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Smith, Charles R.

Summary: Constructed brick by brick, the White House was created by human hands, many of them slaves', whose hard labor helped create the symbol of this country, in the story of how the official residence and principal workplace of the United States presidents was built.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 975.302 SMI

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Museum of African American History and Culture 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 779.997 GAR

Summary: Talks about the 83 year construction process and the mission of what has become a house of God for all people. Gives highlights of its history from the vision that started it to the decisions that shaped its progress.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2008

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

Summary: Chance is a secluded gardener who has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of Eve and her husband Ben. Ben is an influential, but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2009

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

McKay, Kathryn

Summary: A guide to the family-friendly sights, eateries, and attractions of Washington, D.C., including information on planning the best itinerary and keeping children interested.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fodor's Travel Publications 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 917.53 MCK

Holland, Jesse J.

Summary: The Invisibles chronicles the African American presence inside the White House from its beginnings in 1782 until 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation that granted slaves their freedom. During these years, slaves were the only African Americans to whom the most powerful men in the United States were exposed on a daily, and familiar, basis. By reading about...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lyons Press, An imprint of Rowman & Littlefield 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 HOL

Morley, Jefferson.

Summary: Portrays how the 19th century struggle against slavery erupted in Washington DC, thrusting the ambitious District Attorney Francis Scott Key into a uniquely American battle for justice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 MOR

Slade, Suzanne.

Summary: Shares the story of how George Washington had a home built for the future presidents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 975.3 SLA

Summary: He was where he shouldn't have been and saw what he shouldn't have seen. Now, who will believe the word of a career thief and ex-con? Who will trust Luther Whitney when he says he saw a woman killed, and that the man responsible for her death is the President of the United States?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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Holland, Jesse J.

Summary: Jesse J. Holland's The Invisibles is the first book to tell the story of the executive mansion's most unexpected residents, the African American slaves who lived with the U.S. presidents who owned them. Interest in African Americans and the White House are at an all-time high due to the historic presidency of Barack Obama and the soon-to-be-opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 306.3 HOL

Levine, Adele.

Summary: "M*A*S*H meets Scrubs in a sharply observant, absurdly funny, inspiring, and totally unique debut memoir from a physical therapist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the birthplace of physical therapy and the world leader in prosthetic rehabilitation for injured war veterans"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEVINE, ADELE LEV

Snyder, Brad

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Summary: "Theodore Roosevelt's Bull Moose campaign. They self-mockingly called the 19th Street row house in which they congregated the 'House of Truth,' playing off the lively dinner discussions with frequent guest (and neighbor) Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. about life's verities. Lippmann and Frankfurter were house-mates, and their frequent guests included not merely Holmes but Louis Brandeis, Herbert...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 SNY

Summary: When D.C. reporter Cal McCaffrey is assigned to investigate the murder of an assistant to an up-and-coming politician, he uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to bring down the nation's power structures. In a town of spin-doctors and wealthy power brokers, he will discover one truth: when fortunes are at stake, no one's integrity, love, or life is safe.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2009

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie State 2009

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD STA

Kennedy, Barbara Noe

Summary: See the best of Washington with this streamlined walking guide, complete with step-by-step itineraries and maps to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced by National Geographic's famous eye for good pictures. More than...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Partners 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 WAS

Leibovich, Mark.

Summary: "Author of the groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller This Town, Mark Leibovich returns with a masterly collection of portraits of Washington's elite, and wannabe elites. Hailed by The Washington Post as a 'master of the political profile,' Leibovich has spent his career writing memorable, buzz-worthy, and often jaw-dropping features about politicians and other notables. Currently chief...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA) 2014

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

Patterson, James.

Summary: Detective Alex Cross's pursuit of the killer involved in a series of chilling murders in Washington, D.C. produces a suspect--a British diplomat who engages in a brilliant series of countermoves, both in and out of the courtroom.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2006

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD M PAT

Nelson, Kristin L.

Summary: An introduction to the purpose, structure, and history of the Washington Monument.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 975.3 NEL

Kelley, Kitty

Summary: Recounts Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, describing the hardships and triumphs King encountered along his journey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2017

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

Franklin, Paul M.

Summary: Offers information on family-friendly accommodations, activities, restaurants, and shopping in Washington, D.C.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2016

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Summary: Shot entirely on location in Washington, D.C., primarily at the Wax Museum nightclub and on the streets of the city Mr. Scott-Heron long considered his home. Robert Mugge's 1982 film showcases the art, the life, and the personality of the great African American poet-singer-songwriter-author Gil Scott-Heron whom many have called the forefather of hip-hop and socially-conscious rap music, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC BLA

Rodota, Joseph

Summary: "A biography of Washington's most famous apartment complex -- the buildings with a thousand stories of the notables who have lived there"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 ROD

Korrell, Emily B.

Summary: "Kid-friendly guidebook to three major Smithsonian Museums: The National Air and Space Museum, The National Museum of Natural History, and the National Museum of American History"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 069.09753 KOR

Braithwaite, Jill.

Summary: An introduction to the White House, including the history of its construction, a description of its interior and gardens, and its importance as a national symbol.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications Company 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 975.3 BRA

Baldacci, David.

Summary: Not far from Washington D.C., in a wooded area of Northern Virginia, a small house at the end of a gravel road serves a secret purpose. With its sophisticated security apparatus and hidden miniaturized cameras, it is being used by the FBI to interview one of the most important witnesses the agency has ever had, a young woman with an incredible story to tell. But others also know about the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BAL