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May 18, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Driving Miss Norma : one family's journey saying "yes" to living

May 12, 2017
Bauerschmidt, Tim, author.
New York, NY : Harperone, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
239 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Prologue: Home : Baja California Sur, Mexico -- Priorities : Presque Isle, Michigan -- Exploration : Northern Michigan -- Discovery : The Heartland -- Trust : Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming -- Perspective : Boulder, Colorado -- Dreams : Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico -- Healing : Fort Myers Beach, Florida -- Flight : Orlando, Florida -- Impact : Saint Augustine, Florida -- Kindness : Hilton Head Island and Charleston, South Carolina -- Celebration : Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia -- Integrity : Newport News, Virginia -- Flavor : Winthrop, Massachusetts to Bar Harbor, Maine -- Balance : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming -- Change : Friday Harbor, Washington -- Rest : Baja California Sur, Mexico.
"When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Norma--newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage--rose to her full height of five feet and told her doctor, 'I'm ninety years old. I'm hitting the road.' Packing what she needed, Norma took off on an unforgettable cross-country journey with three professional nomads--her retired son Tim, his wife Ramie, and their standard poodle Ringo--in a thirty-six-foot RV. Driving Miss Norma is the charming, infectiously joyous chronicle of their experiences on the road--a transformative journey of living life on your own terms that shows us that it is never too late to begin an adventure, inspire hope, or become a trailblazer. As this once timid woman says 'yes' to living in the face of death, she tries regional foods for the first time, zip-lines through a former stranger's yard, and reaches for the clouds in a hot air balloon. With each passing mile (and one educational visit to a cannabis dispensary), Miss Norma's health improves and conversations that had once been taboo begin to unfold. Norma, Tim, and Ramie bond in ways they had never done before, and their definitions of home, family, and friendship expand. Stop by stop, state by state, they meet countless people from all walks of life--strangers who become fast friends and welcome them with kindness and open hearts. Infused with this irrepressible nonagenarian's wisdom, courage, and generous spirit, and filled with sixteen pages of color photographs, Driving Miss Norma reminds us that life is beautiful and precious, and that family, fun, and self-discovery can happen at any age"-- Provided by publisher.

Bangkok : stories and recipes from the heart of Thailand

May 11, 2017
Punyaratabandhu, Leela.
Berkeley, California : Ten Speed Press, [2017]
359 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Magnetic city : a walking companion to New York

May 11, 2017
Davidson, Justin, 1966- author.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2017]
xiv, 236 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"A Spiegel & Grau trade paperback original"--Title page verso.
Walk I: City of Money (Financial District) -- Interlude I: City of Streets -- Walk II: Liquid City (Seaport, Governors Island, & Brooklyn Waterfront) -- Walk III: The City Reborn (World Trade Center) -- Interlude II: City of Towers -- Walk IV: The City Transformed (West Chelsea & the High Line) -- Walk V: City of Ideals (42nd Street from Bryant Park to the UN) -- Interlude III: City of Glass -- Walk VI: City of Nostalgia (The Upper West Side) -- Interlude IV: City of Apartments -- Walk VII: City of Dreams (Sugar Hill & South Bronx) -- Finale: City of Memory.
"For nearly a decade, Pulitzer prize-winning critic Justin Davidson has explained New York, the city, to his readers at New York, the magazine. He has visited new and preserved buildings, explored neighborhoods in mid-transformation; interviewed architects, developers, and urban thinkers; and tracked the city's constant change. Now, he distills those experiences into Magnetic City, an ambler's guide to New York--the city around us, the one that's lost, and the one that's still to come. Essayistic in form, historical in scope, and filled with references to literature, music, art, and architecture, Magnetic City offers first-time visitors and lifelong residents a new way to see New York"-- Provided by publisher.

Historic Piqua : an architectural survey

May 11, 2017
American Association of University Women. Piqua Branch.
Piqua : Hammer Graphics, 1976.
76 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Project director: Dean R. Wagner.
Includes index.

Eating Korea : reports on a culinary renaissance

May 9, 2017
Holliday, Graham, 1969- author.
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
viii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"An Anthony Bourdain book."
The chance to begin again -- This is special -- Do Koreans dream of electric kimchi? -- Neo-Korea -- Seolleongtang -- 1.5 dak galbi -- Buckwheat pilgrimage -- The whole head of a cow -- It's our time now -- Low-rise leftover -- Slow Korea -- The big Kim -- In the hamlet of Yucheon-ri -- Set the controls for the heart of the sun -- Only K-pop sounds happy -- I don't know -- With you for life -- We're the last generation -- The afterlife -- It's all in the water -- A wormhole in Myeongdong -- We're not aliens -- Like Mom's food -- The Pyongyang connection -- An alleyway in Seoul -- Long deserted, the dreams.
An energetic, fast-paced trip through the rapidly changing world of Korean cuisine by the author of Eating Viet Nam Journalist, world traveler, and avid eater Graham Holliday has sampled some of the most exotic and intriguing cuisines in countries around the globe. However, none has intrigued him more or stayed with him longer than Korea's. On a pilgrimage to Korea to unearth the real food eaten by locals, Holliday discovers a country of contradictions, a quickly developing modern society that hasn't decided whether to shed or embrace its culinary roots. Devotees still make and consume traditional dishes in tiny holes-in-the-wall even as the phenomenon of Korean people televising themselves eating (mukbang) spreads ever more widely. Amid a changing culture that's simultaneously trying to preserve what's best about traditional Korean food while opening itself to a panoply of global influences, that's balancing new and old, tradition and reinvention, the real and the artificial, Holliday seeks out the most delicious dishes in the most authentic settings-even if he has to prowl in back alleys to find them and convince reluctant restaurant owners that he can handle their unusual flavors. Holliday samples soondae (or blood sausage); beef barbeque; bibimbap; Korean black goat; wheat noodles in bottomless, steaming bowls; and the ubiquitous kimchi, discovering the exquisite, the inventive and, sometimes, the downright strange. Animated by Graham Holliday's warm, engaging voice, Eating Korea is a vibrant tour through one the world's most fascinating cultures and cuisines.

Fips, bots, doggeries, and more : explorations of Henry Rogers' 1838 journal of travel from southwestern Ohio to New York City

May 4, 2017
Rogers, Henry, 1806-1896.
Granville, Ohio : McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co., ©2012.
viii, 146 pages : illustrations ; 18 x 23 cm
Section I. 1838 -- Prologue -- Henry Rogers' Journal -- Starting Out -- Columbus -- Eastern Ohio -- Virginia and Western Pennsylvania -- Maryland -- Eastern Pennsylvania -- Trenton and Hunterdon County, New Jersey -- City Living -- Conclusion -- Expansions -- Section II. 2003-2009 -- Following in Henry's Footsteps -- Epilogue -- Appendices.

Superfast primetime ultimate nation : the relentless invention of modern India

May 1, 2017
Roberts, Adam, author.
xxi, 312 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Preface: The wisdom of parrots -- Introduction: Superfast, Primetime, Ultimate, Nation -- Superfast: economy. View from a stopping train -- Argumentative Indians -- The Sonia and Singh show -- Bring back the Golden Bird -- Tech dreams and silver bullets -- Primetime: politics. Weaker families, stronger democracy? -- Seasons of scams -- Elections never end, but they improve -- India's women, India's men -- Tackling the tragedy of the commons -- Ultimate: abroad. Lifting an old curse from Pakistan -- A shadow cast from the East -- America calls -- Nation: home. Hindutva nation? -- Why Gujarat, 2002, still matters -- The power of mingling -- Liberals under pressure -- Conclusion: Party like it's 2047.
"Mr. Joshi is a fortune teller in a slum in south Delhi who uses a soothsaying green parrot to make predictions. When Adam Roberts visited him in 2012, Joshi's parrot declared that India was destined to become the most powerful nation under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The parrot also foretold that India would win the soccer World Cup. Parrots may not be the preeminent political authority, but many Indians were just as confident. So Adam Roberts spent five years traveling the length and breadth of the country from Kerala to the Himalayas, Bengal to Gujarat...Through vivid storytelling and insight, Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation examines the problems and promises of fast-growing India to reveal how it might reach its full potential and become, as Mr. Joshi's parrot predicted, a truly powerful nation."--Dust jacket flap.

The Rule of the Land : Walking Ireland's Border

April 24, 2017
Carr, Garrett, 1975- author.
vii, 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm

Where the water goes : life and death along the Colorado River

April 20, 2017
Owen, David, 1955- author.
274 pages : map ; 24 cm
The headwaters -- The law of the River -- Tributaries -- Go West -- Grand Valley -- Salt, dry lots, and houseboats -- Lees Ferry -- Boulder Canyon Project -- Las Vegas -- Colorado River Aqueduct -- Central Arizona Project -- The rule of capture -- Boondocking -- Imperial Valley -- The Salton Sea -- Reclamation -- The delta -- What is to be done?
The Colorado River is a crucial resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone. David Owen traces all that water from the Colorado's headwaters to its parched terminus, once a verdant wetland but now a million-acre desert. He takes readers on an adventure downriver, along a labyrinth of waterways, reservoirs, power plants, farms, fracking sites, ghost towns, and RV parks, to the spot near the U.S.Mexico border where the river runs dry. Water problems in the western United States can seem tantalizingly easy to solve: just turn off the fountains at the Bellagio, stop selling hay to China, ban golf, cut down the almond trees, and kill all the lawyers. But a closer look reveals a vast man-made ecosystem that is far more complex and more interesting than the headlines let on.

Raptor : a journey through birds : with a new preface

April 19, 2017
Lockhart, James Macdonald, 1975- author.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
xiv, 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Hen harrier -- Merlin -- Golden eagle -- Osprey -- Sea eagle -- Goshawk -- Kestrel -- Montagu's harrier -- Peregrine falcon -- Red kite -- Marsh harrier -- Honey buzzard -- Hobby -- Buzzard -- Sparrowhawk.

Through darkness to light : photographs along the underground railroad : a photographic essay

April 18, 2017
Michna-Bales, Jeanine, author, photographer.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2017.
191 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 x 28 cm
The Underground Railroad. Bound for freedom : the history of the Underground Railroad ; Let freedom ring : the Underground Railroad comes alive ; The spirituals --The journey : a photographic essay.
"They left in the middle of the night-- often carrying little more than the knowledge to follow the North Star. An estimated one hundred thousand slaves between 1830 and the end of the Civil War in 1865 embarked on a journey of untold hardship in search of freedom, many with the aid of the Underground Railroad. Through Darkness to Light : Seeking Freedom on the Underground Railroad imagines how this journey may have appeared through a series of atmospheric and evocative photographs by Jeanine Michna-Bales. A pieced together route of Underground Railroad sites from the cotton plantations just south of Natchitoches, Louisiana, all the way north to the Canadian border, a path encompassing roughly two thousand miles. Complementing the compelling photographs are essays on the history and figures of the Underground Railroad "--Provided by publisher.

Butler County : an illustrated history

April 12, 2017
Crout, George C.
Woodland Hills, CA : Windsor Publications, 1984, ©1983.
127 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 29 cm
"Produced in cooperation with the Butler County Historical Society."
"Partners in progress by Thomas Grant and Ercel Eaton": p. 95-120.
Butler County beginnings -- Fort Hamilton and early settlement -- Along the old canal -- Down on the farm -- Business and industry develop -- Spirit, mind, and body: the growth of local institutions -- Entertainment, sports, and recreation -- Butler County: a century of change -- Partners in progress / Thomas Grant and Ercel Eaton.


March 30, 2017
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1999-<2017> Lonely Planet.

France's best trips.

March 30, 2017
[Footscray, Vic., Australia ; Oakland] : Lonely Planet Publications, 2013-
volumes : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm
"39 amazing road trips" (number varies).

Ireland's best trips.

March 29, 2017
[Melbourne, Victoria ; Oakland, CA] : Lonely Planet Publications, 2013-
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 cm.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
"34 amazing road trips."

Italy's best trips.

March 29, 2017
[Melbourne, Victoria] ; [Oakland, CA] : Lonely Planet Publications, 2013-
volumes : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm
Vols. for 2013-<2017> written and researched by Paula Hardy and others.
"38 amazing road trips."


March 27, 2017
South Yarra, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.

What would Captain Kirk do?

March 24, 2017
Snider, Brandon T.
New York, NY : PSS! Price Stern Sloan, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
80 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Dig through the many pages of advice in this fun pop philosophy book as narrated by Captain Kirk, based on the characters from Star Trek: The Original Series. The cosmos is filled with a great many wonders—uncharted worlds, bizarre life forms, chaos and calm. Tread carefully as you navigate through this collection of scenarios as Captain Kirk teaches you how to handle even the most challenging situations. The possibilities are as limitless as the universe itself.

Invitation to enjoy the advantages of Harrison, Ohio

March 24, 2017
Greater Harrison Chamber of Commerce (Harrison, Ohio) author.
Harrison, Ohio : Chamber of Commerce, [1955?]
11 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Cover title.

Backroads of paradise : a journey to rediscover old Florida

March 20, 2017
Salustri, Cathy, author.
xiii, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Salty oysters, sugar sand, and royal reds (US 98) -- Rainforest gardens, blue springs, and the loss of here (US 17) -- Whitewater, carnies, and a forgotten island (US 41) -- Gators, skunk apes, and Florida's final frontier (US 41, Naples to Miami) -- Christmas, nude beaches, and the space program (SR 50) -- How to measure a gator, the Sandhill Crane Project, and Yeehaw Junction (SR 60) -- Reptile World, catfish, and dinners and shows (US 192) -- Dollar General, Florida's first dumb criminals, and a sunken rainforest (US 441) -- Queen George, rattlesnakes, and peacocks (US 92) -- Mastodons, citrus candy, and the spine of the state (US 27) -- Shells, sugar, and 1928 (SR 80 and around Lake Okeechobee) -- Tarantulas, Day of the Cowboy, and the sharks of the Peace River (SR 70) -- Shrimp, clams, and a creative tourist tax (SR 24) -- Mermaids, manatees, and watermelon queens (US 19) -- The Confederacy, the criminally insane, and cotton (US 90) -- Franchise-less Florida, sand dunes of snow, and sawmill queens (US 29) -- Cotton, community, and corn (US 231) -- Death row, the World's Best Grocery Store, and finding gold (SR 100) -- Sour orange pie, the Green Swamp, and strawberry queens (US 301) -- The unluckiest town in Florida, caves, and Two Egg (SR 71) -- Paradise (A1A).

FDR on his houseboat, 1924-1926 : the Larooco log

March 20, 2017
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2016]
xi, 213 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
This nautical log of FDR's time spent on his houseboat in the Florida Keys--from 1924-1926, while stricken with polio--reveals a rare account of the man before he would become President.

The official guide to the most beautiful villages of France

March 20, 2017
Plus Beaux Villages de France association.
Paris : Editions Flammarion, 2016.
271 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm
Includes index.
From the half-timbered Alsatian houses of Eguisheim to the vines and lavender fields of Montclus in the Languedoc-Roussillon, this fully illustrated guide unveils the beauty of rural France, providing complete visitor's information for these exceptionally preserved destinations. Carefully chosen each year through a rigorous selection process, the French villages featured in this official guide are replete with historical, architectural, and natural riches. An introductory paragraph presents the location and history of each village, and is accompanied by recommendations for monuments, museums, and other notable places to visit. Practical information includes accommodation options ranging from hotels to campsites, restaurants and markets, and artisanal produce and local specialties. Details on leisure activities encompass festivals and events, sports, golf, and other excursions that encourage visitors to explore the surrounding area on walks and hikes, by canoe, or on horseback. The book includes an overview map of France, and each village is featured on an easy-to-read road map, accompanied by indications for the best way to arrive by road, train, and airplane. Suggestions for neighboring villages and sites that should not be missed, along with their proximity, simplifies itinerary planning. Cross-references and an index by region complete this practical, authoritative, and accessible guide. -- Source other than Library of Congress.

Walking to listen : 4,000 miles across America, one story at a time

March 17, 2017
Forsthoefel, Andrew, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
xviii, 371 pages ; 24 cm
"A memoir of one young man's coming of age on a cross-country trek, told through the stories of the people of all ages, races, and inclinations he meets along the highways of America"

Paris in bloom

March 15, 2017
Lane, Georgianna, author.
New York : Abrams Image, 2017.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

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