New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

June 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Angels : who they are, what they do, and why it matters

June 24, 2016
Graham, Jack, author.
220 pages ; 22 cm
Pastor Jack Graham walks readers through Scripture, revealing the truth about angels and their roles as worshipers of the Lord, witnesses to his glory, and warriors fighting on his behalf. Focusing on practical application, Dr. Graham separates fact from fiction, encouraging you to become a better worshiper, warrior, and witness.

150 best of the best loft ideas

June 24, 2016
New York, NY : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
479 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm

Jackson, 1964 : and other dispatches from fifty years of reporting on race in America

June 24, 2016
Trillin, Calvin, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
xxi, 275 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction -- Jackson, 1964 (JACKSON, MS, 1964) -- The Zulus (NEW ORLEANS, LA, 1964) -- During the thirty-third week of National Guard patrols (WILMINGTON, DE, 1968) -- A hearing : "In the matter of disciplinary action involving certain students of Wisconsin State University Oshkosh" (OSHKOSH, WI, 1968) -- Doing the right thing isn't always easy (DENVER, CO, 1969) -- Categories (PROVO, UT, 1970) -- G.T. Miller's plan (LUVERNE, AL, 1970) -- Not super-outrageous (HOUSTON, TX, 1970) -- Victoria Delee : in her own words (DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC, 1971) -- Kawaida (NEWARK, NJ, 1972) -- Causes and circumstances (SEATTLE, WA, 1975) -- The unpleasantness at Whimsey's (BOSTON, MA, 1976) -- Remembrance of moderates past (1977) -- Black or white Louisiana (1986) -- The color of blood (LONG ISLAND, NY, 2008) -- State secrets (MISSISSIPPI, 1995).
An anthology of previously uncollected essays, originally published in "The New Yorker," reflects the work of the eminent journalist's early career and traces his witness to the fledgling years of desegregation in Georgia.

We are not such things : the murder of a young American, a South African township, and the search for truth and reconciliation

June 24, 2016
Van der Leun, Justine, author.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2016]
528 pages : illustration, map ; 25 cm
Recounts the story of a young American anti-apartheid activist and Fulbright scholar who was murdered by black residents of Cape Town, who ultimately were granted amnesty and worked with the woman's parents to create an educational foundation for justice.

Manga origami : easy techniques for creating 20 super-cute characters

June 24, 2016
Noguchi, Márcio.
New York, New York : Monacelli Studio, [2016]
168 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Origami masters Marcio Hideshi Noguchi and Seth Friedman show everything you need to know to create adorable paper characters from your favorite manga/anime stories with basic origami folding instructions and clear step-by-step diagrams"--Provided by publishers.

Bordwine Funeral Home, Etowah, Tennessee obituaries

June 24, 2016
Treadway, Mark Douglas.
Tazewell, Tenn. : Mark and Phyllis Treadway, 2016-
volumes ; 28 cm.
Includes indexes.
Cover title.
[v.1] 2010-2015 --

Charleston West Virginia obituaries

June 24, 2016
Treadway, Mark Douglas, compiler.
Tazewell, Tenn. : Mark and Phyllis Treadway, [2016]-
volumes : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
Cover titles.
[v.1] January 2016 -- [v.2] February 2016 -- [v.3] March 2016 --

Yellow Springs, Ohio ... obituaries

June 24, 2016
Treadway, Mark Douglas, compiler.
Tazewell, Tenn. : Mark and Phyllis Treadway, [2016]-
volumes : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
Includes indexes.
[v.1] 2008-2015 --

Keller Funeral Home Martins Ferry, Ohio ... obituaries

June 24, 2016
Treadway, Mark Douglas, compiler.
Tazewell, Tenn. : Mark and Phyllis Treadway, [2016]-
volumes ; 29 cm
Includes indexes.
[v.1] 2001-2015 --

Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home Marion Indiana ... obituaries

June 24, 2016
Treadway, Mark Douglas, compiler.
Tazewell, Tenn. : Mark and Phyllis Treadway, [2016]-
volumes ; 29 cm
Includes indexes.
[v.1] 2014-2015 --

Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home Versailles Indiana ... obituaries

June 24, 2016
Treadway, Mark Douglas, compiler.
Tazewell, Tenn. : Mark and Phyllis Treadway, [2016]-
volumes ; 29 cm
Includes indexes.
[v.1] 2003-2015 --

Harp Funeral Home, LaFollette, Tennessee ... obituaries

June 24, 2016
Treadway, Mark Douglas, compiler.
Tazewell, Tenn. : Mark and Phyllis Treadway, 2016-
volumes : portraits ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
Cover title.
[v.1] 2012 --

Colorful wirework jewelry : twist wrap weave

June 24, 2016
St. Jean, Kim, author.
Waukesha, Wisconsin : Kalmbach Books, 2016.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Pulgŭn nekt'ai : A mark of red honor

June 24, 2016
Chang, Yŏng-jin, 1959- author.
Sŏul : Mulmangch'o, 2015.
368 pages ; 23 cm

Blue highways : a journey into America

June 24, 2016
Heat Moon, William Least.
New York : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown, ©2013.
xiii, 429 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Originally published: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1982.
Foreword ©2013 by Bill McKibben.
Eastward -- East by southeast -- South by southeast -- South by southwest -- West by southwest -- West by northwest -- North by northwest -- North by northeast -- East by northeast -- Westward.
Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least-Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map--if they get on at all--only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot Mississippi." His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.

Breeds : a canine compendium

June 23, 2016
Smith, Fenella.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"A charming guide to over 100 dog breeds, each depicted in a beautiful watercolor and accompanied by a description that wittily conveys its most salient characteristics. From Afghan to Yorkie, Breeds will make dog owners howl with delight, "--

The ultimate hunting dog reference book : a comprehensive guide to more than 60 sporting breeds

June 23, 2016
Lamb, Vickie.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2015.
xiii, 450 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Hunting dogs ... so many choices -- Maintenance, health, and care -- Training prerequisites -- Let's go training! -- Dog games -- The real deal -- hunting in style.

Beautiful scars

June 23, 2016
Brookbank, Kilee.
Georgetown, OH : KiCam Projects, c2016.
295 p. ; 22 cm.
Change -- A smile is born -- Hurting and healing -- A girl's best friend -- Struggling to be me -- Bright spotlight -- Fresh start -- Big little brother -- It's complicated -- Back to normal? -- Kilee gives back -- Rebuilding, going home -- New beginnings.
Kilee Brookbank was a typical sixteen-year-old girl, thinking about school, soccer, her friends and her boyfriend. But her last ordinary day erupted in an explosion that consumed her house, burning 45 percent of her body and sending her to the very brink of death. After 38 days of surgeries, skin grafts, perpetual physical therapy and excruciating pain, she had to discover how to live again. In each moment of her long journey back to everyday life, she had to make choices that would define who she was and who she would become.

Tales of an historic rivertown : 150 years of progress and pride.

June 23, 2016
South St. Paul, MN : Dakota County Historical Society, ©2007.
74 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.

Vineyard Place : cultivating the vine through food, family, faith & friends

June 23, 2016
[Memphis, Tenn.] : Wimmer Cookbooks, ©2006.
388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Wallace Township : born of controversy in 1852

June 23, 2016
Wallace Township Historical Commission.
Glenmoore, Pennsylvania : Wallace Township Historical Commission, c1977.
ix, 105 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

Treasured recipes

June 23, 2016
Anderson Hills United Methodist Church (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Lenexa, Kansas : Cookbook Publishers, Inc.
iv, 152, xii pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Anderson Hills United Methodist Women 1997 cookbook committee: Maria Paliobagis, Yvonne Lembke, Mildred Hockenberry, Frances Shipley, Jean Wildt, Esther Cook, Hope Greer, R.D. L.D., retired, chair"--Page ii.

Move, play, and learn with smart steps : sequenced activities to build the body and the brain

June 22, 2016
Connell, Gill, author.
viii, 207 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Includes digital content link"--Cover.
"Resource for early childhood education professionals and parents. Provides activities to help children (birth to age seven) develop physical, cognitive, social, and emotional foundations for early learning and school readiness. Includes an observational tool to assess children's progress, information on creating the move-to-learn environment and managing safety, and more"-- Provided by publisher.

She went to the field : women soldiers of the Civil War

June 22, 2016
Tsui, Bonnie.
Guilford, Conn. : TwoDot, ©2006.
x, 149 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Sarah Emma Edmonds, aka Private Frank Thompson, Union -- Loreta Janeta Velazquez, aka Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, Confederate -- Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, aka Private Lyons Wakeman, Union -- Jennie Hodgers, aka Private Albert D.J. Cashier, Union -- Frances Clayton, Florena Budwin, Mary Ann Clark, Mary Pitman, and other women soldiers -- "Daughters of the regiment" : the role of vivandières in the war: Kady Brownell, Union; Annie Etheridge, Union; and others -- Spies: Rose O'Neal Greenhow, Belle Boyd, Pauline Cushman, Elizabeth Van Lew, and Harriet Tubman -- Wartime nurses: Clara Barton, Cornelia Hancock, Mary Livermore, Mary Anne Bickerdyke, Belle Reynolds, Sally Tompkins, and Kate Cumming.
"Women Soldiers of the Civil War" profiles several substantiated cases of female soldiers during the American Civil War, including Sarah Rosetta Wakeman (aka Private Lyons Wakeman, Union); Sarah Emma Edmonds (aka Private Frank Thompson, Union); Loreta Janeta Velazquez (aka Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, Confederate); and Jennie Hodgers (aka Private Albert D.J. Cashier, Union). Also featured are those women who may not have posed as male soldiers but who nonetheless pushed gender boundaries to act boldly in related military capacities, as spies, nurses, and vivandieres ("daughters of the regiment") who bore the flag in battle, rallied troops, and cared for the wounded.

It's dangerous to believe : religious freedom and its enemies

June 22, 2016
Eberstadt, Mary, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
xxix, 158 pages ; 22 cm
The roots of the new intolerance -- Anatomy of a secularist witch hunt -- Acclaiming "diversity" vs. hounding the heretics -- Civil rights talk vs. McCarthyite muscle -- Inquisitors vs. good works -- What is to be done; or, How to end a witch hunt.
"Looks at a trend in a secularizing American society in which traditional religious believers are being pushed out of public life, and challenges secular liberals to apply their own standards of tolerance and diversity to traditional Christians,"--NoveList.

Never a dull moment : 1971-- the year that rock exploded

June 22, 2016
Hepworth, David, 1950- author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
x, 307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Originally published: London : Bantam, 2016.
January : Get down and get with it -- February : I feel the earth move -- March : Rock and roll -- April : Inner city blues -- May : Brown sugar -- June : Won't get fooled again -- July : Every picture tells a story -- August : Wild night -- September : Family affair -- October : Will the circle be unbroken -- November : Hunky dory -- December : American pie -- Appendix. 1971 in 100 albums.
"David Hepworth, an ardent music fan and well regarded critic, was twenty-one in '71, the same age as many of the legendary artists who arrived on the scene. Taking us on a tour of the major moments, the events and songs of this remarkable year, he shows how musicians came together to form the perfect storm of rock and roll greatness, starting a musical era that would last longer than anyone predicted. Those who joined bands to escape things that lasted found themselves in a new age, its colossal start being part of the genre's staying power"

The complete Zaha Hadid

June 22, 2016
Hadid, Zaha.
New York : Thames & Hudson Ltd., 2016.
288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Expanded and updated" --cover
Zaha Hadid is one of the most innovative and celebrated architects working in the world today. Born in Iraq, raised in London and recipient of the coveted Pritzker Architecture Prize (and twice winner of the UK's Stirling Prize), Hadid has transformed our experience of space and architecture. This comprehensive volume of over 200 projects - from the earliest experimentations to product design, from follies to large-scale built works, including the recently completed London 2012 Aquatics Centre, Guangzhou Opera House in China and Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum in Michigan - is a testament to the depth, range and excitement of her vision. The works, organized in chronological order over Hadid's thirty-year career, are introduced by critic and museum director Aaron Betsky, who examines Hadid's output both in the context of architectural history and as a manifestation of the current and future state of architecture. This book remains the essential survey on and insight into the working mind of one of the world's great architects.

William Tecumseh Sherman : in the service of my country : a life

June 22, 2016
McDonough, James L., 1934- author.
© 2016
xiii, 816 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Prologue : Death stared us all in the face -- My father named me William Tecumseh -- I was notified to prepare for West Point -- In the service of my country -- Sand and sun, Seminoles and Spaniards -- Military camaraderie, Southern aristocracy, prospective matrimony -- And then there was a war on -- Deprived of military glory -- California again; a brand-new game -- Golden State banker -- I was fit for the army but nothing else -- In a hell of a fix -- No man can foresee the end -- Action at Bull Run -- "Crazy" in Kentucky -- Triumphant in Tennessee -- This is no common war -- The strongest place I ever saw -- The river of our greatness is free -- Why was I not killed at Vicksburg? -- One hundred thousand strong -- I knew more of Georgia than the rebels did -- I want a bold push for Atlanta -- It's a big game, but I know I can do it -- Taking the war to the braggart Carolinians -- A soldier of renown -- General-in-chief, I -- General-in-chief, II -- We can only bow to the inevitable.
"A major new biography of one of Americas most storied military figures. General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life separated from his family. As a soldier, Sherman evolved from a spirited student at West Point into a general who steered the Civil War's most decisive campaigns, rendered here in graphic detail. Lamenting casualties, Sherman sought the war's swift end by devastating Southern resources in the Carolinas and on his famous March to the Sea. This meticulously researched biography explores Sherman's warm friendship with Ulysses S. Grant, his strained relationship with his wife, Ellen, and his unassuageable grief over the death of his young son, Willy. The result is a remarkable, comprehensive life of an American icon whose legacy resonates to this day."--Publisher.

Backroads & byways of Virginia : drives, day trips, and weekend excursions

June 22, 2016
Lohmann, Bill, author.
Woodstock, VT : The Countryman Press, [2016]
288 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
Includes index.
A Shore Thing: The Eastern Shore -- Island Getaway: Tangier Island -- Laid-Back Retreat: The Northern Neck -- Historic Triangle: Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown -- These Old Houses: The Plantations of Route 5 -- Road To Revolution: Suburban Richmond and Beyond -- Quenching A Thirst: Nelson's Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries, and Cideries -- By George: The Northern Neck, Frecericksburg, and Alexandria -- From Stonewall To Madison: A Drive along US 15 -- Mr. Jefferson's Neighborhood: Charlottesville and Environs -- Road To Appomattox: Hopewell to Appomattox -- The Valley Pike: a journey on US 11 -- Mountain Hideaways: Highland, Bath, and Alleghany Counties -- Garden Spot: Burke's Garden of Tazewell County -- End Of The Road: Mathews by the Bay -- Skyline Drive: Shenandoah National Park's Scenic Drive -- Be Prepared To Stop: Blue Ridge Parkway -- The Crooked Road: Heritage Music Trail of Southwest Virginia -- Wilderness Road: The Way to Cumberland Gap.
"Want to get to know Virginia, gateway to the South and a state steeped in history? In the revised and updated Backroads & Byways of Virginia, you'll find 19 itineraries for scenic drives, day trips, and longer adventures for the whole family. Follow the Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail; hit all the points in the historic triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown; and wend your way along the Blue Ridge Parkway through some of the loveliest scenery the region has to offer. Visit Mount Vernon, where George Washington really slept; witness the genius of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. If you're looking for great places to go beyond the DC suburbs and Virginia Beach, reach for this guide. Interstate highways will bring you,"

Exhaustion : a history

June 22, 2016
Schaffner, Anna Katharina.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2016.
291 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Humors -- Sin -- Saturn -- Sexuality -- Nerves -- Capitalism -- Rest -- The death drive -- Depression -- Mystery viruses -- Burnout -- Epilogue: the future -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

Supercharged storytimes : an early literacy planning and assessment guide

June 22, 2016
Campana, Kathleen, author.
xvii, 169 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Supercharged storytimes and the VIEWS2 planning tool -- Talking -- Reading -- Singing -- Playing -- Writing -- Self-reflection -- Peer mentoring in the field -- The big picture : incorporating assessment in your storytime practice -- Before you go -- Appendix A. Storytime assessment worksheets -- Appendix B. VIEWS2/Headstart crosswalk -- Appendix C. VPT organized by age.
Do public library storytimes make a difference in helping children learn to read? Whether or not your funding depends on it, you need to prove that your programs do make a difference. In 2009 the iSchool of the University of Washington was awarded grants to assess the impact of early literacy storytimes in public libraries. One result: Project VIEWS2 launched "Supercharged Storytimes. Where will their experiences take you?

83 minutes : the doctor, the damage, and the shocking death of Michael Jackson

June 22, 2016
Richards, Matt, 1967- author.
426 pages ; 24 cm
Reprint. Originally published: London : Blink Publishing, 2015.
"For the first time, readers have access to [an] ... account of the crucial moments leading up to Jackson's demise. Drawing on court documents and testimonials, [the book] presents a multi-perspective tracking of every individual involved and the part they played as the tragedy unfolded, examining forensically the mystery of the 83 minutes that elapsed from the moment Dr. Murray suggested he found Jackson not breathing to the moment the singer's lifeless body was wheeled into hospital"--Dust jacket flap.

DIY string art : 24 designs to create and hang

June 22, 2016
Dresbach, Jesse, author.
Blue Ash, Ohio : Interweave Press, [2016]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"16MM02"--Back cover.
"String art is making a comeback with seemingly endless new designs, and author Jesse Dresbach's modern, more flexible approach lets you methodically string away to your heart's content. This book is full of patterns--simple to more intricate designs--that help you quickly get to the fun part of the craft--the stringing! Jesse walks you through his tool room, and even includes tips on cutting and preparing the right size boards. He shares how to structure the nails using paper patterns and details several stringing techniques. DIY String Art includes simple geometrics, nature-inspired motifs worked on tree slices, zodiac signs, and even patterns for negative space string art where you fill in the entire board everywhere but inside the chosen motif. These are cool, urban designs, some with random string work, some with faceted sections and still others with specific string paths to achieve more uniform results, and they look amazing no matter where you hang them."--provided by publisher.

Eve of a hundred midnights : the star-crossed love story of two WWII correspondents and their epic escape across the Pacific

June 22, 2016
Lascher, Bill, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, 2016.
vi, 408 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Why should I contribute a little more trash? -- The itch is perpetual -- The voice of China -- The Haiphong incident -- True Hollywood story -- "I'll be careful" -- Nothing but twisted sticks -- "He types on the desk, and I type on the dressing table" -- Infamy -- Into the blackness beyond -- False convoy -- Too good to be true -- Soldier of the press.
On New Year's Eve, 1941, just three weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese were bombing the Philippine capital of Manila, where journalists Mel and Annalee Jacoby had married just a month earlier. The couple had worked in China as members of a tight community of foreign correspondents with close ties to Chinese leaders; if captured by invading Japanese troops, they were certain to be executed. Racing to the docks just before midnight, they barely escaped on a freighter and the beginning of a tumultuous journey that would take them from one island outpost to another. While keeping ahead of the approaching Japanese, Mel and Annalee covered the harrowing war in the Pacific Theater--two of only a handful of valiant and dedicated journalists reporting from the region.

Finding the flavors we lost : from bread to bourbon, how artisans reclaimed American food

June 22, 2016
Kuh, Patric, 1964- author.
New York, NY : Ecco, 2016.
278 pages ; 24 cm.
To land -- To craft -- To place -- To market -- To table -- To distill -- To bake -- To brew -- To essence -- To work -- To scale -- To harvest -- To tell -- Coda.
"An award-winning restaurant critic for Los Angeles Magazine and a former restaurant cook profiles the major figures in the so-called artisanal food movement who brought exceptional taste back to food and inspired chefs and restaurateurs to redefine and rethink the way we eat,"--NoveList.

Grace without God : the search for meaning, purpose, and belonging in a secular age

June 22, 2016
Ozment, Katherine, author.
New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
300 pages ; 24 cm
"We're nothing" -- Losing it. Losing my religion ; How did we get here? ; Religion tries to stay relevant -- Good-bye to all that. The big picture ; Moral authority ; Religious literacy ; A sense of belonging -- The path forward. Morality without a map ; Do-it-yourself religion ; Almost church ; Ritual without religion ; Facing the big unknown ; The wonder of the natural world ; The God of here and now -- Make your own Sunday -- A letter to my children.
"Looks at the trends and ramifications of a country increasingly leaving organized religion behind, focusing on how this growing number of nonreligious Americans find meaning, purpose, and community"--NoveList.

Then and now : a memoir

June 22, 2016
Cook, Barbara, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
x, 237 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Childhood -- Glenwood Avenue -- Discovering Show Business -- The Thrill of New York -- The Reality of New York -- Meeting David LeGrant -- Broadway -- Leonard Bernstein and Candide -- The Music Man -- Marriage, Motherhood, and Career -- One for My Baby -- Matters of the Heart -- Drinking Again -- Wally Harper -- Career Renaissance -- Losing Wally -- New Choices -- As of Today -- Still Capable of Wonder.
"The Kennedy Center Honoree and Tony Award-winning Broadway star traces her remarkable but turbulent life during the glory days of Broadway and the American musical, describing how her acclaimed stage performances were overshadowed by depression and alcoholism before her reinvention as a cabaret artist,"--NoveList.

The useful book : 201 life skills they used to teach in home ec and shop

June 22, 2016
Bowers, Sharon, author.
New York : Workman Publishing, [2016]
xi, 403 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited"--Title page verso.
Cooking -- Sewing -- Laundry & clothing -- Domestic arts -- Life skills -- Domestic repair -- Woodworking & metalworking -- Plumbing -- Electrical -- Mechanical.
"A modern and energetically designed encyclopedia of DIY with everything you need to know to roll up your sleeves and cook it, build it, sew it, clean it, or repair it yourself. In other words, everything you would have learned from your shop and home ec teachers, if you had them. Features practical projects and how-tos, with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, relevant charts, sidebars, lists, and handy toolboxes. There's a kitchen crash course. Sewing 101. Housecare tips. Plus, in shop, the tools that everyone should have, and dozens of cool projects that teach fundamental techniques, from making a bookshelf to re-wiring a lamp"-- Provided by publisher.

The book of the people : how to read the Bible

June 22, 2016
Wilson, A. N., 1950- author.
212 pages ; 24 cm
This mountain -- The vulgate of experience -- Prophets -- Holy wisdom -- Job -- Living in a metaphor: Psalms -- The rebirth of images.
A renowned historian, biographer, and novelist provides a deeply personal, literary, and historical exploration of the Bible.

Famous Nathan : a family saga of Coney Island, the American dream, and the search for the perfect hot dog

June 22, 2016
Handwerker, Lloyd, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.
viii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Narol -- To America -- Lucheonette Man -- The Tenth Ward -- Nickel Empire -- The Store -- Ida -- The Frank -- The Family (1) -- The Family (2) -- The Count -- Growing Up Coney -- The Season -- The War -- The Prodigal Sons Return -- Glory Years -- Roadside Rest -- Snacktime -- Lion in Winter -- Endgame.
"Beginning with just five feet of counter space on Coney Island in 1916, Nathan's Famous - based on the basic principles of quality ingredients, hard work and a price everyone could afford -soon stretched across the globe, launching the hotdog as an American food staple and Nathan Handwerker to national fame."--Provided by publisher.

Herb gardening : how to prepare the soil, choose your plants, and care for, harvest, and use your herbs

June 22, 2016
Snyder, Melissa Melton, author.
Woodstock, VT : Countryman Press, 2016.
264 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
The consummate beginners guide for anyone interested in starting an herb garden. It will explain, in simple terms, everything you need to know about choosing the site, preparing the soil, choosing the plants, caring for them, dealing with pests and diseases, and what to do with the harvest at the end of the summer. Included will be actual easy-to-follow garden plans, lots of helpful tips, expert advice, and useful figures.

Sundressing : sew 21 easy, breezy dresses for women and girls

June 22, 2016
Mora, Melissa, author.
159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm + 1 lift out pattern sheet.
Includes index.
Getting started -- Everyday -- City chic -- Al fresco -- Soiree.
"Featuring 10 women's dresses and 11 dresses for girls, and ranging from toddler to plus-size, each project starts with instructions for a bodice and a skirt, but from there, it's up to you! From the simple and pretty lines of the classic Primrose sundress to the edgy and stylish shape of the city-chic SoCo dress, you'll find the instruction and inspiration you need to make your own unique and custom-fitted dresses. Change the skirt length or style, try different fabrics and prints--make each dress a one-of-a-kind piece!"--Page [4] of cover.

Birding at the bridge : in search of every bird on the Brooklyn waterfront

June 22, 2016
Wolf, Heather.
New York : The Experiment, [2016]
vii, 279 pages : color illustrations ; 16 cm

House of nails : a memoir of life on the edge

June 22, 2016
Dykstra, Lenny, 1963- author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
x, 340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Freedom -- In the shadow of angels -- Climbing the ladder -- Breaking into the bigs -- Chasing the pennant, 1986 NLCS: New York Mets vs Houston Astros -- 1986 World Series: New York Mets vs Boston Red Sox -- Rednecks & rifles -- 1988 NLCS: New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers -- Play me or trade me -- A shot in the butt -- The politics of steroids -- The big blind -- Brass balls -- Charlie Sheen -- 1993 NLCS: Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves -- 1993 World Series: Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays -- Ambassador Lenny -- Car wash king -- Robes & room service -- 1994 MLB strike: no more Kool-aid for me -- Promised land -- Wheels up -- Richards & rehab -- Stock market guru -- Players club -- Baseball gods -- Beginning of the end -- I fought the law and the law won -- Detained -- In custody -- In the hole -- Legacy -- To be or not to be Lenny -- Afterword: Whale hunting with Lenny Dykstra.

How to write a winning scholarship essay : including 30 essays that won over $3 million in scholarships

June 22, 2016
Tanabe, Gen S., author.
Belmont, CA : SuperCollege, 2016.
xii, 256 pages ; 23 cm
Machine generated contents note: 1 The Secret to Winning a Scholarship -- 2 How to Find Great Scholarships -- 3 Judges' Roundtable: Inside the Selection Process -- 4 How to Write a Money-Winning Essay -- 5 30 Money-Winning Essays -- 6 12 Essays That Bombed -- 7 Judges' Roundtable: The Scholarship Essay -- 8 Winning Interview Strategies -- 9 Interview Question and Answer Examples -- 10 Judges' Roundtable: The Interview -- 11 Final Thoughts -- Appendix A: Scholarships Anyone Can Win -- Index.
"Provides 30 complete winning scholarship essays with analysis of why they were successful, scholarship interview strategies, Q & A with scholarship judges, 12 essays that bombed and an essay-writing workshop that covers selecting a topic, creating an outline, writing and editing"-- Provided by publisher.

German census records 1816-1916 : the when, where, and how of a valuable genealogical resource

June 22, 2016
Minert, Roger P. (Roger Phillip), 1952- author.
x, 250 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
"Researchers can now learn where and when German census records were compiled, as well as why and how. The author also describes state by state the content of census records and explains how surviving census documents can be located. This is groundbreaking information, of enormous value to anyone researching their German roots. Would you like additional information about your family in old country? The information found in the parish registers is key to your research, but there's often even more family information to find in the German census records."

I'm your biggest fan

June 22, 2016
Coyne, Kate, author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2016.
viii, 246 pages ; 21 cm
Kathie Lee Gifford helped save my soul -- Jennifer Lopez loves my mother -- Mariska Hargitay thinks I'm a stalker -- Wyonna Judd made me eat, pray, and love -- Tom Cruise is going to marry me someday -- Conan O'Brien made me quit (with an assist from Dustin Hoffman) -- George Michael is my absolute favorite (sorry, not sorry) -- Kate Gosselin turned me into her sidekick -- Neil Patrick Harris thinks I'm an idiot (but that's okay because a mega-star rescued me) -- Michael Douglas almost made me cry--twice -- Anderson Cooper would like me to put some clothes on -- Most of Hollywood thinks I'm a drug addict.
"Hilarious essays about awkward run-ins with celebrities, the nature of celebrity, and what it says about our culture, by the Executive Editor of People Magazine. --Provided by the publisher"-- Provided by publisher.

The Iliad

June 22, 2016
Homer, author.
xviii, 592 pages : maps ; 23 cm
"A new translation of Homer's Iliad, with introduction, notes, synopsis, and glossary."--Provided by publisher.

Worry-free living : trading anxiety for peace

June 22, 2016
Meyer, Joyce, 1943- author.
New York : Faith Words, 2016.
x, 138 pages ; 17 cm.
"Derived from material previously published in Be Anxious for Nothing."
Part 1 You Can Choose Peace -- 1. Have a Glad Heart -- 2. Rejoice in Today -- 3. Don't Worry, Seek God -- 4. Enjoy Your Everyday Life -- 5. Overcoming Three Sources of Anxiety -- Part 2 You Can Lean On The Lord -- 6. Two Sources of Strength -- 7. God's Grace Relieves Frustration -- 8. Let God Build Your Life -- 9. The Lord Brings Victory -- 10. With Us Is the Lord Our God -- Part 3 You Can Rest In God -- 11. Find Rest for Your Soul -- 12. A Place of Peace -- 13. Calm, Cool, and Steady -- 14. Peace and Rest in the Presence of the Lord -- 15. Trust and Confidence in the Lord -- Part 4 You Can Trust God's Plan -- 16. God Knows Best -- 17. A Key to Being Used by God -- 18. There's a Time for Everything -- 19. God Has a Plan -- Part 5 You Can Cast Your Care -- 20. Prayer Produces Peace, Rest, Patience, and Hope -- 21. Trust God Completely -- 22. Cast Your Care -- 23. Accept Yourself -- 24. Six Steps to Peace.
"In this compact adaptation of Be Anxious for Nothing, #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer shows readers how to rid themselves of worry and fear by drawing on the peace of God. Difficult times are part of living in this world. However, God has provided a way for us to enjoy peace as part daily life. We can choose either to allow ourselves to be burdened with worry and anxiety or to live in the peace and joy that God wants for our lives. Joyce Meyer shows how to rely on God's strength during difficult circumstances by revealing the nature of God's peace as found in Scripture. She explains how to trade anxiety for joy, develop a childlike attitude of faith, and give our worries to the Lord,"

Lessons in classical drawing : essential techniques from inside the atelier

June 22, 2016
Aristides, Juliette.
New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, ©2011.
208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
Includes companion DVD tutorial.
Beginning lines : the world through an artist's eye -- Harmonious relationships : a study of proportion -- The elegant contour : a discussion about line -- The illusion of depth : the third dimension -- Tonal composition : a palette of nuanced gray -- Light and shadow : the creation of form and character.
An accessible primer by the master contemporary artist and author of the best-selling Classical Drawing Atelier distills the drawing process into essential elements, providing a start-to-finish overview of how to create a well-crafted drawing while offering on an accompanying DVD a virtual class designed to fill in gaps in the learning process.

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