New Arrivals · Biography

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

No hero : the evolution of a Navy SEAL

October 29, 2014
Owen, Mark, 1976?- author.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2014]
vi, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Recounts definitive moments from the author's career as a Navy SEAL, discussing the missions that had the greatest personal meaning for him and explaining the lessons and values he hopes to pass on to the next generation.

I must say : my life as a humble comedy legend

October 29, 2014
Short, Martin, 1950-
New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
pages ; cm
An Ed-ucation -- Humble celebrity me -- Marty with parents -- Interlude: a moment with Irving Cohen -- Marty without parents -- In which I find Jesus -- Nancy's boy -- Interlude: a moment with Ed Grimley -- The nine categories -- Interlude: a moment with Jackie Rogers Jr. -- Workplace nirvana at SCTV -- Interlude: a moment with Lawrence Orbach -- Fast times at 30 rock -- Eighties-hot -- Marty throws a party just to sing -- Interlude: a moment with Franck -- When life hands you lemons, put on a fat suit and squash them between your thighs -- Interlude: a moment with Jiminy Glick -- Love, loss, and bumpkiss -- Kathie Lee wasn't wrong -- September of my years-but an unusually temperate September.
The Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning actor and comic shares stories from his life that recount his early years with Saturday Night Live, the development of his numerous characters, his family life and his celebrity friendships.

So anyway...

October 29, 2014
Cleese, John, author.
New York : Crown/Archetype, [2014]
392 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

For love of country : what our veterans can teach us about citizenship, heroism, and sacrifice

October 29, 2014
Schultz, Howard.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
210 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Part I. In his son's steps -- Never leave a fallen comrade -- This is what I want to do with my life -- The last line of defense -- Just doing my job -- Part II. You're all going to college -- Team Rubicon -- Something positive has to come of all this -- Still fighting for his troops -- I miss you Dad.
In a collection of compelling, original portraits, the authors celebrate the extraordinary heroism on the battlefield and the equally valuable contributions on the home front of this generation's American veterans.

Andy Kaufman : the truth, finally

October 29, 2014
Zmuda, Bob, 1949-
Dallas, Texas : BenBella Books, Inc., [2014]
xiii, 210 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"For the first time ever, the two people who knew Andy Kaufman best open up about the most enigmatic artist of our generation. Comedian and Taxi star Andy Kaufman, known for his crazy antics on screen and off, was the ultimate prankster, delighting audiences with his Elvis and Mighty Mouse impressions while also antagonizing them with his wrestling and lounge lizard alter ego, Tony Clifton. In 1984, some say he died while others believe he performed the ultimate vanishing act. At last, in Andy Kaufman: The Truth, Finally, Bob Zmuda, Andy's writer and best friend, and Lynn Margulies, the love of Andy's life, reveal all, including surprising secrets that Andy made Lynne and Bob promise never to tell until both of his parents had died. Hilarious and poignant, this book separates fact from fiction, and includes a candid inside take on the Milos Forman film Man on the Moon, which starred Jim Carrey as Andy, Paul Giamatti as Zmuda, Courtney Love as Margulies and Danny DeVito as Andy's manager, George Shapiro. Zmuda and Margulies reveal what was truthful and what wasn't and share their behind-the-scenes Kaufmanesque antics they concocted with actor Jim Carrey, keeping him in character, at times, much to the chagrin of studio chiefs. Andy Kaufman also exposes intrigues of some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Finally, Bob Zmuda shares-in detail-the reasons he believes Andy Kaufman did, in fact, fake his own death, including exactly how he did it and when and where Andy will return."-- Provided by publisher.

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis : the untold story

October 28, 2014
Leaming, Barbara.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
358 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
A book that explores the seemingly magical world of Jackie Onassis' youth, her fairy-tale marriage to a wealthy and handsome senator and presidential candidate and her astonishing transformation into a deft political wife and unique first lady also explores what the author asserts was Jackie's 31-year struggle with PTSD after the assassination of her husband, John F. Kennedy.

Brief encounters : conversations, magic moments, and assorted hijinks

October 28, 2014
Cavett, Dick.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
xiv, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"A New York Times book."

Joan of Arc : a life transfigured

October 27, 2014
Harrison, Kathryn.
New York : Doubleday, 2014.
382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
In the beginning was the Word -- By angels' speech and tongue -- A small, nay, the least, thing -- The king's treasure -- Who is this then, that wind and seas obey? -- Surrender to the maid -- A leaping stag -- Black horseman -- The golden cloak -- The tower keep -- A heart that would not burn -- Life everlasting.
A fully documented, inspiring portrait of the 15th-century peasant-turned-saint draws on historical facts, folklore and centuries of critical interpretation to evaluate the questions attributed to her character.

Havel : a life

October 27, 2014
Žantovský, Michael, 1949- author.
New York : Grove Press, 2014
xiv, 543 pages, 8 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

The universal tone : bringing my story to light

October 27, 2014
Santana, Carlos, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
viii, 535 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
An intimate account by the rock music artist traces his hardscrabble youth in Mexico and early days as a promising guitarist through his influential collaborations with fellow Latin stars.

A season to remember : faith in the midst of the storm

October 27, 2014
Tinker, Carson, 1989- author.
©2014
xv, 190 pages, [16] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Jacksonville Jaguars long snapper Carson Tinker tells the harrowing story of his survival after a deadly tornado struck his home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama--and the hope and faith that carried him through the aftermath.

Turning point : 1997-2008

October 27, 2014
Miyazaki, Hayao, 1941-
San Francisco : VIZ Media, [2014]
452 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Originally published as: Orikaeshiten, 1997-1998. Japan : Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 2008.
"In the mid-1990s, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki moved from success to success as his work found an audience outside of Japan. His animated films of the era, including Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and Ponyo, were internationally lauded, and Miyazaki won an Academy Award in 2003 for his popular and critical hit Spirited Away. Follow Miyazaki as his vision matures, as cinema-lovers worldwide embrace his creations, and as critics such as Roger Ebert take up the cause of animation and Miyazaki's films. In a legendary career, these crucial years represent the turning point"-- Provided by publisher.

True love

October 24, 2014
Lopez, Jennifer, 1970-
New York : Celebra, [2014]
x, 276 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
One of the most influential Latina performers in history opens up about her life's most defining period, two years during which it took everything she had to rise above the greatest challenges she had ever faced.

Napoleon : a life

October 24, 2014
Roberts, Andrew, 1963- author.
New York : Viking, 2014.
xli, 926 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War and the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon's thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation.

Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and the religion of biologic living

October 24, 2014
Wilson, Brian C., author.
Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, [2014]
xix, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Battle Creek beginnings -- The rise of the temple of health -- The theology of biologic living -- The living temple -- Dr. Kellogg's break with the Seventh-day Adventist Church -- Dr. Kellogg and race betterment -- The fall of the temple of health.
"While the tradition of purveyors of alternative or spiritualized medicine stretches back to the colonial period, few have achieved the superstar status of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his Battle Creek Sanitarium. In its hey-day, the "San" was a combination spa and Mayo Clinic. Founded in 1866 under the auspices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and presided over by the charismatic leadership of Kellogg, it catered to many well-heeled health seekers including Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Presidents Taft and Harding. It also supported a hospital, research facilities, a medical school, a nursing school, several health food companies, and a publishing house dedicated to producing materials on health and wellness. Rather than focusing on Kellogg as the eccentric creator of corn flakes or a megalomaniacal quack, Brian C. Wilson takes his role as a theological innovator seriously and places his religion of "Biologic Living" in an on-going tradition of sacred health and wellness. Wilson traces the development of this theology of physiology from its roots in antebellum health reform and Seventh-day Adventism to its ultimate accommodation of genetics and eugenics in the Progressive Era"-- Provided by publisher.

Commander Will Cushing : daredevil hero of the Civil War

October 24, 2014
Malanowski, Jamie, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2014.
304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Terrible excitement -- Plague and pride -- A talent for buffoonery -- Not recommended -- Neither effective nor subordinate -- His exuberant spirit -- The Gosport debacle -- Delaware farmer -- Baptisms of fire -- Twenty-eight shells a minute -- Original and speculative -- Transformations -- The virginia -- The monitor -- Rising -- Reenter flusser -- Adventures of the ellis -- Pilot hunting -- Alonzo at antietam -- In old virginia -- At Gettysburg -- Alonzo's glory -- Grieving -- The essence of impudence -- Marsh grass and cattails -- High time we went -- Zigzag -- Letters from Welles -- The coming -- Rampage -- Too strong -- Proceed to New York -- No one else -- In case of failure -- Dead ahead -- Now -- Dead gone sunk -- Seldom equaled, never excelled -- Back in action -- Secret weapon -- Sitting duck -- Return to Fort Fisher -- Slaughter at the northeast bastion -- Endgames -- Victory -- On the west coast -- Love and duty -- Love letters -- In the orient -- Howard -- The world stage -- The Virginius -- The butcher -- Face-off -- At rest.
A thrilling narrative biography of William Barker Cushing, the Civil War's most celebrated naval hero.

Isabella : the warrior queen

October 24, 2014
Downey, Kirstin.
New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2014]
x, 520 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
A birth without fanfare -- A childhood in the shadows -- Frightening years -- Isabella faces the future alone -- Marriage -- Ferdinand and his family -- The newlyweds -- The Borgia connection -- Preparing to rule -- Isabella takes the throne -- The tribe of Isabel -- The whole world trembled -- The queen's war -- Architects of the Inquisition -- Landing in paradise -- Borgia gives her the world -- Lands of vanity and illusion -- Faith and family -- Turks at the door -- Israel in exile -- Three daughters -- A church without a shepherd -- The death of Queen Isabella -- The world after Isabella.
Drawing on new scholarship, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Woman Behind the New Deal presents a biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus' journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition and became one of the most influential female rulers in history.

Beautiful eyes : a father transformed

October 24, 2014
Austin, Paul, 1955-
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
284 pages ; 22 cm

Charlie Chaplin : a brief life

October 24, 2014
Ackroyd, Peter, 1949- author.
New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2014]
viii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
A London childhood -- On stage -- Keep it wistful -- Making a living -- The rhythm -- The eternal imp -- Charlee! -- Mutual relations -- The little mouse -- The ostrich egg -- Home again -- Why don't you jump? -- The edge of madness -- The beauty of silence -- The machine -- The German tramp -- Let us work and fight -- Proceed with the butchery -- No return -- The shadows.
A concise portrait of the iconic film star traces his humble theatrical beginnings through his honorary Academy Award win, sharing anecdotes about his lesser-known antics and associations.

The good son : JFK Jr. and the mother he loved

October 24, 2014
Andersen, Christopher P., author.
©2014
xv, 352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Part I. His mother's son -- "Please don't do it" -- The son he had longed for -- "John, you can salute Daddy now" -- "A Kennedy never gives up" -- "I want to help him go back and find his father" -- A shoebox full of diamonds -- The crown prince -- Part II. John on his own -- Just one of the guys -- "My mother will be frantic" -- "I'm not my father" -- "The luckiest man alive".
Like many parents and children, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and JFK Jr. shared an intense, tender, and often tempestuous bond. It was, quite simply, the most important relationship in John's life. With riveting insight, Andersen reveals how mother and son influenced, challenged, and supported each other through good times and bad, unveiling startling new details about a family we thought we already knew: John's reaction to his mother's bout with suicidal depression and growing dependence on prescription drugs; the surreal and ultimately catastrophic impact of the Onassis years; the premonitions that terrified Jackie about John's fate; Jackie's success at keeping John away from his hellraising cousins, and his complicated relationship with the rest of the clan; the power she wielded over his affairs with Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Daryl Hannah, and others; how John privately handled the scandalous revelations about his parents' marriage; the secrets about John's own turbulent marriage and his senseless death. Bittersweet, provocative, thoughtful and inspiring, this is the often heartbreaking tale of two lives tested by history and tragedy.--From publisher description.

Pandora's DNA : tracing the breast cancer genes through history, science, and one family tree

October 24, 2014
Stark, Lizzie.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2014]
324 pages ; 24 cm
The ham speaks for itself -- "It's everywhere" -- Gene hunters -- Myriad's monopoly -- Positive -- Watchful waiting -- A tale of too many mastectomies -- The black cloud -- Barbie girls -- Captain Kirk and Doctor Spock -- Ta-ta to tatas -- Heffalumpless -- Through the looking glass.
"Would you cut out your healthy breasts and ovaries if you thought it might save your life? That's not a theoretical question for journalist Lizzie Stark's relatives, who grapple with the horrific legacy of cancer built into the family DNA. It is a BRCA mutation that has robbed most of her female relatives of breasts, ovaries, peace of mind, or life itself. In Pandora's DNA, Stark uses her family's experience to frame a larger story about the so-called breast cancer genes, exploring the morass of legal quandaries, scientific developments, medical breakthroughs, and ethical concerns that surround the BRCA mutations. She tells of the troubling history of prophylactic surgery and the storied origins of the boob job and relates the landmark lawsuit against Myriad Genetics, which held patents on the BRCA genes every human carries in their body until the Supreme Court overturned them in 2013. Although a genetic test for cancer risk may sound like the height of scientific development, the treatment remains crude and barbaric. Through her own experience, Stark shows what it's like to live in a brave new world where gazing into a crystal ball of genetics has many unintended consequences"-- Provided by publisher.

So you want to start a brewery? : the Lagunitas story

October 24, 2014
Magee, Tony.
©2014
vii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"The first-person account of Tony Magee's gut-wrenching challenges and heart-warming successes in founding Lagunitas Brewing Company. In just 20 years, the company has grown from a seat-of-the-pants, one-man operation to be the fifth largest--and the fastest-growing--craft brewer in the United States. This equal part memoir, narrative, and business story is an illuminating yet hilarious account anchored strongly in time and place."-- Provided by publisher.

Parcells : a football life

October 23, 2014
Parcells, Bill, 1941-
New York : Crown Archetype, [2014]
536 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Bill Parcells may be the most iconic football coach of our time. During his decades-long tenure as an NFL coach, he turned failing franchises into contenders. He led the ailing New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories, turned the New England Patriots into an NFL powerhouse, reinvigorated the New York Jets, brought the Dallas Cowboys back to life, and was most recently enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Taking readers behind the scenes with one of the most influential and fascinating coaches the NFL has ever known, PARCELLS will take a look back at this coach's long, storied and influential career, offer a nuanced portrayal of the complex man behind the coach, and examine the inner workings of the NFL"-- Provided by publisher.

Another man's war : the story of a Burma boy in Britain's forgotten African army

October 23, 2014
Phillips, Barnaby, author.
London, England : Oneworld Publications, 2014.
xv, 313 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
"In December 1941 the Japanese invaded Burma. For the British, the longest land campaign of the Second World War had begun. 100,000 African soldiers were taken from Britain's colonies to fight the Japanese in the Burmese jungles. They performed heroically in one of the most brutal theatres of war, yet their contribution has been largely ignored. Isaac Fadoyebo was one of those 'Burma Boys'. At the age of sixteen he ran away from his Nigerian village to join the British Army. Sent to Burma, he was attacked and left for dead in the jungle by the Japanese. Sheltered by courageous local rice farmers, Isaac spent nine months in hiding before his eventual rescue. He returned to Nigeria a hero, but his story was soon forgotten. Barnaby Phillips travelled to Nigeria and Burma in search of Isaac, the family who saved his life, and the legacy of an Empire. Another Man's War is Isaac's story."--Page 2 of jacket.

The woman I wanted to be

October 23, 2014
Von Furstenberg, Diane, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
239 pages, 48 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
The woman I am. Roots ; Love ; Beauty -- The business of fashion. The American dream ; The comeback kid ; The new era.
"Von Furstenberg reflects on her extraordinary life from childhood in Brussels to her days as a young, jet-set princess, to creating the dress that came to symbolize independence and power for an entire generation of women, ... [mining] the rich territory of what it means to be a woman. She opens up about her family and career, overcoming cancer, building a global brand, and devoting herself to empowering other women, writing, 'I want every woman to know that she can be the woman she wants to be'"-- Provided by publisher.

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