New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

April 25, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Cool science tricks : 50 fantastic feats for kids of all ages

April 24, 2014
Tatarsky, Daniel.
London : Portico, 2012.
107 p. : col. ill ; 16 x 20 cm.

Friendly facts : a fun, interactive resource to help children explore the complexities of friends and friendship

April 24, 2014
Carter, Margaret-Anne.
Shawnee Mission, Kan. : Autism Asperger Pub. Co., c2010.
ix, 74 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
What is a friend? -- Being a friend -- Making friends -- Real friends -- Staying friends -- Resources and related readings.
An interactive workbook with activities designed for children with autism spectrum and related disorders to learn how to make and keep friends.

501 amazing uses for salt, vinegar, baking soda, olive oil, and lemons

April 24, 2014
Westdale, Laura M.
San Diego, CA : Thunder Bay Press, [2014]
208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Around the house -- In the kitchen -- Health, hygiene, and beauty -- Arts, crafts, and science -- Beyond the home.

Boiled over

April 24, 2014
Ross, Barbara, 1953- author.
©2014
313 pages ; 18 cm.
"For Julia Snowden, the Founder's Day summer celebration in Busman's Harbor, Maine, means helping her family's clambake company to prepare an authentic taste of New England seafood. Any Mainer will tell you that a real clambake needs wood for the fire . . . so why is there a foot sticking out of the oven? The townspeople want to pin the murder of the RV park owner on Cabe Stone, a new employee of the Snowden Family Clambake Company who bolted from the crime scene and disappeared. Julia knows having another murder associated with her family's business is a recipe for disaster . . . but who is the killer? Cooking up a proper investigation doesn't leave much time for the rest of Julia's life, and this is one killer who'll do anything to stop her from digging up clues."-- Publishers description.

An Anglo-Saxon abbot : Ælfric of Eynsham

April 24, 2014
Gem, Samuel Harvey.
Edinburgh : T. & T. Clark, 1912.
xvi, 200 p. ; 19 cm.
Includes index.
Includes a list of Aelfric's principal works, chiefly from Skeat.

Life of Jehudi Ashmun : late colonial agent in Liberia : with an appendix, containing extracts from his journal and other writings; with a brief sketch of the life of the Rev. Lott Cary

April 24, 2014
Gurley, Ralph Randolph, 1797-1872.
New York : Robinson & Franklin, 1839.
vii, 396 p., 160 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

The Sufi book of life : 99 pathways of the heart for the modern dervish

April 24, 2014
Douglas-Klotz, Neil.
New York : Penguin Compass, 2005.
xxix, 304 p. ; 20 cm.

Indivisible : poems for social justice

April 24, 2014
Chicago, Ill. : Norwood House Press, c2013.
94 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Liberty was Misquoted. Immigrants / Nancy Byrd Turner ; Enemies / Wendell Berry ; The ISM / Wanda Coleman ; Discrimination / Kenneth Rexroth ; The news you don't get at home / Luis J. Rodriguez ; Wise I / Amiri Baraka ; Poem in the American manner / Dorothy Parker ; Possessor's pity / George Abbe ; Liberty needs glasses / Tupac Shakur -- We Are All Getting Burned. Misery / Langston Hughes ; Mexico is sinking / Guillermo Gómez-Peña ; Columbus Day / Jimmie Durham ; Points of view / Ishmael Reed ; The handicapped / Philip Dacey ; Bilingual Christmas / Pat Mora ; Man in space / Billy Collins ; Indian movie, New Jersey / Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni ; The geography of poetry / Assotto Saint ; Invisibility poem: lesbian / Ilze Mueller ; La migra / Pat Mora ; Picasso / Ellyn Maybe ; Sure you can ask me a personal question / Diane Burns ; L.A. prayer / Francisco X. Alarcón -- Giving Secrets Away. Other people's lives / Alice Mishkin ; Windshield / Alicia Ostriker ; St. Peter Claver / Toi Derricotte ; Being a good Americani / Fawaz Turki ; Looking back / Gogisgi ; Award / Ray Durem ; In response to executive order 9066 / Dwight Okita ; Harlem Hopscotch / Maya Angelou ; Please fire me / Deborah Garrison ; The legend / Garrett Hongo ; White lies / Natasha Trethewey ; This is a poem to my son Peter / Peter Meinke ; Warning / Mitsuye Yamada -- The Signals We Give. Outwitted / Edwin Markham ; My great grandfather's slaves / Wendell Berry ; Riding the D-train / Enid Dame ; jap / Lee Herrick ; Admission of failure / Phyllis Koestenbaum ; Anglo-Saxon Protestant heterosexual men / Wendell Berry ; Sympathy / Paul Laurence Dunbar ; A ritual to read to each other / William Stafford ; Failing in the presence of ants / Gary Soto ; Sunrise / Mary Oliver -- The Next Thing to Happen. The greater thing / Edwin Markham ; Piece by piece / Luis J. Rodriguez ; Freedom of expression / William Stafford ; Marked / Carmen Tafolla ; Prayer / Louis Untermeyer ; The last word / Amina Baraka ; Perhaps the world ends here / Joy Harjo ; Being a person / William Stafford.
This anthology includes over 50 works of poetry by 20th century writers on issues related to social justice in American society.

For the centuries : St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Northern Kentucky, 1861-2011

April 24, 2014
Hackett, Brian L.
Cincinnati, OH : Printed and bound by C.J. Krehbiel Co., c2011.
xiii, 89 p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm.

A home of our own : the suburb of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, 1910-2010

April 24, 2014
Tenkotte, Paul A.
Cincinnati, OH : Black Tie Press, 2012, c2011.
vii, 115 p. : ill. ; 23 x 29 cm. + 1 DVD (additional photos)
Many puzzle pieces : the impressionism of Antebellum history -- The fruit never falls far from the tree : the Civil War, strife, and family intermarriages to 1903 -- The streetcar suburbs of Fort Mitchell and South Fort Mitchell, 1904-1928 -- The Great Depression, 1929-1941 -- Changes abroad and at home : World War II -- "A home of our own" : backyard barbecues and shopping centers, 1946-1967 -- The maturing city, 1968-2010.

Defending the City of God : a medieval queen, the first Crusades, and the quest for peace in Jerusalem

April 24, 2014
Newman, Sharan.
New York City : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
xi, 256 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 25 cm
Arranging the chessboard -- Child of the first Christian city -- Worlds colliding -- The frontier county -- Oh, Jerusalem! -- The field of blood -- Keeping the homefires burning -- Forging a kingdom -- Queen in training -- Finding a king -- Preparing to pass the torch -- Training a king -- Taming a king -- Prince not-so-charming -- Melisende Regina Sola -- Of kings, queens and tourists -- Melisende's final conflict.
"Jerusalem sits at the crossroads of three continents and has been continuously invaded for millennia. Yet, in the middle of one of the region's most violent eras, the Crusades, an amazing multicultural world was forming. Templar knights, Muslim peasants, Turkish caliphs, Jewish merchants, and the native Christians, along with the children of the first crusaders, blended cultures while struggling to survive in a land constantly at war. Defending the City of God explores this fascinating and forgotten world, and how a group of sisters, daughters of the King of Jerusalem, whose supporters included Grand Masters of the Templars and Armenian clerics, held together the fragile treaties, understandings, and marriages that allowed for relative peace among the many different factions. As the crusaders fought to maintain their conquests, these relationships quickly unraveled, and the religious and cultural diversity was lost as hardline factions took over. Weaving together the political intrigues and dynastic battles that transformed the Near East with an evocative portrait of medieval Jerusalem, this is an astonishing look at a forgotten side of the first Crusades. "-- Provided by publisher.

The reckoning : financial accountability and the rise and fall of nations

April 24, 2014
Soll, Jacob, 1968-
New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014]
xvii, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

I don't care if we never get back : 30 games in 30 days on the best worst baseball road trip ever

April 24, 2014
Blatt, Ben.
New York : Grove Press, c2014.
xv, 342 p. ; 22 cm.
"Ben, a sports analytics wizard, loves baseball. Eric, his best friend, hates it. But when Ben writes an algorithm for the optimal baseball road trip, an impossible dream of every pitch of 30 games in 30 stadiums in 30 days, who will he call on to take shifts behind the wheel, especially when those shifts will include nineteen hours straight from Phoenix to Kansas City? Eric, of course. Will Eric regret it? Most definitely"--Dust jacket flap.

The kids will be fine : guilt-free motherhood for thoroughly modern women

April 24, 2014
Waugh, Daisy.
New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
xii, 222 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
"Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2013 under the title, I don't know why she bothers by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London"--Title page verso.
"A bracing, hilarious manifesto for motherhood as it ought to be: spontaneous, loving, and just a little bit selfishPre-chewing toddler food. Flash cards for two-year-olds. Endless hours of school gatherings to sit through in smiling silence. How did motherhood--which even under the best circumstances comes with a million small costs and compromises--become a venue for female martyrdom, verging on a sort of socially approved mass masochism? How did the great natural force of maternal love get channeled into a simpering, slavish adherence to an inflexible social norm, a repressive sentimentality festooned with hideous pastel baby accessories? How did the bar to good motherhood get set so high that it's impossible for modern mothers not to feel like they're failing?It doesn't have to be this way--and Daisy Waugh is here to tell us how to opt out of the masochism cycle. Part feminist manifesto, part hilarious rant, The Kids Will Be Fine asks modern mothers to stop confusing love with subjugation. This is a book for moms everywhere who are fed up with the constant stream of unsolicited, impractical, guilt-inducing advice directed their way; for moms who have always secretly suspected that children would turn out okay even without handmade organic snacks or protective toddler headgear. With biting wit and lancing observations, Waugh gives women permission to slough off the judgments, order in some pizza, and remember that motherhood is also about the mother"-- Provided by publisher.

The lost art of dress : the women who once made America stylish

April 24, 2014
Przybyszewski, Linda.
New York : Basic Books, 2014.
xv, 347 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
"The Lost Art of Dress explores how, in the first half of the 20th century, a remarkable group of women, whom Przybyszewski calls the Dress Doctors, taught Americans how to dress well and spearheaded a nationwide movement toward beautiful, economical, and egalitarian fashion. By the 1960s, however, the reign of the Dress Doctors was coming to an end. During the 70's and 80's, the rejection of the Dress Doctors went even further, as feminist groups targeted Home Economics classes in schools as examples of society's pervasive sexism"-- Provided by publisher.

Wa : the essence of Japanese design

April 24, 2014
Menegazzo, Rossella, author.
London : Phaidon Press Limited, 2014.
287 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.

Sex matters for women : a complete guide to taking care of your sexual self

April 24, 2014
Foley, Sallie.
New York : Guilford Press, c2012.
x, 449 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Knowing your sexual story. Every story has a beginning ; Adult sexuality : a lifelong story -- Understanding your body. Your body ; Sexual response ; Reproduction and beyond -- Making peace with your body. Body image ; Illness and disability ; When sex causes pain ; Sexually transmitted infections ; Trauma -- Creating a better sexual relationship. Male sexuality ; Relationship matters in satisfying sex -- Developing sexual comfort, confidence, and satisfaction. Enhancing your sexual health ; Strengthening your sexual relationship ; Overcoming sexual difficulties ; Seeking help : sex therapy.
A guide to help women understand how their bodies work and to take charge of their sexuality, discussing anatomy, body image, trauma, overcoming difficulties, and related topics.

Beginner's guide to Bigfoot research

April 24, 2014
Cook, Joedy, author.
©2011
152 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm

Frederick County, Maryland, genealogical research guide

April 24, 2014
Russell, Donna Valley, author.
©1987
63 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Library's copy has folded copy of Frederick County, Maryland tipped in at end.
Includes index.

Philadelphia

December 21, 2014
Harris, Bill, 1933-
New York : Mayflower Books, 1980.
95 p. : col. ill. ; 33 cm.

Burma road

December 20, 2014
Smith, Nicol.
Garden City, N.Y., Garden City publishing co., inc. [1942]
333 p., 30 unnumbered pages of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Maps on lining-papers.

Charts of the Illinois Waterway.

April 23, 2014
Chicago, Ill. : U.S. Army Engineer District, Corps of Engineers,
v. : chiefly col. maps ; 27 x 40 cm.
Title from cover.
"From Mississippi River at Grafton, Illinois to Lake Michigan at Chicago and Calumet Harbors."

First Methodist Church, Monmouth : Warren Co., Il.

April 23, 2014
Monmouth, IL : Warren County Illinois Genealogical Society, 1988.
4 v. : chiefly facsims. ; 29 cm.
Title from label on cover (now lost).
v. 1. 1859-1871, brief history & membership -- v. 2. 1875-1886, membership -- v. 3. 1886-1904, membership -- v. 4. 1903-1915, 1932-1948, membership, marriages, baptisms, deaths.

Gerlaw Christian Church, Gerlaw, Warren Co., Il., 1859-1986

April 23, 2014
[Monmouth, Illinois] : Warren County, Illinois Genealogical Society, 1987.
31, 28 [i.e. 15] leaves : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.
Photocopy of original manuscript.
Includes photocopy of small, 1984 book written for the 125th anniversary of the church. The book includes photographs of early members and historical information.
The manuscript is a membership list that includes church event dates. Names are in alphabetical order by letter of surname.

Greenbush Methodist Episcopal Church : Warren Co., IL

April 23, 2014
[Monmouth, Ill.] : Warren County Genealogical Society, 1988.
22, 3 p. : chiefly facsims. ; 30 cm.
Title from label on cover.
Includes index.
Transcription of historical sketch with lists of members; original given in facsimile.

Little York Methodist Church, Warren Co., Ill., Sunday school rolls, 1914 to 1924.

April 23, 2014
[Monmouth, Ill.?] : Warren Co. Gen. Soc., [2000?]
A-G, 52 p. : ill., facsims. ; 29 cm.
Title from label on cover.

United Presbyterian Church, Little York, Illinois, 1863-1941.

April 23, 2014
[Monmouth, Ill.] : Warren County Illinois Genealogical Society, 2003.
74, 17 p. : chiefly facsims. ; 29 cm.
Includes index.

Records of Meredian Christian Church, Berwick Township, Warren County, Ill.

April 23, 2014
[Monmouth, Ill.] : Warren County IL Genealogical Society, 1987.
262, 7 p. : ill., facsims. ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Cover title from label.

Smith Creek United Presbyterian Church, Henderson County, Illinois : 1865-1900

April 23, 2014
Parsons, Mary Lou.
[Illinois] : Warren County Illinois Genealogical Society, 1996.
126 p. : chiefly facsims. ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Consists of session minutes.

Membership records of the Swedish Baptist Church, Monmouth, IL., 1890-1904

April 23, 2014
Monmouth, Ill. : Warren Co., IL. Genealogical Society, 1987.
1c, 113, 4 p. : ill., chiefly facsims. ; 36 cm.
Includes records for 1927-1973 of the Immanuel Baptist Church, formerly the Swedish Baptist Church.
"Original records are kept at the Immanuel Baptist Church."

How to start a home-based graphic design business

April 23, 2014
Smith, Jim (Jim G.), 1952- author.
Guilford, Connecticut : GPP, [2013]
xiv, 153 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Edition statement from book spine.
"Everything you need to know to run a profitable and satisfying graphic design business from your home. From estimating start-up costs and finding customers to setting prices and taking your business online, this comprehensive guide provides down-to-earth advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based graphic design business."--Back cover.

I used to be in pictures : an untold story of Hollywood

April 23, 2014
Mutti-Mewse, Austin, 1972- author.
Woodbridge : ACC Editions, [2014].
303 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 31 cm.
Palm Springs : the (movie) stars and (zebra) stripes -- Hollywood at home -- I used to be in pictures -- Hollywood on set -- I'm still big : it's the rooms that got small -- Hollywood on the town -- Vampira : a Hollywood horror story -- Hollywood after dark -- Cocks and cocktails.

Werewolves : myths and legends

April 23, 2014
Cook, Joedy.
©2012
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 23 cm
A collection of various sightings and incidents with werewolves and other similiar mysterious creatures, with a special interest in sightings from Ohio.

Zombies : the survival guide

April 23, 2014
Cook, Joedy.
©2012
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Information about zombies with tips and tricks for surviving a zombie apocalypse.

Zombies : what you need to know or you'll die

April 23, 2014
Cook, Joedy.
©2012
59 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Information about zombies, from the weapons and supplies needed for surviving a zombie attack, to which zombie movies are the best to watch.

Pollution patterns in the Ohio River, 1950. Water-quality conditions and changes revealed by a simultaneous sampling of the 963-mile stretch from Pittsburgh to Cairo.

April 23, 2014
Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission.
Cincinnati : Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, 1951.
30 p., 49 p. of tables : charts ; 28 cm.
Cover title.

The Year-book of facts in science and art.

April 23, 2014
London : David Bogue, 1839-1880.
v. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Editor: <1852-1854> John Timbs.
"Exhibiting the most important discoveries and improvements of the past year in mechanics and the useful arts; natural philosophy; electricity; chemistry; zoology and botany; geology and geography; meteorology and astronomy."(varies slightly).

Security owner's stock guide.

April 22, 2014
New York : Standard and Poor's Corp.
v. ; 14 x 22 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: Standard & Poor's.

Vienna.

April 22, 2014
London : New York : DK Publishing, Inc.,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.

Turkey.

April 22, 2014
London ; New York, N.Y. : DK Publishing,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.

North Carolina.

April 22, 2014
Emeryville, CA : Avalon Travel Publishing,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 19 cm.

Membership records of the Roseville Methodist Church, Roseville, IL : also contains records of Asbury and Point Pleasant

April 22, 2014
Monmouth, Ill. : Warren County, Illinois Genealogical Society, 1991-
v. <1-4> ; 28 cm.
Includes indexes.
Handwritten photocopies.
v. 1. 1869-1876 -- v. 2. 1876-1911 -- v. 3. 1902-1917 -- v. 4. 1917-1945.

Sciota Methodist Church, McDonough County, Illinois

April 22, 2014
Sciota United Methodist Church (Sciota, Illinois)|4edt
[Monmouth, Illinois] : Warren County, Illinois Genealogical Society, 1999.
3 v. in 1 : ill. ; 30 cm.
Title from cover.
v. 1. 1883-1938 -- v. 2. 1923-1999 -- v. 3. 1953-1999.

Hemp bound : dispatches from the front lines of the next agricultural revolution

April 22, 2014
Fine, Doug.
©2014
xxxi, 152 pages ; 20 cm
Introduction: After-school snacks before Doritos -- Hemp gets out ring around the collar -- Turning a profit even with Medieval harvesting techniques -- Want to make it in the hemp game? Two words: dual cropping -- Grow your next house (or factory or office or high-rise or school) -- Heck, grow your whole tractor out of hemp -- Fill 'er up with hemp -- A new utility paradigm; the distributed, sustainable community -- Energy grid -- Don't just legalize it; subsidize it -- Patriots ponder planting -- Hempucation immersion course -- Teach your regulators well -- Conclusion: Support your local heartland hemp homesteaders -- Epilogue, part one: Watching cannabis displace corn in the first digital age American hemp fields -- Epilogue, part two: A dust bowl antidote; it's about a cash crop in today's soil.

Lost & found : finding hope in the detours of life

April 22, 2014
Jakes, Sarah.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, [2014]
234 pages ; 24 cm
"An inspiring personal account of overcoming past mistakes and finding faith and purpose again from a young woman who was pregnant at fourteen, then married and divorced in her twenties"-- Provided by publisher.

Up, up, & away : the Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the crazy business of baseball, & the ill-fated but unforgettable Montreal Expos

April 22, 2014
Keri, Jonah, author.
©2014
408 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

Court confidential : inside the world of tennis

April 22, 2014
Harman, Neil.
©2014
xxviii, 351 pages ; 23 cm
Tennis has never before been blessed with such an array of talented stars doing battle for the sport's most coveted titles. Games featuring Murray, Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, the Williams sisters and Maria Sharapova are among the most thrilling matches in the history of the game. Now, Harman shares with readers tennis's most intimate secrets in a book replete with personality, excitement, drama, and intrigue. Featuring frank, in-depth interviews with all the leading players, their coaching staffs, and their agents and managers, Harman presents the game from an insider's perspective and offers the fresh insights and strong personal views for which he is celebrated.

Curves : flowers, foliates & flourishes in the formal decorative arts

April 22, 2014
DeLong, Lisa.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
58 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
"Wooden books"--Title page.

Lorca : living in the theatre

April 22, 2014
Edwards, Gwynne, author.
©2003
240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages plates : illustrations ; 22 cm

Lived through this : listening to the stories of sexual violence survivors

April 22, 2014
Ream, Anne K., 1965- author.
Boston : Beacon Press, [2014]
xiv, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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