New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

May 28, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Grunt : the curious science of humans at war

May 27, 2016
Roach, Mary, author.
285 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Second skin : what to wear to war -- Boom box : automotive safety for people who drive on bomb -- Fighting by ear : the conundrum of military noise -- Below the belt : the cruelest shot of all -- It could get weird: a salute to genital transplants -- Carnage under fire : how do combat medics cope? -- Sweating bullets : the war on heat -- Leaky SEALs : diarrhea as a threat to national security -- The maggot paradox : flies on the battlefield, for better and worse -- What doesn't kill you will make you reek : a brief history of stink bombs -- Old chum : how to make and test shark repellent -- That sinking feeling : when things go wrong under the sea -- Up and under : a submarine tries to sleep -- Feedback from the fallen : how the dead help the living stay that way.
"'Grunt' tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries-- panic, exhaustion, heat, noise-- and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them"--

Herb Pennock : baseball's faultless pitcher

May 27, 2016
Craig, Keith, author.
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
xiv, 300 pages, 29 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Pennock's preliminary pitches -- Connie Mack's opportunity and mistake -- Blossoming in Beantown -- The first Yankee year: From "worst trade ever" to World Series hero -- From personal loss to peak of his profession -- World Series wins and a waning career -- Baseball bon voyage back at Boston -- Carpenter's call -- Fixing the foundering Phillies -- 1946: Season of surprise -- Robinson's revolution and Pennock's "protest" -- Prejudice, pain, and promise -- A short season, a long legacy.

Last royal rebel : the life and death of James, Duke of Monmouth

May 27, 2016
Keay, Anna, author.
462 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), genealogical tables, maps ; 25 cm
Abduction -- An infamous mother -- A new life -- Homecoming -- Vicious and idle -- Coming of age -- The soldier and the Sun King -- A rising sun -- Care but not command -- The ties begin to break -- Finding new friends -- Icarus -- Exclusion -- Opposition leader -- Town and country -- Desperate measures -- Love and loss -- The reluctant rebel -- The last battle -- The end -- Epilogue.

Sabotage : the mission to destroy Hitler's atomic bomb

May 27, 2016
Bascomb, Neal, author.
New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016.
307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Invasion -- The uranium club -- Ministry of ungentlemanly warfare -- The size of a pineapple -- Operation Grouse -- The vidda -- Two little birds -- Gunnerside -- Survival -- The white tempest -- The plan -- Winter fortress -- Escape -- 100 percent success -- The chase -- Another go -- Bigassbird II -- The transport -- The ticking clock -- Sabotage -- Epilogue.
"The invasion begins at night, with German cruisers slipping into harbor, and soon the Nazis occupy all of Norway... At Vemork, an industrial fortress high above a dizzying gorge, they gain access to an essential ingredient for the weapon that could end World War II: Hitler's very own nuclear bomb. When the Allies discover the plans for the bomb, they agree Vemork must be destroyed. But after a British operation fails to stop the Nazis deadly designs, the task falls to a band of young Norwegian commandos"-- Provided by publisher.

Self made : becoming empowered, self-reliant, and rich in every way

May 27, 2016
Galan, Nely, 1963- author.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2016]
xx, 214 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"What does it mean to be self-made? It means that you own a part of you that no one else can take away. It results in freedom--financial, mental, emotional. It means that if you stumble, you could make success and happiness for yourself all over again. Informed by her experience as a Cuban immigrant who learned that financial independence equals freedom, Nely Galan has been spreading that message to audiences across the country. She tells women to stop waiting for permission to go after what they want from their bosses, spouses, and companies. For her, success is defined by helping yourself and your family to a better life. Self-Made is a colorful, no-nonsense manual for aligning your money with your mission. Nely's frank and feisty approach motivates women to: Get Out of Survival Mode ... where you are one problem away from catastrophe Make Money: Learn how to invest $5 each week and become a millionaire. Change your mindset from instant gratification to goal orientation. Don't buy shoes; buy buildings! Focus on the ultimate: to work because you want to, not because you have to; to be able to reward yourself and your children with things like an education, trips, owning a home; to feel actualized, self-reliant, and self-made."-- Provided by publisher.

The long game : a memoir

May 27, 2016
McConnell, Mitch, author.
New York, New York : Sentinel, [2016]
viii, 278 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
A fighting spirit -- From baseball to politics -- Seeing greatness -- You can start too late, but never too soon -- Mitch who? -- Giving it all I've got -- Slow and steady -- Love -- Standing my ground -- The value of the team -- Resilience -- Practicing patience -- Frogs in a wheelbarrow -- A thick hide -- Bad news -- Professor Obama -- You can't make policy if you don't win the election -- Courage -- Making a point or a difference? -- Victory.
"A candid memoir by the Republican Senate Majority Leader traces his childhood battle with polio and the philosophies that have shaped his career, sharing his views on such topics as the strained relationship between Congress and the Obama administration, Hillary Clinton's moderate stance and the government shutdowns surrounding the Obamacare battles,"--NoveList.

The art of tough : fearlessly facing politics and life

May 27, 2016
Boxer, Barbara.
New York, NY : Hachette Books, 2016.
xii, 274 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Barbara Boxer has made her mark, combining compassionate advocacy with scrappiness in a political career spanning more than three decades. Now, retiring from the Senate, she continues the work to which she's dedicated 30 years in Congress. Her memoir shares her provocative and touching recollections of service, and cements her commitment to the fight for women, families, quality, environmental protection, all in a peaceful world.

Food and the city : New York's professional chefs, restaurateurs, line cooks, street vendors, and purveyors talk about what they do and why they do it

May 27, 2016
Yalof, Ina L., 1939- author.
New York : G..P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
xviii, 364 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Starting from Scratch -- Duck and Other Dynasties -- Taking the Heat -- Romans à Chef -- The Party Line -- Front of the House -- Pairings -- Crowd Feeding -- Counter Culture.
"Presents an unprecedented behind-the-scenes tour of New York City's dynamic food culture, as told through the voices of the chefs, line cooks, restaurateurs, waiters and street vendors who have made this industry their lives,"--NoveList.

Only humans need apply : winners and losers in the age of smart machines

May 27, 2016
Davenport, Thomas H., 1954- author.
New York, NY : Harper Business, [2016]
viii, 276 pages ; 24 cm

I do it with the lights on : and 10 more discoveries on the road to a blissfully shame-free life

May 27, 2016
Thore, Whitney Way, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Life got better when I was fat -- I wasn't a fat kid-but by kindergarten I had body image issues -- I don't want to kill myself when Iook in the mirror (anymore) -- Fat girls have eating disorders, too -- PCOS didn't make me this fat -- Americans aren't the worst of the fat-shamers -- Losing 100 pounds didn't make me happy -- Being fetishized isn't flattering -- I do it with the lights on -- Feminism is my favorite f-word -- Body-positivity doesn't promote obesity.

Double cup love : on the trail of family, food, and broken hearts in China

May 27, 2016
Huang, Eddie, 1982- author.
xvi, 218 pages ; 25 cm
"As he entered adulthood (of sorts), Huang began to wonder just how authentic his Chinese identity really was, a dilemma that grew more acute as he contemplated proposing marriage to his all-American (well, all-Italian-American) girlfriend. So he enlisted his brothers Emery and Evan and returned to the land his ancestors had abandoned. His immediate goal was to sample the best food in China, from four-star restaurants in Shanghai to sidewalk vendors in Chengdu, and open his own stand to see if his food stood up to Chinese tastes--but his deeper goal was to reconnect with his homeland, repair his frayed family relationships, decide whether to marry to his American girlfriend, and figure out just where to find meaning in his life."--Provided by publisher.

The confessions of Congressman X : a disturbing and shockingly frank tell-all of vanity, greed and deceit

May 27, 2016
Congressman X, author.
Minneapolis, MN Mill City Press, [2016]
xv, 65 pages ; 21 cm
Foreword by Robert Atkinson.
"A devastating inside look at the dark side of Congress as revealed by one of its own! No wonder Congressman X wants to remain anonymous for fear of retribution. His admissions are deeply disturbing. . . "Most of my colleagues are dishonest career politicians who revel in the power and special-interest money that's lavished upon them." "My main job is to keep my job, to get reelected. It takes precedence over everything." "Voters are incredibly ignorant and know little about our form of government and how it works." "It's far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep who crave instant gratification." "Fundraising is so time consuming I seldom read any bills I vote on. Like many of my colleagues, I don't know how the legislation will be implemented, or what it'll cost." "We spend money we don't have and blithely mortgage the future with a wink and a nod. Screw the next generation. It's about getting credit now, lookin' good for the upcoming election."

Unity and diversity in the New Testament : an inquiry into the character of earliest Christianity

May 27, 2016
Dunn, James D. G., 1939-
London : SCM Press, 2006.
lv, 520 pages ; 24 cm
Previous edition: 1990.
I. Introduction -- II. Kerygma or Kerygmata? -- III. Primitive confessional formulae -- IV. The role of tradition -- V. The use of the Old Testament -- VI. Concepts of ministry -- VII. Patterns of worship -- VIII. Sacraments -- IX. Spirit and experience -- X. Christ and Christology -- XI. Jewish Christianity -- XII. Hellenistic Christianity -- XIII. Apocalyptic Christianity -- XIV. Early Catholicism -- XV. The authority of the New Testament.
A challenging textbook for level two and three New Testament scholars. The new material is the author's critical refinement of all the original issues covered. New Testament study, the synoptic question, and the origins of Christianity are all fundamental areas of study on theology undergraduate degrees today.

George Hamlin, American singer, 1868-1923: a resumé of his career

December 18, 2016
Trott, Josephine, 1874-1950.
Denver : Printed by Nelson, 1925.
53 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

The happy medium : life lessons from the other side

May 26, 2016
Russo, Kim, author.
New York, NY : HarperElixir, [2016]
230 pages ; 24 cm
What the spirit world is dying to teach you. Don't I know you from somewhere? How a past life regression proved the bonds of love survive physical death ; Nightmare on 86th Street : learning to overcome fear ; Not a ghost of a chance : frequently haunted places to avoid until you are an expert ; Listen up : exercising intuition and building faith ; Soul contracts: how we're bound to fulfill our life's goals ; What happens in heaven: lessons learned there don't have to stay there -- For all practical purposes. Coming to your senses: the many different ways spirits communicate ; Special delivery: the joy of that first psychic reading! ; Don't all talk at once: establishing order so important messages get through ; Spreading your wings: learning complementary modalities ; Being human: the times when we're not supposed to know everything ; Fulfilling your destiny: living life in love and light.
"The medium star of Lifetime's The Haunting Of shares her personal story and behind-the-scenes details from some of her celebrity seances, counseling readers on how to harness energy from one's surrounding world to gain better understandings of life's biggest questions"--NoveList.

No way but gentlenesse : a memoir of how Kes, my kestrel, changed my life

May 26, 2016
Hines, Richard, 1945- author.
271 pages ; 22 cm
A memoir about a working-class kid whose passion for the elite pastime of falconry sets him on an unexpected path through adulthood.

It's okay to laugh : (crying is cool, too)

May 26, 2016
Purmort, Nora McInerny.
New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, 2016.
xi, 274 pages ; 24 cm
Twenty-seven-year-old Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from boyfriend to dopey “boyfriend” until she met Aaron—a charismatic art director and comic-book nerd who once made Nora laugh so hard she pulled a muscle. When Aaron was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, they refused to let it limit their love. They got engaged on Aaron’s hospital bed and had a baby boy while he was on chemo. In the period that followed, Nora and Aaron packed fifty years of marriage into the three they got, spending their time on what really matters. In this deeply felt and deeply funny memoir, Nora gives her readers a true gift—permission to struggle, permission to laugh, permission to tell the truth and know that everything will be okay. It’s Okay to Laugh is a love letter to life, in all its messy glory;

The rise and fall of nations : forces of change in the post-crisis world

May 26, 2016
Sharma, Ruchir, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.
xii, 466 pages ; 24 cm
Prologue : into the wild -- Introduction : impermanence -- People matter -- The circle of life -- Good billionaires, bad billionaires -- Perils of the state -- The geographic sweet spot -- Factories first -- The price of onions -- Cheap is good -- The kiss of debt -- The hype watch -- The good, the average, and the ugly.

33 days to morning glory : a do-it-yourself retreat in preparation for Marian Consecration

May 26, 2016
Gaitley, Michael E.
195 pages ; 22 cm
"This do-it-yourself retreat touches on the inspiring life of St. Louis de Montfort and the personal journeys of outstanding modern-day Christian models. It integrates the basic truths of our faith. It is a moving and transformative journey"-- Review excerpt by Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, back cover.

Amazing recipe makeovers: 1/2 the fat, calories, salt, sugar : *but with all the flavor! : over 200 recipes

May 26, 2016
New York, NY : Oxmoor House, an imprint of Time Inc. Books, 2016.
320 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Blockchain revolution : how the technology behind bitcoin is changing money, business, and the world

May 26, 2016
Tapscott, Don, 1947- author.
New York : Portfolio / Penguin, [2016]
xx, 348 pages ; 24 cm
Part I: Say you want a revolution. 1. The trust protocol -- 2. Bootstrapping the future: seven design principles of the blockchain economy -- Part II: Transformation. 3. Reinventing financial services -- 4. Re-architecting the firm: the core and the edges -- 5. New business models: making it rain on the blockchain -- 6. The ledger of things: animating the physical world -- 7. Solving the prosperity paradox: economic inclusion and entrepreneurship -- 8. Rebuilding government and democracy -- 9. Freeing culture on the blockchain: music to our ears -- Part III: Promise and peril. 10. Overcoming showstoppers: ten implementation challenges -- 11. Leadership for the next era.
The Internet as we know it is great for collaboration and communication, but is deeply flawed when it comes to commerce and privacy. The new blockchain technology facilitates peer-to-peer transactions without any intermediary such as a bank or governing body. Keeping the user's information anonymous, the blockchain validates and keeps a permanent public record of all transactions. That means that your personal information is private and secure, while all activity is transparent and incorruptible--reconciled by mass collaboration and stored in code on a digital ledger. With its advent, we will not need to trust each other in the traditional sense, because trust is built into the system itself.

Bobo Newsom : baseball's traveling man

May 26, 2016
McConnell, Jim, 1948- author.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
xi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

Cakes in bloom : the art of exquisite sugarcraft flowers

May 26, 2016
Porschen, Peggy, author.
London : Quadrille Publishing, 2014.
224 pages : illustrations (color) ; 29 cm
Includes index.

The case for Jesus : the biblical and historical evidence for Christ

May 26, 2016
Pitre, Brant James, author.
viii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The quest for Jesus -- Were the Gospels anonymous? -- The titles of the Gospels -- The early Church fathers -- The lost Gospels -- Are the Gospels biographies -- The dating of the Gospels -- Jesus and the Jewish messiah -- Did Jesus think He was God? -- The secret of Jesus's divinity -- The Crucifixion -- The Resurrection -- At Caesarea Philippi.
Over the past hundred years, scholars have attacked the historical truth of the Gospels and argued that they were originally anonymous and filled with contradictions. In The Case for Jesus, Brant Pitre taps into the wells of Christian scripture, history, and tradition to ask and answer a number of different questions, including: If we don't know who wrote the Gospels, how can we trust them? How are the four Gospels different from other gospels, such as the lost gospel of "Q" and the Gospel of Thomas? How can the four Gospels be historically true when there are differences between them? How much faith should be put into these writings? As The Case for Jesus will show, recent discoveries in New Testament scholarship, as well as neglected evidence from ancient manuscripts and the early church fathers, together have the potential to pull the rug out from under a century of skepticism toward the apostolic authorship and historical truth of the traditional Gospels.

The complete guide to carb counting : how to take the mystery out of carb counting and improve your blood glucose control

May 26, 2016
Warshaw, Hope S., 1954-
Alexandria : American Diabetes Association, 2011.
ix, 169 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"This book provides the reader with the knowledge and skills to make carb counting a central part of diabetes care and helps to achieve diabetes control and quality of life"-- Provided by publisher.

God is always hiring : 50 lessons for finding fulfilling work

May 26, 2016
Brett, Regina., author.
xi, 273 pages ; 21 cm
When you don't get what you want, you get something better, experience -- Everything changes when you change -- Burying your talents won't make them grow -- What they call you is up to them. What you answer to is up to you -- In this drama of life, there are no small parts -- Give others a second chance to make a first impression -- Every job is as magical as you make it -- There's a time for everything but not always at the same time -- Only you can determine your dollar worth -- Even the mistakes belong -- If you're going to doubt anything, doubt your doubts -- Sometimes the job you want is the job you already have -- Most of the time, the only person in your way is you -- God is still speaking -- Make gentle the life of this world -- Sometimes your mission is revealed moment by moment -- When things fall apart, they could actually be falling into place -- When you fail, fail forward -- Choice, not just chance, determines your destiny -- It's not about what you can do, but what God can do through you -- Instead of trying to be the best in the world, be the best for the world -- If you can help someone, do; if you can hurt someone, don't -- It's important to know both your superpower and your kryptonite -- God completes our work -- Not everything that counts can be counted -- Don't confuse your work with your worth -- Clear the path for the person who comes after you -- Just because someone isn't on your path doesn't mean they're lost -- Expand your comfort zone to make others more comfortable -- There's no whining on the yacht -- No one can drain you without your permission -- There's more to life than making it go faster -- Instead of planning a better life, start living one -- The world needs people who are fully alive -- The best use of your life is to love -- To find out who you are, let go of who you aren't -- Align yourself first, then take action -- The most important boss to answer to is the small still voice within -- Power is an inside job -- It's up to you to launch your life -- Things don't happen to you; they happen for you and for others -- Don't die with your music in you -- Nothing you want is upstream, so stop struggling -- Create a pocket of greatness right where you are -- Even when you feel invisible, your work isn't -- You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give -- Be somebody's hero -- For networking to work, we all have to be the net -- If you don't want regrets at the end of your life, have no regrets at the end of each day -- Find your grail. Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire.
"Beloved columnist and bestselling author Regina Brett offers her special brand of uplifting, yet practical advice to help readers find fulfillment in their work . . . and to deal with unexpected challenges. In this ... collection, Brett focuses on how we relate to our work, or lack of work, and the seeking of something deeper and more meaningful in our career and life. With essays like 'Every job is as magical as you make it' and 'Only you can determine your worth,' this book relates tales of discouragement turning into hope, and persistence paying big dividends."

Hell before their very eyes : American soldiers liberate concentration camps in Germany, April 1945

May 26, 2016
McManus, John C., 1965- author.
xv, 189 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Encountering Ohrdruf -- "The smell of death was thick in the air": witnessing Buchenwald -- Treating Buchenwald: medicine and Murrow -- Dachau: the approach -- "My heart was going a mile a minute": liberating Dachau -- Dachau: the impact.
On April 4, 1945, United States Army units from the 89th Infantry Division and the 4th Armored Division seized Ohrdruf, the first of many Nazi concentration camps to be liberated in Germany. In the weeks that followed, as more camps were discovered, thousands of soldiers came face to face with the monstrous reality of Hitler's Germany. For the American soldiers of all ranks who witnessed such powerful evidence of Nazi crimes, the experience was life altering. Almost all were haunted for the rest of their lives by what they had seen, horrified that humans from ostensibly civilized societies were capable of such crimes. Military historian John C. McManus sheds new light on this aspect of the Holocaust. Drawing on a blend of archival sources and thousands of firsthand accounts--including unit journals, interviews, oral histories, memoirs, diaries, letters, and published recollections--Hell Before Their Very Eyes focuses on the experiences of the soldiers who liberated Ohrdruf, Buchenwald, and Dachau and their determination to bear witness to this horrific history.--From publisher description.

Hoping to help : the promises and pitfalls of global health volunteering

May 26, 2016
Lasker, Judith, 1947- author.
Ithaca, NY : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2016.
ix, 262 pages ; 23 cm.
Introduction: A "tsunami" of international volunteers -- pt. I. The sponsoring organization. Who sponsors international medical missions? ; The activities and goals of sponsoring organizations -- pt. II. The volunteers. Becoming a volunteer ; What leads to volunteering, what volunteering leads to -- pt. III. The host communities. The best and the worst: host perspectives on volunteer programs ; Benefits to host communities ; "First, do no harm": the unintended negatives for host communities -- pt. IV. Principles for maximizing the benefits of volunteer health trips. Mutuality and continuity: two pillars of effective programs ; Community-focused research ; Programmatic focus -- Conclusion: Lessons learned; Responding to the debate -- Appendices.

Junot Díaz and the decolonial imagination

May 26, 2016
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2016.
viii, 437 pages ; 24 cm
Against the "discursive Latino": on the politics and praxis of Junot Díaz's Latinidad / Arlene Dávila -- The decolonizer's guide to disability / Julie Avril Minich -- Laughing through a broken mouth in The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao / Lyn Di Iorio -- A portrait of the artist as a young cannibalist : reading Yunior (writing) in The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao / Monica Hanna -- Artistry, ancestry, and Americanness in the works of Junot Díaz / Silvio Torres-Saillant -- This is how you lose it : navigating dominicanidad in Junot Díaz's Drown / Ylce Irizarry -- Latino/a deracination and the new Latin American novel / Claudia Milian -- Dictating a Zafa : the power of narrative form as ruin-reading / Jennifer Harford Vargas -- Dismantling the master's house : the decolonial literary imaginations of Audre Lorde and Junot Díaz / Paula M.L. Moya -- Now check it : Junot Díaz's Wondrous Spanglish" / Glenda Carpio -- "A planetary warning" : the multilayered Caribbean zombie in "Monstro" / Sarah Quesada -- Junot Díaz's Search for decolonial aesthetics and love / José David Saldívar -- Sucia love : losing, lying, and leaving in Junot Díaz's This is how you lose her? / Deborah R. Vargas -- "Chiste Apocalyptus" : Prospero in the Caribbean and the art of power / Ramón Saldívar -- The search for decolonial love : a conversation between Junot Díaz and Paula M.L. Moya.

Keeping your kids on God's side

May 26, 2016
Crain, Natasha, 1976-
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2016]
269 pages ; 22 cm

Mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructurings

May 26, 2016
Gaughan, Patrick A.
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, 2015.
xii, 670 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Corporate restructurings are an indispensable tool in building a new generation of re-engineered companies with the power and resources to compete on a global playing field. Written from a practical and historical perspective, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings, Fourth Edition carefully analyzes the strategies and motives that inspire M & As, the laws and rules that govern the field, as well as the offensive and defensive techniques of hostile acquisitions"-- Provided by publisher.

Miriam's song : the story of Miriam Peretz

May 26, 2016
Shir, Semadar, 1957-
Springfield, NJ : Gefen Publishing House, [2016]
xiv, 398 pages, 56 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm

The new Bach reader : a life of Johann Sebastian Bach in letters and documents

May 26, 2016
New York : W.W. Norton, ©1999.
liv, 551 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Rev. and enl. ed. of: The Bach reader. Rev. ed. 1966.
Johann Sebastian Bach : a portrait in outline -- Bach's life in his own writings and other documents -- Early biographical documents on Bach -- Bach as viewed by his contemporaries -- Bach in the second half of the Eighteenth Century -- Forkel's biography of Bach (1802/1820) -- Bach in the Romantic era -- Appendix : Money and living costs in Bach's time.
Through hundreds of letters, family papers, anecdotes, and records, the Bach Reader established a new approach to biography by offering original documents in impeccable translations. In The New Bach Reader, Christoph Wolff has incorporated numerous facsimiles and added many newly discovered items, reflecting the current state of scholarship about the composer's life and music. The readings in this volume provide an accurate and vivid picture of Bach's world and of his far-reaching influence.

The only rule is it has to work : our wild experiment building a new kind of baseball team

May 26, 2016
Lindbergh, Ben, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
x, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
The Sonoma Stompers : opening day roster -- Not joking at all -- Sonoma dreaming -- Modern baseball -- Tryouts -- Spreadsheet guys -- No feel -- Taking the field -- Technical difficulties -- Breaking barriers -- Fehball -- Pulling the trigger -- Evidences -- Sands of time -- Burn the ships -- It is high, it is far ... -- The Sonoma Stompers : final team statistics.
"It's the ultimate in fantasy baseball: You get to pick the roster, set the lineup, and decide on strategies-- with real players, in a real ballpark, in a real playoff race. That's what baseball analysts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller got to do when an independent minor-league team in California, the Sonoma Stompers, offered them the chance to run its baseball operations according to the most advanced statistics. Their story in The Only Rule is it Has to Work is unlike any other baseball tale you've ever read"--

The opposite of woe : my life in beer and politics

May 26, 2016
Hickenlooper, John W. (John Wright), 1952- author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2016.
360 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"The governor of Colorado tells his story, from early loss to college on the ten-year plan, to business and political success"-- Pr ovided by publisher.

Tools for grassroots activists : best practices for success in the environmental movement

May 26, 2016
Ventura, CA : Patagonia Books, [2016]
xvii, 254 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Why a tools conference? / Yvon Chouinard -- The business of changing the world / Vincent Stanley -- Keynore: Keepers of the door / Brock Evans -- Campaign strategy / Brian O'Donnell -- Case study: Rocky Mountain Front / Bob Ekey -- Keynote: Taking our work to the next level / Annie Leonard -- Marketing / Strick Walker -- Case study: Worn wear / Bill Boland -- Keynote: Leaderless / Bill McKibben -- Organizing / Owen Bailey -- Keynote: The haircut / David Orr -- Fundraising / Diane Brown -- Case study: California salmon and steelhead / Karen Gardner -- Keynote: Saving the sacred headwaters / Wade Davis -- Communications / Kristen Grimm -- Case study: The Gulf of Mexico / Kristen Grimm -- How to: Creating print materials / Jim Little -- Keynote: When we change the climate, we change the world / Lois Gibbs -- Networking / Beth Kanter -- Case study: Grist / Katharine Worth -- How to: Inspire with film / Melinda Booth -- Keynote: Let your hands go / Bruce Hill -- Lobbying / Tim Mahoney -- Case study: California North Coast wilderness / Ryan Henson -- Keynote: Epiphany / Denis Hayes -- Working with business / John Sterling -- Case study: Oregon Badlands / Brent Fenty -- Keynote: Sowing seeds of hope / Jane Goodall -- Utilizing the economics of conservation / Ben Alexander -- Case study: Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument / Nathan Small -- Keynote: Ghost deer / Terry Tempest Williams -- Visualizing data / Tanya Birch & Karin Tuxen-Bettman -- Case study: The Jane Goodall Institute / Lilian Pintea & Shawn Sweeney -- Keynote: Japan's first dam removal: the Arase Dam / Shoko Tsuru -- Keynote: The dancing planet / Dave Foreman -- Author's bios.
"For over twenty years, Patagonia has organized a Tools Conference, where experts provide practical training to help make activists more effective. Now Patagonia has captured Tools' best wisdom and advice into a book, creating a resource for any organization hoping to hone core skills like campaign and communication strategy, grassroots organizing, and lobbying as well as working with business, fundraising in uncertain times and using new technologies. Patagonia hopes the book will be dog-eared and scribbled in; a solid, inspiring guide and reliable companion. The book is organized in two sections: Strategies, and Tools. Each chapter, written by a respected expert in the field, covers essential principals as well as best practices. A hands-on case study accompanies each chapter and demonstrates the principles in action. Sprinkled throughout are inspirational thoughts from acclaimed activists, such as Jane Goodall, Bill McKibben, Wade Davis, Annie Leonard, and Terry Tempest Williams."--provided by

RMS Titanic : the wider story

May 26, 2016
Mylon, Patrick, author.
Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2016.
144 pages : illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm
Competition and construction -- Maiden departure -- Ports of call -- Life at sea -- Warnings -- Collision -- So near and yet so far -- Evacuation -- Fatal night -- By the dawn's early light -- Cunard to New York -- Postscript.
"While much has been written about the Titanic disaster and its victims, the tragedy sent repercussions around the world. Here Patrick Mylon explores many of the lesser-known aspects of Titanic’s legacy, telling the story around the disaster."--Provided by publisher.

School-based practice with children and youth experiencing homelessness

May 26, 2016
Canfield, James P. (James Park)
New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
xi, 128 pages ; 24 cm.
Who are the homeless? -- What we know about homelessness : building a foundation -- The McKinney-Vento act and school-based practice -- The McKinney-Vento act in school-based practice -- Barriers and facilitators : a practice approach -- References -- Index.

The seventh sense : power, fortune, and survival in the age of networks

May 26, 2016
Ramo, Joshua Cooper, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
viii, 343 pages ; 25 cm.
Preface -- Part One: The Nature of Our Age -- Chapter 1: The Masters -- Chapter 2: The Age of Network Power -- Chapter 3: War, Peace, Networks -- Part Two: The Seventh Sense -- Chapter 4: The Jaws of Connection -- Chaptr 5: Fishnet -- Chapter 6: Warez Dudes -- Chapter 7: The New Castle -- Chapter 8: "MapReduce": The Compression of Space and Time -- Part Three: Gateland -- Chapter 9: Inside and Out -- Chapter 10: Hard Gatekeeping -- Chapter 11: Citizens! -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
The Digital Age is as transformative as the Industrial Revolution and Joshua Cooper Ramo explains how to survive. He is a policy expert who has advised the most powerful nations and corporations, says yes; if people are ready to ride the disruption. Drawing on examples from business, science, and politics, Ramo illuminates people's transformative world. Start by imagining a near future when America's greatest power is not its military or its economy, but its control of the Internet.

The Southern vegetable book : a root-to-stalk guide to the South's favorite produce

May 26, 2016
Lang, Rebecca D., 1976- author.
New York, NY : Oxmoor House, an imprint of Time Inc. Books, [2016]
256 pages : color illustrations, 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction to Southern vegetables -- Spring -- Summer -- Fall -- Winter.
"The Southern Vegetable Book celebrates all of the diverse produce that Southerners hold dear. Author Rebecca Lang, showcases 30 of the South's most well-loved vegetables, including favorites and staples like tomatoes, okra, and corn, and lesser-known gems like Jerusalem artichokes and ramps. Whether you live deep in the heart of the South or to the west or the north, you'll learn what to look for when you're buying produce as well as storage advice for maximum freshness.

The space within : finding your way back home

May 26, 2016
Neill, Michael, 1966-
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., [2016]
xiv, 161 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Foreword by Robert Holden, Ph.D. -- Introduction: One problem, one solution -- How to be more of who you really are -- Thought Is not what you think -- Becoming human -- The peace of mind -- The secret of effortless change -- A fresh start -- The key to high performance -- Living a guided life -- Always already home -- Some final thoughts.
"There is a space within you where you are already perfect, whole, and complete. It is pure consciousness, the space inside of which all thoughts come and go. When you rest in the feeling of this space, the warmth of it heals your mind and body. When you operate from the infinite creative potential of this space, you produce high levels of performance and creative flow. When you sit in the openness of this space with others, you experience a level of connection and intimacy that is breathtakingly enjoyable and filled with love. And when you explore this space more deeply, you will find yourself growing closer and closer to the divine, even if you're not sure there is such a thing and wouldn't know how to talk about it if there was. Every problem we have in life is the result of losing our bearings and getting caught up in the content of our own thinking; the solution to every one of those problems is to find our way back home.This is both the invitation and the promise of this book."--Page [4] of cover.

Think and eat yourself smart : a neuroscientific approach to a sharper mind and healthier life

May 26, 2016
Leaf, Caroline, 1963- author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Books, [2016]
328 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Admit it!: Real food and the MAD way of eating ; The trouble with mass production ; The MAD diseases ; The mad truth about MAD ; Marketing to children and other scandals ; Who rules the economic roost? ; The genetic elephant in the room -- Quit it!: Mindset and meal ; Taking responsibility ; The meeting of the minds ; Toxic schedules and television: twin enemies of our minds ; What's eating you? ; This is your brain on brain scans ; Confused emotions, destructive behaviors ; Me, myself, and my epigenetic environment ; The whole beef and nothing but the beef ; Sugar: the forbidden fruit? ; To eat gluten or not to eat gluten: that is the question ; Sleep in, then move it -- Beat it!: Twelve tips to beat it ; A twenty-one recipe kick start.
Our thoughts before, during, and after eating impact our food choices, our digestive health, our brain health, and more. Leaf gives to information to help you make decisions on changing your eating and thinking habits for the better. By eschewing fads and discovering your unique nutritional needs, you'll put yourself on the path toward health.

The Vegas diaries : romance, rolling the dice, and the road to reinvention

May 26, 2016
Madison, Holly, author.
New York, NY : Dey Street, an imprint of WilliamMorrowPublishers, 2016.
x, 272 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
This memoir is a comedy of errors, set against the glitz and glamour of the dazzling Las Vegas strip. After making the sudden decision to reclaim her life, Holly Madison broke free from the sheltered, deceptive confines of the Playboy mansion and was determined to start her life over on no one's terms but her own. Holly quickly realized that the labels and stereotypes from her past weren't so quick to leave her. With a fierce commitment to take charge of her own narrative, Holly dives headfirst into a journey of self-discovery. Through the wild and crazy experiences on one young woman's quest to "have it all," Holly faces her fears, anxieties, and insecurities to discover that her journey to self-sufficiency is also her path to healing.--Adapted from dust jacket.

The way back : restoring the promise of America

May 26, 2016
Buckley, F. H. (Francis H.), 1948- author.
New York : Encounter Books, 2016.
xvi, 359 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The idea of America -- The way we are now -- Things we (mostly) can't change: technology, taxes, welfare, culture, genes -- Things we (mostly) can't change: the aristocrat abides -- Things we can change.

Wild and free : a hope-filled anthem for the woman who feels she is both too much and never enough

May 26, 2016
Connolly, Jess, author.
Grand Rapids : Zondervan, 2016.
238 pages ; 22 cm
For all the fullness of God available to His daughters, we often feel limited by two defining insecurities: "I am too much," and "I am not enough." Co-authors and best friends Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan have felt the same, until one essential question turned the tables on it all: If God is wild and free and he created women, what does this mean for us today? Wild and Free is an anthem and an invitation in equal parts to find freedom from the cultural captivity that holds us back, and freedom to step into the wild and holy call of God in our lives. With fresh biblical insight tracing all the way back to Eve and a treasury of practical application, Jess and Hayley reveal how women today can walk in the true liberty we already have in Jesus. Because you don't have to be everything to everyone. You don't have to try so hard to button it up and hold it together. And you certainly don't have to quiet the voice that God gave you when he created you to sing. Wild and Free will help you shake off the lies of insecurity in your life, and step forward to maximize your God-given influence for his glory and the world's good.

It's not a perfect world but I'll take it : 50 life lessons for teens like me who are kind of, (you know) autistic

May 26, 2016
Rose, Jennifer.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]
xi, 116 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.

Public papers of the Presidents of the United States.

May 25, 2016
United States. President.
Washington : U. S. Govt. Print Off.,
v. ; 26 cm.

Ohio elder law handbook.

May 25, 2016
Charlottesville, VA : LexisNexis, [2014]-
volumes ; 26 cm

Early farming woman

May 25, 2016
Bryner, Jeanne, 1951- author.
Georgetown, Kentucky : Finish Line Press, 2014.
24 pages ; 22 cm

Ohio triangle

May 25, 2016
Gildzen, Alex, author.
75 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Point A : Elyria. Straddling Third St. -- Morning cantata -- Ely Park -- Winter of one hundred inches of snow -- Ford at Cascade Park -- Black River -- View from the porch -- Tom Mahl reminds me -- Miss Radachy -- Living with the dead -- Germans in the attic -- Wearing my high school vest -- The camera that looms over downtown -- Waking in my boyhood home for first time with neither parent there -- Eating Elyria -- Point B : Cleveland. Waiting for Wasco -- All in the eye -- Alone in Cleveland -- West Side Market -- Tracing the places of DA Levy -- Day after I learned Daniel Thompson died -- Short Vincent -- Sergeant Gildzen -- Dead Poets Day -- Point C : Kent. Standing Rock -- Blind owl -- Off campus -- Caldo verde soup -- Friday nite at the bars -- Stopher Hall -- Art & politics -- Hollywood comes to Kent -- Somewhere in my head -- This then is the wheel -- Algesa's table -- Guest of honor -- Those who came to my door -- Thru glass blocks in Venice Café -- Epilog.

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