New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

December 7, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The great Latin American novel

December 6, 2016
Fuentes, Carlos, author.
379 pages ; 22 cm.
Originally published in Spanish as La gran novela latinoamericana (Madrid : Alfaguara, c2011).
Pre-Iberian foreword -- Discovery and conquest -- Colonial culture -- From colony to independence: Machado de Assis -- Rómulo Gallegos: impersonal nature -- The Mexican revolution -- Borges: silver from the river plate -- Upriver: Alejo Carpentier -- Onetti -- Julio Cortázar and the smile of Erasmus -- José Lezama Lima: word and body of the baroque -- García Márquez: second reading -- A time without heroes: Vargas Llosa -- José Donoso: from boom to boomerang -- The boomerang -- The post-boom -- The crack -- The post-boom -- Nélida Piñon in the republic of dreams -- Juan Goytisolo: persona grata -- First Mexican finale: a quintet of queens -- Second Mexican finale: three jacks -- A final word.
"One of the late Carlos Fuentes's final projects, this compendium of his criticism traces the evolution of the Latin American novel from the discovery of America to the present day. Combining historical perspective with personal and often opinionated interpretation, Fuentes gives us a tour from Machado de Assis to Borges and beyond. A landmark analysis, as well as a scintillating and often wry commentary on a great author's peers and influences, this book is as much a contribution to Latin American literature as it is a chronicle of that literature's greatest achievements" -- Provided by publisher.

Workshop mastery with Jimmy Diresta : a guide to working with metal, wood, plastic, and leather

December 6, 2016
DiResta, Jimmy, 1967- author.
San Francisco, California : Maker Media, Inc., 2016. ©2016
xiii, 198 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Absolutely on music : conversations

December 6, 2016
Ozawa, Seiji, 1935- author.
xix, 325 pages ; 21 cm
Translated from the Japanese.
Originally published in Japan as Ozawa Seiji-san to, ongaku ni tsuite hanashi o suru by Shinchosa, Tokyo, in 2011.
Mostly on the Beethoven Third Piano Concerto -- On manic record collectors -- Brahms at Carnegie Hall -- The relationship of writing to music -- What happened in the 1960s -- Eugene Ormandy's baton -- On the music of Gustav Mahler -- From Chicago blues to Shin'ichi Mori -- The joys of opera -- In a little Swiss town -- "There's no single way to teach. You make it up as you go along."
"Internationally acclaimed, best-selling author Haruki Murakami sits down with his friend Seiji Ozawa, the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, for a series of conversations on their shared passion: music."--Provided by publisher.

Commotion of the birds : new poems

December 6, 2016
Ashbery, John, 1927- author.
100 pages ; 23 cm

The performance of becoming human

December 6, 2016
Borzutzky, Daniel, author.
89 pages ; 21 cm
Let light shine out of darkness -- The performance of becoming human -- In the blazing cities of your rotten carcass mouth -- The gross and borderless body -- Dream song #17 -- The private world -- Dream song #423 -- Memories of my overdevelopment -- Eat nothing -- The privatized waters of dawn -- Archive -- Obliged to perform in darkness -- The broken testimony -- The devouring economy of nature -- Lake Michigan merges into the Bay of Valparaiso, Chile -- Lake Michigan, scene #XIC290.341AB3DY -- The mountain at the end of this book.
Daniel Borzutzky's new collection of poetry, The Performance of Becoming Human, draws hemispheric connections between the US and Latin America, specifically touching upon issues relating to border and immigration policies, economic disparity, political violence, and the disturbing rhetoric of capitalism and bureaucracies. To become human is to navigate these borders, including those of institutions, the realities of over- and under-development, and the economies of privatization, in which humans endure state-sanctioned and systemic abuses.--Publisher website.

Understanding the NICU : what parents of preemies and other hospitalized newborns need to know

December 6, 2016
xix, 304 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Family Story Icons -- Please Note -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Family Story: Bailey Jo & Abraham -- Family Story: Kellan -- Family Story: Christopher -- An Unexpected Beginning -- Family Story: Lucy -- The NICU Journey Begins -- Family Story: Nathan -- Family Story: Pascal -- NICU Equipment and Tests -- Family Story: August (Auggie) -- Common Medical Problems -- Family Story: Holland & Eden -- Your Preterm Baby -- Family Story: Frankie -- Parenting in the NICU -- Family Story: Maxwell -- Feeding Your Baby -- Family Story: Sienna -- Homeward Bound -- Family Story: Niklas, Gabbie, & Lukas -- Home at Last -- Family Story: Allison & Reece -- Family Story: Jack & Henry -- As Your Child Grows -- The Loss of Your Baby -- Appendix -- Index.
"Most parents do not expect to begin life with their new baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). They often feel lost and powerless amidst this new world of medical vocabulary, technology, and numerous health care providers. Understanding the NICU will guide you through your NICU journey, help you communicate with members of the NICU team, and learn about your baby's condition so that you can ask questions and participate as a valuable partner in your baby's care. It will also provide important information about how to care for your baby after you leave the hospital and head home with your little one." --

Ray & Joan : the man who made the McDonald's fortune and the woman who gave it all away

December 6, 2016
Napoli, Lisa, 1963- author.
353 pages ; 24 cm
Jewels -- Land of crazed speculation -- Blond beauty -- First fruits -- Wretched city -- The J and R Double Arch Ranch -- The JoniRay -- The secret everyone knows -- 1984: Two widows -- "Dear world, I really love you" -- Impromptu -- St. Joan -- Appendix: Where did the fast food fortune go?.
"The dramatic relationship between Ray Kroc, the man who amassed a fortune as chairman of one of America's most controversial and iconic companies--McDonald's--and the passionate woman, his wife, Joan, who then gave that fortune away,"--Baker & Taylor.

Bellevue : three centuries of medicine and mayhem at America's most storied hospital

December 6, 2016
Oshinsky, David M., 1944- author.
387 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Beginnings -- Hosack's vision -- The great epidemic -- Teaching medicine -- A hospital in war -- "Hives of sickness and vice" -- The Bellevue ambulance -- Bellevue Venus -- Nightingales -- Germ theory -- A tale of two presidents -- The mad house -- The new metropolis -- Cause of death -- The shocking truth -- Survival -- AIDS -- Rock bottom -- Sandy -- Rebirth.
Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled crime victims, vicious psychopaths, assorted derelicts, lunatics, and exotic-disease sufferers. In its two and a half centuries of service, there was hardly an epidemic or social catastrophe--or groundbreaking scientific advance--that did not touch Bellevue. David Oshinsky, whose last book, Polio: An American Story, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, chronicles the history of America's oldest hospital and in so doing also charts the rise of New York to the nation's preeminent city, the path of American medicine from butchery and quackery to a professional and scientific endeavor, and the growth of a civic institution. From its origins in 1738 as an almshouse and pesthouse, Bellevue today is a revered public hospital bringing first-class care to anyone in need. With its diverse, ailing, and unprotesting patient population, the hospital was a natural laboratory for the nation's first clinical research. It treated tens of thousands of Civil War soldiers, launched the first civilian ambulance corps and the first nursing school for women, pioneered medical photography and psychiatric treatment, and spurred New York City to establish the country's first official Board of Health. As medical technology advanced, "voluntary" hospitals began to seek out patients willing to pay for their care. For charity cases, it was left to Bellevue to fill the void. The latter decades of the twentieth century brought rampant crime, drug addiction, and homelessness to the nation's struggling cities--problems that called a public hospital's very survival into question. It took the AIDS crisis to cement Bellevue's enduring place as New York's ultimate safety net, the iconic hospital of last resort. Lively, page-turning, fascinating, Bellevue is essential American history.-- Publisher description.

Domino : your guide to a stylish home : discovering your personal style and creatiang a space you love

December 6, 2016
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
272 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Own your style -- Seating -- Walls -- Art -- Flooring -- Shelves + vignettes -- Lighting -- Soft stuff -- Plants + flowers -- Entertaining -- Shopping resources.
The editors of "domino" magazine present a guide to discovering a personal style and creating loved personal spaces, sharing tips on everything from textiles and art to lighting and accessories.

The science of selling : proven strategies to make your pitch, influence decisions, and close the deal

December 6, 2016
Hoffeld, David, (Economist), author.
New York : TarcherPerigee, [2016]
277 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Part One: Foundations of selling with science -- Why sales people underperform -- The two methods of sales influence -- How to sell the way people buy -- Selling to your buyers' emotions -- Part Two: The salesperson's toolkit -- The science of asking powerful questions -- Why people buy -- Creating value, neutralizing competitors, and overcoming objections -- Closing redefined: obtaining strategic commitments -- Five science-based sales presentation strategies -- Part Three: Merging science and selling -- The future of selling.
"The Revolutionary Sales Approach Scientifically Proven to Dramatically Improve Your Sales and Business Success Did you know that nearly half of salespeople fail to meet their quotas every year? Or that many of the most common sales behaviors drive down sales performance? In today's fiercely competitive marketplace you can't afford to lose sales that should be yours. But with so much conflicting advice from self-proclaimed "gurus," how do you know which sales strategies actually work? Leading sales trainer, researcher and CEO of Hoffeld Group, David Hoffeld, has the answer. Blending cutting-edge research in social psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics, The Science of Selling shows you how to align the way you sell with how our brains naturally form buying decisions, dramatically increasing your ability to earn more sales. Unlike other sales books, which primarily rely on anecdotal evidence and unproven advice, Hoffeld's evidence-based approach connects the dots between science and situations salespeople and business leaders face every day to help you consistently succeed, including proven ways to: - Engage buyers' emotions to increase their receptiveness to you and your ideas - Ask questions that line up with how the brain discloses information - Lock in the incremental commitments that lead to a sale - Create positive influence and reduce the sway of competitors - Discover the underlying causes of objections and neutralize them - Guide buyers through the necessary mental steps to make purchasing decisions Packed with advice and anecdotes, The Science of Selling is an essential resource for anyone looking to succeed in today's cutthroat selling environment, advance their business goals, or boost their ability to influence others"-- Provided by publisher.

The platinum age of television : from I love Lucy to The walking dead, how TV became terrific

December 6, 2016
Bianculli, David, author.
xiv, 576 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Children's Programs -- Animation -- Matt Groening -- Variety/Sketch -- Mel Brooks -- Carol Burnett -- Tom Smothers -- Amy Schumer -- Soap Operas -- Crime -- Steven Bochco -- David Chase -- Kevin Spacey -- Vince Gilligan -- Legal -- David E. Kelley -- Robert and Michelle King -- Medical -- Family Sitcoms -- Norman Lear -- Workplace Sitcoms -- James L. Brooks -- Garry Shandling -- Splitcoms -- Carl Reiner -- Bob Newhart -- Larry David -- Louis C.K. -- Single Working Women Sitcoms -- Judd Apatow -- Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror -- Westerns -- David Milch -- Spies -- General Drama -- David Simon -- Aaron Sorkin -- Matthew Weiner -- War -- Miniseries -- Ken Burns -- Topical Comedy -- Larry Wilmore.
Quality television: what is it, and, crucially, how did it get that way? Bianculli focuses on the development of the classic TV genres, among them the sitcom, the crime show, the miniseries, the soap opera, the western, the animated series and the late night talk show. In each genre he selects five key examples of the form, tracing its continuities and its dramatic departures and drawing on exclusive and in-depth interviews with many of the most famed auteurs in television history.

Rethink : the surprising history of new ideas

December 6, 2016
Poole, Steven, 1972- author.
vii, 342 pages ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2016".
The Age of Rediscovery -- Thesis. The shock of the old ; The missing piece ; Game changers ; Are we nearly there yet? -- Antithesis. Something new under the sun(s) ; The jury's still out ; When zombies attack ; How to be wrong ; The Placebo Effect -- Prognosis. Utopia redux ; Beyond good and evil ; Don't start believing -- Back to the future.
A brilliant and groundbreaking argument that new ideas come from old ones more often than we realize and that the key to thinking might, in fact, be rethinking--Book flap.


December 6, 2016
Robertson, Robbie, author.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2016]
500 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Robbie Robertson's singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists of his time. With songs like 'The Weight,' 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,' and 'Up on Cripple Creek,' he and his partners in the Band fashioned music that has endured for decades, influencing countless musicians. In this captivating memoir, written over five years of reflection, Robbie Robertson employs his unique storyteller's voice to weave together the journey that led him to some of the most pivotal events in music history. He recounts the adventures of his half-Jewish, half-Mohawk upbringing on the Six Nations Indian Reserve and on the gritty streets of Toronto; his odyssey at sixteen to the Mississippi Delta, the fountainhead of American music; the wild early years on the road with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks; his unexpected ties to the Cosa Nostra underworld; the trial by fire of 'going electric' with Bob Dylan on his 1966 world tour, and their ensuing celebrated collaborations; and the formation of the Band and the forging of their unique sound, culminating with history's most famous farewell concert, brought to life for all time in Martin Scorsese's great movie The Last Waltz. This is the story of a time and place--the moment when rock 'n' roll became life, when legends like Buddy Holly and Bo Diddley crisscrossed the circuit of clubs and roadhouses from Texas to Toronto, when the Beatles, Hendrix, the Stones, and Warhol moved through the same streets and hotel rooms. It's the story of exciting change as the world tumbled through the '60s and early '70s, and a generation came of age, built on music, love, and freedom. Above all, it's the moving story of the profound friendship among five young men who together created a new kind of popular music. Testimony is Robbie Robertson's story, lyrical and true, as only he could tell it."--Dust jacket.

The unnatural world : the race to remake civilization in Earth's newest age

December 6, 2016
Biello, David, author.
294 pages ; 24 cm
Alter Earth -- Iron rules -- Written in stone -- Terra incognita -- Ground work -- Big death -- The people's epoch -- A better anthropocene -- City folks -- The long thaw -- The final frontier.
An environmental journalist examines the world humanity has created through climate change and chronicles the scientists, billionaires, and ordinary people who are working toward saving the planet.

Introvert doodles : an illustrated look at introvert life in an extrovert world.

December 6, 2016
Wilson, Maureen "Marzi," author.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 17 cm.
Whoever said there's strength in numbers lied. Meet Marzi. She's an introvert who often finds herself in awkward situations. Marzi used to feel strange about her introverted tendencies. Not anymore! Now she knows that there are tons of introverts out there just like her--introverts who enjoy peace and quiet, need time alone to recharge their battery, and who prefer staying in with their pet and a good book to awkward social interactions. Just like Marzi, these introverts can often be found in libraries, at home watching Netflix, brainstorming excuses to miss your next party, or doodling cute cartoons. Being an introvert in an extrovert world isn't always easy, but it certainly is an adventure. In Introvert Doodles, follow Marzi through all of her most uncomfortable, charming, honest, and hilarious moments that everyone--introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in between--can relate to.

March of the suffragettes : Rosalie Gardiner Jones and the march for voting rights

December 6, 2016
Jack, Zachary Michael, 1973- author.
San Francisco, CA : Zest Books, [2016]
159 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Shares the story of how "General" Rosalie Gardner Jones marched an army of women nearly one hundred seventy-five miles to win support for voting rights for women.

Hate spin : the manufacture of religious offense and its threat to democracy

December 6, 2016
George, Cherian, author.
xviii, 308 pages ; 24 cm.
Hate spin as politics by other means -- By what rules?: Human rights and religious authority -- God, Google, and the globalization of offendedness -- India: Narendra Modi and the harnessing of hate -- Indonesia: Democracy tested amid rising religious intolerance -- United States: Exceptional freedoms, fabricated fears -- Pushing back, through media and civil society -- Assertive pluralism for a world of irreducible diversity.
In the United States, elements of the religious right fuel fears of an existential Islamic threat, spreading anti-Muslim rhetoric into mainstream politics. In Indonesia, Muslim absolutists urge suppression of churches and minority sects, fostering a climate of rising intolerance. In India, Narendra Modi's radical supporters instigate communal riots and academic censorship in pursuit of their Hindu nationalist vision. Outbreaks of religious intolerance are usually assumed to be visceral and spontaneous. But in Hate Spin, Cherian George shows that they often involve sophisticated campaigns manufactured by political opportunists to mobilize supporters and marginalize opponents. Right-wing networks orchestrate the giving of offense and the taking of offense as instruments of identity politics, exploiting democratic space to promote agendas that undermine democratic values. George calls this strategy "hate spin" -- a double-sided technique that combines hate speech (incitement through vilification) with manufactured offense-taking (the performing of righteous indignation). It is deployed in societies as diverse as Buddhist Myanmar and Orthodox Christian Russia. George looks at the world's three largest democracies, where intolerant groups within India's Hindu right, America's Christian right, and Indonesia's Muslim right are all accomplished users of hate spin. He also shows how the Internet and Google have opened up new opportunities for cross-border hate spin. George argues that governments must protect vulnerable communities by prohibiting calls to action that lead directly to discrimination and violence. But laws that try to protect believers' feelings against all provocative expression invariably backfire. They arm hate spin agents' offense-taking campaigns with legal ammunition. Anti-discrimination laws and a commitment to religious equality will protect communities more meaningfully than misguided attempts to insulate them from insult.

Love, Henri : letters on the spiritual life

December 6, 2016
Nouwen, Henri J. M., author.
xxiv, 351 pages ; 22 cm
December 1973-1985 -- 1986-1989 -- 1990-1996.
Over the course of his life, Henri Nouwen wrote thousands of letters to friends, acquaintances, parishioners, students, and readers of his work all around the world. He corresponded in English, Dutch, German, French, and Spanish, and took great care to store and archive the letters decade after decade. He believed that a thoughtful letter written in love could truly change someone's life. Many people looked to Nouwen as a long distance spiritual advisor. Love, Henri consists of over a hundred letters that stretch from the earliest years of Henri's career up through his last 10 years at L'Arche Daybreak. Rich in spiritual insights the letters highlight a number themes that emerged in both Henri's work over the years, including vocation, solitude, prayer, suffering, and perseverance in difficult times. These deeply spiritual letters, sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, ulimately demonstrate the rich value of communicating with God through others.

Public faith in action : how to think carefully, engage wisely, and vote with integrity

December 6, 2016
Volf, Miroslav, author.
xiii, 240 pages ; 23 cm
Christ the center and norm -- Christ, the spirit, and flourishing -- Reading in contexts -- Wealth -- The environment -- Education -- Work and rest -- Poverty -- Borrowing and lending -- Marriage and family -- New life -- Health and sickness -- Aging life -- Ending life -- Migration -- Policing -- Punishment -- War -- Torture -- Freedom of religion (and irreligion) -- Courage -- Humility -- Justice -- Respect -- Compassion.
Christian citizens have a responsibility to make political and ethical judgments in light of their faith and to participate in the public lives of their communities -- from their local neighborhoods to the national scene. But it can be difficult to discern who to vote for, which policies to support, and how to respond to the social and cultural trends of our time. This nonpartisan handbook offers Christians practical guidance for thinking through complicated public issues and faithfully following Jesus as citizens of their countries. The book focuses on enduring Christian commitments that should guide readers in their judgments and encourages legitimate debate among Christians over how to live out core values. The book also includes lists of resources for further reflection in each chapter and "room for debate" questions to consider.

Ask the astronaut : a galaxy of astonishing answers to your questions on spaceflight

December 6, 2016
Jones, Tom, 1955 January 22- author.
Washington DC : Smithsonian Books, [2016]
264 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Your future in space -- Aspiring to space -- Training for space -- Getting to space -- Ships for space -- Surviving in space -- Living in space -- Working in space -- Walking in space -- Risks of space -- Seeing space -- Returning from space -- Back on Earth -- Exploring space and the planets -- Big bangs and black holes: exploring the universe.
"Ever wondered what space is really like? In his 25 years of training for, flying in, consulting on, and writing and speaking about space, astronaut and spacewalker Tom Jones can answer that question and many others. What do you feel on liftoff? What is weightlessness? Where do you sleep in space? Can you see the Great Wall of China? Jones answers every question you have ever had about space in Ask the Astronaut. His characteristic blend of wit, personal experience, and technical expertise shines in each answer, and together all the answers illuminate the true space experience from start to finish. His engaging and informative responses remind readers of historic space achievements, acquaint them with exciting new ambitions, make them feel like they have experienced space firsthand, and even inspire them to want to explore space themselves. Jones covers everything from the training process for new astronaut candidates and the physical sensations and challenges of rocketing into orbit to what it's like to live, work, and walk in space. Jones also explores the future of spaceflight, both professional and commercial, in the years to come. Ask the Astronaut is a delight for all readers, especially "armchair astronauts" and young would-be space explorers."-- Provided by publisher.

They made a revolution : the sons and daughters of the American Revolution

December 6, 2016
Archer, Jules, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, 2016.
xii, 146 pages ; 22 cm
Previously published as: They made a revolution, 1776. New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1973.
Who were they?--The sly fox, Sam Adams.--The cranky Yankee, John Adams.--"I think I am very brave," Abigail Adams.--The thunder master, Ben Franklin.--The rich rebel, John Hancock.--The silent redhead, Tom Jefferson.--The disgusted general, George Washington.--The secret of Martha Washington.--The silver-tongued bumpkin, Patrick Henry.--The man of common sense, Tom Paine.--Other women of '76.--Grand climax, independence!--The fifty-six who signed.--What happened to the men and women of '76?
Brief accounts of the pre-Independence lives of the leading men and women of the American Revolution, drawing on their letters, diaries, and reminiscences as well as the historical record.

A legal guide for lesbian and gay couples

December 6, 2016
Hertz, Frederick, author.
[Berkeley, California] : Nolo, 2016.
418 pages : illustrations, forms ; 23 cm
Defining family : basics of marriage, domestic partnership, and more -- Money, insurance, name changes, and immigration issues -- Renting a home together -- I'm mom, she's mommy (or I'm daddy, he's papa) -- Medical and financial matters : delegating authority -- Looking ahead : estate planning -- Living together contracts for lesbian and gay couples -- Buying a home together (and other real estate ventures) -- Going separate ways : issues at the end of a relationship -- Help beyond this book.

The complete book of essential oils and aromatherapy : over 800 natural, nontoxic, and fragrant recipes to create health, beauty, and safe home and work environments

December 6, 2016
Worwood, Valerie Ann, 1945- author.
Novato, California : New World Library, [2016]
xxviii, 683 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Completely revised and expanded" --Cover
"A necessary resource for anyone interested in alternative approaches to healing and lifestyle, this book contains more than 800 easy-to-follow recipes for essential oil treatments. Now, completely updated, the best book on the topic available anywhere has just gotten better. No one has provided more thorough and accurate guidance to the home practitioner or professional than Valerie Ann Worwood. In her clear and positive voice, Worwood offers readers tools to address a huge variety of health issues, including specific advice for children, women, men, and seniors, as well as self defense against microbes and contaminants, dealing with emotions, care for the home and workplace, and specialist advice for athletes, dancers, travelers, cooks, gardeners, and animal lovers. Worwood offers us her expertise in the use of essential oils in beauty and spa treatments, as well as providing profiles for 125 essential oils, 37 carrier oils, and more. Since the first publication of the book 25 years ago, the positive impact of essential oil use has become increasingly recognized as scientific researchers throughout the world explore essential oils and their constituents for their unique properties and uses"--Provided by publisher.

Annual banquet and membership directory.

December 5, 2016
First Families of Hamilton County (Organization)
[Cincinnati, Ohio : First Families of Hamilton County], 1988-
v. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Title varies.
Definitions beneath emblems on p. 1 of [v. 25]: First Families (Ancestors before 1821) ; Settlers & Builders (Ancestors 1821 to 1860) ; Century Families (Ancestors 1861 to 100 years ago).
[v. 1] Bicennennial tribute honoring our first settlers, 1988 -- [v. 2] 1989 Pioneer profiles, 1989 -- [v. 3] Celebrating the census, 1990 -- [v. 4] Drifting down the Ohio, 1991 -- [v. 5] Five years of accomplishments and documentation, 1992 -- [v. 6] Pioneer law in Cincinnati, 1993 -- [v. 7] Luncheon and awards ceremony, 1994 -- [v. 8] [No special title], 1995 -- [v. 9] Luncheon and recognition ceremony, 1996 -- [v. 10] Ten years of documentation and accomplishments, 1997 -- [v. 11] Living among the Indians, 1998 -- [v. 12] Pioneer steamboats, 1999 -- [v. 13] Great American tapestry: voices of our ancestors, 2000 -- -- [v. 20] First Families and Settlers and Builders of Hamilton County, Ohio, Awards luncheon, 2007 -- -- [v. 22] Awards luncheon, 2009 -- [v. 23] Awards luncheon, 2010 -- -- [v. 25] Heritage luncheon, 2012 -- [v. 26] 40th Anniversary & Heritage luncheon, 2013 -- [v.27] Heritage luncheon, 2014 -- -- [v.29] Heritage luncheon, 2016

Mayflower families through five generations : descendants of the pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620 ; family of John Alden

December 5, 2016
Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford, 1910-
Plymouth, MA : General Society of Mayflower Descendants, c 1999-
volumes : facsim., ill. ; 23 cm.
History of the Alden five generations project -- Generation I : John Alden and Priscilla Mullins ; William and Alice Mullins -- Generation II -- Generation III -- Generation IV -- Key to abbreviated titles -- Index.

DIY industrial pipe furniture & decor : creative projects for every room of your home

December 5, 2016
Angus, James (Set designer), author.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Packed with easy-to-follow tutorials and 400 step-by-step color photos, this helpful DIY guide teaches you how to transform plumbing fixtures into all types of cool household furnishings...Author James Angus explains everything you need to know, from choosing the fittings and using the right tools to mastering the art of assembly and adding designer touches for a finished look."--Page 4 of cover.

The Daily Show (the book) : an oral history as told by Jon Stewart, the correspondents, staff and guests

December 5, 2016
Smith, Chris, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
xviii, 459 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Foreword by Jon Stewart -- Introduction to the beginning -- This just in -- Indecision 2000 : the Sunshine Wait -- America freaks out -- Check your soul at the door -- Mess o'potamia -- Indecision 2004 : crasstastic! -- Do you have the balls? -- Midwest midterm midtacular -- Not The daily show -- Indecision 2008 : clusterf@#k to the White House -- In Cramer we trust -- Oh, for Fox sake -- Worst responders -- Anthony and Cleopenis -- The amazing racism -- Minarets of menace -- World of class warfare -- Whoop-de-doo -- When Barry met Silly -- A man who was on TV -- Your moment of Zen.
For almost 17 years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.-- adapted from book jacket.

Yiddish cuisine : authentic and delicious Jewish recipes

December 5, 2016
Kahn, Florence, author.
Potsdam, Germany : h.f.ullmann, [2016]
137 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Translated from French.
Includes index.
Starters -- Main dishes -- Special festivals -- Bread -- Sweet things.

Writing to save a life : the Louis Till file

December 5, 2016
Wideman, John Edgar, author.
New York : Scribner, 2016.
193 pages ; 22 cm
Louis Till -- The file -- Graves.
"In The Louis Till File, John Edgar Wideman searches for Louis Till, a silent victim of American injustice. Wideman's personal interaction with the story began when he learned of Emmett's murder in 1955; Wideman was also fourteen years old. After reading decades later about Louis's execution, he couldn't escape the twin tragedies of father and son, and tells their stories together for the first time. Author of the award-winningBrothers and Keepers, Wideman brings extraordinary insight and a haunting intimacy to this devastating story. An amalgam of research, memoir, and imagination, The Louis Till File is completely original in its delivery--an engaging and enlightening conversation between generations, the living and the dead, fathers and sons. Wideman turns seventy-five this year, and he brings the force of his substantial intellect and experience to this beautiful, stirring book, his first nonfiction in fifteen years,"--Baker & Taylor.

Bear : the life and times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III

December 5, 2016
Greenfield, Robert, author.
x, 270 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Prologue. The Muir Beach acid test -- Bluegrass roots -- Growing up absurd -- Shape-shifting -- Berkeley, 1964 -- Making acid -- Pranksters and Angels -- Trips Festival -- LA fadeaway -- Olompali -- Print the legend -- Monterey Pop, and beyond -- Getting busted -- Two festivals -- Set up like a bowling pin -- Wall of sound -- Growing weed -- Bear's dream -- The land down under -- Real love -- Old and in the way -- A visit from Bear -- On the way home -- Epilogue. More anthems for the Bear.
Award winning author and biographer Robert Greenfield brings readers the definitive biography of a Grateful Dead legend Augustus Owsley Stanley III, known better by his nickname, Bear. From extensive interviews with Bear and a major Rolling Stone piece, Greenfield brings readers unparalleled access to one of the most important forces in the rise of the counter-culture of the sixties.

I loved her in the movies : memories of Hollywood's legendary actresses

December 5, 2016
Wagner, Robert, 1930- author.
244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"In a career that has spanned more than sixty years Robert Wagner has witnessed the twilight of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the rise of television, becoming a beloved star in both media. During that time he became acquainted, both professionally and socially, with the remarkable women who were the greatest screen personalities of their day. I Loved Her in the Movies is his intimate and revealing account of the charisma of these women on film, why they became stars, and how their specific emotional and dramatic chemistries affected the choices they made as actresses as well as the choices they made as women."-- Jacket.

Labyrinths : Emma Jung, her marriage to Carl, and the early years of psychoanalysis

December 5, 2016
Clay, Catrine, author.
406 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
"First published in Great Britain by William Collins in 2016"--Title-page verso.
A visit to Vienna -- Two childhoods -- A secret betrothal -- A rich marriage -- Tricky times -- Dreams and tests -- A home of their own -- A vile scandal -- Emma moves ahead -- A difficult year -- Ménage à trois -- The Great War -- The Americans -- Into the twenties -- Coming through.
"A sensational, eye-opening narrative nonfiction account of Emma Jung's complex marriage to Carl Gustav Jung, and her critical impact on the early years of the psychoanalytic movement"-- Provided by publisher.

Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood

December 5, 2016
Noah, Trevor, 1984- author.
x, 288 pages ; 25 cm
Run -- Born a Crime -- Trevor, Pray -- Chameleon -- The Second Girl -- Loopholes -- Fufi -- Robert -- The Mulberry Tree -- A Young Man's Long, Awkward, Occasionally Tragic, and Frequently Humiliating Education in Affairs of the Heart, Part I: Valentine's Day -- Outsider -- A Young Man's Long, Awkward, Occasionally Tragic, and Frequently Humiliating Education in Affairs of the Heart, Part II: The Crush -- Colorblind -- A Young Man's Long, Awkward, Occasionally Tragic, and Frequently Humiliating Education in Affairs of the Heart, Part III: The Dance -- Go Hitler! -- The Cheese Boys -- The World Doesn't Love You -- My Mother's Life.
Noah's path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at the time such a union was punishable by five years in prison. As he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist, his mother is determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. With an incisive wit and unflinching honesty, Noah weaves together a moving yet funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time.--Adapted from jacket flap

Oliver Sacks : the last interview and other conversations.

December 5, 2016
Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015, author.
Brooklyn : Melville House, 2016.
x, 100 pages ; 21 cm
"An extraordinary collection of interviews with the beloved doctor and author, whose research and books inspired generations of readers. Oliver Sacks--called "the poet laureate of medicine" by the New York Times--illuminated the mysteries of the brain for a wide audience in a series of richly acclaimed books, including Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and numerous The New Yorker articles. In this collection of interviews, Sacks is at his most candid and disarming, rich with insights about his life and work. Any reader of Oliver Sacks will find in this book an entirely new way of looking at a brilliant writer."-- Provided by publisher.

Start right where you are : how little changes can make a big difference for overwhelmed procrastinators, frustrated overachievers, and recovering perfectionists

December 5, 2016
Bennett, Sam, 1967- author.
Novato, California : New World Library, [2016]
xv, 239 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Start Right Where You Are is an easy-to-read, easy-to-do guidebook for anyone who wants to change their life but doesn't know where or how to begin. Her gentle-kiss-on-the-cheek and loving-thwack-upside-the-head attitude gives us what we all need: inspiration, shortcuts, and breathing room."--Provided by publisher.

Make peace with your mind : how mindfulness and compassion can free you from your inner critic

December 5, 2016
Coleman, Mark, 1965- author.
xiv, 238 pages ; 22 cm
"The inner critic is the voice inside our heads reminding us that we are never "good enough." Its behind the insidious thoughts that can make us second-guess our every action and doubt our own value. The inner critic might feel overpowering, but it can be managed effectively. Meditation teacher and therapist Mark Coleman helps readers understand and free themselves from the inner critic using the tools of mindfulness and compassion. Each chapter offers constructive insights into what creates, drives, and disarms the critic; real peoples journeys to inspire and guide readers; and simple practices anyone can use to live a free, happy, and flourishing life."

Lucky bastard : my life, my dad, and the things I'm not allowed to say on TV

December 5, 2016
Buck, Joe, author.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2016]
viii, 295 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Part 1. Can you hear me now? -- Uh-oh -- Part 2. Jack's kid -- The adventures of Jasper Pennypucker -- Now playing Jack Buck . . . Jack Buck! -- My first professional at-bat -- Cold winds -- Part 3. Thanks, Mr. Murdoch -- A fourth network -- Big jumps -- Thrills and chills (and steroids) -- We are blessed -- Part 4. Good-bye, Dad -- The last fight -- Part 5. The top -- This thing is huge -- Married . . . with children -- Buck rhymes with suck -- Part 6. The bottom -- Grandstanding -- The split -- Vocal discord -- Part 7. Climbing up again -- Happy days are here again -- The mountaintop -- So what!.
"In his debut memoir, Joe Buck talks about his life, his career, and his memorable relationship with his father, legendary sportscaster Jack Buck,"--Baker & Taylor.

Girls can do anything : from sports to innovation, art to politics, meet over 200 women who got there first

December 5, 2016
Doyle, Caitlin, author.
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, [2016]
318 pages : illustration (some color) ; 20 cm
"This book includes over 200 of the strongest, fastest, smartest and most incredible women whose achievements have contributed to the world we live in today. This fact-o-pedia is divided into subjects from science to sports and and include profiles, illustrations, photographs, quotes and trivia."-- Provided by publisher.

Setting up a tropical aquarium week-by-week

December 5, 2016
Thraves, Stuart, 1970- author.
208 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes indexes.
Author from cover.
"This encyclopedic reference presents clear, step-by-step, practical advice in a convenient week-by-week progression. From day one to week 12, detailed step-by-step photo sequences show you how to correctly set up a tropical freshwater aquarium and avoid the common pitfalls of fishkeeping so that you will have an aquarium to enjoy not for weeks or months, but for years, "-- Page [4] of cover.

Paths to happiness : 50 ways to add joy to your life every day

December 5, 2016
Hoffman, Edward, 1951- author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2016]
240 pages ; 19 cm
Acting improv -- Adventure sports -- Art appreciation -- Authenticity -- Awe -- Birding -- Coummunity singing -- Cooking and baking -- Creativity -- Curiosity -- Dancing -- Doing art -- Dreams -- Empathy -- Explanatory style -- Expressive writing -- Flow -- Forgiveness -- Friendship -- Gardening -- Genealogy -- Gratitude -- Humor and Laughter -- Kindness -- Knitting -- Learning a foreign launguage -- Life metaphors -- Mentoring -- Mindfulness -- Moral elation -- Nostalgia -- Overcoming regrets -- Peak experiences -- Pets -- Photography -- Poetry -- Power napping -- Prayer -- Restorative nature -- Savoring -- Self-compassion -- Self-disclosure -- Sense of wonder -- Tai Chi -- Tears of joy -- Time affluence -- Travel -- Volunteering -- Wisdom -- Zen meditation.
It's human nature to want to be happy. But if you think that becoming more joyful requires you to overhaul your outlook, think again! This book will guide you trough fifty fun, stimulating, mind-opening ways to help yourself achieve greater joy and feel more fulfilled.

Six scary stories

December 5, 2016
Baltimore : Cemetery Dance Publications, 2016.
126 pages ; 24 cm
Wild swimming / by Elodie Harper -- Eau-de-Eric / by Manuela Saragosa -- The spots / by Paul Bassett Davies -- The unpicking / by Michael Button -- La mort de l'amant / by Stuart Johnstone -- The bear trap / by Neil Hudson.
When King judged a competition run to celebrate publication of his own collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, he was so impressed with the entries that he recommended they were published together in one book. The resulting short stories include evil toys, bridges and lake, and post apocalyptic events. In the future, you'll think twice before you try to count a leopard's spots!

A global warming primer : answering your questions about the science, the consequences, and the solutions

December 5, 2016
Bennett, Jeffrey, author.
Boulder, CO : Big Kid Science, [2016]
xix, 107 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 25 cm.
Provides information about global warming, discussing the science, the consequences, and the possible solutions.

What every real estate investor needs to know about cash flow... and 36 other key financial measures

December 5, 2016
Gallinelli, Frank, author.
xxvii, 336 pages : illustrations; 23 cm
Part I: How to analyze a potential real estate deal; do your homework: how to gather the data needed to make an investment deal --Financial detective work before you buy: finding the truth behind what the seller is telling you --How the "time value of money" should influence your real estate investing decisions -- How to estimate what an income property is really worth -- Measuring the return on a real estate investment -- Case studies: apartment, mixed-use and triple-net lease. Part II: Thirty-seven calculations every real estate investor needs to know.
Real estate is once again a great investment and this bestselling guide provides everything you need to know to get in now and make your fortune. --Back cover.

D&B regional business directory. Cincinnati area

December 2, 2016
Bethlehem, PA : Dun & Bradstreet,
v. ; 28 cm.

The top American research universities.

December 2, 2016
Gainesville, FL : TheCenter at the University of Florida,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.

The Aleppo cookbook : celebrating the legendary cuisine of Syria

December 2, 2016
Matar, Marlene, author.
352 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
It is hardly surprising that Aleppo, one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities, is also home to one of the world's most distinguished and vibrant cuisines. Surrounded by fertile lands and located at the end of the Silk Road, which passed through Central Asia and Mesopotamia, Aleppo was a food capital long before Paris, Rome, or New York. Its diverse communities of Arabs, Kurds, Armenians, Circassians, and others contributed to its culinary traditions and produced a vast selection of different types of dishes - and no less than 20 kinds of kibbeh recipes. Here, one of the Arab world's most renowned chefs unlocks the secrets to this distinctive cuisine in this comprehensive cookbook filled with practical guidance on Middle Eastern cooking techniques as well as step-by step explanations of over 200 irresistible recipes, such as Chili and Garlic Kebab, Syrian Fishcakes, Lamb Stuffed Eggplants, Semolina and Butter pudding, and the queen of the mezze table, Red Pepper and Walnut Spread. Divided into 15 chapters (Basic Recipes; Appetizers and Mezze; Soups; Salads and Accompaniments; Grains; Fish; Poultry; Meat; Kibbeh; Stuffed Dishes; Vegetables; Stews; Bread; Desserts and Sweets; Pickles and Preserves; and Beverages), traditional cooking and preservation methods go hand-in-hand with modern combinations of flavors and today's desire for healthful and natural meals. Wonderful full-color photography of the food, people, and markets of Aleppo make this a stunning cookbook, a great gift for food lovers, and a fitting tribute to a beautiful city and the suffering its people have endured.

Courage to soar : a body in motion, a life in balance

December 2, 2016
Biles, Simone, 1997- author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2016]
250 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Decision day -- Spring -- True home -- Doing backflips -- Shady arbor way -- A novena -- Leveling up -- Daydreamer -- Bar release -- Game change -- New normal -- Redemption -- Wheels up -- Saving graces -- Just like practice -- The warehouse -- Staying grounded -- Bora-Bora -- The final five.
Through years of hard work and determination, Biles has relied on her faith and family to stay focused and positive, while having fun competing at the highest level and doing what she loves. In her own words she takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team.

The greatest space generation : as inspired by Wernher von Braun

December 2, 2016
Morely, Missouri : Acclaim Press, 2016.
320 pages, 64 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"The Greatest Space Generation is the story of the scientists, engineers, managers, and skilled workers who created the Saturn rocket a magnificent space machine to take American astronauts to the Moon. It's about those who came to Huntsville, Alabama, because of the work underway at Redstone Arsenal and later, Marshall Space Flight Center. They were the trailblazers for both missile defense and peaceful exploration of outer space. These pages reveal what it was like to be a rocket scientist working on cutting edge technology in space sciences, guidance and control, fabrication and quality control. Engineers who conducted the fire-and-smoke test firings at the Marshall Space Flight Center recount how they made it thunder in Rocket City. Some will describe what it was like to work or grow up with rocketeers. Others will reflect on their career and what the rocket program gave in return."--Amazon.

Pussy : a reclamation

December 2, 2016
Thomashauer, Regena, author.
Carlsbad, Callirfornia : Hay House, Inc., 2016.
xxi, 257 pages ; 24 cm
"Regena Thomashauer, creatrix of Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts, has spent 20 years helping women unlearn the lessons our culture teaches--that a 'successful' life means achieving, accomplishing, and taking care of others--and showing them how to connect deeply with their own source of feminine power"-- Provided by publisher.

Skinny slow cooker

December 2, 2016
Milwaukee, WI : Taste of Home Books, RDA Enthusiast Brands, LLC, [2017]
256 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes indexes.
"Eat great & lose weight! 278 delicious dishes under 450 calories"--Cover.
Breakfast & Brunch Dishes -- Soups -- Slow & Easy Sides -- Beef -- Chicken & Turkey -- Pork -- Other Entrees -- Snacks & Sweets -- Bonus: Quick Sides, Salads & Breads -- Bonus: Light Desserts -- Index.
"Want to set the table with mouthwatering dishes that cut fat, calories, and kitchen time? Let your slow cooker help! Taste of Home Skinny Slow Cooker offers hundreds of healthy family favorites--without the fuss̃, "--Page 4 of cover.

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