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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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Examines the efforts of the Children's Aid Society in New York, organized by minister Charles Loring Brace, which from 1853 to 1929 sent over 100,000 unwanted and orphaned children from the city to homes in rural America.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD ORP RATED NR

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 EGG

Fowler, William M.

Summary: On May 28, 1754, a group of militia and Indians led by 22-year-old major George Washington surprised a camp of sleeping French soldiers near present-day Pittsburgh. The brief but deadly exchange of fire that ensued, in Horace Walpole's memorable phrase, "set the world on fire." The resulting French and Indian War in North America escalated into a global conflict fought across Europe, Africa,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.26 FOW

Pinborough, Jan.

Summary: Examines the story of how librarian Ann Carroll Moore created the first children's room at the New York Public Library.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

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

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: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD 974.71 Eggers 2018

Summary: Danger, disillusionment, and betrayal reach an all-time high in the suspense-laced fifth season of The Americans. KGB agents Philip and Elizabeth Jennings' unwavering dedication to their work comes at even more of a personal cost than before. And as Paige is drawn deeper into the reality of her parents' secret job, she realizes she will never have a normal life. Meanwhile, as Cold War tensions...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV AME

Finn, Peter

Summary: The dramatic, until-now-untold story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 891.73 FIN

Dowd, Ryan

Summary: "Homelessness is a perennial topic of concern at libraries. In fact, staff at public libraries interact with almost as many homeless individuals as staff at shelters do. In this book Dowd, executive director of a homeless shelter, spotlights best practices drawn from his own shelter's policies and training materials"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ALA Editions 2018

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 020 DOW

Artist Not Provided

Summary: Examines the development and launch of the first man-made object to orbit the Earth, and how it escalated tensions between America and Russia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Home Video 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SPU

Chadwick-Joshua, Jocelyn

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Mississippi 1998

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.4 CHA

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, Call number: 973.7 CAT

Herman, Arthur

Summary: "How did two men move the world away from wars for land and treasure to wars over ideas and ideologies--a change that would go on to kill millions? In April 1917, Woodrow Wilson--champion of American democracy but also of segregation, advocate for free trade and a new world order based on freedom and justice--thrust the United States into the First World War in order to make the 'world safe for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.3 HER

Summary: Justine Shapiro follows the Blue Ridge Parkway, journeying to Tennessee and the city of Nashville. She visits its famous country music sites and the old plantation home of US President, Andrew Jackson. Justine then hits the legendary Route 66, stopping at a giant cattle auction in Oklahoma City. She then joins the 'Trail of Tears' memorial walk for Native Americans before crossing the Texas...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.1 GLO

Summary: Tom Bodett explores the trails that extended America's frontiers. He follows the footsteps and wagon ruts of rugged pioneers, dauntless homesteaders, reclusive mountain men, and stop-at-nothing gold hunters as they explored, settled, and worked the new land.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Questar 2002

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6 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 AME 1
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Buell, Lawrence.

Contents: Birth, heyday, and seeming decline -- Reborn from the critical ashes -- The reluctant master text : the making and remakings of Hawthorne's The scarlet letter -- "Success" stories from Benjamin Franklin to the dawn of modernism -- Belated ascendancy : Fitzgerald to Faulkner, Dreiser to Wright and Bellow -- Up-from stories in hyphenated America : Ellison, Roth, and beyond -- Uncle Tom's cabin...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard Univ Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.009 BUE

Bangs, Jeremy Dupertuis

Summary: Transcriptions of more than four hundred Native American land conveyances from Plymouth Colony court records are now accessible to researchers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New England Historic Genealogical Society 2002

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.373 Bangs

Clinton, Chelsea

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Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

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Finn, Peter

Summary: Drawing on newly declassified files, this is the story of how a book forbidden in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West. In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout paid a visit to Russia's greatest living poet, Boris Pasternak. He left carrying the manuscript of Pasternak's first and only novel, entrusted to him with these words: "This is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 891.73 FIN

White, Mel

Summary: From New England to Alaska, this 544 page resource is filled with helpful advice, historical background, and practical facts on how to reach scores of park system properties, when to go, and what to do there.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 917.3 WHI

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 WHI

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 917.3 WHI

Shlaes, Amity.

Summary: It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression--only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand it. These people are at the heart of this reinterpretation of one of the most crucial events of the twentieth century. Author Shlaes presents the neglected and moving stories of individual Americans, and shows how through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.9 SHL

Escott, Paul D.

Summary: "Throughout the Civil War, newspaper headlines and stories repeatedly asked some variation of the question posed by the New York Times in 1862, "What shall we do with the negro?" The future status of African Americans was a pressing issue for both those in the North and in the South. Consulting a broad range of contemporary newspapers, magazines, books, army records, government documents,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Virginia Press 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7092 ESC

Burrows, William E.

Summary: Unknown to the public and cloaked in the utmost secrecy, the United States flew missions against the Communist bloc almost continuously during the Cold War in a desperate effort to collect intelligence and find targets for all-out nuclear war. The only hint of the relentless, clandestine operations came when one of the planes was shot down. Many of the air force and navy flyers were killed on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2001

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.1273 BUR

Neering, Rosemary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heritage House 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 979.774 NEE