New Arrivals · Biography

October 24, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Parcells : a football life

October 23, 2014
Parcells, Bill, 1941-
New York : Crown Archetype, [2014]
536 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Bill Parcells may be the most iconic football coach of our time. During his decades-long tenure as an NFL coach, he turned failing franchises into contenders. He led the ailing New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories, turned the New England Patriots into an NFL powerhouse, reinvigorated the New York Jets, brought the Dallas Cowboys back to life, and was most recently enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Taking readers behind the scenes with one of the most influential and fascinating coaches the NFL has ever known, PARCELLS will take a look back at this coach's long, storied and influential career, offer a nuanced portrayal of the complex man behind the coach, and examine the inner workings of the NFL"-- Provided by publisher.

Another man's war : the story of a Burma boy in Britain's forgotten African army

October 23, 2014
Phillips, Barnaby, author.
London, England : Oneworld Publications, 2014.
xv, 313 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
"In December 1941 the Japanese invaded Burma. For the British, the longest land campaign of the Second World War had begun. 100,000 African soldiers were taken from Britain's colonies to fight the Japanese in the Burmese jungles. They performed heroically in one of the most brutal theatres of war, yet their contribution has been largely ignored. Isaac Fadoyebo was one of those 'Burma Boys'. At the age of sixteen he ran away from his Nigerian village to join the British Army. Sent to Burma, he was attacked and left for dead in the jungle by the Japanese. Sheltered by courageous local rice farmers, Isaac spent nine months in hiding before his eventual rescue. He returned to Nigeria a hero, but his story was soon forgotten. Barnaby Phillips travelled to Nigeria and Burma in search of Isaac, the family who saved his life, and the legacy of an Empire. Another Man's War is Isaac's story."--Page 2 of jacket.

The woman I wanted to be

October 23, 2014
Von Furstenberg, Diane, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
239 pages, 48 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
The woman I am. Roots ; Love ; Beauty -- The business of fashion. The American dream ; The comeback kid ; The new era.
"Von Furstenberg reflects on her extraordinary life from childhood in Brussels to her days as a young, jet-set princess, to creating the dress that came to symbolize independence and power for an entire generation of women, ... [mining] the rich territory of what it means to be a woman. She opens up about her family and career, overcoming cancer, building a global brand, and devoting herself to empowering other women, writing, 'I want every woman to know that she can be the woman she wants to be'"-- Provided by publisher.

Live original : how the Duck Commander teen keeps it real and stays true to her values

October 23, 2014
Robertson, Sadie, 1997- author.
New York : Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2014.
xiv, 203 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Think happy, be happy -- Dream big -- Never give up -- Confidence is key -- You can only fix you -- Let your smile change the world -- ARK: acts of random kindness -- Shake the hate -- A friend's a friend forever -- Respect relationships -- Five seconds of awkward -- Stress causes a mess -- Do something -- Live original.

Trust : in Saint Faustina's footsteps

October 23, 2014
Górny, Grzegorz, author.
325 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Translation of: UFAM. Śladami Św. Siostry Faustyny.

When lions roar : the Churchills and the Kennedys

October 23, 2014
Maier, Thomas, 1956-
New York : Crown Publishers, [2014.
pages cm
A far-reaching history of the intertwined personal and public lives of the Churchills and the Kennedys discusses their respective family views, how they overcame bitter differences to unite against Hitler and the enduring influence of their collaborations.

Fearless : stories of the American saints

October 23, 2014
Camille, Alice L.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Franciscan Media, 2014.
207 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

And give up showbiz? : how Fred Levin beat big tobacco, avoided two murder prosecutions, became a chief of Ghana, earned boxing manager of the year, and transformed American law

October 23, 2014
Young, Josh, 1965- author.
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, [2014]
xviii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue : Searching for Atticus Finch -- Payback, Levin style -- Bending the rules to the breaking point -- Chasing the ambulance -- The case that landed Fred Levin in US magazine -- Winning over everybody -- "Home sweet home" -- Perry Mason moments -- Wheeling and dealing justice -- From barbecue to blab-tv : birth of an entrepreneur -- In the center of the ring -- A good old-fashioned Southern mystery -- Prosecuting Fred Levin -- Up in smoke -- Fred Levin's presidential "wall of fame" -- The lady of justice removes her blindfold -- Mass torts : one case, one thousand clients -- Epilogue : the againg elephant in the circus.

Native elders : sharing their wisdom

October 22, 2014
Sigafus, Kim, author.
Summertown, Tennesse : 7th Generation, Native voices, [2014]
101 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
LaDonna Harris -- Ernest Siva -- Jacqueline Guest -- Percy Henry -- Nella Heredia -- Jim Northrup -- Judy Gingell -- Christine Jack -- Mark Bellcourt -- Bert Crowfoot -- Louva Dahozy -- Faith Davison.
Read the stories of Native elders whose lives spring from a time without television, computers or cell phones.

Frank Lloyd Wright and his manner of thought

October 21, 2014
Klinkowitz, Jerome, author.
xii, 202 pages ; 23 cm
Truth against the world -- Architects and machines -- The prairie and the world -- Japan and after -- An Autobiography and the fellowship -- Broadacre City and the 1930s -- A second career -- Appendix: Divorce papers of William C. and Anna L. Wright.
"An iconic figure in American culture, Frank Lloyd Wright is famous throughout the world. Although his achievements in architecture are stunning, it is his importance in cultural history, Jerome Klinkowitz contends, that makes Wright the object of such avid and continuing interest. Designing more than just buildings, Wright offered a concept for living that still influences how people conduct their lives today. Wright's innovations in architecture have been widely studied, but this is the most comprehensive and sustained treatment of his thought."--Back cover.

Escape from Tibet : a true story

October 21, 2014
Gray, Nick, author.
Toronto, Ontario : Annick Press, 2014.
154 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.

Leaving Russia : a Jewish story

October 21, 2014
Shrayer, Maxim, 1967- author.
xxii, 324 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Victoria : a life

October 20, 2014
Wilson, A. N., 1950- author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2014.
xi, 642 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table ; 25 cm
"Includes a wealth of new material from previously unseen sources to show us Queen Victoria as she's never been seen before. Wilson explores the curious set of circumstances that led to Victoria's coronation, her strange and isolated childhood, her passionate marriage to Prince Albert and his pivotal influence even after death, and her widowhood and subsequent intimate friendship with her Highland servant John Brown, all set against the backdrop of this momentous epoch in Britain's history--and the world's"--Dust jacket flap.
Wilson explores the curious set of circumstances that led to Victoria's coronation, her strange and isolated childhood, her passionate marriage to Prince Albert and his pivotal influence even after death and her widowhood and subsequent intimate friendship with her Highland servant John Brown, all set against the backdrop of a momentous epoch in Britain's history -- and the world's.

The dog stays in the picture : life lessons from a rescued greyhound

October 20, 2014
Morse, Susan, 1959- author.
New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2014.
viii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

Even this I get to experience

October 20, 2014
Lear, Norman.
New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
xvi, 448 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Alone in a going world -- Those were the days -- Joyful stress -- Over and next.


October 20, 2014
Hancock, Herbie, 1940- author.
New York : Viking, 2014.
344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"In Possibilities, Herbie Hancock reflects on a career that has spanned seven decades. From his beginnings as a child prodigy to his work in Miles Davis's second great quintet; from his innovations as the leader of his own groundbreaking sextet to his collaborations with everyone from Wayne Shorter to Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder; Herbie Hancock reveals the method behind Hancock's undeniable musical genius. Hancock shares his musical influences, colorful behind-the-scenes stories, his long and happy marriage, and how Buddhism inspires him creatively and personally. Honest, enlightening, and as electrifyingly vital as the man who wrote it, Herbie Hancock promises to be an invaluable contribution to jazz literature and a must-read for fans and music lovers"-- Provided by publisher.

Respect : the life of Aretha Franklin

October 17, 2014
Ritz, David.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
viii, 520 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm

Eugene O'Neill : a life in four acts

October 17, 2014
Dowling, Robert M., 1970- author.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
xi, 569 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The ghosts at the stage door. The treasures of Monte Cristo ; School days of an apostate ; Anarchist in the tropics ; Exorcism in New York ; Return to Monte Cristo ; The (love) sick apprentice ; It takes a village -- "To be an artist or nothing." Washed ashore at land's end ; Below Washington Square ; "Turn back the universe" ; "The town is yours" ; Civilization unmasked ; The theatre F(r)eud -- "The Broadway show shop." Prometheus unbound ; Draining bitter cups ; Note to the Ku Klux Klan ; "God's hard, not easy" ; The novelist behind the mask "Old Doc" at Loon Lodge ; The soliloquy is dead! Long live-- what? -- Full fathom five. Uncharted seas ; L'Aeschylus du Plessis ; The Prodigal returns ; "The game isn't worth the candle" ; Pandora's box ; The tyranny of time ; silence's end ; "There's a lot to be said for being dead" -- Journey into light.
"A major new biography of the Nobel Prize-winning playwright whose brilliantly original plays revolutionized American theater"-- Provided by publisher.

Cathedral : an illness and a healing : a memoir

October 17, 2014
Henderson, Bill, 1941-
Wainscott, New York : Pushcart Press, [2014]
245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Pushcart Prize editor Bill Henderson has written a tale of faith and survival, a fascinating history of cathedral building, life in a small town in Maine and the struggle against cancer and the "pride" of despair. But most moving is that of a man's faith in love and family and the regeneration hope brings. It's a memorable and inspiring book. Philip Schultz"--Page [4] of cover.

You might remember me : the life and times of Phil Hartman

October 17, 2014
Thomas, Mike, 1970- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Hartman is best known for his eight seasons on Saturday Night Live, where his versatility and comedic timing resulted in some of the most famous sketches in the television show's history. He also starred as pompous radio broadcaster Bill McNeal in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio and voiced numerous classic roles on The Simpsons. His seemingly charmed life was cut short when he was fatally shot by his troubled third wife, Brynn, who turned a gun on herself several hours later. Thomas provides a celebration of Hartman's career and a warts-and-all examination of his often intriguing and sometimes complicated life.

Blues all day long : the Jimmy Rogers story

October 17, 2014
Goins, Wayne E., author.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2014]
xvi, 387 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm.
From Minter City to Madison Street (1924-1960). Money, marbles, and chalk ; Chicago bound ; Chess moves ; Headhunters and wolfmen ; The world's in a tangle ; Blues leave me alone -- Rising from the ashes (1970-1989). Walkin' by myself ; Shelter from ther storm ; Gold tailed bird ; Feelin' good ; Out on the road -- Fathers and sons (1989-1997). Changing lanes ; That's all right ; Long gone -- Coda. The last time.

Life by the cup : ingredients for a purpose-filled life of bottomless happiness and limitless success

October 16, 2014
Muzyka, Zhena.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, [2014].
411 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Atria Books, 2014.

The return of George Washington : 1783-1789

October 16, 2014
Larson, Edward J. (Edward John), author.
© 2014
xv, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Book I. From New York to Mount Vernon, 1782-1786. Retiring becomes him; Reeling in the West; To go or not to go -- Book II. To, from, and in Philadelphia, 1787. The center holds; In his image; "Little short of a miracle" -- Book III. From Mount Vernon to New York, 1877-1789. Ratifying Washington; The first federal elections; The inaugural parade.

Brothers be, yo like George, ain't that funkin' kinda hard on you? ; a memior

October 16, 2014
Clinton, George, 1940- author.
New York : Atria Books, [2014].
x, 404 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption

October 16, 2014
Stevenson, Bryan, author.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2014]
x, 336 pages ; 25 cm

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