New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

October 3, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Inland river guide.

October 2, 2015
St. Louis, Mo. : Waterways Journal, inc.
v. ; 22 cm.

Local government laws & rules annotated.

October 2, 2015
[Cleveland, Ohio] : Thomson/West,
v. ; 26 cm.
Publisher varies: <2015>- Thomson/Reuters.
Reprints portions of the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code related to Title3, Counties, Title 5, Townships, and Title 7 Municipal corporations.

Weekly Thibodaux sentinel, microfilm index, 8-5-1865 thru 12-7-1912 : deaths, weddings, births

October 2, 2015
Chauvin, Phillip.
[Houma, La.] : Terrebonne Genealogical Society, [1996?]
216 p. ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
The newspaper was published in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

Comet microfilm index deaths, engagements, births

October 2, 2015
Chauvin, Phillip.
[Houma, La.] : Terrebonne Genealogy Society, 19--?
211 pages ; 28 cm
Includes compiler's notes.
"4-4-1889 thru 12-28-1911."

Comet deaths and marriages

October 2, 2015
Chauvin, Phillip.
Houma, LA : Terrebonne Genealogy Society, [2004?]
170 pages ; 28 cm
Includes compiler's notes.
"Jan. 5, 1950-Dec. 31, 1959."

Assumption Parish marriages : courthouse marriages, Napoleonville, La.

October 2, 2015
Cavalier, Essie Joseph.
Houma, La. : Terrebonne Genealogical Society, 2003-
volumes : maps ; 28 cm
1877-1889 -- 1890-1905 -- 1906-1917 -- 1918-1926.

Assumption Parish, LA, original cahier records : books 1 thru 5, 1786-1813

October 2, 2015
Toups, Kenneth B.
[Louisiana] : K.B. Toups, ©1991.
114 pages : 1 map ; 28 cm
Records translated from French and Spanish.
"Translated and abstracted French land records from the time of the Valenzuela district (Spanish province) to the establishment of Lafourche County (Territory of Orleans) to its separation into Assumption and Lafourche interior parishes (Louisiana statehood)."

Assumption pioneer newspaper : deaths--weddings--births, 9-8-1850 thru 12-28-1912.

October 2, 2015
Chauvin, Phillip.
Houma, LA : Terrebonne Genealogical Society, [2002]
256 pages ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"As published in Terrebonne life lines."
Assumption Parish is the primary location of the events though events in adjacent parishes were noted.

Cuban cocktails : 100 classic & modern drinks

October 2, 2015
Derossi, Ravi, author.
xviii, 236 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Photography by Gabi Porter.
The requirements & the methods -- The spirit & the colonial -- The citrus & the golden age -- The tiki & the cold war -- The modern & the future.
A spirited collection of 100 recipes that celebrate Cuba's rich history and culture, featuring timeless classics, such as the Cuba Libre, El Floridita Daiquiri, and Mojito, new takes on familiar favorites, such as the Isla Tea, Por Avion, and Rum Old Fashioned and modern craft concoctions, including the Havana Harbor Special, Imperial Fizz, and One Hundred Fires. Brimming with beautiful, evocative images, features shed light on the country's cocktail history, its legendary bars, and the famous cantineros who ran them, while notes, tips, and tricks make it easy to create a tantalizing taste of the once-forbidden Caribbean island.

Common core math : activities that captivate, motivate, & reinforce. Kindergarten

October 2, 2015
Norris, Jill, author.
144 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"Supports teaching to CCSS and state standards."--Cover.
"IP 380-1"--Spine.
"Full of engaging puzzles, stories, and adventures, Common Core Kindergarten Math provides supplemental activities to help deepen student understanding and reinforce specific math skills. Connections to core standards are listed for each activity, including counting and cardinality, operations and algebraic thinking, numbers and operations in base 10, measurements and data, and geometry. Assessments are also provided to measure a student's strengths and weaknesses in each major skill area. Ideal for differentiated instruction in a classroom with varying skill levels, this comprehensive collection helps the busy educator teach to the core state standards."--Publisher's description.

Prohibition Bakery

October 2, 2015
Feinberg, Leslie, author.
309 pages : color illustrations; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Boozy cupcakes."
Vodka -- Rum -- Whisk[e]y -- Gin -- Tequila -- Wine -- Beer/Cider -- Liqueur -- Cocktails.
Cupcake and cocktail enthusiasts alike flock to New York City's Prohibition Bakery for their boozy mini cupcakes- balanced, beautifully integrated masterpieces of texture, fragrance, and flavor. Adapted for home cooks, these recipes include cupcakes to suit everyone's taste, from wine and chocolate to Scotch and fig. Indulge all of your vices with deliciously diminutive treats such as Margarita, Old Fashioned, Hot Buttered Rum, and Mint Julep.

You don't own me : the life and times of Lesley Gore

October 2, 2015
Tolliver, Trevor, author.
Milwaukee, WI : Backbeat Books, 2015.
xxi, 209 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Out here on my own -- The sweetie pie from Tenafly -- Let's get this party started -- Tears on my pillow -- You don't own me -- The trouble with boys -- The changing of the guard -- California dreaming -- Last call -- When yesterday was tomorrow -- A blank piece of paper and a hope -- That old time rock & roll -- Disco -- That's entertainment -- Here she comes again -- Lightning strikes -- Lesleymania revived -- Arsenic & buttered popcorn -- Give my regards to Broadway -- Dirty deeds -- Better angels -- Start the party again.

The assassin : an amm reader

October 2, 2015
472 pages : illustrations (some color), music ; 25 cm
"Unkant Reader: The Assassin includes excerpts from all the Unkant publications released since we started out in 2011: Ben Watson, Adorno for revolutionaries; Sean Bonney, Happiness: poems after Rimbaud; Ray Challinor, The struggle for hearts and minds: essays on the Second World War; Dave Black & Chris Ford, 1839: The Chartist insurrection; Ben Watson, Blake in Cambridge; Jim Higgins, More years for the locust: the origins of the SWP; Ken Fox, Azmud: an oily saga on the surface of the word bath in 5 expired generations; Andy Wilson (ed), Cosmic orgasm: the music of Iancu Dumitrescu; Dave Renton, Socialism from below: writings from an unfinished tradition; Esther Leslie, Derelicts: thought worms from the wreckage; Rob Dellar, Splitting in two: mad pride and punk rock oblivion; Dave Black (ed), Helen Macfarlane: Red Republican. Priorlectics: also within are the complete pamphlets: Ian Land, The SWP vs Lenin ; Ben Watson, Music, violence, truth ; and an extract from Andy Wilson, Faust: stretch out time. AMM Journal: There are also 100s of pages of scores, photographs, poems, paintings and images, essays, comics, reviews, notices and manifestos from the AMM, its friends and supporters. Featured articles include essays on comic book Marxism ; Jeff Keen Flix ; Critique of the situationist dialectic ; Wilhelm Reich and class consciousness ; The state of scripts ; cartoon trumpets and horseshit ; The 60s counterculture, and the culture of the Left, and more."--Back cover.

Shift into freedom : the science and practice of open-hearted awareness

October 2, 2015
Kelly, Loch.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, [2015]
X, 277 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Being home while remaining home -- Direct recognition, gradual unfolding -- Location, location, location -- Local awareness -- The art and science of awakening -- The shift of knowing and identity -- Thinking as the sixth sense -- Nonconceptual awareness -- A simple case of mistaken identity -- The anatomy of awareness -- Open-hearted awareness -- The new normal -- The next stage of human development -- Effortless mindfulness -- Living from being.

Greater Cincinnati artists as activists

October 2, 2015
Ghosn, Saad, author.
299 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
With artists portraits by Michael Wilson.
Foreword by Dan La Botz.

Comet newspaper deaths

October 2, 2015
Chauvin, Phillip.
Houma, La. : Terrebonne Genealogy Society, [1981-2006]
4 v. in 1 ; 28 cm.
Includes compiler's notes.
"This is the last part of this project. Beginning 1982, the complete obituary is compiled in yearly volumes. This project began in 1981 and has taken 25 years to complete. All micro film newspaper deaths have been recorded, for The Lafourche comet, The Thibodaux sentinel, The Houma courier, The Terrebonne press, and several short lived newspapers"--P. 201, v. 4.
Jan. 7, 1960-Dec. 31, 1969 ; Jan. 1, 1970-Dec. 31, 1973 ; Jan. 2, 1974-Dec. 30, 1977 ; Jan. 2, 1978-Dec. 31, 1981.

Comet microfilm index : deaths, weddings, births

October 2, 2015
Chauvin, Phillip.
[Houma, La.] : [Terrebonne Genealogical Society], [199-]-
3 volumes in 1 ; 28 cm
Includes compiler's notes.
1-4-1912-12-31-1925 ; 1-7-1926-12-30-1937 ; 1-6-1938-12-29-1949.

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.

South Louisiana vital family records.

October 1, 2015
Houma, La. : Terrebonne Genealogical Society, 1984-
v.<[1]-16> ; 29 cm.
[v.1]. 1902-1905 -- [v.2]. 1906-1909 -- [v.3]. 1910-1913 -- [v.4]. 1914-1917 -- v.5. 1918-1920 -- v.6. 1921-1923 -- v.7. 1924-1926 -- [v.8]. 1927-1929 -- v.9. 1930-1932 -- v.10. 1933-1935 -- v.11. 1936-1967 -- v.12. 1938-1939 -- v.13. 1940-1941 -- v.14. 1942-1943 -- v.15. 1944-1945 -- v.16. 1946 --

Enchanted knits for dolls : 25 mystical, magical costumes for 18-inch dolls

October 1, 2015
Epstein, Nicky.
New York : Nicky Epstein Books, an imprint of Sixth&Spring Books, [2015]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Snow queen -- Pirate queen -- Rapunzel -- Peter Pan -- Cinderella -- Noble unicorn -- Kids' hood -- Fairy Godmother -- Red Riding Hood -- Sleeping beauty -- Gnome girl -- Forest bride -- Wonderful wizard -- Golden princess -- Mystical mermaid -- Whimsical witch -- Madame Vampire -- Dream genie -- Guardian angel -- Monster mash -- Kids' hat & wristlets -- Flower fairy -- Magical dragon -- Curious cat -- Kids' hat and mitts.

Rhythm ride : a road trip through the Motown sound

October 1, 2015
Pinkney, Andrea Davis, author.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
166 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A greeting from the groove -- Motor City -- Handsome dazzler -- Got a job -- Dreaming big for eight hundred dollars -- The Motown family -- My mama told me -- Factory rhythm -- The C circuit -- Miss Manners -- Cholly's moves -- Dancing in the streets -- Wonder kid -- The funk brothers -- Ugly sightseeing -- Sunshine on a cloudy day -- The sound of young America -- Singing Supreme -- Family drama -- What's going on -- TCB, ABC, 1-2-3-4-5 -- New directions -- The groove goes on.
"A narrative history of the Motown music label covering the historical context, personalities, and ongoing legacy of the 'sound of young America'"-- Provided by publisher.

Basic English grammar for dummies

October 1, 2015
Woods, Geraldine, author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley and Sons, [2015].
xi, 364 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Year-round indoor salad gardening : how to grow nutrient-dense, soil-sprouted greens in less than 10 days

October 1, 2015
Burke, Peter, 1950- author.
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015.
viii, 192 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Scream : chilling adventures in the science of fear

October 1, 2015
Kerr, Margee, author.
New York : PublicAffairs, [2015]
xii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"For as long as we've gathered by campfires to tell ghost stories, humans have always loved a good scare. From the splatter flicks of the 70s, to Japan's obsession with drowned girls, to creepy modern experiences like the overnight ghost hunt at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, the horror industry has thrived across time and cultures. Our obsession with getting scared is obvious to anyone who visits ScareHouse, a haunted house in Pittsburgh that is annually ranked among the scariest in the country, and has become a booming attraction with nearly 150 employees and lines wrapping around the block. It even has its own sociologist, who conducts surveys and observations to make its performances ever more terrifying. Her name is Margee Kerr. In this surprising, scary, entertaining book, Kerr puts her expertise to the test. Not merely content to observe others' fear, she confronts it in the form of things like skydiving, paranormal investigations, and a visit to Japan's infamous "suicide forest." In her willingness to explore the world's scariest attractions, Kerr shows why we seek out terror even when there is plenty to fear in everyday life. Whether she's dangling by a cable from a 116-story tower or experiencing New York City's "Extreme Haunt," BlackOut, in which participants are handcuffed, forced to crawl through dark tunnels, and given a gun and told to shoot someone, Kerr parses the elements of fear with humor and the precision of an expert. Along the way, she takes a personal journey that leads to valuable insights about what we fear--and what it says about who we are. "-- Provided by publisher.

The girl with nine wigs : a memoir

October 1, 2015
Van der Stap, Sophie, author.
279 pages ; 22 cm
"The English translation is an amended and updated version of the Dutch language text of the work."
"Originally published in the Netherlands by Prometheus Amsterdam under the title Meisje met negen pruiken, ©2007."
"'It's Saturday and everything is different. No, I didn't go to the market this morning and I didn't have my usual coffee on Westerstraat. And no, I wasn't getting ready for a new semester at college. Next Monday, January 31st, I have to admit myself at the hospital for my first chemotherapy session. For the next two months, I'm expected each week for a fresh shot of vincristine, etoposide, ifosfamide and loads more exciting abracadabra.' Sophie is twenty-one when she is diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer. A striking, fun-loving student, her world is reduced overnight to the sterile confines of a hospital. But within these walls Sophie discovers a whole new world of white coats, gossiping nurses, and sexy doctors; of shared rooms, hair loss, and eyebrow pencils.As wigs become a crucial part of Sophie's new life, she reclaims a sense of self-expression. Each of Sophie's nine wigs makes her feel stronger and gives her a distinct personality, and that is why each has its own name: Stella, Sue, Daisy, Blondie, Platina, Uma, Pam, Lydia, and Bebé.There's a bit of Sophie in all of them, and they reveal as much as they hide. Sophie is determined to be much more than a cancer patient.With refreshing candor and a keen eye for the absurd, Sophie van der Stap's The Girl With Nine Wigs makes you smile when you least expect it."-- Provided by publisher.

Baby you're a rich man : suing the Beatles for fun & profit

October 1, 2015
Soocher, Stan, author.
Lebanon NH : ForeEdge, [2015]
xiii, 291 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm

Conflict resolution for holy beings : poems

October 1, 2015
Harjo, Joy.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015]
xvi, 139 pages ; 22cm

It's your move : my million dollar method for taking risks with confidence and succeeding at work and life

October 1, 2015
Altman, Josh, 1979- author.
x, 242 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: ready, fire, aim -- Ready. Know your gut ; Know what you want ; Fall in love with what you do ; Choose to be lucky ; Let everybody know what you do ; Wear the right uniform ; Have a tough skin -- Fire. Get in the game ; Screw it, you got to see what happens ; Always have a house to show ; Your gut is the godfather, your head is the consigliere ; It's not finished until it's finished ; Always kick the football the same ; Remember the big picture -- Aim. Risk smart, not hard ; Embrace rejection ; Confront your weaknesses ; Shift happens ; Let mistakes open your eyes ; Not every failure is a mistake ; Success.
The star of Bravo's hit series Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles provides tips, tools, insights and strategies for sales, marketing, promotion, running a family business and more to help readers build confidence and master the knowledge they need to succeed. --Publisher's description.

The Amish Christmas sleigh

October 1, 2015
298 pages ; 21 cm
A sleigh ride on Ice Mountain / Kelly Long -- A mamm for Christmas / Amy Lillard -- An unexpected Christmas blessing / Molly Jebber.
"An Unexpected Christmas Blessing: As much as Charity Lantz's children need a father, the young widow isn't sure her new neighbor Luke Fisher can ever be the right choice. They're having more disagreements than snowflakes in December. Besides, he's never given a sign he wants to be more than friends. Can Gott show them a way past their misunderstandings to a forever love?"-- Page [4] of cover.

Down the rabbit hole

October 1, 2015
[New York] : Jove, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, 2015.
425 pages ; 17 cm
Wonderment in death / J.D. Robb -- Alice and the Earl in Wonderland / Mary Blayney -- Ilove / Elaine Fox -- A true heart / Mary Kay McComas -- Fallen / R.C. Ryan
Enter a wonderland of mesmerizing tales. It's a place that's neither here nor there, where things are never quite as they seem. Inspired by Lewis Carroll's whimsical masterpiece, ranging from the impossible to the mad to the curiouser, these stories will have you absolutely off your head.

The runner's brain : how to think smarter to run better

October 1, 2015
Brown, Jeff, 1969- author.
[Emmaus, Pennsylvania] : Rodale Books, [2015]
x, 228 pages ; 23 cm
Part 1. Running and your brain -- Part 2. Brain strategies -- Part 3. Training and racing -- Part 4. Challenges -- Part 5. Resources for runners.
"As a runner, your biggest asset (or sometimes your greatest enemy) is your brain. What you think and feel on and off the road also has a huge influence over how you perform once you lace up. Runner's World The Runner's Brain shows you how to unlock and capture the miraculous potential of the body's most mysterious and intriguing organ and rewire your mind for a lifetime of athletic success. The book is based on cutting-edge brain science and sports psychology that author Dr. Jeff Brown uses every day in his private practice and as part of the medical team of several major road races including the Boston Marathon. Full of fascinating insights from runners of all abilities-including champion marathoner Meb Keflezighi and other greats-the book includes trustworthy information that's been proven to work both in the lab and on the road."--provided by publisher.

The shift : one nurse, twelve hours, four patients' lives

October 1, 2015
Brown, Theresa, author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2015.
256 pages ; 22 cm
7:03 am -- Report -- Hitting the floor -- Worries -- Surgical team C -- Paperwork -- No time for lunch -- Duo damsel -- Judgment calls -- Faith -- Revolving door -- End of shift.
Practicing nurse and New York Times columnist Theresa Brown invites readers to experience not just a day in the life of a nurse but all the life that happens in just one day on a hospital cancer ward. In her skilled hands, as both a dedicated nurse and an insightful chronicler of events, we are given an unprecedented view into the individual struggles as well as the larger truths about medicine in this country, and by the end of the shift, we have witnessed something profound about hope and healing and humanity.

The heart healers : the misfits, mavericks, and rebels who created the greatest medical breakthrough of our lives

October 1, 2015
Forrester, James, 1937- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
xii, 388 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Escape from the dark ages. A day like all days ; "What man meant for evil, God meant for good" ; A river of blood ; The pain of the pioneer ; A hill of bones ; An impossible dream -- The industrial revolution. Electrifying discoveries ; The heart that skipped a beat ; Singed wings ; How to win a Nobel prize -- The past creates the present. One man's disaster is another man's breakthrough ; When the pampas came to Cleveland ; Expanding horizons ; "The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won" ; Merging streams ; The clot busters ; The birth of biotechnology ; A balloon in Zürich ; Conquering Atlanta ; Pricking Andreas's balloon -- How to conquer coronary artery disease. Why do atheromas form in blood vessels? ; Plaque rupture, heart attack, and sudden death ; A moldy gift ; Yosemite ; Conquering cad in our lifetime ; The present creates the future ; "Attention must be paid".
"At one time, heart disease was a death sentence. In The Heart Healers, world renowned cardiologist Dr. James Forrester tells the story of the mavericks and rebels who defied the accumulated medical wisdom of the day to begin conquering heart disease. By the middle of the 20th century, heart disease was killing millions and, as with the Black Death centuries before, physicians stood helpless. Visionaries, though, had begun to make strides earlier. On Sept. 7, 1895, Ludwig Rehn successfully sutured the heart of a living man with a knife wound to the chest for the first time. Once it was deemed possible to perform surgery on the heart, others followed. In 1929, Dr. Werner Forssman inserted a cardiac catheter in his own arm and forced the X-ray technician on duty to take a photo as he successfully threaded it down the vein into his own heart...and lived. On June 6, 1944--D-Day--another momentous event occurred far from the Normandy beaches: Dr. Dwight Harken sutured the shrapnel-injured heart of a young soldier, saved his life and the term 'cardiac surgeon' born. Dr. Forrester tells the story of these rebels and the risks they took with their own lives and the lives of others to heal the most elemental of human organs--the heart. The result is a compelling chronicle of a disease and its cure, a disease that is still with us, but one that is slowly being worn away by 'The Heart Healers'"-- Provided by publisher.


October 1, 2015
Ferguson, Niall, author.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2015-
<1> volumes : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Volume 1. 1923-1968 : The idealist --
A definitive portrait of the American statesman, based on unprecedented access to his private papers, challenges common misconceptions to trace Kissinger's beliefs to philosophical idealism.

Me, my hair, and I

October 1, 2015
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2015.
xvii, 316 pages ; 21 cm
The Rapunzel complex / Rebecca Newberger Goldstein -- Hair, interrupted / Suleika Jaouad -- My Black hair / Marita Golden -- Sister / Anne Lamott -- Frizzball / Patricia Volk -- And be sure to tell your mother / Alex Kuczynski -- Kosmic hippie hair breakdown blues / Rosie Schaap -- Romance and ritual / Bharati Mukherjee -- My thick hair / Emma Gilbey Keller -- Oh capello / Adriana Trigiani -- Why mothers and daughters tangle over hair / Deborah Tannen -- Beautiful, beautiful / Honor Moore -- My wild hair / Maria Hinojosa -- Love at last / Jane Green -- The cutoff / Deborah Feldman -- Glory / Ru Freeman -- Act tresses: hair as performance art / Elizabeth Searle -- Remembering Sandra Dee / Hallie Ephron -- Maids of the mist / Katie Hafner -- Hair in three parts / Deborah Jiang-Stein -- Much ado about hairdos / Siri Hustvedt -- Two hair stories from one life / Myra Goldberg -- Capelli lunghi / Julia Fierro -- Heavy mettle / Deborah Hofmann -- At last, I learn how to turn heads / Jane Smiley -- Getting real / Anne Kreamer -- No, I won't go gray / Elizabeth Benedict.
In this collection of essays, women talk about their hair-- and in doing so, offer up reflections and revelations about family, race, religion, ritual, culture, motherhood, politics, and celebrity. Layered into these essays you'll find surprises, insights, hilarity, and the resonance of common experience. Many things in life matter more than hair, but few bring as much pleasure as a really great hairdo.

The hotel years

October 1, 2015
Roth, Joseph, 1894-1939, author.
New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, [2015]
xv, 269 pages : map ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Part I: Germany: A man reads the paper -- Germany -- Of dogs and men -- Millionaire for an hour -- The umbrella -- The emigrants' ship -- The currency-reformed city -- Baltic tour -- Melancholy of a tram car in the Ruhr -- Smoke joins up the towns -- Germany in winter -- Retrospect of Magdeburg -- Part II: Sketches: The fraternity member -- Guillaume the Blond Negro -- The mother -- Rose Gentschow -- Gypsy girls -- Grock -- The dapper traveller -- Part III: Austria and elsewhere: Bruck and Kiralyhida -- Journey through Galicia -- The Polish California -- Hotel Kopriva -- The all-powerful police -- Where the world war began -- The opened tomb -- His K. and K. Apostolic Majesty -- Part IV: USSA: The czarist emigres -- The border at Niegoreloye -- Down the Volga to Astrakhan -- Saint Petroleum -- Part V: Albania: A meeting with President Ahmed Zogu -- Arrival in Albania -- Tirana, the capital city -- T[h]e Albanian Army -- Western visitors in Barbaria -- Article about Albania (written on a hot day) -- Part VI: Hotels: Arrrival in the hotel -- The chief receptionist -- The old waiter -- The cook in his kitchen -- "Madame Annette" -- The patron -- Leaving the hotel -- The hotel -- Part VII: Ending: The old poet dies -- The Third Reich, a dependency of hell on Earth -- Far from native turf -- Grillparzer: a portrait -- The bitter bread -- Furlough in Jablonovka -- Coda -- Cradle.
The Hotel Years gathers sixty-four pieces--never before translated into English--from 1919 to 1939, beginning in Vienna just at the end of the First War, and ending in Paris with the Second War about to begin. Joseph Roth was the outstanding journalist and commentator of the day. Roth needed journalism to survive; in his six-volume collected works in German, there are three of fiction and three of journalism. He published an article on average two or three times a week. After 1921, he wrote mostly for the liberal Frankfurter Zeitung. They sent him on tours through Germany--the Inflation, the occupation, political assassinations, etc.--and abroad, to the USSR, Italy, Poland, Albania, etc., etc. The Hotel Years presents little sequences of feuilleton: on Hotels; Russia; Albania; Pains and Pleasures; Personalities; and the deteriorating international situation of the 1930s.

The first king of Hollywood : the life of Douglas Fairbanks

October 1, 2015
Goessel, Tracey.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2015.
ix, 581 pages, 24 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The first truly definitive biography of Douglas Fairbanks, the greatest leading man of the silent film era"-- Provided by publisher.

The dead duke, his secret wife, and the missing corpse : an extraordinary Edwardian case of deception and intrigue

October 1, 2015
Eatwell, Piu Marie, author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.
xiii, 338 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Dramatis personae -- Act One: Burial -- Scene One: Welbeck Abbey, December 1879 -- Scene Two: St. Paul's Cathedral, March 1898 -- Scene Three: Highgate Cemetery, March 1898 -- Scene Four: Baker Street and Cavendish Square, 1860s -- Scene Five: The streets of London, Summer 1898 -- Scene Six: Featherstone Buildings, December 1898 -- Scene Seven: The New London Law Courts, three years later -- Act Two: Resurrection -- Scene Eight: Bury St. Edmunds, October 1816 -- Scene Nine: On board RMS Oroya, May 1903 -- Scene Ten: An office on London Wall, March 1907 -- Scene Eleven: Marylebone Police Court, October/December 1907 -- Scene Twelve: The Druce Vault, December 1907 -- Scene Thirteen: The Police Court, one week later -- Act Three: Revelation -- Scene Fourteen: London and Welbeck, December 1907 -- Scene Fifteen: London and Worksop, January 1908 -- Scene Sixteen: Holloway Prison, January 1908 -- Scene Seventeen: A London hotel, September 1898 -- Scene Eighteen: Sledmere House, East Riding, 1870s -- Scene Nineteen: A library in Nottingham, October 2013 -- Scene Twenty: Welbeck Abbey, October 2013 -- Epilogue: An obscure grave, London, December 2013 -- Postscript.
"One of the most notorious and bizarre mysteries of the Edwardian age, for readers who loved The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher. At the close of the Victorian era, as now, privacy was power. The extraordinarily wealthy 5th Duke of Portland had a mania for it, hiding in his horsedrawn carriage and creating tunnels between buildings to avoid being seen. So when, in 1897, an elderly widow asked the court to exhume the grave of her late father-in-law, T.C. Druce, under the suspicion that he'd led a double life as the 5th Duke, no one could dismiss her claim. The eccentric duke, Anna Maria was sure, had faked his death as Druce, and, therefore, her son should inherit the Portland millions. A lurid, decade-long case was born. Uncovering new archival treasures and offering a 'lively account of ... the lies, deceit, and hypocrisy of Victorian society' (The Times), Piu Marie Eatwell evokes an era in transition, when the rise of sensationalist media blurred every fact into fiction, and when family secrets and fluid identities pushed class anxieties to new heights"--Provided by publisher.

The field guide to knots : how to identify, tie, and untie over 80 essential knots for outdoor pursuits

October 1, 2015
Holtzman, Bob.
Mew York : The Experiment, 2015.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.

The New York Times book of science : more than 150 years of groundbreaking scientific coverage

October 1, 2015
New York : Sterling, [2015]
xx, 540 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Collects over 150 years of science articles from the New York Times, including stories on Einstein, the AIDS crisis, and the Curiosity rover.

Eat clean, stay lean : the ultimate guide to clean, cleaner, and cleanest foods

October 1, 2015
Bazilian, Wendy, author.
ix, 294 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Subtitle on cover: 300 real foods and recipes for lifelong health and lasting weight loss.
Includes index.
Part 1. The ultimate diet for health and weight loss. The benefits of clean eating ; The basics of clean eating ; A clean lifestyle -- Part 2. The ultimate clean foods (plus recipes!). Fruits and veggies ; Proteins ; Grains ; Spreads, sauces, and condiments ; Snacks and treats ; Beverages ; Pantry staples and cooking styles.
"When you eat real, whole foods and keep the processing to a minimum, better health will follow suit-no calorie counting, deprivation, or torment included. In Eat Clean, Stay Lean, the editors of Prevention take you through a visual journey toward better health as they introduce a variety of clean foods on the market today. This isn't an overt diet plan, but rather an easy-to-use guide to choosing simple swaps that will lead to weight loss, more energy, and a cleaner bill of health. The book shows the range of clean to processed foods in an array of categories-for instance, the progression from an apple strudel toaster pastry (least clean) to a natural applesauce (clean) to an organic apple (cleanest)-then offers simple, delicious recipes for you to build a day of clean, healthy meals for your entire family. Packed with fun graphics and products vetted by the scrutinizing team of Prevention editors, Eat Clean, Stay Lean makes healthy eating easy"-- Provided by publisher.

Infectious madness : the surprising science of how we "catch" mental illness

October 1, 2015
Washington, Harriet A., author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
292 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction -- chapter 1: Germ Theory Redux: The Acquisition of Mental Illness -- Chapter 2: The Fetus as Battleground: Early Exposure and Psychiatric Fate -- Chapter 3: Growing Pains: "Catching" Anorexia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Tourette's -- Chapter 4:Gut Feelings: The Brain in Your Belly -- Chapter 5: Microbial Culture: Pathogens and the Shaping of Societies -- Chapter 6: Winning at Evolutionary Chess: Strategies to Outwit Pathogens -- Chapter 7: Tropical Madness: Infection and Neglect in the Developing World -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
"Is it possible to catch autism or OCD the same way we catch the flu? Can a child's contact with cat litter lead to schizophrenia? In her eye-opening new book, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Harriet Washington reveals that we can in fact "catch" mental illness. In Infectious Madness, Washington presents the new germ theory, which posits not only that many instances of Alzheimer's, OCD, and schizophrenia are caused by viruses, prions, and bacteria, but also that with antibiotics, vaccinations, and other strategies, these cases can be easily prevented or treated. Packed with cutting-edge research and tantalizing mysteries, Infectious Madness is rich in science, characters, and practical advice on how to protect yourself and your children from exposure to infectious threats that could sabotage your mental and physical health"-- provided by publisher.

Igniting the American Revolution : 1773-1775

October 1, 2015
Beck, Derek W., author.
xi, 467 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Ratcheting tensions (1773-1774). Dawn of an epoch ; Coercive measures ; An army from across the sea ; An unstable peace -- Taking up arms (January to mid-May 1775). A disquieting thaw ; Many preparations ; The die is cast ; The rending of an empire ; A countryside unleashed ; An emboldened people ; The spreading flames of rebellion.

Mama tried : dispatches from the seamy underbelly of modern parenting

October 1, 2015
Flake, Emily, 1977-
New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

The natural world of Winnie-the-Pooh : a walk through the forest that inspired the Hundred Acre Wood

October 1, 2015
Aalto, Kathryn, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2015.
307 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Creation of a classic: the collaboration of A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard -- Exploring the Hundred Acre Wood: origins of the stories -- A visitor's guide: the flora and fauna of Ashdown Forest.

All things marshmallow : melt-in-the-mouth deliciousness

October 1, 2015
O'Brien, Ross, author.
New York : Sterling Epicure, [2015]
159 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"First published by Jacqui Small LLP, an imprint of Aurum Press"--Title page verso.
Why marshmallows? --Master the marshmallow -- Summer favorites -- Afternoon tea -- S'mores and marshmallow pops -- Crowd pleasers -- Festive treats -- Useful information.
"Move over macaron! A new sweet sensation is here: the gourmet marshmallow. And who better to share artisanal recipes than Ross O'Brien and Amy Nelson, the cutting-edge marshmallow-making duo that formed the Marshmallow Company? They've gathered an original selection of 100 mouthwatering and visually stunning marshmallows in an array of flavors, many with elegant toppings and beautiful layering. Create mallow pops, the ultimate s'more, hot chocolate marshmallow floats, and swoon-worthy treats like The Wimbledon: layered strawberry and Madagascan vanilla marshmallows topped with white chocolate and a strawberry slice! Every page will have you salivating."--provided by publisher.

Fun food fast! : 225 built-for-speed dishes that are simply delish.

October 1, 2015
240 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"All recipes triple tested"--Cover.
Mmm morning -- Flash bites & beverages -- Speedy soups & salads -- Master your mains -- Side attractions -- Sugar rush.

The Ghost Army of World War II : How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery

October 1, 2015
Beyer, Rick, 1956- author.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2015]
253 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
A cultural history/visual culture book featuring the story, photos, ephemera, and art of The Ghost Army, a World War II deception unit, which used inflatable tanks and other illusions to mislead the Germans on the battlefields of Europe. The Army recruited artists to create these illusions; in private moments, they painted and sketched their way across Europe, creating a unique visual record of the war.

Ralph Steadman's extinct boids

October 1, 2015
Steadman, Ralph, artist.
London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 36 cm
"When the renowned cartoonist Ralph Steadman was asked to produce a piece for a recent exhibition of bird art, he got slightly carried away - it did, after all, make a nice change from politicians. He allowed his imagination to run wild and, an astonishing 100 paintings later, Ralph's 'Extinct Boids' was born. These remarkable pieces of art include Steadman's unique interpretations of well-known birds such as the Great Auk and Dodo, along with less familiar members of the avian firmament-- Snail-eating Coua, for example-- and a handful of bizarre creations such as the Gob Swallow, the Nasty Tern and Needless Smut, all with a riot of colour and a slice of trademark Steadman humour."

The business of America is lobbying : how corporations became politicized and politics became more corporate

October 1, 2015
Drutman, Lee, 1961-
Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
xiv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The pervasive position of business -- Why the growth of corporate lobbying matters -- The growth of corporate lobbying -- How and why corporations lobby -- How corporations cooperate and compete -- How corporations make sense of politics -- How lobbyists perpetuate lobbying -- Testing alternative explanations for growth -- The stickiness of lobbying -- The business of America is lobbying.

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