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April 1, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Dare to serve : how to drive superior results by serving others

March 31, 2015
Bachelder, Cheryl.
San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, [2015]
1 online resource.
Whom will we serve? -- What is the daring destination? -- Why do we do this work? -- How will we work together? -- Choose to serve -- Be bold and brave -- Have clarity of purpose -- Avoid the spotlight.
Cheryl Bachelder joined an ailing restaurant chain and turned it into the darling of the industry—by daring to serve the people in her organization well. When Bachelder was named CEO of Popeyes in the fall of 2007, guest visits had been declining for years, restaurant sales and profit trends were negative, and the company stock price had dropped from $34 in 2002 to $13. The brand was stagnant, and relations between the company and its franchise owners were strained. By 2014, average restaurant sales were up 25 percent, and profits were up 40 percent. Popeyes' market share had grown from 14 percent to 21 percent, and the stock price was over $40. The franchisees were so pleased with the turnaround that they began reinvesting in the brand, rapidly remodeling restaurants, and building new units around the world. The difference maker, Bachelder says, was a conscious decision to lead in a new way. She and her team created a workplace where people were treated with respect and dignity yet challenged to perform at the highest level. Silos and self were set aside in favor of collaboration and team play. And the results were measured with rigor and discipline. Servant leadership is sometimes derided as soft or ineffective, but this book shows that it's actually challenging and tough minded—a daring path. Bachelder takes you firsthand through the transformation of Popeyes and shows how a leader at any level can become a Dare-to-Serve leader.

Old Friends and New Fancies [electronic resource].

March 31, 2015
Brinton, Sybil.
New York : Hesperus Press Ltd., 2014.
1 online resource (408 pages)
The first ever Jane Austen sequel written in 1914 follows Elizabeth Bennett, Mr Darcy and many other beloved characters embarking on new stages of life, new friendships and new romances. In writing Old Friends and New Fancies in 1914, Sybil Brinton trail-blazed the way with the very first Jane Austen sequel? a concept now much in vogue with the ongoing Austen Project, Death Comes to Pemberley, Longbourn and various continuing film adaptations. It is clear that Austen's literary career left generations of readers wanting read more? Taking in all of Jane Austen's preferred locations and b.

The New Believer's Handbook.

March 31, 2015
[Place of publication not identified] : Influence Resources, 2015.
1 online resource (96 p.)
How do you share the next step after salvation? This booklet lays a firm foundation for new Christians to build their faith. Its easy-to-read style is organized by questions every new Christian asks: What happened to me? Where do I go from here? What does God expect of me? How can I understand the Bible? How can I pray effectively? How can I know the will of God? What are the two baptisms? The answers are clear and point to the Bible for more discovery. It's the booklet you want to give every person who comes to salvation through your ministry; and it's economical enough to do just that.

How to live on 24 hours a day

March 31, 2015
Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931, author.
London : Hesperus Classics, 2015.
1 online resource.
Originally published in 1910, this guide offers down-to-earth, practical advice about how to make the most of your day and how to strike the work-life balancean issue still at the forefront of modern society's concerns As you look back on the year that has just past, do you feel as though you spent another 12 months merely existing instead of truly living? Do you often go to bed at night with an anxious, sinking feeling that you wasted away another precious day? The important lesson, according to Arnold Bennett's guide, is to commit to carving out some time each day to do things that will really enrich your life and help you progress. Investing all your hours in a job you dislike; your routine consisting of getting up, going to work, coming home, unwinding, and going to bedBennett argues that this is not living but simply existing. Bennett's solution is to make the most of the time either side of working hours, the commute, the evening hours, and that golden time, the weekend! Time can be spent in various pursuits, from literature, enjoying of the arts, or even just time spent in reflection. This pioneering and original lifestyle and time management guide is succinctly and cleverly written in an easy-to-read and narrative style that readers will enjoy and find as useful today as it was 100 years ago.

Varieties of Religious Experience [electronic resource].

March 31, 2015
James, William.
Philosophical Library/Open Road 2015.
1 online resource ()
Harvard philosopher William James’s compiled lectures on religion, considered to be among the most brilliant studies of mankind’s relation to the divine William James’s Varieties of Religious Experience brings together twenty lectures on the nature of religion, delivered at the University of Edinburgh between 1901 and 1902. Renowned at the time for their practical and even-handed approach to the human experience of religion, the lectures form a sympathetic and analytical portrait not of the church, but of the personalized experiences of religious life. James examines the words of writers and philosophers from Immanuel Kant to Plato to Ralph Waldo Emerson to Marcus Aurelius in his investigations of faith, the soul, and systems of belief. Praised by philosopher Charles Pierce for its “penetration into the hearts of people” and by the New York Times for its ability to stir the sympathies of readers, The Varieties of Religious Experience is a lucid and thought-provoking examination of man’s encounters with God. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Season of Repentance : Lenten Homilies of Saint John of Kronstadt.

March 31, 2015
Sergiev, Ivan Ilyich.
[Place of publication not identified] : Holy Trinity Publications, 2015.
1 online resource (230 p.)
Each year the journey to the radiant feast of Pascha begins anew, entering the season of repentance known as Great Lent. The homilies presented in this modest volume, from one of the spiritual giants of the Orthodox Church of Russia, can both encourage and inform in this struggle of the Fast. For the first time, a selection of St. John’s Lenten sermons is presented in English translation. They follow the thematic structure of the Lenten season in the Orthodox Church, from the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee through to Great and Holy Friday. A sermon for St. Thomas Sunday, which follows Holy Pascha, is offered as an epilogue.

Claws [electronic resource].

March 31, 2015
Cheek, Ozzie.
Open Road Media 2015.
1 online resource ()
Enter the deadly safari and hunt down a blood-thirsty killer! When twenty-three lions, tigers, and ligers—a giant hybrid cat—appear in rural Idaho, town officials decide to hold the first safari in America. Only police chief Jackson Hobbs, a man haunted by loss and tragedy, and Katy Osborne, a talented hunting guide, seem to realize the potential danger of this situation. With the town desperate for money, the mayor, who also happens to be Jackson’s ex-wife, and her boyfriend are adamant that the Idaho Lion Hunt go forward even after people are killed. As the death toll rises and his own family is put at risk, Jackson must cope with a town doubled in population, the activity of a local antigovernment militia, a willful teenage daughter, an animal rescue group, a missing young boy, a dead state trooper, and Katy’s desire to save a rare liger named Kali. Betrayal blossoms alongside romance as Jackson gets closer and closer to discovering the identity of those who engineered this predator panic.

The New Diplomatic Strategies of Sir Winston Churchill: A Spiritual Interview with the Former Prime Minister Regarding the Age of Perseverance.

March 31, 2015
Okawa, Ryuho.
[Place of publication not identified] : IRH Press USA Inc., 2015.
1 online resource (0 p.)
<p>Today, two politicians are criticized and compared to Hitler; President Vladimir Putin of Russia and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. Are these politicians really dangerous to be likened to Hitler? Or, just like in Hitler's case, can it be that another truly dangerous politician exists in another country that is yet to be discovered? If there is a chance to hear the opinion of Sir Winston Churchill, considered to be Hitler's arch enemy, journalists around the world would probably be interested to hear this. <br /><br /> The series on Spiritual Messages by Ryuho Okawa, Happy Science, made this possible. This book contains a record of an interview conducted with the spirit of former British Prime Minister Churchill by Master Okawa in March this year. It is a record of an interview on issues related to the "next appearance of Hitler," and on current international affairs. <br /><br /> <strong>What is a spiritual message?</strong> <br /><br /> A spiritual message is the act of relaying the message of a spirit by someone who possesses spiritual abilities. In history, Jesus Christ received the words of the Heavenly Father and told them to the people, and Muhammad received revelation from Allah and wrote them down -- these are a couple forms of spiritual message. <br /><br /> By using his spiritual abilities, power of enlightenment and spiritual authority, Master Ryuho Okawa of Happy Science can summon, at his will, the spirits of people who lived in the past and are in the spirit world. The majority of spiritual messages are publicly recorded in front of a live audience. Videos of these spiritual messages are made public, and the spiritual messages are published as books, too. <br /><br /> The spiritual messages of more than 200 spirits have been recorded by Master Okawa since 2010. Spiritual messages from the guardian spirits of living politicians such as U.S. President Obama and Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping, as well as from the spirit world by Jesus Christ, Mother Teresa, Steve Jobs and Nelson Mandela are just a tiny pack of spiritual messages that were published so far. Domestically, in Japan, these spiritual messages are delivering an impact even more on politics, news and public opinion. Since 2012, there have been spiritual messages recorded in English, and English translations are being done on the spiritual messages given in Japanese. These have been published overseas, one after another, and have started to shake the world. <br /><br /> <strong>Why spiritual messages are a must for the human race</strong> <br /><br /> There are two main reasons why Master Okawa is conducting and publishing countless spiritual messages. One is to provide the supplies mankind needs in order to think about the future of Earth. The path that humans should take can be searched for by revealing true history from, and judging the content of the ideas of, the spirits of past religious leaders, politicians and scientists. In addition, by disclosing the true feelings of leading figures who are alive, we can foresee the direction that international politics and economy are proceeding in, and detect and warn of the crises. <br /><br /> The other reason is to prove the existence of the spirit world. Sages of mankind such as Shakyamuni Buddha, Socrates, Jesus Christ, Muhammad and Newton all recognized the existence osf spirits and the spirit world in which God and Buddha reside. The spiritual messages series conducted by Master Okawa are making the most thorough attempt at proving the existence of the spirit world. <br /><br /> We hope that you, too, will read the spiritual messages series and find out the truth in history, what is at the depths of the current world affairs, and how the human race should be in the future. And we want you to awaken to the eternal Truth that your essence is an imperishable soul.</p>

Amongst the dead [electronic resource]

March 31, 2015
Gott, Robert.
[Brunswick, Vic.] : Scribe Publications, 2013.
1 online resource.
Fiction.
Failed Shakespearean actor and would-be private detective William Power&rsquo;s unique detective skills are, once again, in demand. The Japanese army is rampaging through the islands of the South Pacific, and Australia&rsquo;s front line of defense is a top-secret, crack division of men embedded deep in the tropical wilderness of northern Australia. But something is threatening their vital, covert mission: one of this elite corps is a murderer, preying on his comrades, one by one. With a case too sensitive to be trusted to the police, military intelligence turn to the one man whose singular combination of abilities make him capable of infiltrating the clandestine military operation and rooting out the killer. Will Power goes into deep cover, posing as a cheap, vaudeville entertainer on tour to relieve the troops. Enlisting the help of his brother, whose latent skills for female impersonation rise to the occasion, Will soon finds himself in the far-northern outback trying to raise the morale of a group of desperate young soldiers lying in wait for the arrival of Tojo&rsquo;s army&mdash;knowing all the while that one of them is the killer. Amongst the Dead is a comic pastiche of the classic ripping yarn that thrills and entertains as its self-absorbed hero faces his greatest challenge yet&mdash;an unforgiving country infested with crocodiles and mosquitoes, a series of inscrutable murders obscured by tropical intrigue, and an audience too uncouth to appreciate the genius of the Bard.

Not Your Mother's Book . . . On SEX.

March 31, 2015
[Place of publication not identified] : Publishing Syndicate LLC, 2015.
1 online resource (336 p.)
If you're a prude, put this book down . . . now. You've been warned. This is not a book to take home to your mother, unless she was part of the wild 1960s' Woodstock generation. Not Your Mother's Book . . . On SEX is a look at the funny side of sex, not a blow-by-blow description of the act. It is a compilation of healthy, playful and irreverent stories about everything sex, from mature relationships to clandestine physical encounters, from surprising mishaps to embarrassing moments. You'll get wet reading it, because you'll pee your pants laughing. With 69 carnal stories and chapter titles including &#x0093;Best Laid Plans," &#x0093;Sex and the Digital Age" and &#x0093;Costumes and Props Required," this book is guaranteed to be a stimulating read, again and again

Bite at First Sight [electronic resource].

March 31, 2015
Ann, Brooklyn.
Sourcebooks 2015.
1 online resource ()
Her interest is purely scientific Cassandra Burton wants to study medicine, surgery, healing, and everything related to the human body and its mysteries-and she's willing to rob graves to do it! But a lady can meet dark and dangerous characters lurking around the cemetery. And who could be more fascinating than Rafael Villar, Lord Vampire of London? If she could study his physiology, she could learn so much that would help humans. After all, he's immortal-and Cassandra is now his prisoner...Until she gets close enough to touch As if Rafael didn't have enough to worry about, with a rebellion brewing and his allies out of reach, now he's confronted by a beautiful, fearless lady who wants to heal the scars he's born for centuries. He can't keep her, and he can't let her go, and worst of all, he's every bit as intrigued by her as she is by him.Praise for One Bite Per Night: Solid writing, a tasty dash of originality, and realistic relationships that zing with sexual energy. -Publishers Weekly Clutch the pearls, ladies. It's wonderful. -Lit Bites

The Algonquin Reader : Spring 2015.

March 31, 2015
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.
[Place of publication not identified] : Algonquin Books, 2015.
1 online resource (40 p.)
Get an inside look at Algonquin&rsquo;s outstanding forthcoming fiction with the Spring 2015 Algonquin Reader. Discover the inspiration behind each book through an original essay by the author. Then enjoy a free preview of each novel. The Miracle Girl by Andrew Roe On Sale April 21, 2015 &ldquo;To believe or not to believe--that is the question facing all who are touched by the comatose &lsquo;miracle girl&rsquo; at the swirling center of Roe&rsquo;s dazzling debut. But more than an exploration of the mysteries of faith, it&rsquo;s also the unforgettable story of one family&rsquo;s struggle against tragedy. The result is an uplifting miracle of a book.&rdquo; &mdash;Will Allison, author of Long Drive Home The Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor On Sale May 5, 2015 &ldquo;Hypnotically readable--I absolutely couldn&rsquo;t put it down. The structure is brilliant, and I turned the pages with increasing dread. This book is terrific.&rdquo; &mdash;Stephen King Orhan&rsquo;s Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian On Sale April 7, 2015 &ldquo;Aline Ohanesian draws from her family&rsquo;s own dark history to create a tender, powerful story of love and reclamation. A breathtaking and expansive work of historical fiction and proof that the past can sometimes rewrite the future.&rdquo; &mdash;Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train The Wisdom of Perversity by Rafael Yglesias On Sale March 24, 2015 &ldquo;The sly courage, the deft intelligence, and the fierceness of vision that we, his fans, have come to expect from a Raphael Yglesias novel all blaze brightly forth&mdash;and cast very dark shadows&mdash;in The Wisdom of Perversity. &rdquo; &mdash;Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize&ndash;winning novelist Dinner with Buddha by Roland Merullo On Sale June 2, 2015 Algonquin&rsquo;s long-awaited follow-up to the bestselling Breakfast with Buddha finds Otto Ringling and Mongolian monk Volya Rinpoche on another unexpected road trip of discovery. Cover art by Melinda Beck

Hearts of Stone [electronic resource].

March 31, 2015
Timlin, Mark, 1950- author.
Harpenden, Herts, UK : No Exit Press, 2015.
1 online resource.
Sharman is coerced into assisting the drug squad in the seventh in the series Life as a private detective has proved too much for Nick Sharman, and when a chance run-in with a couple of young thugs secures him a job as a part-time barman, it looks as if he&rsquo;s found a promising new occupation. Unfortunately the drug squad has other plans. With two coppers slaughtered in as many weeks, Sharman finds himself being coerced into helping track down the killers. All too soon he is working alongside a ponytailed Detective Sergeant with unexpected sexual tastes, and consorting even more closely with a beautiful high-class whore who likes to be spanked&mdash;never mind some dangerously unpredictable big-spending villains. The perils of playing pig-in-the-middle certainly add excitement to life, but Sharman is now mixing with some very bad company, and even he cannot predict the scale of the bloodbath that will follow.

The War of the Roses.

March 31, 2015
Adler, Warren.
[Place of publication not identified] : RosettaBooks, 2015.
1 online resource (256 p.)
The War of the Roses has over time emerged as a synonym for modern divorce and its emotional aftershock. Since its publication, it has spawned numerous film and stage adaptations, prompted endless discourse on the dynamics of divorce, and has become part of the legal jargon describing the proceedings that follow. Adler's iconic tale takes us from suburban bliss to a deadly territorial battle. Jonathan and Barbara Rose are at first glance the perfect couple. Jonathan has a stable law career; Barbara is an aspiring gourmet entrepreneur with a promising ṕté recipe. Their large home holds the rich antique collection that originally brought them together, as well as the loving familial bond that intertwines them with their children Eve and Josh. When Jonathan finds himself suddenly gripped by what is presumably a heart attack and Barbara confronts the loveless spell lingering between them, the sun-soaked sky that was once the Rose family union drifts into a torrential downpour. Their mutual hatred becomes ammunition in a domestic warfare that escalates in the most unpredictable ways while they helplessly eye their dwindling nuptial flame. In the chaos that unfolds, Adler allows a moment of much needed contemplation on the shape of today's matrimonial bonds. The War of the Roses illuminates the relationship-shattering materialism, contempt, and selfishness of husband and wife by posing a timeless question: how far are we willing to allow our material possessions the power to define who we are? Are today's marriages haunted by the struggle to get even?

A New Message from Barack Obama: Interviewing the Guardian Spirit of the President of the United States.

March 31, 2015
Okawa, Ryuho.
[Place of publication not identified] : IRH Press USA Inc., 2015.
1 online resource (0 p.)
<p>In April 2014, President Obama embarked on his fifth trip to Asia during his time in office to discuss the pressing issues in the Asia-pacific region. A week before his Asia trip, Master Ryuho Okawa held a spiritual interview with Barack Obama, which revealed his true objectives of his Asia tour and about his thoughts on current affairs in the world. What is President Obama's vision of America's role in the world today? Why does he believe that America is not the world's policeman? This spiritual interview reveals President Obama's stance on international relations including America's relationship with China, the Ukraine crisis and Islamic extremism. It also discloses his honest feelings about Japanese Prime Minister Abe and Russian President Putin. Now that America is "on the verge of crisis," as the guardian spirit of President Obama says in this interview, we all need to think about how we can achieve security, justice and peace in the world without the "world's policeman."</p>

Reprogram Your Life : Bioscience for a Healthier You.

March 31, 2015
Willey, Steven.
[Place of publication not identified] : Good Health Publishing, 2015.
1 online resource (312 p.)
Reprogram Your Life: Bioscience for a Healthier You is your complete guide to a simple, effective method that can turn your health and life around--for good. Dr. Steven Willey helps you apply the latest in medical science to your daily life. Through his practical and easy-to-follow program, you'll make simple changes that can bring you to a new level of fitness and well-being. Dr. Willey has combined his many years of experience as a practicing physician with the latest research and innovation in nutrition, exercise, and sleep to create an intelligent, doable health and fitness program. No matter where you are today, Reprogram Your Life can help you reach your goals. In this groundbreaking book, you'll discover basic, science-based methods that will help you achieve: -Weight loss the natural way--no calorie counting, fat grams, or never eating your favorite foods again -Better results at the gym in less time through the science of effective exercise -Better health through the right nutrients--at the right time -More productivity and greater well-being through better sleep and stress reduction -Lowered risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other life-threatening conditions Reprogram Your Life's proven approach to gaining new energy and vitality is based on cutting-edge medical science combined with years of experience. Dr. Willey has used his method to help hundreds of patients of all ages learn to lose weight and get more from the gym, without gimmicks, expensive supplements, or longer work-outs. His approach is simple, effective, and good for life.

Kiss the earl [electronic resource]

March 31, 2015
Lamm, Gina, author.
Naperville : Sourcebooks 2015.
1 online resource.

Muscle : Confessions of an Unlikely Bodybuilder.

March 31, 2015
Fussell, Samuel Wilson.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2015.
1 online resource (272 p.)
A hilarious and harrowing firsthand account of the eccentric world of hardcore bodybuilding When blue-blooded, storklike Samuel Wilson Fussell arrived in New York City fresh from the University of Oxford, the ethereal young graduate seemed like the last person on Earth who would be interested in bodybuilding. But he was intimidated by the dangers of the city&mdash;and decided to do something about it. At twenty-six, Fussell walked into the YMCA gym. Four solid years of intensive training, protein powders, and steroid injections later, he had gained eighty pounds of pure muscle and was competing for bodybuilding titles. And yet, with forearms like bowling pins and calves like watermelons, Fussell felt weaker than ever before. His punishing regimen of workouts, drugs, and diet had reduced him to near-infant-like helplessness and immobility, leaving him hungry, nauseated, and prone to outbursts of &ldquo; &rsquo;roid rage.&rdquo; But he had come to succeed, and there was no backing down now. Alternately funny and fascinating, Muscle is the true story of one man&rsquo;s obsession with the pursuit of perfection. With insight, wit, and refreshing candor, Fussell ushers readers into the wild world of juicers and gym rats who sacrifice their lives, minds, bodies, and souls to their dreams of glory in Southern California&rsquo;s so-called iron mecca.

Electricity and magnetism

March 31, 2015
Nayfeh, Munir H. (Munir Hasan)
Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 2015.
1 online resource.
Reprint of: New York : Wiley, ©1985.
"This outstanding text for a two-semester course is geared toward physics undergraduates who have completed a basic first-year physics course. The coherent treatment offers several notable features, including 300 detailed examples at various levels of difficulty, a self-contained chapter on vector algebra, and a single chapter devoted to radiation that cites interrelationships between various analysis methods. Starting with chapters on vector analysis and electrostatics, the text covers electrostatic boundary value problems, formal and microscopic theories of dielectric electrostatics and of magnetism and matter, electrostatic energy, steady currents, and induction. Additional topics include magnetic energy, circuits with nonsteady currents, Maxwell's equations, radiation, electromagnetic boundary value problems, and the special theory of relativity. Exercises appear at the end of each chapter and answers to odd-numbered problems are included in one of several helpful appendixes"-- Provided by publisher.

Horror Business.

March 31, 2015
Bradford, Ryan Craig.
[Place of publication not identified] : Month9Books, LLC, 2015.
1 online resource (215 p.)
Armed with a passion for classic B-grade horror movies, a script co-written by his twin brother, and a wicked crush on his death-obsessed neighbor; hardcore horror fan Jason Nightshade must finish his student film. But his plans are derailed when the children of suburban Silver Creek start disappearing &#x0096; his twin brother among them. Battling a possessed video camera, a crazy zombie dog, a monstrous bully, and a frighteningly broken down family life, Jason embarks on a mission to find his lost brother so the two can write an ending for his story. As an any horror fan knows, saving the day won't be easy, as Jason finds himself forced to face the real world where death isn't just a splash of fake blood on a camera lens.

The Big Ten : A Quick-Access Guide to Ten Youth Ministry Essentials.

March 31, 2015
Gibbons, Scotty.
[Place of publication not identified] : Influence Resources, 2015.
1 online resource (128 p.)
This quick-access resource is a must-have for your ministry! Scotty Gibbons draws on 20 years of youth ministry experience to cut out the fluff and give you an invaluable guide. Get the absolute best, most important thoughts on the top 10 youth ministry essentials. Filled with brief, practical nuggets of helpful information and insight, The Big Ten will help answer your questions and address your problems. Includes essentials to help you... -establish healthy communication with your lead pastor -write sermon messages that move students to action -create a safe place for students to find and follow Jesus -plan unforgettable retreats -make the most of any budget Whatever your role in your youth ministry, The Big Ten will be a valuable resource to you.

The Complete Big Nate: #2.

March 31, 2015
Peirce, Lincoln.
[Place of publication not identified] : Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, 2015.
1 online resource (50 p.)
The Complete Big Nate collects every daily and Sunday cartoon ever syndicated. Presented in a numbered series of e-books, each containing one year's worth of strips, this is a goldmine for all Big Nate fans to see many cartoons that have never been published in books. Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of Big Nate . As a popular middle-grade book character, Nate is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man. Nate, who lives with his dad and older sister, has a habit of annoying his family, friends, and teachers with his sarcasm.

The ladies' book of etiquette and manual of politeness [electronic resource]

March 31, 2015
Hartley, Florence, author.
London : Hesperus Classics, 2014.
1 online resource (p. cm.)
Florence Hartley's insightful etiquette guide was first published in 1860, and yet her witty and useful advice on behaving like a lady often still rings true down the ages What should you do if you notice a stranger's dress is tucked up at the back? What are you meant to say if you are offered food you don't like at a dinner party? And what ought you to wear if you're invited to a ball? If these questions baffle you, fear not, for help is at hand with this beautiful, nostalgic guide. You don't need to live in the 19th century to agree that it is rude to finish someone else's jokes. Whatever the situation, you'd would like to know how to be as ladylike as possible when seasick or the best color schemes for bridesmaids' dresses, this thorough and wide-ranging book will provide sensible and succinct guidance, as well as shed light into life in the 19th century. Did you know that you could spot a lady who had laced her corset too tightly from the lack of circulation making her nose go red? This beautiful guide also contains sections on how to behave at a hotel, conduct in the street, letter writing, and table etiquette.

Forever Changed [electronic resource].

March 31, 2015
Mornell, Linda.
Triumph Books 2015.
1 online resource ()
In 1990, with no experience in the nonprofit sector, psychiatric nurse Linda Mornell started Summer Search, a program commited to creating one of the few opportunities in the country where adolescents from all economic backgrounds are given the chance to work and live together for an extended period of weeks or months in summer experiential education programs. Most programs like this are expensive and not available to low-income youth. Seeing an opportunity to change that, Mornell began Summer Search in San Francisco with 14 students and a budget of $30,000. Her passion and desire to change the path for these 14 students has blossomed into an even larger impact todayto give the life-changing experience to more than 2,200 students in the Bay Area, Boston, New York City, Seattle, and Philadelphia annually. Forever Changed documents the importance of adolescents from all economic groups being able to attend the same summer programs that adolescents from more privileged backgrounds have found so beneficial. It includes compelling stories of Summer Search students who each faced specific challenges, such as learning disabilities and behavioral problems. In the book, Mornell persuasively argues how summer experiential education programs can aid in the growing need for adolescents to find their own voice and embark on a path of success.

Symphonies and other orchestral works : selections from essays in musical analysis

March 31, 2015
Tovey, Donald Francis, 1875-1940.
Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, 2015.
1 online resource.
"This Dover edition, first published in 2015, is an unabridged republication of Symphonies and Other Orchestral Works: Essays in Musical Analysis, originally published by Oxford University Press, London, in 1981."
More than 100 selections from the noted musicologist's Essays in Musical Analysis cover most of the standard works in the symphonic repertory. Subjects include Beethoven's overtures and symphonies, including the author's famous study of the Ninth Symphony; all Brahms's overtures and symphonies; 11 symphonies by Haydn; six by Mozart; three symphonies each by Schubert, Schumann, and Sibelius; four symphonies by Dvoràk; and many other works by composers from Bach to Vaughan Williams. Donald Francis Tovey's Essays in Musical Analysis ranks among the English language's most acclaimed works of musical criticism. Praised for their acuteness, common sense, clarity, and wit, they offer entertaining and instructive reading for anyone interested in the classical music repertoire.

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