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March 20, 2019
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Kushner, Inc. : greed, ambition, corruption : the extraordinary story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

March 19, 2019
Ward, Vicky, author.
viii, 293 pages ; 25 cm
"Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are the self-styled Prince and Princess of America. Their swift, gilded rise to extraordinary power in Donald Trump's White House is unprecedented and dangerous. In Kushner, Inc., investigative journalist Vicky Ward digs beneath the myth the couple has created, depicting themselves as the voices of reason in an otherwise crazy presidency." -- Provided by publisher.

The dangerous case of Donald Trump : 37 psychiatrists and mental health experts assess a president : updated and expanded with new essays

March 19, 2019
New York : Thomas Dunne Books and imprint of St. Martin's Press 2019.
lxii, 475 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Updated and expanded with new essays"--Front cover.
"He's only getting worse. Donald Trump's erratic behavior throughout his presidential campaign caused many of us to ask: What is wrong with him? After the election, politicians and pundits assured us he would change once he took office and would live up to his role as president. After spending two years in the most powerful position in the world, however, Trump has only gotten worse. He rants. He lashes out. He threatens violence. He holds rallies to rile up his supporters. And he lies constantly. He has become, to use the word of one former staffer, "unhinged." In this updated and expanded edition of the bestselling The Dangerous case of Donald Trump, the twenty-seven psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health experts who first took on their brave "duty to warn" the public about the dangers of Trump are now joined by ten more."--Dust jacket.

Yes she can : 10 stories of hope & change from young female staffers of the Obama White House

March 11, 2019
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2019.
xvi, 269 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Molly Dillon -- Andrea R. Flores -- Kalisha Dessources Figures -- Taylor Lustig -- Vivian P. Graubard --Eleanor Celeste -- Nita Contreras -- Jenna Brayton -- Jaimie Woo -- Noemie C. Levy --A girl's guide to getting into government.
"An anthology for young women by young women, featuring stories from ten inspiring young staffers who joined the Obama administration in their 20s with the hope of making a difference"--Provided by publisher.

The case for Trump

February 27, 2019
Hanson, Victor Davis, author.
New York : Basic Books, 2019.
viii, 391 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
What and who created Trump? -- An establishment without answers -- Trump metaphysics -- The ordeal, triumph -- and ordeal -- of President Trump.

Atlas of the 2016 elections

February 11, 2019
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
ix, 270 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 24 x 29 cm
Introduction / Robert H. Watrel and Erin K. Fouberg -- Primary Elections: The 2016 Presidential Primary Campaigns / Fred M. Shelley and Ashley M. Hitt -- 2016 Presidential Primaries: Michigan / Lisa M. DeChano-Cook -- The 2016 Campaign / John Heppen -- Donorsheds: Individual Contributions to Clinton and Trump / Carl T. Dahlman -- Campaign Expenditures in the 2016 Election / Chris Maier -- Campaign Stops / J. Clark Archer and Jill A. Archer -- Place Name Use in the 2016 Presidential Debates / Matthew Balentine and Gerald R. Webster -- Vote Fraud or Vote Suppression: The Debate Before and After the 2016 Election / Richard L. Engstrom -- Newspaper Endorsements of Presidential Candidates in the 2016 Election / Lindy Westenhoff and Gerald R. Webster -- Misogyny, Twitter, and the Rural Voter / Monica Stephens, Li Tong, Scott Hale and Mark Graham -- Results of the 2016 Presidential Election at the State and County Levels / Fred M. Shelley, John Heppen and Richard L. Morrill -- Voter Participation / Chris Maier -- Statistical Analysis of the 2016 Election in Historical Perspective / Fred M. Shelley, Robert H. Watrel and J. Clark Archer -- Spatial Analysis of the 2016 Election / John Heppen -- Metropolitan Concentration of the Democratic Vote / Richard L. Morrill and Jason Combs -- The 2016 Presidential Vote: The Rural Vote / Jeff Crump -- Micropolitan County Voting / Jason Combs -- Flipped Counties in the 2016 Election / Jason Combs -- An Increasingly Polarized America? / Ron Johnston, Kelvyn Jones and David Manley -- Election Outcomes: Absolute and Relative / Richard L. Morrill and Kimberly K. Johnson -- Northeast / William Berentsen -- Appalachia / Ken C. Martis -- Southeast / Jonathan I. Leib -- Midwest / John Heppen -- Great Plains / Robert H. Watrel -- Mountain West / Tony Robinson -- Pacific / John Agnew -- Population Subgroups / Richard L. Morrill -- Hispanic Voting Trends and Issues in the 2016 Presidential Election / Ryan Weichelt -- Asian American Vote / Daniel McGowin -- Gender and Voting in the 2016 Election / Fiona Davidson -- Religion and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Fred M. Shelley -- Bible Belt / Gerald R. Webster and Daniel McGowin -- Trump, Brexit and the Global Revolt of the Left Behind / Ron Johnston, David Manley and Kelvyn Jones -- Membership, Party, and Caucuses in the 114th Congress / Erin H. Fouberg -- Roll Call Votes 114 Congress / Erin H. Fouberg -- Overview of the 2016 Senate Elections / Ryan Weichelt -- 2016 Wisconsin Senate Race / Kenneth French -- 2016 Minnesota 2nd Congressional District Election / Samuel Loftsgaarden -- Symbiotic Elections: The 2016 Arizona Senate and 1st Congressional District / Levi John Wolf -- Obamacare and the 2016 Election / Ryan Weichelt -- Persistence and Change in State and Local Elections / Richard L. Morrill -- Missouri Governors' Race / Matthew Engel -- Seattle's 2013 Vote on Election of Council by District / Richard L. Morrill and Ben Anderstone -- Montana 2016: Conservativism vs. Contrarianism? / Larry Knopp -- North Carolina Gubernatorial Election, 2016 / Katie Weichelt -- How Laquan McDonald's Shooting Shook up the Cook County State's Attorney Election / Megan A. Gall and Jennifer L. Patin -- Comparison of 2012 and 2016 Presidential Results for Wisconsin Voting Districts / Ryan Weichelt -- Marijuana Legalization Votes in 2016 / Richard L. Morrill and Larry Knopp -- Precinct Level Analysis in Washington: Minimum Wage versus the Presidency / Ben Anderstone and Richard L. Morrill -- The 2016 Election and Beyond / J. Clark Archer, Robert H. Watrel, Fiona Davidson, Erin H. Fouberg, Kenneth C. Martis, Richard L. Morrill, Fred M. Shelley, and Gerald R. Webster.
"The 2016 presidential election was one of the most dramatic upsets in U.S. political history. Virtually all pre-election polls indicated Democrat Hillary Clinton ahead of Republican Donald Trump in the popular vote and Electoral College. The Atlas of the 2016 Elections explains the surprising Trump victory with a series of unique maps unleashing the illustrative power of cartography and the explanatory power of history and political geography. The contributors--a balanced mix of geographers, political scientists, and historians--provide a comprehensive examination of the entire gamut of the election process from the primary campaigns and nominating conventions to the fall campaign and final results. In addition to the presidential election, the Atlas has full coverage of other important races, including United States Senate and House of Representatives, state races, and local and state referendum. Illustrated with nearly two hundred meticulously drawn full-color maps, the atlas will be an essential reference and a fascinating resource for pundits, voters, campaign staffs, and political junkies alike"-- Provided by publisher.

American presidents.

February 7, 2019
2 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
"Editor, First Edition, Frank N. Magill; editors, Third Edition, Robert P. Watson, Florida Atlantic University [and] Richard Yon, University of Florida."
Volume 1. The American Presidency, George Washington -- Woodrow Wilson -- volume 2. Warren G. Harding -- Barack Obama, Index.
Presents concise biographies of each of the 43 presidents of the United States.

Household gods : the religious lives of the Adams family

February 7, 2019
Georgini, Sara, author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
xi, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The Providence of John and Abigail Adams -- John Quincy and Louisa Catherine Adams at prayer -- Charles Francis Adams on pilgrimage -- The cosmopolitan Christianity of Henry Adams -- Higher than a city upon a hill.
"Household Gods is a 300-year story of religious exploration and discovery, as told by early America's first family, the Adamses of Massachusetts, as they navigated faith and doubt in the growing nation--and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.

Lady first : the world of First Lady Sarah Polk

February 6, 2019
Greenberg, Amy S., 1968- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
xxiii, 369 pages, 16 pages of plates : 24 cm.
Blackboard, maps, and globes -- A salon in Washington -- Communications director -- Female politicians -- Mrs. Presidentess -- The power of American women to save their country -- That fine manly lady -- Profit and loss -- Neutral ground -- Influence.
First Lady Sarah Childress Polk wielded influence unprecedented for a woman in Washington, D.C. In this riveting biography, we see Sarah as the daughter of a frontiersman who raised her to discuss politics and business with men; we see the savvy and charm she brandished in order to help her brilliant but unlikeable husband, James K. Polk, ascend to the White House. She exercised truly extraordinary power as First Lady: quietly manipulating elected officials and shaping foreign policy.--Provided by publisher.

Mar-a-Lago : inside the gates of power at Donald Trump's presidential palace

January 28, 2019
Leamer, Laurence, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2019.
xi, 290 pages ; 25 cm
The inside story of how President Donald Trump became king of Palm Beach, and how Palm Beach, and the resort Mar-a-Lago, continue to be his spiritual home even as president.

Let me finish : Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the power of in-your-face politics

January 22, 2019
Christie, Chris.
New York : Hachette Books, 2019.
420 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The controversial former governor and presidential candidate traces his rise to power through the bare-knuckle politics of New Jersey, describes his long friendship with Donald Trump, and shares insights into the current administration.

Team of vipers : my 500 extraordinary days in the Trump White House

January 22, 2019
Sims, Cliff, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2019.
xx, 360 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Offers a first-hand account of the author's time in the Trump White House, discussing the infighting and leaking he witnessed first-hand and his role in the president's successes and disasters.

Camelot's end : Kennedy vs. Carter, and the fight that broke the democratic party

January 14, 2019
Ward, Jon (Writer of politics), author.
New York : Twelve, 2019.
390 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
From a strange, dark chapter in American political history comes the captivating story of Ted Kennedy's 1980 campaign for president against the incumbent Jimmy Carter, told in full for the first time.

American tantrum : the Donald J. Trump presidential archives

January 2, 2019
Atamanuik, Anthony, author.
xv, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The project -- Archivist's note: the presidential pocket library -- First interview with President Donald J. Trump -- The Donald -- Early life -- A leader comes of age -- The view from the top -- The campaign -- The presidency -- Birth of a statesman -- Winning sickness -- Lawyers, sons, and money -- Which hunt is witch -- The future.
"A devastatingly hilarious satire that cuts closer to the truth than any nonfiction account: the creator and star of Comedy Central's acclaimed The President Show opens the vault and imagines Donald J. Trump's presidential archives, exposing documents from his childhood in Queens to his toddlerhood in the Oval Office"--Dust jacket.

Unpresidented : a biography of Donald Trump

December 19, 2018
Brockenbrough, Martha, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2018.
xv, 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The night America bled red -- The accidental American -- Trump in trouble -- Manhattan by storm -- Kingdom of cards -- Parting a sea of red ink -- The art of an image -- The brass ring -- Going nuclear on norms -- The Russia connnections -- Crossfire hurricane -- The man who would be king -- "The fish stinks from the head down" -- A season of storms -- "I have done nothing wrong".
"Discover the incredible true story of America's forty-fifth president : his questionable political and personal conduct and his unprecedented rise to power. Richly informed by original research, Unpresidented is a gripping and important read." --Jacket

The case for impeaching Trump

December 18, 2018
Holtzman, Elizabeth, author.
162 pages ; 24 cm
The author presents the US Constitution's requirements for impeachment and, drawing on her experience as a US Congresswoman and a member of the House Judiciary Committee that voted to impeach Nixon, then presents evidence to prove that President Donald Trump has already fulfilled those requirements.

The annotated memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

December 17, 2018
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885, author.
lxxiv, 1068 pages: illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm

Whose boat is this boat? : comments that don't help in the aftermath of a hurricane

December 12, 2018
Trump, Donald, 1946- author.
24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
"This book was assembled by the staff of The Late show with Stephen Colbert."
Composed entirely of quotations from President Donald Trump in the wake of Hurricane Florence. On September 19, 2018, Trump paid a visit to New Bern, North Carolina, one of the towns ravaged by Hurricane Florence.

Winter war : Hoover, Roosevelt, and the first clash over the New Deal

November 28, 2018
Rauchway, Eric, author.
viii, 294 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction: Narrow margins -- Election day : November 8, 1932 -- A domestic summit on foreign policy : November and December, 1932 -- Bolshevism in the fields : December 1932 and January 1933 -- A matter of political expediency : January 1933 -- Social justice warrior : January and February 1933 -- A portent of evil : January and February 1933 -- The end of our string : February and March 1933 -- Inauguration day : March 4, 1933.
"When Franklin Roosevelt defeated Herbert Hoover in the 1932 election, they represented not only different political parties but vastly different approaches to the question of the day: How could the nation recover from the Great Depression? As historian Eric Rauchway shows in Winter War, FDR laid out coherent, far-ranging plans for the New Deal in the months prior to his inauguration. Meanwhile, still-President Hoover, worried about FDR's abilities and afraid of the president-elect's policies, became the first comprehensive critic of the New Deal. Thus, even before FDR took office, both the principles of the welfare state, and reaction against it, had already taken form. Winter War reveals how, in the months before the hundred days, FDR and Hoover battled over ideas and shaped the divisive politics of the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.

Becoming Lincoln

November 16, 2018
Freehling, William W., 1935- author.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, [2018]
x, 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Introduction -- Prologue: A puzzling inauguration -- The rising Lincolns and the Kentucky plummet -- The Indiana plunge -- The Illinois crash -- The New Salem recovery -- The rise and fall of a state legislator -- The rise and limits of a pre-1850s lawyer -- The rise and turbulence of a marriage -- A congressional aspirant's rise -- The Congressional fall -- The Union's economic rescue -- Three climactic railroad cases -- The Peoria address and the strategy of defense -- The 1855 setback -- The lost/found speech -- The Dred Scott case and the Kansas finale -- The great debates -- The cunning revisions -- The Cooper Union address -- The Presidential election and the fruits of revision -- The erratic interregnum -- The troubled inaugural address -- Forts Sumter and Pickens and the emergence of an impressive administrator -- Epilogue: (Slowly) Becoming a coercive emancipator.
"A biographical account of Abraham Lincoln's rises and falls on his improbable path to becoming the president who ended slavery" -- Provided by publisher.


November 14, 2018
Obama, Michelle, 1964- author.
xiii, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Becoming me -- Becoming us -- Becoming more.
"An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. When she was a little girl, Michelle Robinson's world was the South Side of Chicago, where she and her brother, Craig, shared a bedroom in their family's upstairs apartment and played catch in the park, and where her parents, Fraser and Marian Robinson, raised her to be outspoken and unafraid. But life soon look her much further afield, from the halls of Princeton, where she learned for the first time what if felt like to be the only black woman in a room, to the glassy office tower where she worked as a high-powered corporate lawyer--and where, one summer morning, a law student named Barack Obama appeared in her office and upended all her carefully made plans. Here, for the first time, Michelle Obama describes the early years of her marriage as she struggles to balance her work and family with her husband's fast-moving political career. She takes us inside their private debate over whether he should make a run for the presidency and her subsequent role as a popular but oft-criticized figure during his campaign. Narrating with grace, good humor, and uncommon candor, she provides a vivid, behind-the-scenes account of her family's history-making launch into the global limelight as well as their life inside the White House over eight momentous years--as she comes to know her country and her country comes to know her. [This book] takes us through modest Iowa kitchens and ballrooms at Buckingham Palace, through moments of heart-stopping grief and profound resilience, bringing us deep into the soul of a singular, groundbreaking figure in history as she strives to live authentically, marshaling her personal strength and voice in service of a set of higher ideals. In telling her story with honesty and boldness, she issues a challenge to the rest of us: Who are we and who do we want to become?"--Dust jacket.

West Wingers : stories from the dream chasers, change makers, and hope creators inside the Obama White House

November 13, 2018
xiii, 319 pages ; 21 cm
Evolution / Gautam Raghavan -- Becoming a man / Michael Strautmanis -- Imagine Joey Lucas / Leah Katz-Hernandez -- Laughing between the ferns / Brad Jenkins -- Amazing grace / Heather Foster -- Worth it / Cecilia Muñoz -- Go toward the good / Hope Hall -- Big f'ing deal / Michael J. Robertson -- Alaska / Raina Thiele -- A call to action / Lynn Rosenthal -- Behind the mahogany doors / Bill Yosses -- Full circle / Darienne Page -- Imposter / Deesha Dyer -- September 12 / Ned Price -- Sí se puede / Julie Chávez Rodriguez -- Right where we belong / Rumana Ahmed -- Fiery Latinas / Stephanie Valencia -- Before we were us / Aneesh Raman.
"The Obama White House staff invites us behind-the-scenes of history for a deeply personal and moving look at the presidency and how a president's staff can change the nation"-- Provided by publisher.

The campaign of 1840

November 9, 2018
Sarchet, Cyrus P. B. (Cyrus Parkinson Beatty), 1828-1913.
[Cambridge, Ohio?] : [Guernsey County Genealogical Society], [1994]
90 pages : portrait, facsimile ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"A series of articles in the Guernsey times, 1893."

Freak kingdom : Hunter S. Thompson's manic ten-year crusade against American fascism

November 8, 2018
Denevi, Timothy, author.
New York : Public Affairs, 2018.
x, 394 pages ; 25 cm
Author's note -- 1963-1964: the valley of the moon -- 1965-1966: that awful evil heavy Pacific fog -- 1967-1968: a hairy animal called Nixon -- 1969-1970: freak kingdom in the Rockies -- 1971: some dreamers of the golden dream -- 1972-1974: he speaks for the werewolf -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

Political assassinations and attempts in U.S. history : the lasting effects of gun violence against American political leaders

November 6, 2018
Martinez, J. Michael (James Michael), author.
New York, NY : Carrel Books, [2017]
xxii, 434 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Sic semper tyrannis" : Abraham Lincoln (1865) -- "I killed the president for the good of the laboring people, the good people. I am not sorry for my crime" : William McKinley (1901) -- "I saw murder--no, not murder, a thousand times worse than murder--I saw anarchy wave its first bloody triumph in Idaho" : Frank Steunenberg (1905) -- "It all happened so rapidly. I didn't really know what the hell was going on" : Harry S. Truman (1950) -- "RFK must die" : Robert F. Kennedy (1968) -- "It's just that we will never be young again" : John F. Kennedy (1963) -- "Whoever dies in Project Pandora's Box will be directly attributable to the Watergate scandal" : Richard M. Nixon (1974) -- "The security was so stupid. It was like an invitation" : Gerald R. Ford (1975) -- "At least give me the chance, with this historical deed, to gain your respect and love" : Ronald Reagan (1981) -- "I have the gun in my hand. I kill kings and presidents first and next all capitalists" : Anton Cermak (1933) -- "Looking back on my life, I would have liked it if society had protected me from myself" : George C. Wallace (1972) -- "I've never killed a person who was undeserving of it" : John H. Wood, Jr. (1979) -- "Let me go, gentlemen--I am not afraid--they can't kill me--I can protect myself" : Andrew Jackson (1835) -- "I shot the president as I would a rebel, if I saw him pulling down the American flag. I leave my justification to Go and the American people" : James A. Garfield (1881) -- "Lock me up; I am the man who shot the mayor" : Carter Harrison, Sr. (1893) -- "I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a bull moose" : Theodore Roosevelt (1912) -- "He's been controlling my mind for years. Now I've put an end to it" : Allard K. Lowenstein (1980) -- "I believe that for all our imperfections, we are full of decency and goodness, and that the forces that divide us are not as strong as those that unite us" : Gabrielle Giffords (2011) -- "Oh Lord, my God, is there no help for a widow's son?" : Joseph Smith, Jr. (1844) -- "I ask no quarter and I fear no foe" : William Goebel (1900) -- "Every man a king, but no one wears a crown" : Huey P. Long (1935) -- "I live like a man who's already dead" : Malcolm X (1965) -- "I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we as a people, will get to the promised land" : Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968) -- "If you see me as your savior, I'll be your savior. If you see me as your god, I'll be your god" : Leo Ryan (1978) -- "We've said all along there were three victims in this. Today Dan White became the third victim" : George Moscone and Harvey Milk (1978).
"The long, dark history of political violence in the United States. Violence has been employed to achieve political objectives throughout history. Taking the life of a perceived enemy is as old as mankind. Antiquity is filled with examples of political murders, such as when Julius Caesar was felled by assassins in 44 BCE. While assassinations and assassination attempts are not unique to the American way of life, denizens of other nations sometimes look upon the US as populated by reckless cowboys owing to a "Wild West" attitude about violence, especially episodes involving guns. In this book, J. Michael Martinez focuses on assassinations and attempts in the American republic. Nine American presidents-Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan-have been the targets of assassins. President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt was also a target shortly before he was sworn into office in 1933. Moreover, three presidential candidates-Theodore Roosevelt, Robert F. Kennedy, and George Wallace-were shot by assailants. In addition to presidents and candidates for the presidency, eight governors, seven U.S. senators, nine U.S. House members, eleven mayors, seventeen state legislators, and eleven judges have been victims of political violence. Not all political assassinations involve elected officials. Some of those targeted, such as Joseph Smith, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr., were public figures who influenced political issues. But their cases are instructive because of their connection to, and influence on, the political process. No other nation with a population of over 50 million people has witnessed as many political assassinations or attempts. These violent episodes trigger a series of important questions. First, why has the United States-a country constructed on a bedrock of the rule of law and firmly committed to due process-been so susceptible to political violence? Martinez addresses these questions as he examines twenty-five instances of violence against elected officials and public figures in American history"-- Provided by publisher.

Me the people : the editorial cartoons of Pia Guerra

November 6, 2018
Guerra, Pia, author, illustrator.
Portland, OR : Image Comics, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 24 cm
"This collection of New Yorker cartoonist and Y: The Last Man co-creator Pia Guerra's editorial cartoons covers a wide array of topics and events, from the Trump administration's unprecedented attacks on democracy and the GOP's enabling of chaos to the fight against gun violence and corruption.

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