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Perry, Michael

Summary: "A collection of previously published magazine pieces and essays by Michael Perry. Sources include Backpacker, Outside, Runner's World, Men's Health, No Depression, Oxford American, Best American Science Writing, Wisconsin Trails, Encyclopedia of the Midwest, Minnesota Monthly, liner notes from Blind Boys of Alabama album I'll Find A Way, Wisconsin Humanities Council newsletter."--Provided by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wisconsin Historical Society Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PERRY, MICHAEL PER

Summary: More than 450 accounts of the myriad customs, beliefs, legends, languages, adventures, and traditions that helped form America, illustrated with over 700 photographs, paintings, and engravings.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Reader's Digest Association 1993

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

Weingarten, Gene

Summary: "Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Gene Weingarten explores the events of a random day in U.S. history, offering a diorama of American life that illuminates all that has changed--and all that hasn't--in the past three decades. On New Year's Day 2013, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat. That day--chosen...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973 WEI

Dotson, Bob.

Summary: Dotson has been crisscrossing the country for more than forty years--logging more than four million miles--in search of people who have quietly but profoundly changed our lives and our country for the better. Now, in American Story, he presents a road map to the unsung heroes with thoughtful solutions to problems we all face, incredible ideas that work, and blueprints to living our dreams.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973 DOT

Dotson, Bob.

Summary: The host of the NBC "Today Show" shares his favorite stories of citizens making a difference around the country.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2013

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

Summary: The first-ever animated feature from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. Presents stories from ten years of the innovative oral history project, where everyday people sit down together to ask life's important questions and share stories from their lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV LIS

Greene, Bob.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 GRE

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,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2007

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

Geist, William.

Format: text

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

Miller, Larry

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regan 2006

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

Rather, Dan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2001

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

Summary: "In the tradition of book anthologies created from public radio programs such as StoryCorps and This I Believe, THE MOTH collects the best storytelling moments--most in print here for the very first time--straight from their archive of more than 3000 shows since the first Moth Evening in 1997. From James Braly's struggling with what to do when his three-year-old son wants a pink bicycle to Dr....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.44 MOT

Schieffer, Bob.

Summary: This book brings together 168 of Bob Schieffer's essays--from the hard issues of today to the human stories that show us who we are--along with a wealth of new material.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2008

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.929 SCH

Denizet-Lewis, Benoit.

Contents: About a boy who isn't -- God is rad -- Whatever happened to teen romance? -- Brother's keeper -- Kids Inc -- Camp life -- Trouble in paradise -- The war on frat culture -- Boy crazy -- Cosmetically correct -- Abercrombie nation -- What's in a street name? -- Double lives on the down low -- Get out of my closet! -- The newlywed gays! -- Regular guys.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.70 Denizet-Lewis 2010

Isay, Dave

Summary: "StoryCorps founder Dave Isay draws from ten years of the revolutionary oral history project's rich archives, collecting conversations that celebrate the power of the human bond and capture the moment at which individuals become family. Between blood relations, friends, coworkers, and neighbors, in the most trying circumstances and in the unlikeliest of places, enduring connections are formed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Penguin Press 2013

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

Bryson, Bill.

Summary: Bill Bryson recounts some of the strange experiences he had when he returned to the United States after living in Britain for twenty years.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 1999

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.92 BRY

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.92 BRY

Bryson, Bill.

Summary: The author describes his return to America after two decades of living abroad and his disconcerting reunion with his homeland as he discusses motels, tax-return instructions, and hardware stores.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2000

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

Schieffer, Bob.

Summary: A volume of signature pieces from the author's "Face the Nation" broadcasts covers a wide range of topics and includes original writings by the author on his life and work.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2008

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

Summary: A collection of 180 personal, true-life accounts from NPR's National Story Project reflects the work of men and women of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life and is accompanied by a look at the role of storytelling in our lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 ITH

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.9 ITH

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.K. Hall 2002

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: OVS 973.91 CEN

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Summary: All These Wonders features voices both familiar and new. Storytellers include Louis C.K., Tig Notaro, John Turturro, and Meg Wolitzer, as well as a hip hop "one hit wonder," an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, and a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill's "secret army" during World War II. They share their ventures into uncharted territory--and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2017

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Sedaris, David.

Summary: From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences. Whether railing against the habits of litterers in the English countryside or marveling over a disembodied human arm in a taxidermist's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 SED

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.54 SED

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814.54 SED