New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

August 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


August 24, 2016
University of Dayton.
Dayton, Ohio : University of Dayton
v. : ill., ports. (some col.) ; 31 cm.

Altamont : the Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the inside story of rock's darkest day

August 24, 2016
Selvin, Joel, author.
x, 358 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Pipe dreams -- Money trouble -- Hippie business ethics -- Hollywood -- On the road -- Back to Hollywood -- $500 for beer -- Back on the road -- On to San Francisco -- Friday -- The day dawns -- Alan and Patti -- Santana -- The Airplane -- The Flying Burrito Brothers -- CSNY -- Sympathy for the devil -- Under my thumb -- Gimme shelter -- The day after -- The news breaks -- Crime story -- New speedway boogie -- Angel on trial -- Love in vain.
In this breathtaking cultural history filled with exclusive, never-before-revealed details, celebrated rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones' infamous Altamont concert in San Francisco, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic 1960s. The product of 20 years of research and dozens of interviews with many key players, including medical staff, Hells Angels members, the stage crew, and the musicians who were there, this is the ultimate account of the final event in rock's formative and most turbulent decade.

Seoul man : a memoir of cars, culture, crisis, and unexpected hilarity inside a Korean corporate titan

August 24, 2016
Ahrens, Frank, 1963- author.
viii, 336 pages ; 24 cm
Almost, not quite -- Three midlife crises -- At work: alien planet -- At home: alternate universe -- Detroit: showtime -- The Korean codes -- Reading the air -- Constant competition -- Admiral Yi: Korea's greatest Japan fighter -- Sejong the Great: give-and-take with China -- The dangerous cousins Kim -- "This doesn't rattle" -- The chairman arrives -- Seoul surprises -- Almost, not quite English -- Car of the year -- Bye, bye, baby -- Not here, not now -- Sang moo waygookin -- The 2013 model -- Genesis and Sonata -- Jakarta is no Seoul -- Escape plan -- The judgment of Genesis -- Finding home -- Epilogue.
"Heartbreaking and hilarious, Seoul Man is Frank Ahrens' story of the three years he spent in Korea as the highest ranking non-Korean executive at Hyundai, shedding light on a business culture very few Western journalists have been able to experience"-- Provided by publisher.

A square meal : a culinary history of the Great Depression

August 24, 2016
Ziegelman, Jane, author.
New York, NY : Harper, [2016]
x, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Before 1929, America's relationship with food was defined by abundance. But the collapse of the economy left a quarter of all Americans out of work and undernourished. In 1933, for the first time in American history, the federal government assumed some of the responsibility for feeding its citizens. 'Home economists' brought science into the kitchen and imposed their vision of a sturdy, utilitarian cuisine on the American dinner table. Ziegelman and Coe provide an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced and how it transformed America's culinary culture.

Rampage nation : securing America from mass shootings

August 24, 2016
Klarevas, Louis, 1968- author.
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2016.
397 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Sandy Hook -- The beginning of wisdom -- A growing threat -- Unstable, angry, armed men -- No place is safe -- Guns kill, some more than others -- Breaking the trinity -- The bad man's awe -- The new normal -- Appendix: A theoretical profiles of Seung Hui Cho: from the perspective of a forensic behavioral scientist / by Roger L. Depue, PhD.
In the past decade, no individual act of violence has killed more people in the United States than the mass shooting. This well-researched, forcefully argued book answers some of the most pressing questions facing our society: Why do people go on killing sprees? Are gun-free zones magnets for deadly rampages? What can we do to curb the carnage of this disturbing form of firearm violence? Contrary to conventional wisdom, the author shows that gun possession often prods aggrieved, mentally unstable individuals to go on shooting sprees; these attacks largely occur in places where guns are not prohibited by law; and sensible gun-control measures like the federal Assault Weapons Ban—which helped drastically reduce rampage violence when it was in effect—are instrumental to keeping Americans safe from mass shootings in the future. To stem gun massacres, the author proposes several original policy prescriptions, ranging from the enactment of sensible firearm safety reforms to an overhaul of how the justice system investigates potential active-shooter threats and prosecutes violent crimes. Calling attention to the growing problem of mass shootings, Rampage Nation demonstrates that this unique form of gun violence is more than just a criminal justice offense or public health scourge. It is a threat to American security.

The 15:17 to Paris : the true story of a terrorist, a train, and three American heroes

August 24, 2016
Sadler, Anthony, author.
New York : PublicAffairs, [2016]
vii, 245 pages : map ; 24 cm
Spencer Stone -- Alek Skarlatos -- Anthony Sadler.
"On August 21, 2015, Ayoub al-Khazzani boarded the 15:17 train in Brussels, bound for Paris. Khazzani's mission was clear: he had an AK-47, a pistol, a box cutter, and enough ammunition to obliterate every passenger on the crowded train. Slipping into the bathroom in secret, he armed his weapons and prepared to launch his attack. But when he emerged, he encountered something he hadn't anticipated: three Americans who refused to give in to fear. Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone were childhood friends, taking a vacation together. They had some relevant training: Stone is a martial arts enthusiast and Airman First Class in the US Air Force; Skarlatos is an active duty member of the Oregon National Guard; and not one of the three was afraid of a fight. But their decision--to charge the gunman, then overpower him even as he turned first his gun, then his knife, on Stone--would never have happened if they hadn't had a lifetime of trust, support, and loyalty between them. This book is the gripping, true story of a terrorist attack that would have killed more than 500 people if not for their actions, but it is also the story of three American boys and their friendship. Using each hero's point of view in sequence, The 15:17 to Paris skillfully builds the drama of the attack, while weaving in the stories of the protagonists' lives, the friendship and loyalty that would come to define them, and the events that led them, inexorably, to that fateful day. The 15:17 to Paris is an amazing true story of unparalleled, unexpected courage, and people coming together against fear rather than splitting apart. It is a story of near tragedy averted by three young men who found the heroic unity and strength inside themselves that we all aspire to"-- Provided by publisher.

The circle : a mathematical exploration beyond the line

August 24, 2016
Posamentier, Alfred S.
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2016.
349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The circle relationships in basic plane geometry-and an extension -- Curious relationships involving circles (special roles) -- Famous theorems about circles -- Circle packing problems -- Equicircles -- Circle constructions : the problem of Apollonius -- Inversion-circle symmetry -- Mascheroni constructions-using only a compass -- Circles in art and architecture -- Hypocycloids and Epicycloids -- Spherical geometry : circles on the sphere.

Counting the days while my mind slips away : a love letter to my family

August 24, 2016
Utecht, Ben, 1981- author.
New York : Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2016.
xiv, 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Where it all began -- Foundations -- Up and down -- Mild traumatic brain injury -- Gaston -- Turning point -- Moving forward -- Out of the ashes -- New beginning -- Welcome to the NFL -- Transitions -- A super year -- The ultimate -- Not the same -- Fresh start -- Elleora -- The final blow -- What now? -- Searching for direction, looking for answers -- Back into the jungle -- "Why wasn't I invited?" -- Surrender -- At long last -- "You will always be my girls."
"After five major concussions, NFL tight-end Ben Utecht of the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals is losing his memories. This is his powerful and emotional love letter to his wife and daughters--whom he someday may not recognize--and an inspiring message for all to live every moment fully. Emotionally powerful, inspiring, and uplifting, Ben's story will captivate and encourage you to make the most of every day and treasure all of your memories"--Provided by publisher.

The cyber effect : a pioneering cyberpsychologist explains how human behavior changes online

August 24, 2016
Aiken, Mary, author.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2016.
387 pages ; 25 cm
Prologue: When humans and technology collide -- The normalization of a fetish -- Designed to addict -- Cyber babies -- Frankenstein and the little girl -- Teenagers, monkeys, and mirrors -- Cyber romance -- Cyberchondria and the worried well -- What lies beneath: the Deep Web -- The cyber frontier.
"From one of the world's leading experts in cyberpsychology--a discipline that combines psychology, forensics, and technology--comes a groundbreaking exploration of the impact of technology on human behavior. In the first book of its kind, Mary Aiken applies her expertise in cyber-behavioral analysis to a range of subjects, including criminal activity on the Deep Web and Darknet; deviant behavior; Internet addictions; the impact of technology on the developing child; teenagers and the Web; cyber-romance and cyber-friendships; cyberchondria; the future of artificial intelligence; and the positive effects on our digital selves, such as online altruism"-- Provided by publisher.

The Greek plays : sixteen plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides

August 24, 2016
New York : The Modern Library, 2016.
xxvii, 826 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Plays include: Aeschylus: the Persians, Oresteia, Prometheus bound; Sophocles: Oedipus the king, Antigone, Electra, Oedipus at Colonus; Euripides: Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus, Electra, Trojan women, Helen, Bacchae.
Persians ; The Oresteia: Agamemnon ; The Oresteia: Libation bearers ; The Oresteia: Eumenides ; Prometheus bound / Aeschylus -- Oedipus the king ; Antigone ; Electra ; Oedipus at Colonus / Sophocles -- Alcestis ; Medea ; Hippolytus ; Electra ; Trojan women ; Helen ; Bacchae / Euripides.

The huntress : the adventures, escapades, and triumphs of Alicia Patterson : aviatrix, sportswoman, journalist, publisher

August 24, 2016
Arlen, Alice, 1940-2016.
357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The fascinating biography of the maverick newspaperwoman, equestrian, aviatrix and intrepid adventurer Alicia Patterson, which follows her exceptional exploits through the first half of the 20th century, from her troublemaking days as the middle child of complicated parents to her successes as publisher of the Pulitzer Prize winning Newsday"-- Provided by publisher.

The Mannings : the fall and rise of a football family

August 24, 2016
Anderson, Lars, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
xvii, 347 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Prologue: Peyton's final pass -- Desperate for a hero -- The pee-wee QB -- "My boy will be there" -- The redheaded show-off -- The cerebral signal caller -- A storm gathers -- Why now? -- The birth of a folk hero -- The best I ever saw -- The fear of failing -- What might have been -- A married man becomes a saint -- "I'll always be from Dew" -- The beat-up quarterback -- Archie one and Archie two -- The commuter QB -- Teaching life--and football--lessons -- The most magical fall -- A note for Peyton -- "The bad thing happened to the right guy" -- The decision -- The Mamma's boy -- Easy rider -- "I only had dogs and cats named after me" -- A coach just like Archie -- The past is never dead -- A combination of Archie and Peyton -- The thinking man's QB.
"From New York Times bestselling author Lars Anderson comes a revealing portrait of the first family of American sports,"

Natural color : vibrant plant dye projects for your home and wardrobe

August 24, 2016
Duerr, Sasha, author.
Berkeley : Watson-Guptill Publications, [2016]
vi, 263 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Living color: an introduction -- The practice of plant dyeing -- Spring -- Creating color from compost -- Summer -- The ancient primaries: madder, weld, and indigo -- The spectrum of natural color -- Fall -- Natural color from persimmon -- The art of medicinal dyeing -- Winter -- Weeding your wardrobe -- Workbook -- Mordants and modifiers -- Techniques.

Necessary trouble : Americans in revolt

August 24, 2016
Jaffe, Sarah, 1980- author.
New York : Nation Books, [2016]
xi, 338 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction: No future shock -- Banks got bailed out, we got sold out -- Middle-class meltdown and the debt trap -- Walmart, Walmart, you can't hide, we can see your greedy side -- Challenging the austeritarians -- Race to the bottom -- A moral movement -- Red scares and radical imagination -- The militarization of everything -- Change is gonna come -- Conclusion: Our future is not yours to leverage.

The terror years : from al-Qaeda to the Islamic State

August 24, 2016
Wright, Lawrence, 1947- author.
xiii, 366 pages ; 24 cm
The man behind bin Laden -- The counterterrorist -- The agent -- The kingdom of silence -- The terror web -- Captured on film -- The master plan -- The spymaster -- The rebellion within -- Captives -- Five hostages.
"Eleven powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from a more peaceful time in 1990s Israel to the recent beheadings of reporters by ISIS.With the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. This collection draws on several articles he wrote while researching that book as well as many that he's written since, following where and how Al Qaeda and its core cult-like beliefs have morphed and spread. They include: a picture of Saudi Arabia under the control of the religious police; the Syrian film industry, then compliant at the edges but already exuding a feeling of the barely masked fury that erupted into civil war; Israel and Hamas waging war over Gaza. Others continue to look into Al-Qaeda as it forms a master plan for its future, experiences a rebellion from within the organization, and spins off a growing web of terror in the world. The American response is covered in profiles of two FBI agents and a head of the CIA. It ends with the recent devastating capture and beheadings by ISIS of four American journalists and how our government handled the situation"-- Provided by publisher.

The vaccine-friendly plan : Dr. Paul's safe and effective approach to immunity and health-from pregnancy through your child's teen years

August 24, 2016
Thomas, Paul MD, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
xx, 424 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Toxins, toxins, toxins: raising healthy children in a poisoned world -- Pregnancy matters: protecting your baby before birth -- Welcome to the world, Baby: the first hours of life -- The first two weeks of life -- The two-month visit: baby's first vaccines -- Keeping your baby healthy in the first nine months -- Your one-year-old -- The toddler and preschool years -- Baby's going to school? Common illnesses, common complaints, and common sense about vaccines for your school-age child -- "It's your fault I failed my driver's license test, Mo-om!": keeping preteens and teens healthy without sacrificing your sanity -- The best ways to support your child's immune system: Dr. Paul's cheat sheet -- So where do we go from here? -- Appendixes. A. Recommended reading -- B. CDC vaccination schedules, 1983 and 2016 -- C. Ten questions to ask when looking for a pediatrician -- D. List of vaccine ingredients, by vaccine -- E. Clinical data from Dr. Paul's practice -- F. If your child has a bad vaccine reaction: how to file a VAERS report -- G. Science every parent should know about -- H. FDA statement on injected aluminum safety -- I. Dr. Paul's vaccine plan at a glance.
"The new standard for pediatric care from one of today's most trusted pediatricians Paul Thomas, M.D., is a vaccine-friendly doctor: knowledgeable about both the latest scientific research and the community's disease exposure, and respectful of a family's risk factors, health history, and concerns. In The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, he presents his proven approach to building immunity, a new protocol that limits a child's exposure to aluminum, mercury, and other neurotoxins while building overall good health. Based on the results from his pediatric practice of more than eleven thousand children, as well as data from other credible and scientifically minded medical doctors, Dr. Paul's vaccine-friendly protocol gives readers recommendations for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth vital information about what to expect at every well child visit from birth through adolescence a slower, evidence-based vaccine schedule that calls for only one aluminum-containing shot at a time important questions to ask about your child's first few weeks, first years, and beyond advice about how to talk to health care providers when you have concerns the risks associated with opting out of vaccinations a practical approach to common illnesses throughout the school years simple tips and tricks for healthy eating and toxin-free living at any age Accessible and reassuring, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan presents a new standard for pediatric care, giving parents peace of mind in raising happy, healthy children"-- Provided by publisher.

Where the Jews aren't : the sad and absurd story of Birobidzhan, Russia's autonomous region

August 24, 2016
Gessen, Masha, author.
169 pages : map ; 23 cm.
"The story of the Jews in twentieth-century Russia as told through the strange history of the Soviet solution to the Jewish question. In 1929, the Soviet Union declared the area of Birobidzhan a homeland for Jews. In the late 1920s and early 19302, tens of thousands of Jews moved to Birobidzhan, chased from the shtetl by poverty, hunger, and fear. Birobidzhan was written about breathlessly by a small group of intellectuals who envisioned a home built by Jews for Jews-- a place where Jews worked the land and where Yiddish would become the common language of a post-oppression Jewish culture. The short period of state-building ended in the late 1930s with arrests and purges of the Communist Party and cultural elite. After the Second World War, Birobidzhan, now called the "Jewish Autonomous Region," received a new influx of Jews. These were the dispossessed from what had once been the Pale, and most of them had lost families in the Holocaust. They had no one and no place to return to. Once again, in the late 1940s, a wave of arrests swept through Birobidzhan, frightening the Jews into silence and making them invisible. WHERE THE JEWS AREN'T is the story of the dream of Birobidzhan-- and how it became a nightmare. In Masha Gessen's haunting and haunted account, Birobidzhan becomes the cracked and crooked mirror that allows us to see the story of the history of absence and silence that is the story of Jews in twentieth-century Russia"-- Provided by publisher.

Caring for creation : inspiring words from Pope Francis

August 24, 2016
Francis, Pope, 1936-
Cincinnati : Franciscan Media, 2016.
viii, 182 pages ; 20 cm
God's loving plan for creation -- Everything is connected -- The roots and consequences of the current crisis -- Called to protect God's handiwork -- Toward a healthier planet -- Letter of Pope Francis establishing September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the care of creation -- Prayers for our earth.

Out of the wreck I rise : a literary companion to recovery

August 24, 2016
Steinberg, Neil, compiler.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
xiv, 281 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: Why put it off? -- The best of life: the good times sour -- I don't want to do that: the end of the party -- The direction you least trust: making the leap -- Nothing to lose: early recovery -- Wait, for now: the importance of time -- Somewhere to go: Alcoholics Anonymous -- Shakespeare's child: family and friends -- Upon breach of my late vows: relapse -- Gravy: on life anew.

Libertarians on the prairie : Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the making of the Little House Books

August 24, 2016
Woodside, Christine, 1959- author.
New York : Arcade Publishing, [2016]
pages cm
"Generations of children have fallen in love with the pioneer saga of the Ingalls family, of Pa and Ma, Laura and her sisters, and their loyal dog, Jack. Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books have taught millions of Americans about frontier life, giving inspiration to many and in the process becoming icons of our national identity. Yet few realize that this cherished bestselling series wandered far from the actual history of the Ingalls family and from what Laura herself understood to be central truths about pioneer life. In this groundbreaking narrative of literary detection, Christine Woodside reveals for the first time the full extent of the collaboration between Laura and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. Rose hated farming and fled the family homestead as an adolescent, eventually becoming a nationally prominent magazine writer, biographer of Herbert Hoover, and successful novelist, who shared the political values of Ayn Rand and became a mentor to Roger Lea MacBride, the second Libertarian presidential candidate. Drawing on original manuscripts and letters, Woodside shows how Rose reshaped her mother's story into a series of heroic tales that rebutted the policies of the New Deal. Their secret collaboration would lead in time to their estrangement. A fascinating look at the relationship between two strong-willed women, Libertarians on the Prairie is also the deconstruction of an American myth"-- Provided by publisher.

The hidden ivies ; 63 of America's top liberal arts colleges and universities / Howard R. Greene and Matthew W. Greene.

August 24, 2016
Greene, Howard, 1937- author.
xii, 563 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Earlier ed.: The hidden ivies : fifty top colleges from Amherst to Williams that rival the Ivy League, 2009.

We're still right, they're still wrong : the Democrats' case for 2016

August 23, 2016
Carville, James, author.
xx, 242 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
A letter from the author -- Prologue: 1.6 billion facts & a snowball -- Introduction: America's Muller moment -- Snake oil or the cure? -- American isn't what it used to be -- Shit sandwiches -- The anatomy of bullshit -- Interlude: where we were wrong -- Trump's original sin -- I'd sooner work for Kim Jong-un -- Conclusion: do facts matter anymore?
"In We're Still Right, They're Still Wrong, Carville analyzes how the Republican party has ultimately failed to deliver on its promises and how Donald J. Trump--the party's likely nominee in the 2016 presidential election--is the embodiment of that failure--and worse..."--Dust jacket.

Carry on : a story of resilience, redemption, and an unlikely family

August 23, 2016
Fenn, Lisa, author.
305 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"An Emmy-winning ESPN producer describes how she developed a surprising, profound and lasting bond with two disabled African-American, inner-city high school wrestlers after filming a segment about them for television,"--NoveList.

The face of the Buddha

August 23, 2016
Empson, William, 1906-1984, author.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
lxii, 152 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm

Crazy at the cabin : a cozy collection of crazy-pieced quilts

August 23, 2016
Nesbitt, Janet Rae, author.
Bothell, WA : Martingale, [2016]
96 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm + 2 pattern sheets (80 x 106 cm, folded to 20 x 26.5 cm)

Beyond human : how cutting-edge science is extending our lives

August 23, 2016
Herold, Eve, author.
291 pages ; 24 cm
When humans and technology merge -- "Better than the heart I was born with" -- The race to beat kidney, lung, and liver disease -- Got diabetes? There's an app for that -- Jump-started by the U.S. military -- Building a better brain -- The ageless society -- The age of social robots -- Just don't call it transhumanism.
"Never before in the history of medicine has mankind faced such hope and peril as those of us poised to embrace the radical medical technologies of today. Beyond Human examines the medical technologies taking shape at the nexus of computing, microelectronics, engineering, nanotechnology, cellular and gene therapies, and robotics. These technologies will dramatically transform our lives and allow us to live for hundreds of years. Yet, with these blessings come complicated practical and ethical issues, some of which we can predict, but many we cannot. Beyond Human taps the minds of doctors, scientists, and engineers engaged in developing a host of new technologies while telling the stories of some of the patients courageously testing the radical new treatments about to come into the market. Beyond Human asks the difficult questions of the scientists and bioethicists who seek to ensure that as our bodies and brains become ever more artificial, we hold onto our humanity. In this new world, will everyone have access to technological miracles, or will we end up living in a world of radical disparities? How will society accommodate life spans that extend into hundreds of years? Will we and our descendants be able to bring about the dream of a future liberated by technology, or will we end up merely serving the machines and devices that keep us healthy, smart, young, and alive? "-- Provided by publisher.

Company confessions : secrets, memoirs, and the CIA

August 23, 2016
Moran, Christopher R., author.
xx, 346 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- I. If Walls Could Talk -- II. What Would Walter Say? -- III. Blood Sport -- 1. Herbert Yardley: Playing for High Stakes -- I. A 'Magnificent Book' -- II. Codebreaker -- III. Outcast -- IV. Traitor? -- 2. Limited Hangout -- I. Care of Devils -- II. The Rebirth of the US Spy Memoir -- III. the Golden Age -- IV. Secrecy Interrupted -- 3. Renegades and Whistle-blowers -- I. Time of Troubles -- II. Breaking the Brotherhood of Spies -- III. 'The Agency's No. 1 Nemesis' -- 4. Winning Friends and Influencing People -- I. Feeling the Heart -- II. The Last Assignment -- III. The American Model of Intelligence -- 5. The Snepp Problem -- I. The PRB -- II. Institutional Disgrace -- III. Irreparable Harm -- IV. Double Standards -- 6. The Helms Experiment: Righting and Writing the Record -- I. Midlife Crisis -- II. 'The Man Who Kept the Secrets' -- III. Fighting Back -- IV. Quasi-Official History -- Epilogue: 21st-Century Disputes -- I. The Honest Broker -- II. Tightening the Noose, Again -- III. Confessions in the Digital Age.
"The absorbing and untold story of how the CIA, the world's most famous and controversial intelligence agency, has managed the problem of whistleblowers and dealt with the age-old puzzle of secrecy in an open society"-- Provided by publisher.

Becoming a media mentor : a guide for working with children and families

August 23, 2016
Haines, Claudia, author.
xx, 154 pages ; 23 cm
Part I. Becoming a media mentor -- What is a media mentor? -- Voice from the field: Carisa Kluver -- Media mentorship : research and implications for libraries -- Voice from the field: Michael Robb -- Media mentorship and the three C's : content, context, and the child -- Voice from the field: Lisa Guernsey -- Media mentorship and diversity -- Voice from the field: Susan B. Neuman and Donna Celano -- Media mentors : working with parents, families, and community needs -- Voice from the field: Jason Boog -- Media mentors and professional development -- Voice from the field: Sarah Houghton -- Three ways to be a media mentor -- Voice from the field: Michael Levine -- Part II. Media mentors in action -- Media advisory -- New media in programs -- Access to curated media -- Appendix A. ALSC white paper: Media mentorship in libraries serving youth -- Appendix B. ALSC white paper: The importance of diversity in library programs and material collections for children -- Appendix C. Evaluating apps and new media for young children : a rubric.

The kingdom of speech

August 23, 2016
Wolfe, Tom, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
185 pages ; 22 cm
"Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. THE KINGDOM OF SPEECH is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech--not evolution--is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, and through the controversial work of modern-day anthropologist Daniel Everett, who defies the current wisdom that language is hard-wired in humans, Wolfe examines the solemn, long-faced, laugh-out-loud zig-zags of Darwinism, old and Neo, and finds it irrelevant here in the Kingdom of Speech."

Now I sit me down : from klismos to plastic chair: a natural history

August 23, 2016
Rybczynski, Witold, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A Tool for Sitting -- If You Sit on It, Can It Still Be Art? -- Sitting Up -- A Chair on the Side -- A Golden Age -- Sack-backs and Rockers -- The Henry Ford of Chairs -- By Design -- Great Dane -- Fold and Knockdown, Swing and Roll -- Human Engineering -- Our Time.
"In the hands of one of our best writers on architectures and design, a history of chairs becomes a revealing history of design and leisure, and ultimately of how we see ourselves"-- Provided by publisher.

The perfect horse : the daring U.S. mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis

August 23, 2016
Letts, Elizabeth, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
xix, 369 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Part One: The Europeans. An unlikely Olympian ; The master of all horses ; The Polish prince ; Rau's dominion ; The Spanish Riding School of Vienna ; The hidden stud farm ; Podhajsky's choice ; Horses in peril ; The escape -- Part Two: The Americans. Machine versus horse ; A horseless commander ; America's fightin'est General ; Two hands and a Purple Heart -- Part Three: The mission. Armies closing in ; The photographs ; The plan ; Dressed up as a plenipotentiary ; Change of heart ; Lessing takes charge ; The tanks are coming ; The fallen ; The Americans ; The generals ; The craziest caravan in the world ; The Lipizzaner farewell -- Part Four: Homecoming. The super horses are ours ; Departure! ; The riderless horse ; The victory parade ; Finding a home ; The war orphans ; The auction ; The widow's rose ; The birthday party ; A mighty good American ; The veterans ; The Spanish Riding School today -- Epilogue: What became of them?
"Traces the lesser-known efforts of Hitler to build a master race of the finest purebred horses and the heroic achievements of American soldiers to rescue imperiled stolen equines from a hidden Czechoslovakian farm during a 1945 battle between Third Reich and Allied forces,"--NoveList.

Sixty : a diary of my sixty-first year : the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning?

August 23, 2016
Brown, Ian, 1954- author.
xi, 299 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published in Canada by Random House Canada in 2015"--Title page verso.
"Ian Brown began keeping a diary of his sixty-first year with a Facebook post on the morning of February 4, 2014, his sixtieth birthday. As well as wanting to maintain a running tally on how he survived the year, Brown set out to explore what being sixty means physically, psychologically, and intellectually. 'What pleasures are gone forever? Which ones, if any, are left? What did Beethoven, or Schubert, or Jagger, or Henry Moore, or Lucian Freud do after they turned sixty?' And more importantly, 'How much life can you live in the fourth quarter, not knowing when the game might end?'"--Provided by publisher.

Theodore the great : conservative crusader

August 23, 2016
Ruddy, Daniel, author.
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, [2016]
xiv, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Part I. The first modern president -- TR's roller coaster reputation -- Delighted defender of family and country -- Misconceptions about TR -- The Bull Moose progressive -- Part II. The making of a conservative reformer -- TR's political education -- TR's run-up to the White House -- Part III. TR as president: domestic policy -- The trust buster myth -- Sidestepping the tariff third rail -- Neglecting currency/banking reform -- Setting the model for labor disputes -- Protecting consumer health and safety -- Conserving natural resources -- Delivering water to the arid west -- Winning, then losing Black voters -- Part IV. TR as president: foreign policy -- Britain: forging the special relationship -- Germany: restraining the Kaiser -- Japan: preventing war in the Pacific -- Panama: making the dirt fly -- Monroe Doctrine: adding a police power -- Part V. Assessing his two terms -- One of the greatest presidents -- Founding father of the American century.

Trump revealed : an American journey of ambition, ego, money, and power

August 23, 2016
Kranish, Michael, author.
x, 431 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Prologue: "Presidential" -- Gold rush : the new land -- Stink bombs, switchblades, and a three-piece suit -- Father and son -- Roy Cohn and the art of the counterattack -- Crossing the bridge -- "Best sex I've ever had" -- All in -- Cold winds -- The chase -- A league of his own -- The great unraveling -- Ratings machine -- The name game -- Empire -- Showman -- Political chameleon -- The worth of a man -- "Trump! Trump! Trump" -- Epilogue: Law and order.
Authoritative, timely, and provocative, this deeply researched biography of Donald Trump provides a complex portrait of the man who--despite broad skepticism--could be the next president of the United States. Despite decades of scrutiny, many aspects of Trump's life are not well known. Few individuals have ever roamed so widely through such diverse realms as real estate, sports, entertainment, and national politics. To discover Trump in full, The Washington Post assembled a team of reporters and researchers to delve into every aspect of his improbable life, from his privileged upbringing in Queens to his astonishing 2016 rise to seize the Republican candidacy for president. Coauthored by Washington Post investigative political reporter Michael Kranish and senior editor Marc Fisher, this comprehensive book documents Trump's family roots, his aggressive efforts to make a name for himself in New York social circles, and his penchant for big bets--on real estate, branded businesses, and, ultimately, on himself. The authors, seasoned journalists who interviewed Trump for this book, scrutinize everything from his youthful alliance with the power broker Roy Cohn to his alleged dealings with organized crime and his controversial projects in New York City, Atlantic City, Florida, Scotland, and Azerbaijan. The authors examine Trump's wealth, the evolution of his political beliefs, and his peculiar identity as a billionaire businessman, celebrity, global brand, television star, and now candidate for the most powerful office in the world.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Finding peace through spiritual practice : the Interfaith Amigos' guide to personal, social, and environmental healing

August 23, 2016
Mackenzie, Don, 1944- author.
Nashville, TN : SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2016.
v, 224 pages ; 23 cm
Discovering the need for spiritual practice: inner change leads to lasting outer change -- Polarization, our basic challenge: what is it and why is it a problem? -- Moving beyond past conditioning: awakening to authentic social justice -- Overcoming despair: carrying on in the face of overwhelming environmental problems -- In the face of failure: dealing with anger and burnout -- Meeting fear without violence: transcending defensiveness -- Love as a force for change: focusing on the positive -- Making spiritual practice a way of life: the daily inner work of peace.

The carnival campaign : how the rollicking 1840 campaign of "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" changed presidential elections forever

August 23, 2016
Shafer, Ronald G., author.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2016]
viii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A compromise candidate -- The first image campaign -- Hello, Columbus -- Old Tip: hero or coward? -- Home sweet log cabin home -- Little Matty -- Palace of splendor -- Showdown in Baltimore -- A Democratic splinter -- Tippecanoe and rallies too -- The first gender gap -- Petticoat power -- Read all about us -- Sing us a song -- The marketing of a candidate -- Going negative: the Democrats fight back -- General Mum speaks -- Old Tip on the campaign trail -- Stump speakers -- The Buckeye Blacksmith -- Money talks -- Stealing votes -- Election returns -- Mr. Harrison goes to Washington -- Death of a president -- And Tyler too.

Who will face the Tribulation?

August 23, 2016
LaHaye, Tim, 1926-2016, author.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2016]
253 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Previously published: The rapture: who will face the Tribuation?

The ultimate guide to raising farm animals : a complete guide to raising chickens, pigs, cows, and more

August 23, 2016
Childs, Laura, 1963- author.
215 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Chickens -- Goats -- Pigs -- Birds -- Donkeys -- Llamas and alpacas -- Cattle -- Horses.
Imagine putting together a big breakfast using the eggs straight from your own chickens, or bacon straight from the pig. This is a sort of ideal that many dream of, but few ever get to experience. Now with The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals, that dream can be turned into a reality, and also be so much more.In The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals, you will learn how to take care of chickens, pigs, sheep, cows, and other livestock. Each chapter will be dedicated to a different animal, and you will not only learn how to take care of them, but also what sort of things you can get from them. If you want to save money, become more self-sufficient, or enjoy healthier locally sourced food, The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals is the book you need.

The history of Japan

August 23, 2016
Perez, Louis G.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009.
xvii, 266 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
A wonderful place -- Early Japan -- Feudal Japan -- The Tokugawa era: 1600-1868 -- The Meiji era: 1868-1912 -- Prewar Japan -- The Pacific war and Allied occupation -- A new Japan -- Turbulent politics -- Society in the twenty-first century.
From the Publisher: Louis G. Perez revisits Japan's turbulent past and recent events in the past decade and 21st Century in this revised and fully expanded second edition of The History of Japan, a must-have for all high school and public libraries. This essential resource provides readers with a comprehensive look at Japan's long and rich history, examining its politics, culture, philosophy, and religious beliefs throughout the ages. Also included are up-to-date discussions of political situations, environmental issues, and even a glimpse into the cultural lives of the Japanese today. Students will learn who the Japanese are today, and how the past has shaped their contemporary society. An updated timeline, appendices, and glossary, along with an illustrative bibliographical essay that includes both print and electronic sources, round out this valuable reference tool. Roughly the same size as the state of California, the island nation of Japan is one of the world's most densely populated nations-not to mention an economic powerhouse and a Mecca of advanced technology. But the Land of the Rising Sun did not always lead the world with its success in the automobile industry, innovative electronics, and powerful stock market. Louis G. Perez revisits Japan's turbulent past and recent events in the past decade and 21st Century in this revised and fully expanded second edition of The History of Japan, a must-have for all high school and public libraries. This essential resource provides readers with a comprehensive look at Japan's long and rich history, examining its politics, culture, philosophy, and religious beliefs throughout the ages. Also included are up-to-date discussions of political situations, environmental issues, and even a glimpse into the cultural lives of the Japanese today. Students will learn who the Japanese are today, and how the past has shaped their contemporary society. An updated timeline, appendices, and glossary, along with an illustrative bibliographical essay that includes both print and electronic sources, round out this valuable reference tool. This updated narrative of Japan's history is an absolute must-have for high school and public library shelves.

Portfolio. Il grand tour delle insegnanti.

August 23, 2016
Roma [Italy] : Internazionale s.r.l., [2016]
pages 64-69 : illustrations, some color ; 28 cm.
Title from the portfolio feature of the issue.
"Tutte le foto per gentile concessione di The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County"--Page 64.

The true tails of Baker and Taylor : the library cats who left their pawprints on a small town --and the world

August 22, 2016
Louch, Jan, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
371 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Without rival : embrace your identity and purpose in an age of confusion and comparison

August 22, 2016
Bevere, Lisa, author.
Grand Rapids : Revell, 2016.
250 pages ; 21 cm
An identity without rival -- Our unrivaled God -- A promise without rival -- Don't you dare compare! -- When you're seen as a rival -- Gender without rival -- The rivalry of fear and love -- Deep wells and wishing wells -- A daughter without rival -- A life unrivaled.

The born again runner : a guide to overcoming excuses, injuries, and other obstacles for new and returning runners

August 22, 2016
Magill, Pete.
New York : The Experiment, LLC, [2016]
xiv, 289 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Distributed by Workman Publishing Company, Inc."--Title page verso.

Double ace : the life of Robert Lee Scott Jr., pilot, hero, and teller of tall tales

August 22, 2016
Coram, Robert, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.
x, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Georgia boy -- Failure -- West Point -- Bugling -- Flying and driving -- Learning the trade -- Dark nights of the soul -- The fortress falls -- Wedding bells and distant trumpets -- Extra duty -- Orchids and pigs and, oh my, the training command -- California dreaming -- War tocsins -- "You are not blooded" -- Hold my beer... -- The flight to destiny -- At the end of the world -- The Hump -- Flying Tiger -- Glory -- Leaving China -- Home is the hero -- On the road again -- The book ... and the movie -- Good reviews ... and bad -- Movie star -- Chiaroscuro -- Twilight -- The more things change -- Still in the race -- Resurrection -- At last -- One more mission -- Mission accomplished.
"Recounts the storied life and military career of American flying Ace, Robert Lee Scott Jr who flew missions in China alongside the zFlying Tigersy during World War II and helped found Georgia's Museum of Aviation,"--NoveList.

The full tank life : fuel your dreams, ignite your destiny

August 22, 2016
Tankard, Ben, author.
New York : Faith Words, 2016.
xiv, 192 pages ; 23 cm

Play all : a bingewatcher's notebook

August 22, 2016
James, Clive, 1939- author.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
xiv, 200 pages ; 21 cm

Unlikely friendships: dogs : 37 stories of canine compassion and courage

August 22, 2016
Holland, Jennifer S., author.
New York : Workman Publishing, [2016]
237 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
The junkyard dog and the goose --The Bernese mountain dog and the ferret -- The Mastiff who saved 17 horses -- The two-wheeled Chihuahua and the Silkie chicken -- The spotted lamb and the Dalmatian -- The little girl and her guardian angel -- The chameleon and the yellow Lab -- The bionic dog -- The pug and the coyote -- The giving Golden Retriever --The pit bull and the tortoise -- The fox and the hound -- The unexpected lifeguard -- The Belgian Malinois and the pygmy owl -- The elephant and the stray dog -- Two stories of lifesaving loyalty -- Tillie and Phoebe -- Tillie and Jazzy -- The keepers of the little penguins --The mama pit bull and her precious kittens -- The seeing-eye dog who can't see --The salty dog and the dolphins --The Harzer Fuchs and his woodland nursery -- The poodles who loved in the face of loss -- The dog who walked with lions -- Romeo and Juliet: the canine edition -- The rottweiler and the wolf pup -- The miniature horse and the terrier -- The pup and the prisoner who set each other free -- The husky and the wee kittens -- A whizz of a rescue dog -- The dogs, the meerkat, the raccoon, and the pig -- The dogs who sniff to save species -- The Doberman and the gelding -- The devoted dachshund and her feline charge -- The goat and the pit bull -- The loving Labrador -- The monkey and the Jack Russell pups.
"Unlikely Friendships: Dogs brings together twenty-seven new stories of canine kindness and courage, plus a handful of classic tales involving dogs from unlikely friendships, unlikely loves, and unlikely heroes. Enhanced with beautiful full-color photographs, these true stories of camaraderie, affection, remarkable bravery are more than a lovely tribute; they are proof that dogs are every creature's best friend"--Provided by publisher.

The Black Prince of Florence : the spectacular life and treacherous world of Alessandro de' Medici

August 22, 2016
Fletcher, Catherine, 1975- author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
xxiii, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Family tree -- Glossary of names -- Timeline -- Maps -- A note on money -- Prologue -- Book one: The bastard son -- Book two: The obedient nephew -- Book three: The prince alone -- Afterword: Alessandro's ethnicity.
"Ruler of Florence for seven bloody years, 1531 to 1537, Alessandro de' Medici was arguably the first person of color to serve as a head of state in the Western world. Born out of wedlock to a dark-skinned maid and Lorenzo de' Medici, he was the last legitimate heir to the line of Lorenzo the Magnificent. When Alessandro's noble father died of syphilis, the family looked to him. Groomed for power, he carved a path through the backstabbing world of Italian politics in a time when cardinals, popes, and princes vied for wealth and advantage. By the age of nineteen, he was prince of Florence, inheritor of the legacy of the grandest dynasty of the Italian Renaissance. Alessandro faced down family rivalry and enormous resistance from Florence's oligarchs, who called him a womanizer-which he undoubtedly was--and a tyrant. Yet this real-life counterpart to Machiavelli's Prince kept his grip on power until he was assassinated at the age of 26 during a late-night tryst arranged by his scheming cousins. After his death, his brief but colorful reign was criticized by those who had murdered him in a failed attempt to restore the Florentine republic. For the first time, the true story is told in The Black Prince of Florence. Catherine Fletcher tells the riveting tale of Alessandro's unexpected rise and spectacular fall, unraveling centuries-old mysteries, exposing forgeries, and bringing to life the epic personalities of the Medicis, Borgias, and others as they waged sordid campaigns to rise to the top. Drawing on new research and first-hand sources, this biography of a most intriguing Renaissance figure combines archival scholarship with discussions of race and class that are still relevant today."--Provided by publisher.

Yarnitecture : a knitter's guide to spinning : building exactly the yarn you want

August 22, 2016
Moreno, Jillian, author.
North Adams, Massachusetts : Storey Publishing, [2016]
238 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
The blueprint: Yarn vision -- The foundation: Sheep breeds and beyond -- The frame: Fiber preparations -- The walls: Drafting -- The roof: Plying -- The paint: Color -- The front door: Finishing -- The landscaping: Kinitting with your handspun -- Housewarming: 12 patterns using handspun yarn.

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