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Anderson, Scott

Summary: "At the end of World War II, the United States dominated the world militarily, economically, and in moral standing--seen as the victor over tyranny and a champion of freedom. But it was clear--to some--that the Soviet Union was already executing a plan to expand and foment revolution around the world. The American government's strategy in response relied on the secret efforts of a newly-formed...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2020

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Itzkoff, Dave

Summary: "From New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff comes the definitive biography of Robin Williams-- a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers. From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his powerful Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative actor and comedian....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Williams 2018

Birdsall, John

Summary: "The definitive biography of America's best-known and least understood food personality, and the modern culinary landscape he shaped. After World War II, a newly affluent United States reached for its own gourmet culture, one at ease with the French international style of Escoffier, but also distinctly American. Enter James Beard, authority on cooking and eating, his larger-than-life presence...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Beard

King, Maxwell (Maxwell Evarts Perkins)

Summary: "Every weekday for decades, a kind man named Mister Rogers stepped through a door in his TV house, spoke directly into the camera while he changed from street clothes into a cardigan and sneakers, and sang, "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood." Offering unconditional love, this soft-spoken icon was a household name for tens of millions of children, as well as their parents who grew up...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Rogers 2018

Spitz, Bob

Summary: "From New York Times bestselling biographer Bob Spitz, a full and rich biography of an epic American life, capturing what made Ronald Reagan both so beloved and so transformational. More than five years in the making, based on hundreds of interviews and access to previously unavailable documents, and infused with irresistible storytelling charm, Bob Spitz's REAGAN stands fair to be the first...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Reagan 2018

Cohen, Rich

Summary: Over three months in the summer before the Civil War, New York suffered a massacre, a flight, a manhunt, and a trial, all of which kept the nation riveted and remade Albert Hicks, the last pirate of New York, into a celebrated antihero. For years Hicks operated out of the public eye, rambling from crime to crime. In 1860 he was hired, under an alias, as a hand on an oyster sloop. His plan was...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.109 Cohen 2019

Dery, Mark

Summary: From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest, Edward Gorey's wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have influenced our culture in innumerable ways, from the works of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman to Lemony Snicket. Some even call him the Grandfather of Goth. But who was this man, who lived with over twenty thousand books and six cats, who roomed with Frank O'Hara at Harvard,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Gorey 2018

Purnell, Sonia

Summary: "The never-before-told story of one woman's heroism that changed the course of the Second World War In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." This spy was Virginia Hall, a young American woman--rejected from the foreign service because of her gender and her prosthetic leg--who talked her way into the spy...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Purnell 2019

Berg, Elizabeth

Summary: "For as long as Elizabeth can remember, she has watched her father trail after her mother, kissing her multiple times a day and holding her hand. She watched her mother smooth the lines in her father's face and pay attention to his every move, even when she was desperate for some time to herself. When her parents began to age, Elizabeth and her siblings are placed in the difficult position of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020

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Bertineau, T. Marie

Summary: After her father's untimely death, Theresa faced a rocky and unstable childhood. But there was one place she felt safe: her grandmother's house in Mason, a depressed former copper mining town in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Gram's passing leaves Theresa once again at the mercy of the lasting, sometimes destructive grief of her Ojibwe mother and white stepfather. As the family travels back and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lanternfish Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Bertineau

Callahan, Maureen

Summary: "A gripping tour de force of investigative journalism that takes us deep into the investigation behind one of the most frightening and enigmatic serial killers in modern American history, and into the ranks of a singular American police force: the Anchorage PD Most of us have never heard of Israel Keyes. But he is one of the most ambitious, meticulous serial killers of modern time. The FBI...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 Callahan 2019

Eizenstat, Stuart

Summary: "The definitive history of the Carter Administration from the man who participated in its surprising number of accomplishments--drawing on his extensive and never-before-seen notes. Stuart Eizenstat was at Jimmy Carter's side from his political rise in Georgia through four years in the White House, where he served as Chief Domestic Policy Adviser. He was directly involved in all domestic and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.926 Eizen 2018

Ernman, Malena

Summary: "When climate activist Greta Thunberg was eleven, her parents, Malena and Svante, and her little sister, Beata, were facing a crisis in their own home. Greta had stopped eating and speaking, and her mother and father had reconfigured their lives to care for her. Desperate and searching for answers, her parents discovered what was at the heart of Greta's distress: her imperiled future on a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 Thunberg

Page, Susan

Summary: Former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush was one of the country's most popular and powerful figures. Here Page tells the riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies-- and an entire political era. As first the wife and then the mother of American presidents, Barbara Bush became an astute and trusted political campaign strategist, invested herself deeply in expanding...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Bush 2019

Roberts, Andrew

Summary: When we seek an example of great leaders with unalloyed courage, the person who comes to mind is Winston Churchill: the iconic, visionary war leader immune from the consensus of the day, who stood firmly for his beliefs when everyone doubted him. But how did young Winston become Churchill? What gave him the strength to take on the superior force of Nazi Germany when bombs rained on London and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Churchill 2018

Barretta, Gene

Summary: When George Washington Carver was just a young child, he had a secret: a garden of his own. Here, he rolled dirt between his fingers to check if plants needed more rain or sun. He protected roots through harsh winters, so plants could be reborn in the spring. He trimmed flowers, spread soil, studied life cycles. And it was in this very place that George’s love of nature sprouted into something...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 921 Carver

Bergner, Daniel

Summary: The touching, triumphant story of a young black man's journey from violence and despair to one of the world's most elite artistic institutions. In 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Ryan Speedo Green won a nationwide competition hosted by New York's Metropolitan Opera. Today, he is a rising star performing major roles at the Met and Europe's most prestigious opera houses.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.109 Berg

Harvey, Miles

Summary: In 1843, James Strang, a charismatic young lawyer and avowed atheist, converted to a burgeoning religious movement known as Mormonism. He persuaded hundreds to follow him to Beaver Island in Lake Michigan, and declared himself a divine king. He controlled a fourth of the state of Michigan, practiced plural marriages, and established a pirate colony where he perpetrated thefts, corruption and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown and Company 2020

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 921 Strang

Longerich, Peter

Summary: "While many previous portraits have speculated about Hitler's formative years, Peter Longerich focuses on his central role as the driving force of Nazism itself. You cannot separate the man from the monstrous movement he came to embody. From his ascendance through the party's ranks to his final hours as F©ơhrer in April 1945, Longerich shows just how ruthless Hitler was in his path to power. He...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 943.08 Longerich 2019

Macintyre, Ben

Summary: The author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 327 MacInt

Makos, Adam

Summary: Adam Makos tells the story of Clarence Smoyer, a World War II American tank gunner, and his journey into the heart of the Third Reich, where he will meet destiny in an iconic armor duel.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 940.541 Makos

Mike D

Summary: Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam "ADROCK" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.42 Diamond 2018

O'Reilly, Bill

Summary: "The bloody Battle of Tippecanoe was only the beginning. It's 1811 and President James Madison has ordered the destruction of Shawnee warrior chief Tecumseh's alliance of tribes in the Great Lakes region. But while General William Henry Harrison would win this fight, the armed conflict between Native Americans and the newly formed United States would rage on for decades. Bestselling authors...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2020

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 970.004 Oreilly

Woodward, Bob

Summary: With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump's White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2018

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 973.933 Woodward 2018

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