New Arrivals · History

March 30, 2017
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Ike and McCarthy : Dwight Eisenhower's secret campaign against Joseph McCarthy

March 29, 2017
Nichols, David A. (David Allen), 1939- author.
©2017
xiii, 385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part I. 1953: priorities: The first confrontation; "Don't join the book burners!"; "You're in the army now!"; The secretary and the senator; The turning point -- Part II. 1954: mobilization: "Eisenhower's first move"; "Not fit to wear that uniform"; Saving Robert Stevens; Eisenhower in command; A political D-Day -- Part III. 1954: vindication: "A war of maneuver"; Countdown; The Eisenhower-McCarthy hearings; Protecting the president; "No sense of decency?"
"Describes how President Eisenhower used surrogates to orchestrate a secret campaign against the powerful Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy best known for his anti-Communist witch hunt, that ultimately resulted in McCarthy being censured and discredited,"--NoveList.

Who thought this was a good idea? : and other questions you should have answers to when you work in the White House

March 29, 2017
Mastromonaco, Alyssa, 1976- author.
New York : Twelve, 2017.
viii, 248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Introduction: You're probably wondering how I ended up in this situation -- Leadership, or born to run things -- Preparedness, or the patron saint of digestion -- Independence, or you can't just tagalong -- Self-awareness, or are you there, FEMA? It's me, Alyssa -- Some personal shit you should probably know -- Confidence, or the hope flood -- Humility, or changes we can believe in, sort of, if we have to -- Risk-taking, or Ah-LEES-ah goes to brooklyn -- Resilience, or a "serious" breakdown -- Kindness, or a spirit soars over Denali -- Conclusion: Politics, now with less Navy.
"If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would look something like this. WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA? is an intimate and admiring portrait of a president, a candid book of advice for young women, and a promising debut from a savvy political star"-- Provided by publisher.

The Gulf : the making of an American sea

March 29, 2017
Davis, Jack E., 1956- author.
©2017
x, 592 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Prologue: History, nature, and a forgotten sea -- Introduction: Birth -- Part one: Estuaries, and the lie of the land and sea : aborigines and colonizing Europeans. Mounds ; El golfo de México ; Unnecessary death ; A most important river, and a "magnificent" bay -- Part two: Sea and sky : American debuts in the nineteenth century. Manifest destiny ; A fishy sea ; The wild fish that tamed the coast ; Birds of a feather, shot together -- Part three: Preludes to the future. From bayside to beachside ; Oil and the Texas toe dip ; Oil and the Louisiana plunge ; Islands, shifting sands of time ; Wind and water -- Part four: Saturation and loss : post-1945. The growth coast ; Florida worry, Texas slurry ; Rivers of stuff ; Runoff, and runaway ; Sand in the hourglass ; Losing the edge -- Epilogue: A success story amid so much else.
Significant beyond tragic oil spills and hurricanes, the Gulf has historically been one of the world's most bounteous marine environments, supporting human life for millennia. Based on the premise that nature lies at the center of human existence, Davis takes readers on a compelling and, at times, wrenching journey from the Florida Keys to the Texas Rio Grande, along marshy shorelines and majestic estuarine bays, both beautiful and life-giving, though fated to exploitation by esurient oil men and real-estate developers. Davis shares previously untold stories, parading a vast array of historical characters past our view: sports-fishermen, presidents, Hollywood executives, New England fishers, the Tabasco king, a Texas shrimper, and a New York architect who caught the "big one". Sensitive to the imminent effects of climate change, and to the difficult task of rectifying the assaults of recent centuries, this book suggests how a penetrating examination of a single region's history can inform the country's path ahead. -- adapted from book jacket.

History exposed

March 28, 2017
Rehmeyer, Julie, author.
San Francisco, CA : Condé Nast, 2010.
pages [124-129] : illustrations ; 28 cm
This article by Julie Rehmeyer discusses the Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 that is housed in the Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection.
"Riverboat workers. Drawn curtains. Clock faces. In 1848, a set of daguerreotypes captured a stunning detailed panorama of bustling middle America. Zoom in and the past comes to life"--Caption.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

March 28, 2017
United States. National Park Service, author.
[Washington, D.C.?] : National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 2016.
2 volumes : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm
Title from cover.
"April 2016"--Spine.

Hell's traces : one murder, two families, thirty-five Holocaust memorials

March 27, 2017
Ripp, Victor, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
206 pages ; map ; 22 cm
"An unsentimental meditation on memory and loss that recounts the author's search for a Holocaust memorial that speaks to the death of his young cousin. In July 1942, the French police in Paris, acting for the German military government, arrested Victor Ripp's three-year-old cousin. Two months later, Alexandre was killed in Auschwitz. To try to make sense of this act, Ripp looks at it through the prism of family history. In addition to Alexandre, ten members of Ripp's family on his father's side died in the Holocaust. The family on his mother's side, numbering thirty people, was in Berlin when Hitler came to power. Without exception they escaped the Final Solution. Hell's Traces tells the story of the two families' divergent paths not as distant history but as something experienced directly."--Provided by publisher.

Letters to Ann : the Korean War, 1950-1951

March 27, 2017
Hughes, John Francis, 1922-1981.
Denver : Ann Marie, ©2013.
176 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm
"Ann Isabel Hughes, who was daughter of Mary Lydia and John Francis Hughes ... was nearing her fourth birthday when she first started to receive notes and drawings from her father while he served in the Korean War"--Preface.
The letters -- Bronze Star medal -- Saying goodbye.

The Italian Folgore parachute division : operations in North Africa 1940-43

March 24, 2017
Morisi, Paolo, author.
©2016
xix, 206 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Machine generated contents note: 1. Recruitment and Training -- 2. Malta -- 3. Major Operations Prior to El Alamein -- 4. Operation ̀Lightfoot' -- 5. Tunisian Campaign, 1943 -- 6. Conclusion: Folgore -- An Assessment -- Appendices -- I. Orders of Battle -- II. List of Gold Medal for Military Valor Recipients.

The collapse of Price's raid : the beginning of the end in Civil War Missouri

March 24, 2017
Lause, Mark A., author.
©2016
vi, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Prologue : the making of a raid : the spectre of Quindaro -- The raid and the pursuit. Of liberation and occupation : Boonville, October 8-13 -- The railroad : Sedalia to Warrensburg, October 14-18 -- The river : Glasgow and beyond the Missouri, October 14-17 -- The third army. Arrival of the Army of the Border : to Lexington and beyond, October 17-20 -- From the Little Blue to the Big Blue : the fight for Independence, October 21 --The Big Blue and the reprise : from Independence to the Kansas line, October 22 -- October 23. Brush Creek : from the mists -- Byram's Ford through Bloody Hill : the late morning -- Across the prairie to Indian Creek : the afternoon into the night -- Union victories. Flight and pursuit : Indian Creek to the Mounds, October 24-25 -- Judgment day : the Mounds, Trading Post, Mine Creek, Charlot, and the Marmiton, October 25 -- Into the Ozarks : to Newtonia and beyond, October 26-31 -- Epilogue : sins of the fathers : November's decision.

The Swamp Fox : how Francis Marion saved the American Revolution

March 24, 2017
Oller, John, author.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, [2016]
xiii, 368 pages : illustration, maps ; 24 cm
Prologue: the darkest hour -- A most uncivil war -- A spirit of toleration -- Frontier lessons -- Manning the ramparts -- Commander of the 2nd Regiment -- Birth of a partisan -- Hitting and running -- My little excursions -- Dead man's hand -- The Swamp Fox -- I must drive Marion out of that country -- I have not the honor of your acquaintance -- Two very enterprising officers -- Hound and fox -- Fox and hound -- A war of posts -- Ball of fire -- Winning by losing -- Dog days -- The most galling fire -- At Eutaw Springs the valiant died -- Watchful anxiety -- As soon as they can spare me -- To prevent the effusion of blood -- An affectionate farewell -- The purest patriotism.
In the darkest days of the American Revolution, Francis Marion and his band of militia freedom fighters kept hope alive for the patriot cause during the critical British "southern campaign." Employing insurgent guerrilla tactics that became commonplace in later centuries, Marion and his brigade inflicted enemy losses that were individually small but cumulatively a large drain on British resources and morale. Although many will remember the stirring adventures of the "Swamp Fox" from the Walt Disney television series of the late 1950s and the fictionalized Marion character played by Mel Gibson in the 2000 film The Patriot, the real Francis Marion bore little resemblance to either of those caricatures. But his exploits were no less heroic as he succeeded, against all odds, in repeatedly foiling the highly trained, better-equipped forces arrayed against him. In this action-packed biography we meet many colorful characters from the Revolution: Banastre Tarleton, the British cavalry officer who relentlessly pursued Marion over twenty-six miles of swamp, only to call off the chase and declare (per legend) that "the Devil himself could not catch this damned old fox," giving Marion his famous nickname; Thomas Sumter, the bold but rash patriot militia leader whom Marion detested; Lord Cornwallis, the imperious British commander who ordered the hanging of rebels and the destruction of their plantations; "Light-Horse Harry" Lee, the urbane young Continental cavalryman who helped Marion topple critical British outposts in South Carolina; but most of all Francis Marion himself, "the Washington of the South," a man of ruthless determination yet humane character, motivated by what his peers called "the purest patriotism." In The Swamp Fox, the first major biography of Marion in more than forty years, John Oller compiles striking evidence and brings together much recent learning to provide a fresh look both at Marion, the man, and how he helped save the American Revolution.

General of the Army : George C. Marshall, soldier and statesman

March 24, 2017
Cray, Ed.
New York, N.Y. : Cooper Square Press ; [Lanham, MD] : Distributed by National Book Network, 2000.
xiv, 847 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Norton, ©1990.
A place in history -- The soldier -- The chief of staff -- The victor -- The statesman.

Civil war battlefields : walking the trails of history

March 23, 2017
Gilbert, Dave. author.
©2017
333 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 26 cm
"Civil War Trust"

E Pluribus One : reclaiming our founders' vision for a united America

March 23, 2017
Nelson, Sophia A., author.
New York : Center Street/Hachette Books Group, 2017.
338 pages ; 22 cm
15 fundamental codes of our Founding Fathers -- Prologue: E Pluribus Unum -- Section I: The citizens' codes -- Section II: The leadership codes -- Epilogue: The culmination of the Founders' vision.

Ohio legends. Volume 1

March 22, 2017
Wilson, Jeff, author.
Vandalia, Ohio : Jeff Wilson, [2017?]
147 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Cover title.
"A collection of all that is odd and remarkable about the Buckeye state! Look inside and see all the weird history, legends, folklore and trivia they don't teach in school!"--Back cover.

Ohio legends. Volume 2

March 22, 2017
Wilson, Jeff, author.
Vandalia, Ohio : Jeff Wilson, [2017?]
148 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Cover title.
"A collection of all that is odd and remarkable about the Buckeye state! Look inside and see all the weird history, legends, folklore and trivia they don't teach in school!"--Back cover.

Someone to watch over me : a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the tortured father who shaped her life

March 21, 2017
Burns, Eric, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
xxiii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
First note to readers: The problems of the story -- Prologue: Human rights -- Elliott -- Anna -- Courtship -- Marriage -- Nell's homeliness -- Nell's shyness -- Nell's fears -- Nell's loneliness -- Nell's coldness -- Second note to readers: The center of the mural -- Father, 1873-89 -- Daughter, 1917-28 -- Father, 1890-92 -- Daughter, 1932-36 -- Father, 1891 -- Daughter, 1920s-1950s -- Father, 1892-93 -- Daughter, 1936-62 -- Father, 1892-94 -- Daughter, 1948-59 -- Father, 1894 -- Daughter, 1952-62 -- Two legacies -- Epilogue: The goodnight kiss.
Eleanor Roosevelt's loveless marriage with FDR was no secret, and she had a cold relationship with most of her family, as well. Yet she was a warm person, beloved by friends, and her humanitarian work still influences the world today. Burns shows how Eleanor was shaped by her father Elliott, a lost spirit with a bittersweet story. Brother to Theodore Roosevelt, Elliot would eventually succumb to alcoholism and would be exiled to the Virginia countryside. But he kept up a close correspondence with his daughter. Burns reveals new facets to the lives of these pillars of American history.

Colour bar : the triumph of Seretse Khama and his nation

March 21, 2017
Williams, A. Susan, author.
London : Penguin Books, 2016.
xxiii, 407 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 20 cm
Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2006.
Prologue : letter from Nelson Mandela on the death of Sir Seretse Khama -- 1. From Africa to wartorn Britain -- 2. Love match -- 3. The Bechuanaland Protectorate -- 4. The decision of the Bangwato Assembly -- 5. Ruth -- 6. The dark shadow of apartheid -- 7. Our mother -- Mohumagadi -- 8. The Harragin inquiry -- 9. 'A fit and proper person to be chief' -- 10. Tricked by the British government -- 11. The humiliation of Sir Evelyn Baring -- 12. Cover-up -- 13. In Africa, but kept apart -- 14. Together in Lobatse -- 15. Into exile -- 16. Living in London -- 17. Six thousand miles away from home -- 18. Banished forever -- 19. Envoys for justice -- 20. Sorrow in Serowe -- 21. A watershed in opinion -- 22. The campaign intensifies -- 23. The ending of exile -- 24. 'Before theirs eyes it rained' -- 25. The wind of change -- 26. Pula! : Botswana 1966.
The true story of a love which defied family, Apartheid, and empire - the inspiration for the major new feature film A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike London, 1947. He was the heir to an African kingdom. She was a white English insurance clerk. When they met and fell in love, it would change the world. This is the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams, whose marriage sent shockwaves through the establishment, defied an empire - and, finally, triumphed over the prejudices of their age.

Coming out under fire : the history of gay men and women in World War II

March 21, 2017
Bérubé, Allan
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.
xix, 377 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Published by arrangements with the Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schouster, Inc."--Title page verso.
"Lambda Literary Award for gay men's nonfiction"--Page 4 of cover.
"Why we fight" -- Getting in -- Fitting in -- GI drag : a gay refuge -- "The gang's all here" : the gay life and vice control -- The fight for reform -- Pioneer experts : psychiatrists discover the gay GI -- Comrades in arms -- Fighting another war -- Rights, justice, and a new minority -- The legacy of the war.
During World War II, as the United States called on its citizens to serve in unprecedented numbers, the presence of gay Americans in the armed forces increasingly conflicted with the expanding antihomosexual policies and procedures of the military. InComing Out Under Fire, Allan Beacute;rubeacute; examines in depth and detail these social and political confrontations-not as a story of how the military victimized homosexuals, but as a story of how a dynamic power relationship developed between gay citizens and their government, transforming them both.

FDR on his houseboat, 1924-1926 : the Larooco log

March 20, 2017
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2016]
xi, 213 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
This nautical log of FDR's time spent on his houseboat in the Florida Keys--from 1924-1926, while stricken with polio--reveals a rare account of the man before he would become President.

The less you know, the better you sleep : Russia's road to terror and dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin

March 20, 2017
Satter, David, 1947- author.
©2016.
xvi, 221 pages ; 22 cm
The 1999 apartment bombings -- Yeltsin : chaos and criminality -- The power vertical -- Selective terror -- A system under threat -- Russia's fate.
"In December 2013, David Satter became the first American journalist to be expelled from Russia since the Cold War. The Moscow Times said it was not surprising that he was expelled, "it was surprising it took so long." Satter is known in Russia for having written that the apartment bombings in 1999, which were blamed on Chechens and brought Putin to power, were actually carried out by the Russian FSB security police. In this book, Satter tells the story of the apartment bombings and how Boris Yeltsin presided over the criminalization of Russia, why Vladimir Putin was chosen as his successor, and how Putin has suppressed all opposition while retaining the appearance of a pluralist state. As the threat represented by Russia becomes increasingly clear, Satter's description of where Russia is and how it got there will be of vital interest to anyone concerned about the dangers facing the world today."--Dust jacket.

March 1917 : on the brink of war and revolution

March 17, 2017
Englund, Will, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
x, 387 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Go! Go! Go!" -- "A crime against civilization" -- "Rich earth, rotting leaves" -- "You fellows are in for it" -- "We have had to push, and push, and push" -- "People think it will be very bloody" -- "A twilight zone" -- "No, sir, boss" -- "A pleasant air of verisimilitude" -- "We are sitting on a volcano" -- "Cossacks, riding up and down" -- "Happier days for all humanity" -- "Nothing to lose but their miserable lives" -- "The great liberal leader of the world" -- "It might be all right for you to have your little pocket gun" -- "Like a river at flood" -- "To scold an earthquake" -- "Reeked with patriotism" -- "A mending of their troubles" -- "The lid is kept screwed down" -- "When the man-world is mad for war" -- "History will count you right".
"'We are provincials no longer,' declared Woodrow Wilson on March 5, 1917, at his second inauguration. He spoke on the eve of America's entrance into World War I, just as Russia teetered between autocracy and democracy. In the face of turmoil in Europe, Wilson was determined to move America away from the isolationism that had defined the nation's foreign policy and to embrace an active role in shaping world affairs. Just ten days later, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated the Russian throne, ending a three-centuries-long dynasty and plunging his country into a new era of uncertainty, ultimately paving the way for the creation of a Soviet empire. Within a few short weeks, at Wilson's urging, Congress voted to declare war on Germany, asserting the United States' new role as a global power and its commitment to spreading American ideals abroad. Yet at home it remained a Jim Crow nation, and African Americans had their own struggle to pursue. American women were agitating for the vote and a greater role in society, and labor strife was rampant. As a consequence of the war that followed, the United States and Russia were to endure a century of wariness and hostility that flickers and flares to this day. This book reexamines these tumultuous events and their consequences in a compelling new analysis. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary Russian and American diaries, memoirs, oral histories, and newspaper accounts, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Will Englund examines the dreams of that year's warriors, pacifists, activists, revolutionaries, and reactionaries" --Inside jacket.

The Syrian conflict

March 17, 2017
Capek, Michael, author.
©2017
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Arab Spring and the boys of Deraa -- The deep roots of turmoil -- The Assads--the lions of Damascus -- A constantly shifting war -- The religious divide -- The rise of ISIS -- A humanitarian crisis -- What's next?
"The Syrian Conflict covers the struggle that erupted in Syria in early 2011, discussing the key players, the underlying causes, and the continuing human toll of the violence."--Publisher's website.

Survivors club : the true story of a very young prisoner of Auschwitz

March 16, 2017
Bornstein, Michael, 1940- author.
© 2017
xviii, 348 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Remember the cup -- Bloody Monday -- The round up -- What snuck in with the laundry -- The judenrat -- Look forward -- Money talks -- Predictions from the underground -- Cousin Ruth -- Last-chance decisions -- Trapped -- The parting gift -- B-1148 -- Punishment at Auschwitz -- News from the fence -- An unexpected departure -- A lucky illness -- Visitors for Ruth -- Picture in history -- Home -- Aunt Hilda -- Ghostface -- A knock at the door -- A splash of yellow in Zarki -- Survivors club -- American dream -- At a crossroads -- All that remained -- Backyard encounter -- City of rubble -- The dark side of Munich -- The lady with the swastika necklace -- The bar mitzvah boy.
"The incredible true story of Michael Bornstein--who at age 4 was one of the youngest children to be liberated from Auschwitz--and of his family"-- Provided by publisher.

Over-the-Rhine walking tours. A, Washington Park.

March 16, 2017
Cincinnati : Miami Purchase Association for Historic Preservation, [1979?]
1 sheet (8 unnumbered panels) : illustrations, map ; 22 x 51 cm, folded to 22 x 11 cm
Covers included in pagination count. Item is a long sheet of stiff tan paper, accordion folded to 8 pages.|5OC
"With the support of the Ohio Arts Council"--Back panel.
A walking tour of the Cincinnati Over-the-Rhine neighborhood containing information on landmarks such as Washington Park, Memorial Hall, Cincinnati Music Hall, Nast Trinity Methodist Church, and First English Lutheran Church.

Over-the-Rhine walking tours. B, Findlay Market.

March 16, 2017
Cincinnati : Miami Purchase Association for Historic Preservation, [1979?]
1 sheet (8 unnumbered panels) : illustrations, map ; 22 x 51 cm, folded to 22 x 11 cm
Covers included in pagination count. Item is a long sheet of stiff gold paper, accordion folded to 8 pages.|5OC
"With the support of the Ohio Arts Council"--Back panel.
A walking tour of the Cincinnati Over-the-Rhine neighborhood containing information on landmarks such as Findlay Market, Glass Alley, Phillippus Church, and the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company.

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