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November 27, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Rand McNally & Co.'s sectional map of Ohio.

November 26, 2014
Rand McNally and Company.
Chicago : Rand, McNally & Co., c1900.
1 online resource (1 map) : color.
Parts of states shown bordering Ohio are not colored.
Map shows longitude west from Greenwich and Washington.

Butler County atlas and pictorial review : including soil surveys, geological reports, township, village and city maps.

November 26, 2014
Hamilton, Ohio : Republican Publishing Company, 1914.
1 online resource (112, 6 unnumbered pages) : illustrations, maps, plates.
Includes maps of Ohio, the United States and the World.
Includes advertising matter.

Dream Year [electronic resource] : Make the Leap from a Job You Hate to a Life You Love.

November 26, 2014
Arment, Ben.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2014.
1 online resource

Wild fermentation [electronic resource] : the flavor, nutrition, and craft of live-culture foods

November 26, 2014
Katz, Sandor Ellix, 1962-
White River Junction : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2008.
1 online resource

Empire of sin [electronic resource] : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans

November 26, 2014
Krist, Gary, author.
New York : Crown Publishing Group, 2014.
1 online resource
PART ONE. The War Begins, 1890-1891 -- Going Respectable -- The Sodom of the South -- The First Casualty -- Retribution -- PART TWO. Drawing Boundaries, Mid-1890s-1907 -- A Sporting Man -- New Sounds -- Desperado -- Storyville Rising -- Jazzmen -- The Sin Factory -- PART THREE. Battlegrounds of Sin, 1907-1917 -- The Black Hand -- A Reawakening -- An Incident on Franklin Street -- Hard Times -- The New Prohibitionists -- PART FOUR. Twilight of the Demimonde, 1917-1920 -- Exodus -- A Killer in the Night -- "Almost As if He Had Wings" -- The Axman's Jazz -- The End of an Empire -- The Soiled Phoenix -- AFTERWORD: Who Was the Axman?
"From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City. Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans' thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city's elite 'better half' against its powerful and long-entrenched underworld of vice, perversity, and crime. This early-20th-century battle centers on one man: Tom Anderson, the undisputed czar of the city's Storyville vice district, who fights desperately to keep his empire intact as it faces onslaughts from all sides. Surrounding him are the stories of flamboyant prostitutes, crusading moral reformers, dissolute jazzmen, ruthless Mafiosi, venal politicians, and one extremely violent serial killer, all battling for primacy in a wild and wicked city unlike any other in the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Pegasus Bridge [electronic resource] : D-Day, the daring British Airborne raid

November 26, 2014
Ambrose, Stephen E.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
1 online resource

Big data for dummies [electronic resource]

November 26, 2014
Hurwitz, Judith.
New York : Wiley, 2013.
1 online resource
Grasping the fundamentals of big data -- Examining big data types -- Old meets new: distributed computing -- Digging into the big data technology components -- Virtualization and how it supports distributed computing -- Examining the cloud and big data -- Operational databases -- MapReduce fundamentals -- Exploring the world of Hadoop -- The Hadoop foundation and ecosystem -- Appliances and big data warehouses -- Defining big data analytics -- Understanding text analytics and big data -- Customized approaches for analysis of big data -- Integrating data sources -- Dealing with real-time data streams and complex event processing -- Operationalizing big data -- Applying big data within your organization -- Security and governance for big data environments -- The importance of big data to business -- Analyzing data in motion: a real-world view -- Improving business processes with big data analytics: a real-world view -- Ten big data best practices -- Ten great big data resources -- Ten big data do's and don'ts.
Find the right big data solution for your business or organization Big data management is one of the major challenges facing business, industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Data sets such as customer transactions for a mega-retailer, weather patterns monitored by meteorologists, or social network activity can quickly outpace the capacity of traditional data management tools. If you need to develop or manage big data solutions, you'll appreciate how these four experts define, explain, and guide you through this new and often confusing concept. You'll learn what it is, why it m

The 10x rule [electronic resource] : the only difference between success and failure

November 26, 2014
Cardone, Grant
New York : Wiley, 2011.
1 online resource
The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure; Contents; Introduction; 1 What Is the 10X Rule?; 2 Why the 10X Rule Is Vital; 3 What Is Success?; 4 Success Is Your Duty; 5 There Is No Shortage of Success; 6 Assume Control for Everything; 7 Four Degrees of Action; 8 Average Is a Failing Formula; 9 10X Goals; 10 Competition Is for Sissies; 11 Breaking Out of the Middle Class; 12 Obsession Isn't a Disease; It's a Gift; 13 Go "All In" and Overcommit; 14 Expand-Never Contract; 15 Burn the Place Down; 16 Fear Is the Great Indicator; 17 The Myth of Time Management
"Achieve "Massive Action" results and accomplish your business dreams! While most people operate with only three degrees of action-no action, retreat, or normal action-if you're after big goals, you don't want to settle for the ordinary. To reach the next level, you must understand the coveted 4th degree of action. This 4th degree, also know as the 10 X Rule, is that level of action that guarantees companies and individuals realize their goals and dreams. The 10 X Rule unveils the principle of "Massive Action," allowing you to blast through business clichŽs and risk-aversion while taking concrete steps to reach your dreams. It also demonstrates why people get stuck in the first three actions and how to move into making the 10X Rule a discipline. Find out exactly where to start, what to do, and how to follow up each action you take with more action to achieve Massive Action results. Learn the "Estimation of Effort" calculation to ensure you exceed your targets Make the Fourth Degree a way of life and defy mediocrity Discover the time management myth Get the exact reasons why people fail and others succeed Know the exact formula to solve problems Extreme success is by definition outside the realm of normal action. Instead of behaving like everybody else and settling for average results, take Massive Action with The 10 X Rule, remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success"-- Provided by publisher.

Respect [electronic resource] : the life of Aretha Franklin

November 26, 2014
Ritz, David, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
1 online resource
Meeting the Queen -- Sacred sources. Father and daughter ; Instability ; Mothers and fathers ; The sex circus ; The blood ; Moving on up -- Columbia. The biggest and best ; Gentleman pimp ; Water, water everywhere ; What a difference a day makes ; Fools -- Atlantic. Never loved ; Keep rolling ; Natural ; Year of years ; High maintenance ; Spirit ; Right reverend ; Amazing ; Hey ; Shop around ; The spark ; Fairy-tale princess ; The hustle -- Arista. Daddy's little girl ; Back on track ; Home ; Our father ; Diva-fication ; In the storm too long ; The mixture as before ; Party therapy ; A rose ; Vincerò ; Damage control -- The lioness in winter. What Aretha wants ; Oldies but goodies ; A woman falling out of love ; The once and future Queen.
Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left them and her native Detroit for New York, where she struggled to find her true voice. It was not until 1967, when a white Jewish producer insisted she return to her gospel-soul roots, that fame and fortune finally came via "Respect" and a rapidfire string of hits. She has evolved ever since, amidst personal tragedy, surprise Grammy performances, and career reinventions. Again and again, Aretha stubbornly finds a way to triumph over troubles, even as they continue to build. Her hold on the crown is tenacious, and in Respect, David Ritz gives us the definitive life of one of the greatest talents in all American culture.

Quilting with a modern slant [electronic resource] : people, patterns, and techniques inspiring the Modern Quilt Community

November 26, 2014
May, Rachel (Rachel Suzanne) author.
New York : Storey Publishing, LLC, 2014.
1 online resource
A sense of play -- Improv -- The personal is political -- Quilting from tradition -- For the love of color -- Practicing scale(s) -- Coming full circle.
Modern quilting allows artists the freedom to play with traditions and take liberties with fabrics, patterns, colors, stitching, and the ways in which they all connect. In Quilting with a Modern Slant, Rachel May introduces you to more than 70 modern quilters who have developed their own styles, methods, and aesthetics. Their ideas, their quilts, and their tips, tutorials, and techniques will inspire you to try something new and follow your own creativity wherever it leads.

Blue-eyed boy [electronic resource] : a memoir

November 26, 2014
Timberg, Robert, author.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2014.
1 online resource
Prologue: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall -- Short-Timer -- War Stories -- Sleepless Days, Sleepless Nights -- Janie -- "Where's the Burn?" -- Wasting Away in Yokohamaville -- Lynn -- The Skin Game -- Nut-Cutting Time (1) -- The Wichita Lineman -- Sylvia Samurai -- Nut-Cutting Time (2) -- Cub Reporter -- Grilling the Preacher -- Like a Marine to Mud -- The Knight Errant -- A Fish Story -- Scarsdale Galahad -- Kansas City Here I Come -- Red Chief -- Walking the Ground -- Punch-Drunk -- The Great Escape -- The Pink Bathrobe Year -- Anybody's Kid -- Breaking the Plane -- The Nieman Effect -- Ollie, Bud, and John -- The Banality of Evil -- The Private War of Ollie and Jim -- Five Characters in Search of an Author -- The Nightingale's Song -- Identity Crisis -- Talking the Talk -- The Crown Prince -- Hoosiers -- Stalking the Admiral -- Bud -- Call Ollie -- Friends in High Places -- The Kick-Ass Troubadour -- Lost -- Full Circle -- Highs and Lows -- Epilogue: The Footlocker.
Describes the life and long recovery of a Marine lieutenant who was severely burned by a Viet Cong land mine during the Vietnam War and returned home to face thirty-five painful operations and eventually tried out a new career as a journalist.

Isabella [electronic resource] : the warrior queen

November 26, 2014
Downey, Kirstin.
New York : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2014.
1 online resource
A birth without fanfare -- A childhood in the shadows -- Frightening years -- Isabella faces the future alone -- Marriage -- Ferdinand and his family -- The newlyweds -- The Borgia connection -- Preparing to rule -- Isabella takes the throne -- The tribe of Isabel -- The whole world trembled -- The queen's war -- Architects of the Inquisition -- Landing in paradise -- Borgia gives her the world -- Lands of vanity and illusion -- Faith and family -- Turks at the door -- Israel in exile -- Three daughters -- A church without a shepherd -- The death of Queen Isabella -- The world after Isabella.
An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history. Born at a time when Christianity was dying out and the Ottoman Empire was aggressively expanding, Isabella was inspired in her youth by tales of Joan of Arc, a devout young woman who unified her people and led them to victory against foreign invaders. In 1474, when most women were almost powerless, twenty-three-year-old Isabella defied a hostile brother and a mercurial husband to seize control of Castile and León. Her subsequent feats were legendary. She ended a twenty-four-generation struggle between Muslims and Christians, forcing North African invaders back over the Mediterranean Sea. She laid the foundation for a unified Spain. She sponsored Columbus's trip to the Indies and negotiated Spanish control over much of the New World with the help of Rodrigo Borgia, the infamous Pope Alexander VI. She also annihilated all who stood against her by establishing a bloody religious Inquisition that would darken Spain's reputation for centuries. Whether saintly or satanic, no female leader has done more to shape our modern world, in which millions of people in two hemispheres speak Spanish and practice Catholicism. Yet history has all but forgotten Isabella's influence, due to hundreds of years of misreporting that often attributed her accomplishments to Ferdinand, the bold and philandering husband she adored. Using new scholarship, Downey's luminous biography tells the story of this brilliant, fervent, forgotten woman, the faith that propelled her through life, and the land of ancient conflicts and intrigue she brought under her command.

The Beatles lyrics [electronic resource] : the stories behind the music, including the handwritten drafts of more than 100 classic Beatles songs

November 26, 2014
Davies, Hunter, 1936- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
1 online resource
Love Me Do -- With the Beatles -- A Hard Day's Night -- Beatle for Sale -- Help! -- Rubber Soul -- Revolver -- Strawberry Fields Forever -- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band -- Magical Mystery Tour -- The White Album -- Yellow Submarine -- Let It Be -- Abbey Road.
The definitive book of Beatles songs, shown as first written by their own hands and put into authoritative context, for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America. For the Beatles, writing songs was a process that could happen anytime -- songs we all know by heart often began as a scribble on the back of an envelope or on hotel stationery. These original documents have ended up scattered across the world at museums and universities and with collectors and friends. Many have never been published before. More than 100 songs and lyrics are reproduced in THE BEATLES LYRICS, providing Hunter Davies a unique platform to tell the story of the music. The intimacy of these reproductions -- there are sections crossed out and rewritten, and words tossed into the final recordings that were never written down -- ensures that THE BEATLES LYRICS will be a treasure for musicians, scholars, and fans everywhere.

Dumplings all day Wong [electronic resource] : a cookbook of Asian delights from a top chef

November 26, 2014
Wong, Lee Anne.
New York : Page Street Publishing, 2014.
1 online resource
Create dumplings in innumerable ways, using folds such as Potstickers, Gyozas, Shumai, Har Gow, Wontons and more, along with countless fillings and different cooking methods such as steaming, pan-frying, baking or deep-frying.

Scandals of classic Hollywood [electronic resource] : sex, deviance, and drama from the golden age of American cinema

November 26, 2014
Petersen, Anne Helen, author.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2014.
1 online resource
"A collection of shocking clashes and controversies from Hollywood's Golden Age, featuring notorious personalities including Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Jean Harlow, and more"-- Provided by publisher.

Making craft beer at home [electronic resource]

November 26, 2014
Schmidhausler, Gretchen, author.
New York : Osprey Publishing, 2014.
1 online resource

Can't we talk about something more pleasant? / [electronic resource] : A Memoir

November 26, 2014
Chast, Roz. author.
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014.
1 online resource
Celebrates the final years of the author's aging parents' lives through cartoons, family photos, and documents that reflect the author's struggles with caregiver challenges.

Berlitz [electronic resource] : river cruising in Europe

November 26, 2014
London : APA, 2014.
1 online resource
Offers independent reviews of major river cruise companies, rates riverships according to their layout and facilities, and provides information on what to see along Europe's major rivers.

Prune [electronic resource]

November 26, 2014
Hamilton, Gabrielle, author.
New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2014.
1 online resource
Bar snacks -- Dinner small plates -- Dinner mains -- Dinner vegetable sides -- Dinner dessert -- Lunch -- Lunch dessert -- Brunch -- Alda! -- Prep daily/weekly -- Cocktails -- Garbage -- Family meal.
"A full repertoire of the many recipes served at the beloved Lower East Side restaurant Prune over the last thirteen years from one of America's most recognized chefs and established literary talents. The recipes are written from the unique perspective of cook to cook, as if Gabrielle were addressing her own line cooks, some seasoned, some green, with all of the essential elements provided to getting a dish just right -- all presented in a way that will make total sense to home cooks, too"-- Provided by publisher.

Cosby [electronic resource] : his life and times

November 26, 2014
Whitaker, Mark
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
1 online resource
On the road again -- Granddad Samuel's bible -- A place in the Projects -- Lost in Germantown -- The Navy way -- The bar at Temple -- "Noah" in the village -- Two blind dates -- "Riggie" in Chicago -- "Sheldon's folly" -- "Television's Jackie Robinson" -- Mr. Crosley and Mr. Cups -- A world of "wonderfulness" -- Bigger than "I spy" -- Black is beautiful -- Bust in Beverly Hills -- More situation than comedy -- Fat Albert's new home -- Playboy of the West -- The art of Jell-O -- "Meet your new family" -- The serfs of Flatbush -- The master at work -- "It's not an invention" -- "A vein of gold" -- Ennis and Theo -- A gift marked Tiffany -- Nightmare off the 405 -- The trials of "Job" -- A death in the TV family -- Prophet of Pound Cake -- "The Cosby effect" -- The long-distance runner.
A biography of comedian Bill Cosby, revealing the behind-the-scenes story of The Cosby Show as well as Cosby's bestselling albums, breakout role on I Spy, and pioneering place in children's TV. It also deals with professional setbacks and personal dramas, from an affair that sparked public scandal to the murder of his only son, and the private influence of his wife of fifty years, Camille Cosby. Whitaker explores the roots of Cosby's controversial stands on race, as well as the Cosby effect that helped pave the way for a black president.

What on earth have I done? [electronic resource] : stories, observations, and affirmations

November 26, 2014
Fulghum, Robert.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2008.
1 online resource
Mother questions -- Solitude -- Intersection (one) -- View property -- The longer view -- Moon view -- The way it has to be -- Otters -- The chair men -- Watch out for trucks -- Summer's end -- Cursed -- Back and forth and back... -- Used feet -- Cheese head rules -- First grade and a trilobite -- Hopelessly confused sometimes -- Just a moment -- Rockman -- Freaky -- Square -- Halloween hangover -- Flashlight advice -- Fools and fat butts -- Thanksgiving spring for babycakes -- What remains -- Sunday morning -- Players -- Sidewalk news -- Taking chances -- My fault -- Neighborly solutions -- Amateur joy -- Intersection (two) -- Half a conversation -- Cowboys -- About water -- The train to Birmingham -- Meditation on the death of a fly -- Night thoughts -- Bling! -- Guest towel -- Charley-up-a-tree -- A new year, new broom -- Intersection (three) -- Asbestos gelos -- Being there -- Olympics on a smaller scale -- Irrational actions -- Not even chickens -- Liturgical laughter -- Epictetus and plumbing -- In the flow of the mud and the light -- Solstice with nose music -- Winter count -- The story of the leopard in the village -- Megalo paskha -- The invincible ioannoulla -- Two weeks later -- Physics -- The story of the exhibition -- Grasshopper mind -- Bee-yoo-tee-fool -- Intersection (four) -- The list -- Talking with a child about things -- Recollection while on the way -- The learning curve -- Headline stories -- Orange -- Breakfast -- The last stages of life -- Sock epiphany -- Secret agent X and Mothers' Day -- Bizarre thoughts -- Zoo story -- The names that remain -- Brick -- How to paddle a canoe... -- Blessing -- The meaning of life -- The way of water -- Intersection : writing the life -- Unfinished manifesto -- Voluntary exile -- Instructions for wayfarers -- Meanwhile.
For the last couple of years, Fulghum has been traveling the world--from Seattle to the Moab Desert to Crete--looking for a few fellow travelers interested in thinking along with him as he delights in the unexpected. Here is an armchair tour of everyday life as seen by one of America's great essayists, a man who has two feet planted firmly on the earth, one eye on the heavens and, at times, a tongue planted firmly in his cheek.--From publisher description.

Age of ambition [electronic resource] : chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China

November 26, 2014
Osnos, Evan, 1976-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
1 online resource
Fortune. Unfettered ; The call ; Baptized in civilization ; Appetites of the mind ; No longer a slave ; Cutthroat ; Acquired taste -- Truth. Dancing in shackles ; Liberty leading the people ; Miracles and magic engines ; A chorus of soloists ; The art of the resistance ; Seven sentences ; The germ in the henhouse ; Sandstorm ; Lightning storm ; All that glitters ; The hard truth -- Faith. The spiritual void ; Passing by ; Soulcraft ; Culture wars ; True believers ; Breaking out.
"A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation"-- Provided by publisher.

Egg [electronic resource] : a culinary exploration of the world's most versatile ingredient

November 26, 2014
Ruhlman, Michael, 1963-
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
1 online resource
Introduction -- Egg/whole/cooked in shell -- Egg/whole/cooked out of shell -- Egg/whole/cooked out of shell/blended -- Egg/as ingredient/the dough-batter continuum -- Egg/separated/the yolk -- Egg/separated/the white -- Egg/separated but used together.
In this innovative cookbook, James Beard award-winning author Michael Ruhlman explains why the egg is the key to the craft of cooking. For culinary visionary Michael Ruhlman, the question is not whether the chicken or the egg came first, it's how anything could be accomplished in the kitchen without the magic of the common egg. He starts with perfect poached and scrambled eggs and builds up to brioche and Italian meringue. Along the way readers learn to make their own mayonnaise, pasta, custards, quiches, cakes, and other preparations that rely fundamentally on the hidden powers of the egg.

Anatomy, stretching & training for yoga [electronic resource] : a step-by-step guide to getting the most from your yoga practice

November 26, 2014
Auman, Amy.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2014.
1 online resource
Urdhva Dhanurasana -- Utrasana -- Eka Pada Rajakapotasana -- Natarajasana -- Seated Asanas & Twists -- Marichyasana III -- Bharadvajasana I -- Jathara Parivartanasana -- Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana -- Ardha Matsyendrasana -- Gomukhasana -- Paripurna Navasana -- Padmasana -- Hanumanasana -- Arm Supports & Inversions -- Plank Pose to Chaturanga Dandasana -- Vasisthasana -- Purvottanasana -- Halasana -- Salamba Sarvangasana -- Salamba Sirsasana -- Bakasana -- Parsva Bakasana -- Astavakrasana -- Yoga Flows -- Surya Namaskara A -- Surya Namaskara B -- Beginner Yoga Flow -- Intermediate Yoga Flow -- Advanced Yoga Flow.
Hatha yoga is a system of physical yoga techniques. Hatha yoga, particularly asanas (the physical postures), is popular throughout the world as a set of physical exercises, and is now colloquially termed 'yoga'. But yoga is more than just an exercise; it's a way of spiritual living that has been growing in popularity throughout the years. Achieve perfect flexibility while minimizing injury, with tools and training on the following subjects: Finding the proper equipment: which mat works best for you. Warm-up stretches and why they are important. Corrective exercises to improve your balance and flexibility. Details how to achieve each pose, or asana, and properly align your body to begin a daily routine that will provide you with a calm focus while improving your strength, flexibility, balance, and posture. Which muscles are the main targets of each asana, each asana's benefits and cautions, and tips on perfecting your form. Here you'll find all the information you need to help you avoid common injuries and become the best yogi you can be!

The return of George Washington [electronic resource] : 1783-1789

November 26, 2014
Larson, Edward J. (Edward John) author.
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
1 online resource
Documents Washington's decision to come out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and become America's first president, discussing his vital role in addressing key financial and policy decisions.

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