Summary: Today's dispute over the line between church and state (or the lack thereof) is neither the first nor the fiercest in our history. In this retelling of the birth of the American body politic, religious historian Forrest Church describes our first great culture war-a tumultuous yet nearly forgotten conflict that raged from George Washington's presidency to James Monroe's. On one side of the...
Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2007
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 322.1097 CHU
Summary: Discusses how President George W. Bush's decisions were made for the greater good, and how many of them could serve as a blueprint for a more thoughtful, confident conservatism.
Publisher / Publication Date: BH Pub. 2011
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BUSH, GEORGE W GOE
Summary: No one man or woman has ever been in a position to see the presidents, and the presidency, so intimately, over so many years. They called him in for photo opportunities. They called for comfort. They asked about death and salvation; about sin and forgiveness. At a time when the nation is increasingly split over the place of religion in public life, this book reveals how the world's most...
Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2007
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 269.2092 GIB
Summary: For half a century, American presidents have turned to Billy Graham at key moments in their lives. Learn how these intimate relationships were shaped.
Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2008
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 269.2092 GIB
Summary: A history of the high-profile spiritual figure's relationships with eleven U.S. presidents evaluates his counsel to national leaders as well as his role in cementing faith and politics throughout the past half century.
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2007
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 269.209 GIB
Summary: The American political system is thrown into a tizzy when Jesus appears and announces that he is planning to run for president, sending the two major party candidates and the world media into a last-ditch effort to discredit him.
Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2008
Copies Available at Fife Lake1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MER
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MER
Summary: "The story of Abraham Lincoln as it has never been told before: through the strange, even otherworldly, points of contact between his family and that of the man who killed him, John Wilkes Booth. In the 1820s, two families, unknown to each other, worked on farms in the American wilderness. It seemed unlikely that the families would ever meet-and yet, they did. The son of one family, the famed...
Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company 2022