New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

July 4, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Does this beach make me look fat?

July 3, 2015
Scottoline, Lisa, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
viii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Lisa and Francesca are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This five book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron. Delia Ephron said of the fifth book in the series, Have a Nice Guilt Trip, "Lisa and Francesca, mother and daughter, bring you the laughter of their lives once again and better than ever. You will identify with these tales of guilt and fall in love with them and fierce (grand)Mother Mary." This sixth volume will not disappoint as it hits the humorous and poignant note that fans have come to expect from the beloved mother-daughter duo"-- Provided by publisher.

Let's be less stupid : an attempt to maintain my mental faculties

July 3, 2015
Marx, Patricia (Patricia A.)
New York : Twelve, 2015.
188 pages ; 20 cm
Includes index.
"'I believe Freud got it wrong when he said that the two basic drives that motivate our thoughts and behavior are 1) sex and 2) death, which he sometimes called aggression, go figure. So what runs the show, then? Fear of embarrassment prevails until the age of thirty, followed by the desire to lose weight, and finally, the need to sit down.' In LETS BE LESS STUPID, longtime New Yorker staffer and former SNL writer, Patty Marx, employs the weapon she wields best--razor-sharp humor--to tackle what is perhaps the most difficult facet of aging-the decline of the mind. From losing her keys to forgetting her sister-in-law's name, Marx has done it all, and somehow prevailed with friendships in tact. Unrelentingly funny and unexpectedly candid, LET'S BE LESS STUPID speaks to women and men of a certain age, but it will make you laugh at any age. Filled with anecdotes about trying to learn Cherokee, zapping her brain with electricity, taking pills that make her pay attention, and listening to hours of Mozart--all in the service of keeping her mental faculties intact--this is an utterly fresh and original take from one of the smartest comedic writers today. The first woman to be elected to the Harvard Lampoon, Marx is her generation's Nora Ephron. "-- Provided by publisher.

The Ultimate parkour & freerunning book : discover your possibilities

July 3, 2015
Witfeld, Jan, author.
Maidenhead : Meyer & Meyer Sport, 2013.
327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Original title: Parkour & freerunning
Introduces the sport of parkour, or freerunning, which combines the core elements of running, jumping, climbing, and other physical movements with the goal of moving the body over and around obstacles in an urban environment without stopping.

County and city extra : special historical edition, 1790-2010

July 3, 2015
©2015
x, 271 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm

Interim : publication of the Ohio Chapter of Research, Royal Arch Masons.

July 12, 2024
[Columbus, Ohio] : Ohio Chapter of Research, Royal Arch Masons, [1963]-
volumes : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Published every other year when its Proceedings are not published; contains articles taken from other publications or other Grand Chapter proceedings.

A random walk down Wall Street : the time-tested strategy for successful investing

December 29, 2015
Malkiel, Burton Gordon.
©2015
447 pages : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Pokémon adventures.

July 2, 2015
San Francisco, CA : Viz Comics, c1997-<2015>
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19-27 cm.
Some issues also have distinctive title.
"Based on the game by Tsunekazu Ishihara & Satoshi Tajiri."
A comic series based on the original Game Boy video game, not the animated TV series. Each issue contains chapters in the continuing adventures of various characters which are divided into story arcs: v.1-3, [Red, Green & Blue Chapter] ; v.4-7, [Yellow Chapter] ; v.8-14, Gold & Silver Chapter ; v.15-22, Ruby & Sapphire Chapter ; v.22-25, FireRed and LeafGreen Chapter ; v.26-29, Emerald Chapter ; v.30-36, Diamond & Pearl Chapter ; v.37-40, Diamond & Pearl Platinum Chapter ; v.41-42/43, HeartGold & SoulSilver Chapter ; v.43-<v.49> Black & White Chapter.

Simple appliqué : approachable techniques, easy methods, beautiful results!

July 2, 2015
Diehl, Kim, 1959- author.
Bothell, WA : Martingale, [2015]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"B1320."--Back cover.

A full life : reflections at ninety

July 2, 2015
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
257 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Archery and the race issue -- Navy years -- Back to Georgia -- Atlanta to Washington -- Life in the White House -- Issues mostly resolved -- Problems still pending -- Back home.
In this autobiography, President Carter "tells what he is proud of and what he might do differently. He discusses his regret at losing his re-election, but how he and Rosalynn pushed on and made a new life and second and third rewarding careers. He is frank about the presidents who have succeeded him, world leaders, and his passions for the causes he cares most about, particularly the condition of women and the deprived people of the developing world"--Amazon.com.

The addictocarb diet : avoid the 9 highly addictive carbs while eating anything else you want

July 2, 2015
Roseman, Bruce.
©2015
xv, 239 pages ; 24 cm
"Forget about fad diets. There's a reason why so many popular diets don't work in the long term. If you're struggling to lose weight, counting calories and shrinking portions are not the answer. The answer lies in a how your brain reacts when you eat certain foods- foods that are chemically addictive because they directly stimulate the addiction center of the brain, causing irresistible cravings. But there's a way to overcome this addiction. It's called The Addictocarb Diet, and it's a cure-not a fad. After losing his father at an early age to obesity-related illness and a lifetime of struggling with his own weight and diabetes as a result, Bruce Roseman, M.D., transformed his life and the lives of close to a thousand of his patients with a simple and effective diet based on the latest findings in addiction neuroscience. The Addictocarb Diet: Avoid the 9 Highly Addictive Carbs While Eating Anything Else You Want explains that obesity stems from our addiction to certain foods-"Addictocarbs"-proven by new brain imaging techniques from the emerging field of addiction neuroscience. Once dieters accept the addiction-and treat it like any other addiction-losing weight and keeping it off is almost effortless. After reframing the way we look at cravings for unhealthful food, Dr. Roseman presents readers with a comprehensive, three-step diet: Shaking the Addiction, Addictocarb Rehab, and finally, Staying Slim. The good news about The Addictocarb Diet is that those who embrace it can eat many healthy, flavorful things like fruits, nuts, vegetables, cheese, fish, chicken, beef, and even Addictocarb Alternatives, foods that look and taste like Addictocarbs but are much healthier. Unlike the trendy, throwaway fad diets, The Addictocarb Diet improves an individual's overall health and can be beneficial for almost anyone, including those with dietary restrictions, such as gluten-or lactose-sensitivity, vegetarians, and those with prostate problems, diabetes, and even those just looking to get rid of that spare tire. This book gives you tools for success, including tips for how to handle dietary lapses, how to navigate fast food challenges, managing or avoiding diabetes, as well as answers to frequently asked questions based on hundreds of patient inquiries. You'll also find sample recipes from Dr. Roseman and his patients, suggested menus, along with the helpful Addictocarb Diet Self-Assessment Tool. Losing weight doesn't have to be a losing battle. It's time to overcome your addiction to foods that are sabotaging your well-being. The Addictocarb Diet is here"-- Provided by publisher.

Real women have curves : a comedy

July 2, 2015
López, Josefina, 1969-
Woodstock, Ill. : Dramatic Pub., ©1996.
80 pages ; 19 cm

The Black Hills War : a history of the conflict with Sioux Indians 1876 thru 1877 :

July 2, 2015
Benson, Douglas S., author.
©2015
260 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

[Diary]

July 2, 2015
Burk, Hannah S.
1849-1853.
69 pages ; 19 cm
Title from vendor's description: Diary of Hannah S. Burk, April 30th, 1849 to October 14, 1850
Manuscript diary, with original multi-color marbled boards and brown tape, slightly torn, reinforcing spine.
She recounts traveling the Ohio River on Steam Boat Ben Franklin from Louisville to Cincinnati, New Richmond, Maysville, Portsmouth, Guyandotte, Parkersburgh, Buffington Island, Blannerhassset's Island through Wheeling to Pittsburg. Travel continued on canal boat to Harrisburg, by carriage to Philadelphia, Laurel Hill, Gloucester Point, Wilmington, Delaware, and returned to Philadelphia; continued on to Patterson, Colts Garden, Newark, Morristown, Princeton. "Philadelphia" at head of entries from page 50 on (Friday, Aug. 16th, 1850). The last two entries record her marriage to Isaac M. Dutton on Oct. 14th 1852 and that of Edward Gulager and Eliza A. Burk on Feb. 10th 1853.

Ohio arrest, search and seizure.

July 1, 2015
Cleveland, Ohio : Banks-Baldwin Law Publishing Company.
v. ; 26 cm.
Publisher varies: <2004-2012> Thomson/West <2013-2014> Thomson Reuters.
Editor: 1984-<2014> Lewis R. Katz.

Start your own micro brewery, distillery, or cidery : craft beer, craft spirits, artisan hard cider

July 1, 2015
Brown, Corie.
Irvine : Entrepreneur Press, 2015.
xvii, 182 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
"Fueled by consumers' increasing preference in small-label operations, the craft alcohol industry is growing rapidly. The experts at Entrepreneur have teamed with Corie Brown of Zester Daily, an award-winning website for food/beverage enthusiasts, to bring readers a step-by-step guide to starting their own brand of high-end beers and spirits"-- Provided by publisher.

The grind : inside baseball's endless season

July 1, 2015
Svrluga, Barry.
New York, New York : Blue Rider Press, [2015]
176 pages |:billustrations ; 21 cm
"What's it like to live through sports' longest season, the 162-game Major League Baseball schedule? THE GRIND captures the frustration, impermanence, and glory felt by the players, the staff, and their families from the start of spring training to the final game of the year; classy baseball writing in the Roger Angell or Tom Boswell tradition"-- Provided by publisher.

The gut balance revolution : boost your metabolism, restore your inner ecology, and lose the weight for good!

July 1, 2015
Mullin, Gerard E.
[Emmaus, Pennsylvania] : Rodale, [2015]
xvii, 409 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: it's not your fault! -- The hidden secret to weight loss: weed, seed, and feed your inner garden -- Dysbiosis - gut microbe imbalance: seven pathways to weight gain and illness -- The gut balance revolution overview -- Phase 1: reboot - weed your inner garden and rev up your metabolism -- Rev up your metabolism with Dr. Gerry's top 10 superfoods for phase 1 -- Phase 2: rebalance - reseed and fertilize your inner garden -- Dr. Gerry's top 10 superfoods for phase 2 -- Phase 3: renew - keep your friendly flora - and you - healthy for life -- Dr. Gerry's top 10 superfoods for phase 3 -- Living a gut-balancing life -- The gut balance revolution: food charts, meal plans, shopping lists, recipes, and other tips on how to eat on the program -- Conclusion: the real secret to weight loss.
"The Gut Balance Revolution by Gerard E. Mullin, MD Your gut microbiome: Those trillions of bacteria that live in your digestive tract. There are more of them than there are of you--and if they're balanced just right, with more "good" bacteria than "bad," excess pounds will melt away and you'll feel better than ever.From the top authority on the gut microbiome, here's a plan that will show you how to starve the fat-forming bacteria, reseed your gut with good fat-burning ones, and fertilize those friendly flora with just the right foods to reboot, rebalance, and renew your health--and lose weight for good. It's all based on up-to-the-minute scientific research. You'll find: The science behind the system: Learn how balancing your microbiome can burn fat and Restore health. Step-by-step meal plans, plus 50 delicious, easy recipes An exercise routine for each phase of the process Stories of real people who lost up to 20 pounds in 4 weeks--and kept it off! "-- Provided by publisher.

Stolen, smuggled, sold : on the hunt for cultural treasures

July 1, 2015
Moses, Nancy, 1948-
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xix, 152 pages, 7 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The lady in the jeweled dog collar -- The case of the missing masterpiece -- Ghost dancing at Wounded Knee -- Babe Ruth on a quail hunt -- The only pharaoh outside of Egypt -- Selling history -- Sumerian plunder -- Heroes.
"Tells the dark and compelling stories of iconic cultural objects that were stolen, smuggled or sold, and eventually returned back to their original owner. This book is structured as a series of vivid stories in which the reader joins the author as she uncovers a cultural treasure and follows its often-convoluted trail. Along the way author and reader encounter a cast of fascinating characters from the underbelly of the cultural world: unscrupulous grave robbers, sinister middlemen, ruthless art dealers, venal Nazis, canny lawyers, valiant academics, unstoppable investigative reporters, unwitting curators, and dedicated government officials"--Provided by publishers.

No better friend : one man, one dog, and their extraordinary story of courage and survival in WWII

July 1, 2015
Weintraub, Robert, author.
New York : Little, Brown & Company, 2015.
x, 387 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : map, illustrations ; 25 cm
Mascot -- Dog overboard -- Shore leave -- War -- Amour -- War dogs -- Frank -- Force Z -- Flight -- Day of destruction : February 14, 1942 -- Posic -- Pompong -- Sumatra -- Padang -- Imprisoned -- Gloegoer -- POW #81-A -- Subterfuge -- Hell ship -- Reunion -- Pakan Baroe -- Pig Face and King Kong -- Railway of death -- Freedom -- Hero -- Africa.
"[T]ells the remarkable story of Royal Air Force technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met in an internment camp during WWII. Judy was a fiercely loyal animal who sensed danger and instinctively mistrusted anyone in enemy uniform. Their relationship deepened throughout their imprisonment. The prisoners suffered severe beatings which Judy would interrupt with her barking. The dog became a beacon for the men, who saw in her survival a flicker of hope for their own. Judy was the war's only canine POW, and when she passed away in 1950, she was buried in her Air Force jacket. Williams would never own another dog. Their story--of an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstance--is one of the great undiscovered sagas of World War II"-- Provided by publisher.

Pet photography : from snapshots to great shots

July 1, 2015
Hess, Alan, author.
[San Francisco, California] : Peachpit Press, [2015]
ix, 230 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Ten tips for pet photography -- Photography basics -- The gear -- Working with animals -- Action photos -- Pet portraits -- All creatures great and small -- Working with challenging subjects -- Appendix. Working with rescue organizations.
This book will teach readers everything they need to know about photographing their pets. It offers instruction on basic photographic technique, discussing exposure settings, lighting, equipment, etc. Then the book will dive into working with various types of animals, posing them, capturing action shots, and working with multiple subjects.

Dogs on Cape Cod

July 1, 2015
Roderigues, Kim.
North Salem, New York : Hummingbird Books, 2015.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 25 cm

Express yourself : a teen girl's guide to speaking up and being who you are

July 1, 2015
Roberts, Emily.
Oakland, CA : Instant Help Books, an imprint of New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2015]
x, 211 pages ; 21 cm
Introduction: become the director of your own life -- Communicating with confidence -- Family frustrations & building better bonds -- Digital drama & texting troubles -- The social butterfly: you and your peers -- Romantic relationships -- Powerful adults & professionals -- Conclusion: the assertive you.
"Packed with fun and helpful tips, this guide will teach you how to express yourself in any situation, whether you're talking to your friends or parents, or dealing with bullies, cliques, and crushes. You'll also discover ways to speak up when you're upset, be assertive, and stay cool when intense emotions threaten to take over."--Back cover.

Choosing courage : inspiring stories of what it means to be a hero

July 1, 2015
Collier, Peter, author.
New York : Artisan, [2015]
xiii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Published in collaboration with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation."
"What turns an ordinary person into a hero? What happens in the blink of an eye on a battlefield (or in any dangerous situation) to bring out true courage? The men and women who have been recognized by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation know the answers to these questions deep in their hearts"--Amazon.com.

Bookkeepers' boot camp : get a grip on accounting basics

July 1, 2015
Mohr, Angie, author.
Bellingham, WA ; North Vancouver, BC : Self-Counsel Press, (a division of) International Self-Counsel Press Ltd., 2015.
xii, 179 pages ; 25 cm.
The basics. Getting started ; A brief look at the origins of bookkeeping ; Important concepts ; Setting up the record keeping system ; Making bookkeeping easier with technology ; The balance sheet ; The income statement ; The cash flow statement -- Intermediate topics. Recording the sales cycle ; Recording the purchase cycle ; Inventory ; Capital assets ; Leases and loans ; Transactions between the company and its owners ; Remittances to the government ; Maintaining a petty cash system ; Reconciling the bank ; When the damn thing just won't balance ; When your books are already a mess -- Advanced issues. The role of the external accountant ; Budgeting: planning for the future ; Monitoring cash flow: how not to run out of money ; A brief look at foreign currency ; Tax planning ; Graduation.
This is the first book in the Numbers 101 for Small Business series. It will show you the essentials of record keeping for a small business and will show why it's necessary to track information. The book will give you a greater understanding of the purpose and process of record keeping and a deeper understanding of your business.

How to start a home-based interior design business

July 1, 2015
Merrill, Linda, 1962-
©2015
vii, 204 pages ; 26 cm.
"Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based interior design business? Have you been hesitant to put your business plans into action? This book contains all the necessary tools and success strategies you need to launch and grow your business. An experienced designer shares her experiences and advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based interior design business. Learn how to develop a business plan, estimate your start-up costs, price your services, and stay profitable once you're in business. Read all about getting clients and referrals, outshining the competition, bidding competitively, establishing your daily schedule, organizing your business, getting paid and much more. The book is packed with worksheets, including products and services charts, a sample balance worksheet, a profit-and-loss worksheet, a cash-flow projections worksheet, a weekly accounting ledger, a vendor sale sheet, and a bid sheet. "-- Provided by publisher.

The seven principles for making marriage work : a practical guide from the country's foremost relationship expert

July 1, 2015
Gottman, John Mordechai.
New York : Harmony Books, [2015]
xviii, 295 pages ; 20 cm
Includes index.
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by [Harmony Books], an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC, New York, in [1999]."

Adobe Premiere Pro CC : the offical training workbook from Adobe

July 1, 2015
Jago, Maxim, author.
San Jose : AdobePress, ©2015.
xvi, 485 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 videorecording (digital, 4 3/4 in.).
Includes index.
DVD contains lesson files and instructional movies.
Touring Premiere Pro CC -- Setting up a project -- Importing media -- Organizing media -- Essentials of video editing -- Working with clips and markers -- Adding transitions -- Advanced editing techniques -- Putting clips in motion -- Multi-camera editing -- Editing and mixing audio -- Sweetening sound -- Adding video effects -- Color correction and grading -- Exploring compositing techniques -- Creating titles -- Managing your projects -- Exporting frames, clips, and sequences.

1988 All-Star Game : Major League Baseball official program.

July 1, 2015
New York : Sports Minded; East Rutherford, NJ : Meehan Tooker, printer, ©1988.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Cincinnati Reds, 1988, All-Star Game"--cover.

Page's Ohio revised code annotated : containing the text of the official Ohio revised code, effective October 1, 1953, with the addition of all statutes of a general nature enacted by the General Assembly ... and notes of decisions construing the laws.

June 30, 2015
Ohio.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Anderson Pub. Co., 1953-
v. ; 26 cm.
Kept up to date by pocket parts, replacement vols., and quarterly softcover Bulletins for current material [formerly loose-leaf format] containing the Tables/index section, Legislative bulletins, Annotations bulletins, Court rules bulletins, and Legislative service summary.
Editorial responsibility varies.

LexisNexis corporate affiliations.

June 30, 2015
New Providence, N.J. : LexisNexis Group, c2002-
v. ; 28 cm.
"Who owns whom."

In & out of Paris : gardens of secret delights

June 30, 2015
Sardar, Zahid, author.
Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, [2014]
261 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm

Bulls before breakfast : running with the bulls and celebrating fiesta de San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain

June 30, 2015
Milligan, Peter N.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
xvii, 298 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Brazos en Jarra (our Pamplona family) -- Breakfast After Bulls (a perfect day) -- The Running of the Bulls (this is what it is) -- Burnin' Daylight (getting ready for Pamplona) -- Etxea (history of the San Fermín Fiesta) -- Charlie Don't Surf (philosophy of running) -- (Cobblestoned) Street of Dreams (a daily plan) -- The Other 23 Hours and 57 Minutes (what do we do all day) -- A Side Trip into My Blue Heaven (leaving the fiesta behind sometimes) -- The Feria del Toro (the bullfight) -- Dining Like a King (dining in the Basque country) -- A King's Coffee (A separate chapter? Yes, it's that important) -- -- AS-204/Apollo 1 (surviving a serious injury) -- From Here On In It's Frank Sinatra (why we return) -- Let's Agree on Some Terms.
Ever since Ernest Hemingway popularized the fiesta de San Fermín with the publication of The Sun Also Rises in 1926, the world has been enthralled with the concept of running with the bulls. For millions, running with the bulls remains on their bucket list, and for Hemingway fans it is a lifelong dream. For Peter N. Milligan, it is a way of life. Part memoir and part travel guide, Bulls Before Breakfast recounts Milligan's many adventures in Pamplona, Spain. In his dozen years of visiting the fiesta de San Fermín, Milligan has run with the bulls over 70 times and accumulated stories both thrilling and terrifying. Bulls Before Breakfast is the definitive guide to Pamplona, its famed fiesta, and the surrounding Kingdom of Navarra. It is also a memoir of two brothers running with the bulls and exploring every corner of the city, the countryside, the mountains, the beaches, and the famed restaurants of the Basque hinterland. The book focuses on local knowledge, and the hidden mysteries of this closed, private culture and community. Milligan has slowly pried open this trove of secrets over the past twelve years, all while refining the art of getting between the horns of a massive, perfect Spanish killing machine, el toro bravo, and running for his life.

Putinism : Russia and its future with the West

June 30, 2015
Laqueur, Walter, 1921-
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.
xiv, 271 pages ; 25 cm
1. The End of the Soviet Era. Perestroika ; After Gorbachev -- 2. Who Rules Russia?. The Oligarchs ; The Siloviki -- 3. The Pillars of the New Russian Idea. The Russian Orthodox Church ; Leading Thinkers of the Russian Right ; Eurasianism ; Russian Geopolitics ; Confabulation? -- 4. Putin and Putinism. Putinism -- 5. Stalin and the Fall of the Byzantine Empire. The Fall of an Empire -- 6. Demography. Russian Islam ; Tatarstan ; Opposition ; The State Party -- 7. The New National Doctrine. Back to the Roots ; The Russian Party under the Soviets ; Ivan Ilyin rediscovered -- 8. Foreign Policy and the Petrostate. Russia and the European Radical Right ; Russia and China ; The Near Abroad ; Russian Oil -- 9. Sources of Future Conflicts. The Idea of a New Empire -- Russophobia and Zapadophobia (fear of the West) -- The Economic Future -- The Face of the Younger Generation -- Central Asian Conflicts -- Epilogue: Kamo gryadeshi, Roosiya? : Quo vadis, Russia? -- Bibliography.
"There is no question that tensions between Russia and America are on the rise. The forced annexation of Crimea, the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, and the Russian government's treatment of homosexuals have created diplomatic standoffs and led to a volley of economic sanctions. Much of the blame for Russia's recent hostility towards the West has fallen on steely-eyed President Vladimir Putin, and Americans have begun to wonder if they are witnessing the rebirth of Cold War-style dictatorship. Not so fast, argues veteran historian Walter Laqueur. For two decades Laqueur has been ahead of the curve, predicting events in post-Soviet Russia with uncanny accuracy. In Putinism, he deftly demonstrates how three long-standing pillars of Russian ideology: a strong belief in the Orthodox Church, a sense of Eurasian 'manifest destiny,' and a fear of foreign enemies, continue to exert a powerful influence on the Russian populace. As a result, Putin may well be much more a servant of his people than we think. Topical and provocative, Putinism contains much more than historical analysis. Looking to the future, Laqueur explains how the tendency to view Russia as a Cold War relic is dangerous and premature. Russia can, and will, continue to challenge the West so it is in our best interest to figure out exactly who it is we are facing--and what they want--before it is too late"-- Provided by publisher.

The shepherd's life : modern dispatches from an ancient landscape

June 30, 2015
Rebanks, James.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2015.
293 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, his family have lived and worked in the Lake District of Northern England for generations, further back than recorded history. It's a part of the world known mainly for its romantic descriptions by Wordsworth and the much loved illustrated children's books of Beatrix Potter. But James' world is quite different. His way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand. It hasn't changed for hundreds of years: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer and making the hay; the autumn fairs where the flocks are replenished; the grueling toil of winter when the sheep must be kept alive, and the light-headedness that comes with spring, as the lambs are born and the sheep get ready to return to the hills and valleys.

The odd woman and the city : a memoir

June 30, 2015
Gornick, Vivian.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2015]
175 pages ; 20 cm
"A contentious, deeply moving ode to friendship, love, and urban life in the spirit of Fierce Attachments A memoir of self-discovery and the dilemma of connection in our time, The Odd Woman and the City explores the rhythms, chance encounters, and ever-changing friendships of urban life that forge the sensibility of a fiercely independent woman who has lived out her conflicts, not her fantasies, in a city (New York) that has done the same. Running steadily through the book is Vivian Gornick's exchange of more than twenty years with Leonard, a gay man who is sophisticated about his own unhappiness, whose friendship has "shed more light on the mysterious nature of ordinary human relations than has any other intimacy" she has known. The exchange between Gornick and Leonard acts as a Greek chorus to the main action of the narrator's continual engagement on the street with grocers, derelicts, and doormen; people on the bus, cross-dressers on the corner, and acquaintances by the handful. In Leonard she sees herself reflected plain; out on the street she makes sense of what she sees. Written as a narrative collage that includes meditative pieces on the making of a modern feminist, the role of the flaneur in urban literature, and the evolution of friendship over the past two centuries, The Odd Woman and the City beautifully bookends Gornick's acclaimed Fierce Attachments, in which we first encountered her rich relationship with the ultimate metropolis"-- Provided by publisher.

Sisters of the revolution : a feminist speculative fiction anthology

June 30, 2015
©2015
341 pages ; 23 cm
The forbidden words of Margaret A. / L. Timmel Duchamp -- My flannel knickers / Leonora Carrington -- The mothers of Shark Island / Kit Reed -- The palm tree bandit / Nnedi Okorafor -- The grammarian's five daughters / Eleanor Arnason -- And Salome danced / Kelley Eskridge -- The perfect married woman / Angélica Gorodischer -- The glass bottle trick / Nalo Hopkinson -- Their mother's tears : the fourth letter / Leena Krohn -- The screwfly solution / James Tiptree, Jr. -- Seven losses of na Re / Rose Lemberg -- The evening and the morning and the night / Octavia E. Butler -- The sleep of plants / Anne Richter -- The men who live in trees / Kelly Barnhill -- Tales from the breast / Hiromi Goto -- The Fall River axe murders / Angela Carter -- Love and sex among the invertebrates / Pat Murphy -- When it changed / Joanna Russ -- The woman who thought she was a planet / Vandana Singh -- Gestella / Susan Palwick -- Boys / Carol Emshwiller -- Stable strategies for middle management / Eileen Gunn -- Northern chess / Tanith Lee -- Aunts / Karin Tidbeck -- Sur / Ursula K. Le Guinn -- Fears / Pamela Sargent -- Detours on the way to nothing / Rachel Swirsky -- Thirteen ways of looking at space/time / Catherynne M. Valente -- Home by the sea / Élisabeth Vonaburg.
Sisters of the Revolution gathers a highly curated selection of feminist speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, and more) chosen by one of the most respected editorial teams in speculative literature today, the award-winning Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. Including stories from the 1970s to the present day, the collection seeks to expand the conversation about feminism while engaging the reader in a wealth of imaginative ideas. -- taken from back cover.

Let's read Japanese. level 2, volume 2

June 30, 2015
[Oxford, England] : Oxford Brookes University, [2014]
83 pages : color illustrations, 24 cm.
Title from cover.
The cats and Tanabata -- Masaru comes home -- The carpenter and the demon -- Puss in boots -- The tale of Tanabata.

The trivia lover's guide to even more of the world : geography for the global generation

June 30, 2015
Fuller, Gary, 1941-
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xv, 205 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 23 cm
Includes index.
List of maps -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Geographic ignorance still prevails -- Why can my students find Australia on a map? -- Place names : pronunciations and translations -- Borders and boundaries -- Islands -- Battles -- Airports -- The British Empire -- Missionaries : agents of geographical change -- Nearest neighbors -- Explorers rescued from oblivion -- Diseases -- Population density -- Fleets -- Spice seekers -- Principal (rare) products -- Pirates -- Imaginary/mythical/legendary places -- Deep in the heart of... -- World population -- Other populations -- Dangerous watery places -- Forced migration -- Forbidden places -- Earthquakes and tsunamis -- Extreme points -- Minerals and mines -- Landscapes of fear -- Index -- About the author.

Chord

June 30, 2015
Barot, Rick, 1969-
Louisville, Kentucky : Sarabande Books, [2015]
ix, 67 pages ; 23 cm.
"That art should once have been marked with this delicacy: always only one of each thing made, so that your poem has its one life on the sheet you have chosen for it, or the snapshot of the birthday party, everything in the room upended by the children's jubilation, survives only in the single defended piece of glass.Rick Barot was born in the Philippines, and received his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is the author of The Darker Fall and Want and teaches at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College"-- Provided by publisher.

Count the waves : poems

June 30, 2015
Beasley, Sandra.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015]
96 pages ; 22 cm

Scattered at sea

June 30, 2015
Gerstler, Amy, author.
©2015
77 pages ; 23 cm.
"A dazzling new collection from an award-winning poet Amy Gerstler has won acclaim for sly, sophisticated, and subversive poems that find meaning in unexpected places. The title of her new collection, Scattered at Sea, evokes notions of dispersion, diaspora, sowing one's wild oats, having one's mind expanded or blown, losing one's wits, and mortality. Making use of dramatic monologue, elegy, humor, and collage, these poems explore hedonism, gender, ancestry, reincarnation, bereavement, and the nature of prayer. Groping for an inclusive, imaginative, postmodern spirituality, they draw from an array of sources, including the philosophy of the ancient Stoics, diagnostic tests for Alzheimer's disease, 1950s recipes, the Babylonian Talmud, and Walter Benjamin's writing on his drug experiences"-- Provided by publisher.

Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700 : opulence and fantasy

June 30, 2015
©2015
xi, 368 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
"This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition "Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy," on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from April 20 through July 26, 2015"--Colophon.
The Deccan: a golden age -- A history of the Deccan, 1500-1700 / Richard M. Eaton -- The art of the Deccan courts / Navina Najat Haidar -- The Bahmanis and their artistic legacy / Marika Sardar -- Ahmadnagar and Berar -- Bijapur -- The art of Abri: marbled album leaves, drawings, and paintings of the Deccan / Jake Benson -- Bidar -- Bidar ware / John Robert Alderman -- Golconda -- Inscribed sacred vessels / Abdullah Ghouchani, Marika Sardar, and Navina Najat Haidar -- The courtly tradition of Kalamkaris / Marika Sardar -- Drawn to the Deccan: Mughals and Europeans in the Deccan -- The Mughals in the Deccan / Terence McInerney -- Burhanpur and Aurangabad / Marika Sardar -- Europeans in the Deccan / Sanjay Subrahmanyam -- Diamonds of the Deccan / Navina Najat Haidar -- Epilogue: Hyderabad under the Asaf Jahi Nizans.
"In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Deccan plateau of south-central India was home to a series of important, highly cultured Muslim kingdoms and was a nexus of international trade. Invigorated by cultural connections to Iran, Turkey, East Africa, and Europe, Deccani art is celebrated for its unmistakable, otherworldly character: in painting, a poetic lyricism; in architecture, a somber grandeur; and in the decorative arts, lively creations in inlaid metalwork and dyed textiles. This beautifully illustrated catalogue, which includes extraordinary new site photographs and lush landscape images, along with discussions of 200 of the finest Deccani works, creates the most comprehensive examination to date of this fascinating and remote world. The text not only discusses paintings, drawings, textiles, arms, manuscripts, and other decorative arts from this rich culture, but also explores the history, architecture, literature, and music of the period" -- Distributor's website.

Tap into greatness : how to stop managing, start leading, and drive bigger impact

June 30, 2015
Singer-Nourie, Sarah, author.
©2015
"In this engaging and hands-on book, Singer-Nourie provides tools that have been developed over the last twenty years in her work with leaders and teams in corporate America, Silicon Valley startups, schools and non-profit organizations. The methodology is based on how people actually learn, rather than how most of us were taught in school. It leverages the insights of human motivation and the latest research in neuroscience to give leaders a roadmap for having impact"--Book jacket.

Climate change : the facts

June 30, 2015
Woodsville, New Hampshire : Stockade Books, 2015.
vi, 336 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

Here and now : living in the Spirit; with guide for reflection

June 30, 2015
Nouwen, Henri J. M.
New York : Crossroad, ©2003, ©1994.
227 pages ; 19 cm
"Guide for Reflection" copyright 2003.
Living in the present -- Joy -- Suffering -- Conversion -- Disciplined living -- The spiritual life -- Prayer -- Compassion -- Family -- Relationships -- Who we are -- Afterword -- Guide for reflection.

History of Kentucky

June 30, 2015
Collins, Lewis, 1797-1870.
Louisville, Ky. : John P. Morton & Co., 1924.
2 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm

The New York times index.

June 29, 2015
New York : New York Times Co.
v. ; 26-31 cm.
Vols. for 1913-1929 have subtitle: "A Master-key to all newspapers" ; 1930-<to date> "A Book of record."

Twitter for dummies

June 29, 2015
Fitton, Laura, author.
©2015
xiv, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Part 4: What's The Point? Using Twitter To Your Advantage: -- Finding your tweet voice: -- Finding your voice: -- Individuals on Twitter -- Businesses on Twitter -- Mixing business with pleasure -- Understanding your audience: -- Who's following you? -- Diversifying your network -- Targeting specific networks -- Measuring your influence -- Measuring your overall presence -- Measuring the reach of your tweets -- Understanding your extended network -- Keeping your tweets authentic: -- Being genuine -- Evangelizing your causes -- Keeping Twitter personal-but not too personal: -- Protecting personal details -- Maximizing privacy and safety -- Twitter for business: -- Understanding the business of Twitter -- Putting your best face forward: -- Public relations -- Customer service -- Networking on Twitter -- Building brand awareness -- Offering promotions and generating leads -- Promoting bands and artists -- Sharing company updates -- Building community -- Conducting research -- Going transparent -- Advising employees on tweeting -- Sharing knowledge -- Twitter and the evolving media landscape: -- Tweedia: understanding Twitter and the media -- Breaking news through tweets: -- Breaking news from individual users -- Breaking news from brands or organizations -- Using Twitter as your news source: -- Integrating Twitter into your news experience -- Building your newspaper -- Following news-related trends -- Being a Twitter journalist: -- Citizen journalism hits the mainstream -- Tweeting accurate info -- Gathering your journalistic tools -- Using news to grow your business: -- Fueling your efforts with adverting -- Engaging with your favorite programming -- Social side of Twitter: -- Using Twitter as a support system -- Connecting with people -- Making new connections: -- Searching for topics of interest -- Attending Twitter-based events -- To follow or not to follow? -- Getting quick answers: -- Accessing celebrities and experts -- Checking breaking news -- Getting recommendations -- Sharing information -- Changing the world, one tweet at a time: -- Twittering the globe for change: -- Tweeting for the greater good -- Tweeting in politics -- Tweeting during natural disasters -- Tweeting to help others -- Twitter to the rescue -- Using Twitter to stay alert -- Organizing people online and in real life: -- Drive to change a nation -- Organizing on a small scale -- Banding together for creative purposes -- Planning an event with Twitter -- Planning a tweetup to meet Twitter friends -- Part 5: Part Of Tens: -- Ten tweets to send today: -- Say hello -- Retweet (RT) someone -- Answer a question -- Share something great -- Say thank you -- Ask a question -- Put a # on it -- Tell us about someone -- Be human -- Don't tweet at all -- Ten cool ways to use twitter: -- Socialize and network -- Follow breaking news -- Find, follow, and fan celebrities -- Participate in live media: sports and television -- Engage with shared media: books, movies, and more -- Optimize your lifestyle -- Support charities, causes, and education -- Plan and promote events -- Find inspiration and personal and professional development -- Invent new uses of twitter -- Ten Twitter tools and services: -- TweetDeck -- Hootsuite -- Social inbox -- Twitter app -- Wefollow and justunfollow -- Twitter counter -- Bitly -- Fuffer -- Canva -- Topsy -- Ten resources for Twitter glory: -- Official Twitter blog -- #twittertips -- How to write a tweet: 8 formulas to get your stared -- Twitter chat schedule -- Twitter support -- Mashable's Twitter category -- @Twitter -- Tweetup meetup groups -- Everything you need to know to successfully live-tweet your event -- @Dummies -- Glossary -- Index.
Overview: A fully updated guide to the how and why of using Twitter. The fastest-growing social network utility sports new features, and they're all covered in this how-to guide from a leading Twitter marketing consultant. Nearly 20 million people are tweeting on Twitter, and this book shows you how to join them and why you should. You'll learn the nuts and bolts of using Twitter, how to make good connections, and how it can benefit your life and your business. Twitter is the fastest-growing of the social networking tools; this book gets you up to speed on the basics as well as how Twitter can enrich your life and boost your business. Explains how to sign up, find friends and people you want to follow, make the most of shortcuts, use popular Twitter tools, and Twitter on the go; -- Discusses how Twitter can be used for business, fundraising, and maintaining contact with people who share common goals; -- With complete information about all the latest Twitter enhancements, Twitter For Dummies, 2nd Edition will help you get the most from this popular social networking tool.

A guide through the New Testament

June 29, 2015
Sinclair, Celia B., 1954-
Louisville, Ky. : Westminster/J. Knox Press, ©1994.
143 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm

Speaking our minds : why human communication is different, and how language evolved to make it special

June 29, 2015
Scott-Phillips, Thomas C., author.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
xv, 193 pages : illutrations ; 24 cm

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