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Shulman, Mark

Summary: Show Me History will show you the real man behind the myths! Known as the "Father of Our Country," George Washington lost his own father at the age of 11, was a surrogate father to Alexander Hamilton, and yet was never a father himself. In war and in peace, he left an unmistakable impression on his new nation in more ways than you know. George Washington: Soldier and Statesman! tells the story...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Portable Press 2020

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Summary: Relying heavily on the correspondence between the second president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail Adams, this joint biography sheds light on the characters of two people who played crictical roles in the history of the United States and on the tumultuous times through which they lived. He was a participant in the Continental Congress and a wartime emissary to France as well as becoming the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2006

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

Keating, Francis Anthony

Summary: "The fifth of ten children, George Washington was a dreamer, a hard worker, an athlete, and a peacemaker. By the time he was fifteen he had handwritten for himself the "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation." These were his rules to live by. He could not have known what his future would hold...and these rules speak to who he was as a boy and a man. Based on this...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2012

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB WASHINGTON KEA

World Book, Inc

Summary: Examines the people who have led the country through times of poverty and prosperity, peace and war. Includes biographical information about every U.S. president and information and photos of every first lady.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 AME

Van Lente, Fred

Summary: "We all know that Abraham Lincoln gave the historic Gettysburg Address and ended the Civil War. But did you also know that he pardoned the first White House turkey, once snuck into Washington in disguise, and grew his famous beard because an eleven-year-old girl said it made him look less ugly?! Rad all about the radical rail-spliter, supreme speaker, and paramount president Abraham Lincoln in...

Format: text

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

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Brower, Kate Andersen.

Summary: "America's first families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, [this book] reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2015

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 975.3 BRO

Moberg, Julia.

Summary: Fascinating and sometimes mysterious collection of presidential pets combined with fun poetry and facts about the US presidents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Imagine! Publishing/Charlesbridge 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 MOB

Abrams, Dan

Summary: At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln was hired to defend him. This was to be his last great case as a lawyer. The case posed painful personal challenges for Lincoln. The murder victim had trained for the law in his office, and Lincoln had been his friend and his mentor. His accused killer,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.7 ABR

Millard, Candice.

Summary: The true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing 1914 exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth, a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its waters; boulder-strewn rapids turn the river into a roiling cauldron. After his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 918.1 Mil

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Survival Millard

Kendall, Joshua C.

Contents: Prologue: the sense and sensibility of James Garfield: "It is a most intense and innocent passion" -- The preoccupied: "I should like to have your opinion on it" -- Playful pals: "My father likes snakes" -- Double-dealing dads: "You know such things happen on plantations" -- Tiger dads: "I could feel nothing but sorrow and shame in your presence" -- The grief-stricken: "I always see my boy...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 KEN

Kennedy, Katie

Summary: "Some call it the most important job in the world. It's certainly the most powerful. And it's one that every citizen needs to know about because we're the ones who vote to put a president in office. Lively, informative, filled with firsts and facts, big ideas and compelling anecdotes, The Presidents Decoded is a richly layered guide to the leaders who have shaped our country."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Workman Publishing 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.09 KEN

Summary: "The set examines the United States presidency and its historical importance. Includes biographical information about every U.S. president and information and photos of every first lady. Discusses the duties, privileges, and the broad power of the president, and examines the people who have led the country through times of poverty and prosperity, peace and war"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc., a Scott Fetzer Company 2013

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 AME VOL 1
Call number: J 973 AME VOL 2

Biden, Jill

Summary: Joey is the first ever picture book about the young life of Joe Biden, the 47th Vice President of the United States, and includes never before told family stories about the president-elect and former vice president's childhood-written by Jill Biden, his spouse. Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. His parents always encouraged him and his siblings to be...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J READ-ALONG BID

Hort, Lenny.

Summary: Introductory biography of the first president of the United States. George Washington is often called the father of our country. He beat the odds to lead the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War, served as first president of the United States, and then retired from public life to farm Virginia's largest plantation. In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Pub. 2005

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Gaines, Ann

Summary: Take a look inside the life and future presidency of the Joseph Biden, the 46th President of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2020

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

Van Lente, Fred

Summary: A graphic biography of America's first president blends true facts with humorous illustrations to bring American history to life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 VAN

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

Taraborrelli, J. Randy

Summary: "From New York Times bestselling celebrity biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli comes Grace & Steel, the epic, hidden history of the exceptional women behind the greatest political dynasty of all time-the Bush family. Bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrellireveals the unsung heroines of the inimitable Bush family dynasty: not only First Ladies Barbara and Laura, but other colorful women whose...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2021

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

Wheeler, Jill C.

Summary: Learn about the United States 45th President, Donald Trump.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Checkerboard Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2021

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Summary: Volume 1 begins with a look at two of the many crises faced by George Washington during his term as America's first president. At a time when any conflict had the potential to dissolve the fragile union, Washington surrounded himself with brilliant men who were bound by their undying devotion to America, but who were often bitterly divided about how best to serve their common cause. Volume 2...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2002

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

Raum, Elizabeth.

Summary: A biography on Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, and his roles in the Civil War and the Great Emancipation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

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

St. George, Judith

Summary: Growing up poor in the backwoods of Kentucky and Indiana, Abraham Lincoln lost his mother before he was ten. But Sally Johnston, who married Abe's father a year later, brought a library of books to their log cabin home and turned young Abe's life around.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2008

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 LIN

Keenan, Sheila

Summary: When he was a young boy, John Fitzgerald Kennedy wondered about what happened in the world. He wanted to change the world when he grew up, and he did just that! --Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR BLUE KEE

Grande, Peggy

Summary: "In The President Will See You Now, devoted Reagan insider Peggy Grande shares behind-the-scenes stories, intimate moments, and insights into one of America's most beloved presidents. Grande, who started in the Office of Ronald Reagan as a college student and earned her way into a coveted role as the president's Executive Assistant, offers an unparalleled perspective on the post-presidency of a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRANDE, PEGGY GRA

Jackson, Garnet.

Summary: A simple biography of George Washington, the first president of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2000

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE JAC

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