New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

November 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Fodor's Florida.

November 25, 2015
New York, D. McKay.
v. ; 18 cm.
Imprint varies: <1995-2016> Fodor's Travel Publications.

Voters' who and what of elections.

November 25, 2015
[Cincinnati, Ohio : League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area]
v. : ill. ; 35 cm.
Title from caption.
"Questions and issues, candidates and non-partisan voting information."

Crafter's market.

November 25, 2015
Cincinnati, Ohio : Fons & Porter, 2015-
volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
"How to sell your crafts and make a living."

Get started in Thai

November 25, 2015
Smyth, David, 1954- author.
[London] : Hodder and Stoughton, 2015.
xvii, 142 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm + 1 sound disc (digital : 4 3/4 in.)
"Absoulte beginner course"--Cover.

Get started in Danish

November 25, 2015
Al-Gailani, Dorte Nielsen, author.
xvi, 138 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm + 1 sound disc (digital : 4 3/4 in.)
If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, writing, reading and understanding Danish in no time. Through an engaging story line, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will pick up the Danish you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life.

The emperor of sound : a memoir

November 25, 2015
Timbaland, 1971- author.
222 pages ; 24 cm
"The executive music producer of the hit show Empire"--Cover.
Prelude: A catalog of sound -- Home -- A brick house -- School daze -- Two turntables and a microphone -- Trouble man -- The code -- All day I dream about beats -- On like Donkey Kong -- Diary of a mad mentor -- All falls down -- This is not a test -- Ten beats a day -- Baby girl -- Jigga what? -- Are you that somebody? -- A face I can't forget -- Try again -- Training days -- My brother from another mother -- My international flow -- Building my empire -- Timbaland's rules for collaboration.
"Timbaland offers fans an unprecedented look into his life and work. He reveals the magic behind the music, sharing the various creative impulses that arise while he's producing, and the layering of sounds that have created dozens of number one hits."

Brief encounters : a collection of contemporary nonfiction

November 25, 2015
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
350 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
A collection of the best creative nonfiction of the year includes entries by such authors as Roxanne Gay, Eduardo Galeano, Leslie Jamison, Julian Barnes, and Patricia Hampl.

Democratic by design : how carsharing, co-ops, and community land trusts are reinventing America

November 25, 2015
Metcalf, Gabriel, author.
248 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction -- The story of City CarShare -- Alternative institutions and American democracy -- Transforming the economy -- Caring for place -- Success, failure, and the fear of selling out -- Putting the pieces together -- The mystery of social change.
"Co-ops. Credit unions. Communal work space. These are all familiar concepts to most Americans, and alive and well throughout the country, yet their potential to challenge the status quo of corporate and government bloat is rarely discussed. Such ventures have long appealed to the "practical dreamers" -- people who want to promote a vision of big social change, while also accomplishing something concrete. At last, their moment has arrived in the ascendance of the so-called "sharing economy." While the term refers largely to profit-making entities like car- and rent-sharing sites, it springs from the same impulse that has always prompted us to team up and work around the system. In Democratic by Design, Metcalf looks at alternative institutions not only as a booming new reality but as an engine of social change, a key ingredient in solving large, intractable problems like housing, health and transportation. Looking beyond - or beneath - the media analysis, Metcalf offers a brief history of a movement born not from increased efficiencies and better technology, as many assume, but of the fundamental desire to create a more equitable world"-- Provided by publisher.

Everyday witch A to Z spellbook : wonderfully witchy blessings, charms & spells

November 25, 2015
Blake, Deborah, 1960-
Woodbury, Minn. : Llewellyn Publications, ©2010.
xviii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Presents a collection of alphabetically arranged spells for a multitiude of occasions, covering such issues as promoting physical health, reducing needless worry, blessing a new home, and asking for justice.

Unforgettable Ohioans : thirteen mavericks who made history on their own terms

November 25, 2015
McNutt, Randy, author.
Kent, Ohio : Black Squirrel Books, a trade imprint of The Kent State University Press, [2015]
x, 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Caesar, frontier explorer -- Benjamin R. Hanby, Christmas composer -- James W. Senver, American adventurer -- David Harpster, the Wool King -- Lucy Webb Hayes, the soldiers' friend -- Moses Fleetwood Walker, writer-ballplayer -- Zachary Lansdowne, airship commander -- Blanche Noyes, champion aviatrix -- Clayton Brukner, aviation tycoon -- Mildred Gillars, traitor and teacher -- Lloyd Copas, cowboy singer -- Sydney Nathan, music man -- Josephine Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

Vino business : the cloudy world of French wine

November 25, 2015
Saporta, Isabelle, author.
viii, 228 pages : map ; 22 cm
Translated from the French.
"First published in France in 2014 by Éditions Albin Michel."
Introduction -- The Bordeaux elite and the Fete de la Fleur -- Louis Vuitton and Prada make wine -- The hidden side of the system : blockbuster wines -- The classification scandal -- Such a nice dictator -- With a bogus authority, the INAO -- And in the middle, a handful of alchemists -- That hide a dangerous secret -- Maintained by curious methods -- Praised by an enthusiastic court -- A very nice carnival -- Bordeaux is booming in China -- Vino China -- The sharks divide up the land -- The longmarch of the Pomerol exiles -- You have to think bigger -- The helicopters of good taste -- Little arrangements between lords -- Pesticide victims -- The one who said no -- A little guy among the greats -- Tribulations of a Bordeaux winemaker in China -- The CAP jackpot -- Fear, or the reign of modern oenology -- My kingdom for a chip -- Afterword.
"A shocking exposé of the French wine world, and a cri de coeur for the lost values of traditional winemaking, Vino Business pulls back the curtain on the secret domain of Bordeaux, a land ever more in thrall to the grapes of wealth.,"

Don't just sit there : transitioning to a standing and dynamic workstation for whole-body health

November 25, 2015
Bowman, Katy.
[Place of publication not identified] : Propriometrics Press, 2015.
xvii, 133 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

Database of dreams : the lost quest to catalog humanity

November 25, 2015
Lemov, Rebecca M. (Rebecca Maura), author.
xii, 354 pages ; 24 cm
Just a few years before the dawn of the digital age, Harvard psychologist Bert Kaplan set out to build the largest database of sociological information ever assembled. It was the mid-1950s, and social scientists were entranced by the human insights promised by Rorschach tests and other innovative scientific protocols. Kaplan, along with anthropologist A. I. Hallowell and a team of researchers, sought out a varied range of non-European subjects-among remote and non-literate peoples around the globe and elsewhere. Recording their dreams, stories, and innermost thoughts in a vast database, Kaplan envisioned future researchers accessing the data through the cutting-edge Readex machine. Almost immediately, however, technological developments and the obsolescence of the theoretical framework rendered the project irrelevant, and eventually it was forgotten. In a scrupulously researched and captivating new book, Rebecca Lemov recounts the story of Kaplan's quest and brings to light an informative and disturbing chapter in the prehistory of Big Data.

Primary greatness : the 12 levers of success

November 25, 2015
Covey, Stephen R., author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
xx, 194 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Preface: Primary vs. secondary greatness -- I. How to achieve primary greatness. The secret life ; Character : the source of primary greatness ; How to align yourself to principles ; Staying on true north ; Reprogramming your thinking -- II. 12 levers of success. The lever of integrity ; The lever of contribution ; The lever of priority ; The lever of sacrifice ; The lever of service ; The lever of responsibility ; The lever of loyalty ; The lever of reciprocity ; The lever of diversity ; The lever of learning ; The lever of renewal ; The lever of teaching -- A final word: Get wisdom -- A final interview with Stephen R. Covey.
"This book is a collection of several of [Sean Covey's] father's best essays that have never appeared in book form before and aren't well known. But they are vintage Stephen Covey and contain some of his best thinking"--Foreword.

The whimsical home : interior design with thrift store finds, flea market gems, and recycled goods

November 25, 2015
Hedengren, Sania, author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing , [2015] ©2015
128 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
First published by Bokförlaget Semic, Stockholm, Sweden.
Roadside bed and breakfast -- Seaside cottage -- The yellow house in the meadow -- Hilltop bar -- The city villa -- Christmas crafts.
Vintage clothing, vintage decor -- it simply never gets old and continues to be one of the hottest style trends! Now, you too can create a beautiful vintage home environment that is sure to be the envy all your peers. In The Whimsical Home, master crafters, Sania and Susanna, show us five different homes furnished with different vintage pieces. Each chapter ends with tips to achieve these fun and whimsical looks. And the best part? None of these exquisite looks will cost you an arm and a leg. Chances are you probably already have a lot of key pieces just lying around your home. Sania and Susanna will show you exactly how to use them.Crafts include: concrete candle holders, a stool decorated with domino pieces, and a picture made of potholder. Follow Sania and Susanna as they travel from home to home, casting in concrete, crocheting, sewing, building, painting, and revamping. Learn how to mix and match unique flea-market finds with modern furniture, and how to reuse old trinkets you may have lying around your house. Be inspired by Sania and Susanna's expertise and advice. Let your imagination run wild; the sky is the limit. Your house will be beautiful, unique, and the envy of homeowners everywhere.

Social Security income planning : the baby boomer's guide to maximize your retirement benefits

November 25, 2015
Orr, Mark J., author.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Fully updated for 2015, this is perhaps the most encompassing, yet easy-to-understand book on the vital and timely topic of Social Security retirement income planning. The book's sole purpose is to provide people who are about to retire with all of the information that they need to make the best Social Security benefit decisions based on their own financial circumstances and retirement goals."--Publisher's description.

Ancient Egypt

November 25, 2015
Amstutz, Lisa J., author.
112 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 22 x 25 cm.
"In Ancient Egypt, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient Egypt, including their extraordinary cultural achievements and feats of construction. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more."--Publisher's website.

Finding home : shelter dogs & their stories

November 25, 2015
Scott, Traer, author.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2015]
90 pages ; 24 cm


November 25, 2015
Chu, Donald A. (Donald Allen), 1940-
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2013]
vi, 241 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Muscular actions, sport performance, and plyometric training -- Anatomy and physiology of plyometrics -- How plyometrics works -- Plyometric training and young athletes -- Plyometric training and neuromuscular training for female athletes -- Plyometric training for injury rehabilitation -- Strength and power assessment for plyometric training -- Introduction of a plyometric training program -- Essential plyometric exercises -- Plyometric training in a comprehensive conditioning program -- Sport-specific plyometric training programs.
This is the definitive guide for designing plyometric programmes. Plyometrics, also known as jump training, are a group of exercises based on the principle of having muscles exert maximum force in as short a time as possible, with the intention of increasing both strength and power. Plyometric training has become an important element in most sport conditioning programmes over the past two decades. But many athletes are still doing it wrong and getting injured or getting far less than they should from their training. Plyometrics presents only the best science-based and tested exercises and programmes to ensure optimal power with minimal risk of injury. This comprehensive guide also includes sport-specific power training regimes for basketball, soccer, football, rugby and volleyball, and shows how to integrate those plans into a total athlete development programme.

The origins of the urban crisis : race and inequality in postwar Detroit

November 25, 2015
Sugrue, Thomas J., 1962-
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.
liv, 375 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
"With a new preface by the author."
"Winner of the Bancroft Prize in American history"--Cover.
Introduction -- "Arsenal of democracy" -- "Detroit's time bomb" : race and housing in the 1940s -- "The coffin of peace" : the containment of public housing -- "The meanest and the dirtiest jobs" : the structures of employment discrimination -- "The damning mark of false prosperities" : the deindustrialization of Detroit -- "Forget about your unalienable right to work" : responses to industrial decline and discrimination -- Class, status, and residence : the changing geography of black Detroit -- "Homeowners' rights" : white resistance and the rise of antiliberalism -- "United communities are impregnable" : violence and the color line -- Conclusion: Crisis : Detroit and the fate of postindustrial America.

Mary A. Wilson's cook book : selected recipes

November 25, 2015
Wilson, Mary A., author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : The Fair Store, [193-?]
32 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection, bound in original brown wrappers, torn at lower edge of spine; also has string at top edge of spine for hanging.
Advertising for products and services available from The Fair Store throughout the booklet.

Belle of Louisville cruise : June 11, 1966

November 25, 2015
Bowden, Clyde N., author.
Hamilton, Ohio : Clyde N. Bowden, 1966.
[37] unnumbered pages ; 15 cm
Notations, chiefly written in pencil, from June 11, 1966 to June 23, 1966, during a steamboat cruise originating from Louisville, Ky. Details stops at Cincinnati, Portsmouth, Huntington, Gallipolis, Point Pleasant, Marietta, Williamsport, Wheeling, Wellsville, Pittsburg, East Liverpool, Montgomery Dam, Dashields Dam, New Cumberland Dam, New Martinsville, Marietta, Kanawha River, New Matamoras, Buffalo, W. Va., Gallipolis, Huntington, Ironton, Greenup Dam, Neville, Ohio and Cincinnati.
Caption title.

Choir gaur : the grand orrery of the ancient druids, commonly called Stonehenge, on Salisbury plain, astronomically explained, and mathematically proved to be a temple erected in the earliest ages, for observing the motions of the heavenly bodies. Illustrated with three copper plates

November 25, 2015
Smith, John, M.D., Inoculator of the Small Pox.
Salisbury [England] : Printed for the author, and sold by E. Easton ; London : Sold also by R. Horsfield ... and J. White ..., 1771.
vi, 73, [1] pages, 3 folded leaves of plates : illustrations, plans ; 27 cm
With three folding plans engraved by "Palmer".
Contains the book plate of Rev. Dr. Peter Gunning, Farmborough, on the front pastedown. Ratings' guide to bond and money market mutual funds.

November 24, 2015
Jupiter, FL : Ratings, 2006-
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: <Fall 2013-Fall 2015> Amenia, N.Y. : Grey House Publishing.
"A quarterly compilation of investment ratings and analyses covering fixed income funds."

Homemade modern : smart DIY designs for a stylish home

November 24, 2015
Uyeda, Ben, author.
216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
30 Attractive Projects You'll Actually Want to Make Everyone is capable of making useful things, and beautifully made modern furniture shouldn't cost thousands of dollars. In HomeMade Modern you'll learn to make the furniture you want at a fraction of the price of store-bought furniture. Not only will you save tons of money, but you'll also make environmentally sustainable pieces that are solidly built, using real materials like metal, wood, concrete, and other recycled ready-mades. The projects in this book don't require special skills, prior experience, or even a garage full of tools. This book will walk you step-by-step through the process of making furniture, from where to buy the materials (or where to scavenge!) to how to make the most of the tools you own. All you need is a sense of adventure to make furniture that looks amazing and that you can actually afford.

Young Elizabeth : the making of the Queen

November 24, 2015
Williams, Kate, 1974- author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2015.
326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
'A lucky fellow if she accepts you' -- 'Such a nice name' -- 'All the equipment a lady needs' -- 'Queen, Empress of India, the whole bag of tricks' -- 'Great changes' -- 'Who is this Hitler?' -- 'Do let me see what is happening' -- 'After all, she is only nineteen' -- 'A flash of colour' -- 'An obedient sitter' -- 'Came down a Queen' -- Regina.
"A lively and poignant biography of the young princess who, at the impressionable age of eleven, found that she was now heiress to the throne" -- provided by publisher.

But enough about me : a memoir

November 24, 2015
Reynolds, Burt, author.
xvii, 302 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Big Burt -- Mo Mustaine -- Buddy -- Teammates -- Watson Duncan III -- Rip Torn -- Spencer Tracy -- Bette Davis -- Jim Brown -- John Boorman and Jon Voight -- Helen Gurley Brown -- Lee Marvin -- Roy Rogers -- Dinah Shore -- Frank Sinatra -- Johnny Carson -- Destaphanado -- Clint Eastwood -- Hal Needham -- Smokey -- Sally Field -- John Bassett and Donald Trump -- Charles Nelson Reilly -- Loni and Quinton -- Ossie Davis -- Jack Horner -- Jocks -- Actors and Movie Stars -- Directors -- Students -- Burt.
"Reynolds has been a Hollywood leading man for six decades, known for his legendary performances, sex-symbol status, and storied Hollywood romances. In his long career of stardom ... Reynolds has seen it all. [This book] will tell his story through the people he's encountered on his amazing journey. In his words, he plans to 'call out the assholes,' try to make amends for being the asshole myself on too many occasions, and pay homage to the many heroes he has come to love and respect"--

Flavors from home : refugees in Kentucky share their stories and comfort foods

November 24, 2015
Zaring, Aimee.
Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2015]
xii, 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Hungary : Irene Finley, 1957 -- Vietnam : Huong "Coco" Tran, 1975 -- Iran : Azar and Ata Akrami, 1979 -- Myanmar (Burma) : Dr. Mahn Myint Saing, 1990 -- Bosnia : Mirzet Mustafi, 1994 -- Bosnia : Zeljana Javorek, 1999 -- Rwanda : Nicolas Kiza, 2000 -- Somalia : Amina Osman, 2004 -- Cuba : Milagros Guzman-Gonzalez and Lázaro Hondares, 2006 -- Myanmar (Burma) : Win Khine, 2008 -- Bhutan : Kamala Pati Subedi, 2008 -- Myanmar (Burma) : Pastor Thomas Kap, 2008 -- Democratic Republic of The Congo : Aline Bucumi and Genevieve Faines, 2008 -- Bhutan : Goma Acharya, 2009 -- Somalia : Abdiaziz Haji, 2009 -- Azerbaijan : Elmira Tonian, 2010 -- Iraq : Hasana Aalarkess, 2010 -- Iran : Baharieh Moosari Arabi, 2011 -- Pakistan : Dr. Gulalai Wali Khan, 2011 -- Myanmar (Burma) : William Thang, 2011 -- Iraq : Zainab Kadhim Alradhee and Barrak Aljabbari, 2012 -- Democratic Republic of the Congo : Sarah Mbombo, 2012 -- Cuba : Omar Pernet Hernández, 2012.

Paris at war, 1939-1944

November 24, 2015
Drake, David, 1946- author.
viii, 545 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
The phoney war, September 3, 1939- May 10, 1940 -- Blitzkrieg and exodus, May 10, 1940-June 14, 1940 -- Parisians and Germans, Germans and Parisians -- Paris, German capital of France -- Unemployment, rationing, Vichy against Jews, Montoire -- From mass street protest to the "fuhrer's generous gesture" -- Protests, pillaging, "V" for victory, the first roundup of Jews -- Resistance and repression -- Resistance, punishment, allied bombs, and deportation -- SS seizure of security, the yellow star, the vel'd'hiv' roundup, la releve -- Denunciations, distractions, deprivations -- Labour conscription, resistance, the French gestapo -- Anti-Bolshevism, black market, more bombs, Drancy -- A serial killer on the run, Petain in Paris, the milice on the rampage, the allies on their way -- The liberation of Paris.
Chronicles the lives of ordinary Parisians during World War II, from September 1939 when France went to war with Nazi Germany to liberation in August 1944. Relive the fearful exodus from the city as the German army neared the capital, the relief and disgust felt when the armistice was signed, and the hardships and deprivations under Occupation.

This old man : all in pieces

November 24, 2015
Angell, Roger.
xii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Long known for his range and supple prose (he is the only writer elected to membership in both the Baseball Hall of Paine and the American Academy of Arts and Letters), Angell won the 2015 American Society of Magazine Editors' Best Essay award for "This old man," which forms a centerpiece for this book. This deeply personal account is a survey of the limitations and discoveries of great age, with abundant life, poignant loss, jokes, retrieved moments, and fresh love, set down in an informal and moving fashion. A flood of readers from different generations have discovered and shared this classic piece. Angell's fluid prose and native curiosity make him an amiable and compelling companion on the page. The book gathers essays, letters, light verse, book reviews, Talk of the Town stories, farewells, haikus, profiles, Christmas greetings, late thoughts on the costs of war. Whether it's a Fourth of July in rural Maine, a beloved British author at Work, Derek Jeter's departure, the final game of the 2014 World Series, an all-dog opera, editorial exchanges with John Updike, or a letter to a son, what links the pieces is the author's perceptions and humor, his utter absence of self-pity, and his appreciation of friends and colleagues--writers, ballplayers, editors, artists--encountered over the course of a full and generous life."--Book jacket.

The brothers Vonnegut : science and fiction in the house of magic

November 24, 2015
Strand, Ginger Gail, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
305 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Autumn fog -- Precipitating events -- Head in the clouds -- Bolt of lightning -- Eye of the storm -- Watersheds -- Rainmakers -- Out of the blue -- Cold fronts -- Shifting winds.
ln the late 1940s. Kurt Vonnegut is home after surviving the firebombing of Dresden. He has ambitions to be a novelist but dares to share them only with his new wife. Kurt struggles to complete college and write while working nights at a newspaper. Soon there's a child on the way. Anxious about supporting his family, Kurt quits school and takes a job in the PR department of General Electric, where his older brother, Bernard, is a leading scientist in what's called the "House of Magic"--GE's Research Lab. Unlike Kurt's, with its stops and starts, Bernard's life had always gone according to plan. With a Ph.D. from MIT, Bernie worked for the military during World War II and afterward joined "the nation's oldest and most renowned industrial research lab." By the time Kurt arrives at GE, Bernie is piling up patents on a series of cutting-edge weather-control technologies meant to make deserts bloom. While Kurt writes press releases by day and labors over short stories by night, Bernard builds silver iodide generators and sends planes to bomb cloud banks with dry ice. These experiments, dubbed Project Cirrus, soon attract the attention of military men--maybe weather will even become "the new super-weapon." But as evidence mounts that Project Cirrus is causing alarming changes in the atmosphere, Bernard begins to have misgivings about the harmful uses of his inventions, and Kurt starts writing a new kind of story depicting scientists grappling with moral questions and with fantastic inventions gone awry. Set against a backdrop of atomic anxiety and the dawn of the digital age, The Brothers Vonnegut is a wild collision of science and literature. Melding biography and cultural history, Ginger Strand uses letters, manuscripts, lab notebooks, and interviews to chronicle how the brothers navigated a world where the possibilities of science seemed infinite--a fascinating story of two ambitious men wrestling with the ethical dilemmas of their age, revealing how the desire to control the natural world shaped one of our most inventive novelists.--Adapted from book jacket.

Losing our religion : how unaffiliated parents are raising their children

November 24, 2015
Manning, Christel, author.
New York : New York University Press, [2015]
ix, 245 pages ; 23 cm.
Who are the Nones? -- What do Nones believe and practice? -- The importance of time -- The importance of place -- What are we, mom? -- The meaning of choice in religion -- The risks and benefits of raising children without religion.

About women : conversations between a writer and a painter

November 24, 2015
Alther, Lisa, author.
242 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
The war room -- The Virginia Club -- La guerre en dentelle -- Five generations of women -- The little black dress -- Ceremonies in white -- England's green and pleasant land -- The middle path.
"Lisa Alther and Françoise Gilot have been friends for more than twenty-five years. Although from different backgrounds (Gilot from cosmopolitan Paris, Alther from small-town Tennessee) and different generations, they found they have a great deal in common as women who managed to support themselves with careers in the arts, while simultaneously balancing the obligations of work and parenthood. About Women is their extended conversation, in which they talk about everything important to them: their childhoods, the impact of war on their lives and their work, fashion, self-invention, style, feminism, even child rearing. They also talk about the creative impulse and the importance of art. This is a charming and endearing dialogue between two intelligent and often funny women as they ponder what it is to be a woman"-- Provided by publisher.

William Cameron Menzies : the shape of films to come

November 24, 2015
Curtis, James, 1953- author.
New York : Pantheon Books, [2015]
xiv, 416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plataes : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Atlanta rising -- An artist of the modern school -- The thief of Baghdad -- The hooded falcon -- Maturing period -- I could see the future clearly -- Profound unrest -- A few faintly repressed Bronx cheers -- Wonderland -- The shape of things to come -- What I've wanted to do all my life -- Production designed by ... -- GWTW -- Something quite bold -- The best spot in town -- Address unknown -- Ivy -- Making a living -- Worth every penny.
He was the consummate designer of film architecture on a grand scale. He was known for his visual flair and timeless innovation, a man who meticulously preplanned the color and design of each film through a series of continuity sketches that made clear camera angles, lighting, and the actors' positions for each scene, translating dramatic conventions of the stage to the new capabilities of film. Here is the long-awaited book on William Cameron Menzies, Hollywood's first and greatest production designer, a job title David O. Selznick invented for Menzies' extraordinary, all-encompassing, Academy Award-winning work on Gone With the Wind (which he effectively co-directed). It was Menzies--winner of the first-ever Academy Award for Art Direction, and who was as well a director (fourteen pictures) and a producer (twelve pictures)--who changed the way movies were (and still are) made, in a career that spanned four decades, from the 1920s through the 1950s. Now, James Curtis, acclaimed film historian and biographer, writes of Menzies' life and work as the most influential designer in the history of film. Interviewing colleagues, actors, directors, friends, and family, and with full access to the Menzies family collection of artwork and unpublished writing, Curtis gives us the path-finding work of the movies' most daring and dynamic production designer: his evolution as artist, art director, production designer, and director. Here is a portrait of a man in his time that makes clear how the movies were forever transformed by his startling, visionary work.--Adapted from book jacket.

To hell and back : Europe, 1914-1949

November 24, 2015
Kershaw, Ian, author.
New York, New York : Viking, [2015]
xxiv, 593 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
On the brink -- The great disaster -- Turbulent peace -- Dancing on the volcano -- Gathering shadows -- Danger zone -- Towards the abyss -- Hell on earth -- Quiet transitions in the dark decades -- Out of the ashes.
"The Penguin History of Europe series reaches the twentieth century with ... Ian Kershaw's long-anticipated analysis of the pivotal years of World War I and World War II. The European catastrophe, the long continuous period from 1914 to 1949, was unprecedented in human history-- an extraordinarily dramatic, often traumatic, and endlessly fascinating period of upheaval and transformation. This new volume in the ... series offers comprehensive coverage of this tumultuous era. Beginning with the outbreak of World War I through the rise of Hitler and the aftermath of the Second World War, [the author] profiles the key decision makers and the violent shocks of war as they affected the entire European continent and radically altered the course of European history. Kershaw identifies four major causes for this catastrophe: an explosion of ethnic-racist nationalism, bitter and irreconcilable demands for territorial revisionism, acute class conflict given concrete focus through the Bolshevik Revolution, and a protracted crisis of capitalism. [This book] offers [a] study of a period in European history whose effects are still being felt today"

The Nordic cookbook

November 24, 2015
Nilsson, Magnus, 1983- author.
London : Phaidon, 2015.
767 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Eggs -- Dairy -- Vegetables -- Freshwater fish -- Saltwater fish -- Marine mammals & seafood -- Poultry -- Game -- Pork -- Beef & veal -- Lamb & mutton -- Hash & minced meat -- Blood & offal -- Sausages & charcuterie -- Grains & cereals -- Breads & savoury pastries -- Pastries, biscuits & sweets -- Cakes & tortes -- Desserts -- Basics & condiments -- Jams, cordials & sweet soups -- Drinks.
Offers an unprecedented look at the rich culinary offerings of the Nordic region with 400 simple and authentic recipes collected by the acclaimed Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson.

Stealing America : what my experience with criminal gangs taught me about Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party

November 24, 2015
D'Souza, Dinesh, 1961- author.
New York, N.Y. : Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
viii, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Crime and punishment : how they taught me a lesson -- The world as it is : inside the confinement center -- How to steal a country : a heist to end all heists -- Creating new wealth : America, the anti-theft society -- History for profit : the reparations scam -- The things that keep progressives awake at night : the greed and inequality scam -- You didn't build that : the society-did-it scam -- Silver spoons and genetic lotteries : the Lucky Luciano scam -- The Godfather : Saul Alinsky's art of the shakedown -- Barack and Hillary : the education of two con artists -- The envy triangle : shaking down the wealth creators -- Cracking the con : restoring the productive society.
In the fall of 2014, outspoken author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza found himself hauled into federal court for improperly donating money to an old friend's Senate campaign. D'Souza pleaded guilty and was sentenced to eight months in a state-run confinement center. There he lived among hardened criminals--drug dealers, thieves, gangbangers, rapists, and murderers. Now the bestselling author explains how this experience not only changed his life, but fundamentally transformed his view of his adopted country. Previously, D'Souza had seen America through the eyes of a grateful immigrant who became successful by applying and defending conservative principles. Again and again, D'Souza made the case that America is an exceptional nation, fundamentally fair and just. In book after book, he argued against liberalism as though it were a genuine movement of ideas capable of being engaged and refuted. But his prolonged exposure to the criminal underclass provided an eye-opening education in American realities. In the view of hardened criminals, D'Souza learned, America is anything but fair and just. Instead, it is a jungle in which various armed gangs face off against one another, with the biggest and most powerful gangs inhabiting the federal government. As for American liberalism, it is not a movement of ideas at all but a series of scams and cons aimed at nothing less than stealing the entire wealth of the nation, built up over more than two centuries: the total value of the homes, the lifelong savings of the people, the assets of every industry, and all the funds allocated to health and education and every other service, both public and private. "The thieves I am speaking about want all of it." And who are the leading figures in this historically ambitious scam that has turned the federal government into a vast and unprecedented shakedown scheme? Why, none other than Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton--the current leaders of the Democratic Party. This pair of smooth-talking con artists, trained in the methods of radical activist Saul Alinsky, have taken his crude but effective political shakedown techniques to a level even he never dreamed of. As the nation approaches a crucial election in 2016, Stealing America is an urgent wakeup call for all Americans who want to prevent this theft from being completed by eight more years of Democratic rule.

Cutting and self-harm

November 24, 2015
Simpson, Chris, 1969-
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015]
xii, 193 pages ; 25 cm
Cutting and self-harm : definitions, history, and basic characteristics -- Factors contributing to self-injury -- Self-injury and other conditions -- Responding to self-injury -- Treatment and prevention of self-injury -- Self-injury in school settings -- Self-injury and relationships -- Self-injury and group counseling -- Psychopharmacological treatment of self-injury
"What is self-harm and what causes it? Learn the terms and concepts related to this type of behavior"-- Provided by publisher.

Ghosts, spirits, and psychics : the paranormal from alchemy to zombies

November 24, 2015
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2015]
xlv, 409 pages ; 26 cm

Spirit possession around the world : possession, communion, and demon expulsion across cultures

November 24, 2015
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, 2015.
xxix, 414 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Abimelech -- Afro-Atlantic religions -- Amityville Horror, The -- Amorth, Gabriele -- Ancient Near East, The -- Anthony, Saint -- Antiquity -- Auma, Alice -- Automatic writing -- Azazel -- Ba'al Shem Tov -- Backmasking -- Bali -- Baptism -- Bell Witch, The -- Benedict medal -- Bentresh Stela, The -- Blatty, William Peter -- Blumhardt, Christoph Friedrich -- Blumhardt, Johann Christoph -- Brazil -- Brossier, Marthe -- Buddhism -- Burma -- Catholicism -- Cele, Clara Germana -- Changelings -- Channeling -- Charismatic Movement -- China -- Chod -- Conversion disorder -- Crowley, Aleister -- Daimon -- Dancing mania -- Daoism -- Darrel, John -- Deaths resulting from exorcism -- Deliverance ministry -- Delphic Oracle -- Des Vallées, Marie -- Dissociative Identity Disorder -- Dugdale, Richard -- Dybbuk -- Ergotism -- Ethiopia -- Exorcist, The -- Film -- Gastkramad -- Gay, Antoine -- Gay exorcism -- Gender -- Ghost sickness -- Glossolalia -- Gordet, Dominic -- Highgate Cemetery -- Hinduism -- Holy Spirit -- Holy water -- Hunkeler, Ronald E. -- Hurston, Zora Neale -- Ibbur -- Incantation bowl -- International Association of Exorcists -- Islam -- Jainism -- Japan -- Japanese new religious movements -- Jinn -- Johnson, Arne Cheyenne -- Judaism -- Kagura -- Kardicism -- Kenya -- Knight, JZ -- Korean Shamanism -- Larson, Bob -- Literature -- Loa -- Loudun possessions -- Lukins, George -- Mami Wata -- Martin, Malachi -- Menghi, Girolamo -- Michael the Archangel -- Michel, Anneliese -- Miko -- Mongolia -- Morocco -- Music, Popular -- Nechung Oracle -- New Age Movement -- New England, 17th Century -- New Testament -- Orisha -- Otherkin -- Ouija board -- Paganism and witchcraft, Contemporary -- Pakistan -- Peck, M. Scott -- Penn-Lewis, Jessie -- Pentagon, Exorcism of -- Pentecostalism -- Perron, Roger and Carolyn -- Pigs in the Parlor -- Possessed objects -- Psychological interpretations -- Quakerism -- Ramsey, Bill -- Rituale Romanum -- Rûah -- Santo Daime -- Saul -- Shamanism -- Shaver Mystery -- Shekhinah -- Sibyl -- Smurl haunting -- Sociological interpretations -- South Africa -- Spiritualism -- Storytelling and possession -- Talbye, Dorothy -- Tanacu exorcism -- Tantra -- Taylor, Michael -- Television -- Teyyam -- Tibet -- Tobit, Book of -- Trepanation -- UFOlogy -- Umbanda -- Vietnam -- Wagner, C. Peter -- Warren, Ed and Lorraine -- Watseka Wonder (Mary Lurancy Vennum) -- Wickland, Carl -- Windigo -- Xenoglossy -- Zar.

Founding documents of America

November 24, 2015
Vile, John R., author.
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2015]
xx, 357 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Section I. Constitutional antecedents -- Section II. The revolutionary and confederal periods -- Section III. Calling and convening the Constitutional Convention -- Section IV. Debating, ratifying, implementing, and amending the new Constitution.

The Democratic Party : documents decoded

November 24, 2015
Harris, Douglas B.
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2014]
xxxv, 281 pages ; 29 cm.
5. New Democrats: building a bridge to the 21st century. New Orleans declaration, statement endorsed at the fourth annual Democratic Leadership Council Conference, March 1, 1990 ; A new covenant, Bill Clinton's address accepting the Democratic presidential nomination, July 16, 1992 ; "There is not room," Richard Shelby's press conference announcing party switch, November 9, 1994 ; "The era of big government is over," Bill Clinton's State of the Union address, January 23, 1996 ; "We're for the people," Al Gore's acceptance speech, August 17, 2000 ; "Bring America together," Al Gore's concession speech, December 13, 2000 ; Preparing for the 21st century, Bill Clinton's Farewell Address, January 18, 2001 -- 6. Resigned to opposition: Democrats in the George W. Bush years. Changing Senate leadership, Richard Durbin speaks about James Jefford's party switch, May 24, 2001 ; "America suffers today," Richard Gephardt's speech after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, September 11, 2011 ; "Both parties stand united," Tom Daschle's speech after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, September 12, 2001 ; "Today I weep for my country," Robert Byrd's speech on the Iraq War, March 19, 2003 ; "Reporting for duty," John Kerry's nomination acceptance speech, July 29, 2004 ; The Democratic vision, Democratic responses to George W. Bush's State of the Union address, February 2, 2005 ; "Let us be the Congress," Nancy Pelosi's speech upon taking the oath of office, January 4, 2007 -- 7. Making history: hope and change in the rise and reign of Barack Obama. "We've changed this country before," Barack Obama's announcement of candidacy, February 10, 2007 ; "I am still standing," Hillary Clinton's remarks at the New Hampshire Democratic Party 100 Club dinner, January 4, 2008 ; "Yes we can," Barack Obama's remarks on election night, November 4, 2008 ; "This is the meaning of our liberty," Barack Obama's First Inaugural Address, January 20, 2009 ; "We are a nation that does what is hard," Barack Obama and Joe Biden, remarks at the signing of the Health Insurances Reform Bill, March 23, 2010 ; "Justice has been done," Barack Obama's remarks on the death of Osama bin Laden, May 2, 2011 ; "Our journey is not complete," Barack Obama's Second Inaugural Address, January 20, 2013.

The Republican Party : documents decoded

November 24, 2015
Harris, Douglas B.
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2014]
xxxiv, 281 pages ; 29 cm.
5. Republican revolution. "A thousand points of light," George H.W. Bush's nomination acceptance speech, August 18, 1988 ; Beginnings of the culture war, Patrick J. Buchanan's Republican National Convention speech, August 17, 1992 ; "I am responsible," George H.W. Bush's address on the results of the presidential election, November 7, 1992 ; The "contract with America," Newt Gingrich's speech on opening day of the 104th Congress, January 4, 1995 ; "We are the party," Robert Dole's nomination acceptance speech, August 15, 1996 ; "No one is above the law," Henry Hyde's speech to the Senate on the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, February 8, 1999 -- 6. The Bush years: 9/11, Iraq, and Republican decline. Compassionate conservatism, George W. Bush's First Inaugural Address, January 20, 2001 ; The "Axis of evil," George W. Bush's State of the Union Address, January 29, 2002 ; "The smoking gun ... in the form of a mushroom cloud," George W. Bush's address to the nation on Iraq, October 7, 2002 ; "Mission accomplished," George W. Bush's address from USS Abraham Lincoln, May 1, 2003 ; "Our strategy is succeeding," George W. Bush's nomination acceptance speech, September 2, 2004 ; A time of change, George W. Bush's news conference on the election results, November 8, 2006 -- 7. The Obama years. "Your average hockey mom," Sarah Palin's address to the Republican National Convention, September 3, 2008 ; "I work for you," John McCain's nomination acceptance speech, September 4, 2008 ; "How's that hopey-changey stuff working out for you?," Sarah Palin's address at the inaugural Tea Party convention, February 6, 2010 ; "We voted for an idea," Paul Ryan's speech at Georgetown University, April 26, 2012 ; "It is not what we were promised," Mitt Romney's nomination acceptance speech, August 30, 2012 ; The "47 percent," Mitt Romney's answer at a fund-raiser, September 19, 2012 ; "Excessive political polarization," Olympia Snowe's farewell to the Senate, December 13, 2012 ; "Crying out for change," Rand Paul's response to the State of the Union Address, February 12, 2013.
Presents documents, transcripts of speeches, and campaign materials to define the status of the Republican Party in the early 21st century.

Sweet freedom : a devotional

November 24, 2015
Palin, Sarah, 1964- author.
xii, 328 pages ; 21 cm
Devotions -- Holiday devotions.
"In Sweet Freedom, Sarah Palin invites you to draw strength and inspiration from 260 meditations based on guiding Biblical verses. You are not alone in your doubts and anxieties--we all bear the burdens of everyday stresses, and for most of us, our concerns spread beyond our selves to our families, communities, and country. But Palin shows that with abiding faith, and by opening ourselves to the truths that have saved mankind for generations, we can thrive--and experience true freedom,"

Lawless : the Obama administration's unprecedented assault on the Constitution and the rule of law

November 24, 2015
Bernstein, David E., author.
New York : Encounter Books, 2015.
xxiv, 190 pages ; 24 cm
Why so lawless? -- No justice at the justice department -- A leave of absence from the "republic of conscience" -- The assault on private property and freedom of contract -- More czars than the Romanovs -- Obamacare above all -- You can't say that! -- Antidiscrimination law run amok -- Conclusion.
"In Lawless, George Mason University law professor David E. Bernstein provides a lively but scholarly account of how the Obama Administration has undermined the Constitution and the rule of law. Lawless documents how President Barack Obama has presided over one constitutional debacle after another--from Obamacare to unauthorized wars in the Middle East to attempts to strip property owners, college students, religious groups, and conservative political activists of their rights, and much, much more. Violating his own promises to respect the Constitution's separation of powers, Obama brazenly ignores Congress when it won't rubberstamp his initiatives. "We can't wait," he intones when amending Obamacare on the fly or signing a memo legalizing millions illegal immigrants, as if Congress doing its job as a coequal branch of government somehow permits the president to rule like a dictator, free from the Constitution's checks and balances. President Obama has also presided over bold and rampant lawlessness by his underlings. Harry Truman famously said "the buck stops here." When confronted with allegations that his administration's actions are illegal, Obama responds, "so sue me." Lawless shows how President Obama has betrayed not just the Constitution but his own stated principles. In the process, he has done serious and potentially permanent damage to our constitutional system. As America swings into election season, it will have to grapple with the need to find a president who can repair Obama's lawless legacy. "-- Provided by publisher.

If : trading your if only regrets for God's what if possibilities

November 24, 2015
Batterson, Mark.
291 pages ; 23 cm

Life's greatest secret : the race to crack the genetic code

November 24, 2015
Cobb, Matthew, author.
New York : Basic Books, 2015.
xiv, 434 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Life's Greatest Secret is the story of the discovery and cracking of the genetic code. This great scientific breakthrough has had far-reaching consequences for how we understand ourselves and our place in the natural world. The code forms the most striking proof of Darwin's hypothesis that all organisms are related, holds tremendous promise for improving human well-being, and has transformed the way we think about life. Matthew Cobb interweaves science, biography and anecdote in a book that mixes remarkable insights, theoretical dead-ends and ingenious experiments with the pace of a thriller. He describes cooperation and competition among some of the twentieth-century's most outstanding and eccentric minds, moves between biology, physics and chemistry, and shows the part played by computing and cybernetics. The story spans the globe, from Cambridge MA to Cambridge UK, New York to Paris, London to Moscow. It is both thrilling science and a fascinating story about how science is done.

Popular economics : what the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James can teach you about economics

November 24, 2015
Tamny, John.
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, [2015]
xxiii, 279 pages ; 24 cm
Taxes -- Regulation -- Trade -- Money.
"John Tamny uses entertaining stories from sports, movies, popular culture, and famous businesses to explain the basic principles of economics. His Dollars and Sense is an everyman's guide to how money really works-a lesson politicians try (and fail) to grasp every day. "-- Provided by publisher.

The living bird : 100 years of listening to nature

November 24, 2015
Seattle, WA : Mountaineers Books, [2015]
201 pages ; 25 x 29 cm

Vinyl : the art of making records

November 24, 2015
Evans, Mike, 1941 October 30- author.
New York : Sterling, [2015]
256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"The grooves, the labels, the designs"--Cover.
"In our increasingly digital world, audiophiles know that the real recording is on vinyl. That's why sales of vinyl continue to soar. Mike Evans offers a sumptuous visual celebration of this medium's fascinating history and triumphant rebirth. From weighty 78s to feisty 45s, from eccentric EPs to legendary LPs, he brings vinyl recordings off the shelves and out of the crate."--provided by publisher.

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