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Toler, Pamela D.

Summary: "From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, Women Warrior reclaims lost stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor, debunking the pervasive claim that women do not, and should not, fight"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2019

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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

Gish, Lillian

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Publisher / Publication Date: 1969

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1 available in Bay Theatre Collection, Call number: BAY THEATRE 921 GISH

Land, Stephanie

Summary: Land's plans of breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest to chase her dreams were cut short when a summer fling turned into an unexpected pregnancy. She turned to housekeeping to make ends meet, took classes online to earn a college degree. And she wrote relentlessly: true stories of overworked and underpaid Americans; of living on food stamps and WIC coupons. Here...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2019

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

McCubbin, Lisa

Summary: "An intimate and insightful biography of Betty Ford, the groundbreaking, candid, and resilient First Lady and wife of President Gerald Ford, from the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Five Presidents and Mrs. Kennedy and Me. Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer is the inspiring story of an ordinary Midwestern girl thrust onto the world stage and into the White...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2018

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Hodges, Andrew.

Summary: A gripping story of mathematics, science, computing, war history, cryptography, and homosexual persecution and liberation. Hodges tells how Turing's revolutionary idea of 1936-- the concept of a universal machine-- laid the foundation for the modern computer. Turing brought the idea to practical realization in 1945 with his electronic design. This work was directly related to Turing's leading...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 510.92 Hodges

Kennedy, Kostya

Summary: Examines the life of polarizing sports legend Pete Rose, from his record-setting career to being banished from the game for being an unrepentant gambler, and discusses the complex moral issues keeping him out of the Hall of Fame.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

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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Schiff, Stacy.

Summary: The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. Though her life spanned fewer than 40 years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2010

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

Bernanke, Ben

Summary: In 2006, Ben S. Bernanke was appointed chair of the Federal Reserve, capping a meteoric trajectory from a rural South Carolina childhood to professorships at Stanford and Princeton, to public service in Washington's halls of power. There would be no time to celebrate, however -- the burst of the housing bubble in 2007 set off a domino effect that would bring the global financial system to the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332.100 Bernan

Chernow, Ron

Summary: "Pulitzer Prize-winner and biographer of Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, and John D. Rockefeller, Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most complicated generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and inept businessman, fond of drinking to excess;...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Grant 2017

Gerald, Casey

Summary: "Casey Gerald comes to our fractured times as a uniquely visionary witness whose life has spanned seemingly unbridgeable divides. His story begins at the end of the world: Dallas, New Year's Eve 1999, when he gathers with the congregation of his grandfather's black evangelical church to see which of them will be carried off. His beautiful, fragile mother disappears frequently and mysteriously;...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2018

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

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

Bushkin, Henry.

Summary: A revealing and incisive account of the King of Late Night at the height of his fame and power, by his lawyer, wingman, fixer, and closest confidant. From 1962 until 1992, Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show and permeated the American consciousness. In the '70s and '80s he was the country's highest-paid entertainer and its most enigmatic. He was notoriously inscrutable, as mercurial (and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

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

Farwell, Matt

Summary: "The explosive narrative of the life, captivity, and trial of Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who was abducted by the Taliban and whose story has served as a symbol for America's foundering war in Afghanistan"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

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

Field, Sally

Summary: One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget's sweet-faced "girl next door" to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-worthy ferocity and depth of Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2018

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

Franken, Al

Summary: The Harvard-educated comedian, talk-show host, and U.S. Senator chronicles the story of his unlikely senatorial campaign, detailing the ensuing months-long recount and what his service has taught him about America's deeply polarized political culture.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 328.7 Frank

Jordan, Teresa

Summary: Collects essays describing the author's attempts to live according to a list of traditional virtues compiled by Benjamin Franklin, one week at a time, and one virtue at a time.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 179.922 Jordan

Philbrick, Nathaniel

Summary: In the summer of 1776, Washington's army in Brooklyn and New York City faced one of the largest invading forces ever assembled by the British Empire. After suffering a series of devastating defeats, Washington's vulnerable and dejected troops were forced to evacuate the southern tip of Manhattan Island. Three weeks later, however, near the Canadian border, one of his favorite and most talented...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.382 Philb

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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Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3092 Talbo

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Publisher / Publication Date: U.S. G.P.O. 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 328.730 United

Summary: Caillou embarks on another series of adventures that will lead him to new and exciting discoveries! Join Caillou as he learns what it takes to be an athlete, make a garden, build a scarecrow, and even celebrate Valentine's Day! It's fun for the whole family!

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Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Kids 2011

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1 available in Movies, Call number: J DVD Caill