New Arrivals · History

March 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Lincoln's last speech : wartime reconstruction and the crisis of reunion

March 27, 2015
Masur, Louis P.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015.
xv, 247 pages ; 22 cm
"A large share of thought from the first" -- "Proper, practical relation" -- "A pernicious abstraction" -- "A plan of re-construction" -- "We, the loyal people, differ" -- "Fraught with difficulty" -- "A righteous and speedy peace" -- "The egg is to the fowl."

Water to the angels : William Mulholland, his monumental aqueduct, and the rise of Los Angeles

March 26, 2015
Standiford, Les, author.
New York, N.Y. : Ecco, [2015]
xviii, 315 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Documents the story of William Mulholland's Los Angeles aqueduct, the largest public water project ever built, describing how it transformed a small desert city into a modern metropolis.

The mad boy, Lord Berners, my grandmother and me

March 26, 2015
Zinovieff, Sofka.
New York : Harper, [2015]
xi, 436 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2014 by Jonathan Cape."

Rescue at Los Banos : the most daring prison camp raid of World War II

March 25, 2015
Henderson, Bruce B., 1946-
New York, NY : William Morrow, [2015]
366 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The fall of Manila -- Prisoners of the Japanese -- Los Banos Internment Camp -- Sky soldiers -- "You'll be eating dirt" -- Return to the Philippines -- Freedom week -- Under the cover of darkness -- The killings -- "Do it right, joe" -- The escapes -- The Los Banos force -- "Rescue must come soon" -- "The world will be watching" -- The raid -- Rescue -- "God was with us" -- Epilogue: The fate of Sadaaki Konishi -- Dramatis personae -- Source and chapter notes -- Appendix: the camp roster.

Bill O'Reilly's Legends and lies : the real West

March 25, 2015
Fisher, David, 1946-
New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2015.
294 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm
Map on lining papers.
Daniel Boone -- David Crockett -- Kit Carson -- Black Bart-- Wild Bill Hickok -- Bass Reeves -- George Armstrong Custer -- Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley -- Jesse James -- Doc Holliday -- Billy the Kid -- Butch Cassidy.
"The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's documentary television series Legends and Lies: The Real West, a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know : How did Davy Crockett save President Jackson's life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman--and was he an African American? What amazing detective work led to the capture of Black Bart, the "gentleman bandit" and one of the west's most famous stagecoach robbers? Did Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid really die in a hail of bullets in South America? Generations of Americans have grown up on TV shows, movies and books about these western icons. But what really happened in the Wild West? All the stories you think you know, and others that will astonish you, are here--some heroic, some brutal and bloody, all riveting. Included are the ten legends featured in Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies docuseries --from Kit Carson to Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok to Doc Holliday-- accompanied by two bonus chapters on Daniel Boone and Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley. Frontier America was a place where instinct mattered more than education, and courage was necessary for survival. It was a place where luck made a difference and legends were made. Heavily illustrated with spectacular artwork that further brings this history to life, and told in fast-paced, immersive narrative, Legends and Lies is an irresistible, adventure-packed ride back into one of the most storied era of our nation's rich history"-- Provided by publisher.

Hissing cousins : the untold story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth

March 25, 2015
Peyser, Marc N.
New York : Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, [2015]
332 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Orphans -- Home abroad -- Domestic affairs -- Other women -- Civil War -- The singing teapot -- New roles -- Arena -- Clouds of war -- Cold war -- Monuments.
A provocative dual portrait of first cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth discusses how their tangled lives were shaped by 20th-century history and politics, sharing insights into their childhoods, respective beliefs and adversarial relationship.

Ming : 50 years that changed China

March 25, 2015
©2014
312 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm.
"Published to accompany a major exhibition at the British Museum and drawing on the latest research, this magnificent book explores the extraordinary history of early Ming China: the fabulous imperial courts, the military and cultural achievements, the complex belief systems, and diplomatic and trading missions. Over 2500 objects from museums across China and the rest of the world are illustrated here, including spectacular recent archaeological discoveries and some of the most beautiful works of art ever made"--Cover.

The Warren Commission Report : a graphic investigation into the Kennedy assassination

March 25, 2015
Mishkin, Daniel, author.
©2014
160 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
November 22, 1963 -- The trip to Texas -- Bedlam -- Six hours and six seconds -- On a New Frontier -- Settling the dust -- Dealey Plaza: the shots -- The Zapruder film -- In the sniper's nest -- The medical evidence -- The single-bullet theory -- Enigma -- Mexico City -- Mystery men -- Conspiracy and change -- The Warren Commission at work -- The sixties generation -- Cover-up? -- Seeds of doubt.
Within days of the murder of President John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson appointed a seven-member commission to investigate the shooting. The Warren Commission determined that there was "no credible evidence" conflicting with its conclusion of a lone gunman. Artist Ernie Colón, bestselling illustrator of "The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation," teams up with author Dan Mishkin to provide a unique means of testing the commission's findings, unraveling conflicting narratives side by side through graphic-novel techniques. "The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation into the Kennedy Assassination" breaks down how decisions in the days that followed the assassination not only shaped how the commission reconstructed events but also helped foster the conspiracy theories that play a part in American politics to this day.

The gulf theater, 1813-1815

March 25, 2015
Stoltz, Joseph F., III, author.
Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 2014.
50 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 22 cm.
Shipping list no.: 2015-0131-P.
"PIN : 104650-000"--Back cover.

The Islamist phoenix : the Islamic State and the redrawing of the Middle East

March 24, 2015
Napoleoni, Loretta.
New York : Seven Stories Press, [2014]
xxii, 136 pages ; 18 cm

Off the radar : a father's secret, a mother's heroism, and a son's quest

March 23, 2015
Copeland, Cyrus.
New York : Blue Rider Press, 2015.
350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
A hunting expedition -- The forgotten hostage -- Trial and tribulation -- A tale of two countries -- One last try -- An experiment in understanding.
Part mystery, part reportage and part detective work, a gripping story follows the author as he, more than 30 years after his father was arrested in Iran for spying at the time of the 1979 hostage crisis, sets out to find the truth about his father and his role in the Iranian hostage crisis.

Isis : inside the army of terror

March 20, 2015
Weiss, Michael (Michael Douglas), author.
New York, NY : Regan Arts, [2015].
xvi, 270 pages ; 21 cm
"How did a group of religious fanatics, clad in black pajamas and armed to the teeth, manage to carve out a violent, fundamentalist "Islamic state" in wide swaths of Syria and Iraq? How did the widely celebrated revolution against Syrian dictator Bashar Assad descend into a movement led by a psychopathically violent band of jihadists dedicated to the destruction of America? And just who are these brutal Islamic militants--many speaking unaccented English and holding European passports--beheading Western hostages in slickly produced videos? In Isis: Inside the Army of Terror, Syrian journalist Hassan Hassan and American analyst Michael Weiss explain how the terrorists of ISIS evolved from a nearly defeated insurgent group into a jihadi army--armed with American military hardware and the capability to administer a functioning state. Weiss and Hassan, who have both been on the frontlines of the Syrian revolution, have interviewed dozens of experts, American military and intelligence officials, and ISIS fighters to paint the first comprehensive picture of the rise and expansion of America's most formidable terrorist enemy. ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror is destined to become the standard text on a terror group that, unfortunately, shows no signs of going away" -- provided by publisher.

The contender : Andrew Cuomo, a biography

March 19, 2015
Shnayerson, Michael.
New York : Hachette Book Group, [2015]
viii, 529 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

The war that forged a nation : why the Civil War still matters

March 19, 2015
McPherson, James M., author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
x, 219 pages ; 25 cm
Why the Civil War Still Matters -- Mexico, California, and the Coming of the Civil War -- A Just War? -- Death and Destruction in the Civil War -- American Navies and British Neutrality During the Civil War -- The Rewards of Risk-Taking : Two Civil War Admirals -- How Did Freedom Come? -- Lincoln, Slavery, and Freedom -- A. Lincoln, Commander in Chief -- The Commander Who Would Not Fight : McClellan and Lincoln -- Lincoln's Legacy for Our Time -- War and Peace in the Post-Civil War South.
"In The Long Shadow of War, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James M. McPherson considers why the Civil War retains such a hold on our national psyche and identity. Though the drama and tragedy of the subject, from the war's scope and size--an estimated death toll of 750,000, far more than all the rest of the country's wars combined--to the nearly mythical individuals involved--Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson--help explain why the Civil War remains so popular among historians, it does not entirely explain why the war still matters to us today. Through twelve essays, McPherson dissects this question, exploring the war's impact across many dimensions of American life. The essays consider variously the war's causes and consequences; the morality and cost of the war in comparative context; the naval war; slavery and its abolition; and Abraham Lincoln as emancipator, political leader, and commander in chief, among many other topics. Ultimately, McPherson illuminates the impossibility of understanding the issues of our own time unless we first understand their roots in the era of the Civil War: slavery and its abolition; the conflict between the North and South; the struggle between state sovereignty and the federal government; the role of government in social change-these issues, McPherson shows, are as salient and controversial today as they were in the 1860s. Thoughtful, provocative, and authoritative, The Long Shadow of War looks anew at the reasons America's civil war has remained a subject of intense interest for the past century and a half, and affirms the enduring relevance of the conflict for America today"-- Provided by publisher.

Abe & Fido : Lincoln's love of animals and the touching story of his favorite canine companion

March 18, 2015
Algeo, Matthew.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, Incorporated, [2015]
x, 166 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Preface -- 1855 -- 1856 -- 1857 -- 1858-59 -- 1860-61 -- 1861-66.

Cincinnati, the queen city, 225th anniversary edition

March 18, 2015
Hurley, Daniel
©2014
260 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 32 cm
Includes profiles of the corporate sponsors.
"A publication of Cincinnati Museum Center"--Title page.

Gateway city : Covington, Kentucky, 1815-2015

March 17, 2015
©2015
xv, 450 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm.
Gateway to the West, 1763-1830 ; Gateway between the North and the South, 1830-66 ; Gateway to the North, 1867-99 / Paul A. Tenkotte -- Gateway to progress, 1900-2015 / Paul A. Tenkotte with contributions by Elaine M. Kuhn -- From fettered to freedom : African Americans in Covington / Theodore H.H. Harris -- From art to architecture : the visual arts in Covington / James Ott and Beth Johnson with contributions by Bill Stolz, Paul A. Tenkotte, and David E. Schroeder -- From inventories to inventions : business and commerce in Covington / John H. Bob and John Schlipp -- From chalkboards to computers : education and libraries in Covington / David E. Schroeder and Rob Haney -- From language to legacy : immigration and migration in Covington / David E. Schroeder with contributions by Katie Hushebeck-Schneider -- From novels to newspapers : the literary heritage of Covington / Robert D. Webster and Roger Auge II -- From leeches to lasers : medicine and senior housing in Covington / Brian L. Hackett and Luke Groeschen -- From ragtime to radio : music and entertainment in Covington / John Schlipp, Karl J. Lietzenmayer and Nathan McGee -- From packet boats to pollution : the Ohio and Licking Rivers / Don Clare, Victor J. Canfield and Marc F. Hult -- From city council to city manager : government in Covington / Joseph Hinds and John T. Spence -- From badges to blazes : police, fire and paramedics in Covington / Matthew J. Kelly and Chuck and Ruth Korzenborn -- From chapels to cathedrals : religion in Covington / David E. Schroeder and Janice Mueller -- From horse racing to hoops : sports in Covington / James C. Claypool -- From suffrage to science : women in Covington / Paul A. Tenkotte, with contributions by Deborah Kohl Kremer.

African American life in Franklin, Ohio

March 17, 2015
Polley, Eva Louise.
[S.I.] : [s.n.], c2014.
160 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Maps on inside covers.
Military. Civil War ; World War I ; World War II ; Korean conflict ; American Legion -- Education. Franklin High School graduates ; Extracurricular activities ; The teaching tradition -- Talk about bygones. Essays ; Families -- Timeline. African Americans in Franklin, Ohio 1868-2012 -- Documents. Assesors records, etc. -- Picture show. Snapshots ; The Polley children ; Polley women in their crowns of glory ; FHS alumni -- Trivia quiz. Questions and answers.

Archaeology hotspot Egypt : unearthing the past for armchair archaeologists

March 16, 2015
Heath, Julian, 1969-
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
xi, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introducing ancient Egypt -- From hand axes to mummy portraits: the archaeology of ancient Egypt -- Famous figures in egyptology -- Controversies and scandals in egyptology -- Harming Egypt's past: the antiquities market -- Contributions to knowledge of the past -- Current digs -- Epilogue: learning more about ancient Egypt.

The death of Caesar : the story of history's most famous assassination

March 16, 2015
Strauss, Barry S., author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
xx, 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Return to Rome. Riding with Caesar ; The best men ; Decision in a villa ; Caesar's last triumph -- Blood on the stones. The birth of a plot ; Wanted -- assassins ; Caesar leaves home ; Murder ; A republic in the balance ; A funeral to remember -- The road back. The struggle for Italy ; Vengeance ; Augustus.

Egypt

March 16, 2015
Farmington Hills, Mich : Greenhaven Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
How should recent political events in Egypt be viewed? -- The military takeover of Egypt should be deemed a coup / Robert Scheer -- The military takeover of Egypt should not be classified as a coup / Mark Ulrich -- Is what happened in Egypt a coup or a revolution? It's both / Max Fisher -- Egypt's military coup was a legitimate expression of the people's will / Reese Neader -- Egypt's military coup is illegitimate and undemocratic / Peter Osborne -- Egypt's new constitution is a step toward democracy / Hafez Ghanem -- Egypt's constitutional referendum : it's not about democracy anymore / Dan Murphy -- Egypt's constitutional referendum has solved nothing / Sharif Nashashibi -- What is the impact of recent political and social upheaval in Egypt? -- Civil liberties are being violated in Egypt / Sharif Abdel Kouddous -- Sexual harassment of and violence against women are on the rise / Brian Rohan -- Egypt's military coup is undoing the gains of the Arab Spring / Tim Black -- Egypt will rise again / Ross Harrison -- Egypt's democratic revolution has stalled / HA Hellyer -- Egypt is hobbled by a culture of corruption and cronyism / Talal Salman -- Egypt's military coup could doom democracy / Mohammad Fadel -- What political, economic, and social policies should Egypt adopt? -- Egypt should embrace secular governance / Salma El Shahed -- Egypt will not be a truly secular country / Raymond Stock -- Religious figures must avoid partisanship and sectarianism / Asma Afsaruddin -- The Egyptian government must be inclusive to Islamist factions / Anando Bhakto -- Economic reform : the only way forward for Egypt / Jamal Khashoggi -- Egypt's rape culture must be confronted and not used for political gain / Anna Lekas Miller -- What should be US policy on Egypt? -- The United States will support democratic and economic reform in Egypt / Barack Obama -- The United States should realize the limitations of its influence in Egypt / Steven A. Cook -- As Egypt erupts, U.S. dithers / John Bolton -- The United States must clearly repudiate the Egyptian military coup / John Esposito -- The United States should resume military aid to Egypt / Eric Trager -- The United States should not resume military aid to Egypt / Sarah Marusek.

A brief stop on the road from Auschwitz

March 13, 2015
Rosenberg, Göran, 1948- author.
New York : Other Press, [2015]
331 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A "memoir by a journalist about his father's attempt to survive the aftermath of Auschwitz in a small industrial town in Sweden"--Dust jacket.

Kennewick Man : the scientific investigation of an ancient American skeleton

March 12, 2015
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2014]
vi, 669 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm.
"Peopling of the Americas publications"--Page preceding title page.
Introduction: The scientific investigation of Kennewick Man / Douglas W. Owsley -- Establishing context. The people who peopled America / Bradley T. Lepper ; Geography, paleoecology, and archaeology / James C. Chatters ; Chronology of the Kennewick Man skeleton / Thomas W. Stafford, Jr. ; The precedent-setting case of Kennewick Man / Alan L. Schneider and Paula A. Barran ; Reflections of a former Army Corps of Engineers archaeologist / Larry D. Banks ; Curation history and overview of the plaintiffs' studies / Cleone H. Hawkinson -- Studying skeletal evidence. Skeletal inventory, morphology, and pathology / Douglas W. Owsley, Aleithea A. Williams, and Karin S. Bruwelheide ; Dentition / Christy G. Turner, II ; Dental microwear / Mark F. Teaford and Sireen El-Zaatari ; Orthodontics / John L. Hayes ; Body mass, stature, and proportions of the skeleton / Benjamin M. Auerbach ; Reconstructing habitual activities by biomechanical analysis of long bones / Daniel J. Wescott ; Bones of the hands and feet / D. Troy Case ; The natural shocks that flesh is heir to / Della Collins Cook ; Occupational stress markings and patterns of injury / James C. Chatters ; Stable isotopic evidence for diet and origin / Henry P. Schwarcz, Thomas W. Stafford, Jr., Martin Knyf, Brian Chisholm, Fred J. Longstaffe, James C. Chatters, and Douglas W. Owsley ; Taphonomic indicators of burial context / Douglas W. Owsley, Aleithea A. Williams, Thomas W. Stafford, Jr. ; Benthic aquatic algae : indicators of recent taphonomic history / James L. Norris and Douglas W. Owsley ; Postmortem breakage as a taphonomic tool for determining burial position / Hugh Berryman -- Applying technology to interpretation. Computed tomography, visualization, and 3D modeling / Rebecca Snyder ; Prototype accuracy and reassembly / David R. Hunt ; Molding and casting methods / Steve J. Jabo ; The point of the story / Dennis J. Stanford -- Incorporating population data. The Ainu and Jōmon connection / C. Loring Brace, Noriko Seguchi, A. Russell Nelson, Pan Qifeng, Hideyuki Umeda, Margaret Wilson, and Mary L. Brace ; Cranial morphometric evidence for early Holocene relationships and population structure / Richard L. Jantz and M. Katherine Spradley ; Two-dimensional geometric morphometrics / M. Katherine Spradley, Katherine E. Weisensee, and Richard L. Jantz ; Morphological features that reflect population affinities / George W. Gill ; Identity through science and art / Karin S. Bruwelheide and Douglas W. Owsley -- Learning from early Holocene contemporaries. Evidence of maritime adaptation and coastal migration from southeast Alaska / E. James Dixon, Timothy H. Heaton, Craig M. Lee, Terence E. Fifield, Joan Brenner Coltrain, Brian M. Kemp, Douglas W. Owsley, Eric Parrish, Christy G.Turner II, Heather J.H. Edgar, Rosita Kaaháni Worl, David Glenn Smith, and G. Lang Farmer ; A new look at the double burial from Horn Shelter no. 2 / Margaret A. Jodry and Douglas W. Owsley -- Anticipating Kennewick Man's future. Storage and care at the Burke Museum / Cleone H. Hawkinson ; Who was Kennewick Man? / Douglas W. Owsley and Richard L. Jantz -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
"Almost from the day of its accidental discovery along the banks of the Columbia River in Washington State in July 1996, the ancient skeleton of Kennewick Man has garnered significant attention from scientific and Native American communities as well as public media outlets. This volume represents a collaboration among physical and forensic anthropologists, archaeologists, geologists, and geochemists, among others, and presents the results of the scientific study of this remarkable find. Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton is written for a discerning professional audience, yet the absorbing story of the remains, their discovery, their curation history, and the extensive amount of detail that skilled scientists have been able to glean from them will appeal to interested and informed general readers. These bones lay silent for nearly 9,000 years, but now, with the aid of dedicated researchers, they can speak about the life of one of the earliest human occupants of North America." -- Back cover.

The Yankee comandante : the untold story of courage, passion, and one American's fight to liberate Cuba

March 12, 2015
Sallah, Michael, author.
©2015
xii, 274 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
William Morgan, a tough-talking ex-paratrooper, stunned family and friends when in 1957 he left Ohio to join freedom fighters in the mountains of Cuba. He led one band of guerrillas, and Che Guevara another, and together they swept through the country, ultimately forcing corrupt dictator Fulgencio Batista from power. In just a year of fighting, the American revolutionary had altered the landscape of the Cold War. But Morgan believed they were fighting to liberate Cuba. Then Fidel Castro canceled elections, seized properties, and imprisoned Morgan's fellow freedom fighters. Even Morgan's own house mysteriously blew up. But The Comandante is about more than just the revolution. It's the story of two people in love, pressured by government agents and mobsters vying to control a nation that soon brought the world to the brink of nuclear destruction. In the mountains, Morgan met Olga Rodriguez, a beautiful, fiery nurse, whom he soon married. Together, amid their firestorm romance, they decided to take a stand and take back the government from Castro and Guevara. The newlyweds began running arms to prepare for a counterrevolution, soon caught in a cloak-and-dagger web among Castro's forces; the Mob, which controlled Havana; and the CIA's preparations for the Bay of Pigs Invasion. But one of Morgan's guards betrayed him to Castro, who threw the counterrevolutionary in prison, placing his wife and their two daughters under house arrest. The couple smuggled secret messages to each other until Olga ultimately escaped by drugging her captors. Before she could free her husband, though, a junta tribunal tried and sentenced him to death by firing squad. Drawing on declassified FBI, CIA, and Army intelligence records as well as Olga's diaries, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss skillfully reveal the inner workings of the Cuban Revolution while detailing the incredible love story of a rebel nurse and an American street hero who left their mark on history.

A great and terrible king : Edward I and the forging of Britain

March 11, 2015
Morris, Marc, 1973-
©2009
xvi, 462 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical table ; 24 cm.
A saint in name -- The family feud -- Civil peace and holy war -- The return of the king -- The disobedient prince -- Arthur's crown -- Peaceful endeavours -- The great cause -- The struggle for mastery -- Uniting the kingdom? -- A lasting vengeance -- A great and terrible king.
This is the first major biography for a generation of a truly formidable king, a man born to rule England, who believed that it was his right to rule all of Britain. As a consequence, his reign was one of the most dramatic and important of the entire Middle Ages, leading to war and conquest on an unprecedented scale.

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