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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

Summary: By 1924 to 1928 jazz is everywhere in America and spreading abroad. For the first time, soloists and singers take center stage, transforming the music with their distinctive voices. This episode traces the careers of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Sidney Bechet, Bessie Smith, Earl Hines, Ethel Waters, Bix Beiderbecke, the first great white jazz artist and Benny Goodman, the son of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PBS DVD 2000

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD 781 Burns

Summary: Between 1945 and 1955 jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours....

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Publisher / Publication Date: PBS DVD 2000

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD 781 Burns

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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Summary: Between 1955 and 1960 rhythm and blues and rock ' roll erode jazz' audiences but the music still enjoys tremendous creativity. Saxophonist Sonny Rollins and trumpeter Clifford Brown make their marks while Duke Ellington emerges stronger than ever and Miles Davis and John Coltrane make legendary albums. Louis Armstrong jeopardizes his career when he condemns the government for its failure to act...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PBS DVD 2000

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD 781 Burns

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

Leckie, Robert.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Castle Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.2 Leckie 2020

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

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

Summary: Amid the hard times of the Depression new dances, the Lindy Hop and Swing, caught on at the dance halls of New York even as the jobless lined the streets and drought ruined Midwest farms. Jazz, during 1929 through 1935, lifted the nation's spirit. Record sales boomed while Armstrong became a major entertainer as singer, trumpeter, band leader, radio and film performer. Ellington's elegance,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PBS DVD 2000

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD 781 Burns

Doyle, Glennon

Summary: "There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives, relationships, and world, and wonder: Wasn't it all supposed to be more beautiful than this?...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Dial Press 2020

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

Summary: In the mid 1930s, as the Great Depression refuses to lift, Benny Goodman finds himself hailed as the "King of Swing" and becomes the first white bandleader to hire black musicians. He has a host or rivals among them, Chick Webb, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmie Lunceford, Glen Miller and Artie Shaw. Louis Armstrong heads a big band of his own, while Duke Ellington continues his independent course, but...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PBS DVD 2000

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD 781 Burns

Giles, Robert H.

Summary: When Truth Mattered is an account of a young editor and his staff painstakingly pursuing the truth of the Kent State shootings on May 4, 1970, a tragedy that has haunted the nation for 50 years and significantly changed the debate about the Vietnam War. The heart-pounding story captures the flash of National Guard rifles, the bloody aftermath of four students killed and nine wounded, and the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mission Point Press 2020

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

Isaacson, Walter.

Summary: Traces the life of Benjamin Franklin, from his days as a runaway printer to his triumphs as a statesman, inventor, and founding father. Chronicles his tumultuous relationship with his illegitimate son and grandson, his practical marriage, and his flirtations with the ladies of Paris.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2003

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 921 Frank

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

Summary: From 1917 through 1924 the "Jazz Age" begins with speakeasies, flappers and easy money for some. The story of jazz becomes a tale of two cities, Chicago and New York and of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, whose lives and music will span three-quarters of a century. This episode also follows the careers of jazz greats James Reese Europe, King Oliver, Willie Smith, Fletcher Henderson, Paul...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PBS DVD 2000

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD 781 Burns

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

Meltzer, Brad

Summary: In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington's bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York William Tryon and Mayor David Mathews, launched a deadly plot against...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 973.4 Meltzer

Devine, Miranda.

Summary: "The inside story of the laptop that exposed the president's dirtiest secret. When a drug-addled Hunter Biden abandoned his waterlogged computer at a Mac repair shop in Delaware in the spring of 2019, just six days before his father announced his candidacy for the United States presidency, it became the ticking time bomb in the shadows of Joe Biden's campaign. The dirty secrets contained in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Post Hill Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.934 Devine

Abbott, Karen

Summary: "The never-before-told story of four real-life women who risked everything to take on a life of espionage during the Civil War"--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.785 Abbott

Fradin, Dennis B.

Summary: A biography of the eighteenth-century printer, publisher, inventor, scientist, and statesman who played an influential role in the early history of the United States.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2002

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

Hale, Nathan

Summary: Nathan Hale, the author's historical namesake, was America's first spy, a Revolutionary War hero who famously said "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country" before being hanged by the British. In the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series, author Nathan Hale channels his namesake to present history's roughest, toughest, and craziest stories in the graphic novel format.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 741.5 Hale

Isaacson, Walter.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2003

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

Hale, Nathan

Summary: Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that she could be put to work in dangerous places and for abusive people. But north of the Mason-Dixon line, slavery was illegal. If she could run away and make it north without being caught or killed, she'd be free. Facing enormous danger, Araminta made it,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 741.5 Hale

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