New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

July 28, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The American political party system : a reference handbook

July 27, 2017
LeMay, Michael C., 1941- author.
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2017]
xxi, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Background and history -- Problems, controversies, and solutions -- Perspectives -- Profiles -- Data and documents -- Resources -- Chronology.

Empowering the public-private partnership : the future of America's local government

July 27, 2017
Voinovich, George V., 1936-2016.
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2017]
vii, 98 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
America's urban centers face many challenges, from decaying infrastructure to declining population and a falling tax base. At the same time, there is increasing interest in cities as sites of renewal and economic opportunity. How can city leaders facing financial constraints harness this positive energy in a sustainable way? The story of Cleveland in the early 1980s is a valuable example of how city governments can partner with private entities - businesses, nonprofits, unions, and others - to drive growth and preserve quality of life in urban centers. In the early 1980s, under the leadership of Mayor George V. Voinovich, Cleveland went from financial default to being named "American's Comeback City." This turnaround happened in only a few years, and it's something from which Cleveland still benefits. In fact, the public-private partnership, or P3, model that Voinovich pioneered, has since become the gold standard for cities seeking to maximize resources. Before his death in June 2016, Voinovich developed this handbook, a how-to manual that not only explains the technical aspects of creating these partnerships but also describes in depth how the private sector can be a powerful agent to improve the operations of local government. It outlines the organization of the Cleveland public-private alliance; the motivations of those who gave of their time, talent, and money; and how city officials and their partners monitored implementation of the strategic plan.

Modern homesteading : advice and inspiration for cultivating a better life.

July 27, 2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Living the country life."

Race and crime

July 27, 2017
Steele, Philip, 1948- author.
New York : Crabtree Publishing, 2017.
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
Race, crime and the law -- Racism in history -- Myths, facts and figures -- Florida, USA, 2012 -- How useful are statistics? -- Policing and profiles -- Does "stop and frisk" work? -- Crimes of hatred -- Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2013 -- What causes racist crime? -- Racism in the system -- Canada, 1980-2016 -- How can we tackle racism? -- The role of the media -- France and Kosovo, 2013 -- Can the media be racist? -- Ferguson, 2014 -- Justice for all -- Turkey and Syria, 2015 -- Can there ever be justice? -- Standing together -- Glossary -- Index.
Examines issues in the headlines concerning racial bias, crime, and police violence in communities, in nations, and around the world.

Dying : a memoir

July 27, 2017
Taylor, Cory, 1955-2016, author.
Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2017.
141 pages ; 21 cm
At the age of sixty, Cory Taylor is dying of melanoma-related brain cancer. Her illness is no longer treatable: she now weighs less than her neighbor's retriever. As her body weakens, she describes the experience, the vulnerability and strength, the courage and humility, the anger and acceptance, of knowing she will soon die. Written in the space of a few weeks, in a tremendous creative surge, this powerful and beautiful memoir is a clear-eyed account of what dying teaches: Taylor describes the tangle of her feelings, remembers the lives and deaths of her parents, and examines why she would like to be able to choose the circumstances of her death. Taylor's last words offer a vocabulary for readers to speak about the most difficult thing any of us will face. And while Dying: A Memoir is a deeply affecting meditation on death, it is also a funny and wise tribute to life.

He's not lazy : empowering your son to believe in himself

July 27, 2017
Price, Adam (Psychologist), author.
xvi, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Part I: He's not lazy -- Let me reintroduce you to your son -- Shifting bodies, shifting minds -- If I only had a brain -- Leap before you look -- Big boys don't cry -- Too cool for school -- Part II: From conflict to change: the seeds of motivation -- The paradoxical response and the plot for false independence -- Putting the self back into self-control -- Autonomy- a new way forward -- How to stop rescuing your son and start supporting his autonomy -- Helicopters, lawn mowers, and drones: why parents control their kids -- I think I can -- Connection -- Appendix: Homework predictor ; Backward planner ; The decision grid ; Exploring values ; The goal setter ; Worry log ; Thought journal.
"Boys may seem impervious to school pressures, but they often fear failure so much that they totally opt out. He's Not Lazy helps parents understand--and constructively handle--the underlying issues affecting their sons. A renowned expert on ADHD explains how to deal with a conflicted boy who really wants to do well, discover hidden obstacles to his success, develop his confidence, and empower him to accept responsibility for his own future"-- Provided by publisher.

Morningstar : growing up with books

July 27, 2017
Hood, Ann, 1956- author.
186 pages ; 20 cm
How to dream -- How to become a writer -- How to ask why -- How to buy books -- How to write a book -- How to fall in love with language -- How to be curious -- How to have sex -- How to see the world -- How to run away.
Reveals the personal stories behind the author's written works, describing her early years in a Rhode Island mill town and the books that shaped her love of literature, her political views, and her travel ambitions.

American underdog : historic outsider upset : ethics and economics matter in Washington, DC

July 27, 2017
Brat, David Alan, 1964- author.
New York : Center Street, 2016.
xiii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Travels with Chufy

July 27, 2017
Sanchez de Betak, Sofía, author.
183 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Naples, Italy: Albergo del Purgatorio -- Kastellorizo, Greece: Mediterraneo Megisti -- Kyoto, Japan: Tawara-ya Ryokan -- Poschiavo, Switzerland: La Rösa -- Patagonia, Argentina: Estancia Arroyo Verde -- Marrakech, Morocco: Riad Jardin Secret -- Flatey, Iceland: Hotel Flatey -- Kiwau, Kenya: Mike's Camp -- Rhodes, Greece: Marco Polo Mansion -- Uwajima, Shikoku, Japan: Kiya Ryokan -- Harbour Island, Bahamas: Ocean View Club -- Mérida, Mexico Hacienda: Santa Rosa -- Makgadikgade Pan, Botswana: Jack's Camp -- Entre Ríos, Argentina: Los Ombues Lodge -- Trancoso, Brasil: Uxua -- Mallorca, Spain: Sa Palosa -- Garzón, Uruguay: Casa Anna -- Positano, Italy: Villa TreVille -- Mendoza, Argentina: Finca Los Alamos -- Patmos, Greece: Archontariki -- Laikipia, Kenya: Ol Malo -- Tokyo, Japan: Caravan Tokyo -- Istanbul, Turkey: Hazz -- Puglia, Italy: Masseria Potenti.
The author shares her choices of some of the world's most inspiring and out of the way destinations where those in the know seek out unforgettable experiences that inspire and exceed every expectation.

The preparation of the novel : lecture courses and seminars at the Collège de France, 1978-1979 and 1979-1980

July 27, 2017
Barthes, Roland.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011.
xxx, 476 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

All the agents and saints : dispatches from the U.S. borderlands

July 27, 2017
Elizondo Griest, Stephanie, 1974- author.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
xv, 289 pages : maps ; 25 cm
"After a decade of chasing stories around the globe, intrepid travel writer Stephanie Elizondo Griest followed the magnetic pull home -- only to discover that her native South Texas had been radically transformed in her absence. Ravaged by drug wars and barricaded by an eighteen-foot steel wall, her ancestral land had become the nation's foremost crossing ground for undocumented workers, many of whom perished along the way. The frequency of these tragedies seemed like a terrible coincidence, before Elizondo Griest moved to the New York / Canada borderlands. Once she began to meet Mohawks from the Akwesasne Nation, however, she recognized striking parallels to life on the southern border." -- Provided by publisher.

Among the living and the dead : a tale of exile and homecoming on the war roads of Europe

July 27, 2017
Verzemnieks, Inara, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
282 pages ; 22 cm
"'It's long been assumed of this region, where my grandmother was born, ...that at some point each year the dead will come home,' Inara Verzemnieks writes in this heartrending story of war, exile, and reconnection. Her grandmother's stories recalled one true home: the family farm left behind in Latvia during the Second World War. There, her grandmother Livija and her great-aunt, Ausma, were separated. Livija fled the fighting to become a refugee; Ausma was exiled to Siberia under Stalin: the sisters would not see each other again for more than fifty years. Raised by her grandparents in Washington State, Inara grew up among expatriates, scattering smuggled Latvian sand over the coffins of the dead, singing folk songs about a land she had never visited. In a box of her grandmother's belongings, Inara discovers the scarf Livija wore when she left home. This tangible remnant of the past points the way back to the remote village where her family broke apart. In Latvia, Inara comes to know Ausma, her family, their land and its stories, and there pieces together Livija's survival through years as a refugee. Weaving together these two parts of the family story in spellbinding, lyrical prose, Verzemnieks gives us a profound and cathartic account of love, loss, and survival."--Dust jacket.

The big awesome book of hand & chalk lettering

July 27, 2017
Rodriguez, Dina, author.
Indianapolis, Indiana : DK Publishing, 2017.
206 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Get creative, express yourself, and add that personal touch with hand lettering! With illustrated step-by-step instructions, The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering shows the complete beginner how to master the art of hand lettering, the composition/design of phrases on the page, and flourishes to embellish the design. It also includes chalk lettering, fun prompts for writing, and 15 projects and gift ideas, ranging from gift tags to a lettered poster to chalk-lettered signs for special events. The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering covers 15 lettering styles--from Black Letter and "melting" to circus and Victorian, as well as serifs and scripts--along with numerous borders, corners, banners, bursts, frames and other accents" --Publisher.

Coffee for your heart : 40 mornings of life-changing encouragement

July 27, 2017
Gerth, Holley, author.
172 pages : illustration ; 18 cm
Previously published as "God's heart for you."
"The noisy world can make it hard to hear the assurances of God. Let His voice be the loudest one in your life as He stirs up your hope and confidence each new day" --Back cover.

The complete make-ahead cookbook : from appetizers to desserts 500 recipes you can make in advance

July 27, 2017
ix, 422 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
At head of title on cover: America's Test Kitchen.
Welcome to America's Test Kitchen -- The make-ahead kitchen -- Appetizers -- Soups, stews, and chilis -- Salads -- Pasta and pizza -- Poultry -- Meat -- Fish and seafood -- Vegetarian mains -- Sides -- Holiday and brunch classics -- Desserts.
There's lots of dishes you'd like to make ahead, only the recipe doesn't tell you how to store it after baking-- or how to bake it after storing-- and not end up with a cold center or a soggy crust. The experts at America's Test Kitchen eliminate the guesswork with these company-worthy appetizers, roasts, and desserts.

Doing busy better : enjoying God's gifts of work and rest

July 27, 2017
Whitwer, Glynnis, 1961- author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
183 pages ; 22 cm
The undercurrent of unease -- What drives us to an overbusy life? -- Being versus doing -- God's original design for work -- God's gift of rest -- Conditions of unhealthy busyness -- Hurry is a heart condition -- A heart at rest -- The sabbath reset -- Is it ever okay to quit? -- How to find sustainable balance -- How to be peaceful and productive -- Finding true soul rest.

Emoji crochet : 20 easy-to-make projects expressing attitude & style

July 27, 2017
Voth, Charles, author.
127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Home decor: 25's a crowd blanket ; Stinky feet ottoman ; Chillin' out cushion ; Sweet stuff cushion ; Taunting mega cushion ; Faces laphgan -- Clothes: Baby beanies ; Num num bib ; Surly slouchie hat ; Pom-pom beanie ; Kissy pocket scarf ; Not too blue for you mittens ; Smelly slippers ; Big grin hoodie -- Accessories: Brainiac bag ; Bobble head earrings ; Sleepy time washcloth ; Striped pencil case ; Cool guy hacky sack.
"Emoji Crochet will appeal to crocheters of all ages because each project captures the joy of the emoji trend while sending a personalized message. Among the diverse selection of projects, there are several grandparents will want to make for their grandchildren; ones that younger crocheters will want to make and collect; and plenty for any crafter looking to give the ideal gift to a loved family member or friends, The projects - ranging from blankets, mittens, and scarves to backpacks, earrings, and pillows -- will be appropriate for beginners and beyond"

Girl code : unlocking the secrets to success, sanity, and happiness for the female entrepreneur

July 27, 2017
Leyba, Cara Alwill, author.
xv, 150 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"First published in the United States of America by Passionista Publishing 2015."--Title page verso.
The secret's out: there's enough for all of us -- Trust your own brilliance -- The power of connection -- The F-Word -- Shake it off: dealing with haters, copycats, and the peanut gallery -- There's no time for bullshit when you're building an empire -- Look for the diamond lining -- Don't hate her because she's successful -- Don't wait for an invitation.
"In today's competitive marketplace, the fiercest thing a female entrepreneur can do is to support other women. Something dynamic happens when women genuinely show up for each other. When we lose the facades, cut the bullsh*t, and truly have each other's backs. When we stop pretending everything is perfect, and show the messy, beautiful parts of ourselves and our work-- which all look awfully similar. When we talk about our fears, our missteps, and our breakdowns. And most importantly, when we share our celebrations, our breakthroughs, and our solutions. there's no reason to hoard information, connections, or insight. Wisdom is meant to be shared, so let's start sharing what we've learned to make each other better. Let's start building each other up. Let's live up to our potential and start ruling the world."--Provided by publisher.

He calls you beautiful : hearing the voice of Jesus in the Song of Songs

July 27, 2017
Brestin, Dee, 1944- author.
Colorado Springs, Colorado : Multnomah, 2017.
xii, 228 pages ; 23 cm
"Tucked away in the pages of scripture is one of the most fascinating and most misunderstood books of the Bible: the Song of Songs. ... Bible teacher Dee Brestin explores this love song from God to reveal transformative truths for each of us, whether married, single, or widowed" --Back cover.

The hidden lives of Tudor women : a social history

July 27, 2017
Norton, Elizabeth (Historian), author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
406 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

The illumination process : a shamanic guide to transforming toxic emotions into wisdom, power, and grace

July 27, 2017
Villoldo, Alberto, author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2017.
xii, 195 pages ; 23 cm
"The Illumination Process guides the reader on a healing journey, forged by the timeless wisdom of indigenous cultures and the latest theories of neurobiology. Through various stages in this journey of initiation, we grow to understand the causes of our suffering and how to free ourselves from the pain and drama of our unhealed emotions. Life itself invites us to be initiated through many means--the possibility of love, the loss of a parent or friend, the birth of a child, or a serious health crisis. True initiation is empowered by facing personal challenges and experiencing the spiritual rebirth--or illumination--that follows. Unifying this book is the sacred process of transforming toxic emotions into sources of power and grace. The Illumination Process shows us how to bid a joyful good-bye to the people and places we have met, discovering a sacred space where the spirit inhabits, uniting the body and soul. When we learn to let go of difficult situations and problems, to accept our lives as they are, we can begin to identify with a self that is eternal. Recounting his own experiences, tracing the mythologies of an array of cultures, and expanding his inquiry into the field of neurobiology, Alberto Villoldo shows readers how they can benefit from these sacred practices."

Kingdom disciples : heaven's representatives on earth

July 27, 2017
Evans, Tony, 1949- author.
Chicago : Moody Publishers, [2017]
251 pages ; 22 cm
The foundation of kingdom discipleship -- The missing key -- The primary concern -- The bold confession -- The cost of commitment -- The formation of kingdom discipleship -- Our true identity -- A deep intimacy -- A steady increase -- The heavenly incentive -- The function of kingdom discipleship -- The individual -- The family -- The church -- The community.
"In this practical overview of discipleship, readers will learn: what a disciple is; what discipleship looks like for individuals, families and communities; what impact discipleship can have on the world" --adapted from jacket.

The natural menopause plan : how to overcome the symptoms with diet, supplements, exercise and more than 90 recipes

July 27, 2017
Stewart, Maryon, author.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Part 1. Understanding menopause: What' happening to me? -- Recognizing menopausal signs -- HRT in focus -- Natural symptom relief -- Natural menopause plan diet -- Natural menopause plan supplements -- Natural menopause plan therapies -- Build your bones -- Get heart healthy -- Stay physically active -- Beat the bloat -- Cope with cravings -- Rev up your sex life -- Boost your brain power -- Beat stress and depression -- Part 2. Natural menopause plan recipes: Breakfasts -- Lunches -- Dinners -- Desserts, cakes, breads & snacks -- Phyto-rich menu plans -- Nutrient content of foods.
Hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia: the effects of menopause can be debilitating, affecting relationships, careers, and overall quality of life. "The Natural Menopause Plan" offers a holistic approach proven to alleviate these symptoms through diet, exercise, herbal remedies, and relaxation-all without the alarming side-effects of hormone replacement therapy. Customizable checklists, symptom diaries, and menu plans with more than 80 recipes help women enter mid-life healthier and happier than ever.

The perfect you : a blueprint for identity

July 27, 2017
Leaf, Caroline, 1963- author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
316 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The big picture -- The perfect you : thinking, feeling, choosing -- Discovering the potential of our blueprint for identity -- The philosophy of the perfect you -- The science of the perfect you -- Profiling the perfect you : the unique qualitative (UQ) assessment tool -- The perfect you checklist -- The discomfort zones -- The perfect you chart -- Perfect you metacognitive module exercises.
"There's only one you! Combining the latest scientific research with biblical teaching, Dr. Caroline Leaf helps you discover and harness your brilliant design--the unique, God-wired thinking pattern that shapes the way you think, feel, and make choices--so you can live out your purpose and achieve true success" --Provided by publisher.

The prophet's manual

July 27, 2017
Eckhardt, John, 1957- author.
Lake Mary, Florida : Charisma House, [2017]
ix, 287 pages ; 23 cm

Some say

July 27, 2017
McLane, Maureen N., author.
132 pages ; 22 cm
"A dazzling collection of poems exploring the mental landscape of our moment"-- Provided by publisher.

Soul journeying : shamanic tools for finding your destiny and recovering your spirit

July 27, 2017
Villoldo, Alberto, author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, 2017.
xx, 191 pages ; 23 cm
The physics of destiny -- Transforming fate into destiny -- Mapping the soul -- The chamber of wounds -- The chamber of soul contracts -- The chamber of grace -- The chamber of treasures -- The power animals -- Navigating destiny : love, power, money, and health -- Sacrificing sacred cows -- Journeying to retrieve your destiny -- Growing new bodies.
This fascinating book by psychologist and medical anthropologist Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., explains the practices for healing outside of ordinary time and space. It shows how to enter the timeless now to heal events that occurred in the past, and to correct the course of destiny. Dr. Villoldo discusses ways in which you can heal yourself and your loved ones by employing intention through practices used by shamans of the Americas--which, until now, have been inaccessible to most of the world. The shamans of old called this journeying . In this book, you'll discover that in the same way you have a four-chambered heart, you have a four-chambered soul. In the first chamber, you store away the memory of a wound that derailed your destiny. In the second, you keep the limiting beliefs and soul contracts that you entered into at the time of your loss. In the third, you recover the grace and trust that will make you whole again; and in the fourth, you remember the calling and mission that you choose to unfold in this lifetime. "While everyone has a future," Villoldo says, "only certain people have a destiny." This book shows you how to find and manifest yours.

Taking charge of cancer : what you need to know to get the best treatment

July 27, 2017
Palma, David, author.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2017]
x, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction: Taking charge can improve your chances ; The basics -- Understanding your situation: Where it all starts : your first consultation ; Deciphering your medical reports -- Evaluating your doctor's recommendations: How doctors decide which treatment is best ; Is your doctor's recommendation best for you? ; Weighing risks and benefits ; How to get free second opinions -- Getting world-class care: Getting top-notch surgery ; Is your radiation hit-or-miss? ; Systemic therapy : more than just a drip ; Clinical trials : sometimes a better option ; After treatment is finished ; When there is no cure ; Cancer myths and truths -- Epilogue: The Taking charge of cancer patient checklist.
Provides guidance and advice to those who have just received a cancer diagnosis by helping them choose between treatment options, select the best medical team, and learn how to be their own advocate.

Writing to awaken : a journey of truth, transformation & self-discovery

July 27, 2017
Matousek, Mark, author.
Oakland, California : Reveal Press, an imprint of New Harbinger Publications, [2017]
ix, 216 pages ; 23 cm
part one: Who am I?: Lifting the veil ; Touching the shadow ; Your true face -- part 2. Exploring the story: Demons at the gate ; The question of meaning ; Love invents us -- part 3. Dropping the mask: Social persona ; Learning from loss ; The wisdom of intentions -- part 4. Awakening: Awakening genius ; Meeting the sacred ; Begin again.

Archival records of First English Evangelical Lutheran Church published for the 175th anniversary, 1842-2017

July 27, 2017
First English Evangelical Lutheran Church (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Cincinnati, Ohio : First English Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2017.
2 volumes ; 28 cm
v.1. Baptisms 1867-1994 ; Confirmations 1916-1994 ; Marriages 1867-1975 ; Deaths 1869-1976 -- v.2. Child members 1957-1994 ; Adult members 1867-1994 ; Removals 1869-1879 ; Communicants 1862-1964 ; Officers 1915-1955.

John Howland of the Mayflower

July 26, 2017
White, Elizabeth Pearson.
Camden, Me. : Picton Press, 1990-<c1993 >
v. <1-2, 4> : ill. ; 24 cm.
Vol. 2 by Elizabeth Pearson White, assisted by Edwin Wagner Coles and Roberta Gilbert Bratti.
v. 1. The first five generations : documented descendants through his first child Desire Howland and her husband Captain John Gorham -- v. 2. The first five generations : documented descendants through his second child John Howland and his wife, Mary Lee -- -- v. 4. The first five generations : documented descendants through his fourth child Elizabeth Howland, wife of Ephraim Hicks and Captain John Dickinson -- .

Never call me a hero : a legendary American dive-bomber pilot remembers the Battle of Midway

July 26, 2017
Kleiss, N. Jack, 1916-2016, author.
xvii, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Foreword / by Jill Kleiss -- Introduction / by Norman Jack Kleiss -- Kansas childhood, 1916-1932 -- The lure of flight, 1932-1934 -- Midshipman, 1934-1938 -- Finding love, 1938-1939 -- The Navy's surface fleet, 1939-1940 -- Flight training, 1940-1941 -- Scouting Squadron Six, part 1, May-June 1941 -- Scouting Squadron Six, part 2, June-November 1941 -- The Pacific War begins, November 1941-January 1942 -- The battle of the Marshall Islands, February 1942 -- Wake and Marcus Islands, February-March 1942 -- Return to the central Pacific, March-June 1942 -- The Battle of Midway, part 1, the morning attack, June 4, 1942 -- The Battle of Midway, part 2, the afternoon attack, June 4, 1942 -- The Battle of Midway, part 3, June 5 and 6, 1942 -- Return to the States, June-October 1942 -- Flight instructor, 1942-1945 -- My life after the Second World War, 1946-1976 -- Remembering Midway, 1976-2016 -- Afterword / by Timothy J. Orr -- Appendix: Roster, Scouting Squadron Six, May 1941 to June 1942 -- Glossary of military acronyms.
75 years ago, one daring American pilot may have changed the course of history when he struck and sank two Japanese carriers at the Battle of Midway. Now, legendary dive-bomber "Dusty" Kleiss shares his unforgettable eyewitness account of America's greatest naval victory.

Far from the tree : how children and their parents learn to accept one another . . . our differences unite us

July 26, 2017
Solomon, Andrew, 1963- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2017]
454 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Son -- Deaf -- Dwarfs -- Down syndrome -- Autism -- Schizophrenia -- Disability -- Prodigies -- Rape -- Crime -- Transgender -- Father.

Bianco : pizza, pasta, and other food I like

July 26, 2017
Bianco, Chris, author.
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
xi, 212 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Pizza -- Salads -- Sandwiches -- Pasta & grains -- Small plates -- Big plates & bowls -- Something sweet.

The unwomanly face of war : an oral history of women in World War II

July 26, 2017
Aleksievich, Svetlana, 1948- author.
New York : Random House, [2017]
xliii, 331 pages ; 25 cm
Translated from the Russian.
"Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, War's Unwomanly Face is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories of women's experiences in World War II, both on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories. This is a new, distinct version of the war we're so familiar with. Alexievich gives voice to women whose stories are lost in the official narratives, creating a powerful alternative history from the personal and private stories of individuals. Collectively, these women's voices provide a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human side of the war. When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize in Literature, they praised her "polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time," and cited her for inventing "a new kind of literary genre." Sara Danius, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, added that her work comprises "a history of emotions -- a history of the soul."--Provided by publisher.

The Cooperstown casebook : who's in the Baseball Hall of Fame, who should be in, and who should pack their plaques

July 26, 2017
Jaffe, Jay, 1969- author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2017.
xviii, 446 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part I: Battles and Wars: The ins and outs of the Hall of Fame ; Stat school ; Swimming with JAWS ; How voters put third base in a corner ; The hall of cronyism ; Blyleven, Morris, and the war on WAR ; Booms, busts, bottlenecks, and ballot reform ; This is your ballot on drugs -- Part II: Around the diamond: Catchers ; First basemen ; Second basemen ; Shortstops ; Third basemen ; Leftfielders ; Centerfielders ; Rightfielders ; Starting pitchers ; Relief pitchers ; Slouching toward Cooperstown.
The Cooperstown Casebook by Jay Jaffe provides a definitive guide to the greatest players in baseball history, and the Hall of Fame.

Edward VII : the Prince of Wales and the women he loved

July 26, 2017
Arnold, Catharine, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
viii, 291 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
A youthful indiscretion -- A royal wedding -- "Gay Paree and London lowlife" -- Mordaunt vs. Mordaunt -- Jennie Churchill, the dollar princess -- The Aylesford scandal -- The Jersey tomboy -- Taking London by storm -- The real Prince Charming -- Royal mistress -- The wheel of fortune -- Jennie and Randolph -- My darling Daisy -- The heart has its reasons -- She stoops to conquer -- The unforgivable sin -- The Tranby Croft trial -- The socialite socialist -- Captain Laycock of the Blues -- The last mistress : Alice Keppel -- Golden years -- Famous last words.
"Edward Prince of Wales, better known as "Bertie," was the eldest son of Queen Victoria. Charming and dissolute, he was a larger-than-life personality with king-size appetites. A lifelong womanizer, Bertie conducted his countless liaisons against the glittering backdrop of London society, Europe, and the stately homes of England in the second half of the 19th century. Bertie's lovers were beautiful, spirited, society women who embraced a wide field of occupations. While the scandals resulting from his affairs--from suicides to divorces--were a blight on the royal family, Bertie would become a surprisingly modern monarch. His major accomplishment was transforming the British monarchy into the modern institution that we know today and ensuring its survival in a period when every other European dynasty collapsed in the wake of WWI"--Provided by publisher.

Street warrior : the true story of the NYPD's most decorated detective and the era that created him

July 26, 2017
Friedman, Ralph (Police detective), author.
x, 262 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Friedman was arguably the toughest cop ever to wear the shield and was the most decorated detective in the NYPD’s 170-year history. Stationed at the South Bronx’s notorious 41 Precinct, known by its nickname “Fort Apache,” Friedman served during one of the city’s most dire times: the 1970s and ‘80s, when fiscal crisis, political disillusionment, an out-of-control welfare system, and surging crime and drug use were just a few of its problems." --Jacket.

Star Trek psychology : the mental frontier

July 26, 2017
xviii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Launch time. Why we go / Clay Routledge ; Bullies, heroes, and the bystander directive / Travis Langley ; Quests and questions / Travis Langley and Jenna Busch ; Child of two worlds / Elizabeth Kus and Alan Kistler -- Inner worlds. The trek through identity / Eric D. Wesselmann and J. Scott Jordan ; Emotion data / Janina Scarlet ; Gene Roddenberry saw the future / Frank Gaskill ; Right brains, left brains, and the brains in the middle / Craig Pohlman -- Warped drives. What happened to mental illness by the 23rd century? / Steven Schlozman ; Holodeck therapy / Patrick O'Connor and Chris Day ; Starfleet and military psychology / Jenna Busch and Janina Scarlet ; Terror management / Wind Goodfriend -- Federation. The captain's seat / Billy San Juan and Travis Langley ; Four quadrants, many life forms / W. Blake Erickson and John C. Blanchar ; The authoritative captain / Scott Allison and Jim Beggan ; The logic of friendship / Jay Scarlet -- Others. The needs of the man / Colt J. Blunt ; Imagination, creativity and aliens / Jim Davies ; The measure of a machine / Anthony Francis and Jim Davies ; Chatting with Chekov on stereotypes and role models / Travis Langley and Jenna Busch -- Final word: engage!
The next entry in Sterling's pop culture psychology series features 20 essays and an exclusive interview with Rod Roddenberry--son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. In a fun and accessible way, Star Trek Psychology delves deep into the psyches of the show's well-known and beloved characters.

Lost science : astonishing tales of forgotten genius

July 26, 2017
Ferguson, Kitty, author.
New York : Sterling, [2017]
ix, 326 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Part I: Ripping yarns. Ferdinand Verbiest, the emperor's new astronomy (1601-1688) ; Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, farm lad, spy, aristocrat, rascal (1753-1814) ; Jean-Baptiste Chappe d'Auteroche, pursuing Venus (1677-1770) -- Part II: In the shadows. Mary the Jewess, lost in her own legend (c.1st-3rd centuries CE) ; Maria Sibylla Merian, wondrous transformations (1647-1717) ; Alfred Russel Wallace, the other Darwin (1823-1913) ; Lise Meitner, escape to obscurity (1878-1968) -- Part III: Forgotten firsts. Johannes Kepler, near-fatal fiction (c. 1590-1634) ; Milutin Milanković, astronomy on ice (1864-present) ; Barry Stermam, the elusive quality of stillness (late 1950s-present).
Popular science writer Kitty Ferguson investigates little-explored byroads in the history of science, from Johannes Kepler's nearly disastrous venture into the realm of science fiction to a mid-twentieth-century experiment involving EEGs and rocket fuel. She introduces such underappreciated geniuses as Mary the Jewess, the first-century ancestress of modern chemistry; and Lise Meitner, who escaped Nazi Germany only to have her role in the discovery of nuclear fission ignored by the Nobel committee. Ferguson also takes us on astounding adventures with the likes of Jesuit astronomer Ferdinand Verbiest, who invented the first automobile as a clever toy to amuse the Chinese emperor in seventeenth-century Beijing and then saved his own life by winning a bizarre astronomy competition against his former torturer. --from Publisher's description.

1967 : a complete rock music history of the summer of love

July 26, 2017
Kubernik, Harvey, 1951- author.
264 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Preface: Between the lines -- Prologue: 1966 was (also) a very good year -- 1 January: Aboard the frigate -- 2 February: Hearing a new frequency -- 3 March: The ramifications of involvement -- 4 April: Cool clarity -- 5 May: Sound and vision with a mission -- 6 June: Stax of wax -- 7 July: The rave new world -- 8 August: The realm of the possible -- 9 September: Barefoot in the park -- 10 October: An autumn shade of pale -- 11 November: With appropriate flashbacks -- 12 December: Psychedelic supermarket -- Epilogue: Fifty years on.
During late spring 1967, tens of thousands of young people began streaming into San Francisco, kicking off a counterculture revolution and cultural explosion that was the Summer of Love. Now, on the 50th anniversary of that revolutionary event, acclaimed journalist and pop culture historian Harvey Kubernik takes us on an insider's look at the happenings in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and beyond--in the months leading up to, during, and after that seminal summer--through the lens of rock music. This lush volume features a trove of little-known and previously unpublished interviews with scenemakers and musicians of the time and the people who knew them; psychedelic festival posters, concert flyers, and other 1960s ephemera; and stunning images from acclaimed photographers of the era.


July 26, 2017
Grayson, Devin K.
Portland, Oregon : Image Comics, [2017] ©2017
1 volume unpaged : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Originally published by DC Comics in single magazine form as User #1-3.
"It's the 1990s, a world without Google, Facebook or smartphones...For Meg Chancellor, a lonely twenty-something not yet launched from her childhood home in Florida, this presents an opportunity to construct a new identity as a daring, chivalrous knight in shining armor. Will her online alter ego prove to be just an escapist fantasy or the first articulations of a more authentic self?" -- Back cover.

Fearless : the making of post-rock

July 26, 2017
Leech, Jeanette, author.
London : Jawbone Press, 2017.
375 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Proto- -- Bring the noise -- You push a knife into my dreams -- Spirit is everything -- Interested in female vocalists write 1864 Douglas Blvd Louisville, KY 40205 -- Tooled up -- Too bloody-minded -- 1994: the year post-rock broke -- The slow-down -- Vertical flux -- Splitting the root -- Sharks & courtesan -- Badtimes -- Young teams -- Regret, desire, fear, hope -- There's a lot of dust in the air -- The national anthem -- Notes & sources -- Index.
"In 1994, the music critic Simon Reynolds coined a new term: post-rock. It was an attempt to give a narrative to music that used the tools of rock but did something utterly different with it, broadening its scope by fusing elements of punk, dub, electronic music, minimalism, and more into something wholly new. Post-rock is an anti-genre, impossible to fence in. Elevating texture over riff and ambiance over traditional rock hierarchies, its exponents used ideas of space and deconstruction to create music of enormous power. From Slint to Talk Talk, Bark Psychosis to Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Tortoise to Fridge, Mogwai to Sigur Ros, the pioneers of post-rock are unified by an open-minded ambition that has proven hugely influential on everything from mainstream rock records to Hollywood soundtracks and beyond. Drawing on dozens of new interviews and packed full of stories never before told, Fearless explores how the strands of post-rock entwined, frayed, and created one of the most diverse bodies of music ever to huddle under one name" --Inside cover.

History of the descendants of Abraham Beery, born in 1718, emigrated from Switzerland to Pennsylvania in 1736 : and a complete genealogical family register

July 26, 2017
Wenger, Joseph H., 1835-
South English, Iowa : The author, 1905.
328 pages : frontispiece (portrait) ; 20 cm

Maggard family genealogy

July 26, 2017
Maggard, Kenneth.
Olathe, Kan. : K. Maggard, 1969.
58 pages ; 22 cm
New address label on some copies: Marietta, Georgia.
Cover title.

A time to keep

July 26, 2017
Pickett, Hazel Stone, 1904-
Indianapolis, Ind.? : [publisher not identified], 1980.
62 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Thank you for arguing : what Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson can teach us about the art of persuasion

July 26, 2017
Heinrichs, Jay, author.
New York : Three Rivers Press, [2017]
xvii, 457 pages ; 24 cm
"Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill."--Provided by publisher.

Sushi : taste and technique

July 26, 2017
Barber, Kimiko, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2017.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
What is sushi? -- Sushi etiquette -- What to drink with sushi -- Basics: Utensils ; Ingredients ; Basic recipes -- Fish, shellfish, and roe: Seafood safety and sustainability ; Round fish and flatfish ; Shellfish and roe -- Making sushi: Scattered sushi (chirashi zushi) ; Stuffed sushi (fukusa zushi) ; Pressed sushi (oshi zushi) ; Rolled sushi (maki zushi) ; Hand-formed sushi (nigiri zushi) ; Sashimi.

How to grow more vegetables* (and fruits, nuts, berries, grains, and other crops) *than you ever thought possible on less land with less water than you can imagine

July 26, 2017
Jeavons, John, author.
California ; New York : Ten Speed Press, [2017]
xiv, 249 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Preface: Ecology Action and the Common Ground Mini-farm / by The Ecology Action Staff -- Introduction: Building soil, building the future -- Deep soil creation and maintenance -- Sustainability -- The use of compost and soil fertility -- Fertilization -- Open-pollinated seeds, seed propagation, close spacing and seed saving -- Companion planning -- An interrelated food-raising system: creating and caring for a balanced natural backyard ecosystem and its insect life -- Master charts and planning -- Sample garden plans -- Appendix 1: supplementary tools -- Appendix 2: the efficacy of the grow biointensive method -increasing sustainable yield and building soils -- Appendix 3: ecology action publications -- Appendix 4: organizations and related information -- Appendix 5: Memberships and ordering.
Presents the basic principles of biointensive gardening with tips on what to grow, preparing growing beds, and planning and planting crops.

Theater programs collection,

July 26, 2017
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [producer not identified] , [1955-2006]
1 box (83 programs) : illustrations ; 26 x 32 x 40 cm
Title supplied by cataloger.
Sizes of programs vary.
Kismet (1955) -- Music man (1959) -- My fair lady (1959) -- The sound of music (1963) -- Camelot (1963) -- Hello Dolly! (1965) -- Zorba (1970) -- My fair lady (1970) -- A little night music (197?) -- The bartered bride (197?) -- Bells are ringing (1973) -- The nutcracker (1976) -- Take me along (1974) -- The boy friend (1975) -- She loves me (1975) -- The boy friend (1975) -- The nutcracker (1976) -- Sugar (1976) -- Cabaret (1977) -- Fiddler on the roof (1978) -- Cinderella (1978) -- Cincinnati Opera (1978) -- A chorus line (1978) -- Side by side by Sondheim (1979) -- 183rd Semi-Annual Procter & Gamble Dividend Day (1979?) -- Annie (1980) -- Dancin' (1980) -- They're playing our song (1981) -- The best little whorehouse in Texas (1981) -- Sugar babies (1983) -- Sophisticated ladies (1983) -- Cincinnati Opera (1985) -- Jesus Christ Superstar (1986) -- Radio City Music Hall Magnificent Christmas Spectacular (1986) -- The tap dance kid (1986) -- Brighton Beach memoirs (1986) -- Cats (1986) -- Drood: the music hall musical (1986) -- Lou Hurvitz (1987) -- Cincinnati Opera (1987) -- Hello Dolly (1988) -- Cabaret (1987) -- Can-can (1988) -- The mystery of Edwin Drood (1988) -- Nunsense (1989) -- Dreamgirls (1989) -- Les miserables (1989) -- Fiddler on the roof (1989) -- Starlight Express (1989) -- Driving Miss Daisy (1989) --
A collection of theater programs collected by Claire Lawrence from performances dating from 1955-2006 at various theaters primarily located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati theaters include: Taft Theatre, Shubert Theater, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Patricia Corbett Theater, Showboat Majestic, Playhouse in the Park, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati Music Hall, Beef 'n' Boards Dinner Theatre, Cincinnati Young People's Theater, and the School for Creative & Performing Arts. Other theaters include: In the Round Dinner Playhouse and Drury Lane Theatre (Chicago, Ill.); Kenley Players, La Comedia Dinner Theater, and Miami Valley Dinner Theatre (Dayton, Ohio); Kentucky Center for the Arts (Louisville, Ky.); Derby Dinner Playhouse (Clarksville, Ind.); Radio City Music Hall and Imperial Theatre (New York, N.Y.); Shea's Performing Arts Center (Buffalo, N.Y.).

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