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Mara, Wil

Summary: In Democracy at Work, readers will learn about another side of the American government, both past and present. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia, and ask questions about current events as well as the readers' own lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cherry Lake Publishing 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 320.4 MAR

Corey, Shana

Summary: "Acclaimed author Shana Corey and New York Times Best Illustrated artist R. Gregory Christie deliver a fresh look at Kennedy, underscoring the greatness and fallibility of our leaders and how each one of us, no matter who we are, have the power to make adifference. With quotes from JFK's speeches, detailed back matter, and a thought- provoking author's note, this biography offers a sensitive...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NorthSouth 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KEN

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

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, Call number: 921 FORD, GERALD DEF

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.9250 DEF

Stahr, Walter

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "Walter Stahr, author of the ... bestseller Seward, now tells the amazing story of Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, the most powerful and controversial of the men close to the president. Stanton raised an army of a million men and directed it from his Washington telegraph office, with Lincoln often at his side. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for "war crimes," some serious and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 STANTON, EDWIN Sta

Kalman, Laura

Summary: "The Warren Court of the 1950s and 1960s was the most liberal in American history. Yet within a few short years, new appointments redirected the Court in a more conservative direction, a trend that continued for decades. However, even after Warren retired and the makeup of the court changed, his Court cast a shadow that extends to our own era. In The Long Reach of the Sixties, Laura Kalman...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 347 KAL

Roosevelt, Eleanor

Summary: "In the voice of one of the most iconic and beloved political figures of the twentieth century comes a book on citizenship for the future voters of the twenty-first century. Eleanor Roosevelt published the original edition of When You Grow Up to Vote in 1932, the same year her husband was elected president. The new edition has updated information and back matter as well as fresh, bold art from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 342.73 ROO

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, Call number: 921 BAK

Waugh, John C.

Summary: How did Abraham Lincoln, long held as a paragon of presidential bravery and principled politics, find his way to the White House? How did he become this one man great enough to risk the fate of the nation on the well-worn but cast-off notion that all men are created equal? John C. Waugh takes us on Lincoln's road to the Civil War.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audiobooks 2007

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Kiernan, Stephen P.

Summary: Analyzes American patriotism and honors individuals who the author believes live in accord with founding-father intents, from a minister's multicultural choir to a retiree who created a health-care plan for people without insurance.

Format: text

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.6 KIE

Berkowitz, Edward D.

Summary: FROM THE PUBLISHER : In both the literal and metaphorical senses, it seemed as if 1970s America was running out of gas. The decade not only saw long lines at gas stations but a citizenry that had grown weary and disillusioned. High unemployment, runaway inflation, and the energy crisis, caused in part by U.S. dependence on Arab oil, characterized an increasingly bleak economic situation. As...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia University Press 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.924 BER

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

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, Call number: 921 CHENEY, RICHARD B CHE

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

Kennedy, Robert F.

Summary: "In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Robert Kennedy's death, an inspiring collection of his most famous speeches accompanied by commentary from notable historians and public figures. Twenty-five years after Robert Kennedy was assassinated, RFK: Collected Speeches, a celebration of Kennedy's life and legacy, was published and immediately became the standard for activists, elected officials,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 815 KEN

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, Call number: 921 CARVILLE, JAMES & MATALIN, MARY CAR

Summary: Ten years after signing the Declaration of Independence, England wages a new war of unfair trade and tariffs. Men like James Madison, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin are among the leaders of this new political battle. Describes the struggle to establish the Constitution, the Bill of rights, the emergence of political parties, and the conflict between the States and the Federal...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: National Center for Constitutional Studies 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 346.73 DVD More 1989

Karp, Walter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holt 1988

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.926 KAR

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

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements. --

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Briarcliff Entertainment 2018

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Edsall, Thomas Byrne.

Summary: Provides a sobering account of how pitched battles over scarce resources will increasingly define American politics in the coming years--and how citizens might avoid, or at least mitigate, the damage from these ideological and economic battles.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 320.973 EDS

Carson, Ben.

Summary: Tackling the issues at the forefront of the American mind--healthcare, education, capitalism, and more America the Beautiful is indispensable reading. From four-time bestselling author, internationally renowned neurosurgeon, and humanitarian Dr. Ben Carson, here is a sobering and inspiring manifesto of America's greatness, her failings, and the values and changes it will take to carry our...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zondervan 2012

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 CAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 CAR

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, Call number: 921 PALIN, SARAH DUN

Woodward, Bob

Summary: "With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump's White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press Large Print 2018

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1 available in New Large Print, Call number: LP 973.933 WOO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP 973.933 WOO