New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

October 27, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Hungry heart : adventures in life, love, and writing

October 26, 2016
Weiner, Jennifer, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2016.
x, 402 pages ; 24 cm
Hungry heart -- The outsiders -- ...And then there was Nora -- Road trip -- Fat Jennifer in the Promised Land -- Admissions -- Worth -- Not that kind of writer -- Travels with Molly -- Girl reporter -- Nanna's gefilte fish (Philadelphia Inquirer) -- Renaissance Fran -- My girls -- Two in a million (Good Housekeeping) -- With child -- Never breastfeed in a sweater dress, and other parenting tips I learned the hard way -- Nanna on the silver screen -- Appetites -- A few words about bodies -- The F word (Allure) -- "Some say a parent should teach a child to swim" -- Mean girls in the retirement home (New York Times) -- Judging women -- Twitter, reconsidered -- TLA: The Bachelor and me -- Miss -- One good thing -- Men and dogs: a love story -- Coda: Letter to Lucy and Phoebe (Time).
"You know Jennifer Weiner as many things: a bestselling author, a Twitter phenomenon, and "an unlikely feminist enforcer" (The New Yorker). She's also a mom, a daughter, and a sister; a former rower and current runner; a best friend and a reality TV junkie. Here, in her first foray into nonfiction, she takes the raw stuff of her personal life and spins it into a collection of essays on womanhood as uproariously funny and moving as the best of Tina Fey, Fran Lebowitz, and Nora Ephron. Jennifer grew up as an outsider in her picturesque Connecticut hometown ("a Lane Bryant outtake in an Abercrombie & Fitch photo shoot") and at her Ivy League college, but finally found her people in newsrooms in central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia and her voice as a novelist, activist, and New York Times columnist. No subject is off-limits in this intimate and honest essay collection: sex, weight, envy, money, her mom's late-in-life lesbianism, and her estranged father's death. From lonely adolescence to modern childbirth to hearing her six-year-old daughter's use of the f-word--fat;--for the first time, Jennifer dives deep into the heart of female experience, with the wit and candor that have endeared her to readers all over the world. By turns hilarious and deeply touching, Hungry Heart is about yearning and longing, love and loss, and a woman who searched for her place in the world--and found it as a storyteller"--Provided by publisher.


October 26, 2016
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
564 pages ; 21 cm
Catch a tiger by the tail / by Eve Langlais -- Wild passions / by Kate Douglas -- Her perfect mates / by A.C. Arthur.

The singing bones : inspired by Grimms' fairy tales

October 26, 2016
Tan, Shaun, adapter, illustrator.
185 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Edited extracts from translations of Grimms' fairy tales by Jack Zipes."
The frog king -- The companionship of the cat and the mouse -- Hansel and Gretel -- Little red cap -- The boy who left home to find out about fear -- Faithful Johannes -- The twelve brothers -- The white snake -- Little brother and little sister -- Rapunzel -- The three little gnomes in the forest -- The three snake leaves -- The fisherman and his wife -- The brave little tailor -- Cinderella -- The riddle -- The three spinners -- The mouse, the bird, and the sausage -- The boots of buffalo leather -- The Bremen town musicians -- The singing bone -- The devil with the three golden hairs -- The maiden without hands -- Foundling -- The wolf and the seven young kids -- The elves -- Lucky Hans -- Gambling Hans -- The robber bridegroom -- Godfather death -- The juniper tree -- Brier Rose -- Snow White -- The six swans
Selection and adaptation of seventy-five Grimm's fairy tales, as translated by Jack Zipes, and newly illustrated by Shaun Tan.

The home place : memoirs of a colored man's love affair with nature

October 26, 2016
Lanham, J. Drew (Joseph Drew), author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2016.
216 pages ; 22 cm
Photographs used as end papers.
Me : an introduction -- FLOCK -- The home place -- Mamatha takes flight -- A good name -- A field guide to the four -- First-Sunday God -- FLEDGLING -- Little brown Icarus -- Whose eye is on the sparrow -- Cows -- Life's spring -- FLIGHT -- The bluebird of enlightenment -- Hoops -- Birding while black -- Jawbone -- New religion -- Thinking -- Digging -- Family reunion -- Patchwork legacy.

Love your life not theirs : 7 money habits for living the life you want

October 26, 2016
Cruze, Rachel, author.
xxi, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Habit 1. Quit the comparisons. Comparisons are killing us ; Blessed vs. #blessed -- Habit 2. Steer clear of debt. Debt is a dead end ; Dealing with debt ; A life without debt -- Habit 3. Make a plan for your money ; Permission to spend ; Tell your money what to do -- Habit 4. Talk about money (even when it's hard). Marry your money ; Important conversations -- Habit 5. Save like you mean it. Saving for life ; The biggest savings goal of your life -- Habit 6. Think before your spend. Spending on purpose ; Don't spend yourself broke -- Habit 7. Give a little...until you can give a lot. A lifestyle of giving ; How to give ; What now?
"Life looks good, but hidden beneath that glossy exterior are credit card bills, student loans, car payments, and an out-of-control mortgage. Their money situation is a mess, and they're trying to live a life they simply can't afford. So why exactly do we try so hard to keep up with the Joneses? Are we really living the lives we want, or are we chasing someone else's dream, just trying to keep up appearances on social media, at church, and in our community? Why are we letting other people set the pace for our own family's finances? In Love Your Life, Not Theirs, Rachel shows you how to buy and do the things that are important to you--the right way. That starts by choosing to quit the comparisons, reframing the way you think about money, and developing new habits like avoiding debt, living on a plan, watching your spending, saving for the future, having healthy conversations about money, and giving. These habits work, and Rachel is living proof. Now, she wants to empower you to live the life you've always dreamed of without creating the debt, stress, and worry that are all too often part of the deal. Social media isn't real life, and trying to keep up with the Joneses will never get you anywhere. It's time to live--and love--your life, not theirs.

Art quilt collage : a creative journey in fabric, paint & stitch

October 26, 2016
Boschert, Deborah, author.
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., [2016]
95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

The Brooklyn nobody knows : an urban walking guide

October 26, 2016
Helmreich, William B., author.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2016]
xix, 404 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Dumbo, Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, downtown Brooklyn -- Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace -- Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens -- Bushwick, Cypress Hills, Brownsville, East New York, Canarsie, East Flatbush -- Flatbush, Prospect Park South, Midwood, Flatlands, Marine Park, Bergen Beach, Mill Basin -- Sunset Park, Borough Park, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach -- Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, Gerritsen Beach, Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach, Coney Island.

Keeping love alive as memories fade : the 5 love languages and the Alzheimer's journey

October 26, 2016
Chapman, Gary D., 1938- author.
Chicago : Northfield Publishing, [2016]
230 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A word from Gary -- Ed and Rebecca: a love story -- Love: it's all in your head -- Alzheimer's disease puts love to the test -- Every day is the best day -- Facilitating love -- Stories of Hesed -- Voices of experience -- The journey no one wants to take: postscripts from the authors -- Ways to say I love you in middle- and late-stage dementia -- For those who want to know more.
The purpose of this book is to help renew the strength of the those taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's. Through the stories of others who have committed to being the caretaker of an Alzheimer's patient the reader will see how using the five love languages and other ideas they have discovered the power of love.

On Story--screenwriters and filmmakers on their iconic films

October 26, 2016
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2016.
xix, 224 pages ; 23 cm

The conservative case for Trump

October 26, 2016
Schlafly, Phyllis, author.
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group, [2016]
xix, 260 pages ; 19 cm
Immigration invasion -- Rotten trade deals -- Political correctness kills -- Restraining judicial activism -- Education that educates -- A family man -- Petty tyranny -- Military superiority -- Giving back -- Trump or a new Constitutional Convention.
"From Phyllis Schlafly, the woman whose celebrated classic A Choice Not An Echo (over 3 million copies sold) upended the 1964 Republican Convention, comes a persuasive new argument for a surprising conservative choice: Donald Trump. For the first time since 1980, a significant number of Republicans are considering abandoning their party's nominee. This is a grave mistake, Schlafly says-because a Donald Trump "radical redirection" could actually set America back on the path of Reagan's conservative revolution. In The Conservative Case for Trump, Schlafly and her coauthors Ed Martin and Brett M. Decker set aside the circus of the campaign and zero in on eight defining points of the Trump agenda to convince Republican voters that Donald Trump-improbable as it may seem-is the true conservative we've been waiting for"-- Provided by publisher.

America's most haunted hotels : checking in with uninvited guests

October 26, 2016
Whitmer, Jamie Davis, author.
viii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The Myrtles Plantation -- The Queen Mary -- The Copper Queen -- The Kehoe House -- 1886 Crescent Hotel -- Jerome Grand Hotel -- Farnsworth House Inn -- Lemp Mansion -- The Stanley Hotel -- The Palmer House Hotel.

Open to debate : how William F. Buckley put liberal America on the Firing Line

October 26, 2016
Hendershot, Heather, author.
lxxii, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Preface: The Making of William F. Buckley Jr. -- Introduction: The Making of Firing Line : A "Bare Knuckled Intellectual Brawl" with "No Production Values!" -- Forging a New Image for the Right : Goldwater, Extremism, and Stylish Conservatism -- "Apodictic All the Way Through" : Firing Line Takes on Communism -- From "We Shall Overcome" to "Shoot, Don't Loot" : Firing Line Confronts Civil Rights and Black Power -- Chivalrous Pugilism : How Firing Line tried to K.O. Women's Lib -- Tripping Over Tricky Dick -- From the Mashed Potato Circuit to the Oval Office : Ronald Reagan, Firing Line, and the Triumph of the Right -- Conclusion: In Praise of Honest Intellectual Combat.
"A unique and compelling portrait of William F. Buckley as the champion of conservative ideas in an age of liberal dominance, taking on the smartest adversaries he could find while singlehandedly reinventing the role of public intellectual in the network television era."-- Provided by publisher.

She believes : embracing the life you were created to live

October 26, 2016
Lindell, Debbie, author.
Grand Rapids : Revell, 2016.
257 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Vital little plans : the short works of Jane Jacobs

October 26, 2016
Jacobs, Jane, 1916-2006, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
xliii, 490 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Part one: A city naturalist, 1934-1952 -- While arranging verses for a book -- Diamonds in the tough -- Flowers come to town -- Caution, men working -- 30,000 unemployed and 7,000 empty houses in Scranton, neglected city -- Islands the boats pass by -- No virtue in meek conformity -- Part two: City building, 1952-1965 -- Philadelphia's redevelopment: a progress report -- Pavement pounders and Olympians -- The missing link in city redevelopment -- Our "surplus" land -- Reason, emotion, pressure: there is no other recipe -- Metropolitan government -- Downtown is for people -- A living network of relationships -- A great unbalance -- The decline of function -- Part three: How new work begins, 1965-1984 -- The self-generating growth of cities -- On civil disobedience -- Strategies for helping cities -- A city getting hooked on the expressway drug -- The real problem of cities -- Can big plans solve the problem of renewal? -- Part four: The ecology of cities, 1984-2000 -- The responsibilities of cities -- Pedaling together -- Foreword to The Death and Life of Great American Cities -- Two ways to live -- First letter to the Consumer Policy Institute -- Women as natural entrepreneurs -- Market nurturing run amok -- Against amalgamation -- Part five: Some patterns of future development, 2000-2006 -- Time and change as neighborhood allies -- Canada's hub cities -- Efficiency and the commons -- The sparrow principle -- Uncovering the economy: a new hypothesis -- The end of the plantation age.
A survey of Jacobs's career in forty short pieces that have never been collected in a single volume: essays, articles, speeches, interviews, and lectures, covering her work in urban and economic planning as well as globalization, feminism, and universal health care.

Mini hacks for Pokémon go players. Combat : skills, tips, and techniques for capture and battle

October 26, 2016
Ryan, Justin, author.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
An unofficial guide for Pokémon Go players.

The age of jihad : Islamic State and the great war for the Middle East

October 26, 2016
Cockburn, Patrick, 1950- author.
449 pages ; 25 cm
Originally published: Chaos and caliphate. New York : OR Books, 2016.
Includes index.
Part I. Afghan prelude -- The overthrow of the Taliban, Afghanistan, 2001 -- Part II. The occupation of Iraq, 1990-2003 -- Iraq under sanctions, Iraq, 2003 -- Regime change, Iraq, 2003 -- Resistance, Iraq, 2004 -- Bombs and ballots, Iraq, 2005 -- Civil war, Iraq, 2006-7 -- Drawdown, Iraq, 2007-10 -- Part III. Afghan reprise -- The return of the Taliban, Afghanistan, 2009-2012 -- Part IV: The Arab Spring -- Mission creep, Libya, 2011 -- The "Somalianisation" of Libya, Libya, 2012-14 -- Yemen in the crossfire, Yemen, 2009-15 -- Sectarian venom, Bahrain, 2011 -- Part V. Syria: Revolution and counter-revolution -- From revolution to sectarian war, Syria, 2011-13 -- Syrian catastrophe, Syria, 2013-14 -- Part VI. Birth of a caliphate -- Ten years on, Iraq, 2013 -- Iraq on the brink, Iraq, 2013-2014 -- The Islamic State expands, The Caliphate, 2014 -- The Islamic State remains, The Caliphate, 2014-2015 -- Life in the Caliphate, The Caliphate, 2015 -- The Islamic State at bay, The Caliphate, 2015-2016 -- Afterword : Eight wars.
"Presented in ... diary form, this substantial volume draws together a careful selection of Cockburn's writings from the frontlines of the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, interspersed with thoughtful analyses and contemporary, original reflection.--Publisher.

Amaro : the spirited world of bittersweet, herbal liqueurs with cocktails, recipes and formulas

October 26, 2016
Parsons, Brad Thomas, author.
Berkeley, CA : Ten Speed Press, [2016]
269 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Demystifying amaro -- Exploring the world of amaro -- Aperitivo cocktails -- Essential amaro cocktails -- Modern amaro cocktails -- Making your own amaro -- The bittersweet kitchen.

In wartime : stories from Ukraine

October 26, 2016
Judah, Tim, 1962- author.
xxviii, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
"Selected material was originally published in different form in the New York Review of Books and its blog, the NYR Daily, in 2013 and 2014." -- Copyright page.
"Originally published in Great Britain by Allen Lane ... in 2015." -- copyright page
l. Memory wars: Weaponising history -- Thumbelina in Donetsk -- Our history is different! -- How can this be? -- Pickling and planting to victory -- Chernobyl : end and beginning -- ll. Western approaches. Lemberg to Lviv -- Ruthenes and little Russians -- Nikita at the opera -- Stalin's chicken -- The history prison -- The Shtreimel of Lviv -- The Scottish book of maths and all that -- Tourists and the Tower of Death -- lll. Fraying edge: The Bessarabian ticket -- Winds of change -- Bones of contention -- Jumping ship -- A patriot of this land -- Conchita Wurst and the Old Idiots -- The deep hole -- Kilometer zero -- IV. Eastern approaches: The coal launderers -- The Welsh and the wild east -- The view from the Terricone -- Getting to yes -- Empire and virility -- Crimea : because he could -- V. War zone: First blood -- Tsar v. cossacks -- The Wolf's Hook Club -- From Amazonia to New Russia -- Leaving home -- Surviving Sloviansk -- Towns at war -- The war poets -- VI. Escaping the past: Defining optimism -- Askania-Nova and the Zebra of Death -- A hundred years of crap -- Not dead yet.
"Ever since Ukraine's violent 2014 revolution, followed by Russia's annexation of Crimea, the country has been at war. Misinformation reigns, more than two million people have been displaced, and Ukrainians fight one another on a second front--the crucial war against corruption. With In Wartime, Tim Judah lays bare the events that have turned neighbors against one another and mired Europe's second-largest country in a conflict seemingly without end."-- Provided by publisher.

Bringing your ancestors to life

October 26, 2016
Holik, Jennifer, author.
158 pages ; 22 cm.
Introduction -- Exploring the individual or family -- Many facets of historical context -- Telling the story -- Publishing -- Getting support for writing.
Create interesting family history stories! Go beyond the names and dates. Flesh out the bones in your genealogy to make your family history come alive.

Creating the genealogist's memoir : writing the story behind the research

October 26, 2016
Dassow, Diane, author.
126 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 22 cm.
The value of memoir for the individual, family & culture -- Planning the memoir -- Gathering material for the memoir -- Developing the narrative -- Issues in memoir writing -- The final product.
Enhance the results of your genealogy research! Tell the story behind your research--your inspiration, motivation and interest in genealogy; your process; "aha" moments; roadblocks and disappointments; and successes..."

DNA & genetic genealogy : an introduction

October 26, 2016
Southard, Diahan, author.
161 pages : illustrations, maps, facsimiles ; 22 cm.
Introduction -- Mitochondrial DNA -- Y chromosome DNA -- Autosomal DNA -- Laboratory methods -- Testing companies.
A comprehensive introduction to genetic genealogy with the basics of DNA and genetic inheritance explained. The three main test types are explored as they related to genealogy.

Finding your African American ancestors

October 26, 2016
Hait, Michael, author.
274 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 22 cm.
Beginning your research -- Twentieth-century research -- Late nineteenth-century research & reconstruction -- The Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Identifying the final slave owner -- The antebellum period (pre-1861).
African American research can be difficult but it is not impossible!

Ziggy Marley and family cookbook : delicious meals made with whole, organic ingredients from the Marley kitchen

October 26, 2016
Marley, Ziggy, author.
101 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.

Lighting up a hidden world : CFS and ME

October 26, 2016
Free, Valerie, author.
499 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Foreword by Toni Bernhard.
"The onset can be fast and shocking or slow and insidious. It can happen to anyone at any age. A flu, a vaccination, or an infection can be the innocent beginnings to the potentially life-long and disabling illness called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), which is more commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or ME/CFS in North America...Through artwork, poetry, story-telling, and meticulous research, [this book] takes readers into the fascinating, yet frightening, landscape of ME/CFS. Author Valerie Free shares her personal experiences and delivers illuminating first-hand perspectives from patients, caregivers, journalists, and medical professionals from within the global community in short easy-to-read segments. These stories reveal the disgrace, controversy, and tragedy of worldwide neglect by political and health care systems, leaving ME/CFS research underfunded and millions of people marginalized, sick, and socially unsupported."--Back cover.

Body of secrets : anatomy of the ultra-secret National Security Agency

October 26, 2016
Bamford, James.
New York : Anchor Books, 2002.
763 pages ; 21 cm
With a new afterword (p. [614]-651).
"James Bamford, bestselling author of The Puzzle Palace, has written another fascinating, unrestricted, and controversial look into the secretive, powerful, and massive National Security Agency."--Provided by publisher.

Souvenir of Macon, Georgia.

October 26, 2016
1 folded sheet (16 unnumbered leaves of plates) : all illustrations, map ; 13 x 16 cm
Title from cover.
1 sheet (13 x 240 cm) folded accordion style to [16] leaves of plates ; with first leaf mounted to inside front cover. Illustrations and captions printed only on one side.

Souvenir of Burlington, Iowa, 1891.

October 26, 2016
Portland, Maine : Chisholm Bros
1 folded sheet (18 unnumbered leaves of plates) : all illustrations ; 13 x 16 cm
Title from cover.
"Manucfactured by Chisholm Bros-Portland Me. Manufacturers of Chas. Frey's Original Souvenir Albums of all American & Canadian Cities & Sceneries".

Carroll's federal directory.

October 25, 2016
Washington, DC : Carroll Publishing,
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: <1999-2016> Bethesda, MD : Carroll Publishing.
"Executive, legislative, judicial."

The American Cancer Society new healthy eating cookbook

October 25, 2016
Besser, Jeanne.
Atlanta, GA : American Cancer Society, [2016]
232 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Revision of: American Cancer Society's healthy eating cookbook. 3rd. c2005.
Includes index.
"Get cooking and eat your way to better health with the latest edition of this popular cookbook. It includes more than 100 simple and delicious dishes that will turn healthy eating into a celebration of good food. It includes healthy substitutions, simple tips in the kitchen, smart shopping ideas, and notes on how to judge portion sizes. There is new material on how to shop in a healthy way, how to set up your pantry for healthy meals, and guidelines for physical activity. With the latest research, revisions to recipes, and updated recommendations for healthy eating, this cookbook makes it fun and easy to eat well"-- Provided by publisher.

Blood, bullets, and bones : the story of forensic science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA

October 25, 2016
Heos, Bridget, author.
New York : Balzer + Bray, 2016.
264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
From darkness to light -- A whiff of garlic : the first poison tests -- Bodies of evidence : autopsies and the rise of medical examiners -- Elementary, my dear Watson : the first detectives -- Not without a trace : the introduction of crime scene evidence -- Fingerprints of forever : early fingerprint evidence -- Bang! Bang! You're dead : the birth of firearm analysis -- Blood is thicker : the first blood pattern cases -- Grave matters : hidden bodies -- Dem bones : forensic anthropology beginnings -- To catch a killer : criminal profilers -- One in a trillion : the dawn of DNA evidence.
"Blood, Bullets, and Bones provides young readers with a fresh and fascinating look at the ever-evolving science of forensics. Since the introduction of DNA testing, forensic science has been in the forefront of the public's imagination, thanks especially to popular television shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. But forensic analysis has been practiced for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese detectives studied dead bodies for signs of foul play, and in Victorian England, officials used crime scene photography and criminal profiling to investigate the Jack the Ripper murders. In the intervening decades, forensic science has evolved to use the most cutting-edge, innovative techniques and technologies. In this book, acclaimed author Bridget Heos uses real-life cases to tell the history of modern forensic science, from the first test for arsenic poisoning to fingerprinting, firearm and blood spatter analysis, DNA evidence, and all the important milestones in between. By turns captivating and shocking, Blood, Bullets, and Bones demonstrates the essential role forensic science has played in our criminal justice system"-- Provided by publisher.

Prefabulous small houses

October 25, 2016
Koones, Sheri, 1949- author.
Newtown, CT : The Taunton Press, [2016]
233 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Moscow nights : the Van Cliburn story : how one man and his piano transformed the Cold War

October 25, 2016
Cliff, Nigel, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
viii, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
First movement: sognando. The prodigy ; Room 412 ; The successor ; Van Cliburn Days ; The secret speech ; The red moon -- Second movement: volante. To Russia, with love ; "Vanya, Vanyusha!" ; "We are in orbit" ; "American Sputnik" ; The last romantic ; "He played the piano and the world was his" ; "He's better than Elvis by far!" ; In the heat of the kitchen ; Khrushchev in the capitalist den ; Back in the USSR ; Sole diplomacy ; Endgame -- Third movement: pianoforte. America's pianist ; Great expectations ; The summit -- Coda.
A dramatic account of the life of Cold War pianist Van Cliburn describes his early years as a musical prodigy in Texas and the ways he charmed both American and Russian audiences, helping to ease tensions between the two nations.

Liberalism or how to turn good men into whiners, weenies and wimps

October 25, 2016
Owens, Burgess, 1951- author.
xvi, 351 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
The black middle class--saviors of the American way. Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps documents the role of the 21 white, self-avowed socialist, atheist and Marxist founders of the NAACP and their impact on the Black community's present status at the top of our nations misery index. It highlights the decades of anti-Black legislation supported by liberal black leaders who prioritized class over race in their zeal for the promises of socialism. Their anti-Black legislation, dating back with the 1932 Davis-Bacon Act, continues today to suppress inter-community Black capitalism, federal construction related Black employment, work and job experience for Black teenagers, quality education access for urban black children, and the role of black men as leaders within the family unit.Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps highlights the strategy, used in 1910, to inject the atheist ideology of socialism into a once enterprising, self-sufficient, competitive and proud Christian black community. A portion of that community, the conservative Black middle class, is positioned to pull our nation back from this abyss.Americans can ensure that the century-long sacrifice of lost hopes, dreams and lives made by the proud, courageous, patriotic, capitalist, Christianbased, self-sufficient, education-seeking Black community of the early 1900s was not in vain--but only if we choose to learn lessons from those past Black generations.

Sachiko : a Nagasaki bomb survivor's story

October 25, 2016
Stelson, Caren Barzelay, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Carolrhoda Books, [2016]
144 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, genealogical table ; 26 cm
Tells the story of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki through the eyes of Sachiko Yasui, who was six when the devastation was wrought, describing her experiences in the aftermath of the attack as well as her long journey to find peace.

Addicted to scraps : 12 vibrant quilt projects

October 25, 2016
Hunter, Bonnie K., author.
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., [2016]
94 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Christmas at designers' homes across America

October 25, 2016
McMillan, Katharine Kaye, author.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Almost 400 color images treat readers to dazzling holiday visions that leading designers have realized in their own homes--scenes usually reserved for family and friends. Be inspired by their decorating strategies and hands-on ingenuity while gleaning insider tips for preserving trees--both fresh and artificial and caring for ornaments. Get the scoop on unusual color schemes and centerpieces. See how one designer used crushed red and silver ball ornaments as a light-catching base for glass vials of flowers, and a laundry-room tree whimsically decorated with miniature clothing-item ornaments. This treasure trove showcases one-of-a-kind holiday ideas from some of the nation's most talented interior designers, who share not only their aesthetic tastes but also family holiday rituals and favorite Christmas traditions. --

In the company of women : inspiration and advice from over 100 makers, artists, and entrepreneurs

October 25, 2016
Bonney, Grace, author.
359 pages : color illustrations, color portraits ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"Across the globe, women are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit and starting creative businesses. In the Company of Women profiles over 100 of these influential and creative women from all ages, races, backgrounds, and industries"

Plant craft : 30 projects that add natural style to your home

October 25, 2016
Atkinson, Caitlin, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Materials -- Plants -- Build. Bench planter ; Concrete vine planter ; Cactus clay garden ; Staghorn fern shadow box ; Single-dowel plant hanger ; Planted chandelier ; Lush vertical garden -- Craft. Flowers on a wall ; Anthotype photograms ; Fall-foraged garland ; Tillandsia nest ; Threaded-leaf wreath ; Willow spheres ; Tillandsia wall hanging -- Mount. Rain-forest branch ; Hanging rock garden ; Cholla cactus planting ; Bromeliad stump garden ; Driftwood water garden ; Lava rock bonsai ; Epiphyte garden panel ; Living wreath -- Plant. Miniature flagstone planting ; Succulent string garden ; Rock and sand landscape ; Three-fern kokedama ; Water sculpture garden ; Saikei tray garden ; Living diorama ; Wardian case terrarium.
Atkinson presents step-by-step projects that will help you infuse your home with the beauty of the natural world. You'll discover ways to connect with nature, even within the confines of a city, by making a little indoor garden of your own.

The general vs. the president : MacArthur and Truman at the brink of nuclear war

October 25, 2016
Brands, H. W., author.
437 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Maps on lining papers.
Prologue -- Part One. Two Roads up the Mountain -- Part Two. Test of Nerve -- Part Three. An Entirely New War -- Part Four. The General and the President -- Part Five. Fade Away.
"From master storyteller and historian H.W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II."-- Provided by publisher.

Inside the Clinton White House : an oral history

October 25, 2016
Riley, Russell L. (Russell Lynn), 1958- author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
xiii, 441 pages ; 25 cm.
Preface -- Editorial Note -- Part I: Beginnings. The Man Who Would be President : Prelude to the White House ; The Decision ; The Announcement "Ideas Primary" ; Staffing the Campaign ; Vertigo : The New Hampshire Primary ; Competitors, Issues, and Style ; The Manhattan Project and the Veep ; The Democratic National Convention and the Bus Tour ; The General Election Campaign-Clinton vs. George H. W. Bush ; The View from the Other Side ; The Transition to Governing -- Part II: Domestic and Economic Policy. Out of the Gate : Deciding on What to Do First ; The 1993 Budget and the Stimulus Package ; NAFTA ; Health Care ; Welfare Reform ; A Domestic Reform President -- Part III: Foreign Policy. A New Foreign Policy for a New World Order ; Haiti ; Africa ; The Balkans ; Northern Ireland ; Bill Clinton and the World ; With Foreign Leaders -- Part IV: Politics and the Clinton White House. Inside the Washington Community ; Republican Revolution-and Recovery ; The Reelection and Productive Middle Years, 1996-97 ; Scandals-and Impeachment -- Part V: Clinton and His Team. Clinton's Intellect ; Clinton's Operating Style ; The Man in the Office ; Al Gore ; Hillary ; White House Staff -- Epilogue : Observations on the Clinton Legacy.
"In the decade after Bill Clinton left the White House, scores of his closest aides recorded interviews with the University of Virginia's Presidential Oral History Program. The contents of these interviews are published for the first time in this volume. Based on 400 hours of candid conversations, Inside the Clinton White House adds color and nuance to our understanding of Bill Clinton and his administration"-- Provided by publisher.

More than two : a practical guide to ethical polyamory

October 25, 2016
Veaux, Franklin, author.
xiii, 480 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Before I do : a legal guide to marriage, gay and otherwise

October 25, 2016
Schwartz, Elizabeth F., author.
220 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Includes index.
From outlaws to in-laws -- A Forty-five-year-long, painstaking battle (condensed to eight pages) -- Starting out -- What marriage means -- Do you "I do" or Don't you? -- Alternatives to marriage -- Transgender and marrying -- Solving problems -- Estate planning -- Nuptial agreements -- Organizing your finances -- Divorce -- Assembling a team -- Happily ever after.
Shares practical and legal advice for LGBT couples considering marriage, covering name changes, nuptial agreements, finance management, estate planning, adoption, and counseling.

The bold dry garden : lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden

October 25, 2016
Silver, Johanna, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016.
235 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 28 cm
Illustration on lining pages.
Meet Ruth -- The beginning of the dry garden -- Gardening in the spirit of the founder -- Signature plants of the dry garden -- Epilogue: growing with the garden.

Brave new weed : adventures into the uncharted world of cannabis

October 25, 2016
Dolce, Joe (Periodical editor), author.
New York, NY : Harper Wave, [2016] ©2016
275 pages ; 24 cm
part I. The old world: Introduction: The girls in the basement ; Big bad scary weed ; The Dutch masters ; The martyr and the millionaires -- part II. The new world: Widgets and dabs ; The endocannabinoid system : the body's supercomputer ; The world's largest human trial ; Snake oil or cancer cure? ; Budtenders and sinsemilliers : inside the dispensary -- part III. Future weed: Designing your highs ; The four enhancements ; The next reinvention of weed -- Appendix: Beyond stoned : cannabis for inspiration, intimacy, and other pleasures.
Author Joe Dolce journeys across the globe in a quest to understand the clouded past and bright future of the weed. The book provides a fresh take on the new world of cannabis and all the promise that this much-maligned plant holds.

Come and take it : the gun printer's guide to thinking free

October 25, 2016
Wilson, Cody, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
xviii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Garden flora : the natural and cultural history of the plants in your garden

October 25, 2016
Kingsbury, Noël, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, Inc., 2016.
368 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm

A plague on all our houses : medical intrigue, Hollywood, and the discovery of AIDS

October 25, 2016
Hillman, Bruce J., author.
Lebanon NH : ForeEdge, [2017]
xx, 222 pages ; 24 cm.
One sick queen -- Riding the tiger -- Fast times -- The Waxman cometh -- The color of money -- No love lost -- The power of denial -- Rock -- Elizabeth -- The contentious route to an effective treatment -- Fear itself -- The politics of research advocacy -- The making of a radical -- Le deluge -- Epilogue: redeeming the years lost to the locusts.

Stalin's Englishman : Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge spy ring

October 25, 2016
Lownie, Andrew, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
xiv, 433 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Prologue: Full Circle : Saturday, 5 October 1963 -- Beginnings -- Schooldays -- Eton Again -- Cambridge Undergraduate -- Cambridge Postgraduate -- The Third Man -- London -- The BBC -- Russian Recruiter -- Jack and Peter -- British Agent -- Meeting Churchill -- Section D -- "Rather Confidential Work" -- Bentinck Street -- Back at the BBC -- MI5 Agent Handler -- Propagandist -- The News Department -- Relationships -- Back at the Centre of Power -- Russian Controls -- Settling Down -- The Information Research Department -- The Far East Department -- Disciplinary Action -- Washington -- Disgrace -- Sent Home -- Back in Britain -- The Final Week -- The Bird Has Flown -- The Story Breaks -- Repercussions -- Petrov -- The Missing Diplomats Reappear -- First Steps -- "I'm Very Glad I Came" -- An Englishman Abroad -- Visitors -- "I'm a communist, of course, but I'm a British communist, and I hate Russia!" -- Summing Up -- Appendix.
"Guy Burgess was the most important, complex, and fascinating of The Cambridge Spies--Maclean, Philby, Blunt--brilliant young men recruited in the 1930s to betray their country to the Soviet Union. An engaging and charming companion to many, an unappealing, utterly ruthless manipulator to others, Burgess rose through academia, the BBC, the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6, gaining access to thousands of highly sensitive secret documents which he passed to his Russian handlers. In this first full biography, Andrew Lownie shows us how even Burgess's chaotic personal life of drunken philandering did nothing to stop his penetration and betrayal of the British Intelligence Service. Even when he was under suspicion, the fabled charm which had enabled many close personal relationships with influential establishment figures (including Winston Churchill) prevented his exposure as a spy for many years. Through interviews with more than a hundred people who knew Burgess personally, many of whom have never spoken about him before, and the discovery of hitherto secret files, Stalin's Englishman brilliantly unravels the many lives of Guy Burgess in all their intriguing, chilling, colorful, tragi-comic wonder"-- Provided by publisher.

Guy Fieri family food : 125 real-deal recipes : kitchen tested, home approved

October 25, 2016
Fieri, Guy, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, [2016]
xix, 332 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Sandwiches & burgers -- Pasta & noodles -- One for the week -- Grains & greens -- Soups & stews -- All hands on deck -- Under pressure -- Guy outta bounds -- Breakfast & brunch -- Sauces & salsas -- Desserts.
Join Fieri as he cooks what he loves, in his favorite place to eat and cook-- right at home! The recipes are budget-friendly, with plenty of leftovers so you can repurpose them throughout the week. And since it's family cooking, he includes a whole chapter of recipes to get the kids involved.

Ike's gamble : America's rise to dominance in the Middle East

October 25, 2016
Doran, Michael Scott, 1962- author.
New York : Free Press, 2016.
292 pages ; 24 cm
A new President -- Collision -- A patient sulky pig -- Ike's first bet -- Anatomy of a miscalculation -- The alpha contradiction -- Deception -- K and big brother -- Blowback -- Three-dimensional chess -- The end of empire -- Ike's second bet -- Regret.

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