New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

December 8, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Pushcart prize: best of the small presses.

December 7, 2016
Yonkers, N.Y. : Pushcart Press
v. ; 25 cm.
Editor: 1976/77-<2017> Bill Henderson.

Fed & fit : a 28-day food & fitness plan to jump-start your life with over 175 squeaky-clean paleo recipes

December 7, 2016
Garcia, Cassy Joy, author.
Las Vegas, NV : Victory Belt Publishing, 2016.
400 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- The four pillars -- The 28-day project -- The recipes -- Simple meal components -- Breakfast like you mean it -- Soups & salads that mean business -- Things that are stuffed -- Set it & forget it -- Casserole is my favorite food -- Family favorite proteins & meals -- Vibrant veggies -- Satisfying starches -- Take it with you -- Naturally sweet -- I'm thirty for more! -- More flavor, please!
"Fed & Fit offers meal preparation guides and incorporates practical application tools that are centered around the 'Pillars' to ensure complete success and make transitioning to a healthy lifestyle a positive and rewarding experience. Fed & Fit also features expert techniques and fitness recommendations from New York Times Bestselling author and fitness coach Juli Bauer,"

Bold and bright : chic and exuberant interior inspiration from Brazil

December 7, 2016
Teixeira, Maira Serra, author.
London : Ryland, Peters & Small, 2016.
207 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
The carefully curated homes featured in this book display all the vibrant personality of the region and their use of exuberant color, design, and pattern is truly life enhancing. During the 1950s and 60s, with its gleaming new space-age capital Brasilia, Brazil was in the vanguard of architecture and design and its interiors still possess a generous dash of glossy modernity and mid-century chic. This sleek contemporary glamour is combined with the rustic, natural materials that are in such generous supply on the South American continent rough-hewn stone, exotic dark woods and an abundance of jungly greenery. From city perches in the urban jungle to country homes amid soaring mountains and beach houses sitting serenely above long, unspoilt beaches, Bold and Bright provides a fascinating glimpse into a selection of real-life Brazilian homes.

Pet photography : design irresistible portraits of dogs, cats, people with their animals, and much more

December 7, 2016
Eskridge, Kay, author.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.

The power of love : connecting to the oneness

December 7, 2016
Van Praagh, James, author.
Carlsbad, CA : Hay House, Inc., 2016.
xxii, 163 pages ; 19 cm
"James Van Praagh has received hundreds of thousands of messages from the other side of life. And all too often, in many of these messages, the deceased have shared with him that they want the living to know how to utilize the power of love while they are still living life in the physical body ... In nine concise chapters, he reminds you that love knows no limits and can alter a person's life forever"

The brain warrior's way : ignite your energy and focus, attack illness and aging, transform pain into purpose

December 7, 2016
Amen, Daniel G., author.
x, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Mind-Set of a Brain Warrior -- Assessment of a Brain Warrior -- Sustenance of a Brain Warrior -- Training of a Brain Warrior -- Essence of a Brain Warrior -- Responsibilities of a Brain Warrior -- Yearlong Brain Warrior Basic Training -- Brain Warrior Dos and Don'ts.
"The Brain Warrior's Way is your arsenal to win the fight to live a better life. The Amens will guide you through the process, and give you the tools to take control. So if you're serious about your health, either out of desire or necessity, it's time to arm yourself and head into battle,"

The abridged history of rainfall

December 7, 2016
Hopler, Jay, 1970- author.
ix, 75 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.
Part I. -- Winter Night Full of Stars -- Where Is All This Water Coming From? -- Self-Pity Is Better Than No Pity At All -- It Was Not of the Moon We Dreamt -- Umbrian Anecdotes -- O, the Sadness Immaculate -- Not All Skeletons Are Museum Quality -- A Moral Victory Is Still A Defeat -- Poem Written on the First Anniversary of My Father's Death -- After the Obsequies, Etc. -- Eulogy (Currently in Revision) -- Meditation on a Poem Currently in Revision -- Sonnet on Consequence -- May 25 -- Part II. -- Excerpts from the Unabridged History of Rainfall -- Birds are How the Earth Makes Sense of Heaven -- Elegy for the Living -- The Grove -- The Ranges of Birds -- Beauty is a Real Thing, I've Seen It -- What This Poem Means -- Alarums. Flourishes. Exeunt. -- From a Window -- Elegy -- Glose -- The Pallbearer -- Jazz Funeral -- Cloud Chanty -- Part III. -- Epigraph -- The Rooster King -- The Coast Road
Jay Hopler's second collection, a mourning song for his father, is an elegy of uproar, a careening hymn to disaster and its aftermath. In lyric poems by turns droll and desolate, Hopler documents the struggle to live in the face of great loss, a task that sends him ranging through Florida's torrid subtropics, the mountains of the American West, the streets of Rome, and the Umbrian countryside - Provided by the publisher.

Grape, olive, pig : deep travels through Spain's food culture

December 7, 2016
Goulding, Matt, author.
New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
xiii, 347 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
"An Anthony Bourdain Book/Harper Wave."
Barcelona -- Salamanca -- Valencia -- Basque Country -- Cadiz -- Asturias -- Galicia -- Madrid -- Granada.

The history of rock & roll. Volume 1, 1920-1963

December 7, 2016
Ward, Ed, 1948- author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.
xi, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
How to use this book -- In the beginning -- The record industry : race and country -- Independence -- Blues, birds, and a Moondog -- Black voices in the heartland -- 1953-1954 : the stars align -- 1955 : rock and roll is born... maybe -- 1956 : into the big time -- Interlude in another land -- 1957 : annus mirabilis 1 -- 1958 : hoodlum friends outside -- 1959 : death and soul -- 1960 : oldies, newies, and payola -- 1961 : let's twist again -- 1962 : teen pan alley -- Second interlude in another land -- Third interlude : England and Germany --1963 : the end of the world.

Raising the transgender child : a complete guide for parents, families, & caregivers

December 7, 2016
Angello, Michele, author.
275 pages ; 22 cm
"Written by top experts in the field, Raising the Transgender Child offers much-needed answers to all the questions parents and other adults ask about raising and caring for transgender and gender diverse children: Is this just a phase? Did I do something to cause this? How do we protect these children? Who should I tell, and how? Will anyone love my child? Written by Dr. Michele Angello, a leading therapist and go-to expert in the field of transgender parenting, and Ali Bowman, bestselling writer and parent advocate, Raising the Transgender Child helps readers champion and celebrate gender diverse children while at the same time shedding fear, anger, sadness, and embarrassment. With specific and actionable advice-including coming-out letters, identity challenges, school and caregiver communications, and more -the guide provides a wealth of science-backed information alongside friendly and practical wisdom that is sure to comfort, guide, and inspire the family and friends of transgender and gender diverse children"-- Provided by publisher.
"Raising the Transgender Child is the complete guide for parents, teachers, practitioners, and caregivers of transgender children. Written by top experts in the field, this complete and compassionate guide includes first-hand stories from families, the most up-to-date science, and all the advice parents need to raise happy, confident, transgender children. Written by Dr. Michele Angello, a leading therapist and go-to expert in the field of transgender parenting and Ali Bowman, bestselling writer and the mother of a transgender boy, Raising the Transgender Child is written specifically for parents, families, educators, and mentors who support transgender youth. Readers will discover a wealth of science-backed information, written in a warm, journalistic style, and a friendly and practical structure full of lists and tips that are sure to comfort, guide, and inspire the family and friends of transgender children that their children can lead normal, happy lives. Offering warm, specific, actionable advice, Raising the Transgender Child addresses all aspects of transgender childhood, including coming-out letters, identity challenges, school communications, and more. Readers will return to this book over and over again as their children grow into happy, well-adjusted, fulfilled adults"-- Provided by publisher.

Rock gardening : reimagining a classic style

December 7, 2016
Tychonievich, Joseph, author.
295 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Gardens -- Techniques -- Plants.
"In this fresh take on an iconic gardening style, Joseph Tychonievich, one of America's foremost young horticulturists, shows how stones and plants can work together in exciting new ways. Besides providing a low-maintenance solution to chronic drought and time constraints, the rock garden is also remarkably versatile. Discover the best plants for a beautiful display and visit unique rock gardens around the world. Rock Gardening is filled with inspiration for beginners and enthusiasts alike,"--page [4] of cover.

Thank you for being late : an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations

December 7, 2016
Friedman, Thomas L., author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2016]
486 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part I: Reflecting. Thank you for being late -- Part II: Accelerating. What the hell happened in 2007? ; Moore's law ; The supernova ; The market ; Mother Nature -- Part III: Innovating. Just too damned fast ; Turning AI into IA ; Control vs. Kaos ; Mother Nature as political mentor ; Is God in cyberspace? ; Always looking for Minnesota ; You can go home again (and you should!) -- Part IV: Anchoring. From Minnesota to the world and back.
"Thomas Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts."--Provided by publisher.

An extraordinary time : the end of the postwar boom and the return of the ordinary economy

December 7, 2016
Levinson, Marc, author.
New York : Basic Books, [2016]
vii, 326 pages ; 24 cm
The new economics -- The magic square -- Chaos -- Crisis of faith -- The great stagflation -- Gold boys -- Quotas and concubines -- The export machine -- The end of the dream -- The right turn -- Thatcher -- Socialism's last stand -- Morning in America -- The lost decade -- The new world.
"In An Extraordinary Time, acclaimed economic historian Marc Levinson recounts the global collapse of the postwar economy in the 1970s. While economists struggle to return us to the high economic growth rates of the past, Levinson counterintuitively argues that the boom years of the 1950s and 1960s were an anomaly; slow economic growth is the norm-no matter what economists and politicians may say. Yet these atypical years left the public with unreasonable expectations of what government can achieve. When the economy failed to revive, suspicion of government and liberal institutions rose sharply, laying the groundwork for the political and economic polarization that we're still grappling with today. A sweeping reappraisal of the last sixty years of world history, An Extraordinary Time describes how the postwar economic boom dissipated, undermining faith in government, destabilizing the global financial system, and forcing us to come to terms with how tumultuous our economy really is"-- Provided by publisher.

Food anatomy : the curious parts & pieces of our edible world

December 7, 2016
Rothman, Julia, author.
221 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Food for thought -- Eat your fruits and veggies -- A grain of truth -- The meat of the matter -- Dairy queens -- Street food -- Season to taste -- Drink up! -- Sweet tooth.

Istanbul : city of majesty at the crossroads of the world

December 7, 2016
Madden, Thomas F., author.
xviii, 381 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Byzantion (667 BC-AD 330). Across from the city of the blind ; Bread for Athens ; Romans bearing gifts ; Ruin and survival -- Byzantine Constantinople (330-1453). Founding a new Rome ; Baptized capital ; East of the fall of Rome ; City of Justinian ; Surviving the Middle Ages ; Byzantine plots ; Dining with barbarians ; Treasure and treachery ; Blind men ; Latin occupation ; Life among the ruins ; Empire's end -- Ottoman Constantinople (1453-1923). The spider's curtain ; City of Suleiman the Magnificent ; The sultanate of women ; Return of the West ; Sick man of Europe ; Empire's end, again -- Istanbul (1923-2016). Becoming modern.
Perched at the tip of Europe, gazing across to the shores of Asia, Istanbul remains as much a city of crossroads as it has been for the past two millennia. The history of this fabled metropolis--known at first as Byzantion, then Constantinople, and now Istanbul--is glorious, grandiose, and astounding. No other city has stood at the center of world events for so long, a home to great empires and diverse cultures from the Greeks to the Romans, the Italians to the Armenians, the Ottomans to the modern Turks. Prizewinning historian Thomas F. Madden's tremendous new biography of this mysterious city captures centuries of triumph and defeat, riches and poverty, seen through the lives of those who inhabited it: the emperors and empresses, craftsmen and architects, sailors and fishermen, street vendors and harem concubines. This book propels the reader on a journey of Mediterranean commerce, thought, religion, and power, running through ancient roads, wharfs, forums, and palaces. Excavating centuries of firsthand accounts, Madden sets this history against the background of men and women who forever changed their worlds, including Alexander the Great, Constantine, Empress Theodora, Mehmed the Conqueror, Suleiman the Magnificent, and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Witness the construction of the massive Theodosian Walls, the embellishment of rich Hagia Sophia, and the transformation and revitalization of the Golden Horn district. From 667 BC to President Erdoğan's tumultuous twenty-first century presidency, Madden's account not only questions how we think of Istanbul's past, but also examines what we can learn from a people who have withstood invasion and threat time and time again. Through the long gaze of Madden's stirring narrative, we experience the strength of a people who endure at the intersection of faith, geography, and ideology.--Adapted from dust jacket.

The murderous history of Bible translations : power, conflict and the quest for meaning

December 7, 2016
Freedman, Harry, author.
248 pages ; 24 cm
Before the violence. The legacy of Alexandria ; A wandering Aramean ; Old words, new tongues ; The sublime Bible -- The violence begins. Medieval conflict ; The murder of Tyndale ; Confound their strife ; King James's Bible -- Enlightenment. A new role ; The early American Bible ; The quest for meaning ; Reworking the Bible ; The future for the translated Bible.
The Bible has been translated far more than any other book. To our minds it is self-evident that believers can read their sacred literature in a language they understand. But the history of Bible translations is far more contentious than reason would suggest. Bible translations underlie an astonishing number of religious conflicts that have plagued the world. Harry Freedman describes brilliantly the passions and strong emotions that arise when deeply held religious convictions are threatened or undermined. He tells of the struggle for authority and orthodoxy in a world where temporal power was always subjugated to the divine, a world in which the idea of a Bible for all was so important that many were willing to give up their time, security, and even their lives. --Publisher's description.

Caribbean vegan : meat-free, egg-free, dairy-free authentic island cuisine for every occasion

December 7, 2016
Mason, Taymer.
New York, NY : The Experiment, LLC, [2016]
311 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

Get an internship and make the most of it : practical information for high school and community college students

December 7, 2016
McLachlan, Joan E., 1943-
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
ix, 154 pages ; 24 cm
Find an internship -- Things you need to have -- Get ready for the interview -- Interview like a pro -- Get off to a good start -- Get the most out of your internship -- Things just aren't working out -- Finish strong -- Wind down and say goodbye -- New beginnings.
McLachlan and Hess follow four students as they interview for, and complete their internships. The suggestions they give will help you find, get, and make the most out of an internship that's right for you, and will give you real-world experience that employers and college admissions value.

Islamic civilization in thirty lives : the first 1,000 years

December 7, 2016
Robinson, Chase F., author.
272 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Religious thinkers, political leaders, lawmakers, writers, and philosophers have shaped the 1,400-year-long development of the world's second-largest religion. But who were these people? What do we know of their lives and the ways in which they influenced their societies? In Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives, the distinguished historian of Islam Chase F. Robinson draws on the long tradition in Muslim scholarship of commemorating in writing the biographies of notable figures, but he weaves these ambitious lives together to create a rich narrative of Islamic civilization, from the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century to the era of the world conquerer Timur and the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in the fifteenth. Beginning in Islam's heartland, Mecca, and ranging from North Africa and Iberia in the west to Central and East Asia, Robinson not only traces the rise and fall of Islamic states through the biographies of political and military leaders who worked to secure peace or expand their power, but also discusses those who developed Islamic law, scientific thought, and literature. What emerges is a fascinating portrait of rich and diverse Islamic societies.

Jamaican ancestry : how to find out more

December 7, 2016
Mitchell, Madeleine E.
Westminster, Md. : Heritage Books, 2008.
xix, 209 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm

Drawing superheroes step-by-step : the complete guide for the aspiring comic book artist

December 7, 2016
Hart, Christopher, 1957- author.
143 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Revision and expansion of: Superheroes and beyond / Christopher Hart. New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2009.
Includes index.
The Basic Hero -- The Basic Heroine -- Understanding the Contours of the Face -- Comic Book Style Features -- Expressions -- The Superhero Body -- Comic Book Foreshortening & Body Dynamics -- The Good Guys -- Miscreants, Mutants, and Monsters -- Drawing Fierce Females -- Comic Book Lighting -- Essential Comic Book Elements.
"Bam! Crash! Pow! Learn to draw the action and energy of the superhero powerhouses in today's most exciting comics with best-selling art instruction author Christopher Hart. In Drawing Superheroes Step-by-Step, Chris covers the basics of drawing the bold faces and chiseled physiques of compelling superheroes, heroines, and evil supervillians along with a cast of supporting characters such as news reporters, mutants, and more. He then shows how to not only draw those characters in classic, dynamic action poses, but also how to place them within the perfect layout and composition. Truly comprehensive in scope, this book delivers all the details on fine-tuning foundational drawings, with tutorials on exaggeration, expressions, costumes, light and shadow, and splash page creation. Christopher Hart's straightforward approach and step-by-step instruction will have aspiring artists drawing immediately and will give more seasoned artists the tips they need to take their comics to the next level"-- Provided by publisher.

The great Latin American novel

December 6, 2016
Fuentes, Carlos, author.
379 pages ; 22 cm.
Originally published in Spanish as La gran novela latinoamericana (Madrid : Alfaguara, c2011).
Pre-Iberian foreword -- Discovery and conquest -- Colonial culture -- From colony to independence: Machado de Assis -- Rómulo Gallegos: impersonal nature -- The Mexican revolution -- Borges: silver from the river plate -- Upriver: Alejo Carpentier -- Onetti -- Julio Cortázar and the smile of Erasmus -- José Lezama Lima: word and body of the baroque -- García Márquez: second reading -- A time without heroes: Vargas Llosa -- José Donoso: from boom to boomerang -- The boomerang -- The post-boom -- The crack -- The post-boom -- Nélida Piñon in the republic of dreams -- Juan Goytisolo: persona grata -- First Mexican finale: a quintet of queens -- Second Mexican finale: three jacks -- A final word.
"One of the late Carlos Fuentes's final projects, this compendium of his criticism traces the evolution of the Latin American novel from the discovery of America to the present day. Combining historical perspective with personal and often opinionated interpretation, Fuentes gives us a tour from Machado de Assis to Borges and beyond. A landmark analysis, as well as a scintillating and often wry commentary on a great author's peers and influences, this book is as much a contribution to Latin American literature as it is a chronicle of that literature's greatest achievements" -- Provided by publisher.

Workshop mastery with Jimmy Diresta : a guide to working with metal, wood, plastic, and leather

December 6, 2016
DiResta, Jimmy, 1967- author.
San Francisco, California : Maker Media, Inc., 2016. ©2016
xiii, 198 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Absolutely on music : conversations

December 6, 2016
Ozawa, Seiji, 1935- author.
xix, 325 pages ; 21 cm
Translated from the Japanese.
Originally published in Japan as Ozawa Seiji-san to, ongaku ni tsuite hanashi o suru by Shinchosa, Tokyo, in 2011.
Mostly on the Beethoven Third Piano Concerto -- On manic record collectors -- Brahms at Carnegie Hall -- The relationship of writing to music -- What happened in the 1960s -- Eugene Ormandy's baton -- On the music of Gustav Mahler -- From Chicago blues to Shin'ichi Mori -- The joys of opera -- In a little Swiss town -- "There's no single way to teach. You make it up as you go along."
"Internationally acclaimed, best-selling author Haruki Murakami sits down with his friend Seiji Ozawa, the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, for a series of conversations on their shared passion: music."--Provided by publisher.

Commotion of the birds : new poems

December 6, 2016
Ashbery, John, 1927- author.
100 pages ; 23 cm

The performance of becoming human

December 6, 2016
Borzutzky, Daniel, author.
89 pages ; 21 cm
Let light shine out of darkness -- The performance of becoming human -- In the blazing cities of your rotten carcass mouth -- The gross and borderless body -- Dream song #17 -- The private world -- Dream song #423 -- Memories of my overdevelopment -- Eat nothing -- The privatized waters of dawn -- Archive -- Obliged to perform in darkness -- The broken testimony -- The devouring economy of nature -- Lake Michigan merges into the Bay of Valparaiso, Chile -- Lake Michigan, scene #XIC290.341AB3DY -- The mountain at the end of this book.
Daniel Borzutzky's new collection of poetry, The Performance of Becoming Human, draws hemispheric connections between the US and Latin America, specifically touching upon issues relating to border and immigration policies, economic disparity, political violence, and the disturbing rhetoric of capitalism and bureaucracies. To become human is to navigate these borders, including those of institutions, the realities of over- and under-development, and the economies of privatization, in which humans endure state-sanctioned and systemic abuses.--Publisher website.

Understanding the NICU : what parents of preemies and other hospitalized newborns need to know

December 6, 2016
xix, 304 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Family Story Icons -- Please Note -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Family Story: Bailey Jo & Abraham -- Family Story: Kellan -- Family Story: Christopher -- An Unexpected Beginning -- Family Story: Lucy -- The NICU Journey Begins -- Family Story: Nathan -- Family Story: Pascal -- NICU Equipment and Tests -- Family Story: August (Auggie) -- Common Medical Problems -- Family Story: Holland & Eden -- Your Preterm Baby -- Family Story: Frankie -- Parenting in the NICU -- Family Story: Maxwell -- Feeding Your Baby -- Family Story: Sienna -- Homeward Bound -- Family Story: Niklas, Gabbie, & Lukas -- Home at Last -- Family Story: Allison & Reece -- Family Story: Jack & Henry -- As Your Child Grows -- The Loss of Your Baby -- Appendix -- Index.
"Most parents do not expect to begin life with their new baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). They often feel lost and powerless amidst this new world of medical vocabulary, technology, and numerous health care providers. Understanding the NICU will guide you through your NICU journey, help you communicate with members of the NICU team, and learn about your baby's condition so that you can ask questions and participate as a valuable partner in your baby's care. It will also provide important information about how to care for your baby after you leave the hospital and head home with your little one." --

Ray & Joan : the man who made the McDonald's fortune and the woman who gave it all away

December 6, 2016
Napoli, Lisa, 1963- author.
353 pages ; 24 cm
Jewels -- Land of crazed speculation -- Blond beauty -- First fruits -- Wretched city -- The J and R Double Arch Ranch -- The JoniRay -- The secret everyone knows -- 1984: Two widows -- "Dear world, I really love you" -- Impromptu -- St. Joan -- Appendix: Where did the fast food fortune go?.
"The dramatic relationship between Ray Kroc, the man who amassed a fortune as chairman of one of America's most controversial and iconic companies--McDonald's--and the passionate woman, his wife, Joan, who then gave that fortune away,"--Baker & Taylor.

Bellevue : three centuries of medicine and mayhem at America's most storied hospital

December 6, 2016
Oshinsky, David M., 1944- author.
387 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Beginnings -- Hosack's vision -- The great epidemic -- Teaching medicine -- A hospital in war -- "Hives of sickness and vice" -- The Bellevue ambulance -- Bellevue Venus -- Nightingales -- Germ theory -- A tale of two presidents -- The mad house -- The new metropolis -- Cause of death -- The shocking truth -- Survival -- AIDS -- Rock bottom -- Sandy -- Rebirth.
Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled crime victims, vicious psychopaths, assorted derelicts, lunatics, and exotic-disease sufferers. In its two and a half centuries of service, there was hardly an epidemic or social catastrophe--or groundbreaking scientific advance--that did not touch Bellevue. David Oshinsky, whose last book, Polio: An American Story, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, chronicles the history of America's oldest hospital and in so doing also charts the rise of New York to the nation's preeminent city, the path of American medicine from butchery and quackery to a professional and scientific endeavor, and the growth of a civic institution. From its origins in 1738 as an almshouse and pesthouse, Bellevue today is a revered public hospital bringing first-class care to anyone in need. With its diverse, ailing, and unprotesting patient population, the hospital was a natural laboratory for the nation's first clinical research. It treated tens of thousands of Civil War soldiers, launched the first civilian ambulance corps and the first nursing school for women, pioneered medical photography and psychiatric treatment, and spurred New York City to establish the country's first official Board of Health. As medical technology advanced, "voluntary" hospitals began to seek out patients willing to pay for their care. For charity cases, it was left to Bellevue to fill the void. The latter decades of the twentieth century brought rampant crime, drug addiction, and homelessness to the nation's struggling cities--problems that called a public hospital's very survival into question. It took the AIDS crisis to cement Bellevue's enduring place as New York's ultimate safety net, the iconic hospital of last resort. Lively, page-turning, fascinating, Bellevue is essential American history.-- Publisher description.

Domino : your guide to a stylish home : discovering your personal style and creatiang a space you love

December 6, 2016
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
272 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Own your style -- Seating -- Walls -- Art -- Flooring -- Shelves + vignettes -- Lighting -- Soft stuff -- Plants + flowers -- Entertaining -- Shopping resources.
The editors of "domino" magazine present a guide to discovering a personal style and creating loved personal spaces, sharing tips on everything from textiles and art to lighting and accessories.

The science of selling : proven strategies to make your pitch, influence decisions, and close the deal

December 6, 2016
Hoffeld, David, (Economist), author.
New York : TarcherPerigee, [2016]
277 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Part One: Foundations of selling with science -- Why sales people underperform -- The two methods of sales influence -- How to sell the way people buy -- Selling to your buyers' emotions -- Part Two: The salesperson's toolkit -- The science of asking powerful questions -- Why people buy -- Creating value, neutralizing competitors, and overcoming objections -- Closing redefined: obtaining strategic commitments -- Five science-based sales presentation strategies -- Part Three: Merging science and selling -- The future of selling.
"The Revolutionary Sales Approach Scientifically Proven to Dramatically Improve Your Sales and Business Success Did you know that nearly half of salespeople fail to meet their quotas every year? Or that many of the most common sales behaviors drive down sales performance? In today's fiercely competitive marketplace you can't afford to lose sales that should be yours. But with so much conflicting advice from self-proclaimed "gurus," how do you know which sales strategies actually work? Leading sales trainer, researcher and CEO of Hoffeld Group, David Hoffeld, has the answer. Blending cutting-edge research in social psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics, The Science of Selling shows you how to align the way you sell with how our brains naturally form buying decisions, dramatically increasing your ability to earn more sales. Unlike other sales books, which primarily rely on anecdotal evidence and unproven advice, Hoffeld's evidence-based approach connects the dots between science and situations salespeople and business leaders face every day to help you consistently succeed, including proven ways to: - Engage buyers' emotions to increase their receptiveness to you and your ideas - Ask questions that line up with how the brain discloses information - Lock in the incremental commitments that lead to a sale - Create positive influence and reduce the sway of competitors - Discover the underlying causes of objections and neutralize them - Guide buyers through the necessary mental steps to make purchasing decisions Packed with advice and anecdotes, The Science of Selling is an essential resource for anyone looking to succeed in today's cutthroat selling environment, advance their business goals, or boost their ability to influence others"-- Provided by publisher.

The platinum age of television : from I love Lucy to The walking dead, how TV became terrific

December 6, 2016
Bianculli, David, author.
xiv, 576 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Children's Programs -- Animation -- Matt Groening -- Variety/Sketch -- Mel Brooks -- Carol Burnett -- Tom Smothers -- Amy Schumer -- Soap Operas -- Crime -- Steven Bochco -- David Chase -- Kevin Spacey -- Vince Gilligan -- Legal -- David E. Kelley -- Robert and Michelle King -- Medical -- Family Sitcoms -- Norman Lear -- Workplace Sitcoms -- James L. Brooks -- Garry Shandling -- Splitcoms -- Carl Reiner -- Bob Newhart -- Larry David -- Louis C.K. -- Single Working Women Sitcoms -- Judd Apatow -- Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror -- Westerns -- David Milch -- Spies -- General Drama -- David Simon -- Aaron Sorkin -- Matthew Weiner -- War -- Miniseries -- Ken Burns -- Topical Comedy -- Larry Wilmore.
Quality television: what is it, and, crucially, how did it get that way? Bianculli focuses on the development of the classic TV genres, among them the sitcom, the crime show, the miniseries, the soap opera, the western, the animated series and the late night talk show. In each genre he selects five key examples of the form, tracing its continuities and its dramatic departures and drawing on exclusive and in-depth interviews with many of the most famed auteurs in television history.

Rethink : the surprising history of new ideas

December 6, 2016
Poole, Steven, 1972- author.
vii, 342 pages ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2016".
The Age of Rediscovery -- Thesis. The shock of the old ; The missing piece ; Game changers ; Are we nearly there yet? -- Antithesis. Something new under the sun(s) ; The jury's still out ; When zombies attack ; How to be wrong ; The Placebo Effect -- Prognosis. Utopia redux ; Beyond good and evil ; Don't start believing -- Back to the future.
A brilliant and groundbreaking argument that new ideas come from old ones more often than we realize and that the key to thinking might, in fact, be rethinking--Book flap.


December 6, 2016
Robertson, Robbie, author.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2016]
500 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Robbie Robertson's singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists of his time. With songs like 'The Weight,' 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,' and 'Up on Cripple Creek,' he and his partners in the Band fashioned music that has endured for decades, influencing countless musicians. In this captivating memoir, written over five years of reflection, Robbie Robertson employs his unique storyteller's voice to weave together the journey that led him to some of the most pivotal events in music history. He recounts the adventures of his half-Jewish, half-Mohawk upbringing on the Six Nations Indian Reserve and on the gritty streets of Toronto; his odyssey at sixteen to the Mississippi Delta, the fountainhead of American music; the wild early years on the road with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks; his unexpected ties to the Cosa Nostra underworld; the trial by fire of 'going electric' with Bob Dylan on his 1966 world tour, and their ensuing celebrated collaborations; and the formation of the Band and the forging of their unique sound, culminating with history's most famous farewell concert, brought to life for all time in Martin Scorsese's great movie The Last Waltz. This is the story of a time and place--the moment when rock 'n' roll became life, when legends like Buddy Holly and Bo Diddley crisscrossed the circuit of clubs and roadhouses from Texas to Toronto, when the Beatles, Hendrix, the Stones, and Warhol moved through the same streets and hotel rooms. It's the story of exciting change as the world tumbled through the '60s and early '70s, and a generation came of age, built on music, love, and freedom. Above all, it's the moving story of the profound friendship among five young men who together created a new kind of popular music. Testimony is Robbie Robertson's story, lyrical and true, as only he could tell it."--Dust jacket.

The unnatural world : the race to remake civilization in Earth's newest age

December 6, 2016
Biello, David, author.
294 pages ; 24 cm
Alter Earth -- Iron rules -- Written in stone -- Terra incognita -- Ground work -- Big death -- The people's epoch -- A better anthropocene -- City folks -- The long thaw -- The final frontier.
An environmental journalist examines the world humanity has created through climate change and chronicles the scientists, billionaires, and ordinary people who are working toward saving the planet.

Introvert doodles : an illustrated look at introvert life in an extrovert world.

December 6, 2016
Wilson, Maureen "Marzi," author.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 17 cm.
Whoever said there's strength in numbers lied. Meet Marzi. She's an introvert who often finds herself in awkward situations. Marzi used to feel strange about her introverted tendencies. Not anymore! Now she knows that there are tons of introverts out there just like her--introverts who enjoy peace and quiet, need time alone to recharge their battery, and who prefer staying in with their pet and a good book to awkward social interactions. Just like Marzi, these introverts can often be found in libraries, at home watching Netflix, brainstorming excuses to miss your next party, or doodling cute cartoons. Being an introvert in an extrovert world isn't always easy, but it certainly is an adventure. In Introvert Doodles, follow Marzi through all of her most uncomfortable, charming, honest, and hilarious moments that everyone--introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in between--can relate to.

March of the suffragettes : Rosalie Gardiner Jones and the march for voting rights

December 6, 2016
Jack, Zachary Michael, 1973- author.
San Francisco, CA : Zest Books, [2016]
159 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Shares the story of how "General" Rosalie Gardner Jones marched an army of women nearly one hundred seventy-five miles to win support for voting rights for women.

Hate spin : the manufacture of religious offense and its threat to democracy

December 6, 2016
George, Cherian, author.
xviii, 308 pages ; 24 cm.
Hate spin as politics by other means -- By what rules?: Human rights and religious authority -- God, Google, and the globalization of offendedness -- India: Narendra Modi and the harnessing of hate -- Indonesia: Democracy tested amid rising religious intolerance -- United States: Exceptional freedoms, fabricated fears -- Pushing back, through media and civil society -- Assertive pluralism for a world of irreducible diversity.
In the United States, elements of the religious right fuel fears of an existential Islamic threat, spreading anti-Muslim rhetoric into mainstream politics. In Indonesia, Muslim absolutists urge suppression of churches and minority sects, fostering a climate of rising intolerance. In India, Narendra Modi's radical supporters instigate communal riots and academic censorship in pursuit of their Hindu nationalist vision. Outbreaks of religious intolerance are usually assumed to be visceral and spontaneous. But in Hate Spin, Cherian George shows that they often involve sophisticated campaigns manufactured by political opportunists to mobilize supporters and marginalize opponents. Right-wing networks orchestrate the giving of offense and the taking of offense as instruments of identity politics, exploiting democratic space to promote agendas that undermine democratic values. George calls this strategy "hate spin" -- a double-sided technique that combines hate speech (incitement through vilification) with manufactured offense-taking (the performing of righteous indignation). It is deployed in societies as diverse as Buddhist Myanmar and Orthodox Christian Russia. George looks at the world's three largest democracies, where intolerant groups within India's Hindu right, America's Christian right, and Indonesia's Muslim right are all accomplished users of hate spin. He also shows how the Internet and Google have opened up new opportunities for cross-border hate spin. George argues that governments must protect vulnerable communities by prohibiting calls to action that lead directly to discrimination and violence. But laws that try to protect believers' feelings against all provocative expression invariably backfire. They arm hate spin agents' offense-taking campaigns with legal ammunition. Anti-discrimination laws and a commitment to religious equality will protect communities more meaningfully than misguided attempts to insulate them from insult.

Love, Henri : letters on the spiritual life

December 6, 2016
Nouwen, Henri J. M., author.
xxiv, 351 pages ; 22 cm
December 1973-1985 -- 1986-1989 -- 1990-1996.
Over the course of his life, Henri Nouwen wrote thousands of letters to friends, acquaintances, parishioners, students, and readers of his work all around the world. He corresponded in English, Dutch, German, French, and Spanish, and took great care to store and archive the letters decade after decade. He believed that a thoughtful letter written in love could truly change someone's life. Many people looked to Nouwen as a long distance spiritual advisor. Love, Henri consists of over a hundred letters that stretch from the earliest years of Henri's career up through his last 10 years at L'Arche Daybreak. Rich in spiritual insights the letters highlight a number themes that emerged in both Henri's work over the years, including vocation, solitude, prayer, suffering, and perseverance in difficult times. These deeply spiritual letters, sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, ulimately demonstrate the rich value of communicating with God through others.

Public faith in action : how to think carefully, engage wisely, and vote with integrity

December 6, 2016
Volf, Miroslav, author.
xiii, 240 pages ; 23 cm
Christ the center and norm -- Christ, the spirit, and flourishing -- Reading in contexts -- Wealth -- The environment -- Education -- Work and rest -- Poverty -- Borrowing and lending -- Marriage and family -- New life -- Health and sickness -- Aging life -- Ending life -- Migration -- Policing -- Punishment -- War -- Torture -- Freedom of religion (and irreligion) -- Courage -- Humility -- Justice -- Respect -- Compassion.
Christian citizens have a responsibility to make political and ethical judgments in light of their faith and to participate in the public lives of their communities -- from their local neighborhoods to the national scene. But it can be difficult to discern who to vote for, which policies to support, and how to respond to the social and cultural trends of our time. This nonpartisan handbook offers Christians practical guidance for thinking through complicated public issues and faithfully following Jesus as citizens of their countries. The book focuses on enduring Christian commitments that should guide readers in their judgments and encourages legitimate debate among Christians over how to live out core values. The book also includes lists of resources for further reflection in each chapter and "room for debate" questions to consider.

Ask the astronaut : a galaxy of astonishing answers to your questions on spaceflight

December 6, 2016
Jones, Tom, 1955 January 22- author.
Washington DC : Smithsonian Books, [2016]
264 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Your future in space -- Aspiring to space -- Training for space -- Getting to space -- Ships for space -- Surviving in space -- Living in space -- Working in space -- Walking in space -- Risks of space -- Seeing space -- Returning from space -- Back on Earth -- Exploring space and the planets -- Big bangs and black holes: exploring the universe.
"Ever wondered what space is really like? In his 25 years of training for, flying in, consulting on, and writing and speaking about space, astronaut and spacewalker Tom Jones can answer that question and many others. What do you feel on liftoff? What is weightlessness? Where do you sleep in space? Can you see the Great Wall of China? Jones answers every question you have ever had about space in Ask the Astronaut. His characteristic blend of wit, personal experience, and technical expertise shines in each answer, and together all the answers illuminate the true space experience from start to finish. His engaging and informative responses remind readers of historic space achievements, acquaint them with exciting new ambitions, make them feel like they have experienced space firsthand, and even inspire them to want to explore space themselves. Jones covers everything from the training process for new astronaut candidates and the physical sensations and challenges of rocketing into orbit to what it's like to live, work, and walk in space. Jones also explores the future of spaceflight, both professional and commercial, in the years to come. Ask the Astronaut is a delight for all readers, especially "armchair astronauts" and young would-be space explorers."-- Provided by publisher.

They made a revolution : the sons and daughters of the American Revolution

December 6, 2016
Archer, Jules, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, 2016.
xii, 146 pages ; 22 cm
Previously published as: They made a revolution, 1776. New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1973.
Who were they?--The sly fox, Sam Adams.--The cranky Yankee, John Adams.--"I think I am very brave," Abigail Adams.--The thunder master, Ben Franklin.--The rich rebel, John Hancock.--The silent redhead, Tom Jefferson.--The disgusted general, George Washington.--The secret of Martha Washington.--The silver-tongued bumpkin, Patrick Henry.--The man of common sense, Tom Paine.--Other women of '76.--Grand climax, independence!--The fifty-six who signed.--What happened to the men and women of '76?
Brief accounts of the pre-Independence lives of the leading men and women of the American Revolution, drawing on their letters, diaries, and reminiscences as well as the historical record.

A legal guide for lesbian and gay couples

December 6, 2016
Hertz, Frederick, author.
[Berkeley, California] : Nolo, 2016.
418 pages : illustrations, forms ; 23 cm
Defining family : basics of marriage, domestic partnership, and more -- Money, insurance, name changes, and immigration issues -- Renting a home together -- I'm mom, she's mommy (or I'm daddy, he's papa) -- Medical and financial matters : delegating authority -- Looking ahead : estate planning -- Living together contracts for lesbian and gay couples -- Buying a home together (and other real estate ventures) -- Going separate ways : issues at the end of a relationship -- Help beyond this book.

The complete book of essential oils and aromatherapy : over 800 natural, nontoxic, and fragrant recipes to create health, beauty, and safe home and work environments

December 6, 2016
Worwood, Valerie Ann, 1945- author.
Novato, California : New World Library, [2016]
xxviii, 683 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Completely revised and expanded" --Cover
"A necessary resource for anyone interested in alternative approaches to healing and lifestyle, this book contains more than 800 easy-to-follow recipes for essential oil treatments. Now, completely updated, the best book on the topic available anywhere has just gotten better. No one has provided more thorough and accurate guidance to the home practitioner or professional than Valerie Ann Worwood. In her clear and positive voice, Worwood offers readers tools to address a huge variety of health issues, including specific advice for children, women, men, and seniors, as well as self defense against microbes and contaminants, dealing with emotions, care for the home and workplace, and specialist advice for athletes, dancers, travelers, cooks, gardeners, and animal lovers. Worwood offers us her expertise in the use of essential oils in beauty and spa treatments, as well as providing profiles for 125 essential oils, 37 carrier oils, and more. Since the first publication of the book 25 years ago, the positive impact of essential oil use has become increasingly recognized as scientific researchers throughout the world explore essential oils and their constituents for their unique properties and uses"--Provided by publisher.

Annual banquet and membership directory.

December 5, 2016
First Families of Hamilton County (Organization)
[Cincinnati, Ohio : First Families of Hamilton County], 1988-
v. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Title varies.
Definitions beneath emblems on p. 1 of [v. 25]: First Families (Ancestors before 1821) ; Settlers & Builders (Ancestors 1821 to 1860) ; Century Families (Ancestors 1861 to 100 years ago).
[v. 1] Bicennennial tribute honoring our first settlers, 1988 -- [v. 2] 1989 Pioneer profiles, 1989 -- [v. 3] Celebrating the census, 1990 -- [v. 4] Drifting down the Ohio, 1991 -- [v. 5] Five years of accomplishments and documentation, 1992 -- [v. 6] Pioneer law in Cincinnati, 1993 -- [v. 7] Luncheon and awards ceremony, 1994 -- [v. 8] [No special title], 1995 -- [v. 9] Luncheon and recognition ceremony, 1996 -- [v. 10] Ten years of documentation and accomplishments, 1997 -- [v. 11] Living among the Indians, 1998 -- [v. 12] Pioneer steamboats, 1999 -- [v. 13] Great American tapestry: voices of our ancestors, 2000 -- -- [v. 20] First Families and Settlers and Builders of Hamilton County, Ohio, Awards luncheon, 2007 -- -- [v. 22] Awards luncheon, 2009 -- [v. 23] Awards luncheon, 2010 -- -- [v. 25] Heritage luncheon, 2012 -- [v. 26] 40th Anniversary & Heritage luncheon, 2013 -- [v.27] Heritage luncheon, 2014 -- -- [v.29] Heritage luncheon, 2016

Mayflower families through five generations : descendants of the pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620 ; family of John Alden

December 5, 2016
Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford, 1910-
Plymouth, MA : General Society of Mayflower Descendants, c 1999-
volumes : facsim., ill. ; 23 cm.
History of the Alden five generations project -- Generation I : John Alden and Priscilla Mullins ; William and Alice Mullins -- Generation II -- Generation III -- Generation IV -- Key to abbreviated titles -- Index.

DIY industrial pipe furniture & decor : creative projects for every room of your home

December 5, 2016
Angus, James (Set designer), author.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Packed with easy-to-follow tutorials and 400 step-by-step color photos, this helpful DIY guide teaches you how to transform plumbing fixtures into all types of cool household furnishings...Author James Angus explains everything you need to know, from choosing the fittings and using the right tools to mastering the art of assembly and adding designer touches for a finished look."--Page 4 of cover.

The Daily Show (the book) : an oral history as told by Jon Stewart, the correspondents, staff and guests

December 5, 2016
Smith, Chris, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
xviii, 459 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Foreword by Jon Stewart -- Introduction to the beginning -- This just in -- Indecision 2000 : the Sunshine Wait -- America freaks out -- Check your soul at the door -- Mess o'potamia -- Indecision 2004 : crasstastic! -- Do you have the balls? -- Midwest midterm midtacular -- Not The daily show -- Indecision 2008 : clusterf@#k to the White House -- In Cramer we trust -- Oh, for Fox sake -- Worst responders -- Anthony and Cleopenis -- The amazing racism -- Minarets of menace -- World of class warfare -- Whoop-de-doo -- When Barry met Silly -- A man who was on TV -- Your moment of Zen.
For almost 17 years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.-- adapted from book jacket.

Yiddish cuisine : authentic and delicious Jewish recipes

December 5, 2016
Kahn, Florence, author.
Potsdam, Germany : h.f.ullmann, [2016]
137 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Translated from French.
Includes index.
Starters -- Main dishes -- Special festivals -- Bread -- Sweet things.

Writing to save a life : the Louis Till file

December 5, 2016
Wideman, John Edgar, author.
New York : Scribner, 2016.
193 pages ; 22 cm
Louis Till -- The file -- Graves.
"In The Louis Till File, John Edgar Wideman searches for Louis Till, a silent victim of American injustice. Wideman's personal interaction with the story began when he learned of Emmett's murder in 1955; Wideman was also fourteen years old. After reading decades later about Louis's execution, he couldn't escape the twin tragedies of father and son, and tells their stories together for the first time. Author of the award-winningBrothers and Keepers, Wideman brings extraordinary insight and a haunting intimacy to this devastating story. An amalgam of research, memoir, and imagination, The Louis Till File is completely original in its delivery--an engaging and enlightening conversation between generations, the living and the dead, fathers and sons. Wideman turns seventy-five this year, and he brings the force of his substantial intellect and experience to this beautiful, stirring book, his first nonfiction in fifteen years,"--Baker & Taylor.

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