New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

January 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Obituaries, Brockville recorder and times.

January 20, 2017
Nepean, Ont. : Albert F. Perrin, [2000]-
volumes : portraits ; 29 cm
Volume numbering is irregular.
no. 25 (1987) ; no. 27 (1985) ; no. 30 (Year 2001-1) -- no. 31 (Year 2000 Book no. 2) -- no. 32 (Year 2002 Book no. 1) -- no. 33 (Year 2002 Book no. 2) ; no. 37 (August-December 2004) -- no. 38 (Jan. to June 2005) -- no. 39 (June 1 to Dec. 31, 2005) -- no. 40 (Jan.1 to June 30, 2006) -- No. 41 (July 1-Dec. 31, 2006)

One last word : wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

January 20, 2017
Grimes, Nikki, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
120 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance -- including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era -- by combining their work with her own original poetry. Using "The Golden Shovel" poetic method, Grimes has written a collection of poetry that is as gorgeous as it is thought-provoking. This special book also includes original artwork in full-color from some of today's most exciting African American illustrators, who have created pieces of art based on Nikki's original poems. Featuring art by: Cozbi Cabrera, R. Gregory Christie, Pat Cummings, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Nikki Grimes, E. B. Lewis, Frank Morrison, Brian Pinkney, Sean Qualls, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, Shadra Strickland, and Elizabeth Zunon. A foreword, an introduction to the history of the Harlem Renaissance, author's note, poet biographies, and index makes this not only a book to cherish, but a wonderful resource and reference as well"-- Provided by publisher.

The hideous hidden

January 20, 2017
Legris, Sylvia, author.
New York : New Directions Paperbook Original, 2016.
114 pages ; 21 cm

A life discarded : 148 diaries found in the trash

January 20, 2017
Masters, Alexander, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
258 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"An unorthodox investigative literary biography of a mysterious graphomaniac whose nearly 150 diaries are rescued from a dumpster by the author"-- Provided by publisher.

The resistible rise of Benjamin Netanyahu

January 20, 2017
Lochery, Neill, author.
New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2016.
xiii, 378 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction -- Rise. Interview ; Madrid ; Earthquake -- Opposition. Rebuilding ; Dangerous games ; Dark nights -- Arrival. Election night ; Campaign ; Cheques -- Power. Arafat's hand ; Hebron ; Wye -- Decline. Deal breaker ; Home ; End -- Exile. Loss ; Father ; Invisible ; False start -- Return. Invitation ; November ; Finance ; Separation -- King. The speech ; Challenge ; Relationships ; Protests -- Comeback. Indeed ; Hail ; D-Day -- Postscript. A stranger in a strange land.
One of the longest-serving Prime Ministers of Israel, Netanyahu has been at the very centre of Arab-Israeli politics since 1990, when he became the telegenic Israeli spokesman for CNN's coverage of the Persian Gulf War, arguably ushering in the Americanization of the Israeli media. Using the juncture of the Oslo Accords to take the reader back to Netanyahu's formative years, Lochery chronicles not only the Prime Minister's life but also the issues his career has encompassed, from the rise of militant Islam to the politics of oil, and the changing role of the U.S. in the Middle East.

Stand tall : fighting for my life, inside and outside the ring

January 20, 2017
Bozella, Dewey, 1959- author.
New York, NY : Ecco, [2016]
viii, 238 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The motivational speaker and recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award presents an inspirational account of the twenty-six years he spent behind bars at Sing Sing for a murder he did not commit.

Thrill me : essays on fiction

January 20, 2017
Percy, Benjamin, author.
174 pages ; 21 cm
"In fifteen essays that challenge the notion that literary and genre fiction are mutually exclusive, the author turns to Cormac McCarthy, Ursula K. Le Guin, Stephen King, and others to discover how contemporary writers engage plot, character, dialogue, and suspense"--Page [4] of cover.
Thrill me -- Urgency -- Set pieces: staging the iconic scene -- There will be blood: writing violence -- Making the extraordinary ordinary -- Designing suspense -- Don't look back -- Modulation: the art of reversal -- Sounds like writing -- Move mountains: activating setting -- Feckless pondering -- Get a job -- Consider the orange: meaningful repetition -- Home improvement: revision as renovation -- Go the distance.

Bosch & Bruegel : from enemy painting to everyday life

January 20, 2017
Koerner, Joseph Leo, author.
xiv, 412 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
Introduction. Parallel Worlds. -- In the Art-Historical Museum -- Life Time -- World Time -- From Bosch to Bruegel -- Part I. Hieronymus Bosch. Enmity -- Among the Idols -- The Unspeakable Subject -- Self-Portraiture -- Part II. Pieter Bruegel the Elder. History -- Culture -- Nature.
In this visually stunning and much anticipated book, acclaimed art historian Joseph Leo Koerner casts the art of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel in a completely new light, revealing how the painting of everyday life was born from what seems its opposite: depictions of a foe hellbent on destroying us. Probing deeply the visual cunning of these Renaissance masters, Koerner uncovers art history's unexplored underside: the visual image as enemy. An absorbing study of the dark paradoxes of human creativity, Bosch and Bruegel is also a timely account of how hatred can be converted into tolerance through art. Koerner guides readers through all the major paintings, drawings, and prints of these two towering artists, including Bosch's elusive Garden of Earthly Delights, which forms the mesmerizing center of the historical tour de force. Elegantly written and abundantly illustrated the book is based on Koerner's A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, a series given annually at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. -- Inside jacket flap.

Hieronymus Bosch, painter and draughtsman : technical studies

January 20, 2017
Hoogstede, Luuk, author.
New Haven : Yale University Press
463 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 34 cm
Co-published by Mercatorfonds, Brussels.
Companion volume: Hieronymus Bosch, painter and draugtsman : catalogue raisonné.
"Scholars have traditionally focused on the subjects and meanings of Hieronymus Bosch's works, whereas issues of painting technique, workshop participation, and condition of extant pictures have received considerably less attention. Since 2010, the Bosch Research and Conservation Project has been studying these works using modern methods. The team has documented Bosch's extant paintings with infrared reflectography and ultra high-resolution digital macro photography, both in infrared and visible light. Together with microscopic study of the paintings, this has enabled the team to write extensive and critical research reports describing the techniques and condition of the works, published in this extraordinary volume for the first time."--Yale University Press website.

The private lives of the Tudors : uncovering the secrets of Britain's greatest dynasty

January 20, 2017
Borman, Tracy, author.
448 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, genealogical table ; 24 cm
First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Hodder & Stoughton, a Hachette UK company.
Introduction: "The public self and the private" -- Henry VII -- Henry VIII -- Edward VI -- Mary I -- Elizabeth I -- Epilogue: "Such lack of good order".
An examination behind the public faces of the Tudor monarchs draws on material from their most intimate courtiers to illuminate details about their private worlds, from what they ate and the clothes they wore to how they were treated while sick.

A radical faith : the assassination of Sister Maura

January 20, 2017
Markey, Eileen, author.
New York : Nation Books, [2016]
v, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Four dead in El Salvador -- Between city and sea -- Into the silence: novitiate -- The Bronx is mission territory -- Siuna: away in jungle -- A changing mission -- Into Managua -- The convent is in the street -- Mission to the United States -- Into the darkness -- In the valley of death -- Epilogue: A terrible beauty.
"An investigative journalist - drawing on interviews, letters and declassified government documents - provides an up-close account of what a faith that does justice looks like as she explores the full and complex life of Sister Maura Clarke, one of the four American women raped and murdered by the U.S.-trained military of El Salvador in 1980,"--NoveList.

Being transgender

January 20, 2017
Rodi, Robert, [author].
Broomall, PA : Mason Crest, [2017]
63 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Foreword / by Kevin Jennings, Founder, GLSEN -- What is gender? -- What is transgender? -- Growing up transgender -- Living as a transgender adult.
What are your options when you feel like your physical sex is out of sync with who you are? Rodi provides an in-depth look at what it means to be transgender. He shares experiences of people who have taken steps to transition from the sex they were assigned at birth, as well as those who have made the choice to live openly as their authentic gender while still in high school.

The dangers of methamphetamine

January 20, 2017
Marcovitz, Hal, author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, 2017.
80 pages : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
How serious a problem is methamphetamine? -- What are the effects of methamphetamine use? -- How addictive is methamphetamine? -- What are the challenges of treating methamphetamine addiction? -- How can methamphetamine use be prevented?.

Overcoming procrastination for teens : a CBT guide for college-bound students

January 20, 2017
Knaus, William J., author.
Oakland, CA : Instant Help Books, [2016]
134 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction -- Procrastination's web -- Eight actions to combat procrastination -- How to stop dodging discomfort -- Pitting reason against procrastination thinking -- Getting beyond procrastination obstacles -- Combatting procrastination with wisdom -- Using your executive skills effectively -- Reducing stress and optimizing performances -- Simplifying your decisions -- Using time effectively -- Building on your gains -- Twelve things to know before college.

Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa

January 20, 2017
Steele, Philip, 1948- author.
St. Catharines, ON ; New York, NY : Crabtree Publishing Company, 2017.
48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Explores the global issues surrounding the politics, conflict, and violence of revolution and change in recent years in these regions.

Carry this book

January 20, 2017
Jacobson, Abbi, author.
New York, New York : Viking, [2016]
139 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm

Der Status animarum des Amtes Cloppenburg von 1749/50

January 20, 2017
Cloppenburg : Verlag des Heimatbundes für das Oldenburger Münsterland, 2015.
464 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
"Die rote Reihe : Band 18"--Series t.p.

Administrative records

January 20, 2017
Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844, author.
Salt Lake City : Church Historian's Press, [2016-]
volumes <1-> : illustrations ; 26 cm.
[v. 1]. Council of Fifty Minutes, March 1844-January 1846.

Cradle of the Arts : Mother of God Catholic Church, Covington, Kentucky

January 20, 2017
Tenkotte, Paul A., author.
Cincinnati, OH : Stevie Publishing, ©2016.
237 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

The Bud Collins history of tennis : an authoritative encyclopedia and record book.

January 20, 2017
Collins, Bud.
Washington, D.C. : New Chapter Press, [2016]
xxii, 797 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

The past that would not die

January 20, 2017
Lord, Walter, 1917-2002.
New York : Harper & Row, c1965.
275 pages : map ; 22 cm
Chapter 1-"The Worst Thing I've Seen in 45 Years" -- Chapter 2-"Lest We Forget, Lest We Forget"-Chapter 3-"We Shall Overcome"-Chapter 4-"You Are Obligated to Defy It"-Chapter 5-"In the Eerie Atmosphere of Never- Never Land"-Chapter 6-"Your've Just Got to Keep Going Back"-Chapter 7-"Ross's Standin' Like Gibraltar; He Shall Never Falter-Chapter 8-"Bring Your Flags, Your Tents and Your Skillets"-Chapter 9-"I Always Wondered What it Would be Like to Go to War"-Chapter 10-"You and I are Part of This World, Whether We Like it Or Not"-Acknowledgements-Written Source Material -Index.

Black Hollywood : from butlers to superheroes, the changing role of African American men in the movies

January 20, 2017
Fain, Kimberly, 1974-
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-Clio, Llc, [2015]
xxi, 251 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction: appropriation, exploitation, and agency of black performers in Hollywood -- Black images from the Jim Crow era to the McCarthy era of blacklisting. 1910s: whites in blackface and the sexually depraved black Mandingo-The birth of a nation -- 1920s: Oscar Micheaux's response to blackface and D.W. Griffith -- 1930s: the Hays Moral Code and Jim Crow-The emperor Jones and Gone with the wind -- 1940s: Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and Lincoln "Stepin Fetchit" Perry: black servants in musicals and comedies -- 1950s: McCarthyism and blacklisting: Canada Lee and Paul Robeson -- Black images from the apex of the civil rights era to the age of Barack Obama -- 1960s: token black actors in the civil rights age: Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte -- 1970s: blaxploitation: preachers, pimps, pushers, and players -- 1980s: black comedians rule: in the age of Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor -- 1990s: gangsta rappers transcend music: Ice Cube, Ice-T, DMX, Nas, and 2pac -- 2000s: black icons: control, agency, and self-appropriation: Spike Lee, Tyler Perry and Will Smith -- 2010s: black power Hollywood: In the age of Obama's hope and change -- Conclusion.
Fain examines the dehumanizing depictions of black males in the movies since 1910, analyzing images that were once imposed on black men and are now appropriated and manipulated by them. She discusses the social, historical, and literary evolution of African American male roles in the cinema, and analyzes the various black images presented each decade from blackface, Sambo, and Mandingo stereotypes to archetypal figures such as God, superheroes, and the president.

The Almanac of American employers.

January 19, 2017
Boerne, Tex. : Corporate Jobs Outlook.
v. ; 28 cm.
Vol. for 2000/01-<2009> includes 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Covers rapidly growing firms with 2,300 or more employees.

Carroll's state directory.

January 19, 2017
Washington, D.C. : Carroll Publishing,
v. ; 28 cm.
"Executive, legislative, judicial."


January 19, 2017
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for <1999/2000-2013/14> includes 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.) containing a practice test (CD-ROM for 2013/14 missing as of 9/25/2013).
At head of title: Kaplan.

Rick Steves' Venice.

January 19, 2017
Emeryville, CA : Avalon Travel Publishing,
v. : col. ill., maps (some col.) ; 21 cm.

Rick Steves' Germany.

January 19, 2017
Berkeley, CA : Avalon Travel, c2008-
v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 21 cm.

Frommer's easyguide to Disney World, Universal Studios & Orlando.

January 19, 2017
New York : Frommer Media LLC, [2015]-
volumes : maps (some color) ; 21 cm.
This EasyGuide emphasizes the authentic experiences in each destination: the most important attractions, the classic method of approaching a particular destination; the best choices for accommodations and meals; the best ways to maximize the enjoyment of your stay.

Gender politics

January 19, 2017
116 pages ; 24 cm.
US women trail the world in political equality / Mia Bush -- The gender pay gap remains consistent over the last decade / Council of Economic Advisors -- The gender pay gap is not due to discrimination / Howard J. Wall and Alyson Reed -- A universal basic income would provide opportunities for parents / Anna Oman -- Sexism prevents gender equality in the music industry / Stacie Huckeba -- Women's voices are silenced in the tech industry / Vivian Maidaborn -- Ethnic minority women are excluded in the workplace / Human Wrongs Watch -- Women in power are constrained by clothing choices / Jane Goodall -- Educating girls and women has huge payoffs / Lori S. Ashford -- Girls are outperforming boys in school / The Economist -- Female infanticide is leading to a world of "missing women" / Manisha Sharma -- Women are using social media to combat violence against women in elections / Gabrielle Bardall -- Organizations to contact.


January 19, 2017
New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2017.
200 pages ; 24 cm.
Chapter 1: Should Countries with Legacies of Civil Rights Injustices Compensate the Descendants of Those They Have Violated?. Reparations Have No Rational Basis in Present Day U.S. Society / David Horowitz -- Former Colonialist Powers Owe Assistance to Their Former Colonies / Tim Lockley -- Victimized States Need Compensation From Those Who Have Reaped the Benefit / Henry Theriault -- Immigrants Deserve Reparations and Open Borders / Joel Newman -- Indigenous Reconciliation Fosters Healing / Sarah Maddison -- Chapter 2: Does Implementation of Reparations Achieve a Satisfactory Solution? Reparations Are Excessively Burdensome and Counterproductive Boundless -- Violent Non-state Entities Should be Forced to Pay Reparations to Their Victims / Luke Moffett -- Apology-based Reparations Signal Empathy Not Responsibility / Nellie Green -- Condolence Payments Are Politically Expedient but Imperfect / Cora Currier -- Legal Reparations Insufficiently Settle Moral Debts to Neighboring Countries / Yuka Fujioka -- Chapter 3: What Form Should Reparations Take? Reparations Would Remedy White Supremacy in America / David Schraub -- Reparations Are an Insult to African Americans / Stefan Spath -- We Need More Holistic Understanding of Reparations / Cecilia Cissell Lucas -- A Correspondence Model of Reparations Does not Fully Redress Historical Injustice / Sara Amighetti and Alasia Nuti -- Money Won't Compensate the Theft of Sacred Land / Francine Uenuma and Mike Fritz -- Chapter 4: Should Later Generations Be Blamed for Injustices of the Distant Past? Acknowledge the Past to Build a Better Future / Barack Obama -- Truth Commissions Force a Reckoning with the Past / Ken Butigan -- Forgetting Is not the Same as Forgiving / Glenn Bracey -- We Did not Commit the Wrongs that Haunt Native Americans Today / Kevin Gover -- We Are All Responsible for the Past / Ken Taylor.

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes : the true story of New York City's greatest female detective and the 1917 missing girl case that captivated a nation

January 19, 2017
Ricca, Brad, author.
viii, 436 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
True detective mysteries -- The missing skater -- The coroner's cabinet -- The Heatherbloom girl -- These little cases -- Army of the vanished -- The mysterious island of Sunny Side -- The giant and the chair -- The Manhunter of Harlem -- The pale man -- A door to the underworld -- A second guess -- The pointed finger -- The man who laughs -- The sliding number -- Mrs. Sherlock Holmes -- The marked neck -- Her last bow -- Army of one -- The assassin strikes -- The invisible places -- The witnesses' revenge -- Her dark shepherd.
The true story of the first female U.S. District Attorney and traveling detective who found missing eighteen-year-old Ruth Cruger when the entire NYPD had given up.

Teeny genies official collector's guide

January 19, 2017
Yu-Um, Kristen.
New York : Random House, [2017]
63 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

A consequential president : the legacy of Barack Obama

January 19, 2017
D'Antonio, Michael, author.
310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Ending the Great Recession : it was the economy, stupid -- Auto industry rescue : "the doomsayers were wrong" -- Health care reform : saving Spike Dolomite -- Energy : sun, wind, and market forces -- Environment : saving the planet -- Foreign policy : Obama's world -- Education : racing to the top -- Financial reform : boring is better -- Equality : expectations, limits, progress -- Unfinished business (and failures) -- Postscript: the benefits of cool -- Addendum: Antagonism and false alarms.
Recounts the accomplishments of President Obama during his eight years in office, considering his major successes and how he was able to govern while facing both racial hostility and unrealistic expectations.

Falling ill

January 19, 2017
Williams, C. K. (Charles Kenneth), 1936-2015, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
54 pages ; 24 cm

Letters to a young Muslim

January 19, 2017
Ghobash, Omar Saif, 1971- author.
xvii, 244 pages ; 20 cm
The questions you face -- The gray area -- Landscapes of Islam -- Wealth, opportunity, and repentance -- Fragments of memory -- The limits of what we can know -- My first dark days -- Who on Earth told you that? -- What is true Islam? -- "Islam is a religion of peace" -- Crisis of authority -- Responsibility -- The perspective of an outsider -- Path to fundamentalism -- Violence -- Role models -- The challenge of freedom -- Our complex entanglement with the west -- Revelation and reason -- Sermons and what to expect in the mosque on Fridays -- Good deeds and bad deeds -- The Quran and the search for knowledge -- How we construct ourselves and the past -- Men and women -- Free speech and the silence within ourselves -- A closer look at a moral conundrum -- The Muslim individual.
"Omar Saif Ghobash was born in 1971 in the United Arab Emirates--the same year the country was founded--to an Arab father and a Russian mother. After a traumatizing experience losing his father to a violent attack in 1977, when he was only six years old, Ghobash began to realize the severe violence that surrounded him in his home country. As he grew older, eventually being appointed as the UAE Ambassador to Russia in 2008, he began to reflect on what it means to be a Muslim, establishing a moral foundation rooted in the belief of the hard grind that is the crux of spiritual and practical living. This book is the result of the personal exploration Ghobash went through in the years after his father's death. The new generation of Muslims is tomorrow's leadership, and yet many are vulnerable to taking the violent shortcut to paradise and ignoring the traditions and foundations of Islam. The burning question, Ghobash argues, is how moderate Muslims will unite and find a voice that is true to Islam while actively and productively engaging in the modern world. Letters to a Young Muslim will explore how Arabs can provide themselves, their children, and their youth with a better chance of prosperity and peace in a globalized world, while attempting to explain the history and complications of the modern-day Arab landscape and how the younger generation can solve problems with extremists internally, contributing to overall world peace"-- Provided by publisher.

Lady midrash : poems reclaiming the voices of biblical women

January 19, 2017
Greene, Elisabeth Mehl.
xx, 150 pages ; 23 cm.

Corsets and codpieces : a history of outrageous fashion, from Roman times to the modern era

January 19, 2017
Bowman, Karen (Karen Elizabeth), author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2016.
vii, 166 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Have you ever wondered why we wear the type of clothes we do? Packed with outlandish outfits, this exciting history of British fashion trends reveals the flamboyant fashions adopted (and discarded) by our ancestors. In the days before cosmetic surgery, people used bum rolls and bombastic breeches to augment their figures; painted their faces with poisonous concoctions; and doused themselves with scent to cover body odour. Take a fresh look at history's hidden fashion disasters and discover the stories behind historical garments: * How removing a Medieval woman's headdress could reveal her as a harlot * Why Tudor men traded in their over-sized codpieces for corsets * The ridiculous roof-raising results of four-foot high Georgian headgear * How the crinoline caused a spate of shoplifting among Victorian ladies Karen Bowman charts our sartorial history from the animal skins first used to cover our modesty and show off hunting skills, right up to the 20th century drive for practicality and comfort.

Around the way girls 10

January 19, 2017
410 pages ; 21 cm
Not with my man / Ms. Michel Moore -- The ultimate revenge / Marlon P.S. White -- Cutthroat divas / Racquel Williams.
Depressed Katara tries suicide, but winds up with a worse fate; abused Shay vows never to be hurt again; and three women, Ajanay, Sheika, and London, try to use their bodies to escape from one of Richmonds most ruthless housing projects.

Nonstop metropolis : a New York City atlas

January 19, 2017
224 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Introduction : Centers and edges -- Map 1. Singing the city: the New York of dreams. Our city of songs / Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, Garnette Cadogan, Valeria Luiselli, Joe Boyd, Will Butler, Mirissa Neff, Teju Cole, Margo Jefferson, and Barry Lopez -- Map 2. Capital of capital: how New York happened. The best city money can buy / Joshua Jelly-Schapiro -- Map 3. Crash: crises and collisions in 21st-century lower Manhattan. Falling and rising in lower Manhattan / Astra Taylor -- Map 4. Riot! Periodic eruptions in volcanic New York. The violence of inequality / Luc Sante -- Map 5. Carboniferous: Climate change and the city. Petro Gotham, people's Gotham / Daniel Aldana Cohen -- Map 6. Water and power: the reach of the city. Thirsts and ghosts, Heather Smith -- Map 7. Harper's and harpooners: Whaling and publishing in Melville's Manhattan. Sailors and scriveners / Paul La Farge -- Map 8. What is a Jew? From Emma Goldman to Goldman Sachs. My Yiddishe papa / Sheerly Avni ; The lost world of Jewish Flatbush / Joel Dinerstein -- Map 9. Archipelago: the Caribbean's far north. Of islands and other mothers / Gaiutra Bahadur -- Map 10. City of Women. The power of names / Rebecca Solnit -- Map 11. Love and rage -- Map 12. City of walkers: around the world in a day. Round and round / Garnette Cadogan -- Map 13. Wildlife. The oysters in the spire / Rebecca Solnit -- Map 14. Our Latin thing: New York city radio en español. The mega mezclapolis / Alexandra Y. Vazquez -- Map 15. Burning down and rising up: the Bronx in the 1970s. New York City: seeing through the ruins / Marshall Berman ; Interviews with Valerie Capers, Grandmaster Caz, Grandwizzard Theodore, and Melle Mel -- Map 16. Makers and breakers: Olmsted, Moses, Jacobs shape the city. Ways and means / Jonathan Tarleton -- Map 17. Trash in the city: dumping on Staten Island and beyond. Coming clean / Lucy R. Lippard -- Map 18. Mysterious land of Shaolin: the Wu-Tang Clan's Staten Island. Breathing space: an interview with RZA / Joshua Jelly-Schapiro -- Map 19. Brownstones and basketball: Brooklyn's home grounds and games. Empire of brownstone and brick / Thomas J. Campanella ; Prisoners of Red Hook / Francisco Goldman -- Map 20. Brooklyn villages. Freed but not free / Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts -- Map 21. Public/private: a map of childhoods. Playgrounds I have known / Emily Raboteau -- Map 22. The suburban theory of the avant-garde: New Jersey's greats. North stars and gospel battles: Peter Coyote's Jersey memories -- Map 23. Planting liberty: 350 years of freedom in Flushing. "Law of love, peace and libertie" / Garnette Cadogan -- Map 24. Mother tongues and Queens: the world's languages capital. Tower of scrabble / Suketu Mehta -- Map 25. Black star lines: Harlem secular and sacred. Home to Harlem / Christina Zanfagna -- Map 26. Oscillating city: Manhattan, day and night. Schleptropolis / Thomas J. Campanella.
"Nonstop Metropolis, the culminating volume in a trilogy of atlases, conveys innumerable unbound experiences of New York City through twenty-six imaginative maps and informative essays. Bringing together the insights of dozens of experts-from linguists to music historians, ethnographers, urbanists, and environmental journalists-amplified by cartographers, artists, and photographers, it explores all five boroughs of New York City and parts of nearby New Jersey. We are invited to travel through Manhattan's playgrounds, from polyglot Queens to many-faceted Brooklyn, and from the resilient Bronx to the mystical kung fu hip-hop mecca of Staten Island. The contributors to this exquisitely designed and gorgeously illustrated volume celebrate New York City's unique vitality, its incubation of the avant-garde, and its literary history, but they also critique its racial and economic inequality, environmental impact, and erasure of its past. Nonstop Metropolis allows us to excavate New York's buried layers, to scrutinize its political heft, and to discover the unexpected in one of the most iconic cities in the world. It is both a challenge and homage to how New Yorkers think of their city, and how the world sees this capital of capitalism, culture, immigration, and more." -- Publisher's description

Bohemian Macramé

January 19, 2017
Petiot, Gwenaël, author.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

The Philosophy Book : From the Vedas to the New Atheists : 250 Milestones in the History of Philosophy

January 19, 2017
Bassham, Gregory, 1959- author.
527 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
"Philosophy explores the deepest, most fundamental questions of reality and this accessible and entertaining chronology presents 250 milestones of the most important theories, events, and seminal publications in the field over the last 3,500 years. The brief, engaging entries cover a range of topics and cultures, from the Hindu Vedas and Plato's theory of forms to Ockham's razor, Pascal's wager, Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature, existentialism, feminism, Philosophical zombies, and the Triple Theory of Ethics. Beautifully illustrated and filled with unexpected insights, The Philosophy Book will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers." -- ONIX annotation.

Doctor Who psychology : a madman with a box

January 19, 2017
xvii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"This compendium of nineteen essays offers a fascinating analysis of the psychology behind the long running sci-fi television show"--Back cover.

Masters of the swindle : true stories of con men, cheaters & scam artists

January 19, 2017
Milano, Italy : White Star Publishers, [2016]
303 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Translated from the Italian.
Includes indexes.
"When trickery encounters credulity, spectacular things happen: we call them swindles. In this volume, we present 40 cases, from the nineteenth century to the present. Some of these are famous, some of these less famous, and many are elegant. But almost always, the schemes discussed here are works of genius."--Jacket.

Complete IPA : the guide to your favorite craft beer

January 19, 2017
Bernstein, Joshua M., author.
ix, 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.

Capability Brown and his landscape gardens

January 19, 2017
Rutherford, Sarah (Freelance consultant), author.
London : National Trust, 2016.
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
One of the most remarkable men of the 18th century, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown was known to many as 'The Omnipotent Magician' who could transform unpromising countryside into beautiful parks that seemed to be only the work of nature. His list of clients included half the House of Lords, six Prime Ministers and even royalty. Although his fame has dimmed, we still enjoy many of his works today at National Trust properties such as Croome Park, Petworth, Berrington, Stowe, Wimpole, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (location of the ITV series Downton Abbey) and many more. In Capability Brown, author and garden historian Sarah Rutherford tells his triumphant story, uncovers his aims and reveals why he was so successful. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs of contemporary sites, historical paintings and garden plans, this is an accessible book for anyone who wants to know more about the man who changed the face of the nation and created a landscape style which for many of us defines the English countryside.

If we're together, why do I feel so alone? : how to build intimacy with an emotionally unavailable partner

January 18, 2017
Parker, Holly (Psychologist), author.
New York : New American Library, 2017.
xiii, 299 pages ; 20 cm
Recognizing Emotional Unavailability -- Assessing Your Situation -- Deciding Your Next Move -- Understanding Why -- Respecting Boundaries, Setting Ground Rules, Creating Goodwill, and Building Trust -- Breaking Barriers -- Securing Your Connection -- Forgiving the Past -- Healing Your Emotional and Physical Self.
"A step-by-step guide for coping with emotionally unavailable partners. Living with an emotionally absent partner can be overwhelming. Constantly combatting outright hostility or overcoming subtle distance can leave you with the sense that the give-and-take in your relationship has disappeared. But with the right tools, even the most broken relationship can be reinvigorated. Harvard University clinical psychologist Dr. Holly Parker has aimed her focus on helping real-world couples move forward toward a fulfilling future. She has developed a program filled with practical exercises and powerful advice for individuals on both sides of an emotionally damaged relationship. In If We're Together, Why Do I Feel So Alone?, Dr. Parker presents her revelatory insights on topics such as: - How to identify unavailable personality types, such as the Critic, the Sponge, the Iceberg, the Emotional Silencer, and the Defender - How to create healthy emotional connections and boost physical intimacy - How to eliminate habits that trigger self-sabotaging behavior - How to set realistic goals for relationships With patience, empathy, and willpower, Dr. Parker's program can help you restore balance and peace of mind, and turn your damaged partnership back into a rewarding and joyful bond"-- Provided by publisher.

Driven toward madness : the fugitive slave Margaret Garner and tragedy on the Ohio

January 18, 2017
Taylor, Nikki Marie, 1972- author.
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2016]
xvi, 163 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction: bodies and souls -- "Hope fled" -- Before the blood -- After the blood -- "Faded faces" tell secrets; or do they? -- Driven by madness, badness, or sadness? -- A kind of hero.

Animation and the American imagination : a brief history

January 18, 2017
Arnold, Gordon B., 1954- author.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
viii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Coming to light -- A world of possibilities -- Animation's rising star -- Man from the Midwest -- Dawn of a golden age -- Snow White and the beginning of U.S. feature animation -- War years -- Postwar transitions -- Changing times -- The vast wasteland and other discontents -- Tradition, rebellion, transformation -- Renaissance and revolution.

Dogs at war : military canine heroes

January 18, 2017
Goldsmith, Connie, 1945- author.
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2017]
104 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Two dogs. Two wars -- The dogs of wars -- The right dog for the job -- Paws on the ground -- Coming home.

Language at the speed of sight : how we read, why so many can't, and what can be done about it

January 18, 2017
Seidenberg, Mark S., author.
374 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Reading, writing, and speech. The problem and the paradox ; Visible language ; Writing: it's all Mesopotamian cuneiform to me -- How we read. The eyes have it ; F u cn rd ths, u cn gt a gd jb n rdng rsch ; Becoming a reader ; Reading: the eternal triangle ; Dyslexia and its discontents ; Brain bases of reading -- The educational challenges. How well does America read? ; The two cultures of science and education ; Reading the future.
A psychology professor specializing in the cognitive and neurological bases of language and reading discusses why children and adults have been incorrectly taught how to read and offers suggestions on how to vastly improve this vital life skill.

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