New Arrivals · Biography

October 21, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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

Queen of thieves : the true story of "Marm" Mandelbaum and her gangs of New York

October 16, 2014
Conway, J. North (Jack North), author.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2014]
xix, 240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; illustrations ; 24 cm

Then came life : living with courage, spirit, and gratitude after breast cancer

October 16, 2014
Lucas, Geralyn.
New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2014]
viii, 209 pages ; 22 cm
Right now : stop and smell the roses -- Skye's the limit -- Killer butt -- Random acts -- Joie de vivre -- How to have a worry-free day -- Deathbed regrets -- Mom/daughter/mother -- Red velvet cupcake -- Romance smackdown -- Sweet -- Bitter -- Blood, sweat, and tears -- Honey, you're never ready -- Good-bye for now -- Stardust -- Petal.
Challenges women who have had difficult setbacks to connect with their inner strength and approach life optimistically while tracing how the author embraced her second chance at life to reinvent herself.

On two feet and wings : one boy's amazing story of survival

October 15, 2014
Kazerooni, Abbas, author.
New York : Skyscape, [2014]
238 pages ; 22 cm
First published as: Little man.
Recounts the author's experiences fleeing Iran as a young boy during the Iran-Iraq war, and making his way on his own in the unfamiliar city of Istanbul in hopes of attaining a visa in England.

George Marshall : a biography

October 15, 2014
Unger, Debi, author.
New York, NY : Harper, [2014]
552 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Biographical directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005 : the Continental Congress, September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788, and the Congress of the United States, from the First through the One Hundred Eighth Congresses, March 4, 1789, to January 3, 2005, inclusive.

October 15, 2014
United States. Congress.
Washington, D.C. : U.S. G.P.O. : May be purchased from the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2005.
xvii, 2218 p. ; 31 cm.
Andrew R. Dodge, Betty K. Koed, editors-in-chief.
"Closing date of compilation, January 3, 2005."
Foreword -- Introduction -- Executive officers, 1789-2005 -- The Continental Congress: place and dates of meeting, with officers of congress -- The Continental Congress: delegates in the Continental Congress -- Apportionment of representatives -- The Congress of the United States, 1789-2005 -- Biographies.
Lists every member of the U.S. House and Senate since 1789, with brief biographical entries on each member.

William Wells Brown : an African American life

October 14, 2014
Greenspan, Ezra.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014]
vii, 614 pages, 16 (unnumbered) pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

Madam Belle : sex, money, and influence in a Southern brothel

October 14, 2014
Wall, Maryjean.
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2014]
x, 190 pages, 24 (unnumbered) pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The elegant Miss Belle -- Civil war and home war -- A troubled youth -- A businesswoman whose business is men -- Networks of power -- A wealthy benefactor -- Lexington's exclusive mansion for men -- A uniquely powerful woman in a changing city -- Crackdown on vice -- A growing moral menace -- The passing of a legend.

Father Lindesmith's collection : history into art and anthropology.

October 14, 2014
South Bend, Ind. : Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, 2012.
140 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), 1 map ; 30 cm.
Essays by Joanne M. Mack, Bethany Montagano and Candace S. Greene.

Neil Patrick Harris : choose your own autobiography

October 13, 2014
Harris, Neil Patrick, 1973-
New York : Crown Archetype, [2014]
ix, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
The Emmy Award-winning star of How I Met Your Mother shares his experiences as a child star, Broadway performer and father in an over-the-top, humorous account creatively designed in the style of the popular interactive adventure series.

Boy on ice : the life and death of Derek Boogaard

October 13, 2014
Branch, John (Sports reporter), author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
371 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The "death of hockey star Derek Boogaard at twenty-eight was front-page news across the country in 2011 and helped shatter the silence about violence and concussions in professional sports. Now, in a ... work of narrative nonfiction, ... reporter John Branch tells the ... story of Boogaard's life and heartbreaking death"

Stories of my life

October 13, 2014
Paterson, Katherine, author.
New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
xvi, 299 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 24 cm
"From her childhood in China to the moment she won her first National Book Award, literary icon Katherine Paterson shares the personal stories that inspired her children's books"

Taking flight : from war orphan to star ballerina

October 13, 2014
DePrince, Michaela, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
249 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates ; color illustrations ; 22 cm
Michaela DePrince lived the first few years of her live in war-torn Sierra Leone until she was adopted by an American Family. Now seventeen, she is one of the premiere ballerinas in the United States.

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