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Wells, Gully.

Summary: "Set in Provence, London, and New York: a daughter's wonderfully evocative and witty memoir of her mother and stepfather--Dee Wells, the glamorous and rebellious American journalist, and A. J. Ayer, the celebrated and worldly Oxford philosopher--and the life they lived at the center of absolutely everything. Gully Wells takes us into the heart of London's liberated intellectual inner circle of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2011

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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

Snyder, Brad

Summary: "Theodore Roosevelt's Bull Moose campaign. They self-mockingly called the 19th Street row house in which they congregated the 'House of Truth,' playing off the lively dinner discussions with frequent guest (and neighbor) Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. about life's verities. Lippmann and Frankfurter were house-mates, and their frequent guests included not merely Holmes but Louis Brandeis, Herbert...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2017

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Summary: It is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time, the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality, tracing a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

McCullough, David G

Summary: Relates the story of the American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris in the nineteenth century, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned there.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 920.0092 MCC

Menand, Louis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2001

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.90 MEN

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

Wetzsteon, Ross.

Summary: Chronicles the New York City neighborhood's role as a bohemian enclave that became the home of and transformed the lives of individuals who came to the neighborhood to pursue their individual artistic, personal, and political dreams.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2002

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

Marshall, Megan.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2005

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

Ulitskaya, Ludmila

Summary: An orphaned poet, a gifted pianist and a budding photographer meet in a mid-20th-century Moscow school and eventually embody the heroism, folly, compromise and hope of the Soviet dissident experience.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ULI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ULI

Summary: Drawn from thousands of hours of audiotape and tens of thousands of photographs created by photojournalist W. Eugene Smith from 1957 to 1965, this film tells the story of the Manhattan loft building that Smith turned into a gathering spot for jazz musicians and jam sessions. Smith's sounds and images are interspersed with present-day interviews with musicians and other visitors who spent time...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2018

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2 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC JAZ

Burns, Cherie.

Summary: A portrait of the Standard Oil heiress and legendary American trendsetter Millicent Rogers. Nobody knew how to live the high life like Millicent Rogers. Born into luxury, she lived in a whirl of beautiful homes, European vacations, exquisite clothing and handsome men. Here, Cherie Burns chronicles Rogers's glittering life from her days as a young girl afflicted with rheumatic fever to her Taos...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.953 ROGERS, MILLICENT BUR

Jacobs, A. J.

Summary: Chronicles the efforts of an NPR contributor to read the "Encyclopedia Britannica" from A to Z, sharing the humorous mishaps that occurred as a result of the endeavor, from changed family relationships to his efforts to join Mensa.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 031 Jacobs

Eby, Margaret

Summary: "A literary travelogue that ventures deep into the heart of classic Southern literature. As the writer Elif Batuman did for Russian literature in The Possessed, Margaret Eby does for Southern literature in this charming book of literary exploration. From Mississippi (William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Barry Hannah) to Alabama (Harper Lee, Truman Capote) to Georgia (Flannery...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810 EBY

Bate, Jonathan.

Summary: Bate's Soul of the Age tells the story of the great dramatist while deducing the crucial events of Shakespeare's life, connecting those events to his world and work as never before, and revealing how this unsurpassed artist came to be.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM BAT

Dyja, Tom.

Summary: Much of what defined the nation as it grew into a superpower was produced in Chicago. Before air travel overtook trains, nearly every coast-to coast journey included a stop there, and this flow of people and commodities made it America's central clearinghouse, laboratory, and factory. And even as Chicago led the way in creating mass-market culture, its artists pushed back in their own distinct...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.311 DYJ

Feigel, Lara.

Summary: When Germany surrendered in May 1945 it was a nation reduced to rubble. Immediately, America, Britain, Soviet Russia, and France set about rebuilding in their zones of occupation. Most urgent were physical needs--food, water, and sanitation--but from the start the Allies were also anxious to indoctrinate the German people in the ideas of peace and civilization. Denazification and reeducation...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5 FEI

Guelzo, Allen C.

Summary: A broad survey of American intellectual history ; a history of the ideas, the thinkers and the institutions that have mattered most to Americans. Each of the 36 lectures is 30 minutes long.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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4 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 190 GUE
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Call number: CD 190 GUE PART 3

Holden, Greg.

Contents: Introduction -- Illinois -- Indiana -- Iowa -- Michigan -- Minnesota -- Missouri -- Ohio -- Wisconsin.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Clerisy Press 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 810.9 HOL

Summary: In a wide variety of pagan paths, many forms of modern magic and mystery hold an expectation that all parties are heterosexual, cisgender, and, in many cases, white. In Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries, Lee Harrington and Tai Fenix Kulystin bring together a diverse and passionate collection of authors and artists who break out beyond that belief and explore how being LGBT+ is not just...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mystic Productions 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.768 QUE

Summary: A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010. The influence the magazine has had on our culture through turbulent times, morphing into Second City, Saturday Night Live, and the movies, and the stars and sorrows it has produced.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NAT

Grayling, A. C.

Summary: "Explores the eventful intertwining of outward event and inner intellectual life to tell, in all its richness and depth, the story of the 17th century in Europe. It was a time of creativity unparalleled in history before or since, from science to the arts, from philosophy to politics ... Grayling points to three primary factors [behind this epochal shift]: the rise of vernacular (popular)...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.2 GRA

Griffin, Farah Jasmine.

Summary: "As World War II raged overseas, Harlem witnessed a battle of its own. Brimming with creative and political energy, Harlem's diverse array of artists and activists launched a bold cultural offensive aimed at winning democracy for all Americans, regardless of race or gender. In Harlem Nocturne, esteemed scholar Farah Jasmine Griffin tells the stories of three black female artists whose creative...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Civitas Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 704.042 GRI

Gessen, Masha

Summary: Hailed for her "fearless indictment of the most powerful man in Russia" by the Wall Street Journal, award-winning journalist Masha Gessen is unparalleled in her understanding of the events and forces that have wracked her native country in recent times. In The Future Is History, she follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each came of age with...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2017

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