New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

October 9, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Standard catalog of vintage baseball cards.

October 8, 2015
Iola, WI : Krause Publications, 2012-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
From the editors of Sports collectors digest.
Collects information and prices for baseball cards produced between 1863 and 1980.

Humans of New York : stories

October 8, 2015
Stanton, Brandon, author, photographer.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
428 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
"In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project--to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of New York, the dialogue he's had with them has increasingly become as in-depth, intriguing and moving as the photos themselves. Humans of New York: Stories presents a whole new group of people in stunning photographs, with a rich design and, most importantly, longer stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candor."-- Provided by publisher.

When it was just a game : remembering the first Super Bowl

October 8, 2015
Frommer, Harvey.
Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, [2015]
301 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
"Written by acclaimed sports author and oral historian Harvey Frommer and with an introduction by pro football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, When It Was Just a Game tells the fascinating story of the ground-breaking AFL-NFL World Championship Football game played on January 15, 1967: Packers vs. Chiefs"-- Provided by publisher.

Quilt local : finding inspiration in the everyday (with 40 projects)

October 8, 2015
Jones, Heather, author.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"A Melanie Falick book."
"For Heather Jones, inspiration can be anywhere. For her debut book, Quilt Local, she designed a collection of 20 quilts, each inspired by objects and places close to home--country roads, cityscapes, street signs--the landscape of her existence. Then, in a fascinating exercise in color theory and design play, she reworked each one in a second palette to show what a striking difference just a few basic changes can make. Pattern by pattern, Jones takes readers behind the scenes of her process, sharing photographs of her sources of inspiration, sketchbook pages, and the finished quilts. In addition, she offers an accessible lesson in color theory as it applies to quiltmaking." --

The Santa Claus man : the rise and fall of a Jazz Age con man and the invention of Christmas in New York

October 8, 2015
Palmer, Alex.
xiii,306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The Adventurers' Club -- Appointed rounds -- "To all a good night" -- The most photographed man in the world -- "Enemy, death, and a Christmas tree" -- Cathedrals of commerce -- Child wonderland -- Doors to deception -- Naughty list -- German intrigue -- Poor boy gets nothing -- "Santa Claus as a business man and advertiser" -- Order out of chaos -- Spectacle on 34th Street -- Dead letters -- Epilogue: Operation Santa Claus.

The witch of Lime Street : séance, seduction, and Houdini in the spirit world

October 8, 2015
Jaher, David, author.
436 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The dead boys -- The river of doubt -- The new wilderness -- The saxophone and spirit trumpet -- The great spirit hunt -- The witch of Lime Street -- Spirits of the dead -- How death deals its cards -- The shadow of a dream.
In 1924 the wife of a Boston surgeon came to embody the raging national debate over Spiritualism, a movement devoted to communication with the dead. Reporters dubbed her the blonde Witch of Lime Street, but she was known to her followers simply as Margery. Her most vocal advocate was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who believed so thoroughly in Margery's powers that he urged her to enter a controversial contest, sponsored by Scientific American. Her supernatural gifts beguiled four of the judges. There was only one left to convince... the acclaimed escape artist, Harry Houdini. Jaher captures their electric public rivalry and the competition that brought them into each other's orbit.

Works well with others : an outsider's guide to shaking hands, shutting up, handling jerks, and other crucial skills in business that no one ever teaches you

October 8, 2015
McCammon, Ross, author.
xix, 263 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Esquire editor and Entrepreneur etiquette columnist Ross McCammon...provides the advice you really need to be confident and authentic at work, even when you have no idea what's going on...He offers a mix of enlightening and often self-deprecating personal stories about his experience and clear, practical advice on getting the small things right--crucial skills that often go unacknowledged--from shaking a hand to conducting a business meeting in a bar to navigating a work party."-- Provided by publisher.

Stitch kitsch : 44 happy sewing projects from home decor to accessories

October 8, 2015
Heynen, Jennifer.
Lafayette, California : C&T Publishing, 2015.
102 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm

After Hitler : the last ten days of World War II in Europe

October 8, 2015
Jones, Michael K., author.
xxv, 374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Originally published: London : John Murray, 2015.
The funeral pyre, April 30, 1945 -- May Day in Berlin, May 1 -- East meets west, May 2 -- A shadow realm, May 3 -- Lüneburg Heath, May 4 -- Prague, May 5 -- The dispossessed, May 6 -- Rheims, May 7 -- Karlshorst, May 8 -- Moscow, May 9 -- The war that did not end.
"From the acclaimed author of The King's Mother and Bosworth 1485 -- a fascinating look at ten days that changed the course of history.... With the world at war, ten days can feel like a lifetime.... On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in a bunker in Berlin. But victory over the Nazi regime was not celebrated in western Europe until May 8, and in Russia a day later, on the ninth. Why did a peace agreement take so much time? How did this brutal, protracted conflict coalesce into its unlikely endgame? After Hitler shines a light on ten fascinating days after that infamous suicide that changed the course of the twentieth century. Combining exhaustive research with masterfully paced storytelling, Michael Jones recounts the Fuhrer's frantic last stand; the devious maneuverings of his handpicked successor, Karl Dönitz; the grudging respect Joseph Stalin had for Churchill and FDR, as well as his distrust of Harry Truman; the bold negotiating by General Dwight D. Eisenhower that hastened Germany's surrender but drew the ire of the Kremlin; the journalist who almost scuttled the cease-fire; and the thousands of ordinary British, American, and Russian soldiers caught in the swells of history, from the Red Army's march on Berlin to the liberation of the Nazis' remaining concentration camps. Through it all, Jones traces the shifting loyalties between East and West that sowed the seeds of the Cold War and nearly unraveled the Grand Alliance. In this gripping, eloquent, and even-handed narrative, the spring of 1945 comes alive -- a fascinating time when nothing was certain, and every second mattered.... INCLUDES PHOTOS"-- Provided by publisher.

Empire of imagination : Gary Gygax and the birth of Dungeons & Dragons

October 8, 2015
Witwer, Michael, author.
New York ; London : Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, Plc., 2015.
ix, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 25 cm

Baking with the Brass sisters : over 125 recipes for classic cakes, pies, cookies, breads, desserts, and savories from America's favorite home bakers

October 8, 2015
Brass, Marilynn, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2015]
294 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
In their new book, Marilynn and Sheila have gone to their collection of trusted manuscript cookbooks and handwritten recipes that number in the thousands to rediscover the home-baked treats that were brought to America from around the world - Russia, The Ukraine, Germany, Austria, France, Greece, India, Costa Rica, Armenia, Italy, England, Ireland, Norway, Canada , as well as many created here the US. They have listened to the stories of recipes that have been passed down by family and friends and interpreted them for the home kitchen. They've even included some of their own recipes created over 126 years of combined home baking experience. Readers will find wonderful recipes for treats like Grandma Goldberg's Honey Cake, Chocolate Walnut Banana Muffins, Billy Goat Cookies, Cobblestone Apple Tart, Mother Carleton's Black Walnut Layer Cake, Nana May's Irish Yeast Bread, Jack's Chocolate Caramel Walnut Tart and many more. Baking with the Brass Sisters is a classic baking book that people will keep on their shelves, bake from, and cherish for years to come.

Disciples : the World War II missions of the CIA directors who fought for Wild Bill Donovan : Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, William Casey

October 8, 2015
Waller, Douglas C.
xvi, 566 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue -- Preparation. Allen Welsh Dulles ; William Joseph Casey ; Richard McGarrah Helms ; William Egan Colby ; War clouds -- World War II. Washington ; Jedburgh ; Tradecraft ; Switzerland ; London ; Milton Hall ; D-Day ; France ; Breakers ; Valkyrie ; The Yonne Department ; Fortress Germany ; Norway ; Assignment Europe ; Casey's spies ; To Germany ; Sunrise ; Flight of the Rype ; Victory -- Cold War. Home ; Berlin ; The Directors.
"The author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Wild Bill Donovan, tells the story of four OSS warriors of World War II. All four later led the CIA. They are the most famous and controversial directors the CIA has ever had-- Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, and William Casey. Disciples is the story of these dynamic agents and their daring espionage and sabotage in wartime Europe under OSS Director Bill Donovan. Allen Dulles ran the OSS's most successful spy operation against the Axis. Bill Casey organized dangerous missions to penetrate Nazi Germany. Bill Colby led OSS commando raids behind the lines in occupied France and Norway. Richard Helms mounted risky intelligence programs against the Russians in the ruin of Berlin after the German surrender. Four very different men, they later led (or misled) the successor CIA. Dulles launched the calamitous operation to land CIA-trained, anti-Castro guerrillas at Cuba's Bay of Pigs. Helms was convicted of lying to Congress over the CIA's role in the coup that ousted Chile's president. Colby would become a pariah for releasing to Congress what became known as the 'Family Jewels' report on CIA misdeeds during the 1950s, sixties and early seventies. Casey would nearly bring down the CIA-- and Ronald Reagan's presidency-- from a scheme that secretly supplied Nicaragua's contras with money raked off from the sale of arms to Iran for American hostages in Beirut. Mining thousands of once-secret World War II documents and interviewing scores of family members and CIA colleagues, Waller has written a brilliant successor to Wild Bill Donovan"-- Provided by publisher.

The Oz family kitchen : more than 100 simple and delicious real-food recipes from our home to yours

October 8, 2015
Oz, Lisa.
New York : Harmony Books, [2015]
288 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Quilts du jour : make it your own with à la carte blocks & settings

October 8, 2015
Buck, Marny, 1953-
Lafayette, California : C&T Publishing, [2015]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Drinking in America : our secret history

October 8, 2015
Cheever, Susan.
x, 258 pages ; 24 cm

Cocktails of the movies : an illustrated guide to cinematic mixology

October 8, 2015
Francis, Will.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.

Proust : the search

October 8, 2015
Taylor, Benjamin, 1952-
xiv, 199 pages : illustrations; 22 cm.

A chorus line FAQ : all that's left to know about Broadway's singular sensation

October 8, 2015
Rowan, Tom, author.
Montclair : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2015.
xvii, 443 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

The beat generation FAQ : all that's left to know about the angelheaded hipsters

October 8, 2015
Weidman, Rich.
Montclair, NJ : Backbeat Books, 2015.
xiii, 384 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Norwegian wood : chopping, stacking, and drying wood the Scandinavian way

October 8, 2015
Mytting, Lars, 1968-, author.
New York, NY : Abrams Image, 2015.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Building a fire to warm your home is incredibly satisfying. Splitting logs, stacking and seasoning the wood, and then building a fire is the height of self-sufficiency. Norwegian Wood is a practical and inspiring book that teaches you how to do all of those things. A runaway best-seller in Europe, the book provides in-depth information about tree types, wood-stacking methods, tools, and stoves; it also examines the history of man's longstanding need for warmth and his passion for open fire.

Pitch by pitch : my view of one unforgettable game

October 8, 2015
Gibson, Bob, 1935- author.
New York, NY : Flatiron Books, 2015.
243 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Pitch by Pitch gets inside Bob Gibson's head on the evening of October 2, 1968, when he took the mound in Game One of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers and struck out a record seventeen batters. Gibson, known as one of the most intimidating pitchers in baseball history, relives each inning and each pitch. Facing down batter after batter, Gibson shares his insights into every player that stepped into the batter's box against him that day--recounting in candid and in-depth detail the pitches he threw, his control over the ball, and his moments of synchronicity with catcher and friend Tim McCarver. This iconic game and all its players come to life on the page as Gibson gives a behind-the-scenes look at the way he played the game, his relationships with teammates, coaches, and opponents and their lives on and off the field. Like Dan Okrent's classic book, Nine Innings, Pitch by Pitch is a detailed look at a single fascinating game, this one told from the unique viewpoint of the mound, in the words of a perceptive pitcher who was one of baseball's all-time greats"-- Provided by publisher.

Our enemies in blue : police and power in America

October 8, 2015
Williams, Kristian, author.
Oakland : AK Press, [2015]
572 pages ; 23 cm
Previous edition published in 2007.

Calculating success : how the new workplace analytics will revitalize your organization

October 8, 2015
Hoffmann, Carl.
Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Review Press, ©2012.
viii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Applying analytics to your workforce : realizing returns on your most valuable asset -- Translating strategy into profitable action -- Balancing talent supply and demand -- Untangling the drivers of workforce performance -- Measuring the value of collaboration and knowledge capital -- Solving the turnover mystery : an extended look at the workforce analytics process -- Building a sustainable workforce analytics capability.
This title helps us in using analytics to make more effective talent management decisions. Most managers understand that employees can make or break a company's strategy. You can have the best ideas and the most promising plan, but if you don't have the right people to carry it out, that plan will fail. Still, despite having this critical knowledge, most companies don't have a data-driven approach to the decisions they make about talent. In fact, a recent IBM study that interviewed over 400 senior HR executives showed that only 6 per cent of companies believe they can effectively use human capital data to make strategic workforce decisions. Enter "Calculating Success", the forthcoming book by human capital experts Carl Hoffmann, Eric Lesser, and Tim Ringo. Based on decades of experience creating human capital systems at IBM, the authors show how using analytics can dramatically improve a company's ability to make better and faster talent decisions. By organizing the book around four crucial questions managers must ask, the book provides a framework to help executives rethink how they use information on talent. The result? A path to using analytics to make more effective talent management decisions. In addition, the authors' ideas help to link HR with all levels of the organization in a strategic way, by showing readers how to connect their version of analytics to the strategic mission of the larger organization, so that the analytics flows throughout the enterprise. With detailed examples and studies from IBM's Institute for Business Value and Human Capital Management practice, this book will make you rethink the relationship of talent to business success. The results allow for a more stable and cost-effective workforce, an improved ability to motivate employees, and a more systematic approach to developing critical talent.

Black silent majority : the Rockefeller drug laws and the politics of punishment

October 8, 2015
Fortner, Michael Javen, 1979- author.
xii, 350 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction : the reign of criminal terror must be stopped now -- Rights and wreckage in postwar Harlem -- Black junkies, White do-gooders, and the Metcalf-Volker Act of 1962 -- Reverend Dempsey's crusade and the rise of involuntary commitment in 1966 -- Crime, class, and conflict in the ghetto -- King heroin and the development of the drug laws in 1973 -- Race, place, and the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s -- Conclusion : liberal sentiments to conservative acts.

The wind in the reeds : a storm, a play, and the city that would not be broken

October 8, 2015
Pierce, Wendell, author.
344 pages ; 22 cm
A song of resurrection -- Down the bayou at the source -- This land is our land -- The family reserve -- My true north -- Art & life : "A man must have a code" : bunk -- It's raining so hard -- Godot : What's the good of losing heart now? -- Treme takes me home -- Tee and the joyful mysteries.
"From acclaimed actor and producer Wendell Pierce, an insightful and poignant portrait of family, New Orleans and the transforming power of art"-- Provided by publisher.


October 8, 2015
Foley, Tricia, author.
207 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
The author illustrates her approach to creating elegantly pared-down environments for the home and work space. ℗♭...́...́.Designer Tricia Foley is best known for her timeless classical style, characterized by clean lines, natural materials, and vintage furnishings from flea-market finds to antique and a palette of calming hues of cream, ivory, and white. In this book, Foley addresses such aspects of home design as selecting the perfect shade of white, setting up the pantry, bringing collected objects together, creating artful tabletops, organizing the home office, and much more. A collector of china, of linens, of books, she explains that the only way to keep harmony is through editing. The designer provides a treasure trove of useful ideas, from her favorite storage products and essential items for the guest room to seasonal entertaining ideas and holiday decor.

The fringe hours : making time for you

October 8, 2015
Turner, Jessica N.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, [2015]
267 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Before we begin -- Explore. Pursuing balance ; Letting go of self-imposed pressures ; Eliminating guilt and comparison -- Discover. Shifting your perspective ; Identifying how to care for yourself ; Finding your time -- Maximize. Prioritizing your activities ; Using your time effectively ; Embracing help ; Overcoming obstacles -- Live well. Cultivating community ; Finding rest ; Living well -- The fringe hours manifesto.
"While life is busy with a litany of must-dos--work, parenting, keeping house, grocery shopping, laundry, and on and on--women do not have to push their own needs aside. Yet this is often what happens. There's just no time, right? Wrong. In this ... book, Jessica Turner empowers women to take back pockets of time they already have in their day in order to practice self-care and do the things they love"

Harper's new monthly magazine. no. 398, July, 1883.

October 8, 2015
[165]-324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Title from cover.
Library's copy bound in black cloth by John G. Kidd & Son.

Scarborough's road map and motor guide of Indiana.

October 8, 2015
Indianapolis, Ind. : Scarborough Co., 1911.
172 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Library's original dark green paper covers, front and back, torn at lower edges.
7 folded maps are included at the end; "index to map parts" on p. 19.

Furniture hacks : and other creative updates for a unique and stylish home

October 8, 2015
Van Overbeek, Hester, author.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Upcycling and updating are fantastic ways to create unique character in your home, while saving money at the same time. Furniture Hacks shows you how to do just that, with your furniture, accessories, and soft furnishings: transform tables, desks, chests of drawers, beds, chairs, drapes and curtains, rugs, and more. All of the 35 amazing ideas have step-by-step photos so you can see exactly what you need to do, plus there's a basic techniques section if you do need to learn a particular method.

Dress your tech : 35 projects to customize your phone, laptop, tablet, camera, and more

October 8, 2015
Hopping, Lucy, author.
London ; New York : Cico Books, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Provides instructions for creating covers, stands, cases, and bags for tech, including a usb beaded bracelet, vintage book laptop case, and pressed flower resin phone case.

The perfection deception : why striving to be perfect is sabotaging your relationships, making you sick, and holding your happiness hostage

October 8, 2015
Bluestein, Jane, author.
xii, 299 pages ; 22 cm.
Part I: Welcome to Our Perfect World -- 1. "What's Wrong with Perfectionism?" -- 2. The Culture of Perfectionism -- 3. Reality as Defined by the Media -- Part II: Building a Perfectionist -- 4. Risk and Vulnerability -- 5. Safe and Secure -- 6. Shaping Our Reality -- 7. Building Our Identity -- Part III: The Problem with Perfect -- 8. Through the Looking Glass: Living in a Distorted Reality -- 9. Living on the Dark Side: A Tendency Toward Negativity -- 10. Establishing Our Value -- 11. The Perfect Sabotage -- 12. The Perfect Relationship: Power and Perfectionism -- 13. The Perfect Stress for Body and Mind -- Part IV: Getting Real, Getting Well -- 14. Living with Imperfection -- 15. Being Your Biggest, Baddest Self -- 16. Developing Psychological Strength -- 17. Connecting with Others -- 18. Moving Forward: Mind and Body -- Notes.

A brief history of Wyandot County, Ohio

October 8, 2015
Marvin, Ronald I., author.
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2015.
153 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Published on behalf of the Wyandot County Archaeological and Historical Society.

A guide to historic Marietta, Ohio

October 8, 2015
Sturtevant, Lynne.
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2011.
142 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
History : ancient roots and great expectations -- Downtown : echoes of 1900 -- Harmar : the West Side -- The Downtown Residential District : mansions, mounds, and Marietta College -- The campus Martius Museum complex : Native Americans, pioneers and rivermen -- The Appalachian countryside : Belpre, scenic byways and the Wayne National Forest -- Williamstown : Fenton Glass, Henderson Hall and the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge -- Blennerhassett Island : glamour and treason.

AsiaTown Cleveland : from tong wars to dim sum

October 8, 2015
Dutka, Alan F., author.
Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2014.
158 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Cleveland's mysterious colony : the birth of Chinatown -- Chinese boss men : movers, shakers and gamblers -- Lairs of iniquity : opium dens and gambling houses -- Tong wars : mayhem, meat cleavers and murders -- Cleveland's new Chinatown : The Rockwell Avenue Era -- Celebrating Asian culture : Lunar New Year and Moon Festivals -- The emergence of AsiaTown : immigrants and entrepreneurs -- AsiaTown today

Columbus and the Great Flood of 1913 : the disaster that reshaped the Ohio Valley

October 8, 2015
Hinds, Conrade C., 1953-
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2013.
156 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Machine generated contents note: The Gamble of Living the Good Life in the Flood Plain -- An Alaskan Volcanic Winter at Our Front Door -- The "What" and "Why" of Floods and Flooding -- Ohio Flood History -- Twentieth-Century Flooding Puts on a Different Face -- Enter the Grand Champion of Ohio Floods -- West Columbus Caught by Surprise -- The Local Fear of a Dam Break -- Statewide Communication Failure and Restoration -- Wheeling, West Virginia, and Zanesville, Ohio -- Chillicothe and Dayton -- A Plan of Solutions and Opposition to Common Sense.

Grove City

October 8, 2015
Lanese, Laura, author.
Charleston, SC : Arcadia Publishing, 2015.
95 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.

The autobiography of Brutus Buckeye

October 8, 2015
Lanyon, Sally, author.
63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm

The history of nursing

October 8, 2015
Craig, Lizabeth.
Detroit, MI : Lucent Books, [2014]
104 pages : illustrations (somr color) ; 24 cm.
Important dates in the history of nursing -- The finest art -- A religious calling -- The Nightingale revolution -- Nursing becomes a profession -- Nurses at war -- Nursing in the twentieth century -- Challenges for the future.
This book follows the history of nursing from unorganized volunteers to the highly skilled profession of today. It also addresses the involvement of nurses in wartime and the challengs that the profession is currently facing.

A book of favorite Ohio recipes

October 8, 2015
Forestdale, MA : Taran Enterprises, [1989]
1 volume (various pagings) ; 24 cm
Cover title: Taste Ohio: a recipe collection from the Buckeye state.

John Kendig Barr : his ancestors and his descendants

October 8, 2015
Burchfield, Mary Alice, 1912-2003.
[Place of publication not identified] : M.A. Burchfield, ©1984.
v, 142 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
John Barr (d.1767)--possibly the Hans Bar who arrived in Philadelphia in 1739--married Elizabeth Stehman and lived in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. John Kendig Barr (1828-1918), a grandson, married Hettie Ann Cassel (Kassel?) in 1856 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and moved about 1885 to Lincoln, Nebraska. Descendants and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, California and elsewhere.

Miller family history : descendants and ancestors of William James Miller and Mary (Cox) Miller : with allied families Cox, Briscoe, Phillips, and Robison

October 8, 2015
Jackson, Bradford Darrell, 1938- author.
[Grand Rapids, Mich.] : [B. Darrell Jackson] ; 2015.
432, [26] pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 29 cm
Part I. Miller family -- Jacob Miller -- William James Miller -- Children of William J. Miller and Mary (Cox) Miller -- Grandchildren of William J. Miller and Mary (Cox) Miller and their descendants -- Part II. Allied families -- Cox -- Briscoe -- Phillips -- Robison -- Appendix: William J. Miller biography in History of Henry County (1919) -- Letter, Lucie Collier to Will Miller (1898) -- Letter, Theodore Hatfield to Florence Coker (1951) -- Zorababel Phillips -- Maps -- Photographs -- Documents.

Successful restaurant design

October 8, 2015
Baraban, Regina S.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2010.
xii, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Where design begins -- Integrative design -- The psychology of design -- Design implementation : front to back through the customer's eyes -- Design implementation : back to front through management's eyes -- Mini-case solutions -- Speak out on design -- Restaurant design : past, present, and future.
"Restaurant design plays a critical role in attracting and retaining customers. At the same time, design must facilitate food preparation and service. Successful Restaurant Design shows how to incorporate your understanding of the restaurant's front- and back-of-the-house operations into a design that meets the needs of the restaurant's owners, staff, and clientele. Moreover, it shows how an understanding of the restaurant's concept, market, and menu enables you to create a design that not only facilitates a seamless operation but also enhances the dining experience. This Third Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated with coverage of all the latest technological advances in restaurant operations. Specifically, the Third Edition offers: All new case solutions of restaurant design were completed within five years prior to this edition's publication. The examples illustrate a variety of architectural, decorative, and operational solutions for many restaurant types and styles of service. ; All in-depth interviews with restaurant design experts are new to this edition. To gain insights into how various members of the design team think, the authors interviewed a mix of designers, architects, restaurateurs, and kitchen designers. ; New information on sustainable restaurant design throughout the book for both front and back of the house. ; New insights throughout the book about how new technologies and new generations of diners are impacting both front- and back-of-the-house design. The book closes with the authors' forecast of how restaurants will change and evolve over the next decade, with tips on how designers and architects can best accommodate those changes in their designs."--Publisher's website.

A random walk down Wall Street : the time-tested strategy for successful investing

December 29, 2015
Malkiel, Burton Gordon.
447 pages : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm
Includes index.

M train

October 7, 2015
Smith, Patti, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
253 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Café Ino -- Changing channels -- Animal crackers -- The flea draws blood -- Hill of beans -- The well -- Wheel of fortune -- How I lost the wind-up bird -- Her name was Sandy -- Vecchia zimarra -- Mu -- Tempest air demons -- A dream of Alfred Wegener -- Road to Larache -- Covered ground -- How Linden kills the thing she loves -- Valley of the lost -- The hour of noon.
An unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist. It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation. Here, too, are singular memories of Smith's life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith.

The hard problem

October 7, 2015
Stoppard, Tom, author.
New York : Grove, 2015.
76 pages ; 21 cm

Where I am : heaven, eternity, and our life beyond the now

October 7, 2015
Graham, Billy, 1918- author.
xviii, 265 pages ; 24 cm
The Old Testament -- The New Testament.
"While his earthly vision dims, the glory of heaven is illuminated as Billy Graham, the beloved evangelist, shares from his past, and present, the reality of eternity."--Book jacket.

And then I danced : traveling the road to LGBT equality ; a memoir

October 7, 2015
Segal, Mark, 1951- author.
[Brooklyn, NY] : Open Lens, [2015]
302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
The boy from the projects -- Stonewall -- Mom, don't worry, I'll be arrested today -- Walter -- After Cronkite -- Talking sex with the Wall Street Journal -- Tits and ass -- Post-traumatic stress syndrome -- Clout -- Adventures with a publisher -- Bringing up baby -- Elton John and a bag full of diamonds -- Meeting with Mr. President -- An army of pink hard hats -- And then we danced.

The worst of times : how life on earth survived eighty million years of extinctions

October 7, 2015
Wignall, P. B.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015]
xvii, 199 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
A time of dying -- Extinction in the shadows -- The killing seas -- Troubled times in the Triassic -- Triassic downfall -- Pangea's final blow -- Pangea's death and the rise of resilience.

Unfinished business : women men work family

October 7, 2015
Slaughter, Anne-Marie, author.
xxii, 328 pages ; 22 cm
"It's such a pity you had to leave Washington" -- Part I: Moving beyond our mantras. Half-truths women hold dear ; Half-truths about men ; Half-truths in the workplace -- Part II: Changing lenses. Competition and care ; Is managing money really harder than managing kids? ; The next phase of the women's movement is a men's movement ; Let it go -- Part III: Getting to equal. Change the way you talk ; Planning your career (even though it rarely works out as planned) ; The perfect workplace ; Citizens who care.
"When Anne-Marie Slaughter accepted her dream job as the first female director of policy planning at the U.S. State Department in 2009, she was confident she could juggle the demands of her position in Washington, D.C., with the responsibilities of her family life in suburban New Jersey. Her husband and two young sons encouraged her to pursue the job; she had a tremendously supportive boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and she had been moving up on a high-profile career track since law school. But then life intervened. Parenting needs caused her to make a decision to leave the State Department and return to an academic career that gave her more time for her family. The reactions to her choice to leave Washington because of her kids led her to question the feminist narrative she grew up with. Her subsequent article for The Atlantic, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," created a firestorm, sparked intense national debate, and became one of the most-read pieces in the magazine's history. Since that time, Anne-Marie Slaughter has pushed forward, breaking free of her long-standing assumptions about work, life, and family. Though many solutions have been proposed for how women can continue to break the glass ceiling or rise above the "motherhood penalty," women at the top and the bottom of the income scale are further and further apart. Now, in her refreshing and forthright voice, Anne-Marie Slaughter returns with her vision for what true equality between men and women really means, and how we can get there. She uncovers the missing piece of the puzzle, presenting a new focus that can reunite the women's movement and provide a common banner under which both men and women can advance and thrive. With moving personal stories, individual action plans, and a broad outline for change, Anne-Marie Slaughter reveals a future in which all of us can finally finish the business of equality for women and men, work and family."-- Provided by publisher.

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