Presidential Campaign, 2008 Books by and about the candidates available from the Talking Book Program CURRENT: Hillary Rodham CLINTON Books by Clinton: • IT TAKES A VILLAGE AND OTHER LESSONS CHILDREN TEACH US Author: CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM CI 03389 2 cassettes Narrator: WHITMAN, DENISE Clinton writes about her views on parenting with her ideas on how we can improve the way we bring up our children. Included are her views on child care and what media is doing to our kids. For high school and older readers. • HISTORIA VIVA Author: CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM RC 60983 6 cassettes Narrator: PINO, MARIA Former first lady's memoir of eight years in the White House that, she says, "tested my faith and political beliefs, my marriage and our nation's Constitution." Discusses how she and President Clinton faced political opposition, legal challenges, personal tragedies, and the scandal of the Monica Lewinsky case. Spanish language. 2003. • LIVING Author: BR 14703 RC 55882 HISTORY CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM 6 volumes 6 cassettes Narrator: Holcomb, Brent Former first lady's memoir of eight years in the White House that, she says, "tested my faith and political beliefs, my marriage and our nation's Constitution." Discusses how she and President Bill Clinton faced political opposition, legal challenges, personal tragedies, and the scandal of the Monica Lewinsky case. Bestseller. Books about Clinton: • AMERICAN EVITA: HILLARY CLINTON'S PATH TO POWER Author: ANDERSEN, CHRISTOPHER P. RC 59657 2 cassettes Narrator: FEININGER, CONRAD Journalist Andersen, of Bill and Hillary: The Marriage (RC 48856), argues that Bill Clinton and his wife, New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, are engaged in a long-term plan to win the presidency for Mrs. Clinton and a Supreme Court position for the former chief executive. Strong language. 2004. • CASE AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON Author: NOONAN, PEGGY RC 53362 1 cassette Narrator: PARDEE, MARTHA HARMON Polemic on the character of the former first lady by Reagan speechwriter and author of What I Saw at the Revolution (RC 30709) and other works. Alleging that Senator Clinton feels entitled to power, Noonan summarizes her involvement in a number of scandals. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2000. • HELL TO PAY: THE UNFOLDING STORY OF HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON Author: OLSON, BARBARA RC 49830 2 cassettes Narrator: SAVARD, NANETTE A negative look at the career and political aspirations of the attorney wife of President Clinton. The author, who served as a Department of Justice attorney, a general counsel in the Senate, and a congressional investigator, alleges that Hillary pursues a politics of vendetta, deceit, and ideological extremes. Bestseller. • HER WAY: THE HOPES AND AMBITIONS OF HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON Author: GERTH, JEFF BR 17267 6 volumes RC 64985 3 cassettes Narrator: Holcomb, Brent Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporters analyze Hillary Clinton's personal and public life, including her years in Arkansas, the White House, and the U.S. Senate and as a 2008 presidential candidate. Authors conducted interviews and researched documents to portray Clinton's legislative career, faith-based social activism, and marriage. 2007. • HILLARY CLINTON: THE INSIDE STORY Author: WARNER, JUDITH RC 37186 2 cassettes Narrator: FRIEDLANDER, MITZI Using excerpts from Clinton's past interviews and comments from her friends and colleagues, Warner details the evolution of the first lady--from conservative teenager to liberal college student to lawyer, mother, activist, and politician's wife. Clinton's strong personality and intellect appear to have made her a success in her own right, and they are portrayed as crucial elements in Bill Clinton's rise to the top. Bestseller. • HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON: A FIRST LADY FOR OUR TIME Author: RADCLIFFE, DONNIE RC 37513 2 cassettes Narrator: HENRY, K.D. Washington Post writer of many articles about first ladies traces Hillary Rodham Clinton's life up through her first few months in the White House, emphasizing what sets Clinton apart from some of her predecessors. Radcliffe begins with Clinton's youthful record of achievement and her strong beliefs. She later documents the growth of the multiple roles that Clinton plays in public and in private. • HILLARY'S CHOICE Author: SHEEHY, GAIL RC 49560 3 cassettes Narrator: ALLISON, KRISTIN A psychological biography of the first lady by the author of Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life (RC 43929). Sheehy attempts to analyze Hillary Clinton's reasons for staying married to her profligate husband through the 1990s. Explores her childhood, early adulthood, her career, and her marriage. Some strong language. Bestseller. • TRUTH ABOUT HILLARY: WHAT SHE KNEW, WHEN SHE KNEW IT, AND HOW FAR SHE'LL GO TO BECOME PRESIDENT Author: KLEIN, EDWARD RC 60609 2 cassettes Narrator: GORTON, GREGORY Author of The Kennedy Curse (RC 56880) assesses the New York senator and her aspirations for the presidency. Comments on Mrs. Clinton's successes and failures as First Lady and her ambitions for the 2008 Democratic nomination. Covers the Lewinsky scandal. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2005. • WOMAN IN CHARGE: THE LIFE OF HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON Author: BERNSTEIN, CARL RC 64250 5 cassettes Narrator: JOHNSON, PETER Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist probes the background, character, and political career of this U.S. senator representing New York and Democratic presidential candidate. Based on extensive interviews and research, Bernstein's account covers Hillary Clinton's midwestern girlhood, religious upbringing, education, marriage, decision to stay married, and term as senator. 2007. Books that talk about Clinton: • ALL TOO HUMAN: A POLITICAL EDUCATION Author: STEPHANOPOULOS, GEORGE RC 48272 3 cassettes Narrator: GORTON, GREGORY After brief recollections of his childhood, Stephanopoulos provides an insider's account of his years on Capitol Hill during President Bill Clinton's first term in office. Also offers a self-deprecating view of the author and a glimpse of others who were close to the president, including Hillary Rodham Clinton and Al Gore. Bestseller. • BILL AND HILLARY: THE MARRIAGE Author: ANDERSEN, CHRISTOPHER P. RC 48856 3 cassettes Narrator: HANCOCK, ANNE A senior editor of People magazine chronicles the marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Describes Bill's dysfunctional childhood and his sex addiction as well as the devastation that it causes to both his wife and daughter. Analyzes the reasons the couple stays together. Bestseller. Strong language and descriptions of sex. • BLOOD SPORT: THE PRESIDENT AND HIS ADVERSARIES Author: STEWART, JAMES B. RC 44080 3 cassettes Narrator: HARPENAU, LOU A fast-paced narrative covering the alleged scandals that have engulfed the Clinton White House. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, Stewart gives detailed accounts of Vincent Foster's death, the sexual harassment allegations of Paula Jones, the first lady's profitable investments, and Whitewater. Describes how these matters were dealt with and their impact on those involved and on national policy. Bestseller. • CONDI VS. HILLARY: THE NEXT GREAT PRESIDENTIAL RACE Author: MORRIS, DICK RC 61956 2 cassettes Narrator: WALLACE, BILL The authors posit that the only candidate who can successfully defeat New York senator Hillary Clinton for the U.S. presidency in 2008 is Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. They compare the two women's past accomplishments, experience, character, and reputations, and speculate on the type of leader each could become. 2005. • FINAL DAYS: THE LAST, DESPERATE ABUSES OF POWER BY THE CLINTON WHITE HOUSE Author: OLSON, BARBARA RC 53584 2 cassettes Narrator: BYERS, CATHERINE Congressional investigator summarizes the misuse of power in the Clinton White House, where the former president "used executive orders, regulations, monuments, appointments, and pardons to help and enrich his allies, harm his foes, and extend the visible hand of government." Author was killed September 11, 2001, at the Pentagon. Strong language. Bestseller. 2001. • FIRST LADIES Author: TRUMAN, MARGARET RC 44441 3 cassettes Narrator: POTTS, FAITH "First daughter" Truman provides a group portrait of America's first ladies, from Martha Washington to Hillary Rodham Clinton. Truman compares and contrasts the roles each first lady played in her husband's administration. • FOR LOVE OF POLITICS: BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON IN THE WHITE HOUSE Author: SMITH, SALLY BEDELL RC 65210 5 cassettes Narrator: Holcomb, Brent The author of Grace and Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House (RC 58448) examines the intertwined personal and professional lives of former U.S. president Bill Clinton and his wife. Uses private papers, public records, and interviews with government officials to explain the couple's relationship. 2007. • MADAM PRESIDENT: SHATTERING THE LAST GLASS CEILING Author: CLIFT, ELEANOR RC 52381 3 cassettes Narrator: GANTLY, JUDITH ANN Washington pundits assess the chances of America electing a female president. They assert that pop culture in the media age makes the goal attainable and highlight the careers of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Christine Todd Whitman, and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, among others. The authors propose strategies for women considering political office. • MI VIDA Author: CLINTON, BILL RC 58960 12 cassettes Narrator: RAMIREZ, JUAN Detailed autobiography of William Jefferson Clinton, forty-second American president. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Spanish language. 2004. • MY LIFE Author: CLINTON, BILL RC 58100 (Unabridged) 9 cassettes Narrator: BECK, MICHAEL RC 58101 (Abridged) 2 cassettes Narrator: CLINTON, BILL Detailed autobiography of William Jefferson Clinton, forty-second American president. Stating his aim to relate "joys and sorrows, dreams and fears, triumphs and failures," Clinton chronicles his personal and political life including upbringing, law studies, Arkansas career, relationships, diplomatic successes, and activities after leaving the White House in 2001. Bestseller. 2004. • NO SPIN ZONE: CONFRONTATIONS WITH THE POWERFUL AND FAMOUS IN AMERICA Author: O'REILLY, BILL RC 53298 1 cassette Narrator: ASELFORD, TERENCE Television commentator continues his criticism of American society begun in The O'Reilly Factor (RC 51053). Includes his views on George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Jesse Jackson, pedophiles, sex, violence, capital punishment, taxes, drugs, and more. Afterword by author James Ellroy. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2001. • PARTNERS IN POWER: THE CLINTONS AND THEIR AMERICA Author: MORRIS, ROGER RC 43127 4 cassettes Narrator: RAYBURN, JOHN Examination of Bill and Hillary Clinton's rise to power. Morris details many of the controversies and scandals associated with the Clintons: the Whitewater investment deal, the handling of Vince Foster's suicide, and allegations of Bill Clinton's numerous infidelities and financial misdealing while still governor of Arkansas. Bestseller. • SMITHSONIAN BOOK OF THE FIRST LADIES: THEIR LIVES, TIMES, AND ISSUES Author: MAYO, EDITH P. RC 45486 2 cassettes Narrator: ALLISON, KRISTIN Brief biographies of each of forty-three American first ladies, describing their accomplishments as well as problems they encountered. Includes historical information and social issues that influenced women in each era, such as temperance, suffrage, and education. Forward by Hillary Rodham Clinton. • WHAT DO WOMEN WANT? BREAD, ROSES, SEX, POWER Author: JONG, ERICA RC 47974 2 cassettes Narrator: BUZZARD, MADELYN Feminist Erica Jong contemplates women of the 1990s--what they want and what society expects from them. Considers issues such as work, power, sex, and relationships. Essays discuss such public figures as Princess Diana and Hillary Rodham Clinton, and muse on "the perfect man." Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. • WOMAN WHO WOULDN'T TALK Author: MCDOUGAL, SUSAN RC 56091 3 cassettes Narrator: FOX, JILL Autobiography of the woman who refused to testify against Bill and Hillary Clinton during the 1996 Whitewater real estate investigation. McDougal recalls her childhood, marriage, and relationship with the Clintons. She explains why she remained silent during the probe--a decision that earned her twenty-one months behind bars. Some strong language. 2003. • WOMEN WHO MAKE THE WORLD WORSE: AND HOW THEIR RADICAL FEMINIST ASSAULT IS RUINING OUR FAMILIES, MILITARY, SCHOOLS, AND SPORTS Author: O'BEIRNE, KATE RC 62827 2 cassettes Narrator: FERRIS, JILL An editor for National Review posits that the feminist movement has weakened American society. Contends the policies championed by Gloria Steinem, Germaine Greer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Betty Friedan, and Hillary Clinton, and others have negative consequences. 2006. Books with Contributions by Clinton: • BEATRICE'S GOAT Author: MCBRIER, PAGE BR 14006 1 volume In her small Ugandan vilage, Beatrice has to work hard to help her family. She can only dream of going to school. When the family receives a goat as a gift from people far away, their luck changes. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. Afterward by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Bestseller. • RIGHT WORDS AT THE RIGHT TIME Author: THOMAS, MARLO BR 14194 3 volumes RC 54345 2 cassettes Narrator: FOX, JILL Actress Marlo Thomas's compilation of more than one hundred celebrities' personal turning points in life--for example, her father Danny Thomas's advice changed her attitude about being compared to him. Contributors include Muhammaad Ali, Tom Brokaw, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Toni Morrison, Steven Spielberg, Sammy Sosa, Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Rodham Clinton and others. Bestseller. 2002. • VIKINGS: THE NORTH ATLANTIC SAGA Author: FITZHUGH, WILLIAM W. RC 52941 5 cassettes Narrator: BYERS, CATHERINE In celebration of the 1,000-year anniversary of the arrival of the Vikings in North America, the Smithsonian Institute provides a history of these explorers, emphasizing their territorial expansionist aims. Uses information from manuscripts and oral tradition and data from archaeological sites and natural science. Preface by Hillary Rodham Clinton. John MCCAIN Books by McCain: • CHARACTER IS DESTINY: TRUE STORIES EVERY YOUNG PERSON SHOULD KNOW AND EVERY ADULT SHOULD REMEMBER Author: MCCAIN, JOHN RC 60907 3 cassettes Narrator: MOREY, ARTHUR Senator and author of Why Courage Matters (RC 58324) profiles heroes of exemplary character. Includes professional football player Pat Tillman, who gave up a lucrative career to serve his country in Iraq, and a Catholic priest at Auschwitz, who offered to change places with a condemned prisoner. 2005. • FAITH OF MY FATHERS Author: MCCAIN, JOHN RC 48807 3 cassettes Narrator: SAMS, ROBERT Senator John McCain of Arizona chronicles his family's history of military service to the country. McCain followed his father and grandfather, both four-star admirals, to the Naval Academy. Describes his career including more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, where his father's words helped sustain him. • WHY COURAGE MATTERS: THE WAY TO A BRAVER LIFE Author: MCCAIN, JOHN RC 58324 1 cassette Narrator: CONN, BRIAN Meditations on courage and its costs by Senator John McCain. Includes accounts of Vietnam veteran sergeant Roy Benavidez, civil rights leader John Lewis, Hungarian resistance fighter Hannah Senesh, and others, demonstrating exemplary fortitude, discipline, and self-sacrifice both in daily living and under extraordinary duress. Bestseller. 2004. • WORTH THE FIGHTING FOR: A MEMOIR Author: MCCAIN, JOHN RC 56852 3 cassettes Narrator: HOOVER, BUTCH Political recollections of former Vietnam POW and Arizona senator John McCain. Beginning where his 1999 memoir Faith of My Fathers (RC 48807) left off, McCain talks candidly about his political career, his understanding of American values, and the role models that have guided him. 2002. Books about McCain: • CITIZEN MCCAIN Author: DREW, ELIZABETH BR 14396 2 volumes Describes the Arizona senator's successful attempt in 2001 to pass a bill to eliminate soft money contributions to political candidates. The author followed McCain for a year as he lined up support for his campaign reform project. 2002. • CORRUPTION OF AMERICAN POLITICS: WHAT WENT WRONG AND WHY Author: DREW, ELIZABETH RC 53447 2 cassettes Narrator: CUNDIFF, KERRY Journalist presents her opinion of how practices in American politics adversely affect the country. Includes overview of lobbying, financial contributions, partisanship, and impeachment proceedings. Highlights the reform efforts of senators Fred Thompson and John McCain and suggests how the average voter can improve U.S. government. 1999. • FOREVER A SOLDIER: UNFORGETTABLE STORIES OF WARTIME SERVICE BR 16390 3 volumes RC 61291 2 cassettes Narrator: CARPENTER, STEVEN Veterans recall experiences of battle from World War I in Iraq. Soldiers' letters, diaries, memoirs, and oral provide personal accounts of D-Day, the Tet offensive, actions, and sinking ships. Includes an interview with John McCain about his captivity in Vietnam. 2005. to the war histories heroic Senator • JOHN MCCAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY Author: TIMBERG, ROBERT RC 49113 2 cassettes Narrator: HOOVER, BUTCH Biography of the Arizona senator, written as he sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2000; expands on excerpts from Timberg's The Nightingale's Song (RC 42316). Attributes McCain's reputation to his P.O.W. years in Vietnam, his association with the Keating Five scandal, and his naval family background. Some strong language. • POWERFUL PRAYERS Author: KING, LARRY RC 49165 2 cassettes Narrator: BERNSON, BARRY Probes politicians, preachers, artists, doctors, patients, businessmen, athletes, and soldiers about prayer and their relationships with God. Includes discussions with ex-U.S. presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, Senator John McCain, and former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. Presents their concepts of the human spirit and expressions of faith and hope. • PROFILES IN COURAGE FOR OUR TIME Author: KENNEDY, CAROLINE RC 54830 2 cassettes Narrator: STROM, MARGARET Distinguished journalists' biographical accounts of fourteen recipients of the John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Award, established in 1990 and presented annually to elected officials who exemplify the courage to do what they believe is right for the country. Includes stories on John McCain, Gerald R. Ford, and the Irish peacemakers. Bestseller. 2002 • SAILORS TO THE END: THE DEADLY FIRE ON THE U.S.S. FORRESTAL AND THE HEROES WHO FOUGHT IT Author: FREEMAN, GREGORY A. RC 55661 3 cassettes Narrator: RUSSOTTO, MICHAEL On July 29, 1967, off the coast of Vietnam an errant rocket on the U.S.S. Forrestal hits the plane piloted by future senator John McCain. Describes the crew's heroic efforts to save the ship (although 134 sailors died) and the reasons for the disaster. Some strong language. 2002. • SURVIVORS: TRUE TALES OF ENDURANCE Author: LETTERMAN, JOHN B RC 58169 4 cassettes Narrator: TOOHEY, DAN Twenty-three writings selected by the editor as the most "exciting, moving, and inspiring pieces ever written about human courage and perseverance" from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries. Primarily firsthand accounts, they include the Essex whaling ship wreck, astronaut James Lovell's harrowing adventure aboard Apollo 13, and Senator John McCain's POW experiences. 2003. Books with Contributions by McCain: • BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST Author: HALBERSTAM, DAVID RC 53020 7 cassettes Narrator: MAJOR, FRED A study of the decision-making process that caused involvement in the Vietnam War, of the nature of political power, and of the bright young men who were called to Washington to serve in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations. Forward by John McCain. • RIGHT WORDS AT THE RIGHT TIME Author: THOMAS, MARLO BR 14194 3 volumes RC 54345 2 cassettes Narrator: FOX, JILL Actress Marlo Thomas's compilation of more than one hundred celebrities' personal turning points in life--for example, her father Danny Thomas's advice changed her attitude about being compared to him. Contributors include Muhammaad Ali, Tom Brokaw, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Toni Morrison, Steven Spielberg, Sammy Sosa, Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey, John McCain and others. Bestseller. 2002. Barack OBAMA Books by Obama: • AUDACIA DE LA ESPERANZA: REFLEXIONES SOBRE COMO RESTAURAR EL SUENO AMERICANO Author: OBAMA, BARACK RC 62990 In process at NLS Democratic senator from Illinois and author of Dreams from My Father (RC 43877) details his ideas to improve the country. Discusses American values, the U.S. Constitution, religion, globalization, race, and other subjects of interest to voters. Spanish language. 2007. • AUDACITY OF HOPE: THOUGHTS ON RECLAIMING THE AMERICAN DREAM Author: OBAMA, BARACK BR 16808 3 volumes RC 63126 2 cassettes Narrator: OBAMA, BARACK LB 05207 1 volume Democratic senator from Illinois and author of Dreams from My Father (RC 43877) details his ideas to improve the country. Discusses American values, the U.S. Constitution, religion, globalization, race, and other subjects of interest to voters. Bestseller. 2006. • DREAMS Author: RC 43877 LB 05081 FROM MY FATHER: A STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE OBAMA, BARACK 3 cassettes Narrator: MOORE, BOB 1 volume Obama, his father a Kenyan student and his mother a white Kansan, struggles with issues of identity and ethnicity. A Harvard Law School graduate, community organizer, and civil rights lawyer, Obama recounts a life-changing pilgrimage to Kenya to meet relatives from his father's other marriages. Some strong language. Books about Obama: • BARACK OBAMA Author: DEVANEY, SHERRI RC 64442 1 cassette Narrator: YOUNG, CHUCK Biography of the biracial Illinois senator who became a Democratic candidate for the 2008 presidential election. Describes Obama's childhood, education including Harvard Law School, early experiences as a community organizer, and later career as a state senator and congressman. For junior and senior high readers. 2007. • BARACK OBAMA: WORKING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE Author: BRILL, MARLENE TARG RC 65433 In process at NLS Biography of U.S. senator from Illinois, from his childhood to his announcement to run for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. Chronicles his school years and his early career promoting civil rights. Describes his experiences as the child of a white mother and an African father. For grades 5-8. 2006. Book that talks about Obama: • WHO'S AFRAID OF A LARGE BLACK MAN? Author: BARKLEY, CHARLES RC 61213 2 cassettes Narrator: QUINN, BILL Former NBA star and author of I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It (RC 55571) interviews thirteen prominent Americans about the subject of race. Includes insights and reform suggestions from Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson, Tiger Woods, Barack Obama, and others. Introduction by Michael Wilbon. Strong language. 2005. Book with a Contribution by Obama: • LETTERS TO A YOUNG BROTHER: MANIFEST YOUR DESTINY Author: HARPER, HILL RC 62749 1 cassette Narrator: FERNANDEZ, PETER JAY The African American actor, a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, details his own upbringing and imparts inspirational advice to young men. Offers words of wisdom about family, education, money, sex, and relationships. Includes emails from fans. For senior high and older readers. 2006. OTHERS: Christopher DODD Book by Dodd: • LETTERS FROM NUREMBERG: MY FATHER'S NARRATIVE OF A QUEST FOR JUSTICE Author: DODD, CHRISTOPHER J RC 65897 In process at NLS U.S. senator from Connecticut compiles letters written to his mother, Grace, from his father, Thomas, while the latter served as a prosecutor at the trial of Nazi war criminals from 1945 to 1946. The letters reveal Dodd’s impressions of the proceedings and his encounters with defendants including Hermann Göring. 2007. John EDWARDS • SAVING GRACES: FINDING SOLACE AND STRENGTH FROM FRIENDS AND STRANGERS Author: EDWARDS, ELIZABETH RC 63105 3 cassettes Narrator: DUNNE, BERNADETTE The lawyer wife of former Democratic vice-presidential candidate John Edwards describes the ordeal of discovering she had breast cancer just days before the 2004 election. She recounts receiving an outpouring of support that reaffirmed her long-standing belief in the power of community, which she gained during earlier crises. 2006. Rudolph GIULIANI Book by Giuliani: • LEADERSHIP Author: GIULIANI, RUDOLPH W RC 55051 3 cassettes Narrator: LOWENSTEIN, RALPH Drawing on anecdotes from his experiences as a trial lawyer and federal prosecutor, Giuliani describes the strategies and qualities that enabled him to spearhead New York City's revitalization during eight years as mayor. Also details his role during the catastrophic September 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2002. • LIDERAZGO Author: GIULIANI, RUDOLPH W RC 65955 In process at NLS Drawing on anecdotes from his experiences as a trial lawyer and federal prosecutor, Giuliani describes the strategies and qualities that enabled him to spearhead New York City's revitalization during eight years as mayor. Also details his role during the catastrophic September 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack. Some strong language. Spanish language. 2002. Books about Giuliani: • APRIL FOOLS: AN INSIDER'S ACCOUNT OF THE RISE AND COLLAPSE OF DREXEL BURNHAM Author: STONE, DAN G. RC 33128 2 cassettes Narrator: WILLIAMS, JAKE A former Drexel vice-president examines the issues leading to the end of a Wall Street drama. He reflects on the roles of key players Michael Milken, Fred Joseph, Ivan Boesky, and eventually federal prosecutor, Rudolph Giuliani. The inside story of junk bond scandals and corporate takeovers, leading to bankruptcy, the loss of thousands of jobs, and millions in fines. • MAFIA DYNASTY: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GAMBINO CRIME FAMILY Author: DAVIS, JOHN H. RC 54760 3 cassettes Narrator: WILLIAMS, JAKE An account of fifty years of one of New York's five Cosa Nostra families. Uses anecdotes and trial transcripts to trace the Gambino clan's establishment of their crime syndicate. Concludes with the successful prosecution of top boss John Gotti by Rudolph Giuliani in 1992. Violence and strong language. 1993. • RUDY GIULIANI: EMPEROR OF THE CITY Author: KIRTZMAN, ANDREW RC 54285 3 cassettes Narrator: JOHNSON, PETER The administration of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani in a reporter's account that includes the destruction at the World Trade Center. Describes the ex-prosecutor's policies, personality, bitter rivalries, and family problems. Illustrates how the city recovered from decades of crime and corruption. Some strong language. 2000. Book with Contribution by Giuliani: • RIGHT WORDS AT THE RIGHT TIME Author: THOMAS, MARLO BR 14194 3 volumes RC 54345 2 cassettes Narrator: FOX, JILL Actress Marlo Thomas's compilation of more than one hundred celebrities' personal turning points in life--for example, her father Danny Thomas's advice changed her attitude about being compared to him. Contributors include Muhammaad Ali, Tom Brokaw, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Toni Morrison, Steven Spielberg, Sammy Sosa, Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey, Rudolph Giuliani and others. Bestseller. 2002. Dennis KUCINICH Book that talks about Kucinich: • HOPE DIES LAST: KEEPING THE FAITH IN DIFFICULT TIMES Author: TERKEL, STUDS BR 15317 3 volumes RC 57545 2 cassettes Narrator: CARPENTER, STEVEN Oral interviews with fifty-four people, varying in age and profession, focusing especially on their hopes to achieve a better life for themselves and mankind. Terkel presents these vignettes, which discuss such subjects as politics, economics, and civil rights, to support his thesis that hope is necessary to trigger activism leading to change. 2003. Bill RICHARDSON Books by Richardson: • BETWEEN WORLDS: THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN LIFE Author: RICHARDSON, BILL RC 62268 3 cassettes Narrator: SYNNESTVEDT, ERIK Autobiography of a Democratic politician from New Mexico who has served as a congressional representative, ambassador to the United Nations, Secretary of Energy, and governor of his state. Describes his childhood in Mexico City, U.S. government service, negotiations with warring nations, and vision for America. 2005. • ENTRE MUNDOS: LA FORMACION DE UNA VIDA AMERICANA Author: RICHARDSON, BILL RC 61032 3 cassettes Narrator: RAMIREZ, JUAN Autobiography of a Democratic politician from New Mexico who has served as a congressional representative, ambassador to the United Nations, Secretary of Energy, and governor of his state. Describes his childhood in Mexico City, U.S. government service, negotiations with warring nations, and vision for America. Spanish language. 2005. Fred THOMPSON Book about Thompson: • CORRUPTION OF AMERICAN POLITICS: WHAT WENT WRONG AND WHY Author: DREW, ELIZABETH RC 53447 2 cassettes Narrator: CUNDIFF, KERRY Journalist presents her opinion of how practices in American politics adversely affect the country. Includes overview of lobbying, financial contributions, partisanship, and impeachment proceedings. Highlights the reform efforts of senators Fred Thompson and John McCain and suggests how the average voter can improve U.S. government. 1999.