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Wait, so that happened during World War I? 

Lincoln seemed like an interesting figure, any more information about him?

You mean to tell me that day alone helped to change America?

The answers to those questions and others can be found by exploring the History Reference Center at the Lansing Library's website!  Click on the ONLINE RESOURCES in the LEARN box then click HISTORY then HISTORY REFERENCE CENTER

10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America

Steven M. Gillon · Three Rivers Press
Pages: 262
Format: Paperback

A companion book to The History Channel® special series of ten one-hour documentaries 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America pinpoints pivotal days that transformed our nation. For the series and the book, The History Channel challenged a panel of leading historians, including author...
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The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World

A. J. Baime · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 448
Format: Book

The dramatic, pulse-pounding story of Harry Truman's first four months in office, when this unlikely, small-town former farmer and haberdasher had to take on Germany, Japan, Stalin, and the atomic bomb, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Heroes are often defined as ordinary...
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Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill

Deanne Stillman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Book

The little known story of the unlikely friendship of two famous figures of the American West - Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull - told through their time in Cody's Wild West show in the 1880s. It was in Brooklyn, New York, in 1883 that William F. Cody - known across the land as Buffalo...
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Going Deep: John Philip Holland and the Invention of the Attack Submarine

Lawrence Goldstone · Pegasus Books
Pages: 352
Format: Book

The controversial history of the attack submarine -- and the story of its colorful creator, John Philip Holland -- that reveals how this imaginative invention changed the face of modern warfare. From Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to The Hunt for Red October, readers the world over...
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Illinois State University

April Karlene Anderson · Arcadia Publishing
Pages: 127
Format: Paperback

Illinois State University was founded in 1857 as Illinois's first public higher education institution. Initially named Illinois State Normal University (ISNU) due to its mission to train teachers, the university gained early national recognition for its work in developing educational...
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In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement

John Hylan Heminway · Knopf
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The remarkable story of one woman's search for a new life in Africa in the wake of World War II--a life that sparked a heroic career, but also hid a secret past.Dr. Anne Spoerry treated hundreds of thousands of people across rural Kenya over the span of fifty years. A member of the renowned...
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It's Better Than It Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear

Gregg Easterbrook · PublicAffairs
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Is civilization teetering on the edge of a cliff? Or are we just climbing higher than ever?Most people who read the news would tell you that 2017 is one of the worst years in recent memory. We're facing a series of deeply troubling, even existential problems: fascism, terrorism, environmental...
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Lincoln's White House: The People's House in Wartime

James B Conroy · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 328
Format: Book

Lincoln's White House is the first book devoted to capturing the look, feel, and smell of the executive mansion from Lincoln's inauguration in 1861 to his assassination in 1865. James Conroy brings to life the people who knew it, from servants to cabinet secretaries. We see the constant...
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March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution

Will Englund · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 387
Format: Book

A riveting history of the month that transformed the world's greatest nations as Russia faced revolution and America entered World War I. "We are provincials no longer," declared Woodrow Wilson on March 5, 1917, at his second inauguration. He spoke on the eve of America's...
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Six Encounters with Lincoln: A President Confronts Democracy and Its Demons

Elizabeth Brown Pryor · Viking
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

From an award-winning historian, an engrossing look at how Abraham Lincoln grappled with the challenges of leadership in an unruly democracy An awkward first meeting with U.S. Army officers, on the eve of the Civil War. A conversation on the White House portico with a young cavalry sergeant...
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True South: Henry Hampton and "Eyes on the Prize," the Landmark Television Series That Reframed the Civil Rights Movement

Jon Else · Viking
Pages: 416
Format: Book

The inside story of Eyes on the Prize, one of the most important and influential TV shows in history. Published on the 30th anniversary of the initial broadcast, which reached 100 million viewers. Henry Hampton's 1987 landmark multipart television series, Eyes on the Prize, an eloquent,...
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World War I: The Definitive Visual History

DK. · DK
Pages: 372
Format: Hardcover

Discover the misery of life in the trenches -- and how the Great War devastated Europe. Here is an original and exciting guide to the grim challenge of life or death on the Western Front. Devastating first-hand reports and contemporary photographs of the battles that slaughtered millions,...
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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

Diane Ackerman · W W Norton
Pages: 384
Format: Book

After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these "guests," and human names for the animals, it's no wonder that the zoo's...
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