These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
September 28, 2016
Khilnani, Sunil, 1960- author.
ix, 449 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
"Originally published, in somewhat different form, in 2016 by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, Great Britain"--Title page verso.
The Buddha : waking India up -- Mahavira : soldier of non-violence -- Panini : catching the ocean in a cow's hoofprint -- Kautilya : the ring of power -- Ashoka : power as persuasion -- Charaka : on not violating good judgment -- Aryabhata : the boat of intellect -- Adi Shankara : a god without qualities -- Rajaraja Chola : cosmos, temple, and territory -- Basava : a voice in the air -- Amir Khusrau : the parrot of India -- Kabir : "Hey, you!" -- Guru Nanak : the discipline of deeds -- Krishnadevaraya : "kingship is strange" -- Mirabai : I go the other way -- Akbar : the world and the bridge -- Malik Ambar : the dark-fated one -- Dara Shikoh : the meeting-place of the two oceans -- Shivaji : dreaming big -- Nainsukh : owner transfixed by goose -- William Jones : enlightenment Mughal -- Rammohun Roy : "humanity in general" -- Lakshmi Bai, Rani of Jhansi : bad-ass queen -- Jyotirao Phule : the open well -- Deen Daya : courtier with a camera -- Birsa Munda : "have you been to Chalkad?" -- Jamsetji Tata : making India -- Vivekananda : bring all together -- Annie Besant : an Indian tom-tom -- Chidambaram Pillai : Swadeshi steam -- Srinivasa Ramanujan : the elbow of genius -- Tagore : unlocking cages -- Visvesvaraya : extracting moonbeams from cucumbers -- Periyar : sniper of sacred cows -- Iqbal : death for falcons -- Amrita Sher-Gil : this is me -- Subhas Chandra Bose : a touch of the abnormal -- Gandhi : "in the palm of our hands" -- Jinnah : the chess player -- Manto : the unsentimentalist -- Ambedkar : building palaces on dung heaps -- Raj Kapoor : the politics of love -- Sheikh Abdullah : chains of gold -- V.K. Krishna Menon : somber porcupine -- Subbulakshmi : opening rosebuds -- Indira Gandhi : the center of everything -- Satyajit Ray : India without elephants -- Charan Singh : a common cause -- M.F. Husain : "Hindustan is free" -- Dhirubhai Ambani : fins.
"An entertaining and provocative account of India's past, written by one of the country's leading thinkers. For all of India's myths, its sea of stories and moral epics, Indian history remains a curiously unpeopled place. In Incarnations, Sunil Khilnani fills that space, recapturing the human dimension of how the world's largest democracy came to be. His trenchant portraits of emperors, warriors, philosophers, film stars, and corporate titans-- some famous, some unjustly forgotten-- bring feeling, wry humor, and uncommon insight to dilemmas that extend from ancient times to our own. As he journeys across the country and through its past, Khilnani uncovers more than just history. In rocket launches and ayurvedic call centers, in slum temples and Bollywood studios, in California communes and grimy ports, he examines the continued, and often surprising, relevance of the men and women who have made India--and the world--what it is. We encounter the Buddha, 'the first human personality'; the ancient Sanskrit linguist who inspires computer programmers today; the wit and guile of India's Machiavelli; and the medieval poets who mocked rituals and caste. In the twentieth century, Khilnani sets Gandhi and other political icons of the independence era next to actresses, photographers, and entrepreneurs. Incarnations is an ideal introduction to India--and a provocative and sophisticated reinterpretation of its history"-- Provided by publisher.
September 28, 2016
Kinchlow, Ben, 1936-
Washington, D.C. : WND Books, 2013.
v, 145 pages ; 21 cm
Black slave masters? -- USA! USA! -- The pre-chad election election -- By order of the Supreme Court ... "Negroes inferior" -- What do you people want? -- A leopard without spots -- Moving on -- A civil rights timeline -- Henry and the hanging chad -- Party on, dude! -- Virtual racism -- Then it was "segregation"-now it's "diversity" -- It's not what you say ... It's what I hear -- "We, the people"-You and me!
It has often been said, 'What you don't know won't hurt you.' Not true. Ignorance is deadly. Have you ever heard of the phrase 'forty acres and a mule?' Do you know how slavery actually began in America? Did you know the KKK lynched over a thousand white people? Do you know why? Have you ever wondered, 'What do African Americans want?' Why do they vote Democrat? Did you know that most blacks do not support Affirmative Action? Who speaks for African-Americans? Do Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, and others, really speak for black America? Who elected these 'civil rights leaders?' If you have ever considered, even briefly, any one of these questions, or others in the area of race relations, then you need your own copy of 'Black yellowdogs."--Back cover.
September 28, 2016
Strauss, Robert, 1951- author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
xiv, 257 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introducing the worst. President. Ever -- The Young Buck -- Up from Lancaster -- The man who would be president, again and again -- The election of 1856: the most consequential in American history -- The worst presidency begins -- The middle Buchanan presidency: hardly better -- Mr. Buchanan's War -- The legacy of the least of the lesser presidents.
September 28, 2016
Corum, G. L., 1955- author.
West Union, Ohio : Riveting History, 
328 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
LC copies signed by author.|5DLC
Timeline -- Unlocking a mystery -- Earliest influences -- Characters & conflicts -- Underground Railroad networks -- Afterwards & otherwise.
September 27, 2016
Webster, Robert D., 1958-
330 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
A magnet for crime and corruption -- Northern Kentucky from the 1940s to the 1960s -- A new direction for organized crime -- The Beverly Hills Supper Club -- May 28, 1977 : a tragedy unfolds -- Fire at the Beverly Hills Supper Club -- Confusion and chaos -- The immediate aftermath -- Contradictions in the investigation -- Attorneys sue for millions -- Written history is subject to change -- The state refuses to reopen the case -- The new investigation moves forward -- A summary of the reinvestigation -- A tribute to the victims.
"This is the complete history of the alleged mob activity in Newport, Kentucky, and the magnificent Beverly Hills Supper Club, where 169 people died and the lives of thousands were changed in an instant. Unlike other publications, however, this is the true untold story of what led to Kentucky&#x;s worst tragedy&#x;a story of greed, corruption, deceit, Mafia rule, government cover-ups, kidnapping, and even murder. In fact, this book details one of the worst cases of mass murder in US history."--Publisher's description.
September 26, 2016
Ackerman, Kenneth D., author.
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint Press, 
373 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Act I: On the Eve -- Montserrat -- Times Square -- Saint Marks Place -- Brooklyn -- Riverside Drive I -- Patterson -- The Bronx -- Cooper Union -- Riverside Drive II -- Wilson -- Act II: Of War -- Spy versus Spy -- Carnegie Hall -- Ziv -- Zurich -- East Broadway -- The Committee -- Lenox Casino -- Russia -- Act III: And Revolution -- The Whirlwind -- Spies Again -- Consulates -- Missing -- Harlem River Casino -- Kristianiafjiord -- Nova Scotia -- Petrograd -- Loose Ends.
"Lev Davidovich Trotsky burst onto the world stage in November 1917 as co-leader of a Marxist Revolution seizing power in Russia. It made him one of the most recognized personalities of the twentieth century, a global icon of radical change. Yet just months earlier, this same Lev Trotsky was a nobody, a refugee expelled from Europe, writing obscure pamphlets and speeches, barely noticed outside a small circle of fellow travelers. Where had he come from to topple Russia and change the world? Where else? New York City. Between January and March 1917, Trotsky found refuge in the United States. America had kept itself out of the European Great War, leaving New York the freest city on earth. During his time there--just over ten weeks--Trotsky immersed himself in the local scene. He settled his family in the Bronx, edited a radical left wing tabloid in Greenwich Village, sampled the lifestyle, and plunged headlong into local politics. His clashes with leading New York socialists over the question of US entry into World War I would reshape the American left for the next fifty years"--Provided by publisher.
September 21, 2016
Wallace, Rich, author.
352 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Crossing boundaries -- Behind the eight ball -- Military interference -- Quietly frantic -- Bloody Sunday -- Open hostility -- Higher stakes -- A life in danger -- Segregated worship -- Bloody Lowndes -- Stripped of color -- No back doors -- Jailed -- An eerie quiet -- Saying goodbye -- The Coleman trial -- The southern way -- Jonathan's revolution -- Epilogue: a life continues -- A note from the authors -- The ears have it: a note on our research -- Timeline -- Bibliography -- For further information -- Source notes -- Index.
"Jonathan Daniels, a white seminary student from New Hampshire, traveled to Selma, Alabama, in 1965 to help with voter registration of black residents. After the voting rights marches, he remained in Alabama, in the area known as Bloody Lowndes, an extremely dangerous area for white freedom fighters, to assist civil rights workers. Five months later, Jonathan Daniels was shot and killed while saving the life of Ruby Sales, a black teenager. Through Daniels' poignant letters, papers, photographs, and taped interviews, authors Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace explore what led Daniels to the moment of his death, the trial of his murderer, and how these events helped reshape both the legal and political climate of Lowndes County and the nation."--Publisher's website.
September 21, 2016
Goscha, Christopher E., author.
553 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
The many different Vietnams -- Northern configurations -- A divided house and a French imperial meridian? -- Altered states -- Rethinking Vietnam -- The failure of colonial republicanism -- Colonial society and economy -- Contesting empire and nation-states -- States of war -- Internationalized states of war -- A tale of two republics -- Towards one Vietnam -- Cultural change in the long twentieth century -- The tragedy and the rise of modern Vietnam -- Vietnam from beyond the red river -- Authoritarianism, republicanism, and political change.
"Christopher Goscha's Vietnam: A New History tells the story of this fascinating and complex country on its own terms, emphasizing the contingency that characterizes Vietnam's history and the diversity of its people, polities, geography, and experiences as both colonized and colonizers"-- Provided by publisher.
September 21, 2016
McAuliffe, Mary Sperling, 1943- author.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 
xii, 329 pages ; 24 cm
Map of Paris, 1918-1929 -- Out of darkness (1918) -- Going forward (1918-1919) -- Versailles and victory (1919) -- Making way for the new (1919-1920) -- Les années folles (1920) -- Weddings, breakups, and other affairs (1921) -- The lost generation (1922) -- A death in Paris (1923) -- Americans in Paris (1924) -- You've come a long way from St. Louis (1925) -- All that jazz (1926) -- Sophisticated lady (1927) -- Cocktails, Darling? (1928) -- The bubble bursts (1929).
"With rich illustrations and evocative narrative, McAuliffe portrays Paris during the fabulous 1920s, when art and architecture, music, literature, fashion, entertainment, transportation, and behavior all took dramatically new forms"--Provided by publisher.
September 20, 2016
Hall, Simon, 1976- author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
xiv, 509 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Winter: cracks in the old order -- Montgomery -- Mollet's surrender -- The secret speech -- Massive resistance -- Spring: a yearning for freedom -- The long walk -- Retreat from empire -- The Palestro massacre -- Part of a great struggle all over the world -- Summer: a spirit of rebellion -- Bread and freedom -- The Petőfi Circle -- Angry young men -- A coup de main -- The women's march -- Mob rule -- Autumn: revolution and reaction -- Collusion at Sèvres -- Polish October -- Uprising -- Suez -- Operation Whirlwind -- Sierra Maestra -- Freedom on the trail -- Aftermath.
In 1956, all across the globe, ordinary people spoke out, filled the streets and city squares, and took up arms in an attempt to win their freedom.
September 20, 2016
Tyldesley, Joyce A.
New York, NY : Thames & Hudson, 2006.
224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Introduction : royal consorts and female kings -- Dynasties 0-2. The first queens : the early dynastic period, 3100-2650 BC ; The women of Abydos ; The Goddess Neith -- Dynasties 3-8. Queens of the pyramid age : the old kingdom, 2650-2125 BC ; Personal hygiene ; Fit for a queen ; The treasures of Hetepheres I ; The vulture headdress and Uraeus -- Dynasties 9-17. Chaos and rebirth : the first intermediate period, middle kingdom and second intermediate period, 2125-1539 BC ; Wigs and hairdressing ; Women's health and childbirth ; The Lahun and Dahshur treasures ; Women in literature ; The double-plumed headdress -- Dynasties 18-20. Queens of the empire : the new kingdom, 1539-1069 BC ; The god's wife of Amun ; The oracle ; The Royal Temple at Deir el-Bahari ; The Gurob head of Queen Tiy ; Female sphinxes ; The Berlin head of Nefertiti ; Food ; Nefertari's painted tomb ; Personal names ; The women of Deir el-Medina ; Sexual etiquette -- Dynasties 21-31. Weakened royal power : the third intermediate period and the late period, 1069-332 BC ; The burial of Maatkare -- The last queens of Egypt : the Macedonian and Ptolemaic periods, 332-30 BC ; What did Cleopatra look like? ; Cleopatra as Isis ; Cleopatra through the ages -- Chronology and royal couples list.
An illustrated study of the queens of ancient Egypt ranges from the early dynastic period to the death of Cleopatra in 30 BC, offering a biographical portrait of each queen, along with information on the era in which she lived and her influence on Egyptian history.
September 20, 2016
Clayton, Peter A.
London : Thames & Hudson, 2006.
224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Originally published: 1994.
The first pharaohs. The early dynastic period, 3150-2686BC -- The pyramid builders. The old kingdom, 2686-2181 BC -- Chaos and rebirth. The first intermediate period, 2181-2040 BC ; The middle kingdom, 2040-1782 BC ; The second intermediate period, 1782-1570 BC -- Rulers of an empire. The new kingdom, 1570-1070 BC -- The weakening of pharaonic power. The third intermediate period, 1069-525 BC ; The late period, 525-332 BC ; The Graeco-Roman period, 332 BC-AD 641 ; The five royal names of the pharaohs.
Who was the first king on ancient Egypt and who was the last? Which Egyptian queens ruled in their own right? What do we really know about the 170 or more pharaohs whose names have come down to us? Chronicle of the Pharaohs is the first book to depict chronologically and in narrative form all the rulers and dynasties of Egypt. From Narmer, who first united lands along the Nile, to Cleopatra 3,000 years later, the history of ancient Egypt is brought vividly to life through the exploits and personalities of her rulers. Key features of the book include: biographical portraits of all the known pharaohs timelines throughout, with at-a-glance visual guides to the length of each reign and the overlapping of dynasties; datafiles for every pharaoh, listing key information such as royal titles and family relationships; cartouches (royal names in hieroglyphs) for each king and queen; genealogical tables, lists of main historical events, and special features of subjects that range from the six wives of Rameses the Great to the Exodus; Portraits of all the major rulers and specially commissioned cutaway diagrams of royal tombs and monuments. Here is an essential reference on ancient Egypt that provides an extraordinary visual introduction to the diversity and richness of this fascinating civilization. Museum goers, tourists, students, and everyone interested in the world on ancient Egypt will quickly make the Chronicle their inseparable companion.
September 19, 2016
Lee, Sungju, author.
xv, 314 pages ; 21 cm
"Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly re-creates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, his 'brothers'; to be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution. This riveting memoir allows young readers to learn about other cultures where freedoms they take for granted do not exist"-- Provided by publisher.
September 16, 2016
Griffeth, Bill (William C.), author.
viii, 188 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
"Bill Griffeth, longtime genealogy buff, takes a DNA test that has an unexpected outcome: 'If the results were correct, it meant that the family I had spent years documenting was not my own.' Bill undertakes a quest to solve the mystery of his origins, a quest which will shake his sense of identity. As he takes us on his journey, we learn about choices made by his ancestors, parents, and others--and we see Bill measure and weigh his own difficult choices as he confronts the past" -- Publisher's description.
September 15, 2016
Arce, Julissa, author.
New York : Center Street, Hachette Book Group, 2016.
viii, 296 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue: The Attack ; Part I. "Undocumented". Home Alone ; The Last Drop ; Strangers ; Strangers No More ; You're an Illegal Now ; Decisions, Decisions ; The Accident ; The Wall -- Part II. The Road to the Street. Opportunity ; Normal-ish ; Walking Papers ; Race to the Offer ; The Offer ; Big-Time ; Setting Sail ; Seasons of Change ; Concrete Jungle ; The Call -- Part III. Redeemed. The Proposal ; Going Home ; Happy ; When It Rains, It Pours ; The End ; The Odyssey ; Out of the Darkness ; Connecting the Dots ; Redeemed ; Postscript.
"For an undocumented immigrant, what is the true cost of the American dream? Julissa Arce shares her story in a riveting memoir. When she was 11 years old Julissa Arce left Mexico and came to the United States on a tourist visa to be reunited with her parents, who dreamed the journey would secure her a better life. When her visa expired at the age of 15, she became an undocumented immigrant. Thus began her underground existence, a decades long game of cat and mouse, tremendous family sacrifice, and fear of exposure. After the Texas Dream Act made a college degree possible, Julissa's top grades and leadership positions landed her an internship at Goldman Sachs, which led to a full time position--one of the most coveted jobs on Wall Street. Soon she was a vice president, a rare Hispanic woman in a sea of suits and ties, yet still guarding her 'underground' secret. In telling her personal story of separation, grief, and ultimate redemption, Arce shifts the immigrant conversation, and changes the perception of what it means to be an undocumented immigrant"-- Provided by publisher.
September 15, 2016
Wright, Carroll D. (Carroll Davidson), 1840-1909, author.
Boston, Massachusetts : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014.
vii, li, 379 pages ; 23 cm
"Originally published as the Report on the custody and condition of the public records of parishes, towns, and counties, 1889."
Laws relating to records -- Proprietors records -- Church records -- Town records -- Court records -- County records.
"In 1884, Carroll D. Wright was appointed to prepare a report showing the condition of the public records of the parishes, towns, and counties of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This remarkable book, originally published in 1889 under the name 'Report on the custody and condition of the public records of parishes, towns, and counties,' brings together under one cover a town-by-town, church-by-church, and county-by-county listing of all the records existing for each jurisdiction. Each section is preceded by detailed explanatory notes, and numerous footnotes cite special circumstances related to particular records, such as missing volumes or records kept elsewhere. When genealogists and family researchers need to visit a city or town hall, knowing what existed in the clerk's custody in 1889 will aid them in their search for records" -- Publisher's description.
September 14, 2016
Lelyveld, Joseph, author.
399 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"This is a Borzoi Book."
Plaintive -- Uncle Joe in Tehran -- Wilson's shadow -- His "enormous" heart -- Somewhere in the South -- Going after "bigger coins" -- The Great Tantalizer -- Commander in Chief -- Staying on the job -- Gallant, and pitiable -- At the Czar's palace -- Almost to victory -- In his wake.
"Untangles the narrative threads of Roosevelt's final months, showing how he juggled the strategic, political, and personal choices he faced as the war, his presidency, and his life raced in tandem to their climax"--Dust jacket flap.
September 14, 2016
Ullrich, Volker, 1943- author.
x, 998 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, facsimile ; 25 cm
"Originally published in Germany ... copyright 2013, S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main"--Title page verso.
"A Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
The young Hitler -- The Vienna years -- The experience of war -- The leap into politics -- The King of Munich -- Putsch and prosecution -- Landsberg Prison and Mein Kampf -- Führer on standby -- Dark star rising -- Hitler and women -- Bids and bluffs -- Month of destiny: January 1933 -- Hitler as human being -- Totalitarian revolution -- Eviscerating Versailles -- Cult and community -- Dictatorship by division, architecture of intimidation -- The Berghof Society and the Führer's mistress -- Hitler and the churches -- Prelude to genocide -- The way to war.
The historical significance of Adolf Hitler has overshadowed the man behind the public persona. For decades, misconceptions about Hitler have percolated, but to cast Hitler as purely a psychopathic monster is to ignore the facets of his personality that help explain his enigmatic hold on the German populace. Ullrich recounts Hitler's personal journey from childhood to his consolidation of political power, and in doing so captures Hitler's canniness, instinctive grasp of politics, and gift for oratory as well as his megalomania, deep insecurity, and repulsive worldview.
September 14, 2016
Smith, Amber (Amber Lane), 1981- author.
New York : Atria Books, 2016.
271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
This is what war feels like -- Born to fly -- Mother Rucker -- Sink or swim -- Hurry up and wait -- Welcome to Iraq -- Better safe than sorry -- Bingo -- Troops in contact -- Friendly fire -- What lies beneath -- Annihilator 24 -- Flying blind -- One last mission -- Screaming eagles -- The crash -- A new war -- Cleared hot -- Shooting to kill -- Cheating death -- War test you -- Goodbye -- Lucky strike -- KIA -- The Tagab -- Handing off the war -- Epilogue: alive.
"A memoir of active combat by an elite female helicopter pilot stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan vividly describes her division's high-risk battles and the ways they were challenged to perform under extreme duress, sharing additional insights into her experiences as a woman in a male-dominated unit,"--NoveList.
September 14, 2016
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2016.
xi, 325 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Introduction: I had no idea! Competing claims to distinction at the Newark Earthworks / Lindsay Jones -- Part I. The Newark Earthworks in the context of American and Ohio history -- The Newark Earthworks past and present / Richard D. Shiels -- Part II. The Newark Earthworks in the context of Hopewell archaeology and archaeoastronomy -- The Newark Earthworks: a monumental engine of world renewal / Bradley T. Lepper -- The Newark Earthworks: a grand unification of earth, sky, and mind / Ray Hively and Robert Horn -- Part III. The Newark Earthworks in cross-cultural archaeological contexts: Nazca, Chaco, and Stonehenge -- An Andeanist's perspective on the Newark Earthworks / Helaine Silverman -- Hopewell and Chaco: the consequences of rituality / Stephen H. Lekson -- Beyond Newark: prehistoric ceremonial centers and their cosmologies / Timothy Darvill -- Part IV. The Newark Earthworks in interdisciplinary contexts: architectural history, cartography, and religious studies -- The Newark Earthworks as "works" of architecture / John E. Hancock -- The Newark Earthworks as a liminal place: a comparative analysis of Hopewell-period burial rituals and mounds with a particular emphasis on house symbolism / Thomas Barrie -- The cartographic legacy of the Newark Earthworks / Margaret Wickens Pearce -- The modern religiosity of the Newark Earthworks / Thomas S. Bremer -- Part V. The Newark Earthworks in the context of indigenous rights and identity: American and international frames -- Native (re)investments in Ohio: evictions, earthworks preservation, and tribal stewardship / Marti L. Chaatsmith -- Whose earthworks? Newark and indigenous people / Mary N. MacDonald -- Part VI. The Newark Earthworks in the context of law and jurisprudence: ancient and ongoing possibilities -- The peoples belong to the land: contemporary stewards for the Newark Earthworks / Duane Champagne and Carole Goldberg -- Caring for depressed cultural sites, Hawaiian style / Greg Johnson -- Imagining "law-stuff" at the Newark Earthworks / Winnifred Fallers Sullivan.
September 14, 2016
Conetto, Al, 1941- author.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2015.
x, 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Operation Hump, the first major battle between the U.S. Army and the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces, took place November 5-9, 1965, in South Vietnam's War Zone D. This memoir of an Operation Hump survivor begins with the sequence of events leading up to the battle, from the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu in 1954"--Provided by publisher.
September 13, 2016
Thompson, Laura, 1964- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
388 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table ; 25 cm
Previously published: Take Six Girls. London : Head of Zeus, 2015.
Six glamorous women: Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica, and Deborah. Born into privilege, the Mitford sisters were the "bright young things" of high society London in the 1920s and 1930s. Born into country-house privilege in the early years of the 20th century, they became prominent as "bright young things" in the high society of interwar London. But as the shadow of Fascism crept over Europe, the stark--and very public--differences in their outlooks would reflect the political extremes of a dangerous era. The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by British poet laureate John Betjeman; the third was a Fascist who married Oswald Mosley, founder of the British Union of Fascists; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became Duchess of Devonshire. The intertwined stories of their stylish and scandalous lives hold up a revelatory mirror to upper-class English life before and after World War II. -- Adapted from dust jacket.
September 13, 2016
Taylor, Alan, 1955- author.
xvii, 681 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Colonies -- Land -- Slaves -- Rebels -- Allies -- Loyalties -- Wests -- Oceans -- Shocks -- Republics -- Partisans -- Legacies.
The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous nation. Alan Taylor, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, gives us a different creation story in this magisterial history of the nation's founding. Rising out of the continental rivalries of European empires and their native allies, Taylor's Revolution builds like a ground fire overspreading Britain's mainland colonies, fueled by local conditions, destructive, hard to quell. Conflict ignited on the frontier, where settlers clamored to push west into Indian lands against British restrictions, and in the seaboard cities, where commercial elites mobilized riots and boycotts to resist British tax policies. When war erupted, Patriot crowds harassed Loyalists and nonpartisans into compliance with their cause. Brutal guerrilla violence flared all along the frontier from New York to the Carolinas, fed by internal divisions as well as the clash with Britain. Taylor skillfully draws France, Spain, and native powers into a comprehensive narrative of the war that delivers the major battles, generals, and common soldiers with insight and power. With discord smoldering in the fragile new nation through the 1780s, nationalist leaders such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton sought to restrain unruly state democracies and consolidate power in a Federal Constitution. Assuming the mantle of "We the People," the advocates of national power ratified the new frame of government. But their opponents prevailed in the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, whose vision of a western "empire of liberty" aligned with the long-standing, expansive ambitions of frontier settlers. White settlement and black slavery spread west, setting the stage for a civil war that nearly destroyed the union created by the founders.
September 13, 2016
Zygarʹ, Mikhail, 1981- author, interviewer.
New York : PublicAffairs, 
xx, 371 pages ; 25 cm
Part One: Putin I The Lionheart -- Chapter 1: In Which Kremlin Strategist Alexander Voloshin Learns to Tolerate Lenin -- Chapter 2: In Which Political Émigré Boris Berezovsky Is Not Invited to the Royal Wedding -- Chapter 3: In Which Russia's Richest Man, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Loses His Business and Freedom, and the Family Disappears -- Part Two: Putin II The Magnificent -- Chapter 4: In Which Kremlin Chief of Staff Dmitry Medvedev Creates a New Russian Class -- Chapter 5: In Which Ukrainian Presidential Chief of Staff Viktor Medvedchuk Is the Last Ukranian to Enjoy Putin's Trust -- Chapter 6: In Which Deputy Chief of Staff Vladislav Surkov Defends the Besieged Kremlin -- Chapter 7: In Which Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov Comes Up with a Plan to Make Russia an Empire Once More -- Chapter 8: In Which Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov Is Convinced That He Is the Heir to the Throne -- Part Three: Prince Dmitry -- Chapter 9: In Which Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili Retains Power--and Something Far More Valuable -- Chapter 10: In Which Barack Obama Becomes the Kremlin's Best Friend and Worst Enemy -- Chapter 11: In Which Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin Turns into a Russian Che Guevara -- Chapter 12: In Which Russian Princess Tatyana Yumasheva Comes Up with a New Democratic Party -- Chapter 13: In Which Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Thinks He Can Lead the People to the Kremlin -- Part Four: Putin The Terrible -- Chapter 14: In Which Patriarch Kirill Gives Fatherly Advice to Russia's Cabinet of Ministers -- Chapter 15: In Which Kremlin Strategist Vyacheslav Volodin Invents a New National Idea -- Chapter 16: In Which Putin's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov Realizes the Futility of Trying to Please the West -- Chapter 17: In Which Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu Takes Revenge for Afghanistan and Nicholas I -- Chapter 18: In Which Alexei Kudrin Loses the Battle for the President's Heart and Mind -- Chapter 19: In Which Ramzan Kadyrov Takes a Round Trip to Dubai -- Chapter 20: In Which Bashar al-Assad Becomes the Mirror Image of Putin.
"Charting the transformation of Vladimir Putin from a passionate fan of the West and a liberal reformer into a hurt and introverted outcast, All the Kremlin's Men is a historical detective story, full of intrigue and conspiracy. This is the story of the political battles that have taken place in the court of Vladimir Putin since his rise to power, and a chronicle of friendship and hatred between the Russian leader and his foreign partners and opponents..."-- Provided by publisher.
September 12, 2016
Scurr, Ruth, author.
xxiv, 518 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Originally published: 2015.
John Aubry did not leave a diary. This biography is written in the form that diary might have taken.
England's collector -- Wiltshire -- Oxford -- War -- Learning -- Restoration -- Stone, water, fire -- Work -- Surrey -- Penury -- The popish plot -- Brief lives -- More lives and deaths -- Manuscripts -- Transcriptions -- Crepusculum -- Aubrey's afterlife.