New Arrivals · Biography

December 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

David Ferrie : Mafia pilot, participant in anti-Castro bioweapon plot, friend of Lee Harvey Oswald and key to the JFK assassination

December 17, 2014
Baker, Judyth Vary, author.
©2014.
521 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.

Something other than God : how I passionately sought happiness and accidently found it

December 17, 2014
Fulwiler, Jennifer, author.
San Francisco : Ignatius Press, 2014.
248 pages ; 24 cm
Jennifer Fulwiler told herself she was happy. Why wouldn't she be? She made good money as a programmer at a hot tech start-up, had just married a guy with a stack of Ivy League degrees, and lived in a twenty-first-floor condo where she could sip sauvignon blanc while watching the sun set behind the hills of Austin. Raised in a happy, atheist home, Jennifer had the freedom to think for herself and play by her own rules. Yet a creeping darkness followed her all of her life. Finally, one winter night, it drove her to the edge of her balcony, making her ask once and for all why anything mattered. At that moment everything she knew and believed was shattered. Asking the unflinching questions about life and death, good and evil, led Jennifer to Christianity, the religion she had reviled since she was an awkward, skeptical child growing up in the Bible Belt. Mortified by this turn of events, she hid her quest from everyone except her husband, concealing religious books in opaque bags as if they were porn and locking herself in public bathroom stalls to read the Bible. Just when Jennifer had a profound epiphany that gave her the courage to convert, she was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition--and the only treatment was directly at odds with the doctrines of her new-found faith. Something Other Than God is a poignant, profound and often funny tale of one woman who set out to find the meaning of life and discovered that true happiness sometimes requires losing it all.

Liar's poker : rising through the wreckage on Wall Street

December 17, 2014
Lewis, Michael (Michael M.)
New York : W. W. Norton, c2014.
313 p. ; 25 cm
Originally published: New York : Norton, 1989.
Edition statement from dust jacket.
Liar's poker -- Never mention money -- Learning to love your corporate culture -- Adult education -- A brotherhood of hoods -- The fat men and their marvelous money machine -- The Salomon diet -- From geek to man -- The art of war -- How can we make you happier? -- When bad things happen to rich people -- Epilogue -- Afterword: Liar's poker at twenty-five.

Cecil Beaton : portraits & profiles

December 16, 2014
Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980, photographer, author.
©2014
287 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Includes index.
The Roaring Twenties -- Hollywood -- High society, haute couture -- The war years -- Artists -- Writers -- The stage -- The peacock revolution.
Cecil Beaton was a fashion, portrait and war photographer, a diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer. He is one of the most celebrated portrait photographers of the twentieth century and is renowned for his images of elegance, glamour and style. This combines his photographs with excepts from his journals.

Christy Mathewson, the Christian gentleman : how one man's faith and fastball forever changed baseball

December 16, 2014
Gaine, Bob.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
x, 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Fierce convictions : the extraordinary life of Hannah More : poet, reformer, abolitionist

December 16, 2014
Prior, Karen Swallow.
Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2014]
xviii, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
"With a foreword by Eric Metaxas, best-selling author of Bonhoeffer and Amazing Grace.The enthralling biography of the womanwriter who helped end the slave trade, changed Britain's upper classes, and taught a nation how to read. The history-changing reforms of Hannah More affected every level of 18th-CenturyBritish society through her keen intellect, literary achievements,collaborative spirit, strong Christian principles, and colorful personality. A woman without connections or status, More took the world of British letters by storm when she arrived in London from Bristol, becoming a best-selling author and acclaimed playwright and quickly befriending the author Samuel Johnson, the politician Horace Walpole, and the actor David Garrick. Yet she was also aleader in the Evangelical movement, using her cultural position and her pen to support the growth of education for the poor, the reform of morals and manners,and the abolition of Britain's slave trade; Fierce Convictions weaves together world and personal history into a stirring story of life that intersected with Wesley and Whitefield's GreatAwakening, the rise and influence of Evangelicalism, and convulsive effects ofthe French Revolution. A woman of exceptional intellectual gifts and literarytalent, Hannah More was above all a person whose faith compelled her both to engageher culture and to transform it"-- Provided by publisher.

Facing Michael Jordan : players recall the greatest basketball player who ever lived

December 16, 2014
New York, NY : Sports Publishing, [2014]
xii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Early days. Walter Davis -- David Henderson -- Dan Dakich -- George Raveling -- Frank Burlison -- Pat Williams -- Ed Pinckney -- Eddie Johnson -- Reggie Theus -- Robert Parish -- Hubie Brown -- Breaking through. Tim Grover -- Phil Hubbard -- James Edwards -- Brendan Suhr -- Larry Drew -- Tony Smith -- Jeff Van Gundy -- Jerome Kersey -- Terry Porter -- Tim Kempton -- Mark West -- Paul Westphal -- Jim Cleamons -- At the top. Jalen Rose -- Jim Boylen -- John Hammond -- Dennis Scott -- Dwane Casey -- Lamond Murray -- Dennis Rodman -- Mark Jackson -- Fred Hoiberg -- Howard Eisley -- David Wesley -- Sam Cassell -- Mental edge. Dr. Stuart Hameroff -- Charles Barkley -- Avery Johnson -- Eric Musselman -- Grant Long -- Steve Smith -- Antonio Harvey -- Will Perdue -- Jim Barnett -- Legacy. Mike Fratello -- Nick Van Exel -- Dwyane Wade -- Rashard Lewis -- Danny Green -- Jay Williams -- Ray Allen -- Derek Anderson -- Jermaine O'Neal -- Greg Buckner -- Jabari Parker.

Ezra Pound : poet : a portrait of the man and his work

December 15, 2014
Moody, Anthony David.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007-
v. : ill. ; 25 cm.
v. 1. The young genius, 1885-1920 -- v. 2. The epic years, 1921-1939

We should hang out sometime : embarrassingly, a true story

December 15, 2014
Sundquist, Josh.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
326 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The Paralympic ski racer, YouTube star, and motivational speaker documents his coming of age as an amputee cancer survivor and his efforts to investigate past dates gone wrong to discover why he was still single.

The Mayor : how I turned around Los Angeles after riots, an earthquake and the O.J. Simpson murder trial

December 15, 2014
Riordan, Richard J., 1930-
Franklin, Tenn. : Post Hill Press ; c2014.
xiv, 252 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.
Tough enough to turn L.A. around? -- Why I am who I am -- The great adventure -- Success, tragedy, and politics -- L.A. nears the brink -- Running to save L.A. -- Winning -- Empowering Los Angeles -- Getting things done -- Chaos before order -- Shaking up the status quo -- The reform mayor -- L.A. turns around -- "If not me, who? If not now, when?" -- Epilogue.
Elected with the campaign slogan "Tough enough to turn L.A. around," Richard J. Riordan made good on his promise to voters and returned Los Angeles to its former glory. In this thought-provoking memoir, Riordan reveals the personal tragedies and life events that informed him as a visionary leader, and how policies of empowerment and compassionate pragmatism can lead the United States into a brighter future.

Ludacris : hip-hop mogul : an unauthorized biography

December 15, 2014
Torres, John Albert, author.
©2015
48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Includes discography (page 45).
In this biography of Hip-Hop mogul Ludacris, read everything about him from his life-changing internship at a radio station to his rise to fame as a rapper and movie star.

Jay-Z : hip hop mogul : an unauthorized biography

December 15, 2014
Torres, John Albert, author.
©2015
48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Includes discography (page 45).
In this biography of Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z, read everything about him from his rough childhood in Brooklyn to his rise to fame as a rapper and entrepreneur.

Google : how Larry Page & Sergey Brin changed the way we search the web

December 12, 2014
Jackson, Aurelia, author.
Broomall, PA : Mason Crest, [2015]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Distant beginnings -- Improving search engines -- Branching out -- Marching forward.

Twitter: how Jack Dorsey changed the way we communicate

December 12, 2014
Scott, Celicia, 1957-
Broomall, Pennsylvania : Mason Crest, [2015]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Childhood fascination -- Introducing twitter -- Inventing square -- Climbing higher.

Two days in June : John F. Kennedy and the 48 hours that made history

December 11, 2014
Cohen, Andrew, 1955- author.
Toronto : Signal, 2014.
xii, 404 pages ; 24 cm

Col. William N. Selig : the man who invented Hollywood

December 11, 2014
Erish, Andrew A., author.
Austin : University of Texas Press, ©2012.
viii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
In this book, Andrew Erish delves into the virtually untouched Selig archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library to tell the fascinating story of this unjustly forgotten film pioneer. He traces Selig's career from his early work as a traveling magician in the Midwest, to his founding of the first movie studio in Los Angeles in 1909, to his landmark series of innovations that still influence the film industry. As Erish recounts the many accomplishments of the man who first recognized that Southern California is the perfect place for moviemaking, he convincingly demonstrates that while others have been credited with inventing Hollywood, Colonel Selig is actually the one who most deserves that honor.

A genius for place : American landscapes of the country place era

December 11, 2014
Karson, Robin S.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press : in association with Library of American Landscape History, ©2007.
xxiii, 428 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
pt. I. An American style, 1900-1919. Warren H. Manning, 1860-1938 ; Charles A. Platt, 1861-1933 ; Gwinn, Cleveland, Ohio ; Stan Hywet Hall, Akron, Ohio ; Ellen Shipman, 1869-1950 -- pt. II. Innovation and wildness, 1920-1929. Beatrix Farrand, 1872-1959 ; Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C. ; Marian Cruger Coffin, 1876-1957 ; Winterthur, Winterthur, Delaware ; Jens Jensen, 1860-1951 ; Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan -- pt. III. Dreams and abstractions, 1929-1939. Lockwood de Forest, Jr., 1896-1949 ; Val Verde (Dias Felicitas), Santa Barbara, California ; Fletcher Steele, 1885-1971 ; Naumkeag, Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Pioneer girl : the annotated autobiography

December 10, 2014
Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957, author.
Pierre : South Dakota Historical Society Press, [2014]
lxix, 400 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
"A publication of the Pioneer Girl Project"--Title page.
"Follows the Ingalls family's journey through Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, back to Minnesota, and on to Dakota Territory, [examining] sixteen years of travels, unforgettable experiences, and the everyday people who became immortal through Wilder's fiction. Using additional manuscripts, letters, photographs, newspapers, and other sources, ... Wilder biographer Pamela Smith Hill adds ... context and leads readers through Wilder's growth as a writer"--Amazon.com.

The keeper : a life of saving goals and achieving them

December 10, 2014
Howard, Tim, 1979-
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014].
ix, 309 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
In this inspiring, down-to-earth memoir the revered goalkeeper and American icon idolized by millions worldwide for his dependability, daring, and humility recounts his rise to stardom at the 2014 World Cup, the psychological and professional challenges he has faced, and the enduring faith that has sustained him. In The Keeper, the man who electrified the world with his amazing performance in Brazil does something he would never do on a soccer field: he drops his guard. As fiercely protective about his privacy as he is guarding the goal on the field, Howard opens up for the first time about how a hyperactive kid from New Jersey with Tourette's syndrome defied the odds to become one of the world's premier goalkeepers. The Keeper recalls his childhood, being raised by a single mother who instilled in him a love of sports and a devout Christian faith that helped him cope when he was diagnosed with Tourette's in the fifth grade. He looks back over his fifteen-year professional career--from becoming the youngest player to win MLS Goalkeeper of the Year to his storied move to the English Premier League with Manchester United and his current team, Liverpool's Everton, to becoming an overnight star after his record-making performance with the United States Men's National Team. He also talks about the things closest to his heart--the importance of family and the Christian beliefs that guide him. Told in his thoughtful and articulate voice, The Keeper is an illuminating look at a remarkable man who is an inspirational role model for all of us.--Amazon.com

Leonardo's brain : understanding da Vinci's creative genius

December 9, 2014
Shlain, Leonard, author.
©2014
xiv, 225 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 cm
"Explores the life, art, and mind of Leonardo da Vinci, seeking to explain his singularity by looking at his achievements in art, science, psychology, and military strategy and then employing state of the art left-right brain scientific research to explain his universal genius"-- Provided by publisher.

Clothes, clothes, clothes, music, music, music, boys, boys, boys

December 9, 2014
Albertine, Viv, 1954-
New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, 2014.
ix, 421 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"A raw chronicle of music, fashion, love, sex, feminism, and more that connects the early days of punk to the Riot Grrl movement and beyond ... [Songwriter and musician] Viv Albertine's ... memoir is the story of an empowered woman staying true to herself and making it on her own in the modern world"--Amazon.com.

Ed Sheeran : a visual journey

December 9, 2014
Sheeran, Ed, 1991- author.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Running Press, 2014.
208 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 26 cm
Nurturing the spark -- Finding my sound -- London life -- Making waves -- + -- X -- Keeping the flame burning -- How the artist works / by Phillip Butah.
Ed Sheeran is the soulful singer-songwriter from England who has captivated American audiences. With words by Ed Sheeran and illustrations by his childhood friend, artist Phillip Butah (who produces artwork for Sheeran's albums and singles), and accompanying photos, "Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey" is an exclusive, fully authorized, first-person account by Ed of how he became an internationally renowned singer-songwriter. In the book, Ed explores his early musical experiences and influences as well as his time recording and touring, right up to the release of his second album, 'x'. The book reveals what drives and inspires Ed as he continues to evolve as an artist, while coping with stratospheric success. With close to 100 photographs and illustrations this is a book that all Ed Sheeran fans would love to own and cherish.

Love without limits : a remarkable story of true love conquering all

December 9, 2014
Vujicic, Nick.
Colorado Springs, Colorado : WaterBrook Press, 2014.
viii, 244 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Nick and Kanae tell how they improbably found each other, fell in love, and then fought to overcome skepticism from others about their relationship [owing to Nick having been born without arms or legs]. Filled with ... insights that will benefit any couple, this ... book describes a godly courtship and the early years of the Vujicics' marriage and parenting journey"--Amazon.com.

"Literchoor Is My Beat" : a Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions

December 9, 2014
MacNiven, Ian S.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
viii, 584 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"A biography--thoughtful and playful--of the man who founded New Directions and transformed American publishing James Laughlin--a poet, publisher, world-class skier--was the man behind some of the most daring, revolutionary works in verse and prose of the twentieth century. As the founder of New Directions, he published Ezra Pound's The Cantos and William Carlos Williams's Paterson; he brought Herman Hesse and Jorge Luis Borges to an American audience. Throughout his life, this tall, charismatic intellectual, athlete, and entrepreneur preferred to stay hidden. But no longer--in "Literchoor is My Beat": James Laughlin and New Directions, Ian S. MacNiven has given us a sensitive and revealing portrait of this visionary and the understory of the last century of American letters. Laughlin--or J, as MacNiven calls him--emerges as an impressive and complex figure: energetic, idealistic, and hardworking, but also plagued by doubts--not about his ability to identify and nurture talent, but about his own worth as a writer. Haunted by his father's struggles with bipolar disorder, J threw himself into a flurry of activity, pulling together the first New Directions anthology before he'd graduated from Harvard and purchasing and managing a ski resort in Utah. MacNiven's portrait is comprehensive and vital, spiced with Ezra Pound's eccentric letters, J's romantic foibles, and anecdotes from a seat-of-your-pants era of publishing now gone by. A story about the struggle to publish only the best, it is itself an example of literary biography at its finest"-- Provided by publisher.

The Andy Warhol diaries

December 9, 2014
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987.
New York, NY : Twelve, 2014.
xxi, 841 p., [32] p. of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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