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McRaven, William H. (William Harry)

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 170 MCR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 170 MCR

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 170 MCR

Labash, Matt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2010

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

DeRamus, Betty.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.7115 DER

DeRamus, Betty.

Summary: Slave couples who ran away together, a white woman who escaped with her slaves and an underground railroad that sometimes ran in reverse.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7115 DER

Cobbs Hoffman, Elizabeth

Summary: "In World War I, telephones linked commanding generals with soldiers in muddy trenches. A woman in uniform connected almost every one of their calls, speeding the orders that won the war. Like other soldiers, the "Hello Girls" swore the Army oath and stayed for the duration. A few were graduates of elite colleges. Most were ordinary, enterprising young women motivated by patriotism and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.4 COB

Williams, Marjorie

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Affairs 2005

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

Angers, Trent.

Summary: The story of the U.S. Army helicopter pilot who risked his life to rescue South Vietnamese civilians and to put a stop to the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War in 1968. Revised Edition shows President Nixon and some of his political allies in the House of Representatives interfered in the judicial process to try to prevent any U.S. soldier from being convicted of war crimes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Acadian House Publishing 2014

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Zickefoose, Julie.

Summary: A wild bird rehabilitator and nature artist describes her painstaking efforts to rescue injured birds and her experiences when those birds come back to visit, looking at the personality and quirks of individual birds of different species.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co. 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 598.2 ZIC

Geist, William.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2007

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.9240 GEI

Geist, William.

Summary: The author describes his 5,600-mile RV odyssey across America, along with the eccentric individuals, unusual places, and offbeat celebrations and events he encountered on his journey.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.9240 GEI

Lankford, Andrea.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Santa Monica Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 LAN

Goldsmith, Connie

Summary: "In 2015 the Pentagon changed a historical ruling, allowing American women to serve in front-line ground combat troops. Women have served in the military throughout history. Yet no matter their title, they face discrimination and even sexual assault. Meet the women who serve their country and stand up for fairness."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 GOL

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

Thomas, Helen

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2002

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 THOMAS, HELEN THO

Shepard, Ray Anthony

Summary: Here is the riveting dual biography of two little-known but extraordinary men in Civil War history George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding. These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the well-known black regiment, but were also war correspondents who published eyewitness reports of the battlefields. Their dispatches told the truth of their lives at camp, their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, An Imprint of Highlights 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 973.7 SHE

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: Across the realms of civic and private enterprise alike, bureaucracies vitally impact our security, freedoms, and everyday life. With so much at stake, competence, efficiency, and fiscal prudence are essential, yet Americans know these institutions fall short. Many despair that they are too big and too hard to reform. Robert Gates disagrees. Having led change successfully at three monumental...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 352 GAT

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: Across the realms of civic and private enterprise alike, bureaucracies vitally impact our security, freedoms, and everyday life. With so much at stake, competence, efficiency, and effective service are essential; yet Americans know these institutions are often anything but, and many despair that they are too big and too hard to reform. Robert Gates disagrees. Having led change successfully at...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 658.5 GAT

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 975.3 BRO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 975.3 BRO

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 975.3 BRO

Shlaes, Amity.

Summary: It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression--only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand it. These people are at the heart of this reinterpretation of one of the most crucial events of the twentieth century. Author Shlaes presents the neglected and moving stories of individual Americans, and shows how through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2007

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

Blair, Margaret Whitman.

Contents: Liberty to slaves -- And some joined the patriots -- War and its aftermath -- Nova Scotia and freedom -- Africa: the promised land.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2010

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.341 BLA

Andrekson, Judy.

Summary: At first an unruly foal, Gunner grows into a smart and beautiful show horse, whose troublemaking ways hide a devotion to his family that shines through, until disaster strikes in the form of Hurricane Katrina.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tundra Books 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J636.1 AND

Brower, Kate Andersen.

Summary: A remarkable history with elements of both In the President's Secret Service and The Butler, The Residence offers an intimate account of the service staff of the White House, from the Kennedys to the Obamas. 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...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers 2015

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Loh-Hagan, Virginia

Summary: "In Battle Royale: Lethal Warriors, we have a matchup of historic magnitude. We took the deadliest warriors from two different time periods and matched them in a battle of weaponry, strength, and grit. Who will come out victorious, Immortals or Navy SEALs? You'll have to read to find out. This series utilizes considerate text written at a higher maturity level with a lower reading level to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cherry Lake Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 355 LOH

Roosevelt, Theodore

Summary: In 1895, two young men destined to make their mark on American life, Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge, discovered they shared a common interest in the remarkable way ordinary Americans demonstrated the real character of the young nation. They were convinced that the brilliance of American liberty could best be found in the lives of everyday people, rather than in accounts of the famous...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Oasis Audio 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.09 ROO