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Greenberg, David

Summary: "The most powerful political tool of the modern presidency is control of the message and the image. The Greeks called it 'rhetoric,' Gilded Age politicians called it 'publicity,' and some today might call it 'lying,' but spin is a built-in feature of American democracy. Presidents deploy it to engage, persuade, and mobilize the people--in whom power ultimately resides. Presidential historian...

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

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2017

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

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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Wilson, John K.

Summary: Explores the ideas that Illinois senator Barack Obama has about race, religion, and politics and discusses how he has been received as a presidential candidate by the far right, the far left, the media, and everyday Americans.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Paradigm 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OBAMA, BARACK WIL

Summary: Depicts people's opinions and thoughts worldwide on Election Day, 2008, when Barack Obama was elected president. All segments were filmed between 8:00 a.m. EST on November 4, 2008 and 4:00 a.m. EST on November 5, 2008, and were filmed by friends of the producer and submitted to him for editing / compilation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Bev Pictures 2010

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

Frank, Thomas

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

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Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt 2012

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

Wiegand, Wayne A.

Summary: "Despite dire predictions in the late twentieth century that public libraries would not survive the turn of the millennium, their numbers have only increased. Two of three Americans frequent a public library at least once a year, and nearly that many are registered borrowers. Although library authorities have argued that the public library functions primarily as a civic institution necessary...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 020 WIE

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Publisher / Publication Date: Triumph Books 2008

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: 324 ABC

Goldfield, David R.

Summary: A history of the post-World War II decades traces the efforts of an activist federal government to guide the U.S. toward a realization of the American Dream, exploring the era's unprecedented economic, social, and environmental growth. --Publisher

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.9 GOL

Garretson, Jeremiah J.

Summary: "An innovative, data-driven explanation of how public opinion shifted on LGBTQ rights The Path to Gay Rights is the first social science analysis of how and why the LGBTQ movement achieved its most unexpected victory--transforming gay people from a despised group of social deviants into a minority worthy of rights and protections in the eyes of most Americans. The book weaves together a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 GAR

Steele, Shelby.

Summary: Award-winning author Steele attests that Senator Barack Obama's groundbreaking quest for the highest office in the land is fast becoming a galvanizing occasion beyond mere presidential politics, one that is forcing a national dialogue on the current state of race relations in America. Says Steele, poverty and inequality usually are the focus of such dialogues, but Obama's bid for so high an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2008

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

Schocket, Andrew M.

Summary: "The American Revolution is all around us. It is pictured as big as billboards and as small as postage stamps, evoked in political campaigns and car advertising campaigns, relived in museums and revised in computer games. As the nation's founding moment, the American Revolution serves as a source of powerful founding myths, and remains the most accessible and most contested event in U.S....

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2015

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

Zaitchik, Alexander

Summary: "A grippingly intimate and heart-breaking portrait of the walking wounded who make up the base of the Trump movement. Desperate and angry, these are the men and women of the vanishing industrial heartland and the depressed Appalachian coal country and the drug-running, no-man's land along the Southwestern borderlands. They have no illusions about the grandstanding billionaire and his glaring...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hot Books 2016

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

Sherman, Scott (Scott G.)

Summary: "A riveting investigation of a beloved library caught in the crosshairs of real estate, power, and the people's interests--by the reporter who broke the story. In a series of cover stories for The Nation magazine, journalist Scott Sherman uncovered the ways in which Wall Street logic almost took down one of New York City's most beloved and iconic institutions: the New York Public Library. In...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 020 SHE

Frank, Justin A.

Summary: No president in the history of the United States has inspired more alarm and confusion than Donald Trump. As questions and concerns about his decisions, behavior, and qualifications for office have multiplied, they point to one primary question: Does he pose a genuine threat to our country? The American Psychiatric Association's Goldwater Rule constrains psychiatrists from offering diagnoses on...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

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

Steel, Ronald.

Summary: "More than three decades have passed since Robert Kennedy was assassinated seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency. During that time a powerful legend has grown around him. It decrees that he would have quickly ended the Vietnam War, violence in the cities, and racial and social injustice across the land. Millions of Americans continue to believe that legend... But would he have...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KENNEDY, ROBERT STE

Adams, Charles

Summary: Adams uses documents from foreign (primarily British) and domestic observers to state that the South was exercising the rights laid out in the Declaration of Independence against a fiscally-quarrelsome and commercial North, rather than maintaining lofty moral principles of slavery.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.711 ADA

Ferguson, Andrew

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2007

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Doyle, Don Harrison

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Summary: When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance-that all of Europe and Latin America was watching to see whether the United States, a beleaguered model of democracy, would indeed 'perish from the earth.' In The Cause of All Nations, distinguished...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Foreman, Amanda

Summary: Presents a history of the role of British citizens in the American Civil War that offers insight into the interdependencies of both nations and how the Union worked to block diplomatic relations between England and the Confederacy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7 Foreman 2010

Foreman, Amanda

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Summary: In the Civil War, both the North and the South demanded Britain's support. A World on Fire portrays the complex web of relationships between the two countries through the lives of a selected group of participants who shared one thing in common. They all wrote about their experiences in diaries and letters that survive to this day.

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 973.72 FOR

Fritz, Ben.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2004

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

Sabato, Larry.

Summary: "John F. Kennedy died almost half a century ago--yet because of his extraordinary promise and untimely death, his star still resonates strongly. On the anniversary of his assassination, celebrated political scientist and analyst Larry J. Sabato--himself a teenager in the early 1960s and inspired by JFK and his presidency--explores the fascinating and powerful influence he has had over five...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KENNEDY, JOHN F SAB

Dunwell, Frances F.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia University Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.73 DUN