New Arrivals · History

May 27, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

How dare the sun rise : memoirs of a war child

May 26, 2017
Uwiringiyimana, Sandra, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
288 pages : color illustrations, color portraits ; 24 cm
The author shares the story of her survival of the Gatumba massacre, despite losing her sister, and how after moving to America she found healing through art and activism.

Classical spies : American archaeologists with the OSS in World War II Greece

May 26, 2017
Allen, Susan Heuck, 1952-
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2011.
xiii, 430 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
"On the rim of a volcano" -- Leaving the ivory tower -- Flight -- From relief to intelligence : forging a "Grecian formula" -- Recruiting the four captains -- "Playing ball" and striking out with the British -- "Preparing the underground railroad" -- "Entering the danger zone" : the "Samos Show" -- "Oriental endurance" and the "somber world of snafu" -- Operation honeymoon -- The birds began to sing -- Liberation and the "Dance of the Seven Veils" -- Things fall apart -- "Playing a dangerous game."
"Classical Spies is the first insiders' account of the operations of the American intelligence service in World War II Greece. Initiated by archaeologists in Greece and the eastern Mediterranean, the network drew on scholars' personal contacts and knowledge of languages and terrain. While modern readers might think Indiana Jones is just a fantasy character, Classical Spies discloses events where even Indy would feel at home: burying Athenian dig records in an Egyptian tomb, activating prep-school connections to establish spies code-named Vulture and Chickadee, and organizing parachute drops. Susan Heuck Allen reveals remarkable details about a remarkable group of individuals. Often mistaken for mild-mannered professors and scholars, such archaeologists as Princeton's Rodney Young, Cincinnati's Jack Caskey and Carl Blegen, Yale's Jerry Sperling and Dorothy Cox, and Bryn Mawr's Virginia Grace proved their mettle as effective spies in an intriguing game of cat and mouse with their Nazi counterparts. Relying on interviews with individuals sharing their stories for the first time, previously unpublished secret documents, private diaries and letters, and personal photographs, Classical Spies offers an exciting and personal perspective on the history of World War II"-- Provided by publisher.

They say we are infidels : on the run from ISIS with persecuted Christians in the Middle East

May 26, 2017
Belz, Mindy, author.
Carol Stream, IL : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2016.
xix, 335 pages, 8 unnumbred pages of plates ;: illustrations ; 23 cm

Resisting the Holocaust : upstanders, partisans, and survivors

May 26, 2017
Bartrop, Paul R. (Paul Robert), 1955- author.
©2016
xxx, 445 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
"What did those who resisted the Nazis during the 1930s through 1945--known now as "the Righteous"--Do when confronted with the Holocaust? How did those who resorted to physical acts of resistance to fight the Nazis in the ghettos, the concentration camps, and the forests summon the courage to form underground groups and organize their efforts? This book presents a comprehensive examination of more than 150 remarkable people who said "no" to the Nazis when confronted by the Holocaust of the Jews. They range from people who undertook armed resistance to individuals who risked--and sometimes lost--their lives in trying to rescue Jews or spirit them away to safety. In many cases, the very act of survival in the face of extreme circumstances was a form of resistance. This important book explores the many facets of resistance to the Holocaust that took place less than 100 years ago, providing valuable insights to any reader seeking evidence of how individuals can remain committed to the maintenance of humanitarian traditions in the darkest of times."--Publisher's description.

The exile : the stunning inside story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in flight

May 25, 2017
Scott-Clark, Cathy, 1965- author.
©2017
xx, 619 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Shit. I think we bit off more than we could chew." -- "Terrorism is a duty and assassination is a Sunnah." -- "These Arabs...they have killed Afghans. They have trained their guns on Afghan live...We want them out." -- "Poor ones, this is not how revenge is, or will be." -- "The banging was so strong that I felt at some point that my skull was in pieces." -- "If you bid us plunge into the ocean, we would follow you." -- "The reprisals of the mujahideen shall come like lightning bolts." -- "We will get you, CIA team, inshallah, we will bring you down." -- "I'm back with the people I was with before." -- "We go to a house, we fuck with some people, and we leave. This is just a longer fight." -- "What really happened doesn't matter if there is an official story behind it that 99.999% of the world would believe." -- "It is going to be worse when my father dies. The world is going to be very, very nasty...it will be a disaster." -- "It will be just the end of the beginning rather than the beginning of the end."

Alexandria

May 25, 2017
Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., ©2008.
127 pages : chiefly illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
First families -- Farm life -- Schools and churches -- Infrastructure -- Businesses -- Local government -- Alexandria Fair -- Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society.

My father's closet

May 25, 2017
McClintock, Karen A., 1953- author.
©2017
xii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Winged cupid -- Grandma wanted a girl -- Courtship by pie -- The porch swing -- Awestruck -- Hamburg, Germany -- The radio show -- The lesson -- Pearl Harbor Day -- Farewell -- Boot camp -- Engagement letter -- Gathered here -- Groundbreaking -- Thanksgiving -- Mom's little ditties -- Independence days -- No one dives deep -- The Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts -- Our new basement -- An accident waiting to happen -- The faculty club -- Student protests -- The New York Gay Liberation March -- Stephanie -- No going back -- New York underground -- The pipes might freeze -- The crash -- The AIDS epidemic -- Last days -- The shiny blue casket -- Saying goodbye -- The wake -- Mom comes out at last -- The bust -- National Coming Out Day.
"Thirty years after her father’s death, Karen McClintock sets out to find the gay father she never really knew. As we follow the unraveling family secret, we find ourselves drawn into her story as they stumble into infidelity, grieve heartbreaking losses, and remain loyal in love. Set in Columbus, Ohio, My Father’s Closet tells the story of how just before the war, McClintock’s parents fell in love and married, while overseas in Germany the man whom she believes became her father’s lover was concealing his Jewish and gay identities in order to escape to America. A set of her father’s journals, letters her parents sent to each other during the Second World War, and a mysterious painting all lead her toward the truth about her gay father. McClintock weaves a complex secret into the fabric of lives we truly care about. And in the process, she leads us out of her father’s closet. This gripping memoir captures the longing children feel for a distant or hidden parent and taps into the complexity of human connection and abandonment. The characters are resilient and vibrant. The hidden lovers, the nosey neighbors, and surprise lovers all show up. In the end, this extraordinary family finds ways to connect and freedom to love. Anyone who grew up with a family secret will appreciate the dynamics afoot in this fast-paced and compelling story" --Inside jacket.

The loyal son : the war in Ben Franklin's house

May 25, 2017
Epstein, Daniel Mark, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2017]
xx, 438 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Preface: a night journey, 1731 -- Part I. Sons of the empire -- Americans in London: September 22, 1761 -- Colonial contemporaries, 1753 -- Defenses and engagements -- Challenges, 1757 -- Triumphs -- Part II. America and her children -- America, 1763 -- A frenzy or madness -- Blood and money -- Rebellion, 1772-73 -- A thorough government man -- Two roads -- Part III. War -- Trevose, 1775 -- The last word -- The reckoning, 1776 -- Paterfamilias -- The dark night of the soul -- Part IV. Danse macabre -- The scene of action, 1778-81 -- Captain Huddy and the dance of death -- Going home -- Epilogue, 1785-1823.

Churchill and Orwell : the fight for freedom

May 24, 2017
Ricks, Thomas E., author.
New York, New York : Penguin Press, [2017]
339 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The two Winstons -- Churchill the adventurer -- Orwell the policeman -- Churchill : down and out in the 1930s -- Orwell becomes "Orwell" : Spain 1937 -- Churchill becomes "Churchill" : Spring 1940 -- Fighting the Germans, reaching out to the Americans : 1940- 1941 -- Churchill, Orwell, and the class war in Britain : 1941 -- Enter the Americans : 1941-1942 -- Grim visions of the postwar world : 1943 -- Animal Farm : 1943-1945 -- Churchill (and Britain) in decline and triumph : 1944-1945 -- Churchill's revenge : the war memoirs -- Orwell in triumph and decline : 1945-1950 -- Churchill's oremature afterlife : 1950-1965 -- Orwell's extraordinary ascension : 1950-2016 -- Afterword: The path of Churchill and Orwell.
A "dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, with a focus on the pivotal years from the mid-1930s through the 1940s, when their farsighted vision and inspired action in the face of the threat of fascism and communism helped preserve democracy for the world"-- Provided by publisher.

The girl with seven names : a escape from North Korea

May 24, 2017
Lee, Hyeonseo, author.
©2015
xiii, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Prologue -- Part One. The greatest nation on Earth. A train through the mountains -- The city at the edge of the world -- The eyes on the wall -- The lady in black -- The man beneath the bridge -- The red shoes -- Boomtown -- The secret photograph -- To be a good communist -- 'Rocky island' -- 'The house is cursed' -- Tragedy at the bridge -- Sunlight on dark water -- 'The great heart has stopped beating' -- Girlfriend of a hoodlum -- 'By the time you read this, the five of us will no longer exist in this world' -- The lights of Changbai -- Over the ice -- Part Two. To the heart of the dragon. A visit to Mr. Ahn -- Home truths -- The suitor -- The wedding trap -- Shenyang girl -- Guilt call -- The men from the south -- Interrogation -- The plan -- The gang -- The comfort of moonlight -- The biggest, brashest city in Asia -- Career woman -- A connection to Hyesan -- The teddy-bear conversations -- The tormenting of Min-ho -- The love shock -- Destination Seoul -- Part Three. Journey into darkness. 'Welcome to Korea' -- The women -- House of unity -- The learning race -- Waiting for 2012 -- A place of ghosts and wild dogs -- An impossible dilemma -- Journey into night -- Under a vast Asian sky -- Lost in Laos -- Whatever it takes -- The kindness of strangers -- Shuttle diplomacy -- Long wait for freedom -- A series of small miracles -- 'I am prepared to die' -- The beauty of a free mind -- Epilogue.
In 1997 the author, aged 17, escaped North Korea for China. Her mother's first words over the telephone to her lost daughter were "don't come back". The reprisals for all of them would have been lethal. Twelve years later she returned to the North Korean border in a daring mission to spirit her mother and brother to South Korea in a very costly and dangerous journey. This eloquent book offers the first credible account of ordinary life in North Korea and gives an extraordinary insight into the life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships.

Iconic Mexico : an encyclopedia from Acapulco to Zócalo

May 23, 2017
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015]
2 volumes (xxxii, 754 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm

Saving Monticello : the Levy family's epic quest to rescue the house that Jefferson built

May 23, 2017
Leepson, Marc, 1945-
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, ©2001.
303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published: New York : Free Press, ©2001.
"When Thomas Jefferson died on the Fourth of July 1826 -- the nation's fiftieth birthday -- he was more than $100,000 in debt. Forced to sell thousands of acres of his lands and nearly all of his furniture and artwork, in 1831 his heirs bid a final goodbye to Monticello itself. The house their illustrious patriarch had lovingly designed in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, his beloved "essay in architecture," was sold to the highest bidder. "Saving Monticello" offers the first complete post-Jefferson history of this American icon and reveals the amazing story of how one Jewish family saved the house that became a family home to them for 89 years -longer than it ever was to the Jeffersons. Levy discovered that Jefferson's mansion had fallen into a miserable state of decay. Acquiring the ruined estate and committing his considerable resources to its renewal, he began what became a tumultuous nine-decade relationship between his family and Jefferson's home. After passing from Levy control at the time of the commodore's death, Monticello fell once more into hard times, cattle being housed on its first floor and grain in its once elegant upper rooms. Again, remarkably, a member of the Levy family came to the rescue. Uriah's nephew, the aptly named Jefferson Monroe Levy, a three-term New York congressman and wealthy real estate and stock speculator, gained possession in 1879. After Jefferson Levy poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into its repair and upkeep, his chief reward was to face a vicious national campaign, with anti-Semitic overtones, to expropriate the house and turn it over to the government. Only after the campaign had failed, with Levy declaring that he would sell Monticello only when the White House itself was offered for sale, did Levy relinquish it to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in 1923" --Adapted from Amazon.com

D Day through German eyes : eyewitness accounts of German soldiers of June 6th 1944

May 23, 2017
Eckhertz, Holger.
[Place of publication not identified] : DTZ History Publications, 2016.
320 pages ; 23 cm
Book two. Introduction to book two. -- The concrete panzer -- The luftwaffe pilot -- The troops in the observation point -- The military police -- The infantry in the houses -- The airborne troops -- The stug crew -- The wonder weapon -- Postscript to book two.
Almost all accounts of D Day are told from the Allied perspective. But what was it like to be a German soldier in the bunkers of the Nromandy coast, facing the onslaught of the mightiest invasion in history? What motivated the German defenders, what were their thought processes - and how did they fight from one strong point to another, among the dunes and fields, on that first cataclysmic day? This book sheds fascinating light on these questions, bringing together statements made by German survivors after the war, when time had allowed them to reflect on their state of mind, their actions and their choices of June 6th. We see a perspective of D Day which deserves to be added to the historical record, in which ordinary German troops struggled to make sense of what was facing them, and emerged stunned at the weaponry and sheer determination of the Allied troops. Above all, we now have the unheard human voices of the individual German soldiers - the men who are so often portrayed as a faceless mass.

The history of Afghanistan

May 23, 2017
Runion, Meredith L., author.
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
xxxiii, 263 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Timeline of historical events -- The three pillars of Afghanistan : geography, people, and Islam -- Prehistory : the emergence of civilization in ancient Afghanistan -- Early civilization and the nomadic people of Afghanistan -- Afghanistan from Hellenistic culture to the introduction of Islam -- The Mongolian invasion of Afghanistan through the Shah dynasty -- The birth of modern Afghanistan (1747-1826) -- European influence in Afghanistan (1826-1919) -- The age of reformation to the war with the Soviets (1919-1979) -- The Soviet invasion and occupation of Afghanistan (1979-1989) -- Fundamentalism and the Taliban regime (1989-2001) -- Afghanistan after September 11th -- The decade to find Osama Bin Laden -- Looking back : the road to democracy in Afghanistan -- The future of Afghanistan -- Notable people in the history of Afghanistan -- Glossary of frequently used terms -- Timeline of rulers of Afghanistan -- Chronological list of recent leaders of Afghanistan.

Voices of the Iraq war : contemporary accounts of daily life

May 23, 2017
Santa Barbara, CA : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
xxxvi, 288 pages ; 29 cm.
Evaluating and Interpreting Primary Documents -- Chronology of the Iraq War -- Documents of the Iraq War. Before the War : 1. A Translator's Journey: Mohamed al-Shara on Leaving Iraq ; 2. Congressional Resolution Supporting Use of Force against Iraq, October 16, 2002 ; 3. State of the Union Address, January 28, 2003 -- The Invasion of Iraq: Operation Iraqi Freedom : 4. Brigade Commander and the Invasion: David Perkins ; 5. Corps Staff and the Invasion: Russell Thadden and Stephen Hicks ; 6. British Perspective in Basra: Johnny Austin -- 7. The Close and Chaotic Fight for Invasion: David A. Miles ; 8. Medal of Honor: Paul R. Smith, April 4, 2003 ; 9. Mission Accomplished: President Bush's Remarks to the Crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln, May 1, 2003 -- The Occupation (2003--2005) : 10. Disbanding the Army: Coalition Provisional Authority Number 2, May 23, 2003 ; 11. Iraqi Advisor to U.S. Military Personnel: Nasier Abadi ; 12. A Journalist's Perspective on Combat: Ann Barnard ; 13. Abu Ghraib, A Guard's Perspective: Samuel J. Provance ; 14. The Battle of Fallujah from a USMC Information Operations Perspective: Andy Dietz ; 15. A Journalist's Perspective on Combat (2): Ann Barnard ; 16. Counterinsurgency from the Ground: John Nagl ; 17. Perspective from the Commander of Multi-National Forces-Iraq: George Casey ; 18. Iraqi Constitution: Preamble and Basic Rights, October 15, 2005 -- Insurgency Grows or Civil War (2005--2006) : 19. Noncommissioned Officer and the Close Fight: Hans Hull ; 20. British Perspective in Basra (2): Johnny Austin ; 21. Iraqi Advisor to U.S. Military Personnel (2): Nasier Abadi ; 22. Training the Iraqi Security Forces: David Petraeus ; 23. Perspectives on the Insurgency: Dan Darling ; 24. Contractors in War, Blackwater: Erik Prince ; 25. Political Efforts: George W. Bush and Nuri al-Maliki -- The Surge and Beyond (2006--2009) : 26. Field Manual 3-24: Counterinsurgency, 2006 ; 27. Telafar, the Example for Counterinsurgency: Paul Yingling ; 28. Counter-IED: Brian Huskey ; 29. Congressional Testimony: David Petraeus, September 10, 2007 ; 30. Military Transition Team Advising the Iraqi Security Forces: Mark Hull ; 31. British Perspective in Basra (3): Stephen Campbell ; 32. Brigade Commander in Sadr City: John Hort ; 33. Status of Forces Agreement, November 17, 2008 -- A New Administration and Withdrawal: Operation New Dawn (2009-2011) : 34. A New Policy: Barack Obama ; 35. Confusion in Language: Mohamed al-Shara ; 36. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)/Drones: Albert Scaperotto ; 37. End of Combat Operations: Barack Obama ; 38. Defense Secretary at the End: Leon Panetta -- Impact : 39. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Ashley Pullen ; 40. Sexual Assaults: Kirsten Gillibrand ; 41. WikiLeaks: John Conyers Jr., and Louie Gohmert -- Appendix 1: Biographical Sketches of Important Individuals Mentioned in the Text Appendix 2: Glossary of Terms Mentioned in the Text.
"Voices of the Iraq War: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life illuminates the complex and poorly reported realities of the conflict that those without direct experience cannot possibly fathom, presenting detailed personal accounts of what the conflict in Iraq was like across multiple disciplines and through a variety of viewpoints. The accounts are based on interviews with American, Iraqi-American, and British officers who deployed and fought throughout the country of Iraq. The book begins with the story of an Iraqi boy who flees Iraq with his family after Desert Storm and then returns to Iraq as a translator to assist U.S. forces nearly 16 years later. The book is filled with personal accounts of combat and training as well as other real-world experiences that define what the Iraq War meant to thousands of U.S. and allied service members. These personal accounts are supported with national level policy speeches and official statements that help readers put the individual stories and events in national, regional, and global perspective. The book concludes by examining the impact of this war on thousands of young men and women that will last for decades to come."--Publisher description.

Chuck Klosterman X : a highly specific, defiantly incomplete history of the early 21st century

May 22, 2017
Klosterman, Chuck, 1972- author.
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2017]
xvii, 444 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Three-man weave -- My zombie, myself -- That's not how it happened -- The light who has lighted the world -- There's something peculiar about lying in a dark room. You can't see anything -- Liquid food -- C'mon Dave, gimme a break -- Where were you while we were getting high? -- I'm assuming it's going to be fun -- I need to be alive (in order to watch TV) -- I will choose free will (Canadian reader's note: this is not about Rush) -- Everybody's happy when the wizard walks by (or maybe not? Maybe they hate it? Hard to say, really) -- Speed kills (until it doesn't) -- Not a nutzo girl, not yet a nutzo woman (Miley Cyrus, 2008) -- When giants walked the earth (and argued about China) -- Use your illusion (but don't bench Ginóbili) -- The drugs don't work (actually, they work great) -- The city that time remembered (Tulsa, Oklahoma) -- But what if we're wrong? (drink the acid, swallow the mouse) -- Owner of a lonely heart -- The enemy of my enemy is probably just another enemy -- A road seldom traveled by the multitudes -- Brown would be the color (if I had a heart) -- I hear that you and your band have sold your guitars -- White's shadow -- House mouse in the mouse house -- The man who knew too much -- The opposite of Beyoncé -- Like regular music, except good -- Non-suppressive slacker -- Democracy now! -- Metal machine "music" -- 2+2=5 -- Advertising worked on me -- Hero in black -- Villain in white -- (1928-2013) -- Something else.
"Chuck Klosterman's tenth book (akaChuck Klosterman X) collects his most intriguing pieces, accompanied by fresh introductions and new footnotes throughout. Klosterman presents many of the articles in their original form, featuring previously unpublished passages and digressions. This is a tour of the past decade from one of the sharpest and most prolific observers of our unusual times"-- Provided by publisher.

Wrestling with his angel : the political life of Abraham Lincoln , 1849-1856

May 22, 2017
Blumenthal, Sidney, 1948- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
xx, 581 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
White negros -- The civil was of old rough and ready -- The art of the deal -- the consequences of the peace -- What is to be done? -- A hero's welcome -- The making of the dark horse -- The victory march of old fuss and feathers -- The death of Henry Clay -- The waterloo of the Whigs -- The acting president of the United States -- I, Thomas Hart Benton -- The triumph of the F Street mess -- A self-evident lie -- Citizen know nothing -- The conquest of Kansas -- Imperialism, the highest stage of slavery -- Armed liberty -- The failure of free society -- The blood of the revolution -- Senator Lincoln -- The Republican -- Destiny and power.
"The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, reveals the future president's genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his voice, and helps create a new political party. In 1849, Abraham Lincoln seems condemned to political isolation and defeat. His Whig Party is broken in the 1852 election, and disintegrates. Violent struggle breaks out on the plains of Kansas, a prelude to the Civil War. Lincoln rises to the occasion. Only he can take on Douglas in Illinois, and he finally delivers the dramatic speech that leaves observers stunned. In 1855, he makes a race for the Senate, which he loses when he throws his support to a rival to prevent the election of a proslavery candidate. Now, in Wrestling With His Angel, Sidney Blumenthal explains how Lincoln and his friends operate behind the scenes to destroy the anti-immigrant party in Illinois to clear the way for a new Republican Party. Lincoln takes command and writes its first platform and vaults onto the national stage as the leader of a party that will launch him to the presidency" -- provided by publisher.

The water kingdom : a secret history of China

May 19, 2017
Ball, Philip, 1962- author.
©2017
341 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Introduction: rain on the Summer Palace -- The great rivers -- Yangtze and Yellow: the axes of China's geography -- Out of the water -- The myths and origins of ancient China -- Finding the way -- Water as source and metaphor in Daoism and Confucianism -- Channels of power -- How China's waterways shaped its political landscape -- Voyages of the eunuch admiral -- How China explored the world -- Rise and fall of the hydraulic state -- Taming the waters by bureaucracy -- War on the waters -- Rivers and lakes as sites and instruments of conflict -- Mao's dams -- The technocratic vision of a new China -- The fluid art of expression -- How water infuses Chinese painting and literature -- Water and China's future -- Threats, promises and a new dialogue.

Tin can titans : the heroic men and ships of World War II's most decorated Navy destroyer squadron

May 19, 2017
Wukovits, John F., 1944- author.
Boston : Da Capo Press, [2017]
xiii, 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Origins of a squadron -- Prologue -- The destroyers go to war -- Initiation at Guadalcanal -- Naval slugfest off Guadalcanal -- Desron 21 holds the line in the South Pacific -- Blunting the Tokyo Express -- Birth of a squadron -- Struggle for the slot -- Kula Gulf confrontations -- Desron 21 sweeps to victory -- Climbing the New Guinea ladder -- The Philippine whirlwind -- Kamikaze carnage -- Eyewitnesses to victory -- Epilogue -- Chronology -- Appendix I: Battle stars awarded -- Appendix II: Location of ships at war's end.

Autumn of the Black Snake : the creation of the U.S. Army and the invasion that opened the West

May 18, 2017
Hogeland, William, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
447 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue : the ruins of an old French fort -- Part I. Sinclair's retreat -- The death of General Butler -- The turnip field -- Drive them out -- An inquiry into the causes of the unfortunate late defeat -- Part II. War dancing -- Standing armies -- Metropotamia -- Mad Anthony -- The peaceful intentions of the United States -- Legion Ville -- Part III. The Blacksnake march -- Recovery -- Fallen Timbers -- Black granite.
An account of how the U.S. Army was created to fight a crucial Native American war. Describes how George Washington and other early leaders organized the Legion of the United States under General "Mad" Anthony Wayne in response to a 1791 militia defeat in the Ohio River Valley. --Publisher

The only language they understand : forcing compromise in Israel and Palestine

May 17, 2017
Thrall, Nathan, author.
©2017
x, 323 pages ; 25 cm
I. Forcing compromise. The only language they understand -- II. Domination : Israeli conquest and its justifications. Feeling good about feeling bad -- Going native -- III. Collaboration : easing occupation as a failed strategy of liberation. Our man in Palestine -- Palestinian paralysis -- The end of the Abbas era -- IV. Confrontation : Palestinian pressure and its limits. Not popular enough -- Rage in Jerusalem -- Hamas's chances -- Trapped in Gaza -- V. Negotiation : "political horizons" and other euphemisms for false hope. More than one state, less than two -- Faith-based diplomacy -- Obama's Palestine legacy.
In a myth-busting analysis of the world's most intractable conflict, a star of Middle East reporting argues that only one weapon has yielded progress: confrontation. Scattered over the territory between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea lie the remnants of failed peace proposals, international summits, secret negotiations, UN resolutions and state-building efforts. The conventional story is that these well-meaning attempts at peacemaking were repeatedly thwarted by the use of violence. Through a rich interweaving of reportage, historical narrative and forceful analysis, Nathan Thrall presents a startling counter-history. He shows that Israelis and Palestinians have persistently been marching toward partition, but not through the high politics of diplomacy or the incremental building of a Palestinian state. In fact, negotiation, collaboration and state-building--the prescription of successive American administrations--have paradoxically entrenched the conflict in multiple ways. They have created the illusion that a solution is at hand, lessened Israel's incentives to end its control over the West Bank and Gaza and undermined Palestinian unity. Ultimately, it is those who have embraced confrontation through boycotts, lawsuits, resolutions imposed by outside powers, protests, civil disobedience, and even violence who have brought about the most significant change. Published as Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza reaches its fiftieth year, which is also the centenary of the Balfour Declaration that first promised a Jewish national home in Palestine, The Only Language They Understand advances a bold thesis that shatters ingrained positions of both left and right and provides a new and eye-opening understanding of this most vexed of lands.

Historic Cincinnati

May 17, 2017
Cincinnati Historical Society. Crosley Foundation Education Service.
Cincinnati, Ohio : The Society, 1966?
14 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
This pamphlet is more historic in content than its successor of the same title which includes some history with descriptions of historic areas.
Cover title.

Dunmore's War : the last conflict of America's colonial era

May 16, 2017
Williams, Glenn F., author
Yardley, Pa. : Westholme Publishing, [2017]
xviii, 393 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Our customs differing from yours : cultural friction and conflict on the frontier -- Extraordinary occurrences : intercolonial boundaries and Indian relations -- A war is every moment expected : increasing frontier violence -- Trained to martial exercise : escalating violence and the militia law -- The present exigence : military mobilization -- The warlike nation of the Cherokee : one conflict avoided -- The drums beat up again : partial mobilization becomes general -- On his majesty's service : the militia prepares -- Equal to any troops : the militia accepts the challenge -- To hold themselves in readiness : the militia marches -- A hard fought battle : point pleasant -- The treaty of Camp Charlotte and beyond -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Wakatomika expedition, July 26 - August 2, 1774 order of battle -- Appendix B: Battle of point pleasant, October 10, 1774 order of battle.

Marine Corps deaths, 1917-1921

May 16, 2017
Scott, Craig Roberts, author.
©2013
xi, 424 pages ; 22 cm

MacArthur's spies : the soldier, the singer, and the spymaster who defied the Japanese in World War II

May 16, 2017
Eisner, Peter, author.
New York, New York : Viking, [2017]
xv, 348 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The war -- Occupation -- Survival -- Fame -- Telling the story.
The true story of three intrepid people who successfully eluded the Japanese in Manila for more than two years, sabotaging enemy efforts and preparing the way for MacArthur's return. One was a debonair polo-playing expatriate businessman who was also a U.S. Navy intelligence officer. Another was a defiant enlisted American soldier. And the third was a wily American woman, an intinerant torch singer with many names and almost as many husbands. With ample doses of intrigue, drama, skulduggery, sacrifice, and romance, this book has all the complicated heroism and villainy of the best war novels. But it is, in the end, a true tale of courage when it counted the most. -- adapted from book jacket.

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