New Arrivals · Biography

July 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The price of life

July 21, 2014
Nightwine, George Theodore, author.
Napa Valley, California : George Theodore Nightwine, 2014.
487 leaves : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Cover title.
1. Napa, California -- 2. Pearl Harbor -- 3. Tokyo, Japan -- 4. Port of Pusan -- 5. Pohang Valley -- 6. Operation Killer: United Nations Spring Offensive -- 7. Operation Ripper -- 8. San Francisco News: This is what I saw when I entered the valley -- 9. [Untitled] -- 10. U.N. tanks thrust toward town only 8 miles from North Korea -- 11. Quantico Line -- 12. Letter Home -- 13. Operation Mousetrap -- 14. Reds challenged to fight -- 15. Objectives on this mountain: Able, Baker, and Charlie -- 16. Marines first anniversary with United Nations forces -- 17. Next three objectives: Dog, Easy, George -- 18. Howe Objective -- 19. First Helicopter Combat Assault -- 20. November 14, 1951 : 176th birthday, U.S. Marine Corps -- 21. Postscript : Napa Valley, California ; The war is ended : July 27, 1953 -- Appendix.
"This book is my memoir of the time I spent in combat in Korea. I served as an Infantryman (Browning Automatic Rifleman), in the 3rd Squad, 2nd Platoon, Howe Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (Guadalcanal Division), FMF (Fleet Marine Force) Pacific."--Page 5.

Poets of World War I

July 18, 2014
Smith, Rupert, 1943-
Chicago, Illinois : Heinemann Library, [2014]
64 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 25 cm
"My subject is war" -- Wilfred Owen -- Siegfried Sassoon -- Isaac Rosenberg -- Rupert Brooke -- Robert Graves -- Vera Brittain -- Charles Sorley -- Alan Seeger.

The legends : Ohio State Buckeyes : the men, the deeds, the consequences

July 18, 2014
Rea, Mark, 1958-
Wilmington, Ohio : Orange Frazer Press, [2014]
viii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

The French house : an American family, a ruined 'maison,' and the village that restored them all

July 18, 2014
Wallace, Don, 1952-
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, Inc., [2014]
x, 325 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
"Shortly after Don and Mindy Wallace move to Manhattan to jump-start their writing careers, they learn of a house for sale in a village they once visited on a tiny French island off the Brittany coast. Desperate for a life change, the Wallaces bravely (and impulsively) buy it almost sight unseen. What they find when they arrive is a ruin, and it isn't long before their lives begin to resemble it--with hilarious and heartwarming results."--Back cover.

Edgar G. Ulmer : a filmmaker at the margins

July 18, 2014
Isenberg, Noah William.
xiv, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Preface -- Traces of a Viennese youth -- Toward a cinema at the margins -- Hollywood horror -- Songs of exile -- Capra of PRC -- Back in black -- Independence days -- Postscript.

Michelangelo : a life in six masterpieces

July 17, 2014
Unger, Miles.
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2014].
432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Michelangelo: the myth and the man -- Pietà -- The giant -- Creation -- The dead -- The end of time -- Basilica.
The life of one of the most revolutionary artists in history, told through the story of six of his greatest masterpieces. Among the immortals-Leonardo, Rembrandt, Picasso-Michelangelo stands alone as a master of painting, sculpture, and architecture. He was not only the greatest artist in an age of giants, but a man who reinvented the practice of art itself. Throughout his long career he clashed with patrons by insisting that he had no master but his own demanding muse and promoting the novel idea that it was the artist, rather than the lord who paid for it, who was creative the force behind the work.

Tomlinson Hill : the remarkable story of two families who share the Tomlinson name--one white, one black

July 17, 2014
Tomlinson, Chris.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2014.
xii, 430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 25 cm
"Foreign correspondent Chris Tomlinson returns to Texas to discover the truth about his family's slave owning history, [telling] the story of two families, one black and one white, who trace their ancestry to the same Central Texas slave plantation. Tomlinson discovers that his counterpart in the African American family is LaDainian Tomlinson, one of the greatest running backs in the history of the National Football League"-- Provided by publisher.

Honestly : my life and Stryper revealed

July 17, 2014
Sweet, Michael, 1963- author.
[St. Petersburg, Florida] : Big3 Records, [2014]
286 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"Founding member, singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the pioneering Christian rock band Stryper tells his life story -- Honestly"--Title page.

Double agent : the first hero of World War II and how the FBI outwitted and destroyed a Nazi spy ring

July 17, 2014
Duffy, Peter, 1969-
New York : Scribner, [2014].
vii, 338 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The object of the bombardment -- The highest humanity -- Almost single-handed -- -- True faith and allegiance -- With the resources we have on hand -- To lead an organization there -- In this solemn hour -- "You are Harry Sawyer" -- A vile race of quislings -- And you be careful -- Room 627 -- The trusted man.

Joss Whedon : the biography

July 16, 2014
Pascale, Amy.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2014].
viii, 440 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.

The gift of life : the reality behind donor organ retrieval

July 15, 2014
Graf, Traci, author.
207 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes index.

A gift of love : one woman's journey to save a life

July 15, 2014
Clipston, Amy.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2013].
219 pages ; 22 cm
Amy Clipston tells the story of how she almost lost her husband to Kidney disease.

Unbelievable happiness and final sorrow : the Hemingway-Pfeiffer marriage

July 15, 2014
Hawkins, Ruth A., 1947-
Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, c2012.
xiii, 333 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
The Pfeiffers -- Pauline -- Ernest -- Three's a crowd (1925-1926) -- The one hundred days (1926) -- Wedding plans (1927) -- The newlyweds (1927-1928) -- Homeward bound (1928) -- Family matters (1928-1929) -- Return to Paris (1929) -- A place to call home (1930-1931) -- Chaos abounds (1931-1932) -- In good times and bad (1933) -- On safari (1933-1934) -- More new places (1935) -- More new faces (1936) -- Trouble ahead (1937) -- The marriage unravels (1938) -- The end of something (1939) -- Acrimony and alimony (1940-1941) -- War on the home front (1942-1945) -- New beginnings (1946-1948) -- Last rites (1949-1951).
'Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow' paints a full picture of Pauline Pfeiffer and the role she played in Ernest Hemingway's becoming one of our greatest literary figures.

Let the tornado come : a memoir

July 15, 2014
Chin, Rita Zoey, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
322 pages ; 24 cm
"From an award-winning poet comes this ... memoir about a young runaway, the trauma that haunted her as an adult, and the friendship with a horse that finally set her free"-- Provided by publisher.

Within arm's length : a secret service agent's definitive inside account of protecting the president

July 15, 2014
Emmett, Dan, 1955-
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
xv, 299 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Dan Emmett was just eight years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The events surrounding the President's death shaped the course of young Emmett's life as he set a goal of becoming a US Secret Service agent--one of a special group of people willing to trade their lives for that of the President, if necessary. Within Arm's Length is the essential book on the Secret Service--a revealing and compelling inside look at the Presidential Protective Division (PPD) with stories from some of the author's more high-profile assignments in his twenty-one years of service, where he provided arm's length protection worldwide for Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and George W. Bush, both as a member of the PPD and the Counter Assault Team. Dan Emmett describes the professional challenges faced by Secret Service agents as well as the physical and emotional toll that can be inflicted on both agents and their families. Within Arm's Length also shares firsthand details about the duties and challenges of conducting presidential advances, dealing with the media, driving the President in a bullet-proof limousine, running alongside him through the streets of Washington, and flying with him on Air Force One. With fascinating anecdotes, Emmett weaves keen insight into the unique culture and history of the Secret Service and the inner workings of the White House"-- Provided by publisher.

Watching them be : star presence on the screen from Garbo to Balthazar

July 15, 2014
Harvey, James, 1929-
New York : Faber and Faber, Inc., an affiliate of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
xiii, 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Icons. Garbo ; Dietrich and Sternberg ; Bergman and Selznick ; Wayne and Ford ; Davis and Wyler ; Charles Laughton -- Realists. Robert De Niro ; Altman's Nashville ; Jackie Brown and others ; Godard's closeups -- Transcenders. Bergman and Rossellini ;Dreyer's heroines ; Balthazar.

Lifting my voice : a memoir

July 15, 2014
Hendricks, Barbara, author.
viii, 488 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
"An A Cappella book."

Ricochet : riding a wave of hope with the dog who inspires millions

July 15, 2014
Fridono, Judy, author.
Deerfield Beach, Florida : Health Communications, Inc., [2014]
xiv, 274 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
Foreword / by W. Bruce Cameron -- Prologue -- Introduction -- The catalyst -- Loss and fear -- Loss and fear interrupted -- The birth: the universe delivers -- Que será, será -- Expectations: control creates separation - Acceptance: releasing the spirit -- The rebirth: the splendor of surrender -- Goodness always prevails -- Turning tragedy to triumph -- Everything happens for a reason - Divine intervention: protected by angels -- Empowerment: finding a voice in a language left unspoken -- Empathy, intuition, and communicating from the heart -- Service and self-sacrifice -- Sacred journey -- The perfect wave.
"Ride the wave of hope with Ricochet--the only dog in the world who surfs with wounded warriors, people with disabilities, and children with special needs as an assistive aid and SURFice dog. This tears-to-triumph story takes readers behind the TV and video sensation and shares the true journey that went from promise to disappointment before ultimately finding life's purpose. The gorgeous golden retriever Ricochet seemed destined to be a service dog from the moment she was born. She approached her training with boundless energy and surpassed every other dog in her Puppy Prodigy training class. Unfortunately, her love for chasing birds could prove dangerous, for those she would assist. Fifteen months into her training, Ricochet was released, leaving a frustrated owner and a dog without a direction. Yet through a twist of fate, Judy realized that flunking out of school wasn't the end of the world--and in fact, could be the beginning of a new one. Once Judy learned to let go and let Ricochet be who she really was, they found her true calling as a SURFice dog. Ricochet's story is one of synchronicity, our interconnectedness, and opening ourselves to life's 'paws'ibilities. Embracing her true calling, Ricochet began to help others, including those with traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress, and physical disabilities, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable causes and inspiring people to believe in themselves. Ricochet does more than steady the board: she offers hope, comfort, healing, and a reason to keep fighting.What gives this story such extraordinary potential to become a publishing sensation? Ricochet is the only SURFice dog in the world, there is no other story quite like it!"-- Provided by publisher.

Now I see you : a memoir

July 15, 2014
Kear, Nicole C., author.
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
275 pages ; 22 cm
"When [the author] was 19 years old, she walked into an eye doctor's office for what she thought was a routine appointment and was given a life-changing diagnosis. She was going blind, courtesy of a disease called retinitis pigmentosa, and she had a decade or so before lights-out. To cope, she decides to hide her disease and live like there's no tomorrow ... She tears through boyfriends, joins a circus school, and travels all over. But when she falls in love and gets pregnant just a few years shy of her vision's expiration date, she abandons her reckless ways in order to become the best mother she can be"-- Provided by publisher.

We'll always have Paris : a mother/daughter memoir

July 15, 2014
Coburn, Jennifer, 1966- author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2014]
xviii, 377 pages : map ; 21 cm
Trip one. Paris and London, 2005 -- Trip two. Italy, 2008. Rome ; Salerno ; Florence ; Venice -- Trip three. Spain, 2011. Madrid ; Seville ; Granada ; Barcelona ; The Dalí Triangle -- Trip four. Amsterdam and Paris, 2013.
Jennifer Coburn has always been terrified of dying young. It's the reason she drops everything during the summers on a quest to travel through Europe with her daughter, Katie, before it's too late. Even though her husband can't join them, even though she's nervous about the journey, and even though she's perfectly healthy, she spends three to four weeks per trip jamming Katie's mental photo album with memories. In this heartwarming generational love story, Jennifer reveals how their adventures helped relinquish her fear of dying-- for the sake of living.

Hitchcock's partner in suspense : the life of screenwriter Charles Bennett

July 14, 2014
Bennett, Charles, 1899-1995.
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2014]
xvi, 279 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Preface / John Charles Bennett -- Sowing the wind -- Duty, honour, country -- Shakespearean actor -- Keith Chesterton: my most unforgettable character -- Sensation -- Alfred Hitchcock and my early talkies -- Alfred Hitchcock: a strange and bewildering character -- Study of the Hitchcock-Bennett partnership / John Charles Bennett -- Cause for alarm -- The British Film Colony and Errol Flynn -- War in his pocket -- A secret agent -- Unto the breach -- Foreign correspondent -- Unconquered -- No escape -- Curtain call -- Where danger lives / John Charles Bennett -- The avenger / John Charles Bennett -- A tribute.

Good morning, Mr. Mandela

July 14, 2014
La Grange, Zelda, author.
New York, New York : Viking, [2014]
xiv, 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
One of Mandela's three private secretaries and now working for the Nelson Mandela Foundation, "La Grange pays tribute to Nelson Mandela as she knew him: a teacher who gave her the most valuable lessons of her life. The Mr. Mandela we meet in these pages is a man who refused to be defined by his past, who forgave and respected all, but who was also frank, teasing, and direct. As he renewed his country, he also freed La Grange from a closed world of fear and mistrust, giving her life true meaning"

My two Italies

July 11, 2014
Luzzi, Joseph.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
204 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A charming, informative personal history that blends the anecdotal, historical, and downright unusual The child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature, in My Two Italies Joseph Luzzi straddles these two perspectives to link his family's dramatic story to Italy's north-south divide, its quest for a unifying language, and its passion for art, food, and family. From his Calabrian father's time as a military internee in Nazi Germany--where he had a love affair with a local Bavarian woman--to his adventures amid the Renaissance splendor of Florence, Luzzi creates a deeply personal portrait of Italy that leaps past facile clichés about Mafia madness and Tuscan sun therapy. He delves instead into why Italian Americans have such a complicated relationship with the "old country," and how Italy produces some of the world's most astonishing art while suffering from corruption, political fragmentation, and an enfeebled civil society. With topics ranging from the pervasive force of Dante's poetry to the meteoric rise of Silvio Berlusconi, Luzzi presents the Italians in all their glory and squalor, relating the problems that plague Italy today to the country's ancient roots. He shares how his "two Italies"--the earthy southern Italian world of his immigrant childhood and the refined "northern" Italian realm of his professional life--join and clash in unexpected ways that continue to enchant the many millions who are either connected to Italy by ancestry or bound to it by love"-- Provided by publisher.

Helena Rubinstein : the woman who invented beauty

July 11, 2014
Fitoussi, Michèle, author.
London : Gallic Books, 2013.
xiii, 384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
"First published in France as Helena Rubinstein: la femme qui inventa la beaute by Bernard Grasset, Paris, 2010"--Title page verso.

No man's war : irreverent confessions of an infantry wife

July 11, 2014
Ricketts, Angela.
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, c2014.
301 p. ; 24 cm.

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