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Will, George F.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "From the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George F. Will, his ninth collection of reflections on our culture, examining the many ways in which expertise, reason, and manners are continually under attack in our institutions, courts, political arenas, andsocial venues. George F. Will has been one of this country's leading columnists since 1974. He won the Pulitzer Prize for it in 1977. The Wall...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2021

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Hiaasen, Carl.

Summary: "A collection of Carl Hiaasen's best columns from the past twelve years, covering topics, like hurricanes, off-shore drilling, voting rights, and political corruption, that have become national issues. A VINTAGE PAPERBACK ORIGINAL. Dance of the Reptiles is Carl Hiaasen's third collection of the very best of his columns for the Miami Herald. Covering topics large and small, from local issues...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975.9 HIA

Piper, Karen Lynnea

Summary: "A poignant, surreal, and fearlessly honest look at growing up on one of the most secretive weapons installations on earth, by a young woman who came of age with missiles. The China Lake missile range is located in a huge stretch of the Mojave Desert, about the size of the state of Delaware. It was created during the Second World War, and has always been shrouded in secrecy. But people who make...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PIPER, KAREN PIP

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Piper 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B PIPER PIP

Giffels, David.

Summary: "Award-winning author and journalist David Giffels explores the meaning of identity and place, hamburgers, hard work, and basketball in this collection of wry, irreverent essays reflecting on the many aspects of Midwestern culture and life from an insider's perspective.The Industrial Midwest built modern America, thrived for almost a century, then profoundly collapsed. But for cities like...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0977 GIF

Geist, William.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2007

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.9240 GEI

Geist, William.

Summary: The author describes his 5,600-mile RV odyssey across America, along with the eccentric individuals, unusual places, and offbeat celebrations and events he encountered on his journey.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.9240 GEI

Brower, Kate Andersen.

Summary: "America's first families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, [this book] reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975.3 BRO

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975.3 BRO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 975.3 BRO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 975.3 BRO

Brower, Kate Andersen.

Summary: A remarkable history with elements of both In the President's Secret Service and The Butler, The Residence offers an intimate account of the service staff of the White House, from the Kennedys to the Obamas. America's First Families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers 2015

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Stein, Joel

Summary: Stein spends a week in Roberts County, Texas, which had the highest percentage of Trump voters in the country. He goes to the home of Trump-loving Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams; meets people who create fake news; and finds the new elitist organizations merging both right and left to fight the populists.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 STE

Zoellner, Tom

Summary: "The National Road is a collection of essays about American places, each dealing with contentious matters: religion, politics, sex, race, poverty, loss and the stubborn persistence of national pride, despite abundant reasons for cynicism. An important question lies at the heart of this collection: what does it mean to "belong" in America in the midst of an era when rootedness to a particular...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint Press 2020

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

Troupe, Thomas Kingsley.

Summary: Describes what it was like to live as a settler in Colonial America.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2012

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Fisher, David

Summary: How did Davy Crockett save President Jackson's life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman -- and was he African American? What amazing detective work led to the capture of Black Bart, the "gentleman bandit" and one of the West's most famous stagecoach robbers? Did Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid really die in a hail of bullets in South America?...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 978 FIS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 978 Fisher 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 978 Ore

Summary: "For the first time in print, rich, provocative first-hand stories of life in the Bronx in the twentieth century. In Bronx Faces and Voices, sixteen men and women tell their personal, uncensored stories of the New York City borough--before, during, and after the troubled years of arson, crime, abandonment, and flight in the 1970s and 1980s. The voices in this volume are as eclectic as the Bronx...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Texas Tech University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974 BRO

Morgan, Hilarie Burton

Summary: "From the beloved actress Hilarie Burton Morgan comes her inspiring story of leaving Hollywood to buy a farm and candy shop in upstate New York with her husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan, celebrating community, family, and the value of hard work in small town America"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MORGAN, HILARIE BURTON MOR

Moore, Susanna.

Summary: "The dramatic history of America's tropical paradise. The history of Hawaii may be said to be the story of arrivals--from the eruption of volcanoes on the ocean floor 18,000 feet below, the first hardy seeds that over millennia found their way to the islands, and the confused birds blown from their migratory routes, to the early Polynesian adventurers who sailed across the Pacific in double...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 996.9 MOO

Williams, Marjorie

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Publisher / Publication Date: Public Affairs 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975.3 WIL

Springsteen, Bruce

3 holds on 6 copies

Summary: "Two longtime friends share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music, and their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, in this stunningly produced expansion of their groundbreaking Higher Ground podcast, featuring more than 350 photographs, exclusive bonus content, and never-before-seen archival material"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2021

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.9309 OBA

Miller, Larry

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Publisher / Publication Date: Regan 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 MIL

Jefferson, Margo

Summary: "At once incendiary and icy, mischievous, and provocative, celebratory and elegiac, a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of the author's rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned to distance itself from whites and the black generality, while tirelessly measuring itself against both. Born in 1947 in upper-crust black Chicago--her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JEFFERSON, MARGO JEF

Jackson, Maggie

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Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 JAC

Kalman, Bobbie.

Summary: This book introduces the life and times of the pioneers describing their homes, tools, jobs, clothes, and travel.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2008

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.03 KAL

Miller, Brandon Marie.

Summary: Presents details of daily life of American children during the period from 1775 to 1800.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.3 MIL

Golenbock, Peter

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow/HarperCollins 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 GOL

Summary: From more than ten thousand interviews, StoryCorps--the largest oral history project in the nation's history--presents a tapestry of American stories, told by the people who lived them to the people they love. StoryCorps began with the idea that everyone has an important story to tell. And since 2003, this remarkable project has been collecting the stories of everyday Americans from all ages,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2007

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

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