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Smith, Hedrick.

Summary: Recounts how the American dream has been dismantled over the past forty years by legislative, electoral, and corporate decisions that have compromised the middle class and minimized individual economic and political power.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2012

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

Putnam, Robert D.

Summary: "An eminent political scientist's brilliant synthesis of social and political trends over the past century that shows how we have gone from an individualistic society to a more communitarian society and then back again -- and how we can use that experience to overcome once again the individualism that currently weakens our country"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.5 PUT

Larson, Edward J. (Edward John)

Summary: A retelling of the presidential election campaign between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson describes the fierce rivalry that was called "America's Second Revolution" and reveals the pivotal roles played by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 324.973 LAR

Larson, Edward J. (Edward John)

Summary: The 1800 presidential election, the last great contest of the founding period, was so convulsive and so momentous for American democracy that Jefferson would later dub it "America's second revolution." America's first true presidential campaign gave birth to our two-party system and etched the lines of partisanship that have shaped American politics ever since. The contest featured two of our...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.973 LAR

Stevens, Stuart

Summary: "An indictment of the Republican Party from one of the most successful Republican political operative of his generation"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 324.2734 STE

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.2734 STE

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

Darman, Jonathan.

Summary: Jonathan Darman tells the story of two giants of American politics, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan, and how these two men changed American politics forever.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 320 DAR

Burt, Andrew

Summary: "The American story of blacklists, scapegoating, conspiracies, and cover-ups that have taken over national politics throughout our history when the mainstream has adopted extremist fear that secret networks--from the Illuminati and Freemasons to Communists and Muslim terrorists--have infiltrated society and threatened destruction from within"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: LP, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield 2015

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

Bordo, Susan

Summary: "A play-by-play of the political forces (both right and left) and media culture that vilified Hillary Clinton during her 2016 Presidential campaign, from cultural critic and feminist scholar Susan Bordo. The Destruction of Hillary Clintonis an answer to the question we've all been asking: How did an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, and admired candidate--whose victory would have...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324 BOR

Stein, Mark

Summary: "In American Panic, New York Times bestselling author Mark Stein traces the history and consequences of American political panics through the years. Virtually every American, on one level or another, falls victim to the hype, intensity, and propaganda that accompanies political panic, regardless of their own personal affiliations. By highlighting the similarities between American political...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Goodwin, Doris Kearns

Summary: "In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration into the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership. Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the man make the times or do the times make the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.09 GOO

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.09 GOO

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.09 GOO

Kirk, Charlie

Summary: An overview of the tenets of Donald Trump and his supporters, explaining their worldview and goals for the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.52 KIR

Corn, David.

Summary: Based on interviews with senior administration officials and others close to the Oval Office, a political journalist presents a behind-the-scenes look at Obama's third year, documenting and evaluating the crucial decisions of the president.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 COR

Hendershot, Heather

Summary: "Few conservatives are as revered and admired as William F. Buckley. Buckley is best known for founding National Review, the flagship journal of the right. But his long-running talk show Firing Line was equally important, because it allowed him to reach beyond the conservative enclave and engage millions of mainstream Americans. When Firing Line premiered in 1966, only two years after Barry...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadside 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 070 HEN

Cowan, Geoffrey

Summary: A portrait of Theodore Roosevelt's controversial 1912 campaign describes how he unsuccessfully challenged close friend William Howard Taft for the nomination, established key practices in primary elections, and created a new political party.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 324.97 Cowan 2016

Berkowitz, Edward D.

Summary: FROM THE PUBLISHER : In both the literal and metaphorical senses, it seemed as if 1970s America was running out of gas. The decade not only saw long lines at gas stations but a citizenry that had grown weary and disillusioned. High unemployment, runaway inflation, and the energy crisis, caused in part by U.S. dependence on Arab oil, characterized an increasingly bleak economic situation. As...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia University Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.924 BER

Posner, Eric A.

Summary: "Cuts through the hyperbole and hysteria that often distorts assessments of our republic, particularly at this time." - Alan Taylor, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History What-and who-is a demagogue? How did America's Founders envision the presidency? What should a constitutional democracy look like-and how can it be fixed when it appears to be broken? Something is definitely wrong with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: All Points Books 2020

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

Horowitz, David

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spence Pub. Co. 1999

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

Kornacki, Steve

Summary: "From MSNBC correspondent Steve Kornacki, a lively and sweeping history of the 1990s--one that brings critical new understanding to our current political landscape"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.20973 KOR

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

Ellis, Joseph J.

Summary: An ironic examination of the founding years of our country. Historian Ellis guides us through the decisive issues of the nation's founding, and illuminates the emerging philosophies, shifting alliances, and personal and political foibles of our now iconic leaders. He explains how the idea of a strong federal government, championed by Washington, was eventually embraced by the American people,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A. A. Knopf 2007

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

Frank, Thomas

Summary: A look at why the worst economy since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 FRA

Schoen, Douglas E.

Summary: AMERICA: UNITE OR DIE is a real-time analysis of why American Democracy is crumbling and why both sides – Republicans and Democrats – are responsible for its collapse. This is the first objective, non-partisan analysis of what has happened, and most importantly, explains what we can do to avoid impending doom for our system, and most of all, our nation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regan Arts 2021

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Jenkins, Philip

Contents: Mainstreaming the sixties -- Going too far : bicentennial America -- Against the grain -- The politics of children : 1977 -- Predators -- Captive America : 1980 -- Into the Reagan era -- Evil empires -- Dark victories -- The abuse epidemic -- Wars without end.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2006

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

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