New Arrivals · History

May 6, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Born survivors : three young mothers and their extraordinary story of courage, defiance, and hope

May 5, 2015
Holden, Wendy, 1961- author.
New York, New York : HarperCollins, 2015.
xiv, 385 pages : map, illustrations ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2015 by Sphere, an imprint of Little, Brwon Book Group" -- title page verso.
Among the millions of Holocaust victims sent to Auschwitz II-Birkenau in 1944, Priska, Rachel, and Anka each pass through its infamous gates with a secret. Strangers to one another, they are newly pregnant, and facing an uncertain fate without their husbands. Alone, scared, and with so many loved ones already lost to the Nazis, these young women are privately determined to hold on to all they have left: their lives and those of their unborn babies. That the gas chambers ran out of Zyklon B just after the babies were born, before they and their mothers could be exterminated, is just one of several miracles that allowed them all to survive and rebuild their lives after World War II. Born Survivors follows the mothers' incredible journey--first to Auschwitz, where they each came under the murderous scrutiny of Dr. Josef Mengele; then to a German slave-labor camp, where, half-starved and almost worked to death, they struggled to conceal their condition; and, finally, as the Allies closed in, their hellish seventeen-day train journey with thousands of other prisoners to the Mauthausen death camp in Austria. Biographer Wendy Holden details the courage and kindness of strangers, including guards and civilians, which helped save these women and their children. Sixty-five years later, the three "miracle babies" meet for the first time at Mauthausen for the anniversary of the American liberation. United by their remarkable experiences of survival against all odds, they come to consider each other "siblings of the heart." In Born Survivors, Holden brings all three stories together for the first time, to mark their seventieth birthdays and the seventieth anniversary of the ending of the war. A heart-stopping account of how three mothers and their newborns fought to survive the Holocaust, Born Survivors is also a life-affirming celebration of our capacity to care and love amid inconceivable cruelty.

The ingenious Mr. Pyke : inventor, fugitive, spy

May 5, 2015
Hemming, Henry, 1979- author.
New York : Public Affairs, [2015]
500 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
First published in Great Britain in 2014 by Preface Publishing.

I have lived a thousand years : growing up in the Holocaust

May 5, 2015
Jackson, Livia Bitton.
New York, N.Y. : Simon Pulse, 1999, ©1997.
234 pages ; 18 cm
Sequel: Bridges of hope.
City of my dreams -- "Hey, Jew girl, Jew girl" -- Tale of the yellow bicycle -- Tale of the yellow star -- Farewell, old Mr. Stern -- Ghetto -- Miracle -- Daddy, how could you leave me? -- Can I keep my poems please? -- Aunt Serena -- Oh, God, I don't want to die! -- Auschwitz -- Arbeit macht frei -- Born in the showers -- Riot -- Teen vanity -- Dawn of new hope -- "Mommy, there's a worm in your soup!" -- Alien heroes -- Uprising -- Hitler is not dead -- Tattoo -- Broken bed -- Is it true about the smoke? -- Selection -- Transport -- Handkerchief -- This must be heaven -- Herr Zerkubel -- Leah Kohn, forgive me -- Bowl of soup -- Bird of gold -- Echo in the fog -- To face the world -- Lost game -- It's an American plane! -- Freedom, at last -- Homecoming.
The author describes her experiences during World War II when she and her family were sent to the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

Waterloo : the history of four days, three armies, and three battles

May 1, 2015
Cornwell, Bernard, author.
352 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, color portraits ; 24 cm
Originally published: London : William Collins, 2014.
Glorious news! Nap's landed again in France, hurrah! -- Napoleon has humbugged me, by God! -- the fate of France is in your hands! -- Avancez, mes enfants, courage, encore une fois, Français! -- Ah! Now I've got them, those English! -- A cannon ball came from the Lord knows where and took the head off our right-hand man -- The Big Boots don't like rough stuff! -- Those terrible grey horses, how they fight! --We had our revenge! Such slaughtering! -- The most beautiful troops in the world -- Defend yourselves! Defend yourselves! They are coming in everywhere! -- Next to a battle lose, the greatest misery is a battle gained.

Pomerania place name indexes : identifying place names using alphabetical and reverse alphabetical indexes

May 1, 2015
Minert, Roger P. (Roger Phillip), 1952-
Provo, Utah : GRT Pub., ©2003.
x, 94 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
"For the first time, a reverse alphabetical index is available to the public. Such indexes have been known and valued among researchers in the Family History Library for some time, but none have been available in print or microform. The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is missing. This is a common problem caused by torn pages, ink blots, tight bindings, poor microfilm quality, etc. By using this index, the researcher can also determine the official spelling for towns when variant spellings occur in old records. The book includes a regular alphabetical index of all the towns in the province as well as regular and reverse alphabetical listings of over 400 names of German kingdoms, duchies, principalities, counties, rivers, mountain ranges, and other geopolitical and topographical entities."--The publisher.

Kingdom of Saxony (with Anhalt) place name indexes : identifying place names using alphabetical and reverse alphabetical indexes

May 1, 2015
Minert, Roger P. (Roger Phillip), 1952-
Provo, Utah : GRT Publications, ©2003.
x, 76 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 28 cm
For the first time, a reverse alphabetical index is available to the public. Such indexes have been known and valued among researchers in the Family History Library for some time, but none have been available in print or microform. The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is missing. This is a common problem caused by torn pages, ink blots, tight bindings, poor microfilm quality, etc. By using this index, the researcher can also determine the official spelling for towns when variant spellings occur in old records. The book includes a regular alphabetical index of all the towns in the province as well as regular and reverse alphabetical listings of over 400 names of German kingdoms, duchies, principalities, counties, rivers, mountain ranges, and other geopolitical and topographical entities. - from the publisher.
"The place names ... were taken from two sources: Historisches Ortsverzeichnis von Sachsen compiled by Karlheinz Blaschke. Leipzig : Bibliographisches Institut, 1957 and Handbuch der Kirchen-Statistik für den Freistaat Sachsen nach dem Stande compiled by Otto Hugo Kraut. Dresden : Liepsch & Reichardt, 1930"--Page vi.
Reverse alphabetical index of the Kingdom of Saxony -- Alphabetical index of the Kingdom of Saxony -- Reverse alphabetical index of Saxony-Anhalt -- Alphabetical index of Saxony-Anhalt -- Reverse alphabetical index of German provinces -- Alphabetical index of German provinces.

Goebbels : a biography

April 29, 2015
Longerich, Peter.
New York : Random House, [2015]
xix, 964 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Originally published in Germany by Siedler Verlag in 2010" -- title page verso
Prologue -- 1897-1933 : to advance at any price. "Ring a a song eternally from youth's happy hours" : Goebbels on his childhood and youth ; "Spare the rod and spoil the child" : Goebbels's path to National Socialism ; "Working with the mind is the greatest sacrifice" : positioning himself in the early NSDAP ; "Faith moves mountains" : political beginnings in Berlin ; "Struggle is the father of all things" : the Gauleiter and the capital of the Reich ; "A life full of work and struggle" : politics between Berlin and Munich ; "Dare to live dangerously!" : Goebbels's radicalism and Hitler's policy of "legality" ; "Now we must gain power... one way or another!" : a share of government? ; "I have a blind faith in victory" : on the way to power -- 1933-1939 : controlling the public sphere under dictatorship. "We're here to stay!" : taking power ; "Only those who deserve victory will keep it!" : consolidating the regime ; "Whatever the Führer does, he does completely" : the establishment of the Führer State ; "Taking firm control of the inner discipline of a people" : propaganda and manipulation of the public sphere ; "Never tire!" : foreign policy successes and anti-Jewish policies ; "The tougher the better!" : the Olympic year, 1936 ; "The most important factors in our modern cultural life" : consolidating Nazi cultural policies ; "Don't look around, keep marching on!" : the firebrand as peace-maker ; "Maturity is only achieved through suffering!" : preparations for war--from the Munich Agreement to the attack on Poland -- 1939-1945 : war--total war--total defeat. "War is the father of all things" : the first months of the war ; "There is only one sin : cowardice!" : the expansion of the war ; "Our banners lead us on to victory!" : between the War in the West and the War in the East ; "A great, a wonderful time, in which a new Reich will be born" : the attack on the Soviet Union ; "Getting the nation to accept tough policies" : the Winter Crisis of 1941-42 ; "We can see in our mind's eye a happy people" : offensives and setbacks ; "Do you want total war?" : the Second Winter Crisis ; "The masses have become somewhat skeptical or ... one could even say are in the grip of a permanent state of hopelessness" : crisis as a permanent state ; "I have no idea what the Führer's going to do in the end" : the search for a way out ; "Virtually a wartime dictatorship on the home front" : between an apocalyptic mood and total war ; But when will there be some action?" : downfall.
"As a young man, Joseph Goebbels was a budding narcissist with constant need of approval. Through political involvement, he found personal affirmation within the German National Socialist Party. In this comprehensive volume, Peter Longerich documents Goebbels' descent into antisemitism and ideology and ascent through the ranks of the Nazi party, where he became an integral member of Hitler's inner circle and where he shaped a brutal campaign of Nazi propaganda. In life and in his grisly family suicide, Goebbels was one of Hitler's most loyal accolytes. Though powerful in the party and in wartime Germany, Longerich's Goebbels is a man dogged by insecurities and consumed by his fierce adherence to the Nazi cause. Longerich engages and challenges the careful self-portrait that Goebbels left behind in his diaries, and, as he delves deep into the mind of Hitler's master propagandist, Longerich discovers first-hand how the Nazi message was conceived. This complete portrait of the man behind the message is sure to become a standard for historians and students of the holocaust for years to come"-- Provided by publisher.

World War II : the definitive visual history : from Blitzkrieg to the atom bomb

April 29, 2015
New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
372 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 31 cm
Previous edition: 2009.
At head of title: DK Smithsonian.
Seeds of war, 1914-1938 -- Europe goes to war, 1939 -- Germany triumphant, 1940 -- Widening war, 1941 -- Shifting balance, 1942 -- Allies turn the tide, 1943 -- Overwhelming force, 1944 -- Endgame, 1945 -- Aftermath, 1946-1950.
The definitive visual history looks at this epic war from every angle, tracing the course of military, strategic, and political events across the globe, and documenting the experiences of combatants and civilians.

Lens of war : exploring iconic photographs of the Civil War

April 29, 2015
Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2015]
258 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 24 cm.
Introduction / J. Matthew Gallman and Gary W. Gallagher ; Leaders. The "Gettysburg" Lincoln : the back story of a full-frontal photograph / Harold Holzer ; Robert E. Lee and Traveller in Petersburg / Ethan S. Rafuse ; "It is just what it is and nothing else": Grant after Cold Harbor / Joan Waugh ; Jeb Stuart in full finery / Gary W. Gallagher ; Roads to Antietam: George McClellan, Abraham Lincoln, and Alexander Gardner / J. Matthew Gallman ; The weird one: Stonewall Jackson's Chancellorsville portrait / Kathryn Shively Meier ; The peculiar genius of William Tecumseh Sherman / Joseph T. Glatthaar -- Soldiers. Looking at war : Union soldiers in the Peninsula Campaign / Aaron Sheehan-Dean ; Cary Robinson's last Christmas / Emory M. Thomas ; Confederates at Gettysburg / Brooks D. Simpson ; Champ Ferguson / Daniel E. Sutherland ; Who are they? / Carol Reardon -- Civilians. A family in camp / Caroline E. Janney ; What's in a face : Annie Etheridge Hooks and civil work / Jane E. Schultz ; Refugee camp at Helena, Arkansas, 1863 / Thavolia Glymph ; Finding a new war in an old image / Susan Eva O'Donovan -- Victims. My dead Confederate / James Marten ; Andrew J. Russell and the stone wall at Fredericksburg / Earl J. Hess ; "A harvest of death" : negative by Timothy O'Sullivan, positive by Alexander Gardner / Stephen Cushman ; Colonel William P. Rogers and his comrades : postmortem at Corinth, Mississippi, October 1862 / T. Michael Parrish ; "Eye of history" : looking at Civil War prisoners of war / Judith A. Giesberg ; A dead horse / James I. Robertson Jr -- Places. City Point, Virginia : the nerve center of the Union war effort / Elizabeth R. Varon ; The book or the gun? / Stephen Berry ; From home front to ruins : the Fredericksburg destruction / William A. Blair ; George N. Barnard, "Charleston, S.C. View of ruined buildings through porch of the Circular Church (150 Meeting Street)," 1865 / Megan Kate Nelson ; The Grand Review / Steven E. Woodworth.

American wife : love, war, faith, and renewal

April 28, 2015
Kyle, Taya, 1974-, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
xiv, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle shares their private journey, a moving and universal chronicle of love and family, service and patriotism, grief and sacrifice, faith and purpose.

Operation Nemesis : the assassination plot to avenge the Armenian genocide

April 27, 2015
Bogosian, Eric, author.
New York, NY : Little, Brown & Company, 2015.
375 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
The rise of empire -- Rushing headlong into the modern era, 1800-1914 -- Blood flows -- Tehlirian goes to war -- The debt -- The hunt -- The trial -- The big picture -- The work continues -- Aftermath and Ataturk -- Post-Ataturk.
In 1921, a tightly knit band of killers set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian Genocide. They were a humble bunch: an accountant, a life insurance salesman, a newspaper editor, an engineering student, and a diplomat. Together they formed one of the most effective assassination squads in history. They named their operation Nemesis, after the Greek goddess of retribution. The assassins were survivors, men defined by the massive tragedy that had devastated their people. With operatives on three continents, the Nemesis team killed six major Turkish leaders in Berlin, Constantinople, Tiflis, and Rome, only to disband and suddenly disappear. The story of this secret operation has never been fully told, until now.--From publisher description.

Infamy : the shocking story of the Japanese American internment in World War II

April 23, 2015
Reeves, Richard, 1936- author.
New York, New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
xxi, 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Pearl Harbor : December 7, 1941 -- By order of the President : signing of Executive Order 9066, February 19, 1942 -- Only what they could carry : Public Proclamation Number 1, March 2, 1942 -- "Keep this a white man's country" : the opening of the concentration camps, March 22 to October 6, 1942 -- A desert Christmas : December 25, 1942 -- Uncle Sam, finally, wants you : Nisei enlistment, January 29, 1943 -- "Loyals" and "disloyals" : Tule Lake, September 1943 -- "Is that the American way?" : Heart Mountain draft resistance, February 1944 -- "Go for broke" : the Lost Battalion, October 30, 1944 -- Going "home" : V-J Day, August 15, 1945.
Former Frontline journalist Reeves (Portrait of Camelot ) examines the key causes and dire consequences of the Japanese-American internment in relocation camps during WWII, concentrating on a shortsighted military strategy and anti-Japanese sentiment following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

The history of Argentina

April 22, 2015
Lewis, Daniel K., 1959-
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2015.
xxii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Argentina today -- The colonial era (to 1800) -- Independence and the construction of Argentina (1800-1880) -- Argentina's "Golden Age" (1880-1910) -- Democracy's appearance (1890-1943) -- Peron and Argentina (1943-1955) -- Under Peron's shadow (1955-1972) -- A society at war (1970-1983) -- Democracy's fragile return (1983-1991) -- False hopes (1991-2001) -- Peronism's third turn (2002-2014).

My appeal to the world : in quest of truth and justice on behalf of the Tibetan people, 1961-2010 ...

April 22, 2015
Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935- author.
New York : Tibet House U.S., 2015.
xxii, 374 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm

God is not here : a soldier's struggle with torture, trauma, and the moral injuries of war

April 22, 2015
Edmonds, Bill Russell (Lieutenant Colonel), author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2015.
298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

The rise of Islamic state : ISIS and the new Sunni revolution

April 22, 2015
Cockburn, Patrick, 1950-
xx, 172 pages : maps ; 20 cm
Includes index.
"First published under the title The Jihadis return by OR Books, New York and London, 2014"--T.p. verso.
The rise of ISIS -- The Battle of Mosul -- In denial -- Jihadis on the march -- The Sunni resurgence in Iraq -- Jihadis hijack the Syria uprising -- Saudi Arabia tries to pull back -- If it bleeds it leads -- Shock and war.
"Out of the failures of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Arab Spring and Syria, a new threat emerges. While Al Qaeda is weakened, new jihadi movements, especially ISIS, are starting to emerge. In military operations in June 2014 they were far more successful than Al Qaeda ever were, taking territory that reaches across borders and includes the city of Mosul. The reports of their military coordination and brutality are chilling. While they call for the formation of a new caliphate once again the West becomes a target. How could things have gone so badly wrong? In THE RISE OF ISLAMIC STATE, Cockburn analyzes the reasons for the unfolding of US and the West's greatest foreign policy debacle and the impact that it has on the war-torn and volatile Middle East"-- Provided by publisher.

1920 : the year that made the decade roar

April 22, 2015
Burns, Eric, author.
New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2015.
xviii, 348 pages ; 24 cm
Acclaimed author Eric Burns investigates the year of 1920, which was not only a crucial twelve-month period of its own, but one that foretold the future, foreshadowing the rest of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, whether it was Sacco and Vanzetti or the stock market crash that brought this era to a close.

KL : a history of the Nazi concentration camps

April 22, 2015
Wachsmann, Nikolaus, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
865 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Early camps. A bloody spring and summer ; Coordination ; Open terror -- The SS camp system. A permanent exception ; The Camp SS ; Prisoner worlds -- Expansion. Social outsiders ; Forced labor ; Jews -- War. The Camp SS at war ; Road to perdition ; Scales of suffering -- Mass extermination. Killing the weak ; Executing Soviet POWs ; Murderous utopias -- Holocaust. Auschwitz and the Nazi final solution ; Factories of death ; Genocide and the KL system -- Anus mundi. Jewish prisoners in the East ; SS routines ; Plunder and corruption -- Economics and extermination. Oswald Pohl and the WVHA ; Slave labor ; "Guinea pigs" -- Camps unbound. In extremis ; Satellite camps ; The outside world -- Impossible choices. Coerced communities ; Kapos ; Defiance -- Death or freedom. The beginning of the end ; Apocalypse ; The final weeks.
"Wachsmann offers an ... integrated account of the Nazi concentration camps from their inception in 1933 through their demise, seventy years ago, in the spring of 1945. The Third Reich has been studied in more depth than virtually any other period in history, and yet until now there has been no history of the camp system that tells the full story of its broad development and the everyday experiences of its inhabitants, both perpetrators and victims, and all those living in what Primo Levi called 'the gray zone'"

A good place to hide : how one French community saved thousands of lives in World War II

April 22, 2015
Grose, Peter, 1941- author.
New York, NY : Pegasus Books LLC, 2015.
xxviii, 323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Originally published: Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2014.
Preparation. Pastors ; War ; Camps -- Refuge. Jews ; Fun ; Rebellion -- Occupation. Fresh blood ; Forgers ; Arrest ; Switzerland ; Smugglers ; Germans -- Resistance. Violence ; Invasion -- Liberation. Guns ; Victory.
This is the story of an isolated community in the upper reaches of the Loire Valley that conspired to save the lives of 3,500 Jews under the noses of the Germans and the soldiers of Vichy France. It is the story of a pacifist Protestant pastor who broke laws and defied orders to protect the lives of total strangers. It is the story of an eighteen-year-old Jewish boy from Nice who forged 5,000 sets of false identity papers to save other Jews and French Resistance fighters from the Nazi concentration camps. And it is the story of a community of good men and women who offered sanctuary, kindness, solidarity and hospitality to people in desperate need, knowing full well the consequences to themselves.

The edge of the world : a cultural history of the North Sea and the transformation of Europe

April 22, 2015
Pye, Michael, 1946- author.
394 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
Maps on end papers.
The invention of money -- The book trade -- Making enemies -- Settling -- Fashion -- Writing the law -- Overseeing nature -- Science and money -- Dealers rule -- Love and capital -- The plague laws -- The city and the world.
Tells the story of how modernity emerged on the shores of the North Sea, uncovering a lost history of a thousand years rife with saints, spies, pirates, philosophers, artists, and intellectuals.

Ashley's war : the untold story of a team of women soldiers on the Special Ops battlefield

April 22, 2015
Tzemach Lemmon, Gayle, author.
xix, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Kandahar -- The call to serve. Uncle Sam needs you ; Hearing the call to serve ; The Landmark Inn ; 100 hours of hell ; Making the cut ; Training days ; Diamonds among diamonds -- Deployment. Arrival, Afghanistan ; Operation "Fit In" ; The "Terp" ; Climbing mountains in the night ; Making a difference ; The lies of war -- Last roll call. The first death ; A grief observed ; The man in the area ; Kandahar.
Presents the story of First Lieutenant Ashley White and a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers on the battle field in Afghanistan.

First ladies : presidential historians on the lives of 45 iconic American women

April 22, 2015
New York : PublicAffairs, [2015]
xxi, 462 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Martha Dandridge Washington / Patricia Brady, Richard Norton Smith -- Abigail Smith Adams / Edith Gelles, C. James Taylor -- Martha Wayles Jefferson / Catherine Allgor, William Seale -- Dolley Payne Madison / Catherine Allgor, Edith Mayo -- Elizabeth Kortright Monroe / Daniel Preston, Richard Norton Smith -- Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams / Amanda Mathews, Richard Norton Smith -- Rachel Donelson Jackson / Patricia Brady, Michael Henderson -- Hannah Hoes Van Buren / Patricia Brady, Michael Henderson -- Anna Symmes Harrison / Edith Mayo, Edna Greene Medford -- Letitia Christian Tyler, Julia Gardiner Tyler / Edna Greene Medford, Taylor Stoermer -- Sarah Childress Polk / Paul Finkelman, Conover Hunt -- Margaret Smith Taylor / Paul Finkelman, Conover Hunt -- Abigail Powers Fillmore / Paul Finkelman, Conover Hunt -- Jane Appleton Pierce / Ann Covell -- Harriet Lane / Ann Covell, Feather Schwartz Foster -- Mary Todd Lincoln / Richard Norton Smith, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn -- Eliza McCardle Johnson / Jacqueline Berger, Kendra Hinkle -- Julia Dent Grant / Pamela Sanfilippo, William Seale -- Lucy Webb Hayes / Allida Black, Tom Culbertson -- Lucretia Rudolph Garfield / Carl Sferrazza Anthony -- Ellen Herndon Arthur / Carl Sferrazza Anthony -- Frances Folsom Cleveland / Annette Dunlap, Taylor Stoermer -- Caroline Scott Harrison / Edith Mayo, William Seale -- Ida Saxton McKinley / Carl Sferrazza Anthony, Richard Norton Smith -- Edith Carow Roosevelt / Stacy Cordery, Kathleen Dalton -- Helen Herron Taft / Jane Hampton Cook, Lewis Gould -- Ellen Axson Wilson, Edith Bolling Wilson / John Milton Cooper, Kristie Miller -- Florence Kling Harding / David Pietrusza, Katherine Sibley -- Grace Goodhue Coolidge / Cyndy Bittinger, Amity Shlaes -- Lou Henry Hoover / Emily Charnock, Annette Dunlap -- Anna Eleanor Roosevelt / Allida Black, Douglas Brinkley -- Elizabeth (Bess) Wallace Truman / Nicole Anslover, William Seale -- Mamie Doud Eisenhower / Marilyn Irvin Holt, Edith Mayo -- Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy / Michael Beschloss, Barbara Perry -- Claudia (Lady Bird) Taylor Johnson / Betty Boyd Caroli, Cokie Roberts -- Patricia Ryan Nixon / Mary Brennan, Timothy Naftali -- Elizabeth (Betty) Bloomer Ford / Richard Norton Smith -- Rosalynn Smith Carter / Jay Hakes, Grace Hale -- Nancy Davis Reagan / Carl Cannon, Judy Woodruff -- Barbara Pierce Bush / Jeffrey Engle, Myra Gutin -- Hillary Rodham Clinton / David Maraniss, Gail Sheehy -- Laura Welch Bush / Ann Gerhart, Mark Updegrove -- Michelle Robinson Obama / Liza Mundy, Krissah Thompson.

Fracture : life & culture in the west, 1918-1938

April 22, 2015
Blom, Philipp, 1970- author.
New York : Basic Books, [2015]
xii, 482 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The award-winning author of The Vertigo Years argues that in the aftermath of World War I, Western culture redirected energies into hedonistic, aesthetic and intellectual adventures of self-discovery in ways that triggered world-changing innovations.

The noodle maker of Kalimpong : the Dalai Lama's brother and his struggle for Tibet

April 22, 2015
Rgya-lo-don-grub, Lha-sras, 1928- author.
New York : PublicAffairs, [2015]
xxviii, 353 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Taktser Village and Kumbum Monastery -- My family -- The search team arrives -- My brother is recognized as the fourteenth Dalai Lama -- The Dalai Lama's new life -- My family's new life -- My life changes -- My student days in Nanjing -- Stranded in India -- Becoming an intermediary -- The Chinese invade -- The long journey home -- Home again -- Escape from Tibet -- Beginning life in India -- the Dalai Lama visits China -- The Dalai Lama visits India -- The CIA offers to help -- The Dalai Lama's escape -- From Mussoorie to Dharamsala -- Mustang -- Settling down in India -- The war between India and China -- The CIA stops its support -- A new life in Hong Kong -- My return to China -- The tenth Panchen Lama -- Meeting Deng Xiaoping -- Return to Tibet -- Our negotiations fail -- Another opportunity lost -- Opportunity lost again -- Return to Tibet -- Watching the world from Kalimpong.

Ministers at war : Winston Churchill and his war cabinet

April 22, 2015
Schneer, Jonathan.
xxiii, 323 pages ; 25 cm
Part I. Making a war cabinet. Challenging the prime minister ; Finding a war prime minister -- Part II. Churchill and his ministers at war. Testing the war cabinet ; The months of greatest crisis ; Shaping the war cabinet ; The war cabinet at work ; Spearhead of the left ; Coping with Mr. Cripps ; The cat that walked alone ; The impact of Professor Beveridge ; The "cocky Cockney" and the debate over postwar Britain -- Part III. Sundering the war cabinet. Churchill on the downslope ; Aftershock ; Coda.

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