New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

April 15, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

First Methodist Church, Monmouth : Warren Co., Illinois.

April 14, 2014
Monmouth, IL : Warren County Illinois Genealogical Society, 1988.
4 v. : chiefly facsims. ; 29 cm.
Title from label on cover (now lost).
v. 1. 1859-1871, brief history & membership -- v. 2. 1875-1886, membership -- v. 3. 1886-1904, membership -- v. 4. 1903-1915, 1932-1948, membership, marriages, baptisms, deaths.

Hot dogs and cocktails : when FDR met King George VI at Hyde Park on Hudson

April 14, 2014
Conradi, Peter.
Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom : Alma Books [2013].
280 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Between June 9th and 12th 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were the guests of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at his country estate in Hyde Park, New York, during what was the first ever visit by a reigning British monarch to the United States. Coming at a time when Britain desperately needed U.S. help in the conflict that now seemed inevitable, the meeting was front page news on both sides of the Atlantic and imbued with huge political significance. This fascinating book recreates the backdrop to the royal visit, analyzing the political background and the media's reaction, and tells the back stories both of the King and of Roosevelt, whose colorful personal life became entwined with the visit.

I am that girl : how to speak your truth, discover your purpose, and #bethatgirl

April 14, 2014
Jones, Alexis, author.
©2014
xxiii, 282 pages ; 22 cm
That girl manifesto -- Be a passionista -- Be first -- Be hard-core -- Be unpopular -- Be bold -- Be resilient -- Be a sponge -- Be of service.

Managing digital audiovisual resources : a practical guide for librarians

April 14, 2014
Mariner, Matthew C., 1984-
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xv, 129 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The basics of managing digital audiovisual resources -- What do you have? : evaluating collections -- Evaluating collections : picking a direction and developing collections -- Planning for digitization -- Digitization : managing digitization, selecting equipment, and applying standards -- Presentation and access -- Enhancement and promotion -- Essential takeaways.

Start your own cleaning service : maid service, janitorial service, carpet and upholstery service and more

April 14, 2014
Lynn, Jacquelyn.
Irvine, California : Entrepreneur Press, [2014]
x, 188 pages ; 23 cm.

Everybody's got something

April 14, 2014
Roberts, Robin, 1960-
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
263 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
The beloved Good Morning America anchor shares the incredible journey that's been her life so far and the lessons she learned along the way as she battled breast cancer and a rare blood disorder and dealt with the death of her mother.

Lucian Freud : eyes wide open

April 14, 2014
Hoban, Phoebe.
Boston : New Harvest, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
174 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.

The Golden Age shtetl : a new history of Jewish life in East Europe

April 14, 2014
Petrovskiĭ-Shtern, Ĭokhanan.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2014.
431 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
What's in a name? -- Russia discovers its shtetl -- Lawless freedom -- Fair trade -- the right to drink -- A violent dignity -- Crime, punishment, and a promise of justice -- Family matters -- Open house -- If I forget thee -- The books of the people -- The end of the Golden Age.

Buttermilk & Bible burgers : more stories from the kitchens of Appalachia

April 14, 2014
Sauceman, Fred William.
Macon, Georgia : Mercer University Press, 2014.
xii, 195 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
[1] The people -- A sixties summertime memory of frog hunting -- A grandmother's gift of food -- Remembering Trula Bailey -- Amazed at Grace -- Big Bob : the baron of north Alabama barbecue -- From Madisonville to Manhattan with Allan Benton -- Thomas wolfe's "big extravagance" -- The first lady of rhubarb -- Perpetuating garden goodness : the canning of Betty Ascione -- The savior of a senior center -- The broccoli lady -- Eloise -- Ravioli and recovery : the spirit of Lobello's spaghetti House -- Getting lessons in between -- Rosy serves up sass -- [2] The products -- An investment in iron -- Beating biscuits -- Breaking beans -- Red-eye gravy reinterpreted -- Milking Jerseys on the French Broad -- Designer moonshine? -- A Latin riff on ramps -- The banana croquettes of Kentucky -- Quirkyburgers -- High on the Alabama hog -- A Cuban pig roast in East Tennessee -- A taste of Hungary in the hills -- Noble noodles -- Rainbows at Sunburst -- Sorghum, a sweetener of historic proportions -- A centerpiece of Alabama celebrations -- [3] The places -- Knoxville shakes at Long's -- The Bible burger cure -- Hornet dogs at Tuckahoe -- Big steaks and Big Orange -- Pintos and persistence -- Revival at Old Pilot Hill -- Dining in the know -- A marble memorial to pop -- Miners and meatballs -- Inside Mario's Fishbowl -- Gravy day -- Bratwurst pizzas and Full Nelsons -- Tastes of old Virginia -- Pastoring with pie -- From farm to table in Floyd -- The Ju-Ju -- Architecture at odds -- "We smoke, you sauce" -- Big biscuits and Blue Devils -- Awaiting Chicken Day -- A pork chop champ -- Barbecue and butterfat -- Rutabagas! -- Carolina pride in Spruce Pine -- A culinary convergence -- The okra and cornmeal affinity -- A new role for the hushpuppy -- Breakfast on the Oconaluftee -- Nineteenth-century dining -- Smoking in Hothouse -- Cincinnati steak and cherry smash in South Carolina -- An afterword.

Things I should have told my daughter : lies, lessons & love affairs

April 14, 2014
Cleage, Pearl.
New York : Atria Books, 2014.
ix, 308 pages ; 24 cm
"In this inspiring memoir, the award-winning playwright and bestselling author of What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day reminisces on the art of juggling marriage, motherhood, and politics while working to become a successful writer. In addition to being one of the most popular living playwrights in America, Pearl Cleage is a bestselling author with an Oprah Book Club pick and multiple awards to her credit. But there was a time when such stellar success seemed like a dream. In this revelatory and deeply personal work, Cleage takes readers back to the 1970s and '80s, retracing her struggles to hone her craft amidst personal and professional tumult. Though born and raised in Detroit, it was in Atlanta that Cleage encountered the forces that would most shape her experience. Married to Michael Lomax, now head of the United Negro College Fund, she worked with Maynard Jackson, Atlanta's first African-American mayor. Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs charts not only the political fights, but also the pull she began to feel to focus on her own passions, including writing--a pull that led her away from Lomax as she grappled with ideas of feminism and self-fulfillment. This fascinating memoir follows her journey from a columnist for a local weekly (bought by Larry Flynt) to a playwright and Hollywood script writer, an artist at the crossroads of culture and politics whose circle came to include luminaries like Richard Pryor, Avery Brooks, Phylicia Rashad, Shirley Franklin, and Jesse Jackson. By the time Oprah Winfrey picked What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day as a favorite, Cleage had long since arrived as a writer of renown. In the tradition of greats like Susan Sontag, Joan Didion, and Nora Ephron, Cleage's self-portrait raises women's confessional writing to the level of great literature"-- Provided by publisher.

Skinny meals : everything you need to lose weight-fast!

April 14, 2014
Harper, Bob.
New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, [2014]
xiv, 220 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"A Ballantine Books Trade Paperback Original."
Part I. Skinny rules for life. The skinny rules recap ; Do-ahead details -- Part II. Skinny meals. Power breakfasts ; Lean lunches ; Thinner dinners ; Happy snacking -- Part III. Skinny tools : shop, prepare, eat!
"From Bob Harper, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Skinny Rules and Jumpstart to Skinny and the star of NBC's ongoing smash reality show The Biggest Loser, come 100 delicious new recipes (all of them under 330 calories!), a month of new menu plans, and indispensable shopping lists and cooking tips that all follow Bob's practical strategies for getting thin! THE TASTIEST MEALS FOR HELPING YOU LOSE WEIGHT--FAST! In The Skinny Rules, super-motivator Bob Harper introduced the twenty nonnegotiable eating and lifestyle principles that pave the way to quick and permanent weight loss. Since then, thousands of fans asked for more guidance and inspiration! Skinny Meals answers the call, delivering 100 new Skinny Rules-abiding recipes (all of them under 350 calories!) and a month's worth of new menu plans that will satisfy you at every meal. From an Apple Pie Shake for breakfast to Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Cream Sauce for dinner, Bob has done all the tricky calorie, protein, carb, sodium, and fiber counting so you can meet his Rules goals without even thinking about them! With easy, prepare-ahead strategies, handy shopping lists, and cooking tips, Skinny Meals is your ultimate guide to slimming down and staying fit. Just shop, chop, and enjoy!"-- Provided by publisher.

Undecided : navigating life and learning after high school

April 14, 2014
Morgan, Genevieve
San Francisco : Zest Books, [2014]
247 pages ; 20 cm

How to start a home-based Etsy business

April 14, 2014
Luker, Gina.
©2014.
xiv, 177 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Provides advice on setting up and running an Etsy business, from writing a business plan and branding to tracking hidden costs and understanding legal issues.

I can hear you whisper : an intimate journey through the science of sound and language

April 14, 2014
Denworth, Lydia, 1966-
New York, New York : Dutton, [2014]
viii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"An investigation into the science of hearing, child language acquisition, neuroplasticity, brain development, and Deaf culture spurred by Lydia Denworth's discovery that her son couldn't hear her lullabies and the family's life-altering decision to give him a cochlear implant. Lydia Denworth's third son, Alex, was almost two when he was diagnosed with profound and progressive hearing loss. As both a science writer and the mother of young children, Denworth was steeped in messages about the importance of enrichment to the developing brain. She became determined to do whatever it took to allow Alex to hear and acquire spoken language, a quest that ultimately led to a controversial piece of emergent "superhero technology": the cochlear implant. In this engrossing journey to the frontiers of science, readers will learn why sound is so important to the developing brain, what new possibilities come from the latest research, and what exactly is going on when you focus your hearing at a cocktail party. Denworth goes beyond her personal experience with her son, interviewing the world's leading experts on child language development and hearing technology, leaders in the deaf community, and neuroscientists. I Can Hear You Whisper weaves together Alex's story with the tales of two scientific revolutions: the centuries-long quest to develop the cochlear implant and science's changing understanding of the brain's remarkable plasticity-all told against the sometimes-incendiary backdrop of identity politics and medical ethics. "-- Provided by publisher.

The next America : boomers, millennials, and the looming generational showdown

April 14, 2014
Taylor, Paul, 1949-
©2014
viii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Millennials and boomers -- Generation gaps -- Battle of the ages? -- Money troubles -- The new immigrants -- Hapa nation -- Whither marriage? -- Nones on the rise -- Living digital -- Getting old -- Empty cradle, gray world -- The reckoning.
The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past. America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology use. Today's Millennials--well-educated, tech savvy, underemployed twenty-somethings--are at risk of becoming the first generation in American history to have a lower standard of living than their parents. Meantime, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring every single day, most of them not as well prepared financially as they'd hoped. This graying of our population has helped polarize our politics, put stresses on our social safety net, and presented our elected leaders with a daunting challenge: How to keep faith with the old without bankrupting the young and starving the future.

The story of the Jews : finding the words, 1000 BC-1492 AD

April 14, 2014
Schama, Simon, author.
©2013
496 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
"Tie-in to the PBS and BBC series 'The Story of the Jews'"--Jacket flap.
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2013 by the Bodley Head, an imprint of Random House UK"--Title-page verso.
Papyrus, potsherd, parchment. In Egypt ; The words ; Delving, divining... ; Classical Jews? -- Mosaic, parchment, paper. The Menorah and the Cross ; Among the believers ; The women of Ashkenaz ; Trials ; Exile from exile.
Details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492 to the modern day. A tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews.

Cathedral of the wild : an African journey home

April 14, 2014
Varty, Boyd.
New York : Random House, [2014].
xvi, 281 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Not for Ants -- Hunting and Hacking -- The Rock -- Friendis in the Storm -- Never Panic in the Bush -- Uncle John -- The Flying Life -- Madiba -- Elephants All Around -- The Crash -- The Great Migration -- A Londolozi of Leopards -- Travels with Kate -- Shake, Rattle and Roll -- Royal Welcome -- In Battalions -- Gunpoint -- Seeking -- Dead Silence -- The Vav -- The Flaming Shaman -- Tracking -- The Medicine -- The Leopards by the Watering Hole -- In the Front Garden of Eden -- The Om in Motion.
Varty's memoir of his life in the exquisite and vast refuge of the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa.

Hungry for Paris : the ultimate guide to the city's 109 best restaurants

April 14, 2014
Lobrano, Alec.
New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, [2014].
xxix, 477 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"The most authoritative and charming guide to eating well in the French capital, Hungry for Paris includes reviews of all of the really fabulous new restaurants you won't want to miss during your next trip, as well as updated maps and indexes. It's a savvy, insider's roadmap to the 112 best restaurants in Paris, selected and reviewed by popular food writer and restaurant critic Alexander Lobrano, an American who has lived and dined in the city for over twenty years"-- Provided by publisher.

Living hell : the dark side of the Civil War

April 14, 2014
Adams, Michael C. C., 1945-
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2014].
xi, 292 pages ; 24 cm
Opening: Jim Conklin and General Sherman -- Gone for a soldier -- On the march -- Close-order combat -- Clearing the battlefield -- The edge of sanity -- Deprivations and dislocations -- Invasions and violations -- State of the union -- Closing: General Lee and the gray ladies.

The gluten-free revolution : a balanced guide to a gluten-free lifestyle through: healthy recipes, green smoothies, yoga, pilates, and easy desserts!

April 14, 2014
Shannon-Karasik, Caroline.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2014]
225 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Provides a range of gluten-free recipes that include options for vegan, vegetarian, nut-free, and soy-free diets as well as complementary workouts for practitioners of yoga, Pilates, meditation, and dance.

30 years at Ballymaloe : a celebration of the world-renowned cooking school with over 100 new recipes

April 14, 2014
Allen, Darina.
©2013.
320 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
When Ballymaloe's doors opened to students in 1983 there were 15 courses available. Now there are over 100, reflected in the recipes collected here, including curing meat, making gluten-free meals and sushi as well as learning forgotten skills like producing butter and cheese and beekeeping. The book chronicles how the school has been at the forefront of cooking and food trends since its inception, from Darina's championing of the Slow Food movement and her highlighting the importance of using local, seasonal and fresh produce to installing a wood-burning oven and expanding its gardens so students can learn the importance of eating less meat and more vegetables and preserving heirloom varieties of produce. A fascinating insight into Ballymaloe, this is also a history of food over the past thirty years--from a time when Darina couldn't get anything other than pre-packaged, grated Parmesan cheese to one where a local producer makes his own mozzarella.

The new food processor bible

April 14, 2014
Gilletz, Norene.
North Vancouver, BC : Whitecap, 2011.
vii, 552 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"30th anniversary edition".
Introduction -- Using your food processor -- Nutritional analysis -- Appetizers -- Soups, sauces and marinades -- Fish and dairy dishes -- Meat and poultry -- Vegetables and side dishes -- Super salads and dressings -- Yeast doughs, quick breads and muffins -- Cakes and frostings -- Desserts and tortes -- Chocolates, cookies and squares -- Pies and pastries -- Passover.
The best cookbook for your food processor is now even better-- and vegetarian friendly! Gilletz includes low-carb and low-fat options, gluten-free recipes, and more!

Malcolm X : a biography

April 14, 2014
Assensoh, A. B.
©2014
xxii, 162 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

Ramshackle glam : the new mom's haphazard guide to (almost) having it all

April 14, 2014
Reid, Jordan, author.
Philadelphia, PA : Running Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Ramshackle Glam creator Jordan Reid was a little nervous about becoming a mother. "In my experience," she writes, "you know what happens when you hold babies? They cry. And it immediately becomes clear to all present that you have terrible parental instincts and should never be allowed to come into contact with children--ever." But in October 2011 Reid became a mother herself, and over the first year of her son's life the writer and media personality not only figured out a thing or two about parenting, but also learned how to navigate an entirely new lifestyle while still maintaining a sense of self. Part memoir, part commiseration, and part how-to guide on fashion, beauty, home décor and entertaining for the new mom, Ramshackle Glam offers something fresh for the "mommy" bookshelf: concrete advice on how to care for yourself in the post-partum days, weeks, and months.

The December Project : an extraordinary Rabbi and a skeptical seeker confront life's greatest mystery

April 14, 2014
Davidson, Sara.
New York : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
xii, 193 pages ; 22 cm
I want to loosen your mind -- What if it ends in nothing? -- Planning the exit -- Get ready -- Where could we run? -- Make room for intuition, and listen -- Fleeing for our lives -- Dealing with pain and memory loss -- A soldier in the Rebbe's army -- Can we choose when to die? -- In case you go to Afghanistan? -- "Don't you trust the Holy Spirit?" -- Breaking through fear -- Kicked out of the nest -- Forgive, forgive -- Friday night is lovers' night -- When mom dies -- Review your life -- Facing the steep decline -- Recalculating -- Let go, let go -- You can take me now -- The ultimate letting go.
Recounts the author's collaboration with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, as they discussed his life, old age, human mortality, and how facing up to that mortality can inspire an appreciation for every day.

Testimony : the legacy of Schindler's list and the USC Shoah Foundation

April 14, 2014
New York, NY : Newmarket Press for It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
xvii, 334 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
"A 20th Anniversary Commemoration."

Intentional printing : simple techniques for inspired fabric art

April 14, 2014
Krawczyk, Lynn.
Loveland, Colorado, USA : Interweave, [2014]
151 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Exploring intentional printing -- Tools & materials -- Fabric-printing techniques -- Handstitching -- Layered printing -- The projects.

500 bathroom ideas : elegant & dreamy spaces

April 14, 2014
King, Barbara (Editor), author.
©2014.
304 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 18 x 25 cm
Includes photo (page 295-296) and designer (page 297-298) credits.
Includes index.
What does your dream bathroom look like? House Beautiful 500 Bathroom Ideas is filled with stunning spaces that are the epitome of style and function, from luxurious retreats to pure and simple havens.

Happy feet : unique knits to knock your socks off

April 14, 2014
Carron, Cathy, author.
New York : Sixth & Spring Books, [2014]
160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Fabric blooms : 42 flowers to make, wear & adorn your life

April 14, 2014
Hunt, Megan.
New York : Lark, [2014]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
[1] Basics -- Special section: Leaves -- Special section: Stamens -- Special section: Fringing -- Embroidery stitch chart with illustrations -- [2] Fabric blooms -- Stems & bouquets -- Basic rose -- Felt marigold -- Felted ball stamens -- Felt pom flower -- Cotton pom bouquet -- Felt posy flower -- Calla lily bouquet -- Velvet succulent -- Embroidered daisy -- Prom nosegay -- Silk poppies -- Embroidered circle flowers -- Silk hydrangeas -- Carnations -- Thistles -- Embroidered felt flower bouquet -- [3] Wearable -- Poolside posy pin -- Cotton dahlia hair clip -- Jersey posy pin -- Bee & bloom sweater clip -- Ruffled jersey flower pin -- Pleated felt headband -- Ruffled felt prize ribbon -- Daisy hairpins -- Cotton lawn peony pin -- Carnation lapel pin -- Pom fascinator -- Soft pink rose boutonniere -- Band t-shirt flower pin -- Cherry blossom lapel pin -- Sunflower pin -- Crowning glory headband -- Embroidered felt flower pin -- Felt dahlia pin -- Thistle boutonniere -- [4] Home -- Burlap hanging pom flower -- Ruffly round flower garland -- Succulent wreath -- Chiffon flower fairy lights -- Embroidered felt flower pillow -- Cherry blossom push pins -- Summer flower wreath -- Templates -- About the author.

Beautiful origami flowers : 23 blooms to fold

April 14, 2014
Oprea, Anca, author.
New York : Lark, [2014]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Everything you always wanted to know about acting (but were afraid to ask, dear)

April 14, 2014
West End Producer.
London : Nick Hern Books 2013.
233 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
The overture -- The pre-show: training -- Act one: auditioning -- Act two: rehearsing -- The interval -- Act three: performing -- A quick scene change in the middle of Act three: touring -- Act four: important people and how to deal with them -- Act five: the business -- The curtain call.
A useful book for theater practitioners and fans of celebrity gossip alike, penned by an anonymous impresario. Have you ever wondered what really happens behind the scenes of a major West End production? West End Producer reveals all (except his true identity!) in this book that blows the lid off the theatre business.

Making theatre : the frazzled drama teacher's guide to devising

April 14, 2014
Bennathan, Joss, author.
©2013
xiii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Siding, roofing, and trim

April 14, 2014
Newtown, CT : The Taunton Press, Inc., [2014]
234 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Shakespeare in America : an anthology from the revolution to now

April 14, 2014
©2014.
xxxi, 724 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
The pausing American loyalist / Anonymous -- Epilogue to Coriolanus / Jonathan M. Sewall -- The tragic genius of Shakspeare: an ode / Peter Markoe -- Letter to John Quincy Adams / John Adams -- Stratford on Avon / Washington Irving -- Prize ode / Charles Sprague -- The Character of Desdemona / John Quincy Adams -- Hazlitt's characters of Shakspeare / Edgar Allan Poe -- First impressions of Miss Cushman's Romeo / J. M. W -- Indians of North America / Maungwudaus -- Account of the terrific and fatal riot at the New-York Astor Place Opera House / Anonymous -- Shakspeare, or, the Poet / Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Hawthorne and his Mosses / Herman Melville -- Ira Aldridge / William Wells Brown -- Recollections of a gifted woman / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Drama's vitallest expression is the common day / Emily Dickinson -- Address delivered at the opening of the New Theatre at Richmond / Henry Timrod -- Letter to James H. Hackett / Abraham Lincoln -- The killing of Julius Caesar localized / Mark Twain -- Shakespeare Tercentennial Celebration, April 23, 1864 / Oliver Wendell Holmes -- Letter to the National Intelligencer / John Wilkes Booth -- The Coming storm / Herman Melville -- Shylock, a burlesque / G. W. H. Griffin -- Othello / Mary Preston -- In the Old Churchyard at Fredericksburg / Frederick Wadsworth Loring -- What lurks behind Shakspere's historical plays? / Walt Whitman -- The art of Edwin Booth: Hamlet / William Winter -- Shakespeare / William Dean Howells -- From Between the acts: Antony and Cleopatra / Willa Cather -- Shakespeare's Americanisms / Henry Cabot Lodge -- A modern Lear / Jane Addams -- The Hiartville Shakespeare Club / Belle Marshall Locke -- The birthplace / Henry James -- Autobiographical dictation / Mark Twain -- Shakespeare: made in America / George Santayana -- Out, Out / Robert Frost -- Shakespeare's heroines as human beings / Charlotte Perkins Gilman -- Heart of the race / Charles Mills Gayley -- Hamlet and his problems / T. S. Eliot -- To Mark Anthony in heaven / William Carlos Williams -- Shakespeares of 1922 / Lorenz Hart and Morrie Ryskind -- John Barrymore's Hamlet / Stark Young -- Shakespeare for America / George F. Whicher -- Shakespeare and American culture / Joseph Quincy Adams -- The Macbeth murder mystery / James Thurber -- Orson Welles's Julius Caesar / Sidney B. Whipple -- Japanese Hamlet / Toshio Mori -- Shakespeare in Harlem / Langston Hughes -- Paul Robeson's Othello / Samuel Sillen -- Laurence Olivier's Henry V / James Agee -- Preface to G. I. Hamlet / Maurice Evans -- Brush up your Shakespeare / Cole Porter -- The abuse of greatness / Hollis Alpert -- The immortal bard / Isaac Asimov -- Shakespeare's last word: justice and redemption / John Berryman -- Hipsters, flipsters, and finger-poppin daddis / Lord Buckley -- Carlus / Hyam Plutzik -- General Macbeth / Mary McCarthy -- After dark / Adrienne Rich -- Orson Welles: there ain't no way / Pauline Kael -- From Run-through / John Houseman -- Bus soft ... real soft / Woody Allen -- Caliban in blue / Walter McDonald -- Cora Lee / Gloria Naylor -- West Side Story / Dramatists Guild Landmark Symposium -- The Shakespeare marathon / Frank Rich and Joseph Papp -- Address to the Royal Society of Arts / Sam Wanamaker -- Shakespeare in Iceland / Jane Smiley -- Actors / Cynthia Ozick -- Daily grind / B. J. Ward -- From NETS / Jen Bervin.
This anthology traces the surprising story of how Americans made Shakespeare their own through a wide range of genres. The writers included range from the 1800s to the present day, and offer testimony to Shakespeare's profound and enduring influence.

The curmudgeon's guide to getting ahead : dos and don'ts of right behavior, tough thinking, clear writing, and living a good life

April 14, 2014
Murray, Charles A.
New York : Crown Business, [2014]
144 pages ; 19 cm
A "fussy--and entertaining--book on the hidden rules of the road in the workplace, and in life, from the standpoint of an admonishing but encouraging workplace grouch and taskmaster. Why the curmudgeon? The fact is, most older, more senior people over us in the workplace are closet curmudgeons. In today's politically correct world, they may hide their displeasure over your misuse of grammar, or your overly familiar use of their first name without an express invitation. But don't be fooled by their pleasant demeanor. Underneath, they are judging and evaluating your every move and utterance"-- Provided by publisher.

Handmade gatherings : recipes & crafts for seasonal celebrations & potluck parties

April 14, 2014
English, Ashley, 1976-
Boston : Roost Books, 2014.
xxix, 258 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.

How to succeed in business without really crying

April 14, 2014
Leifer, Carol, author.
Philadelphia : Quirk Books, 2014
239 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"For many years, television comedy was an exclusive all boys' club--until a brilliant comedian named Carol Leifer came along, blazing a trail for funny women everywhere. From Late Night with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live to Seinfeld, The Ellen Show, and Modern Family, Carol has written for and/or performed on some of the best TV comedies of all time. This hilarious collection of essays charts her extraordinary three-decade journey through show business, illuminating her many triumphs and some missteps along the way--and offering valuable lessons for women and men in any profession. Part memoir, part guide to life, and all incredibly funny,How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying offers tips and tricks for getting ahead, finding your way, and opening locked doors--even if you have to use a sledgehammer" -- from publisher's web site.

Hacking h(app)iness : why your personal data counts and how tracking it can change the world

April 14, 2014
Havens, John C., author.
New York : Tarcher, [2014]
xxxvi, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Your identity in the connected world -- Accountability-based influence -- Personal identity management -- Mobile sensors -- Quantified self -- The Internet of things -- Artificial intelligence -- Big data -- Augmented reality -- Virtual currency -- Shared value -- From consumer to creator -- The economy of regard -- Positive psychology -- Flow -- Altruism -- The value of a happiness economy -- Beyond GDP -- Getting h(app)y -- Hacking h(app)iness.
"In Hacking Happiness, futurist and contributing Mashable writer John C. Havens introduces you to your "quantified self"-your digital identity represented by gigabytes of data produced from tracking your activities on your smartphone and computer. Harvested by megacorporations such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon, Havens argues that companies gather this data because of its immense economic value, encouraging a culture of "sharing" as they hoard the information based on our lives for private monetary gain. But there's an alternative to this digital dystopia. Emerging technologies will help us reclaim this valuable data for ourselves, so we can directly profit from the insights linked to our quantified selves. At the same time, sensors in smartphones and wearable devices will help us track our emotions to improve our well-being based on the science of positive psychology. Havens proposes that these trends will lead to new economic policies that redefine the meaning of "wealth," allowing governments to create policy focused on purpose rather than productivity. An issues book highlighting the benefits of an examined life in the digital world, this timely work takes the trepidation out of the technological renaissance and illustrates how the fruits of the Information Age can improve our lives for a happier humanity"-- Provided by publisher.

Be in a treehouse : design construction inspiration

April 14, 2014
Nelson, Peter, 1962-
New York, NY : Abrams, 2014.
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
"As seen on Animal Planet" --Cover.
It's not the destination, it's the journey -- Treehouse U -- Putting it all together: the WC Ranch treehouse -- A tour of single-tree designs -- A tour of multiple-tree designs -- A walk in the woods: inspiring treehouses collected from all over.
Pete Nelson, the world's best-known treehouse designer and builder, wants to put readers in trees--his motto is, "get 'er done, so you can BE in a TREE." His new book is a comprehensive source of inspiration and practical information about treehouse design and construction. To that end, he shares the basics of treehouse construction with his own recent projects as case studies. Using photographs taken especially for this project along with diagrams, he covers the selection and care of trees, and explains the fundamentals of building treehouse platforms. To ignite the imagination, Nelson presents 27 treehouses in the United States, Europe, and Africa. The book will be indispensible to anyone who aspires to have a treehouse, from the armchair dreamer, to the amateur builder, to the professional contractor.

The backyard homestead book of building projects

April 14, 2014
Carlsen, Spike, 1952-
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2014].
viii, 287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Homesteaders, gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love these 76 DIY projects for practical outdoor items designed to help you live more sustainably and independently. Expert woodworker Spike Carlsen offers clear, simple, fully illustrated instructions for everything from plant supports and a clothesline to a potting bench, a chicken coop, a hoop greenhouse, a cold frame, a beehive, a root cellar with storage bins, and an outdoor shower. Most of the projects are suitable for complete novices, and all use just basic tools and standard building materials.

Living with a wild god : a nonbeliever's search for the truth about everything

April 14, 2014
Ehrenreich, Barbara.
New York : Twelve, 2014.
xiv, 237 pages ; 24 cm
"In middle age, Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny-or as she later learned to call them, "mystical"-experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her life-long search. Part memoir, part philosophical and spiritual inquiry, LIVING WITH A WILD GOD brings an older woman's wry and erudite perspective to a young girl's uninhibited musings on the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all. Ehrenreich's most personal book ever will spark a lively and heated conversation about religion and spirituality, science and morality, and the "meaning of life." Certain to be a classic, LIVING WITH A WILD GOD combines intellectual rigor with a frank account of the inexplicable, in Ehrenreich's singular voice, to produce a true literary achievement"-- Provided by publisher.

Nolan Ryan : the making of a pitcher

April 14, 2014
Goldman, Rob.
Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, [2014]
xvii, 366 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"To any baseball fan, Nolan Ryan's name still conjures up images of blistering 100-mile-per-hour fastballs and knee-buckling curveballs. During his 27-year career, "The Ryan Express" was named an eight-time All-Star and amassed seven no-hitters and more than 5,700 strikeouts--more than any other pitcher in major-league history. This comprehensive biography of Nolan Ryan follows the baseball legend's journey from the start of his professional career in 1965 to his retirement in 1993. Hall of Famers, journeymen, clubhouse workers, coaches, and trainers offer their own unique take on Ryan in this book filled with never-before-told anecdotes and personal recollections and peppered with eyewitness accounts of his greatest games. In the pages of this history, readers will discover what made Nolan Ryan one of the most revered and respected athletes and citizens of his time"-- Provided by publisher.

Let's talk about love : why other people have such bad taste

April 14, 2014
Wilson, Carl, 1967-
©2014.
vi, 303 pages ; 22 cm.
Part I : Let's talk about love: a journey to the end of taste was originally published by Continuum, 2007.
Part one: Let's talk about love: a journey to the end of taste / Carl Wilson -- Let's talk about hate -- Let's talk about pop (and its critics) -- Let's talk in French -- Let's talk about world conquest -- Let's talk about schmaltz -- Let's sing really loud -- Let's talk about taste -- Let's talk about who's got bad taste -- Let's talk with some fans -- Let's do a punk version of "My heart will go on" (or, let's talk about our feelings) -- Let's talk about let's talk about love -- Let's talk about love -- Part two: Essays: What we talk about when we talk about love. Introduction / Carl Wilson -- The artists we deserve / Nick Hornby -- With the lights on, it's less useless / Krist Novoselic -- If the girls were all transported / Ann Powers -- The easiest thing to forget / Mary Gaitskill -- Compared to what? / Jason King -- Let's talk about Diana Ross / Daphne A. Brooks -- Deep in the game / Drew Daniel -- Children of the corn / Sukhdev Sandhu -- Acting in and out of context / James Franco -- Too much sociology / Marco Roth and the editors of n+1 -- Giving up on giving up on good taste / Jonathan Sterne -- When I come home / Owen Pallett -- Playlist: let's listen to love / Sheila Heti -- Part three: Afterword. Let's talk later / Carl Wilson.

Infinitesimal : how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world

April 14, 2014
Alexander, Amir R., author.
New York : Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I. The war against disorder: the Jesuits against the infinitely small. 1. The children of Ignatius ; 2. Mathematical order ; 3. Mathematical disorder ; 4. "Destroy or be destroyed": the war on the infinitely small ; 5. The battle of the mathematicians -- Part II. Leviathan and the infinitesimal. 6. The coming of Leviathan ; 7. Thomas Hobbes, geometer ; 8. Who was John Wallis? ; 9. Mathematics for a new world -- Epilogue: two modernities.
"The epic battle over a mathematical concept that shook the old order and shaped the world as we know it. On August 10, 1632, five leaders of the Society of Jesus convened in a somber Roman palazzo to pass judgment on a simple idea: that a continuous line is composed of distinct and limitlessly tiny parts. The doctrine would become the foundation of calculus, but on that fateful day the judges ruled that it was forbidden. With the stroke of a pen they set off a war for the soul of the modern world. Amir Alexander's Infinitesimal is the story of the struggle that pitted Europe's entrenched powers against voices for tolerance and change. It takes us from the bloody religious strife of the sixteenth century to the battlefields of the English civil war and the fierce confrontations between leading thinkers like Galileo and Hobbes. We see how a small mathematical disagreement became a contest over the nature of the heavens and the earth: Was the world entirely known and ruled by a divinely sanctioned rationality and hierarchy? Or was it a vast and mysterious place, ripe for exploration? The legitimacy of popes and kings, as well as our modern beliefs in human liberty and progressive science, hung in the balance; the answer hinged on the infinitesimal. Pulsing with drama and excitement, Infinitesimal will forever change the way you look at a simple line--and celebrates the spirit of discovery, innovation, and intellectual achievement"-- Provided by publisher.

The knowledge : how to rebuild our world from scratch

April 14, 2014
Dartnell, Lewis.
New York : The Penguin Press, [2014].
340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The end of the world as we know it -- The grace period -- Agriculture -- Food and clothing -- Substances -- Materials -- Medicine -- Power to the people -- Transport -- Communication -- Advanced chemistry -- Time and place -- The greatest invention.
"How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch? If our technological society collapsed tomorrow, perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact, what would be the one book you would want to press into the hands of the postapocalyptic survivors? What crucial knowledge would they need to survive in the immediate aftermath and to rebuild civilization as quickly as possible-a guide for rebooting the world? Human knowledge is collective, distributed across the population. It has built on itself for centuries, becoming vast and increasingly specialized. Most of us are ignorant about the fundamental principles of the civilization that supports us, happily utilizing the latest-or even the most basic-technology without having the slightest idea of why it works or how it came to be. If you had to go back to absolute basics, like some sort of postcataclysmic Robinson Crusoe, would you know how to re-create an internal combustion engine, put together a microscope, get metals out of rock, accurately tell time, weave fibers into clothing, or even how to produce food for yourself? Regarded as one of the brightest young scientists of his generation, Lewis Dartnell proposes that the key to preserving civilization in an apocalyptic scenario is to provide a quickstart guide, adapted to cataclysmic circumstances. The Knowledge describes many of the modern technologies we employ, but first it explains the fundamentals upon which they are built. Every piece of technology rests on an enormous support network of other technologies, all interlinked and mutually dependent. You can't hope to build a radio, for example, without understanding how to acquire the raw materials it requires, as well as generate the electricity needed to run it. But Dartnell doesn't just provide specific information for starting over; he also reveals the greatest invention of them all-the phenomenal knowledge-generating machine that is the scientific method itself. This would allow survivors to learn technological advances not explicitly explored in The Knowledge as well as things we have yet to discover. The Knowledge is a brilliantly original guide to the fundamentals of science and how it built our modern world as well as a thought experiment about the very idea of scientific knowledge itself"-- Provided by publisher.

The nourished kitchen : farm-to-table recipes for the traditional foods lifestyle : featuring bone broths, fermented vegetables, grass-fed meats, wholesome fats, raw dairy, and kombuchas

April 14, 2014
McGruther, Jennifer.
Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, 2014.
313 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
From the garden -- From the pasture -- From the range -- From the waters -- From the fields -- From the wild -- From the orchard -- From the larder -- Glossary -- Resources -- Real food advocacy groups -- Measurement conversion charts.
"A cookbook from the author of the popular website Nourished Kitchen, featuring 175 recipes based on the 'traditional foods' philosophy of eating, which emphasizes whole grains, dairy, red meat, organ meats, and fermented foods. A traditional foods diet celebrates unrefined, whole, and natural foods while avoiding modern, refined ones; it also seeks to prepare them in the same manner as our ancestors, prior to the industrialization of food. The traditional foods diet, based on the findings of Dr. Weston A. Price's anthropological data from the 1930s, suggests that cultures who subsist on native, unrefined, traditionally-prepared foods enjoy better health (with lower rates of infertility, heart disease, diabetes, and autoimmune disease) than those who consume a diet of processed foods. This cookbook offers a beautifully illustrated treatment of this nutrient-dense cooking style, with wholesome time-tested recipes including restorative bone broths, revitalizing kombuchas and tonics, and hearty and economical bean and lentil dishes. Contrary to nearly all of today's trendy diets, the traditional foods diet is not a restrictive eating style--it focuses on eating diversely and seasonally. It is more inclusive than the paleo diet and shares the environmental and ethical principles of the farm-to-table movement. Practical sidebars include tutorials on infusing honey, making homemade almond flour, preparing a sourdough starter, and rendering poultry fat. Beyond recipes, The Nourished Kitchen also addresses the larger issues of how modern convenience food bypasses traditional culinary wisdom and the critical importance of how food is sourced and prepared for optimal nutrition"-- Provided by publisher.

Philadelphia

December 21, 2014
Harris, Bill, 1933-
New York : Mayflower Books, 1980.
95 p. : col. ill. ; 33 cm.

Burma road

December 20, 2014
Smith, Nicol.
Garden City, N.Y., Garden City publishing co., inc. [1942]
333 p., 30 unnumbered pages of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Maps on lining-papers.

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