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  • The Mindset lists of American history : from typewriters to text messages, what ten generations of Americans think is normal

    The Mindset lists of American history : from typewriters to text messages, what ten generations of Americans think is normal2011

    by Tom McBride

    (149)

    Summary: "Snapshots of the U.S.'s last nine generations--from the creators of the Mindset List media sensation. Just as high school graduates in 1957 couldn't imagine life without zippers, those of 2009 can't...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.91 MCB

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • El Norte : the epic and forgotten story of Hispanic North America

    El Norte : the epic and forgotten story of Hispanic North America2019

    by Carrie Gibson

    (283)

    Summary: Because of our shared English language, as well as the celebrated origin tales of the Mayflower and the rebellion of the British colonies, the United States has prized its Anglo heritage above all...  more »

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    Call #: 327.73 GIB

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • El Norte [eBook] : the epic and forgotten story of Hispanic North America

    El Norte : the epic and forgotten story of Hispanic North America2019

    by Carrie Gibson

    (290)

    Summary: Because of our shared English language, as well as the celebrated origin tales of the Mayflower and the rebellion of the British colonies, the United States has prized its Anglo heritage above all...  more »

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  • An uncommon history of common things

    An uncommon history of common things2008

    by Bethanne Kelly Patrick

    (248)

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    Call #: 973 PAT

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The death of Adam : essays on modern thought

    The death of Adam : essays on modern thought2005

    by Marilynne Robinson

    (1,143)

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    Call #: 973.92 ROB

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  • Suicide of a superpower [downloadable audiobook]

    Suicide of a superpower2011

    by Patrick J. Buchanan

    (584)

    Summary: Buchanan's latest polemic exposes the risks America faces today and what those dangers will mean for the country's future. He warns against not only the dangers that the country faces under Obama,...  more »

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  • God, guns, grits, and gravy

    God, guns, grits, and gravy2015

    by Mike Huckabee

    (412)

    Summary: Mike Huckabee asks "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" He draws from his travels as a presidential candidate to present average, small-town people and families,...  more »

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    Call #: 973 HUC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • American mojo, lost and found : restoring our middle class before the world blows by

    American mojo, lost and found : restoring our middle class before the world blows by2015

    by Peter D Kiernan

    (127)

    Summary: Argues that America's might lies in its middle class and calls for a focused directive to reinvigorate the class in order to return the nation to greatness.

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    Call #: 305.55 KIE

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • 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)

    (3,949)

    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 »

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    Call #: CD BOOK 973.92 BEC

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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

    (420)

    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 »

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    Call #: B TEMPLE

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  • The 1970s

    The 1970s1999

    by Gail Stewart

    Series: A Cultural History Of The United States Through The Decades

    (9)

    Summary: Discusses the political, economic, and cultural life of the United States in the 1970s, including Vietnam, race relations, feminism, the environment, fashion, music, television, and film.

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    Call #: 973.925 STE YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • I never thought I'd see the day! : culture at the crossroads

    I never thought I'd see the day! : culture at the crossroads2011

    by David Jeremiah

    (272)

    Summary: "David Jeremiah highlights the decline in Western culture, especially America, and calls on his readers to reverse this downward spiral"--Provided by the publisher.

    BOOK

    Call #: 277.3 JER

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  • The disuniting of America [downloadable audiobook] / reflections on a multicultural society

    The disuniting of America / reflections on a multicultural society2009

    by Arthur M. Schlesinger

    (425)

    Summary: "The promise of America has always been that of a fresh economic start on equal footing. This is linked to the classic image of the republic as a melting pot, where differences of class, race, and...  more »

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  • Arguing with idiots [CD book] : how to stop small minds and big government

    Arguing with idiots : how to stop small minds and big government2009

    by Glenn Beck (read by Glenn Beck)

    (4,666)

    Summary: Radio and television personality Glenn Beck reveals how to effectively gain the upper hand in political discussions.

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    Call #: CD BOOK 973.932 BEC

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

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  • America, 1908 : the dawn of flight, the race to the Pole, the invention of the Model T, and the making of a modern nation

    America, 1908 : the dawn of flight, the race to the Pole, the invention of the Model T, and the making of a modern nation2007

    by Jim Rasenberger

    (359)

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.91 RAS

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Country of exiles [downloadable ebook] / the destruction of place in American life

    Country of exiles / the destruction of place in American life2011

    by William Leach

    (39)

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  • America the beautiful [downloadable audiobook] / rediscovering what made this nation great

    America the beautiful / rediscovering what made this nation great2012

    by Ben Carson

    Summary: Tackling the issues at the forefront of the American mind--healthcare, education, capitalism, and more America the Beautiful is indispensable reading. From four-time bestselling author,...  more »

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  • Things that matter [eBook]: three decades of passions, pastimes, and politics

    Things that matter : three decades of passions, pastimes, and politics2013

    by Charles Krauthammer

    (8,473)

    Summary: America's preeminent columnist presents his penetrating and surprising reflections on everything from embryo research to entitlement reform, from Halley's Comet to border collies, from Christopher...  more »

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  • Things that matter : three decades of passions, pastimes, and politics

    Things that matter : three decades of passions, pastimes, and politics2013

    by Charles Krauthammer

    (8,473)

    Summary: America's preeminent columnist presents his penetrating and surprising reflections on everything from embryo research to entitlement reform, from Halley's Comet to border collies, from Christopher...  more »

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    Call #: 973.93 KRA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • America the beautiful : rediscovering what made this nation great

    America the beautiful : rediscovering what made this nation great2012

    by Ben Carson

    (3,708)

    Summary: Tackling the issues at the forefront of the American mind--healthcare, education, capitalism, and more America the Beautiful is indispensable reading. From four-time bestselling author,...  more »

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    Call #: 973 CAR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Oops : 20 life lessons from the fiascos that shaped America

    Oops : 20 life lessons from the fiascos that shaped America2006

    by Martin J Smith

    (69)

    BOOK

    Call #: 973 SMI

    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

    (1,669)

    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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  • Scars of independence : America's violent birth

    Scars of independence : America's violent birth2017

    by Holger Hoock

    (548)

    Summary: The American Revolution is often portrayed as an orderly, restrained rebellion, with brave patriots defending their noble ideals against an oppressive empire. It's a stirring narrative, and one the...  more »

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    Call #: 973.3 HOO

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Live free or die : America (and the world) on the brink

    Live free or die : America (and the world) on the brink2020

    by Sean Hannity

    (1,058)

    Summary: Built on principles of freedom, rugged individualism, and self-sufficiency, no country has ever accumulated more power and wealth, abused it less, or used that power more to advance the human...  more »

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    Call #: 320 HAN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • First principles : what our first four presidents learned from the Greeks and Romans, and how that shaped early America

    First principles : what our first four presidents learned from the Greeks and Romans, and how that shaped early America2020

    by Thomas E. Ricks

    (448)

    Summary: Examines how the educations of America's first four presidents, and in particular their scholarly devotion to ancient Greek and Roman classics, informed the beliefs and ideals that shaped the nation's constitution and government.

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    Call #: 973.099 RIC

    Location: New Adult Nonfiction

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  • The glorious American essay : one hundred essays from colonial times to the present

    The glorious American essay : one hundred essays from colonial times to the present2020

    (8)

    Summary: A monumental, canon-defining anthology of four centuries of American essays, from Cotton Mather and Benjamin Franklin to David Foster Wallace and Zadie Smith. Many of the essays Phillip Lopate has...  more »

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    Call #: 814.54 GLO

    Location: New 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

    (6,227)

    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 »

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    Call #: 973 AND

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The right side of history [eBook] : how reason and moral purpose made the West great

    The right side of history : how reason and moral purpose made the West great2019

    by Ben Shapiro

    (5,739)

    Summary: An outspoken conservative commentator considers the state of the West today, asking why, if American lives have never been better than at any other time in history, the United States' political, social, and economic situation is beginning to erode.

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  • Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008

    Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-20082011

    by Henry Louis Gates

    (144)

    Summary: "Henry Louis Gates, Jr., gives us a sumptuously illustrated, landmark book tracing African American history from the arrival of the conquistadors to the election of Barack Obama. Informed by the...  more »

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    Call #: 973.0496 GAT

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The right side of history : how reason and moral purpose made the West great

    The right side of history : how reason and moral purpose made the West great2019

    by Ben Shapiro

    (5,604)

    Summary: An outspoken conservative commentator considers the state of the West today, asking why, if American lives have never been better than at any other time in history, the United States' political, social, and economic situation is beginning to erode.

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    Call #: 306 SHA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Trevor Noah [DVD] : African American

    Trevor Noah : African American2013

    Summary: Trevor Noah, a South African stand-up comic, had his American debut on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His comedy is sometimes political, often biting and delivered in an easy style that probes...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 792.76 NOA

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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

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

    by David G. McCullough

    (4,687)

    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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    Call #: 973 MCC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The American spirit [eBook] : 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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  • 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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  • The soul of America : the battle for our better angels

    The soul of America : the battle for our better angels2018

    by Jon Meacham

    (10,447)

    Summary: The current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America, Meacham shows us how what Lincoln called the "better angels of our nature" have won the day. Painting surprising portraits...  more »

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    Call #: 973 MEA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The soul of America [eBook] : the battle for our better angels

    The soul of America : the battle for our better angels2018

    by Jon Meacham

    (10,392)

    Summary: The current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America, Meacham shows us how what Lincoln called the "better angels of our nature" have won the day. Painting surprising portraits...  more »

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  • The soul of America [eAudio] : the battle for our better angels

    The soul of America : the battle for our better angels2018

    by Jon Meacham

    (10,392)

    Summary: The current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America, Meacham shows us how what Lincoln called the "better angels of our nature" have won the day. Painting surprising portraits...  more »

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  • The soul of America [CD book] : the battle for our better angels

    The soul of America : the battle for our better angels2018

    by Jon Meacham (read by Jon Meacham)

    (10,772)

    Summary: The current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America, Meacham shows us how what Lincoln called the "better angels of our nature" have won the day. Painting surprising portraits...  more »

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    Call #: CD BOOK 973 MEA

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

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  • Happiness : ten years of n+1

    Happiness : ten years of n+12014

    (92)

    Summary: "A selection from the first ten years of n+1 magazine. The first issue of n+1 appeared in the fall of 2004 as the brainchild of a group of writers working out of a Brooklyn apartment. Intended to...  more »

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    Call #: 973.93 HAP

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • But what if we're wrong? : thinking about the present as if it were the past

    But what if we're wrong? : thinking about the present as if it were the past2016

    by Chuck Klosterman

    (14,599)

    Summary: "We live in a culture of casual certitude. This has always been the case, no matter how often that certainty has failed. Though no generation believes there's nothing left to learn, every generation...  more »

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    Call #: 909.8312 KLO

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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