New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

April 25, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Visions of music : sheet music in the twentieth century

April 24, 2015
Walas, Tony, author.
Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard Books, 2014.
xx, 315 pages : illustrations (come color) ; 23 x 29 cm
In the world of antiques, sheet music is classified under the category of "ephemera," which are printed or paper items that were originally expected to have only a short-term usefulness or popularity . Vintage sheet music has two natures. The basic function is to pass along the musical ideas of a composer the actual transcription of a piece or solo. A secondary feature, and the main one for collectors, is the visual impact of the cover. Sheet music is something to be used, yet also a piece of art to be saved and visually enjoyed. The covers offer keen insight into the world as it was, reflecting the passage of time. The memories and history they invoke transcend the music they contain. Lavishly illustrated with over 700 faithful reproductions of sheet music covers.

Brand new ancients

April 24, 2015
Tempest, Kate, author.
©2013
46 pages ; 21 cm
"First co-produced by Battersea Arts Centre."
"Yes, the gods are on the park bench, the gods are on the bus, / The gods are all here, the gods are in us. / The gods are timeless, fearless, fighting to be bold, / conviction is a heavy hand to hold, / grip it, winged sandals tearing up the pavement -- / you, me, everyone: Brand New Ancients.Kate Tempest's words in Brand New Ancients are written to be read aloud; the book combines poem, rap, and humanist sermon, by turns tender and fierce. Set in Southeast London, Brand New Ancients finds the mythic in the mundane. It is the story of two half-brothers, Thomas and Clive, unknown to each other -- Thomas the result of an affair between his mother and Clive's father. Tempest, with wide-ranging empathy, takes us inside the passionless marriage of Jane and Kevin -- the man who suspects Thomas is not his son, but loves him just the same -- and the neighboring home of Mary and Brian, where betrayal has not been so placidly accepted. The sons of these two households -- quiet, creative Thomas and angry, destructive Clive -- will cross paths in adolescence, their fates converging with mortal fury.These characters' loves, their infidelities, their disappointments and their small comforts -- these, Tempest argues, are timeless. Our lives and our choices are no less important than those of history and myth. Awarded the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, Brand New Ancients insists on our importance as individuals -- and asserts Kate Tempest's importance as a talent impossible to ignore"-- Provided by publisher.

Drum-taps : the complete 1865 edition

April 24, 2015
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
New York : New York Review Books, 2015.
xxiii, 170 pages ; 18 cm.

Drink London : the 100 best bars and pubs

April 24, 2015
Ferguson, Euan, author.
©2014
173 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 16 cm
Includes index.
Drink London will celebrate the 100 finest bars and pubs in the city. From rooftop cocktail lounges to low-beamed old inns, from underground speakeasies to the coolest craft beer bars, this book will offer an authoritative yet lively guide to the capital's thriving drinking scene. Every bar and pub featured will be unique, and this book will illustrate why each deserves to be on all discerning drinkers' must-visit lists.

Historic German newspapers online

April 24, 2015
Thode, Ernest, compiler.
Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing, 2014.
233 pages ; 23 cm

The complete guide to North American fishing

April 24, 2015
Schultz, Ken, author.
©2015
256 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
First published in 2001, reissued in 2007.
Former Field & Stream Fishing Editor Ken Schultz provides details on major saltwater and freshwater fish, analyzes all the latest equipment, offers advice on techniques, and gives the pros and cons of different types of locations. The stunning photographs of beautiful places and great catches will whet every angler's appetite.

My organic life : how a pioneering chef helped shape the way we eat today

April 24, 2015
Pouillon, Nora, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
261 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A ... memoir from the woman who founded Restaurant Nora, America's first certified organic restaurant--the natural foods pioneer who, earlier than anyone else, made it her mission to bring organic foods to the American table. The current proliferation of organic food and farm-to-table cuisine owes its existence to this mostly unheralded, groundbreaking woman who changed the way we eat as few others have"-- Provided by publisher.

The real thing : lessons on love and life from a wedding reporter's notebook

April 24, 2015
McCarthy, Ellen, 1979- author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2015]
xix, 263 pages ; 20 cm
"From a Washington Post weddings reporter who's covered more than two hundred walks down the aisle comes a ... book about relationships--the mystery, the science, and the secrets of how we find love and make it last"--Dust jacket flap.

Dreams of earth and sky

April 24, 2015
Dyson, Freeman J., author.
New York : New York Review Books, [2015]
xiii, 298 pages ; 22 cm
Dyson "celebrates openness to unconventional ideas and the spirit of joyful dreaming in which he believes that science should be pursued. Throughout these essays, which range from the creation of the Royal Society in the seventeenth century to the scientific inquiries of the Romantic generation to recent books by Daniel Kahneman and Malcolm Gladwell, he seeks to break down the barriers that separate science from other sources of human wisdom"--Amazon.com.

Rain : a natural and cultural history

April 24, 2015
Barnett, Cynthia, 1966- author.
New York : Crown Publishers, [2015]
355 pages ; 24 cm
Origins -- Elemental rain. Cloudy with a chance of civilization ; Drought, deluge, and devilry ; Praying for rain -- Chance of rain. The weather watchers ; The articles of rain -- American rain. Founding forecaster ; Rain follows the plow ; The rainmakers -- Capturing the rain. Writers on the storm ; The scent of rain ; City -- Mercurial rain. Strange rain ; And the forecast calls for change -- Waiting for rain.
Cynthia Barnett's "Rain "begins four billion years ago with the torrents that filled the oceans, and builds to the storms of climate change. It weaves together science--the true shape of a raindrop, the mysteries of frog and fish rains--with the human story of our ambition to control rain, from ancient rain dances to the 2,203 miles of levees that attempt to straitjacket the Mississippi River. As climate change upends rai nfall patterns and unleashes increasingly severe storms and drought, Barnett shows rain to be a unifying force in a fractured world.

Seven spoons : my favorite recipes for any and every day

April 24, 2015
O'Brady, Tara.
Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, [2015]
285 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"The much-anticipated debut from the author behind the popular food blog Seven Spoons, featuring distinctive, crowd-pleasing recipes; engaging, writerly essays; and the same stunning photography that has earned her website a devoted following. Tara O'Brady was one of the earliest food bloggers to enter the scene, and now, nearly ten years after she first started Seven Spoons, she has become one of the most highly regarded and unique voices in the culinary arena. In her debut cookbook, Seven Spoons, O'Brady shares stories and recipes from her Canadian home--fresh, ingredient-driven food that is easy to make yet refined. Recipes like Roasted Carrots with Dukkah and Harissa Mayonnaise, Braised Beef Short Ribs with Gremolata, and Plum Macaroon Cake are wholesome, hearty, and showcase the myriad culinary influences at work in O'Brady's kitchen. Her evocative writing and gorgeously simple, elegant photography has earned her accolades from Saveur magazine, the Daily Mail, and more. Impeccable food photography and a lavish package round out this beautiful, personal collection. "-- Provided by publisher.

The perfection of the paper clip : curious tales of invention, accidental genius, and stationery obsession

April 24, 2015
Ward, James, 1981-
New York : Touchstone, 2015.
xiv, 285 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"This wonderfully quirky book will change the way you look at your desk forever with stories of accidental genius, bitter rivalries, and an appreciation for everyday objects, like the humble but perfectly designed paper clip and the utilitarian, irreplaceable pencil. How many of humanity's brightest ideas started out on a scrap of paper, a Post-It, or in the margins of a notebook? In a delightfully witty and fresh voice, James Ward--cofounder of the Boring Conference and collector of the arcane--explores the secret histories of deskbound supplies, from pencils to fluorescent ink, and the gleaming reams of white paper we all take for granted, encouraging a deeper appreciation and fascination for the things that surround us each day. In the spirit of The Evolution of Useful Things and A History of the World in 100 Objects, Ward transforms the mundane into stories of invention, discovery, and even awe. The Perfection of the Paper Clip is a fascinating tour of the objects that touch our daily lives, filled with charming drawings, illuminating stories, and winning humor that will satisfy curious minds and armchair inventors"-- Provided by publisher.

Monologue : what makes America laugh before bed

April 24, 2015
Macks, Jon.
New York : Blue Rider Press, 2015.
226 pages ; 22 cm
"Ever since Johnny Carson first popularized the late-night talk show in 1962 with The Tonight Show, the eleven p.m. to two a.m. comedy time slot on network television has remained an indelible part of our national culture. More than six popular late-night shows air every night of the week, and with recent major shake-ups in the industry, late-night television has never been more relevant to our public consciousness than it is today. Jon Macks, a veteran writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, takes us behind the scenes of this world for an in-depth, colorful look at what really makes these hosts the arbiters of public opinion. From the opening monologue--what's funny, what's dangerous, what's untouchable--to the best vs. worst guests, Macks covers the landscape of late-night comedy and punctuates the narrative with hysterical personal anecdotes, shining the spotlight on some of the very best late night jokes, and drawing from more than half a million of his own jokes written over the span of twenty years. With an insider's expertise and a laugh-out-loud voice, Macks explains how late-night TV redefines the news and events of any given day, reshapes public opinion, and even creates our national zeitgeist"-- Provided by publisher.

Stand out : how to find your breakthrough idea and build a following around it

April 24, 2015
Clark, Dorie, author.
©2015
214 pages ; 22 cm
"A guide to becoming a recognized expert in your field Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard, they will be lauded as experts on the merits of their work. But that's simply not true anymore. To make a name for yourself, you have to capitalize on your unique perspective and knowledge and inspire others to listen and take action. But becoming a "thought leader" is a mysterious and opaque process. Where do the ideas come from, and how do they get noticed? Dorie Clark explains how to identify the ideas that set you apart and promote them successfully. The key is to recognize your own value, cultivate your expertise, and put yourself out there. Featuring vivid examples and drawing on interviews with Seth Godin, Robert Cialdini, and other thought leaders, Clark teaches readers how to develop a big idea, leverage existing affiliations, and build a community of followers. She offers not mere self-promotion, but an opportunity to change the world for the better while giving you the ultimate job insurance"-- Provided by publisher.

The game believes in you : how digital play can make our kids smarter

April 24, 2015
Toppo, Greg, author.
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
252 pages ; 25 cm
From Greg Toppo, USA Today's national K-12 education and demographics reporter, The Game Believes in You presents the story of a small group of visionaries who, for the past 40 years, have been pushing to get game controllers into the hands of learners.

Tom Jones : the life

April 24, 2015
Smith, Sean, 1955- author.
London : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
From bestselling biographer Sean Smith comes the fascinating and tumultuous true story behind Sir Tom Jones, the nation's treasure, sage of The Voice and living music legend.

Smart school house crafts for kids

April 24, 2015
Dixon, Kelly, 1983- author.
©2015
vii, 87 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Educational crafts that include step-by-step instructions for preschool and elementary-aged children.

The Sound of music FAQ : all that's left to know about Maria, the Von Trapps, and our favorite things

April 24, 2015
Monush, Barry.
©2015
xvii, 488 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
A comprehensive, encyclopedia-like reference to the worlds most popular movie musical. Rather than focusing on the often-told stories of this classic movie, this book looks at the 1965 Oscar-winner in relation to its source, including the true von Trapp family story and the Broadway musical from which it was derived.

Soccer FAQ : all that's left to know about the clubs, the players, and the rivalries

April 24, 2015
Thompson, Dave, 1960 January 3-
Milwaukee, WI : Backbeat Books, 2015.
xxi, 337 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Shirley, I jest! : a storied life

April 24, 2015
Williams, Cindy, 1947 August 22-
Lanham : Taylor Trade Pub., 2015.
x, 166 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Foreword / by Ed Begley, Jr -- Valley Texas gal -- Love, peace and happiness -- Back to the valley -- High hopes -- Some enchanted evening -- Raw talent -- The big show -- The mirthful mouse -- The adventures of Laverne and Shirley -- Outtakes -- Epilogue.
The star of Laverne & Shirley tells stories of her struggles as a child growing up with meager means and dreaming of becoming an actress. She also shares many misadventures and amusing anecdotes about some of the most famous actors in Hollywood.

Writing music for commercials : television, radio, and new media

April 24, 2015
Zager, Michael, author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xvi, 312 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Advertising agency and process structure -- Composing for television and radio commercials versus composing for films -- Musical skills : approaching composition for commercials -- Analyzing commercials : from a musical viewpoint -- Underscoring : compositional techniques -- Arranging and orchestration concepts : including sound effects and sound design -- Jingle writing -- Composing music for radio commercials -- Corporate videos and infomercials : long-form commercials -- Theatrical trailer music : motion picture trailer music -- Video game music -- Internet commercials, website music, and web series (webisodes) -- Sound design and Foley effects -- The business of commercials.

Baseball's top 10 : ranking the best major league players by position

April 24, 2015
Kuenster, Robert.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xi, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- First basemen -- Second basemen -- Third basemen -- Shortstops -- Left fielders -- Center fielders -- Right fielders -- Catchers -- Designated hitters -- Multi-Position players -- Right-Handed starting pitchers -- Left-Handed starting pitchers -- Relievers.

The 50 most dynamic duos in sports history : [baseball, basketball, football, and hockey]

April 24, 2015
Cohen, Robert W., author.
Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, an imprint of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2015]
xx, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Dynamic baseball duos. Babe Ruth / Lou Gehrig -- Jimmie Foxx / Al Simmon -- Hank Aaron / Eddie Mathews -- Willie Mays / Willie McCovey -- Mickey Mantle / Roger Maris -- Ken Griffey Jr. / Alex Rodriguez -- Ty Cobb / Sam Crawford -- Hank Greenberg / Charlie Gehringer -- Pete Rose / Joe Morgan -- Greg Maddux / Tom Glavine -- Sam Thompson / Billy Hamilton -- Sandy Koufax / Don Drysdale -- Ted Williams / Bobby Doerr -- Roberto Clemente / Willie Stargell -- Johnny Bench / Tony Perez -- Jeff Bagwell / Craig Biggio -- Randy Johnson / Curt Schilling -- Warren Spahn / Johnny Sain -- Bill Terry / Mel Ott -- Derek Jeter / Bernie Williams -- Duke Snider / Roy Campanella -- Ron Santo / Billy Williams -- Dynamic football duos. Joe Montana / Jerry Rice -- Peyton Manning / Marvin Harrison -- Steve Young / Jerry Rice -- Merlin Olsen / Deacon Jones -- Gale Sayers / Dick Butkus -- Johnny Unitas / Raymond Berry -- Troy Aikman / Emmitt Smith / Michael Irvin -- Lawrence Taylor / Harry Carson -- Jack Lambert / Jack Ham -- Jim Taylor / Paul Hornung -- Lynn Swann / John Stallworth -- Dynamic basketball duos. Michael Jordan / Scottie Pippen -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Magic Johnson -- Bill Russell / Bob Cousy -- Elgin Baylor / Jerry West -- Karl Malone / John Stockton -- Shaquille O'Neal / Kobe Bryant -- Dwyane Wade / LeBron James -- Oscar Robertson / Jerry Lucas -- Larry Bird / Kevin McHale -- Julius Erving / Moses Malone -- Walt Frazier / Earl Monroe -- Isiah Thomas / Joe Dumars -- Dynamic hockey duos. Wayne Gretzky / Mark Messier -- Bobby Orr / Phil Esposito -- Bobby Hull / Stan Mikita -- Bryan Trottier / Mike Bossy -- Mario Lemieux / Jaromir Jagr -- Overall rankings and current dynamic duos.
"Who comprised the most productive pairs in the history of professional team sports? Joe Montana and Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers? Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen of the Chicago Bulls? ...Using various selection criteria, The 50 Most Dynamic Duos in Sports History attempts to ascertain which twosome truly established themselves as the most dominant tandem in the history of the four major professional team sports: Baseball, basketball, football, and hockey." --cover p.4.

Dudefood : a guy's guide to cooking kick-ass food

April 24, 2015
Churchill, Dan.
©2012
140 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Originally self-published in Australia in 2012.
Includes index.
"From the breakout star of MasterChef Australia, Dan Churchill's DudeFood, a cookbook that will educate, motivate, and inspire men to put on an apron and turn on the oven. Attention, dudes: you no longer have an excuse to avoid the kitchen. Dan Churchill has written a cookbook for guys who have always wanted to cook, but don't know where to start; boyfriends who are intimated by a frying pan; and sons who have too long relied on their parents for meals. These mouth-watering recipes are easy to read and, most important, easy to replicate. When Churchill was twelve, he put on an apron and agreed to take his turn cooking dinner for his family. Now in his twenties, Churchill draws on his self-taught experience in the kitchen, along with his extensive knowledge of nutrition, to create simple, delicious, and healthy meals. Divided into sections based on everyday scenarios and featuring forty-five recipes, DudeFood shares the secrets to cooking a repertoire of eggs, seafood, poultry, meats, vegetables, sandwiches, and even desserts. If it's Sunday afternoon and you're preparing for another long workweek: save time and money with Churchill's slow roasted beef, a hearty meal you can enjoy that same evening, but also slice up for lunch tomorrow. If it's early Wednesday morning, and you're getting ready to hit the gym: mix the ingredients for a banana chocolate smoothie in your blender, which provides the right amount of protein you need to repair your muscles after lifting weights. If it's Saturday night--date night--and you're eager to impress, follow Churchill's directions for baking a shortbread cookie topped with delicious chocolate ganache. Packed with helpful tips and shortcuts, as well as beautiful photographs, this book will turn any dude into a cook"-- Provided by publisher.

Front Roe : how to be the leading lady in your own life

April 24, 2015
Roe, Louise, author.
©2015
304 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
How to find your style -- Fashion -- Beauty -- Lifestyle.
"Fashion guru and television host Louise Roe has compiled the tips and trick that she's picked up through years of working in the fashion industry with magazine editors, stylists, celebrities, and everyday women...Louise's inspiring collection of killer fashion advice, beauty tricks, and lifestyle ideas from around the world is a fast-track to looking and feeling infinitely more positive about your mind, body, face, closet, and home."--Back cover.

The career playbook : essential advice for today's aspiring young professional

April 24, 2015
Citrin, James M., author.
New York : Crown Business, [2015]
x, 241 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

Be the best mom you can be : a practical guide to raising whole children in a broken generation

April 24, 2015
Slayton, Marina, 1960- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, an Imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2015]
xxv, 243 pages ; 22 cm
"Through many years of tested faith, and her close walk with God, Marina Slayton has written this ... book to help guide mothers through today's oftentimes impossible expectations. In her book, Marina will help you to write a life-changing family vision statement, break the cycle of generational sin, and explain why you don't have to measure up to many of the difficult expectations society has created ... In an age when brokenness abounds and cultural voices only add to the confusion, Godly mothers have never been more crucial"--Amazon.com.

The little free library book

April 24, 2015
Aldrich, Margret, 1975- author.
[Minneapolis] : Coffee House Press, 2015.
259 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Why little free libraries? -- Get started -- Build community -- Grow literacy -- Be creative -- Make it work -- Do good -- Oh, the places you'll go! -- Appendix. Connect with Little Free Library -- Construction plans -- Tips for builders -- Installation instructions -- Yarn bombing instructions -- Door counter installation instructions.
In 2009, Todd Bol built the first Little Free Library as a memorial to his mom. Five years later, this simple idea to promote literacy and encourage community has become a movement. Little Free Libraries-freestanding front-yard book exchanges-now number twenty thousand in seventy countries. The Little Free Library Book tells the history of these charming libraries, gathers quirky and poignant firsthand stories from owners, provides a resource guide for how to best use your Little Free Library, and features color images of the most creative and inspired LFLs around.

Interim : publication of the Ohio Chapter of Research, Royal Arch Masons.

July 12, 2024
[Columbus, Ohio] : Ohio Chapter of Research, Royal Arch Masons, [1963]-
volumes : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Published every other year when its Proceedings are not published; contains articles taken from other publications or other Grand Chapter proceedings.

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

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

Top notch : English for today's world. 3, Student's book

April 23, 2015
Saslow, Joan M., author.
©2015
xiii, 155 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
"B1+"--Cover.

Top notch : English for today's world. 2, Student's book

April 23, 2015
Saslow, Joan M., author.
©2015
xiii, 154 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
"A2+-B1"--Cover.

Top notch : English for today's world. 1, Student's book

April 23, 2015
Saslow, Joan M., author.
©2015
ix, 151 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
"A1-A2"--Cover.

In the company of legends

April 23, 2015
Kramer, Joan, author.
©2015
408 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Includes appendix with productions referenced (page 397).
"Starting with their award winning profiles of Fred Astaire in 1980, Joan Kramer and David Heeley documented the lives and careers of many Hollywood legends, establishing a reputation for finding the unfindable, persuading the reluctant, and maintaining unique relationships long after the end credits rolled. These were recognized as high-quality, definitive film portraits, which revitalized the genre and made it a mainstay of television programming. This is their insiders' view of the famous and the powerful: Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Johnny Carson, Frank Sinatra, Lew Wasserman, Ronald Reagan, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Jane Fonda, Richard Dreyfuss, Audrey Hepburn, and Bette Davis, among others. Kramer and Heeley's behind the scenes stories of the productions and the personalities involved are amusing, sometimes moving, often revealing, and have never been told before"--Page [2] of book jacket.

The law of the land : a grand tour of our constitutional republic

April 23, 2015
Amar, Akhil Reed, author.
©2015
xii, 357 pages ; 25 cm
Part I: Constitutional Interpreters -- Illinois: Abraham Lincoln and the American Union -- Alabama: Hugo Black and the Hall of Fame -- New York: Robert Jackson and the Judicialization of the Judiciary -- California: Anthony Kennedy and the Ideal of Equality -- Part II: Constitutional Cases -- Kansas: Living in the Shadow of Brown v. Board -- Iowa: Rereading Tinker v. Des Moines -- Florida: Getting to the Bottom of Bush v. Gore -- Part III: Constitutional Provisions and Principles -- Ohio: A Buckeye-State View of Presidents Without Mandates -- Texas: A Lone-Star View of Presidential Selection and Succession -- Wyoming: A Rocky-Mountain View of the Second Amendment -- Massachusetts: A Bay-State View of the Fourth Amendment -- New Jersey: Lord Camden Meets Federalism.
"From Illinois to Alabama, and from Florida to Utah, our laws and legal debates arise from distinctive local settings within our vast and varied nation. As the renowned scholar Akhil Amar explains, Abraham Lincoln's argument against the legality of succession can be traced to his Midwestern upbringing, just as a close look at the Florida legislature and state Supreme Court reveals the fundamental wrongness of the Bush v. Gore decision. Amar profiles Alabama's Hugo Black, the dominant constitutional jurist of the twentieth century, and California's Anthony Kennedy, the powerful swing justice on the current Court. He probes Brown v. Board of Education, and explores the divisiveness of the Second and Fourth Amendments. An expert guide to America's constitutional landscape, Amar sheds new light on American history and politics and shows how America's legal tradition unites a vast and disparate land. "-- Provided by publisher.

Dreamland : the true tale of America's opiate epidemic

April 23, 2015
Quinones, Sam, 1958- author.
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Press, 2015.
xii, 368 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Sam Quinones chronicles how, over the past 15 years, enterprising sugar cane farmers in a small county on the west coast of Mexico created a unique distribution system that brought black tar heroin-- the cheapest, most addictive form of the opiate, 2 to 3 times purer than its white powder cousin-- to the veins of people across the United States.

Infamy : the shocking story of the Japanese American internment in World War II

April 23, 2015
Reeves, Richard, 1936- author.
New York, New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
xxi, 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Pearl Harbor : December 7, 1941 -- By order of the President : signing of Executive Order 9066, February 19, 1942 -- Only what they could carry : Public Proclamation Number 1, March 2, 1942 -- "Keep this a white man's country" : the opening of the concentration camps, March 22 to October 6, 1942 -- A desert Christmas : December 25, 1942 -- Uncle Sam, finally, wants you : Nisei enlistment, January 29, 1943 -- "Loyals" and "disloyals" : Tule Lake, September 1943 -- "Is that the American way?" : Heart Mountain draft resistance, February 1944 -- "Go for broke" : the Lost Battalion, October 30, 1944 -- Going "home" : V-J Day, August 15, 1945.
Former Frontline journalist Reeves (Portrait of Camelot ) examines the key causes and dire consequences of the Japanese-American internment in relocation camps during WWII, concentrating on a shortsighted military strategy and anti-Japanese sentiment following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

The road home : a contemporary exploration of the Buddhist path

April 23, 2015
Nichtern, Ethan, author.
New York : North Point Press, a division of Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2015.
xi, 272 pages ; 22 cm
In The Road Home, Ethan Nichtern, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, investigates the journey each of us takes to find where we belong. Drawing from contemporary research on meditation and mindfulness and his experience as a Buddhist teacher and practitioner, Nichtern describes in fresh and deeply resonant terms the basic existential experience that gives rise to spiritual seeking--and also to its potentially dangerous counterpart, spiritual materialism. He reveals how our individual quests for self-awareness ripple forward into relationships, communities, and society at large. And he explains exactly how, by turning our awareness to what's happening around us and inside us, we become able to enhance our sense of connection with others and, at the same time, change for the better our individual and collective patterns of greed, apathy, and inattention.

One of us : the story of Anders Breivik and the massacre in Norway

April 23, 2015
Seierstad, Åsne, 1970- author.
New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015.
xiii, 530 pages ; 24 cm
A new life (1979) -- Swirls of light -- Changes in the country -- Silkestrå -- Peeing on the stairs -- Al-Anfal -- Our children -- Young dreams -- To Damascus -- Asking for protection -- A place on the list -- "High quality fake diplomas!!" -- Choose yourself a world -- Three comrades -- Writings -- The book -- How can I get your life? -- Don't make friends with anyone before you get there! -- Patriots and tyrants -- Not just an outfit -- The President's speech -- Poison -- The chemist's log -- All we could dream of -- Summer fever -- I love you -- Friday -- When it's all over -- Does your child have any distinguishing features? -- But never naivety -- Narcissus on stage -- The monologue -- The heart of the matter -- The will to live -- Psycho seminar -- The verdict -- The mountain -- Weaver's heaven -- The sentence.
"On July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb outside the Norwegian prime minister's office in central Oslo, killing eight people. He then proceeded to a youth camp on the wooded island of Utøya, where he killed sixty-nine more, most of them teenage members of the country's governing Labour Party. In [this book], the journalist Åsne Seierstad tells the story of this terrible day and its reverberations. How did Breivik, a gifted child from an affluent neighborhood in Oslo, become Europe's most reviled terrorist? How did he accomplish an astonishing one-man murder spree? And how did a famously peaceful and prosperous country cope with the slaughter of so many of its young?"--Dust jacket flap.

Listening to stone : the art and life of Isamu Noguchi

April 23, 2015
Herrera, Hayden, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
viii, 575 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Parents -- Dear Baby -- Tokyo -- Chigasaki -- St. Joseph College -- Interlaken -- La Porte -- I became a sculptor -- I will rival the immortals -- Out from the shadow of a big tree -- Head buster -- To find nature's reasons -- A close embrace of the Earth -- Lonely traveler, social lion -- Toward a sculpture of space -- Art with a social purpose -- Mexico -- New York, 1936-39 -- California -- Poston -- MacDougal Alley -- Letters to Ann -- Noguchi and Martha Graham, passionate collaborators -- The rock and the space between -- Tara -- 1946-48 -- Impasse -- Bollingen travels -- Harbinger pigeon -- Shinbanraisha -- Mitsukoshi exhibition -- Yoshiko Yamaguchi -- Kita Kamakura -- My solace has always been sculpture -- UNESCO : a somewhat Japanese garden -- Changed visions -- Priscilla -- Working with Noguchi -- Levitating rocks, wings of prayer -- Toward an autobiography -- A primer of shapes and functions -- The wheat itself -- "Red cube, black sun" -- The stone circle -- "To intrude on nature's way" -- A place for people to go -- Imaginary landscapes -- "California scenario" -- Bayfront Park -- All things worthwhile must end as gifts -- Kyoko -- No beginnings, no endings.
"From the author of Arshile Gorky, a major biography of the great American sculptor that redefines his legacy"-- Provided by publisher.

Headscarves and hymens : why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution

April 23, 2015
Eltahawy, Mona, 1967- author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
240 pages ; 20 cm
Why they hate us -- Black veil, white flag -- One hand against women -- The god of virginity -- Home -- Roads through the desert -- Speak for yourself.
"Drawing on her years as a campaigner and commentator on women's issues in the Middle East, [Eltahawy] explains that since the Arab Spring began, women in the Arab world have had two revolutions to undertake: one fought with men against oppressive regimes, and another fought against an entire political and economic system that treats women in countries from Yemen and Saudi Arabia to Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya as second-class citizens ... Her book is a plea for outrage and action on their behalf, confronting the 'toxic mix of culture and religion that few seem willing or able to disentangle lest they blaspheme or offend'" -- Provided by publisher.

Speak now : marriage equality on trial : the story of Hollingsworth v. Perry

April 23, 2015
Yoshino, Kenji, author.
New York : Crown Publishers, [2015]
viii, 373 pages ; 25 cm
"Tells the story of a watershed trial that unfolded over twelve tense days in California in 2010. A trial that legalized same-sex marriage in our most populous state. A trial that interrogated the nature of marriage, the political status of gays and lesbians, the ideal circumstances for raising children, and the ability of direct democracy to protect fundamental rights. A trial that stands as the most potent argument for marriage equality this nation has ever seen. In telling the story of Hollingsworth v. Perry, the groundbreaking federal lawsuit against Proposition 8, Kenji Yoshino has also written a paean to the vanishing civil trial--an oasis of rationality in what is often a decidedly uncivil debate"--Dust jacket flap.

The appetite solution : lose weight effortlessly and never be hungry again

April 23, 2015
Colella, Joseph.
New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

A girl and her greens : hearty meals from the garden

April 23, 2015
Bloomfield, April, author.
©2015
261 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Make : wearable electronics

April 23, 2015
Hartman, Kate, author.
Sebastopol, CA : Maker Media, 2014.
xviii, 257 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Design, prototype, and wear your own interactive garments"--Cover.
Circuits -- Conductive materials -- Switches -- E-textile toolkits -- Making electronics wearable -- Microcontrollers -- Sensors -- Actuators -- Wireless -- Appendix A: Tools -- Appendix B: Batteries -- Appendix C: Resources -- Appendix D: Other neat things -- Appendix E: Microcontroller options.
Make: Wearable Electronics is intended for those with an interest in physical computing who are looking to create interfaces or systems that live on the body. Perfect for makers new to wearable tech, this book introduces you to the tools, materials, and techniques for creating interactive electronic circuits and embedding them in clothing and other things you can wear. Each chapter features experiments to get you comfortable with the technology and then invites you to build upon that knowledge with your own projects. Fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions and images of amazing creations made by artists and professional designers, this book offers a concrete understanding of electronic circuits and how you can use them to bring your wearable projects from concept to prototype.

Easy English step-by-step for ESL learners

April 23, 2015
Pelletier, Danielle (ESL Instructor), author.
Chicago : McGraw-Hill Education, [2014]
xv, 400 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Meeting people -- Habits, customs, and routines -- Food: shopping and restaurants -- Getting around town -- Recreation and hobbies -- Making friends -- Health and medicine -- Shopping and clothing.
The quickest route to learning a language is through a solid grounding in the basics. So what you won't find in 'Easy English Step-by-Step' is a lot of endless drills. Instead, this book features an original, step-by-step approach to learning English based on the way people naturally acquire language. With an emphasis on everyday language, this book gets you speaking and understanding English right away. From the beginning, you learn the most essential structures, which allows you to communicate in English almost immediately. Gradually, through a series of inter-connected "steps", you will progress in a logical way to more common concepts that govern how English is spoken and written. Along the way you will acquire hundreds of carefully selected vocabulary words that are most frequently used in everyday English.

Basic Hindi

April 23, 2015
Taneja, Sonia.
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2012.
vii, 200 pages ; 28 cm.

AC/DC FAQ : all that's left to know about the world's true rock 'n' roll band

April 23, 2015
Masino, Susan, 1955- author.
Montclair, New Jersey : Backbeat Books, 2015.
xv, 364 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

The Eagles FAQ : all that's left to know about classic rock's superstars

April 23, 2015
Vaughan, Andrew, author.
©2015
xix, 328 pages ; 23 cm.

The Quentin Tarantino FAQ : everything left to know about the original reservoir dog

April 23, 2015
Sherman, Dale.
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2015.
xiii, 385 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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