New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

November 23, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The best American comics.

November 22, 2017
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006-
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.

The story of the Jews. Volume two, Belonging 1492-1900

November 22, 2017
Schama, Simon, author.
©2017
790 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map, portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm
"Originally published as 'Belonging : the story of the Jews, 1492-1900' in Great Britain in 2017 by The Bodley Head, an imprint of Random House UK"--Title page verso.
Could it be now? -- In transit -- The entertainer -- The time of the nightingale -- Music and mourning -- Jews without pain? -- Cohabitation -- The crown -- Meetings of minds -- Jews without beards -- Citizen-Jews -- Poh-Lin -- Americans -- Modernity and its Tsuris -- Turning point -- Should it be now? -- Glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms.
"Simon Schama's great project continues and the Jewish story is woven into the fabric of humanity. Their search for a home where a distinctive religion and culture could be nourished without being marginalized suddenly takes on startling resonance in our own epoch of homelessness, wanderings, persecutions, and anxious arrivals. Volume 2 of The Story of the Jews epic tells the stories of many who seldom figure in Jewish histories: not just the rabbis and the philosophers but a poetess in the ghetto of Venice; a general in Ming China; a boxer in Georgian England, a Bible showman in Amsterdam; a teacher of the deaf in eighteenth-century France, an opera composer in nineteenth-century Germany. The story unfolds in Kerala and Mantua, the starlit hills of Galilee, the rivers of Colombia, the kitchens of Istanbul, the taverns of Ukraine and the mining camps of California. It sails in caravels, rides the stagecoaches and the railways, trudges the dawn streets of London with a pack load of old clothes, hobbles along with the remnant of Napoleon's ruined army. Through Schama's passionate and intelligent telling, a story emerges of the Jewish people that feels as if it is the story of everyone, of humanity packed with detail, this second chronicle in an epic tale will shed new light on a crucial period of history." -- Provided by publisher

Economics in wonderland : a cartoon guide to a political world gone mad and mean

November 22, 2017
Reich, Robert B., author.
Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, 2017.
117 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Uses illustrations and infographics to explain such vital economic issues as the minimum wage, taxes, and healthcare, advocating against the policies of global austerity, right-wing populism, and "Trumponomics."

Why the vote wasn't enough for Selma

November 22, 2017
Forner, Karlyn, 1983- author.
©2017
xvi, 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Interlude 1: the Constitution of 1901 -- The world that cotton made : 1901-1916 -- Interlude 2: World War I and making the world safe for democracy -- "Our country first, then Selma" : 1917-1929 -- Interlude 3: The Great Depression -- Plowing under: 1932-1940 -- Interlude 4: Craig Air Force Base -- Becoming white-faced cows: 1941-1952 -- Interlude 5: "I like Ike" -- Segregation's last stand: 1953-1964 -- Interlude 6: 1965 -- Making the "good freedom" : 1965-1976 -- Interlude 7: Closing Craig Air Force Base -- "Last one out of Selma, turn off the lights" : 1977-1988 -- Interlude 8: Superintendent Norward Roussell and school leveling -- Two Selmas: 1989-2000 -- Interlude 9: Joe gotta go.
"In [this book] Karlyn Forner rewrites the heralded story of Selma to explain why gaining the right to vote did not bring about economic justice for African Americans in the Alabama Black Belt. Drawing on a rich array of sources, Forner illustrates how voting rights failed to offset decades of systematic disfranchisement and unequal investment in African American communities. Forner contextualizes Selma as a place, not a moment within the civil rights movement --a place where black citizens' fight for full citizenship unfolded alongside an agricultural shift from cotton farming to cattle raising, the implementation of federal divestment policies, and economic globalization. At the end of the twentieth century, Selma's celebrated political legacy looked worlds apart from the dismal economic realities of the region. Forner demonstrates that voting rights are only part of the story in the black freedom struggle and that economic justice is central to achieving full citizenship." -- Publisher's website.

Dinner in an instant : 75 modern recipes for your pressure cooker, multicooker, + Instant Pot®

November 22, 2017
Clark, Melissa, author.
©2017
159 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Trademark sign appears after Pot in title.
Includes index.
Introduction: Why I wrote this book -- Getting to know your electric pressure cooker -- Yogurt, cheese + eggs -- Meats -- Seafood -- Grains + paste -- Beans -- Soups -- Vegetables -- Desserts.
"With 75 all-new recipes, Melissa Clark, New York Times food columnist, web star, and our generation's authority on upping your cooking game without fuss, brings her signature flavor-forward dishes and dinner brand to everyone's favorite countertop appliance, the Instant Pot®. With 75 recipes for slow cooker, pressure cooker, and other Instant Pot® settings, [this book] proves that home cooks do not have to sacrifice flavor and quality for the convenience of countertop appliance cooking. With Melissa's signature arsenal of flavors (garlic, ginger, preserved lemons, gochujang, harissa, and more!) and chock-full of tips-- each of the recipes will be annotated with dietary information and notes on which setting is best for each dish. Recipes will also include instructions for cooking on multiple settings-- busy home cooks can decide whether they want to have their dinner cook throughout the day while they tend to other tasks, or in a quick twenty minutes before the family sits down to eat. As in her previous book, 'Dinner,' all of Melissa's recipes are never before published, fresh, approachable, and practical for weeknight cooking, without ever sacrificing quality and taste"-- Provided by publisher.

Renoir : an intimate biography

November 22, 2017
White, Barbara Ehrlich, author.
©2017
432 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
1841-77 -- 1878-84 -- 1885-93 -- 1894-1900 -- 1901-09 -- 1910-15 -- 1915-19.
Renoir became hugely popular despite great obstacles: thirty years of poverty followed by thirty years of progressive paralysis of his fingers. Despite these hardships, much of his work is optimistic, even joyful. Close friends who contributed money, contacts, and companionship enabled him to overcome these challenges to create more than 4,000 paintings. Renoir had intimate relationships with fellow artists (Caillebotte, Cezanne, Monet, and Morisot), with his dealers and with his models . Barbara Ehrlich White's lifetime of research informs this fascinating biography that challenges common misconceptions surrounding Renoir's reputation.Since 1961 White has studied more than 3,000 letters relating to Renoir and gained unique insight into his personality and character. 'Renoir' provides an unparalleled and intimate portrait of this complex artist through images of his own iconic paintings, his own words, and the words of his contemporaries.

The letters of Sylvia Plath. Volume I, 1940-1956

November 22, 2017
Plath, Sylvia, author.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.
xxxv, 1388 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
In The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 1, 1940-1956, we discover the art of Plath's correspondence. Most of these materials have never before been published, and are presented here unabridged and without revision--so that she can speak directly in her own words. Refreshingly candid and offering intimate details of her personal life, Plath's letters entertain a wide ranges of addressees, including family, friends, and professional contacts, with inimitable wit and verve. This selection of early correspondence marks the key moments of Plath's adolescence, including her childhood hobbies and high school boyfriends; her successful but turbulent undergraduate years at Smith College; her move to England and Cambridge University; and her meeting and marrying Ted Hughes, including previously unseen post-honeymoon letters that reveal the beginnings of their extraordinary creative partnership. The letters document Plath's literary development and show the genesis of many poems, short and long fiction, and works of journalism. While her endeavors to publish in a variety of genres received mixed reception, she was never dissuaded. Well-read and curious, Plath simultaneously offers a fascinating commentary on contemporary culture as well as a rare look at her writing ambitions through her correspondence. Peter K. Steinberg, leading Plath scholar, and Karen V. Kukil, editor of The Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962, provide comprehensive footnotes and an extensive index informed by their meticulous research that masterfully contextualize what these pages disclose. The letters are adorned by a selection of never-before-published photographs and Plath's own elegant line drawings. This remarkable collection, a work of immense scholarship and care, presents an exclusive look at the interior life of one of the most talented and fascinating poets of the modern age. -- Inside jacket flap.

Andrew Jackson and the miracle of New Orleans : the battle that shaped America's destiny

November 22, 2017
Kilmeade, Brian, author.
New York, New York : Sentinel, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2017]
xi, 270 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Maps also on lining papers.
Freedoms at risk -- How to lose a war -- The making of a general -- A river dyed red -- The British on offense -- Jackson unleashed -- Target: New Orleans -- Losing Lake Borgne -- The armies assemble -- The First Battle of New Orleans -- The defensive line -- Day of destiny -- The British withdraw.
The War of 1812 saw America threatened on every side. Encouraged by the British, Indian tribes attacked settlers in the West, while the Royal Navy terrorized the coasts. By mid-1814, President James Madison's generals had lost control of the war in the North, losing battles in Canada. Then British troops set the White House ablaze, and a feeling of hopelessness spread across the country. Into this dire situation stepped Major General Andrew Jackson. A native of Tennessee who had witnessed the horrors of the Revolutionary War and Indian attacks, he was glad America had finally decided to confront repeated British aggression. But he feared that President Madison's men were overlooking the most important target of all: New Orleans. If the British conquered New Orleans, they would control the mouth of the Mississippi River, cutting Americans off from that essential trade route and threatening the previous decade's Louisiana Purchase. The new nation's dreams of western expansion would be crushed before they really got off the ground. So Jackson had to convince President Madison and his War Department to take him seriously, even though he wasn't one of the Virginians and New Englanders who dominated the government. He had to assemble a coalition of frontier militiamen, French-speaking Louisianans,Cherokee and Choctaw Indians, freed slaves, and even some pirates. And he had to defeat the most powerful military force in the world, in the confusing terrain of the Louisiana bayous. In short, Jackson needed a miracle. The local Ursuline nuns set to work praying for his outnumbered troops. And so the Americans, driven by patriotism and protected by prayer, began the battle that would shape our young nation's destiny.

Blitt

November 22, 2017
Blitt, Barry, artist.
©2017
175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
The New Yorker -- Cartoon politics -- Process -- Not rejected -- Crazy ideas.
"Barry Blitt's cartoons have been lampooning American politics and culture for decades. His iconic New Yorker covers are defining images for our times, earning him adoration from critics and fans and piles of hate mail from everyone else. This lavish full-color collection showcases more than a quarter century of Blitt's work: his wry and provocative New Yorker covers, from the Obama fist bump heard round the world, to George W. Bush's drowning cabinet, to the myriad (and counting) misadventures of Donald Trump; Blitt's long-running collaboration with Frank Rich on The New York Times op-ed page; and his work for Vanity Fair, Time, Entertainment Weekly, and others. Blitt also shares his private sketchbooks, drafts, and uproarious rejected illustrations, offering readers an illuminating view into his creative process. Featuring the author's hand-scrawled annotations and self-deprecating witticisms, more than one hundred never-before-seen sketches and drafts, and essays from Blitt's collaborators and peers, including Frank Rich, Françoise Mouly, and Steve Brodner, Blitt is a visual delight and a rollicking trip into the mind of an utterly original artist."--Inside cover.

Blood brothers : the story of the strange friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill

November 22, 2017
Stillman, Deanne, author.
©2017
xvii, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
In which public enemy number one comes home -- In which the wild west is born and dies and is resurrected from the bottom of the Mississippi River -- In which the Seventh Cavalry is defeated at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and Buffalo Bill stars as himself in "the red right hand, or the first scalp for Custer" -- In which Sitting Bull is hired and heads east for the wild west -- In which Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill join up in the city of Buffalo, and Tatanka Iyotake reunites with Annie Oakley -- In which an Indian and a Wasichu certify their alliance across the medicine line -- In which there comes a ghost dance, or, a horse from Buffalo Bill responds to the assassination of Sitting Bull, and other instances of the last days of the wild west -- Epilogue.
Documents the unlikely friendship between Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull, tracing the events of their brief but important collaboration during Cody's 1880s Wild West Show, the impact of Little Big Horn, and Sitting Bull's assassination in 1890.

The Blue Apron cookbook : 165 essential recipes & lessons for a lifetime of home cooking

November 22, 2017
©2017
ix, 389 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Roast chicken -- Sunday roasts -- Slow roasts -- Braises -- Pan-seared meats -- Pan-seared fish and seafood -- Soups -- Steaming and poaching -- Frying -- Salads -- Sandwiches and condiments -- Risottos -- Pasta -- Pizza -- Desserts.
Combining simple, delicious and original recipes with culinary education, the trusted national brand and beloved meal-delivery service presents 165 step-by-step, technique-driven dishes that will transform novice cooks into confident home chefs.

Calder : the conquest of time : the early years, 1898-1940

November 22, 2017
Perl, Jed, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
viii, 687 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Prologue: "I was framed" -- Philadelphia -- Stirling and Nanette -- Father and son -- Pasadena -- Croton-on-Hudson -- The Panama-Pacific International Exposition -- The Stevens Institute of Technology -- Engineering -- The Art Students League -- Animal sketching -- Paris -- Cirque Calder -- Wire sculpture -- Rue Cels -- Louisa James -- Villa Brune -- Mondrian's studio -- Marriage -- Volumes--Vecteurs--Densités -- Mobiles -- Rue de la Colonie -- Painter Hill Road -- From Sandra to Socrate -- A very good year -- Mercury fountain -- A London season -- Turning forty -- The classical style.
"Alexander Calder is one of the most beloved and widely admired artists of the twentieth century. Anybody who has ever set foot in a museum knows him as the inventor of the mobile, America's unique contribution to modern art. But only now, forty years after the artist's death, is the full story of his life being told in this biography, which is based on unprecedented access to Calder's letters and papers as well as scores of interviews. Jed Perl shows us why Calder was--and remains--a barrier breaker, an avant-garde artist with mass appeal. This...book opens with Calder's wonderfully peripatetic upbringing in Philadelphia, California, and New York. Born in 1898 into a family of artists--his father was a well-known sculptor, his mother a painter and a pioneering feminist--Calder went on as an adult to forge important friendships with a who's who of twentieth-century artists, including Joan Miró, Marcel Duchamp, Georges Braque, and Piet Mondrian. We move through Calder's early years studying engineering to his first artistic triumphs in Paris in the late 1920s, and to his emergence as a leader in the international abstract avant-garde. His marriage in 1931 to the free-spirited Louisa James--she was a great-niece of Henry James--is a richly romantic story, related here with a wealth of detail and nuance. Calder's life takes on a transatlantic richness, from New York's Greenwich Village in the Roaring Twenties, to the Left Bank of Paris during the Depression, and then back to the United States, where the Calders bought a run-down old farmhouse in western Connecticut. New light is shed on Calder's lifelong interest in dance, theater, and performance, ranging from the Cirque Calder, the theatrical event that became his calling card in bohemian Paris to collaborations with the choreographer Martha Graham and the composer Virgil Thomson. More than 350 illustrations in color and black-and-white--including little-known works and many archival photographs that have never before been seen- further enrich the story."--Publisher's description

A good cry : what we learn from tears and laughter

November 22, 2017
Giovanni, Nikki, author.
©2017
xi, 111 pages ; 19 cm
Autobiographical poems.
"Poet, firebrand, mother, radical, healer, and sage, Nikki Giovanni has always been celebrated for her inspired and courageous voice. For decades, she has spoken out on the sensitive issues -- race and gender, violence and inequality -- that touch our national consciousness. As energetic and insightful as ever, Nikki Giovanni now offers us an intimate and affecting look at her personal history and the hidden corners of her own heart. In A Good Cry, she takes us into her confidence, describing the joy and peril of aging and recalling the violence that permeated her parents' marriage and her childhood. She pays homage to the people who have given her life meaning and delight: her grandparents, who took her in and saved her life; the poets and thinkers who have influenced her; and the students who have surrounded her. Giovanni also celebrates her good friend, Maya Angelou, and the many years of friendship, poetry, and kitchen-table laughter they shared before Angelou's death in 2014. An essential work for our times and a moving chronicle of an artist's life. A Good Cry is another classic from the prolific and perennially relevant Nikki Giovanni."-- From publisher's description.

The great gasbag : an A-to-Z study guide to surviving Trump world

November 22, 2017
Behar, Joy, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
xiv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
On cover and spine of jacket the title is given as: "The great Gatsby" with "Gatsby" crossed out and "gasbag" written below/across it.
Besides despair, the sane response to the insanity in the White House is laughter. Behar walks readers through the next four years (maybe less if liberal dreams come true) of life under the Trump presidency. Structured as an A-Z guide, Behar offers doses of levity and humor as she takes on the worst president since... well, since ever.

Healing arthritis : your 3-step guide to conquering arthritis naturally

November 22, 2017
Blum, Susan S., author.
©2017
xxvi, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part 1: What kind of arthritis do you have?. Rheumatoid arthritis ; Spondyloarthritis ; Osteoarthritis ; Other arthritis conditions -- Part 2: Heal the gut, heal the joints. The gut-arthritis connection ; How to heal the gut -- Part 3: Treating your terrain. Food and fire ; Traumatic stress: fueling the flame -- Part 4: The Blum Center 3-step arthritis protocol. My story: Putting it all together ; 3-step arthritis protocol and guide. Step 1: Two-week jump-start leaky gut diet for arthritis ; Step 2: Two-month intensive gut repair ; Step 3: Finish-what-you-started six-month program -- Recipes.
"From the author of The Immune System Recovery Plan comes a science-based, drug-free treatment plan for the fifty million people who suffer from arthritis. Dr. Blum's amazing three-step guide explains how to eliminate the disease naturally. Do your joints ache or swell but you don't know why? Have you been diagnosed with any type of arthritis and want to treat the cause? Are you taking medication but still have symptoms? Do you find yourself feeling better but then your joint pain comes back for no apparent reason? Are you concerned about side effects from the over-the-counter pain relievers you take for your arthritis? Do you want to reduce your reliance on prescription medication to control your symptoms? Do you need guidance on what to eat to reduce inflammation and pain in your joints? Do your symptoms affect your sleep, ability to exercise, relationships, and/or quality of life? Does stress make your symptoms worse? Are you looking for a natural solution that will finally stop the endless pain and suffering from your arthritis? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is the "medicine" you need. Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the world--greater than both back pain and heart disease. Conventional medicine tends to treat arthritis with strong, gut-damaging, and immune-suppressing pain medications, temporarily relieving the symptoms of the disease without addressing its root causes. Dr. Blum's three-step protocol is designed to address the underlying cause of the condition and heal the body permanently by treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and more; healing your gut to heal your joints; and reducing inflammation without medication."--Jacket.

Member of the family : my story of Charles Manson, life inside his cult, and the darkness that ended the sixties

November 22, 2017
Lake, Dianne, 1953- author.
©2017
viii, 384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Part I: Turn on. A Minnesota childhood ; Family matters ; One stray ash ; California ; How to be-in ; Hippies in newsprint ; The note ; Welcome to the Hog Farm ; Someone groovy -- Part II: Tune in. The black bus ; We are all one ; Panhandling and postulating ; Snake ; Spahn Ranch ; Beach boy ; A little monkey ; A door closes ; On the edge ; Baking soda biscuits ; Out of sight ; Preaching the White Album ; A simple bag of coins -- Part III: Drop out. The witches' brew ; Reclaiming my name ; My day in court.
"In late 1967, fourteen-year-old Dianne Lake became one of 'Charlie's girls,' a devoted acolyte of cult leader Charles Manson and member of his Family. Joining the group with little more than an old note from her hippie parents granting her permission to leave them, the two years that followed were a mixture of sexual manipulation, psychological control, and physical abuse, as the harsh realities and looming darkness of Charles Manson's true nature revealed themselves to the impressionable teenager ... And yet, in spite of her painful experiences, Dianne was one of the few to emerge stronger from the torment of the Family. With the help of the California police officer and his welcoming family who took her in as a foster child following her arrest, Dianne was able to transform her trauma into triumph, finding the courage to face Manson in court and achieving a redemption that allowed her to heal ..."--Jacket.

Never look at the empty seats : a memoir

November 22, 2017
Daniels, Charlie, 1936- author.
©2017
xvi, 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"Readers will experience a soft, personal side of Charlie Daniels that has never before been documented. In his own words, he presents the path from his post-depression childhood to performing for millions as one of the most successful country acts of all time and what he has learned along the way. The book also includes insights into the many musicians that orbited Charlie's world, including Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette and many more."--Google Books.

The river of consciousness

November 22, 2017
Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
x, 237 pages ; 22 cm
"A Borzoi book."
Darwin and the meaning of flowers -- Speed -- Sentience : the mental lives of plants and worms -- The other road : Freud as neurologist -- The fallibility of memory -- Mishearings -- The creative self -- A general feeling of disorder -- The river of consciousness -- Scotoma : forgetting and neglect in science.
"Two weeks before his death, Oliver Sacks outlined the contents of The River of Consciousness, the last book he would oversee. The best-selling author of On the Move, Musicophilia, and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Sacks is known for his illuminating case histories about people living with neurological conditions at the far borderlands of human experience. But his grasp of science was not restricted to neuroscience or medicine; he was fascinated by the issues, ideas, and questions of all the sciences. That wide-ranging expertise and passion informs the perspective of this book, in which he interrogates the nature not only of human experience but of all life. In The River of Consciousness, Dr. Sacks takes on evolution, botany, chemistry, medicine, neuroscience, and the arts, and calls upon his great scientific and creative heroes--above all, Darwin, Freud, and William James. For Sacks, these thinkers were constant companions from an early age; the questions they explored--the meaning of evolution, the roots of creativity, and the nature of consciousness--lie at the heart of science and of this book. The River of Consciousness demonstrates Sacks's unparalleled ability to make unexpected connections, his sheer joy in knowledge, and his unceasing, timeless endeavor to understand what makes us human."--Dust jacket flap.

In the footsteps of Jesus : a chronicle of his life and the origins of Christianity

November 22, 2017
Isbouts, Jean-Pierre, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2017]
367 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Introduction. Reconstructing the path of Jesus -- Part I. The world of Jesus -- The Roman world -- The kingdom of Herod the Great -- Life in lower Galilee -- Part II. The life of Jesus -- Mary and Joseph -- The early years of Jesus -- John the Baptist in the Jordan -- Jesus' ministry begins -- The Galilean campaign -- Journey beyond Galilee -- The road to Jerusalem -- The Passover events in Jerusalem -- Trial and crucifixion -- Part III. The legacy of Jesus -- The first Christians -- The growth of the Church -- The triumph of Christianity -- Epilogue. Walking in the footsteps of Jesus.

The impersonal life : the classic of self-realization

November 22, 2017
Benner, Joseph S. (Joseph Sieber), 1872-1941, author.
New York : TarcherPerigee, 2017.
228 pages ; 19 cm
The impersonal life -- The way out -- The way beyond -- Wealth -- The teacher.
"Since it first appeared in 1914, The Impersonal Life has touched hundreds of thousands of readers. Its simple meditative message teaches you, step by step, to realize that your own consciousness is one with all of Creation -- that you are an outlet of Divine will. Once that extraorinary truth is understood, your wishes become one with God, and your life unfolds in a meaningful, exuberant mosiac in which your fondest hopes and highest purposes are realized. Written anonymously by American mystic Joseph S. Benner (1872-1938), The Impersonal Life is one of the modern landmarks of New Thought and mystical spirituality. As a special bonus, this edition includes four of Benner's most powerful essays: The Way Out; The Way Beyond; Wealth; and The Teacher. Here is a complete journey into the work of a spiritual genuis and practical mystic"-- Provided by publisher.

A sentence a day : short, playful proofreading exercises to help students avoid tripping up when they write

November 22, 2017
Prust, Samantha.
Fort Collins, Colo. : Cottonwood Press, ©2007.
207 pages ; 18 cm
Proofreading exercises that help students master the basics of capitalization, mechanics, punctuation, and usage.

Understanding documents for genealogy & local history

November 22, 2017
Durie, Bruce.
Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2013.
448 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Reading the documents. Transcription and paleography ; Latin ; Dates and calendars ; Money, coinage, weight and measure ; Inscriptions and gravestones ; Heraldic documents and artefacts ; Gaelic words in Scots and English -- The documents. Soctland, England and Wales : old parish registers ; Scotland, England and Wales : entails ; Scotland : wills and testaments ; Scotland : trust dispositions and settlements ; Scotland : sasines ; Scotland : retours ; Scotland : tacks, assedations and maills ; Scotland : kirk sessions ; England and Wales : wills : bequeathing and devising ; England and Wales : fines, recoveries and final concords ; England and Wales : manorial documents ; England and Wales : indentures, deeds and land -- Glossaries. Latin and Scots : legal and genealogical glossary ; Latin : glossary of forms of first names and surnames ; Latin : glossary of place names.
Once genealogists and local historians have learned everything they can from internet sources, the next step is reading and understanding older documents. The author details how to find and comprehend documents in England, Wales and Scotland from 1560 to 1860. These can be hard to find, are often written in challenging handwriting and use Latin, antiquated English or Scots.

Pioneer cemeteries in Bloomington Township, Monroe County, Indiana.

November 22, 2017
Bloomington, Ind. : Bloomington Township, [1990]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Prefatory letter signed by James R. Dawson and dated March 1990.
Cover title.

Air fry genius

November 22, 2017
Laurence, Meredith, author.
Philadelphia : Walah!, LLC Publishers, [2017]
272 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Blue Jean chef."
Collects over one hundred recipes that allow readers to get the most out of their air fryer, including such offerings as fried brie with cherry tomatoes, pork taco gorditas, lemon sage roast chicken, and smashed fried baby potatoes.

¡Manteca! : an anthology of Afro-Latin@ poets

November 22, 2017
Houston, Texas : Arte Público Press, [2017]
lv, 415 pages ; 22 cm
Elizabeth Acevedo -- Gustavo Adolfo Aybar -- Miguel Algarín -- Jane Alberdeston Coralin -- Peggy Robles-Alvarado -- Josefina Báez -- Carmen Bardeguez Brown -- Ariana Brown -- Natalie N. Caro -- Natasha Carrizosa -- Adrián Castro -- Río Cortez -- Sandra María Esteves -- Mariposa -- Shaggy Flores -- Aracelis Girmay -- Modesto Flako Jiménez -- Tato Laviera -- Raina J. León -- Esperanza Malavé Cintrón -- Reynold Martín -- Tony Medina -- Marianela Medrano -- Jesús Papoleto Meléndez -- E. Ethelbert Miller -- Aja Monet -- Anthony Morales -- John Murillo -- Raquel I. Penzo -- Willie Perdomo -- Miguel Piñero -- Noel Quiñones -- Gabriel Ramírez -- Luivette Resto -- Louis Reyes Rivera -- Bonafide Rojas -- Mayra Santos-Febres -- Nicole Sealey -- Lorenzo Thomas -- Joaquín Zihuatanejo.

30 knitted headbands and ear warmers : stylish designs for every occasion

November 22, 2017
Hope, Jenise, author.
©2017
viii, 120 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Anxiety relief for kids : on-the-spot strategies to help your child overcome worry, panic & avoidance

November 22, 2017
Walker, Bridget Flynn, author.
©2017
vii, 203 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Educate yourself and your child about anxiety -- Determine if your child has an anxiety problem -- Create a toolbox -- Identify triggers and determine the fear -- Stop feeding your child's fear -- Stop your child from feeding the fear -- Correct thinking errors with smart talk -- Develop a plan for exposures -- Find exposures that work -- Manage obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Develop ERPs for OCD -- Recognize progress and prevent relapse.
Provides quick in-the-moment solutions that can be used when anxiety takes hold.

Chasing light : Michelle Obama through the lens of a White House photographer

November 22, 2017
Lucidon, Amanda, author, photographer.
California : Ten Speed Press, [2017]
222 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Inside the bubble -- The people's house -- Reach higher -- A world of possibility -- Chasing light.
"A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama--many never before seen--coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format. Michelle Obama is one of the most admired First Ladies in history, known for her grace, spirit, and beauty, as well as for the amazing work she did during her tenure to promote girls' education, combat childhood obesity, and support military families. In Chasing Light, former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon, who spent four years covering the First Lady, shares a rare insider's perspective, from documenting life at the White House to covering domestic and overseas travel. This collection of 150 candid photos--many previously unreleased--and Amanda's narrative reflections reveal just what makes Mrs. Obama so special. From an affectionate moment with her daughters atop the strikingly empty Great Wall of China to exuberant moments with schoolchildren and quiet moments between the First Lady and President Obama, the photos are a vibrant, candid, and beautiful celebration of the First Lady, capturing the qualities and strengths that have made Mrs. Obama so beloved"-- Provided by publisher.

High-impact interview questions : 701 behavior-based questions to find the right person for every job

November 22, 2017
Hoevemeyer, Victoria A., author.
©2018
xvii, 206 pages ; 23 cm
Interviewing: the way it is (warts and all) -- Competency-based behavioral interviewing (CBBI): the what, when, and why -- Interviewing considerations -- Hundreds of interview questions you can use -- Follow-up questions -- Guidelines for initial telephone screening interviews -- Creating an interview guide -- Smart ways to assemble the data from multiple interviewers -- Use the competencies in your other programs and processes -- CBBI advice for job seekers.

Mastering stand-up : the complete guide to becoming a successful comedian

November 22, 2017
Rosenfield, Stephen, author.
Chicago, IL : Chicago Review, [2018]
xiv, 256 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Things I know about you -- The road ahead -- "No!" -- Observational stand-up -- Anecdotal stand-up -- The stand-up sketch -- Act-outs -- Put-down humor--celebrity put-downs -- Put-down humor--people in your life -- Put-down humor--hecklers -- Put-down humor--insult comedy -- Put-down humor--self-deprecating humor -- Crowd work -- The comic flaw -- Character stand-up comedy -- Edgy stand-up comedy -- Specialties -- Ad-libbing -- Preparing your first draft -- The first draft -- Trying out your first draft -- Setup and punchline -- Working backward -- Creating your set list -- Nerves and the three gifts they give you -- The single most important thing: joyous communication -- Coming alive onstage: emotional fullness -- Be in the room -- Delivery -- The things to do before you get to the club -- Before the show starts -- Showtime -- Building an all "A" set -- Creating your persona -- The six characteristics of a successful persona -- The seventh characteristic -- The "this used to kill and now it's bombing, what the hell is going on" checklist -- Hosting -- The voice -- Everything you need to know about the business of stand-up comedy.
"This entertaining and sharply written guide--for both beginners breaking into comedy and professionals seeking to improve their sets and advance their careers--examines the work of great comedians such as Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Izzard, Moms Mabley, Hannibal Buress, Sarah Silverman, Richard Pryor, and more as a means of illustrating the most important techniques of performing and writing stand-up. Here, Stephen Rosenfield lays out a clear plan for achieving success, candidly explaining what works, what doesn't, and why. Including a 12-item "Successful Comedian's To-Do List," Rosenfield states, "Get undeniably good at each of these and you can kiss your day job good-bye. You will be a pro." -- Page 4 of cover.

The Odyssey

November 22, 2017
Homer, author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
582 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

The glass eye : a memoir

November 22, 2017
Vanasco, Jeannie, author.
©2017
277 pages ; 22 cm
After her father dies, the author becomes obsessed with her half-sister, who died before she was born and for whom she was named, and hunts for clues into the mysterious circumstances of her death.

So you want to be a fashion designer : here's the info you need

November 22, 2017
McGinnes, Lisa author.
Ocala, Florida : Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc., [2017]
215 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
An overview of fashion design -- Paths to a fashuion design career -- Developing you fashion focus -- Designing your line -- Sample garments -- Selling your designs -- Manufacturing -- Marketing -- Publicity -- Starting a business -- Customer service -- Get your design on now!
"Becoming a fashion designer is the dream of many young people. As of 2014, there is even an award for this young talent called the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. If you aren't living in the heart of New York City or Tokyo, how do you go about beginning your dream of starting a fashion design career? This book is the definitive source for the young adult audience. Teeming with interviews from successful designers as well as captivating images of example designs, this book has everything the young audience needs. You will learn how to pursue education, how to determine your specialty, pattern-making, bookkeeping, and everything in-between all explained simply. The young adult audience will come away from this book with not only all the up-to-date information on fashion design, but also a keen sense of how to create a business plan as well as how to advertise online. If you want to know everything there is to know about how to be a fashion designer (before you make the mistakes this book teaches you how to fix), then this is the perfect read for you"--Amazon.com.

Barbarians at the gate : the fall of RJR Nabisco

November 22, 2017
Burrough, Bryan, 1961-
New York : HarperBusiness, 2009, ©2008.
xxiii, 563 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.

The book on tax strategies for the savvy real estate investor

November 22, 2017
Han, Amanda, author.
©2016
191 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
"Powerful techniques anyone can use to deduct more, invest smarter, and pay far less to the IRS!."
Deductions -- Entities -- Retirement planning -- IRS pitfalls -- Conclusion.

Fayette County, Ohio marriages

November 21, 2017
Washington Court House, Ohio (P.O. Box 342, Washington Court House 43160) : The Society, c1989-<2005?>
v. ; 28 cm.
[v. 1.] Book A. 1810-1830 -- [v. 2.] Books B & C 1831-1855 -- [v. 3.] Books 1,2 & 3 1855-1881 -- [v. 4.] Books 4,5 & 6 1881-1898 -- [v. 5.] Books 7,8 & 9 1899-1914 -- [v. 6.] Books 10, 11, & 12 1914-1931 -- [v. 7.] Books 13, 14, & 15 1931-1939.

The usual Santas : a collection of Soho Crime Christmas capers

November 21, 2017
New York, NY : Soho Crime, [2017]
ix, 400 pages ; 20 cm
Joy to the world: Various acts of kindness at Christmas. An Elderly Lady Seeks Peace at Christmastime / Helene Tursten -- The Usual Santas / by Mick Herron -- PX Christmas / Martin Limón -- Chalee's Nativity / Timothy Hallinan -- The Cuban Marquise's Jewels / by Teresa Dovalpage -- A Mother's Curse / by Mette Ivie Harrison -- Silent night: the darkest of holiday noir. There's Only One Father Christmas, Right? / Colin Cotterill -- Martin / Ed Lin -- Queen of the Hill / Stuart Neville -- Blue Memories Start Calling / Tod Goldberg -- Bo Sau (Vengeance) / Henry Chang -- Red Christmas / James R. Benn -- I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus: and other holiday secrets. When the Time Came / Lene Kaaberbøl & Agnete Friis -- Hairpin Holiday / Sujata Massey -- The Prince (of Peace) / Gary Corby -- Cabaret aux Assassins / Cara Black -- Jane and the Midnight Clear / Stephanie Barron -- Supper with Miss Shivers / Peter Lovesey.
"Nine mall Santas must find the imposter among them. An elderly lady seeks peace from her murderously loud neighbors at Christmastime. A young woman receives a mysterious invitation to Christmas dinner with a stranger. Niccolò Machiavelli sets out to save an Italian city. Sherlock Holmes's one-time nemesis Irene Adler finds herself in an unexpected tangle in Paris while on a routine espionage assignment. Jane Austen searches for the Dowager Duchess of Wilborough's stolen diamonds. These and other adventures in this delectable volume will whisk readers away to Christmases around the globe, from a Korean War POW camp to a Copenhagen refugee squat, from a palatial hotel in 1920s Bombay to a crumbling mansion in Havana." -- Amazon.

Fifty years of 60 minutes : the inside story of television's most influential news broadcast

November 21, 2017
Fager, Jeffrey, author.
©2017
v, 409 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The beginning -- Decade 3: 1988 to 1998 -- Decade 1: 1968-1978 -- Decade 2: 1978 to 1988 -- Decade 4: 1998 to 2008 -- Decade 5: 2008 to 2018.
"From its almost accidental birth in 1968, 60 Minutes has set the standard for broadcast journalism, joining us in our living rooms each Sunday night to surprise us about the world. The show has profiled every major leader, artist, and movement of the past five decades, perfecting the newsmaking interview and inventing the groundbreaking TV exposé. From legendary sit-downs with Richard Nixon in 1968 (in which he promised "to restore respect to the presidency") and Bill Clinton in 1992 (after the first revelations of infidelity) to landmark investigations into the tobacco industry, Lance Armstrong's doping, and the torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib, the broadcast has not just reported on our world, but changed it too. Now, Executive Producer Jeff Fager pulls back the curtain on how this remarkable journalism is done, taking the reader into the editing room with the show's brilliant producers and beloved correspondents, including hard-charging Mike Wallace, writer's-writer Morley Safer, soft-but-tough Ed Bradley, relentless Lesley Stahl, intrepid Scott Pelley, ace interviewer Charlie Rose, tireless Anderson Cooper, and illuminating storyteller Steve Kroft. He details the decades of human drama that have made the show's success possible: the ferocious (and encouraged) competition between correspondents, the door slamming, the risk-taking, and the pranks. Fager takes on the program's mistakes and describes what it learned from them. Above all, he reveals the essential tenets that have never changed: why founder Don Hewitt believed "hearing" a story is more important than seeing it, why the "small picture" is the best way to illuminate a larger one, and why the most memorable stories are almost always those with a human being at the center. At once a sweeping portrait of fifty years of American cultural history and an intimate look at how the news gets made, Fifty Years of 60 Minutes shares the secret of what's made the nation's favorite TV program exceptional for all these years."--Jacket.

What unites us : reflections on patriotism

November 21, 2017
Rather, Dan, author.
©2017
274 pages ; 19 cm
What is patriotism? -- Freedom. The vote ; Dissent ; The press -- Community. Inclusion ; Empathy ; Immigration -- Exploration. Science ; Books ; The arts -- Responsibility. The environment ; Public education ; Service -- Character. Audacity ; Steady ; Courage.
At a moment of crisis over our national identity, journalist Dan Rather reflects on what it means to be an American. He reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded. Looking at the freedoms that define us, from the vote to the press; the values that have transformed us, from empathy to inclusion to service; the institutions that sustain us, such as public education; and the traits that helped form our young country, such as the audacity to take on daunting challenges in science and medicine, Rather brings to bear his decades of experience on the frontlines of the world's biggest stories. As a living witness to historical change, he offers up an intimate view of history, tracing where we have been in order to help us chart a way forward and heal our bitter divisions.

Everything is awful : and other observations

November 21, 2017
Bellassai, Matt, author.
New York : Keywords Press/Atria, 2017.
247 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
The comedian behind the series "Whine About It" and "To Be Honest" presents a collection of humorously anguished essays chronicling the awful moments of his life so far, from everyday indignities to the humiliations of the adult world.

The second world wars : how the first global conflict was fought and won

November 21, 2017
Hanson, Victor Davis, author.
New York, NY : Basic Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC., a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc., 2017.
xxi, 652 pages, 34 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part I. Ideas -- The war in a classical context -- Grievances, agendas, and methods -- Old, new, and strange alliances -- Part II. Air -- The air power revolution -- From Poland to the Pacific -- New terrors from above -- Part III. Water -- Ships and strategies -- From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean -- A vast ocean -- Part IV. Earth -- The primacy of infantry -- Soldiers and armies -- The western and eastern wars for the continent -- Armies abroad -- Sieges -- Part V. Fire -- Tanks and artillery -- People -- Supreme command -- The warlords -- The workers -- The dead -- Part VII. Ends -- Winners, losers, neither, and both.
World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Hanson examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. He argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual. Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising.

All in a row again : 23 row-by-row quilt designs

November 21, 2017
Bothell, WA : Martingale, [2017]
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.

Sams teach yourself PHP, MySQL & JavaScript all in one

November 21, 2017
Meloni, Julie C., author.
©2018
xiv, 676 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Covers: PHP 5.6, PHP 7, MySQL 5.7"--Back cover.
part I: Web application basics: Understanding how the web works ; Structuring HTML and using cascading style sheets ; Understanding the CSS box model and positioning ; Introducing JavaScript ; Introducing PHP -- part II. Getting started with dynamic websites: Understanding dynamic websites and HTML5 applications ; JavaScript fundamentals : variables, strings, and arrays ; JavaScript fundamentals : functions, objects, and flow control ; Understanding JavaScript event handling ; The basics of using jQuery -- part III. Taking your web applications to the next level: AJAX : remote scripting ; PHP fundamentals : variables, strings, and arrays ; PHP fundamentals : functions, objects, and flow control ; Working with cookies and user sessions ; Working with web-basd forms -- part IV. Integrating a database into your applications: Understanding the database design process ; Learning basic SQL commands ; Interacting MySQL using PHP -- part V. Getting started with application development: Creating a simple discussion forum ; Creating an online storefront ; Creating a simple calendar ; Managing web applications -- Appendixes: Appendix A: Installation quickstart guide with XAMPP ; Appendix B: Installing and configuring MySQL ; Appendix C: Installing and configuring Apache ; Appendix D: Installing and configuring PHP.

Healthy healing : a guide to working out grief using the power of exercise and endorphins

November 21, 2017
Steinke-Baumgard, Michelle, author.
©2017
xiv, 285 pages ; 21 cm
"Instead of helping in the aftermath of loss, many of the books and strategies meant to guide us through grief only add to the sadness. No one understands the need for a new approach more than Michelle Steinke-Baumgard, who lost her husband in a tragic plane accident and became a widow overnight. In the darkest moment of her life, the mother of two young children found solace and hope in the unlikeliest of places: exercise. She recorded her journey in her blog, One Fit Widow, and soon had a huge community of devoted followers. Now, Michelle offers her revolutionary solution to grief to everyone struggling with their own loss. Healthy Healing addresses the physical, mental, and emotional effects of grief in a way that no other book in the category has ever done, offering a 12-week plan that empowers you to work through loss by using the power of exercise and endorphins, and rediscovering happiness by strengthening body, mind and spirit through fitness. And the benefits don't end there: Exercise helps with poor sleep--a common side effect of trauma--and proper nutrition boosts immunity and fuels you through a busy, stressful time. Michelle dispels common myths about grief and replaces them with relatable advice and actionable inspiration, including: Starting with baby steps such as taking a walk or being in nature Learning to be comfortable with alone time and rediscovering your strength Pairing your exact circumstances with the right form of exercise, whether it's gentle yoga to release trapped sadness or intense kickboxing to work through anger[bullet] Embracing community and surrounding yourself with support This book is an exercise plan, nutrition guide, and, most importantly, a compassionate companion during the most difficult time in your life. With Healthy Healing, you'll learn how to channel your pain into something productive--and use tragedy as a catalyst for inspired change"-- Provided by publisher.

Ice capades : a memoir of fast living and tough hockey

November 21, 2017
Avery, Sean, author.
©2017
xi, 316 page, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Last chance -- Cincinnati Kid -- Showtime -- Money, sex, and fun in the sun -- That championship season -- Stanley Cup summer -- Two is the most dangerous lead in hockey -- Becoming a king -- Summer schooling -- The King of LA -- Everything in its right place -- Locked out of my life -- A new life in paradise -- From LA to New York -- I look good in blue -- The Avery rule -- The summer of Vogue -- Sean does Dallas -- Down and out and back again -- The last season.
As one of the NHL's most polarizing players, Sean Avery turned the rules of professional hockey on its head. For thirteen seasons, Avery played for some of the toughest, most storied franchises in the league, including the Detroit Red Wings, the Los Angeles Kings, and the New York Rangers, making his mark in each city as a player that was sometimes loved, often despised, but always controversial. In Ice Capades, Avery takes his trademark candidness about the world of pro hockey and does for it what Jim Bouton's game-changing Ball Four did for baseball. Avery goes deep inside the sport to reveal every aspect of an athlete's life, from what they do with their money and nights off, to how they stay sharp and competitive in the league. While playing the talented villain in the NHL, Avery broke far away from his on-ice character in the off-season, and Ice Capades takes the reader inside the other unexpected and unprecedented roles that Avery inhabited - Vogue intern, fashion model, advertising executive, restaurateur, gay rights advocate, and many more. Love him or hate him, Sean Avery changed the way professional hockey is played today. Rollickingly honest and compelling throughout, Ice Capades transcends the sports-book-genre and offers a rare, unvarnished glimpse into the world of 21st century hockey through the eyes of one of its most original and memorable players.

The misfit's manifesto

November 21, 2017
Yuknavitch, Lidia, author.
©2017
137 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Not all hope comes from looking up -- Coloring (and sometimes living) outside the lines -- The myth that suffering makes you stronger -- Standing up inside your dream -- The misfit as artist -- The misfit as addict -- The misfit's journey, or, Why the hero's journey bites -- Bodies that don't fit -- Mistakes as portals -- Postscript: Love letter to fellow misfits.
The author explores the status of being a misfit as something to be embraced, and social misfits as being individuals of value who have a place in society, in a work that encourages people who have had difficulty finding their way to pursue their goals.

Birth records Book 2, 1881-1895

November 21, 2017
Fayette County, Ohio : Fayette County Genealogical Society, 2011.
162 pages ; 22 x 28 cm
Cover title.

St. Stephen's Cemetery, Hamilton, Ohio : German and Irish Catholic burials, 1850-1854 and 1856-1861

November 21, 2017
Newman, Debbie (Debrah J.), compiler.
©2015
i, 76 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"An image of each original page is included above the typed transcriptions"--Page i.

County cemeteries of Monroe : completely revised, augmented death index c.1830-1998, parts I-III

November 21, 2017
Rice, Rachel.|4cmp
Bloomington, Indiana : Monroe County Historical Society (Indiana), 1998.
1 volume (various pagings) : maps ; 28 cm
Includes surname index cross-referenced to cemeteries.
Contains an alphabetical listing by county cemetery, then surname of cemetery inscriptions.

Rosehill & White Oak Cemeteries, 1818-2008, Bloomington, Indiana, Monroe County

November 21, 2017
Stonecipher, Mary Lou, compiler.
[Bloomington Indiana] : [Monroe County History Center], [2009?]
1 volume (unpaginated) : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Cover title.
"Format by David Foster & Julian Livingston."

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