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Chait, Jonathan

Summary: "Jonathan Chait ... digs deep into Obama's record on major policy fronts-- economics, the environment, domestic reform, health care, race, foreign policy, and civil rights-- to demonstrate why history will judge our forty-fourth president as among the greatest in history"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Custom House, an imprint of William Morrow 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.932 CHA

Dillon, Molly

Summary: "An anthology for young women by young women, featuring stories from ten inspiring young staffers who joined the Obama administration in their 20s with the hope of making a difference"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 973.931 DIL

Reston, Dominick

Summary: Explores the forty-fifth American president's formative years, his early career, and the 2016 election campaign that put him in office.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ReferencePoint Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 TRU

Taibbi, Matt.

Summary: The financial crisis that exploded in 2008 only prologue. The rise, fall, and rescue of Wall Street in the bubble-and-bailout era was the coming-out party for the network of looters who sit at the nexus of American political and economic power. The grifter class--made up of the largest players in the financial industry and the politicians who do their bidding--has been growing in power for a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 TAI

Taibbi, Matt.

Summary: An investigation of financial, political, and media power in the United States, looking at what the author sees as a complete transfer of control in the first decade of the twenty-first century from a democracy to the self-interested elite.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & grau trade paperbacks 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 TAI

Greenberg, Karen J

Summary: "The definitive account of how America's War on Terror sparked a decade-long assault on the rule of law, weakening our courts and our Constitution in the name of national security. The day after September 11, President Bush tasked the Attorney General with preventing another terrorist attack on the United States. From that day forward, the Bush administration turned to the Department of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 GRE

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: The former Secretary of Defense offers a candid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GATES, ROBERT MICHAEL GAT

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Gates 2014

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: However embroiled he became in the trials of Washington, Gates makes clear that his heart was always in the most important theater of his tenure as secretary: the front lines. We journey with him to both war zones as he meets with active-duty troops and their commanders, awed by their courage, and also witness him greet coffin after flag-draped coffin returned to U.S. soil, heartbreakingly...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 355.6092 GATES, ROBERT Gat

Granholm, Jennifer.

Summary: Recounts the former Michigan governor's struggles to solve the problems of unemployment and budget deficits with the auto industry collapse and global financial crisis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRANHOLM, JENNIFER Gra

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, Robert M. Gates was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 GATES, ROBERT MICHAEL Gat

Obama, Barack.

Contents: "What I am opposed to is a dumb war" : Speech Against the Iraq War, Chicago, IL, October 2, 2002 -- "The Audacity of Hope" : Speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, Boston, MA, July 27, 2004 -- "How Far We've Come" : Remarks at John Lewis's 65th Birthday Gala, February 21, 2005 -- "We cannot abandon the field of religious discourse" : Keynote Address at the Call to Renewal...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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West, Allen

Summary: An engrossing account of the inspiring life and uncensored views of a veteran, patriot, former Congressman, conservative icon, and warrior for personal liberty.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 328.73 WES

Noonan, Peggy

Summary: Witty, incisive, at times prophetic, and always original, this collection offers the best of Peggy Noonan's writing. The book travels the path of her remarkable career, showing how she became one of the most influential voices in America. It begins with an essay about Noonan's motivations as a writer and thinker, followed by a personal talk on the day the space shuttle Challenger exploded and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5 NOO

Summary: With debate over the war in Iraq still dominating policy discussions, The Case for War, a part of the PBS film series, America at a Crossroads, follows former Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Perle as he travels the globe, defending and debating the neoconservative case for an assertive American foreign policy. From a conversation with Abdel Bari Atwan, editor of Arabic newspaper Al Quds...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: On August 29th, 2005, a catastrophic hurricane named Katrina made landfall on the Gulf coast of the United States. When the skies finally cleared, the survival of New Orleans hung in the balance. In the wake of this devastating event, as Americans continue a dialogue about the future of one of the nation's most distinctive cities, PBS American Experience presents New Orleans, a provocative...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Dunn, Geoffrey.

Summary: A critical biography of the former vice-presidential candidate discusses personal secrets about Palin's marriage, her extremist religious views, her selection as John McCain's running mate, and her presidential aspirations for 2012.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PALIN, SARAH DUN

Prins, Nomi.

Summary: "All The Presidents' Bankers is a compelling narrative of how a small group of private bankers and their financial institutions shaped America's economy and its global position since the start of the twentieth century. Through personal, political and professional networks, these bankers strategically exercised, and continue to exercise, disproportionate control over the destiny of billions of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332.1 PRI

McGinniss, Joe.

Summary: Presents a study of the illusion and the reality of Sarah Palin.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 PALIN SARAH McG

Nader, Ralph

Summary: "In letters addressed to Presidents George Bush and Barack Obama, Ralph Nader provides incisive critiques of more than a decade of American policy decision and indecision. Each letter offers frank advice and shines light on government mishaps and missed opportunities for progress. With his signature dry wit, Nader holds these presidents to their campaign promises. He also boldly points to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320 NAD

Schultz, Ed

Summary: Outlines the author's thoughts about the endangered middle class, covering topics from health care and education to international economic policies and global energy independence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.973 SCH

Summary: Have security tactics damaged our individual liberties? How much independent power should we give the FBI? And do the FBI abuses of Americans’ rights during the Cold War prove that its power must be counterbalanced by the courts? Security versus Liberty, a part of the PBS America at a Crossroads series, is a post 9/11 look at “questionable security practices” - and those who challenge them. ...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Carville, James.

Summary: "For twenty years, James Carville and Mary Matalin have held the mantle of the nation's most politically opposed, ideologically mismatched, and intensely opinionated couple. In this follow-up to their groundbreaking All's Fair : Love, War, and Running for President, Carville and Matalin take a look at how they--and America--have changed in the last two decades. If nothing else, this new...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARVILLE, JAMES & MATALIN, MARY CAR

Leibovich, Mark.

Summary: "Author of the groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller This Town, Mark Leibovich returns with a masterly collection of portraits of Washington's elite, and wannabe elites. Hailed by The Washington Post as a 'master of the political profile,' Leibovich has spent his career writing memorable, buzz-worthy, and often jaw-dropping features about politicians and other notables. Currently chief...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA) 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320 LEI

Summary: This chapter of the acclaimed series New York: A Documentary Film provides a powerful portrait of the events leading up to and following the 2001 terrorist attacks on September 11, reaching back to when the idea of a “world trade center” was first conceived and the towers were constructed. Filmmaker Ric Burns explores the physical, economic, and symbolic aftermath of the 9/11 attack - and what...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2003

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