These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
October 7, 2015
Troy, Gil, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2015.
viii, 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Prologue : "Lost in the funhouse" : how Bill Clinton invented the Nineties -- 1990 : Houston : Cowboy cosmopolitanism and the end of history? -- 1991 : Philadelphia : "You just don't get it" : from the "new world order" to domestic disorder -- 1992 : Little Rock : "Don't stop thinking about tomorrow" : Bubba, Billary, and the rise of the adversarials -- 1993 : Washington, D.C. : "We must care for one another" : Clinton's learning curve -- 1994 : Seattle : the new nihilism in the Coffee Capital, and renewed Republicanism in the nation's capital -- 1995 : Oklahoma City : "Their legacy must be our lives" : the Claw-Back Kid finds windows of opportunity -- 1996 : Alphabet City, New York : "Take me or leave me" : cultural salvoes from Blue America -- 1997 : Silicon Valley : "Think different" : the everyday wizardry of everything and everywhere machines -- 1998 : Beverly Hills, 90210 : the Great American Moral Panic -- 1999 : Chicago : Finding forgiveness in the Church of Oprah -- 2000 : Miami : "The purpose of prosperity" : dilemmas of multiculturalism and hedonism in America's pleasure capital -- 2001 : "Let's roll" : America the function under attack.
"The 1990s was a decade of extreme change. Seismic shifts in culture, politics, and technology radically altered the way Americans did business, expressed themselves, and thought about their role in the world. At the center of it all was Bill Clinton, the talented, charismatic, and flawed Baby Boomer president and his controversial, polarizing, but increasingly popular wife Hillary. Although it was in many ways a Democratic Gilded Age, the final decade of the twentieth century was also a time of great anxiety. The Cold War was over, America was safe, stable, free, and prosperous, and yet Americans felt more unmoored, anxious, and isolated than ever. Having lost the script telling us our place in the world, we were forced to seek new anchors. This was the era of glitz and grunge, when we simultaneously relished living in the Republic of Everything even as we feared it might degenerate into the Republic of Nothing. Bill Clinton dominated this era, a man of passion and of contradictions both revered and reviled, whose complex legacy has yet to be clearly defined.In this unique analysis, historian Gil Troy examines Clinton's presidency alongside the cultural changes that dominated the decade. By taking the '90s year-by-year, Troy shows how the culture of the day shaped the Clintons even as the Clintons shaped it. In so doing, he offers answers to two of the enduring questions about Clinton's legacy: how did such a talented politician leave Americans thinking he accomplished so little when he actually accomplished so much? And, to what extent was Clinton responsible for the catastrophes of the decade that followed his departure from office, specifically 9/11 and the collapse of the housing market? Even more relevant as we head toward the 2016 election, The Age of Clinton will appeal to readers on both sides of the aisle"-- Provided by publisher.
October 6, 2015
Locker, Ray, author.
xii, 339 pages ; 24 cm
Taking the gamble. Origins ; Nixon takes charge (1969) ; First moves (1969) ; The secret wiretaps (1969) ; The military's harsh awakening (1969) ; Cooking intelligence with SALT (1969-1970) ; The Cambodia sideshow (1970) ; Nixon's war with the FBI (1970) ; Chile (1970) ; Laos and other crises (1970-1971) ; China (1971) ; Pentagon papers and FBI (1971) ; India-Pakistan (1971) ; Triumphs (1972) ; Watergate and early cover-up (1972) -- The unraveling. Early 1973 ; May 1973 ; The White House tapes ; Spy ring cover-up (1973-1974) ; Impeachment (1974).
"After taking the Oath of Office, Richard Nixon announced that 'government will listen ... Those who have been left out, we will try to bring in' and signed National Security Decision Memorandum 2. Using years of research and newly released NSC and administration documents, Ray Locker upends conventional wisdom about the Nixon presidency and shows how the creation of this secret, unprecedented, extra-constitutional government undermined U.S. policy and values; and sowed the seeds of his own destruction by creating a climate of secrecy, paranoia, and reprisal that still affects Washington today"-- Provided by publisher.
October 6, 2015
Bradley, Mark L., author.
Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 2015.
75 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm.
Shipping list no.: 2015-0306-P.
"PIN: 104654-000."--Page  of cover.
October 5, 2015
Eleveld, Kerry, author.
New York, NY : Basic Books, 
xvi, 349 pages ; 24 cm
"As former Advocate journalist Kerry Eleveld shows, Obama's support transformed the issue of gay rights from a political liability into an electoral imperative, and in Don't Tell Me to Wait she offers a boots-on-the-ground account of how gay rights activists pushed the president to this political tipping point. Obama's "evolution" on marriage equality was not the result of a benevolent politician who entered the Oval Office with a wealth of good intentions. Rather, pressure from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists changed the conversation, issue by issue. As a result of the protests and outcry following the passage of California's same-sex marriage ban, Obama realized that overturning the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy was the one 2008 campaign promise he couldn't ignore. While pledges to other progressive constituencies fell apart during Obama's first two years in office, the LGBT rights movement protested the administration's fecklessness early and often. By the time the sun set on the 111th Congress, the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal had become the sole piece of major progressive legislation to become law. The repeal's overwhelming success and popularity paved the way for other LGBT advances, including the president's eventual embrace of the freedom to marry"-- Provided by publisher.
October 2, 2015
472 pages : illustrations (some color), music ; 25 cm
"Unkant Reader: The Assassin includes excerpts from all the Unkant publications released since we started out in 2011: Ben Watson, Adorno for revolutionaries; Sean Bonney, Happiness: poems after Rimbaud; Ray Challinor, The struggle for hearts and minds: essays on the Second World War; Dave Black & Chris Ford, 1839: The Chartist insurrection; Ben Watson, Blake in Cambridge; Jim Higgins, More years for the locust: the origins of the SWP; Ken Fox, Azmud: an oily saga on the surface of the word bath in 5 expired generations; Andy Wilson (ed), Cosmic orgasm: the music of Iancu Dumitrescu; Dave Renton, Socialism from below: writings from an unfinished tradition; Esther Leslie, Derelicts: thought worms from the wreckage; Rob Dellar, Splitting in two: mad pride and punk rock oblivion; Dave Black (ed), Helen Macfarlane: Red Republican. Priorlectics: also within are the complete pamphlets: Ian Land, The SWP vs Lenin ; Ben Watson, Music, violence, truth ; and an extract from Andy Wilson, Faust: stretch out time. AMM Journal: There are also 100s of pages of scores, photographs, poems, paintings and images, essays, comics, reviews, notices and manifestos from the AMM, its friends and supporters. Featured articles include essays on comic book Marxism ; Jeff Keen Flix ; Critique of the situationist dialectic ; Wilhelm Reich and class consciousness ; The state of scripts ; cartoon trumpets and horseshit ; The 60s counterculture, and the culture of the Left, and more."--Back cover.
October 2, 2015
Ghosn, Saad, author.
299 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
With artists portraits by Michael Wilson.
Foreword by Dan La Botz.
October 1, 2015
Drutman, Lee, 1961-
Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
xiv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The pervasive position of business -- Why the growth of corporate lobbying matters -- The growth of corporate lobbying -- How and why corporations lobby -- How corporations cooperate and compete -- How corporations make sense of politics -- How lobbyists perpetuate lobbying -- Testing alternative explanations for growth -- The stickiness of lobbying -- The business of America is lobbying.
September 30, 2015
Klein, Edward, 1936- author.
xvi, 287 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Part I. A hell of a mess. "More Golda than Maggie" ; #grandmothersknowbest ; The king of Little Rock ; Intimations of mortality -- Part II. The great pretender. The misanthrope ; "I've always been a Yankees fan" ; A near-death experience -- Part III. A pantsuit-wearing globetrotter. The Praetorian guard ; Shafted ; Double dipping ; "I love you, Billy" ; Top ten -- Part IV. The floodgates open. "Get caught trying" ; Imagining "Hillary 5.0" ; Woulda, coulda, shoulda ; "Skin in the game" ; A "classic Washington omelette" ; The smoldering gun? -- Part V. Picking up the pieces. The political animal ; "When you got it, flaunt it" ; Dinner with Liz -- Part VI. The vendetta. Whispering campaign ; On the qt ; Somebody "O'Malleable" ; A sub rosa investigation ; Missing in action ; A tabloid staple -- Part VII. Shameless. The Potemkin campaign ; On the "precarious left edge" ; "A hydra-headed beast" ; "It's gone way too far."
Presents a critical assessment of Hillary Clinton to consider why she may not be a popular choice for the American presidency.
September 30, 2015
Unger, Harlow G., 1931- author.
xviii, 318 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
September 30, 2015
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.
280 pages ; 24 cm
Prologue -- Part One -- Part Two -- Part Three -- Epilogue -- Translator's Note -- Afterword: Bearing Witness / by Stephan Haggard.
"An incredible memoir of North Korea by a woman who defied the government to keep her family alive. Born in 1970s North Korea, Lucia Jang grew up in a typical household--her parents worked in the factories and the family scraped by on rationed rice and a small garden. Nightly, she bowed to her photo of Kim Il-Sung. But it was the beginning of a chaotic period with a decade-long famine resulting in more than a million deaths. In this harsh time, Jang married an abusive man who sold their baby. She left him and went home to help her family by illegally crossing the river to China to trade goods. She was caught and imprisoned twice. After giving birth to a second child, which the government ordered to be killed, she escaped with him, fleeing under gunfire across the Chinese border. This stunning demonstration of love and courage reflects the range of experiences many North Korean women have endured--loss of a child, starvation, imprisonment, and trafficking"--Provided by publisher.
September 29, 2015
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, 1988-
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Vols. for 1988-<2015/16> by Harold W. Stanley and Richard G. Niemi.
September 29, 2015
Myers, Steven Lee.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
x, 572 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
"A Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Part one. Homo sovieticus ; A warm heart, a cool head and clean hands ; The devoted officer of a dying empire ; Democracy faces a hungry winter -- Part two. The spies come in from the cold ; Mismanaged democracy ; An unexpected path to power ; Swimming in the same river twice ; Kompromat ; In the outhouse -- Part three. Becoming Portugal ; Putin's soul ; The gods slept on their heads ; Annus horribilis ; The orange contagion ; Kremlin, inc. ; Poison ; The 2008 problem -- Part four. The regency ; Action man ; The return -- Part five. The restoration ; Alone on Olympus ; Putingrad ; Our Russia.
"The epic tale of the rise to power of Russia's current president--of his emergence from shrouded obscurity and deprivation to become one of the most consequential and complicated leaders in modern history. Former New York Times Moscow bureau chief Steven Lee Myers has followed Vladimir Putin's path for many years, and gives us the fullest, most absorbing account we have of his rise to power. This gripping narrative elucidates a cool and calculating man with enormous ambition and few scruples. We see Putin, a former KGB agent, come to office in 2000 as a reformer, cutting taxes, expanding property rights, bringing a measure of order and eventual prosperity to millions whose only experience of democracy in the early years following the Soviet collapse was instability, poverty, and criminality. But Myers makes clear how Putin then orchestrated a new authoritarianism, consolidating power, reasserting the country's might, brutally crushing revolts, and swiftly dispatching dissenters, even as he retained--and continues to retain--the support of many. As the world struggles to confront a newly assertive Russia, the importance of understanding Putin has never been greater. This keenly insightful, riveting book provides an essential key to that understanding"-- Provided by publisher.
September 29, 2015
Park, Yeonmi, 1993- author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2015.
273 pages, 16 unnumberd pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
"Park has told the harrowing story of her escape from North Korea as a child many times, but never before [now] has she revealed the most intimate and devastating details of the repressive society she was raised in and the enormous price she paid to escape"--Amazon.com.
September 28, 2015
New York : Doubleday, 
xvii, 344 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Book I: The rise of Zarqawi. "What kind of person can command with only his eyes?" ; "Here was a real leader" ; "A problem like that always comes hack" ; "The time for training is over" ; "I did it for al-Qaeda and for Zarqawi" ; "This war is going to happen" ; "Now his fame would extend throughout the Arab world" -- Book II: Iraq. "No longer a victory" ; "So you guys think this is an insurgency?" ; "Revolting is exactly what we want" ; "It would surpass anything al-Qaeda did" ; "The sheikh of the slaughterers" ; "It's hopeless there" ; "Are you going to get him?" ; "This is our 9/11" ; "Your end is close" -- Book III: ISIS. "The people want to topple the regime!" ; "Where is this Islamic State of Iraq that you're talking about?" ; "This is the state for which Zarqawi paved the way" ; "The mood music started to change" ; "There was no more hope after that" ; "This is a tribal revolution".
"In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. When the government of Jordan granted amnesty to a group of political prisoners in 1999, it little realized that among them was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a terrorist mastermind and soon the architect of an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. In Black Flags, an unprecedented character-driven account of the rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick shows how the zeal of this one man and the strategic mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama led to the banner of ISIS being raised over huge swaths of Syria and Iraq. Zarqawi began by directing terror attacks from a base in northern Iraq, but it was the American invasion in 2003 that catapulted him to the head of a vast insurgency. By falsely identifying him as the link between Saddam and bin Laden, U.S. officials inadvertently spurred like-minded radicals to rally to his cause. Their wave of brutal beheadings and suicide bombings persisted until American and Jordanian intelligence discovered clues that led to a lethal airstrike on Zarqawi's hideout in 2006. His movement, however, endured. First calling themselves al-Qaeda in Iraq, then Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, his followers sought refuge in unstable, ungoverned pockets on the Iraq-Syria border. When the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, and as the U.S. largely stood by, ISIS seized its chance to pursue Zarqawi's dream of an ultra-conservative Islamic caliphate. Drawing on unique high-level access to CIA and Jordanian sources, Warrick weaves gripping, moment-by-moment operational details with the perspectives of diplomats and spies, generals and heads of state, many of whom foresaw a menace worse than al Qaeda and tried desperately to stop it. Black Flags is a brilliant and definitive history that reveals the long arc of today's most dangerous extremist threat"-- Provided by publisher.
September 25, 2015
McDonald, Allan J.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2009.
xix, 626 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Red flags -- Misdiagnosis -- Search for the truth -- Obfuscation -- Commissioners and congressmen -- No consensus -- Return-to-flight.
"On a cold January morning in 1986, NASA launched the Space Shuttle Challenger, despite warnings against doing so by many individuals, including Allan McDonald. The fiery destruction of Challenger on live television moments after launch remains an indelible image in the nation s collective memory." "In Truth, Lies, and O-Rings, McDonald, a skilled engineer and executive, relives the tragedy from where he stood at Launch Control Center. As he fought to draw attention to the real reasons behind the disaster, he was the only one targeted for retribution by both NASA and his employer, Morton Thiokol, Inc., makers of the shuttle's solid rocket boosters. In this whistle-blowing yet rigorous and fair-minded book, McDonald, with the assistance of internationally distinguished aerospace historian James R. Hansen, addresses all of the factors that led to the accident, some of which were never included in NASA's Failure Team report submitted to the Presidential Commission." "Truth, Lies, and O-Rings is the first look at the Challenger tragedy and its aftermath from someone who was on the inside, recognized the potential disaster, and tried to prevent it. It also addresses the early warnings of very severe debris issues from the first two post-Challenger flights, which ultimately resulted in the loss of Columbia some fifteen years later."--Jacket.
September 25, 2015
Soldatov, Andreĭ, author.
New York : PublicAffairs, 
xi, 370 pages ; 25 cm
Part 1. The prison of information -- The first connection -- Merlin's tower -- The black box -- The coming of Putin -- Internet rising -- Revolt of the wired -- Putin strikes back -- "We just come up with the hardware" -- Part 2. The Snowden affair -- Putin's overseas offensive -- Watch your back -- The big red button -- Moscow's long shadow -- Information runs free.
From Soviet-era research laboratories to the present, traces the history of Russian intelligence and surveillance systems, and looks at technology's potential for both good and evil under Vladimir Putin's regime.
September 25, 2015
Fitzpatrick, Sheila, author.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 
xi, 364 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
The team emerges -- The great break -- In power -- The team on view -- The great purges -- Into war -- Postwar hopes -- Aging leader -- Without Stalin -- End of the road.
"Stalin was the unchallenged dictator of the Soviet Union for so long that most historians have dismissed the officials surrounding him as mere yes-men and political window dressing. On Stalin's Team overturns this view, revealing that behind Stalin were a group of loyal men who formed a remarkably effective team with him from the late 1920s until his death in 1953. Drawing on extensive original research, Sheila Fitzpatrick provides the first in-depth account of this inner circle and their families, vividly describing how these dedicated comrades-in-arms not only worked closely with Stalin, whom they both feared and admired, but also constituted his social circle. Readers meet the wily security chief Beria, whom the rest of the team quickly had executed following Stalin's death; Stalin's number-two man, Molotov, who continued on the team even after his wife was arrested and exiled; the charismatic Ordzhonikidze, who ran the country's industry with entrepreneurial flair; Andreev, who traveled to provincial purges while listening to Beethoven on a portable gramophone; and Khrushchev, who finally disbanded the team four years after Stalin's death. Among the book's surprising findings is that Stalin almost always worked with the team on important issues, and after his death the team managed a brilliant transition to a reforming collective leadership. Taking readers from the cataclysms of the Great Purges and World War II to the paranoia of Stalin's final years, On Stalin's Team paints an entirely new picture of Stalin within his milieu--one that transforms our understanding of how the Soviet Union was ruled during much of its existence"-- Provided by publisher.
September 24, 2015
xii, 162 pages ; 21 cm
Economy: ten ways to make it work for everyone -- Health care: a right for all -- Education: end student debt, make public-college tuition free -- Environment: save the planet, transform our energy use -- Taxes: the wealthy need to pay their fair share -- Wall Street: too big to fail? too big to exist -- Workers: unions and rebuilding the middle class -- Family values: our shared responsibility -- Society: expand social security, medicare, and medicaid -- Politics: billionaires cannot buy our democracy -- Infrastructure: rebuild America -- Veterans: care for them when they come home -- Agriculture: our food, our farmers, our health -- Immigration: keep the American dream alive -- Civil rights: the long road to justice -- Foreign policy: peace and diplomacy, not war -- Foreign trade: deals that protect people and the planet, not corporations -- Media: a neutral net, making sure all voices are heard -- Government oversight: what is the Fed doing with your money? -- Personal liberty: freedom and unity -- A brief biography of Bernie.
In this short, accessible book, author Jonathan Tasini draws heavily from Sanders' ample public record of speeches, statements, and interviews, and couples his working-class spirit with specific legislation he has championed on a number of core proposals that comprise a broader people's agenda for America. --Publisher's description.
September 23, 2015
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Ghosn Publishing
v. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.
"A sociopolitical, for peace and justice, 2D and 3D visual art group show and related events, poetry, performances, movies, lectures and debates at the Mockbee ..." (varies).
September 23, 2015
Winik, Jay, 1957- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
xiii, 639 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The sphinx -- Spring 1944 : everything all at once. Tehran ; "I want to sleep and sleep twelve hours a day" ; Escape, part 1 ; Escape, part 2 ; "This is the year 1944" ; "Could we be granted victory this year, 1944?" -- The road to 1944. Beginnings ; Mills of the gods ; Giant cemeteries ; Riegner ; 1943 ; "The acquiescence of this government in the murder of Jews" -- The fateful decision. Trapped between knowing and not knowing ; The wind and the silence -- 1945 -- Reckoning.
"Chronicles the events of 1944 to reveal how nearly the Allies lost World War II, citing the pivotal contributions of FDR, Churchill, and Stalin,"--Novelist.
September 23, 2015
Curtin, Michael F., 1951-
Kent, Ohio : The Kent State University Press, 2015.
v, 241 pages ; 28 cm
Preface to the second edition -- Preface to the third edition -- Ohio's political heritage -- Presidential elections -- The Ohio presidents -- Governors of Ohio -- The Ohio General Assembly -- The Ohio Judiciary -- The Ohio Constitution -- Democrats and Republicans -- Ohio's political demographics -- Ohio's counties -- Ohio's cities -- Ohio by the numbers -- Appendix A: An Ohio politics timeline -- Appendix B: Major officeholders -- Appendix C: Ohio representation in the U.S. House of Representatives -- Appendix D: Campaign expenditures for state executive offices.
September 22, 2015
Haslam, Jonathan, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
xxiv, 366 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Starting from scratch -- But who was the main enemy? -- Cryptography : stunted by neglect -- What German threat? -- The test of war -- Postwar advantage -- Breakdown -- The German theatre -- Loss of faith -- The computer gap -- Pride before the fall.
"A revelatory and pathbreaking account of the highly secretive world of the Soviet intelligence services. A uniquely comprehensive and rich account of the Soviet intelligence services, Jonathan Haslam's Near and Distant Neighbors charts the labyrinthine story of Soviet intelligence from the October Revolution to the end of the Cold War. Previous histories have focused on the KGB, leaving military intelligence and the special service--which specialized in codes and ciphers--lurking in the shadows. Drawing on previously neglected Russian sources, Haslam reveals how both were in fact crucial to the survival of the Soviet state. This was especially true after Stalin's death in 1953, as the Cold War heated up and dedicated Communist agents the regime had relied upon--Klaus Fuchs, the Rosenbergs, Donald Maclean--were betrayed. In the wake of these failures, Khrushchev and his successors discarded ideological recruitment in favor of blackmail and bribery. The tactical turn was so successful that we can draw only one conclusion: the West ultimately triumphed despite, not because of, the espionage war. In bringing to light the obscure inhabitants of an undercover intelligence world, Haslam offers a surprising and unprecedented portrayal of Soviet success that is not only fascinating but also essential to understanding Vladimir Putin's power today"-- Provided by publisher.
September 21, 2015
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
370 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Prologue: Feasibility Study -- Part I. Insider -- Part II. Secrets and Lies -- Part III. Outsider -- Epilogue: History Repeats.
"The story of Daniel Ellsberg and his decision to steal and publish secret documents about America's involvement in the Vietnam War"-- Provided by publisher.
September 21, 2015
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
xxi, 819 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
January-February -- March -- April -- May -- June-July.
"A selection of transcribed audio recordings from 1973 covers Nixon and Kissinger's private knowledge of flaws in the 1973 Vietnam peace agreement and the early warnings about the Yom Kippur War in the Middle East,"--Novelist.
September 17, 2015
London : Macmillan and Co., Ltd.
v. : maps ; 18-25 cm.
Publisher varies: <2016>- Palgrave Macmillan.
"Statistical and historical annual of the states of the world. Rev. after official returns" (varies).