New Arrivals · History

April 19, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Selected speeches and writings of Theodore Roosevelt

April 18, 2014
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
New York : Vintage Books, A Division of Random House LLC, 2014.
xviii, 365 pages ; 24 cm

World War I : the definitive visual guide : from Sarajevo to Versailles

April 18, 2014
Grant, R. G.
360 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 32 cm.
Includes index.


December 21, 2014
Harris, Bill, 1933-
New York : Mayflower Books, 1980.
95 p. : col. ill. ; 33 cm.

Rising sun, falling skies : the disastrous Java Sea campaign of World War II

April 17, 2014
Cox, Jeffrey R., author.
Oxford, UK : Osprey Publishing, 2014.
487 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
In the immediate aftermath of Pearl Harbor, the Japanese juggernaut quickly racked up victory after victory. Desperate to secure resource-rich regions in the Pacific and ensure their continued dominance of South East Asia, Japanese forces were determined in their efforts to conquer Malaya, Singapore and the oil-rich islands around Java Sea - Borneo, Sumatra and Java itself. In the face of this seemingly unstoppable tide stood a small Allied force - American, Australian, British and Dutch. Thrown together by circumstance; cut off from reinforcements or in many cases retreat; operating with old, obsolete equipment and dwindling supplies, there was little hope of victory. Indeed, the month-long Java Sea Campaign, as it subsequently became known, quickly evolved from a traditional test of arms into a test of character. In the face of a relentless enemy and outnumbered, outgunned and alone, they defiantly held on, attempting to buy weeks, days, even hours until a better line of defense - and offense - could be established. These were the men of the US Asiatic Feet, the British Far Eastern Fleet, the Royal Netherlands Navy's East Indies Squadron and the Royal Australian Navy. And their supporting units like Patrol Wing Ten, the Royal Netherlands Naval Air Service, the US Army Air Force's 17th Pursuit Squadron and submarines of all these fine nations. A campaign that has been too often either ignored by historians or criticised for poor command decisions, this is the story of the sailors and the airmen at the sharp end, and how they fought and endured the first months of the War in the Pacific.

The Times of the seventies : the culture, politics, and personalities that shaped the decade

April 17, 2014
viii, 328 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Includes index.
National -- International -- Business -- New York -- Science, technology and health -- Life & style -- Arts & entertainment -- Sports.
There is no better record of events then the New York Times and now, The Times of the Seventies captures the history, culture, and personalities of the decade through hundreds of hand-selected articles and compelling original commentary in this unique and fascinating book.

50 children : one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany

April 17, 2014
Pressman, Steven, author.
New York, NY : Harper, [2014]
xiv, 296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Congo : the epic history of a people

April 16, 2014
Reybrouck, David van, author.
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
x, 639 pages : maps ; 24 cm
New spirits : Central Africa draws the attention of East and West : 1870-1885 -- Diabolical filth : Congo under Leopold : 1885-1908 -- The Belgians set us free : the early years of the Colonial Regime : 1908-1921 -- In the stranglehold of fear : growing unrest and mutual suspicion in peacetime : 1921-1940 -- The red hour of the kickoff : the war and the deceptive calm that followed : 1940-1955 -- Soon to be ours : a belated decolonization, a sudden independence : 1955-1960 -- A Thursday in June -- The struggle for the throne : the turbulent years of the first republic : 1960-1965 -- The electric years : Mobutu gets down to business : 1965-1975 -- Toujours servir : a marshal's madness : 1975-1990 -- The death throes : democratic opposition and military confrontation : 1990-1997 -- Compassion, what is that? : the great war of Africa : 1997-2002 -- La Bière et la Prière (Suds and sanctity) : new players in a wasted land : 2002-2006 -- The recess : hope and despair in a newborn democracy : 2006-2010 --

The last white rose

April 16, 2014
Seward, Desmond, 1935-
New York : Pegasus Books, 2014.
xvii, 413 p.. [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

Paris at the end of the world : the City of Light during the Great War, 1914-1918

April 16, 2014
Baxter, John, 1939- author.
New York : Harper Perennial, [2014].
ix, 402 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Includes index.

Methodist Episcopal Church, Greenbush : Warren Co., IL

April 15, 2014
[Illinois] : Warren County Genealogical Society, 1988.
22, 3 p. : chiefly facsims. ; 30 cm.
Title from label on cover.
Includes index.
Transcription of historical sketch with lists of members; original given in facsimile.

Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood : Warren Co., Illinois.

April 15, 2014
[Illinois] : Warren County Illinois Genealogical Society, 1988.
2 v. in 1 : chiefly facsims. ; 29 cm.
Title from label on original cover, now lost.
Includes indexes.
v. 1. book 1, 1858-1899 -- v. 2. Book 2, 1848-1909; book 3, 1909-1953.

United Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood : Warren Co., Illinois.

April 15, 2014
[Illinois] : Warren County Illinois Genealogical Society, 1988.
2 v. in 1 : chiefly facsims. ; 29 cm.
Title from label on original cover, now lost.
Includes indexes.
v. 1. 1858-1922 -- v. 2. 1936-1952; 1949-1964.

United Presbyterian Church, Little York, Illinois, 1863-1941.

April 15, 2014
[Illinois : Warren County Illinois Genealogical Society], 2003.
74, 17 p. : chiefly facsims. ; 29 cm.
Publisher from label on original cover, now lost.
Includes index.

Olive Christian Church, near Avon, Il. / [compiled by Warren County Genealogical Society].

April 15, 2014
Warren County, Illinois, Genealogical Society.
[Monmouth, Ill.] : The Society, 1986-2003.
2 v. : ill., facsims. ; 29 cm.
Each vol. includes index.
v. 1. 1859-1919 / Lois Schmalshoff, Ethel (Ketchum) Trego -- v. 2. 1919-1946.

Membership records of the Roseville Christain [sic] Church, Roseville, IL.

April 15, 2014
Roseville Christian Church (Ill.)
[Ill.] : Warren County, Illinois, Genealogical Society, 1987-
v. ; 29-37 cm.
[v. 1.] 1892-1904 -- [v. 2.] 1904-1933 -- [v. 3.] 1929-1978.

Membership records of the Roseville Methodist Church, Roseville, IL : also contains records of Asbury and Point Pleasant

April 15, 2014
Monmouth, Ill. : Warren County, Illinois Genealogical Society, 1991-
v. ; 28 cm.
Includes indexes.
Handwritten photocopies.
v. 1. 1869-1876 -- v. 2. 1876-1911 -- v. 3. 1902-1917 -- v. 4. 1917-1945.

Smith Creek United Presbyterian Church, Henderson county, Illinois : 1865-1900

April 15, 2014
Parsons, Mary Lou.
[Illinois] : Warren County Illinois Genealogical Society, 1996.
126 p. : chiefly facsims. ; 29 cm.
Title from label on original cover, now lost.
Includes index.
Consists of session minutes.

Defending a new nation, 1783-1811

April 15, 2014
Maass, John R.
Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, 2013.
59 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 22 cm.
Shipping list no.: 2014-0081-P.
Building on Washington's legacy, 1783-1790 -- Securing the frontier -- The Whiskey Rebellion, 1794 -- Institutional changes to meet new challenges, 1795-1800 -- The Army of the early Jefferson administration, 1801-1805 -- The Army and the second Jefferson administration, 1805-1809 -- Clouds on the horizon, 1809-1812.
"Tells the story of several military campaigns against Indians in the Northwest Territory, the Army's role in suppressing the Whiskey Rebellion (1794), the quasi-war with France and confrontations with Spain, the influence of Jeffersonian politics on the Army's structure, and the Lewis and Clark Expedition"--Publisher's website.

The campaign of 1812

April 15, 2014
Rauch, Steven J., author.
Washington, DC : For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
58 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits (some color) ; 22 cm.
Shipping list no.: 2014-0056-P.
Strategic setting -- Operations -- Analysis.
"[This brochure] details the disappointing first campaigns of the War of 1812. Although the United States declared war on Great Britain, events soon illustrated that the nation, as well as the Army, were ill-prepared for the conflict. On the battlefield, the Army's training, logistical, and leadership deficiencies resulted in a series of embarrassing defeats. Despite these setbacks, the Army ended the year looking optimistically toward the next campaign season to restore its confidence and reputation"--CMH website.

The Canadian theater, 1813

April 15, 2014
Barbuto, Richard V., author.
Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 2013.
55 pages : color illustrations, color maps, portraits (some color) ; 22 cm.
Shipping list no.: 2014-0016-P.
PIN: 103641-000.

Archeological investigations at Shiloh Indian Mounds National Historic Landmark (40HR7) : 1999-2004

April 15, 2014
Tallahassee, Fla. : U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Southeast Archeological Center, 2013.
2 volumes : color illustrations, charts, plans, maps ; 28 cm
Shipping list no.: 2014-0068-P.
Cover title.

First Methodist Church, Monmouth : Warren Co., Illinois.

April 14, 2014
Monmouth, IL : Warren County Illinois Genealogical Society, 1988.
4 v. : chiefly facsims. ; 29 cm.
Title from label on cover (now lost).
v. 1. 1859-1871, brief history & membership -- v. 2. 1875-1886, membership -- v. 3. 1886-1904, membership -- v. 4. 1903-1915, 1932-1948, membership, marriages, baptisms, deaths.

Hot dogs and cocktails : when FDR met King George VI at Hyde Park on Hudson

April 14, 2014
Conradi, Peter.
Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom : Alma Books [2013].
280 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Between June 9th and 12th 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were the guests of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at his country estate in Hyde Park, New York, during what was the first ever visit by a reigning British monarch to the United States. Coming at a time when Britain desperately needed U.S. help in the conflict that now seemed inevitable, the meeting was front page news on both sides of the Atlantic and imbued with huge political significance. This fascinating book recreates the backdrop to the royal visit, analyzing the political background and the media's reaction, and tells the back stories both of the King and of Roosevelt, whose colorful personal life became entwined with the visit.

The Golden Age shtetl : a new history of Jewish life in East Europe

April 14, 2014
Petrovskiĭ-Shtern, Ĭokhanan.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2014.
431 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
What's in a name? -- Russia discovers its shtetl -- Lawless freedom -- Fair trade -- the right to drink -- A violent dignity -- Crime, punishment, and a promise of justice -- Family matters -- Open house -- If I forget thee -- The books of the people -- The end of the Golden Age.

The story of the Jews : finding the words, 1000 BC-1492 AD

April 14, 2014
Schama, Simon, author.
496 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
"Tie-in to the PBS and BBC series 'The Story of the Jews'"--Jacket flap.
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2013 by the Bodley Head, an imprint of Random House UK"--Title-page verso.
Papyrus, potsherd, parchment. In Egypt ; The words ; Delving, divining... ; Classical Jews? -- Mosaic, parchment, paper. The Menorah and the Cross ; Among the believers ; The women of Ashkenaz ; Trials ; Exile from exile.
Details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492 to the modern day. A tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews.

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