New Arrivals · History

October 27, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The conservative case for Trump

October 26, 2016
Schlafly, Phyllis, author.
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group, [2016]
xix, 260 pages ; 19 cm
Immigration invasion -- Rotten trade deals -- Political correctness kills -- Restraining judicial activism -- Education that educates -- A family man -- Petty tyranny -- Military superiority -- Giving back -- Trump or a new Constitutional Convention.
"From Phyllis Schlafly, the woman whose celebrated classic A Choice Not An Echo (over 3 million copies sold) upended the 1964 Republican Convention, comes a persuasive new argument for a surprising conservative choice: Donald Trump. For the first time since 1980, a significant number of Republicans are considering abandoning their party's nominee. This is a grave mistake, Schlafly says-because a Donald Trump "radical redirection" could actually set America back on the path of Reagan's conservative revolution. In The Conservative Case for Trump, Schlafly and her coauthors Ed Martin and Brett M. Decker set aside the circus of the campaign and zero in on eight defining points of the Trump agenda to convince Republican voters that Donald Trump-improbable as it may seem-is the true conservative we've been waiting for"-- Provided by publisher.

The age of jihad : Islamic State and the great war for the Middle East

October 26, 2016
Cockburn, Patrick, 1950- author.
449 pages ; 25 cm
Originally published: Chaos and caliphate. New York : OR Books, 2016.
Includes index.
Part I. Afghan prelude -- The overthrow of the Taliban, Afghanistan, 2001 -- Part II. The occupation of Iraq, 1990-2003 -- Iraq under sanctions, Iraq, 2003 -- Regime change, Iraq, 2003 -- Resistance, Iraq, 2004 -- Bombs and ballots, Iraq, 2005 -- Civil war, Iraq, 2006-7 -- Drawdown, Iraq, 2007-10 -- Part III. Afghan reprise -- The return of the Taliban, Afghanistan, 2009-2012 -- Part IV: The Arab Spring -- Mission creep, Libya, 2011 -- The "Somalianisation" of Libya, Libya, 2012-14 -- Yemen in the crossfire, Yemen, 2009-15 -- Sectarian venom, Bahrain, 2011 -- Part V. Syria: Revolution and counter-revolution -- From revolution to sectarian war, Syria, 2011-13 -- Syrian catastrophe, Syria, 2013-14 -- Part VI. Birth of a caliphate -- Ten years on, Iraq, 2013 -- Iraq on the brink, Iraq, 2013-2014 -- The Islamic State expands, The Caliphate, 2014 -- The Islamic State remains, The Caliphate, 2014-2015 -- Life in the Caliphate, The Caliphate, 2015 -- The Islamic State at bay, The Caliphate, 2015-2016 -- Afterword : Eight wars.
"Presented in ... diary form, this substantial volume draws together a careful selection of Cockburn's writings from the frontlines of the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, interspersed with thoughtful analyses and contemporary, original reflection.--Publisher.

In wartime : stories from Ukraine

October 26, 2016
Judah, Tim, 1962- author.
xxviii, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
"Selected material was originally published in different form in the New York Review of Books and its blog, the NYR Daily, in 2013 and 2014." -- Copyright page.
"Originally published in Great Britain by Allen Lane ... in 2015." -- copyright page
l. Memory wars: Weaponising history -- Thumbelina in Donetsk -- Our history is different! -- How can this be? -- Pickling and planting to victory -- Chernobyl : end and beginning -- ll. Western approaches. Lemberg to Lviv -- Ruthenes and little Russians -- Nikita at the opera -- Stalin's chicken -- The history prison -- The Shtreimel of Lviv -- The Scottish book of maths and all that -- Tourists and the Tower of Death -- lll. Fraying edge: The Bessarabian ticket -- Winds of change -- Bones of contention -- Jumping ship -- A patriot of this land -- Conchita Wurst and the Old Idiots -- The deep hole -- Kilometer zero -- IV. Eastern approaches: The coal launderers -- The Welsh and the wild east -- The view from the Terricone -- Getting to yes -- Empire and virility -- Crimea : because he could -- V. War zone: First blood -- Tsar v. cossacks -- The Wolf's Hook Club -- From Amazonia to New Russia -- Leaving home -- Surviving Sloviansk -- Towns at war -- The war poets -- VI. Escaping the past: Defining optimism -- Askania-Nova and the Zebra of Death -- A hundred years of crap -- Not dead yet.
"Ever since Ukraine's violent 2014 revolution, followed by Russia's annexation of Crimea, the country has been at war. Misinformation reigns, more than two million people have been displaced, and Ukrainians fight one another on a second front--the crucial war against corruption. With In Wartime, Tim Judah lays bare the events that have turned neighbors against one another and mired Europe's second-largest country in a conflict seemingly without end."-- Provided by publisher.

Sachiko : a Nagasaki bomb survivor's story

October 25, 2016
Stelson, Caren Barzelay, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Carolrhoda Books, [2016]
144 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, genealogical table ; 26 cm
Tells the story of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki through the eyes of Sachiko Yasui, who was six when the devastation was wrought, describing her experiences in the aftermath of the attack as well as her long journey to find peace.

The general vs. the president : MacArthur and Truman at the brink of nuclear war

October 25, 2016
Brands, H. W., author.
437 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Maps on lining papers.
Prologue -- Part One. Two Roads up the Mountain -- Part Two. Test of Nerve -- Part Three. An Entirely New War -- Part Four. The General and the President -- Part Five. Fade Away.
"From master storyteller and historian H.W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II."-- Provided by publisher.

Inside the Clinton White House : an oral history

October 25, 2016
Riley, Russell L. (Russell Lynn), 1958- author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
xiii, 441 pages ; 25 cm.
Preface -- Editorial Note -- Part I: Beginnings. The Man Who Would be President : Prelude to the White House ; The Decision ; The Announcement "Ideas Primary" ; Staffing the Campaign ; Vertigo : The New Hampshire Primary ; Competitors, Issues, and Style ; The Manhattan Project and the Veep ; The Democratic National Convention and the Bus Tour ; The General Election Campaign-Clinton vs. George H. W. Bush ; The View from the Other Side ; The Transition to Governing -- Part II: Domestic and Economic Policy. Out of the Gate : Deciding on What to Do First ; The 1993 Budget and the Stimulus Package ; NAFTA ; Health Care ; Welfare Reform ; A Domestic Reform President -- Part III: Foreign Policy. A New Foreign Policy for a New World Order ; Haiti ; Africa ; The Balkans ; Northern Ireland ; Bill Clinton and the World ; With Foreign Leaders -- Part IV: Politics and the Clinton White House. Inside the Washington Community ; Republican Revolution-and Recovery ; The Reelection and Productive Middle Years, 1996-97 ; Scandals-and Impeachment -- Part V: Clinton and His Team. Clinton's Intellect ; Clinton's Operating Style ; The Man in the Office ; Al Gore ; Hillary ; White House Staff -- Epilogue : Observations on the Clinton Legacy.
"In the decade after Bill Clinton left the White House, scores of his closest aides recorded interviews with the University of Virginia's Presidential Oral History Program. The contents of these interviews are published for the first time in this volume. Based on 400 hours of candid conversations, Inside the Clinton White House adds color and nuance to our understanding of Bill Clinton and his administration"-- Provided by publisher.

The hostage's daughter : a story of family, madness, and the Middle East

October 24, 2016
Anderson, Sulome, 1985- author.
xii, 272 pages ; 24 cm
The superman -- The abduction -- The boogeymen -- The resistance -- The rabbit hole -- The spooks -- The conspiracy theory -- The warlords -- The human intelligence -- The release -- The integration -- The joyful entitlement -- Epilogue.
"The Hostage's Daughter is an intimate look at the effect of the Lebanese Hostage Crisis on Anderson's family, the United States, and the Middle East today. Sulome tells moving stories from her experiences as a reporter in the region and challenges our understanding of global politics, the forces that spawn terrorism and especially Lebanon, the beautiful, devastated, and vitally important country she came to love. Powerful and eye-opening The Hostage's Daughter is essential reading for anyone interested in international relations, this violent, haunted region, and America's role in its fate." Dust jacket.

Susanna Moodie : roughing it in the bush

October 24, 2016
Dawson, Willow.
Toronto, ON : Second Story Press, [2016]
x, 142 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm

Declassified documents concerning the deaths of various military personnel from Hamilton County, Ohio killed in action in World War II

October 24, 2016
Hughes, Raymond George, compiler.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County], [2016]-
volumes : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 30 cm
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and declassified military documents regarding the deaths of United States military personnel who were killed in action during the second world war. Contains items found in the library's Fold3 database by
Loose-leaf in 3-ring binder(s).
George M. Armstrong -- Kenneth O. Banfield -- Richard F. Beasley -- William W. Bower -- Lawrence E. Carney, Jr. -- Leslie O. Davis -- Robert H. Drennan -- Jerome F. Eisenman -- Anthony W. Geiser -- Robert J. Gunther -- Edward F. Hautman -- Harold H. Hemer -- James F. Hochadel -- Deneal Hoffman -- Nathaniel Hoffman -- Robert W. Horton -- Raymond H. Huge -- Robert A. Kist -- Paul E. Langdon -- Walter P. Langdon -- Francis E. Reagan -- Elmer H. Rundy -- Urban J. Schroder ; Edward F. Kenney -- Melville E. Schultz -- Richard E. Smith.
Gold Star Mothers from the Hamilton County Chapter had provided information about the deceased including name and rank, branch of service, date of death, serial number, and other information. This is a beginning point of this research.--Introduction.

Weapons and vehicles of the Vietnam War

October 19, 2016
Summers, Elizabeth.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, [2016]
32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
"Describes various weapons and vehicles used by U.S. and North Vietnamese forces during the Vietnam War"-- Provided by publisher.

Over the edge : Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest

October 19, 2016
Howard, Kathleen L., author.
Tucson, AZ : Rio Nuevo Publishers, [2016]
ix, 142 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm
Prologue / Marta Weigle -- Settling the Grand Canyon -- The Santa Fe sells the Grand Canyon -- The Fred Harvey Indian enterprise -- Fred Harvey and the Santa Fe at the Grand Canyon -- Mary Colter designs the West -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Acknowledgements.

American Ulysses : a life of Ulysses S. Grant

October 18, 2016
White, Ronald C. (Ronald Cedric), 1939- author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
xxvii, 826 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Part I. Formation 1630-1848 -- "My family is American" -- "My Ulysses" -- West Point -- "My Dear Julia" -- "Either by treaty or the sword" -- "Army of invasion" -- Part II. Trial 1848-1861 -- Panama -- "Forsaken" -- "Hardscrabble" -- Galena -- Part II. Transformation 1861-1865 -- "I am in to do all I can" -- Belmont -- "Unconditional surrender" -- Shiloh -- William Tecumseh Sherman -- "More than forty Richmonds" -- Vicksburg -- Chattanooga -- "Washington's legitimate successor" -- "The wilderness" -- Robert E. Lee -- Petersburg -- Appomattox -- Part IV. Reconstruction 1865-1868 -- "I will keep my word" -- "More & more radical" -- "Let us have peace" -- Part V. President 1869-1877 -- "Gold panic" -- "A radical change in Indian policy" -- "Foreign relations" -- Ku Klux Klan -- The Gilded Age -- "Malfeasance!" -- Centennial crisis -- Part VI. World citizen 1879-1885 -- American ambassador -- Grant & Ward -- Final campaign -- Epilogue.
A "biography of one of America's greatest generals-- and most misunderstood presidents"--

Rogue heroes : the history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war

October 14, 2016
Macintyre, Ben, 1963- author.
New York : Crown, 2016.
xvi, 380 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Prologue: Into the dark -- WAR IN THE DESERT -- Cowboy soldier -- L detachment -- Recruits -- Into the desert -- The long range desert group -- Devil country -- A party of ghosts -- Blitz buggy -- Benghazi bed-and-breakfast -- Seven airfields -- Mass sabotage at Sidi Haneish -- Desert doctors -- Quite, quite mad -- Alamein -- WAR IN EUROPE -- Italy -- Bulbasket -- Houndsworth -- An eye for an eye -- Paddy McGinty's goat -- A predilection for risk -- Battaglione Alleata -- Into the Reich -- Liberation -- Who dares survives.
Britain's Special Air Service--or SAS--was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat with a remarkable strategic mind. Where his colleagues looked at a map of World War II's African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel's desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind Nazi lines and sabotage their airplanes and supplies. Paired with his constitutional opposite, the disciplined martinet Jock Lewes, Stirling assembled a revolutionary fighting force that would upend not just the balance of the war, but the nature of combat itself. He faced no little resistance from those who found his tactics ungentlemanly or beyond the pale, but in the SAS's remarkable exploits facing the Nazis in the Africa and then on the Continent can be found the seeds of nearly all special forces units that would follow. Bringing his keen eye for psychological detail to a riveting wartime narrative, Ben Macintyre uses his unprecedented access to SAS archives to shine a light inside a legendary unit long shrouded in secrecy. The result is not just a tremendous war story, but a fascinating group portrait of men of whom history and country asked the most.--Adapted from dust jacket and publisher description.

Dolce vita confidential : Fellini, Loren, Pucci, paparazzi, and the swinging high life of 1950s Rome

October 13, 2016
Levy, Shawn, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
xxii, 447 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Buzzing through ruins -- "An old river among the great hotels" -- Made in Italy -- "The three-sided mirror" -- "Paris didn't move us like this" -- "Motion pictures are the most powerful weapon" -- "Hollywood on the Tiber" -- Scattini and Fumetti -- A girl on a beach -- A nose for the shot -- The curvy girls -- "She will be a sensation" -- "She's impossible to photograph" -- "I'm a peasant" -- Signor Sigarone -- "Sit down, if you dare" -- "Florence is a lost cause" -- "A fine race horse and a goat" -- "A charnel house under a green marquee" -- "Poor starving devils" -- "We take their pictures and they beat us up" -- "The most sinful, transgressive thing" -- Babylon, 2000 years after Christ -- "Poor you" -- "I am not a sexy pot" -- You've done it, you've won -- "A ravenous wolf pack" -- "Everybody becomes a Roman within three days" -- "There's no erotic charge in me" -- "We are on stage all the time" -- "Please stop crying".
"A romp through the worlds of fashion, film, and titillating journalism that made 1950s Rome the sexiest capital on the planet. In the 1950s, Rome rose from the ashes of World War II to become a movable feast for film, fashion, creative energy, tabloid media, and bold-faced libertinism that made 'Italian' a global synonym for taste, style, and flair. Old money, new stars, fast cars, wanton libidos, and brazen news photographers created a way of life captured and exposed in Fellini's La Dolce Vita. Rome was a playground for film stars (Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Ava Gardner, Sophia Loren), fashionistas, exiles, moguls, and martyrs, all of whom wanted a chance to experience and indulge in the sweet life. It became one of the great cultural capitals of the world--with more than just a trace of the city of the Caesars or the Borgias. Dolce Vita Confidential re-creates Rome's stunning ascent with vivid and compelling tales of its glitterati and artists, down to every last outrageous detail of the city's magnificent transformation"-- Provided by publisher

Herbert Hoover : a life

October 13, 2016
Jeansonne, Glen, 1946- author.
New York : New American Library, 2016.
vii, 455 pages,16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
A Quaker orphan on the frontier -- Cardinal red -- The great engineer -- The great humanitarian -- Samaritan to a continent -- Secretary of commerce, locomotive of the economy -- Into the White House -- Getting a grip on the presidency -- Holding a finger in the dike -- Fighting the Depression -- Democracy is a harsh employer -- Challenging the New Deal -- Politics and diplomacy before the second great war -- The maelstrom of war -- The Truman years -- The Republicans return to power -- Tempest and triumph.
"Prizewinning historian Glen Jeansonne delves into the life of our most misunderstood president, offering up a surprising new portrait of Herbert Hoover--dismissing previous assumptions and revealing a political Progressive in the mold of Theodore Roosevelt, and the most resourceful American since Benjamin Franklin. Orphaned at an early age and raised with strict Quaker values, Hoover earned his way through Stanford University. His hardworking ethic drove him to a successful career as an engineer and multinational businessman. During the Great War, he led a humanitarian effort that fed millions of Europeans left destitute--arguably saving more lives than any man in history. As commerce secretary under President Coolidge, Hoover helped modernize and galvanize American industry and orchestrated the rehabilitation of the Mississippi Valley after the Great Flood of 1927. As president, Herbert Hoover became the first chief executive to harness federal power to combat a crippling global recession. Though Hoover is often remembered as a "do-nothing" president, Jeansonne convincingly portrays a steadfast leader who challenged Congress on an array of legislation that laid the groundwork for the New Deal. In addition, Hoover reformed America's prisons, improved worker safety, and fought for better health and welfare for children. Unfairly attacked by Franklin D. Roosevelt and blamed for the Depression, Hoover was swept out of office in a landslide. Yet as FDR's government grew into a bureaucratic behemoth, Hoover became the moral voice of the GOP and a champion of Republican principles--a legacy reignited by Ronald Reagan that still endures today."--Dust jacket.

George Washington's secret spy war : the making of America's first spymaster

October 13, 2016
Nagy, John A., author.
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
viii, 374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
French lessons -- Drinking, flashing the ladies, and grave robbing -- Desperate times -- Pools of blood -- Quaker chicanery -- We danced the minuet -- Double agents -- Traitors and licensed spies -- Black chambers and the medicine factory -- Petite guerre -- Deception battle plan: the objective -- Deception battle plan: enemy assumptions -- Deception battle plan: method -- Deception battle plan: the sting-executing the plan -- Deception battle plan: exploitation -- Conclusion.
The untold story of how George Washington took a disorderly, ill-equipped rabble and defeated the best trained and best equipped army of its day. Using Washington's diary as the primary source, Nagy tells of Washington's experiences during the French and Indian War which honed his skill and upon which he heavily depended. He used espionage to level the playing field and then exploited it on to final victory. Filled with thrilling and never-before-told stories from the battlefield and behind enemy lines, this is the story of how Washington used a "Deception Battle Plan", fishermen's observances, false information, and misdirection to out-spy the British.

Western Europe.

October 12, 2016
Washington, D.C. : Stryker-Post Publications.
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Written by: 1982-<2016/17> Wayne C. Thompson.
Imprint varies: 2010, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. ; 2011- <2016/17> Lanham, Md.


October 12, 2016
Washington, D.C. : Stryker-Post Publications,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 1985-<2016/17> by Wayne C. Thompson.
Imprint varies: <1999-2010> Harpers Ferry, W.Va. ; <2011-2016/17> Lanham, Md.

A history of the grandparents I never had

October 12, 2016
Jablonka, Ivan, 1973- author.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2016]
xiv, 334 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
"Originally published in French under the title Histoire des grand-parents que je n'ai pas eus."
John Little-Apple-Tree in his village -- Professional revolutionaries -- A more "civilized" anti-Semitism -- The undocumented Jews of my family -- Autumn 1939 : the foreigners enlist -- The providential dentist -- Bare humanity -- Behind an evergreen hedge -- The other side of the world.

John Adams's republic : the one, the few, and the many

October 11, 2016
Ryerson, Richard Alan, 1942- author.
Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.
xii, 555 pages ; 26 cm
Introduction: the evolution of a distinctive republican vision -- Part I. Adams moves to the center -- A provincial reverence for the British Constitution, 1735-1767 -- The discovery of the republic, 1768-1772 -- Realm versus dominion, 1773-1774 -- From imperial dominion to autonomous republic, 1774-1775 -- Building a republican orthodoxy, 1775-1776 -- Part II. Adams on his own -- Defending executive authority, 1775-1779 -- An education in American aristocracy, 1775-1783 -- Redefining the republican tradition, 1784-1787 -- John Adams's republic in republican America, 1787-1800 -- A retrospective retirement, 1801-1826 -- Conclusion: memory and desire in revolutionary politics.
Scholars have examined John Adams's writings and beliefs for generations, but no one has brought such impressive credentials to the task as Richard Alan Ryerson in John Adams's Republic. The editor-in-chief of the Massachusetts Historical Society's Adams Papers project for nearly two decades, Ryerson offers readers of this magisterial book a fresh, firmly grounded account of Adams's political thought and its development. Of all the founding fathers, Ryerson argues, John Adams may have worried the most about the problem of social jealousy and political conflict in the new republic. Ryerson explains how these concerns, coupled with Adams's concept of executive authority and his fear of aristocracy, deeply influenced his political mindset. He weaves together a close analysis of Adams's public writings, a comprehensive chronological narrative beginning in the 1760s, and an exploration of the second president's private diary, manuscript autobiography, and personal and family letters, revealing Adams's most intimate political thoughts across six decades.

Old North Esk on the Miramichi, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada

October 11, 2016
Hamilton, W. D. (Willis David), 1936-
Saint John, N.B. : Miramichi Books, 2004.
593 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 26 cm
Previously published under titles: Old North Esk on the Miramichi (1979) and Old North Esk revised (1988).

The uncounted Irish in Canada and the United States

October 11, 2016
Fitzgerald, Margaret E.
Toronto : P.D. Meany Publishers, ©1990.
xiv, 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Cover and spine title: The uncounted Irish.
"This book is intended to represent a reasonably balanced blend of history and genealogy. The unifying theme is that the rural Irish in America and Canada have been largely 'uncounted' by major historians in the past. They have been both ignored and denied by historians focusing on the 'city-Irish.' The fact is that the majority of Irish immigrants in the period before the Civil War, 1815 to 1860, settled not in the cities but in rural America" -- Pref.

Eleanor and Hick : the love affair that shaped a First Lady

October 10, 2016
Quinn, Susan, 1940- author.
404 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
UNEXPECTED LOVE -- Beginning to trust -- Eleanor according to Hick -- Je t'aime et je t'adore -- Lorena -- Eleanor -- Getaway -- BECOMING A TEAM -- Partnership -- La Presidenta and the newshawk -- Getting away with it -- Now or never -- Blowing off -- Looking for a home -- TOGETHER AND APART -- Trading jobs -- This place! -- Time tears on -- THE WORLD AT WAR -- Afraid no more -- A better politician than her husband -- In residence -- In it, up to the neck -- Risking everything -- A fight for love and glory -- Winning with the women -- There is only one President -- The greatest catastrophe for the world -- STARTING OVER -- Sliding on marble floors -- The opinion of mankind -- A new way to be useful -- Living on.
"In 1933, as her husband assumed the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt embarked on the claustrophobic, duty-bound existence of the First Lady with dread. By that time, she had put her deep disappointment in her marriage behind her and developed an independent life--now threatened by the public role she would be forced to play. A lifeline came to her in the form of a feisty campaign reporter for the Associated Press: Lorena Hickok. Over the next thirty years, until Eleanor's death, the two women carried on an extraordinary relationship: They were, at different points, lovers, confidantes, professional advisors, and caring friends. They couldn't have been more different. Eleanor had been raised in one of the nation's most powerful political families and was introduced to society as a debutante before marrying her distant cousin, Franklin. Hick, as she was known, had grown up poor in rural South Dakota and worked as a servant girl after escaping an abusive home, eventually becoming one of the most respected reporters at the AP. Her admiration drew the buttoned-up Eleanor out of her shell, and the two fell in love. For the next thirteen years, Hick had her own room at the White House, next to the First Lady's. These fiercely compassionate women inspired each other to right the wrongs of the turbulent era in which they lived. During the Depression, Hick reported from the nation's poorest areas for the WPA, and Eleanor used these reports to lobby her husband for New Deal programs. Hick encouraged Eleanor to turn their frequent letters into her popular and long-lasting syndicated column 'My Day,' and to befriend the female journalists who became her champions. When Eleanor's tenure as First Lady ended with FDR's death, Hick urged her to continue to use her popularity for important causes--advice Eleanor took by leading the UN's postwar Human Rights Commission. At every turn, the bond between these two women was grounded in their determination to better their troubled world. Deeply researched and told with great warmth, Eleanor and Hick is a vivid portrait of love and a revealing look at how an unlikely romance influenced some of the most consequential years in American history"--Publisher description.

Fields of battle : Pearl Harbor, the Rose Bowl, and the boys who went to war

October 10, 2016
Curtis, Brian, 1971- author.
x, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part I: The men. The making of a coach ; A new kingdom ; Country boys -- Part II: The winds of war. A warning ; A team of destiny ; Infamy ; The Beaver Express -- Part III: A game like no other. A rose is still a rose ; A new opponent ; Shikata ga nai -- Part IV: War. The first ; Campus at war ; An ordinary hero ; Cup of coffee ; Uncommon valor -- Part V: Home. The new normal ; The last days.
"In the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the 1942 Rose Bowl was moved from Pasadena to Duke University out of fear of further Japanese attacks on the West Coast. Shortly after this unforgettable game, many of the players and coaches left their respective colleges, entered the military, and went on to serve around the world in famous battlegrounds, from Iwo Jima and Okinawa to Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge, where fate and destiny would bring them back together on faraway battlefields, fighting on the same team. Fields of Battle is a powerful story that sheds light on a little-known slice of American history where World War II and football intersect. Author Brian Curtis captures in gripping detail an intimate account of the teamwork, grit, and determination that took place on both the football and battle fields"-- Provided by publisher.

The Catholic Irish in New Brunswick

October 10, 2016
Hynes, Leo J.
Moncton, N.B. : L.J. Hynes, 1992.
x, 302 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Cover title: The Catholic Irish in New Brunswick 1783-1900.
"A history of their prominent role in the shaping of the province and the structuring of the Roman Catholic Church."

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