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  • Work hard, study-- and keep out of politics! : adventures and lessons from an unexpected public life

    Work hard, study-- and keep out of politics! : adventures and lessons from an unexpected public life2006

    by James Addison Baker

    (122)

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.92 BAK

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • One damn thing after another : memoirs of an attorney general

    One damn thing after another : memoirs of an attorney general2022

    by William Pelham Barr

    (1,510)

    Summary: William Barr's first tenure as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush was largely the result of chance, while his second tenure under President Donald Trump a deliberate and difficult...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B BARR

    Location: Adult Biographies

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  • Tailspin : the people and forces behind America's fifty-year fall -- and those fighting to reverse it

    Tailspin : the people and forces behind America's fifty-year fall -- and those fighting to reverse it2018

    by Steven Brill

    (868)

    Summary: Journalist Steven Brill examines 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. Covering the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 306 BRI

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Worth the fighting for [downloadable audiobook] / a memoir

    Worth the fighting for / a memoir2007

    by John McCain

    (358)

    Summary: In 1999, John McCain wrote one of the most acclaimed and bestselling memoirs of the decade, Faith of my fathers. That book ended in 1972, with McCain's release from imprisonment in Vietnam. This is...  more »

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  • Moyers on democracy

    Moyers on democracy2008

    by Bill D. Moyers

    (348)

    Summary: From the famed broadcaster and one of the nation's most-admired public figures, this collection of blisteringly eloquent speeches delivers inspiring words that embody the best of the American spirit....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 320 MOY

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

    Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush2015

    by Jon Meacham

    (7,900)

    Summary: "In this brilliant biography, Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, chronicles the life of George Herbert Walker Bush. Drawing on President Bush's personal diaries, on the diaries of his...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B BUSH

    Location: Adult Biographies

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  • Destiny and power [CD book] : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

    Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush2015

    by Jon Meacham (read by Paul Michael )

    (7,900)

    Summary: "In this brilliant biography, Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, chronicles the life of George Herbert Walker Bush. Drawing on President Bush's personal diaries, on the diaries of his...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK B BUSH

    Location: Adult CD Books Biography

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  • Who stole the American dream? [downloadable audiobook] / Can we get it back?

    Who stole the American dream? / Can we get it back?2012

    by Hedrick Smith

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  • That used to be us [downloadable audiobook] / how America fell behind in the world it invented and how we can come back

    That used to be us / how America fell behind in the world it invented and how we can come back2011

    by Thomas L Friedman

    (3,905)

    Summary: Makes recommendations for meeting four major challenges currently facing the United States, including globalization, the information technology revolution, chronic deficits, and unbalanced energy consumption.

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  • The age of entitlement : America since the sixties

    The age of entitlement : America since the sixties2020

    by Christopher Caldwell

    (1,017)

    Summary: Conservative columnist Christopher Caldwell has spent years studying the liberal uprising of the 1960s and its unforeseen consequences. Even the reforms that Americans love best have come with costs...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.24 CAL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Promises to keep : on life and politics

    Promises to keep : on life and politics2007

    by Joseph R. Biden Jr

    (1,832)

    BOOK

    Call #: B BIDEN

    Location: Adult Biographies

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  • Then everything changed [downloadable ebook] / stunning alternate histories of American politics : JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan

    Then everything changed / stunning alternate histories of American politics : JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan2011

    by Jeff Greenfield

    (860)

    Summary: Veteran CBS News reporter and commentator Greenfield speculates what would have happened if an actual failed attempt to assassinate JFK before his inauguration instead succeeded; Robert Kennedy...  more »

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  • Kill switch : the rise of the modern Senate and the crippling of American democracy

    Kill switch : the rise of the modern Senate and the crippling of American democracy2021

    by Adam Jentleson

    (2,075)

    Summary: An insider's account of how politicians representing a radical minority of Americans are using "the greatest deliberative body in the world" to hijack our democracy. Every major decision governing...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 328.73 JEN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Then everything changed : stunning alternate histories of American politics : JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan

    Then everything changed : stunning alternate histories of American politics : JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan2011

    by Jeff Greenfield

    (860)

    Summary: Veteran CBS News reporter and commentator Greenfield speculates what would have happened if an actual failed attempt to assassinate JFK before his inauguration instead succeeded; Robert Kennedy...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.92 GRE

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Who stole the American dream?

    Who stole the American dream?2012

    by Hedrick Smith

    (816)

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.91 SMI

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The man who ran Washington : the life and times of James A. Baker III

    The man who ran Washington : the life and times of James A. Baker III2020

    by Peter Baker

    (1,955)

    Summary: In the latter half of the twentieth century, no Republican won the presidency without the help of James A. Baker III, and the men he counseled in the Oval Office -- Gerald R. Ford, Ronald Reagan,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B BAKER

    Location: Adult Biographies

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  • Grace & steel : Dorothy, Barbara, Laura, and the women of the Bush dynasty

    Grace & steel : Dorothy, Barbara, Laura, and the women of the Bush dynasty2021

    by J. Randy Taraborrelli

    (364)

    Summary: This is the hidden history of the exceptional women behind the Bush family political dynasty. Author J. Randy Taraborrelli reveals the unsung heroines of the inimitable Bush family dynasty: not only...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.931 TAR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • It was all a lie [eAudio] : how the Republican Party became Donald Trump

    It was all a lie : how the Republican Party became Donald Trump2020

    by Stuart Stevens

    (3,153)

    Summary: Stevens spent decades electing Republicans at every level, from presidents to senators to local officials. Here he offers a devastating portrait of a party that has lost its moral and political...  more »

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  • It was all a lie : how the Republican Party became Donald Trump

    It was all a lie : how the Republican Party became Donald Trump2020

    by Stuart Stevens

    (3,161)

    Summary: Stevens spent decades electing Republicans at every level, from presidents to senators to local officials. Here he offers a devastating portrait of a party that has lost its moral and political...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 324.2734 STE

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The Clintons' war on women

    The Clintons' war on women2015

    by Roger J. Stone

    (464)

    Summary: Hillary Clinton is running for president as an advocate of women and girls, but there is another shocking side to her story that has been carefully covered up until now. This stunning expose reveals...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.929 STO

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • President Reagan [CD book] : the triumph of imagination

    President Reagan : the triumph of imagination2005

    by Richard Reeves

    (336)

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK B REAGAN

    Location: Adult CD Books Biography

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  • Ronald Reagan's America : his voice, his dreams, and his vision of tomorrow

    Ronald Reagan's America : his voice, his dreams, and his vision of tomorrow2008

    by Terry Golway

    (7)

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.929 GOL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Our revolution : a future to believe in

    Our revolution : a future to believe in2016

    by Bernard Sanders

    (7,053)

    Summary: When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a 'fringe' campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.932 SAN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Master of the senate [downloadable ebook]

    Master of the senate2010

    by Robert A Caro

    (21,387)

    EBOOK

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  • The years of Lyndon Johnson. [downloadable ebook] / Vol. 1, The path to power

    The years of Lyndon Johnson. / Vol. 1, The path to power1990

    by Robert A Caro

    (22,538)

    Summary: Traces young Lyndon Johnson's rise from Texas poverty to political power, illuminating his political relationships.

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  • Off the sidelines : raise your voice, change the world

    Off the sidelines : raise your voice, change the world2014

    by Kirsten Gillibrand

    (1,729)

    Summary: Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words: "Decisions are being made every day in...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B GILLIBRAND

    Location: Adult Biographies

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  • The Reagan diaries [CD book]

    The Reagan diaries2007

    by Ronald Reagan (read by Eric Conger)

    (65)

    Summary: Ronald Reagan's diaries covering 1981 to 1989.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 973.927 REA

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

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  • The Reagan diaries

    The Reagan diaries2007

    by Ronald Reagan

    (3,234)

    Summary: During his two terms as the fortieth president of the United States, Ronald Reagan kept a daily diary in which he recorded, by hand, his innermost thoughts and observations on the extraordinary, the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.927 REA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Nancy Pelosi : a biography

    Nancy Pelosi : a biography2008

    by Elaine S Povich

    (4)

    BOOK

    Call #: B PELOSI YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • Going rogue [downloadable ebook] / an American life

    Going rogue / an American life2009

    by Sarah Palin

    (11,504)

    Summary: Sarah Palin, the first female Republican Vice Presidential candidate, recounts her political experiences, her rapid rise on the national stage during the 2008 campaign, and the personal challenges...  more »

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  • We tell ourselves stories in order to live : collected nonfiction

    We tell ourselves stories in order to live : collected nonfiction2006

    by Joan Didion

    (1,869)

    Summary: A compilation of essays and nonfiction writings spanning more than forty years includes the author's reflections on politics, lifestyle, place, and cultural figures, including such topics as...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 814.54 DID

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Drift : the unmooring of American military power

    Drift : the unmooring of American military power2012

    by Rachel Maddow

    (19,721)

    Summary: Maddow shows how deeply militarized our culture has become--how the role of the national security sector has shape-shifted and grown over the past century to the point of being financially unsustainable and confused in mission.

    BOOK

    Call #: 355 MAD

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Drift [downloadable ebook] / the unmooring of American military power

    Drift / the unmooring of American military power2012

    by Rachel Maddow

    (19,721)

    Summary: Maddow shows how deeply militarized our culture has become--how the role of the national security sector has shape-shifted and grown over the past century to the point of being financially unsustainable and confused in mission.
  • An inconvenient book [CD book] : real solutions to the world's biggest problems

    An inconvenient book : real solutions to the world's biggest problems2007

    by Glenn Beck (read by Glenn Beck)

    (3,981)

    Summary: The host of the popular CNN Headline News television show and conservative radio talk-show personality presents his perspectives on issues ranging from nuclear technology in the Middle East and poor...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 973.92 BEC

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

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  • The liberty amendments : restoring the American republic

    The liberty amendments : restoring the American republic2013

    by Mark R. Levin

    (2,529)

    Summary: The nationally syndicated conservative talk radio host discusses how we can fix our "broken" government.

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.93 LEV

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The unwinding : an inner history of the new America

    The unwinding : an inner history of the new America2013

    by George Packer

    (11,706)

    Summary: Through an examination of the lives of several Americans and leading public figures over the past three decades, Packer portrays a superpower in danger of coming apart at the seams, its elites no...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.924 PAC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The time of our lives [downloadable audiobook] / a conversation about America

    The time of our lives / a conversation about America2011

    by Tom Brokaw

    (1,348)

    Summary: The author, known for his landmark work in American journalism and for his other books, The Greatest Generation, and Boom!, now turns his attention to the challenges that face America in the new...  more »

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  • The time of our lives

    The time of our lives2011

    by Tom Brokaw

    (1,348)

    Summary: The author, known for his landmark work in American journalism and for his other books, The Greatest Generation, and Boom!, now turns his attention to the challenges that face America in the new...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.927 BRO

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The big sort : why the clustering of like-minded America is tearing us apart

    The big sort : why the clustering of like-minded America is tearing us apart2009

    by Bill Bishop

    (2,044)

    Summary: From the Publisher: The untold story of why America is so culturally and politically divided. America may be more diverse than ever coast to coast, but the places where we live are becoming...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.8 BIS

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Madam Speaker : Nancy Pelosi and the lessons of power

    Madam Speaker : Nancy Pelosi and the lessons of power2021

    by Susan Page

    (947)

    Summary: Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosi didn't begin running for office until she was forty-six years old, her five children mostly out of the nest. Since then she has lived on the cutting edge of the revolution in...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B PELOSI

    Location: Adult Biographies

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  • Art In the Barn
    Friday, October 21st, 2022
    5:30pm-8:30pm

    An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $20 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

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