New Arrivals · Biography

August 29, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Fashion rebels : style icons who changed the world through fashion

August 29, 2016
Beccia, Carlyn.
New York : Aladdin ; Hillsboro, Orgeon : Beyond Words, [2016]
176 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

Seoul man : a memoir of cars, culture, crisis, and unexpected hilarity inside a Korean corporate titan

August 24, 2016
Ahrens, Frank, 1963- author.
©2016
viii, 336 pages ; 24 cm
Almost, not quite -- Three midlife crises -- At work: alien planet -- At home: alternate universe -- Detroit: showtime -- The Korean codes -- Reading the air -- Constant competition -- Admiral Yi: Korea's greatest Japan fighter -- Sejong the Great: give-and-take with China -- The dangerous cousins Kim -- "This doesn't rattle" -- The chairman arrives -- Seoul surprises -- Almost, not quite English -- Car of the year -- Bye, bye, baby -- Not here, not now -- Sang moo waygookin -- The 2013 model -- Genesis and Sonata -- Jakarta is no Seoul -- Escape plan -- The judgment of Genesis -- Finding home -- Epilogue.
"Heartbreaking and hilarious, Seoul Man is Frank Ahrens' story of the three years he spent in Korea as the highest ranking non-Korean executive at Hyundai, shedding light on a business culture very few Western journalists have been able to experience"-- Provided by publisher.

The 15:17 to Paris : the true story of a terrorist, a train, and three American heroes

August 24, 2016
Sadler, Anthony, author.
New York : PublicAffairs, [2016]
vii, 245 pages : map ; 24 cm
Spencer Stone -- Alek Skarlatos -- Anthony Sadler.
"On August 21, 2015, Ayoub al-Khazzani boarded the 15:17 train in Brussels, bound for Paris. Khazzani's mission was clear: he had an AK-47, a pistol, a box cutter, and enough ammunition to obliterate every passenger on the crowded train. Slipping into the bathroom in secret, he armed his weapons and prepared to launch his attack. But when he emerged, he encountered something he hadn't anticipated: three Americans who refused to give in to fear. Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone were childhood friends, taking a vacation together. They had some relevant training: Stone is a martial arts enthusiast and Airman First Class in the US Air Force; Skarlatos is an active duty member of the Oregon National Guard; and not one of the three was afraid of a fight. But their decision--to charge the gunman, then overpower him even as he turned first his gun, then his knife, on Stone--would never have happened if they hadn't had a lifetime of trust, support, and loyalty between them. This book is the gripping, true story of a terrorist attack that would have killed more than 500 people if not for their actions, but it is also the story of three American boys and their friendship. Using each hero's point of view in sequence, The 15:17 to Paris skillfully builds the drama of the attack, while weaving in the stories of the protagonists' lives, the friendship and loyalty that would come to define them, and the events that led them, inexorably, to that fateful day. The 15:17 to Paris is an amazing true story of unparalleled, unexpected courage, and people coming together against fear rather than splitting apart. It is a story of near tragedy averted by three young men who found the heroic unity and strength inside themselves that we all aspire to"-- Provided by publisher.

Counting the days while my mind slips away : a love letter to my family

August 24, 2016
Utecht, Ben, 1981- author.
New York : Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2016.
xiv, 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Where it all began -- Foundations -- Up and down -- Mild traumatic brain injury -- Gaston -- Turning point -- Moving forward -- Out of the ashes -- New beginning -- Welcome to the NFL -- Transitions -- A super year -- The ultimate -- Not the same -- Fresh start -- Elleora -- The final blow -- What now? -- Searching for direction, looking for answers -- Back into the jungle -- "Why wasn't I invited?" -- Surrender -- At long last -- "You will always be my girls."
"After five major concussions, NFL tight-end Ben Utecht of the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals is losing his memories. This is his powerful and emotional love letter to his wife and daughters--whom he someday may not recognize--and an inspiring message for all to live every moment fully. Emotionally powerful, inspiring, and uplifting, Ben's story will captivate and encourage you to make the most of every day and treasure all of your memories"--Provided by publisher.

The huntress : the adventures, escapades, and triumphs of Alicia Patterson : aviatrix, sportswoman, journalist, publisher

August 24, 2016
Arlen, Alice, 1940-2016.
©2016
357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The fascinating biography of the maverick newspaperwoman, equestrian, aviatrix and intrepid adventurer Alicia Patterson, which follows her exceptional exploits through the first half of the 20th century, from her troublemaking days as the middle child of complicated parents to her successes as publisher of the Pulitzer Prize winning Newsday"-- Provided by publisher.

The Mannings : the fall and rise of a football family

August 24, 2016
Anderson, Lars, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
xvii, 347 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Prologue: Peyton's final pass -- Desperate for a hero -- The pee-wee QB -- "My boy will be there" -- The redheaded show-off -- The cerebral signal caller -- A storm gathers -- Why now? -- The birth of a folk hero -- The best I ever saw -- The fear of failing -- What might have been -- A married man becomes a saint -- "I'll always be from Dew" -- The beat-up quarterback -- Archie one and Archie two -- The commuter QB -- Teaching life--and football--lessons -- The most magical fall -- A note for Peyton -- "The bad thing happened to the right guy" -- The decision -- The Mamma's boy -- Easy rider -- "I only had dogs and cats named after me" -- A coach just like Archie -- The past is never dead -- A combination of Archie and Peyton -- The thinking man's QB.
"From New York Times bestselling author Lars Anderson comes a revealing portrait of the first family of American sports,"--Amazon.com.

Libertarians on the prairie : Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the making of the Little House Books

August 24, 2016
Woodside, Christine, 1959- author.
New York : Arcade Publishing, [2016]
pages cm
"Generations of children have fallen in love with the pioneer saga of the Ingalls family, of Pa and Ma, Laura and her sisters, and their loyal dog, Jack. Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books have taught millions of Americans about frontier life, giving inspiration to many and in the process becoming icons of our national identity. Yet few realize that this cherished bestselling series wandered far from the actual history of the Ingalls family and from what Laura herself understood to be central truths about pioneer life. In this groundbreaking narrative of literary detection, Christine Woodside reveals for the first time the full extent of the collaboration between Laura and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. Rose hated farming and fled the family homestead as an adolescent, eventually becoming a nationally prominent magazine writer, biographer of Herbert Hoover, and successful novelist, who shared the political values of Ayn Rand and became a mentor to Roger Lea MacBride, the second Libertarian presidential candidate. Drawing on original manuscripts and letters, Woodside shows how Rose reshaped her mother's story into a series of heroic tales that rebutted the policies of the New Deal. Their secret collaboration would lead in time to their estrangement. A fascinating look at the relationship between two strong-willed women, Libertarians on the Prairie is also the deconstruction of an American myth"-- Provided by publisher.

Carry on : a story of resilience, redemption, and an unlikely family

August 23, 2016
Fenn, Lisa, author.
©2016
305 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"An Emmy-winning ESPN producer describes how she developed a surprising, profound and lasting bond with two disabled African-American, inner-city high school wrestlers after filming a segment about them for television,"--NoveList.

Sixty : a diary of my sixty-first year : the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning?

August 23, 2016
Brown, Ian, 1954- author.
©2016
xi, 299 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published in Canada by Random House Canada in 2015"--Title page verso.
"Ian Brown began keeping a diary of his sixty-first year with a Facebook post on the morning of February 4, 2014, his sixtieth birthday. As well as wanting to maintain a running tally on how he survived the year, Brown set out to explore what being sixty means physically, psychologically, and intellectually. 'What pleasures are gone forever? Which ones, if any, are left? What did Beethoven, or Schubert, or Jagger, or Henry Moore, or Lucian Freud do after they turned sixty?' And more importantly, 'How much life can you live in the fourth quarter, not knowing when the game might end?'"--Provided by publisher.

Theodore the great : conservative crusader

August 23, 2016
Ruddy, Daniel, author.
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, [2016]
xiv, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Part I. The first modern president -- TR's roller coaster reputation -- Delighted defender of family and country -- Misconceptions about TR -- The Bull Moose progressive -- Part II. The making of a conservative reformer -- TR's political education -- TR's run-up to the White House -- Part III. TR as president: domestic policy -- The trust buster myth -- Sidestepping the tariff third rail -- Neglecting currency/banking reform -- Setting the model for labor disputes -- Protecting consumer health and safety -- Conserving natural resources -- Delivering water to the arid west -- Winning, then losing Black voters -- Part IV. TR as president: foreign policy -- Britain: forging the special relationship -- Germany: restraining the Kaiser -- Japan: preventing war in the Pacific -- Panama: making the dirt fly -- Monroe Doctrine: adding a police power -- Part V. Assessing his two terms -- One of the greatest presidents -- Founding father of the American century.

Trump revealed : an American journey of ambition, ego, money, and power

August 23, 2016
Kranish, Michael, author.
©2016
x, 431 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Prologue: "Presidential" -- Gold rush : the new land -- Stink bombs, switchblades, and a three-piece suit -- Father and son -- Roy Cohn and the art of the counterattack -- Crossing the bridge -- "Best sex I've ever had" -- All in -- Cold winds -- The chase -- A league of his own -- The great unraveling -- Ratings machine -- The name game -- Empire -- Showman -- Political chameleon -- The worth of a man -- "Trump! Trump! Trump" -- Epilogue: Law and order.
Authoritative, timely, and provocative, this deeply researched biography of Donald Trump provides a complex portrait of the man who--despite broad skepticism--could be the next president of the United States. Despite decades of scrutiny, many aspects of Trump's life are not well known. Few individuals have ever roamed so widely through such diverse realms as real estate, sports, entertainment, and national politics. To discover Trump in full, The Washington Post assembled a team of reporters and researchers to delve into every aspect of his improbable life, from his privileged upbringing in Queens to his astonishing 2016 rise to seize the Republican candidacy for president. Coauthored by Washington Post investigative political reporter Michael Kranish and senior editor Marc Fisher, this comprehensive book documents Trump's family roots, his aggressive efforts to make a name for himself in New York social circles, and his penchant for big bets--on real estate, branded businesses, and, ultimately, on himself. The authors, seasoned journalists who interviewed Trump for this book, scrutinize everything from his youthful alliance with the power broker Roy Cohn to his alleged dealings with organized crime and his controversial projects in New York City, Atlantic City, Florida, Scotland, and Azerbaijan. The authors examine Trump's wealth, the evolution of his political beliefs, and his peculiar identity as a billionaire businessman, celebrity, global brand, television star, and now candidate for the most powerful office in the world.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Double ace : the life of Robert Lee Scott Jr., pilot, hero, and teller of tall tales

August 22, 2016
Coram, Robert, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.
x, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Georgia boy -- Failure -- West Point -- Bugling -- Flying and driving -- Learning the trade -- Dark nights of the soul -- The fortress falls -- Wedding bells and distant trumpets -- Extra duty -- Orchids and pigs and, oh my, the training command -- California dreaming -- War tocsins -- "You are not blooded" -- Hold my beer... -- The flight to destiny -- At the end of the world -- The Hump -- Flying Tiger -- Glory -- Leaving China -- Home is the hero -- On the road again -- The book ... and the movie -- Good reviews ... and bad -- Movie star -- Chiaroscuro -- Twilight -- The more things change -- Still in the race -- Resurrection -- At last -- One more mission -- Mission accomplished.
"Recounts the storied life and military career of American flying Ace, Robert Lee Scott Jr who flew missions in China alongside the zFlying Tigersy during World War II and helped found Georgia's Museum of Aviation,"--NoveList.

Letters of Second Lieutenant Charles Wesley Chapman, Jr., December 19, 1894-May 3, 1918.

August 22, 2016
Chapman, Charles Wesley, Jr., 1894-1918, author.
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama : Air Force Research Institute, Air University Press, 2016.
xix, 136 pages : illustrations; 23 cm
Shipping list no.: 2016-0296-P.
"Published by Air University Press in April 2016"--Title page verso.

The commander : Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab independence, 1914-1948

August 19, 2016
Parsons, Laila, author.
New York : Hill and Wang, 2016.
xvi, 295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Ottoman officer -- Syria in revolt -- Palestine 1936 -- Baghdad to Berlin -- Palestine 1948 -- Epilogue.
"The definitive biography of the military leader who stood at the center of Arab politics for four decades"--Provided by publisher.

Elon Musk and Tesla

August 19, 2016
Kallen, Stuart A., 1955- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2016.
80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm.
The wonder years -- Paypal payoff -- Launching Spacex -- Tesla Motors.
This title introduces readers to Elon Musk, the soft-spoken genius behind the electric car maker Tesla Motors and the spacecraft builder Space X.

Jeff Bezos and Amazon

August 19, 2016
Kallen, Stuart A., 1955-
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2016.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Resourceful and intelligent -- An e-commerce pioneer -- Earth's largest bookstore -- Taking risks.
This title introduces readers to Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com.

Reed Hastings and Nexflix

August 19, 2016
Nakaya, Andrea C., 1976-
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2016.
80 pages cm.
Early life -- The creation of Netflix -- Success at Netflix -- Persevering to reach his goals -- Looking to the future.
This title introduces readers to Reed Hastings, founder of Netflix, and a pioneer in the development of streaming entertainment.

My son wears heels : one mom's journey from clueless to kickass

August 18, 2016
Tarney, Julie, author.
©2016
xxi, 213 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

All at sea : a memoir

August 17, 2016
Aitkenhead, Decca, author.
New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2016]
225 pages ; 21 cm
"A beautifully written, breathtakingly honest, unsentimental, and profound memoir from one of the UK's most popular journalists. On a hot, still morning on a beautiful beach in Jamaica, Decca Aitkenhead's life changed forever. Her four-year-old son was paddling peacefully at the water's edge when a wave pulled him out to sea. Her partner, Tony, swam out and saved their son's life--then drowned before her eyes. When Decca and Tony first met, a decade earlier, she was a renowned Guardian journalist, profiling leading politicians of the day; he was a dreadlocked criminal with a history of drug dealing and violence. No one thought the romance would last, but it did--until the tide swept Tony away, plunging Decca into the dark chasm of random tragedy. Exploring race and redemption, privilege and prejudice, All at Sea is a remarkable story of love and loss, of how one couple changed each other's lives, and of what a sudden death can do to the people who survive"-- Provided by publisher.

Scream : a memoir of glamour and dysfunction

August 17, 2016
Janowitz, Tama, author.
New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2016]
285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"In this ... memoir, the original Lit Girl and author of ... Slaves of New York considers her life in and outside of New York City, from the heyday of the 1980s to her life today in a tiny upstate town that proves that fact is always stranger than fiction"--Publisher marketing.

The making of Donald Trump

August 17, 2016
Johnston, David, 1948-
©2016
xvi, 263 pages ; 24 cm
Family history -- Family values -- Personal values -- A sickly child -- Making friends -- Trump's most important deals -- "A great lawsuit" -- Showing mercy -- Polish brigade -- Feelings and net worth -- Government rescues Trump -- Golf and taxes -- Income taxes -- Empty boxes -- "Better than Harvard" -- Trump charities -- Imaginary friends -- Imaginary lovers -- Myth maintenance -- Collecting honors -- Who's that? -- Down Mexico way -- Trump beaches a whale -- Biggest loser -- Epilogue.
Love him or hate him, Trump's influence is undeniable. A man of great media savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, and political clout, Trump's career has been plagued by legal troubles and mounting controversy. Johnston tells the full story of how a boy from a quiet section of Queens, NY would become an entirely new, and complex, breed of public figure. Drawing on decades of interviews, financial records, court documents, and public statements, Johnston gives us the most in-depth look yet at the man who would be president.

The making of a racist : a Southerner reflects on family, history, and the slave trade

August 17, 2016
Dew, Charles B.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2016.
xi, 185 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Introduction: The stuff of history -- A Confederate youth -- The making of a racist -- The unmaking of a racist -- The document -- The correspondence, part I -- The correspondence, part II -- The market -- In conclusion.
"This unique blend of memoir and history interweaves autobiography with the history of the slave trade and the American South"--Provided by publisher.

The boy who runs : the odyssey of Julius Achon

August 16, 2016
Brant, John, 1951- author.
©2016
xvi, 248 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, color ; 25 cm
Julius Achon is the director of the Achon Uganda Children's Fund, a charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life in rural Uganda. He was captured at 12 and turned into a boy soldier; then miraculously found a career as one of the world's foremost middle-distance runners. This is his story.

The girl with the lower back tattoo

August 16, 2016
Schumer, Amy, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
viii, 323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
A note to my readers -- An open letter to my vagina -- My only one-night stand -- I am an introvert -- On being new money -- An introduction to my stuffed animals -- Dad -- Excerpt from my journal in 1994 (age thirteen) with footnotes from 2016 -- Officially a woman -- Camp Anchor -- How I lost my virginity -- Things you don't know about me -- Can't knock the hustle -- Excerpt from my journal in 1999 (age eighteen) with footnotes from 2016 -- Faked it 'til I maked it -- Excerpt from my journal in 2001 (age twenty) with footnotes from 2016 -- Beautiful and strong -- Excerpt from my journal in 2003 (age twenty-two) with footnotes from 2016 -- How to become a stand-up comedian -- Times it's okay for a man not to make a woman come during sex -- The worst night of my life -- Things that make me insanely furious -- Athletes and musicians -- Letter to the editor -- Secret bad habits -- Mom -- NYC apartments -- Blackouts and stem cells -- An exciting time for women in Hollywood -- Mayci and Jillian -- Things that make me happy -- The sun will come out tomorrow -- What I want people to say at my funeral -- Rider for the funeral of Amy Schumer -- Forgiving my lower back tattoo.
Amy Schumer, Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star, mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationship, and sex, and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is--a woman with the courage to bare her soul and stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend -- an unforgettable and fun adventure you wish could last forever. --from book jacket.

The rest I will kill : William Tillman and the unforgettable story of how a free black man refused to become a slave

August 16, 2016
McGinty, Brian, author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]
236 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
A free black man -- To sea -- The capture -- Now is our time -- The return -- A hero's welcome -- A matter of compensation -- Passing judgment -- The fury continues -- Epilogue: a black man's fate.

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