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Hall, Richard.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: s.n. 2007

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

Lepore, Jill

Summary: In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation. The American experiment rests on three ideas -"these truths," Jefferson called them-political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, too, "on a dedication to inquiry, fearless and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973 LEP

Meacham, Jon

Summary: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973 MEA

Williams, Juan

Summary: The political analyst and civil-rights expert presents a forceful critique of how key decisions by the Trump administration are rolling back advances in voting rights, integration, and racial discrimination.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2018

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 WIL

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

Kruse, Kevin Michael

Summary: "We're often told that the United States is, was, and always has been a Christian nation. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the idea of 'Christian America' is an invention--and a relatively recent one at that. As Kruse argues, the belief that America is fundamentally and formally a Christian nation originated in the 1930s when businessmen enlisted religious...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group 2015

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Starr, Kenneth

Summary: "Twenty years after the Starr Report and the Clinton impeachment, former special prosecutor Ken Starr finally shares his definitive account of one of the most divisive periods in American history. You could fill a library with books about the scandals of the Clinton administration, which eventually led to President Clinton's impeachment by the House of Representatives. Bill and Hillary Clinton...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sentinel 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.929 STA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.929 STA

Summary: Although the office of the President personifies American leadership, the Legislative branch was actually designed to hold at least as much power as the Executive, if not more. Many Founding Fathers envisioned Congress as the primary governing body, given its closeness, politically speaking, to the people. This program examines the origins, history, and activities of the U.S. House of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Wood, Gordon S

Summary: "From the great historian of the American Revolution, NYT-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinating figures, whose partnership helped birth a nation, and whose subsequentfalling out did much to fix its course. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds, or been more...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 920 WOO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 WOO

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: September 24th, 1789—the First United States Congress establishes the basic structure of the Federal Judiciary. With this act, the American legal system becomes an entity entwined with our fundamental notions of democracy and fair government, equal in power and authority to the Executive and Legislative branches. This program guides viewers through the history of the Judiciary and illustrates...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Many equate it with the Presidency, but the Executive branch of our government is far more complex than that. Containing departments and agencies that directly affect the health, safety, security, and prosperity of the American public, the Executive branch is an administrative mountain with the White House at its peak. This program expands on that description, familiarizing students with the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Congressman, senator, presidential candidate, and author-Eugene McCarthy was all of these, and one of the most progressive public figures of the twentieth century as well. This program offers a fascinating glimpse into the Senator's life, personality, and thinking. In interviews recorded during the last decade of his life, McCarthy muses on a wide range of subjects-from his early years in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: The continued investigation into the epic scandal involving former lobbyist Jack Abramoff is bringing to light additional revelations about corruption at the core of the U.S. government. This edition of the Journal-a condensed version of the acclaimed documentary Moyers on America: Capitol Crimes (item no. 35972), plus an update-further exposes the misuse and outright abuse of power in American...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: In this edition of the Journal, Bill Moyers discusses the historical implications of electing Barack Obama to the highest office in the land with Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, and Patricia Williams, James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University and author of Seeing a Color-Blind Future: The Paradox of Race. In addition, Moyers speaks with Kevin...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This program features FDR's first inaugural address and "Grilled Millionaire" speech, as well as the flamboyant Huey Long's "Every Man Is a King. Other speeches include a call for honesty in government by Populist Wisconsin Senator Robert LaFollette; two speeches praising, then criticizing, FDR's policies delivered by demagogue Father Charles Coughlin; and Coughlin supporter Gerald L. K....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Toobin, Jeffrey.

Summary: Presents an insider's account of the ideological war between the John Roberts Supreme Court and the Obama administration, tracing several landmark cases and the strong views that will be shaping the Court of the near future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 347.73 TOO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 347.73 TOO

Summary: Is an imperial presidency destroying what America stands for? In this episode of the Journal, Bill Moyers sits down with retired U.S. Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich, who identifies three major problems facing American democracy-crises of economy, government, and militarism-and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life. Respected by Republicans and Democrats alike, Bacevich is author...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This program begins with a fiery speech by Malcolm X that reminds us of the polarization of American political life in the 1960s. Nelson Rockefeller's condemnation of 1968 Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater as a political extremist; Goldwater's rebuttal of the charges; and Ronald Reagan's stump speech in support of Goldwater follow. Robert Kennedy's moving eulogy for Martin...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program features speeches by several major orators of the modern political era, including Representative Barbara Jordan's stunningly eloquent appeal for nonpartisan judgment at the Nixon impeachment hearings. Ronald Reagan shows why he was known as the Great Communicator in his 1981 inaugural address. Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo's resounding keynote speech at the 1984 Democratic...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Myths, misconceptions, and the march of time have obscured the true origins and legal details of Brown v. The Board of Education. This fascinating program connects viewers with the people, places, events, and ideas that shaped the landmark civil rights case. Interviewees include Cheryl Brown Henderson, daughter of lead plaintiff Oliver Brown; Zelma Henderson, who, until her death in 2008, was...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Smith, Kathryn

Summary: "Journalist Smith (A Necessary War) grants readers an unusual insider's view of F.D.R.'s political career by profiling his longtime private secretary. Marguerite 'Missy' LeHand, a young woman with a modest background, an agile intellect, a pleasant personality, and remarkable stenographer's skills, began working for F.D.R. in 1920, when he ran for vice president. Smith writes particularly well...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEHAND, MARGUERITE, SMI

Summary: This program contains speeches by two of the 20th century's greatest orators: John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. Included are Kennedy's inaugural address, the American University speech calling for an end to nuclear proliferation, and the politically-charged "Ich Bin ein Berliner" address delivered at the Berlin Wall. King's moving "I Have a Dream" speech to civil rights marchers in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Brokaw, Tom

Summary: "The last year of the Nixon presidency was filled with power politics, legal jiu-jitsu and high-stakes showdowns, with head-shaking surprises every day. Tom Brokaw, the NBC News White House correspondent during the final year of Watergate, gives us a close-up, personal account of the players, the strategies, and the highs and lows of the scandal that brought down a president. Brokaw writes,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.924 BRO

Summary: Was the inauguration of Barack Obama a progressive moment? In this edition of the Journal, Bill Moyers talks with political columnist and blogger David Sirota and The Wall Street Journal's Thomas Frank about expectations of the new administration and what must be accomplished for Obama to be considered a progressive President. Then, Moyers sits down with Columbia law professor and Nation...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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