New Arrivals · History

December 20, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Hidden history : an exposé of modern crimes, conspiracies, and cover-ups in American politics

December 19, 2014
Jeffries, Donald, 1956- author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2014]
ix, 374 pages ; 24 cm
Examines what the author sees as "the amount of effort over the past fifty years that our government has dedicated to lying and covering up the truth to the world"-- Provided by publisher.


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

Pictures that must be seen-- life in Sayler Park : and more Sayler Park stories.

December 18, 2014
Saylor Park, Ohio : Saylor Park Village Council, 2014.
280 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
"Second edition."
A second book of "stories that must be told" presenting hundreds of old photos and pictures of our families, friends and neighbors.

History of the world in 1,000 objects.

December 17, 2014
London : Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2014.
480 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 31 cm.
Includes index.
Offers an illustrated look at one thousand artifacts of human creation through history, from stone age tools to tablet computers, as well as an extensive timeline featuring key events in world history.

David Ferrie : Mafia pilot, participant in anti-Castro bioweapon plot, friend of Lee Harvey Oswald and key to the JFK assassination

December 17, 2014
Baker, Judyth Vary, author.
521 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.

The devil's garden : Rommel's desperate defense of Omaha Beach on D-Day

December 17, 2014
Zaloga, Steve, 1952- author.
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, [2013]
xi, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
The controversy -- The iron coast -- The Rommel factor -- Opposing forces -- Fire and brimstone -- The devil's garden -- Deadly geography -- The pigeon patrol -- Day of reckoning -- D-Day post-mortem.

Souvenir of the laying of the cornerstone of St. Francis Church, Teutopolis, Illinois, July 20, 1851 : historical sketch of the village of Teutopolis and of St. Francis Parish

December 17, 2014
Hagedorn, Eugene, author.
[Place of production not identified] : [Publisher not identified] ; [2014?]
143 pages on 72 leaves : illustrations, portraits ; 22 x 36 cm.

Malice toward none : Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address

December 16, 2014
Levin, Jack E., 1925- author.
New York : Threshold Editions, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color), portraits, facsimiles ; 22 cm
Jack E. Levin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of George Washington: The Crossing, presents a beautifully designed chronicle--complete with maps, portraits, and other Civil War illustrations--detailing President Abraham Lincoln's historic Second Inaugural Address.

World War I in 100 objects

December 16, 2014
Doyle, Peter, 1960- author.
New York, New York : Plume, 2014.
351 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
100 objects -- Nations to war -- The soldier -- First moves, 1914 -- Developing trench warfare -- The war deepens and expands, 1915 -- Plumbing new depths, 1917-18 -- War at sea, in the air -- At home.
"A dynamic social history commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. General readers and history buffs alike have made bestsellers of books like A History of the World in 100 Objects. In that tradition, this handsome commemorative volume gives a unique perspective on one of the most pivotal and volatile events of modern history. In World War I in 100 Objects, military historian Peter Doyle shares a fascinating collection of items, from patriotic badges worn by British citizens to field equipment developed by the United States. Beautifully photographed, each item is accompanied by the unique story it tells about the war, its strategy, its innovations, and the people who fought it"-- Provided by publisher.

New York mid-century 1945-1965 : art, architecture, design, dance, theater, nightlife

December 16, 2014
Cohen-Solal, Annie, 1948- author.
New York : Vendome Press, 2014.
399 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Visual arts / Annie Cohen-Solal -- Architecture and design / Paul Goldberger -- Performing arts / Robert Gottlieb.

The Mayor : how I turned around Los Angeles after riots, an earthquake and the O.J. Simpson murder trial

December 15, 2014
Riordan, Richard J., 1930-
Franklin, Tenn. : Post Hill Press ; c2014.
xiv, 252 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.
Tough enough to turn L.A. around? -- Why I am who I am -- The great adventure -- Success, tragedy, and politics -- L.A. nears the brink -- Running to save L.A. -- Winning -- Empowering Los Angeles -- Getting things done -- Chaos before order -- Shaking up the status quo -- The reform mayor -- L.A. turns around -- "If not me, who? If not now, when?" -- Epilogue.
Elected with the campaign slogan "Tough enough to turn L.A. around," Richard J. Riordan made good on his promise to voters and returned Los Angeles to its former glory. In this thought-provoking memoir, Riordan reveals the personal tragedies and life events that informed him as a visionary leader, and how policies of empowerment and compassionate pragmatism can lead the United States into a brighter future.

The dogs are eating them now : our war in Afghanistan

December 15, 2014
Smith, Graeme, 1979- author.
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2015]
xvi, 298 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes index.
A personal look at the war in Afghanistan from the perspective of a Canadian war correspondent.

Waterloo : Wellington, Napoleon, and the battle that saved Europe

December 11, 2014
Corrigan, Gordon.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2014.
xxiii, 341 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm

The collapse of western civilization : a view from the future

December 11, 2014
Oreskes, Naomi, author.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2014].
x, 89 pages : maps ; 17 cm
The coming of the penumbral age -- The frenzy of fossil fuels -- Market failure.
In 2393, a historian of the Second People's Republic of China reviews the "Penumbral Age" (1988-2093), when politicians, corporations, and scientists ignored the statistical significance of climate disaster. Carbon dioxide warming the planet, deadly summer heat and fires, and the collapse of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet lead to a second Black Death and "the Great Collapse" of the Western world.

Two days in June : John F. Kennedy and the 48 hours that made history

December 11, 2014
Cohen, Andrew, 1955- author.
Toronto : Signal, 2014.
xii, 404 pages ; 24 cm

1381 : the year of the Peasants' Revolt

December 11, 2014
Barker, Juliet R. V.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.
xix, 506 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom as England, arise: the people, the king and the great revolt of 1381 in 2014 by Little, Brown Book Group" -- T.p. verso.

The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection

December 11, 2014
Graddy, Lisa Kathleen, author.
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2014]
104 pages : illustrations (mostly color), ports. ; 23 cm

The Creek War, 1813-1814

December 11, 2014
Blackmon, Richard, author.
Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 2014.
43 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 22 cm.
Shipping list no.: 2015-0038-P.
"PIN : 104506-000"--Back cover.

The Chesapeake campaign, 1813-1814

December 11, 2014
Neimeyer, Charles Patrick, 1954- author.
Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 2014.
59 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 22 cm.
Shipping list no.: 2015-0017-P.
"PIN : 104469-000"--Page [4] of cover.

They eat horses, don't they? : the truth about the French

December 10, 2014
Eatwell, Piu Marie, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2014.
342 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
The king of cuisines and the cuisine of kings: myths about French food and drink -- Trop belle pour toi: myths about French women -- Dangerous liaisons: myths about French sex, marriage and children -- Merde alors!: myths about French plumbing -- Bof! Je m'en fous!: myths about French manners -- Libert?, egalit?, fraternit?: myths about French history and society -- A land of cultural exceptions: myths about French culture -- City of light: myths about Paris -- La France profonde: myths about the French on holiday -- The best of enemies: myths about the entente cordiale.
"Eatwell reveals the truth behind forty-five myths about the French, from the infamous horsemeat banquets of the nineteenth century that inspired an irrepressible rumor, to breaking down our long-held beliefs about French history and society (the French are a nation of cheese-eating surrender monkeys, right?)"--Dust jacket flap.

The Hundred Years War : a people's history

December 10, 2014
Green, David, 1969- author.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
xi, 339 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Introduction (1337) -- Knight and nobles: Flowers of chivalry (1346) -- The Peasantry:"Vox Populi" (1358) -- The church and the clergy: Voices from the Pulpit (1378) -- Making peace: "Blessed are the Peacemakers" (1396) -- The madness of Kings: Kingship and royal power (1407) -- Soldiers: Views from the front (1415) -- Occupation: Coexistence, collaboration and resistance (1423) -- Women and war: Power and persecution (1429) -- Prisoners of war: Gilded cages (1435) -- National identities: St George and "La Mere France" (1449) -- Conclusion: 1453 and beyond.
The Hundred Years War (1337-1453) dominated life in England and France for well over a century. It became the defining feature of existence for generations. This sweeping book is the first to tell the human story of the longest military conflict in history. Historian David Green focuses on the ways the war affected different groups, among them knights, clerics, women, peasants, soldiers, peacemakers, and kings. He also explores how the long war altered governance in England and France and reshaped peoples' perceptions of themselves and of their national character. Using the events of the war as a narrative thread, Green illuminates the realities of battle and the conditions of those compelled to live in occupied territory; the roles played by clergy and their shifting loyalties to king and pope; and the influence of the war on developing notions of government, literacy, and education. Peopled with vivid and well-known characters--Henry V, Joan of Arc, Philippe the Good of Burgundy, Edward the Black Prince, John the Blind of Bohemia, and many others--as well as a host of ordinary individuals who were drawn into the struggle, this absorbing book reveals for the first time not only the Hundred Years War's impact on warfare, institutions, and nations, but also its true human cost. -- Provided by publisher.

Cracking the AP U.S. history exam.

December 9, 2014
New York, NY : Random House, Inc.,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Fu-go : the curious history of Japan's balloon bomb attack on America

December 9, 2014
Coen, Ross Allen.
Lincoln, NB : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
x, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Paper -- Thermopolis -- Alturas -- BW -- Alaska -- Defense -- Canada -- Censorship -- Summer -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Maps and table of fu-go incidents.

National Geographic almanac of world history

December 9, 2014
Daniels, Patricia, 1955-
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2014.
396 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.
With authoritative and enlightening essays and detailed maps, charts, and time lines, National Geographic Almanac of World History encapsulates in one volume all of the important people and events that have changed the world. In chronological chapters, this amazing almanac reveals the fascinating story of the growth and change of society, from the Neanderthals to the nuclear age. Culled from the extensive National Geographic archives, Almanac of World History includes more than 220 maps, photographs, and illustrations to enhance readers' understanding of history. Each chapter features three types of easy-to-access entries, including lively introductory spreads that are filled with time lines, charts, images, and sidebars; essay spreads that give more in-depth information on a person, place, or event; and finally, summary spreads that reveal what was happening simultaneously in other parts of the world. Rich in cartography, information, and illustrations, National Geographic Almanac of World History is an indispensable tool for understanding both past and present. Annotation. This comprehensive, accessible reference is designed for the desk and library--with all the pertinent facts of world history from the dawn of humanity to the 21st century.

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