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McKibben, Bill

Summary: Bill McKibben--award-winning author, activist, educator--is fiercely curious. "I'm curious about what went so suddenly sour with American patriotism, American faith, and American prosperity." Like so many of us, McKibben grew up believing--knowing--that the United States was the greatest country on earth. As a teenager, he cheerfully led American Revolution tours in Lexington, Massachusetts. He...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 Mckibben

Delmont, Matthew F.

Summary: "The definitive history of World War II from the African American perspective, written by civil rights expert and Dartmouth history professor Matthew Delmont. Over one million Black men and women served in World War II. Black troops were at Normandy, Iwo Jima, and the Battle of the Bulge, serving in segregated units and performing unheralded but vital support jobs, only to be denied housing and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 Delmont

Brookwood, Marilyn

Summary: "The fascinating-and eerily timely-tale of the forgotten Depression-era psychologists who overthrew long-accepted racist and classist views of childhood development. "Doomed from birth" was how psychologist Harold Skeels described two toddler girls at theOrphans' Home in Davenport, Iowa, in 1934. Following prevailing eugenic beliefs, Skeels and his colleague Marie Skodak assumed that the girls...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.231 Brookwood

Cottrell, Robert C.

Summary: "The year 1968 is recalled most of all as a year when revolution beckoned or threatened. On the 50th anniversary of that tumultuous year, cultural historians Robert Cottrell and Blaine T. Browne provide a well-informed, up-to-date synthesis of the eventsthat rocked the world, emphasizing the revolutionary possibilities."--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.923 Cottrell 2018

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: The former Secretary of Defense offers a candid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355.609 Gates

Lewis, John

Summary: This graphic novel is Congressman John Lewis' first-hand account of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Ellsberg, Daniel

Summary: The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Senior Fellow and iconic whistleblower who revealed the Pentagon Papers presents an eyewitness expos©♭ of the dangers of America's secret, long-standing nuclear policy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355.021 ELLS 2017

Moore, Kate

Summary: "1860: As the clash between the states rolls slowly to a boil, Elizabeth Packard, housewife and mother of six, is facing her own battle. The enemy sits across the table and sleeps in the next room. Threatened by Elizabeth's intellect, independence, and outspokenness, her husband of twenty-one years is plotting against her and makes a plan to put her back in her place. One summer morning, he has...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2021

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

Walsh, Joan.

Summary: "This book began as a political history of the 60s and 70s, with a particular focus on why Americans have let our nation decline in almost every measurable way since then, and sometimes even cheered on those who engineered that decline. I wanted to tell it the way I saw it growing up, watching many of my working-class Irish relatives forsake the Democrats, a party they saw as forsaking them....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 0000

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

Maraniss, David.

Summary: "As David Maraniss captures it with power and affection, Detroit summed up America's path to music and prosperity that was already past history. It's 1963 and Detroit is on top of the world. The city's leaders are among the most visionary in America: Grandson of the first Ford; Henry Ford II; influential labor leader Walter Reuther; Motown's founder Berry Gordy; the Reverend C.L. Franklin and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 977.434 Maran

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

Letts, Elizabeth

Summary: "Traces the lesser-known efforts of Hitler to build a master race of the finest purebred horses and the heroic achievements of American soldiers to rescue imperiled stolen equines from a hidden Czechoslovakian farm during a 1945 battle between Third Reich and Allied forces,"--NoveList. In the chaotic last days of World War II, a small troop of American soldiers captures a German spy and learns...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.542 Letts

Bryson, Bill.

Summary: Recounts the story of a pivotal cultural year in the United States when mainstream pursuits and historical events were marked by contributions by such figures as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, and Al Capone.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2013

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

Egerton, Douglas R.

Contents: The travelers -- The Brahmins -- Readville -- The Sea Islands -- Battery Wagner -- Hospitals and home fronts -- The siege -- Florida -- Liberation -- Occupation -- The veterans -- Epilogue: the legacy of the regiments.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.741 Egert

Meacham, Jon

Summary: "A president who governed a divided country has much to teach us in a twenty-first-century moment of polarization and political crisis. Abraham Lincoln was president when implacable secessionists gave no quarter in a clash of visions inextricably bound up with money, power, race, identity, and faith. He was hated and hailed, excoriated and revered. In Lincoln we can see the possibilities of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2022

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Dobbs, Michael

Summary: "The powerfully told story of a group of German Jews desperately seeking American visas to escape the Nazis, and an illuminating account of America's struggle with the refugee crisis caused by the rise of Hitler. Official tie-in to the U.S. Holocaust Museum multi-year exhibit"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 Dobbs 2019

Miles, Tiya

Summary: "Sitting in the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is a rough cotton bag, called "Ashley's Sack," embroidered with just a handful of words that evoke a sweeping family story of loss and of love passed down through generations. In 1850s South Carolina, just before nine-year-old Ashley was sold, her mother, Rose, gave her a sack filled with just a few things as...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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

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

Ellis, Joseph J.

Summary: "The prizewinning author of Founding Brothers and American Sphinx now gives us the unexpected story--brilliantly told--of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. The triumph of the American Revolution was neither an ideological nor political guarantee that the colonies would...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342.730 Ellis

Goodwin, Doris Kearns.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.911 Good

Summary: Chronicling the riveting history and personal experiences, at once liberating and challenging, harrowing and inspiring, deeply revealing and profoundly transforming, of African Americans on the road from the advent of the automobile through the seismic changes of the 1960s and beyond, it explores the deep background of a recent phrase rooted in realities that have been an indelible part of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD 323 Driving

Rucker, Philip.

Summary: "This peerless and gripping narrative reveals President Trump at his most unvarnished and exposes how decision making in his administration has been driven by a reflexive logic of self-preservation and self-aggrandizement - but a logic nonetheless. This is the story of how an unparalleled president has scrambled to survive and tested the strength of America's democracy and its common heart as a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2020

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

Devine, Jack

Summary: "A master class in spycraft from one of its greatest practitioners. Jack Devine is one of the legendary spymasters of our time. He was in Chile when Allende fell; he ran Charlie Wilson's war in Afghanistan; he had too much to do with Iran-Contra for his own taste, though he tried to stop it; he caught Pablo Escobar in Colombia; he tried to warn George Tenet that there was a bullet coming from...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.127 Devine

Lehto, Steve

Summary: "In the wake of World War II, the U.S. automobile industry was fully unprepared to meet the growing demands of the public, for whom they had not made any cars for years. In stepped Preston Tucker, a salesman extraordinaire who announced the building of a revolutionary new car: the Tucker '48, the first car in almost a decade to be built fresh from the ground up. Tucker's car, which would...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 338.762 Lehto 2016

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