New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

January 31, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Teaching English abroad.

January 30, 2015
Oxford : Vacation Work ; Princeton, N.J. : Distributed in the U.S.A. by Peterson's Guides,
v. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Vols. for 1991-<2015> by Susan Griffith.

Stevie Nicks : visions, dreams & rumours

January 30, 2015
Howe, Zoë, author.
xii, 404 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Daughter of the desert -- On the wings of an albatross -- Bella Donna -- Never break the chain.

Believer : my forty years in politics

January 30, 2015
Axelrod, David, 1955- author.
New York : Penguin Books, 2015.
509 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
The legendary strategist, the mastermind behind Barack Obama's historic election campaigns, shares a wealth of stories from his forty-year journey through the inner workings of American democracy.

Black Broadway : African Americans on the great white way

January 30, 2015
Lane, Stewart F., author.
xii, 275 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
African-American theater through the nineteenth century -- The turn of the century -- The 1920s and the Harlem Renaissance -- Breadlines to breakthroughs: the 1930s and 1940s -- Postwar Broadway: the 1950s -- The turbulent sixties -- The door has opened : the 1970s and 1980s -- Broadway now and tomorrow.
The African-American actors and actresses whose names have shone brightly on Broadway marquees earned their place in history not only through hard work, perseverance, and talent, but also because of the legacy left by those who came before them. Like the doors of many professions, those of the theater world were shut to minorities for decades. While the Civil War may have freed the slaves, it was not until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s that the playing field began to level. In this remarkable book, theater producer and historian Stewart F. Lane uses words and pictures to capture this tumultuous century and to highlight the rocky road that black actors have travelled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. 0.

Station zed : poems

January 30, 2015
Sleigh, Tom, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2015]
113 pages ; 23 cm
Station Zed is the terminal outpost beyond which is the unknown. It is also the poet Tom Sleigh's finest work. In this latest collection, Sleigh brings to these poems his experiences as a journalist on tours of Lebanon, Somalia, Iraq, and Libya. But these are also dispatches from places of grief, history, and poetic traditions as varied as Scottish ballads and the journeys of Bashō.

The everything guide to flipping houses : an all-inclusive guide to buying, renovating, selling

January 30, 2015
Williamson, Melanie, 1981- author.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2015]
303 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Includes step-by-step legal and tax guidance"--Cover.
What is house flipping? -- Getting started -- Securing project funding -- Developing relationships in the business -- Finding a property -- Conducting an exterior inspection -- Conducting an interior inspection -- Buying a property -- Types of renovations to consider -- The renovation process -- Green options in renovations -- Working with a realtor -- Selling without a realtor -- Preparing to stage the house -- Staging room by room -- Marketing your house to sell -- Managing multiple flips -- House flipping tax requirements -- Legal regulations -- Facing risks head-on.
Williamson provides a step-by-step guide to help you find, fix, and flip residential property. She walks you through the opportunities, the risks, the work involved, and the potential for real profits, from purchase to making the sale.

The organic artist : make your own paint, paper, pens, pigments, prints, and more from nature

January 30, 2015
Neddo, Nick.
Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, [2015]
160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Charcoal -- Pens -- Inks -- Inkwells and paint dishes -- Paintbrushes -- Pigments and paints -- Crayons -- Paper -- Printmaking -- Sketchbooks and journals.
It's time to go back to basics! If you're interested in art, but find that it's becoming an increasingly expensive hobby, The Organic Artist is just the book for you! It encourages us all to return to those days when art was made with all-natural materials, such as charcoal and birch bark. Immersing you in the natural world, The Organic Artist seeks to inspire creativity by connecting you to your organic roots.

Respect for acting

January 30, 2015
Hagen, Uta, 1919-2004.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2008.
xiii, 226 p. ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1973.
"This edition reprints the original without alteration."--p.[ii]
Part 1. The actor. Concept ; Identity ; Substitution ; Emotional memory ; Sense memory ; The five senses ; Thinking ; Walking and talking ; Improvisation ; Reality -- Part 2. The object exercises. The basic object exercise ; Three entrances ; Immediacy ; The fourth wall ; Endowment ; Talking to yourself ; Outdoors ; Conditioning forces ; History ; Character action -- Part 3. The play and the role. First contact with the play ; The character ; Circumstances ; Relationship ; The objective ; The obstacle ; The action ; The rehearsal ; Practical problems ; Communication ; Style.
This is the classic book on acting, now republished with a new foreword by actor David Hyde Pierce. Legendary actress and teacher Uta Hagen knew that an actor's finest work was often achieved for love rather than for money. She lived this philosophy, alongside her husband Herbert Berghof, at HB Studio, their acting school; together they turned a handful of scruffy old buildings into a workplace and spiritual home for actors. This work is Hagen's blueprint for the actor, her design for "enlightened stage acting." It has helped generations of actors hone their craft, and its advice is as useful now as it was in 1973, when it was first published. Graduates of HB Studio include Robert DeNiro, Jack Lemmon, Anne Bancroft, and Bette Midler. It will continue to bring Hagen's techniques to actors and theater-lovers alike. Uta Hagen was the recipient of innumerable honors and awards during her long career, including the prestigious National Medal for the Arts in 2003. She died in 2004 at the age of 84. Haskel Frankel was the drama critic of the National Observer.

We don't die : a skeptic's discovery of life after death / Sandra Champlain.

January 30, 2015
Champlain, Sandra.
New York : Morgan James Publishing, 2013.
xv, 284 p. ; 23 cm.
"A fear of dying and a massive dose of skepticism led Sandra Champlain on a fifteen-year journey of discovery for proof of life after death. Through the disciplines of science and medicine, she uncovered the clear, undeniable truth that we don't die. Rather, we live on and on." -- p. [4] of cover

Jesus the King : understanding the life and death of the Son of God

January 30, 2015
Keller, Timothy J., 1950-
New York, N.Y. : Riverhead Books, 2013.
xxii, 262 p. ; 21 cm.
Originally published: King's cross. ; New York : Dutton Redeemer, c2011.
The King. The dance ; The call ; The healing ; The rest ; The power ; The waiting ; The stain ; The approach ; The turn -- The Cross. The mountain ; The trap ; The ransom ; The temple ; The feast ; The cup ; The sword ; The end ; The beginning.
An insightful and revelatory look at the life of Christ by the man Newsweek called "a C.S. Lewis for the 21st century. "Join Keller as he explores the Gospel of Mark; demonstrates how the story of Jesus is cosmic, historical, and personal; and encourages you to re-examine your relationship with God. Previously published as King's Cross.

The social climber's bible : a book of manners, practical tips, and spiritual advice for the upwardly mobile

January 30, 2015
Wittenborn, Dirk, author.
New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
xx, 297 pages ; 19 cm
Why you have what it takes, even if you don't -- Does being a social climber mean I have to become a phony? -- The Wittenborn-Johnson Psychological Aptitude Test for social climbers -- Do I have to ditch my old friends to meet glamorous and exciting new people? -- Test your social climbing IQ -- How to get more out of a cocktail party than a hangover -- Sex and the social climber -- The secrets of being a great guest -- Basic social functions and how to get the most out of them -- Handling hormonally charged events : engagement parties and weddings -- What am I saying yes to? : dating, love, and marriage -- A virtual new you -- Networking : how to win friends, influence people, and use them to turn a profit -- the family that climbs together stays together -- Scenester social climbing -- The AARP climb : why climbing gets easier the older you get, even if you wear Depends -- Riding unicorns and whales -- Mountaineering with the one percent -- Climbing the inner mountain.
"Welcome fledging Social Climbers! Allow us to show you the way. Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it, so what's the big deal? You shouldn't be punished for wanting to improve your lot in life! This is America, after all. In the grand tradition of True Prep and The Hipster Handbook, The Social Climber's Bible will teach you everything you need to know to become a pro Mountaineer: The Art of Social Climbing at gallery openings, cocktail parties, and funerals Social Climbing as a family How to handle sex, dating, marriage, and love Your social climbing IQ and how to improve it How to spot a Big Fish, Whale, Turtle or Unicorn, and what they can do for you Johnson & Johnson heiress Jazz Johnson is a lifelong insider in that rarefied world that fans of both Downton Abbey and Gossip Girl dream about. Raconteur Dirk Wittenborn is old enough to remember when sex was safe and cocaine wasn't addictive. In short, Jazz belongs to some of the most exclusive clubs in the world, whereas Dirk has been kicked out of them. Who better to guide you? "-- Provided by publisher.

Who was Johnny Appleseed?

January 30, 2015
Holub, Joan.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, c2005.
101 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm.
Who was Johnny Appleseed? -- Young Johnny -- Johnny's big idea -- Planting the first seeds -- Johnny takes care of his orchards -- Apple business grows -- How the Johnny Appleseed legend blossomed -- Good apple -- Trouble -- Hard work -- The legend continues.
Learn about the real man behind the legend.

Beautiful scars

January 30, 2015
Talon, D.S, author.
Los Angeles, California : Archaia, 2014.
124 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Every scar tells a story. Scars are the signs of a life well lived. In his English garden, Ridley Shaw sits down with his granddaughter, Maddie, and tells her the story behind each of his many scars, These stories lead grandfather and granddaughter on a journey into both Ridley's remarkable past and the soaring heights of Maddie's imagination.

How to be a husband

January 30, 2015
Dowling, Tim, 1963-
New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
274 pages ; 22 cm
"A riotously funny book about how to be a good husband (not like he would know) by Tim Dowling, star columnist for The Guardian. Think Nick Hornby meets Dave Barry--with a hint of Modern Family"-- Provided by publisher.

American reckoning : the Vietnam War and our national identity

January 30, 2015
Appy, Christian G., author.
New York, New York : Viking, 2015.
xix, 396 pages ; 24 cm
Why are we in Vietnam? Saving Vietnam ; Aggression ; Paper tigers ; Vietnam, Inc. -- America at war. Our boys ; The American way of war ; The war at home -- What have we become? Victim nation ; "The pride is back" ; No more Vietnams ; Who we are.

Steering clear : how to avoid a debt crisis and secure our economic future

January 30, 2015
Peterson, Peter G.
New York : Portfolio Hardcover, 2015.
x, 192 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
" "Despite clear danger and explicit warnings, the United States of America-distracted by short-term challenges and its own political dysfunction-is steaming toward its own collision, one with long-term debt." Philanthropist, businessman, and former secretary of commerce Peter G. Peterson argues that we can no longer ignore the long-term debt challenges facing our country, because our economic future depends on it. The gross federal debt now exceeds $17 trillion and it is expected to rise rapidly in the decades to come. If the growing gap between projected spending and revenues continues to widen, our federal debt is projected to soar to the highest levels in our nation's history-more than four times its average over the past forty years. This growing debt and the associated interest costs divert resources away from important public and private investments that are critical to our global competitiveness, threatening our future economy. Peterson has made it his life's work to bring awareness to America's key economic and fiscal challenges. He makes clear that if we continue to ignore America's long-term debt, we will diminish economic opportunities for future generations, weaken our ability to protect the most vulnerable, and undermine the competitive strength of our businesses globally. The drama-filled, economically damaging budget battles of the last few years have focused almost entirely on the short term-putting aside the more difficult, but much more important, long-term issues. Peterson offers nonpartisan analysis of our economic challenges and a robust set of options for solving our long-term debt problems. He looks at the impact of aging baby boomers, growing healthcare costs, outdated military spending, a flawed tax code, and our divided political system. And he offers hopeful, durable, and achievable solutions for improving our fiscal outlook through a mix of progrowth reform options that would reduce government spending and increase revenue, and could be phased in gradually in the years to come. There's still time to restore the United States as a land of opportunity. Peterson's diagnosis and recommendations can help us confront our fiscal reality, address our long-term debt, and steer the country safely toward a more secure and dynamic economic future"-- Provided by publisher.

It's what I do : a photographer's life of love and war

January 30, 2015
Addario, Lynsey.
New York : The Penguin Press, 2015.
357 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Washington's revolution : the making of America's first leader

January 30, 2015
Middlekauff, Robert, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
xvi, 358 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Virginian. The young Washington's world ; Young Washington ; The making of a soldier ; From planter to patriot -- American. Boston ; New York ; The Philadelphia Campaign ; Valley Forge -- Citizen of the world. Citizen of the world ; Weary but resolute ; Mutiny and rallying the French ; Yorktown ; The end of the war ; Return to Virginia.
Presents a portrait of the formative years that shaped the first American President and offers detailed psychological insights into his beliefs, passions and patriotism.

Peaks on the horizon : two journeys in Tibet

January 30, 2015
Carroll, Charlie, author.
Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, [2015]
367 pages : map ; 21 cm

Madison's gift : five partnerships that built America

January 30, 2015
Stewart, David O.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
viii, 419 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The End of the Beginning -- Part I. Alexander Hamilton -- Impatient Young Men -- A Powerful Effect on Our Destiny -- A System to Last For Ages -- Creating The Federalist -- Ratification Battles -- Part II. George Washington -- Courting the General -- Starting From Scratch -- Not Altogether Useless -- The Deal -- Part III. Jefferson -- First, Friendship -- The Hamilton Problem -- Becoming Republicans -- Party Warrior -- No Time For Qualms -- Part IV. James Monroe -- Friends and Rivals and Friends -- Distant Diplomacy -- The Rupture -- Reclaiming a Friend -- The Republican Way of War -- Near To A Miracle -- Part V. Dolley -- All Things to All Men -- The Lady Presidentess -- Adam and Eve at Montpelier -- The Constitutional Sage of Montpelier -- "A Sad Blot on our Free Country" -- Farewells.
"Historian David O. Stewart restores James Madison, sometimes overshadowed by his fellow Founders, to his proper place as the most significant framer of the new nation. Short, plain, balding, neither soldier nor orator, low on charisma and high on intelligence, Madison cared more about achieving results than taking the credit. To reach his lifelong goal of a self-governing constitutional republic, he blended his talents with those of key partners. It was Madison who led the drive for the Constitutional Convention and pressed for an effective new government as his patron George Washington lent the effort legitimacy; Madison who wrote the Federalist Papers with Alexander Hamilton to secure the Constitution's ratification; Madison who corrected the greatest blunder of the Constitution by drafting and securing passage of the Bill of Rights with Washington's support; Madison who joined Thomas Jefferson to found the nation's first political party and move the nation toward broad democratic principles; Madison, with James Monroe, who guided the new nation through its first war in 1812, really its Second War of Independence; and it was Madison who handed the reins of government to the last of the Founders, his old friend and sometime rival Monroe. These were the main characters in his life. But it was his final partnership that allowed Madison to escape his natural shyness and reach the greatest heights. Dolley was the woman he married in middle age and who presided over both him and an enlivened White House. This partnership was a love story, a unique one that sustained Madison through his political rise, his presidency, and a fruitful retirement"-- Provided by publisher.

At the edge of uncertainty : 11 discoveries taking science by surprise

January 30, 2015
Brooks, Michael, 1970-
292 pages ; 23 cm

Wanted : a spiritual pursuit through jail, among outlaws, and across borders

January 30, 2015
Hoke, Chris (Prison chaplain)
New York, NY : HarperOne, [2015]
xii, 367 pages ; 22 cm

I am not a slut : slut-shaming in the age of the Internet

January 30, 2015
Tanenbaum, Leora, 1969-
New York : Harper Perennial, [2015]
xx, 387 pages ; 20 cm
The author of the groundbreaking work Slut! explores the phenomenon of slut-shaming in the age of sexting, tweeting, and "liking." She shows that the sexual double standard is more dangerous than ever before and offers wisdom and strategies for alleviating its destructive effects on young women's lives. Young women are encouraged to express themselves sexually. Yet when they do, they are derided as "sluts." Caught in a double bind of mixed sexual messages, young women are confused. To fulfill the contradictory roles of being sexy but not slutty, they create an "experienced" identity on social media-even if they are not sexually active - while ironically referring to themselves and their friends as "sluts." But this strategy can become a weapon used against young women in the hands of peers who circulate rumors and innuendo - elevating age-old slut-shaming to deadly levels, with suicide among bullied teenage girls becoming increasingly common. Now, Leora Tanenbaum revisits her influential work on sexual stereotyping to offer fresh insight into the digital and face-to-face worlds contemporary young women inhabit. She shares her new research, involving interviews with a wide range of teenage girls and young women from a variety of backgrounds as well as parents, educators, and academics. Tanenbaum analyzes the coping mechanisms young women currently use and points them in a new direction to eradicate slut-shaming for good.

Letter to a future lover : marginalia, errata, secrets, inscriptions, and other ephemera found in libraries

January 30, 2015
Monson, Ander, 1975- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Graywolf Press, [2015]
165 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Readers of physical books leave traces: marginalia, slips of paper, fingerprints, highlighting, inscriptions. All books have histories, and libraries are not just collections of books and databases but a medium of long-distance communication with other writers and readers.

The occupiers : the making of the 99 percent movement

January 30, 2015
Gould-Wartofsky, Michael A.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
x, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction: Enter the 99 Percent -- Chapter 1. Occupy before Occupy -- Chapter 2. Organizing for Occupation -- Chapter 3. Taking Liberty Square -- Chapter 4. Crossing Brooklyn Bridge -- Chapter 5. Escalation to Eviction -- Chapter 6. The Occupiers in Exile -- Chapter 7. Otherwise Occupied -- Chapter 8. Spring Forward, Fall Back -- Conclusion: Between Past and Future -- Notes -- References -- Index.
"Occupy Wall Street burst onto the stage of history in the fall of 2011. First by the tens, then by the tens of thousands, protestors filled the streets and laid claim to the squares of nearly 1,500 towns and cities, until, one by one, the occupations were forcibly evicted. In The Occupiers, Michael Gould-Wartofsky offers a front-seat view of the action in the streets of New York City and beyond. Painting a vivid picture of everyday life in the square through the use of material gathered in the course of two years of on-the-ground investigation, Gould-Wartofsky traces the occupation of Zuccotti Park--and some of its counterparts across the United States and around the world--from inception to eviction. He takes up the challenges the occupiers faced, the paradoxes of direct democracy, and the dynamics of direct action and police action and explores the ways in which occupied squares became focal points for an emerging opposition to the politics of austerity, restricted democracy, and the power of corporate America. Much of the discussion of the Occupy phenomenon has treated it as if it lived and died in Zuccotti Park, but Gould-Wartofsky follows the evicted occupiers into exile and charts their evolving strategies, tactics, and tensions as they seek to resist, regroup, and reoccupy. Displaced from public spaces and news headlines, the 99 Percent movement has spread out from the financial centers and across an America still struggling to recover in the aftermath of the crisis. Even if the movement fails to achieve radical reform, Gould-Wartofsky maintains, its offshoots may well accelerate the pace of change in the United States in the years to come"-- Provided by publisher.

Blueprint for revolution : how to use rice pudding, LEGO men, and other nonviolent techniques to galvanize communities, overthrow dictators, or simply change the world

January 30, 2015
Popović, Srđa, author.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2015]
xv, 282 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
It can never happen here -- Dream big, start small -- Vision of tomorrow -- The almighty pillars of power -- Laugh your way to victory -- Make oppression backfire -- It's unity, stupid! -- Plan your way to victory -- The demons of violence -- Finish what you started -- It had to be you -- Before we say goodbye.
"Popovic outlines his philosophy for implementing peaceful world change and provides a model for activists everywhere through stories of his own experience toppling dictatorships (peacefully) and of smaller examples of social change ... Through examples of using laughter and music (e.g., Pussy Riot) to disarm the opposition and gather supporters, to staging a protest of LEGO men in Siberia (when flesh-and-blood people would have been shot), to a boycott of cottage cheese in Israel to challenge price inflation while organizing around rice pudding to overthrow the dictator of the Maldives, Popovic uses true and sometimes outrageously clever examples of the ways in which non-violent resistance has achieved its means" -- Provided by publisher.

Madison's music : on reading the First Amendment

January 30, 2015
Neuborne, Burt, 1941- author.
New York : New Press, The, 2015.
260 pages ; 22 cm
Reading the First Amendment as a Poem -- Why Reading the First Amendment Isn't Easy -- Madison's Music : Lost and Found -- The First Amendment as a Narrative of Democracy -- Madison's Music Restored : Recovering Madison's Democracy-Friendly First Amendment -- The Democracy-Friendly First Amendment in Action -- Mr. Madison's Neighborhood -- Divine Madness : Hearing Madison's Music in the Religion Clauses -- The Costs of Ignoring Madison's Music : The Enigma of Judicial Review -- Madison, the Reluctant Poet : How the Great Poem Almost Didn't Get Written.
"Are you sitting down? It turns out that everything you learned about the First Amendment is wrong. For too long, we've been treating small, isolated snippets of the text as infallible gospel without looking at the masterpiece of the whole. Legal luminary Burt Neuborne argues that the structure of the First Amendment as well as of the entire Bill of Rights was more intentional than most people realize, beginning with the internal freedom of conscience and working outward to freedom of expression and finally freedom of public association. This design, Neuborne argues, was not to protect discrete individual rights--such as the rights of corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections--but to guarantee that the process of democracy continues without disenfranchisement, oppression, or injustice. Neuborne, who was the legal director of the ACLU and has argued numerous cases before the Supreme Court, invites us to hear the "music" within the form and content of Madison's carefully formulated text. When we hear Madison's music, a democratic ideal flowers in front of us, and we can see that the First Amendment gives us the tools to fight for campaign finance reform, the right to vote, equal rights in the military, the right to be full citizens, and the right to prevent corporations from riding roughshod over the weakest among us. Neuborne gives us an eloquent lesson in democracy that informs and inspires. "-- Provided by publisher.

Mama Koko and the hundred gunmen : one ordinary family's extraordinary tale of love, loss, and survival in Congo

January 30, 2015
Shannon, Lisa, 1975- author.
New York : PublicAffairs, [2015]
vii, 213 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Mama Koko and the hundred gunmen -- Epilogue, or a tale of many termites -- What you can do before setting this book down -- Appendix: Congo and Joseph Kony.

The hundred-year marathon : China's secret strategy to replace America as the global superpower

January 30, 2015
Pillsbury, Michael, author.
New York : Henry Holt, 2015.
319 pages ; 24 cm

Half-life : the divided life of Bruno Pontecorvo, physicist or spy

January 30, 2015
Close, F. E.
New York, NY : Basic Books, c2015.
xix, 378 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Carry me home : Birmingham, Alabama, the climactic battle of the civil rights revolution

January 30, 2015
McWhorter, Diane.
New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2013.
xvii, 731 pages, [16] leaves of plates : illustrations, map, facsimiles ; 24 cm
"With a new afterword by the author"--Cover.

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.
447 pages : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm
Includes index.

The world's cheapest destinations.

January 29, 2015
[Bangor, ME] :, Inc.
v. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Vols. for 2003-<2013> by Tim Leffel.
"21 countries where your money is worth a fortune." Ratings' guide to common stocks.

January 29, 2015
Jupiter, FL : Ratings, 2006-
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: Summer 2010-<Winter 2014/15> Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, Inc.
"A quarterly compilation of ratings and analyses covering common stocks traded on the NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ."

Designing and developing for Google Glass

January 29, 2015
Firstenberg, Allen, author.
xxv, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"December 2014: First Edition"--T.p. verso.
"Creating apps for Google Glass is more involved than simply learning how to navigate its hardware, APIs, and SDK. You also need the right mindset. While this practical book delivers the information and techniques you need to build and deploy Glass applications, it also helps you to think for Glass by showing you how the platform works in, and affects, its environment. In three parts--Discover, Design, and Develop--Glass pioneers guide you through the Glass ecosystem and demonstrate what this wearable computer means for users, developers, and society as a whole. You'll learn how to create rich functionality for a consumer technology that's radically different than anything currently available."--Page [4] of cover.

All about strips : colorful quilts from strips of many sizes

January 29, 2015
Guzman, Susan, author.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"That Patchwork Place"--Page 1 of cover.
"B1266"--Page 4 of cover.
Introduction -- A lesson in color -- Pattern and scale -- Choosing fabric: collections versus stash -- Discovering your unique style -- Projects -- Quiltmaking basics -- Resources.
This book covers the process of quilting with strips from 1-1/2 " to 10-1/2 " wide. It features 15 patterns in sizes from throws to king-size quilts. Each project includes specific tips for fabric selection, placement and assists.

Operation Gladio : the unholy alliance between the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia

January 29, 2015
Williams, Paul L., 1944- author.
381 pages ; 24 cm.
The stay-behind units -- The lucky break: Negroes and narcotics -- The Vatican alliance -- The drug network -- The secret society -- The rise of Michele Sindona -- False flag terrorism -- Gladio: south of the border -- IL crack Sindona -- High times, new crimes -- A papal problem -- The new network -- The shell game -- The desperate Don -- The pope must die -- The shooting in St. Peter's Square -- A raid and redirection -- Blackfriars Bridge -- Killings and kidnapping -- Works of God -- Death and resurrection -- Gladio triumphant -- Semper eadem.
"This disturbing exposé describes a secret alliance forged at the close of World War II by the CIA, the Sicilian and US mafias, and the Vatican to thwart the possibility of a Communist invasion of Europe. Journalist Paul L. Williams presents evidence suggesting the existence of "stay-behind" units in many European countries consisting of five thousand to fifteen thousand military operatives. According to the author's research, the initial funding for these guerilla armies came from the sale of large stocks of SS morphine that had been smuggled out of Germany and Italy and of bogus British bank notes that had been produced in concentration camps by skilled counterfeiters. As the Cold War intensified, the units were used not only to ward off possible invaders, but also to thwart the rise of left-wing movements in South America and NATO-based countries by terror attacks. Williams argues that Operation Gladio soon gave rise to the toppling of governments, wholesale genocide, the formation of death squads, financial scandals on a grand scale, the creation of the mujahideen, an international narcotics network, and, most recently, the ascendancy of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a Jesuit cleric with strong ties to Operation Condor (an outgrowth of Gladio in Argentina) as Pope Francis I. Sure to be controversial, Operation Gladio connects the dots in ways the mainstream media often overlooks."--Dust jacket flap.

Secrets of a hiring manager turned career coach : a foolproof guide to getting the job you want, every time

January 29, 2015
Quast, Lisa, author.
313 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Find your passion -- Evaluate jobs and your skills -- Develop your documents -- Polish your personal brand -- Score an interview -- Prep for interview success -- Ace the interview -- After the interview -- Appendix A: Resources -- Appendix B: Templates -- Appendix C: Notes.

Southern living ... annual recipes.

January 28, 2015
Birmingham [Ala.] : Oxmoor House
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.

Wines & vines. Directory & buyer's guide.

January 28, 2015
San Francisco, Calif. : The Hiaring Co.,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: <2009-2015> San Rafael, CA : Wine Communications Group.
"Wineries of North America, vineyard industry suppliers."

Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the underground railroad

January 28, 2015
Foner, Eric, 1943- author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
xiii, 301 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Rethinking the underground railroad -- Slavery and freedom in New York -- Origins of the underground railroad : the New York Vigilance Committee -- A patchwork system : the underground railroad in the 1840s -- The Fugitive Slave Law and the crisis of the Black community -- The metropolitan corridor : the underground railroad in the 1850s -- The record of fugitives : an account of runaway slaves in the 1850s -- The end of the underground railroad.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner relates the dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.

The young T.E. Lawrence

January 28, 2015
Sattin, Anthony, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.
xiii, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
"First published in Great Britain under the title Young Lawrence : a portrait of the legend as a young man"--Title page verso.
The young scholar. Landing ; Origins ; Father confessor ; On foot and alone ; A glorious country for wandering in ; Pushing the boundaries -- The young archaeologist. Forgotten far off things ; The apprentice ; The wanderer after sensations ; If the Italians permit ; Because he loves us ; An old story ; The happiest time, the richest dig ; Gathering storm ; Eating lotos -- The young spy. A splendid trip ; Another step, a long way ; Shooting and burning ; Of Arabia.

Bound : over 20 artful handmade books

January 28, 2015
Ekrem, Erica.
Asheville : Lark Crafts, 2015.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Bound offers approximately 25-30 bookbinding projects showcasing beautiful exposed bindings. Classified in chapters entitled Vintage, Nature, and Leather, projects include a mason jar book, a seashell book, and a classic-looking leather-bound photo album, to name a few. Beginners will find plenty of entry-level projects to enjoy, while more experienced book artists will learn new ways to do old binding techniques. The Basics section and each project are illustrated with gorgeous, bright beauty shots and whimsical-but-clear illustrations. Ms. Ekrem uses her way with words and her talented hand at book arts to take readers on a little stroll into their own imagination (or their memory) with each creation"-- Provided by publisher.

1,000 foods to eat before you die : a food lover's life list

January 28, 2015
Sheraton, Mimi, author.
xvii, 990 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Various foods from all over the world.

Getting a big data job for dummies

January 28, 2015
Williamson, Jason.
xii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting a job in big data -- Getting your big data education -- Finding a job with the right organization -- Developing a job-landing strategy -- The part of tens.

Getting back out there : secrets to successful dating and finding true love after the big breakup

January 28, 2015
Elliott, Susan J., author.
xxix, 271 pages ; 21 cm.
"You've broken up, done the work, and you're ready to move on to a new relationship. In Getting Back Out There, Susan J. Elliott-creator of the wildly popular blog you through the process of deciding when to date again, first date jitters, the selection (and rejection) of potential partners, and the rewarding experience of making a commitment to the right partner and being equipped for a happy, healthy relationship. With chapters such as "The Steps from the Big Breakup to Happy and Healthy Dating, Mating, and Relating," "Five Questions to Ask Before You Take the Plunge," and "The Five R's of Dating Failure: Readiness, Rejection, Recycling, Rebounding, Retreating," Getting Back Out There is the go-to guide to help you transition from former failed relationships to a successful new one"-- Provided by publisher.

Creative soldered jewelry & accessories : 20+ earrings, necklaces, bracelets & more

January 28, 2015
Bluhm, Lisa, 1969-
Asheville : Lark Crafts, 2014.
126 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

The old magic of Christmas : yuletide traditions for the darkest days of the year

January 28, 2015
Raedisch, Linda, 1968-
Woodbury : Llewellyn Publications, 2014.
xi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
A thousand years of winter -- At home with the elves -- Dead by Christmas morning -- Riders on white horses -- Creatures of forest and mountain -- The Scandinavian household sprite -- Reindeer games -- A Christmas bestiary -- Winter's bride -- There are witches in the air -- Dark spirits of hearth and home -- A Christmas witch's herbal.
"Not so very long ago, Yuletide was as much a chilling season of ghosts and witches as it was a festival of goodwill. In The Old Magic of Christmas, you'll rub elbows with veiled spirits, learn the true perils of elves, and discover a bestiary of enchanted creatures. Rife with the more frightful characters from folklore and the season's most petulant ghosts, this book takes you on a spooky sleigh ride from the silvered firs of a winter forest to the mirrored halls of the Snow Queen. Along the way, you'll discover how to bring the festivities into your home with cookie recipes and craft instructions, as well as tips for delving more deeply into your relationship with the unseen"--Page 4 of cover.

The Bhagavad-Gita : a new translation

January 28, 2015
xvi, 509 pages ; 23 cm.
"With the Sanskrit text, a romanized transliteration, a word-for-word translation, and extensive notes and supporting essays" --Cover.

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