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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"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2020

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

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...

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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

Hughey, Matthew W. (Matthew Windust)

Summary: "On November 5, 2008, the nation awoke to a New York Times headline that read triumphantly: "OBAMA. Racial Barrier Falls in Heavy Turnout." But new events quickly muted the exuberant declarations of a postracial era in America: from claims that Obama was born in Kenya and that he is not a true American, to depictions of Obama as a "Lyin African" and conservative cartoons that showed the new...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.24 HUG

Bryant, Howard

Summary: "Full Dissidence is a collection of essays focusing on the corporate assault on civil liberties, collisions of race and identity, and the kleptocracy of the Trump White House has forced America to ask itself if its beliefs of freedom and democracy are more than just words"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2020

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

Gehl, Katherine M.

Summary: "Our political system has become big business--and business is booming--yet solutions to big problems seem impossible. Behold, the political-industrial complex. Rampant lobbying and gerrymandering. Election spending rising exponentially with each cycle. The Democratic and Republican parties competing furiously against each other for advantage, while together--as a duopoly--having a lock on the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard Business Review Press 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 324.0973 GEH

Lindsey, Lawrence

Summary: "An audacious and desperately needed primer on how America's Ruling Class have upended the Constitution and taken over our country--and how we must unite to regain control of our liberty. A Ruling Class have emerged in America against the hopes and designs of our Founding Fathers. Over the last hundred years, they have rejected the Constitution and expanded their own power, slowly at first and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.5 LIN

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...

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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

Kakutani, Michiko

Summary: Over the last three decades, Michiko Kakutani has been thinking and writing about the demise of objective truth in popular culture, academia, and contemporary politics. In The Death of Truth, she connects the dots to reveal the slow march of untruth up to our present moment, when Red State and Blue State America have little common ground, proven science is once more up for debate, and all...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tim Duggan Books 2018

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

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2012

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

Sykes, Charles J.

Summary: In How the Right Lost Its Mind, Sykes presents an impassioned, regretful, and deeply thoughtful account of how the American conservative movement came to lose its values. How did a movement that was defined by its belief in limited government, individual liberty, free markets, traditional values, and civility find itself embracing bigotry, political intransigence, demagoguery, and outright...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5 SYK

Klein, Edward

Summary: With ferocity not seen since the Civil War, the Washington establishment and the radical Left are joining forces in an attempted coup d'etat to overturn the will of the people and return power to the political and media elites who have never been more unhinged. In All Out War: The Plot to Destroy Trump, investigative reporter and national best-selling author Edward Klein reveals: how the plot...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 KLE

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"--

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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

Fox, Josh

Summary: The Truth Has Changed captures the rapid-fire shocks that are changing the fabric of our lives--from 9/11 and the Iraq war, to fracking and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, to Hurricane Sandy, to relentless smear campaigns against climate scientists, to the fight for 100% renewable energy, to Standing Rock, to the 2016 presidential campaign, to Cambridge Analytica. Our normal isn't normal...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2018

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

Carlson, Tucker

Summary: The people who run America now barely interact with it. They fly on their own planes, ski on their own mountains, watch sporting events far from the stands in sky boxes. They have total contempt for you. "They view America the way a private equity firm sizes up an aging conglomerate," Tucker Carlson writes, "as something outdated they can profit from. When it fails, they're gone." And...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5 CAR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5 CAR

Garfield, Bob

Summary: "Why is our society in the fix it is in? Is it all Trump's fault? Well, no. As often observed, Trump is a symptom of a virus has been incubating for at least 50 years and maybe 150. But not often observed is where the virus is imbedded: in the psychic core of identity. This book explores the primacy of identity in American society and makes the argument that hyper-polarization was not only...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2020

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

Williams, Marjorie

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Publisher / Publication Date: Public Affairs 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975.3 WIL

Garrels, Anne

Summary: "Portrait of the mid-size city of Chelyabinsk and how it is faring in the new Russia"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 947 GAR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947 GAR

Brill, Steven

Summary: "From the award-winning journalist and best-selling author of America's Bitter Pill: a tour de force examination of 1) how and why major American institutions no longer serve us as they should, causing a deep rift between the vulnerable majority and the protected few, and 2) how some individuals and organizations are laying the foundation for real, lasting change. In this revelatory narrative...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 BRI

Kotkin, Stephen

Summary: Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin continues his definitive biography of Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror through to the coming of the conflict with Hitler's Germany that is the signal event of modern world history. As the shadows of the 30's deepen, Stalin's drive to militarize Soviet society takes on increasing urgency, and the ambition of Nazi Germany becomes the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 STALIN, JOSEPH KOT

Reid, Joy-Ann Lomena

Summary: Joy-Ann Reid, the host of MSNBC's AM Joy, assesses the Trump presidency in this urgent and deeply reported analysis of our national crisis.

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow & Co., an imprint of HarperCollins 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 REI

Roth, Zachary.

Summary: "A deeply reported look inside the new conservative movement working to undermine American democracy. Control of the country is up for grabs--and Republicans have been rigging the game in their favor. Twenty-two states have passed restrictions on voting. Ruthless gerrymandering has given the GOP a long-term grip on Congress. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has eviscerated campaign finance laws,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5 ROT

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

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

Giffels, David

Summary: "In the tradition of J.D. Vance, Sarah Smarsh, and Amy Goldstein, BARNSTORMING OHIO is an on-the-ground look at the diverse challenges facing Ohio, and its national significance as the state that has historically sided with the presidential election winner more than any other -- from award-winning lifelong Ohioan author and writer David Giffels, dubbed by the New York Times as "the Bard of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.1 GIF

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

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