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September 5, 2015
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History of Ohio [electronic resource] : the rise and progress of an American state

September 4, 2015
Randall, E. O. (Emilius Oviatt), 1850-1919.
New York : Century History Co., 1912-15.
1 online resource (<3> volumes) : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits.
Vols. 1-2 by Emilius O. Randall; v. 3-4 by Daniel J. Ryan; v. 5, "Contributed articles" and index; v. 6, Biographical.

"This Is Berlin"

September 4, 2015
Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence), 1904-1993.
[Place of publication not identified] : RosettaBooks, 2014.
1 online resource (424 pages)
"For over a decade, William L. Shirer worked as a news broadcaster for CBS in Europe. His tenure saw the rise of Adolf Hitler in the early 1930's, the start of World War II, and the earliest stages of the Nazi invasion of Europe. This selection of his iconic broadcasts compiles two and a half years' worth of war-time broadcasts from Shirer's time on the ground during World War II. He was with Nazi forces when Hitler invaded Austria and made it a part of Germany under the Anchluss; he was also the first to report back to the United States on the armistice between France and Nazi forces in June of 1940. His daily round-up of news from Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Rome, and London, which documented Nazi Germany and the conditions of countries under invasion and at war, was looked to for guidance and information. He was the first journalist hired by CBS to cover World War II in Europe, and his radio broadcasts became famous for their gripping urgency. Shirer brought a sense of immediacy to the war for listeners in the United States and worldwide, and his later books on the war, including the seminal Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, became definitive works on World War II history. This collection of Shirer's radio broadcasts offers all the original suspense and vivid storytelling of the time, bringing World War II to life for a modern audience. Shirer's first-hand series of accounts from countries throughout Europe is a vivid unfolding of events from the perspective of an eye-witness.".

10 Reasons to Stay Christian in High School : A Guide to Staying Sane, Standing Firm ... and not looking like a Religious Idiot

September 4, 2015
Ross, Michael, 1961- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Barbour Publishing, Inc., 2015.
1 online resource (192 pages)
"When Monday rolls around and Christian teens set foot on campus, do they leave their faith back in Sunday school--or are they the same Christ-following kids that people know (and admire) at church? Do they have the courage to "stay Christian" around peers--or do they slide toward what's popular (risking some painful regrets)? Whether teens are looking ahead to their high school years or are somewhere in the middle, there's a lot they can do to remain sane when everyone else has jumped off the deep end. This book is filled with advice and tips to help them stay Christian in high school.".

101 Ways to Strengthen the Parent-Child Connection : Devotions, Tips, and Activities

September 4, 2015
Ross, Michael, 1961- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Barbour Publishing, Inc., 2015.
1 online resource (192 pages)
"As a parent, you are the greatest influence in the lives of your children, and even though they don't always show it, your attention means everything to them. This fast, fun resource is jam-packed with 101 creative ways to help you connect with your kids. . .and nurture their spiritual growth. These must-read pages are like three books in one: a daily devotional, a family activity guide, and a parent-child communication primer. Age-appropriate object lessons and discussion starters bring to life Bible verses about the character of God--enabling you to seize Proverbs 22:6 and train up your kids.".

32 Caliber

September 4, 2015
McGibeny, Donald.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller, 2015.
1 online resource (122 pages)
"A gripping thriller of love, betrayal, and murder, in which the declining marriage of one couple pulls everyone around them into the dark Warren Thompson--Bupps to his closest friends--wants nothing more than for his law partner and best friend, Jim Felderson, to win his sister's hand in marriage. Helen can be capricious, at times even outright cold, but the wedding moves ahead anyway. All appears to be fine, until one day, Helen announces that she's leaving Jim for another man. Frank Woods, whose easy demeanor, wealth, and charm inspire unease on the part of every married man in town, has his sights set on Helen. And it's only a matter of time before he gets exactly what he wants. Not one to go down without a fight, Jim vows to dig up dirt on Frank, but as his suspicions as to the source of Frank's income grow, a heated domestic dispute becomes something much more deadly. Caught in the middle of a mounting disaster, Bupps will soon find himself not only the arbiter of a nasty divorce but the lead investigator of a harrowing death as well! This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices. ".

40 Years of Fabulous : The Kips Bay Decorator Show House

September 4, 2015
Stolman, Steven, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Gibbs Smith, 2015.
1 online resource (256 pages)
"For more than four decades, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House has presented the creations of a stellar roster of interior designers in what is regarded as one of the finest decorator show houses in the world. A fixture on the New York City scene, this glittering expression of high design continues to set the standard for the world of decor. Forty Years of Fabulous provides an insider's look at the history of this much-loved convention of society while revisiting the spectacular rooms by star decorators past and present--rooms that truly defined interior design while setting trends still evident in today's homes.Steven Stolman is the author of Scalamandré: Haute Décor. He divides his time among homes in Palm Beach, New York and Milwaukee.".

A Chorus of Stones : The Private Life of War

September 4, 2015
Griffin, Susan.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2015.
1 online resource (368 pages)
"A brilliant and provocative exploration of the interconnection of private life and the large-scale horrors of war and devastation A Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, and a winner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Association Award, Susan Griffin's A Chorus of Stones is an extraordinary reevaluation of history that explores the links between individual lives and catastrophic, world-altering violence. One of the most acclaimed and poetic voices of contemporary American feminism, Griffin delves into the perspective of those whose personal relationships and family histories were profoundly influenced by war and its often secret mechanisms: the bomb-maker and the bombing victim, the soldier and the pacifist, the grand architects who were shaped by personal experience and in turn reshaped the world. Declaring that "each solitary story belongs to a larger story"--and beginning with the brutal and heartbreaking circumstances of her own childhood--Griffin examines how the subtle dynamics of parenthood, childhood, and marriage interweave with the monumental violence of global conflict. She proffers a bold and powerful new understanding of the psychology of war through illuminating glimpses into the personal lives of Ernest Hemingway, Mahatma Gandhi, Heinrich Himmler, British officer Sir Hugh Trenchard, and other historic figures--as well as the munitions workers at Oak Ridge, a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing, and other humbler yet indispensible witnesses to history. ".

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

September 4, 2015
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2015.
1 online resource (288 pages)
"Mark Twain's classic satirical tale of time travel and Arthurian legend Hank Morgan is a supervisor at a firearms factory in Hartford, Connecticut. Following a violent argument with a man named Hercules, Hank is surprised to find himself under an oak tree, staring up at a man on horseback in full armor. The year is 528, and Hank has somehow landed in King Arthur's Court in Camelot. Worse still, Hank is ridiculed by the boorish knights, brought in front of the Round Table, and sentenced to burn at the stake. Will Hank die at the hands of the Knights of the Round Table, or can his Yankee ingenuity save his hide? Mark Twain's seminal satire sends up the South's ridiculous preoccupation with chivalry, the Catholic Church, fear of science and progress, and dozens of other behaviors and beliefs. Credited as a foundational work of the time travel subgenre of science fiction, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is also a timeless comic classic. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.".

A Different Flesh

September 4, 2015
Turtledove, Harry.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy, 2015.
1 online resource (294 pages)
"In this classic work of alternate history, acclaimed Hugo Award&#x2013;winning author Harry Turtledove explores a different America in which a primitive race of Neanderthals are enslaved by Homo sapiens from across the ocean What if mankind's "missing link," the apelike Homo erectus, had survived to dominate a North American continent where woolly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers still prowled, while the more advanced Homo sapiens built their civilizations elsewhere? Now imagine that the Europeans arriving in the New World had chanced on these primitive creatures and seized the opportunity to establish a hierarchy in which the sapiens were masters and the "sims" were their slaves. This is the premise that drives the incomparable Harry Turtledove's A Different Flesh. The acclaimed Hugo Award winner creates an alternate America that spans three hundred years of invented history. From the Jamestown colonists' desperate hunt for a human infant kidnapped by a local sim tribe, to a late-eighteenth-century contest between a newfangled steam-engine train and the popular hairy-elephant-pulled model, to the sim-rights activists' daring 1988 rescue of an unfortunate biped named Matt who's being used for animal experimentation, Turtledove turns our world inside out in a remarkable science fiction masterwork that explores what it truly means to be human.".

A Dozen Black Roses

September 4, 2015
Collins, Nancy A.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy, 2015.
1 online resource (135 pages)
"In a city called Deadtown, a vampire sets out to destroy her own As the convenience store doors close behind him, DeShawn can already hear the sirens. He sprints down the street, clutching his meager haul, but the police are gaining on him. He turns the corner onto a cobblestoned alley and the sirens stop. The police have turned back, and for a moment, DeShawn feels lucky. It doesn't last. A crawling man leaps up from the shadows, wraps his arms around DeShawn's neck, and feeds on his blood. Welcome to Deadtown. A city within a city where the undead roam free, Deadtown is dangerous for humans and vampires alike. As a gang war rages between the old guard and the new, Deadtown's innocents are caught in the crossfire. Only Sonja Blue can save them. A vampire with a sense of justice, she will play both ends against the middle to save Deadtown--or else burn it to the ground. ".

A Fine and Private Place

September 4, 2015
Queen, Ellery.
[Place of publication not identified] : MysteriousPress.com/Open Road, 2015.
1 online resource (197 pages)
"Ellery Queen investigates a mobster whose bizarre death is marked by the number 9 Nino Importuna has a soft face, but when he smiles, it's terrifying. His Central Park penthouse is lavish, but it was bought with the blood of his enemies. His criminal empire controls mining, electronics, and food--legitimate corporations that he runs with a murderer's touch. When he catches one of his ":capos" stealing from him, Importuna could either kill the man or send him to prison. Instead, he makes a simple demand: He wants the thief's daughter to be his wife. On their 5th wedding anniversary, Importuna signs his fortune over to his young bride. Soon after, the 9-fingered mobster is killed by 9 blows to the head and Ellery Queen receives a 9-letter note that holds the key to the homicide. In the legendary detective's final case, 9 is the magic number.".

A Gentleman's Kiss Romance Collection : 9 Modern Romances with an Old-Fashioned Quality

September 4, 2015
Aiken, Ginny.
[Place of publication not identified] : Barbour Publishing, Inc., 2015.
1 online resource (448 pages)
"In a frantic-paced world where chivalry seems dead, readers will delight in nine novellas that celebrate old-fashioned romance in contemporary settings. While working their careers, making music, taking vacations, or trying to please their grandmothers, nine modern women are forced to slow down and take a fresh look at dating and romance. With a bit of faith and some desperate prayers they discover that God has a real of a sense of humor in how he brings men of quality into each of their lives.".

A Ghost in the Window

September 4, 2015
Wright, Betty Ren.
[Place of publication not identified] : Holiday House, 2015.
1 online resource (152 pages)
"Meg's nightmare about a thin, gray-haired man who beckons her to follow him through a dark doorway will no doubt come true. That's the way it is with all of her "real" dreams, the ones that her grandmother calls "a secret window into the future." Meg suspects that her dream is about sixteen-year-old Caleb Larsen's father, who died in a car crash after allegedly stealing $50,000 from a local bank. Could Mr. Larsen be trying to reach Caleb and his mother through Meg's dreams? Is he trying to reveal the truth about what happened? As Meg's nightmare begins to come true, she learns to cope with her own past as well as Caleb's, and to see the present in a different, more positive light.".

A Good Book for a Bad Day

September 4, 2015
McHugh, Erin, 1969-
[Place of publication not identified] : Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, 2015.
1 online resource (184 pages)
"Turn to any page and get a jolt that will wake, motivate, inspire, or just plain give you that much-needed moment of feel-good perspective. Great quotes from history's giants are combined with modern-day smarts to provide the very best mix of options to consider so you can keep on keeping on every day with the brightest, most optimistic eye to the future. No more wandering listlessly around the internet for the right bit of something that's going to lift your spirits; this little volume is what you'll whip out of your briefcase or purse to get that kick that puts a spring in your step--or simply helps you continue to put one foot in front of the other.".

A Heritage of Stars

September 4, 2015
Simak, Clifford D., 1904-1988.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy, 2015.
1 online resource (181 pages)
"A knowledge-hungry young man sets out on a quest to locate a legendary spaceport in a far-future society that has reverted to primitive tribalism More than a thousand years have passed since humankind intentionally destroyed its treacherous technology, choosing to revert back to a primitive tribal state. In this society the rusting brain cases of long-inert robots are considered trophies, and the scant knowledge that has survived is doled out to an inquisitive few in monastery-like "universities." It is at one such center of learning that young Tom Cushing first reads of the legendary "Place of Going to the Stars," rumored to exist on a high butte somewhere in the western part of the land. Driven by enthusiasm and an insatiable need to track the myth to its source, Tom sets out on an amazing trek across what was once called "America," teaming up with a witch, the world's last remaining robot, and other odd companions. But all the astonishing discoveries and dangers they encounter along the way will pale before the revelations that await them at journey's end. Clifford D. Simak, award-winning science fiction Grand Master, offers a breathtaking vision of the future that is both dystopian and hopeful in equal measure. In A Heritage of Stars, he boldly displays the heart, intelligence, and awesome imaginative powers that have established him as one of the all-time greatest authors of speculative fiction. ".

A Patchwork Christmas

September 4, 2015
Eckhardt, Kristin.
[Place of publication not identified] : Guideposts, 2015.
1 online resource (272 pages).
"Heather Creek Farm looks like a winter wonderland as Charlotte prepares to make a memorable Christmas for her three grandchildren. It's the kids' first Christmas without their mother, but despite the difficult year they've all experienced, Charlotte hopes to find solace in this season of peace and joy, trusting in her faith to see her through. But when Sam makes plans to spend Christmas away from home, Charlotte and Bob must decide whether to let him visit his friend in California. If they let him go, will he come back? Meanwhile, Emily is drawn into battle with the pastor's daughter over the church Christmas pageant, and Christopher must face his worst fear. As they all struggle to make it through their first Christmas together, Charlotte comes to find strength in the promise of God's gift to the world.".

A Perfect Gentleman

September 4, 2015
Metzger, Barbara.
[Place of publication not identified] : Untreed Reads, 2015.
1 online resource (197 pages)
"Viscount Aubrey "Stony" Wellstone is at the end of his rope--and the end of his family's once-great fortune. Desperate, he tries his luck at the gaming tables, where an offer to exchange his debts for a gentlemanly favor leads to a profitable new profession...as an "honorable escort" accompanying the cream of the ton. The fiercely independent, flame-tressed Miss Ellianne Kane would normally have no use for an upper-class attendant--even one as striking as Stony--but she needs Aubrey's help. Will Aubrey prove to her that there is far more to him than want of money?".

A Quiet Desperation : An Autobiographical Faith Journey

September 4, 2015
Bennett, James W., 1942-
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Distribution, 2015.
1 online resource (191 pages)
"A Quiet Desperation is the straightforward autobiographical account of one man's disturbing journey through disabling mental illness and into the Community of Faith. This is a book that has provided help for many who have suffered psychiatric disorders, bringing hope without easy answers.".

A Sea-Grape Tree : A Novel

September 4, 2015
Lehmann, Rosamond, 1901-1990.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2015.
1 online resource (172 pages)
"A woman searches for a fresh start on a remote Caribbean island in this sequel to Rosamond Lehmann's classic The Ballad and the Source The year is 1933. After a heart-wrenching betrayal by her married lover, Rebecca Landon leaves London for a tiny island in the Caribbean. There, she meets a colony of expatriates, including the voluble Captain Cunningham and his wife, Ellie, who were the first white settlers on the isle. She also meets Johnny, a married former pilot who was crippled in the war and now lives as a recluse. Drawn together by their mutual pain and sorrow, he and Rebecca are soon swept into a passionate affair. But there's yet another presence on the island: the spirit of Sibyl Jardine, a scandalous beauty who fascinated Rebecca as a child and has left an unforgettable mark on the woman Rebecca has become. Mrs. Jardine also came to this remote island to escape, and before she died, she forged a powerful connection with Johnny. Does her ghost still cast a shadow over the island's inhabitants? What is her unfinished business and what is she trying to communicate to Rebecca and Johnny? Or is it Rebecca who is trying to communicate something, driven by her own need for closure? This is a poignant, uplifting novel about the lives we leave behind, our eternal quest for love, and the answers we seek when our faith is shaken.".

A Study in Terror

September 4, 2015
Queen, Ellery.
[Place of publication not identified] : MysteriousPress.com/Open Road, 2015.
1 online resource (151 pages)
"A lost Sherlock Holmes manuscript draws Ellery Queen into a classic case Ellery Queen is struggling over his latest book when a friend brings him a mystery. It is a journal, written by a Victorian doctor, of reports on the remarkable adventures of his close friend, a brilliant detective named Sherlock Holmes. Queen's surprise turns to amazement as he turns its pages and discovers the lost story of Sherlock Holmes's greatest case: the pursuit of Jack the Ripper. From the brothels and back alleys of fog-choked Whitechapel to the manor of one of England's greatest families, Holmes and Dr. Watson chase history's most fearsome killer. But it will take the brilliance of Ellery Queen to solve the case once and for all. Based on the Sherlock Holmes film A Study in Terror, this collaboration between two of the world's greatest detectives is one of the most original mystery novels of all time.".

A Sword for His Lady

September 4, 2015
Wine, Mary, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Sourcebooks, 2015.
1 online resource (348 pages)
"A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Pick for Spring 2015He'd defend her keep...After proving himself on the field of battle, Ramon de Segrave is appointed to the Council of Barons by Richard the Lionheart. But instead of taking his most formidable warrior on his latest Crusade, the king assigns Ramon an even more dangerous task-woo and win the Lady of Thistle Keep.If only she'd yield her heartIsabel of Camoys is a capable widow with no intention of surrendering her valuable estate. She's fought long and hard for her independence, and if the price is loneliness, then so be it. She will not yield...even if she does find the powerful knight's heated embrace impossible to ignore.But when her land is threatened, Isabel reluctantly agrees to allow Ramon and his army to defend the keep-knowing that the price may very well be her heart.Here's what you can expect from Mary Wine: "Major sizzle factor." -Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author "A fast-paced tale." -RT Book Reviews"Exceptionally well researched and extremely authentic." -Night Owl Reviews".

A Taste for Violence

September 4, 2015
Halliday, Brett.
[Place of publication not identified] : MysteriousPress.com/Open Road, 2015.
1 online resource (185 pages).
"In a mining town, Mike Shayne finds that buried secrets can be deadly The miners are striking in Centerville, Kentucky, and the town is about to explode. Three men have been killed in the past week, and Charles Roche fears he will be next. Heir to the Roche mining fortune, he sees death in every shadow, and the only man who can save his life is in Miami. Roche writes to world-famous detective Mike Shayne, offering a $5,000 retainer to come to Centerville and save his life. Shayne cashes the check and hops on a plane, but by the time he gets to Kentucky, his client is already dead. The mines stretch for miles underneath Centerville, and the whole town is rotten to the core. For the sake of his murdered client, Shayne takes on the entire corrupt city. If he's lucky, he'll save Centerville's soul. If he's not, he'll end up buried much deeper than six feet underground.".

A Time to Grow

September 4, 2015
Elmer, Robert.
[Place of publication not identified] : Guideposts, 2015.
1 online resource (240 pages).
"Charlotte is still recovering from Pete and Dana's wedding and even though she's thrilled that Pete is finally settling down, she misses having him live on the farm. She focuses her attention on getting Sam through his last months of high school, as Christopher adjusts to the prospect of his older brother leaving for college. However, they soon learn Sam has not fulfilled a community service requirement. Will he be able to graduate with his class? Meanwhile, Emily starts dating an older boy, and Charlotte struggles with how tightly to hold on to her granddaughter. And when construction on Pete and Dana's house hits a major snag just as Dana is offered the opportunity of a lifetime, the family is forced to reflect on promises they've made to themselves--and to each other.".

A, My Name Is Ami

September 4, 2015
Mazer, Norma Fox, 1931-2009.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media Teen & Tween, 2015.
1 online resource (150 pages)
"The more things change, the more Ami wishes they'd stay exactly the same Ami and her best friend, Mia, share almost everything--even the letters in their names! But when Ami's mom and dad separate and her mom moves out, even all of the traditions she and Mia share can't put her family back together. Ami wants everything to go back to the way it was--for her mother not to live in an apartment and have a life of her own, and for her dad not to go to dinner with the new science teacher, Ms. Linsley. At least her friendship with Mia will always be the same--won't it?".

Adventures of a Young Man : A Novel

September 4, 2015
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Distribution, 2015.
1 online resource (322 pages)
"In a novel that closely parallels author John Dos Passos's own ideological struggles during the Spanish Civil War, protagonist Glenn Spotswood, an American, travels to Spain to fight on the Republican side. There, Spotswood joins the Communist Party to help establish a more just society, but his idealism quickly degrades under the stress of party orthodoxy and hypocrisy.".

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