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Summary: "In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many...

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2017

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

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...

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

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Paley, Rebecca

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. It took a lot of determination, courage, and confidence to become the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party. A Girl Named Hillary tells of the defining moments that made up her childhood and adolescence.

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE PAL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR PURPLE PAL

Wides-Muñoz, Laura

Summary: "A timely and powerful chronicle of a generation's great civil rights battle as witnessed through the experiences of five young undocumented immigrants fighting to become Americans. We often call them DREAMers: young people who were brought or sent to the United States as children. They attend our local schools; work jobs that contribute to our economy. Some apply to attend university here,...

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.7 WID

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.

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

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

Favreau, Marc

Summary: "Marc Favreau documents the Great Depression--a time when Americans from all walks of life fell victim to poverty, insecurity, and fear--and tells the incredible story of how they survived and, ultimately, thrived. This is the story of the Great Depression in the United States, from the sweeping consequences of the market collapse to the more personal stories of individuals and communities...

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.91 FAV

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Danger, disillusionment, and betrayal reach an all-time high in the suspense-laced fifth season of The Americans. KGB agents Philip and Elizabeth Jennings' unwavering dedication to their work comes at even more of a personal cost than before. And as Paige is drawn deeper into the reality of her parents' secret job, she realizes she will never have a normal life. Meanwhile, as Cold War tensions...

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2018

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Summary: Pillow talk: Two single professionals find themselves sharing a party line - and a whole lot more - when they get their lines crossed.

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY DOR

Kittelstrom, Amy

Summary: "Today we associate liberal thought and politics with secularism. When we argue over whether the nation's founders meant to keep religion out of politics, the godless side is said to be liberal. But the role of religion in American politics has always been far more nuanced and complex than today's debates would suggest and closer to the heart of American intellectual life than is commonly...

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2015

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

Sceurman, Mark

Summary: Weird Civil War delves into the peculiar history and ghastly legacy of the bloodiest period in American history, featuring the era's most gripping tragic tales, fascinating facts, spooky scenarios, and eccentric characters. This brand-new volume—which compiles the most compelling Civil War stories from the bestselling Weird series—will excite precocious history students, Civil War buffs, and...

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 973.7 SCE

Summary: Examines "hyper-masculinity" as a destructive force in the personal development and socialization of boys and young men. Discusses the roles of popular culture and peer pressure in influencing boys to adopt a masculine pose.

Publisher / Publication Date: Virgil Films 2016

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DOC MAS

Burns, Cherie.

Summary: A portrait of the Standard Oil heiress and legendary American trendsetter Millicent Rogers. Nobody knew how to live the high life like Millicent Rogers. Born into luxury, she lived in a whirl of beautiful homes, European vacations, exquisite clothing and handsome men. Here, Cherie Burns chronicles Rogers's glittering life from her days as a young girl afflicted with rheumatic fever to her Taos...

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 978.953 ROGERS, MILLICENT BUR

Summary: A charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco struggles with the twin demands of being successful at his job and acting as a good role model for his son.

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVd Movie Thank 2006

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...

Publisher / Publication Date: GT Media 2006

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

Kitfield, James

Summary: "When U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan at the end of 2014, it signaled the end of the longest conflict in the nation's history. Yet we are still at war--no longer with other states, but with a host of new enemies, from nihilistic terrorists and narco-traffickers to transnational criminal cartels, lone wolf assassins, and modern-day pirates. Standing against these foes is a tight-knit...

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 KIT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 KIT

Montalván, Luis Carlos

Summary: "Following the success of his New York Times bestseller, Until Tuesday, Iraq War veteran Luis Carlos Montalván takes to the road with his beloved Golden Retriever service dog, Tuesday, advocating for America's wounded warriors and for each other. Luis's first book sparked a national conversation about service dogs and PTSD. In this spectacular new memoir, he and Tuesday bring their healing...

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MONTALVAN, LUIS CARLOS MON

Summary: Marty is a devoted mom, who last saw her son, Henry, three years ago when she was unhealthy, coarse, and overweight. When Henry returns home from his latest secret operation, he brings his fiancée to meet his mom. Marty's still coarse, but has become a babe with a healthy libido. Henry is horrified, but his girlfriend, Emily, is entranced. When Marty begins dating the sultry Tommy, Henry gets...

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie My 2008

Lichtblau, Eric.

Summary: "The shocking story of how America became one of the world's safest postwar havens for Nazis. Until recently, historians believed America gave asylum only to key Nazi scientists after World War II, along with some less famous perpetrators who managed to sneak in and who eventually were exposed by Nazi hunters. But the truth is much worse, and has been covered up for decades: the CIA and FBI...

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 324.1 LIC

Summary: Chris Gardner is an intelligent, energetic guy who can't catch a break. In the sluggish Bay Area economy of 1981, he's losing ground, by investing all his family's money in high cost bone-density scanners. His wife leaves him, he loses his apartment, and with his 5-year-old son in tow joins the ranks of the homeless, if not the hopeless. Bounced from shelter to shelter, he finds himself a...

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PUR

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Pursuit 2007

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

Summary: "Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups, and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes a journey through the darker corridors of the US media, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values.Tracing the story of media...

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Kennedy, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph)

Summary: "Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles"--

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 KENNEDY, PATRICK J KEN

Cobbs Hoffman, Elizabeth

Summary: "In World War I, telephones linked commanding generals with soldiers in muddy trenches. A woman in uniform connected almost every one of their calls, speeding the orders that won the war. Like other soldiers, the "Hello Girls" swore the Army oath and stayed for the duration. A few were graduates of elite colleges. Most were ordinary, enterprising young women motivated by patriotism and...

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.4 COB

Levinson, Cynthia

Summary: A portrait of the former first lady, secretary of state, and presidential candidate includes coverage of her childhood in Illinois, rise to political prominence, struggles with personal setbacks, and achievements as a senator and beyond.

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

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