New Arrivals · Biography

August 23, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Double ace : the life of Robert Lee Scott Jr., pilot, hero, and teller of tall tales

August 22, 2016
Coram, Robert, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.
x, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Georgia boy -- Failure -- West Point -- Bugling -- Flying and driving -- Learning the trade -- Dark nights of the soul -- The fortress falls -- Wedding bells and distant trumpets -- Extra duty -- Orchids and pigs and, oh my, the training command -- California dreaming -- War tocsins -- "You are not blooded" -- Hold my beer... -- The flight to destiny -- At the end of the world -- The Hump -- Flying Tiger -- Glory -- Leaving China -- Home is the hero -- On the road again -- The book ... and the movie -- Good reviews ... and bad -- Movie star -- Chiaroscuro -- Twilight -- The more things change -- Still in the race -- Resurrection -- At last -- One more mission -- Mission accomplished.
"Recounts the storied life and military career of American flying Ace, Robert Lee Scott Jr who flew missions in China alongside the zFlying Tigersy during World War II and helped found Georgia's Museum of Aviation,"--NoveList.

Letters of Second Lieutenant Charles Wesley Chapman, Jr., December 19, 1894-May 3, 1918.

August 22, 2016
Chapman, Charles Wesley, Jr., 1894-1918, author.
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama : Air Force Research Institute, Air University Press, 2016.
xix, 136 pages : illustrations; 23 cm
Shipping list no.: 2016-0296-P.
"Published by Air University Press in April 2016"--Title page verso.

The commander : Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab independence, 1914-1948

August 19, 2016
Parsons, Laila, author.
New York : Hill and Wang, 2016.
xvi, 295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Ottoman officer -- Syria in revolt -- Palestine 1936 -- Baghdad to Berlin -- Palestine 1948 -- Epilogue.
"The definitive biography of the military leader who stood at the center of Arab politics for four decades"--Provided by publisher.

Elon Musk and Tesla

August 19, 2016
Kallen, Stuart A., 1955- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2016.
80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm.
The wonder years -- Paypal payoff -- Launching Spacex -- Tesla Motors.
This title introduces readers to Elon Musk, the soft-spoken genius behind the electric car maker Tesla Motors and the spacecraft builder Space X.

Jeff Bezos and Amazon

August 19, 2016
Kallen, Stuart A., 1955-
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2016.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Resourceful and intelligent -- An e-commerce pioneer -- Earth's largest bookstore -- Taking risks.
This title introduces readers to Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com.

Reed Hastings and Nexflix

August 19, 2016
Nakaya, Andrea C., 1976-
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2016.
80 pages cm.
Early life -- The creation of Netflix -- Success at Netflix -- Persevering to reach his goals -- Looking to the future.
This title introduces readers to Reed Hastings, founder of Netflix, and a pioneer in the development of streaming entertainment.

My son wears heels : one mom's journey from clueless to kickass

August 18, 2016
Tarney, Julie, author.
©2016
xxi, 213 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

All at sea : a memoir

August 17, 2016
Aitkenhead, Decca, author.
New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2016]
225 pages ; 21 cm
"A beautifully written, breathtakingly honest, unsentimental, and profound memoir from one of the UK's most popular journalists. On a hot, still morning on a beautiful beach in Jamaica, Decca Aitkenhead's life changed forever. Her four-year-old son was paddling peacefully at the water's edge when a wave pulled him out to sea. Her partner, Tony, swam out and saved their son's life--then drowned before her eyes. When Decca and Tony first met, a decade earlier, she was a renowned Guardian journalist, profiling leading politicians of the day; he was a dreadlocked criminal with a history of drug dealing and violence. No one thought the romance would last, but it did--until the tide swept Tony away, plunging Decca into the dark chasm of random tragedy. Exploring race and redemption, privilege and prejudice, All at Sea is a remarkable story of love and loss, of how one couple changed each other's lives, and of what a sudden death can do to the people who survive"-- Provided by publisher.

Scream : a memoir of glamour and dysfunction

August 17, 2016
Janowitz, Tama, author.
New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2016]
285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"In this ... memoir, the original Lit Girl and author of ... Slaves of New York considers her life in and outside of New York City, from the heyday of the 1980s to her life today in a tiny upstate town that proves that fact is always stranger than fiction"--Publisher marketing.

The making of Donald Trump

August 17, 2016
Johnston, David, 1948-
©2016
xvi, 263 pages ; 24 cm
Family history -- Family values -- Personal values -- A sickly child -- Making friends -- Trump's most important deals -- "A great lawsuit" -- Showing mercy -- Polish brigade -- Feelings and net worth -- Government rescues Trump -- Golf and taxes -- Income taxes -- Empty boxes -- "Better than Harvard" -- Trump charities -- Imaginary friends -- Imaginary lovers -- Myth maintenance -- Collecting honors -- Who's that? -- Down Mexico way -- Trump beaches a whale -- Biggest loser -- Epilogue.
Love him or hate him, Trump's influence is undeniable. A man of great media savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, and political clout, Trump's career has been plagued by legal troubles and mounting controversy. Johnston tells the full story of how a boy from a quiet section of Queens, NY would become an entirely new, and complex, breed of public figure. Drawing on decades of interviews, financial records, court documents, and public statements, Johnston gives us the most in-depth look yet at the man who would be president.

The making of a racist : a Southerner reflects on family, history, and the slave trade

August 17, 2016
Dew, Charles B.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2016.
xi, 185 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Introduction: The stuff of history -- A Confederate youth -- The making of a racist -- The unmaking of a racist -- The document -- The correspondence, part I -- The correspondence, part II -- The market -- In conclusion.
"This unique blend of memoir and history interweaves autobiography with the history of the slave trade and the American South"--Provided by publisher.

The boy who runs : the odyssey of Julius Achon

August 16, 2016
Brant, John, 1951- author.
©2016
xvi, 248 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, color ; 25 cm
Julius Achon is the director of the Achon Uganda Children's Fund, a charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life in rural Uganda. He was captured at 12 and turned into a boy soldier; then miraculously found a career as one of the world's foremost middle-distance runners. This is his story.

The girl with the lower back tattoo

August 16, 2016
Schumer, Amy, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
viii, 323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
A note to my readers -- An open letter to my vagina -- My only one-night stand -- I am an introvert -- On being new money -- An introduction to my stuffed animals -- Dad -- Excerpt from my journal in 1994 (age thirteen) with footnotes from 2016 -- Officially a woman -- Camp Anchor -- How I lost my virginity -- Things you don't know about me -- Can't knock the hustle -- Excerpt from my journal in 1999 (age eighteen) with footnotes from 2016 -- Faked it 'til I maked it -- Excerpt from my journal in 2001 (age twenty) with footnotes from 2016 -- Beautiful and strong -- Excerpt from my journal in 2003 (age twenty-two) with footnotes from 2016 -- How to become a stand-up comedian -- Times it's okay for a man not to make a woman come during sex -- The worst night of my life -- Things that make me insanely furious -- Athletes and musicians -- Letter to the editor -- Secret bad habits -- Mom -- NYC apartments -- Blackouts and stem cells -- An exciting time for women in Hollywood -- Mayci and Jillian -- Things that make me happy -- The sun will come out tomorrow -- What I want people to say at my funeral -- Rider for the funeral of Amy Schumer -- Forgiving my lower back tattoo.
Amy Schumer, Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star, mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationship, and sex, and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is--a woman with the courage to bare her soul and stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend -- an unforgettable and fun adventure you wish could last forever. --from book jacket.

The rest I will kill : William Tillman and the unforgettable story of how a free black man refused to become a slave

August 16, 2016
McGinty, Brian, author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]
236 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
A free black man -- To sea -- The capture -- Now is our time -- The return -- A hero's welcome -- A matter of compensation -- Passing judgment -- The fury continues -- Epilogue: a black man's fate.

The hero's body : a memoir

August 16, 2016
Giraldi, William, author.
©2016
265 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
"A memoir of motorcycles and muscles, of obsession and grief, and of a young man who learned how to stay alive through literature. At just forty-seven years old, William Giraldi's father was killed in a horrific motorcycle crash while racing on a country road. This tragedy, which forever altered the young Giraldi and devastated his family, provides the pulse for The Hero's Body. In the tradition of Andre Dubus III's Townie, this is a deep-seeing investigation into two generations of men from the working-class town of Manville, New Jersey, including Giraldi's own forays into obsessive bodybuilding as a teenager desperate to be worthy of his family's pitiless, exacting codes of manhood. Lauded by The New Yorker for his "unrelenting, perfectly paced prose," Giraldi writes here with daring, searing honesty about the fragility and might of the American male. An unflinching memoir of luminous sorrow, a son's tale of a lost father and the ancient family strictures of extreme masculinity, The Hero's Body is a work of lasting beauty by one of our most fearless writers"-- Provided by publisher.

One of these things first

August 16, 2016
Gaines, Steven S., author.
©2016
196 pages ; 22 cm
"One of These Things First is a wry and poignant reminiscence of a 15 year old gay Jewish boy in Brooklyn in the early sixties, and his unexpected trajectory from a life behind a rack of dresses in his grandmother's bra and girdle store, to Manhattan's fabled Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, a fashionable Charenton for wealthy neurotics and Ivy League alcoholics, whose famous alumni include writers, poets, madmen, Marilyn Monroe, and bestselling author Steven Gaines." -- Amazon.com

Wasted : a memoir of anorexia and bulimia

August 15, 2016
Hornbacher, Marya, 1974-
New York : Harper Perennial, 2014.
316, 14 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1998.
"A reissue of the bestselling memoir with a new afterword by the author. Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless therapy, and the loss of family, friends, jobs, and all sense of what it means to be "normal," Marya Hornbacher lovingly embraced her anorexia and bulimia--until a particularly horrifying bout with the disease in college put the romance of wasting away to rest forever. WASTED is the story of one woman's travels to reality's darker side--and her decision to find her way back on her own terms"-- Provided by publisher.

A stray cat struts : my life as a rockabilly rebel

August 12, 2016
Phantom, Slim Jim, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.
viii, 277 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
Early moments of clarity and the luck of the draw -- Escape from New York -- A little time with the Rolling Stones -- LA to Tokyo -- I married a Bond girl -- Our day : the U.S. festival -- The killer -- Marbella -- Where's me Pepper suit? -- Lemmy -- A few stories with Keith -- Don't worry about it, son -- Bird -- A quick flight with John Lee Hooker -- Live from the Sunset Strip -- The candy man -- Life with Harry -- Come with me, kid -- Do it for Johnny -- Whatever I can do to help -- A new chapter -- The boys in the band -- Full circle.
"A memoir from the drummer of the 80s rockabilly band The Stray Cats shares stories of a rock 'n' roll life, friendships with icons like George Harrison and Keith Richards and his marriage to Britt Ekland,"--NoveList.

Ruined : a memoir

August 12, 2016
Everhart, Ruth, author.
Carol Stream, IL : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2016.
310 pages ; 21 cm
The crime -- The aftermath -- The courts -- The fallout -- The future.

My marathon : reflections on a Gold Medal life

August 12, 2016
Shorter, Frank, 1947- author.
©2016
xviii, 254, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Felix the Cat -- The House on Highland Avenue -- Pie Race -- Yahoo the Start -- Western Skies -- Road Runner Once, Road Runner Twice -- Intervals -- 26.2 -- Eternal Vigilance -- Summer Days at Hayward Field -- The Happy Games -- Black September -- The Invisible Thread -- Letting the Beast Out -- What If -- The Shadow -- Mystery Man -- Father of the Boom -- The House on Wisner Avenue -- The Oval Office -- That's My Story.
"My Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal Life is a revealing memoir by Frank Shorter, the father of American distance running. After winning the 1969 NCAA title in the 10,000-meters title during his senior year at Yale, Shorter went on to win a staggering 24 national titles on track, road, and cross country courses, but it was in the marathon that Shorter achieved his greatest fame and recognition. At the 1972 Munich Games, Shorter won the Olympic marathon finishing more than 2 minutes ahead of the second-place finisher. Four years later, he finished a controversial second in the Olympic marathon in Montreal. The controversy, still unresolved to this day, revolved around the East German "winner" being a possible drug cheat. Shorter later founded the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Written with noted sportswriter John Brant, My Marathon details these inspiring events, as well as the physical and emotional abuse Shorter suffered as a child, "--Amazon.com.

The humorless ladies of border control : touring the punk underground from Belgrade to Ulaanbaatar

August 10, 2016
Nicolay, Franz, author.
New York : The New Press, 2016.
371 pages : map ; 20 cm
The humorless ladies of border control (Ukraine) -- Party for everybody (Rostov-on-Don to Saint Petersburg) -- A real Lenin of our time (Moscow) -- God-forget-it house (Trans-Siberian) -- The knout and the pierogi (Tomsk to Baikal) -- The hall of sufficient looking (Trans-Mongolian) -- Drunk nihilists make a good audience (Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia) -- A fur coat with morsels (Hungary, Poland) -- Poor, but they have style (Romania) -- You are an asshole big time (Bulgaria) -- Don't bring your beer in church (Bucharest to Vienna) -- Changing the country, we apologize for the inconvenience (Ukraine after the flood).
In 2009, musician Franz Nicolay left his job and over the next five years, he crossed the world with a guitar in one hand, a banjo in the other, and an accordion on his back, playing the anarcho-leftist squats and DIY spaces of the punk rock diaspora. While engaging with the works of literary predecessors from Rebecca West to Chekhov and the nineteenth-century French aristocrat the Marquis de Custine, Nicolay explores the past and future of punk rock culture in the post-Communist world.

Accepted : how the first gay superstar changed WWE

August 10, 2016
Patterson, Pat, 1941- author.
Toronto : ECW Press, 2016.
xii, 258 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, some color ; 24 cm
"When Pat Patterson was 17 years old, he was asked to leave his home after telling his parents he was in love...with a man. Moving from Montreal to the United States in the 1960s, barely knowing a word of English, he was determined to succeed in the squared circle. Back when homophobia was widespread, Pat lived in the super-macho world of pro wrestling<"--Amazon.com.

The angel : the Egyptian spy who saved Israel

August 10, 2016
Bar-Joseph, Uri, author.
©2016
ix, 372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The funeral and the mystery -- Cairo, 1944-1970: beginnings -- London, 1970: contact -- April 1971: enter military intelligence -- May 1971: liftoff -- The dream of every spy agency on Earth -- Sadat's emissary for special affairs -- Egypt girds for war -- Final preparations and an intermezzo in Rome -- Signing at sundown on Saturday -- Dovecote: warning and war -- The rise and fall of Ashraf Marwan -- An angel in the city, a son-in-law exposed -- Fallen angel.
"The first English-language book to tell the sensational story of Ashraf Marwan, a top Egyptian official who spied for the Mossad and almost singlehandedly saved Israel from defeat in the Yom Kippur War. The Angel is a gripping feat of reportage that blows open the Mossad and reveals the shocking truth behind Marwan's mysterious death"-- Provided by publisher.

Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal

August 10, 2016
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse, author.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2016]
xv, 317 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Pre-Assessment -- Geography -- Social Studies -- Art -- Science -- Midterm Essay -- Romance Language -- History -- Music -- Math -- Language Arts -- Final Review -- End Notes.
"In the ten years since her beloved, groundbreaking Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, New York Times bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal has been quietly at work on this modest but mighty magnum opus, creating a spectacular literary experience that is unprecedented, unforgettable, and explosively human. Amy Krouse Rosenthal has cultivated a distinct blend of nonlinear memoir, observational humor, wistful reflections, and interactive connections with readers. A decade after Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, she's back with a sublime new work, a timeless collection of insights, memories, and moments that are at once intimate and universal. Why the title Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal? Because each piece of prose is organized into classic subjects such as Social Studies, Music, and Language Arts. Because textbook would accurately describe a book with a first-of-its-kind interactive text messaging component. Because textbook is an expression meaning "quintessential"--Oh, that wordplay and unconventional format is so typical of her, so textbook AKR. Because if an author's previous book has the word encyclopedia in the title, following it up with a textbook would be rather nice. Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal speaks to the awe, bewilderment, and poignancy of being alive"-- Provided by publisher.

Coco Chanel : an illustrated biography

August 9, 2016
Alkayat, Zena, author.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 16 cm

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