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Brill, Steven

Summary: "From the award-winning journalist and best-selling author of America's Bitter Pill: a tour de force examination of 1) how and why major American institutions no longer serve us as they should, causing a deep rift between the vulnerable majority and the protected few, and 2) how some individuals and organizations are laying the foundation for real, lasting change. In this revelatory narrative...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 BRI

Jentleson, Adam

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "An insider's account of how politicians representing a radical minority of Americans are using "the greatest deliberative body in the world" to hijack our democracy. Every major decision governing our diverse, majority-female, and increasingly liberal country bears the stamp of the US Senate, yet the Senate allows an almost exclusively white, predominantly male, and radically conservative...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Kendzior, Sarah

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Summary: "From New York Times bestselling author Sarah Kendzior comes the bitingly honest examination of the calculated rise to power of Donald Trump since the 1980s and the erosion of American liberty. The story of Donald Trump's rise to power is the story of a buried American history - buried because people in power liked it that way. It was visible without being seen, influential without being named,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2020

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Chavez, Linda.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHA

Sabato, Larry.

Summary: "John F. Kennedy died almost half a century ago--yet because of his extraordinary promise and untimely death, his star still resonates strongly. On the anniversary of his assassination, celebrated political scientist and analyst Larry J. Sabato--himself a teenager in the early 1960s and inspired by JFK and his presidency--explores the fascinating and powerful influence he has had over five...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KENNEDY, JOHN F SAB

Hummer, Jill Abraham

Summary: "This book is a history of first ladies beginning with Lou Henry Hoover and ending with Michelle Obama, discussing how they defined their role with a focus on how they related to women's issues and how they participated in politics. Hummer explores the intersection of personality and the first ladies' personal ambition and relationship with their presidential spouse, with the social and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Kansas 2017

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Zinn, Howard

Summary: Collects articles penned by the author for "Progressive" magazine from 1980 to 2009, offering critiques of the government, encouragement for citizens to organize, and a voice on behalf of the working class.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: City Lights Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.924 ZIN

Rohde, David W.

Summary: "A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist's investigation of the "deep state." Three-quarters of Americans believe that a group of unelected government and military officials secretly manipulate or direct national policy in the United States. President Trump blames the "deep state" for his impeachment. But what is the American "deep state" and does it really exist? To conservatives, the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1 ROH

Caldwell, Christopher

Summary: "A sweeping 50-year history of how the Baby Boomers took the reforms of the 1960s too far, leading to a multitude of contradictions in American society and values that caused our current political polarization"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.24 CAL

Rohde, David W.

Summary: A two- time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist's eye-opening investigation of the so-called deep state. A recent poll found that 74 percent of Americans believe that a group of unelected government and military officials is secretly manipulating or directing national policy. But does an American deep state really exist? This sweeping exploration of the intelligence community and FBI scandals of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 364.1 ROH

Will, George F.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 1990

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.928 WIL

DeFrank, Thomas M.

Summary: In an series of private interviews, conducted over sixteen years with the stipulation that they not be released until after his death, the 38th President of the United States reveals a profoundly different side of himself: funny, reflective, gossipy, strikingly candid. In 1974, journalist DeFrank, then a young correspondent for Newsweek, was interviewing Vice President Gerald R. Ford when Ford...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FORD, GERALD DEF

Phillips, Kevin

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.928 PHI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.928 Phillips

Horowitz, David

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spence Pub. Co. 1999

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

Baker, James Addison

Summary: A memoir by the former Secretary of State and White House Chief of Staff describes his experiences during his thirty-five-year career in politics, discussing the Iran-Contra scandal, the Reagan assassination attempt, and other important events.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BAK

Frank, Barney

Summary: Growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey, the fourteen-year-old Barney Frank made two vital discoveries about himself: he was attracted to government, and to men. He resolved to make a career out of the first attraction and to keep the second a secret. Now, fifty years later, his sexual orientation is widely accepted, while his belief in government is embattled. Frank: A Life in Politics from the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC FRA

Coulter, Ann H.

Summary: Reexamining the sixty-year history of the Cold War and beyond ... [the author of this book] reveals how liberals have been horribly wrong in all their political analyses and policy prescriptions.-Dust jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Forum 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.513 COU

Cheney, Richard B.

Summary: "In his unmistakable voice and with an insider's eye on history, former Vice President Dick Cheney tells the story of his life and the nearly four decades he has spent at the center of American politics and power"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Threshold Editions 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 CHE

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHENEY, RICHARD B CHE

Smith, Hedrick.

Summary: Recounts how the American dream has been dismantled over the past forty years by legislative, electoral, and corporate decisions that have compromised the middle class and minimized individual economic and political power.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.91 SMI

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2012

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

Kruse, Kevin Michael

Summary: "If you were asked when America became polarized, your answer would likely depend on your age: you might say during Barack Obama's presidency, or with the post- 9/11 war on terror, or the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s, or the 'Reagan Revolution' and the rise of the New Right. For leading historians Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer, it all starts in 1974. In that one year, the nation...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.92 Krause 2019

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

Moyers, Bill D.

Summary: From Moyer's third PBS series, this text represents an unparalleled entree into the debates, the intellectual and cultural currents, and above all the fascinating people that have so powerfully shaped modern times.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2011

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

Summary: "In this volume, a distinguished group of experts - prize-winning presidential biographers, historians, and journalists examines how an array of twentieth-century presidents have commanded, wielded, and sometimes dissipated the enormous influence conferred upon the nation's highest office."--book jacket

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.K. Hall 2000

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.09 POW

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