These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
December 4, 2013
Kohn, Edward P. (Edward Parliament), 1968-
New York : Basic Books, 
xv, 256 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
"This little rocky island" : New York at Roosevelt's birth -- "It's Roosevelt from New York" : Roosevelt at Harvard -- "The dirtiest city in the universe" 1881 : a year in New York -- "A revolting state of affairs" Roosevelt's work in the New York assembly -- "Hero land" : Roosevelt's trips West -- "Into the yawning gulf" : Roosevelt's 1886 bid for mayor -- "With fidelity and integrity" : Roosevelt as civil service commissioner -- "There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight" : Roosevelt as police commissioner -- "The Ritz Riders" : Assistant Secretary of the Navy, war in Cuba, and Roosevelt's path to Albany -- "Governor of the entire party" Roosevelt, Thomas Platt, and the New York governorship -- "The direct antithesis of McKinley" : the New York president.
"Theodore Roosevelt is best remembered as America's prototypical "cowboy" president--an outdoorsy, rough-riding figure who was as versatile with a six-shooter as he was with a pen, and who derived his political wisdom from a life spent in rugged and inhospitable environs: the Dakota Badlands, the battlefields of Cuba, and the African savannah. Roosevelt himself did little to dispel his outdoorsy aura, and for decades historians have bought into this mythology. Yet while such experiences certainly contributed to Roosevelt's progressive politics and abiding love of the natural world, they've played an excessive role in defining his biography. In fact, Roosevelt was a native Manhattanite who came of age in the upper crust of New York society, and the reformist, anti-corruption policies for which he would come to be known were firmly rooted in the realities of life in the 19th-century city. A riveting portrait of a man and a city on the brink of greatness, Heir to the Empire City reveals that Roosevelt was a New Yorker through and through, and that his true education took place not on the ranges of the West but on the mean streets of New York"-- Provided by publisher.
November 27, 2013
Childs, Allen, author.
xix, 167 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Written at the time, remembered for all time -- Love Field and the Trade Mart -- Parkland and Southwestern -- "The pit" -- Governor Connally -- Trauma Room 1 -- Memories of the First Lady -- What did Kemp Clark say? -- The Secret Service -- The grief -- Dallas -- Oswald and Ruby -- The neck wound and the conspiracies.
A unique collection of firsthand accounts from the doctors and staff on scene at the hospital where JFK was immediately taken after he was shot. With the help of his former fellow staff members at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Childs recreates the horrific day, from the president's arrival in Dallas to the public announcement of his death. He also offers insights on conspiracy theories revolving around the president's assassination, and recollections of the death of Lee Harvey Oswald, who succumbed two days later in the same hospital.
Backstage at the Lincoln assassination : the untold story of the actors and stagehands at Ford's Theatre
November 26, 2013
Bogar, Thomas A., 1948-
Washington, D.C. : Regnery History, 
xx, 377 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
"The untold story of Lincoln's assassination: the forty-six stage hands, actors, and theater workers on hand for the bewildering events in the theater that night, and what each of them witnessed in the chaos-streaked hours before John Wilkes Booth was discovered to be the culprit"--Amazon.com.
November 11, 2013
New York : Random House, 2013.
xxviii, 194 pages ; 22 cm
Joe Scarborough--former Republican congressman and insightful host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe"--takes a nuanced and surprising look at the unexpected rise and self-inflicted fall of the Republican Party. Dominant in national politics for forty years under the influence of the conservative but pragmatic leadership of Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan, the GOP, Scarborough argues, is in a self-inflicted eclipse unless it recovers the principled realism of the giants who led the party to greatness.
November 11, 2013
Grove, Noel, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 
351 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
"With the White House historical Association"--Front cover.
In collaboration with the White House Historical Association, National Geographic presents this authoritative overview of Americas first home featuring never before published stories and photographs. Organized by theme, discover what makes the White House tick -from its beginnings to the modern day, from the architecture, to the staff, to the first families. Learn fascinating details of the real life Downton Abbey staff who run this grand home. Marvel at the elaborate detail that goes into hosting a state dinner. Meet the beloved pets who've inhabited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Read about celebrity visitors, the media, and the security so critical in todays world. Sidebars contain tidbits of rare information, and an appendix includes an illustrated time line of all White House First Families as well as a complete index. Photos include intimate and candid glimpses of life inside the White House -some never before seen, others long forgotten, and most never displayed in such large format.
November 8, 2013
Tobin, James, 1956-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
vii, 370 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"With a searching new analysis of primary sources, NBCC award winner James Tobin reveals how FDR's fight against polio transformed him from a callow aristocrat into the energetic, determined statesman who would rally the nation in the Great Depression and lead it through World War II. When polio paralyzed Franklin Roosevelt at thirty-nine, people wept to think that the young man of golden promise must live out his days as a helpless invalid. He never again walked on his own. But in just over a decade, he had regained his strength and seized the presidency. This was the most remarkable comeback in the history of American politics. And, as author James Tobin shows, it was the pivot of Roosevelt's life--the triumphant struggle that tempered and revealed his true character. With enormous ambition, canny resourcefulness, and sheer grit, FDR willed himself back into contention and turned personal disaster to his political advantage. Tobin's dramatic account of Roosevelt's ordeal and victory offers central insights into the forging of one of our greatest presidents"-- Provided by publisher.
November 4, 2013
Corsi, Jerome R.
Washington, D.C. : WND Books ; New York : Distributed to the trade by Midpoint Trade Books, c2013.
v, 370 p. ; 24 cm.
The end of Camelot -- The single-bullet theory -- The grassy knoll -- Oswald, Tippit, and Ruby -- Oswald, the KGB, and the plots to assassinate JFK in Chicago and Tampa -- Roots of the JFK assassination : a banana republic, the CIA, and the Mob -- Cuba, Nixon, and the Watergate -- Vietnam, Diem, the French connection, and LBJ -- The JFK assassination and the New World Order.
Posits that John F. Kennedy was not killed by a lone assassin.
November 4, 2013
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 
326 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
October 31, 2013
New York : HarperOne, 2013.
1 volume [unpaged]; 22 cm
January -- February -- March -- April -- May -- June -- July -- August -- September -- October -- November -- December.
October 31, 2013
Wolffe, Richard, 1968-
276 pages ; 24 cm
Vindication -- The deep end -- Team of rivals -- The American dream -- Definitions -- The digital divide -- Summer haze -- The choice -- Inside his head -- The office.
Examines the difficulties faced by Barack Obama's campaign runners during the 2012 election and how they put aside differences in order to control the Obama brand, stay on message, and win.
October 30, 2013
Halperin, Mark, author.
New York, N.Y. : Penguin Press, 2013.
499 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Missions accomplished -- The weakness meme -- Obama's list -- The Uncle Joe problem -- Preserving the option -- Four little Indians -- The test-tube candidate -- F'd up -- Big Boy -- The dating game -- Man on fire -- Mitt happens -- Fear and loathing in the Motor City -- The pugnacity of hope -- Failures to launch -- Bain pain -- Project Goldfish -- The good, the bad, and the ugly -- Off the leash -- The war council -- Mile-high meltdown -- Intervention -- Like a hurricane.
The authors of the best-selling Game Change present an account of the 2012 presidential election that draws on hundreds of insider interviews to illuminate what the election meant to both parties, covering such topics as the dramatic Republican nomination fight, the rise and fall of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama's Election Day triumph.
October 28, 2013
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, 2013.
xv, 287 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
"Rich with local color, period detail, and a fully realized historical and political backdrop, the forgotten story of the lone, fanatical assailant who stalked Theodore Roosevelt on the 1912 presidential campaign trail until the evening of October 14 in Milwaukee, when he shot the Bull Moose in the chest from ten feet away"-- Provided by publisher.
October 28, 2013
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 35 cm + 1 magazine (101 pages, 3 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 35 cm)
"Includes a removable reprint of the original LIFE issue [November 29, 1963]"--Cover.
October 22, 2013
Shaw, John, 1957-
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
xi, 228 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The unveiling -- Congressman Kennedy -- The 1952 campaign -- The Senate of the 1950s -- Senator Kennedy and the home front -- The high realm of foreign affairs -- The scholarly senator -- The Kennedy Committee -- The total politician -- The high court of history -- The footprints of Senator John F. Kennedy.
October 9, 2013
Brumwell, Stephen, 1960- author.
xiv, 514 pages, 8 un-numbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Drawing on a wide range of sources, including original archival research, Stephen Brumwell paints a compelling and challenging portrait of an extraordinary individual whose fusion of gentleman and warrior left an indelible imprint upon history.
October 9, 2013
Weintraub, Stanley, 1929-
Boston : Da Capo Press, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, 
265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The shadow of "Uncle Ted" -- Under the Mansard roofs -- The little White House -- War across the sea -- Rattling the sword -- Limits of an assistant secretary -- "FDR wishes to go abroad" -- "As the rules dictate" -- Aftermath -- Running toward the future -- Postscript.
What Jefferson read, Ike watched and Obama tweeted : 200 years of popular culture in the White House
October 7, 2013
Troy, Tevi, 1967-
Washington, D.C. : Regnery History, an imprint of Regnery Publishing, Inc., 
xix, 332 pages ; 23 cm
October 4, 2013
Minutaglio, Bill, author.
New York : Twelve, 2013.
371 pages : 16 pages of unnumbered plates, illustrations ; 24 cm
The authors ingeniously explore the swirling forces that led many people to warn President Kennedy to avoid Dallas on his fateful trip to Texas.
October 4, 2013
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2013.
xii, 351 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 26 cm
The early years -- The Boston years -- The Bronxville years -- The embassy years -- The war years -- Political beginnings.
A selection of more than 300 images collected by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (many never seen before) that capture the formative years of a uniquely American dynasty and detail the family's progress as it grows from a pair of turn-of-the-century newlyweds into a populous, vibrant clan of hopeful young men and women on the brink of their brilliant destinies.
October 1, 2013
Austin : University of Texas Press, 
x, 388 pages ; 24 cm.
Where did the Family Jewels come from? -- The Family Jewels : the White House reacts -- Domestic surveillance -- Surveillance II : private communications -- Detention and interrogation -- Assassination -- Cloaking the dagger -- Plugging the dike -- Circling the wagons -- Clarity.
September 17, 2013
Haywood, Harry Le Roy, 1886-1956.
Richmond, Va. : Macoy Pub. & Masonic Supply Co., 1946, c1944, 1968 printing.
xiv, 328 p. ; 21 cm.
Cover title: Famous Masons and Masonic Presidents.
Presidents who were masons -- Over one hundred of the greatest masons.
September 6, 2013
New York : Oxford University Press, 
xvi, 376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 25 cm.
Introduction: History repeating itself -- Shifting gears -- A laying on of hands -- Methods short of war -- Redefining neutrality -- The sphinx -- A year of consequence -- A hurricane of events -- The republicans appear on stage -- FDR decides -- Preparing for the big show -- Chicago: Following the script -- Chicago: Unscripted -- Drafts and destroyers -- The politics of war -- To the finish line -- Epilogue: The mandate.
September 4, 2013
Pasley, Jeffrey L., 1964-
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 
xi, 516 pages ; illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction : the unintentional campaign -- A new republic and its discontents -- Popular politics in a postcolonial nation -- The Jay Treaty crisis and the origins of the 1796 campaign -- From measures to "that man" : toward the presidential option for political change -- The long goodbye : finding candidates in the shadow of Washington -- The first culture war : themes and issues of the Federalist campaign against Thomas Jefferson -- His rotundity : themes and issues of the democratic-republican campaign against John Adams -- Taking the electoral college to school : how presidential electors helped create the national presidential election rather than preventing it -- The party racers : voting for president in 1796 -- Epilogue : kiss my ass and go to Hell.
September 3, 2013
Berg, A. Scott, 1949-
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 
818 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
A personal and penetrating biography of our 28th president by Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg.
Flight of the eagle : the grand strategies that brought America from colonial dependence to world leadership
August 22, 2013
New York : Encounter Books, 2013.
xiii, 746 pages ; 24 cm
The aspirant state, 1754-1833 -- The British and Americans defeat the French in America, 1754-1774 -- The Americans and French defeat the British in America, 1774-1789 -- Launching the new republic in the world, 1789-1809 -- America, master of the hemisphere, 1809-1833 -- The predestined people, 1833-1917 -- The house divided, 1833-1854 -- The agony of the American union, 1854-1865 -- The new birth of freedom, 1865-1898 -- A new great power in the world, 1898-1917 -- The indispensable country, 1917-1951 -- The crisis of democracy: war, isolationism, and depression, 1917-1933 -- Toward America's rendezvous with destiny, 1933-1941 -- The victory of democracy, 1941-1944 -- From world war to cold war, 1945-1951 -- The supreme nation, 1951-1992 -- The red scare and the free world, 1951-1957 -- Peace and prosperity, 1957-1965 -- Vietnam and détente, the beginning of the end of the cold war, 1965-1973 -- To the summit of the world, 1973-1992 -- Epilogue : Waiting for the future, 1992-2011.
Black describes nine "phases" of the strategic rise of the nation, in which it progressed through grave challenges, civil and foreign wars, and secured a place for itself under the title of "Superpower." He discredits prevailing notions that our unrivaled status is the product of good geography, demographics, and good luck. Instead, he reveals and analyzes the specific strategic decisions of great statesmen through the ages that transformed the world as we know it and established America's place in it.
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