New Arrivals · History

March 25, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Italian Folgore parachute division : operations in North Africa 1940-43

March 24, 2017
Morisi, Paolo, author.
xix, 206 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Machine generated contents note: 1. Recruitment and Training -- 2. Malta -- 3. Major Operations Prior to El Alamein -- 4. Operation ̀Lightfoot' -- 5. Tunisian Campaign, 1943 -- 6. Conclusion: Folgore -- An Assessment -- Appendices -- I. Orders of Battle -- II. List of Gold Medal for Military Valor Recipients.

The collapse of Price's raid : the beginning of the end in Civil War Missouri

March 24, 2017
Lause, Mark A., author.
vi, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Prologue : the making of a raid : the spectre of Quindaro -- The raid and the pursuit. Of liberation and occupation : Boonville, October 8-13 -- The railroad : Sedalia to Warrensburg, October 14-18 -- The river : Glasgow and beyond the Missouri, October 14-17 -- The third army. Arrival of the Army of the Border : to Lexington and beyond, October 17-20 -- From the Little Blue to the Big Blue : the fight for Independence, October 21 --The Big Blue and the reprise : from Independence to the Kansas line, October 22 -- October 23. Brush Creek : from the mists -- Byram's Ford through Bloody Hill : the late morning -- Across the prairie to Indian Creek : the afternoon into the night -- Union victories. Flight and pursuit : Indian Creek to the Mounds, October 24-25 -- Judgment day : the Mounds, Trading Post, Mine Creek, Charlot, and the Marmiton, October 25 -- Into the Ozarks : to Newtonia and beyond, October 26-31 -- Epilogue : sins of the fathers : November's decision.

The Swamp Fox : how Francis Marion saved the American Revolution

March 24, 2017
Oller, John, author.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, [2016]
xiii, 368 pages : illustration, maps ; 24 cm
Prologue: the darkest hour -- A most uncivil war -- A spirit of toleration -- Frontier lessons -- Manning the ramparts -- Commander of the 2nd Regiment -- Birth of a partisan -- Hitting and running -- My little excursions -- Dead man's hand -- The Swamp Fox -- I must drive Marion out of that country -- I have not the honor of your acquaintance -- Two very enterprising officers -- Hound and fox -- Fox and hound -- A war of posts -- Ball of fire -- Winning by losing -- Dog days -- The most galling fire -- At Eutaw Springs the valiant died -- Watchful anxiety -- As soon as they can spare me -- To prevent the effusion of blood -- An affectionate farewell -- The purest patriotism.
In the darkest days of the American Revolution, Francis Marion and his band of militia freedom fighters kept hope alive for the patriot cause during the critical British "southern campaign." Employing insurgent guerrilla tactics that became commonplace in later centuries, Marion and his brigade inflicted enemy losses that were individually small but cumulatively a large drain on British resources and morale. Although many will remember the stirring adventures of the "Swamp Fox" from the Walt Disney television series of the late 1950s and the fictionalized Marion character played by Mel Gibson in the 2000 film The Patriot, the real Francis Marion bore little resemblance to either of those caricatures. But his exploits were no less heroic as he succeeded, against all odds, in repeatedly foiling the highly trained, better-equipped forces arrayed against him. In this action-packed biography we meet many colorful characters from the Revolution: Banastre Tarleton, the British cavalry officer who relentlessly pursued Marion over twenty-six miles of swamp, only to call off the chase and declare (per legend) that "the Devil himself could not catch this damned old fox," giving Marion his famous nickname; Thomas Sumter, the bold but rash patriot militia leader whom Marion detested; Lord Cornwallis, the imperious British commander who ordered the hanging of rebels and the destruction of their plantations; "Light-Horse Harry" Lee, the urbane young Continental cavalryman who helped Marion topple critical British outposts in South Carolina; but most of all Francis Marion himself, "the Washington of the South," a man of ruthless determination yet humane character, motivated by what his peers called "the purest patriotism." In The Swamp Fox, the first major biography of Marion in more than forty years, John Oller compiles striking evidence and brings together much recent learning to provide a fresh look both at Marion, the man, and how he helped save the American Revolution.

General of the Army : George C. Marshall, soldier and statesman

March 24, 2017
Cray, Ed.
New York, N.Y. : Cooper Square Press ; [Lanham, MD] : Distributed by National Book Network, 2000.
xiv, 847 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Norton, ©1990.
A place in history -- The soldier -- The chief of staff -- The victor -- The statesman.

Civil war battlefields : walking the trails of history

March 23, 2017
Gilbert, Dave. author.
333 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 26 cm
"Civil War Trust"

E Pluribus One : reclaiming our founders' vision for a united America

March 23, 2017
Nelson, Sophia A., author.
New York : Center Street/Hachette Books Group, 2017.
338 pages ; 22 cm
15 fundamental codes of our Founding Fathers -- Prologue: E Pluribus Unum -- Section I: The citizens' codes -- Section II: The leadership codes -- Epilogue: The culmination of the Founders' vision.

Ohio legends. Volume 1

March 22, 2017
Wilson, Jeff, author.
Vandalia, Ohio : Jeff Wilson, [2017?]
147 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Cover title.
"A collection of all that is odd and remarkable about the Buckeye state! Look inside and see all the weird history, legends, folklore and trivia they don't teach in school!"--Back cover.

Ohio legends. Volume 2

March 22, 2017
Wilson, Jeff, author.
Vandalia, Ohio : Jeff Wilson, [2017?]
148 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Cover title.
"A collection of all that is odd and remarkable about the Buckeye state! Look inside and see all the weird history, legends, folklore and trivia they don't teach in school!"--Back cover.

Someone to watch over me : a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the tortured father who shaped her life

March 21, 2017
Burns, Eric, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
xxiii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
First note to readers: The problems of the story -- Prologue: Human rights -- Elliott -- Anna -- Courtship -- Marriage -- Nell's homeliness -- Nell's shyness -- Nell's fears -- Nell's loneliness -- Nell's coldness -- Second note to readers: The center of the mural -- Father, 1873-89 -- Daughter, 1917-28 -- Father, 1890-92 -- Daughter, 1932-36 -- Father, 1891 -- Daughter, 1920s-1950s -- Father, 1892-93 -- Daughter, 1936-62 -- Father, 1892-94 -- Daughter, 1948-59 -- Father, 1894 -- Daughter, 1952-62 -- Two legacies -- Epilogue: The goodnight kiss.
Eleanor Roosevelt's loveless marriage with FDR was no secret, and she had a cold relationship with most of her family, as well. Yet she was a warm person, beloved by friends, and her humanitarian work still influences the world today. Burns shows how Eleanor was shaped by her father Elliott, a lost spirit with a bittersweet story. Brother to Theodore Roosevelt, Elliot would eventually succumb to alcoholism and would be exiled to the Virginia countryside. But he kept up a close correspondence with his daughter. Burns reveals new facets to the lives of these pillars of American history.

Colour bar : the triumph of Seretse Khama and his nation

March 21, 2017
Williams, A. Susan, author.
London : Penguin Books, 2016.
xxiii, 407 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 20 cm
Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2006.
Prologue : letter from Nelson Mandela on the death of Sir Seretse Khama -- 1. From Africa to wartorn Britain -- 2. Love match -- 3. The Bechuanaland Protectorate -- 4. The decision of the Bangwato Assembly -- 5. Ruth -- 6. The dark shadow of apartheid -- 7. Our mother -- Mohumagadi -- 8. The Harragin inquiry -- 9. 'A fit and proper person to be chief' -- 10. Tricked by the British government -- 11. The humiliation of Sir Evelyn Baring -- 12. Cover-up -- 13. In Africa, but kept apart -- 14. Together in Lobatse -- 15. Into exile -- 16. Living in London -- 17. Six thousand miles away from home -- 18. Banished forever -- 19. Envoys for justice -- 20. Sorrow in Serowe -- 21. A watershed in opinion -- 22. The campaign intensifies -- 23. The ending of exile -- 24. 'Before theirs eyes it rained' -- 25. The wind of change -- 26. Pula! : Botswana 1966.
The true story of a love which defied family, Apartheid, and empire - the inspiration for the major new feature film A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike London, 1947. He was the heir to an African kingdom. She was a white English insurance clerk. When they met and fell in love, it would change the world. This is the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams, whose marriage sent shockwaves through the establishment, defied an empire - and, finally, triumphed over the prejudices of their age.

Coming out under fire : the history of gay men and women in World War II

March 21, 2017
Bérubé, Allan
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.
xix, 377 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Published by arrangements with the Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schouster, Inc."--Title page verso.
"Lambda Literary Award for gay men's nonfiction"--Page 4 of cover.
"Why we fight" -- Getting in -- Fitting in -- GI drag : a gay refuge -- "The gang's all here" : the gay life and vice control -- The fight for reform -- Pioneer experts : psychiatrists discover the gay GI -- Comrades in arms -- Fighting another war -- Rights, justice, and a new minority -- The legacy of the war.
During World War II, as the United States called on its citizens to serve in unprecedented numbers, the presence of gay Americans in the armed forces increasingly conflicted with the expanding antihomosexual policies and procedures of the military. InComing Out Under Fire, Allan Beacute;rubeacute; examines in depth and detail these social and political confrontations-not as a story of how the military victimized homosexuals, but as a story of how a dynamic power relationship developed between gay citizens and their government, transforming them both.

FDR on his houseboat, 1924-1926 : the Larooco log

March 20, 2017
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2016]
xi, 213 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
This nautical log of FDR's time spent on his houseboat in the Florida Keys--from 1924-1926, while stricken with polio--reveals a rare account of the man before he would become President.

The less you know, the better you sleep : Russia's road to terror and dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin

March 20, 2017
Satter, David, 1947- author.
xvi, 221 pages ; 22 cm
The 1999 apartment bombings -- Yeltsin : chaos and criminality -- The power vertical -- Selective terror -- A system under threat -- Russia's fate.
"In December 2013, David Satter became the first American journalist to be expelled from Russia since the Cold War. The Moscow Times said it was not surprising that he was expelled, "it was surprising it took so long." Satter is known in Russia for having written that the apartment bombings in 1999, which were blamed on Chechens and brought Putin to power, were actually carried out by the Russian FSB security police. In this book, Satter tells the story of the apartment bombings and how Boris Yeltsin presided over the criminalization of Russia, why Vladimir Putin was chosen as his successor, and how Putin has suppressed all opposition while retaining the appearance of a pluralist state. As the threat represented by Russia becomes increasingly clear, Satter's description of where Russia is and how it got there will be of vital interest to anyone concerned about the dangers facing the world today."--Dust jacket.

March 1917 : on the brink of war and revolution

March 17, 2017
Englund, Will, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
x, 387 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Go! Go! Go!" -- "A crime against civilization" -- "Rich earth, rotting leaves" -- "You fellows are in for it" -- "We have had to push, and push, and push" -- "People think it will be very bloody" -- "A twilight zone" -- "No, sir, boss" -- "A pleasant air of verisimilitude" -- "We are sitting on a volcano" -- "Cossacks, riding up and down" -- "Happier days for all humanity" -- "Nothing to lose but their miserable lives" -- "The great liberal leader of the world" -- "It might be all right for you to have your little pocket gun" -- "Like a river at flood" -- "To scold an earthquake" -- "Reeked with patriotism" -- "A mending of their troubles" -- "The lid is kept screwed down" -- "When the man-world is mad for war" -- "History will count you right".
"'We are provincials no longer,' declared Woodrow Wilson on March 5, 1917, at his second inauguration. He spoke on the eve of America's entrance into World War I, just as Russia teetered between autocracy and democracy. In the face of turmoil in Europe, Wilson was determined to move America away from the isolationism that had defined the nation's foreign policy and to embrace an active role in shaping world affairs. Just ten days later, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated the Russian throne, ending a three-centuries-long dynasty and plunging his country into a new era of uncertainty, ultimately paving the way for the creation of a Soviet empire. Within a few short weeks, at Wilson's urging, Congress voted to declare war on Germany, asserting the United States' new role as a global power and its commitment to spreading American ideals abroad. Yet at home it remained a Jim Crow nation, and African Americans had their own struggle to pursue. American women were agitating for the vote and a greater role in society, and labor strife was rampant. As a consequence of the war that followed, the United States and Russia were to endure a century of wariness and hostility that flickers and flares to this day. This book reexamines these tumultuous events and their consequences in a compelling new analysis. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary Russian and American diaries, memoirs, oral histories, and newspaper accounts, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Will Englund examines the dreams of that year's warriors, pacifists, activists, revolutionaries, and reactionaries" --Inside jacket.

The Syrian conflict

March 17, 2017
Capek, Michael, author.
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Arab Spring and the boys of Deraa -- The deep roots of turmoil -- The Assads--the lions of Damascus -- A constantly shifting war -- The religious divide -- The rise of ISIS -- A humanitarian crisis -- What's next?
"The Syrian Conflict covers the struggle that erupted in Syria in early 2011, discussing the key players, the underlying causes, and the continuing human toll of the violence."--Publisher's website.

Survivors club : the true story of a very young prisoner of Auschwitz

March 16, 2017
Bornstein, Michael, 1940- author.
© 2017
xviii, 348 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Remember the cup -- Bloody Monday -- The round up -- What snuck in with the laundry -- The judenrat -- Look forward -- Money talks -- Predictions from the underground -- Cousin Ruth -- Last-chance decisions -- Trapped -- The parting gift -- B-1148 -- Punishment at Auschwitz -- News from the fence -- An unexpected departure -- A lucky illness -- Visitors for Ruth -- Picture in history -- Home -- Aunt Hilda -- Ghostface -- A knock at the door -- A splash of yellow in Zarki -- Survivors club -- American dream -- At a crossroads -- All that remained -- Backyard encounter -- City of rubble -- The dark side of Munich -- The lady with the swastika necklace -- The bar mitzvah boy.
"The incredible true story of Michael Bornstein--who at age 4 was one of the youngest children to be liberated from Auschwitz--and of his family"-- Provided by publisher.

Over-the-Rhine walking tours. A, Washington Park.

March 16, 2017
Cincinnati : Miami Purchase Association for Historic Preservation, [1979?]
1 sheet (8 unnumbered panels) : illustrations, map ; 22 x 51 cm, folded to 22 x 11 cm
Covers included in pagination count. Item is a long sheet of stiff tan paper, accordion folded to 8 pages.|5OC
"With the support of the Ohio Arts Council"--Back panel.
A walking tour of the Cincinnati Over-the-Rhine neighborhood containing information on landmarks such as Washington Park, Memorial Hall, Cincinnati Music Hall, Nast Trinity Methodist Church, and First English Lutheran Church.

Over-the-Rhine walking tours. B, Findlay Market.

March 16, 2017
Cincinnati : Miami Purchase Association for Historic Preservation, [1979?]
1 sheet (8 unnumbered panels) : illustrations, map ; 22 x 51 cm, folded to 22 x 11 cm
Covers included in pagination count. Item is a long sheet of stiff gold paper, accordion folded to 8 pages.|5OC
"With the support of the Ohio Arts Council"--Back panel.
A walking tour of the Cincinnati Over-the-Rhine neighborhood containing information on landmarks such as Findlay Market, Glass Alley, Phillippus Church, and the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company.

Over-the-Rhine walking tours. C, Walnut and Main.

March 16, 2017
Cincinnati : Miami Purchase Association for Historic Preservation, [1979?]
1 sheet (8 unnumbered panels) : illustrations, map ; 22 x 51 cm, folded to 22 x 11 cm
Covers included in pagination count. Item is a long sheet of stiff beige paper, accordion folded to 8 pages.|5OC
"With the support of the Ohio Arts Council"--Back panel.
A walking tour of the Cincinnati Over-the-Rhine neighborhood containing information on landmarks such as Turner Hall, the American Building, Old St. Mary's Church, and the Germania Building.

Over-the-Rhine walking tours. D, Sycamore to Pendleton.

March 16, 2017
Cincinnati : Miami Purchase Association for Historic Preservation, [1979?]
1 sheet (8 unnumbered panels) : illustrations, map ; 22 x 51 cm, folded to 22 x 11 cm
Covers included in pagination count. Item is a long sheet of stiff blue paper, accordion folded to 8 pages.|5OC
"With the support of the Ohio Arts Council"--Back panel.
A walking tour of the Cincinnati Over-the-Rhine neighborhood containing information on landmarks such as Salem German Evangelistic Reformed Church, the former Woodward HIgh School building, the St. Paul's Church building, and the former Gambrinus Stock Company Brewery complex.

Trump's war : his battle for America

March 15, 2017
Savage, Michael, 1942- author.
280 pages ; 24 cm
Trump's War Against the Enemies Within -- Trump's Economic War -- Trump's War to Repeal Obamacare -- Trump's War for our Borders -- Trump's Culture Wars -- Trump's War to Restore the Military -- Trump's War Against the War Machine -- Trump's War Against the Rinos -- Trump's War to Restore Real Science -- Trump's War for the First Amendment -- Trump's War for the Second Amendment -- Trump's War Against the Deep State -- The Battle Plan.
"The "Godfather of Trumpmania," Michael Savage, examines the initial appointments, speeches, tweets and history of Donald Trump and offers his insights and analysis."

Shoot like a girl : one woman's dramatic fight in Afghanistan and on the home front

March 15, 2017
Hegar, Mary Jennings, author.
© 2017
viii, 292 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"On June 29, 2009, Air National Guard major Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar was shot down while on a Medevac mission on her third tour in Afghanistan. Despite being wounded, she fought the enemy and saved the lives of her crew and their patients. But soon she would face a new battle: to give women who serve on the front lines the credit they deserve... After being commissioned into the U.S. Air Force, MJ Hegar was selected for pilot training by the Air National Guard, finished at the top of her class, then served three tours in Afghanistan, flying combat search-and-rescue missions, culminating in a harrowing rescue attempt that would earn MJ the Purple Heart as well as the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Device. But it was on American soil that Hegar would embark on her greatest challenge—to eliminate the military’s Ground Combat Exclusion Policy, which kept female armed service members from officially serving in combat roles despite their long-standing record of doing so with honor. In Shoot Like a Girl, MJ takes the reader on a dramatic journey through her military career: an inspiring, humorous, and thrilling true story of a brave, high-spirited, and unforgettable woman who has spent much of her life ready to sacrifice everything for her country, her fellow man, and her sense of justice" --Inside jacket.

Spessart roots : a history of the people of a German forest

March 15, 2017
Wuest, Mary E.
[Arlington, Va.] : [Selbstverl.], 2013.
295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
The forest -- Overlords, politics, and everyday life -- Hunting and poaching -- Customs and practices -- Industry -- Rogues high and low -- Castles and forest tales -- Witch trials -- Thirty Years War (1618-1648): what it wrought -- Religion and schooling -- The villages go to Bavaria -- Why they left -- The leaving -- The fix who went to the Greece -- Life in Cincinnati -- Deep ancestry.

Ohio in photographs : a portrait of the buckeye state / by Ian Adams & Randall Lee Schieber ; text by John Fleischman.

March 14, 2017
Fleischman, John, 1948- author.
xiv, 280 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Northeast -- Southeast -- Southwest -- Northwest -- Central.
Showcasing the work of two of the state's leading landscape photographers, Ohio in Photographs presents a rich array of places and people, from serene hiking trails and Dayton's Huffman Prairie to shining downtown riverscapes and the riotous colors and figures of an unconventional Fourth of July parade. Ian Adams and Randall Lee Schieber give us iconic and unique images that capture the true texture of life in Ohio today. Adams and Schieber divide the work into five regional chapters framed by introductions by John Fleischman. Each of Ohio's eighty-eight counties is represented in photos that capture scenes from urban to rural: natural areas, historical sites, public gardens, cultural and sports events, workplaces, and more. Ohio in Photographs is a can't-miss for any Ohioan at home or away.--COVER.

Havana : a subtropical delirium

March 14, 2017
Kurlansky, Mark, author.
xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Prologue. A black-and-white feast -- Change -- The hated sea -- Danger of a black city -- Cecilia's fire and sugar -- Beyond the wall -- The monster -- The death it has given us -- The twenty-six-flavor revolution -- The mulata returns -- The sound of an African city -- Frozen in the tropics -- Sunny side up -- How to argue in Havana -- The nocout.
"Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, Havana celebrates the city's singular music, literature, baseball, and food; its five centuries of outstanding, neglected architecture; and its extraordinary blend of cultures. Like all great cities, Havana has a rich history that informs the vibrant place it is today--from the native Taino to Columbus's landing, from Cuba's status as a U.S. protectorate to Batista's dictatorship and Castro's revolution, from Soviet presence to the welcoming of capitalist tourism. Havana is a place of extremes: a beautifully restored colonial city whose cobblestone streets pass through areas that have not been painted or repaired since the revolution. Kurlansky shows Havana through the eyes of Cuban writers, such as Alejo Carpentier and José Martí, and foreigners, including Graham Greene and Hemingway. He introduces us to Cuban baseball and its highly opinionated fans; the city's music scene, alive with the rhythm of Son; its culinary legacy. Once the only country Americans couldn't visit, Cuba is now opening to us, as is Havana, not only by plane or boat but also through Mark Kurlansky's multilayered and electrifying portrait of the long-elusive city"-- Provided by publisher.

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