Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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Robert Kennedy: his life

By Thomas, Evan

Publishing Date: 2002, c2000

Classification: 900

Call Number: 973.922 THO

He was "Good Bobby," who, as his brother Ted eulogized him, "saw wrong and tried to right it . . . saw suffering and tried to heal it." And "Bad Bobby," the ruthless and manipulative bully of countless conspiracy theories. Thomas's unvarnished but sympathetic and fair-minded portrayal is packed with new details about Kennedy's early life and his behind-the-scenes machinations, including new revelations about the 1960 and 1968 presidential campaigns, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and his long struggles with J. Edgar Hoover and Lyndon Johnson.

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The unwinding: an inner history of the new America

By Packer, George

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Classification: 900

Call Number: 973.924 PAC

Through an examination of the lives of several Americans and leading public figures over the past three decades, Packer portrays a superpower in danger of coming apart at the seams, its elites no longer elite, its institutions no longer working, its ordinary people left to improvise their own schemes for success and salvation.

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Death of a gunfighter: the quest for Jack Slade, the West's most elusive legend

By Rottenberg, Dan

Publishing Date: c2008

Classification: 900

Call Number: 978.02 ROT

The true story of one of the Old West's greatest heroes, Jack Slade.

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Nevada: true tales from the neon wilderness

By Sloan, Jim

Publishing Date: c1993

Classification: 900

Call Number: 979.3 SLO

A series of brief episodes illustrating life in modern Nevada.

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The river sea: the Amazon in history, myth, and legend : a story of discovery, exploration, and exploitation

By De Bruhl, Marshall

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: 900

Call Number: 981.1 DEB

A sweeping chronicle of the brave and hardy souls, ranging from the Spanish seafarer Vicente Pinzon, who discovered the Amazon River, to contemporary heroes and heroines, like Sister Dorothy Stang and Chico Mendes, whose efforts to save the rain forest cost them their lives.

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Shoal of time: a history of the Hawaiian Islands

By Daws, Gavan

Publishing Date: c1968

Classification: 900

Call Number: 996.9 DAW

The arrival of Captain Cook and the debates concerning the territory's admission to statehood are given equal attention in this detailed history.

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