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  • The $25,000 flight

    The $25,000 flight2014

    by Lori Haskins Houran

    Series: Totally True Adventures

    (13)

    Summary: In the 1920s, flying was brand new -- and very dangerous. A $25,000 prize for the first flight from New York to Paris went unclaimed for years. Many teams tried. And many teams failed. Still, Charles...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J 909 TOT

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

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  • The 12 most influential athletes of all time

    The 12 most influential athletes of all time2018

    by Jeanne Marie Ford

    Series: Most Influential

    BOOK

    Call #: J 796 FOR

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

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  • 13 Hours [eAudio]

    13 Hours2014

    by Mitchell Zuckoff

    (19,013)

    Summary: "The harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi. 13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September...  more »

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  • 13 Hours [eBook]

    13 Hours2014

    by Mitchell Zuckoff

    Summary: "The harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi. 13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September...  more »

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  • 13 hours : the inside account of what really happened in Benghazi

    13 hours : the inside account of what really happened in Benghazi2014

    by Mitchell Zuckoff

    (19,013)

    Summary: "The harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi. 13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 363.325 ZUC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The 15:17 to Paris [eBook] : the true story of a terrorist, a train, and three American heroes

    The 15:17 to Paris : the true story of a terrorist, a train, and three American heroes2016

    by Anthony Sadler

    Summary: On August 21, 2015, Ayoub al-Khazzani boarded the 15:17 train in Brussels, bound for Paris. Khazzani's mission was clear: he had an AK-47, a pistol, a box cutter, and enough ammunition to obliterate...  more »

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  • The 15:17 to Paris : the true story of a terrorist, a train, and three American heroes

    The 15:17 to Paris : the true story of a terrorist, a train, and three American heroes2018

    by Anthony Sadler

    (1,345)

    Summary: On August 21, 2015, Ayoub al-Khazzani boarded the 15:17 train in Brussels, bound for Paris. Khazzani's mission was clear: he had an AK-47, a pistol, a box cutter, and enough ammunition to obliterate...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 363.325 SAD

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • 33 men : inside the miraculous survival and dramatic rescue of the Chilean miners

    33 men : inside the miraculous survival and dramatic rescue of the Chilean miners2011

    by Jonathan Franklin

    (1,309)

    Summary: Presents an account of the 2010 San Jose mine rescue in Chile, in which all thirty-three miners miraculously survived, providing intimate details of life inside the mine as well as the dramatic rescue operation above ground.

    BOOK

    Call #: 363.11 FRA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • 42 is not just a number [CD book]

    42 is not just a number2017

    by Doreen Rappaport (read by Doreen Rappaport)

    (559)

    Summary: An eye-opening look at the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball and became an American hero.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: J CD BOOK B ROBINSON

    Location: Junior CD Books Biography

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  • 42 is not just a number : the odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American hero

    42 is not just a number : the odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American hero2017

    by Doreen Rappaport

    (564)

    Summary: An eye-opening look at the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball and became an American hero.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B ROBINSON

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • 50 impressive kids and their amazing (and true!) stories

    50 impressive kids and their amazing (and true!) stories2016

    by Saundra Mitchell

    Series: They Did What?

    (35)

    Summary: "From Stevie Wonder to Emma Watson, and Pocahontas to Pablo Picasso, 50 amazing kids who shaped history! A collection of biographies profiling some of the most influential kids in history and today....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J 920 MIT

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

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  • The 57 bus : a true story of two teenagers and the crime that changed their lives

    The 57 bus : a true story of two teenagers and the crime that changed their lives2017

    by Dashka Slater

    (22,075)

    Summary: One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.155 SLA YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • The 57 bus [eBook] : a true story of two teenagers and the crime that changed their lives

    The 57 bus : a true story of two teenagers and the crime that changed their lives2017

    by Dashka Slater

    Summary: One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school...  more »

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  • 300 sandwiches : a multilayered love story-- with recipes

    300 sandwiches : a multilayered love story-- with recipes2015

    by Stephanie Smith

    (223)

    Summary: ""Honey, you are 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring." When New York Post writer Stephanie Smith made a turkey and swiss on white bread for her boyfriend, Eric (aka E), he took one bite and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 641.84 SMI

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A-Rod [downloadable audiobook] / the many lives of Alex Rodriguez

    A-Rod / the many lives of Alex Rodriguez2009

    by Selena Roberts

    (390)

    Summary: In the first definitive biography of Alex Rodriguez, Roberts assembles the strands of a bizarre and extraordinary life: from his boyhood in New York and the Dominican Republic through his near-mythic...  more »

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  • Abby Wambach

    Abby Wambach2016

    by Esther Porter

    Series: Pebble Plus. Women In Sports

    (5)

    Summary: "Simple text and full-color photographs briefly describe the life of Abby Wambach and her career as a professional soccer player"-- Provided by publisher.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WAMBACH

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Abby Wambach

    Abby Wambach2014

    by Jon M Fishman

    (5)

    Summary: Profiles the life and career accomplishments of the international soccer star, including her early life, college career at the University of Florida, and playing for the U.S. women's national team.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WAMBACH

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • The ABCs of Black history

    The ABCs of Black history2020

    by Rio Cortez

    (393)

    Summary: B is for beautiful, brave, and bright! And for a book that takes a bold journey through the alphabet of Black history and culture. Letter by letter, this book celebrates a story that spans continents...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J P HISTORY CORTEZ

    Location: New Junior Picture Books - History

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Abe : Abraham Lincoln in his times

    Abe : Abraham Lincoln in his times2020

    by David S Reynolds

    (261)

    Summary: This is a cultural biography of Abraham Lincoln, following Lincoln's monumental life from cradle to grave while weaving a narrative that includes Lincoln's cultural influences and the nation-wide and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B LINCOLN

    Location: Adult Biographies

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  • Abe Lincoln and the muddy pig

    Abe Lincoln and the muddy pig2002

    by Stephen Krensky

    (42)

    Summary: A young Abe Lincoln stumbles across a pig in trouble and decides he must help, even though it will mean arriving late and muddy for the important speech he is scheduled to make.

    BOOK

    Call #: J READER B LINCOLN

    Location: Junior Readers Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Abigail & John : portrait of a marriage

    Abigail & John : portrait of a marriage2009

    by Edith Belle Gelles

    (1,688)

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.44 GEL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Abigail Adams [downloadable audiobook]

    Abigail Adams2009

    by Woody Holton

    (2,128)

    Summary: Award-winning historian Woody Holton reveals that the perennially popular 'Founding Mother' has been woefully underestimated and that, although staunchly traditional in some areas, she was...  more »

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  • About your father and other celebrities I have known : ruminations and revelations from a desperate mom to her dirty son

    About your father and other celebrities I have known : ruminations and revelations from a desperate mom to her dirty son2020

    by Peggy Rowe

    (1,500)

    Summary: Peggy Rowe is at it again -- this time giving a hilarious inside look at growing up Rowe, both before and after Mike's rise to fame. Since the day they said, "I do," Peggy's previous "doting"...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ROWE

    Location: Adult Biographies

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  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln2015

    by AnnMarie Anderson

    (19)

    Summary: Provides a first person account of the life and accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln.

    BOOK

    Call #: J READER B LINCOLN

    Location: Junior Readers Biographies

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln1987

    by Ingri D'Aulaire

    (2,930)

    Summary: Text and illustrations present the life of the boy born on the Kentucky frontier who became the sixteenth president of the United States.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B LINCOLN

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  • Abraham Lincoln [downloadable ebook]

    Abraham Lincoln2013

    (3)

    Summary: It may be little exaggeration to say that the figure of Abraham Lincoln embodies the American ideal more so than any other U.S. president. Although he came from humble beginnings and held several odd...  more »

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  • Abraham Lincoln's dueling words

    Abraham Lincoln's dueling words2018

    by Donna Janell Bowman

    (141)

    Summary: Abraham Lincoln was known for his sense of humor. But in 1842, early in his adult life, it nearly got him into trouble. He had to use his imagination to save his career -- and maybe even his life.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B LINCOLN

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Accidental presidents [eBook] : eight men who changed America

    Accidental presidents : eight men who changed America2019

    by Jared Cohen

    (1,866)

    Summary: The strength and prestige of the American presidency has waxed and waned since George Washington. This book looks at eight men who came to the office without being elected to it. It demonstrates how...  more »

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  • Accidental presidents : eight men who changed America

    Accidental presidents : eight men who changed America2019

    by Jared Cohen

    (1,901)

    Summary: The strength and prestige of the American presidency has waxed and waned since George Washington. This book looks at eight men who came to the office without being elected to it. It demonstrates how...  more »

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    Call #: 973.099 COH

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Accidental saints : finding God in all the wrong people

    Accidental saints : finding God in all the wrong people2015

    by Nadia Bolz-Weber

    (11,432)

    Summary: Bolz-Weber invites readers into a surprising encounter with what she calls 'a religious but not-so-spiritual life.' Tattooed, angry, and profane, this former standup comic turned pastor stubbornly,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 284.1 BOL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Ada Byron Lovelace and the thinking machine

    Ada Byron Lovelace and the thinking machine2015

    by Laurie Wallmark

    (698)

    Summary: Offers an illustrated telling of the story of Ada Byron Lovelace, from her early creative fascination with mathematics and science and her devastating bout with measles, to the ground-breaking...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J B LOVELACE

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Adolf Hitler

    Adolf Hitler2010

    by Sean Price

    Series: Wicked History

    (169)

    Summary: Describes Adolph Hitler's rise to power, his destruction of democracy in Germany, and the cold-blooded murder of more than eleven million people, including six million Jews.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WICKED

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • African Americans of Des Moines and Polk County

    African Americans of Des Moines and Polk County2011

    by Honesty Parker

    (6)

    Summary: Although African American pioneers arrived in Des Moines, Iowa, in the early 1860s, the population exploded in the 1880s due to the surrounding coal mines. In the 1860s, the Burns Methodist Episcopal...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.758 PAR IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • After Tiller [DVD]

    After Tiller2014

    Summary: "AFTER TILLER intimately explores the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. The procedure is now performed...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 363.46 AFT

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Afterglow : a dog memoir

    Afterglow : a dog memoir2017

    by Eileen Myles

    (486)

    Summary: The author writes an account of her relationship with her pit bull Rosie. Starting from the emptiness following Rosie's death, the author launches a heartfelt and fabulist investigation into the true nature of the bond between pet and pet owner.

    BOOK

    Call #: 636.755 MYL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Aftershocks : a memoir

    Aftershocks : a memoir2021

    by Nadia Owusu

    (2,227)

    Summary: Young Nadia Owusu followed her father, a United Nations official, from Europe to Africa and back again. Just as she and her family settled into a new home, her father would tell them it was time to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.8 OWU

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Agatha Christie : a mysterious life

    Agatha Christie : a mysterious life2018

    by Laura Thompson

    (2,142)

    Summary: It has been one hundred years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. A brilliant and award winning biographer, Laura Thompson now turns her sharp eye...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B CHRISTIE

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  • Agent 110 : an American spymaster and the German resistance in WWII

    Agent 110 : an American spymaster and the German resistance in WWII2017

    by Scott Miller

    (166)

    Summary: "Presents an account of how OSS spymaster Allen Dulles led a network of disenchanted Germans in a plot to assassinate Hitler and end World War II before the invasion of opportunistic Russian forces,"--NoveList.

    BOOK

    Call #: 940.5486 MIL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Agent Sonya [CD book] : Moscow's most daring wartime spy

    Agent Sonya : Moscow's most daring wartime spy2020

    by Ben Macintyre

    (4,425)

    Summary: In 1945, in a quiet village in the leafy English Cotswolds, a thin, elegant woman lived in a small cottage with her three children and her husband, who worked as a machinist nearby. Ursula Burton was...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 327.12 MAC

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

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  • The agitators : three friends who fought for abolition and women's rights

    The agitators : three friends who fought for abolition and women's rights2021

    by Dorothy Wickenden

    (148)

    Summary: In Auburn, New York, in the mid-nineteenth century, Martha Wright and Frances Seward, inspired by Harriet Tubman|s rescues in the dangerous territory of Eastern Maryland, opened their basement...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 974.7 WIC

    Location: New Adult Nonfiction

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