New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

August 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Maggie Stiefvater

August 29, 2014
Staley, Erin.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2014.
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Between the stacks -- Cookie dough and sweet tea -- Werewolves are the new vampires -- Telling lies for a living -- Hitting the road (in a '73 Camaro) -- Putting on the brakes -- Fact sheet on Maggie Stiefvater -- Fact sheet on Maggie Stiefvater's works -- Critical reviews -- Timeline.
"Examines the life and accomplishments of author Maggie Stiefvater, creator of the Shiver trilogy."--Publisher's description.

Rick Yancey

August 29, 2014
McCormick, Lisa Wade, 1961-
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2014.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Chasing his writing dream -- An unlikely hero -- Chasing monsters -- The next wave of writing -- Fact sheet on Rick Yancey -- Fact sheet on Rick Yancey's works -- Critical reviews -- Timeline.

Sarah Dessen

August 29, 2014
Hagler, Gina.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2014.
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Birth to college -- Becoming a novelist -- A best seller -- More books follow -- Balancing home and work -- Fact sheet on Sarah Dessen -- Fact sheet on Sarah Dessen's works -- Critical reviews -- Timeline.
"Examines the life and accomplishments of the young adult author, detailing her early years, sources of inspiration, and interests outside of writing."--Publisher's description.

Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War

August 29, 2014
Abbott, Karen, 1973-
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
xiii, 513 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Splendid and silent suns (a note) -- 1. 1861. The fastest girl in Virginia (or anywhere else for that matter) -- Our woman -- A shaft in her quiver -- As if they were chased by demons -- Never as pretty as her portrait shows -- Little rebel heart on fire -- Admirable self-denial -- The birds of the air -- The secret room -- Stakeout -- Hard to name -- Crinoline and quinine -- Dark and gloomy perils -- Unmasked -- The defenseless sex -- 2. 1862 -- Not your ideal of a beautiful soldier -- She will fool you out of your eyes -- Rebel vixens of the slave states -- Wise as serpents and harmless as doves -- A woman usually tells all she knows -- A slave called "Ned" -- Perfectly insane on the subject of men -- The other side of the river -- My love to all the dear boys -- One grain of manhood -- The madam looks much changed -- The Secesh Cleopatra -- The bright rush of life, the hurry of death -- She breathes, she burns -- The still, small voice -- Richmond underground -- Playing dead -- 3. 1863 -- When you think he may be killed tomorrow -- Bread or blood -- A wean that's born to be hung -- A dreadful blow -- No one ignorant of the danger -- La Belle Rebelle -- Women make war upon each other -- Please give us some of your blood -- 4. 1864 -- That unhappy country -- Despicable remedies -- The sanctuary of a modest girl -- You are very poor company -- Be prudent and never come again -- Goodbye, Mrs. Greenhow -- This verdict of lunacy -- The delicacy of the situation -- Not at all changed by death -- The sweet little man -- Like most of her sex -- 5. 1865 -- The way a child loves its mother -- As this mighty work was done.
"The never-before-told story of four real-life women who risked everything to take on a life of espionage during the Civil War"--Provided by publisher.

The Auntie Em's cookbook : a musician's guide to breakfast & brunch & dessert!

August 29, 2014
Wahl, Theresa C.
Pasadena, California : Prospect Park Books, [2014]
208 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Theresa Wahl, chef-owner of L.A. retro-hip hotspot Auntie Em's Kitchen, showcases her simple and beloved recipes for breakfast, brunch, and dessert in a cookbook that celebrates seasonal and local flavors. Drawing inspiration from her past as a punk guitarist, Wahl pairs her recipes with a playlist, sharing her belief that food tastes better when there's music in the kitchen. Rich with photography by David Kiang, The Auntie Em's Cookbook takes American comfort food into the modern era with a relaxed style and a commitment to deep flavor.Theresa Wahl is the chef and owner of Auntie Em's Kitchen, a cafe; and catering business in L.A.'s Eagle Rock neighborhood. In the 1990s, she was a singer and guitarist for the Red Aunts, an all-female punk band that toured the United States and Europe for a decade. Her travels inspired a love of hearty American home cooking, and when she retired from performing, she started catering gigs for bands and their crews. This led to the 2002 opening of her cafe;, where she quickly developed a following for her comfort food and baked goods with a punk-rock edge. Wahl lives in Los Angeles, California, with two dogs and several chickens. "-- Provided by publisher.

The small big : small changes that spark big influence

August 29, 2014
Martin, Steve J.
New York : Business Plus, [2014]
xix, 268 pages ; 24 cm

Organic mushroom farming and mycoremediation : simple to advanced and experimental techniques for indoor and outdoor cultivation

August 29, 2014
Cotter, Tradd, 1973-
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2014.
x, 382 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
The fundamentals of mushroom cultivation -- Mushrooms for life : innovative applications and projects using fungi -- Advanced techniques and research -- Meet the cultivated mushrooms.

The complete guide to outdoor carpentry : complete plans for beautiful backyard building projects

August 29, 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Cool Springs Press, 2014.
240 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Step-by-step instructions and full-color photography for more than 30 projects, including swings, benches, planters, tables, chairs, arbors and bridges"-- Provided by publisher.

I'll drink to that : a life in fashion, straight, no chaser

August 29, 2014
Halbreich, Betty, 1927-
New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
xxix, 272 pages ; 25 cm

Age of iron

August 29, 2014
Watson, Angus, author.
New York, NY : Orbit, 2014.
568 pages ; 21 cm
"Iron age trilogy : book one"--Title page.
Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary traveling south to join up with King Zadar's army. But he keeps rescuing the wrong people. First Spring, a child he finds scavenging on the battlefield, and then Lowa, one of Zadar's most fearsome warriors, who has vowed revenge on the king for her sister's execution. Now Dug's on the wrong side of the thousands-strong army he hoped to join -- and worse, Zadar has bloodthirsty druid magic on his side. All Dug has is his war hammer, one small child, and one unpredictable, highly-trained warrior with a lust for revenge that might get them all killed.

Our late night : and A thought in three parts

August 29, 2014
Shawn, Wallace.
New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2008.
xv, 86 pages ; 22 cm
Our late night -- A thought in three parts.

UnPHILtered : the way I see it

August 29, 2014
Robertson, Phil, 1946-
New York : Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, 2014.
viii, 213 pages ; 24 cm
The controversial patriarch of A&E's Duck Dynasty series outlines his decidedly opinionated philosophy on life, sharing his views on faith, family, work and a range of modern-day issues, including gun control, prayer in school and the government.

Forgetting to be afraid

August 29, 2014
Davis, Wendy, 1963-
New York, NY : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
301 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
A deeply personal memoir by the 2014 Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate traces her upbringing by a single-mom high school dropout, her early divorce, her Harvard Law School education and the early political achievements that led to her successful 2008 election to the Texas Senate.

In search of the perfect loaf : a home baker's odyssey

August 29, 2014
Fromartz, Samuel.
New York : Viking, [2014]
xiii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
" An irresistible account of bread, bread baking, and one home baker's journey to master his craft In 2009, journalist Samuel Fromartz was offered the assignment of a lifetime: to travel to France to work in a boulangerie. So began his quest to hone not just his homemade baguette-which later beat out professional bakeries to win the "Best Baguette of D.C."-but his knowledge of bread, from seed to table. For the next four years, Fromartz traveled across the United States and Europe, perfecting his sourdough in California, his whole grain rye in Berlin, and his country wheat in the South of France. Along the way, he met historians, millers, farmers, wheat geneticists, sourdough biochemists, and everyone in between, learning about the history of breadmaking, the science of fermentation, and more. The result is an informative yet personal account of bread and breadbaking, complete with detailed recipes, tips, and beautiful photographs. Entertaining and inspiring, this book will be a touchstone for a new generation of bakers and a must-read for anyone who wants to take a deeper look at this deceptively ordinary, exceptionally delicious staple: handmade bread"-- Provided by publisher.

Barbeque : a history

August 29, 2014
Miller, Tim (Timothy John), 1970-
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
ix, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

National Geographic illustrated guide to wildlife : from your back door to the great outdoors : mammals, birds, reptiles & amphibians, aquatic life, insects & spiders.

August 29, 2014
Washington, D.C : National Geographic Society, [2014]
446 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Mammals / Catherine Herbert Howell -- Birds / Laura Erickson & Jonathan Alderfer -- Reptiles & amphibians / Catherine Herbert Howell -- Aquatic life / Noel Grove -- Insects & spiders / Arthur V. Evans.

In real life : love, lies & identity in the digital age

August 29, 2014
Schulman, Yaniv, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
244 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"From the host of the MTV show Catfish comes a guide about how to connect with people authentically in today's increasingly digital world. The book explores relationships in the era of social media and the pressing issue of connectivity versus genuine connection. The author provides advice about living and loving in the era of social media." -- Provided by publisher.

So we read on : how the great gatsby came to be and why it endures

August 29, 2014
Corrigan, Maureen, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
340 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Water, water, everywhere -- "In the land of ambition and success" -- Rhapsody in noir -- A second-rate, midwest hack and the masterpiece he wrote -- Here lies one whose name was writ in water -- I didn't get it the first time
"The "Fresh Air" book critic investigates the enduring power of The Great Gatsby -- "The Great American Novel we all think we've read, but really haven't." Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it's now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know The Great Gatsby? As Maureen Corrigan, Gatsby lover extraordinaire, points out, while Fitzgerald's masterpiece may be one of the most popular novels in America, many of us first read it when we were too young to fully comprehend its power. Offering a fresh perspective on what makes Gatsby great-and utterly unusual-So We Read On takes us into archives, high school classrooms, and even out onto the Long Island Sound to explore the novel's hidden depths, a journey whose revelations include Gatsby's surprising debt to hard-boiled crime fiction, its rocky path to recognition as a "classic," and its profound commentaries on the national themes of race, class, and gender. With rigor, wit, and infectious enthusiasm, Corrigan inspires us to re-experience the greatness of Gatsby and cuts to the heart of why we are, as a culture, "borne back ceaselessly" into its thrall. Along the way, she spins a new and fascinating story of her own"-- Provided by publisher.

The Virgin way : everything I know about leadership

August 29, 2014
Branson, Richard.
New York : Portfolio Hardcover, [2014]
392 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
A revelatory account of the personal factors that shaped the Virgin Group founder's unconventional leadership style discusses topics ranging from his limited education and struggles with dyslexia through his self-employment values and beliefs about listening.

Why football matters : my education in the game

August 29, 2014
Edmundson, Mark, 1952-
New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
229 pages ; 22 cm
Sons and fathers -- Earning a uniform: Character -- Going head on: Courage -- The Somerville game: Losing -- The blind-backer: Character times two -- Spirit in the sky: Patriotism -- A punch and a prayer: Faith -- That black kid: Manliness -- Tearing up the town: Loyalty.

Death punch'd : surviving Five Finger Death Punch's metal mayhem

August 29, 2014
Spencer, Jeremy, 1973- author.
New York : It Books, 2014.
vii, 291 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

Champagne supernovas : Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, and the '90s renegades who remade fashion

August 29, 2014
Callahan, Maureen.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
x, 263 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"A Touchstone Book."
The maybe drawer -- The pink sheep of the family -- Fifteen year olds don't go to nightclubs -- Just another common bitch -- I am the '90s -- A culture person in the fashion world -- Why can't I have fun all the time? -- A catalog of horrors -- Grunge RIP -- A nice girl from Croydon -- Fashion people haven't got any brains -- A handbag that costs as much as a month's rent -- Cool Brittania -- Those skinny fashion bitches in the front row -- The decade of the dilettante -- The queen of Primrose Hill -- Paris does nothing for me -- It's the girl, not the clothes -- When the little glow in your face goes -- Can everybody not give Lee any drugs? -- These people are not your friends -- A supermodel just like McDonalds -- Paris for couture, London for suits, America for psychiatric hospitals.

Hoosier public enemy : a life of John Dillinger

August 29, 2014
Beineke, John A.
Indianapolis : Indiana Historical Society Press, 2014.
x, 268 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Johnnie -- Learning the trade -- Caught : but not for long -- Chicago -- Laying low in the sun -- The great escape -- Back in business -- Catch me if you can -- Hiding in plain sight -- The last picture show -- Back home in Indiana.

[Photograph album : portraits].

August 29, 2014
[Place of production not identified] : [producer not identified], [18--?-19--?]
1 volume (unpaged) : black and white photographs ; 16 cm
Title provided by cataloger.
Book in original binding with decorative metal clasps on front and back covers, with gold edged pages.
1. Mrs. Thomas Carless -- 2. Annie Carless -- 3. Thomas Carless -- 4. Mary Carless -- 5. George Procter Carless -- 6. Mr. Henry Carless -- 7. Mr. George Henry Procter -- 8. Mrs. Procter -- 9. Mr. Carless -- 10. Mrs. Carless -- 11. Mr. Joseph Carless -- 12. Queen Victoria -- 13. Prince Consort -- 14. Princess Royal -- 15. Prince of Wales -- 16. Princess Nice -- 17. Prince Alfred -- 18. Princess Helena -- 19. Imperial family of France -- 20. Earl Russell.
A volume of twenty individual portrait photographs.

By-laws of CUF Neighborhood Association, Inc.

August 29, 2014
CUF Neighborhood Association, Inc.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : CUF Neighborhood Association, Inc., 1989.
7 leaves ; 31 cm.
The full name of the organization is Clifton Heights, University Heights and Fairview Neighborhood Association, Inc.

By-laws of Camp Washington Community Council.

August 29, 2014
Camp Washington Community Council, Inc.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Camp Washington Community Council, Inc., 1989-1991.
6 leaves ; 31 cm.
Amendment to by-laws attached Jan. 7, 1991.

South Fairmount Community Council by-laws.

August 29, 2014
South Fairmount Community Council, Incorporated.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : South Fairmount Community Council, Incorporated, 1982-1983.
9 leaves ; 31 cm.
"The name of this corporation is the South Fairmount Community Council, Incorporated."

By-laws.

August 29, 2014
South Cumminsville Community Council.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : South Cumminsville Community Council, [1980?]
7 pages ; 31 cm.
"The name of this organization shall be the South Cumminsville Community Council."

Constitution and by-laws

August 29, 2014
West End Community Council.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : West End Community Council, 1984.
10 leaves ; 31 cm.
"The name of this organization shall be the West End Community Council."

Cracking the AP statistics exam.

August 28, 2014
New York, NY : Random House,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

August 28, 2014
Akron, Ohio : National Inventors Hall of Fame,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Each volume covers all inventors inducted into the Hall of Fame from 1973, when the Hall was established, through the current year.

Frommer's Ireland.

August 28, 2014
New York, NY : Macmillan,
v. : col. ill., maps (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Imprint varies: <2001-2003> Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, Inc. ; 2004-<2012> Wiley Publishing Inc. ; <2015>- Frommer Media, LLC

Cracking the AP psychology exam.

August 28, 2014
New York : Random House, Inc.,
v. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

For a better world : poems and drawings on peace and justice by Greater Cincinnati artists.

August 28, 2014
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Ghosn Publishing, 2004-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Editor and organizer: Saad Ghosn.

SOSart : [catalog].

August 28, 2014
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Ghosn Publishing
v. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.
"A sociopolitical, for peace and justice, 2D and 3D visual art group show and related events, poetry, performances, movies, lectures and debates at the Mockbee ..." (varies).

Cracking the AP environmental science exam.

August 28, 2014
New York : Random House,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Warman's World War II collectibles.

August 28, 2014
Iola, WI : Krause Publications, c2007-
v. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
"Identification and price guide."

Cracking the AP English literature & composition exam.

August 28, 2014
New York : Random House, Inc., c2008-
v. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Pyrex® : the unauthorized collector's guide.

August 28, 2014
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing, [2014]-
volumes : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Volumes for 2000-<2014> by Barbara E. Mauzy.

Benson : the autobiography

August 28, 2014
Benson, George, 1943- author.
©2014
xvii, 222 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm
The steel city -- Little Georgie goes to New York -- Those doo-wop sounds -- Interlude #1. A quick tour of Pittsburgh -- Brother Jack -- Interlude #2. Catching the early Trane -- Discovered -- Playing with Verve ... and Miles ... and A&M -- Interlude #3. Miles ahead and Miles beyond -- The sound of the seventies -- Interlude #4. Chops vs. vibes -- From Breezin' to Broadway and beyond -- Final interlude -- I keep going.

International night : a father and daughter cook their way around the world : including more than 250 recipes

August 28, 2014
Kurlansky, Mark, author.
New York : Bloomsbury USA, [2014]
374 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

The gourmet Jewish cookbook : more than 200 recipes from around the world

August 28, 2014
Phillips, Denise, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2014.
xii, 250 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"From modern spins on classics, like Schnitzel Noodle Stir Fry and Matza Granola, to make-ahead meals, like Passover Beef Lasagna, to sophisticated dishes, like Veal Chops with Mushroom Sauce, this cookbook covers it all. Suited both for home chefs looking to introduce new foods into their repertoire as well as casual cooks searching for that perfect dinner party recipe to wow their guests, The Gourmet Jewish Cookbook is the ideal source for modern, gourmet twists on classic recipes. In addition, each recipe includes a brief overview of the background and rich history of Jewish cuisine and illustrates how kosher cooking is the first example of "fusion,"as it melds local foods of the countries where Jews have lived with the dietary laws that Jews observe. Whether for entertaining with style, cooking for the family or providing the traditional dishes for the Jewish festivals, this book will prove indispensable for Jewish and non-Jewish chefs everywhere"-- Provided by publisher.

Infidel kings and unholy warriors : faith, power, and violence in the age of crusade and jihad

August 28, 2014
Catlos, Brian A.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
xvii, 390 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The Mediterranean world -- The (Jewish) man who would be king. An ornament, tarnished ; the rules of the game -- A Christian sultan in the age of "The reconquest." The Cid rides again ; Rodrigo Díaz, Taifa King of Valencia -- Kings of Sicily, kings of Africa. A Norman conquest ; Don't ask, don't tell -- Infidel rules of a heretical caliphate. After the Messiah ; Traitors and spies -- Ambition, opportunism, and the end of an era. A heavenly kingdom? ; Jerusalem restored -- The decline and fall of the Roman empire -- Holy war, a user's manual.
"Puts us on the ground in the Mediterranean world of 1050-1200, [experiencing] the sights and sounds of the region just as enlightened Islamic empires and primitive Christendom began to contest it. We learn about the siege tactics, theological disputes, and poetry of this enthralling time. And we see that people of different faiths coexisted far more frequently than we are commonly told"-- Provided by publisher.

The science of success

August 28, 2014
Hill, Napoleon, 1883-1970.
New York : Tarcher, [2014]
xi, 234 pages : ilustrations ; 21 cm
"Napoleon Hill's proven program for prosperity and happiness"--Cover.
"The Science of Success is a collection of writings by and about Napoleon Hill, author of the most widely read book on personal prosperity philosophy ever published, Think and Grow Rich. These essays and writings contain teachings on the nature of prosperity and how to attain it, and are published here in book form for the very first time. This work is a must-have item for Hill's millions of fans worldwide!"-- Provided by publisher.

100 days of real food : how we did it, what we learned, and 100 easy, wholesome recipes your family will love

August 28, 2014
Leake, Lisa, author.
New York : William Morrow Cookbooks, [2014]
360 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: How it all began -- The plan. What is real food? ; Shopping for real food ; Making changes: don't overthink, just start! ; Getting your family on board ; Food budget tips and meal plans -- The recipes. Breakfast ; Lunch ; Snacks and appetizers ; Salads and sides ; Simple dinners ; Special treats ; Homemade staples.
The creator of the 100 Days of Real Food blog draws from her hugely popular website to offer simple, affordable, family-friendly recipes and practical advice for eliminating processed foods from your family's diet.

Eisenhower : a life

August 28, 2014
Johnson, Paul, 1928-
New York : Viking, 2014.
136 pages ; 24 cm
Evolution of the perfect staff officer -- Learning to command millions -- The destruction of Nazi Germany -- Running a top university -- A fair campaign for the White House -- The presidential art of balance -- The best decade in American history.
Acclaimed historian Paul Johnson's lively, succinct biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower explores how his legacy endures today with a focus on Eisenhower's years as a five-star general and his time as the thirty-fourth President of the United States.

Qur'an in conversation

August 28, 2014
Birkel, Michael Lawrence.
Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, [2014]
x, 282 pages ; 24 cm
Knowledge hidden and manifest -- Close readings, old and new -- Living tradition -- Encountering others -- Contemporary contexts -- Justice -- The journey inward.

Interim : publication of the Ohio Chapter of Research, Royal Arch Masons.

July 12, 2024
[Columbus, Ohio] : Ohio Chapter of Research, Royal Arch Masons, [1963]-
volumes : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Published every other year when its Proceedings are not published; contains articles taken from other publications or other Grand Chapter proceedings.

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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