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Bix, Cynthia Overbeck.

Summary: Looks at the different modes of dress in America from the 1770s to the 1860s, examining the clothing and accessories of the common people and soldiers, as well as the men and women of the upper and middle classes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 391.00973 BIX

McPherson, James M.

Summary: "In The Long Shadow of War, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James M. McPherson considers why the Civil War retains such a hold on our national psyche and identity. Though the drama and tragedy of the subject, from the war's scope and size--an estimated death toll of 750,000, far more than all the rest of the country's wars combined--to the nearly mythical individuals involved--Abraham Lincoln,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Wulf, Andrea.

Summary: "From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating look at the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers. For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating. Andrea Wulf...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 712.0973 WUL

Whybrow, Peter C.

Summary: An analysis of the American consumer culture cites modern statistics in obesity, depression, and panic disorders, drawing on detailed case studies to explain how today's affluent society is directly related to key social and medical issues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2006

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Wulf, Andrea.

Summary: "From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating look at the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers. For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating. Andrea Wulf...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2011

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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.2 STE

Didion, Joan.

Summary: The essayist explores American ideals of independence and self-reliance by probing her own life and those of her relatives, discussing how the character of California's settlers created the state as it exists today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.4 DID

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Summary: A documentary film that focuses on the Confederate Battle flag and its impact on the people, politics, and perceptions of South Carolina and beyond. Through firsthand interviews featuring various perspectives and a wealth of historical footage, Downing of a Flag traces the symbol's controversial relationship with the Palmetto State, exploring its true meaning and how an unspeakable tragedy...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Obama, Barack.

Summary: "In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2010

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 302 OBA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JE FIC OBA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Obama 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE OBA

Bolling, Eric

Summary: "A co-host of Fox News Channel's "The Five" draws on his life story to identify nine values on which America was built—including manliness, profit and religious faith—arguing that said values are under attack by Democratic leaders and must be embraced to revive the nation's dominance,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016

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

Jarecki, Eugene.

Summary: In the sobering aftermath of America's invasion of Iraq, documentarian Jarecki launches a penetrating inquiry into how forces within the American political, economic, and military systems have come to undermine the carefully crafted structure of our republic--upsetting its balance of powers, vastly strengthening the hand of the president in taking the nation to war, and imperiling the workings...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2008

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

Meacham, Jon

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: "The current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America, Meacham shows us how what Lincoln called the "better angels of our nature" have won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, and others, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 MEA

Vowell, Sarah

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2003

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973 VOW

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