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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...

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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

Brill, Steven

Summary: "From the award-winning journalist and best-selling author of America's Bitter Pill: a tour de force examination of 1) how and why major American institutions no longer serve us as they should, causing a deep rift between the vulnerable majority and the protected few, and 2) how some individuals and organizations are laying the foundation for real, lasting change. In this revelatory narrative...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 Brill 2018

Putnam, Robert D.

Summary: "A groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. It's the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the America we believe in--a nation of opportunity, constrained only by ability and effort. But during the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.513 Putnam

Cohen, Adam (Adam Seth)

Summary: "From New York Times bestselling author Adam Cohen, a revelatory examination of the conservative direction of the Supreme Court over the last fifty years since the Nixon administration. In the early 1960s, the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Earl Warren was at the height of its power, expanding civil rights for the poor and minorities and promoting equality in dramatic ways through rulings...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 347.73 Cohen 2020

Bauerschmidt, Tim

Summary: "When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Norma--newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage--rose to her full height of five feet and told her doctor, 'I'm ninety years old. I'm hitting the road.' Packing what she needed, Norma...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.304 Bauer

Orgill, Roxane

Summary: When Esquire magazine planned an issue to salute the American jazz scene in 1958, graphic designer Art Kane pitched a crazy idea: how about gathering a group of beloved jazz musicians and photographing them? He didn't own a good camera, didn't know if any musicians would show up, and insisted on setting up the shoot in front of a Harlem brownstone. Could he pull it off? In a captivating...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 781.65 Orgill

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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Kunstler, James

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307.762 Kunstler

Summary: Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a dark comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous and poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD I, Tonya

Riggs, Nina

Summary: "Built on her wildly popular Modern Love column, 'When a Couch is More Than a Couch' (9/23/2016), a breathtaking memoir of living meaningfully with 'death in the room' by the 38 year old great-great-great granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, mother to two young boys, wife of 16 years, after her terminal cancer diagnosis"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Hewitt, Ben.

Summary: "Food recalls have become so ubiquitous we hardly even notice them. The massive peanut salmonella contamination of 2008 to 2009 alone killed nine and sickened an estimated 22,500 people; only a few weeks later, contaminated frozen cookie dough sent 35 people to the hospital. These tragic, inexcusable events to which no one is immune are but a symptom of a broader food system malaise. In Making...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rodale Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.192 Hewitt

Dove, Rita.

Contents: Heroes -- Primer -- Party dress for a first born -- Persephone, falling -- The search -- Protection -- The Narcissus flower -- Persephone abducted -- Statistic: the witness -- Grief: the council -- Mother love -- Breakfast of champions -- Golden oldie -- Persephone in hell - Hades' pitch -- Wiederkehr -- Wiring home -- The bistro styx -- Blue days -- Nature's itinerary -- Sonnet in primary...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.54 Dove,

Perry, Imani

Summary: "Emotionally raw and deeply reflective, Imani Perry issues an unflinching challenge to society to see Black children as deserving of humanity. She admits fear and frustration for her African American sons in a society that is increasingly racist and at times seems irredeemable. However, as a mother, feminist, writer, and intellectual, Perry offers an unfettered expression of love--finding...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2019

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

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810.8 Kenne

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

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

Hochschild, Adam

Summary: "From the bestselling author of King Leopold's Ghost and Spain in Our Hearts comes the astonishing but forgotten story of an immigrant sweatshop worker who married an heir to a great American fortune and became one of the most charismatic radical leadersof her time"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Stokes 2020

Ratner, Michael

Summary: "Includes chapters on what today's activists must know about the threats posed by federal law enforcement agents and their tactics, as well as the actual text of the recently released FBI Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide in which the FBI spells out its approach to policing dissent. Hell No also includes information on several key security practices that offer the best protection...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342.7208 Ratner

Ferriss, Timothy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 650.1 Ferr

Makary, Marty.

Summary: "Dr. Marty Makary is co-developer of the life-saving checklist outlined in Atul Gawande's bestselling The Checklist Manifesto. As a busy surgeon who has worked in many of the best hospitals in the nation, he can testify to the amazing power of modern medicine to cure. But he's also been a witness to a medical culture that routinely leaves surgical sponges inside patients, amputates the wrong...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 610.730 Makary

Egan, Timothy.

Summary: "From the National Book Award-winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America. The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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

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

Davis, Kenneth C.

Summary: "An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920.0092 Davis

Summary: Profiles nine actors and actresses and one comic ensemble from the silent screen era sketched by Al Hirschfeld for a commemorative stamp series.

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Publisher / Publication Date: U.S. Postal Servide 1994

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1 available in Bay Theatre Collection, Call number: BAY THEATRE 769.564 U.S. Post