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Summary: This documentary chronicles the transformation of The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk, as the Internet redefines the media industry by surpassing print as the main source of news. At the heart of the film is the burning question on the minds of everyone who cares about a rigorous American press, Times lover or not: what will happen if the fast-moving future of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Pictures 2011

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

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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 301 WHY

Summary: Citizen Kane: The story of Charles Foster Kane, a newspaper tycoon whose life is investigated by a magazine reporter trying to discover the meaning of Kane's dying word: "Rosebud".

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2001

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3 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA CIT

Pope, Paul David

Summary: "Intense rivalry and Borgia-like cunning made the Pope family one of America's wealthiest and most influential--now a descendent of the two Pope patriarchs chronicles a family that embodied the American century..."--Dust jacket flap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield Pub 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Stacks, Call number: 364 Pop

Porter, Michael E.

Summary: "Health care in the United States and other nations is on a collision course with patient needs and economic reality. Rising costs, mounting quality problems, and increasing numbers of citizens without health insurance are unacceptable--and unsustainable. In Redefining Health Care, Michael E. Porter and Elizabeth Olmstead Teisberg set forth a new vision of the health care system in which every...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard Business School Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1068 POR

Summary: As hip-hop rose from the streets of New York to become a multibillion-dollar industry, artists such as Public Enemy and De La Soul began reusing portions of previously recorded music for their songs. But when record company lawyers got involved, everything changed. Years before people started downloading and remixing music, hip-hop sampling sparked a debate about copyright, creativity, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Indiepix Films 2010

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC COP

Nasaw, David.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HEARST, WILLIAM RANDOLPH NAS

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 Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 SHL

Warren, Elizabeth

Summary: Senator Elizabeth Warren presents an account of how the US built history's strongest middle class, a scathing indictment of the thirty-five years spent undermining it, and a rousing call to action.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Summary: Zeitgeist: A highly controversial documentary in three parts. The first part dissects the origins of Christianity, the second gives an overview of numerous questionable aspects of 9/11 and the third explores the Federal Reserve Bank and its ability to control the economy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: G.M.P. LLC 2007

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

Dychtwald, Maddy

Summary: Life expectancy has soared to age seventy-seven and promises to rise further, and we are starting to make decisions based less on age and more on lifestyle and life stage. Maddy Dychtwald, a leading expert on generational marketing, offers a radical new view of how Americans live, work, and buy according to the new freedoms and responsibilities of our shifting age demographics, and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.4 DYC

Summary: Presents the theory that the American dream, all but abandoned in the United States, has been adopted successfully in other countries, including Italy, France, Finland, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Tunisia, and Iceland, looking at such areas as worker benefits, public expenditure for the common good, and state-funded higher education.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2016

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

Prins, Nomi.

Summary: "All The Presidents' Bankers is a compelling narrative of how a small group of private bankers and their financial institutions shaped America's economy and its global position since the start of the twentieth century. Through personal, political and professional networks, these bankers strategically exercised, and continue to exercise, disproportionate control over the destiny of billions of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332.1 PRI

Kotlikoff, Laurence J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MIT Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332.024 KOT

Liebling, A. J. (Abbott Joseph)

Contents: The sweet science -- The Earl of Louisiana -- The jollity building -- Between meals -- The press.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.52 LIE

Summary: "Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups, and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes a journey through the darker corridors of the US media, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values.Tracing the story of media...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Allen, Reniqua

Summary: "In the last few decades, any hope of economic progress for black Americans has been slowly and steadily undermined. This quiet crisis was only exacerbated by the recession, which cut black households' wealth by over 30 percent. Black millennials watched their parents try to play by the rules, buying homes and aspiring to the trappings of middle-class life, only to sink deeper and deeper into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.9 Allen 2019

Lehmann, Chris

Summary: "A grand, brilliantly written work of American history We think we know the story of American religion: the Puritans were cold, austere, and pious, and Christianity continued pure and uncorrupted until the industrial revolution got in the way. InThe Money Cult, Chris Lehmann argues that we have it backwards: capitalism has always been entangled with religion, and so today's megapastors aren't...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 270 LEH

Graham, Katharine

Summary: The author describes her privileged but lonely childhood, her tragic marriage to the charismatic Phil Graham, her struggles as the head of the Washington Post, and the colorful politicians and celebrities she has known.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage 1998

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRAHAM, KATHARINE GRA

Sitaraman, Ganesh

Summary: "Argues that America's strong and sizeable middle class is actually embedded in the framework of the nation's government and its founding document and discusses the necessity of taking equality-establishing measures,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.2 SIT

Petroski, Henry.

Summary: "Physical infrastructure in the United States is crumbling. The American Society of Civil Engineers has, in its latest report, given American roads and bridges a grade of D and C+, respectively, and has described roughly sixty-five thousand bridges in the United States as 'structurally deficient.' This crisis--and one need look no further than the I-35W bridge collapse in Minnesota to see that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 388.1 PET

Kwak, James

Summary: Outlines a deconstruction of the framework for understanding the world of classroom economics, clarifying assumptions and misleading teachings while sharing historical insights into how economism became a prevalent influence in the U.S. "For generations, we've been told that there's a simple framework that can explain the mysteries of how the economy can create optimal outcomes for us all. What...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330 KWA

Summary: Examines economics professor and Clinton Administration cabinet member Robert Reich's crusade to expose the problem of income inequality in the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 DVD Inequality 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC INE
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF INE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD NonFic In

Mitchell, Donald

Summary: "A history of Indian casinos in America reveals the lesser-known partnership between Native American tribes and the Mafia that has been responsible for the creation of hundreds of Vegas-style casinos throughout the United States, in part by taking advantage of historical injustices and cultural protections,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.926 MIT