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Gordon, Robert J.

Summary: Examines the economic growth of the United States since the Civil War, arguing that the rate of growth between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated and that a number of issues are further stagnating the already slow rate of productivity growth.

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2016

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Petroski, Henry.

Summary: "Physical infrastructure in the United States is crumbling. The American Society of Civil Engineers has, in its latest report, given American roads and bridges a grade of D and C+, respectively, and has described roughly sixty-five thousand bridges in the United States as 'structurally deficient.' This crisis--and one need look no further than the I-35W bridge collapse in Minnesota to see that...

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 388.1 PET

Wartzman, Rick

Summary: In this richly detailed and eye-opening book, Rick Wartzman chronicles the erosion of the relationship between American companies and their workers. Through the stories of four major employers--General Motors, General Electric, Kodak, and Coca-Cola--he shows how big businesses once took responsibility for providing their workers and retirees with an array of social benefits. At the height of...

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331 WAR

Greenspan, Alan

Summary: The former Federal Reserve Board chairman reveals the financial close call that nearly resulted in an economic disaster after September 11, his efforts to safeguard American interests, and the personal and educational history that informed his choices.

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 332.11092 GRE

Greenspan, Alan

Summary: Alan Greenspan shares the story of his life with an eye toward doing justice to the extraordinary amount of history that he has experienced and shaped. One of his goals is to draw readers along the same learning curve he followed, so that they gain a grasp of his own understanding of the underlying dynamics that drive world events. The book is a distillation of a life's worth of wisdom and...

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2008

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 332.11092 GRE

Murray, Charles A.

Summary: A critique of the white American class structure argues that the paths of social mobility that once advanced the nation are now serving to further isolate an elite upper class while enforcing a growing and resentful white underclass.

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Forum 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.8 MUR

Burgan, Michael.

Summary: "Describes the people and events of the Great Depression. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspectives of a Bonus Army marcher, a teenager riding the rails, and a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps"--Provided by publisher.

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BUR SPINDLE

Summary: "A history of the Great Depression, based on primary source documents and other historical artifacts. Features include period art works and photographs; excerpts from literary works, letters, speeches, broadcasts, and diaries; summary boxes; a timeline; maps; and a list of additional resources"--Provided by publisher.

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2011

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Eisler, Benita.

Publisher / Publication Date: Franklin Watts 1986

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.92 EIS

Kiernan, Peter D.

Summary: Award-winning author Peter D. Kiernan focuses on America's greatest challenge--and opportunity--restoring the middle class to its full promise and potential. Our educated, skilled, and motivated middle class was the cornerstone of America's postwar economic might, but the country's dynamic core has struggled and changed dramatically through the last three decades. Kiernan's extensively...

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Publishing Company 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.5 KIE

Brennan, Kristine

Summary: Chronicles the stock market crash of 1929, what led to it, the Great Depression that followed, and measures that were taken to prevent another such crash.

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea House Publishers 2000

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 338.54 BRE

Blumenthal, Karen.

Summary: A comprehensive review of the events, personalities, and mistakes behind the Stock Market Crash of 1929, featuring photographs, newspaper articles, and cartoons of the day.

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2002

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 332.6 BLU

Rand, Ayn.

Publisher / Publication Date: Signet 1967

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Galbraith, John Kenneth

Summary: Galbraith wrote with an eloquence that burst the conventions of his discipline and won a readership none of his fellow economists could match. This volume gathers four of his key early works, the books that established him as one of the leading public intellectuals of the last century.

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 GAL

Galbraith, John Kenneth

Summary: Galbraith's classic on the "economic of abundance" is, in the words of the New York Times, "a compelling challenge to conventional thought." With customary clarity, eloquence, and humor, Galbraith cuts to the heart of what economic security means (and doesn't mean) in today's world and lays bare the hazards of individual and societal complacence about economic inequity. While "affluent society"...

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1998

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Freeman, Joshua Benjamin.

Summary: Examines the movements and developments that propelled the United States to world dominance, covering the transformations of World War II, the tragedies that shaped American civic life, and the loss of individual liberty to private corporations.

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.92 FRE

Summary: A girl helps her Depression-poor father get a job after she befriends a cantankerous millionaire.

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Sh 11

Halberstam, David.

Summary: "The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that David Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. It is the decade of Joe McCarthy and the young Martin Luther King, the Korean War and Levittown, Jack Kerouac and Elvis Presley. Halberstam not only gives us the titans of the age - Eisenhower, Dulles, Oppenheimer,...

Publisher / Publication Date: Villard Books 1993

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.92 HAL

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Summary: Japanese whaling expedition with US Navy supervision/escort

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1947

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Summary: New Ford Tractors demonstrated for European/Marshall Plan buyers

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1949

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Summary: Tell It With TV film showcasing the commercial benefits of corporate sponsorship of TV programming

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1950

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Summary: Automobile factory assembly line

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1950

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Summary: Americans buy cattle at Toronto cattle auction

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1948

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Summary: Stockbroker office; men watch stock ticker

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1950

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