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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

Ferguson, Glenn.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PenArtPro 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.54 FER

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

Harris, Kamala D.

1 hold on 3 copies

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

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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

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 323.6 RAT

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

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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

Parini, Jay.

Contents: Of Plymouth Plantation -- The Federalist papers -- The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin -- The journals of Lewis and Clark -- Walden-- Uncle Tom's Cabin -- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- The souls of black folk -- The promised land -- How to win friends and influence people -- The common sense book of baby and child care -- On the road -- The feminine mystique -- 100 more books that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 011.7 PAR

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

Obama, Barack.

Summary: Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics--a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of our democracy. He explores those forces--from the fear of losing, to the perpetual need to raise money, to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2006

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 OBA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OBAMA, BARACK OBA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Obama

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.04 OBA

Biel, Steven

Summary: Presents a comprehensive examination of the classic 1930 painting "American Gothic" by artist Grant Wood, describes how it came to represent traditional American values, and how it was later used in television, politics, advertising, and popular culture.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 759.13 BIE

Blount, Roy.

Summary: "Hard-working humorist Roy Blount Jr. lives in the North but he's from the South, a delicious tension that has always informed and shaped his work. In this new collection, he directs his acerbic wit and finely-tuned insight toward the persistent and colorful differences between the two. His essays treat every conceivable topic on which North and South misunderstand each other, from music to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 BLO

Brokaw, Tom

Summary: Rooted in the values, lessons, and verities of generations past and of his South Dakota upbringing, Brokaw weaves together inspiring stories of Americans who are making a difference and personal stories from his own family history, to engage us in a conversation about our country and to offer ideas for how we can revitalize the promise of the American dream.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 973.927 Bro

Caputo, Philip.

Summary: Traces the author's 2011 road trip from the southernmost to the northernmost points of the United States to experience firsthand the country's diversity and political tensions in the face of a historic economic recession.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.93 CAP

Carroll, Abigail.

Summary: A history of the American meal explains the evolution of traditional fare as a reflection of national identity, describing the midday meals of colonial America, the eating rituals of subsequent generations, and the advent of processed foods.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 394.1 CAR