New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

October 26, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Carroll's federal directory.

October 25, 2016
Washington, DC : Carroll Publishing,
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: <1999-2016> Bethesda, MD : Carroll Publishing.
"Executive, legislative, judicial."

The American Cancer Society new healthy eating cookbook

October 25, 2016
Besser, Jeanne.
Atlanta, GA : American Cancer Society, [2016]
232 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Revision of: American Cancer Society's healthy eating cookbook. 3rd. c2005.
Includes index.
"Get cooking and eat your way to better health with the latest edition of this popular cookbook. It includes more than 100 simple and delicious dishes that will turn healthy eating into a celebration of good food. It includes healthy substitutions, simple tips in the kitchen, smart shopping ideas, and notes on how to judge portion sizes. There is new material on how to shop in a healthy way, how to set up your pantry for healthy meals, and guidelines for physical activity. With the latest research, revisions to recipes, and updated recommendations for healthy eating, this cookbook makes it fun and easy to eat well"-- Provided by publisher.

Blood, bullets, and bones : the story of forensic science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA

October 25, 2016
Heos, Bridget, author.
New York : Balzer + Bray, 2016.
264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
From darkness to light -- A whiff of garlic : the first poison tests -- Bodies of evidence : autopsies and the rise of medical examiners -- Elementary, my dear Watson : the first detectives -- Not without a trace : the introduction of crime scene evidence -- Fingerprints of forever : early fingerprint evidence -- Bang! Bang! You're dead : the birth of firearm analysis -- Blood is thicker : the first blood pattern cases -- Grave matters : hidden bodies -- Dem bones : forensic anthropology beginnings -- To catch a killer : criminal profilers -- One in a trillion : the dawn of DNA evidence.
"Blood, Bullets, and Bones provides young readers with a fresh and fascinating look at the ever-evolving science of forensics. Since the introduction of DNA testing, forensic science has been in the forefront of the public's imagination, thanks especially to popular television shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. But forensic analysis has been practiced for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese detectives studied dead bodies for signs of foul play, and in Victorian England, officials used crime scene photography and criminal profiling to investigate the Jack the Ripper murders. In the intervening decades, forensic science has evolved to use the most cutting-edge, innovative techniques and technologies. In this book, acclaimed author Bridget Heos uses real-life cases to tell the history of modern forensic science, from the first test for arsenic poisoning to fingerprinting, firearm and blood spatter analysis, DNA evidence, and all the important milestones in between. By turns captivating and shocking, Blood, Bullets, and Bones demonstrates the essential role forensic science has played in our criminal justice system"-- Provided by publisher.

Prefabulous small houses

October 25, 2016
Koones, Sheri, 1949- author.
Newtown, CT : The Taunton Press, [2016]
233 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Moscow nights : the Van Cliburn story : how one man and his piano transformed the Cold War

October 25, 2016
Cliff, Nigel, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
viii, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
First movement: sognando. The prodigy ; Room 412 ; The successor ; Van Cliburn Days ; The secret speech ; The red moon -- Second movement: volante. To Russia, with love ; "Vanya, Vanyusha!" ; "We are in orbit" ; "American Sputnik" ; The last romantic ; "He played the piano and the world was his" ; "He's better than Elvis by far!" ; In the heat of the kitchen ; Khrushchev in the capitalist den ; Back in the USSR ; Sole diplomacy ; Endgame -- Third movement: pianoforte. America's pianist ; Great expectations ; The summit -- Coda.
A dramatic account of the life of Cold War pianist Van Cliburn describes his early years as a musical prodigy in Texas and the ways he charmed both American and Russian audiences, helping to ease tensions between the two nations.

Liberalism or how to turn good men into whiners, weenies and wimps

October 25, 2016
Owens, Burgess, 1951- author.
xvi, 351 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
The black middle class--saviors of the American way. Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps documents the role of the 21 white, self-avowed socialist, atheist and Marxist founders of the NAACP and their impact on the Black community's present status at the top of our nations misery index. It highlights the decades of anti-Black legislation supported by liberal black leaders who prioritized class over race in their zeal for the promises of socialism. Their anti-Black legislation, dating back with the 1932 Davis-Bacon Act, continues today to suppress inter-community Black capitalism, federal construction related Black employment, work and job experience for Black teenagers, quality education access for urban black children, and the role of black men as leaders within the family unit.Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps highlights the strategy, used in 1910, to inject the atheist ideology of socialism into a once enterprising, self-sufficient, competitive and proud Christian black community. A portion of that community, the conservative Black middle class, is positioned to pull our nation back from this abyss.Americans can ensure that the century-long sacrifice of lost hopes, dreams and lives made by the proud, courageous, patriotic, capitalist, Christianbased, self-sufficient, education-seeking Black community of the early 1900s was not in vain--but only if we choose to learn lessons from those past Black generations.

Sachiko : a Nagasaki bomb survivor's story

October 25, 2016
Stelson, Caren Barzelay, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Carolrhoda Books, [2016]
144 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, genealogical table ; 26 cm
Tells the story of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki through the eyes of Sachiko Yasui, who was six when the devastation was wrought, describing her experiences in the aftermath of the attack as well as her long journey to find peace.

Addicted to scraps : 12 vibrant quilt projects

October 25, 2016
Hunter, Bonnie K., author.
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., [2016]
94 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Christmas at designers' homes across America

October 25, 2016
McMillan, Katharine Kaye, author.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Almost 400 color images treat readers to dazzling holiday visions that leading designers have realized in their own homes--scenes usually reserved for family and friends. Be inspired by their decorating strategies and hands-on ingenuity while gleaning insider tips for preserving trees--both fresh and artificial and caring for ornaments. Get the scoop on unusual color schemes and centerpieces. See how one designer used crushed red and silver ball ornaments as a light-catching base for glass vials of flowers, and a laundry-room tree whimsically decorated with miniature clothing-item ornaments. This treasure trove showcases one-of-a-kind holiday ideas from some of the nation's most talented interior designers, who share not only their aesthetic tastes but also family holiday rituals and favorite Christmas traditions. --

In the company of women : inspiration and advice from over 100 makers, artists, and entrepreneurs

October 25, 2016
Bonney, Grace, author.
359 pages : color illustrations, color portraits ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"Across the globe, women are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit and starting creative businesses. In the Company of Women profiles over 100 of these influential and creative women from all ages, races, backgrounds, and industries"

Plant craft : 30 projects that add natural style to your home

October 25, 2016
Atkinson, Caitlin, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Materials -- Plants -- Build. Bench planter ; Concrete vine planter ; Cactus clay garden ; Staghorn fern shadow box ; Single-dowel plant hanger ; Planted chandelier ; Lush vertical garden -- Craft. Flowers on a wall ; Anthotype photograms ; Fall-foraged garland ; Tillandsia nest ; Threaded-leaf wreath ; Willow spheres ; Tillandsia wall hanging -- Mount. Rain-forest branch ; Hanging rock garden ; Cholla cactus planting ; Bromeliad stump garden ; Driftwood water garden ; Lava rock bonsai ; Epiphyte garden panel ; Living wreath -- Plant. Miniature flagstone planting ; Succulent string garden ; Rock and sand landscape ; Three-fern kokedama ; Water sculpture garden ; Saikei tray garden ; Living diorama ; Wardian case terrarium.
Atkinson presents step-by-step projects that will help you infuse your home with the beauty of the natural world. You'll discover ways to connect with nature, even within the confines of a city, by making a little indoor garden of your own.

The general vs. the president : MacArthur and Truman at the brink of nuclear war

October 25, 2016
Brands, H. W., author.
437 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Maps on lining papers.
Prologue -- Part One. Two Roads up the Mountain -- Part Two. Test of Nerve -- Part Three. An Entirely New War -- Part Four. The General and the President -- Part Five. Fade Away.
"From master storyteller and historian H.W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II."-- Provided by publisher.

Inside the Clinton White House : an oral history

October 25, 2016
Riley, Russell L. (Russell Lynn), 1958- author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
xiii, 441 pages ; 25 cm.
Preface -- Editorial Note -- Part I: Beginnings. The Man Who Would be President : Prelude to the White House ; The Decision ; The Announcement "Ideas Primary" ; Staffing the Campaign ; Vertigo : The New Hampshire Primary ; Competitors, Issues, and Style ; The Manhattan Project and the Veep ; The Democratic National Convention and the Bus Tour ; The General Election Campaign-Clinton vs. George H. W. Bush ; The View from the Other Side ; The Transition to Governing -- Part II: Domestic and Economic Policy. Out of the Gate : Deciding on What to Do First ; The 1993 Budget and the Stimulus Package ; NAFTA ; Health Care ; Welfare Reform ; A Domestic Reform President -- Part III: Foreign Policy. A New Foreign Policy for a New World Order ; Haiti ; Africa ; The Balkans ; Northern Ireland ; Bill Clinton and the World ; With Foreign Leaders -- Part IV: Politics and the Clinton White House. Inside the Washington Community ; Republican Revolution-and Recovery ; The Reelection and Productive Middle Years, 1996-97 ; Scandals-and Impeachment -- Part V: Clinton and His Team. Clinton's Intellect ; Clinton's Operating Style ; The Man in the Office ; Al Gore ; Hillary ; White House Staff -- Epilogue : Observations on the Clinton Legacy.
"In the decade after Bill Clinton left the White House, scores of his closest aides recorded interviews with the University of Virginia's Presidential Oral History Program. The contents of these interviews are published for the first time in this volume. Based on 400 hours of candid conversations, Inside the Clinton White House adds color and nuance to our understanding of Bill Clinton and his administration"-- Provided by publisher.

More than two : a practical guide to ethical polyamory

October 25, 2016
Veaux, Franklin, author.
xiii, 480 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Before I do : a legal guide to marriage, gay and otherwise

October 25, 2016
Schwartz, Elizabeth F., author.
220 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Includes index.
From outlaws to in-laws -- A Forty-five-year-long, painstaking battle (condensed to eight pages) -- Starting out -- What marriage means -- Do you "I do" or Don't you? -- Alternatives to marriage -- Transgender and marrying -- Solving problems -- Estate planning -- Nuptial agreements -- Organizing your finances -- Divorce -- Assembling a team -- Happily ever after.
Shares practical and legal advice for LGBT couples considering marriage, covering name changes, nuptial agreements, finance management, estate planning, adoption, and counseling.

The bold dry garden : lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden

October 25, 2016
Silver, Johanna, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016.
235 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 28 cm
Illustration on lining pages.
Meet Ruth -- The beginning of the dry garden -- Gardening in the spirit of the founder -- Signature plants of the dry garden -- Epilogue: growing with the garden.

Brave new weed : adventures into the uncharted world of cannabis

October 25, 2016
Dolce, Joe (Periodical editor), author.
New York, NY : Harper Wave, [2016] ©2016
275 pages ; 24 cm
part I. The old world: Introduction: The girls in the basement ; Big bad scary weed ; The Dutch masters ; The martyr and the millionaires -- part II. The new world: Widgets and dabs ; The endocannabinoid system : the body's supercomputer ; The world's largest human trial ; Snake oil or cancer cure? ; Budtenders and sinsemilliers : inside the dispensary -- part III. Future weed: Designing your highs ; The four enhancements ; The next reinvention of weed -- Appendix: Beyond stoned : cannabis for inspiration, intimacy, and other pleasures.
Author Joe Dolce journeys across the globe in a quest to understand the clouded past and bright future of the weed. The book provides a fresh take on the new world of cannabis and all the promise that this much-maligned plant holds.

Come and take it : the gun printer's guide to thinking free

October 25, 2016
Wilson, Cody, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
xviii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Garden flora : the natural and cultural history of the plants in your garden

October 25, 2016
Kingsbury, Noël, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, Inc., 2016.
368 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm

A plague on all our houses : medical intrigue, Hollywood, and the discovery of AIDS

October 25, 2016
Hillman, Bruce J., author.
Lebanon NH : ForeEdge, [2017]
xx, 222 pages ; 24 cm.
One sick queen -- Riding the tiger -- Fast times -- The Waxman cometh -- The color of money -- No love lost -- The power of denial -- Rock -- Elizabeth -- The contentious route to an effective treatment -- Fear itself -- The politics of research advocacy -- The making of a radical -- Le deluge -- Epilogue: redeeming the years lost to the locusts.

Stalin's Englishman : Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge spy ring

October 25, 2016
Lownie, Andrew, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
xiv, 433 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Prologue: Full Circle : Saturday, 5 October 1963 -- Beginnings -- Schooldays -- Eton Again -- Cambridge Undergraduate -- Cambridge Postgraduate -- The Third Man -- London -- The BBC -- Russian Recruiter -- Jack and Peter -- British Agent -- Meeting Churchill -- Section D -- "Rather Confidential Work" -- Bentinck Street -- Back at the BBC -- MI5 Agent Handler -- Propagandist -- The News Department -- Relationships -- Back at the Centre of Power -- Russian Controls -- Settling Down -- The Information Research Department -- The Far East Department -- Disciplinary Action -- Washington -- Disgrace -- Sent Home -- Back in Britain -- The Final Week -- The Bird Has Flown -- The Story Breaks -- Repercussions -- Petrov -- The Missing Diplomats Reappear -- First Steps -- "I'm Very Glad I Came" -- An Englishman Abroad -- Visitors -- "I'm a communist, of course, but I'm a British communist, and I hate Russia!" -- Summing Up -- Appendix.
"Guy Burgess was the most important, complex, and fascinating of The Cambridge Spies--Maclean, Philby, Blunt--brilliant young men recruited in the 1930s to betray their country to the Soviet Union. An engaging and charming companion to many, an unappealing, utterly ruthless manipulator to others, Burgess rose through academia, the BBC, the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6, gaining access to thousands of highly sensitive secret documents which he passed to his Russian handlers. In this first full biography, Andrew Lownie shows us how even Burgess's chaotic personal life of drunken philandering did nothing to stop his penetration and betrayal of the British Intelligence Service. Even when he was under suspicion, the fabled charm which had enabled many close personal relationships with influential establishment figures (including Winston Churchill) prevented his exposure as a spy for many years. Through interviews with more than a hundred people who knew Burgess personally, many of whom have never spoken about him before, and the discovery of hitherto secret files, Stalin's Englishman brilliantly unravels the many lives of Guy Burgess in all their intriguing, chilling, colorful, tragi-comic wonder"-- Provided by publisher.

Guy Fieri family food : 125 real-deal recipes : kitchen tested, home approved

October 25, 2016
Fieri, Guy, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, [2016]
xix, 332 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Sandwiches & burgers -- Pasta & noodles -- One for the week -- Grains & greens -- Soups & stews -- All hands on deck -- Under pressure -- Guy outta bounds -- Breakfast & brunch -- Sauces & salsas -- Desserts.
Join Fieri as he cooks what he loves, in his favorite place to eat and cook-- right at home! The recipes are budget-friendly, with plenty of leftovers so you can repurpose them throughout the week. And since it's family cooking, he includes a whole chapter of recipes to get the kids involved.

Ike's gamble : America's rise to dominance in the Middle East

October 25, 2016
Doran, Michael Scott, 1962- author.
New York : Free Press, 2016.
292 pages ; 24 cm
A new President -- Collision -- A patient sulky pig -- Ike's first bet -- Anatomy of a miscalculation -- The alpha contradiction -- Deception -- K and big brother -- Blowback -- Three-dimensional chess -- The end of empire -- Ike's second bet -- Regret.

A life in parts

October 25, 2016
Cranston, Bryan, 1956- author.
274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A memoir and meditation on creativity by the star of "Breaking Bad" chronicles his theatrical childhood and recommitment to acting in the aftermath of his father's disappearance, describing his early acting jobs and the performances that earned him Tony and Emmy Awards.

Taylor Swift : this is our song

October 25, 2016
Conroy, Tyler, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
xiv, 287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Part One: The early years -- Twelve-year-old performs at 76ers game / Jeremy Carroll -- A review of Taylor Swift / Rick Bell -- 20 questions with Taylor Swift / -- My music, MySpace, my life / Jon Caramanica -- Prodigy : the rise of Taylor Swift / Sasha Frere-Jones -- A review of Fearless / Robert Christgau -- Taylor Swift : growing into superstardom / George Hatza -- The unabridged Taylor Swift / Austin Scaggs -- The very pink, very perfect life of Taylor Swift / Vanessa Grigoriadis -- The Tao of Tay / Taylor Swift -- Part Two: Crossover -- A review of Speak Now / Rob Sheffield -- Princess crossover / Chris Willman -- A review of Speak Now / Robert Christgau -- You belong with me / Lizzie Widdicombe -- A review of Red / Robert Christgau -- If you listen closely, Taylor Swift is kind of like Leonard Cohen / Brad Nelson -- Taylor Swift in wonderland / Brian Hiatt -- Just kidding, love sucks / Tavi Gevinson -- Platinum underdog / Jody Rosen -- Taylor Swift : girl detective / Larissa Zageris and Kitty Curran -- Part Three : 1989 and beyond -- To apple, love Taylor / Taylor Swift -- A review of 1989 / Robert Christgau -- Taylor Swift: "Sexy? Not on my radar" / Hermione Hoby -- A review of 1989 / Robert Christgau -- Taylor Swift : a Socratic dialogue / Jared Smith -- A reasonable conversation about Taylor Swift's new album, which is the best album ever / Jane Hu and Jen Vafidis -- "Anything that connects": a conversation with Taylor Swift / Melissa Block -- On the road with best friends Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss / Jada Yuan -- No blank space, baby: Taylor Swift is the soul of Ryan Adams / Ann Powers -- Taylor Swift on "Bad Blood", Kanye West, and how people interpret her lyrics / Chuck Klosterman -- I'm sorry, Taylor Swift / Maggie Shipstead -- Taylor Swift as you've never seen her before / Jason Gay.
Ten years ago, an unknown sixteen-year-old released a self-titled debut country album. A decade later, Taylor Swift has reached record-breaking, chart-topping heights. A ten-time Grammy winner, Swift has been hailed for her songwriting talent, crossed effortlessly from country to pop, and established herself as a musician who can surprise, delight, and inspire, all while connecting with her fans in a way that only she can. Amazingly, after all these years, there is no great, comprehensive book about Swift for her fans--until now. This book, a fan-generated celebration of Swift's first decade as an artist, collects the best writing and images from the past ten years in one gorgeous volume. From prefame interviews in local Pennsylvania newspapers to major profiles; from album reviews by top critics to essays by beloved novelists; from album-themed crossword puzzles and adult coloring pages to profiles of Taylor's biggest fans; from an excerpt of the soon-to-be-published novel Taylor Swift: Girl Detective to a "book within a book" of Swift's most inspiring quotations titled (naturally) The Tao of Tay, this book is the vital collection of all things Taylor.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Finding your Danish ancestors : a primer for research & history

October 25, 2016
Smith, Diana Crisman, author.
171 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Introduction -- Geography -- Patronymics & naming patterns -- Language, dates & calendars -- Handwriting -- Church books -- Appendix.

Finding your South African ancestors, including military resources

October 25, 2016
Portman, Audrey, author.
288 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 22 cm.
History of South Africa & the Boer wars -- How to find my ancestors -- Research examples -- World War I -- World War II -- South African Police & South African Air Force in Korea -- Appendix.
"This book covers the history of South Africa, genealogical sources & repositories for searching your ancestors. It not only includes general genealogical topics, but also major wars and conflicts."

Finding your ancestors in 20th century American records

October 25, 2016
Lenzen, Connie, 1939- author.
230 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 22 cm.
Introduction -- Compiled records -- Adoption -- Vital records: birth, marriage & death -- Censuses and city directories -- Newspapers -- Land records -- Military records.

Finding your colonial New England ancestors

October 25, 2016
Taylor, Maureen Alice, author.
180 pages : illustrations, maps, facsimiles ; 22 cm.
Colonial New England -- Colonial town records -- Colonial census -- Land records and maps -- Military records -- Religious records -- Court documents.
This book provides the foundation to research using colonial records in New England. It discusses the most common records used for research--colonial town, census & land records, colonial wars, religious records, maps, and court documents.

The face of Britain : a history of the nation through its portraits

October 25, 2016
Schama, Simon, author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
xxiv, 602 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Part I: The face of power. The face of Britain ; Saviours ; Reins of power ; Bigwigs ; Attack portraiture ; Family album ; Absent one cigar -- Part II: The face of love. Shadow love ; Kenelm and Venetia ; George and Maria, Richard and Maria, Tom and Maria ; Molly and the Captain ; Alice in the after-time ; Capturing Janey ; Francis and George ; Julia -- Part III: The face of fame. Trouble ; Dragon's breath ; The first National Portrait Gallery ; The star ; Lookers ; Halls of heroes ; Farewell to the famous -- Part IV: The face in the mirror. ... but on reflection ; This is me ; The history painter ; 'To self. An unfinished sketch' 1731 ; Living anciently at twenty ; The bodies of women ; Modelling flesh -- Part V: Faces of the people. Black, white and colour ; Variety ; Cutting edge ; Chummies ; The faceless of Britain -- About face.
Simon Schama's latest book fuses history and art to create a tour de force of narrative sweep and illuminating insight. Using images from works--paintings, photographs, lithographs, etchings, sketches--found in London's National Portrait Gallery, The Face of Britain weaves together an account of their composition, framed by their particular moment of creation, and in the process unveils a collective portrait of a nation and its history. "Portraits." Schama writes, "have always been made with an eye to posterity." Commissioned to paint Winston Churchill in 1954, Graham Sutherland struggled with how to capture the "savior" of Great Britain honestly and humanely. Schama calls the portrait, initially damned, the "most powerful image of a Great Briton ever executed." Annie Leibovitz's photograph of a nude John Lennon kissing Yoko Ono, taken five hours before his murder, bears "a weight of poignancy she could not possibly have anticipated." Hans Holbein's preparatory sketch for a portrait of Henry VIII depicts "an unstoppable engine of dynastic generation." Here are expressions from across the centuries of normalcy and heroism, beauty and disfigurement, aristocracy and deprivation, the familiar and the obscure--the faces of courtesans, warriors, workers, activists, playwrights, the high and mighty as well as pub-crawlers. Linking them is Schama's vibrant exploration of how their connective power emerges from the dynamic between subject and artist, work and viewer, time and place. Schama's compelling analysis and impassioned evocation of these works create an unforgettable verbal mosaic that at once reveals and transforms the images he places before us.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Placing outer space : an Earthly ethnography of other worlds

October 25, 2016
Messeri, Lisa, 1982- author.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2016.
x, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction from outer space to outer place -- Narrating Mars in Utah's desert -- Mapping Mars in Silicon Valley -- Visualizing alien worlds -- Inhabiting other Earths -- Conclusion : navigating the infinite cosmos.

Thirty-eight : the hurricane that transformed New England

October 25, 2016
Long, Stephen, 1953- author.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
xv, 251 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
White Pine -- Tropical cyclone -- Disparate destruction -- Better than box -- A day at the fair -- Cleaning up -- Loggers and sawyers -- The new forest -- Telltale signs -- The wind next time.
"The hurricane that pummeled the northeastern United States on September 21, 1938, was New England's most damaging weather event ever. To call it "New England&#x;s Katrina" might be to understate its power. Without warning, the storm plowed into Long Island and New England, killing hundreds of people and destroying roads, bridges, dams, and buildings that stood in its path. Not yet spent, the hurricane then raced inland, maintaining high winds into Vermont and New Hampshire and uprooting millions of acres of forest. This book is the first to investigate how the hurricane of '38 transformed New England, bringing about social and ecological changes that can still be observed these many decades later. The hurricane's impact was erratic -- some swaths of forest were destroyed while others nearby remained unscathed; some stricken forests retain their prehurricane character, others have been transformed. Stephen Long explores these contradictions, drawing on survivors' vivid memories of the storm and its aftermath and on his own familiarity with New England's forests, where he discovers clues to the storm&#x;s legacies even now. Thirty-Eight is a gripping story of a singularly destructive hurricane. It also provides important and insightful information on how best to prepare for the inevitable next great storm."--provided by

Unholy alliance : the agenda Iran, Russia, and jihadists share for conquering the world

October 25, 2016
Sekulow, Jay, author.
New York : Howard Books, 2016.
x, 310 pages ; 24
Exporting terrorism -- Rising from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire -- A clash of cultures -- Sharia law and the Muslim world -- Islam : a religion of peace? -- The Sunni-Shiite divide and the Iranian revolution -- Exporting the Revolution -- Beyond terrorism : a much larger goal -- Iran and Al Qaeda -- Strange bedfellows : the Russia-Syria-Iran alliance -- An ideological war : what can we do?
"Sekulow and the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) tackle radical Islam head on, ... [examining what they see as] attempts by fundamentalist Muslims--both in the US and abroad--to destroy our legal system in favor of a system that would destroy our essential liberties. They [explore] terrorism in today's world and reflect on the recent Paris and San Bernardino attacks, as well as Russia, Syria, Iran, and continuous threats to our nation"

Regina ancile.

October 24, 2016
Regina High School (Norwood, Ohio)
Norwood, Ohio : Regina High School,
v. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The senior class of Regina High School Norwood, Ohio presents the year in review (varies).

The best American comics.

October 24, 2016
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006-
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.

Make: edible inventions : cooking hacks and yummy recipes you can build, mix, bake, and grow

October 24, 2016
Ceceri, Kathy, author.
San Francisco : Maker Media, 2016.
xxiv, 181 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Crazy kitchen gadgets and useful utensils -- Create chemical cuisine -- Hack it from scratch -- Grow your own ingredients -- Cook off the grid.
"This book shows you how to make: your own butter with a mechanized bot that does the hard work for you!; A hydraulic 3D food printer that uses LEGOs and frosting to build yummy creations; Juicy gelatin drops that look like noodles or fish eggs--but taste great!; Chocolatey spun pies and flavored rock candy sticks; A solar cooker that lets the sun do all of the work making nachos, cookies, and even a chocolate cake; A worm bin for making your own soil (and tips to prevent the worms from escaping!); An aquaponic jar where your pets help to grow the veggies"--Back cover.

The hostage's daughter : a story of family, madness, and the Middle East

October 24, 2016
Anderson, Sulome, 1985- author.
xii, 272 pages ; 24 cm
The superman -- The abduction -- The boogeymen -- The resistance -- The rabbit hole -- The spooks -- The conspiracy theory -- The warlords -- The human intelligence -- The release -- The integration -- The joyful entitlement -- Epilogue.
"The Hostage's Daughter is an intimate look at the effect of the Lebanese Hostage Crisis on Anderson's family, the United States, and the Middle East today. Sulome tells moving stories from her experiences as a reporter in the region and challenges our understanding of global politics, the forces that spawn terrorism and especially Lebanon, the beautiful, devastated, and vitally important country she came to love. Powerful and eye-opening The Hostage's Daughter is essential reading for anyone interested in international relations, this violent, haunted region, and America's role in its fate." Dust jacket.

Birth of a dream weaver : a writer's awakening

October 24, 2016
Ngg wa Thiongʼo, 1938- author.
New York : The New Press, 2016.
238 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Prologue -- The wound in the heart -- A wounded land -- Reds and blacks -- Benzes, sneakers, frisbees, and flags -- Penpoints and fig trees -- Writing for the money of it -- Black dolls and black masks -- Transition and that letter from Paris -- Boxers and black hermits -- Pages, stages, spaces -- Coal, rubber, silver, gold, and new flags -- Working for the nation -- Notes and notebooks -- A hell of a paradise.

Finding your ancestors in British India

October 24, 2016
Jolly, Emma, author.
350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
"Genealogical resources for India during British rule. Provides an introduction to primary and secondary material and how to research ancestors in British India."
History of the British in India -- Maps & place names -- Vital events, church records & probate -- Armed forces & merchant seaman -- Occupations -- Miscellaneous records -- Appendix.

Finding your Eastern European ancestors : introduction to research for North Americans

October 24, 2016
Alzo, Lisa A., author.
154 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"November 2015."
Introduction -- Historical overview -- Developing a solid research strategy -- Culture & society -- Major databases for researching Eastern European records -- Research challenges & solutions.

Finding your Italian ancestors

October 24, 2016
Holtz, Melanie D., author.
174 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Introduction -- Jurisdictions -- Italian record types -- Parish or diocesan records -- Languages -- Accessing the records -- Countries with historically Italian populations.

The art of work : a proven path to discovering what you were meant to do

October 24, 2016
Goins, Jeff.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
xxvii, 212 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: The cancer that couldn't stop a triathlete -- Preparation. Listening to your life: the call to something old, not new ; Accidental apprenticeships: the teacher appears when the student least expects ; Painful practice: when trying isn't good enough -- Action. Building bridges: the leap that wasn't a leap ; Pivot points: why failure is your friend ; The portfolio life: a new kind of mastery -- Completion. Your magnus opus: what legacy looks like -- Conclusion: The work is never done.
The search begins with passion but does not end there. Only when our interests connect with the needs of the world do we begin living for a larger purpose. Those who experience this intersection experience something exceptional and enviable. Though it is rare, such a life is attainable by anyone brave enough to try. Goins explains how to abandon the status quo and live a life that matters with true passion and purpose.

The case interview : 20 days to ace the case : your day-by-day prep course to land a job in management consulting

October 24, 2016
Whitehurst, Destin, author.
Berkeley, CA : Tycho Press, 2016.
194 pages ; 23 cm.
"Former strategy consultants Destin Whitehurst and Erin Robinson have been on both sides of the case interview table. In The Case Interview: 20 Days to Ace the Case, they give you need-to-know techniques for polishing your poise and tightening your skills. Featuring lessons, mock interviews, as well as industry know-how, you'll build your confidence in structuring your approach, hypothesizing logically, summarizing your findings, and making a recommendation to answer the case."--page [4] of cover

Declassified documents concerning the deaths of various military personnel from Hamilton County, Ohio killed in action in World War II

October 24, 2016
Hughes, Raymond George, compiler.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County], [2016]-
volumes : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 30 cm
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and declassified military documents regarding the deaths of United States military personnel who were killed in action during the second world war. Contains items found in the library's Fold3 database by
Loose-leaf in 3-ring binder(s).
George M. Armstrong -- Kenneth O. Banfield -- Richard F. Beasley -- William W. Bower -- Lawrence E. Carney, Jr. -- Leslie O. Davis -- Robert H. Drennan -- Jerome F. Eisenman -- Anthony W. Geiser -- Robert J. Gunther -- Edward F. Hautman -- Harold H. Hemer -- James F. Hochadel -- Deneal Hoffman -- Nathaniel Hoffman -- Robert W. Horton -- Raymond H. Huge -- Robert A. Kist -- Paul E. Langdon -- Walter P. Langdon -- Francis E. Reagan -- Elmer H. Rundy -- Urban J. Schroder ; Edward F. Kenney -- Melville E. Schultz -- Richard E. Smith.
Gold Star Mothers from the Hamilton County Chapter had provided information about the deceased including name and rank, branch of service, date of death, serial number, and other information. This is a beginning point of this research.--Introduction.

A 50-year history of Mitsubishi Corporation, 1954-2004.

October 21, 2016
Mitsubishi Shōji Kabushiki Kaisha.
Tokyo : Mitsubishi Corporation, ©2010.
599 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm

All these worlds are yours : the scientific search for alien life

October 21, 2016
Willis, Jon (College teacher), author.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
xi, 214 pages ; 22 cm
Preface -- Alien extravaganza -- A universe fit for life? -- What on earth is life? -- A biological tour of our solar system -- Mars : the riddle in the sands -- Europa and Enceladus : life aquatic? -- Titan : nature's petrochemical plant -- Exoplanets : worlds without end -- The search for extraterrestrial intelligence -- The meaning of (alien) life?
"Long before space travel was possible, the idea of life beyond Earth transfixed humans. In this fascinating book, astronomer Jon Willis explores the science of astrobiology and the possibility of locating other life in our own galaxy. Describing the most recent discoveries by space exploration missions, including the Kepler space telescope, the Mars Curiosity rover, and the New Horizons probe, Willis asks readers to imagine--and choose among--five scenarios for finding life. He encourages us to wonder whether life might exist within Mars&#x;s subsoil ice. He reveals the vital possibilities on the water ice moons Europa and Enceladus. He views Saturn&#x;s moon Titan through the lens of our own planet&#x;s ancient past. And he even looks beyond our solar system, investigating the top candidates for a zsecond Earthy in a myriad of exoplanets and imagining the case of a radio signal arriving from deep space. Covering the most up-to-date research, this accessibly written book provides readers with the basic knowledge necessary to decide where they would look for alien life."--Dust jacket.

Waiting for contact : the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

October 21, 2016
Squeri, Lawrence Louis, 1942- author.
x, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Before SETI : the age of pluarlism -- Science fiction and ufology : strange cousins -- The road to SETI : fearing the future -- The 1960s : the quest begins -- The 1960s : the selling of SETI -- Soviet SETI : ET is a communist -- The 1970s : gaining respect -- SETI in NASA : rise and fall -- After NASA : revival, distress, and hope.

Boat building in your own backyard

October 21, 2016
Rabl, S. S. (Samuel Supplee), 1895-
Cambridge, Maryland : Cornell Maritime Press, 1958.
223 pages : illustrations, plans ; 29 cm
Boatbuilding woods -- Tools and their uses -- Fastenings -- Laying down and taking off -- Framing the boat -- Making the fits -- Planking and decking -- Installing the motor -- The cabin -- Joiner work details -- Plumbing -- Sails and rigging -- Caulking and painting -- Useful information -- Building the boat -- Boat plans.

Mad hungry family : 120 essential recipes to feed the whole crew

October 21, 2016
Scala Quinn, Lucinda, author.
xi, 260 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Mad about meat -- Chicken confidential -- Eggs all day long -- The seafood story -- Pantry power -- Mad veg -- Killer salads -- Holiday meal circuit -- Speed-scratch sweets.
In Mad Hungry Family, Scala Quinn has collected all the no-fuss, big-flavor recipes that send her family stampeding to the kitchen table--from flat roast chicken to second-day spaghetti pancakes--and peppered them with tips, tricks, and solutions learned over a lifetime of cooking both professionally and for her family of five. Here are survival strategies for nothing-in-the-fridge crises, feeding unexpected guests, getting Thanksgiving dinner on the table before your family revolts, and more.

Modernity and bourgeois life : society, politics, and culture in England, France and Germany since 1750

October 21, 2016
Seigel, Jerrold E.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
xi, 626 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
1. Introduction: ends and means -- Part I. Contours of modernity. 2. Precocious integration : England ; 3. Monarchical centralization, privilege, and conflict : France ; 4. Localism, state-building, and bürgerliche gesellschaft : Germany ; 5. Modern industry, class, and party politics in nineteenth-century England ; 6. France and bourgeois France : from teleocracy to autonomy ; 7. One special path : modern industry, politics, and bourgeois life in Germany -- Part II. Calculations and lifeworlds. 8. Time, money, capital ; 9. Men and women ; 10. Bourgeois morals : from Victorianism to modern sexuality ; 11. Jews as bourgeois and network people -- Part III. A culture of means. 12. Public places, private spaces ; 13. Bourgeois and others ; 14. Bourgeois life and the avant-garde ; 15. Conclusion.
"To be modern may mean many different things, but for nineteenth-century Europeans 'modernity' suggested a new form of life in which bourgeois activities, people, attitudes and values all played key roles. Jerrold Seigel's panoramic new history offers a magisterial and highly original account of the ties between modernity and bourgeois life, arguing that they can be best understood not in terms of the rise and fall of social classes, but as features of a common participation in expanding and thickening 'networks of means' that linked together distant energies and resources across economic, political and cultural life. Exploring the different configurations of these networks in England, France and Germany, he shows how their patterns gave rise to distinctive forms of modernity in each country and shaped the rhythm and nature of change across spheres as diverse as politics, money and finance, gender relations, morality, and literary, artistic and musical life"-- Provided by publisher.

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