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Cole, Thomas R.

Summary: " We aspire to live in a country where old men are celebrated as vital elders but not demeaned if they become ill and dependent. We aspire to maintain health as well as maintain dignity and fulfillment in frailty. Old Man Country helps readers see and imagine these possibilities for themselves. The book follows the journey of a writer in search of wisdom, as he encounters twelve distinguished...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.26 Cole 2020

Abrams, Stacey

Summary: "Voter suppression has plagued America since its inception, and so has the issue of identity-who is really American and what that means. When tied together, as they are in our modern politics, citizens are harmed in overt, subtle, and even personal ways.Stacey Abrams experienced the effects firsthand, running one of the most unconventional races in modern politics as the Democratic nominee for...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.609 Abrams

Summary: Presents the theory that the American dream, all but abandoned in the United States, has been adopted successfully in other countries, including Italy, France, Finland, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Tunisia, and Iceland, looking at such areas as worker benefits, public expenditure for the common good, and state-funded higher education.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD 303.42 Where

Jackson, Maggie

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Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.097 Jack

Warren, Elizabeth

Summary: Senator Elizabeth Warren presents an account of how the US built history's strongest middle class, a scathing indictment of the thirty-five years spent undermining it, and a rousing call to action.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 305 Warren

Laskas, Jeanne Marie

Contents: Underworld : Hopedale Mining, Cadiz, Ohio -- Hecho en America : Migrant Labor Camp, Cherryfield, Maine -- G-L-O-R-Y : Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio -- Traffic : Air Traffic Control Tower, LaGuardia Airport, New York, New York -- Guns "R" us : Sprague's Sports, Yuma, Arizona -- Beef : R.A. Brown Ranch, Throckmorton, Texas -- The Rig : Pioneer National Resources Oil Rig, Oooguruk Island,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.562 Laskas

Brands, H. W.

Summary: "From master storyteller and historian H.W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II. At the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.918 Brands

McKibben, Bill.

Summary: Author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet, including accounts of leading the civil disobedience to protest the Keystione XL pipeline and of spending a year in the company of a beekeeper raising his hives as part of the growing trend toward local food.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Times Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.70 McKibb

MacLean, Nancy

Summary: "An explosive expose of the right's relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, and change the Constitution. "Perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter American government." --Booklist (starred review) Behind today's headlines of billionaires taking over our government is a secretive...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5039 MacLean

Mueller, Robert S.

Summary: Contains the report, a timeline of the major events of the Mueller investigation, a guide to the important individuals involved, key supporting government filings (including criminal indictments).

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.97 Mueller 2019

Traister, Rebecca

Summary: In the year 2018, it seems as if women's anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation. But long before Pantsuit Nation, before the Women's March, and before the #MeToo movement, women's anger was not only politically catalytic but politically problematic. The story of female fury and its cultural significance demonstrates the long history of bitter resentment that has enshrouded...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42. Traist 2018

Summary: The 2016 election of Donald J. Trump exposed a deep divide in American politics and culture, one that pollsters and pundits didn't seem to realize was there. But Trump did, and he used it to his advantage in ways that surprised nearly everyone, even those who voted for him. Perhaps the biggest question on many people's minds is how, exactly, did a crass, unrepentant reality TV star and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 Lee 2017

Gilsdorf, Ethan.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lyons Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 794.812 Gil

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 Tales 2017

Taibbi, Matt

Summary: In this characteristically turbocharged new book, celebrated Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi provides an insider's guide to the variety of ways today's mainstream media tells us lies. Part tirade, part confessional, it reveals that what most people think of as "the news" is, in fact, a twisted wing of the entertainment business. In the Internet age, the press have mastered the art of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: OR Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.2309 Taibbi 2019

Luiselli, Valeria

Summary: "From the two-time NBCC Finalist, a fiercely imaginative novel about a family's summer road trip across America--a journey that, with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity, probes the nature of justice and equality in America today. A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo--and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Luiselli

Mettler, Suzanne.

Summary: "America's higher education system is failing its students. In the space of a generation, we have gone from being the best-educated society in the world to one in which a college degree benefits only to those in the top income brackets. In Degrees of Inequality, acclaimed political scientist Suzanne Mettler explains why the system has gone so horribly wrong and why the American Dream is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 378.73 Mettler

Kinsley, Michael E.

Summary: "Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley escorts his fellow Boomers through the door marked "Exit." The largest age cohort in history--the notorious baby boomers--is approaching the end and starting to plan their final moves in the game of life. Now they are asking: What was that all about? Was it about acquiring things or changing the world? Was it about keeping all your marbles? Or is the only...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.54 Kins

Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall

Summary: From the revered author of the bestselling The Hidden Life of Dogs, a witty, engaging, life-affirming account of the joy, strength, and wisdom that comes with age.Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing the natural world, chronicling the customs of pre-contact hunter-gatherers and the secret lives of deer and dogs. In this book, the capstone of her long career, Thomas, now...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.54 Thomas

Steel, Danielle

Summary: "When U.S. troops occupy Germany, friends Jakob and Emmanuelle are saved from the terrible fate of so many in the camps. With the help of sponsors, they make their way to New York. In order not to be separated, they allow their friendship to blossom into love and marriage, and start a new life on the Lower East Side, working at grueling, poorly paid jobs. Decades later, through talent, faith,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Steel

Levine, Bruce C.

Summary: A history of the radical transformation of the American South during the Civil War examines the economic, social, and political deconstruction and rebuilding of Southern institutions as experienced by ordinary people.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.713 Levine

Jackson, Buzzy.

Summary: "In Shaking the Family Tree, Jackson dives headfirst into her family gene pool: flying cross-country to locate an ancient family graveyard, embarking on a weeklong genealogy Caribbean cruise, and even submitting her DNA for testing to try to find her Jacksons. And in the process of researching her own family lore (Who was Bullwhip Jackson?) she meets legions of other genealogy buffs who are as...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 929.107 Jackson

Lustig, Robert H.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.196 Lustig

Friedman, Thomas L.

Contents: If you see something, say something -- Ignoring our problems -- Ignoring our history -- Up in the air -- Help wanted -- Homework x 2 = the American dream -- Average is over -- This is our due -- The war on math (and the future) -- The war on physics and on other good things -- The terrible twos -- The war between the parties -- Show me the money -- Devaluation -- They just didn't get the word...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 Fried

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