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  • All the gallant men [eAudio] : 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

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    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 »

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  • The girl with seven names [eAudio] : escape from North Korea

    The girl with seven names : escape from North Korea2015

    by Hyeonseo Lee

    (76,268)

    Summary: In 1997 the author, aged 17, escaped North Korea for China. Her mother's first words over the telephone to her lost daughter were "don't come back." The reprisals for all of them would have been...  more »

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  • The family Romanov [eAudio] : murder, rebellion & the fall of Imperial Russia

    The family Romanov : murder, rebellion & the fall of Imperial Russia2014

    by Candace Fleming

    (10,643)

    Summary: From the acclaimed author of Amelia Lost and The Lincolns comes a heartrending narrative nonfiction page-turner--and a perfect resource for meeting Common Core standards. When Russia's last tsar,...  more »

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  • 17 Carnations [eAudio]

    17 Carnations2015

    by Andrew Morton

    Summary: "Morton tells the story of the feckless Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor, his American wife Wallis Simpson, the bizarre wartime Nazi plot to make him a puppet king after the invasion of Britain,...  more »

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  • Spanish for dummies [eAudio]

    Spanish for dummies2007

    by Jessica Langemeier

    (111)

    Summary: Want to speak Spanish? Don't have a lot of time? This practical audio book is designed to help you learn quickly and easily at home or on the road. From basic greetings and expressions to grammar...  more »

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  • Alexander Hamilton [eAudio]

    Alexander Hamilton2004

    by Ron Chernow

    (164,684)

    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 »

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  • The boys in the boat [eAudio] : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics2013

    by Daniel Brown

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    Summary: This is the remarkable story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys...  more »

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  • Notorious RBG [eAudio] : the life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Notorious RBG : the life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg2015

    by Irin Carmon

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    Summary: "Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers a visually rich, intimate, unprecedented look at the Justice and how she changed the world. From Ginsburg's refusal to let the slammed...  more »

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  • Hidden figures [eAudio] : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race

    Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race2016

    by Margot Lee Shetterly

    (97,760)

    Summary: Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to...  more »

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  • Bobby Kennedy [eAudio] : the making of a liberal icon

    Bobby Kennedy : the making of a liberal icon2016

    by Larry Tye

    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 »

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  • The end of your life book club [downloadable audiobook]

    The end of your life book club2012

    by Will Schwalbe

    (53,567)

    Summary: The inspiring story of a son and his dying mother, who form a "book club" that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treatments when...  more »

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  • Remembering Whitney [downloadable audiobook]

    Remembering Whitney2013

    by Cissy Houston

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    Summary: The Grammy Award-winning American soul and gospel singer and mother of Whitney Houston reflects on her daughter's life, the events that led up to her death and the aftermath of a senseless tragedy.

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  • Gifted hands [downloadable audiobook]

    Gifted hands2011

    by Ben Carson

    Summary: The inspiring story of Ben Carson, M.D. takes readers into the life of an inner-city youngster who rose above his circumstances to become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

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  • John Quincy Adams [downloadable audiobook]

    John Quincy Adams2012

    by Harlow G Unger

    Summary: A towering figure in the formative years of the American nation, John Quincy Adams was the only son of a Founding Father president to become president himself, and the first one to serve in Congress...  more »

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  • 7 events that made America America [eAudio] : and proved that the founding fathers were right all along

    7 events that made America America : and proved that the founding fathers were right all along2012

    by Larry Schweikart

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    Summary: Larry Schweikart, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller A Patriot's History of the United States, examines some of the pivotal-yet mostly ignored-moments that have shaped our history.

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  • Coach Wooden and me [eAudio] : our 50-year friendship on and off the court

    Coach Wooden and me : our 50-year friendship on and off the court2017

    by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Summary: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his 50-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history.

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  • Churchill and Orwell [eAudio] : the fight for freedom

    Churchill and Orwell : the fight for freedom2017

    by Thomas E. Ricks

    Summary: Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's -- Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War, and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If...  more »

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  • Astrophysics for people in a hurry [eAudio]

    Astrophysics for people in a hurry2017

    by Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Summary: What is the nature of space and time? How do people fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within them? There's no better guide through these mind expanding questions than acclaimed...  more »

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  • Alexander Hamilton [eAudio]

    Alexander Hamilton2004

    by Ron Chernow

    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 »

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  • Jackie's girl [eAudio] : my life with the Kennedy family

    Jackie's girl : my life with the Kennedy family2017

    by Kathy McKeon

    Summary: In 1964, Kathy McKeon was just nineteen years old and newly arrived from Ireland when she was hired as the personal assistant to former first lady Jackie Kennedy. The next thirteen years of her life...  more »

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  • The big lie [eAudio] : exposing the Nazi roots of the American left

    The big lie : exposing the Nazi roots of the American left2017

    by Dinesh D'Souza

    Summary: The American Left is pushing a big lie right now: that President Donald Trump, the Republican Party, and conservatives are a fascist threat. That threat is so grave, the Left tells us, that it...  more »

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  • Bill O'Reilly's legends & lies [eAudio] : the Civil war

    Bill O'Reilly's legends & lies : the Civil war2017

    by David Fisher

    Summary: From the birth of the Republican Party to the Confederacy's first convention, the Underground Railroad to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Battle of Gettysburg to the assassination of Abraham...  more »

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  • The death and life of the Great Lakes [eAudio]

    The death and life of the Great Lakes2017

    by Dan Egan

    (8,125)

    Summary: The Great Lakes -- Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior -- hold 20 percent of the world's supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work and recreation for tens of millions of...  more »

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  • Devil's bargain [eAudio] : Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the storming of the presidency

    Devil's bargain : Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the storming of the presidency2017

    by Joshua Green

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    Summary: The shocking elevation of Steve Bannon to head Trump's flagging presidential campaign on August 17, 2016, hit political Washington like a thunderclap and seemed to signal the meltdown of the...  more »

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  • One nation after Trump [eAudio] : a guide for the perplexed, the disillusioned, the desperate, and the not-yet deported

    One nation after Trump : a guide for the perplexed, the disillusioned, the desperate, and the not-yet deported2017

    by E. J. Dionne Jr.

    Summary: Three of Washington's premier political scholar-journalists explain why the Trump presidency poses a threat to the nation and discusses how the citizen activism it has inspired can lead to democratic renewal.

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  • Killing England [eAudio] : the brutal struggle for American independence

    Killing England : the brutal struggle for American independence2017

    by Bill O'Reilly

    Summary: Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain's King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking...  more »

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  • Bloodlines [eAudio] : the true story of a drug cartel, the FBI, and the battle for a horse-racing dynasty

    Bloodlines : the true story of a drug cartel, the FBI, and the battle for a horse-racing dynasty2017

    by Melissa Del Bosque

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    Summary: Drugs, money, cartels: this is what FBI rookie Scott Lawson expected when he was sent to the border town of Laredo, but instead he's deskbound writing intelligence reports about the drug war. Then,...  more »

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  • Grant [eAudio]

    Grant2017

    by Ron Chernow

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    Summary: A sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most complicated generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic...  more »

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  • Leonardo da Vinci [eAudio]

    Leonardo da Vinci2017

    by Walter Isaacson

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    Summary: Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that...  more »

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  • The American spirit [eAudio] : who we are and what we stand for

    The American spirit : who we are and what we stand for2017

    by David G. McCullough

    Summary: This collection of speeches by historian David McCullough reminds us of fundamental American principles. Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the...  more »

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  • Fire and fury [eAudio] : inside the Trump White House

    Fire and fury : inside the Trump White House2018

    by Michael Wolff

    (75,166)

    Summary: The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous -- and absolutely mesmerizing. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the...  more »

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  • Bobby Kennedy [eAudio] : a raging spirit

    Bobby Kennedy : a raging spirit2017

    by Christopher Matthews

    Summary: Overlooked by his father, and overshadowed by his war-hero brother, Bobby Kennedy was the perpetual underdog. When he had the chance to become a naval officer like Jack, Bobby turned it down,...  more »

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  • Andrew Jackson and the miracle of New Orleans [eAudio] : the battle that shaped America's destiny

    Andrew Jackson and the miracle of New Orleans : the battle that shaped America's destiny2017

    by Brian Kilmeade

    Summary: The War of 1812 saw America threatened on every side. Encouraged by the British, Indian tribes attacked settlers in the West, while the Royal Navy terrorized the coasts. By mid-1814, President James...  more »

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  • All-American murder [eAudio] : the rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez, the superstar whose life ended on murderers' row

    All-American murder : the rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez, the superstar whose life ended on murderers' row2018

    by James Patterson

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    Summary: Everyone thought they knew Aaron Hernandez. He was an NFL star who made the game of football look easy. Until he became the prime suspect in a gruesome murder. Rich with in-depth, on-the-ground...  more »

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  • The man from the train [eAudio] : the solving of a century-old serial killer mystery

    The man from the train : the solving of a century-old serial killer mystery2017

    by Bill James

    Summary: Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery...  more »

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  • I'll be gone in the dark [eAudio] : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State killer

    I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State killer2018

    by Michelle McNamara

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    Summary: A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer-- the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade-- from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who...  more »

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  • The long road home [downloadable audiobook] / a story of war and family

    The long road home / a story of war and family2007

    by Martha Raddatz

    (480)

    Summary: A brutal, forty-eight-hour firefight in Sadr City in April 2004 marked the beginning of the Iraqi insurgency. While men were wounded or killed, their families awaited "the call"--the notification...  more »

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  • George Washington [downloadable audiobook]

    George Washington2006

    by Calista McCabe Courtenay

    Summary: Listen to the fascinating life of George Washington, the "Father of the Republic". This biography traces the life of George Washington from his early life as a surveyor to his retirement at Mount...  more »

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  • The Big Bam [downloadable audiobook] / the life and times of Babe Ruth

    The Big Bam / the life and times of Babe Ruth2007

    by Leigh Montville

    (2,025)

    Summary: He was the Sultan of Swat. The Caliph of Clout. The Wizard of Whack. The Bambino. And simply, to his teammates, the Big Bam. From the award-winning author of the New York times bestseller Ted...  more »

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  • Boom! [eAudio] : personal reflections on the Sixties and today

    Boom! : personal reflections on the Sixties and today2007

    by Tom Brokaw

    Summary: Longtime NBC Nightly News anchor and political commentator Tom Brokaw offers his own take on the infamous events of the 1960s, as well as on his own life during that arduous period.

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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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