New Arrivals · History

November 18, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Dare not linger : the presidential years

November 17, 2017
Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013, author.
©2017
xix, 358 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
The challenge of freedom -- Negotiating democracy -- A free and fair election -- Getting into the union buildings -- National unity -- The presidency and the Constitution -- Parliament -- Traditional leadership and democracy -- Transformation of the state -- Reconciliation -- Social and economic transformation -- Negotiating the media -- On the African and world stages.
"'I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.'--Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom. In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of a democratic South Africa. From the outset, he was committed to serving only a single five-year term. During his presidency, he and his government ensured that all of South Africa's citizens became equal before the law, and he laid the foundation for turning a country riven by centuries of colonialism and apartheid into a fully functioning democracy. Dare Not Linger is the story of Mandela's presidential years, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to leave office, but was unable to finish. Now the acclaimed South African writer Mandla Langa has completed the task, using Mandela's unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding, and a wealth of unseen archival material. With a prologue by Mandela's widow, Graça Machel, the result is a vivid and often inspirational account of Mandela's presidency and the creation of a new democracy. It tells the story of a country in transition and the challenges Mandela faced as he strove to make his vision for a liberated South Africa a reality."--Dust jacket flap.

An American family : a memoir of hope and sacrifice

November 17, 2017
Khan, Khizr, 1950- author.
©2017
xiii, 271 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Shoeless in a shaft of sunlight -- Twenty-one sparrows -- A stick becomes a ney -- Tomorrow will be better -- The wonders of the DMV -- Already American -- No man is complete until his education is complete -- Shining city -- Baba -- Always be a river -- God is found among the people.
"'I am an American patriot not because I was born here but because I was not. I embraced American freedoms, raised my children to cherish and revere them, and lost a son who swore an oath to defend them, because I come from a place where they do not exist.' In fewer than three hundred words, Muslim American Gold Star father Khizr Khan electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. And when he offered to lend Donald Trump his own much-read and dog-eared pocket Constitution, his gesture perfectly encapsulated the feelings of millions. But who was that man, standing beside his wife, extolling the promises and virtues of the U.S. Constitution? In this urgent and timeless immigrant story, we learn that Khizr Khan has been many things. He was the oldest of ten children born to farmers in Pakistan, and a curious and thoughtful boy who listened rapt as his grandfather recited Rumi beneath the moonlight. He was a university student who read the Declaration of Independence and was awestruck by what might be possible in life. He was a hopeful suitor, awkwardly but earnestly trying to win the heart of a woman far out of his league. He was a brilliant and diligent young family man who worked two jobs to save enough money to put himself through Harvard Law School. He was a loving father who, having instilled in his children the ideals that brought him and his wife to America--the sense of shared dignity and mutual responsibility--tragically lost his son, an Army captain killed while protecting his base camp in Iraq. He was and is a patriot, and a fierce advocate for the rights, dignities, and values enshrined in the American system. An American Family shows us who Khizr Khan and millions of other American immigrants are, and why--especially in these tumultuous times--we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most."--Dust jacket flap.

Cincinnati, Ohio : a photographic portrait

November 17, 2017
Wolf, J. Miles, photographer.
Rockport, Massachusetts : Twin Lights Publishers ; [2017]
128 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
With vivid color and rich detail, J. Miles Wolf captures the beauty and the spirit of Cincinnati, Ohio. Images of handsome historic buildings, vital urban streets, and stunning natural beauty bring the excitement of life in this diverse, sophisticated community into sharp focus.

Ghosts of the tsunami : death and life in Japan's disaster zone

November 16, 2017
Parry, Richard Lloyd, author.
©2017
x, 295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Originally published by Vintage Publishing, Great Britain.
The school beneath the wave: Having gone, I will come ; Where are the children? ; Jigoku -- Area of search: Abundant nature ; The mud ; The old and the young ; Explanations ; Ghosts ; What it's all about? -- What happened at Okawa: Last hour of the old world ; Inside the tsunami ; The river of three crossings -- The invisible monster: In the web ; What use is the truth? ; The tsunami is not water ; Predestination -- The rough, steep path ; There may be gaps in memory -- Gone altogether beyond: Consolation of the spirits ; Save don't fall to sea.
March 11, 2011. A powerful earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of northeast Japan; more than eighteen thousand people were crushed, burned to death, or drowned. Parry lived through the earthquake in Tokyo, and over six years of reporting he found himself drawn back again and again to a village that had suffered the greatest loss of all: Okawa Elementary School was decimated. Here he tells the story of how a nation faced a catastrophe, and the struggle to find consolation in the ruins.

The strategy of victory : how General George Washington won the American Revolution

November 15, 2017
Fleming, Thomas J., author.
©2017
x, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
"Led by the Continental Congress, the Americans almost lost their war for independence because their military thinking was badly muddled. The embryo nation narrowly escaped from the disastrous results of these misconceptions thanks to the levelheaded intelligence of one man: General George Washington. Following the flush of small victories in 1775, patriot leaders were convinced that the key to victory was the homegrown militia--local men defending their families and homes. Washington knew that having and maintaining an army of regular professional soldiers was the only way to win independence. He fought bitterly with the leaders in Congress over the creation of a regular army. In the end, he and his army prevailed. In Strategy of Victory, prolific historian Thomas Fleming examines the battles that created American independence, revealing how the strategy of a professional army, backed by a corps of citizen soldiers determined to fight for their freedom, worked on the battlefield, securing victory, independence and a lasting peace for the young nation"-- Provided by publisher.

Sisters first : stories from our wild and wonderful life

November 14, 2017
Bush, Jenna, author.
©2017
xi, 238 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye. As small children, they watched their grandfather become president. Just twelve years later, they stood by their father's side when he took the same oath. They spent their college years watched over by Secret Service agents and became fodder for the tabloids, with teenage mistakes making national headlines. But the tabloids didn't tell the whole story. Now Jenna and Barbara take readers on a revealing, thoughtful, and deeply personal tour behind the scenes of their lives, as they share stories about their family, their unexpected adventures, their loves and losses, and the sisterly bond that means everything to them.

Obama : the call of history

November 14, 2017
Baker, Peter, 1967- author.
New York : Callaway, 2017.
319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Includes index.
This winter of our hardship -- Bring our troops home -- Time to turn the page -- A shellacking -- Justice has been done -- Fought our way back -- Governing by crisis -- Red line -- Haunted by those deaths -- Could have been me -- Never fear to negotiate -- A personal insult -- Epilogue.
Peter Baker's authoritative history of the Obama presidency is the first complete account that will stand the test of time. Baker takes the measure of Obama's achievements and disappointments in office and brings into focus the real legacy of the man who, as he described himself, "doesn't look like all the presidents on the dollar bills."

Swiss pioneers of southeastern Ohio : the re-discovered 1819 settlements of Jacob Tisher, Baron Rudolph de Steiguer, & Ludwig Gall (plus John Joseph Labarthe in Louisiana)

November 14, 2017
Thode, Ernest.
Baltimore, MD : Clearfield, ©2017.
iii, 106, [17] pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
A background of war and misery -- Jakob Tüscher (Jacob Tisher) -- Baron Johann Rudolph von Steiger -- Ludwig Gall -- The French connection: Jean (John) Joseph Labarthe -- The adventurous journeys -- Their circumstances -- The lasting legacy: plans vs. results -- Passenger lists (transcriptions) -- The individuals in their communities -- Summing up.

German pioneers of Montgomery County, Ohio : early pioneer life in Dayton, Miamisburg, Germantown

November 14, 2017
Rattermann, H. A. (Heinrich Armin), 1832-1923.
Baltimore, Maryland : Published for Clearfield Company by Genealogical Publishing Company, 2014.
viii, 152 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

Trump is f*cking crazy : [this is not a joke]

November 13, 2017
Olbermann, Keith, 1959- author.
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2017]
425 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I: Before: the closer. September 2016. 176 reasons Donald Trump shouldn't be president ; The rumormongering about Hillary's health is...deplorable ; The Deplorables redeploy ; King Lear ; Assassination ; Is Trump loyal to the United States? ; The Atlantic wall -- October 2016. Trump and dogs ; The election is inviolable, Trump ; Donald Trump's top fifty excuses ; "Because you'd be in jail" ; Trump's thirty craziest debate events ; Camps, with concentration ; Meltdown ; From Russia with love ; To Trump's supporters: you know this man ; Give us your answer! ; Imagine ; To Johnson and Stein supporters ; To Hillary Clinton voters ; To women voting for Trump ; Trump praises another dictator ; Worse than Watergate -- November 2016, pre-Election Day. The Trumpchurian candidate ; Descending from the clouds ; Trump TV--you think it's for when he loses? ; Goddamned fascist morons ; Another fucking Trump lie ; National suicide ; The terrorists have won -- Part II: After: the Resistance. November 2016, post- Election Day. Post-election, The closer becomes The Resistance ; Pretend ; Alien and sedition ; Twenty-five, section 4 ; Madness ; A reply to Trump's video -- December 2016. We have elected an idiot ; We have elected a shitty businessman ; Batman villains ; Russia ; "I'm, like, a smart person" ; The Electoral College and the compromise of 2016 ; The President-Elect and treason ; Social Security -- January 2017. What did Trump know and when did he stop knowing it? ; Message to a Trump supporter ; He cannot leave it alone ; Guns and Trump ; Answer the question, Trump ; Packing the court of public opinion ; Boycott the inauguration ; Keynote speech to meeting of Democracy Matters ; Another message to his supporters: it's time for Trump to resign ; The media is going to have to rethink its relationship with Trump here ; The apology -- February 2017. Trump has now aided ISIS ; The top fifty crazy and/or impeachable things done by Trump since the inauguration ; For Trump supporters: meet Fatemah ; The arrest of Michael Thomas Flynn ; Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos ; Are these people high or what? ; The suicide of a presidency ; Intel ; He must go ; Tell it to the grand jury ; Call them what they are: a Muslim ban and a purge of Hispanics -- March 2017. The cocoon and anosognosia ; Russia, continued ; The conspiracy peddler in chief ; That speech aged well ; Seven years ; Russia, Russia, Russia ; Russia/wiretap/Comey testimony ; Donald Trump, loser ; I alone can break it ; First to flip gets less jail time ; Could Trump pass a sanity test? -- April 2017. Trump is panicking over Russia ; Flynn and the dog that did nothing in the nighttime ; So-new election? ; The Syria stunt ; A message to President Jackass ; The tale of the tape ; The president is getting crazier ; A gilded coach, you say? ; The White House Russia cover-up ; What are we doing? ; The one hundred days are really just sixty -- May 2017. Trump's plan: sue dissenters ; Trump is panicking again about Russia ; A plea to the free world: for God's sake, ask Trump! ; The health care repeal ; Yates proves Trump's treason ; Follow the money ; You cannot fire the man who is investigating you ; An appeal to the world's intelligence services ; The Trump-Russia cover-up case ; "Some kind of paranoid delusion" ; The tape ; When will Russia "break"'? ; The arrest of Jared Kushner ; There are but two parties now ; Anybody else would've been fired by now ; When Donnie met Sergey ; Trump is now under investigation for collusion and obstruction of justice ; What was that again about Russian hookers? ; Self-destruction ; Does Trump have tapes? Does anybody? ; Firing the special counsel ; The appeasement of Trump.
Since Trump's presidential nomination, Olbermann's web monologues have garnered a new generation of fans and followers. Here he takes our Commander in Chief and his politics apart with journalistic acuity and his classic in-your-face humor.

Russia in flames : war, revolution, civil war, 1914-1921

November 10, 2017
Engelstein, Laura, author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
xxvii, 823 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Author's Note -- Part I: Last Years of the Old Empire, 1904-1914 -- Part II: The Great War : Imperial Self-Destruction -- The Great War Begins -- Germans, Jews, Armenians -- Tearing Themselves Apart -- Conflict and Collapse -- Part III: 1917 : Contest for Control -- Five Days that Shook the World -- The Provisional Government and the War -- August-September : From Putsch to Coup -- Bolshevik October -- Death of the Constituent Assembly -- Politics from Below -- Part IV: Sovereign Claims -- The Peace that Wasn't -- Treason and Terror -- Finland's Civil War -- Baltic Entanglements -- Ukrainian Drama, Act I -- Colonial Repercussions -- Part V: War Within -- The Unquiet Don -- Foreign Bodies -- Trotsky Arms, Siberia Mobilizes -- Kolchak : the Wild East -- Ukraine, Act II -- War Against the Cossacks -- Miracle on the Vistula -- War Against the Jews : 1919-1920 -- The Last Page -- War Against the Peasants -- Part VI: Victory and Retreat -- The Proletariat in the Proletarian Dictatorship -- The Revolution Turns Against Itself -- Conclusion.
"In 1913, the Romanov dynasty celebrated its tercentenary--three centuries of autocratic rule over one of the world's mightiest and most expansive empires. Four years later, the monarchy lay in ruins and a brutal struggle had begun to fill the vacuum of power. The Russian Revolution utterly re-shaped the landscape of the twentieth century. To mark the centennial of this epochal event, distinguished scholar Laura Engelstein offers a full history of not just the February and October Revolutions but the critical period surrounding and giving rise to them, beginning with the outbreak of World War One and following through until the end of the civil strife--seven years of violence and chaos that finally left the Bolsheviks in command of the field. With fresh eyes and narrative verve, backed by a lifetime of scholarly work in the field, Engelstein's account offers new perspectives on the events that led to the fall of the old order and ultimately the creation of the Soviet state, a way of looking at the institutions and structures of power that were simultaneously crumbling and being replaced. In the process she provides a dynamic sense of the play of personalities and agendas that set Russia on a course of self-destruction and reinvention, and on a scale previously unimagined. Russia in Flames will join the ranks of works by Orlando Figes, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Timothy Snyder, and Richard Pipes: a major, defining, exhaustive, and exhilarating account of war and revolution as they were unfolding, and as one of history's greatest empires was dissolving and reforming itself before the eyes of the world"--Provided by publisher.

Suzanne's children : a daring rescue in Nazi Paris

November 9, 2017
Nelson, Anne, 1954- author.
©2017
xvi, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustratons, map ; 24 cm
Strangers -- The real war -- Paris by night -- La plaque tournante -- Monsieur Henri -- Spring wind, winter stadium -- the ragged network -- Suzanne and Sophie -- The unimaginable -- La clarière -- Le grand livre -- The unraveling -- Flight -- All Saints' Day -- The last train -- Liberation -- The aftermath.
"A story of courage in the face of evil. The tense drama of Suzanne Spaak who risked and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation from Nazi Paris to Auschwitz. This is one of the untold stories of the Holocaust. Suzanne Spaak was born into the Belgian Catholic elite and married into the country's leading political family. Her brother-in-law was the Foreign Minister and her husband Claude was a playwright and patron of the painter Renée Magritte. In Paris in the late 1930s her friendship with a Polish Jewish refugee led her to her life's purpose. When France fell and the Nazis occupied Paris, she joined the Resistance. She used her fortune and social status to enlist allies among wealthy Parisians and church groups. Under the eyes of the Gestapo, Suzanne and women from the Jewish and Christian resistance groups "kidnapped" hundreds of Jewish children to save them from the gas chambers. In the final year of the Occupation Suzanne was caught in the Gestapo dragnet that was pursuing a Soviet agent she had aided. She was executed shortly before the liberation of Paris. Suzanne Spaak is honored in Israel as one of the Righteous Among Nations"-- Provided by publisher.

The lost founding father : John Quincy Adams and the transformation of American politics

November 9, 2017
Cooper, William J., Jr. (William James), 1940- author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2017]
xv, 526 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part One: 1767-1817 / Preparation-Diplomacy and Politics -- "To Bring Myself into Notice" -- "Only Virtue and Fortitude" -- "Let There Be...No Deficiency of Earnest Zeal" -- Part Two: 1817-1828 / A Vision of a Nation Realized and Thwarted -- "Perhaps the Most Important Day of My Life" -- "To Meet the Fate to Which I Am Destined" -- Part Three: 1829-1848 / A New Path-Tribulation and Confidence -- "An Overruling Consciousness of Rectitude" -- "The First and Holiest Rights of Humanity" -- "On the Edge of a Precipice Every Step That I Take" -- "Our Country...Is No Longer the Same" -- "Proceed-Persevere-Never Despair."
Profiles the sixth American president, sharing insight into his exposure to the ideas that influenced the Founding Fathers, discussing his European travels, and highlighting his views on slavery.

The thin light of freedom : the Civil War and emancipation in the heart of America

November 9, 2017
Ayers, Edward L., 1953- author.
©2017
xxiii, 576 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Part one: the scourge of war: July 1863 through November 1864 -- The great invasion: May through July 1863 -- A gigantic forlorn hope: July 1863 -- The great task remaining before us: July 1863 through May 1864 -- The Earth will tremble: April through June 1864 -- To burn something in the enemy's country: June through October 1864 -- A campaign of terrible moment: September through November 1864 -- Part two: The harvest of war: December 1864 through 1902 -- The colossal suicide of world history: December 1864 through March 1865 -- The perils of peace: March through October 1865 -- Rebelism: January through December 1866 -- We must be one people: January 1867 through July 1869 -- The past is not dead: 1868 through 1902 -- Epilogue.
Drawn from personal correspondence of people located in the Great Valley Counties of Augusta, Virginia, and Franklin, Pennsylvania, a ground level perspective of how the war and emancipation affected those living there.

Lioness : Golda Meir and the nation of Israel

November 7, 2017
Klagsbrun, Francine, author.
New York : Schocken Books, [2017]
xix, 824 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction: "Call me Golda" -- Part one. Stubborn roots -- The carpenter's daughter -- An American girl -- "Dearest Gogo" -- the path to Palestine -- Part two. Ascent -- "New Jews" -- The dark years -- A star is born -- Pioneer woman -- Black clouds rising -- "And the heart breaking" -- Life and death -- Ein Breira -- no alternative -- "Nevertheless: a woman" -- 1947: the turning point -- "The time is now" -- Part three. Madam Minister -- Moscow -- "Either immigrants or shoes" -- The politician -- "Golda Meir" -- Conflict and charisma -- "A mutual distancing" -- Seat of power -- Part four. Premier -- The chosen -- A different kind of war -- "What has happened to us?" -- Terror, territories, and the Palestinian question -- Premier Meir and President Sadat -- "I will never again be the person I was" -- An "irrevocable" decision -- "My only fear is to live too long" -- Endings: "I've always been a realist."
"The definitive biography of Golda Meir: the iron-willed leader, chain-smoking political operative, and tea-and-cake-serving grandmother who became the fourth prime minister of Israel and one of the most notable women of our time"-- Provided by publisher.

The road to Sleeping Dragon : learning China from the ground up

November 6, 2017
Meyer, Michael J., 1972- author.
New York ; London ; Oxford : Bloomsbury 2017.
xvi, 296 pages ; 24 cm.
A plunge into the Middle Country -- On the Stall-for-time River -- Every village faces the Sun -- Sinking in -- Parting the cloud of compassion -- Far and away in Tibet -- Tomorrow will be even better (but today things will just get worse) -- Thought liberation -- Beijing spring -- Meet the parents -- Signposts -- Three protests -- Arrivals and departures -- Digressions on the New Frontier -- Countdown clocks -- Defending the ghosts -- Learning to speak Olympics -- The road to Sleeping Dragon -- "One world, one dream" one year later -- A trans-Siberian exit.
"In 1995, at the age of twenty-three, Michael Meyer joined the Peace Corps and, after rejecting offers to go to seven other countries, was sent to a tiny town in Sichuan. Knowing nothing about China, or even how to use chopsticks, Meyer wrote Chinese words up and down his arms so he could hold conversations, and, per a Communist dean's orders, jumped into teaching his students about the Enlightenment, the stock market, and Beatles lyrics. Soon he realized his Chinese counterparts were just as bewildered by China's changes as he was. Thus began an impassioned immersion into Chinese life. With humor and insight, Meyer puts readers in his novice shoes, winding across the length and breadth of his adopted country --from a terrifying bus attack on arrival, to remote Xinjiang and Tibet, into Beijing's backstreets and his future wife's Manchurian family, and headlong into efforts to protect China's vanishing heritage at places like "Sleeping Dragon," the world's largest panda preserve. In the last book of his China trilogy, Meyer tells a story both deeply personal and universal, as he gains greater ? if never complete ? assurance, capturing what it feels like to learn a language, culture and history from the ground up"--Amazon.com.

Defiance : the extraordinary life of Lady Anne Barnard

November 6, 2017
Taylor, Stephen, 1948- author.
©2016
x, 388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
"First published in Great Britain under the title Defiance: the life and choices of Lady Anne Barnard" -- copyright page.
Draws on six volumes of unpublished memoirs to chronicle the life of Lady Anne Barnard, an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poet and painter, who lived on her own terms and defied the conventions of her day.

Greater Gotham : a history of New York City from 1898 to 1919

November 3, 2017
Wallace, Mike, 1942- author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
xi, 1182 pages : illustraitons, maps ; 26 cm.
Part one. Consolidations and contradictions: Mergers ; Acquisitions ; Consolidation ; Wall Street ; Critics and crisis ; Who rules New York? -- Part two. Construction and connection: Sky boom ; Arteries ; Ligaments ; Housing ; Industrial and commercial city -- Part three. Cultures: Acropoli ; Show biz ; Popular cultures ; Seeing New York -- Part four. Confrontations: Progressives ; Repressives ; Union town ; Radicals ; Bending gender ; Black metropolis ; Insurgent art -- Part five. Wars: Over there? ; Over here.
"In Greater Gotham--Mike Wallace, co-author of Gotham, picks up the story of New York at the critical juncture of 1898 and carries it forward during the period when it became not just the country's greatest urban center but a megapolis on an international scale, and with global reach. By 1920, New York was the second-largest city in the world and arguably its new capital"--Provided by publisher.

Red famine : Stalin's war on Ukraine

November 3, 2017
Applebaum, Anne, 1964- author.
New York : Doubleday, [2017]
xxx, 461 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Introduction: the Ukrainian question -- The Ukrainian revolution, 1917 -- Rebellion, 1919 -- Famine and truce: the 1920s -- The double crisis: 1927-9 -- Collectivization: revolution in the countryside, 1930 -- Rebellion, 1930 -- Collectivization fails, 1931-2 -- Famine decisions, 1932: requisitions, blacklists and borders -- Famine decisions, 1932: the end of Ukrainization -- Famine decisions, 1932: the searches and the searchers -- Starvation: spring and summer, 1933 -- Survival: spring and summer, 1933 -- Aftermath -- The cover-up -- The Holodomor in history and memory -- Epilogue: the Ukraine question reconsidered.
"In 1929 Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization--in effect a second Russian revolution--which forced millions of peasants off their land and onto collective farms. The result was a catastrophic famine, the most lethal in European history. At least five million people died between 1931 and 1933 in the USSR. But instead of sending relief the Soviet state made use of the catastrophe to rid itself of a political problem. In Red Famine, Anne Applebaum argues that more than three million of those dead were Ukrainians who perished not because they were accidental victims of a bad policy but because the state deliberately set out to kill them ..."--Provided by publisher.

Strangers among us

November 3, 2017
Bloomington, IN : AuthorHouse, 2011.
xi, 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Compilation of excerpts from local newspapers.

Voices from the graveyard : early settlers of Winchester, Indiana

November 3, 2017
Smith, Sharon E.
North Charleston, S.C. : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, ©2013.
268 pages ; 23 cm

All out war : the plot to destroy Trump

November 3, 2017
Klein, Edward, 1936- author.
©2017
xv, 280 pages ; 24 cm
With ferocity not seen since the Civil War, the Washington establishment and the radical Left are joining forces in an attempted coup d' etat to overturn the will of the people and return power to the political and media elites who have never been more unhinged. In All Out War: The Plot to Destroy Trump, investigative reporter and national best-selling author Edward Klein reveals: how the plot to destroy Trump was initiated in the Obama White House; two EXCLUSIVE FBI reports that prove the existence of zthe Deep Statey working against the Trump agenda, warn of ISIS ties to the anti-Trump "resistance,y and highlight the danger of domestic terrorism from the anti-Trump radicals; the scandal you don't yet know about: why Hillary Clinton could still be facing investigation by the FBI and prosecution by the Justice Department. zIn America, you are entitled to your own opinion,y Klein writes. But you are not entitled to overthrow the democratically elected president of the United States and inflict irreparable damage on our country. That, however, is what Donald Trump's enemies on the Left and Right are doing. Through a variety of underhanded tactics ; lies, leaks, obstruction, and violence ; they are working to delegitimize President Trump and drive him from office before he can drain the swamp and take away their power. Stunning in its revelations, meticulous in its reporting, there can be no timelier or more important political book than All Out War.

A bold and dangerous family : the remarkable story of an Italian mother, her two sons, and their fight against fascism

November 2, 2017
Moorehead, Caroline, author.
©2017
xv, 432 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2017 by Chatto & Windus, an imprint of Vintage, Penguin Random House Group Ltd." -- title page verso.
A watery childhood -- Donne emancipate -- Defining la patria -- Becoming a man -- The dark seraphim -- Planting a tree -- Moral choices -- "Non mollare" -- Breaking free -- Defying the barbarians -- Il confino -- The island of winds -- Not even the flies escape -- To be an exile -- Just one heart -- Dancing for liberty -- A world of moral richness -- A free man again -- A Corneillian tragedy.
Mussolini was not only ruthless- he was subtle and manipulative. Black-shirted thugs did his dirty work for him- arson, murder, destruction of homes and offices, bribes, intimidation and the forcible administration of castor oil. His opponents - including editors, publishers, union representatives, lawyers and judges - were beaten into submission. But the tide turned in 1924 when his assassins went too far, horror spread across Italy and twenty years of struggle began. Antifascist resistance was born and it would end only with Mussolini's death in 1945. Among those whose disgust hardened into bold and uncompromising resistance was a family from Florence- Amelia, Carlo and Nello Rosselli.Caroline Moorehead's research into the Rossellis struck gold. She has drawn on letters and diaries never previously translated into English to reveal - in all its intimacy - a family driven by loyalty, duty and courage, yet susceptible to all the self-doubt and fear that humans are prey to. Readers are drawn into the lives of this remarkable family - and their loves, their loyalties, their laughter and their ultimate sacrifice.

The shattered lens : a war photographer's true story of captivity and survival in Syria

November 2, 2017
Alpeyrie, Jonathan, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2017.
260 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Discover a gripping and harrowing tale of war and torture from the man who lived it in this powerful memoir by the celebrated war journalist who not only documented over a dozen conflict zones worldwide but was also captured and held hostage by Syrian rebels in 2013. Capturing history was Jonathan Alpeyrie's job but he never expected to become a news story himself. For a decade, the French American photojournalist had weaved in and out of over a dozen conflict zones. He photographed civilians being chased out of their homes, military trucks roving over bullet-torn battlefields, and too many bodies to count. But on April 29, 2013, during his third assignment to Syria, Alpeyrie was betrayed by his fixer and handed over to a band of Syrian rebels. For eighty-one days he was bound, blindfolded, and beaten. Not too far away, President Bashar al Assad's forces and those in opposition continued their bitter and bloody civil war. Over the course of his captivity, Alpeyrie kept his spirits up and strived to see, without his camera lenses, the humanity in his captors. He took part in their activities, taught them how to swim, prayed with them, and tried learning their language and culture. He also discovered a dormant faith within himself, one that strengthened him throughout the ordeal. Captured by History is the firsthand account of a photojournalist who has always answered the next adrenaline-pumping assignment. Yet, during his headline-making kidnapping, he was left to consider the value and risks of his career, ponder the violent conflicts he had seen, and put the historical events over which we have no control into perspective"--Provided by publisher.

Billionaire at the barricades : the populist revolution from Reagan to Trump

November 2, 2017
Ingraham, Laura, author.
New York, NY : All Points Books, 2017.
307 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction: An early warning sign -- Rebel with a cause : Ronald Reagan and the populist wave -- King George's new world order : the GOP establishment strikes back -- Clinton's perverse populism : from Bubba to Barbra Streisand -- Endless war & shamnesty : "W" is for waste -- The great GOP unifier : Barack Obama unites conservatives, inspires the Tea Party -- The rise of Trump : the Republican presidential primary -- The people's victory : Donald Trump's unconventional convention -- Populism's last stand : the movement's revolutionary win -- Where does it go from here? : President Trump & the populist movement.
Americans didn't just go to the polls in 2016. They joined a movement that swept the unlikeliest of candidates, Donald J. Trump, into the Oval Office. But can he complete his agenda? Or will his opponents in the media, the protestor class, and the bipartisan political establishment block his efforts and choke off the movement he represents? In Billionaire at the Barricades, bestselling author Laura Ingraham--the most-listened-to woman in political talk radio--gives readers a front-row seat to the seminal moments of the populist revolution as she witnessed it. In a work at once personal and prescient, Ingraham reveals the origins of this misunderstood movement and its connection to the Trump presidency. She unmasks the opposition, forecasts the future of the "Make America Great Again" agenda, and offers her own prescriptions for bringing real change to the swamp of Washington. Unlike so many of her media colleagues, Ingraham instantly grasped Trump's appeal and defied those who repeatedly wrote his political obituary. Now she confronts the president's critics and responds to those who deny the bipartisan appeal of his populist, pro-life, pro-growth, American First agenda. The Trump agenda cannot be considered in isolation but is the fulfillment of a movement's yearnings, Ingraham writes. With sharp humor and insight she traces the DNA of the populist movement from Barry Goldwater's quixotic 1964 campaign, to Richard Nixon's Silent Majority, to Ronald Reagan's smashing electoral victories. Populism fueled the insurgency campaigns of Buchanan and Perot, the election of George W. Bush, and the Tea Party rallies during the Obama presidency. But it was a political novice, a Manhattan billionaire, who would prove the movement's most vocal champion. This is the inside story of his victory and the fitful struggle to enact his agenda. Ingraham reveals previously unreported details behind Trump's victory and outlines the pitfalls ahead, mapping out where she thinks the populist revolution should (and will) take this country--whether fully realized by this administration or not. No politically engaged American can afford to ignore Ingraham's definitive take on the past, present, and future of the populist movement. -- Inside jacket flaps.

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