These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
July 22, 2014
New York : Fodor's Travel Publications,
v. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
December 20, 2014
Garden City, N.Y., Garden City publishing co., inc. 
333 p., 30 unnumbered pages of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Maps on lining-papers.
July 18, 2014
Grenade, Rafael de, 1980-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 
263 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"A young woman is airlifted to join a small crew on an abandoned Australian cattle station and drags feral cattle in from the wild, resulting in a spellbinding story that challenges notions of wildness and domestication, contrasting the pastoral with the brutality of modern ranching"--Provided by publisher.
July 17, 2014
Adkins, Leonard M.
127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
New Jersey -- New York -- Connecticut.
July 16, 2014
Footscray, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications, 2010-
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 20 cm.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
"99 themed itineraries across America."
July 16, 2014
Woodstock, VT : Countryman Press, c2003-
v. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
"A traveler's companion."
July 16, 2014
Kieran, Dan, author.
Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK : AA Publishing, .
224 pages ; 20 cm.
Originally published: 2012.
Travel, don't just arrive -- Stay at home -- Be your own guide -- Embrace disaster -- Follow your instincts -- Lose your mind -- Be epic.
Geography and travel.
July 16, 2014
Eimer, David, author.
New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2014.
322 pages : maps ; 25 cm
"First published in Great Britain in 2014"--Title-page verso.
Xinjiang : the new frontier. 'Uighurs are like pandas' ; The new Silk Road ; Exiles ; The Great Game again ; Return to Kashgar ; Three borders ; Uighurstan -- Tibet : the wild West. The Tibetan borderlands ; Lhasa ; A night at the Nangma ; U-Tsang ; High plateau drifter ; The Precious Jewel of the snows ; Going down -- Yunnan : trouble in paradise. Shiny happy minorities ; Dailand ; Down the Mekong ; The Dai Diaspora ; With the Wa ; Women for sale -- Dongbei : pushing the boundaries. The Pyongyang Express ; The third Korea ; Spreading the word ; The Arctic borderlands ; Along the Amur ; An empire expanding.
July 16, 2014
Woodstock, Vt. : Countryman Press, c2014-
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
Vols. for 2014- by Matt Forster.
"Drives, day trips & weekend excursions."
July 14, 2014
Berkeley, California : Roaring Forties Press, 2014.
xv, 190 pages ; 21 cm
Part 1. Unforgettable -- The Emerald Coast -- Lost Canyons -- Sunrise at Borobudur -- Across the Top of L.A. -- Those Vagabond Shoes -- A Bad Night's Sleep -- The White Horses of Wiltshire -- French Hanoi -- A Mexican Fish Story -- Part 2. Footsteps -- The Two Georges -- Colette's Ghost -- Finding Fellini -- Butch and Sundance -- Rene Magritte's Brussels -- Julia Child's Paris -- The Chairman -- Of Sword Fights and Stolen Kisses -- Happy Endings on the Fairy Tale Road -- Part 3. Souvenirs -- My Mother's Boots -- How Do I Say "I'm Lost?" -- The Ineluctable Allure of Lost Places -- Into the Snow Globe -- On the Plateau -- Proust and Trader Joe's -- Slipping Down to the Seaside -- Cooking with Capers -- On My Own -- Coda: Home Again.
"Susan Spano, America's original Frugal Traveler, explores some of the most romantic, most exotic, and wildest corners of the world in this captivating collection of her best-loved pieces. French Ghosts, Russian Nights, and American Outlaws : Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond takes the reader on magical trips, when everything conspired to make a place unforgettable, like a temple in Java at sunrise or an ice hotel in the Artic Circle at sunset. In some of the stories, Susan finds the kind of enlightenment that only travel can provide by following in the footsteps of luminaries such as Federico Fellini, Julia Child, and Chairman Mao. Other stories are about travel itself: how it became Susan's passion and calling; how it fed her incurably restless spirit; how it inspired her philosophy of travel and life: Go forth and find meaning. Take a condemned cable car over the Yangtze River or a shared taxi over the Andes with a leaking gas tank and chain-smoking driver. Eat oysters and drink martinis wherever you can. And, as often as possible, come home with a tan"-- Provided by publisher.
July 11, 2014
Laufer, Peter, 1950-
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, 
xii, 275 pages ; 24 cm
"After eating some suspect "organic" walnuts that he was shocked to find were produced in Kazakhstan, veteran journalist Peter Laufer traces the origins of items in his pantry back to the source, learning how easily we are tricked into buying "organic" claims"-- Provided by publisher.
July 10, 2014
Fredericks, Anthony D., author.
208 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm.
July 3, 2014
Heat Moon, William Least.
164 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Hacking out -- The journey contemplated -- Onto the blue roads -- Following a Blackfeet pencil -- The pretzel versus the book -- A guy in a metal suicide-box -- A piece of the spectrum -- A burglar and a surgeon -- The secret society begins to emerge -- The wheel and the plaque -- An appendix of sorts.
The story behind the writing of the best-selling Blue Highways is as fascinating as the epic trip itself. More than thirty years after his 14,000-mile, 38-state journey, William Least Heat-Moon reflects on the four years he spent capturing the lessons of the road trip on paper--the stops and starts in his composition process, the numerous drafts and painstaking revisions, the depressing string of rejections by publishers, the strains on his personal relationships, and many other aspects of the toil that went into writing his first book. Along the way, he traces the hard lessons learned and offers guidance to aspiring and experienced writers alike.
July 1, 2014
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County], 1788-1943.
1 portfolio : illustrations (some color) ; 43 x 29 cm
Title supplied by cataloging agency from title written on first print by S.B. Munson, "Cincinnati."
Ca. 32 prints and photographs, loose in portfolio. Many are dated, have name of printer/publisher and a brief description of the print.
Cincinnati -- Nova Caesarea Harmony Lodge, no. 2, F. & A. M., 1907 -- Henry Clay steam boat -- Cincinnati waterworks, Boone number seven by Caroline Williams -- Harper's weekly (Sept. 14, 1872) article on the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition -- Cincinnati river views -- Landing of the pioneers at Yeatman's Cove, foot of Sycamore St. December 28th 1788, print of Miss A.E. Jones, del., Attlesey Lith. Printing wks, Cin. -- Cincinnati bridges: (viaduct Victory Parkway leaving Eden Park), Spring Garden Nursery / Elmer L. Foote ; Wrought iron plate and truss girder bridges / O.G. Leopold & Co. ; Grant Memorial Bridge -- photograph of the Island Queen, Coney Island ; Canal boat, Public landing, Cincinnati, about 1860 -- Miami and Erie Canal at the foot of Mt. Storm Park -- "Old Joe Ross" world's first practical steam fire engine, built in Cincinnati, 1852-53 -- The Court & Arch of Honor on Gov't Square erected at the return of Cinti solders from WW I -- Miami and Erie Canal, Cincinnati in October 1911 -- Sangerfest Hall, souvenir of Cincinnati, 1898 -- Arch over Vine Street, Cincinnati Ohio, erected in honor of the fourth of July, 1865, from a photograph by Landy -- Garage at 1128 Locust St. -- Ft. Washington, Cin., O., from sketch by Maj. Denny -- Cincinnati River Views, a view of Cincinnati on the Ohio, 1810? - 1813 (wood engravings : hand colored) J. Cutler, del. -- Trial of all the steam engines of Cincinnati on the occasion of the opening of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad.
July 1, 2014
New York, New York : Viking, 2014.
246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"When Sukey Forbes lost her six-year-old daughter Charlotte to a rare genetic disorder, her life felt as if it were shattered forever. Descended from two distinguished New England families, Forbes was raised in a rarefied--if eccentric--life of privilege. Yet Forbes's family history is also rich with spiritual seekers, including her great-great-great-grandfather Ralph Waldo Emerson. On the family's private island enclave off Cape Cod, apparitions have always been as common as the servants who once walked the back halls. But the afterlife took on new meaning once Forbes dipped into the world of clairvoyants to reconnect with Charlotte"--Amazon.com.
June 27, 2014
Sinclair, Iain, 1943-
New York : Faber & Faber, 2014.
309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The visionary writer Iain Sinclair turns his sights to the Beat Generation in America in his most epic journey yet "How best to describe Iain Sinclair?" asks Robert Macfarlane in The Guardian. "A literary mud-larker and tip-picker? A Travelodge tramp (his phrase)? A middle-class dropout with a gift for bullshit (also his phrase)? A toxicologist of the twenty-first-century landscape? A historian of countercultures and occulted pasts? An intemperate WALL-E, compulsively collecting and compacting the city's textual waste? A psycho-geographer (from which term Sinclair has been rowing away ever since he helped launch it into the mainstream)? He's all of these, and more." Now, for the first time, the enigma that is Iain Sinclair lands on American shores for his long-awaited engagement with the memory-filled landscapes of the American Beats and their fellow travelers. A book filled with bad journeys and fated decisions, American Smoke is an epic walk in the footsteps of Malcolm Lowry, Charles Olson, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Gary Snyder, and others, heated by obsession (the Old West, volcanoes, Mexico) and enlivened by false memories, broken reports, and strange adventures. With American Smoke, Sinclair confirms his place as the most innovative of our chroniclers of the contemporary"-- Provided by publisher.
June 27, 2014
Sterling, David, 1951-
Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2014.
xiv, 560 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 29 cm.
June 26, 2014
Bell, Gabrielle, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Uncivilized Books, 2014.
171 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
A collection of comic diaries kept by the author between 2010-2013 when attending various comic festivals.
June 26, 2014
[Cincinnati : [Americorps, Public Allies], 
18 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Letter size sheets folded once and stapled.
"Put together by: Danny Fadeley, Natasha Nutter, Jojo Azevedo, Alicia Hildebrand, Robert Gee, Chycora Millhouse, Lamonte Young, Anna Worpenberg."--Page .
Mama Rose, Peddlers Market -- Notorious Pop, Peddlers Market -- Dee, Peddlers Market -- Randy, Hole in the Wall -- Picture spread -- Margaret and friends, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church -- Joe, Strader Ave -- Melissa, Riverside Antiques -- Parly, Strader Ave -- Josh, Urban Greens.
East End Voices is a selection of oral histories collected from individuals from the East End.
June 23, 2014
Long, David, 1961- author.
x, 258 pages ; 21 cm
"First published in the UK by Constable, an imprint of Constable & Robinson Ltd, 2013"--Title page verso.
"A Herman Graf book"--Title page.
Gruesome London -- Ghostly London -- Building London -- Spy's London -- Under London -- Monumental London -- Dead London -- Royal London -- Shopping London -- Green London -- Eccentrics' London -- Eating London -- Working London -- Boozy London -- Private London -- Military London -- Illegal London -- Sporting London -- Driving London -- Parliamentary London -- Ceremonial London -- Esoteric London.
June 23, 2014
Bewes, Diccon, 1967-
London : Nicholas Brealey, 2012.
xii, 324 pages ; 22 cm.
Previous ed.: 2010.
The landlocked island -- Stepping back through time -- In the land of cocks and crosses -- Ask the audience -- Wealthy, healthy and wise? -- War and peace -- Made in Switzerland -- The hole truth -- Where the chocolate comes from -- Climb every mountain -- Seeking Heidi.
The country that gave us triangular chocolate and holey cheese. The country famous for its punctual trains and strict neutrality. The country that has yodelling festivals on national television. A revealing journey around Switzerland, showing how the breathtaking scenery shaped the nation and introducing a people with more power than their politicians, who can't speak to each other in one language and own more guns per head than the people of Iraq. Swiss Watching is a light-hearted yet revealing journey around Europe's most individual country. From seeking Heidi and finding the best chocolate to reliving a bloody past and exploring an uncertain future, Swiss Watching proves that there's more to Switzerland than banks, skis, francs and cheese.
June 20, 2014
Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks, c2014.
293 p. : port. ; 21 cm.
"Originally published in 2012 in Australia, by Allen & Unwin."--T.p. verso.
A sparky, witty and thoroughly enjoyable memoir of a girl who fell in love with flamenco dance and with Spain.
June 20, 2014
New York, New York : Dutton, .
xiii, 252 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
"Denali's Howl is the white-knuckle account of one of the most deadly climbing disasters of all time. In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska's Mount McKinley-known to the locals as Denali-one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Journalist Andy Hall, son of the park superintendent at the time, investigates the tragedy. He spent years tracking down survivors, lost documents, and recordings of radio communications. In Denali's Howl, Hall reveals the full story of an expedition facing conditions conclusively established here for the first time: At an elevation of nearly 20,000 feet, these young men endured an "arctic super blizzard," with howling winds of up to 300 miles an hour and wind chill that freezes flesh solid in minutes. All this without the high-tech gear and equipment climbers use today. As well as the story of the men caught inside the storm, Denali's Howl is the story of those caught outside it trying to save them-Hall's father among them. The book gives readers a detailed look at the culture of climbing then and now and raises uncomfortable questions about each player in this tragedy. Was enough done to rescue the climbers, or were their fates sealed when they ascended into the path of this unprecedented storm?"-- Provided by publisher.
June 19, 2014
Beckman, Wendy Hart.
190 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
They built Cincinnati -- Law and order -- Going places -- Raising our spirits -- To your health -- We've got the goods -- Start the presses -- Trailblazers -- Leading ladies -- Music to our ears -- Final words -- Appendix A: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow' s "Catawba Wine"-- Appendix B: Presenting Hizzoner, er, Her Honor, the Mayor -- Appendix C: A select representation of Samuel Hannaford' s life' s work.
Since its beginning, Cincinnati has been a marvelous blend of business, history, arts sports, culture, science, technology and literature. Collected here for the first time are the stories behind the names that appear on our schools, streets, parks and bridges.
June 19, 2014
Augias, Corrado, author.
New York, NY : Rizzoli Ex Libris, 
xx, 220 pages ; 24 cm
Italians as seen from the outside -- Italians as seen from the inside - -Leopardi in Rome -- Palermo, on the border between two worlds -- The discovery of the south -- Paradise and its devils -- He lingered a little, then left the world -- The good duchess -- Milan, both good and bad -- Last judgments -- The invention of the ghetto.
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