New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

May 25, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Journal of Naritasan Institute for Buddhist Studies.

May 24, 2017
Narita, Japan : Naritasan Shinshōji,
v. ; 21 cm.
Title from cover.

Barron's PCAT, Pharmacy College Admission Test.

May 24, 2017
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, c2008-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

1001 ways to pay for college.

May 24, 2017
Belmont, Calif. : SuperCollege, LLC, 2003-
v : ill. ; 23 cm.
Vols. for <2007-2017> by Gen and Kelly Tanabe.
"Practical strategies to make any college affordable for high school, college, graduate and adult students."--Cover (varies).

White hot truth : clarity for keeping it real on your spiritual path--from one seeker to another

May 24, 2017
LaPorte, Danielle, 1969- author.
Vancouver, Canada : Virtuonica Publishing, [2017]
250 pages ; 25 cm
Includes index.
The church of self-improvement: when worship feels like work -- The really big lies: the falsities we (inevitably, and necessarily) fall for on our way to Truth -- Truthfully seeking: how wisdom happens (hint: paradoxically) -- Healing instincts: mixing our own medicine (it's all an experiment) -- Full of yourself: the curiosities of self-hatred, and the only guarantee of self-love -- You're special-- but not that special: in search of worth -- Super. Human.: choosing to really be here -- Ready to forgive: the complicated, gritty path to grace -- The soul of science: conscious optimism and giving from your fullness -- You are the guru: the hottest truth of all -- Faux freedoms: when sacred sex goes sideways -- Power tools: more awareness, deeper respect, less dependency -- The path within your path: the roundabout journey to life-affirming discipline -- Discernment is everything: when the negative serves the positive -- Regarding suffering: soul, pain, perspective -- Desire, defined: a broader view for creating reality -- Devotion: I think you're up for it.
Provides guidance on navigating a spiritual path to avoid self-loathing and other pitfalls that can distract from the goal of peace and freedom.

The Djinn falls in love & other stories

May 24, 2017
Oxford, UK : Solaris, an imprint of Rebellion Publishing Ltd., 2017.
278 pages ; 23 cm
The Djinn falls in love / Hermes -- The congregation / Kamila Shamsie -- How we remember you / Kuzhali Manickavel -- Hurrem and the Djinn / Claire North -- Glass lights / J.Y. Yang -- Authenticity / Monica Byrne -- Majnun / Helene Wecker -- Black powder / Maria Dahvana Headley -- A tale of ash in seven birds / Amal El-Mohtar -- The sand in the glass is right / James Smythe -- Reap / Sami Shah -- Queen of Sheba / Catherine Faris King -- The Jinn hunter's apprentice / E.J. Swift -- Message in a bottle / K.J. Parker -- Bring your own spoon / Saad Z. Hossain -- Somewhere in America / Neil Gaiman -- Duende 2077 / Jamal Mahjoub -- The righteous guide of Arabsat / Sophia Al-Maria -- The spite house / Kirsty Logan -- Emprors of Jinn / Usman T. Malik -- History / Nnedi Okorafor.
A fascinating collection of new and classic tales of the fearsome Djinn, from bestselling, award-winning and breakthrough international writers.

Dark cities

May 24, 2017
London : Titan Books, 2017.
392 pages ; 24 cm.
The dogs /by Scott Smith -- In stone/by Tim Lebbon -- The way she is with strangers /by Helen Marshall -- We'll always have Paris /by M.R. Carey -- Good night, prison kings /by Cherie Priest -- Dear diary /by Scott Sigler -- What I've always done /by Amber Benson -- Grit /by Jonathan Maberry -- Dark hill run /by Kasey Lansdale & Joe R. Lansdale -- Happy forever /by Simon R. Green -- The society of the monsterhood /by Paul Tremblay -- The maw /by Nathan Ballingrud -- Field trip /by Tananarive Due -- The revelers /by Christopher Golden -- The stillness /by Ramsey Campbell -- Sanctuary /by Kealan Patrick Burke -- Matter of life and death /by Sherrilyn Kenyon -- Graffiti of the lost and dying places /by Seanan McGuire -- The crack /by Nick Cutter.
In shadowy back alleys, crumbling brownstones, and gleaming skyscrapers, cities harbor unique forms of terror. Here lie malicious ghosts, cursed buildings, malignant deities, and personal demons of every kind.

Beauty 40+ : 24 looks to feel beautiful

May 24, 2017
Entrup, Boris, 1978- author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2017.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
A guide to beauty for mature women covers age-appropriate makeup looks, with twenty-five step-by-step, illustrated instructions, and offers beauty advice, essential tools, and helpful tips for beauty care from head to toe.

Day drinking : 50 cocktails for a mellow buzz

May 24, 2017
Odell, Kat, author.
©2017
234 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Cocktail basics : bar tools, equipment, and ingredients you might need -- Summer lovin' : light drinks for hot days -- But first, a cocktail : aperitifs -- Warm me up : spiked coffees, toddies, and other hot drinks -- Grouplove : party-friendly potations -- Wildcard cocktails : unexpected liquors to taste and explore -- Buzz-free beverages : mocktails in which you don't miss the booze.
"Which of these situations would not be greatly improved by a delicious cocktail? A wedding or baby shower. A leisurely catch-up with a friend. Family reunion, complete with games. Long, idle afternoon at the beach, or the unexpected excitement of a snow day. Obviously the answer is none, which may be why the newest trend in drinking is the low-alcohol cocktail, that perfect quaff when you want to have a drink--or two or three--but not get drunk. Using wine, beer, sake, hard cider, vermouth, sherry, along with liqueurs like St-Germain and bitter aperitifs like Campari and Aperol, these fifty festive sippers are mouthwateringly delicious, while providing the mellowest of buzzes. Here's the World's Best Pimm's Cup. The classic Champagne Cocktail and updated variations. A Vermouth Julep, Sakura Martini, Jerez Toddy. Or instead of a mimosa for brunch, the Django Reinhardt. There are warming Irish coffees and thirst-quenching Micheladas, the popular Mexican beer mixer, plus signature drinks from cold-brew coffee cocktail; Law Abiding Citizen, a nutty Amontillado sherry drink; the Warm Embrace, aka autumn in a mug. And a handful of alcohol-free cocktails, too, like Nuts in a Vice, which tastes like a carbonated Creamsicle. With its breezy '70 design vibe and the tone to match, it's the book that celebrates what even occasional tipplers know--there's nothing like a drink in the daytime to make you feel like you're on vacation. And that's before the alcohol kicks in"-- Provided by publisher.

Papi : my story

May 24, 2017
Ortiz, David, 1975- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
viii, 262 pages,16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
David "Big Papi" Ortiz is a baseball icon and one of the most popular figures ever to play the game. As a key part of the Boston Red Sox for 14 years, David has helped the team win 3 World Series, bringing back a storied franchise from "never wins" to "always wins." He helped them upend the doubters, the naysayers, the nonbelievers and captured the imagination of millions of fans along the way, as he launched balls into the stands again, and again, and again. He made Boston and the Red Sox his home, his place of work, and his legacy. In Papi, his ultimate memoir, Ortiz opens up as never before about his life in baseball and about the problems he sees in Major League Baseball, about former teammates, opponents, coaches, and executives, and about the weight of expectation whenever he stepped up to the plate. The result is a revelatory, fly-on-the wall story of a career by a player with a lot to say at the end of his time in the game, a game to which he gave so much and which gave so much to him.

The wellness project : how I learned to do right by my body, without giving up my life

May 24, 2017
Lapine, Phoebe, author.
New York, New York : Pam Krauss Books/Avery, [2017]
369 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"For those battling autoimmune disease--or just seeking healthy life balance--the voice behind the popular blog Feed Me Phoebe shares her yearlong investigation of what truly made her well. After she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in her early twenties, Phoebe Lapine felt overwhelmed by her doctor's strict protocols and confused when they directly conflicted with information on the bestseller list. After experiencing mixed results and a life of deprivation that seemed unsustainable at best, she adopted 12 of her own wellness directives--including eliminating sugar, switching to all-natural beauty products, and getting in touch with her spiritual side--to find out which lifestyle changes truly impacted her health for the better. The Wellness Project is the insightful and hilarious result of that year of exploration--part memoir and part health and wellness primer (complete with 20 healthy recipes)..."-- Provided by publisher.

Being a dad is weird : lessons in fatherhood from my family to yours

May 24, 2017
Falcone, Ben, 1973- author.
©2017
xxi, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Foreword / by Melissa McCarthy -- Have good times: or the value of adult friendships for the sanity of parents and children alike -- It's about who you know: or Why having feathered friends will keep your kids from worrying about your creepy job -- Take it all in stride: or Nothing is too big of a deal -- The big sky theory: or Sometimes it's okay to lie to your kids -- Rip off the band-aid: or the argument for truth once in a while -- Parenting through hypochondria: or the time I thought I might be gay -- Not all vacations with your children are magical: or Never take travel advice from a bird-watcher -- Navigating breakfast conversations: or My dad never had to deal with this stuff -- Having children of the opposite gender: or My mom DID have to deal with this stuff -- Parenting the parents: or The art of waking up your dad when he falls asleep on the can -- Admit your faults: or Don't mutilate the chocolate bunnies -- All hail the road warrior: or Being grateful for what matters -- How to be an inspiration to young athletes: p.s. maybe skip the mimosas? -- Admit when you have said, done, or cooked something wrong: or the apology fish -- High school-- let it be a time of poor choices: or Forgive them, for they know not what they do -- My dad's noises: (oh holy shit, I'm making noises) -- It's okay to let them see you sweat: but sometimes I sweat a whole bunch -- Music makes the world go 'round: (this one is easy) -- Stop feeling guilty: your kids are never really bored -- Forget counting sheep when you can't sleep: one of the many reasons it helps to have a sibling -- Foster political ideas: or the time I was an asshole for Halloween -- Learn the rules of the game: or Never leg-whip a priest -- Always support your children: even when they lose their way and take their waiter job way too seriously -- Teach your children the value of money: spend it now -- Find a good lady to spend your life with: but be a good husband -- Appreciate every gesture: for example, the meal that my daughters made me for Father's Day, 2014 -- It's okay to cry: or The art of gathering wine -- Choose happy: and it is a choice.
A look at fatherhood from the director, writer, and actor from "The Boss" and "Tammy" combines stories about his own larger-than-life dad and how his experiences raising two daughters with wife Melissa McCarthy have been shaped by his childhood.

Love, Africa : a memoir of romance, love, and survival

May 24, 2017
Gettleman, Jeffrey, 1971-
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
325 pages ; 24 cm
"A seasoned war correspondent, Jeffrey Gettleman has covered every major conflict over the past twenty years, from Afghanistan to Iraq to the Congo. For the past decade, he has served as the East Africa bureau chief for the New York Times, fulfilling a teenage dream. At nineteen, Gettleman fell in love, twice. On a do-it-yourself community service trip in college, he went to East Africa--a terrifying, exciting, dreamlike part of the world in the throes of change that imprinted itself on his imagination and on his heart. But around that same time he also fell in love with a fellow Cornell student--the brightest, classiest, most principled woman he'd ever met. To say they were opposites was an understatement. She became a criminal lawyer in America; he hungered to return to Africa. For the next decade he would be torn between these two abiding passions" -- from publisher's web site.

Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill

May 24, 2017
Dantzic, Jerry, photographer.
©2017
144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Crazy they call me: on looking at Jerry Dantzic's photos of Billie Holiday / by Zadie Smith -- Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill, Newark, New Jersey, April 16-21, 1957 -- Billy Holiday at the 2nd New York Jazz Festival, Randall's Island, August 24, 1957 -- Jerry Dantzic's Billie Holiday / by Grayson Dantzic.
In 1957, New York photojournalist Jerry Dantzic spent time with the iconic singer Billie Holiday during a week-long run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey, nightclub Sugar Hill. The resulting images offer a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of Billie with her family, friends, and her pet chihuahua, Pepe; playing with her godchild (son of her autobiography's coauthor, William Dufty); washing dishes at the Duftys' home; walking the streets of Newark; in her hotel room; waiting backstage or having a drink in front of the stage; and performing. The years and the struggles seem to vanish when she sings; her face lights up. Later that same year, Dantzic photographed her in color at the second New York Jazz Festival at Randall's Island. Only a handful of the photographs in the book have ever been published. In her text, Zadie Smith evokes Lady Day herself and shows us what she sees as she inhabits these images and reveals what she is thinking.

Classic style : hand it down, dress it up, wear it out

May 24, 2017
New York : Grand Central Life & Style, [2017]
255 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes interviews with noted fashion designers.

Cake, I love you : decadent, delectable, and do-able recipes

May 24, 2017
O'Connor, Jill, author.
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, [2017]
176 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Cake: a love story -- Baker's gear -- Baker's pantry -- Building a better cake -- Banana -- Coconut -- Chocolate -- Caramel & butterscotch -- Citrus -- Spirits & spices -- Garden & orchard.
"Cake: I Love You is a no-butter-spared love letter to this classic indulgence with decadent, delectable, and do-able recipes you'll need to bake right away. Organized by flavor profile (banana, coconut, chocolate, caramel, spice, fruit) and level of difficulty, this genius cake cookbook is a treasure in the kitchen"-- Provided by publisher.

Careful : a user's guide to our injury-prone minds

May 24, 2017
Casner, Steve, author.
©2017
326 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Words to live by -- Paying attention -- Making errors -- Taking risk -- Thinking ahead -- Looking out for each other -- Taking and giving advice -- Around the house -- Watching kids -- From here to there -- At work -- Fires and natural disasters -- At the doctor -- Getting older -- Will we really be safer?

Churchill and Orwell : the fight for freedom

May 24, 2017
Ricks, Thomas E., author.
New York, New York : Penguin Press, [2017]
339 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The two Winstons -- Churchill the adventurer -- Orwell the policeman -- Churchill : down and out in the 1930s -- Orwell becomes "Orwell" : Spain 1937 -- Churchill becomes "Churchill" : Spring 1940 -- Fighting the Germans, reaching out to the Americans : 1940- 1941 -- Churchill, Orwell, and the class war in Britain : 1941 -- Enter the Americans : 1941-1942 -- Grim visions of the postwar world : 1943 -- Animal Farm : 1943-1945 -- Churchill (and Britain) in decline and triumph : 1944-1945 -- Churchill's revenge : the war memoirs -- Orwell in triumph and decline : 1945-1950 -- Churchill's oremature afterlife : 1950-1965 -- Orwell's extraordinary ascension : 1950-2016 -- Afterword: The path of Churchill and Orwell.
A "dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, with a focus on the pivotal years from the mid-1930s through the 1940s, when their farsighted vision and inspired action in the face of the threat of fascism and communism helped preserve democracy for the world"-- Provided by publisher.

The long run : a memoir of loss and life in motion

May 24, 2017
Menzies-Pike, Catriona, author.
New York : Crown Publishers, 2017.
244 pages ; 22 cm
Making a scene -- On the treadmill -- Born to run -- Running like a girl -- On the road -- Telling tales -- Look at her go -- Rejoice, we conquer! -- Plan b -- Over the Line -- A one-sentence success story -- Hitting the wall -- Conclusion: stories we tell.
"An unlikely convert to distance running finds her way through grief and into the untold history of women and running. Thirty-year-old Catriona Menzies-Pike defined herself in many ways: voracious reader, pub crawler, feminist, backpacker, and, since her parents' deaths a decade earlier, orphan. 'Runner' was nowhere near the list. Yet when she began training for a half marathon on a whim, she found herself an instant convert. Soon she realized that running, 'a pace suited to the precarious labor of memory,' was helping her to grieve the loss of her parents in ways that she had been, for ten messy years, running away from. As Catriona excavates her own past, she also grows curious about other women drawn to running. What she finds is a history of repression and denial -running was thought to endanger childbearing, and as late as 1967 the organizer of the Boston Marathon tried to drag a woman off the course, telling her to 'get the hell out of my race'- but also of incredible courage and achievement. As she brings to life the stories of pioneering athletes and analyzes the figure of the woman runner in pop culture, literature, and myth, she comes to the heart of why she's running, and why any of us do"-- Provided by publisher.

Signs of a happy baby : the baby sign language book

May 24, 2017
White, William Paul, author.|4aut
New York, New York : Morgan James Publishing, [2017].
154 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
What does your baby want to say? You can find out -even before your baby can verbally speak- by using baby sign language. Signs of a Happy Baby gives parents everything they need to start signing with their baby, including a comprehensive dictionary with easy-to-follow photos of fun and practical American Sign Language (ASL) signs, and tips for integrating sign language into their everyday activities. Start signing with your baby now. What your baby has to say will blow you away!

Soul whispering : the art of awakening shamanic consciousness

May 24, 2017
Wolf, Linda Star, author.
Rochester, Vermont : Bear & Company, 2017.
276 pages ; 23 cm
What the world needs now is love sweet love -- Seeking wholeness: baby boomers to shamans -- Surviving psychiatry: you can't keep a good shaman down -- Soul whispering: the new psychotherapy -- Steps in the journey of becoming a soul whisperer -- Avoiding the void: shamanic energy medicine and addiction -- Shamanism's inconvenient truth: transform yourself and heal the world -- Emotional cancer: depression and narcissistic altruism (a.k.a. codependency) -- Shamanic consciousness in everyday life -- The nature of how people change -- The five cycles of change: Star Wolf's alchemical shamanic roadmap -- The magical power of archetypes: mythological keys to transformation -- Holy shit!: compost for the soul -- The gravity of love.
"Explore how the art of soul whispering can help each of us understand why we experience our lives the way we do and shift from healing our wounds to embracing the process of transformation. This powerful new synthesis of shamanic healing and psychotherapy can help you restore your relationship with your soul, transform dysfunctional ways of being, learn to hear the intuitive wisdom and love of your soul's whisperings, and develop the capacity to live in the present moment fully connected and alive. Detailing the shamanic tools and psychospiritual practices of soul whispering, the authors share inspiring stories of transformation from their own journeys and their work as shamanic soul whisperers. They explain how soul whispering harnesses the power of the imaginal world to awaken shamanic consciousness, restore resiliency of mind, body, and spirit, and enact transformation at the cellular level. They show how soul whispering allows you to become conscious of your wounds, release the energy of victimization, and develop love and forgiveness for yourself and others. The authors explore mythological archetypes from Sumer and ancient Egypt to empower you in your life's journey of transformation and explain the Five Cycles of Change that we continually spiral through, detailing what to do if you become stuck in one of the cycles. Sharing the ageless wisdom of their collective shamanic experiences and personal journeywork, the authors show how soul whispering allows you to break free from your patterns of dysfunction, rekindle a profound soul connection, and shift your story from one of wounding and suffering to one of initiation and vibrancy" --Back cover.

A speck in the sea : a story of survival and rescue

May 24, 2017
Aldridge, John, author.
New York, NY : Weinstein Books, [2017]
x, 262 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Prologue -- Overboard -- Montauk fisherman -- A speck in the sea -- "He's not here" -- Daylight -- In the command center -- "We're in big trouble" -- "Johnny Load is missing" -- To the west-end buoy -- Command and control -- The landward watch -- Cutting loose -- Found -- "It's over" -- Saved -- The good daughter -- Postscripts and parties -- Epilogue --Appendix A: Assets deployed to find and rescue John Aldridge -- Appendix B: The tale of Johnny Load.
"In the dead of night on July 24, 2013, John Aldridge was thrown off the back of the Anna Mary while his fishing partner, Anthony Sosinski, slept below. As desperate hours ticked by, Sosinski, the families, the local fishing community, and the U.S. Coast Guard in three states mobilized in an unprecedented search effort that culminated in a rare and exhilarating success" -- dust jacket flap.

Spirit of the horse : a celebration in fact and fable

May 24, 2017
Shatner, William, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2017.
viii, 292 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction: the zen of risk -- The four-legged Olympian -- Tachyhippodamia / William J. Powell -- My first time -- Experience of two boys in managing horses, with many anecdotes of quadrupedal intelligence / Thomas W. Knox -- The winged horse -- Pegasus, the horse who could fly / Carolyn Sherwin Bailey -- The horse and the olive / James Baldwin -- The horse, hunter, and stag / Aesop -- The world is a carousel -- The fox and the horse / the Brothers Grimm -- The black horse / Joseph Jacobs -- Alexander and Bucephalus -- The war horse of alexander / edited by Andrew Lang -- Of war horses, or destriers / Michel de Montaigne -- Wild horses -- Gulliver's travels / Jonathan Swift -- Horsing around on the set -- The horseman in the sky / Ambrose Bierce -- The mind of the horse -- Mr. Stiver's horse / James Montgomery Bailey -- The horse as hero ... not -- Don't look a gift-horse in the mouth / Harry Graham -- My great day -- Samuel Cowles and his horse royal / Eugene Field -- To horse / Frances and Gertrude Warner -- Blind faith -- "White dandy"; or, master and I / Velma Caldwell Melville -- The stable as cathedral -- A race horse that paid a church debt / Clarence Louis Cullen -- The reign of the reining horse -- Only the mare / Alfred E. T. Watson -- Little Sure Shot -- The life of Hon. William F. Cody, known as Buffalo Bill, the famous hunter, scout and guide, an autobiography / William F. Cody -- The Blue Grass Seminary girls' vacation adventures; or, Shirley Willing to the rescue / Carolyn Judson Burnett -- Born in the saddle -- How the old horse won the bet / Oliver Wendell Holmes -- Four horses and a sailor / Jack London -- The uncertainty factor -- A military steeple-chase / Captain R. Bird Thompson -- Our horses, our selves -- "Whooping" a race-horse under the wire / Clarence Louis Cullen -- The spirituality of the horse.
"From his first time riding as a child, William Shatner has felt a deep love for horses. Whether he is in the saddle, communicating with them, or simply appreciating their beauty, his bond with these majestic animals is deep. For decades he has sought to share his joy--with children, veterans, those with disabilities, and many more--through his annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show. And here, he brings that same joy to his fans and readers. In Spirit of the Horse, the Star Trek and Boston Legal legend speaks from the heart about the remarkable effect horses have had on his life and on the lives of others. From his first horse, bought impulsively on the advice of a twelve-year-old, to his favorite horses, acquired after many years of learning what to look for, this book draws from Shatner's own experience and pairs it with a wealth of classic horse stories, including unique retellings of the Pegasus myth and the feats of the most famous war horses throughout history. The result is a celebration that captures the unparalleled connection between humans and horses--and the power, courage, mindfulness, and healing that they can inspire in us. Many fans have heard about Shatner's passion for horses; few have seen it revealed as completely as it is here" --Dust jacket.

Sugar, butter, flour : the waitress pie book

May 24, 2017
Hunterson, Jenna, author.
©2017
160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"In the cult classic movie-turned-Broadway production, the eternally optimistic protagonist of Waitress expresses her hopes, dreams, fears, and frustrations through the whimsically named pies she bakes each morning. Sugar, Butter, Flour celebrates this art of baking from the heart, with foolproof and flavorful pies for seduction, pies for mending a broken heart, pies for celebrating new beginnings and pies for all the little milestones that come afterwards. Taking its inspiration from the iconic mile-high pies of the diner case, Sugar, Butter, Flour offers an array of showstopping pies, each with a twist that puts it over the top..."-- Provided by publisher.

You & a bike & a road

May 24, 2017
Davis, Eleanor, 1983- author, illustrator.
[Ontario, Canada] : Koyama Press, 2017.
1 volume (unnumbered) : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
"In 2016, acclimed cartoonist and illustrator Eleanor Davis documented her cross-country bike tour as it happened. The immediacy of Davis' comics journal makes for an incredible chronicle of human experience on the most efficient and humane form of human transporation." --Publisher

Hearts beating for liberty : women abolitionists in the old Northwest

May 24, 2017
Robertson, Stacey M.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.
xiv, 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has original brown printed wrappers.
Grassroots activism and female antislavery societies -- Abolitionist women and the Liberty Party -- Free produce in the old Northwest -- Antislavery fairs, cooperation, and community building -- Women lecturers and radical antislavery -- Abolitionists and fugitive slaves -- Woman's rights and abolition in the West.
Overview: Challenging traditional histories of abolition, this book shifts the focus away from the East to show how the women of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin helped build a vibrant antislavery movement in the Old Northwest. Stacey Robertson argues that the environment of the Old Northwest-with its own complicated history of slavery and racism-created a uniquely collaborative and flexible approach to abolitionism. Western women helped build this local focus through their unusual and occasionally transgressive activities. They plunged into Liberty Party politics, vociferously supported a Quaker-led boycott of slave goods, and tirelessly aided fugitives and free blacks in their communities. Western women worked closely with male abolitionists, belying the notion of separate spheres that characterized abolitionism in the East. The contested history of race relations in the West also affected the development of abolitionism in the region, necessitating a pragmatic bent in their activities. Female antislavery societies focused on eliminating racist laws, aiding fugitive slaves, and building and sustaining schools for blacks. This approach required that abolitionists of all stripes work together, and women proved especially adept at such cooperation.

He won't know it's paleo : 100+ autoimmune protocol recipes to create with love & share with pride

May 24, 2017
Emmitt, Bre'anna D, photographer, author.
[United States] : [publisher not identified], [2014].
150 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Cover title.
"Bre'anna Emmitt takes you right into her kitchen where she prepared only paleo autoimmune protocol meals for six months before she finally came clean with her husband ... In that time, she noticed drastic improvement in her two autoimmune diseases and began her popular blog, "He won't know it's paleo." Each recipe in this book was created with love, shared with sneakiness, and enjoyed with gusto. Her guideline to publishing is always this: if a recipe doesn't meet her non-paleo husband's approval, it doesn't get published"--Publisher's description.

Biohistory : decline and fall of the West

May 24, 2017
Penman, Jim, (social theorist) author.
©2015.
vi, 289 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Of science and temperament -- Food restriction -- The civilization factor -- Aggression -- Infancy and childhood -- The rise of the West -- The civilization cycle -- Lemming cycles -- War -- Recession and tyranny -- Why regimes fall and civilizations collapse -- Rome -- The stability factor -- China and India -- The triumph of the fundamentalists -- The decline of the West -- The future.
"Biohistory is a revolutionary new theory that explores the biological and behavioural underpinnings of social change, including the rise and fall of civilisations. Informed by significant research into the physiological basis of behaviour conducted by author Dr Jim Penman and a team of scientists at RMIT University and the Florey Institute in Melbourne, Australia, Biohistory examines how a complex interplay between culture and biology has shaped civilisations from the Roman Empire to the modern West. Penman proposes that historical changes are driven by changes in the prevailing temperament of populations, based on physiological mechanisms that adapt animal behaviour to changing food conditions. It details the history of human society by mapping the effects of these epigenetic changes on cultures, and on historical tipping points including wars and revolutions. It shows how laboratory studies can be used to explain broad social and economic changes, including the fortunes of entire civilizations. The author's shocking conclusion is that the West is in terminal and inevitable decline, and that its only hope may lie with the biological sciences. Drawing on the disciplines of history, biology, anthropology and economics, Biohistory is the first theory of society that can be tested with some rigour in the laboratory. It explains how environment, cultural values and childrearing patterns determine whether societies prosper or collapse, and how social change can be both predicted--and potentially modified--through biochemistry"-- Back cover.

Everyday matters : a memoir

May 24, 2017
Gregory, Danny, 1960-
©2003
120 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
"Originally published by Hyperion."

The girl with seven names : a escape from North Korea

May 24, 2017
Lee, Hyeonseo, author.
©2015
xiii, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Prologue -- Part One. The greatest nation on Earth. A train through the mountains -- The city at the edge of the world -- The eyes on the wall -- The lady in black -- The man beneath the bridge -- The red shoes -- Boomtown -- The secret photograph -- To be a good communist -- 'Rocky island' -- 'The house is cursed' -- Tragedy at the bridge -- Sunlight on dark water -- 'The great heart has stopped beating' -- Girlfriend of a hoodlum -- 'By the time you read this, the five of us will no longer exist in this world' -- The lights of Changbai -- Over the ice -- Part Two. To the heart of the dragon. A visit to Mr. Ahn -- Home truths -- The suitor -- The wedding trap -- Shenyang girl -- Guilt call -- The men from the south -- Interrogation -- The plan -- The gang -- The comfort of moonlight -- The biggest, brashest city in Asia -- Career woman -- A connection to Hyesan -- The teddy-bear conversations -- The tormenting of Min-ho -- The love shock -- Destination Seoul -- Part Three. Journey into darkness. 'Welcome to Korea' -- The women -- House of unity -- The learning race -- Waiting for 2012 -- A place of ghosts and wild dogs -- An impossible dilemma -- Journey into night -- Under a vast Asian sky -- Lost in Laos -- Whatever it takes -- The kindness of strangers -- Shuttle diplomacy -- Long wait for freedom -- A series of small miracles -- 'I am prepared to die' -- The beauty of a free mind -- Epilogue.
In 1997 the author, aged 17, escaped North Korea for China. Her mother's first words over the telephone to her lost daughter were "don't come back". The reprisals for all of them would have been lethal. Twelve years later she returned to the North Korean border in a daring mission to spirit her mother and brother to South Korea in a very costly and dangerous journey. This eloquent book offers the first credible account of ordinary life in North Korea and gives an extraordinary insight into the life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships.

White working class : overcoming class cluelessness in America

May 23, 2017
Williams, Joan, 1952- author.
Boston Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2017]
x, 180 pages ; 22 cm
Why talk about class? -- Who is the working class? -- Why does the working class resent the poor? -- Why does the working class resent professionals but admire the rich? -- Why doesn't the working class just move to where the jobs are? -- Why doesn't the working class get with it and go to college? -- Why don't they push their kids harder to succeed? -- How racist is the working class? -- How sexist is the working class? -- Don't they understand that manufacturing jobs aren't coming back? -- Why don't working-class men just take "pink-collar" jobs? -- Why don't the people who benefit most from government help seem to appreciate it? -- Can we embrace the white working class without abandoning our values and our allies? -- How the class culture gap drives politics.
Around the world, populist movements are gaining traction among the white working class. Meanwhile, the professional elite--journalists, managers, and establishment politicians--is on the outside looking in, and left to argue over the reasons why. In White Working Class, Joan C. Williams, described as "something approaching rock star status" in her field by the New York Times, explains why so much of the elite's analysis of the white working class is misguided, rooted in assumptions by what she has controversially coined "class cluelessness." Williams explains how most analysts, and the corresponding media coverage, have conflated "working class" with "poor." All too often, white working class motivations have been dismissed as simply racism or xenophobia. Williams explains how the term "working class" has been misapplied--it is, in fact, the elusive, purportedly disappearing middle class. This demographic often resents both the poor and the professionals. They don't, however, tend to resent the truly rich, nor are they particularly bothered by income inequality. Their dream is not to join the upper middle class, with its different culture, but to stay true to their own values in their own communities--just with more money. White Working Class is a blunt, bracing narrative that sketches a nuanced portrait of millions of people throughout the world who have proven to be a potent political force. For anyone stunned by the rise in populist, nationalist movements, wondering why so many would seemingly vote against their own economic interests or simply feeling like a stranger in their own country, White Working Class will be a convincing primer on how to connect with a crucial set of workers--and voters.-- Provided by publisher.

The push : a climber's journey of endurance, risk, and going beyond limits

May 23, 2017
Caldwell, Tommy, author.
©2017
341 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

The electric fencing handbook

May 23, 2017
Hansen, Ann Larkin, author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, 2017.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
A previous edition of this book was published under the title Electric Fencing in 2013.
How an electric fence works -- The fence energizer -- Fitting the fence to the animal -- Permanent electric fence -- Temporary electric fence -- Planning and building your fence -- Rotational grazing -- Maintenance, troubleshooting, & repairs.
"Use electric fencing to protect your livestock, poultry, beehives, and garden. Portable electric fencing is key to successful rotational grazing, while permanent electric fencing effectively protects gardens and orchards and secures large pastures. Through clear instructions accessible to everyone, you’ll learn when to use these methods or a combination of the two, plus how to plan for, build, and maintain your electric fencing. This crucial tool is cost effective and versatile, but veteran farmer and author Ann Larkin Hansen also explains what not to do with an electric fence" --Amazon.com

The encyclopedia of animal predators : learn about each predator's traits and behaviors ; identify the tracks and signs of more than 50 predators ; protect your livestock, poultry, and pets

May 23, 2017
Dohner, Janet Vorwald, 1951- author.
North Adams, Massachusetts : Storey Publishing, 2017.
279 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
The predation situation -- Who's out there? -- Canines -- Cats -- Bears -- Weasels -- Raccoons -- Skunks -- Opossums -- Rats -- Domestic and feral animals -- Birds of prey -- True owls -- Crows -- Snapping turtles -- Gators and crocs -- Snakes -- Nonlethal prevention methods and strategies -- Moving forward together.
"Learn to identify threatening species through tracks, scat, and the damage they leave behind. Fascinating profiles of more than 50 predatory mammals, birds, and reptiles teach farmers, ranchers, homesteaders, and backyard-animal raisers how to prevent their livestock, poultry, and pets from becoming prey. By understanding how predators think and behave, where and how they live, and how they attack and kill prey, you’ll be able to interpret the potential threats surrounding your home. Whether you have a vested interest in protecting your pets and livestock or are simply spellbound by wild predators, this is the book for you!" --Amazon.com

Ernest Hemingway : a biography

May 23, 2017
Dearborn, Mary V., author.
©2017
738 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
"His writing was taken up with notions of human dignity and worth, 'the necessity of man's freedom, of personal honor,' notions by which a man should live and die in a world that had lost the possibility of hope. ('In life, one must [first of all] endure,' said Hemingway.) Mary V. Dearborn's is the first full biography of Hemingway in more than fifteen years, the first to be written by a woman, the first to fully explore the causes of his suicide and to substantially deepen our understanding of the man, the artist, the self-created larger-than-life force who became Ernest Hemingway. Drawing on newly available materials--among them, the vast collection of papers left behind when Hemingway fled Cuba in 1960; his medical records; his complete FBI file detailing his wartime experience; the newly opened files of the KGB; the papers of his mistress, and those of his sister revealing the profound turmoil of the Hemingway family, as well as the previously overlooked letters of his mother, Grace, opera singer and painter, whose startling and illuminating correspondence reveals her decades-long romantic attachment to a woman while married to Ed Hemingway--Dearborn gives us Hemingway the man who found it difficult to give and receive love and maintain friendships, unless it was 'all for Hemingway.' We see the development of his writing (the self-proclaimed influences: from Mark Twain, Flaubert, and Stendhal to Bach, Mozart, Bruegel, and Cézanne, and, most crucial of all, 'the [Gertrude] steining of Hemingway'); his emergence as a startlingly contemporary figure--not least in the gender experimentation and sexual role-playing that until now have been dismissed as 'gender confusion.' And we see his four marriages, each one a reflection of how he saw himself: the first to the financially independent Hadley Richardson, the wife most like his mother, whose unadorned way of living mirrored his upbringing ... his marriage to the chic Pauline Pfeiffer, writer for Paris Vogue, assistant to Main Bocher, the epitome of the glamorous world into which Hemingway was being welcomed and celebrated ... his marriage to Martha Gellhorn, war correspondent, as Hemingway became politicized and went to fight against Fascism with the Loyalists in Spain. Gellhorn, as much of an artist as her husband, refused to give up her view of herself for Hemingway's demands and expectations. And Mary Welsh, the boyish writer, adventurer, correspondent, willing to keep up with Hemingway in his pursuits and become his caretaker, as he, from his forties on, became undone by alcohol and too many prescribed pills. Hemingway's life is a large story--the giant personality, the hidden demons, the hard-core values left behind, and the carefree childhood that carried him along until 'everything went to hell,' as he said, and it all blew up. Here is the richest, most nuanced portrait to date of this complex American artist, whose darkness, drive, and vision of courage; whose ambition, self-control, and grace under pressure; and whose eleven novels (four published posthumously) and five short story collections, informed--and are still informing--fiction writing generations after his death."--Jacket.

Make your own pure mineral makeup : 79 easy hypoallergenic recipes for radiant beauty

May 23, 2017
Anderson, Heather (Heather Iris), author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2017]
255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Stunning and safe. Make your own mineral makeup and discover how easy it is to get exactly the shade you want and know what you're wearing on your face. These 79 recipes are specially formulated to be long-lasting and effective -even on the most sensitive skin" --Back cover.

The no meat athlete cookbook : whole food, plant-based recipes to fuel your workouts-- and the rest of your life

May 23, 2017
Frazier, Matt, author.
New York : The Experiment, [2017]
xii, 275 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Otis Redding : an unfinished life

May 23, 2017
Gould, Jonathan, 1951-
New York : Crown Archetype, [2017]
viii, 533 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Monterey -- Georgia on my mind -- Laura -- Gallantry's last bow -- Sonny -- Georgia Tom -- Sister Rosetta and the Jukebox King -- Macon music -- Brown v. board -- Brother Ray -- 1955 -- Specialty -- Bellevue -- Hillview Springs -- Teenage party -- Atlantic -- Phil -- Otis and Phil -- Zelma -- Love twist -- Joe -- Satellite -- Stax -- These arms of mine -- That's what my heart needs -- The hot summer revue -- Pain in my heart -- The Apollo -- Security -- Berry, Brown, and Burke -- Roy street -- Soul ballads -- I've been loving you too long -- Otis blue -- My girl -- I can't turn you loose -- The soul album -- The whisky -- Summer 1966 -- Otis and Phil redux -- Ready steady go! -- Dictionary of soul -- The Fillmore -- King & Queen -- Hit the road, Stax -- R-E-S-P-E-C-T -- The love crowd -- Buses to planes -- What makes these guys so special -- The dock of the bay -- Epitaph -- Epilogue.
"Otis Redding remains an immortal presence in the canon of American music on the strength of such classic hits as "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay," "I've Been Loving You Too Long," "Try a Little Tenderness," and "Respect," a song he wrote and recorded before Aretha Franklin made it her own. As the architect of the distinctly southern, gospel-inflected style of rhythm & blues associated with Stax Records in Memphis, Redding made music that has long served as the gold standard of 1960s soul. Yet an aura of myth and mystery has always surrounded his life, which was tragically cut short at the height of his career by a plane crash in December 1967. In chronicling the story of Redding's life and music, Gould also presents a social history of the time and place from which they emerged. His book never lets us forget that the boundaries between black and white in popular music were becoming porous during the years when racial tensions were reaching a height throughout the United States. His indelible portrait of Redding and the mass acceptance of soul music in the 1960s is both a revealing look at a brilliant artist and a provocative exploration of the tangled history of race and music in America that resonates strongly with the present day" -- provided by publisher.

The wildcrafted cocktail : make your own foraged syrups, bitters, infusions, and garnishes; includes recipes for 45 one-of-a-kind mixed drinks

May 23, 2017
Zachos, Ellen, author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2017]
233 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Anatomy of a foraged cocktail -- Garnish that glass with a weed -- Foraged syrups: sweet & wild -- Wild liqueurs : maceration, fermentation, and distillation -- Backyard bitters -- Last but not least: base spirits.

The hand-stitched surface : slow stitching and mixed-media techniques for fabric and paper

May 23, 2017
Krawczyk, Lynn, author.
Beverly : Creative Publishing int'l, 2017.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
"The Hand-Stitched Surface offers inspiring techniques and beautiful projects for creating richly layered mixed-media surfaces on paper and fabric to encourage stitchers to slow down and savor their handiwork"-- Provided by publisher.

Iconic Mexico : an encyclopedia from Acapulco to Zócalo

May 23, 2017
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015]
2 volumes (xxxii, 754 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm

Praeger handbook of political campaigning in the United States

May 23, 2017
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, 2016.
2 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Volume 1. Foundations and Campaign Media -- volume 2. Messaging, Voters, and Theories.
"This title comprehensively emphasizes the importance of political elections and campaigns"-- Provided by publisher.

The psychology of hate crimes as domestic terrorism : U.S. and global issues

May 23, 2017
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2017-
3 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
volume 1. Theoretical, legal, and cultural factors -- volume 2. Assessment issues with victims and offenders -- volume 3. Interventions, treatment, and management.

Getting grit : the evidence-based approach to cultivating passion, perseverance, and purpose

May 23, 2017
Miller, Caroline Adams, 1961- author.
Boulder, Colorado : Sounds True, 2017.
viii, 223 pages ; 23 cm

Sex that works : an intimate guide to awakening your erotic life

May 23, 2017
Strgar, Wendy, author.
Boulder, Colorado : Sounds True, [2017]
xv, 195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Whiskey business : how small-batch distillers are transforming American spirits

May 23, 2017
Acitelli, Tom, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Published by Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2017]
xviii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

A wrestling life : 2 : more inspiring stories of Dan Gable

May 23, 2017
Gable, Dan, author.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2017]
xiii, 229 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Saving Monticello : the Levy family's epic quest to rescue the house that Jefferson built

May 23, 2017
Leepson, Marc, 1945-
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, ©2001.
303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published: New York : Free Press, ©2001.
"When Thomas Jefferson died on the Fourth of July 1826 -- the nation's fiftieth birthday -- he was more than $100,000 in debt. Forced to sell thousands of acres of his lands and nearly all of his furniture and artwork, in 1831 his heirs bid a final goodbye to Monticello itself. The house their illustrious patriarch had lovingly designed in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, his beloved "essay in architecture," was sold to the highest bidder. "Saving Monticello" offers the first complete post-Jefferson history of this American icon and reveals the amazing story of how one Jewish family saved the house that became a family home to them for 89 years -longer than it ever was to the Jeffersons. Levy discovered that Jefferson's mansion had fallen into a miserable state of decay. Acquiring the ruined estate and committing his considerable resources to its renewal, he began what became a tumultuous nine-decade relationship between his family and Jefferson's home. After passing from Levy control at the time of the commodore's death, Monticello fell once more into hard times, cattle being housed on its first floor and grain in its once elegant upper rooms. Again, remarkably, a member of the Levy family came to the rescue. Uriah's nephew, the aptly named Jefferson Monroe Levy, a three-term New York congressman and wealthy real estate and stock speculator, gained possession in 1879. After Jefferson Levy poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into its repair and upkeep, his chief reward was to face a vicious national campaign, with anti-Semitic overtones, to expropriate the house and turn it over to the government. Only after the campaign had failed, with Levy declaring that he would sell Monticello only when the White House itself was offered for sale, did Levy relinquish it to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in 1923" --Adapted from Amazon.com

Why you better call Saul : what our favorite TV lawyer says about life, love, and scheming your way to acquittal and a large cash payout

May 23, 2017
Keslowitz, Steven, author.
©2017
xxxiv, 281 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Better Call Saul chronicles the transformation of a decent, likable guy named Jimmy McGill into Saul Goodman, the morally bankrupt lawyer we met on Breaking Bad. Captivating and funny, the show provides far more than a few binge-watched hours of entertainment, raising questions about the legal system and human nature itself.

Urban contemporary history month : poems

May 23, 2017
Woods, Scott E., author.
©2015
111 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"In his second full length collection, Scott Woods further interrogates the intersection of identity and society, exposing the frequently imposed and false duality of twenty-first century Black life by a world that prefers its art and people in neat boxes. The poems of Urban Contemporary History Month navigate multiple sides of the issues it raises - police abuse, idol worship, the definition of Black culture, and the importance of the blues chief among them - chipping away at our understanding and acceptance of American life as we know it. The collection includes extended meditations on juke joint culture, art as a communal projection, and a cento comprised entirely of the first lines of Stephen King stories. Both personal and quietly polemic, Urban Contemporary History Month is a sly, knowing collection told with the trademark humor and intellectual nuance Woods is frequently praised for" --Publisher's website.

D Day through German eyes : eyewitness accounts of German soldiers of June 6th 1944

May 23, 2017
Eckhertz, Holger.
[Place of publication not identified] : DTZ History Publications, 2016.
320 pages ; 23 cm
Book two. Introduction to book two. -- The concrete panzer -- The luftwaffe pilot -- The troops in the observation point -- The military police -- The infantry in the houses -- The airborne troops -- The stug crew -- The wonder weapon -- Postscript to book two.
Almost all accounts of D Day are told from the Allied perspective. But what was it like to be a German soldier in the bunkers of the Nromandy coast, facing the onslaught of the mightiest invasion in history? What motivated the German defenders, what were their thought processes - and how did they fight from one strong point to another, among the dunes and fields, on that first cataclysmic day? This book sheds fascinating light on these questions, bringing together statements made by German survivors after the war, when time had allowed them to reflect on their state of mind, their actions and their choices of June 6th. We see a perspective of D Day which deserves to be added to the historical record, in which ordinary German troops struggled to make sense of what was facing them, and emerged stunned at the weaponry and sheer determination of the Allied troops. Above all, we now have the unheard human voices of the individual German soldiers - the men who are so often portrayed as a faceless mass.

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