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Summary: A look at the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, focusing on the integral relationship between the civil rights leaders and African American churches. Chronicles the non-violent revolution in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. The price paid was often high, but the victory led to equal access to transportation, education, public facilities, and ultimately, the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: GT Media 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WE

Unger, David C.

Summary: Provides an analysis of the United States government's narrow-minded focus on security in the years since World War II and how it has become huge, unwieldy, and a detriment to democracy and the economy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 355.033 UNG

Unger, Craig.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.7305 UNG

Gingrich, Newt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1995

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.929 GIN

Summary: While gridlock and division in Washington make it difficult for either party or ideology to set national policy, single-party government prevails in three-quarters of the states. In 24 states Republicans control the governorship and both houses of the legislature, and in 13 states Democrats enjoy one-party control. Comparing economic growth, education, health care, quality of life and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2013

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Brower, Kate Andersen

Summary: "From the author of the New York Times bestsellers First Women and The Residence, an intimate, news-making look at the men who are next in line to the most powerful office in the world--the vice presidents of the modern era--from Richard Nixon to Joe Biden to Mike Pence. Vice presidents occupy a unique and important position, living partway in the spotlight and part in the wings. Of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 353 BRO

Kerry, John

Summary: "John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life--from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of state for four years--in this revealing memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history. [This book] is John Kerry's candid personal story. A Yale graduate, Kerry...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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Summary: Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ROO

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD ROO

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD ROO RATED NR

Ward, Geoffrey C.

Summary: An extraordinarily vivid and personal portrait of America's greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation--the tie-in volume to the PBS documentary to air in the fall of 2014.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 ROOSEVELT FAMILY WAR

Madrick, Jeffrey G.

Summary: A chronicle of the events that led to the current economic troubles cites the promotion of the idea that self-interest guides society more effectively than community concerns, and traces the roles played by a few powerful individuals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.97 Madrick 2011

Axelrod, David

Summary: "David Axelrod has always been a believer. Whether as a young journalist investigating city corruption, a campaign consultant guiding underdog candidates against entrenched orthodoxy, or as senior adviser to the president during one of the worst crises in American history, Axelrod held fast to his faith in the power of stories to unite diverse communities and ignite transformative political...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 AXELROD, DAVID AXE

Clift, Eleanor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.K. Hall 2000

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 320.083 Clift

Lenzner, Terry F.

Summary: A memoir by a Washington insider and former chief counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee traces his investigative role in some of the most culturally and politically significant world events and news stories from the past half century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LENZNER, TERRY F LEN

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 332.1 PRI

Mann, Robert

Summary: America's Descent into Vietnam, Given by Dr. JamesE. Archer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2001

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 959.7 MAN

Cohen, Michael A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 324.97309 COH

Tyler, Patrick.

Summary: Tyler draws on newly opened presidential archives to dramatize the approach to the Middle East across U.S. presidencies from Eisenhower to George W. Bush, showing how each president has managed to undo the policies of his predecessor, often fomenting anger against America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.7305 TYL

Abramowitz, Alan

Summary: Alan I. Abramowitz has emerged as a leading spokesman for the view that our current political divide is not confined to a small group of elites and activists but a key feature of the American social and cultural landscape. The polarization of the political and media elites, he argues, arose and persists because it accurately reflects the state of American society. Here, he goes further: the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324 ABR

Summary: The 1960s was the decade America transformed from a country of conformity to a land of political, cultural, and social liberation. Looking through the lens of television, this production weaves together the events and personalities that influenced and dominated the 1960s in America, sketching a portrait of this remarkable decade that is both entertaining and illuminating.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [publisher not identified] 2015

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SIX

Burrough, Bryan

Summary: An account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and America's revolutionary counterculture documents terrorist activities stemming from radical beliefs, tracing the stories of such groups as the Weathermen and the Black Liberation Army.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 BUR

Hamburger, Philip.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.K. Hall 2001

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

Beinart, Peter.

Summary: Journalist Beinart offers a new liberal vision, based on principles liberals too often forget: that America's greatness cannot simply be asserted; it must be proved. That to be good, America does not have to be pure. That American leadership is not American empire. And that liberalism cannot merely define itself against the right, but must fervently oppose the totalitarianism that blighted...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.93 BEI

Shesol, Jeff.

Summary: Recounts Franklin Roosevelt's fight during his first term with a narrow conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court who struck down several key elements of the New Deal legislation--forever transforming the political and constitutional landscape, saving the New Deal, splitting the Democratic Party, and ushering in an era of Republican dominance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 347.73 SHE

Stone, Oliver.

Summary: In this companion to the ten-part documentary series the authors outline a "people's history" of the American empire and its rise and decline, aided by the latest archival findings and recently declassified documents and scholarly research. They challenge the prevailing orthodoxies of traditional history books in this look at the dark side of American history. They introduce readers to a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 STO