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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

DeRamus, Betty.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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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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

Williams, Marjorie

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Affairs 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Ellis, Joseph J.

Summary: Includes material on John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2000

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.4 ELL

Oxford, Kelly

Summary: One of the most followed and beloved Twitter celebrities shares about her life in LA with the comedic skill and down-to-earth voice she’s known for on social media. Dishing about her kids, her move to Los Angeles, and her discomfort with living in LA, her marriage, and her issues around anxiety and depression, here is Kelly Oxford more thought provoking than ever before. Written in her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St. 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B OXFORD OXF

Geist, William.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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Summary: All These Wonders features voices both familiar and new. Storytellers include Louis C.K., Tig Notaro, John Turturro, and Meg Wolitzer, as well as a hip hop "one hit wonder," an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, and a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill's "secret army" during World War II. They share their ventures into uncharted territory--and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2017

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Summary: "In the tradition of book anthologies created from public radio programs such as StoryCorps and This I Believe, THE MOTH collects the best storytelling moments--most in print here for the very first time--straight from their archive of more than 3000 shows since the first Moth Evening in 1997. From James Braly's struggling with what to do when his three-year-old son wants a pink bicycle to Dr....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion Books 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.44 MOT

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

Summary: From more than ten thousand interviews, StoryCorps--the largest oral history project in the nation's history--presents a tapestry of American stories, told by the people who lived them to the people they love. StoryCorps began with the idea that everyone has an important story to tell. And since 2003, this remarkable project has been collecting the stories of everyday Americans from all ages,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.92 ISA

Osgood, Charles.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.099 OSG

Summary: The first-ever animated feature from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. Presents stories from ten years of the innovative oral history project, where everyday people sit down together to ask life's important questions and share stories from their lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Jackson, Ellen B.

Summary: Discusses Abraham Lincoln's love of animals, covering the time when he pardoned the turkey that was destined to be part of Christmas dinner at the White House, his rescue of three kittens during the Civil War, and other examples of his compassion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Janeczko, Paul B.

Summary: A collection of true spy stories from throughout the history of the United States, discussing personalities, missions, traitors, technological advances, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.73 JAN

Rather, Dan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.92 RAT

Washington, John E.

Summary: "Originally published in 1942 and now reprinted for the first time, They Knew Lincoln is a classic in African American history and Lincoln studies. Part memoir and part history, the book is an account of John E. Washington's childhood among African Americans in Washington, DC, and of the black people who knew or encountered Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. Washington recounted stories told by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM WAS

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 1999

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.4 Underhill 1999

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.K. Hall 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.9 I