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Who was Henry Ford?

Looks at the life of American inventor and engineer Henry Ford, who became a pioneer in the automobile industry and founded the Ford Motor Company.

The Federalist papers

A collection of papers written in 1787 to justify the creation of the United States Constitution.

Home of the brave

an American history book for kids : 15 immigrants who shaped U.S. history
"The United States has always been a nation of immigrants--and now you can learn all about the amazing people who've helped shape it! . . . From Levi Strauss to Madeleine Albright, discover how these dedicated and creative people made their mark--and how you can follow in their footsteps"--OCLC.

I survived capitalism and all I got was this lousy t-shirt

everything I wish I never had to learn about money
"A big-hearted, no-bullshit memoir from TikTok superstar Madeline Pendleton about her journey from living paycheck to paycheck to creating a multi-million-dollar business that offers a compassionate alternative to capitalism. Imagine a job where you work four days a week and earn as much as the CEO. You also get full benefits, a gym membership, free lunch, and unlimited time off, including mental health days, no questions asked. Hard-won profits don't just end up in the CEO's pocket-they're distributed equally among all employees. The company even buys you your very own car. It sounds too good to be true, but this is the reality at Tunnel Vision, the clothing company that Madeline Pendleton Hansen built from the ground up. Like so many Americans, Madeline used to struggle to make ends meet. Raised by a punk dad and a goth mom in Fresno, California, she spent her teens on the brink of homelessness, relying on the kindness and spare couches of the local punk community to get by. By her twenties, she was drowning in student loans and credit card debt, with no relief in sight. Madeline felt the intense toll that financial stress was taking on her and her loved ones, and she was sick of her bosses treating her as disposable-she knew there must be a better way. After years of living broke, Madeline decided to study the rules of capitalism, the game everyone is forced to play. She used what she learned to build a new kind of business, one rooted in an ethos of community care. Now, Madeline is paying it forward by sharing her path to success on her terms, plus no-nonsense life and money advice: How do you build credit? How do you negotiate higher pay? How do you build a better world? Millennials and Gen Zers like Madeline are facing an unprecedented financial reality: Stagnant wages, skyrocketing housing costs, a student debt crisis. I Survived Capitalism is essential reading for anyone searching for hope and stability in an unjust world"--Provided by publisher.

The bright book of life

novels to read and reread
"In . . . [this] book devoted exclusively to narrative fiction, America's . . . literary critic and . . . Yale professor [Harold Bloom] writes trenchantly about . . . [forty-eight] masterworks spanning the Western tradition"--Provided by publisher.

The autobiography and other writings

The life and writings of Benjamin Franklin, scientist, inventor, educator, diplomat, politician, philosopher, humorist, father, husband, and friend.

The locket

surviving the Triangle Shirtwaist fire
After Galena, an eleven-year-old Russian immigrant, survives a terrible fire at the non-unionized Triangle Shirtwaist factory while her older sister and many others do not, she begins fighting for improved working conditions in New York City factories.

Let us descend

a novel
In the years before the Civil War, Annis, sold south by the white enslaver who fathered her, struggles through the miles-long march, seeks comfort from memories of her mother and stories of her African warrior grandmother, opening herself to a world beyond this world.

Somebody's daughter

a memoir
"Steps into the world of growing up a poor Black girl in Indiana with a family fragmented by incarceration, exploring how isolating and complex such a childhood can be. As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she embarks on a powerful journey to find the threads between who she is and what she was born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them"--Amazon.

Totally wired

the rise and fall of Josh Harris and the great dotcom swindle
Describes how internet pioneer and entreprneur Josh Harris lost 85 million dollars in one week during the aftermath of the dotcom crash of 2000.


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