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Avlon, John P.

Summary: "The Farewell was published at the end of Washington's second term. It was reprinted in newspapers across the country. The President began the letter during his first term intending to retire but was persuaded by Hamilton and Jefferson to run for a second. By the end of that term he was the object of scurrilous press attacks and alarmed by the growing partisan bitterness. Fearful for the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.4 AVL

Summary: Experience the great diversity of America on a trip through each of the 50 states and the many cultures, traditions, histories, and passions that define us. Taste sweet blueberries and baked beans in New England, hear the bustle of city music and the call of market vendors in the Mid-Atlantic, and watch the sunrise over gentle ridges and silent swamps in the Southeast. Attend city parades and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 811 POE

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B HARRIS HAR

Rather, Dan

Summary: "In a collection of original essays, the venerated television journalist, Dan Rather, celebrates our shared values and what matters most in our great country, and shows us what patriotism looks like. Writing about the institutions that sustain us, such as public libraries, public schools, and national parks; the values that have transformed us, such as the struggle for civil rights; and the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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Rather, Dan

Summary: "In a collection of essays, the venerated television journalist celebrates our shared values, reminds us of what matters most in our great country, and shows us what patriotism looks like"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 320 RAT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 323.6 RAT

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.6 RAT

DeMint, Jim

Summary: " In his new role as president and CEO of The Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint has travelled the country talking to Americans about how to return to our founding principles and restore and protect our economy and culture for future generations. He's realized that he-and all of us as fellow citizens-must fall in love with America-again. In this book, DeMint introduces Americans all across the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 DEM

Hoock, Holger

Summary: "The American Revolution is often portrayed as an orderly, restrained rebellion, with brave patriots defending their noble ideals against an oppressive empire. It's a stirring narrative, and one the founders did their best to encourage after the war. But as historian Holger Hoock shows in this ... account of America's founding, the Revolution was not only a high-minded battle over principles,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishing 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 HOO

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Miller, Larry

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regan 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 MIL

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Noonan, Peggy

Summary: Witty, incisive, at times prophetic, and always original, this collection offers the best of Peggy Noonan's writing. The book travels the path of her remarkable career, showing how she became one of the most influential voices in America. It begins with an essay about Noonan's motivations as a writer and thinker, followed by a personal talk on the day the space shuttle Challenger exploded and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Wood, Douglas

Summary: Learn what makes Americans great, from sea to shining sea, in this patriotic and diverse picture book for New York Times bestselling author Douglas Wood. What makes Americans great? Americans are different from one another in many ways. And despite these differences, Americans share certain ways of doing and being that hold us all together. From the Fourth of July to the Bill of Rights,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Lubar, Steven D.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Institution Press in association with the National Museum of American History, Behring Center 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 973 LUB

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 973.07 Lubar 2001

Obama, Barack.

Summary: The junior senator from Illinois discusses how to transform U.S. politics, calling for a return to America's original ideals and revealing how they can address such issues as globalization and the function of religion in public life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 OBA

Coonerty, Ryan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 973.022 COO

Summary: Declares "the American century", the name Henry Luce gave to an era of American prosperity beginning in 1941, dead, and collects essays explaining what the American century was and meant, and why many believe it has met a premature demise.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.91 SHO

Adams, Michelle Medlock

Summary: "In this engaging look at America, Michelle Medlock Adams introduces little ones to the beliefs and ideals that make America unique. Heartfelt and humorous questions ponder all of the things that America might be about--the flag, the Fourth of July, the Statue of Liberty. Readers quickly learn that America is about more than symbols and monuments. It's a land of freedom and democracy where...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Board Books, Call number: JE Board Adams 2019

Summary: From more than ten thousand interviews, StoryCorps--the largest oral history project in the nation's history--presents a tapestry of American stories, told by the people who lived them to the people they love. StoryCorps began with the idea that everyone has an important story to tell. And since 2003, this remarkable project has been collecting the stories of everyday Americans from all ages,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.92 ISA

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 306 MY

Summary: Some of the country's leading scholars and thinkers examine America's quintessential values, social and cultural institutions, political system, and challenges, as well as future trends.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Banks, Russell

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 BAN

Brokaw, Tom.

Summary: The author, known for his landmark work in American journalism and for his other books, The Greatest Generation, and Boom!, now turns his attention to the challenges that face America in the new millennium, to offer reflections on how we can restore America's greatness. "What happened to the America I thought I knew?" he writes. "Have we simply wandered off course, but only temporarily? Or...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.927 BRO

Brooks, David

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 BRO

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