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Summary: Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements. --

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Briarcliff Entertainment 2018

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FAR

Summary: Roy Cohn was a ruthless and unscrupulous lawyer and political power broker whose 28-year career ranged from acting as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy's Communist-hunting subcommittee to molding the career of a young Queens real estate developer named Donald Trump.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Kleeb, Jane

Summary: "From Democratic Party rising star Jane Kleeb, an urgent and stirring roadmap showing how the Democratic Party can, and should, engage rural America"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.2736 KLE

Cunningham, Kevin

Summary: How did the president get elected? How did he gain support? Find the answers to these questions and more in this title. Primary sources with accompanying questions, multiple prompts, Important Dates section, index, and glossary also included.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo Publishing 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 324 CUN

Bradley, Bill

Summary: "Politics is stuck," writes Bill Bradley, in this insightful, informative, and provocative book about America at a crossroads, but "idealism isn't dead. It can be reawakened." Bradley believes that America is at a teachable moment when we are compelled to reevaluate our political system, our leadership, our agenda as a nation, and ourselves as citizens. He explores what changes need to be made...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 BRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.931 Bradley

Brown, David S. (David Scott)

Summary: The fierce polarization of contemporary politics has encouraged Americans to read back into their nation's past a perpetual ideological struggle between liberals and conservatives. However, in this timely book, David S. Brown advances an original interpretation that stresses the critical role of moderate statesmen, ideas, and alliances in making our political system work. Beginning with John...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2016

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

Frank, Thomas

Summary: Frank argues that conservatives have taken pains to enshrine the free market as the permanent creed of state, selling off the government, deregulating some industries, defunding others, but always turning public policy into a private-sector bidding war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2008

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.92 FRA

Vindman, Alexander S.

Summary: Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who found himself at the center of a firestorm for his decision to report the infamous phone call that led to presidential impeachment, tells his own story for the first time. HERE, RIGHT MATTERS is a stirring account of Vindman's childhood as an immigrant growing up in New York City, his career in service of his new home on the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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Johnson, Dennis W

Summary: This book offers the most up-to-date examination of campaigns and elections, including the challenges and opportunities they present. It addresses fundamental questions about who votes in American elections, how legislative districts are reapportioned and why it matters, the realities of voter fraud, the pros and cons of reforming the Electoral College, the impact of dark money on campaigns,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.7 JOH

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

Frank, Thomas

Summary: "It is a widespread belief among liberals that if only Democrats can continue to dominate national elections, if only those awful Republicans are beaten into submission, the country will be on the right course. But this is to fundamentally misunderstand the modern Democratic Party. Drawing on years of research and first-hand reporting, Frank points out that the Democrats have done little to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.26 FRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 324.26 Frank 2016

McPartland, Lisa A.

Summary: "The position of president of the United States is an important one! But how does a person get elected president? First, people have to know who they are. To do that, candidates must announce their plan to run for a nomination and the presidency, and then they campaign. A perfect introduction for young readers, this book covers the details of the campaign trail, from grassroots organization to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2020

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 324.973 MCP

Huffman, Alan.

Summary: Two opposition researchers take readers on a year-long journey across the United States as they investigate the backgrounds of political candidates, from presidential appointees to local school board hopefuls.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.70973 HUF

Haynes, Danielle

Summary: "Primaries and caucuses are some of the first steps to becoming the president of the United States. Candidates who've announced their intention to run for this important office first have to convince members of their political party (and sometimes others) that they deserve a nomination. Primaries and caucuses help political parties choose their official party candidate. In this volume, readers...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 324.273 HAY

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

Raphael, June Diane

Summary: Join the growing wave of women leaders with Represent, an energetic, interactive, and inspiring step-by-step guide showing how to run for the approximately 500,000 elected offices in the US. Written with humor and honesty by writer, comedian, actress, and activist June Diane Raphael and Kate Black, former chief of staff at EMILY’s list, Represent is structured around a 21-point document called...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Workman Publishing 2019

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

Plouffe, David

Summary: If you've asked yourself the question, what more can I do to make sure Donald Trump does not continue to occupy the Oval Office on January 20, 2021?--then this book is for you. A playbook for the common citizen, A Citizen's Guide to Beating Donald Trump addresses the many things individuals can do in 2020 every day, without having to leave their jobs, move to Iowa, or spend every waking moment...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2020

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

Gelman, Andrew/ Park, David/ Shor, Boris/ Bafumi, Joseph

Contents: Introduction -- Rich state, poor state -- How the talking heads can be so confused -- Income and voting over time -- Inequality and voting -- Religious reds and secular blues -- The United States in comparative perspective -- Polarized parties -- Competing to build a majority coalition -- Putting it all together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2008

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

Carville, James.

Summary: A pair of Democratic strategists predict a major comeback for the Democratic Party, discuss how closely the party reflected mainstream values in the 2004 election, and explain how Democrats can explore new options in order to win future support.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2006

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 324.2736 CAR

Carville, James.

Summary: The political strategist dissects the failures of the Republican Party and examines the reasons why he believes a Democratic majority will maintain a long-term hold on power.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 324.2736 CAR

Christelow, Eileen.

Summary: Using a campaign for mayor as an example, shows the steps involved in an election, from the candidate's speeches and rallies, to the voting booth where every vote counts, to the announcement of the winner.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2008

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 324.6 Christelow 2003

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard Business Review Press 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 324.0973 GEH

Waldman, Tom

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Renaissance Books 2000

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Christelow, Eileen.

Summary: Using a campaign for mayor as an example, shows the steps involved in an election, from the candidate's speeches and rallies, to the voting booth where every vote counts, to the announcement of the winner.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 324.6 CHR

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