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  • Season of the witch : enchantment, terror, and deliverance in the City of Love

    Season of the witch : enchantment, terror, and deliverance in the City of Love2013

    by David Talbot

    (4,876)

    Summary: "In a kaleidoscopic narrative ... bestselling author David Talbot tells the gripping story of San Francisco in the turbulent years between 1967 and 1982--and of the extraordinary men and women who...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 979.4 TAL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Who stole the American dream?

    Who stole the American dream?2012

    by Hedrick Smith

    (785)

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.91 SMI

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Understanding China : a guide to China's economy, history, and political culture

    Understanding China : a guide to China's economy, history, and political culture2010

    by John Bryan Starr

    (360)

    Summary: In this succinct, modest, and refreshingly forthright book--now revised and updated for the new century--Starr introduces to the uninitiated reader the background, basic data, and issues at stake in...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 951 STA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Flappers : six women of a dangerous generation

    Flappers : six women of a dangerous generation2014

    by Judith Mackrell

    (1,379)

    Summary: The forefront British dance critic and award-nominated author of Bloomsbury Ballerina presents a revisionist assessment of the movement that shattered the boundaries of conventional femininity...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 920.72 MAC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The happiness myth : why what we think is right is wrong : a history of what really makes us happy

    The happiness myth : why what we think is right is wrong : a history of what really makes us happy2007

    by Jennifer Michael Hecht

    (525)

    BOOK

    Call #: 306.4 HEC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Celebrity culture

    Celebrity culture2015

    Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series

    (2)

    BOOK

    Call #: 306.4 CEL 2015

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Thunder in the mountains : Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War

    Thunder in the mountains : Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War2017

    by Daniel J. Sharfstein

    (405)

    Summary: "Chronicles the epic clash between General Oliver Otis Howard, who took on a mission in the Pacific Northwest to force Native Americans onto reservations, and the Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph, who refused to leave his ancestral land" -- NoveList.

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.8 SHA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The point of it all : a lifetime of great loves and endeavors

    The point of it all : a lifetime of great loves and endeavors2018

    by Charles Krauthammer

    (1,711)

    Summary: Created and compiled by Charles Krauthammer before his death, this book is a powerful collection of the influential columnist's most important works. Spanning the personal, the political and the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.93 KRA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic

    American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic2007

    by Joseph J Ellis

    (10,083)

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.3 ELL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • 1948 : Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world

    1948 : Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world2011

    by David Pietrusza

    (181)

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.918 PIE

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Showdown : the inside story of how Obama fought back against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party

    Showdown : the inside story of how Obama fought back against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party2012

    by David Corn

    (336)

    Summary: The dramatic tale of a pivotal period in the Obama presidency, from the game-changing 2010 midterm elections to the beginning of the critical 2012 campaign season--a tumultuous time that tested the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.932 COR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president

    Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president2011

    by Candice Millard

    (64,586)

    Summary: James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and an admired reformist...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.84 MIL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The 1990s

    The 1990s2003

    by Marc Oxoby

    (4)

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.929 OXO

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Dreamers and deceivers : true stories of the heroes and villains who made America

    Dreamers and deceivers : true stories of the heroes and villains who made America2014

    by Glenn Beck

    (2,014)

    Summary: "The new nonfiction from #1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck"-- Provided by publisher.

    BOOK

    Call #: 920 BEC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Clash! : how to thrive in a multicultural world

    Clash! : how to thrive in a multicultural world2014

    by Hazel Rose Markus

    (311)

    BOOK

    Call #: 306 MAR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The second coming of the KKK : the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American political tradition
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    The second coming of the KKK : the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American political tradition2017

    by Linda Gordon

    (793)

    Summary: A new Ku Klux Klan arose in the early 1920s, a less violent but equally virulent descendant of the relatively small, terrorist Klan of the 1870s. Unknown to most Americans today, this "second Klan"...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 322.42 GOR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Cave art

    Cave art2008

    by Jean Clottes

    (88)

    Summary: This comprehensive guide to prehistoric art explores the origins of human artistic endeavor. Clottes takes the reader on a guided tour of 85 caves and rock shelters, mostly in western Europe, but...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 759.01 CLO

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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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

    (1,714)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • American dialogue : the founders and us

    American dialogue : the founders and us2018

    by Joseph J. Ellis

    (1,254)

    Summary: What would the founders think? We live in a divided America that is currently incapable of sustained argument and is feeling unsure of its destiny. Joseph J. Ellis explores anew four of our most...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.3 ELL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Trumpocracy : the corruption of the American republic

    Trumpocracy : the corruption of the American republic2018

    by David Frum

    (3,406)

    Summary: Quietly, steadily, Trump and his administration are damaging the tenets and accepted practices of American democracy. As he and his family enrich themselves, the presidency itself falls into the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.933 FRU

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Those angry days : Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's fight over World War II, 1939-1941

    Those angry days : Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's fight over World War II, 1939-19412013

    by Lynne Olson

    (1,824)

    Summary: Traces the crisis period leading up to America's entry into World War II, describing the nation's polarized interventionist and isolationist factions as represented by the government, in the press, and on the streets.

    BOOK

    Call #: 940.531 OLS

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Asking for it : the alarming rise of rape culture--and what we can do about it

    Asking for it : the alarming rise of rape culture--and what we can do about it2015

    by Kate Harding

    (3,481)

    Summary: "From Congressman Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" gaffe to the high school rapists of Steubenville, Ohio, to the furor at Vanderbilt, sexual violence has been so prominent in recent years that the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.1532 HAR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Pity the billionaire : the hard times swindle and the unlikely comeback of the Right

    Pity the billionaire : the hard times swindle and the unlikely comeback of the Right2012

    by Thomas Frank

    (1,866)

    Summary: A look at why the worst economy since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism.

    BOOK

    Call #: 330 FRA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The sixties chronicle

    The sixties chronicle2004

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.92 SIX

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  • Generation of swine : tales of shame and degradation in the '80s

    Generation of swine : tales of shame and degradation in the '80s2003

    by Hunter S Thompson

    (6,751)

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.92 THO

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • City of devils : the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai

    City of devils : the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai2018

    by Paul French

    (753)

    Summary: In the 1930s, Shanghai was a haven for outlaws from all over the world: a place where pasts could be forgotten, fascism and communism outrun, names invented, fortunes made and lost. "Lucky" Jack...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.106 FRE

    Location: Adult Displays - Face-out Shelving

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  • The clash of civilizations and the remaking of world order

    The clash of civilizations and the remaking of world order2011

    by Samuel P. Huntington

    (10,373)

    Summary: The central theme of this book is that culture and cultural identities, which at the broadest level are civilization identities, are shaping the patterns of cohesion, disintegration, and conflict in the post-Cold War world.

    BOOK

    Call #: 909.829 HUN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The cooking gene : a journey through African American culinary history in the Old South

    The cooking gene : a journey through African American culinary history in the Old South2017

    by Michael Twitty

    (7,396)

    Summary: A memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces the paths of the author's ancestors (black and white) through the crucible of slavery to show its effects on our food today.

    BOOK

    Call #: 641.59296 TWI

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history

    Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history2017

    by Kurt Andersen

    (6,686)

    Summary: Explains how the influences of dreamers, zealots, hucksters, and superstitious groups shaped America's tendency toward a rich fantasy life, citing the roles of individuals from P.T. Barnum to Donald...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973 AND

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The beauty myth : how images of beauty are used against women

    The beauty myth : how images of beauty are used against women2002

    by Naomi Wolf

    (24,180)

    Summary: Wolf says the new obsession with women's appearance arose as part of a violent backlash against feminism, a political weapon imposing on women new restrictions.

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.42 WOL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The death of truth : notes on falsehood in the age of Trump

    The death of truth : notes on falsehood in the age of Trump2018

    by Michiko Kakutani

    (3,972)

    Summary: We live in a time when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the occupants of the White House. Discredited conspiracy theories and ideologies have resurfaced, proven science is...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 306 KAK

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • And home was Kariakoo : a memoir of East Africa

    And home was Kariakoo : a memoir of East Africa2015

    by M. G. Vassanji

    (122)

    Summary: From M.G. Vassanji, comes a poignant love letter to his birthplace and homeland, East Africa -- a powerful and surprising portrait that only an insider could write. Part travelogue, part memoir, and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 960 VAS

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Waking up white : and finding myself in the story of race

    Waking up white : and finding myself in the story of race2014

    by Debby Irving

    (8,470)

    Summary: For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.8 IRV

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The complacent class : the self-defeating quest for the American dream

    The complacent class : the self-defeating quest for the American dream2017

    by Tyler Cowen

    (1,586)

    Summary: Examines the trend of Americans away from the traditionally mobile, risk-accepting, and adaptable tendencies that defined them for much of recent history, and toward stagnation and comfort, and how...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.5 COW

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Age of ambition : chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China

    Age of ambition : chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China2014

    by Evan Osnos

    (7,202)

    Summary: "A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 951 OSN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The power elite

    The power elite2000

    by C. Wright Mills

    (1,282)

    Summary: "First published in 1956, The Power Elite stands as a contemporary classic of social science and social criticism. C. Wright Mills captivated readers with his penetrating analysis and fiery critique...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 303.3 MIL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Barracoon : the story of the last

    Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo"2018

    by Zora Neale Hurston

    (23,265)

    Summary: In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 306.362 HUR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The three battles of Wanat : and other true stories

    The three battles of Wanat : and other true stories2016

    by Mark Bowden

    (188)

    Summary: "New York Times bestselling author Mark Bowden has had a prolific career as one of America|s leading journalists and nonfiction writers. His new collection, The Three Battles of Wanat and Other True...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 958.104 BOW

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • White American youth : my descent into America's most violent hate movement -- and how I got out

    White American youth : my descent into America's most violent hate movement -- and how I got out2017

    by Christian Picciolini

    (924)

    Summary: As he stumbled through high school, struggling to find a community among other fans of punk rock music, Christian Picciolini was recruited by a now notorious white power skinhead leader and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.8 PIC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Feel free : essays

    Feel free : essays2018

    by Zadie Smith

    (6,055)

    Summary: A collection of both previously unpublished works and classic essays includes discussions of recent cultural and political events, social networking, libraries, and the failure to address global warming.

    BOOK

    Call #: 814 SMI

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details