New Arrivals · Biography

February 6, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

On my own

February 5, 2016
Rehm, Diane.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
162 pages ; 22 cm
"In a deeply personal and moving book, the beloved NPR radio host speaks out about the long drawn-out death (from Parkinson's) of her husband of fifty-four years, and of her struggle to reconstruct her life without him"-- Provided by publisher.

The Black Calhouns : from Civil War to civil rights, with one African American family

February 5, 2016
Buckley, Gail Lumet, 1937- author.
viii, 353 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical tables, portraits ; 24 cm
Genealogical tables on lining papers.
South/Reconstruction, 1865-1876 : morning, 1860s -- South/Reconstruction : noon, 1870s -- South/Reconstruction : night, 1880s -- North/1900-1919 : the new Negro -- South/1900-1919 : the new South -- North/1920s : Harlem Renaissance -- South/1920s : terror -- North and South/1930s : Lena and Frank -- North/1940s : movie star year -- South/1940s : war brides -- North/1950s : Blacks and blacklisting -- South/1950s : postwar -- North/1960s : overcoming -- Coda/1980s honors/North : Lena -- Coda/1980s honors/South : Dr. Homer E. Nash.
Gail Lumet Buckley, daughter of actress Lena Horne, delves deeply into her family history, detailing the experiences of an extraordinary African American family from Civil War to civil rights.

Dead presidents : an American adventure into the strange deaths and surprising afterlives of our nation's leaders

February 5, 2016
Carlson, Brady, author.
xii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Monument man -- Well-timed exits -- The first patient -- Farewell, Mr. President -- Death trips -- His good name -- Robots and sphinxes -- Unintended legacies -- Eternal flame -- The rest of the set -- Family reunion.
An entertaining exploration into the varied ways we remember and memorialize the American presidents. --Publisher

The golden lad : the haunting story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt

February 5, 2016
Burns, Eric, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
xv, 201 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Explores the relationship between president Theodore Roosevelt and his youngest and favorite son Quentin, who died in an air fight during the first World War.

Blood brothers : the fatal friendship of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

February 5, 2016
Roberts, Randy, 1951- author.
New York : Basic Books, [2016]
xxiv, 362 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Draws on previously untapped sources to illuminate the secret friendship and disastrous estrangement between Cassius Clay and Malcolm X, sharing insights into Malcolm's alleged role in shaping Clay's double life as a patriotic athlete and Islamic reformer.

No arms, no legs, no problem : when life happens, you can wish to die or choose to live

February 5, 2016
Lujano, Bob, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Write with Grace. [2014]
xvii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"...he fought to live a full life of independence like everyone else... by enrolling in normal schools, learning to drive, landing a career, gaining financial and physical independence, dating, and eventually prevailing at the international level in quad rugby as a bronze-medal Paralympian. Lujano does not consider himself to be disabled because he is able to live life on his own terms. In an age where image is everything and people are discounted for the way they look, Lujano crashes stereotypes and demands the reader to live their life with everything they've got. This inspirational tale of redemption is no woe-is-me story; Lujano chooses gratitude in the fact that he gets to live and invites others to do the same."--Publisher's description.

Theodore Roosevelt in the field :

February 5, 2016
Canfield, Michael R., author.
Chicago, IL : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
476 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Development of an identity -- First love -- The craft of the naturalist -- A thousand thoughts awakened -- Finding a home -- Persona into practice -- Tramping West -- The wilderness writer -- Into murderous thickets -- In tooth and claw -- The field president -- Return to the field -- African syzygy -- To the Amazon -- The democracy of the field.
"Draws extensively on the 26th President's field notebooks, diaries and letters to share insight into how Roosevelt's field expeditions shaped his character and political polices, covering his teen ornithology adventures, Badlands travels and safaris in Africa and South America,"--NoveList.

The firebrand and the First Lady : portrait of a friendship : Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the struggle for social justice

February 4, 2016
Bell-Scott, Patricia, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
xix, 454 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Prelude: Camp Tera -- Taking aim at the White House, 1938-40 -- Bumping up against the law, 1940-42 -- Making friends with the First Lady, 1942-44 -- Standing up to life's challenges, 1944-45 -- Fashioning new lives, 1945-52 -- Drawing closer as friends, 1952-55 -- Fighting for a just world, 1956-59 -- Lighting the path for new activists, 1959-62 -- Speaking truth to the end, 1963-85.
"Describes the unlikely friendship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Pauli Murray, a granddaughter of a mixed race slave and a lesbian, who became a lawyer and civil rights pioneer, and the important work they each did, taking stands for justice and freedom,"--NoveList.

White devil : the true story of the first white Asian crime boss

February 4, 2016
Halloran, Bob, author.
Dallas, Texas : BenBella Books, Inc., 2016.
255 pages ; 22 cm
"In 2013, "Bac Guai" John Willis, aka White Devil, was sentenced for drug trafficking and money laundering... was "leader of a vast conspiracy." Journalist Bob Halloran tells the tale of the only white man to rise through the ranks in the Chinese mafia. Willis began as an enforcer. ... Abandoned, alone, ... his mother dying [at] 16 years old, he was picked up by a man he once rescued from a fight. Soon he [met] ... Chinese [and other Asian] mobster friends and started working for them.-- From jacket.

A splendid savage : the restless life of Frederick Russell Burnham

February 3, 2016
Kemper, Steve, author.
x, 436 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Child of the Frontier -- A Pueblo and Some Puritans -- Wanderings and Apprenticeships -- The Tonto Basin Feud -- Tombstone -- The Tigers of the Human Species -- Hunting Tigers with Tigers -- A Mine, a Wedding, a Change of Plans -- To Africa -- To the Frontier -- War in Matabeleland -- The King's Spoor -- The Shangani Patrol -- Spears Into Pegs -- Cashing In -- War Again -- The Mouthpiece of God -- The Klondike -- Chief of Scouts -- Behind Enemy Lines -- Celebrity and Hinterlands -- British East Africa -- Prospects and Losses -- A President Saved, Another Fortune Postponed -- Hippos and Spies -- Scouting for Mines and for Roosevelt -- Closing the Circle -- After the Bonanza.
"A life of adventure and military daring on violent frontiers across the American West, Africa, Mexico, and the Klondike,"--Jacket.

Exit right : the people who left the Left and reshaped the American century

February 3, 2016
Oppenheimer, Daniel.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
x, 403 pages ; 24 cm
In Spite of Noise and Confusion : Whittaker Chambers -- The Finest Brain : James Burnham -- When the Team's Up Against It : Ronald Reagan -- Mr. Yes, Mr. No : Norman Podhoretz -- The Betrayed : David Horowitz -- A Man Alone : Christopher Hitchens -- Postscript.
"A provocative, intimate look at the evolution of America's political soul through the lives of six political figures--from Whittaker Chambers to Christopher Hitchens--who abandoned the left and joined the right. In Exit Right, Daniel Oppenheimer tells the stories of six major political figures whose journeys away from the left reshaped the contours of American politics in the twentieth century. By going deep into the minds of six apostates--Whittaker Chambers, James Burnham, Ronald Reagan, Norman Podhoretz, David Horowitz, and Christopher Hitchens--Oppenheimer offers an unusually intimate history of the American left, and the right's reaction. Oppenheimer is a brilliant new voice in political history who has woven together the past century's most important movements into a single book that reveals the roots of American politics. Through the eyes of his six subjects, we see America grow, stumble, and forge ahead--from World War I up through the Great Depression and World War II, from the Red Scare up through the Civil Rights Movement, and from the birth of neoconservatism up through 9/11 and the dawn of the Iraq War. At its core, Exit Right is a book that asks profound questions about why and how we come to believe politically at all--on the left or the right. Each of these six lives challenges us to ask where our own beliefs come from, and what it might take to change them. At a time of sky-high partisanship, Oppenheimer breaks down the boundaries that divide us and investigates the deeper origins of our politics. This is a book that will resonate with readers on the left and the right--as well as those stuck somewhere in the middle"--Provided by publisher.

John Birch : a life

February 3, 2016
Lautz, Terry E., author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
xv, 317 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Saving souls -- Missionary to China -- Evangelizing the world -- Old-time religion -- Heresy hunters -- Waging war -- After Pearl Harbor -- Becoming a soldier -- Searching for love -- The China theater -- Encountering communists -- The death of John Birch -- Confrontation and cooperation -- The aftermath -- Making a martyr -- Grief and anger -- The first casualty -- The John Birch society -- Right-wing extremism -- The real John Birch -- Epilogue.
John Birch was better known in death than life. Shot and killed by Communists in China, he posthumously became the namesake for a right-wing organization whose influence is still visible in today's Tea Party. This is the remarkable story of an American missionary-turned-soldier who wanted to save China, but became a victim instead.

The senator from New England : the rise of JFK

February 3, 2016
Savage, Sean J., 1964- author.
Albany, New York : Excelsior Editions, State University of New York Press, [2015]
xii, 333 pages, 30 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations; 24 cm

Dorothy, "an amoral and dangerous woman" : the murder of E. Howard Hunt's wife : Watergate's darkest secret

February 3, 2016
Hunt, Saint John, 1954- author.
xvii, 185 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Born in Ohio -- Bern, 1944 -- Shanghai, 1945 -- Paris 1949 -- The Organization for European Economic Cooperation -- Mrs. E. Howard Hunt -- A clean slate -- Mexico City, 1950 -- Tokyo, 1954 -- Montevideo, 1957 -- Washington, D.C. 1960 -- Madrid, 1964 -- Witches Island, 1966 -- Who's on first? -- Watergate begins -- Watergate blues -- Hippie with a shotgun -- Dorothy : Watergate paymaster -- The $1,000,000 dollar question -- Watergate continues -- CIA shadows -- Chicago, 1972 -- We aren't in Kansas anymore -- Prison & hearings -- Escape from Witches Island -- The end?
Written by her son, this compelling tale of espionage presents the mysterious life and death of Dorothy Hunt, wife of CIA operative and Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt.

Pound for pound : a story of one woman's recovery and the shelter dogs who loved her back to life

February 3, 2016
Kopp, Shannon, author.
273 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"In an inspirational memoir, a writer, eating-disorder survivor and animal-welfare advocate shares how she overcame the disease of bulimia with the help of the shelter dogs she cared for, who helped her find the courage to forgive herself and find spiritual healing, reminding us all that animals are more than just friends and companions. 50,000 first printing,"--Novelist.

Crusoe, the celebrity dachshund : adventures of the wiener dog extraordinaire

February 3, 2016
Beauchesne, Ryan, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
231 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"What?! You've never heard of Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund?! You must be living under a rock!... Or at least that's what Crusoe thinks. He's the self-proclaimed "wiener dog who thinks he's more of a celebrity than he really is." (until now!) Crusoe is the star of his wildly popular blog of the same name, winner of the 2013 and 2014 Best Pet Blog Award. That's right... two years in a row! Because Crusoe is a talented and ridiculously photogenic miniature dachshund with a big personality, stunning fashion sense, and an insatiable penchant for whimsy. Perhaps you know him better by his infamous alter ego, BATDOG? We thought so. This is Crusoe's book debut, and he's so excited to share it with all of his adoring fans. Now everyone can stare lovingly into his big brown eyes and admire his wit and many costumes any time they choose. Crusoe is certain that his book, featuring hundreds of photos, will make the perfect gift for dog-lovers of all ages. He wants to be accessible to his fans so you can really get to know the mutt behind the mask, the pooch behind that signature sexy pout, the pup with a heart of gold. Don't miss these amazing photos and stories: The adventures of BATDOG and Robin; Cooking with Crusoe; Dr. Crusoe, the dentist, and malpractice; International travels with the worldliest of adventure dogs; Fishing with Crusoe and twin brother Oakley; Dating advice from the studly pup himself; Walking in a winter wienerland;...And many more!"-- Provided by publisher.

Buster : the military dog who saved a thousand lives

February 3, 2016
Barrow, Will (Flight sergeant), author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.
255 pages ; 22 cm
Prologue -- A Great Dog -- Playtime is Over -- Desert Dog -- Buster's New Friends -- Under Fire -- River Dog -- Pulling the Pin -- Downtime -- Kabutlins -- Dangerous Days -- Buster the Talisman -- Working with Uncle Sam -- Stuck in the Mud -- Christmas in the Desert -- Who to Trust? -- Home at Last -- The Last to Leave -- Buster the Famous War Dog -- Afterword.
""With some dogs you share a boil in the bag breakfast and maybe a blanket on a cold desert floor. Some you wouldn't leave in charge of your Grandma unless you wanted to find out just how fast the old girl could run. But, if you're very, very lucky there will be the one dog you would lay down your life for - and for me that dog is Buster." Buster, an English springer spaniel who has served his comrades and his country with unstinting devotion, has saved thousands of lives. This is the story of his partnership with RAF Police Sergeant Will Barrow, told by Will himself, describing how each came to save the other's life. It is a relationship that produced some heroic feats--including sniffing out explosive vests that led to the arrests of two suicide bombers--in the dust and desert heat of Afghanistan and beyond. Buster, uniquely, has served five tours of duty in three theatres of war (Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan)--more than any other military dog. He also won the prestigious Crufts Friends for Life Award in 2012, and has gone on to become the official lifetime mascot of the RAF Police, the only dog in history to have been honored in that manner. A best friend in dog's clothing, an RAF dog with his mossy feet firmly on the ground, Buster is truly a dog in a million"-- Provided by publisher.

From the Cincinnati Reds to the Moscow Reds : the memoirs of Irwin Weil

February 3, 2016
Weil, Irwin.
Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2015. ©2015
xiii, 228 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

The greatest brush : love, tragedy and redemption of artist Frank Duveneck

February 3, 2016
Ott, James, author.
Wellesley, MA : Branden Books, [2016]
336 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Finding them gone : visiting China's poets of the past

February 2, 2016
Red Pine, 1943- author, translator.
viii, 387 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Ch'en Tzu-ang, Confucius, anonymous (Book of poetry), Li Pai, Tu Fu -- Li Ch'ing-chao, Hsin Ch'i-chi -- Ts'ao Chih -- Juan Chi, Ch'eng Tzu-an, Pai Chu-yi, Ou-yang Hsiu, Su Tung-p'o -- Wei Ying-wu, Meng Chiao, Han Yu, Tu Fu, Pai Chu-yi -- Lao-tzu, Li Shang-yin, Wnag Wei, Juan Chi, Liu Yu-hsi -- Wang Wei, Shih-wu (Stonehouse), Liu Tsung-yuan, Tu Fu, Han Yu, Tu Mu -- Wei Ying-wu -- Li Pai, Tu Fu -- Huseh T'ao -- Tu Fu, Ch'en Tzu-ang -- Chia Tao, Wu-k'o -- Tu Fu, Li Pai -- Ch'u Yuan, Saotan Poetry Society -- Pai Chu-yi, Su Tung-p'o, Ou-yang Hsiu -- Meng Hao-jan, Wang Wei, Li Pai -- Li Pai -- Su Tung-p'o -- Tu fu, Ch'u Yuan -- Hsieh Ling-yun, Huang T'ing-chien, Han-shan, Wang Wei -- Wei Ying-wu, Pai Chu-yi, T'ao Yuan-ming -- Wang An-shih, Hsin Ch'i-chi -- Hsieh T'iao, Li Pai -- Wang An-shih, Fan Ch'eng-ta -- Chiao-jan, Shih-wu (Stonehouse) -- Meng Chiao, Chu Shu-chen -- Su Tung-p'o, Pai Chu-yi, Lin Ho-ching -- Lu You -- Li Pai, Hsieh Ling-yun -- Han-shan, Feng-kan, Shih-te (Cold Mountain & friends) -- Lexicon.
Translator and independent scholar Bill Porter, also known by his Chinese name, Red Pine, takes a fast-paced pilgrimage to China during which he pays homage to dozens of China's greatest poets by visiting their graves, or trying to, and performing idiosynchractic rituals with small cups of Kentucky whiskey. Includes biographical informaton, history, travel writings, over 200 classical poems in Chinese with English translations, and over 100 photographs.

Women of Colonial America : 13 stories of courage and survival in the New World

February 2, 2016
Miller, Brandon Marie.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2016]
xi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Parts of this book were originally published as Good Women of a Well-Blessed Land, Women's Lives in Colonial America (Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publishing, 2003). It has been substantially revised, updated, and expanded"--Title page verso.
The Natural Inhabitants -- In This New Discovered Virginia : Pocahontas, A Life in Two Worlds; Cecily Jordan Farrar, "Ancient Planter" of Virginia -- Goodwives to New England : Anne Hutchinson, "A Woman Unfit for Our Society;" Anne Dudley Bradstreet, Puritan Poet; The Captivity of Mary Rowlandson -- Weary, Weary, Weary, O : Elizabeth Ashbridge, From Indentured Servant to Quaker Preacher -- Up to Their Elbows in Housewifery : Margaret Hardenbroeck Philipse, She-Merchant of New York; The Journey of Sarah Kemble Knight -- Daughters of Eve : Martha Corey, Accused of Witchcraft -- A Changing World : Eliza Lucas Pinckney, A Glimpse through Her Letterbook ; Eve, and Others, Belonging to the Randolphs; Christiana Campbell & Jane Vobe, Keeping a Busy Tavern -- A Tapestry of Lives.
"Using a host of primary sources, author Brandon Marie Miller recounts the roles, hardships, and daily lives of Native American, European, and African women in 17th- and 18th-century colonial America. Hard work proved a constant for most women--they ensured their family's survival through their skills while others sold their labor or lived in bondage as indentured servants and slaves. Even in this world defined entirely by men, a world where no one thought it important to record a female's thoughts, women found ways to step forth. Elizabeth Ashbridge survived an abusive indenture to become a Quaker preacher. Anne Bradstreet penned epic poetry while raising eight children in the wilderness. Anne Hutchinson went toe-to-toe with Puritan authorities. Margaret Hardenbroeck Philipse built a trade empire in New Amsterdam. Martha Corey lost her life in the vortex of Salem's witch hunt. And Eve, a Virginia slave, twice ran away to freedom. With strength, courage, resilience, and resourcefulness, these women and many others played a vital role in the mosaic of life in colonial America"-- Provided by publisher.

Life is not an accident : a memoir of reinvention

February 2, 2016
Williams, Jay, 1981- author.
x, 255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Perfect -- Imperfect -- Gray Area -- Rafters -- Freshman -- Duke -- Decision -- Bulls -- Rehab -- Complications -- Trials -- Last Ride -- The Game -- Mended -- Forgiven.
"This big-hearted memoir by the most promising professional basketball player of his generation details his rise to NBA stardom, the terrible accident that ended his career and plunged him into a life-altering depression, and how he ultimately found his way out of the darkness,"

Saving our skins : building a vineyard dream in France

February 2, 2016
Feely, Caro, author.
Chichester : Summersdale, 2014.
302 pages ; 20 cm.

Robert Lowell in love

February 2, 2016
Meyers, Jeffrey.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2015.
xii, 263 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Charlotte's web, 1917/1954 -- Southern comfort, 1930/1941 -- Jean Stafford, 1937/1948 -- Mania, 1949/1976 -- Elizabeth Hardwick, 1949/1970 -- The heedless heart, 1954/1970 -- Women friends, 1947/1970 -- Lady Caroline Blackwood, 1970/1977 -- Appendix I. The search for Lowell's lovers -- Appendix II. Annotations to Lowell's poems -- Appendix III. Robert Lowell vs. Lyndon Johnson.

The old man and the cat : a love story

February 2, 2016
Uddenberg, Nils, 1938- author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2015.
164 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
"The Old Man and The Cat is a story of how Nils Uddenberg, retired Professor of Psychology became a beloved cat-owner even though he had never wanted a pet of any kind. One winter morning the author discovered a cat--whom he would later find was homeless--sitting outside his bedroom window, staring at him with big yellow eyes. Slowly but surely the cat worked itself into his life.This award-winning writer who has a background in psychology could not stop himself from going deeper into the cat's inner life. Does she have a sense of humor? Is it possible to attach human feelings to her? And the trickiest question of all: Is our little cat actually interested in our attachment to her? With humor and self-awareness, Nils describes how his existence changed after the cat moved into his house. The feelings she stirs up are a surprise to him and he quickly finds himself falling in love with this speckled grey-brown little lady"-- Provided by publisher.

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