New Arrivals · History

April 17, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Congo : the epic history of a people

April 16, 2014
Reybrouck, David van, author.
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
x, 639 pages : maps ; 24 cm
New spirits : Central Africa draws the attention of East and West : 1870-1885 -- Diabolical filth : Congo under Leopold : 1885-1908 -- The Belgians set us free : the early years of the Colonial Regime : 1908-1921 -- In the stranglehold of fear : growing unrest and mutual suspicion in peacetime : 1921-1940 -- The red hour of the kickoff : the war and the deceptive calm that followed : 1940-1955 -- Soon to be ours : a belated decolonization, a sudden independence : 1955-1960 -- A Thursday in June -- The struggle for the throne : the turbulent years of the first republic : 1960-1965 -- The electric years : Mobutu gets down to business : 1965-1975 -- Toujours servir : a marshal's madness : 1975-1990 -- The death throes : democratic opposition and military confrontation : 1990-1997 -- Compassion, what is that? : the great war of Africa : 1997-2002 -- La Bière et la Prière (Suds and sanctity) : new players in a wasted land : 2002-2006 -- The recess : hope and despair in a newborn democracy : 2006-2010 --

The last white rose

April 16, 2014
Seward, Desmond, 1935-
New York : Pegasus Books, 2014.
xvii, 413 p.. [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

Paris at the end of the world : the City of Light during the Great War, 1914-1918

April 16, 2014
Baxter, John, 1939- author.
New York : Harper Perennial, [2014].
ix, 402 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Includes index.


December 21, 2014
Harris, Bill, 1933-
New York : Mayflower Books, 1980.
95 p. : col. ill. ; 33 cm.

Methodist Episcopal Church, Greenbush : Warren Co., IL

April 15, 2014
[Illinois] : Warren County Genealogical Society, 1988.
22, 3 p. : chiefly facsims. ; 30 cm.
Title from label on cover.
Includes index.
Transcription of historical sketch with lists of members; original given in facsimile.

Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood : Warren Co., Illinois.

April 15, 2014
[Illinois] : Warren County Illinois Genealogical Society, 1988.
2 v. in 1 : chiefly facsims. ; 29 cm.
Title from label on original cover, now lost.
Includes indexes.
v. 1. book 1, 1858-1899 -- v. 2. Book 2, 1848-1909; book 3, 1909-1953.

United Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood : Warren Co., Illinois.

April 15, 2014
[Illinois] : Warren County Illinois Genealogical Society, 1988.
2 v. in 1 : chiefly facsims. ; 29 cm.
Title from label on original cover, now lost.
Includes indexes.
v. 1. 1858-1922 -- v. 2. 1936-1952; 1949-1964.

United Presbyterian Church, Little York, Illinois, 1863-1941.

April 15, 2014
[Illinois : Warren County Illinois Genealogical Society], 2003.
74, 17 p. : chiefly facsims. ; 29 cm.
Publisher from label on original cover, now lost.
Includes index.

Olive Christian Church, near Avon, Il. / [compiled by Warren County Genealogical Society].

April 15, 2014
Warren County, Illinois, Genealogical Society.
[Monmouth, Ill.] : The Society, 1986-2003.
2 v. : ill., facsims. ; 29 cm.
Each vol. includes index.
v. 1. 1859-1919 / Lois Schmalshoff, Ethel (Ketchum) Trego -- v. 2. 1919-1946.

Membership records of the Roseville Christain [sic] Church, Roseville, IL.

April 15, 2014
Roseville Christian Church (Ill.)
[Ill.] : Warren County, Illinois, Genealogical Society, 1987-
v. ; 29-37 cm.
[v. 1.] 1892-1904 -- [v. 2.] 1904-1933 -- [v. 3.] 1929-1978.

Membership records of the Roseville Methodist Church, Roseville, IL : also contains records of Asbury and Point Pleasant

April 15, 2014
Monmouth, Ill. : Warren County, Illinois Genealogical Society, 1991-
v. ; 28 cm.
Includes indexes.
Handwritten photocopies.
v. 1. 1869-1876 -- v. 2. 1876-1911 -- v. 3. 1902-1917 -- v. 4. 1917-1945.

Smith Creek United Presbyterian Church, Henderson county, Illinois : 1865-1900

April 15, 2014
Parsons, Mary Lou.
[Illinois] : Warren County Illinois Genealogical Society, 1996.
126 p. : chiefly facsims. ; 29 cm.
Title from label on original cover, now lost.
Includes index.
Consists of session minutes.

Defending a new nation, 1783-1811

April 15, 2014
Maass, John R.
Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, 2013.
59 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 22 cm.
Shipping list no.: 2014-0081-P.
Building on Washington's legacy, 1783-1790 -- Securing the frontier -- The Whiskey Rebellion, 1794 -- Institutional changes to meet new challenges, 1795-1800 -- The Army of the early Jefferson administration, 1801-1805 -- The Army and the second Jefferson administration, 1805-1809 -- Clouds on the horizon, 1809-1812.
"Tells the story of several military campaigns against Indians in the Northwest Territory, the Army's role in suppressing the Whiskey Rebellion (1794), the quasi-war with France and confrontations with Spain, the influence of Jeffersonian politics on the Army's structure, and the Lewis and Clark Expedition"--Publisher's website.

The campaign of 1812

April 15, 2014
Rauch, Steven J., author.
Washington, DC : For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
58 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits (some color) ; 22 cm.
Shipping list no.: 2014-0056-P.
Strategic setting -- Operations -- Analysis.
"[This brochure] details the disappointing first campaigns of the War of 1812. Although the United States declared war on Great Britain, events soon illustrated that the nation, as well as the Army, were ill-prepared for the conflict. On the battlefield, the Army's training, logistical, and leadership deficiencies resulted in a series of embarrassing defeats. Despite these setbacks, the Army ended the year looking optimistically toward the next campaign season to restore its confidence and reputation"--CMH website.

The Canadian theater, 1813

April 15, 2014
Barbuto, Richard V., author.
Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 2013.
55 pages : color illustrations, color maps, portraits (some color) ; 22 cm.
Shipping list no.: 2014-0016-P.
PIN: 103641-000.

Archeological investigations at Shiloh Indian Mounds National Historic Landmark (40HR7) : 1999-2004

April 15, 2014
Tallahassee, Fla. : U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Southeast Archeological Center, 2013.
2 volumes : color illustrations, charts, plans, maps ; 28 cm
Shipping list no.: 2014-0068-P.
Cover title.

First Methodist Church, Monmouth : Warren Co., Illinois.

April 14, 2014
Monmouth, IL : Warren County Illinois Genealogical Society, 1988.
4 v. : chiefly facsims. ; 29 cm.
Title from label on cover (now lost).
v. 1. 1859-1871, brief history & membership -- v. 2. 1875-1886, membership -- v. 3. 1886-1904, membership -- v. 4. 1903-1915, 1932-1948, membership, marriages, baptisms, deaths.

Hot dogs and cocktails : when FDR met King George VI at Hyde Park on Hudson

April 14, 2014
Conradi, Peter.
Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom : Alma Books [2013].
280 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Between June 9th and 12th 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were the guests of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at his country estate in Hyde Park, New York, during what was the first ever visit by a reigning British monarch to the United States. Coming at a time when Britain desperately needed U.S. help in the conflict that now seemed inevitable, the meeting was front page news on both sides of the Atlantic and imbued with huge political significance. This fascinating book recreates the backdrop to the royal visit, analyzing the political background and the media's reaction, and tells the back stories both of the King and of Roosevelt, whose colorful personal life became entwined with the visit.

The Golden Age shtetl : a new history of Jewish life in East Europe

April 14, 2014
Petrovskiĭ-Shtern, Ĭokhanan.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2014.
431 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
What's in a name? -- Russia discovers its shtetl -- Lawless freedom -- Fair trade -- the right to drink -- A violent dignity -- Crime, punishment, and a promise of justice -- Family matters -- Open house -- If I forget thee -- The books of the people -- The end of the Golden Age.

The story of the Jews : finding the words, 1000 BC-1492 AD

April 14, 2014
Schama, Simon, author.
496 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
"Tie-in to the PBS and BBC series 'The Story of the Jews'"--Jacket flap.
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2013 by the Bodley Head, an imprint of Random House UK"--Title-page verso.
Papyrus, potsherd, parchment. In Egypt ; The words ; Delving, divining... ; Classical Jews? -- Mosaic, parchment, paper. The Menorah and the Cross ; Among the believers ; The women of Ashkenaz ; Trials ; Exile from exile.
Details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492 to the modern day. A tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews.

Living hell : the dark side of the Civil War

April 14, 2014
Adams, Michael C. C., 1945-
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2014].
xi, 292 pages ; 24 cm
Opening: Jim Conklin and General Sherman -- Gone for a soldier -- On the march -- Close-order combat -- Clearing the battlefield -- The edge of sanity -- Deprivations and dislocations -- Invasions and violations -- State of the union -- Closing: General Lee and the gray ladies.

Red love : the story of an East German family

April 14, 2014
Leo, Maxim, 1970-, author.
London : Pushkin Press, [2013].
264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Translation of: Haltet euer Herz bereit: eine ostdeutsche Familiengeschiche

Why the Germans? Why the Jews? : envy, race hatred, and the prehistory of the Holocaust

April 14, 2014
Aly, Götz, 1947- author.
New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
290 pages ; 25 cm
Originally published as Warum die Deutschen? Warum die Juden?: Frankfurt am Main : S. Fischer, 2011.
"A provocative and insightful analysis that sheds new light on one of the most puzzling and historically unsettling conundrums Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Countless historians have grappled with these questions, but few have come up with answers as original and insightful as those of maverick German historian Gotz Aly. Tracing the prehistory of the Holocaust from the 1800s to the Nazis' assumption of power in 1933, Aly shows that German anti-Semitism was--to a previously overlooked extent--driven in large part by material concerns, not racist ideology or religious animosity. As Germany made its way through the upheaval of the Industrial Revolution, the difficulties of the lethargic, economically backward German majority stood in marked contrast to the social and economic success of the agile Jewish minority. This success aroused envy and fear among the Gentile population, creating fertile ground for murderous Nazi politics.Surprisingly, and controversially, Aly shows that the roots of the Holocaust are deeply intertwined with German efforts to create greater social equality. Redistributing wealth from the well-off to the less fortunate was in many respects a laudable goal, particularly at a time when many lived in poverty. But as the notion of material equality took over the public imagination, the skilled, well-educated Jewish population came to be seen as having more than its fair share. Aly's account of this fatal social dynamic opens up a new vantage point on the greatest crime in history and is sure to prompt heated debate for years to come"-- Provided by publisher.

Midnight's descendants : a history of South Asia since partition

April 14, 2014
Keay, John, author.
New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014]
xxxiv, 392 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Casting the die -- Counting the cost -- "Who has not heard of the Vale of Cashmere?" -- Past conditional -- Reality check -- Power to the people -- An ill-starred conjunction -- Two-way tickets, double standards -- Things fall apart -- Outside the gates -- India astir.
"In Midnight's Descendants, John Keay presents the first general history of present-day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka and its peoples. The book examines the complex web of affiliations--of kinship, locality, language, tribe, clan, profession, and caste--that shape relations among the countries in the region. Keay argues that correlating and contrasting the fortunes of all the constituent nations since the 1947 partition affords unique insights into the tensions and conflicts that divide the region to this day"-- Provided by publisher.

9/11, ten years later : insights on al-Qaeda's past & future through captured records : conference proceedings

April 14, 2014
Washington, D.C. : Conflict Records Research Center, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, 2012.
vii, 257 pages ; 23 cm
Shipping list no.: 2014-0038-P.
Proceedings of a conference hosted by the Conflict Records Research Center (CRCC) at the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS), National Defense University (NDU), and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Governmental Studies. The conference was held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., 13-14 September 2011.
Introduction / Lorry M. Fenner -- Why a conference on 9/11? / Congressman "Mac" Thornberry -- What did scholars and policymakers know about al-Qaeda and associated movements before 9/11? / Thomas Hegghammer -- The evolution of intelligence assessments of al-Qaeda to 2011 / Mark E. Stout -- Working with al-Qaeda documents : an analyst's view before 9/11 / Cynthia Storer -- Blessed September : al-Qaeda's grand strategic vision on 9/11 / Mary R. Habeck -- The evolution of al-Qaeda and associated movements / Michael G. Vickers -- What have we learned about al-Qaeda and associated movements since 9/11? / Peter Bergen ; introduction by Mark E. Stout -- Jihads in decline : what the captured records tell us / Jessica M. Huckabey -- The collapse of religious justifications for globalist radical Muslims / David B. Cook -- Re-reading the origins of al-Qaeda through Osama bin Laden's former audiocassette collection / Flagg Miller -- A decade beyond the 9/11 attacks / C. Michael Hurley -- What should be the focus of al-Qaeda and associated movements studies for the future? / John C. Zarate -- The counterterrorism research agenda ten years after 9/11 / Brian Fishman -- The relationship between al-Qaeda and the Taliban : insights from captured documents / Anne Stenersen -- The 80% solution : the defeat of bin Laden's al-Qaeda and South Asian security / Thomas F. Lynch, III -- The development of al-Qaeda's media strategy and its role in mobilizing Western Muslims / Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens -- A call for further research and analysis / Suzanne Spaulding -- Conclusion / Mark E. Stout.
On 13-14 September 2011, the Conflict Records Research Center (CRRC) at the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS), National Defense University (NDU), and the Johns Hopkins Center for Advanced Governmental Studies, hosted a conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. Nearly 250 academics, policymakers, and practitioners attended the event. Introduced by Acting President of the NDU, Ambassador Nancy E McEldowney, and entitled "Ten Years Later: Insights on al-Qaeda's Past and Future Through Captured Records," the conference explored what scholars and policymakers knew about al-Qaeda and Associated Movements (AQAM) before the 9/11 attacks, as well as what they have learned since. Participants also offered thoughts about the future of AQAM as well as directions for counterterrorism and policy.

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