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Montillo, Roseanne

Summary: "Explores the critical steps taken toward building a successful nuclear bomb and the female scientists who grappled with the destructive aftermath of their own creation, all while striving to be recognized for their work"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Hagedorn, Ann

Summary: "The little-known story of a spy on the atom-bomb project in World War II who had top security clearance -- American born, Soviet trained, he was never even suspected until after his information was in Soviet hands and he was safe in the USSR. It's LeCarre and "The Americans" for real"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KOVAL, GEORGE HAG

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B KOVAL HAG

Davis, Lynn

Summary: "Thomas Edison was an inventor who changed everything! One of his most famous inventions was the phonograph. It was the first machine to record and play sounds. Read this book to find out how he did it. Then check out the rest of the Amazing Inventors & Innovators series to learn about other great minds,"--page [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle/ an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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Davis, Lynn

Summary: "The car changed travel forever. Henry Ford started a car-making revolution. Kids can read this book to find out how Ford transformed America with his cars. They will learn how many cars Ford made before the Model T Ford"--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Pollack, Pam.

Summary: Examines the life and accomplishments of computer industry pioneer Steve Jobs, a founder of Apple Computer, Inc.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET JOBS

Bowers, Paige

Summary: Raye Montague was an ambitious little girl in segregated Little Rock. She grew to be a woman who spent a lifetime educating herself, both inside and outside of the classroom, so that she could become the person and professional she aspired to be. Where some saw roadblocks, Montague only saw hurdles that needed to be overcome. Her mindset helped her become the first person to draft a Naval...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lawrence Hill Books, an imprint of Chicago Review Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MONTAGUE, RAYE BOW

Reis, Ronald A.

Summary: Introduces the automotive, engineering, and labor innovator, discussing both his finer points and his flaws and also providing 21 hands-on activities to encourage young people to apply engineering and production ideas and learn more about the era.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Acevedo, Sylvia

Summary: "The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 369.463 ACE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 369.463 ACE

Zak, Dan.

Summary: "A riveting, chilling tale of how a group of ragtag activists infiltrated one of the most secure nuclear weapons sites in the United States, told alongside a broader history of America's nuclear stewardship, from the early stages of the Manhattan Project to our country's never-ending investment in nuclear weaponry. On Saturday, July 28, 2012, three senior citizens broke into one of the most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 ZAK

Hunter, Nick.

Summary: Describes the life and career of Steve Jobs, from his early life and his development of the first Apple computer to his accomplishments with the computer company and how he has helped shape the modern world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Olson, Steve

Summary: "A thrilling narrative of scientific triumph--and the unimaginable, world-ending peril it brought us. Fearing that the Germans would be the first to weaponize the atom, the United States marshaled brilliant minds and seemingly inexhaustible bodies to finda way to create a nuclear chain reaction with unimaginable explosive power. It would begin with plutonium, the first element ever manufactured...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 623.4 OLS

Thomas, William G.

Summary: The story of the longest and most complex legal challenge to slavery in American history, in which a number of enslaved families challenged their bondage in court.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 THO

Mattern, Joanne

Summary: A simple biography of computer industry pioneer Steve Jobs, a founder of Apple Computer, Inc.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Latta, Sara L.

Summary: "Read about George Ferris, and how he invented the ferris wheel"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Elementary 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Rickover built the world's first commercial nuclear power plant at Shippingport, PA. Rickover's achievements made him into a national celebrity, and he appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Many questioned Rickover's goal of an all nuclear navy, and others questioned his creation of a technocratic elite, his own navy within the Navy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Clinton, Chelsea

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Ellsberg, Daniel

Summary: The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Senior Fellow and iconic whistleblower who revealed the Pentagon Papers presents an eyewitness expos©♭ of the dangers of America's secret, long-standing nuclear policy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 ELL

Isaacson, Walter

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: A portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist explores the impact of James Watson's "The Double Helix" on her career and how her team's invention of CRISPR technology enabled revolutionary DNA-editing approaches to fighting disease, as well as curing diseases, fending off viruses, and enhancing our children

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Cassutt, Michael

Summary: "One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W.S. Abbey was called "the Dark Lord," "the Godfather," and "UNO" (unidentified NASA official) by those within NASA. He was said to be secretive, despotic, a Space Age Machiavelli. Yet Abbey had more influence on human spaceflight than almost anyone in history. From young pilot and wannabe astronaut to engineer,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 ABBEY, GEORGE CAS

Dye, Paul (Paul F.)

Summary: Dye, NASA's longest-serving Flight Director, examines the split-second decisions that the directors and astronauts were forced to make in a field where mistakes are unthinkable, and where errors led to the loss of national resources-- and more importantly, one's crew. From the powerful fiery ascent to the majesty of on-orbit operations to the high-speed and critical re-entry and landing of a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B DYE DYE

Carson, Mary Kay.

Summary: Profiles the life of the inventor of video games, discussing how he came up with the idea and early games he invented.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Elementary 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Brands, H. W.

Summary: "From master storyteller and historian H.W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II. At the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Brown, Don

Summary: From his humble boyhood as a farmer's son, selling newspapers on trains, reading through public libraries shelf by shelf, and dreaming of new inventions, Thomas Edison went on to create the light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Guinn, Jeff

Summary: "A brilliant portrait of two American giants, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, and America entering the automobile age, told through the fascinating but little-known narrative of the summer road trips taken by Edison and Ford"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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