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  • Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton2017

    by Michael Tomasky

    Series: American Presidents Series (Times Books)

    (139)

    BOOK

    Call #: B CLINTON

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  • Bobby Kennedy : the making of a liberal icon

    Bobby Kennedy : the making of a liberal icon2016

    by Larry Tye

    (1,916)

    Summary: "Bare-knuckle operative, cynical White House insider, romantic visionary—Robert F. Kennedy was all of these things at one time or another, and each of these aspects of his personality emerges in...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B KENNEDY

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  • Prince Charles : the passions and paradoxes of an improbable life

    Prince Charles : the passions and paradoxes of an improbable life2017

    by Sally Bedell Smith

    (2,570)

    Summary: "Sally Bedell Smith returns once again to the British royal family to give us a new and authoritative look at Prince Charles, the oldest heir to the throne in more than three hundred years. This...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B CHARLES

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  • Fear and loathing in Las Vegas and other American stories

    Fear and loathing in Las Vegas and other American stories1996

    by Hunter S Thompson

    (2,177)

    Summary: First published in Rolling Stone magazine in 1971, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is Hunter S. Thompson's savagely comic account of what happened to this country in the 1960s. It is told through the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B THOMPSON

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  • Sting-ray afternoons : a memoir

    Sting-ray afternoons : a memoir2017

    by Steve Rushin

    (2,169)

    Summary: A bittersweet memoir of the author's 1970s childhood nostalgically shares observations of his family life as it was shaped by influences ranging from the Steve Miller Band and Saturday morning cartoons to Bic pens and Schwinn Sting-Ray bikes.

    BOOK

    Call #: B RUSHIN

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  • A perfect union : Dolly Madison and the creation of the American nation

    A perfect union : Dolly Madison and the creation of the American nation2006

    by Catherine Allgor

    (534)

    BOOK

    Call #: B MADISON

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  • Revolutionary suicide

    Revolutionary suicide2009

    by Huey P Newton

    (4,433)

    Summary: Presents the memoir of founding Black Panther member Huey P. Newton in which he describes the inner circle of the revolutionary organization and covers his childhood in Oakland, Calif., struggles...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B NEWTON

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  • Reagan : the life

    Reagan : the life2015

    by H. W Brands

    (1,839)

    Summary: "From master storyteller and New York Times bestselling biographer H. W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the first full life of Ronald Reagan since his death. Ronald Reagan...  more »

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    Call #: B REAGAN

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  • This is not a love story : a memoir

    This is not a love story : a memoir2015

    by Judy Brown

    (824)

    Summary: The third of six children in a family that harks back to a gloried Hassidic dynasty, Judy Brown grew up with the legacy of centuries of religious teaching, and the faith and lore that sustained her...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B BROWN

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  • Rosemary : the hidden Kennedy daughter

    Rosemary : the hidden Kennedy daughter2015

    by Kate Clifford Larson

    (23,361)

    Summary: The revelatory, poignant story of Rosemary Kennedy, the eldest and eventually secreted-away Kennedy daughter, and how her life transformed her family, its women especially, and an entire nation.

    BOOK

    Call #: B KENNEDY

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  • Up from slavery

    Up from slavery2008

    by Booker T Washington

    (29,814)

    Summary: For the 50 years that followed its publication in 1901, Up from Slavery was the most widely known book written by an African American. The life of Booker T. Washington embodied the legendary rise of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B WASHINGTON

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  • A woman named Jackie

    A woman named Jackie1989

    by C. David Heymann

    (1,569)

    Summary: A biography of the former first lady describing her life and achievements.

    BOOK

    Call #: B ONASSIS

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  • An American princess : the many lives of Allene Tew

    An American princess : the many lives of Allene Tew2018

    by Annejet van der Zijl

    (30,831)

    Summary: Born to a pioneering family in upstate New York in the late 1800s, Allene Tew was beautiful, impetuous, and frustrated by the confines of her small hometown. At eighteen, she met Tod Hostetter at a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B TEW

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  • Eliza Hamilton : the extraordinary life and times of the wife of Alexander Hamilton

    Eliza Hamilton : the extraordinary life and times of the wife of Alexander Hamilton2018

    by Tilar J. Mazzeo

    (1,750)

    Summary: Fans fell in love with Eliza Hamilton -- Alexander Hamilton's devoted wife -- in Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical "Hamilton." But they don't know her full story. A strong pioneer woman, a loving sister,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B HAMILTON

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  • Every day is extra

    Every day is extra2018

    by John Kerry

    (662)

    Summary: John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life -- from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and secretary...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B KERRY

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  • Young Benjamin Franklin : the birth of ingenuity

    Young Benjamin Franklin : the birth of ingenuity2018

    by Nick Bunker

    (104)

    Summary: From his early career as a printer and journalist, to his scientific work and his role as a founder of a new republic, Benjamin Franklin has always seemed the inevitable embodiment of American...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B FRANKLIN

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  • Frederick Douglass : prophet of freedom

    Frederick Douglass : prophet of freedom2018

    by David W. Blight

    (10,591)

    Summary: The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B DOUGLASS

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  • Churchill : walking with destiny

    Churchill : walking with destiny2018

    by Andrew Roberts

    (9,333)

    Summary: When we seek an example of great leaders with unalloyed courage, the person who comes to mind is Winston Churchill: the iconic, visionary war leader immune from the consensus of the day, who stood...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B CHURCHILL

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  • Seduction : sex, lies, and stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood

    Seduction : sex, lies, and stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood2018

    by Karina Longworth

    (1,516)

    Summary: An exploration of Hollywood's glamorous golden age via the cinematic life of Howard Hughes and the women who encountered him -- sometimes at the expense of their minds and souls.

    BOOK

    Call #: B HUGHES

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  • The way I heard it

    The way I heard it2019

    by Mike Rowe

    (8,901)

    Summary: Emmy-award winning gadfly Mike Rowe presents a ridiculously entertaining, seriously fascinating collection of his favorite episodes from America's #1 short-form podcast, The Way I Heard It, along...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ROWE

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Alexander Hamilton : the graphic history of an American founding father

    Alexander Hamilton : the graphic history of an American founding father2017

    by Jonathan Hennessey

    (570)

    Summary: This complete graphic novel-style biography presents the life and legacy of one of the most influential figures in United States history. Alexander Hamilton was on hand for the Revolutionary War, the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B HAMILTON

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  • Rome's last citizen : the life and legacy of Cato, mortal enemy of Caesar

    Rome's last citizen : the life and legacy of Cato, mortal enemy of Caesar2014

    by Rob Goodman

    (817)

    BOOK

    Call #: B CATO

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  • Cathedral of the wild : an African journey home

    Cathedral of the wild : an African journey home2014

    by Boyd Varty

    (1,128)

    Summary: Varty's memoir of his life in the exquisite and vast refuge of the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa.

    BOOK

    Call #: B VARTY

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Queen Victoria : twenty-four days that changed her life

    Queen Victoria : twenty-four days that changed her life2019

    by Lucy Worsley

    (1,907)

    Summary: A passionate princess, an astute and clever queen, and a cunning widow, Victoria played many roles throughout her life. In this book, Lucy Worsley introduces her as a woman leading a truly...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B VICTORIA

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  • Wild Bill : the true story of the American frontier's first gunfighter

    Wild Bill : the true story of the American frontier's first gunfighter2019

    by Thomas Clavin

    (1,267)

    Summary: In July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO -- the first quick-draw duel on the frontier. Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B HICKOK

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  • Young Washington : how wilderness and war forged America's founding father

    Young Washington : how wilderness and war forged America's founding father2018

    by Peter Stark

    (483)

    Summary: A new, brash, and unexpected view of the president we thought we knew. Two decades before he led America to independence, George Washington was a flailing young soldier serving the British Empire in...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B WASHINGTON

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  • Sophia : princess, suffragette, revolutionary

    Sophia : princess, suffragette, revolutionary2015

    by Anita Anand

    (941)

    Summary: "In 1876 Sophia Duleep Singh was born into Indian royalty. Her father, Maharajah Duleep Singh, was heir to the Kingdom of the Sikhs, one of the greatest empires of the Indian subcontinent, a realm...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B DULEEP SINGH

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  • Becoming
    Staff Pick

    Becoming2018

    by Michelle Obama

    (707,282)

    Summary: In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B OBAMA

    Locations: Adult Biographies, Hot Picks

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  • Ulysses S. Grant : the unlikely hero

    Ulysses S. Grant : the unlikely hero2013

    by Michael Korda

    Series: Eminent Lives

    (593)

    Summary: A lavishly illustrated edition of Michael Korda's acclaimed biography of the man who ended the Civil War, served two terms as president, and wrote one of the most successful military memoirs in...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B GRANT

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  • Richard III : England's most controversial king

    Richard III : England's most controversial king2018

    by Chris Skidmore

    (211)

    Summary: Richard III is one of English history's best-known and least understood monarchs. Immortalized by Shakespeare as a hunchbacked murderer, the discovery in 2012 of his skeleton in a Leicester parking...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B RICHARD

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  • Alexander Hamilton
    Staff Pick

    Alexander Hamilton2004

    by Ron Chernow

    (148,126)

    Summary: Ron Chernow tells the story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B HAMILTON

    Location: Adult Biographies

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  • Black Elk : the life of an American visionary

    Black Elk : the life of an American visionary2016

    by Joe Jackson

    (447)

    Summary: "Describes the life of the Native American holy man who fought at Little Big Horn, witnessed the death of his cousin Crazy Horse, traveled to Europe as part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B BLACK

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  • All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor

    All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor2016

    by Donald Stratton

    (3,035)

    Summary: At 8:06 a.m. on December 7, 1941, Seaman First Class Donald Stratton was consumed by an inferno. A million pounds of explosives had detonated beneath his battle station aboard the USS Arizona, barely...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B STRATTON

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  • The little girl who fought the Great Depression : Shirley Temple and 1930s America

    The little girl who fought the Great Depression : Shirley Temple and 1930s America2014

    by John F Kasson

    (430)

    Summary: Her image appeared in periodicals and advertisements roughly twenty times daily; she rivaled FDR and Edward VIII as the most photographed person in the world. Her portrait brightened the homes of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B TEMPLE

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