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Capaldi, Gina.

Summary: Zitkala-Š̌̌̌a finds that she can sing through her music, but also by writing stories and giving speeches and being an activist for Native American rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Zitkala 2011

Hinman, Bonnie

Summary: Ivanka Trump has carved a name for herself in the business world and as a political activist assisting her father, President Donald Trump. Ivanka Trump: Businesswoman and Political Activist explores Trump's early life and her successful business ventures. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Haddock, Doris.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2001

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 917.304 HAD

Kengor, Paul

Summary: A portrait of Frank Marshall Davis, an American communist and mentor to President Obama, discusses his beliefs, pro-communist writings for newspapers in Chicago and Honolulu, and influence on the young future president.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Threshold Editions/Mercury Ink 2012

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Kengor 2012

Summary: Ralph Nader is without a doubt one of the most passionate and determined personalities of our time. Loved, hated, respected and feared, Nader has had more impact on our daily lives than most presidents. This first-hand account takes you behind his groundbreaking consumer advocacy campaigns and contested presidential runs and shows why Nader continues to be one of the most unique and important...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Entertanment 2007

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

Wilentz, Sean

Summary: "One of our most eminent historians reminds us of the commanding role party politics has played in America's enduring struggle against economic inequality. 'There are two keys to unlocking the secrets of American politics and American political history.' So begins The Politicians & the Egalitarians, Princeton historian Sean Wilentz's bold new work of history. First, America is built on an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2016

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

Forché, Carolyn

Summary: Describes the author's deep friendship with a mysterious intellectual who introduced her to the culture and people of El Salvador in the 1970s, a tumultuous period in the country's history, inspiring her work as an unlikely activist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

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Hitchens, Christopher.

Summary: "The life story of one of the most admired and controversial public intellectuals of our time"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2010

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 HITCHENS, CHRISTOPHER HIT

Bhagwati, Anuradha Kristina

Summary: "A raw, unflinching, and inspirational memoir by a former United States Marine Captain describing her journey from dutiful daughter of immigrants to wide-eyed recruit to radical activist dedicated to effecting historic policy reform in the military. Aftera lifetime of buckling to the demands of her strict Indian parents, Anuradha Bhagwati abandons her grad school career at Harvard University to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BHAGWATI, ANURADHA KRISTINA BHA

Rappaport, Doreen.

Summary: A brief account of the life and accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney/Hyperion Books 2009

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Stacks, Call number: J 921 ROO

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Roosevelt 2009

Gregory, Josh

Summary: Over the course of his amazing life, legendary boxer Muhammad Ali made a huge impact both inside and outside the ring. Readers will learn how Ali first started boxing and what made him such a powerful fighter. They will also find out about efforts to battle racism, his impact on the civil rights movement, his philanthropic endeavors, and much more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2017

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

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

Hitchens, Christopher.

Summary: "The life story of one of the most admired and controversial public intellectuals of our time"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2010

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Summary: Two raging grannies on their mobility scooters travel from Seattle to Wall Street on a quest to find out whether perpetual economic growth is possible. Shirley (90) and Hinda (84) grew up during the great depression. This is a film searching for new answers, but also a film about friendship, coming of age, illness and fear of death.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF TWO

Von Hoffman, Nicholas.

Summary: A personal portrait of the controversial mastermind of popular movements, a man who is often called the American Machiavelli, Saul Alinsky.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALINSKY, SAUL DAVID VON

Schulman, Daniel.

Summary: "Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age, but they have never been the subject of a major biography... until now. Not long after the death of his father, Charles Koch, then in his early 30s, discovered a letter the family patriarch had written to his sons. 'You will receive what now seems to be a large sum of money,' Fred...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 KOCH BROTHERS SCH

Goldstein, Warren.

Contents: The great war, Greenwich Village, and the Upper East Side -- Early years -- Europe : music and war -- Russians White and Red -- The education of a warrior-priest -- From education to vocation -- "Bus-riding chaplain" -- Preaching the word : Coffin in demand -- Wading into the big muddy -- Moments of truth : civil disobedience and the draft -- Marriage and family life -- Activist episodes --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COFFIN, WILLIAM GOL

McCarter, Jeremy

Summary: "What does it mean to live for your ideals ... and to risk dying for them? This book tells the story of young American radicals who sensed a moment of unprecedented promise for American life--politically, socially, culturally--and struggled to bring it about, only to see a cataclysmic war sweep it away. Based on six years of extensive archival research, Jeremy McCarter's dramatic narrative...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

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

Williams, Juan

Summary: "What would the Founding Fathers think about America today? Over 200 years ago the Founders broke away from the tyranny of the British Empire to build a nation based on the principles of freedom, equal rights, and opportunity for all men. But life in the United States today is vastly different from anything the original Founders could have imagined in the late 1700s. The notion of an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 WIL

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

Gilbert, David

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PM Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.92 GILBERT, DAVID GIL

Dillon, Molly

Summary: "An anthology for young women by young women, featuring stories from ten inspiring young staffers who joined the Obama administration in their 20s with the hope of making a difference"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 973.931 DIL

Kruse, Kevin Michael

Summary: "We're often told that the United States is, was, and always has been a Christian nation. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the idea of 'Christian America' is an invention--and a relatively recent one at that. As Kruse argues, the belief that America is fundamentally and formally a Christian nation originated in the 1930s when businessmen enlisted religious...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group 2015

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