New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

September 19, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The first artists : in search of the world's oldest art

September 18, 2017
Lorblanchet, Michel, 1937- author.
296 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Theories, chimps and children -- Finding art in nature -- Can we see the first tools? -- All work and no play? -- Figuring it out -- Jingles and bangles -- The writing's on the wall -- A global phenomenon.
Where do we find the world's very first art? When, and why, did people begin experimenting with different materials, forms and colors? Were our once-cousins, the Neanderthals, also capable of creating art? Prehistorians have been asking these questions of our ancestors for decades, but only very recently, with the development of cutting-edge scientific and archaeological techniques, have we been able to piece together the first chapter in the story of art.

Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk : defeat into victory

September 18, 2017
Korda, Michael, 1933- author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]
xiv, 525 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Prologue: "The past is a foreign country" -- Part one: The Second Great War. To the brink ; The failure of diplomacy ; "Speak for England!" ; The phoney war ; Operation Pied Piper ; Case Yellow ; "Gad, gentlemen, here's to our greatest victory of the war" ; Hitler "missed the bus" ; "In the name of God, go" -- Part two: The Battle of France. "The top of the greasy pole" ; Rommel crosses the Meuse ; "We are beaten; we have lost the battle" ; "The mortal gravity of the hour" ; May 20, 1940: "a pretty fair pig of a day" ; "The fatal slope" ; "Hard and heavy tidings" ; The sharp end of the stick ; The Battle of Arras: "we may be foutu" ; "Their zest and delight in shooting Germans was most entertaining" -- Part three: Dunkirk. The burghers of Calais ; "Fight it out to the bitter end" ; Flag officer, Dover ; The home front ; "Presume troops know they are cutting their way home to Blighty" ; Dynamo ; "Fight it out, here or elsewhere" ; Holding the line ; "The little ships" ; "The best mug of tea I have ever had in my life" ; "Arm in arm" ; "We are going to beat them" ; The Dunkirk spirit ; At sea.
"Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War II and the great events that led to Dunkirk. In an absorbing work peopled with world leaders, generals, and ordinary citizens who fought on both sides of World War II, Alone brings to resounding life perhaps the most critical year of twentieth-century history. For, indeed, May 1940 was a month like no other, as the German war machine blazed into France while the supposedly impregnable Maginot Line crumbled, and Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as prime minister in an astonishing political drama as Britain, isolated and alone, faced a triumphant Nazi Germany. Against this vast historical canvas, Michael Korda relates what happened and why, and also tells his own story, that of a six-year-old boy in a glamorous movie family who would himself be evacuated." -- David McCullough

The four tendencies : the indispensable personality profiles that reveal how to make your life better (and other people's lives better, too)

September 18, 2017
Rubin, Gretchen, author.
New York : Harmony Books, [2017]
ix, 257 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Your tendency. The four tendencies ; Identify your tendency -- Upholder. Understanding the Upholder ; Dealing with an Upholder -- Questioner. Understanding the Questioner ; Dealing with a Questioner -- Obliger. Understanding the Obliger ; Dealing with an Obliger -- Rebel. Understanding the Rebel ; Dealing with a Rebel -- Applying the four tendencies. When the four tendencies pair up ; Speaking effectively to each tendency ; Whatever our tendency, we can learn to harness its strengths.
"In this groundbreaking analysis of personality type, bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin reveals the one simple question that will transform what you do at home, at work, and in life. During her multibook investigation into understand human nature, Gretchen Rubin realized that by asking the seemingly dry question "How do I respond to expectations?" we gain explosive self-knowledge. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Our Tendency shapes every aspect of our behavior, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively. More than 600,000 people have taken her online quiz, and managers, doctors, teachers, spouses, and parents already use the framework to help people make significant, lasting change. The Four Tendencies hold practical answers if you've ever thought... · People can rely on me, but I can't rely on myself. · How can I help someone to follow good advice? · People say I ask too many questions. · How do I work with someone who refuses to do what I ask--or who keeps telling me what to do? With sharp insight, compelling research, and hilarious examples, The Four Tendencies will help you get happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. It's far easier to succeed when you know what works for you"-- Provided by publisher.

Nomadland : surviving America in the twenty-first century

September 18, 2017
Bruder, Jessica, author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]
xiv, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Foreword -- The squeeze Inn -- The end -- Surviving America -- Escape plan -- Amazon town -- The gathering place -- The Rubber Tramp Rendezvous -- Halen -- Some unbeetable experiences -- The H word -- Homecoming -- Coda: The octopus in the coconut.
"From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon's CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves "workampers." In a secondhand vehicle she christens "Van Halen," Jessica Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects more intimately. Accompanying her irrepressible protagonist, Linda May, and others, from campground toilet cleaning to warehouse product scanning to desert reunions, then moving on to the dangerous work of beet harvesting, Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy--one that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, she celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these quintessential Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive. Like Linda May, who dreams of finding land on which to build her own sustainable "Earthship" home, they have not given up hope."--Jacket flap.


September 18, 2017
Sax, Sam, 1942- author.
82 pages ; 22 cm.
"An "astounding" (Terrance Hayes) debut collection of poems - Winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series Competition In this ­­­powerful debut collection,sam sax explores and explodes the linkages between desire, addiction, and the history of mental health. These brave, formally dexterous poems examine antiquated diagnoses and procedures from hysteria to lobotomy; offer meditations on risky sex; and take up the poet's personal and family histories as mental health patients and practitioners. Ultimately,Madnessattempts to build a queer lineage out of inherited language and cultural artifacts; these poems trouble the static categories of sanity, heterosexuality, masculinity, normality, and health. sax's innovative collection embodies the strange and disjunctive workings of the mind as it grapples to make sense of the world around it"-- ǂc Provided by publisher.

Blood, sweat, and pixels : the triumphant, turbulent stories behind how video games are made

September 18, 2017
Schreier, Jason, author.
New York : Harper Paperbacks, [2017]
xxi, 278 pages ; 21 cm
Introduction -- Reporting note -- Pillars of eternity -- Uncharted 4 -- Stardew Valley -- Diablo III -- Halo wars -- Dragon age: Inquisition -- Shovel Knight -- Destiny -- The Witcher 3 -- Star Wars 1313 -- Epilogue.
"You've got your dream job--making video games. You have a great project, great designs, and clever controls. One morning, you get a call from your producer. Turns out that wall-jumping trick won't work because the artists don't have time to design a separate animation just for the plumber to move that way. Also, your lead designer keeps micromanaging the programmers, which is driving them crazy. Your E3 demo is due in two weeks, and you know there's no way you can get it done in less than four. You'll have to cut out some of the game's biggest features just to hit your deadlines. And suddenly the investor is asking if maybe you can slash that $10 million budget down to $8 million, even if you have to fire a few people to make it happen? Welcome to video game development. In his years covering the industry, Jason Schreier has often heard developers say that any game actually released is a miracle. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Schreier takes you behind the scenes of some of the biggest recent games to share never-before-told stories of the struggles and failures the development teams faced along the way. His reputation for great storytelling and fly-on-the-wall detail will provide readers with the clearest picture yet of what actually goes on behind the scenes. Each chapter will cover a different game, from major studios with nine-figure budgets to indie games with half a dozen people on their teams. The chapters will also focus on a variety of subjects in the process, from building the basics to adjusting for fan reaction post-launch. Blood, Sweat, and Pixels will give readers an unparalleled inside look at one of the biggest entertainment industries in the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Take the lid off : trust God, release the pressure, and find the life he wants for you

September 18, 2017
Norful, Smokie, author.
Nashville, TN : Nelson Books, [2017]
xxiv, 194 pages ; 24 cm
"Sometimes our lives feel like a pot of rice hissing, boiling over, about to explode and create panic. The only way to avoid an explosion is to take the lid off--that is, to stop being trapped inside ourselves and instead look to God and his grace to make us all he intends us to be. Taking the lid off, entails four actions: look inward, experiencing the cleansing of forgiveness and the power of the Holy Spirit; look outward, seeking for others to experience the joy of living for God and have the best God has to offer; look upward and marvel at God's love and strength to accomplish his purposes; and move onward, devising a strategy to accomplish all God has put in our hearts to do."--provided by publisher.

100 recipes you'll make forever : perfected in our test kitchen for success in yours.

September 18, 2017
304 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Better homes and gardens."
Appetizers & snacks -- Breakfast & brunch -- Pizza, sandwiches & tacos -- Meat mains -- Poultry -- Fish & seafood -- Vegetarian -- Side dishes & breads -- Soups, stews & sauces -- Anytime sweets -- Desserts.
Collects recipes for one hundred classics and old favorites, along with tips for customizing dishes, visual cues for tricky steps, and notes from the Test Kitchen.

The forgotten genius of Oliver Heaviside : a maverick of electrical science

September 18, 2017
Mahon, Basil, author.
288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published in the UK in 2009 as Oliver Heaviside: Maverick mastermind of electricity by the Institiution of Engineering and Techonolgy.
"Biography of Oliver Heaviside profiles the life of an underappreciated genius. It describes his many contributions to electrical science, which proved to be essential to the future of mass communications"--Provided by publisher.

The great shift : encountering God in biblical times

September 18, 2017
Kugel, James L., author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
xvi, 476 pages ; 24 cm
Part I: "A thousand ages in Thy sight ...". Seeing biblically ; Joseph and his brothers ; The last wills of Jacob's sons -- Part II: Divine encounters. Adam and Eve and the undifferentiated outside ; The fog of divine beings ; Eternity in ancient temples ; Imagining prophecy ; The Book of Psalms and speaking to God -- Part III. Transformation. To monotheism ... and beyond ; A sacred agreement at Sinai ; The emergence of the biblical soul ; Remembering God ; The end of prophecy? -- Part IV. In search of God. The elusive individual ; Humans in search ; Outside the Temple ; Personal religion ; Some conclusions.
"A world-renowned scholar uses the Bible's own words to understand a fateful change that occurred during the biblical era, one that would ultimately determine the whole way in which Jews and Christians would encounter God ever since. A great mystery lies at the heart of the Bible. Early on, people seem to live in a world entirely foreign to our own. God appears to Abraham and Sarah, Jacob and others; He buttonholes Moses and Isaiah and Jeremiah and tells them what to say. Then comes the Great Shift, and Israelites stop seeing God or hearing His voice. Instead, later Israelites are 'in search of God,' reaching out to a distant, omniscient deity in prayers, as people have done ever since. What brought about this change? The answers come from the Bible and other ancient texts, archaeology and anthropology and recent advances in neuroscience. Ultimately, the book leads readers to the most basic matter of all, the nature of humanity's encounter with God from earliest times to our own day. The Great Shift is a landmark book, the culmination of a scholar's lifelong reckoning with the foundational text of Judaism and Christianity. James Kugel, whose religious conviction shines through his scientific exploration of the Bible and the ancient world, has written a masterwork for believers and nonbelievers alike, a profound meditation on the apprehension of God, then and now."--Jacket.

The half baked harvest cookbook : recipes from my barn in the mountains

September 18, 2017
Gerard, Tieghan, author.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2017]
304 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
The beginning -- How to cook with this book -- Breakfast -- Appetizers & snacks -- Pasta & grains -- Poultry & pork -- Seafood -- Beef & lamb -- (Mostly) meatless meals -- Desserts.
The blogger behind "Half Baked Harvest," shares over one hundred and twenty-five recipes for dishes that include pan-fried feta with thyme and greek marinated olives, steak shawarma bowls, and gooey chocolate coconut caramel bars.

The impossible presidency : the rise and fall of America's highest office

September 18, 2017
Suri, Jeremi, author.
xxiii, 343 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 25 cm
Part I. Rise: Origins; First executive; People's president; Poet at war; Progressive president; National healer -- Part II. Fall:Frustrated frontiersmen; Leading actor; Magicians of possibility.
"A bold new history of the American presidency, arguing that the successful presidents of the past created unrealistic expectations for every president since JFK, with enormously problematic implications for American politics" -- provided by publisher.

It takes a tribe : building the Tough Mudder movement

September 18, 2017
Dean, Will, author.
New York, New York : Portfolio / Penguin, [2017]
viii, 262 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"After five years as a British counterterrorism officer and two years at Harvard Business School, Dean was determined not to follow his classmates to Wall Street or Silicon Valley. Instead, he pursued his unique vision for an extreme obstacle course: a ten- to twelve-mile gauntlet pushing participants to their limits and helping them surpass those limits together. Instead of cutthroat competition, Tough Mudder would be about continual self-improvement and collective energy"

The Ken commandments : my search for God in Hollywood

September 18, 2017
Baker, Ken, 1970- author.
viii, 276 pages ; 22 cm
Genesis: Thou shalt have no false idols before the Kardashians ; Listen to thy self...and Whitney Houston ; Study the book of Howard Stern ; Pray with Gwen Stefani ; Celebrate Jesus--He's just like us! ; Meditate in Marina Del Rey ; What's good for the Gwyneth is good for the gander ; Breath is the new black ; Keep up with the Kardashians ; Who you gonna call? Brangelina's ghostbuster! -- Exodus: Take a walk on "the other side" of Hollywood ; Know God and you shall find God ; Investigate Tom Cruise-ology ; Listen to the "Field of dreams" ; Find some headspace ; Question the Gospel according to Kanye West ; Even Jesus shall need a publicist ; Bow to the divine within you ; The guru wears Prada ; Be -- Revelation.
"An E! News star mixes memoir and investigative journalism in his this rollicking, poignant, and masterful version of A.J. Jacobs' A Year of Living Biblically, chronicling his own spiritual journey as he investigates the religious lives of the rich and famous in Hollywood. Ken Baker, the popular L.A.-based senior correspondent for E! News and E! Online. In that time, Baker saw himself becoming one of the materialistic, carnal people he never wanted to be, abandoning his Christian heritage and losing his spiritual center in the process. Finding himself alone and confused one day in Vegas, he had an awakening that put him on a journey to find God, not only in himself, but in the celebrities whose lives intersect with his, both professionally and personally. In The Ken Commandments, Ken sets off on an experiment that will bring him closer to understanding the spiritual lives of such diverse luminaries as Gwen Stefani, Tom Cruise, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Joel Osteen, and Deepak Chopra, and in the process help to reveal the light and dark of Hollywood's soul. From New Age spirituality to Bible-based Christianity, to Scientology, to Buddhist retreats, to meditation classes, to Atheism studies, to the mega-church of the nation's top TV preacher, Baker immerses himself in a range of spiritual practices side by side with the celebrity set, revealing a world that is deeper, more questioning and more God-centered than you'd ever imagine."--Jacket flap.

My fair junkie : a memoir of getting dirty and staying clean

September 18, 2017
Dresner, Amy, author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2017.
242 pages ; 24 cm
A former stand-up comic and prolific online writer chronicles her twenty-year battle with sex, drug, and alcohol addiction, and what happened when she finally emerged on the other side.

Why write? : collected nonfiction, 1960-2013

September 18, 2017
Roth, Philip, author.
xiii, 452 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
From Reading to myself and others: "I always wanted you to admire my fasting," or, Looking at Kafka; Writing American fiction; New Jewish stereotypes; Writing about Jews; On Portnoy's complain; In response to those who have asked me : How did you come to write that book, anyway?; Imagining Jews; Writing and the powers that be; After eight books; Interview with Le nouvel observateur; Interview with the London Sunday times; Interview with the Paris review; Interview on Zuckerman -- Shop talk : a writer and his colleagues and their work: Conversation in Turin with Primo Levi; Conversation in Jerusalem with Aharon Appelfeld; Conversation in Prague with Ivan Klima; Conversation in New York with Isaac Bashevis Singer about Bruno Schulz; Conversation in London and Connecticut with Milan Kundera;Conversation in London with Edna O'Brien; An exchange with Mary McCarthy; Pictures of Malamud; Pictures by Guston; Rereading Saul Bellow -- Explanations: Juice or gravy?; Patrimony; Yiddish/English; "I have fallen in love with American names"; My Uchronia; Eric Duncan; Errata; "Tyranny is better organized than freedom"; A Czech education; The primacy of Ludus; Interview with Svenska Dagbladet; Forty-five years on; The ruthless intimacy of fiction.
"Philip Roth has produced an extraordinary body of nonfiction writing on a wide range of topics: his own work and that of the writers he admires, the creative process, and the state of American culture. Here is Roth's selection of the indispensable core of Reading Myself and Others, the entirety of the 2001 book Shop Talk, and Explanations, a collection of fourteen later pieces brought together here for the first time, six never before published. Also included are two lengthy interviews given after Roth's retirement, which take stock of a lifetime of work."--Amazon.

Unshakeable trust : find the joy of trusting God at all times, in all things

September 18, 2017
Meyer, Joyce, 1943- author.
New York : Faith Words, 2017.
viii, 218 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- What is trust? -- Trust brings rest -- Who can I trust -- The folly of self-reliance -- Trust God and do good (Part 1) -- Trust God and do good (Part 2) -- At all times -- If God is good, why do people summer -- Does God "allow" suffering? -- Reasons why we suffer (Part 1) -- Reasons why we summer (Part 2) -- On the other side of suffering -- Day by day -- The unknown -- In God's waiting room (Part 1) -- In God's waiting room (Part 2) -- When God is silent -- Trusting God during times of change -- I really want to change -- Trusting God to change people -- Dealing with doubt -- How much experience do you have? -- Committing all to God.
With each new chapter, Joyce unveils a sovereign and trustworthy God who longs to be in a relationship with his people, and inspires you to tear down the walls of self-reliance. This book will both equip and encourage, as you learn how to "trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." Regardless of your past pain, your present circumstances, or your future uncertainty, when you learn to trust God each day, you'll experience the joy-filled life Jesus came to give you. Others may have let you down...but God never will!

The cozy table : 100 recipes for one, two, or a few

September 18, 2017
Devolk, Dana, author.
New York, NY : Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company Independent Publishers Since 1923, [2017]
191 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

High performance habits : how extraordinary people become that way

September 18, 2017
Burchard, Brendon, author.
Carlsbad, CA : Hay House, Inc., 2017.
393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"THESE HABITS WILL MAKE YOU EXTRAORDINARY. Twenty years ago, author Brendon Burchard became obsessed with answering three questions: 1. Why do some individuals and teams succeed more quickly than others and sustain that success over the long term? 2. Of those who pull it off, why are some miserable and others consistently happy on their journey? 3. What motivates people to reach for higher levels of success in the first place, and what practices help them improve the most? After extensive original research and a decade as the world's leading high performance coach, Burchard found the answers. It turns out that just six deliberate habits give you the edge. Anyone can practice these habits and, when they do, extraordinary things happen in their lives, relationships, and careers. Which habits can help you achieve long-term success and vibrant well-being no matter your age, career, strengths, or personality? To become a high performer, you must seek clarity, generate energy, raise necessity, increase productivity, develop influence, and demonstrate courage. This book is about the art and science of how to cultivate and practice these proven habits. Whether you want to get more done, lead others better, develop skill faster, or dramatically increase your sense of joy and confidence, the habits in this book will help you achieve it faster. Each of the six habits is illustrated by powerful vignettes, cutting-edge science, thought-provoking exercises, and real-world daily practices you can implement right now. If you've ever wanted a science-backed, heart-centered plan to living a better quality of life, it's in your hands. Best of all, you can measure your progress. A link to a free professional assessment is included in the book"-- Provided by publisher.

Junk beautiful furniture refreshed : 30 clever furniture projects to transform your home

September 18, 2017
Whitney, Sue, author.
Newtown, CT : The Taunton Press, [2017]
201 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Reimagine, refurbish, and refashion vintage finds into functional and fun furniture and home accessories.

Mercy for animals : one man's quest to inspire compassion, and improve the lives of farm animals

September 18, 2017
Runkle, Nathan, author.
New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2017]
xv, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Sun in days : poems

September 18, 2017
O'Rourke, Meghan, author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]
123 pages ; 22 cm

This blessed earth : a year in the life of an American family farm

September 18, 2017
Genoways, Ted, author.
226 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Prologue: Readying the bin -- Part one: Bringing in the beans -- Interlude: Working cows -- Part two: The homeplace -- Interlude: Branding calves -- Part three: Seeds of change -- Interlude: The poker run -- Part four: Irrigation nation -- Interlude: The tri-state -- Epilogue: Welcome news.
"The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, and yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a farm, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife's fifth-generation homestead in Nebraska, in hopes of passing it on to their four children. But as the handoff nears, their small family farm -and their entire way of life- are under siege.Beyond the threat posed by rising corporate ownership of land and livestock, the Hammonds are confronted by encroaching pipelines, groundwater depletion, climate change, and shifting trade policies. Add GMOs, pesticides, and fossil fuel pollution to their list of troubles and the question is: can the family farm survive in America?"--Jacket flap.

Angels among us : extraordinary encounters with heavenly beings

September 18, 2017
Rosseland, Wanda.
202 pages ; 19 cm
Includes questions for book clubs (pages 199-202).
"Angels Among Us is a collection of stories of everyday people--little children, old women, young men, and more--who had their lives stopped for a moment and redirected with a little help from above. Some came to help. Some to heal. Others stood as protectors and guardians. Some were prayed for and others showed up totally unbidden, but all were remembered by those whose lives were changed from a visit by their guardian angel. These inspiring stories will give you comfort and hope as you learn that you are seen, protected, and loved throughout each and every day."--Amazon website.

Where the animals go : tracking wildlife with technology in 50 maps and graphics

September 18, 2017
Cheshire, James, author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2017.
174 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
For thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints. Now satellites, drones, camera traps, cellphone networks, and accelerometers reveal the natural world as never before. Where the Animals Go is the first book to offer a comprehensive, data-driven portrait of how creatures like ants, otters, owls, turtles, and sharks navigate the world. Based on pioneering research by scientists at the forefront of the animal-tracking revolution, James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti's stunning, four-color charts and maps tell fascinating stories of animal behavior. These astonishing infographics explain how warblers detect incoming storms using sonic vibrations, how baboons make decisions, and why storks prefer garbage dumps to wild forage; they follow pythons racing through the Everglades, a lovelorn wolf traversing the Alps, and humpback whales visiting undersea mountains. Where the Animals Go is a triumph of technology, data science, and design, bringing broad perspective and intimate detail to our understanding of the animal kingdom.--Provided by Publisher.

My social media for seniors

September 18, 2017
Miller, Michael, 1958- author.
xvii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
What social media is--and why we use it -- Separating fact from fiction online -- What to share--and what not to share--on social media -- Using social media--safely and privately -- Comparing the most popular social media -- Keeping in touch with friends and family on Facebook -- Sharing pictures and videos on Facebook -- Discovering interesting groups on Facebook -- Configuring Facebook's privacy settings -- Following intersting people on Facebook -- Tweeting and retweeting on Twitter -- Pinning and repinning on Pinterest -- Finding other users and boards to follow on Pinterest -- Fine-tuning your professional profile on LinkedIn -- Connecting with people and businesses on LinkedIn -- Sharing photos with Instagram -- Getting social on special interest message boards -- Getting social with video chats -- Using social media to find old friends -- Exploring other social media.
"Learn how to get the most out of social media! We've identified the essential skills you need to stay connected with the people you care about; reconnect with old friends and classmates; and share your life with loved ones near and far. Our crystal-clear instructions respect your smarts but never assume you're an expert. Big, colorful photos on nearly every page make this book incredibly easy to read and use!" -- Page 4 of cover.

Starting an Etsy business

September 18, 2017
Shoup, Kate, 1972- author.
© 2017
xv, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Offers expert advice for artists and entrepreneurs looking to build an online craft or vintage-goods business from scratch.

Dior catwalk : the collections, 1947-2017

September 18, 2017
New Haven, CT. : Yale University Press, 2017.
631 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm

Flickering treasures : rediscovering Baltimore's forgotten movie theaters

September 18, 2017
Davis, Amy, 1956- author.
xv, 300 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm

Your patient safety survival guide : how to protect yourself and others from medical errors

September 18, 2017
Watson, Gretchen LeFever, 1960- author.
xvii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Help me, heal me, don't harm me : how healthcare frequently injures patients -- What seems too simple to matter could save your life : leverage the power of safety habits -- Make it a bad day to be a bug : prevent the spread of dangerous infections -- Oops! : eliminate mistakes during surgery and other procedures -- Deadly doses and dangerous drugs : avoid medication errors and the overuse of opiates -- Beyond the bedside : improve patient safety one community at a time -- Acceptance, apology, and forgiveness : safeguard the lives of patients and healthcare providers.

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

September 18, 2017
Scott, Berkeley, author.
127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Born in the Bluegrass -- Angel's envy -- Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience at Stitzel-Weller -- Evan Williams Bourbon Experience -- Four Roses -- Heaven Hill -- Jim Beam -- Maker's Mark -- Town Branch Bourbon -- Wild Turkey -- Woodford Reserve -- Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour
"This book offers a look back at some of the pioneers of whiskey distilling, the distilleries that have come and gone, and the history of the those brands that carry on the craft today"--Provided by publisher.

Tracing your Great War ancestors: the Egypt and Palestine campaigns : a guide for family historians

September 18, 2017
Hadaway, Stuart, author.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Family History, 2017.
xi, 163 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
The Egypt and Palestine campaigns ; Innocents abroad -- Getting started ; Supporting Gallipoli -- Soldiers' lives ; Wildlife -- Researching British and Dominion soldiers ; Trench life -- Casualties ; How they fought: the infantry -- Researching units ; How they fought: the calvary -- Prisoners of war ; How they fought: the artillery -- In the air and on the sea ; How they fought: Imperial Camel Corps -- Visiting the battlefields today ; How they fought: armoured cars.
"Tracing your Great War ancestors: the Egypt and Palestine campaigns is the first book explicitly aimed at helping the descendants of those who fought in this part of the Middle East find out more about their ancestor's actions, experiences and achievements... As well as giving the reader a vivid impression of the experience of wartime service in the region, Stuart Hadaway's handbook provides a guide to the main sources, archives and websites that researchers can consult to gen an insight into their ancestor's role and their contribution to the war effort"--Provided by publisher.

The complete guide to selling a business

September 18, 2017
Steingold, Fred S., 1936- author.
Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2017.
471 pages : forms ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Overview of the process -- Getting ready to sell -- Preparing the sales agreement -- Preparing the promissory note and other sales documents -- Closing the deal.
Pt. 1. Overview of the process . Deciding whether -- and when -- to sell -- The key steps in selling your business -- The key legal issues in selling your business -- Tax considerations when selling your business -- Putting a price on your business -- Working with lawyers, accountants, and brokers -- Pt. 2. Getting ready to sell. Preparing your business for sale -- Finding the right buyer -- Structuring the sale -- The investigation stage : how sellers and buyers check each other out -- Drafting a letter of intent -- Pt. 3. Preparing the promissory note and other sales documents. Preparing the sales agreement and other legal documents -- Who's selling, who's buying -- and what's being sold -- The sales price and terms of payment -- Dealing with liabilities and representations -- Payments for noncompete and consultant deals -- Other important legal language for the sales agreement -- Signatures on a sales agreement -- Pt. 4. Closing the deal. Promissory notes and other installment documents -- Bill of sale, lease assignment, and other documents for transferring your business -- Documents for noncompete and future work commitments -- Preparing for a smooth closing.

Before I had the words : on being a transgender young adult

September 15, 2017
Kergil, Skylar, author.
viii, 257 pages ; 24 cm

Let dogs be dogs : understanding canine nature and mastering the art of living with your dog

September 15, 2017
Monks of New Skete.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
xiii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Presents a foundational guide for dog owners on dog care and training that shows them how to lead, provide for, and be a friend to their canine companions.

Streampunks : YouTube and the rebels remaking media

September 15, 2017
Kyncl, Robert, author.
New York, NY : HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
xii, 255 pages ; 24 cm
Rise of the streampunks: your orientation to a new class of creators -- Superwoman comes to the supermarket: why shelf space is the key to understanding how the media industry works today -- Nerding out: the Green brothers and the importance of online community building -- True blue hair: Tyler Oakley, authenticity, and the changing nature of celebrity -- No passport necessary: Lilly Singh, Mr. Bean, K-pop, and the global media melting pot -- Show me something I haven't seen before: satire, representation, and bias in online video -- Stick to your quilting: the deep appeal of narrow niches -- The struggle is real: why today's stars have to give 110 percent in a 24/7 world -- Revenue streams: funding creativity in the digital age -- "This just uploaded...": Vice, Storyful, and the new business of the news business -- Pardon [strike through] Welcome the interruption: Casey Neistat is making ads great again -- Streampunk rock!: the fall and rise of the music industry -- What to watch next: just when you had millennials figured out, here comes Gen Z -- Conclusion: A window to the world.
"An entertainment and tech insider--YouTube's chief business officer--delivers the first detailed account of the rise of YouTube, the creative minds who have capitalized on it to become pop culture stars, and how streaming video is revolutionizing the media world. In the past ten years, the internet video platform YouTube has changed media and entertainment as profoundly as the invention of film, radio, and television did, more than six decades earlier. Streampunks is a firsthand account of this upstart company, examining how it evolved and where it will take us next. Sharing behind-the-scenes stories of YouTube's most influential stars--Streampunks like Tyler Oakley, Lilly Singh, and Casey Neistat--and the dealmakers brokering the future of entertainment like Scooter Braun and Shane Smith, Robert Kyncl uses his experiences at three of the most innovative media companies, HBO, Netflix, and YouTube, to tell the story of streaming video and this modern pop culture juggernaut. Collaborating with Google speechwriter Maany Peyvan, Kyncl explains how the new rules of entertainment are being written and how and why the media landscape is radically changing, while giving aspiring Streampunks some necessary advice to launch their own new media careers. Kyncl persuasively argues that, despite concerns about technology impoverishing artists or undermining artistic quality, the new media revolution is actually fueling a creative boom and leading to more compelling, diverse, and immersive content. Enlightening, surprising, and thoroughly entertaining, Streampunks is a revelatory ride through the new media rebellion that is reshaping our world"-- Provided by publisher.

New York behind closed doors

September 15, 2017
Devlin, Polly, author.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
"A look inside the homes of New York's artists, designers, writers, and social influencers. Twenty-four homes and stories of real New Yorkers who live in small spaces with art, books, collections, treasures, and fabulous, sometimes funky furniture--each space expressing the resident's unique personality. Bright, captivating photographs throughout pair dynamically with Polly Devlin's in-depth interviews with the homeowners. Her critiques of their spaces are at once delightful, bold, and irreverent--and always lively and opinionated. From architectural grandeur to streamlined modern buildings, see how individuals turn older apartments and historic structures into places for comfortable living. Houses and apartments are sampled from across the city, including Tribeca, Murray Hill, Union Square, Harlem, Midtown, Brooklyn, and more"--Publisher's description.

The amputee's guide to sex

September 15, 2017
Weise, Jillian Marie, author.
New York : Soft Skull, [2017]
xvii, 91 pages ; 21 cm

The asshole survival guide : how to deal with people who treat you like dirt

September 15, 2017
Sutton, Robert I., author.
214 pages ; 22 cm
Eight thousand emails -- Asshole assessment: how bad is the problem? -- Make a clean getaway -- Asshole avoidance techniques: reducing your exposure -- Mind tricks that protect your soul -- Fighting back -- Be part of the solution, not the problem.
Sutton starts with diagnosis: what kind of asshole problem, exactly, are you dealing with? From there, he provides field-tested, evidence-based, and sometimes surprising strategies for dealing with assholes-- avoiding them, outwitting them, disarming them, sending them packing, and developing protective psychological armor. By helping you develop an outlook and personal plan that will help you preserve the sanity in your work life, Sutton also help you prevent all those perfectly good days from being ruined by some jerk.

An odyssey : a father, a son, and an epic

September 15, 2017
Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam, 1960- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
306 pages ; 25 cm
Proem (invocation): 1964-2011 -- Telemachy (education): January-February 2011 -- Apologoi (adventures): March-June -- Nostos (homecoming): April -- Anagnorisis (recognition): May -- Sêma (the sign): April 6, 2012.
"When eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enroll in the undergraduate seminar on the Odyssey that his son Daniel teaches at Bard College, the two find themselves on an adventure as profoundly emotional as it is intellectual. For Jay, a retired research scientist who sees the world through a mathematician's unforgiving eyes, this return to the classroom is his 'one last chance' to learn the great literature he'd neglected in his youth--and, even more, a final opportunity to more fully understand his son. But through the sometimes uncomfortable months that follow, as the two men explore Homer's great work together--first in the classroom, where Jay persistently challenges his son's interpretations, and then during a surprise-filled Mediterranean journey retracing Odysseus' legendary voyages-it becomes clear that Daniel has much to learn, too: for Jay's responses to both the text and the travels gradually uncover long-buried secrets that allow the son to understand his difficult father at last. As this intricately woven memoir builds to its wrenching climax, Mendelsohn's narrative comes to echo the Odyssey itself, with its timeless themes of deception and recognition, marriage and children, the pleasures of travel and the meaning of home. Rich with literary and emotional insight, An Odyssey is a renowned author-scholar's most revelatory entwining yet of personal narrative and literary exploration."--Jacket.

Unstoppable : my life so far

September 15, 2017
Sharapova, Maria, 1987- author.
292 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
The five-time Grand Slam winner presents the remarkable story of how her father relocated her at the age of 7 from their native Russia to America to develop her tennis talents before she embarked on a record-setting career shaped by astonishing competitions, her provocative beliefs and her recent fight to return to the court.

The disappearance of Émile Zola : a story of love, literature and the Dreyfus case

September 15, 2017
Rosen, Michael, 1946- author.
xvi, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
It is the evening of 18 July 1898 and the world-renowned novelist Emile Zola is on the run. His crime? Taking on the highest powers in the land with his open letter 'J'accuse' and losing. Forced to leave Paris, with nothing but the clothes he is standing in and a nightshirt wrapped in newspaper, Zola flees to England with no idea when he will return. This is the little-known story of his time in exile. Rosen has traced Zola's footsteps from the Gare du Nord to London, examining the significance of this year. The Disappearance of Zola offers an intriguing insight into the mind, the loves, the politics and the work of the great writer.

The internationalists : how a radical plan to outlaw war remade the world

September 15, 2017
Hathaway, Oona Anne, author.
xxii, 581 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Part I: Old world order. Hugo the Great ; Manifestos of war ; License to kill ; Citizen Genêt goes to Washington ; Coda I -- Part II: Transformation. The war to end war ; Things fall apart ; The sanctions of peace ; Field Marshal in the war of brains ; Operation Argonaut ; Friend and enemy ; "God save us from professors!" ; Nazi circus town ; Coda II -- Part III: New world order. The end of conquest ; War no longer makes states ; Why is there still so much conflict? ; Outcasting ; Seeing like an Islamic State -- Conclusion: The work of tomorrow.
"The Internationalists tells the story of the Peace Pact by placing it in the long history of international law from the seventeenth century through the present, tracing this rich history through a fascinating and diverse array of lawyers, politicians and intellectuals--Hugo Grotius, Nishi Amane, Salmon Levinson, James Shotwell, Sumner Welles, Carl Schmitt, Hersch Lauterpacht, and Sayyid Qutb. It tells of a centuries-long struggle of ideas over the role of war in a just world order. It details the brutal world of conflict the Peace Pact helped extinguish, and the subsequent era where tariffs and sanctions take the place of tanks and gunships." --Amazon.

Istanbul : a tale of three cities

September 15, 2017
Hughes, Bettany, author.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, 2017.
xxix, 800 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Byzantion, Bryzas' City, 800,000 BC - AD 311 -- Constantinople, City of God, AD 311-475 -- The new Rome, AD 476-565 -- The world's desire, AD 565-1050 -- City of war, AD 1050-1320 -- Allah's city, AD 1320-AD 1575 (Islamic calendar 720-983) -- Imperial city, AD 1550-1800 (Islamic calendar 957-1215) -- City of revolt and opportunity, AD 1800 (Islamic calendar 1215) onwards -- Coda.
Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul-- one city, where stories and histories collide. The gateway between East and West, North and South, it has been the capital city of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires. Hughes takes us on an historical journey from the Neolithic to the present, exploring the ways that Istanbul's influence has spun out to shape the wider world. This is the story not just of emperors, viziers, caliphs, and sultans, but of the poor and the voiceless, of the women and men whose aspirations and dreams have continuously reinvented Istanbul.

Miss D & me : life with the invincible Bette Davis

September 15, 2017
Sermak, Kathryn, author.
New York, NY : Hachette Books, 2017.
viii, 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
I have a hunch about you -- On the set in London -- The Pygmalion year -- Family reunion -- All for love -- Gigi's return -- The battle begins -- Back in California -- Pierre's visit -- The breakdown in San Ysidro -- On the beach in Malibu -- A farewell from Bede -- Road trip: day one-- Biarritz to Bourdeaux -- Road trip: day two-- Bourdeaux to Poitiers -- Road trip: day three-- Poitiers to Orleans -- Road trip: day four-- Orleans to Paris -- Afterword: Denouement in San Sebastian.
The legendary actress's personal assistant recounts their time together, discussing the renaissance of Davis's career in her later years and the public betrayal that nearly killed her.

The naughty nineties : the triumph of the American libido

September 15, 2017
Friend, David, 1955- author.
631 pages ; 24 cm
A Wednesday in November -- Down the rabbit hole -- The night we met the Clintons -- The Bubba boomer -- On the third wave -- Empowerment icons -- The crying game -- A vagina travelogue -- The glory of O -- Culture warriors, man your battle stations -- Wanderlust -- The wild blue web -- Don't ask, don't tell -- The age of the long lie -- The oversexed, underexamined, media-soaked yadda yadda of everyday life -- Botox, booties, and bods -- the bust boom -- Celebrity sin -- Four moments that changed the narrative -- The Boomsie twins -- Objects in mirror are tinier than they appear -- Shadows on the wall of the man cave -- Dudes and subdudes -- Porn goes pop -- Chez Fleiss -- Hard currency -- The lowest-hanging fruit -- Culture wars, part II -- The hardener's tale -- Homo erectus -- The internet and the intern -- Afterword: The Trumpen Show.
Discusses how the rise of the Internet, reality television, and tabloid culture transformed the boundaries of sexuality in the 1990s, providing first-hand accounts by such individuals as Monica Lewinsky, Joan Rivers, and Jesse Jackson.

Pale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world

September 15, 2017
Spinney, Laura, author.
viii, 332 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Introduction: The elephant in the room -- part 1. The unwalled city: Coughs and sneezes ; The monads of Leibniz -- part 2. Anatomy of a pandemic: Ripples on a pond ; Like a thief in the night -- part 3. Manhu, or What is it?: Disease eleven ; The doctors' dilemma ; The wrath of God -- part 4. The survival instinct: Chalking doors with crosses ; The placebo effect ; Good Samaritans -- part 5. Post mortem: The hunt for patient zero ; Counting the dead -- part 6. Science redeemed: Aenigmoplasma influenzae ; Beware the barnyard ; The human factor -- part 7. The post-flu world: The green shoots of recovery ; Alternate histories ; Anti-science, science ; Healthcare for all? ; War and peace ; Melancholy muse -- part 8. Roscoe's legacy -- Afterword: On memory.
"The Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was one of the greatest human disasters of all time. It infected a third of the people on Earth--from the poorest immigrants of New York City to the king of Spain, Franz Kafka, Mahatma Gandhi and Woodrow Wilson. But despite a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people, it exists in our memory as an afterthought to World War I. In this gripping narrative history, Laura Spinney traces the overlooked pandemic to reveal how the virus traveled across the globe, exposing mankind's vulnerability and putting our ingenuity to the test. As socially significant as both world wars, the Spanish flu dramatically disrupted--and often permanently altered--global politics, race relations and family structures, while spurring innovation in medicine, religion and the arts. It was partly responsible, Spinney argues, for pushing India to independence, South Africa to apartheid and Switzerland to the brink of civil war. It also created the true "lost generation." Drawing on the latest research in history, virology, epidemiology, psychology and economics, Pale Rider masterfully recounts the little-known catastrophe that forever changed humanity"--Amazon.

Something beautiful happened : a story of survival and courage in the face of evil

September 15, 2017
Corporon, Yvette Manessis, author.
New York, NY : Howard Books, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017.
xiv, 305 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Introduction. They weren't really gone after all -- We loved them like sisters -- The Jews of Corfu -- You are orphans now -- Pass the lamb. We saved the Jews. -- Papa Savvas, the Jewish tailor of Corfu -- The nightly knock at the door -- Yia-yia never told -- -- Searching for Savvas -- Righteous among the nations -- Whatever you do, don't challenge him to a game of chess -- I think our grandmothers were friends -- Reat and Bill -- When words don't make sense -- Tragic irony -- He picked the wrong family and the wrong community -- He was watching over them -- The ones who stood up -- Heaven is all around us -- It was nothing. It was everything. -- Piecing together the story of Savvas -- Rosa's family -- Modern miracles -- Reunion -- Erikousa's Icarus -- Finding Savvas -- Full circle -- Epilogue -- Afterword. Lessons from new and cherished friends.

Spoiler alert: the hero dies : a memoir of love, loss, and other four-letter words

September 15, 2017
Ausiello, Michael, author.
New York, NY : Atria Books, [2017]
309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Television industry journalist Michael Ausiello tells the story of his final year with his partner of thirteen years, Kit Cowan--diagnosed with a rare and very aggressive form of neuroendocrine cancer--while revisiting the many memories that preceded it, and describes how their undeniably powerful bond carried them through all manner of difficulties, with humor always front and center of the relationship.

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