New Arrivals · History

May 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Twenty-four years a cowboy and ranchman in southern Texas and Old Mexico : desperate fights with the Indians and the Mexicans

May 24, 2016
Stone, William Hale, 1875-
Santa Barbara : Narative Press, 2001.
256 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published by W.H. Stone in 1905.
"Will Hale tells us about his life on the Texas and New Mexico ranges from the Mexican War (1835-36) onward. He starts when he shoots a fellow young boy in a schoolyard tussle and has to skip town, and he navigates the rest of his life with the same disregard for the law and lack of morality. Get a glimpse into the mind of a real outlaw cowboy as you follow him through Indian fights, cattle raids, murders, love affairs, practical jokes and wars. He treats each of these events with equal breeziness."--Publisher's description.

The battle for home : the vision of a young architect in Syria

May 23, 2016
Al-Sabouni, Marwa, author, illustrator.
New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2016.
183 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
The Battle For Freedom -- The Battle Of Old Homs -- The Battle Of Mortar -- the Battle Of Baba Amr -- The Battle For A Home -- The Battle For Continuity.
Drawing on the author's personal experience of living and working as an architect in Syria, this book offers an eyewitness perspective on the country's bitter conflict through the lens of architecture, showing how the built environment offers a mirror to the community that inhabits it. From Syria's tolerant past, with churches and mosques built alongside one another in Old Homs and members of different religions living harmoniously together, the book chronicles the recent breakdown of social cohesion in Syria's cities, with the lack of shared public spaces intensifying divisions within the community and corrupt officials interfering in town planning for their own gain, actions symptomatic of wider abuses of power. With first-hand accounts of mortar attacks and stories of refugees struggling to find a home, this compelling and original book explores the personal impact of the conflict and offers hope for how architecture can play a role in rebuilding a sense of identity within a damaged society.

The mirror test : America at war in Iraq and Afghanistan

May 20, 2016
Weston, J. Kael, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
xix, 585 pages, [16] p. of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
"A Borzoi Book."
Prologue: Twentynine Palms, California -- Part I. The wrong war -- Quagmire -- Friends and enemies -- Phantom fury or new dawn? -- Happy birthday -- The potato factory -- Clear, hold, build -- Helo down -- Collaboration -- KIA in Mayberry -- When senators and generals talk -- Sara al Jumaili and the last grand mufti -- A farewell to Fallujah -- The 93 -- To Monument Valley -- Part II. The right war -- Deeper into the Muslim world -- Dilawar of Yakubi -- Khost U -- A handshake, or two -- Reformed Taliban -- The ego has landed -- Life after Guantanamo -- The dead of Sabari District -- The commander and the top student -- Jackpots and dryholes -- Motor City -- Escalation -- Our British friends -- Ask & tell -- A dignified transfer -- Part III. Homefronts -- To Cherokee, Iowa -- To Menard, Texas -- The parade -- Semper fido and the Sierras -- Operation Mend -- Spirit of America -- The library -- A museum of war -- Nick's home -- The mall of America -- Epilogue: New York City -- After war -- A soldier's war journal, a soldier's mirror test -- Angels.

Liberty or death : the French Revolution

May 20, 2016
McPhee, Peter, 1948- author.
xiii, 468 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Patchworks of power and privilege: France in the 1780s -- A world of intellectual ferment -- Mismanaging crisis, 1785-88 -- The people's revolution, 1789 -- Regenerating the nation, 1789-90 -- The revolution triumphant, 1790 -- Fracturing Christ's family: religious schism and the king's flight, 1790-91 -- Fear and fury, 1791-92, and a second revolution -- Republicans at the crossroads, 1792-93 -- Liberty or death: choosing sides in violent times, 1793 -- "Terror until the peace", July-October 1793 -- Saving a republic of virtue, October 1793-April 1794 -- Terror, victory and collapse, April-July 1794 -- Settling scores: the Thermidorian reaction, 1794-95 -- Men with a stake in society, 1795-97 -- The great nation and its enemies, 1797-99 -- The significance of the French Revolution.

Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets

May 20, 2016
Aleksievich, Svetlana, 1948- author.
xiv, 470 pages ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Russian as Vremi︠a︡ sekond khėnd [Romanized] by Vremya Publishing House, Moscow, in 2013"--Title-page verso.
"An oral history"--Cover.
Chronology : Russia after Stalin -- Remarks from an accomplice -- The consolation of apocalypse : snatches of street noise and kitchen conversations (1991-2001) -- Ten stories in a Red interior. On the beauty of dictatorship and the mystery of butterflies in cement ; On brothers and sisters, victims and executioners ... and the electorate ; On cries and whispers ... and exhilaration ; On the lonely Red marshal and three days of forgotten revolution ; On the mercy of memories and the lust for meaning ; On a different Bible and a different kind of believer ; On the cruelty of the flames and salvation from above ; On the sweetness of suffering and the trick of the Russian soul ; On a time when anyone who kills believes that they are serving God ; On the little Red flag and the smile of the axe -- The charms of emptiness : snatches of street noise and kitchen conversations (2002-2012) -- Ten stories in the absence of an interior. On Romeo and Juliet ... except their names were Margarita and Abulfaz ; On people who instantly transformed after the fall of Communism ; On a loneliness that resembles happiness ; On wanting to kill them all and the horror of realizing that you really wanted to do it ; On the old crone with a braid and the beautiful young woman ; On a stranger's grief that God has deposited on your doorstep ; On life the bitch and one hundred grams of fine powder in a little white vase ; On how nothing disgusts the dead and the silence of dust ; On the darkness of the evil one and "the other life we can build out of this one" ; On courage and what comes after -- Notes from an everywoman.
"From the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Svetlana Alexievich, comes the first English translation of her latest work, an oral history of the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia. Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive documentary style, Secondhand Time is a monument to the collapse of the USSR, charting the decline of Soviet culture and speculating on what will rise from the ashes of communism. As in all her books, Alexievich gives voice to women and men whose stories are lost in the official narratives of nation-states, creating a powerful alternative history from the personal and private stories of individuals"-- Provided by publisher.

Lost Toledo

May 20, 2016
Yonke, David, author.
Charleston : The History Press, 2015.
158 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Martha's Vineyard : Isle of dreams

May 19, 2016
Branch, Susan, author, artist.
368 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"In the winter of 1982, long before she became the watercolor artist and author we know today, Susan Branch, 34-years-old and heartbroken from the sudden and unexpected end of her marriage in California, "ran away from home" to the Island of Martha's Vineyard hoping to gain perspective. It was meant to be temporary, a three-month time-out from the daily grind of being broken up and miserable, but within days of her arrival, alone and not quite in her right mind, Susan "accidentally" bought a tiny one-bedroom cottage in the woods - which is how she discovered she was moving 3,000 miles away from everyone and everything she had known and loved. Funny, observant, touching, and addictive (you are not going to want this book to end), based on the diaries she has kept all her life, Susan Branch relates her inspirational tale of lost love and self discovery, her search for roots, purpose, and destiny with laugh-out-loud honesty. A road map for overcoming loss, following your heart, and making dreams come true, charmingly hand-lettered and watercolored in Susan's inimitable style, there are diary excerpts, recipes, and hundreds of photographs."--provided by

Joe Gould's teeth

May 17, 2016
Lepore, Jill, 1966- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
235 pages ; 20 cm
"This is a Borzoi Book."
Meo Tempore -- Miss Savage -- Case No. 231.
"A "New Yorker"staff writer and Harvard historian chronicles the discovery of Joe Gould's long-lost manuscript, "The Oral History of Our Time," and of the violence, betrayals, and madness that led to its concealment,"--NoveList.

The bitter taste of victory : life, love, and art in the ruins of the Reich

May 17, 2016
Feigel, Lara.
New York ; London : Bloomsbury Press, 2016.
xi, 443 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
The battle for Germany, 1944-45. "Setting out for a country that didn't really exist" : Crossing the Siegfried Line, November-December 1944 ; "Nazi Germany is doomed" : advance into Germany, January-April 1945 ; "We were blind and unbelieving and slow" : Victory, April-May 1945 -- Ruin and reconstruction, May-December 1945. "Complete chaos guaranteed" : cccupation, May-August 1945 ; "Berlin is boiling in sweltering summer heat" : Berlin, July-October 1945 ; "A pain that hurts too much" : German winter, September-December 1945 -- Judgement and hunger, 1945-46. "You'll hang them anyhow" : Nuremberg, November 1945-March 1946 ; "Let Germany live!" : fighting the peace, March-May 1946 ; "Let this trial never finish" : boredom, May-August 1946 ; "The law tries to keep up with life" : judgement, September-October 1946 -- Tension and revival, 1946-48. "Their suffering, and often their bravery, make one love them" : Cold War, October 1946-October 1947 ; "I've been the Devil's General on earth too long" : artistic enlightenment, November 1947-January 1948 ; "In Hell too there are these luxuriant gardens" : Germany in California, January-June 1948 -- Divided Germany, 1948-49. "If this is a war who is our enemy?" : The Berlin Airlift, June 1948-May 1949 ; "Perhaps our deaths will shock you into attention" : division, May-October 1949 -- "Closing time in the gardens of the West."

Street of Eternal Happiness : big city dreams along a Shanghai road

May 17, 2016
Schmitz, Rob, author.
vii, 326 pages : map ; 24 cm
Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 810 : CK and the system -- Maggie Lane : better city, better life -- Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 109 : hot and noisy -- Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 169 : re-education -- Street of Eternal Happiness, Lane 682, no. 70 : box of letters -- Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 169 : Auntie Fu's get-rich-quick plan -- Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 109 : bride price -- Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 810 : cultured youth -- Maggie Lane : dreams, seized -- Street of Eternal Happiness, Lane 682, No. 70 : escape -- Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 169 : zero risk -- Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 109 : country wedding -- Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 810 : CK's pilgrimage -- Home -- Chinese dreams.
"An unforgettable portrait of individuals who hope, struggle, and grow along a single street cutting through the heart of China's most exhilarating metropolis, from one of the most acclaimed broadcast journalists reporting on China today. Modern Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamers arrive each day to partake in a mad torrent of capital, ideas, and opportunity. Marketplace's Rob Schmitz is one of them. He immerses himself in his neighborhood, forging deep relationships with ordinary people who see in the city's sleek skyline a brighter future, and a chance to rewrite their destinies. There's Zhao, whose path from factory floor to shopkeeper is sidetracked by her desperate measures to ensure a better future for her sons. Down the street lives Auntie Fu, a fervent capitalist forever trying to improve herself with religion and get-rich-quick schemes while keeping her skeptical husband at bay. Up a flight of stairs, musician and cafe owner CK sets up shop to attract young dreamers like himself, but learns he's searching for something more. As Schmitz becomes more involved in their lives, he makes surprising discoveries which untangle the complexities of modern China: A mysterious box of letters that serve as a portal to a family's--and country's--dark past, and an abandoned neighborhood where fates have been violently altered by unchecked power and greed. A tale of 21st century China, Street of Eternal Happiness profiles China's distinct generations through multifaceted characters who illuminate an enlightening, humorous, and at times heartrending journey along the winding road to the Chinese Dream. Each story adds another layer of humanity and texture to modern China, a tapestry also woven with Schmitz's insight as a foreign correspondent. The result is an intimate and surprising portrait that dispenses with the tired stereotypes of a country we think we know, immersing us instead in the vivid stories of the people who make up one of the world's most captivating cities"-- Provided by publisher.

Finding Fontainebleau : an American boy in France

May 16, 2016
Carhart, Thaddeus.
New York, New York : Viking, [2016]
xii, 283 pages : map ; 22 cm
Flight -- France -- The Château, the Town, and the Forest -- The House -- François I, Henri II -- The Emperor's Office -- Moving In -- School -- Henri IV -- Déstructuré -- Annick -- Dictée -- Fencing -- Cars and Planes -- Being Catholic -- "Dad Gum It!" -- Marie Antoinette -- A Room of Her Own -- Le Jardin du Luxembourg -- Paris -- Winter -- "In Between" -- Camping -- Painting -- Napoleon I -- The Staircase of Farewells -- Spain -- Guignol -- Napoleon III -- A Ship Weathers the Storm -- Folies d'adolescence -- Souvenirs -- A Crime of Passion -- Return -- Leaving -- The Most Beautiful Room in France.
"A beguiling memoir of a childhood in 1950s Fontainebleau from the much-admired New York Times bestselling author of The Piano Shop on the Left Bank. For a young American boy in the 1950s, Fontainebleau was a sight both strange and majestic, home to a continual series of adventures: a different language to learn, weekend visits to nearby Paris, family road trips to Spain and Italy. Then there was the chateau itself: a sprawling palace once the residence of kings, its grounds the perfect place to play hide-and-seek. The curiosities of the small town and the time with his family as expats left such an impression on him that thirty years later Carhart returned to France with his wife to raise their two children. Touring Fontainebleau again as an adult, he began to appreciate its influence on French style, taste, art, and architecture. Each trip to Fontainebleau introduces him to entirely new aspects of the chateau's history, enriching his memories and leading him to Patrick Ponsot, the head of the chateau's restoration, who becomes Carhart's guide to the hidden Fontainebleau. What emerges is an intimate chronicle of a time and place few have experienced. In warm, precise prose, Carhart reconstructs the wonders of his childhood as an American in postwar France, attending French schools with his brothers and sisters. His firsthand account brings to life nothing less than France in the 1950s, from the parks and museums of Paris to the rigors of French schooling to the vast chateau of Fontainebleau and its village, built, piece by piece, over many centuries. Finding Fontainebleau is for those captivated by the French way of life, for armchair travelers, and for anyone who has ever fallen in love with a place they want to visit over and over again"-- Provided by publisher.

By honor bound : two Navy SEALs, the Medal of Honor, and a story of extraordinary courage

May 16, 2016
Norris, Tom (Thomas R.), 1944- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
xxvii, 252 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Part I. Bat 21 -- Part II. Not without my lieutenant -- Part III. The award and life after the award.
"Two living American heroes discuss how they grew up very differently, entered military service and the Navy SEAL teams for vastly different reasons, and were thrown together for a single combat mission-a mission that would define their lives from that day forward,"--NoveList.

Bill O'Reilly's Legends & lies : the patriots

May 16, 2016
Fisher, David, 1946- author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
ix, 310 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
Companion book to Bill O'Reilly's television docudrama Legends and lies : the patriots.
Samuel Adams and Paul Revere : the rebellion begins -- John Adams : ready for war -- Benjamin Franklin : inventing America -- General George Washington : commanding revolution -- Thomas Jefferson : independence declared -- Benedict Arnold : American traitor -- Francis Marion : American guerrilla fighter -- Forgotten heroes -- President George Washington : forged in conflict -- Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr : deadly division.
The American Revolution was not inevitable, nor was it a unanimous cause. It pitted neighbors against one another, as loyalists and colonial rebels faced off for their lives and futures. Through the remarkable lives of the first Americans, this book reveals the contentious arguments that turned friends into foes and the land into a war zone. From the riots over a child's murder that led to the Boston Massacre, to the Continental Army's first victory under George Washington's leadership, to the little-known Southern guerrilla campaign of "Swamp Fox" Francis Marion, to Benedict Arnold's audacious betrayal, David Fisher explores the amazing combination of resourcefulness, perseverance, strategy, and luck that resulted in the creation of a country that would go on to become the most powerful in the world. Despite the victory of the Revolution, the fight for democracy wasn't over. From the combat zone to Congress, it was a political battle as much as a physical one. With the patriots grappling to create a government, one for and by the people, the origin story of the United States of America was only starting to be written.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Walking point : from the ashes of the Vietnam War

May 13, 2016
Ulander, Perry A., 1948- author.
Berkeley, California : North Atlantic Books, [2016]
vii, 239 pages ; 23 cm
Into the unknown -- The magic poncho liner -- Initiation -- Head on -- The valley of the shadow -- Into the light -- Short time -- No time -- Home.
"This intimate memoir by an American GI who served in Vietnam offers a powerful narrative for readers with an interest in the effects of war and violence, American involvement in Vietnam and how trauma can be a catalyst for transformation"--Provided by publisher.

Exploration & colonial America (1492-1755)

May 13, 2016
Ipswich, Massachusetts : Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Publishing, [2013]
2 volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm.
volume 2. Sermons and Narratives on Religious Life. To His Loving Friends, the Adventurers for New-England ; A Model of Christian Charity ; Transcript of the Trial of Anne Hutchinson ; A Brief Recognition of New England's Errand into the Wilderness ; The Quaker Ideal of Religious Tolerance ; The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson ; The Salem Witch Trials: The Case against John and Elizabeth Proctor ; The Negro Christianized ; Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God/The Great Awakening ; The Essential Rights and Liberties of Protestants ; Supplemental Historical Documents: Government the Pillar of the Earth ; Britain's Mercies, and Britain's Duties ; A Discourse Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers -- Narratives on Colonial Life. The Journal of Madam Knight ; History of the Dividing Line: Run in the Year 1728 ; In Defense of John Peter Zenger and the Press ; Letters on Plantation Life ; Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pennsylvania ; Gottlieb Mittelberger's Journey to Pennsylvania ; A Stranger in a Strange Land: Some Account of the Fore Part of the Life of Elizabeth Ashbridge ; Supplemental Historical Documents: A Discourse Concerning the Currencies of the British Plantations in America -- Documents Illustrative of Slavery and Indentured Servitude. The Virginia Slave Codes 1662-1705 ; The Selling of Joseph: A Memorial ; Documents Illustrative of the History of the Slave Trade to America ; A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture, a Native of Africa ; Letter from Governor Bull to the Royal Council Regarding the Stono Rebellion, October 1739 ; Slave Code of South Carolina ; Benjamin Franklin on Reverend George Whitefield ; The Present State of Virginia ; Supplemental Historical Documents: Documents on Indentured Servitude: Richard Frethhorne's Letter and John Hammond's Leah and Rachel ; An Exhortation and Caution to Friends Concerning Buying or Keeping of Negroes -- Appendixes: Chronological List ; Historical Timeline ; Web Resources ; Bibliography ; Index.
"Begins with a collection of exploration and colonial documents, including important journals of exploration, reports of New World settlements, early political tracts on self-governing. Also included are narratives on colonial life and slavery and indentured servitude. An important supplement to each historical document is a carefully designed lesson plan, which follows national history standards for learning, to guide students and educators in document analysis and historical comprehension. Study questions, activities, and suggested author pairings will establish the legacy of documents and authorship for readers today. In addition, comparative analysis highlights how every document emerges from a myriad of social and political influences. A historical timeline, maps, and a bibliography of important supplemental readings will support readers in understanding the broader historical events and subjects in the period. An introduction for each of the major subjects covered in the title considers the significance of document analysis for students and educators.--Publisher information.

The American Revolution (1754-1805)

May 13, 2016
Ipswich, Massachusetts : Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Publishing, [2013]
2 volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm.
volume 2. The Revolution in Letters. Letters of Abigail Adams to John Adams ; Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies ; Account of Shays's Rebellion ; Letter on the Rebellion in Springfield ; Letters on Independence ; Letter from George Washington to Martha Washington, June 18, 1775 ; Letter to the Committee of Merchants in London ; Letter on the Virginia Constitution ; Letters from an American Farmer ; From the Commissioners for Negotiating a Peace with Great Britain ; Letters of a Countryman ; New York Legislature Committee of Correspondence to George Washington ; Supplemental Historical Documents: Peter Brown's Letter to His Mother, Following the Battle of Bunker Hill ; Letter from Oliver Wolcott to Roger Newberry ; Letters Concerning the Revolution ; George Washington's Letter to Bushrod Washington ; The Boisterous Sea of Liberty -- Voice of Formation and Dissent. A Journal of the Life, Gospel Labours, and Christian Experience of that Faithful Minister of Jesus Christ, John Woolman ; Liberty Further Extended ; New York Mechanics Declaration of Independence ; The Gleaner Contemplates the Future Prospects of Women in this "Enlightened Age" ; An Address to the Negroes in the State of New York ; Of the Mode of Education Proper in a Republic ; Letters on Education with Observations on Religious and Metaphysical Subjects ; On the Education of Youth in America ; An Account of the Supremest Court of Judicature in Pennsylvania, viz., the Court of the Press ; Of Man, as a Member of Society, Lectures on Law ; A Letter to Thomas Jefferson ; A Charge Delivered to the Brethren of the African Lodge ; Supplemental Historical Documents: Cato's Letter and Petition to the Pennsylvania Assembly -- American Indian Narratives. Beloved Brethren ; Joseph Brant to Lord George Germain ; We Can Retreat No Farther ; Supplemental Historical Documents: Speech of Senghnagenrat, an Oneida Chief ; Speech of the United Indian Nations, at Their Confederate Council, Held Near the Mouth of the Detroit River ; Letter to President Washington (Seneca Chiefs Big Tree, Cornplanter, Half-Town) -- African Slave Narratives. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African ; A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture, A Native of Africa ; Supplemental Historical Documents: Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley, a Native African and a Slave -- Appendixes: Chronological List ; Historical Timeline ; Web Resources ; Bibliography ; Index.
This title in the series chronicles key documents during the revolutionary era. Included are founding documents, speeches and political tracts, political sermons, and letters. Also included are Native American and African slave narratives. An important supplement to each historical document is a carefully designed lesson plan, which follows national history standards for learning, to guide students and educators in document analysis and historical comprehension. Study questions, activities, and suggested author pairings will establish the legacy of documents and authorship for readers today. In addition, comparative analysis highlights how every document emerges from a myriad of social and political influences. A historical timeline, maps, and a bibliography of important supplemental readings will support readers in understanding the broader historical events and subjects in the period. An introduction for each of the major subjects covered in the title considers the significance of document analysis for students and educators.--Publisher information.

The emergence of modern America (1874-1917)

May 13, 2016
xvi, 322 pages ; 26 cm.
Edition statement supplied by publisher.
The end of the frontier and the start of a new era : "The rush to Oklahoma" ; "The significance of the frontier in American history" -- Labor pains : "Account of the Haymarket Riot" ; Eugene Debs: "What can we do for working people?" ; Frick's fracas: Henry Frick makes his case ; The Homestead Strike: a congressional view ; Senator Sherman on the Pullman strike ; Coal strike hearings: the miners testify ; "Echoes from the recent Pennsylvania coal strike" -- The lives of workers : From How the other half lives ; An immigrant garment worker's "days and dreams" ; Jane Addams: "Child labor and other dangers of childhood" ; From The jungle ; Child labor in the New York City tenements ; Fire hazards in New York City factories -- Capital concerns : Wall Street owns the country ; Populist party platform, 1892 ; President Grover Cleveland on repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act ; "Political causes of the business depression" ; Andrew Carnegie: "The gospel of wealth" -- Conflicts farther afield : Queen Liliuokalani to President Benjamin Harrison ; Report on the Battle of Santiago ; Platform of the American Anti-Imperialist League ; "Subjugation on the Philippines Iniquitous" ; The war prayer ; US-Mexico tensions -- Minorities and mistreatments : Chinese Exclusion Act ; Address of the Lake Mohonk Conference on Indian Affairs ; Plessy v. Ferguson ; W.E.B. Du Bois: "Strivings of the Negro people" ; W.E.B. Du Bois: "The study of the Negro problems" ; A Mississippi governor opposes black education ; "What it means to be colored in the capital of the U.S.A." ; A skeptical view of Mexican immigrants in the United States ; W.E.B. Du Bois: "Socialism and the Negro problem" -- Women, suffrage, and society : Petition to US Congress for women's suffrage ; Frances Willard: Address to the National Council of Women ; From Youth's Educator for Home and Society ; On American motherhood ; "Women's suffrage in a democratic republic" ; Petition from the Women Voters Anti-Suffrage Party -- Reformers and remedies : "The absurd effort to make the world over" ; Frances Willard on Christian social responsibility ; Jane Addams on settlement houses ; John Dewey on social organization and the individual ; President Theodore Roosevelt on the conservation of natural resources ; Declaration of the conservation conference ; An argument for prohibition -- A technological breakthrough : The Wright brothers' first powered flight.
Provides an in-depth analysis of sixty primary source documents, introducing the document's historical context, followed by a description of the author's life and circumstances in which the document was written.

Assholes : a theory of Donald Trump

May 13, 2016
James, Aaron (Aaron J.)
New York : Doubleday, 2016.
127 pages ; 17 cm
The Ass-Clown and the Asshole -- A Force for Good? -- The Strongman -- Saving the Marriage.
"Finally, the unnerving, seemingly inexplicable phenomenon that is the political rise of Donald Trump explained--just in time to save democracy and the world. When Aaron James first published his groundbreaking and bestselling book Assholes : A Theory in 2012, little did he or we know that he had written one of the prophetic books of our time. Donald Trump was featured prominently in that book as an exemplary asshole, of course; in this urgent new broadside, Aaron James applies the tenets of asshole theory rigorously and directly to the man as Trump continues his relentless drive to become the Republican presidential candidate. Never has an account of the asshole as a major problem for the rest of us been more called for. Never have the techniques of what James calls 'asshole management' been so desperately needed. I'm not joking. A book of potentially world historical importance. At the very least an instant bestseller"-- Provided by publisher.

In the arena : good citizens, a great republic, and how one speech can reinvigorate America

May 13, 2016
Hegseth, Pete.
New York : Threshold Editions, 2016.
xvii, 285 pages ; 24 cm
"Threshold non-fiction original hardcover"--Title page verso.
An Invitation: The Man in the Arena -- Introduction: The Strong Man Stumbles -- Part I: The "Good Citizen" : Roosevelt's Speech and Our Republic -- Hold Your Own : The Virtues and Duties of Citizenship -- Great Republics : Why France Fell and Why America Could -- The Orator : The Left's Cultural Seduction -- Part II: The "Good Patriot" : Our War and America in the World -- Citizen of the World : The World the Left Wrought -- Is It Right to Prevail? : Our Fight for Iraq -- Fight Hard : Learning the Right Lessons Since 9/11 -- Part III: "The Power of Looking Ahead" : The Future of Our Republic -- Equal of Opportunity : Revitalizing the American Dream -- The "Wise Statesman" : Threats to a New American Century -- A Prescription: Advancing Citizenship in a Republic -- An Exhortation: The Great Devotions.
"A vigorous call-to-arms to reignite American citizenship at home and restore American power abroad, using the timeless truths of Teddy Roosevelt's iconic 'Man in the Arena' speech, by the Fox News contributor and decorated Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran. Pete Hegseth makes an impassioned and experiential argument for how Teddy Roosevelt's articulation of 'good citizens,' 'equality of opportunity,' and unapologetic U.S. leadership--'good patriots'--can renew our imperiled American experiment and save the free world, in this fascinating, first-hand challenge to elite progressivism, ahistorical foreign policy, and status-quo politics. Despite contention surrounding Teddy Roosevelt's legacy, Hegseth argues that the Rough Rider's exhortation serves as a timeless wake-up call for our Republic. Hegseth resurrects Roosevelt's famous 'Citizenship in a Republic' address--best known for the 'Man in the Arena' quote--as a roadmap for addressing the massive challenges facing America today. In order to rejuvenate what makes America exceptional, we must unapologetically get back into Roosevelt's arena--as engaged 'good citizens' at home and powerful 'good patriots' in the world. Bolstered by gripping personal experience, Hegseth channels Teddy Roosevelt's words to make a case for turning America's highest ideals into action through the gritty virtues of citizenship, the dogged pursuit of equal opportunity, and aggressive commitment to winning the wars we fight--including the Iraq War. An exceptional American experiment was entrusted to 'average citizens' in 1776 and has been perpetuated by every generation since"--Provided by publisher.


May 12, 2016
Stone-Kraft, Robyn, author.
Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2016]
127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"John and Joseph Blancett laid out the village of Blanchester in 1823. The community started as a central collection of log buildings among miles of farmland. Since that time, the village has grown, flourished, and suffered. The fire of 1895 destroyed most of the main commercial district at the heart of the village. Sons were sent off to fight in the Civil War and both World Wars. Through it all, Blanchester grew and thrived, and the community celebrated its centennial in 1924 -- a year late. Today, Blanchester is still a tightly knit village, where friends greet each other as they walk down the street and community events are put on a yearly schedule."

Irish Cleveland

May 12, 2016
Myers, John, J.D.
Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2015]
127 pages : illustrations, 24 cm.

Lost Akron

May 12, 2016
Price, Mark J., 1963- author.
Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2015.
190 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Lost Youngstown

May 12, 2016
Posey, Sean T., author.
Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2016.
173 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

India's war : World War II and the making of modern South Asia

May 11, 2016
Raghavan, Srinath, author.
New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2016.
xvii, 554 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Poltics of War -- Defence of India -- Competing Offers -- Mobilizing India -- Into Africa -- The Oil Campaigns -- Fox Hunting -- Collapsing Dominoes -- Coils of War -- Declarations for India -- Rumour and Revolt -- Indian National Armies -- Allies at War -- War Economy -- Around the Mediterranean -- Preparation -- Back to Burma -- Post-War.
"Between 1939 and 1945 India underwent irreversible change when Indians suddenly found themselves fighting in World War II, and the author paints a picture of battles abroad and life on the home front, arguing that the war is crucial to explaining why colonial rule ended in South Asia,"--NoveList.

Suspected of independence : the life of Thomas McKean, America's first power broker

May 11, 2016
McKean, David (Director of policy planning)
New York : PublicAffairs, a Member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016].
xxi, 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction: the grand procession -- Part I. The patriot -- The early years -- The Stamp Act Congress -- A new city -- Soldiers and statesmen -- The fight for independence -- War -- "Love me and pray for me" -- Part II. The jurist -- Chief Justice McKean -- Occupation of Philadelphia -- Alliance with France -- The treason trials -- President McKean -- The Siege of Yorktown -- The Longchamps Affair -- The end of war -- "An assembly of demigods" -- Rule of law -- Part III. The politician -- The tides of change -- The election of 1796 -- The rise of republicanism -- Governor McKean -- The election of 1800 -- Pinnacle of power -- The last signer -- Epilogue.

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