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Brown, David S. (David Scott)

Summary: "A revelatory, timely, and masterful biography of President Andrew Jackson that offers a new perspective on this charismatic figure in the context of American populism--identifying the reasons for his unprecedented appeal as it shows us the man and politician in his full complexity."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2022

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

Hubbard, Rita L

Summary: "A picture book biography sharing the inspiring and incredible true story of the nation's oldest student, Mary Walker, who learned to read at the age of 116"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2020

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

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

Obama, Michelle

Summary: "Mrs. Obama offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us, discovering deeper truths and new pathways for progress. Drawing from her experiences as a mother, daughter, spouse, friend, and First Lady, she shares the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group 2022

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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

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 920 She

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

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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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

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

Morain, Dan

Summary: "There's very little that's conventional about Kamala Harris, and yet her personal story also represents the best of America. She grew up the eldest daughter of single mother, a cancer researcher who emigrated from India at the age of nineteen in search of a better education. She and her husband, an accomplished economist from Jamaica, split up when Kamala was only five. The Kamala Harris the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2021

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 Harris

Steinmetz, Greg

Summary: "This is a spry biography of Gilded Age financier Jay Gould, who pioneered the business model of the Wall Street shark"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

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McCain, John

Summary: "A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain--his most personal book in years--covering everything from 2008 up to the present."--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 2018

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 McCain 2018

Stein, Joel

Summary: Stein spends a week in Roberts County, Texas, which had the highest percentage of Trump voters in the country. He goes to the home of Trump-loving Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams; meets people who create fake news; and finds the new elitist organizations merging both right and left to fight the populists.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.602 Stein 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

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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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

Nietfeld, Emi

Summary: "A brilliant, funny, generation-defining memoir about the double bind of crafting perfect adversity narratives for highly selective institutions, while fumbling through the far murkier reality of actual life in foster care and inpatient mental health treatment. As a child, Emi Nietfeld was caught between a hoarder mother who got her put on antipsychotic medication, but was also the only person...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2022

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

Blight, David W

Summary: "The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era. As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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

Price, Margo

Summary: "Margo Price is from Aledo, in western Illinois; she's a Midwest farmer's daughter who moves to Nashville to become a musician. She waits tables, busks on the street, plays open mics, and talks to her uncle, Bob Fischer, a songwriter for dozens of country music legends. Uncle Bob's advice is to throw away her TV and do nothing but write. So, discouraged but determined, she does. Price writes...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Texas Press 2022

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Larson, Kate Clifford

Contents: A home birth -- The making of a mother -- Slipping behind -- Five schools -- Brief haven in England -- War on the Kennedy home front -- November 1941 -- Rosemary gone -- Rosemary made the difference.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

McGrath, Charles

Summary: "A wistful look back at family, youth, and the intoxicating magic of New England summers, as well as a rumination on friendship and loss, by an esteemed writer and essayist and the former editor of The New York Times Book Review. We all have vivid memories of summers past and the bright skin of youth: of those first days when school has ended; of long days of leisure and pleasure reading...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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

Bush, Cori

Summary: Embodying a new chapter in progressive politics that prioritizes the lives and stories of the most politically vulnerable, the first black woman to represent the state of Missouri in Congress presents a powerful and empowering memoir that is both a personal account and a fierce call to action.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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

Feder, Tyler

Summary: "Tyler Feder shares her story of her mother's first oncology appointment to facing reality as a motherless daughter in this frank and refreshingly funny graphic memoir"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: GRAPHIC 921 Feder

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