New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

November 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Snow & steel : the Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45

November 21, 2014
Caddick-Adams, Peter, 1960-
New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
lv, 872 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

The greatest shows on earth : a history of the circus

November 21, 2014
Simon, Linda, 1946-
296 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm

The crocheter's skill-building workshop : essential techniques for becoming a more versatile, adventurous crocheter

November 21, 2014
Ohrenstein, Dora.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2014]
255 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Essential techniques for becoming a more versatile, adventurous crocheter"--Cover.

101 objects to see in the night sky

November 21, 2014
Scagell, Robin, author.
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2014.
224 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Includes index.

The world atlas of coffee : from beans to brewing--coffees explored, explained and enjoyed

November 21, 2014
Hoffmann, James (Coffee expert), author.
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books Ltd., 2014.
256 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Part one : Introduction to coffee. Arabica and robusta -- The coffee tree -- The coffee fruit -- Coffee varieties -- Harvesting coffee -- Processing -- How coffee is traded -- Part two : From bean to cup. Coffee roasting -- Buying and storing coffee -- Tasting and describing coffee -- Grinding coffee -- Water for brewing -- Brewing basics -- Espresso -- Home roasting -- Part three : Coffee origins. Africa -- Asia -- Americas -- Glossary.
This book is a beautiful world guide to the brown bean. Taking the reader on a global tour of coffee-growing countries, The World Atlas of Coffee presents the bean in full-color photographs and concise, informative text. It shows the origins of coffee -- where it is grown, the people who grow it; and the cultures in which coffee is a way of life -- and the world of consumption -- processing, grades, the consumer and the modern culture of coffee. Plants of the genus Coffea are cultivated in more than 70 countries but primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa. For some countries, including Central African Republic, Colombia, Ethiopia, and Honduras, coffee is the number one export and critical to the economy. Organized by continent and then further by country or region, The World Atlas of Coffee presents the brew in color spreads packed with information. They include: The history of coffee generally and regionally; The role of colonialism (for example, in Burundi under colonial rule of Belgium, coffee production was best described as coercive. Every peasant farmer had to cultivate at least 50 coffee trees near their home.); Map of growing regions and detail maps; Charts explaining differences in growing regions within a country; Inset boxes (For example, what is the Potato Defect? Is Cuban coffee legal in the United States?); The politics of coffee and the fair trade, organic and shade grown phenomena; Beautiful color photographs taken in the field. Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, equivalent to 146 billion cups of coffee per year, making the United States the leading consumer of coffee in the world. The World Atlas of Coffee is an excellent choice for these coffee lovers. - Publisher.

Brazilian food

November 21, 2014
Castanho, Thiago, author.
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2014.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.

Missions impossible : extraordinary stories of daring and courage

November 21, 2014
Flynn, Hazel, author.
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2014.
254 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Every stamp tells a story : the National Philatelic Collection

November 21, 2014
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2014.
xiii, 137 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Includes index.

Ancestors in our genome : the new science of human evolution

November 21, 2014
Harris, Eugene E. (Professor), author.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2015]
xx, 226 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Looks can be deceiving -- Many trees in the forest : the DNA quest to find our closest ape relative -- The great divorce : how and when did humans and chimpanzees part ways? -- A population crash in the past -- What can the genome tell us about being human? -- The genomic origins of modern humans -- The ongoing evolutionary journey -- Kissing cousins : clues in ancient genomes.

Making space : how the brain knows where things are

November 21, 2014
Groh, Jennifer M., 1966- author.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.
246 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Thinking about Space -- The Ways of Light -- Sensing Our Own Shape -- Brain Maps and Polka Dots -- Sherlock Ears -- Moving with Maps and Meters -- Your Sunglasses Are in the Milky Way -- Going Places -- Space and Memory -- Thinking about Thinking.
"Knowing where things are seems effortless. Yet our brains devote tremendous computational power to figuring out the simplest details about spatial relationships. Going to the grocery store or finding our cell phone requires sleuthing and coordination across different sensory and motor domains. Making Space traces this mental detective work to explain how the brain creates our sense of location. But it goes further, to make the case that spatial processing permeates all our cognitive abilities, and that the brain's systems for thinking about space may be the systems of thought itself. Our senses measure energy in the form of light, sound, and pressure on the skin, and our brains evaluate these measurements to make inferences about objects and boundaries. Jennifer Groh describes how eyes detect electromagnetic radiation, how the brain can locate sounds by measuring differences of less than one one-thousandth of a second in how long they take to reach each ear, and how the ear's balance organs help us monitor body posture and movement. The brain synthesizes all this neural information so that we can navigate three-dimensional space. But the brain's work doesn't end there. Spatial representations do double duty in aiding memory and reasoning. This is why it is harder to remember how to get somewhere if someone else is driving, and why, if we set out to do something and forget what it was, returning to the place we started can jog our memory. In making space the brain uses powers we did not know we have." -- Publisher's description.

The lobster theory : and other analogies for jazz improvisation

November 21, 2014
Fishman, Greg, 1967- author.
92 pages : illustrations, music ; 28 cm.
Foreword by Jeff Coffin.
"With illustrations by Mick Stevens"--Cover.
Through eighteen chapters, this educational book shares fresh, creative approaches to the following topics: Practicing ("Lifting Weights") ; Ear training ("The School Bell") ; Harmonic awareness ("Ketchup on a Brownie") ; Phrasing like a pro ("The Bus") ; The importance of chord study ("Polishing the Silver") ; Common tones ("Dual Citizen Notes") ; Keeping your solos fresh and spontaneous ("The Lobster Theory") ; Hearing in harmonic context ("Harmonic GPS") ; Pacing your solo ("The Waiter") ; How to memorize major scales & key signatures ("Alligators, Elephants & Clowns") ; Using chord substitutions (Harmonic Turn Signals) ; Infusing your notes with life and energy ("The Bobber Theory") ; Using taste to differentiate the sounds of chords ("Apple Chords" - includes spellings for the 60 most common seventh chords) ; Two great ways to sequence a musical idea ("The Snake") ; Connecting with your listener ("Tasting Harmony") ; Organizing your musical furnishings ("The Music House") ; Scale note selection ("The Kid and the Cupcake") ; Transformative practice strategies ("Running with the Pro Dogs") ; Notated musical examples, jazz etude excerpts, educational chord graphs and charts are featured throughout the book to further illustrate and teach the musical concepts.

Empire of cotton : a global history

November 21, 2014
Beckert, Sven.
New York : Knopf, 2014.
xxii, 615 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- The rise of a global commodity -- Building war capitalism -- The wages of war capitalism -- Capturing labor, conquering land -- Slavery takes command -- Industrial capitalism takes wings -- Mobilizing labor -- Making the global -- A war reverberates around the world -- Reconstructing the empire of cotton -- Creative destructions -- The new cotton imperialism -- The return of the global south -- Epilogue : the weave and the weft.
"The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality in the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Sven Beckert's rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the world's most significant manufacturing industry combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to change the world. Here is the story of how, beginning well before the advent of machine production in 1780, these men created a potent innovation (Beckert calls it war capitalism, capitalism based on unrestrained actions of private individuals; the domination of masters over slaves, of colonial capitalists over indigenous inhabitants), and crucially affected the disparate realms of cotton that had existed for millennia. We see how this thing called war capitalism shaped the rise of cotton, and then was used as a lever to transform the world. The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, farmers and merchants, workers and factory owners. In this as in so many other ways, Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the modern world. The result is a book as unsettling and disturbing as it is enlightening: a book that brilliantly weaves together the story of cotton with how the present global world came to exist"-- Provided by publisher.

The selected letters of Norman Mailer

November 21, 2014
Mailer, Norman.
New York : Random House, [2014]
xviii, 867 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Mailer wrote almost 50,000 letters over the course of his life, keeping a copy of almost every one of them. He corresponded with presidents and politicians, artists and athletes, writers and editors, students, antagonists, fans, friends, his children, his loves, including his beloved sixth wife, Norris Church Mailer. Here are the letters of a precocious sixteen-year-old arriving from Brooklyn at Harvard. Here are the letters depicting the horrors of the war in the Pacific from a soldier's point of view. Here are the letters describing a young writer's struggle with his first novel, a manuscript that would become The Naked and the Dead. And here are the many, many letters of a man who spent sixty years in the spotlight. Read together, they form an autobiographical portrait of Norman Mailer"-- Provided by publisher.

Behold the beautiful dung beetle

November 21, 2014
Bardoe, Cheryl, 1971-
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Money, master the game : 7 simple steps to financial freedom

November 21, 2014
Robbins, Anthony, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
xxviii, 656 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Welcome to the jungle : the journey begins with this first step -- Become the insider : know the rules before you get in the game -- What's the price of your dreams? Make the game winnable -- Make the most important investment decision of your life -- Upside without the downside : create a lifetime income plan -- Invest like the .001% : the billionaire's playbook -- Just do it, enjoy it, and share it.
Based on extensive research and one-on-one interviews with more than 50 of the most legendary financial experts in the world--from Carl Icahn and Warren Buffett, to Ray Dalio and Steve Forbes--Tony Robbins has created a simple 7-step blueprint that anyone can use for financial freedom as well as a lifetime income plan.

Miles Morales : the ultimate Spider-Man

November 21, 2014
Bendis, Brian Michael, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, 2014-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally publised in single magazine form.
v. 1. Revival
Miles Morales, the ultimate Spider-Man, is back in action with a new status quo and a new outlook on life! It's the anniversary of Peter Parker's death, but as the world mourns the original Spider-Man, a gathering of Spidey's friends and foes reveal some shocking truths about Peter and his world! A big, big villain from Peter's past is alive and well...and about to turn New York upside down! Now, Miles must come face to face with the worst nightmare of the Spider-Man legacy: Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin...the man who killed Peter Parker...or did he? Plus, Miles has made a huge choice about the woman he loves. Will he live to regret it?

Beth Adam : Judaism with a humanistic perspective ; an introduction

November 21, 2014
Barr, Robert B., 1955-
Loveland, OH : Beth Adam, [2000?]
12 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 x 10 cm.
"Congregation Beth Adam was established in 1980 in response to the needs of a contemporary and diverse Jewish community. Dedicated to the celebration of Jewish holidays and life cycle events, Beth Adam approaches Judaism from a humanistic perspective. As a congregation we affirm a moral commitment to human dignity and ethical behavior. We encourage each member to explore his or her Jewish heritage with an open mind and a willingness to take personal responsibility in determining his or her life course."--Introductory page.

1970 Census of housing. Block statistics.

November 21, 2014
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1971-1972.
volumes ; 28 cm + maps
"HC(3)-173 -- HC(3)-191"
[v. 1]. 173. Selected areas of North Carolina -- 174. Fargo-Moorhead, North Dakota -- 176. Canton, Ohio -- 177. Cincinnati, Ohio -- 178. Cleveland -- 179. Columbus, Ohio -- 180. Dayton, Ohio -- [v. 2]. 181. Hamilton, Ohio -- 182. Lima, Ohio -- 183. Lorain-Elyria, Ohio -- 184. Mansfield, Ohio -- 185. Springfield, Ohio -- 186. Steubenville-Weirton, Ohio -- 187. Toledo, Ohio -- 188. Youngstown-Warren, Ohio -- 189. Selected areas in Ohio -- 190. Lawton, Oklahoma -- 191. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma --

Libraries of Greater Cincinnati.

November 21, 2014
American Library Association.
Cincinnati : American Library Association, 1940.
11 p. ; 19 cm.

What's in a name? : history and meaning of Wyckoff

November 21, 2014
Wykoff, M. William, 1934-
Rochester, N.Y. : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014.
iv, 58 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

The Jews of Ohio : Ohio sesquicentennial, 1803-1953 ; in celebration of the Ohio sesquicentennial, 1803-1953.

November 21, 2014
American Jewish Archives.
[Cincinnati] : American Jewish Archives, [1953?]
15 pages : illustration ; 18 cm.
Cover title.
"1654-1954: three hundred years of Jewish life in America"--Page [4] of cover.

Transportation in nineteenth-century America : a survey of cartographic records in the National Archives of the United States

November 21, 2014
McLaughlin, Patrick D.
Washington : National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1973.
vii, 15 pages ; 23 cm.
"GSA DC 73-14593"--Page [16].
"73-42"--Page 2 of cover.

Famous Ohio ladies, 1803-1953

November 21, 2014
Kaiser, Ruby Anglin.
Columbus, Ohio : The author, [1953]
12 pages ; 29 cm
"This material is designed for presentation in program form, using a narrator, costumes and Ohio music."

Bibliographie zu den biographischen Archiven

November 21, 2014
München : K.G. Saur, 1998.
238 p. ; 30 cm.

Interim : publication of the Ohio Chapter of Research, Royal Arch Masons.

July 12, 2024
[Columbus, Ohio] : Ohio Chapter of Research, Royal Arch Masons, [1963]-
volumes : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Published every other year when its Proceedings are not published; contains articles taken from other publications or other Grand Chapter proceedings.


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.

Crime in the United States.

November 20, 2014
Washington, D.C. : Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Dept. of Justice : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Some copies published by commercial publishers such as: Bernan Press.
Also available at Main Library as depository document under Supt. of Docs. no.: P.D. J 1.14/7.

Title and deed: monologue for a slightly foreign man ; Oh, the humanity and other good intentions

November 20, 2014
Eno, Will, 1965-
New York : Theatre Communications Group, Incorporated, 2014.
121 p. ; 21 cm.

American multicultural identity

November 20, 2014
xxvi, 238 pages ; 24 cm.
Critical contexts. The hyphenated American in twentieth- and twenty-first century America / Annette Harris Powell -- Intersecting lives: critics and the literature of American multicultural identity / Jessica Boykin -- Sherman Alexie and the absolute truth of double-consciousness / Kathryn West -- Four American poets explore hybrid identity formation and familial relationships / Rickie-Ann Legleitner -- Critical readings. Legalized hearts: legal identity in Larry Kramer's The normal heart / Gad Guterman -- Unspoken histories and one-man museums: lingering trauma and disappearing dads in the work of Chang-rae Lee / Michael Gorman -- "She's left me her legacy nonetheless": boundaries and female connection in Cuban American women's literature / Jessica Labbé -- Race, ethnicity, and national identity in Paule Marshall's Brown girl, brownstones, or how the Barbadian becomes American / Joanna Davis-McElligatt -- "A Pizza Hut, a Pizza Hut": junk food and Bildungsroman in Bich Minh Nguyen's Stealing Buddha's dinner / Tina Powell -- Neither insider nor outside but both: multicultural identity in Edith Eaton's "Mrs. Spring Fragrance" and "The inferior woman" / Linda Trinh Moser -- Intimate relations: land and love in The descendants / Leanne P. Day -- Bridging borders: Leslie Marmon Silko's cross-cultural vision in the atomic age / Kyoko Matsunaga -- A tent of one's own: negotiating Mourning Dove's authorial identity / John C. Orr & Enid R. Spitz -- "All growth involves change, all change involves loss": modernism, mourning, and social change in Gish Jen's Mona in the promised land / Conor Picken.

An innocent abroad : life-changing trips from 21 great writers.

November 20, 2014
Footscray : Lonely Planet, 2014.
318 pages ; 20 cm.

London : a literary anthology

November 20, 2014
London : The British Library, 2014.
224 p. ; 26 cm.
Authors featured: Peter Ackroyd, Matthew Arnold, Arnold Bennett, E. F. Benson, James Berry, Laurence Binyon, William Blake, James Boswell, James Bramston, Robert Bridges, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, John Buchan, Lord Byron, Angela Carter, G. K. Chesterton, Joseph Conrad, Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Benjamin Disraeli, Alfred Douglas, Arthur Conan Doyle, John Dryden, William Dunbar, George Eliot, Ford Madox Ford, John Galsworthy, John Gay, George VI, George Gissing, W. S. Graham, Thomas Hardy, G. A. Henty, Robert Herrick, Henry James, Richard Jefferies, Ben Jonson, Rudyard Kipling, Hanif Kureishi, D. H. Lawrence, Doris Lessing, Penelope Lively, John Lydgate, Rose Macaulay, Colin MacInnes, Herman Melville, Arthur Morrison, Thomas Nashe, Mervyn Peake, Egan Pierce, Mary Robinson, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Samuel Selvon, Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Zadie Smith, Tobias Smollett, Robert Southey, Edmund Spenser, Jonathan Swift, William Makepeace Thackeray, Anthony Trollope, Hugh Walpole, Evelyn Waugh, H. G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, William Wordsworth, Israel Zangwill, and Benjamin Zephaniah.
Illustrated with evocative prints, drawings, and full-color artwork from British Library collections, the book explores London as never before. They will experience London for the first time with Lord Byron’s Don Juan and James Berry in his Caribbean gear “beginning in the city.” They will plunge into the multiracial whirlpool described in William Wordsworth’s Prelude, Hanif Kureishi’s The Black Album, and Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, and see the ever-changing city through the eyes of Tobias Smollett, John Galsworthy, and Angela Carter. From well-known texts to others that are less familiar, London: A Literary Anthology brings London to life through the words of many of the greatest writers in the English language.

America and World War I : a traveler's guide

November 20, 2014
Van Ells, Mark D. (Mark David), 1962-
Northampton MA : Interlink Books, 2014.
432 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The road to war -- John J. Pershing -- Training camps -- Port of embarkation -- The Great War at sea -- Arrival in Europe -- First blood -- Americans on the Marne -- Behind the lines -- African Americans -- The Great War in the air -- Saint-Mihiel -- Meuse-Argonne -- Heroism in the Argonne -- Champagne -- Farther afield -- Fini la guerre! -- Aftermath.

God'll cut you down : the tangled tale of a white supremacist, a Black hustler, a murder, and how i lost a year in Mississippi

November 20, 2014
Safran, John.
New York : Riverhead Hardcover, 2014.
351 pages ; 24 cm
"An unlikely journalist, a murder case in Mississippi, and a fascinating literary true crime story in the style of Jon Ronson. A notorious white supremacist named Richard Barrett was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 2010 by a young black man named Vincent McGee. At first the murder seemed a twist on old Deep South race crimes. But then new revelations and complications came to light. Maybe it was a dispute over money rather than race-or, maybe and intriguingly, over sex. John Safran, a young white Jewish Australian documentarian, had been in Mississippi and interviewed Barrett for a film on race. When he learned of Barrett's murder, he returned to find out what happened and became caught up in the twists and turns of the case. During his time in Mississippi, Safran got deeper and deeper into this gothic southern world, becoming entwined in the lives of those connected with the murder-white separatist frenemies, black lawyers, police investigators, oddball neighbors, the stunned families, even the killer himself. And the more he talked with them, the less simple the crime-and the people involved-seemed to be. In the end, he discovered how profoundly and indelibly complex the truth about someone's life-and death-can be. This is a brilliant, haunting, hilarious, unsettling story about race, money, sex, and power in the modern American South from an outsider's point of view"-- Provided by publisher.

Night Shift

November 20, 2014
New York, New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
378 pages : 17 cm.
Secrets at midnight / Nalini Singh -- Magic steals / Ilona Andrews -- Lucky charms / Lisa Shearin -- The beast of Blackmoor / Milla Vane.
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh delivers a smoldering story with Secrets at Midnight, as the scent of Bastien Smith's elusive lover ignites a possessiveness in him that's as feral as it is ecstatic. And now that he's found his mate, he'll do anything to keep her.-From publisher.

Power of sisterhood : women religious tell the story of the Apostolic Visitation

November 20, 2014
xi, 220 pages ; 23 cm.
In 2008, the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life initiated an Apostolic Visitation to examine the quality of life of women religious in the United States. This book serves as an historical record of the event and describes the experience of the women who participated in it. This book, initiated by a group of women in leadership in their communities during this unprecedented time, grew out of a survey that gleaned the essence of the experience from as many congregations of women religious as possible. After framing the Visitation as a story, situating it in an historical and theological context, tracing its chronology, and detailing the experience as revealed in the survey, the book delves into the deeper meaning of the Visitation for women religious as they experienced it and as they move into the future.

The great reformer : Francis and the making of a radical pope

November 20, 2014
Ivereigh, Austen.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
xvi, 441 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Far away and long ago (1936-1957) -- The mission (1958-1966) -- Storm pilot (1967-1974) -- Crucible (1975-1979) -- The leader expelled (1980-1992) -- A bishop who smelled of sheep (1993-1999) -- Gaucho cardinal (2000-2009) -- Man for others (2008-2012) -- Conclave (2013).
This biography of Pope Francis describes how this revolutionary thinker uses the power of his position to challenge and redirect one of the world's most formidable religions.

Behind the scenes

November 20, 2014
Dench, Judi, 1934-
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
xi, 257 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"First published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of Orion Publishing Group Ltd, an Hachette UK Company"--Title page verso.
"From her first theatrical roles as a teenager in York to her scene-stealing performances as 'M' in the James Bond films, Dame Judi Dench's professional life has consisted of non-stop acting, leading to numerous accolades, including an Academy Award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love. Behind the Scenes is a candid blend of reminiscences and photos, many of them never-before-seen from her personal collection. It's a uniquely personal take on her life and brilliant career, showing her off-stage as well as on. Looking back, she provides her millions of fans with reflections and remembrances of those who have mattered to her most - her family, fellow actors, directors and writers - communicating them with the truth and insight that is the hallmark of her acting. Behind the Scenes takes up where her NY Times bestselling memoir and furthermore left off. Dame Judi looks back on the last few years to talk about her role as "M" in the Bond films, the joy of ensemble acting in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the chance to tell the story of the herioc woman at the center of Philomena, her joy in appearing with other great actresses in the MaterpieceTheatre Cranford and her return to the stage in Peter and Alice. Tireless in her desire to perfect her craft, she says "I simply want to go on acting. I suppose I could always be wheeled on stage if necessary. The great thing about acting is that it never ends.""-- Provided by publisher.

Lonely Planet's Instant Expert : A Visual Guide to the Skills You've Always Wanted

November 20, 2014
Holmes, Nigel, 1942- author.
203 pages : colour illustrations ; 22 cm.
Includes index.

On the old plaza : poems

November 20, 2014
Brosman, Catharine Savage, 1934-
Macon, Georgia : Mercer University Press, [2014]
124 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Nation wholly free : the elimination of the national debt in the age of Jackson

November 20, 2014
Lane, Carl. author
Yardley, Pennsylvania : Westholme Publishing, 2014.
xi, 265 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Crisi and promise : December 1824-March 1825 -- The crisi and promise of 1824-1825 in historical context -- The national debt and the failure of the Adams administration -- The accession of Jackson and the end of internal improvements -- Jackson, the Bank War, and the national debt -- The nullification crisis and debt freedom -- Awaiting debt freedom, 1833-1834 -- Debet freedom and the mesning of Jacksonian democracy -- Surplus, distribution, and the end of debt freedom.
When President James Monroe announced in his 1824 message to Congress that the [nation's] large public debt, [accumulated since the Revolution], would be extinguished on January 1, 1835, Congress crafted legislation to transform that prediction into reality. Yet John Quincy Adams, Monroe's successor, seemed not to share the commitment to debt freedom, resulting in the rise of opposition to his administration and his defeat for reelection in the bitter presidential campaign of 1828. The new president, Andrew Jackson, was thoroughly committed to debt freedom, and when it was achieved, it became the only time in American history when the country carried no national debt. Lane shows that the great and disparate issues that confronted Jackson, such as internal improvements, the "war" against the Second Bank of the United States, and the crisis surrounding South Carolina's refusal to pay federal tariffs, become unified when debt freedom is understood as a core element of Jacksonian Democracy.-- from Jacket.

The best place to work : the art and science of creating an extraordinary workplace

November 20, 2014
Friedman, Ron, 1977-
New York, NY : Perigee Book, [2014]
xviii, 333 pages ; 22 cm

Finish big : how great entrepreneurs exit their companies on top

November 20, 2014
Burlingham, Bo.
New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2014.
294 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Now Burlingham returns with a look at an even more common problem--how to leave your company gracefully. He interviewed dozens of owners who have sold or bequeathed their companies and distilled nine key lessons for success. For example, Ray Pagano turned down an initial offer for his twenty-eight-year-old company that manufactured housings for security cameras in favor of making the business more efficient and profitable. The effort paid off when he sold his newly improved company at the bottom of a recession for four times the original offer. Through stories like Pagano's, Burlingham offers an inspirational and enlightening guide through one of the most stressful processes every business owner must face"-- Provided by publisher.

Gay Berlin : birthplace of a modern identity

November 20, 2014
Beachy, Robert, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
xix, 305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"A detailed historical look at the surprising ways in which the uninhibited urban sexuality, sexual experimentation and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin created and molded our modern understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity. Long known for the friendly company of its "warm brothers" (German slang for men who love other men), Berlin, even before the turn of the twentieth-century, was a place where educators, activists, and medical professionals could explore and begin to educate both themselves and Europe about new and emerging sexual identities. From Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, a German activist described by some as the world's first openly gay man, to the world of Berlin's vast homosexual subcultures-tolerated and monitored by the police commissioner through the "Department of Homosexuals and Blackmailers"-to a major sex scandal that enraptured the daily newspapers and shook the court of Emperor William II, and on through some of the world's first sex reassignment surgeries, Beachy deftly guides the reader through past events and developments that continue to shape and influence the way we think of sexuality to this day. Gay Berlin is certain to be considered a foundational study"-- Provided by publisher.

Gardener's garden

November 20, 2014
London : Phaidon, 2014.
471 pages : color illustrations ; 34 cm
The ultimate garden book -- both a collection of gardens from around the world and a resource for those seeking inspiration on garden design and planting. Featuring over 250 permanent gardens by leading garden designers, horticulturalists and landscape architects, from the 14th century to the present day, and covering all key types and styles of garden, this well-illustrated compendium combines images, text, key information and captions for each of the featured gardens, appealing to both amateur and professional gardeners, as well as garden designers.

Vintage black glamour

November 20, 2014
Gainer, Nichelle, author.
London : Rocket 88, 2014.
208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Using rarely accessed photographic archives and private collections, inspired by her family history, Nichelle Gainer has unearthed a revealing treasure trove of historic photographs of famous actors, dancers, writers and entertainers who worked in the 20th-century entertainment business, but who rarely appeared in the same publications as their white counterparts. Alongside the familiar images and stories of renowned performers such as Eartha Kitt, Lena Horne and Aretha Franklin are those of less well-remembered figures such as Bricktop, Pearl Primus, Diana Sands and many, many more. Vintage Black Glamour is a unique, sumptuous and revealing celebration of the lives and indomitable spirit of Black women of a previous era. Although talented, successful and ground-breaking, many of the women in these pages were ignored by mainstream media, but their life's work and attitude stand as inspiration for us still, today. With its stunning photographs and insightful biographies, this book is a hugely important.

Christendom destroyed : Europe 1517-1648

November 20, 2014
Greengrass, Mark, 1949-
New York : Viking Adult, 2014.
xxix, 721 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
List of Genealogies -- Introduction -- The fall of Western Christendom -- FROM THE "SILVER AGE" TO THE "IRON CENTURY" -- Human replenishment -- Urban and rural worlds -- Treasure and transaction -- Noble pursuits -- GRASPING THE WORLD -- Europe in the world -- Earth and heavens observed -- Being in touch -- CHRISTENDOM AFFLICTED -- Politics and empire in the Age of Charles V -- Schism -- Reaction, repression, reform -- CHRISTIAN COMMONWEALTHS IN CONTENTION -- Conflicts in the name of god -- Living with religious divisions -- Churches and the world -- The waning of Crusade -- CHRISTIAN STATES IN DISARRAY The business of states -- States in confrontation -- War at large -- Times of troubles to the East and West -- Conclusion : Europe's paroxysm.
"This latest addition to the landmark Penguin History of Europe series is a fascinating study of 16th and 17th century Europe and the fundamental changes which led to the collapse of Christendom and established the geographical and political frameworks of Western Europe as we know it. From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of this era. Martin Luther's challenge to church authority forced Christians to examine their beliefs in ways that shook the foundations of their religion. The subsequent divisions, fed by dynastic rivalries and military changes, fundamentally altered the relations between ruler and ruled. Geographical and scientific discoveries challenged the unity of Christendom as a belief-community. Europe, with all its divisions, emerged instead as a geographical projection. It was reflected in the mirror of America, and refracted by the eclipse of Crusade in ambiguous relationships with the Ottomans and Orthodox Christianity. Chronicling these dramatic changes, Thomas More, Shakespeare, Montaigne and Cervantes created works which continue to resonate with us. Christendom Destroyed is a rich tapestry that fosters a deeper understanding of Europe's identity today"-- Provided by publisher.

Mastering 3D printing

November 20, 2014
Horvath, Joan C.
[Berkeley, Calif.] : Apress, [2014]
xxiii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
pt. 1. Open source 3D printers -- A brief history of 3D printing -- The desktop 3D printer -- Open source -- pt. 2. The 3D printing process -- Making a 3D model -- Slicing a 3D model -- Driving your printer : G-code -- Material considerations -- Case studies -- pt. 3. 3D printing meets traditional prototyping -- Moving to metal -- Large prints and post-processing -- Troubleshooting -- pt. 4. Using your printer -- Printers in the classroom -- Scientific visualization -- Futures.

If it's not impossible-- : the life of Sir Nicholas Winton

November 20, 2014
Winton, Barbara, author.
Kibworth Beauchamp : Matador, [2014]
xviii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"He saved 669 children from the Holocaust. 50 years later they discovered his identity."
That's Life! -- The Kindertransport scrapbook -- A formative heritage -- School days -- From youth to adulthood -- Working in the City -- Refusing to fight -- Joining up -- The grim aftermath -- Romance in Paris -- A new family -- Work loses its shine -- "My real work" -- Recognition brings new adventures -- Who is Nicholas Winton?

Landscape photographer of the year. Collection 7.

November 20, 2014
Basingstoke : AA, 2013.
224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.

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