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Seltzer, Olivia

Summary: "A guide to the recent history of the world that's led to where we are today, so Gen Z readers can have context for the news they see and hear every day"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2022

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 306 SE;

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 306 SEL

Egan, Timothy

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: "The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people who held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, going from sod homes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978 EGA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 978 EGA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 978.03 EGA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Hist US Egan

Mintz, Sidney W. (Sidney Wilfred)

Summary: In this book the author shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of modern life, and how it changed the history of capitalism and industry. He discusses the production and consumption of sugar, and reveals how closely interwoven are sugar's origins as a "slave" crop grown in Europe's tropical colonies with its use first as an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 1986

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 394.1 MIN

Kaskowitz, Sheryl

Summary: "In 1934, the Great Depression had destroyed the US economy, leaving residents poverty-stricken. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt urged President Roosevelt to take radical action to help those hit hardest-Appalachian miners and mill workers stranded after factories closed, city dwellers with no hope of getting work, farmers whose land had failed. They set up government homesteads in rural areas...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2024

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973.917 KAS

Stadiem, William.

Summary: "In October 1958, Pan American World Airways began making regularly scheduled flights between New York and Paris, courtesy of its newly minted wonder jet, the Boeing 707. Almost overnight, the moneyed celebrities of the era made Europe their playground. At the same time, the dream of international travel came true for thousands of ordinary Americans who longed to emulate the "jet set"...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 387.742 STA

Eddo-Lodge, Reni.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote on her blog about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. Galvanised, she decided to dig into the source of these feelings....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Circus 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 EDD

Bernstein, William J.

Summary: ""We are the apes who tell stories," writes William Bernstein. "And no matter how misleading the narrative, if it is compelling enough it will nearly always trump the facts." As Bernstein shows in his eloquent and persuasive new book, The Delusions of Crowds, throughout human history, compelling stories have catalyzed the spread of contagious narratives through susceptible groups-with enormous,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.33 BER

Winchester, Simon

Summary: Land--whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city--is central to our existence. Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing, and have done, with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 333.3 WIN

Klinenberg, Eric

Summary: "Crisis has a way of laying bare our truest selves: who we trust, which principles and impulses we heed, whose lives we deem expendable. As it ravaged millions of lives, the Covid-19 pandemic revealed and accentuated the dividing lines that had already, for decades, splintered American public life. Against the backdrop of the 2020 presidential election, misinformation regimes, and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2024

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Summary: "For the first time in print, rich, provocative first-hand stories of life in the Bronx in the twentieth century. In Bronx Faces and Voices, sixteen men and women tell their personal, uncensored stories of the New York City borough--before, during, and after the troubled years of arson, crime, abandonment, and flight in the 1970s and 1980s. The voices in this volume are as eclectic as the Bronx...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Texas Tech University Press 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974 BRO

Summary: An intimate glimpse into the life and mind of Jordan Peterson, the academic and best-selling author who captured the world's attention with his criticisms of political correctness and life-changing philosophy on finding personal meaning.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Lepore, Jill

Summary: A history of American ideas about life and death discusses how the age of discovery, Darwin's theories of evolution, and the space age changed ideas about life on Earth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen women who have left their mark on world history, including Caroline Herschel, Marie Curie, Mary Verghese, and Malala Yousafzai.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J Around Clinton

Hendy, David.

Summary: "The first in-depth history of the iconic radio and TV network that has shaped our past and present. Doctor Who; tennis from Wimbledon; the Beatles and the Stones; the coronation of Queen Elizabeth and the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales: for one hundred years, the British Broadcasting Corporation has been the preeminent broadcaster in the UK and around the world, a constant source of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 384.5506 HEN

Summary: An epic portrait of late sixties America as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria, who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert, and dropout Mark, who's wanted by the authorities for allegedly killing a policeman during a student riot.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ZAB

Fukuyama, Francis.

Contents: A tale of two dystopias -- Sciences of the brain -- Neuropharmacology and the control of behavior -- The prolongation of life -- Genetic engineering -- Why we should worry -- Human rights -- Human nature -- Human dignity -- The political control of biotechnology -- How biotechnology is regulated today -- Policies for the future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus & Giroux 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.4 FUK

Fraser, Steve

Summary: "A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished. From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement, Americans have long mobilized against political, social, and economic privilege. Hierarchies based on inheritance, wealth, and political preferment were treated as obnoxious and a threat...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 FRA

Young, Ralph

Summary: "Dissent and protest have been at the heart of the American story from the first days of settlement to the present day. American Patriots highlights many of the ways that dissent has shaped American history and been a force for progress"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2024

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 YOU

Wolmar, Christian.

Summary: In this beautifully illustrated book, renowned transportation journalist Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious pioneers who developed the railways that would dominate the globe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 385.09 WOL

Summary: "An incisive and illuminating analysis of the enduring legacy of the post-Civil War period known as Reconstruction--a comprehensive story of Black Americans' struggle for human rights and dignity and the failure of the nation to fulfill its promises of freedom, citizenship, and justice"--

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 MAK

Beck, Richard

Summary: "During the 1980s in California, New Jersey, and New York, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, and elsewhere, daycare workers were arrested, charged, tried, and convicted of committing horrible sexual crimes against the children they cared for. These crimes, social workers and prosecutors said, had gone undetected for years, and they consisted of a brutality and sadism...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362 BEC

Traister, Rebecca

Summary: "In a provocative, groundbreaking work, National Magazine Award­-finalist Rebecca Traister, "the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country" (Anne Lamott), traces the history of unmarried women in America who, through social, political, and economic means, have radically shaped our nation. For legions of women, living single isn't news; it's life. In 2009, the award-winning...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.8 TRA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.81 TRA

Barbassa, Juliana

Summary: Rio de Janeiro is a city of extremes: from Carnaval's hedonistic delights, to the poverty of the favelas, to the softly seductive samba beat. But there's a dark side to this beautiful city: for years, Rio was ravaged by inflation, drug wars, and crooked leaders, and the legacy of decades of corruption can be seen in the very real struggles the city faces today. Now, Rio is ready to remake...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 981 BAR

Lee, Erika.

Summary: "The definitive history of Asian Americans by one of the nation's preeminent scholars on the subject. In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But as award-winning historian Erika Lee reminds us, Asian Americans also have deep roots in the country. The Making of Asian America tells the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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