New Arrivals · History

July 2, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

No better friend : one man, one dog, and their extraordinary story of courage and survival in WWII

July 1, 2015
Weintraub, Robert, author.
New York : Little, Brown & Company, 2015.
x, 387 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : map, illustrations ; 25 cm
Mascot -- Dog overboard -- Shore leave -- War -- Amour -- War dogs -- Frank -- Force Z -- Flight -- Day of destruction : February 14, 1942 -- Posic -- Pompong -- Sumatra -- Padang -- Imprisoned -- Gloegoer -- POW #81-A -- Subterfuge -- Hell ship -- Reunion -- Pakan Baroe -- Pig Face and King Kong -- Railway of death -- Freedom -- Hero -- Africa.
"[T]ells the remarkable story of Royal Air Force technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met in an internment camp during WWII. Judy was a fiercely loyal animal who sensed danger and instinctively mistrusted anyone in enemy uniform. Their relationship deepened throughout their imprisonment. The prisoners suffered severe beatings which Judy would interrupt with her barking. The dog became a beacon for the men, who saw in her survival a flicker of hope for their own. Judy was the war's only canine POW, and when she passed away in 1950, she was buried in her Air Force jacket. Williams would never own another dog. Their story--of an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstance--is one of the great undiscovered sagas of World War II"-- Provided by publisher.

Battle of the Bulge : adapted from The guns at last light

June 30, 2015
Atkinson, Rick.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
xvi, 237 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
An account of the Battle of the Bulge, Nazi Germany's last concerted attempt to halt the American Army advance in Europe.

Putinism : Russia and its future with the West

June 30, 2015
Laqueur, Walter, 1921-
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.
xiv, 271 pages ; 25 cm
1. The End of the Soviet Era. Perestroika ; After Gorbachev -- 2. Who Rules Russia?. The Oligarchs ; The Siloviki -- 3. The Pillars of the New Russian Idea. The Russian Orthodox Church ; Leading Thinkers of the Russian Right ; Eurasianism ; Russian Geopolitics ; Confabulation? -- 4. Putin and Putinism. Putinism -- 5. Stalin and the Fall of the Byzantine Empire. The Fall of an Empire -- 6. Demography. Russian Islam ; Tatarstan ; Opposition ; The State Party -- 7. The New National Doctrine. Back to the Roots ; The Russian Party under the Soviets ; Ivan Ilyin rediscovered -- 8. Foreign Policy and the Petrostate. Russia and the European Radical Right ; Russia and China ; The Near Abroad ; Russian Oil -- 9. Sources of Future Conflicts. The Idea of a New Empire -- Russophobia and Zapadophobia (fear of the West) -- The Economic Future -- The Face of the Younger Generation -- Central Asian Conflicts -- Epilogue: Kamo gryadeshi, Roosiya? : Quo vadis, Russia? -- Bibliography.
"There is no question that tensions between Russia and America are on the rise. The forced annexation of Crimea, the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, and the Russian government's treatment of homosexuals have created diplomatic standoffs and led to a volley of economic sanctions. Much of the blame for Russia's recent hostility towards the West has fallen on steely-eyed President Vladimir Putin, and Americans have begun to wonder if they are witnessing the rebirth of Cold War-style dictatorship. Not so fast, argues veteran historian Walter Laqueur. For two decades Laqueur has been ahead of the curve, predicting events in post-Soviet Russia with uncanny accuracy. In Putinism, he deftly demonstrates how three long-standing pillars of Russian ideology: a strong belief in the Orthodox Church, a sense of Eurasian 'manifest destiny,' and a fear of foreign enemies, continue to exert a powerful influence on the Russian populace. As a result, Putin may well be much more a servant of his people than we think. Topical and provocative, Putinism contains much more than historical analysis. Looking to the future, Laqueur explains how the tendency to view Russia as a Cold War relic is dangerous and premature. Russia can, and will, continue to challenge the West so it is in our best interest to figure out exactly who it is we are facing--and what they want--before it is too late"-- Provided by publisher.

History of Kentucky

June 30, 2015
Collins, Lewis, 1797-1870.
Louisville, Ky. : John P. Morton & Co., 1924.
2 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm

The Oregon Trail : a new American journey

June 26, 2015
Buck, Rinker, 1950- author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
450 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Buck's epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way-- in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn't been attempted in a century-- tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country.

The rival queens : Catherine De' Medici, her daughter Marguerite De Valois, and the betrayal that ignited a kingdom

June 26, 2015
Goldstone, Nancy Bazelon, author.
New York : Little, Brown, and Company, 2015.
434 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Part I. Margot's mother, Catherine de' Medici -- "The Queen, my mother" -- The King is dead, long live the King -- The Queen and the colloquy -- A short war... -- ... And a long trip -- Part II. Catherine's daughter Marguerite de Valois -- The flying squadron -- Fall from grace -- The marriage trap -- Queen Margot -- Queen of Paris -- Of mignons and mistresses -- The great escape -- A royal hostage -- Queen of spies -- Royal rivalries -- Queen of Navarre -- Part III. The rival queens -- The lovers' war -- A royal scandal -- The Queen's revolt -- Prisoner of war -- Three funerals and a mass -- The return of the Queen. -- Epilogue.
Goldstone documents the turbulent mother-daughter relationship between Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois to explore the court politics, assassinations, espionage and betrayals that shaped their time.

Red : a history of the redhead

June 25, 2015
Harvey, Jacky Colliss, author
New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2015.
230 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 21 cm
Introduction -- Way, way back, many centuries ago -- Black and white and red all over -- Different for girls -- The excrement of the head -- Sinners and stunners -- Rapunzel, Rapunzel -- Freaks of fashion -- Redhead days.
Stereotypes of redheaded women range from the funloving scatterbrain to the fiery-tempered vixen or the penitent prostitute. Red-haired men are often associated with either the savage barbarian or the redheaded clown. But why is this so? Harvey begins her quest in prehistory and traces the redhead gene as it made its way out of Africa with the early human diaspora, only to emerge under Northern skies. She goes on to the modern age of art, and literature, and the first positive symbols of red hair in children's characters; the genetic and chemical decoding of red hair; and finally, red hair in contemporary culture, from advertising and exploitation to "gingerism" and the new movement against bullying.

The county of Noble : a history of Noble County, Ohio, from the earliest days, with special chapter on military affairs, and special attention given to resources

June 23, 2015
Mt. Vernon, IN (6628 Uebelhack Rd., Mt. Vernon, IN 47620) : Windmill Publications, 2000.
255, 77 pages ; 26 cm
Reprint. Originally published: Madison, Wis. : Selwyn A. Brant, 1904.
Includes surname index.

Life along the Ohio : a sesquicentennial history of Ludlow, Kentucky

June 23, 2015
Schroeder, David E., author.
©2014.
x, 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Letters home : George Butler Turner and the 92nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Marietta, Ohio, to Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, July 1862 to November 1863

June 23, 2015
Vezza, Dianne Wehrs.
Milford, Ohio : Little Miami Pub. Co., 2013.
239 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
Letters home, July 31, 1862 to November 22, 1863 -- Letter index with historical annotations -- Education -- Military -- After death, George Butler Turner.

The living memories project : legacies that last

June 23, 2015
Milford, Ohio : Little Miami Publishing Co., 2014.
xii, 196 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Nordic, Central and Southeastern Europe.

June 22, 2015
Harpers Ferry, WV : Stryker-Post Publications,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for <2004-2015/16> by Wayne C. Thompson.
Imprint varies: <2013-2015/16> Lanham, Md.

Julia and Ulys : the childhood, courtship, and marriage of General and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant

June 22, 2015
Lambert, Lois J., author.
©2013
xiv, 206 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
"Volume I of the series The Generals' ladies."
Environs of childhood: Missouri -- Environs of childhood: Ohio -- The courtship -- The marriage of Ulysses and Julia -- A long separation -- Farewell to Army life -- Threats of war.
"The attraction of this couple may appear to the casual observer as the most unlikely of relationships. They experienced quite different circumstances, which included wildly diverse economic and social conditions as well as polar opposite political views during their childhood and developmental years. The prospect of theirs ever being one of the most deep and devoted love stories of the time would have seemed to most observers as highly unlikely, if not impossible. Through all their challenges--financial reversals, the Civil War, and the great responsibilities Grant faced on the field of battle, their unwavering love for and devotion to each other held firm."--Publisher's description.

Edward II : the unconventional king

June 19, 2015
Warner, Kathryn, author.
Stroud, United Kingdom : Amberley, 2014.
319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table ; 24 cm
"Foreword by Ian Mortimer"--Cover.

One man against the world : the tragedy of Richard Nixon

June 19, 2015
Weiner, Tim.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
xi, 369 pages : illustration ; 25 cm

Message from the President of the United States, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, communicating information relative to the operations of the United States squadron on the west coast of Africa : the condition of the American colonies there, and the commerce of the United States therewith.

June 18, 2015
United States. President (1841-1845 : Tyler)
[Washington, D.C.] : [Government Printing Office], [1845]
414 pages : folded map, tables (some folded) ; 24 cm.
Includes correspondence from M.C. Perry to the Navy Dept and the roll of emigrants that were sent to the colony of Liberia, Western Africa, by the American Colonization Society and its auxiliaries up through September 1843.
"February 26, 1845. Read. February 28, 1845. Ordered to be printed."

Primates of Park Avenue : a memoir

June 17, 2015
Martin, Wednesday.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
vii, 248 pages ; 22 cm
Comme il Faut -- Playdate Pariah -- Going Native : Mommy Wants a Birkin -- Manhattan Geisha -- Girls Club of Manhattan -- A Xanax and a Bloody Mary -- A Rainy Day -- Summary Fieldnotes.
"Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and primatology, she tried looking at her new world through that lens, and suddenly things fell into place. She understood the other mothers' snobbiness at school drop-off when she compared them to olive baboons. Her obsessional quest for a Hermes Birkin handbag made sense when she realized other females wielded them to establish dominance in their troop. And so she analyzed tribal migration patterns; display rituals; physical adornment, mutilation, and mating practices; extra-pair copulation; and more. Her conclusions are smart, thought-provoking, and hilariously unexpected. Every city has its Upper East Side, and in Wednesday's memoir, readers everywhere will recognize the strange cultural codes of powerful social hierarchies and the compelling desire to climb them. They will also see that Upper East Side mothers want the same things for their children that all mothers want--safety, happiness, and success--and not even sky-high penthouses and chauffeured SUVs can protect this ecologically released tribe from the universal experiences of anxiety and loss. When Wednesday's life turns upside down, she learns how deep the bonds of female friendship really are. Intelligent, funny, and heartfelt, Primates of Park Avenue lifts a veil on a secret, elite world within a world--the exotic, fascinating, and strangely familiar culture of privileged Manhattan motherhood"-- Provided by publisher.

The next big thing : a history of the boom-or-bust moments that shaped the modern world

June 16, 2015
Faulk, Richard, author.
San Francisco, CA : Zest Books, [2015]
223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

New Philadelphia in vintage postcards

June 16, 2015
VanFossen, Erin L.
Charleston, SC : Arcadia, ©2004.
128 pages : chiefly illustrations, map ; 24 cm.

Hitler's last days : the death of the Nazi regime and the world's most notorious dictator

June 16, 2015
O'Reilly, Bill.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Prologue -- Key Players -- Part One. The Wolf's Lair -- Part Two. Operation Watch on the Rhine -- Part Three. In the Fuhrerbunker -- Epilogue: The Battle of Berlin -- Afterword -- The Rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party -- Auschwitz-Birkenau -- The Nuremburg Trials -- Nazi Cash, Art and Stolen Possessions -- Wehrmacht, SS and Gestapo -- Josef Stalin and the Red Army -- Last Will of Adolf Hitler -- Time Line -- The Author Recommends -- Recommended Reading -- Recommended Websites -- Recommended Viewing.
"By early 1945, the destruction of the German Nazi State seems certain. The Allied forces, led by American generals George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower, are gaining control of Europe, leaving German leaders scrambling. Facing defeat, Adolf Hitler flees to a secret bunker with his new wife, Eva Braun, and his beloved dog, Blondi. It is there that all three would meet their end, thus ending the Third Reich and one of the darkest chapters of history. Hitler's Last Days is a gripping account of the death of one of the most reviled villains of the 20th century--a man whose regime of murder and terror haunts the world even today. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing Patton, this book will have young readers--and grown-ups too--hooked on history"-- Provided by publisher.

Granada : a pomegranate in the hand of God

June 16, 2015
Nightingale, Steven, author.
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2015]
384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
One afternoon in Granada -- The Carmen of our serendipity -- The time travels of a garden -- Where walking is like flying -- Al-Andalus : notes on a hidden, lustrous, indispensable era -- Al-Andalus and 1492 : the plate tectonics of history -- A new notions of geometry and revelation -- The lucid work of love and helpfulness -- On flamenco, poetry, genius, and murder -- The secret in the labyrinth.
Explores the rich history of Granada, a region historically known for its religious tolerance and intellectualism, and describes the region's decline after the unification of Spain.

Spectacle : the astonishing life of Ota Benga

June 16, 2015
Newkirk, Pamela, author.
New York, NY : Amistad, [2015]
xvi, 297 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Léon Blum : prime minister, socialist, zionist

June 16, 2015
Birnbaum, Pierre, author.
New Haven [Connecticut] : Yale University Press, [2015]
218 pages : port. ; 22 cm.
English translation of unpublished French manuscript.
Introduction -- Portrait of a young Jew -- The Dreyfus Affair -- On love -- The heir of Jaurès : the socialist commitment -- In service of the state -- The attack -- Popular front! -- From Vichy to Buchenwald -- Kfar Blum -- Conclusion.

The Civil W[a]r ends, 1865

June 16, 2015
Bradley, Mark L., author.
Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 2015.
75 pages : illustrations, color maps, portraits ; 22 cm
Shipping list no.: 2015-0229-P.
"PIN: 104654-000."--Page [4] of cover.

History in Africa : a journal of method.

June 15, 2015
Waltham, Mass. : African Studies Association.
v. ; 23 cm.

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