New Arrivals · History

August 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War

August 29, 2014
Abbott, Karen, 1973-
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
xiii, 513 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Splendid and silent suns (a note) -- 1. 1861. The fastest girl in Virginia (or anywhere else for that matter) -- Our woman -- A shaft in her quiver -- As if they were chased by demons -- Never as pretty as her portrait shows -- Little rebel heart on fire -- Admirable self-denial -- The birds of the air -- The secret room -- Stakeout -- Hard to name -- Crinoline and quinine -- Dark and gloomy perils -- Unmasked -- The defenseless sex -- 2. 1862 -- Not your ideal of a beautiful soldier -- She will fool you out of your eyes -- Rebel vixens of the slave states -- Wise as serpents and harmless as doves -- A woman usually tells all she knows -- A slave called "Ned" -- Perfectly insane on the subject of men -- The other side of the river -- My love to all the dear boys -- One grain of manhood -- The madam looks much changed -- The Secesh Cleopatra -- The bright rush of life, the hurry of death -- She breathes, she burns -- The still, small voice -- Richmond underground -- Playing dead -- 3. 1863 -- When you think he may be killed tomorrow -- Bread or blood -- A wean that's born to be hung -- A dreadful blow -- No one ignorant of the danger -- La Belle Rebelle -- Women make war upon each other -- Please give us some of your blood -- 4. 1864 -- That unhappy country -- Despicable remedies -- The sanctuary of a modest girl -- You are very poor company -- Be prudent and never come again -- Goodbye, Mrs. Greenhow -- This verdict of lunacy -- The delicacy of the situation -- Not at all changed by death -- The sweet little man -- Like most of her sex -- 5. 1865 -- The way a child loves its mother -- As this mighty work was done.
"The never-before-told story of four real-life women who risked everything to take on a life of espionage during the Civil War"--Provided by publisher.

Warman's World War II collectibles.

August 28, 2014
Iola, WI : Krause Publications, c2007-
v. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
"Identification and price guide."

Infidel kings and unholy warriors : faith, power, and violence in the age of crusade and jihad

August 28, 2014
Catlos, Brian A.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
xvii, 390 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The Mediterranean world -- The (Jewish) man who would be king. An ornament, tarnished ; the rules of the game -- A Christian sultan in the age of "The reconquest." The Cid rides again ; Rodrigo Díaz, Taifa King of Valencia -- Kings of Sicily, kings of Africa. A Norman conquest ; Don't ask, don't tell -- Infidel rules of a heretical caliphate. After the Messiah ; Traitors and spies -- Ambition, opportunism, and the end of an era. A heavenly kingdom? ; Jerusalem restored -- The decline and fall of the Roman empire -- Holy war, a user's manual.
"Puts us on the ground in the Mediterranean world of 1050-1200, [experiencing] the sights and sounds of the region just as enlightened Islamic empires and primitive Christendom began to contest it. We learn about the siege tactics, theological disputes, and poetry of this enthralling time. And we see that people of different faiths coexisted far more frequently than we are commonly told"-- Provided by publisher.

Eisenhower : a life

August 28, 2014
Johnson, Paul, 1928-
New York : Viking, 2014.
136 pages ; 24 cm
Evolution of the perfect staff officer -- Learning to command millions -- The destruction of Nazi Germany -- Running a top university -- A fair campaign for the White House -- The presidential art of balance -- The best decade in American history.
Acclaimed historian Paul Johnson's lively, succinct biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower explores how his legacy endures today with a focus on Eisenhower's years as a five-star general and his time as the thirty-fourth President of the United States.

Royal childhood

August 28, 2014
Reynolds, Anna (Art historian), author.
London : Royal Collection, [2014]
115 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm

A world elsewhere : an American woman in wartime Germany

August 28, 2014
MacRae, Sigrid von Hoyningen-Huene.
New York : Viking, 2014.
vi, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Mademoiselle Sophie's hat -- I want my mother! give me back my mother! -- Widening circles -- Forfeits -- The bread of exile -- I never knew, ooh, ooh...what love could do, ooh, ooh... -- Life is a beautiful dream -- Abie's Irish rose -- In a thousand ways an exile -- No ground under anyone's feet -- Such fearful need -- Conditions are terrifying -- War anxiety -- More's the pity -- Intermezzo -- Barbarossa -- The home front -- Keep your mouth shut -- Give me ten years -- Flight -- Everything passes -- She and her kind -- A labyrinth without an exit -- America -- The mail must go through.
"The extraordinary love story of an American blueblood and a German aristocrat--and a riveting tale of survival in wartime Germany. Sigrid MacRae never knew her father, until a trove of letters revealed not only him, but also the singular story of her parents' intercontinental love affair. While visiting Paris in 1927, her American mother, Aimee, raised in a wealthy Connecticut family, falls in love with a charming, sophisticated Baltic German baron, a penniless exile of the Russian Revolution. They marry. But the harsh reality of post-World War I Germany is inescapable: a bleak economy and the rise of Hitler quash Heinrich's diplomatic ambitions, and their struggling family farm north of Berlin drains Aimee's modest fortune. In 1941, Heinrich volunteers for the Russian front and is killed by a sniper. Widowed, living in a country soon at war with her own, Aimee must fend for herself. With home and family in jeopardy, she and her six young children flee the advancing Russian army in an epic journey, back to the country she thought she'd left behind. A World Elsewhere is a stirring narrative of two hostages to history and a mother's courageous fight to save her family"-- Provided by publisher.

After we kill you, we will welcome you back as honored guests : unembedded in Afghanistan

August 28, 2014
Rall, Ted, author.
New York : Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
xii, 226 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
The end of the beginning -- The beginning of the end -- Return of the war tourist -- Jovid, lost -- The second battle of Kunduz -- Kabul, city of blast walls -- Coming April 2067 : the Trans-Afghanistan pipeline -- Sleeping with the Taliban -- The beginning of the end -- The only way to win.
"An unflinching account-- in words and pictures-- of America's longest war by our most outspoken graphic journalist Ted Rall traveled deep into Afghanistan-- without embedding himself with U.S. soldiers, without insulating himself with flak jackets and armored SUVs-- where no one else would go (except, of course, Afghans). He made two long trips: the first in the wake of 9/11, and the next ten years later to see what a decade of U.S. occupation had wrought. On the first trip, he shouted his dispatches into a satellite phone provided by a Los Angeles radio station, attempting to explain that the booming in the background--and sometimes the foreground--were the sounds of an all-out war that no one at home would entirely own up to. Ten years later, the alternative newspapers and radio station that had financed his first trip could no longer afford to send him into harm's way, so he turned to Kickstarter to fund a groundbreaking effort to publish online a real-time blog of graphic journalism (essentially, a nonfiction comic) documenting what was really happening on the ground, filed daily by satellite. The result of this intrepid reporting is After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests-- a singular account of one determined journalist's effort to bring the realities of life in twenty-first-century Afghanistan to the world in the best way he knows how: a mix of travelogue, photography, and award-winning comics"-- Provided by publisher.

My body is a book of rules

August 28, 2014
Washuta, Elissa.
Pasadena, CA : Red Hen Press, [2014]
189 pages ; 26 cm

Philadelphia

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

Once a Hussar : a memoir of battle, capture, and escape in World War II

August 27, 2014
Ellis, Ray, 1920-
©2013
228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
In the beginning -- In sunny Palestine -- Mersa Matruh : a first taste of war -- In action near Sidi Barani -- Gennia -- Suez -- Tobruk : the first battle -- Life during the Siege of Tobruk -- The break-out from Tobruk -- In the Nile Delta -- The Battle of Knightsbridge -- First days as a prisoner of war -- A nightmare journey -- The winter at camp 53 -- A bid for freedom -- Running free -- Massa Fermana -- A journey to the mountains -- One of the family -- Repatriation.
"Once a Hussar is a vivid account of the wartime experiences of Ray Ellis, a gunner who in later life recorded this well-written, candid, and perceptive memoir of the conflict he knew as a young man seventy years ago. As an impressionable teenager, filled with national pride, he was eager to join the army and fight for his country. He enlisted in the South Notts Hussars at the beginning of World War II and started a journey that would take him through fierce fighting in the Western Desert, the deprivation suffered in an Italian prisoner-of-war camp, and a daring escape to join the partisan forces in the Apennines. His story is an honest and moving memoir that relays graphic eyewitness accounts of the horrors of warfare, but it also reveals the surprising triumphs of the human spirit in times of great hardship. Ellis's self-deprecating humor skillfully counters the harsh realities related in a personal recollection of a war that claimed so many young lives. Featuring twenty-six rare photographs from Ellis's life and experiences, Once a Hussar is a compelling and deftly told account of one soldier's life in World War II"--Provided by publisher.

Someday you will understand : my father's private World War II

August 25, 2014
Feld, Nina Wolff, author.
©2014
xiv, 287 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Part I. Hidden in plain sight. 1. Walking my father's labyrinth -- 2. Bombs, bullets, and lies -- 3. Vichy, Lyon, and the flag of rags -- 4. No exit: Marseilles, fascist Spain -- 5. And the nightmare ocean crossing -- 6. Unraveling the chaos: a kid at the Dwight School -- Part II. The long road to Ritchie -- 6. Drafted -- 7. The Ritchie boy takes on the Pentagon -- Part III. Return from exile -- 8. Coup de grace: vetting war criminals from Mussolini's masses -- 9. It is your moral duty: DPs among the ruins in Austria and Germany -- 10. "I found your gold bally shoes" -- 11. The key to the wine cellar -- 12. Details are confusing, and freedom is just another word -- Appendix to the editors of the New Yorker: A letter from Austria.
"Walter Wolff was the son of a Jewish merchant family that fled their German home when the Nazis came to power and took refuge in Brussels, Belgium. On the eve of the German invasion, in May 1940, the family began its second escape. Their sixteen-month odyssey took them through the chaos of battle in France and the dangers of living clandestinely as Jews in occupied territory, before they finally boarded the notorious freighter SS Navemar in Cadiz, Spain, to be among the last Jewish refugees admitted to the United States before Pearl Harbor. Within two years of his arrival in the States, Walter was ready to take the fight back to the Nazis as a soldier in the US Army. Trained for the Intelligence Corps at Camp Ritchie, he was sent first to Italy and then to Germany and Austria, where he interrogated POWs for potential prosecution as war criminals at Nuremberg. At the same time, he returned to the confiscated properties of his extended family, throwing out the occupiers. Telling the rousing story of a Jewish boy who fled persecution and returned to prosecute the Nazi oppressors, Walter Wolff's daughter Nina has reconstructed these events from her father's own cache of hundreds of wartime letters and photographs, which he revealed to her shortly before he died"-- Provided by publisher.

The burning of the world : a memoir of 1914

August 25, 2014
Zombory-Moldován, Béla, 1885-1967.
New York, NY : New York Review Books, [2014]
xxi, 155 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Novi -- Budapest at war -- Veszprém -- The march -- Deployment -- Into the fire -- Back to life -- Home again -- The hospital -- Leave -- Sajóvárkony -- Lovrana.
"Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of World War I , an NYRB Classics Original. The budding young Hungarian artist Bela Zombory-Moldovan was abroad on vacation when World War I broke out in August 1914. Called up by the army, he soon found himself hundreds of miles away, advancing on Russian lines--or perhaps on his own lines--and facing relentless rifle and artillery fire. Badly wounded, he returned to normal life, which now struck him as unspeakably strange. He had witnessed, he realized, the end of a way of life, of a whole world. Recently discovered among private papers and published here for the first time in any language, this extraordinary reminiscence is a deeply moving addition to the literature of the terrible war that defined the shape of the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.

Religious Institutions of Cincinnati, newspaper clippings : from approximately 1980-2001

August 22, 2014
Cincinnati (Ohio) : Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, [1980-2001]
3 volumes (loose-leaf) : illustrations ; 30 cm
Volume one contains an alphabetized list of religious institutions.
[Vol. 1.] (A-K) -- [v. 2.] (L-S [p1]) -- [v. 3.] (S[p2]-Z)

Western Europe.

August 18, 2014
Washington, D.C. : Stryker-Post Publications.
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Written by: 1982-<2014/15> Wayne C. Thompson.
Imprint varies: 2010, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. ; 2011- <2014/15> Lanham, Md.

Nordic, Central and Southeastern Europe.

August 18, 2014
Harpers Ferry, WV : Stryker-Post Publications,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for <2004-2014/15> by Wayne C. Thompson.
Imprint varies: <2013-2014/15> Lanham, Md.

A history of our time : readings on postwar America

August 18, 2014
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
xiv, 434 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
pt. 9 The United States and the world in the post-Cold War era : From the Persian Gulf War to Iraq and Afghanistan : confronting the post-Cold War world / George C. Herring -- 9/11 / Peter Coates, Vincent Vok -- The "Axis of Evil" Speech : President Bush's State of the Union address (2002) / George W. Bush -- Image of the United States (2005) / Pew Global Attitudes Project -- "Why the world is flat" : interview with Thomas Friedman / Daniel H. Pink -- Top ten reasons to oppose the World Trade Organization (2004) / Global Exchange.

Makers of modern Asia

August 15, 2014
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2014].
385 pages ; 24 cm.

Hoover's secret war against Axis spies : FBI counterespionage during World War II

August 14, 2014
Batvinis, Raymond J., author.
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2014]
xv, 334 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
A remarkable weekend -- Jones and Stott -- The balloon went up -- Rothschild is coming -- Art goes to London -- Ostrich -- A fool's errand -- South of the border -- The man from Buffalo -- Breach of faith -- The count from New York -- Japs, aspirin, and pep -- ND98 -- Gaston DeChant -- Koehler -- Peasant -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: FBI- radio relay station between BSC and M16 -- Appendix B: FBI special intelligence service coverage -- Appendix C: money given by the German Nazis to its agents operating in the United States -- Appendix D: genuine and fictional FBI double agents.

Lost in the Pacific : epic firsthand accounts of WWII survival against impossible odds

August 14, 2014
©2014
[xviii], 193 pages : black and white illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes index.

When Paris went dark : the City of Light under German occupation, 1940-1944

August 14, 2014
Rosbottom, Ronald C., 1942- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
xxxii, 447 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Chronology of the Occupation of Paris -- Major Personalities -- Preface -- Introduction -- A Nation Disintegrates -- Waiting for Hitler -- Minuet (1940-1941) -- City Without a Face-The Occupier's Lament -- Narrowed Lives -- The Dilemmas of Resistance -- The Most Narrowed Lives-The Hunt for Jews -- How Much Longer? (1942-1944) -- Liberation-A Whodunit -- Angry Aftermath-Back on Paris Time -- Is Paris Still Occupied? -- Appendix: De Gaulle's Speech on the Liberation of Paris -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author
On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Subsequently, an eerie sense of normalcy settled over the City of Light. Many Parisians keenly adapted themselves to the situation-even allied themselves with their Nazi overlords. At the same time, amidst this darkening gloom of German ruthlessness, shortages, and curfews, a resistance arose. Parisians of all stripes, Jews, immigrants, adolescents, communists, rightists, cultural icons such as Colette, de Beauvoir, Camus and Sartre, as well as police officers, teachers, students, and store owners-rallied around a little known French military officer, Charles de Gaulle. When Paris Went Dark evokes with stunning precision the detail of daily life in a city under occupation, and the brave people who fought against the darkness. Relying on a range of resources--memoirs, diaries, letters, archives, interviews, personal histories, flyers and posters, fiction, photographs, film and historical studies, Rosbottom has forged a groundbreaking book that will forever influence how we understand those dark years in the City of Light.

Dunmore's new world : the extraordinary life of a royal governor in Revolutionary America--with Jacobites, counterfeiters, land schemes, shipwrecks, scalping, Indian politics, runaway slaves, and two illegal royal weddings

August 14, 2014
David, James Corbett, 1977-
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2013.
viii, 270 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Family Politics, 1745-1770 -- The Absence of Empire, 1770-1773 -- Promised Land, 1773-1774 -- A Refugee's Revolution, 1775-1781 -- Abiding Ambitions, 1781-1796 -- Conclusion, 1796-1809 -- A Note on Method : Biography and Empire.

The guns of August : the outbreak of World War I

August 14, 2014
Tuchman, Barbara W. (Barbara Wertheim), 1912-1989, author.
New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014.
xxviii, 566 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm
Originally published 1962 ; preface ©1988 ; foreword ©1994 ; maps ©2014.

Above the dreamless dead : World War I in poetry and comics

August 13, 2014
New York : First Second, 2014.
144 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
The call to war -- In the trenches -- Aftermath.
A collection of World War I poetry interpreted by cartoonists.

The Opium War : drugs, dreams and the making of China

August 11, 2014
Lovell, Julia, 1975-
©2011
xxiv, 456 pages, 32 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm

The house of black and white : my life with and search for Louise Johnson Morris

August 11, 2014
Sherer, David, author.
©2014
xvi, 156 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"The memoir of a white boy who was so strongly influenced by a black woman--the family maid--that he begins searching for her three decades after she went missing. This compelling book begins in 1959 in suburban Washington, D.C., and ends in 2012. Author David Sherer was barely two years old when Louise Johnson Morris became the family maid in 1959. She grew close to the children, particularly David, and taught him many life lessons. During medical school in Boston, he discovered in 1981 that Louise had left the family. After unsuccessfully trying to learn why, he continued his life and career until late 2011, when during a mid-life crisis of sorts, he went looking for her. He eventually discovered that she was living back in her hometown of Macon, Georgia, and after a separation of thirty-one years, traveled to Macon to reunite with his childhood friend. She died a mere three months later, at the age of ninety. David was an honored guest at her funeral. This is the story of their lives together and his quest to find her. It is both a memoir and an homage, set in a highly charged time of our country's history."--Page [4] of cover.

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