

Summary: The twenty-fifth Secretary of Defense takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the innter working of the Pentagon, its vital mission, and what it takes to lead it.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 355.6092 CAR

Gigliotti, Jim.

Summary: Examines the positions of offensive and defensive lineman, discussing history, key skills and tactics, and top players.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Pub. 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.33223 GIG

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, Robert M. Gates was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 GATES, ROBERT MICHAEL Gat

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: Across the realms of civic and private enterprise alike, bureaucracies vitally impact our security, freedoms, and everyday life. With so much at stake, competence, efficiency, and effective service are essential; yet Americans know these institutions are often anything but, and many despair that they are too big and too hard to reform. Robert Gates disagrees. Having led change successfully at...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 658.5 GAT

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: Across the realms of civic and private enterprise alike, bureaucracies vitally impact our security, freedoms, and everyday life. With so much at stake, competence, efficiency, and fiscal prudence are essential, yet Americans know these institutions fall short. Many despair that they are too big and too hard to reform. Robert Gates disagrees. Having led change successfully at three monumental...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 352 GAT

Ball, Carlos A.

Summary: The author describes five lawsuits that have helped change the way lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual (LGBT) people are treated in the United States. The cases are Braschi v. Stahl Associates, in which an appellate court recognize that two men can constitute a family; Nabozny v. Podlesny (1996), in which a Wisconsin jury recognized that a bullied gay teenager had his constitutional rights...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342.7308 BAL

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: The former Secretary of Defense offers a candid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GATES, ROBERT MICHAEL GAT

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Gates 2014

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: However embroiled he became in the trials of Washington, Gates makes clear that his heart was always in the most important theater of his tenure as secretary: the front lines. We journey with him to both war zones as he meets with active-duty troops and their commanders, awed by their courage, and also witness him greet coffin after flag-draped coffin returned to U.S. soil, heartbreakingly...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 355.6092 GATES, ROBERT Gat

Summary: Ethically-challenged attorney Alan Shore settles in at a wealthy and powerful legal firm that focuses primarily on civil cases. With some help from veteran attorney Denny Crane, Shore quickly makes his mark winning cases no one would take. In doing so, he develops a rival in his colleague Brad Chase, who has been assigned to the office partly to keep an eye on the increasingly eccentric (and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2009

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

Brooks, Victor.

Summary: Describes the battles that took place at six different forts during the Civil War: Sumter, Henry and Donelson, Vicksburg, Wagner, and Fisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea House Publishers 2000

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 355.7 BRO

Mann, Jim

Summary: "A sweeping history of the intertwined careers of Dick Cheney and Colin Powell, whose rivalry and conflicting views of U.S. national security color our political debate to this day. Dick Cheney and Colin Powell emerged on the national scene more than thirty years ago, and it is easy to forget that they were once allies. It was Cheney who pressed for Powell's appointment as chairman of the Joint...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2020

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Cobb, Charles E.

Summary: "Visiting Martin Luther King, Jr. at the peak of the civil rights movement, the journalist William Worthy almost sat on a loaded pistol. "Just for self-defense," King assured him. One of King's advisors remembered the reverend's home as "an arsenal." Like King, many nonviolent activists embraced their constitutional right to self-protection-yet this crucial dimension of the civil rights...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 COB

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

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 EGG

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

Singer, P. W. (Peter Warren)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cornell University Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 SIN

Abrams, Dan

Summary: At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln was hired to defend him. This was to be his last great case as a lawyer. The case posed painful personal challenges for Lincoln. The murder victim had trained for the law in his office, and Lincoln had been his friend and his mentor. His accused killer,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.7 ABR

Cheney, Richard B.

Summary: "In his unmistakable voice and with an insider's eye on history, former Vice President Dick Cheney tells the story of his life and the nearly four decades he has spent at the center of American politics and power"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Threshold Editions 2011

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 CHE

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHENEY, RICHARD B CHE

Schell, Jonathan

Contents: The seventh decade -- A power out of our power -- Nuclear realists, nuclear romantics -- Nuclear Wilsonians -- Rise of the imperial idea -- Nuclear renaissance -- The fall and its uses -- A realm of shadows.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355.02 SCH

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

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

Summary: Pat Tillman chose to walk away from a multimillion-dollar football contract and join the military for no other reason than he felt it was the right thing to do. Documented are the facts surrounding the way the military manipulated his tragic death in the line of duty into a propaganda tool.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2011

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: 921 DVD Tillman 2011

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

11 holds on 5 copies

Summary: While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man and a black woman are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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