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November 25, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Cincinnati, the Queen City of the West : her principal men and institutions, biographical sketches and portraits of leading citizens, descriptive accounts of her enterprises

November 24, 2014
Roe, George Mortimer, 1848-1916, editor.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Press of C.J. Krehbiel & Co.
1 online resource (411 pages) : illustrations, portraits.

Bartholomew's new series drawing book.

November 24, 2014
Bartholomew, William N. (William Newton), 1822-1898.
New York : Woolworth, Ainsworth & Co., 1869-
1 online resource (volumes) : illustrations.
Volumes consists of twelve lithographed plates interleaved with twelve blank leaves on which the exercises are meant to be copied. Instructions appear on p. [2-4] of wrappers.

Williams' Dayton directory, city guide, and business mirror. Volume 3, 1860-61 : to which is appended a list of post offices in the United States and territories, corrected up to date.

November 24, 2014
Dayton : James Rickey, 1860.
1 online resource (205, 74 pages) : illustrations.
Woodcut front., "Ohio State capitol." Otherwise not illustrated except for advertising.
"List of post offices in the United States and territories"--74 pages at end.

Williams' Dayton directory, city guide, and business mirror. Volume 1, 1856-'57

November 24, 2014
Dayton : Ells, Marquis & Co., 1856.
1 online resource (300 pages) : illustrations.
Woodcut front., "Southern Ohio lunatic asylum." Otherwise not illustrated except for advertising.
Includes local advertising, some illustrated.

Smead & Cowles' general business directory of the city of Cleveland for 1848-9 : together with a historical and statistical account of Cleveland and Ohio cities, and other items of interest

November 24, 2014
Cleveland : Smead & Cowles, 1848.
1 online resource (224 p., [2] leaves of plates) : maps.
Most odd-numbered pages are advertising.

The suburbs of Cincinnati [electronic resource] : sketches, historical and descriptive

November 21, 2014
Maxwell, Sidney D. (Sidney Denise), 1831-1913.
Cincinnati : G.E. Stevens & Co., 1870.
1 online resource (vi, 186 p.)
Avondale -- Clifton -- College Hill -- East Walnut Hills -- Glendale -- Mount Auburn -- Corryville -- Walnut Hills -- Eden Park -- Woodburn -- Columbia -- Cumminsville -- Kentucky suburbs -- Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad -- Little Miami Railroad -- Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Lafayette Railroad -- Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad -- Ohio and Mississippi Railroad -- Other suburbs.

Our police [electronic resource] : a history of the Cincinnati police force, from the earliest period until the present day

November 21, 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio : [s.n.], 1890.
xii, 418, 68 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.

Thoughts and experiences in and out of school [electronic resource]

November 21, 2014
Peaslee, John Bradley, 1842-1912.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Curts & Jennings, 1900, c1899.
1 online resource (396 p., 18 leaves of plates) : ill., facsims., ports.
John B. Peaslee is ex-Superintendent of the Public Schools of Cincinnati, Ohio.

The bench and bar of Cincinnati [electronic resource] : commemorating the building of the new Court house

November 21, 2014
Morris, William W.
[Cincinnati : New Court House Pub. Co.], 1921.
1 online resource (188 p.) : illustrations, portraits.
Some copies have insert: "No copies in PLCH or Cincinnati Historical Society have more than 188 pages."
Dedication -- History of the Bench and Bar of Cjncinnati -- History of Hamilton County Court Houses -- The Cincinnati Bar Association by George Hoadly -- The Cincinnati Law Library Association by Edwin Gholson -- Who's Who, with portraits -- Index.

A bibliography of the state of Ohio [electronic resource] : being a catalogue of the books and pamphlets relating to the history of the state ; with collations and bibliographical and critical notes, together with the prices at which many of the books have been sold at the principal public and private sales since 1860 ; and a complete index by subjects

November 21, 2014
Thomson, Peter G. (Peter Gibson), 1851-1931.
Cincinnati : P.G. Thomson, 1880.
1 online resource (vi, 436 pages)
Includes index.
"A collection of upwards of fourteen hundred distinct titles, relating almost wholly to the history of the state and parts thereof, not including the public documents."

Vancouver [electronic resource] : the gem of Canada is aglow with four romances

November 20, 2014
Sattler, Gail.
Uhrichsville, Ohio : Barbour Books, c2000.
1 online resource.
Gone camping -- At arm's length -- On the road again -- My name is Mike.
Romance turns the town upside down. The glow of Canada is aglow with four romances.

Sliver [electronic resource]

November 20, 2014
Levin, Ira.
New York : Pegasus : distributed by Open Road Integrated Media, 2011.
1 online resource (142 p.)
Originally published: New York : Bantam Books, c1991.
Kay Norris, a successful and lovely book editor, moves into the posh Carnegie Hall district of Manhattan, into an apartment in a slender high-rise. Unknown to her, a man with a shocking secret is watching her.

Ask Alice [electronic resource] : a novel

November 20, 2014
Taylor, D. J. (David John), 1960-
New York : Pegasus Books, 2010.
1 online resource (342 p.)
Originally published: 2009.
In 1920s London, former actress and society hostess Alice Keach receives a mysterious visitor and unearths a secret long ago buried in rural Kansas.

The story of Brutus [electronic resource] : my life with Brutus the bear and the grizzlies of North America

November 20, 2014
Anderson, Casey, 1975-
New York : Pegasus Books ; Distributed by Open Road Integrated Media, 2011.
1 online resource : col. ill.
The heart-warming story of the incredible friendship between National Geographic star Casey Anderson and an 800-lb grizzly bear named Brutus Casey Anderson, the host of National Geographic’s “Expedition Grizzly,” met a month-old bear cub in a wildlife preserve in 2002, whom he affectionately named Brutus. Little Brutus was destined to remain in captivity or, more likely, even be euthanized due to overpopulation at the preserve. From the beginning it was clear something special existed between the two. And so, Anderson built the Montana Grizzly Encounter in Bozeman, Montana. And the love story began. TheStory of Brutus proves that love and friendship knows no bounds and that every care must be taken to protect one of nature’s noblest creatures.

The English opium eater [electronic resource] : a biography of Thomas de Quincey

November 20, 2014
Morrison, Robert, 1961-
New York : Pegasus Books, 2012.
1 online resource : ill.
A masterful biography of one of England’s most notorious literary figures Author of the scandalous Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas De Quincey (1785–1859) has long lacked a full-fledged biography. His friendships with leading poets and men of letters in the Romantic and Victorian periods—including William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge—have long placed him at the center of nineteenth century literary studies. His writing was a tremendous influence on Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, and William Burroughs. De Quincey is a topical figure for other reasons, too: a self-mythologizing autobiographer whose attitudes to drug-induced creativity and addiction strike highly resonant chords for a contemporary readership. Robert Morrison’s biography passionately argues for the critical importance and enduring value of this neglected icon of English literature.

By accident [electronic resource]

November 20, 2014
Kelly, Susan S.
New York, NY : Pegasus Books, c2010.
1 online resource.
A grieving mother finds solace from her son's death in a relationship that quickly blurs the line between friendship and intimacy.

Out of my later years [electronic resource] : the scientist, philosopher, and man portrayed through his own words

November 20, 2014
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.
New York : Philosophical Library, c1956.
1 online resource : ill.
Convictions and beliefs -- Science -- Public affairs -- Science and life -- Personalities -- My people.
An inspiring collection of essays, in which Albert Einstein addresses the topics that fascinated him as a scientist, philosopher, and humanitarian Divided by subject matter - "Science," "Convictions and Beliefs," "Public Affairs," etc. - these essays consider everything from the need for a "supranational" governing body to control war in the atomic age, to freedom in research and education, to Jewish history and Zionism, to explanations of the physics and scientific thought that brought him world recognition. Throughout, Einstein's clear, eloquent voice presents an idealist's vision and relays complex theories to the layperson. Einstein's essays share his philosophical beliefs, scientific reasoning, and hopes for a brighter future, and show how one of the greatest minds of all time fully engaged with the changing world around him. This authorized Philosophical Library ebook features rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The wives [electronic resource] : the women behind Russia's literary giants

November 20, 2014
Popoff, Alexandra.
New York : Pegasus Books, c2012.
1 online resource : ill.
Anna Dostoevsky : cherishing a memory -- Sophia Tolstoy : nursemaid of talent -- Nadezhda Mandelstam : witness to poetry -- Véra Nabokov : making a single shadow -- Elena Bulgakov : mysterious Margarita -- Natalya Solzhenitsyn : sister of my work.
Muses and editors, saviors and publishers: Meet the women behind the greatest works of Russian literature “Behind every good man is a good woman” is a common saying, but when it comes to literature, the relationship between spouses is even that much more complex. F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, and D. H. Lawrence used their marriages for literary inspiration and material, sometime at the expense of their spouses’ sanity. Thomas Carlyle wanted his wife to assist him, but Jane Carlyle became increasingly bitter and resentful in her new role, putting additional strain on their relationship. In Russian literary marriages, however, the wives of some of the most famous authors of all time did not resent taking a “secondary position,” although to call their position secondary does not do justice to the vital role these women played in the creation of some of the greatest literary works in history. From Sophia Tolstoy to Véra Nabokov, Elena Bulgakov, Nadezdha Mandelstam, Anna Dostevsky, and Natalya Solzhenitsyn, these women ranged from stenographers and typists to editors, researchers, translators, and even publishers. Living under restrictive regimes, many of these women battled censorship and preserved the writers’ illicit archives, often risking their own lives to do so. They established a tradition all their own, unmatched in the West. Many of these women were the writers’ intellectual companions and made invaluable contributions to the creative process. And their husbands knew it. Leo Tolstoy made no secret of Sofia’s involvement in War and Peace in his letters, and Vladimir Nabokov referred to Véra as his own “single shadow.”

The 20th century in poetry

November 20, 2014
1 online resource.
Includes indexes.
1900-1914. Never such innocence again -- 1915-1922. War to Waste Land -- 1923-1939. Danger and hope -- 1940-1945. War -- 1946-1968. Peace and Cold War -- 1969-1988. From the moon to Berlin -- 1989-2000. Endgames.
A collection of over four hundred poems written in many parts of the English-speaking world in the twentieth century, including works by Rudyard Kipling, James Joyce, Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, Langston Hughes, Chinua Achebe, Bob Dylan, Sylvia Plath, and John Updike, with brief biographies of each poet represented.

100 things Giants fans should know & do before they die [electronic resource]

November 20, 2014
Chastain, Bill.
Chicago : Triumph Books, c2011.
1 online resource (232 p.) ill.
100 Things Giants Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die will help fans of San Francisco's team get the most out of being a fan. It takes 128 years of Giants history and distills it to the absolute best and most compelling, identifying in an informative, lively, and illuminating way the personalities, events, and facts every Giants fan should know without hesitation. Numbers with huge impact, such as 44, 762, and 1954; nicknames such as 'Big Mac' and 'the Dominican Dandy'; plus memorable moments like the Basket Catch, singular achievements, and signature calls all highlight the list of 100.

History of the manufacture of iron in all ages and particularly in the United States for three hundred years, from 1585 to 1885 [electronic resource]

November 20, 2014
Swank, James Moore, 1832-1914.
Philadelphia : S.J. Moore, 1884.
1 online resource (vii, 428 pages)
Includes indexes.

Annual reports of the Police and Fire Departments for the year ending ...

November 20, 2014
Cincinnati (Ohio). Department of Public Safety, issuing body.
Cincinnati : Roessler Brothers, Printers and Publishers, 1904-
1 online resource.
Publisher varies: 1903, 1906, Commercial-Gazette Job Print.
Includes reports on: Cincinnati Fire Department and Cincinnati Police Department.

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