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Jurmain, Suzanne

Summary: "In February 1861 newly elected President Abraham Lincoln set out on a triumphant 2,000 mile cross-country railroad trip that would take him to his inauguration in Washington, D.C. At the same time, a band of fanatic southern Confederate sympathizers decided to stop Lincoln from reaching Washington and taking office. Furious because the new president's desire to end slavery threatened their way...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yellow Jacket, an imprint of Little Bee Books 2021

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Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 920.72 CLINTON

Leonnig, Carol

Summary: "Carol Leonnig has been covering the Secret Service for The Washington Post for most of the last decade, bringing to light the gaffes and scandals that plague the agency today--from a toxic work culture to outdated equipment and training to the deep resentment among the ranks with the agency's leadership. But the Secret Service wasn't always so troubled. The Secret Service was born in 1865, in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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Meltzer, Brad

Summary: "The bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy, which covers the secret plot against George Washington, now turn their attention to a little-known, but true story about a failed assassination attempt on President Lincoln Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the original conspiracy to kill him four years earlier in 1861, literally on his way...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7092

Hendrix, John

Summary: Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party is gaining strength and becoming more menacing every day. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor upset by the complacency of the German church toward the suffering around it, forms a breakaway church to speak out against the established political and religious authorities. When the Nazis outlaw the church, he escapes as a fugitive. Struggling to reconcile his faith and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y GRAPHIC 230 HENDRIX

Krull, Kathleen.

Summary: The story of the three Kennedy brothers and how they relied on each other.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 929.209 KRULL

Schanzer, Rosalyn.

Summary: Explores how the characters and lives of King George III of England and George Washington affected the progress and outcome of the American Revolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2004

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.3 SCHANZER

Anderson, Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie)

Summary: On November 7, 2020, Kamala Harris, a senator from California, became the first woman and the first African-American and South Asian-American person to be elected to the vice presidency. While her nomination for this position was not unexpected, her rise to national prominence was one filled with unexpected turns and obstacles. After failing her first bar exam to become a lawyer, she tried...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.934092 HARRIS

Kimmelman, Leslie

Summary: "In June of 1939, British monarchs King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit America, the first visit ever by reigning British royalty. As part of the festivities, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt hosts an all-American picnic that includes hot dogs, a menu item that shocks some people"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 978.917 KIMMELMAN

Bausum, Ann

Summary: "The stories of the children whose families were torn apart as a result of a failed attempt to assassinate Hitler in 1944"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 943.086 BAUSUM

Kent, Zachary.

Summary: A biography emphasizing the political career of the forty-first president.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Childrens Press 1989

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.928 BUSH

Summary: Jerry and Rachel are two strangers who are thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move. Now they must carry out a high-tech assassination plot of an unscrupulous artificial...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: DreamWorks Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in DVD, Call number: DVD ADULT 891

O'Reilly, Bill

Summary: "Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman's bullet came within inches of his heart. His recovery was nothing short of remarkable -- or so it seemed. But Reagan was grievously injured, forcing him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face. Could he silently overcome his traumatic experience while at the same time carrying out the duties of the most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.927 O'REILLY 2015

O'Reilly, Bill,.

Summary: Recounts President Reagan's career, discussing his time in Hollywood, the beginning of his political career, and overcoming the trauma of an assassination attempt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.92 O'REILLY

Gilpin, Caroline Crosson.

Summary: There are some things you might not know about the man responsible for the Emancipation Proclamation. Kids learn about Abraham Lincoln through timelines, quotes, and peculiar facts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.7092 GILPIN

Edwards, Roberta.

Summary: "In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian Warand the American Revolution"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2009

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2 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.4 WASHINGTON

Harness, Cheryl.

Summary: Presents the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence as seen through the eyes of the boy who would grow up to be the sixth president of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bradbury Press 1994

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.55092 HARNESS

Nardo, Don

Summary: Biography of Barack Obama the 44th president of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Compass Point Books 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.932 NARDO

Corey, Shana.

Summary: In very clear and accessible language, newly independent readers can learn how the lessons and love of Obama's mother and grandparents shaped him, and how he turned his sadness from his childhood into a positive, driving force of finding a place in the world and in the history books.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.932 COREY

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: "No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With black-and-white illustrations throughout and a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.7115 MCDONOUGH

Millard, Candice.

Summary: A narrative account of the twentieth president's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011

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1 available in CD, Call number: CD ADULT 946

Davis, Kathryn Gibbs.

Summary: Discusses what life is like in the White House and presents anecdotes about the children of presidents Lincoln, Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Coolidge, Kennedy, and Clinton.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2004

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.099 DAVIS

Messner, Kate

Summary: Looks at what the presidents to be who were alive at various dates were doing at that moment, including serving in government, working in different fields, studying, or being a child, and wonders what the future presidents that are alive today are doing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Kids, Chronicle Books 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.09 MESSNER

Roberts, Cokie

Summary: Brief portraits of women from the period of the Revolution and early United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.3 ROBERTS

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