New Arrivals · Biography

October 10, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Journal of Andrew Hickenlooper

October 9, 2015
Hickenlooper, Andrew, 1837-1904, author.
Terrace Park, Ohio : Gordon Hickenlooper, 1984.
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection, bound in original card stock cover.
Part 1. Early life -- Part 2. The Civil War. Preliminary -- Shiloh, Corinth and Iuka -- The siege of Vicksburg -- The road to Atlanta -- Appendix A. Summary of orders -- Appendix B. Relation of casualties from disease and battle.

Cincinnati's celebrity criminal defender : murder, motive and the magical Foss Hopkins

October 9, 2015
Schulz, Janice, 1966- author.
142 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"In fifty years in the courtroom, Cincinnati criminal defense attorney Foss Hopkins represented more than 550 clients. Never far from controversy, Foss specialized in murder and represented a wide array of colorful defendants."--Page 4 of cover.

The Santa Claus man : the rise and fall of a Jazz Age con man and the invention of Christmas in New York

October 8, 2015
Palmer, Alex.
xiii,306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The Adventurers' Club -- Appointed rounds -- "To all a good night" -- The most photographed man in the world -- "Enemy, death, and a Christmas tree" -- Cathedrals of commerce -- Child wonderland -- Doors to deception -- Naughty list -- German intrigue -- Poor boy gets nothing -- "Santa Claus as a business man and advertiser" -- Order out of chaos -- Spectacle on 34th Street -- Dead letters -- Epilogue: Operation Santa Claus.

The witch of Lime Street : séance, seduction, and Houdini in the spirit world

October 8, 2015
Jaher, David, author.
436 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The dead boys -- The river of doubt -- The new wilderness -- The saxophone and spirit trumpet -- The great spirit hunt -- The witch of Lime Street -- Spirits of the dead -- How death deals its cards -- The shadow of a dream.
In 1924 the wife of a Boston surgeon came to embody the raging national debate over Spiritualism, a movement devoted to communication with the dead. Reporters dubbed her the blonde Witch of Lime Street, but she was known to her followers simply as Margery. Her most vocal advocate was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who believed so thoroughly in Margery's powers that he urged her to enter a controversial contest, sponsored by Scientific American. Her supernatural gifts beguiled four of the judges. There was only one left to convince... the acclaimed escape artist, Harry Houdini. Jaher captures their electric public rivalry and the competition that brought them into each other's orbit.

Empire of imagination : Gary Gygax and the birth of Dungeons & Dragons

October 8, 2015
Witwer, Michael, author.
New York ; London : Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, Plc., 2015.
ix, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 25 cm

Proust : the search

October 8, 2015
Taylor, Benjamin, 1952-
xiv, 199 pages : illustrations; 22 cm.

Pitch by pitch : my view of one unforgettable game

October 8, 2015
Gibson, Bob, 1935- author.
New York, NY : Flatiron Books, 2015.
243 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Pitch by Pitch gets inside Bob Gibson's head on the evening of October 2, 1968, when he took the mound in Game One of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers and struck out a record seventeen batters. Gibson, known as one of the most intimidating pitchers in baseball history, relives each inning and each pitch. Facing down batter after batter, Gibson shares his insights into every player that stepped into the batter's box against him that day--recounting in candid and in-depth detail the pitches he threw, his control over the ball, and his moments of synchronicity with catcher and friend Tim McCarver. This iconic game and all its players come to life on the page as Gibson gives a behind-the-scenes look at the way he played the game, his relationships with teammates, coaches, and opponents and their lives on and off the field. Like Dan Okrent's classic book, Nine Innings, Pitch by Pitch is a detailed look at a single fascinating game, this one told from the unique viewpoint of the mound, in the words of a perceptive pitcher who was one of baseball's all-time greats"-- Provided by publisher.

The wind in the reeds : a storm, a play, and the city that would not be broken

October 8, 2015
Pierce, Wendell, author.
344 pages ; 22 cm
A song of resurrection -- Down the bayou at the source -- This land is our land -- The family reserve -- My true north -- Art & life : "A man must have a code" : bunk -- It's raining so hard -- Godot : What's the good of losing heart now? -- Treme takes me home -- Tee and the joyful mysteries.
"From acclaimed actor and producer Wendell Pierce, an insightful and poignant portrait of family, New Orleans and the transforming power of art"-- Provided by publisher.

M train

October 7, 2015
Smith, Patti, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
253 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Café Ino -- Changing channels -- Animal crackers -- The flea draws blood -- Hill of beans -- The well -- Wheel of fortune -- How I lost the wind-up bird -- Her name was Sandy -- Vecchia zimarra -- Mu -- Tempest air demons -- A dream of Alfred Wegener -- Road to Larache -- Covered ground -- How Linden kills the thing she loves -- Valley of the lost -- The hour of noon.
An unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist. It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation. Here, too, are singular memories of Smith's life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith.

And then I danced : traveling the road to LGBT equality ; a memoir

October 7, 2015
Segal, Mark, 1951- author.
[Brooklyn, NY] : Open Lens, [2015]
302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
The boy from the projects -- Stonewall -- Mom, don't worry, I'll be arrested today -- Walter -- After Cronkite -- Talking sex with the Wall Street Journal -- Tits and ass -- Post-traumatic stress syndrome -- Clout -- Adventures with a publisher -- Bringing up baby -- Elton John and a bag full of diamonds -- Meeting with Mr. President -- An army of pink hard hats -- And then we danced.

Sounds like me : my life (so far) in song

October 7, 2015
Bareilles, Sara.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
xv, 186 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
The singer-songwriter presents a series of confessional writings about the searches for growth, healing, and self-acceptance behind some of her most popular songs.

The age of Clinton : America in the 1990s

October 7, 2015
Troy, Gil, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2015.
viii, 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Prologue : "Lost in the funhouse" : how Bill Clinton invented the Nineties -- 1990 : Houston : Cowboy cosmopolitanism and the end of history? -- 1991 : Philadelphia : "You just don't get it" : from the "new world order" to domestic disorder -- 1992 : Little Rock : "Don't stop thinking about tomorrow" : Bubba, Billary, and the rise of the adversarials -- 1993 : Washington, D.C. : "We must care for one another" : Clinton's learning curve -- 1994 : Seattle : the new nihilism in the Coffee Capital, and renewed Republicanism in the nation's capital -- 1995 : Oklahoma City : "Their legacy must be our lives" : the Claw-Back Kid finds windows of opportunity -- 1996 : Alphabet City, New York : "Take me or leave me" : cultural salvoes from Blue America -- 1997 : Silicon Valley : "Think different" : the everyday wizardry of everything and everywhere machines -- 1998 : Beverly Hills, 90210 : the Great American Moral Panic -- 1999 : Chicago : Finding forgiveness in the Church of Oprah -- 2000 : Miami : "The purpose of prosperity" : dilemmas of multiculturalism and hedonism in America's pleasure capital -- 2001 : "Let's roll" : America the function under attack.
"The 1990s was a decade of extreme change. Seismic shifts in culture, politics, and technology radically altered the way Americans did business, expressed themselves, and thought about their role in the world. At the center of it all was Bill Clinton, the talented, charismatic, and flawed Baby Boomer president and his controversial, polarizing, but increasingly popular wife Hillary. Although it was in many ways a Democratic Gilded Age, the final decade of the twentieth century was also a time of great anxiety. The Cold War was over, America was safe, stable, free, and prosperous, and yet Americans felt more unmoored, anxious, and isolated than ever. Having lost the script telling us our place in the world, we were forced to seek new anchors. This was the era of glitz and grunge, when we simultaneously relished living in the Republic of Everything even as we feared it might degenerate into the Republic of Nothing. Bill Clinton dominated this era, a man of passion and of contradictions both revered and reviled, whose complex legacy has yet to be clearly defined.In this unique analysis, historian Gil Troy examines Clinton's presidency alongside the cultural changes that dominated the decade. By taking the '90s year-by-year, Troy shows how the culture of the day shaped the Clintons even as the Clintons shaped it. In so doing, he offers answers to two of the enduring questions about Clinton's legacy: how did such a talented politician leave Americans thinking he accomplished so little when he actually accomplished so much? And, to what extent was Clinton responsible for the catastrophes of the decade that followed his departure from office, specifically 9/11 and the collapse of the housing market? Even more relevant as we head toward the 2016 election, The Age of Clinton will appeal to readers on both sides of the aisle"-- Provided by publisher.

A house of my own : stories from my life

October 7, 2015
Cisneros, Sandra, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
382 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Introduction -- Hydra House -- No Place Like Home -- Luis Omar Salinas -- Falling in Love with Enamoramiento -- Marguerite Duras -- Huipiles -- Vivan los Muertos -- Straw into Gold -- A Tango for Astor -- Only Daughter -- Letter to Gwendolyn Brooks -- My Wicked Wicked Ways -- Who Wants Stories Now -- La Casa Que Canta -- Mercè Rodoreda -- The House on Mango Street's Tenth Birthday -- I Can Live Sola and I Love to Work -- Tapicero's Daughter -- Guadalupe the Sex Goddess -- ¡Que Vivan los Colores! -- Tenemos Layaway, or, How I Became an Art Collector -- An Ofrenda for My Father on Day of the Dead -- Un Poquito de Tu Amor -- Eduardo Galeano -- Infinito Botánica -- El Pleito/The Quarrel -- To Seville, with Love -- A White Flower -- Señor Cappuccino -- Natural Daughter -- A Girl Called Daydreamer -- A House of My Own -- An Ofrenda for My Mother -- Resurrections -- Ten Thousand -- The Author Reponds to Your Letter Requesting My Book Be Banned from the School Library -- The Girl Who Became a Saint: Teresa Urrea -- Chavela Vargas: Una Mujer Muy Mujer -- Chocolate and Donuts -- Akumal -- A Borrowed House -- Epilogue: Mi Casa Es Su Casa -- Pilón: Infinito -- Resting Place/Descano -- Acknowledgments.
"From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking The House on Mango Street to her abode in Mexico, in a region where "my ancestors lived for centuries," the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, where she could truly take root, has eluded her. With this collection--spanning nearly three decades, and including never-before-published work--Cisneros has come home at last."-- Provided by publisher.

Rosemary : the hidden Kennedy daughter

October 7, 2015
Larson, Kate Clifford, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
A home birth -- The making of a mother -- Slipping behind -- Five schools -- Brief haven in England -- War on the Kennedy home front -- November 1941 -- Rosemary gone -- Rosemary made the difference.
The revelatory, poignant story of Rosemary Kennedy, the eldest and eventually secreted-away Kennedy daughter, and how her life transformed her family, its women especially, and an entire nation.

George Washington Carver : a life

October 7, 2015
Vella, Christina, 1952- author.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2015]
x, 422 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Carver's George -- Drifting toward life -- A real human being -- Booker -- Dominion of poverty -- "Stand up for the stupid and crazy" -- Love and lynch mobs -- Wrestling with devils -- Bad days and worse -- The curtain lifts -- Trying to be serious -- A real chemist? -- Passion pure and simple -- Suffering humanity -- Fame and its discontents -- Miles to go -- A million thanks -- Epilogue -- Appendices: 1. Experiment Station Bulletins by George W. Carver; 2. Partial list of Carver's products from peanuts and sweet potatoes (compiled by Carver); 3. Dr. Joseph Kenney's letter to Booker T. Washington and the Executive Council concerning unsanitary conditions at Tuskegee, March 26, 1903.

A common struggle : a personal journey through the past and future of mental illness and addiction

October 6, 2015
Kennedy, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph), 1967- author.
422 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles. On May 5, 2006, the New York Times ran two stories, 'Patrick Kennedy Crashes Car into Capitol Barrier' and then, several hours later, 'Patrick Kennedy Says He'll Seek Help for Addiction.' It was the first time that the popular Rhode Island congressman had publicly disclosed his addiction to prescription painkillers, the true extent of his struggle with bipolar disorder and his plan to immediately seek treatment. That could have been the end of his career, but instead it was the beginning. Since then, Kennedy has become the nation's leading advocate for mental health and substance abuse care, research and policy both in and out of Congress. And ever since passing the landmark Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act--and after the death of his father, leaving Congress--he has been changing the dialogue that surrounds all brain diseases. A Common Struggle weaves together Kennedy's private and professional narratives, echoing Kennedy's philosophy that for him, the personal is political and the political personal. Focusing on the years from his 'coming out' about suffering from bipolar disorder and addiction to the present day, the book examines Kennedy's journey toward recovery and reflects on Americans' propensity to treat mental illnesses as 'family secrets.' Beyond his own story, though, Kennedy creates a roadmap for equality in the mental health community, and outlines a bold plan for the future of mental health policy. Written with award-winning healthcare journalist and best-selling author Stephen Fried, A Common Struggle is both a cry for empathy and a call to action"-- Provided by publisher.

MJ : the genius of Michael Jackson

October 6, 2015
Knopper, Steve, 1969- author.
New York : Scribner, 2015.
438 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
A veteran music reporter offers a sweeping and vivid portrait of the King of Pop, from his first on-stage appearance at a local talent show in 1965, to his record-breaking album sales, Grammy awards, dance moves and years of scandal and controversy. --Publisher's description.

The outsider : my life in intrigue

October 6, 2015
Forsyth, Frederick, 1938- author.
xviii, 332 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"From Frederick Forsyth, the grand master of international suspense, comes his most intriguing story ever--his own"-- Provided by publisher.

Choosing hope : moving forward from life's darkest hours

October 6, 2015
Roig-DeBellis, Kaitlin, author.
256 pages ; 22 cm
Choosing your purpose -- Choosing your perspective -- My darkest hour -- Choosing to overcome -- Choosing your path -- Choosing hope.
"A teacher who saved the lives of fifteen elementary school students during the Sandy Hook shooting shares her experience with others in the hopes that they too can overcome their own personal tragedies, regardless of their magnitude,"--Novelist.

Shoot the conductor : too close to Monteux, Szell, and Ormandy

October 6, 2015
Brusilow, Anshel, author.
ix, 300 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
I came by it honestly -- My educations -- I'll do as I please -- Szellian perfection -- This Is the Philadelphia Orchestra -- The bow and the baton -- This isn't the Philadelphia Orchestra -- Into the Wild West -- The less Wild West -- In good company.

Mingming & the art of minimal ocean sailing : more voyages of a simple sailor

October 6, 2015
Taylor, Roger D. (Roger Duncan), 1947-
Waltham Cross : Fitzroy Press, 2010.
xii, 360 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm

The courage to act : a memoir of a crisis and its aftermath

October 5, 2015
Bernanke, Ben, author.
xiv, 610 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
The former chairman of the Federal Reserve documents his rise from a Southern youth to Ivy League professorships prior to the 2007 housing bubble burst, detailing the dramatic efforts to salvage the U.S. economy that made him "Time" magazine's 2009 Person of the Year.

You don't own me : the life and times of Lesley Gore

October 2, 2015
Tolliver, Trevor, author.
Milwaukee, WI : Backbeat Books, 2015.
xxi, 209 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Out here on my own -- The sweetie pie from Tenafly -- Let's get this party started -- Tears on my pillow -- You don't own me -- The trouble with boys -- The changing of the guard -- California dreaming -- Last call -- When yesterday was tomorrow -- A blank piece of paper and a hope -- That old time rock & roll -- Disco -- That's entertainment -- Here she comes again -- Lightning strikes -- Lesleymania revived -- Arsenic & buttered popcorn -- Give my regards to Broadway -- Dirty deeds -- Better angels -- Start the party again.

Guns 'n' Roses : reckless life : a graphic novel

October 1, 2015
McCarthy, Jim, 1953- author.
London : Omnibus Press, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
They've sold over 100 million albums, recorded the most expensive album ever, endlessly courted controversy with their lyrics, and embrace a full-on hedonistic lifestyle: Guns N' Roses are well acquainted with rock 'n' roll excess. In this spectacular new graphic biography, Marc Olivent's stunning artwork and Jim McCarthy's incisive script perfectly capture the rollercoaster tale of Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Steve Adler and the many others who have passed through the Guns 'n' Roses story. And it's all here: the feud between Axl and Kurt Cobain, the riots during concerts, the acrimonious departure of Slash from the band, the inevitable drugs and groupies and, of course, the music.

The girl with nine wigs : a memoir

October 1, 2015
Van der Stap, Sophie, author.
279 pages ; 22 cm
"The English translation is an amended and updated version of the Dutch language text of the work."
"Originally published in the Netherlands by Prometheus Amsterdam under the title Meisje met negen pruiken, ©2007."
"'It's Saturday and everything is different. No, I didn't go to the market this morning and I didn't have my usual coffee on Westerstraat. And no, I wasn't getting ready for a new semester at college. Next Monday, January 31st, I have to admit myself at the hospital for my first chemotherapy session. For the next two months, I'm expected each week for a fresh shot of vincristine, etoposide, ifosfamide and loads more exciting abracadabra.' Sophie is twenty-one when she is diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer. A striking, fun-loving student, her world is reduced overnight to the sterile confines of a hospital. But within these walls Sophie discovers a whole new world of white coats, gossiping nurses, and sexy doctors; of shared rooms, hair loss, and eyebrow pencils.As wigs become a crucial part of Sophie's new life, she reclaims a sense of self-expression. Each of Sophie's nine wigs makes her feel stronger and gives her a distinct personality, and that is why each has its own name: Stella, Sue, Daisy, Blondie, Platina, Uma, Pam, Lydia, and Bebé.There's a bit of Sophie in all of them, and they reveal as much as they hide. Sophie is determined to be much more than a cancer patient.With refreshing candor and a keen eye for the absurd, Sophie van der Stap's The Girl With Nine Wigs makes you smile when you least expect it."-- Provided by publisher.

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