These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
December 2, 2016
Baxter, John, 1939- author.
xi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
"Great Parisian neighborhoods"--Cover. (Harper Perennial (Firm))
December 2, 2016
Margolis, Matt, author.
287 pages ; 22 cm
Domestic issues -- Personal corruption -- The economy -- The great divider -- Foreign policy : general -- Bully tactics -- Administration corruption -- Civil liberties -- Obamacare -- Radical Islam -- Conclusions.
"As Barack Obama's presidential failures keep adding up, remembering them all can be a challenge. [The authors] have compiled everything you need to know about the presidency of Barack Obama (so far) into one book. Now you can easily find all the information that was ignored by the media and that Barack Obama would like you to forget. Did Barack Obama really save this country from another Great Depression? Did he really improve our country's image around the world, or unite America? What about the new era of post-partisanship and government transparency? Did he really expand health coverage while lowering costs and cutting taxes? [This book] compiles 200 inconvenient truths about Obama's presidency--the facts that will shape his legacy: His real record on the economy; the disaster that is Obamacare; his shocking abuses of taxpayer dollars; his bitterly divisive style of governing; his shameless usurping of the Constitution; his scandals and cover ups; his policy failures at home and abroad; the unprecedented expansion of government power...and more"--Amazon.com.
December 1, 2016
272 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 30 cm
"This publication accompanies the BP exhibition Sunken Cities : Egypt's lost worlds at the British Museum from 19 May to 27 November 2016. It has been produced with the Hilti Foundation and the Institut Européen d'Archéologie Sous-Marine, in collaboration with the Ministry of Antiquities of the Arab Republic of Egypt."--Title page verso.
Rediscovering Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus / Franck Goddio and Damian Robinson -- Egypt and Greece: early encounters / Aurélia Masson-Berghoff and Alexandra Villing -- Greek kings and Egyptian gods / Aurélia Masson-Berghoff and Franck Goddio -- From myth to festivals / Franck Goddio and Aurélia Masson-Berghoff -- Egypt and Rome / Ross Thomas and Damian Robinson.
December 1, 2016
West Conshohocken, PA : Infinity Publishing, 2015.
xiv, 251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
November 29, 2016
Zapruder, Alexandra, author.
viii, 472 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : chiefly colored illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue: Home movie -- Assassination -- Exposure -- First glimpses -- All rights to LIFE -- Images in print -- Mounting pressure -- Court cases and bootlegs -- LIFE's dilemma -- The Eternal Frame and the endless debates -- The floodgates open -- JFK: the movie and the Assassination Records Act -- To take or not to take the film -- A final firestorm -- Arbitration and resolution -- Epilogue: Public and private legacy.
The family story behind Abraham Zapruder's film footage of the Kennedy assassination and its lasting impact, told by Zapruder's granddaughter, draws on personal records and previously sealed archive sources to trace the film's role in the media, courts, government, and arts community.--Adapted from book jacket.
November 29, 2016
Jackson, Joe, 1955- author.
xviii, 599 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
"A sort of a preacher" -- If you're not good, the Wasichus will get you. Chosen ; A casualty of the hundred slain ; The great vision ; Resurrection ; The Black Hills ; "It is war" ; When the Wasichus come -- Childhood's end. The burning road ; Killing Crazy Horse ; Grandmother's land ; The fear ; Dances with thunder -- The Messiah will come again. The land of darkness ; The making of a medicine man ; The "show man" ; The entrance to hell ; "La belle époque" ; The Messiah will come again ; Dances with ghosts ; Wounded Knee ; "There will be a better day to die" -- "What is an Indian?" The underground ; Black robe days ; Vanishing Americans ; Black Elk speaks ; Defenders of the faith ; Disciples -- Besieged.
"Describes the life of the Native American holy man who fought at Little Big Horn, witnessed the death of his cousin Crazy Horse, traveled to Europe as part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show and became a traditionalist in the Ghost Dance movement"-- NoveList.
November 28, 2016
Lee, Eric, 1955- author.
Stroud, Gloucestershire [England] : The History Press, 2016.
223 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 21 cm
"Operation Basalt was a raid carried out by British commandos on the island of Sark on the night of October 3-4, 1942. It was intended to reassure Channel Islanders that they had not been forgotten following their German occupation, to force the Germans to deploy resources, and to gain intelligence through German prisoners. Thought a tactical success, the raid remains mired in controversy, remembered because of Hitler&#x;s reaction. Three days after the raid, he issued this order: "In future, all terror and sabotage troops of the British and their accomplices, who do not act like soldiers but rather like bandits, will be treated as such . . . and will be ruthlessly eliminated in battle, wherever they appear." Using the National Archive in Kew and the Sark Society archives, Eric Lee tells the Basalt story for the first time. Did the commandos kill bound and unarmed German soldiers?"--Amazon.com.
November 28, 2016
Fenby, Jonathan, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
xxxix, 536 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Originally published: The history of modern France. London : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Restoration and revolution 1815-1848: Restoration -- Reaction and revolution -- Citizen king -- Sharpening the knife;Republicanism and empire 1848-1870: The impossible dream -- From prince president to emperor -- The opportunistic empire -- Reform and disaster; The third republic 1870-1940: The bloody week -- A good little republic -- The men of the middle -- From the affair to war --The troubled peace -- Tout va très bien, madame la Marquise; Vichy, De Gaulle and the unloved republic 1940-1958: Two Frances -- Liberation -- Seeking a new course -- The unloved republic -- The end of a republic; The fifth republic 1958-2015: New regime, new times -- Decline and fall -- The banker, the prince and the Florentine -- Bulldozer, bling and normal -- The weight of history.
Critically acclaimed historian and political commentator Jonathan Fenby provides an expert and riveting journey as he recounts and analyzes the extraordinary sequence of events of the end of the First Revolution through two others, a return of Empire, three catastrophic wars with Germany, periods of stability and hope interspersed with years of uncertainty and high tensions. As her cross-channel neighbor Great Britain would equally suffer, France was to undergo the wrenching loss of colonies in the post-Second World War era as the new modern world we know today took shape. Her attempts to become the leader of the European Union was a constant struggle, as was her lack of support for America in the two Gulf Wars of the past twenty years. Alongside this came huge social changes and cultural landmarks, but also fundamental questioning of what this nation, which considers itself exceptional, really stood--and stands--for. That saga and those questions permeate the France of today, now with an implacable enemy to face in the form of Islamic extremism which so bloodily announced itself this year in Paris. Fenby will detail every event, every struggle, and every outcome across this expanse of 200 years. It will prove to be the definitive guide to understanding France."--Provided by publisher.
November 28, 2016
Carter, Daryl A., author.
xi, 322 pages : 23 cm
Includes bibliographical reference (pages 287-300) and index.
November 23, 2016
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015-
2 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Volume 1: 1. The road to war / Steve R. Waddell -- 2. German years of victory / Robert M. Citino -- 3. Britain stands alone / Richard J. Overy -- 4. The Germans turn East : Operation Barbarossa and the beginnings of the final solution / Geoffrey P. Megargee -- 5. Japan strikes : from Pearl Harbor to Midway / Edward J. Drea -- 6. People and economies at war / Richard J. Overy -- Conclusion : the war at midpoint / Clifford J. Rogers -- Volume 2: 1. The allies turn the tide / Robert M. Citino -- 2. Strategic sea power and airpower / Richard J. Overy -- 3. Waging global war / Robert M. Citino -- 4. Victory in Europe / Robert M. Citino -- 5. The defeat of Japan / Robert W. Love Jr. -- Occupation, demoblization, and assessing victory / Steve R. Waddell.
November 23, 2016
Kaminsky, Sarah, 1979- author.
xvii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published in French as: Adolfo Kaminsky, une vie de faussaire
November 22, 2016
Friedländer, Saul, 1932- author.
ix, 283 pages : 22 cm
Volume Two of Saul Friedländer's autobiography. Volume One was originally published in New York in 1979.
"Forty years after his acclaimed, poignant first memoir, Friedländer returns with WHEN MEMORY COMES: THE LATER YEARS, bridging the gap between the ordeals of his childhood and his present-day towering reputation in the field of Holocaust studies. After abandoning his youthful conversion to Catholicism, he rediscovers his Jewish roots as a teenager and builds a new life in Israeli politics. Friedländer's initial loyalty to Israel turns into a lifelong fascination with Jewish life and history. He struggles to process the ubiquitous effects of European anti-Semitism while searching for a more measured approach to the Zionism that surrounds him. Friedländer goes on to spend his adulthood shuttling between Israel, Europe, and the United States, armed with his talent for language and an expansive intellect. Most importantly, this memoir led Friedländer to reflect on the wrenching events that induced him to devote sixteen years of his life to writing his Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945"--Provided by publisher.
November 22, 2016
Buckley, William F., Jr., 1925-2008, author.
New York : Crown Forum, 2016.
323 pages : portrait ; 22 cm
Presidents -- Dwight Eisenhower -- John F. Kennedy -- Lyndon B. Johnson -- Richard Nixon -- Ronald Reagan -- Family -- Patricia Taylor Buckley -- William F. Buckley, Sr. -- Aloise Steiner Buckley -- L. Brent Bozell, Jr. -- Arts and Letters -- Truman Capote -- Johnny Carson -- Alistair Cooke -- Milton Friedman -- Jerry Garcia -- Vladimir Horowitz -- Russell Kirk -- John Lennon -- Norman Mailer -- Vladimir Nabokov -- Elvis Presley -- A. M. Rosenthal -- William Shawn -- Rosalyn Tureck -- Generals, Spies, and Statesmen -- Winston Churchill -- William Colby -- Princess Diana -- Allen Dulles -- Barry Goldwater -- Richard Helms -- E. Howard Hunt -- Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Golda Meir -- John Mitchell -- Jacqueline Onassis -- Vernon Walters -- Friends -- Whittaker Chambers -- Richard Clurman -- Evan Galbraith -- John Kenneth Galbraith -- Tom Hume -- Nan Kempner -- Hugh Kenner -- Allard Lowenstein -- David Niven -- Warren Steibel -- Charles Wallen -- Nemeses -- Alger Hiss -- John V. Lindsay -- Ayn Rand -- Nelson Rockefeller -- Eleanor Roosevelt -- Arthur Schlesinger Jr..
"A unique collection of eulogies of the twentieth century's greatest figures, written by conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr. and compiled by National Review and Fox News chief Washington correspondent James Rosen. In a half-century on the national stage, William F. Buckley Jr. achieved unique stature as a polemicist and the undisputed godfather of modern American conservatism. He knew everybody, hosted everybody at his East 73rd Street maisonette, skewered everybody who needed skewering, and in general lived life on a scale, and in a swashbuckling manner, that captivated and inspired countless young conservatives across that half-century. Among all of his distinctions, which include founding the conservative magazine National Review and serving as host on the long running talk show Firing Line, Buckley was a master of that most elusive of art forms: the eulogy. Buckley drew on his unrivaled gifts in what he liked to call 'the controversial arts' to mourn, celebrate, or seek eternal mercy for the men and women who touched his life and the nation; to conjure their personalities, recall memorable moments, herald their greatness; or to remind readers of why a given individual, even with the grace that death can uniquely confer, should be remembered as evil. At all points, these remembrances reflect Buckley's singular voice, with its elegant touch and mordant humor, and lend to the lives of the departed a final tribute consistent with their own careers, lives, and accomplishments. Of the more than 200 eulogies located in Buckley's vast archive of published works, A Torch Kept Lit collects the very best, those remembering the most consequential lives (Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan), the most famous to today's readers (Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Jacqueline Onassis, Princess Diana), those who loomed largest in the conservative movement (Milton Friedman, Russell Kirk), the most accomplished in the literary world (Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, William Shawn), the most mysterious (Soviet spy Alger Hiss, CIA spymaster Richard Helms), and those most dear to WFB (his wife and parents)"-- Provided by publisher.
November 21, 2016
Twomey, Steve, author.
xiv, 365 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : maps, illustrations ; 24 cm
Maps on lining pages.
Preface: the boys at Opana -- An end, a beginning -- Hitokappu's secret -- The Admiral Chief of the Pacific Fleet -- Betty -- It doesn't mean us -- Machine gun short -- Ambassador Joe and President Frank -- Their mail, opened and read -- The talents of Nippon -- The ships that were not there -- The smoke of secrets -- A time to look -- Out of their depth -- Your Majesty -- Dinner at the Halekulani -- From the vacant sea.
"In Washington, DC, in late November 1941, admirals composed the most ominous message in US Navy history to warn Hawaii of possible danger--but they wrote it too vaguely. They thought precautions were being taken, but never checked to be sure. ln a small office at Pearl Harbor, overlooking the battleships, the commander of the Pacific Fleet tried to assess whether the threat was real. His intelligence unit had lost track of Japan's biggest aircraft carriers, but assumed they were resting in a port far away. Besides, the admiral thought Pearl was too shallow for torpedoes; he hadn't even put up a barrier. As he fretted, a Japanese spy was counting the warships in the harbor and reporting to Tokyo. There were false assumptions and racist ones, misunderstandings, infighting, and ego clashes. Through remarkable characters and impeccable detail, Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Twomey shows how careless decisions and blinkered beliefs gave birth to colossal failure. But he tells the story with compassion and a wise understanding of why people--even smart, experienced, talented people--look down at their feet when they should be scanning the sky. The brilliance of Countdown to Pearl Harbor is in its elegant prose and taut focus, turning the lead-up to the most infamous day in American history into a ticking-time-bomb thriller. Never before has a story you thought you knew proven so impossible to put down."--Dust jacket.
November 21, 2016
Browning, Christopher R.
New York : HarperPerennial, 1998.
xxii, 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
"With a new afterword"--Cover.
"A hardcover edition ... was published in 1992 by HarperCollins ... first HarperPerennial edition published 1993, reissued 1998"--Title page verso.
One morning in Józefów -- The Order Police -- The Order Police and the Final Solution: Russia 1941 -- The Order Police and the Final Solution: Deportation -- Reserve Police Battalion 101 -- Arrival in Poland -- Initiation to mass murder: The Józefów Massacre -- Reflections on a massacre -- Łomazy: The descent of Second Company -- The August deportations to Treblinka -- Late-September shootings -- The deportations resume -- The strange health of Captain Hoffmann -- The "Jew hunt" -- The last massacres: "Harvest festival" -- Aftermath -- Germans, Poles, and Jews -- Ordinary men.
"With its unflinching reconstruction of the battalion's murderous record and its painstaking attention to the social background and actions of individual men, this unique account offers some of the most powerful and disturbing evidence to date of the ordinary human capacity for extraordinary inhumanity."--Provided by publisher.
November 18, 2016
Cook, Blanche Wiesen.
New York, NY : Viking, 1992-2016.
3 v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
v. 1. 1884-1933 -- v. 2. 1933-1938 -- v. 3. 1939-1962.
November 17, 2016
Snow, Richard, 1947- author.
xii, 395 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Terrible havoc: March, 1862 -- Augury -- Disgrace -- The first necessity -- Old Father Neptune -- The once and future Merrimack -- Guns -- The power of alliteration -- The entrepreneur -- The inventor -- The peacemaker -- Perfect protection -- Something in it -- No battle, no money -- The tardy patriot -- Trial run -- The prisoner takes command -- Paymaster Keeler comes east -- Like a duck -- A visit to Lincoln -- March 8: iron against wood -- Frightful news -- The short, bad voyage -- March 9: iron against iron -- Victors -- Echoes -- Hawthorne visits the future -- Tatnall's turn -- Lincoln in the field -- Not the way to Richmond -- Doldrums -- Hatteras -- Landfall.
"The thrilling story of the naval battle that not only changed the course of the Civil War but the future of all sea power. No single sea battle has triggered more far-reaching consequences than the one fought in the harbor at Hampton Roads, Virginia, in March 1862. The Confederacy, with no fleet of its own, built a sloped iron fort containing ten heavy guns on the hull of a captured Union frigate named the Merrimack. The North got word of the project when it was already well along, and, in desperation, secretly commissioned an eccentric inventor named John Ericsson to build the Monitor, a revolutionary iron warship--at the time, the single most complicated machine ever made. Abraham Lincoln himself was closely involved with the ship's design. Rushed through to completion in just one hundred days, it mounted two lethal guns housed in a shot-proof revolving turret. The new warship hurried south from Brooklyn (and nearly sank twice on the voyage), only to find the Merrimack had smokily destroyed half the Union fleet that morning and would be back to finish the job the next day. When she returned, the Monitor was there. She fought the Merrimack to a thunderous, blazing standstill and saved the Union cause. As soon as word of the clamorous battle spread, Great Britain--the foremost sea power of the day--ceased construction of all wooden warships. A thousand-year-old tradition ended, and the path to the naval future opened."--From dust jacket.
November 17, 2016
Scott, Michael, author.
xvi, 411 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Part I: Politics in an Axial Age. Athenian democracy and the desire for people-power -- Rome, the Republic and the perfection of government -- China, Confucius and the quest for the just ruler -- Part II: War and a world in change. A new generation arises -- Making connections -- Empires in East and West -- Part III: Religious change in a connected world. Religious innovation from inside and out -- Enforcing, mixing and moulding religion -- Religion and rule -- Conclusion.
Twenty-five-hundred years ago, civilizations around the world entered a revolutionary new era that overturned old order and laid the foundation for our world today. In the face of massive social changes across three continents, radical new forms of government emerged; mighty wars were fought over trade, religion, and ideology; and new faiths were ruthlessly employed to unify vast empires. The histories of Rome and China, Greece and India--the stories of Constantine and Confucius, Qin Shi Huangdi and Hannibal--are here revealed to be interconnected incidents in the midst of a greater drama. In Ancient Worlds, historian Michael Scott presents a gripping narrative of this unique age in human civilization, showing how diverse societies responded to similar pressures and how they influenced one another: through conquest and conversion, through trade in people, goods, and ideas. An ambitious reinvention of our grandest histories, Ancient Worlds reveals new truths about our common human heritage.--Provided by publisher.
November 17, 2016
Sanderson, Bill, journalist, author.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 
266 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Appendix A: Merriman Smith's eyewitness story"--pages 213-211.
Many people think Walter Cronkite was the first to report on the shots fired at the Kennedy motorcade on November 22, 1963. But in fact it was UPI White House reporter Merriman Smith. This book tells the story about how Smith managed to pull off one of the most amazing reportorial coups in American history.
November 17, 2016
Egerton, Douglas R., author.
ix, 429 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
The travelers -- The Brahmins -- Readville -- The Sea Islands -- Battery Wagner -- Hospitals and home fronts -- The siege -- Florida -- Liberation -- Occupation -- The veterans -- The legacy of the regiments.
Almost immediately after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, abolitionists began to call for the raising of black regiments. The South and most of the North responded with outrage. Southerners vowed to enslave black soldiers captured in battle, while many northerners claimed that blacks lacked the courage to fight. Yet Boston's Brahmins, always eager for a moral crusade, launched one of the greatest experiments in American history. In Thunder at the gates, Douglas R. Egerton chronicles the formation and exploits of the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Infantry and the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry -- regiments led by whites but composed of black men born free or into slavery.
November 16, 2016
Hahn, Steven, 1951- author.
x, 596 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Empire and union. Borderlands ; Slavery and political culture ; Markets, money, and class ; Continentalism ; Border wars ; Death of a Union -- Nation and empire. Birth of a nation ; Defining a nation-state ; Capitalism ; Imperial arms ; Alternative paths ; Reconstructions ; Revolution, war, and the borders of power.
"In this ambitious story of American imperial expansion and capitalist development, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Steven Hahn takes on the conventional histories of the nineteenth century and offers a perspective that will be as enduring as it is controversial."--Dust jacket.
November 16, 2016
Mustafa, Nujeen, author.
289 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Part one: To lose a country. Foreigners in our own land ; The walls of Aleppo ; The girl on TV ; Days of rage ; A city divided ; A war of our own ; Gone with the wind ; Forgive me, Syria -- Part two: The journey. Widen your world ; In search of a people smuggler ; The route of death ; Freedom like a normal person ; Through the beautiful gate ; Hungary, open the door! ; The hardest day ; The sound of music ; Thank you, Mama Merkel -- Part three: A normal life. Foreigners in a foreign land ; A schoolgirl at last ; A scary new year ; A place called home.
Traces the inspiring story of Syrian refugee Nujeen Mustafa, who after being born with cerebral palsy and denied an education because of her disability made a harrowing journey by wheelchair from her war-ravaged home to safety in Germany.
November 14, 2016
Williams, Marcia, 1945- author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
The wars of the Roses -- The Battle of Bosworth Field -- Who was Henry Tudor? -- Henry VII rewrites history! -- A royal wedding -- Money -- Power -- Christopher Columbus -- Henry VII's family -- The spare prince -- Henry VII: The Headstrong -- Palaces and potties -- The field of the cloth of gold -- Henry's great matter -- Henry's six wives -- The death of Bluff King Hal -- The short reign of Edward VI -- Queen Mary I -- Queen Elizabeth I -- Mary, Queen of Scots -- The Spanish Armada -- Sir Francis Drake -- Sir Walter Raleigh -- William Shakespeare -- The end of the Tudor Dynasty.
Travel back to Tudor times with Arthur Inkblott, Queen Elizabeth I's favourite scribe, and his pet ferret, Smudge. Meet Henry VIII and his six wives, fight the Spanish Armada and sail around the world with Christopher Columbus!
November 11, 2016
[Place of publication not identified] : [Ohio Historical Society], [19--]
1 folded sheet ( pages) : illustrations ; 23 cm
November 11, 2016
Evansville, Ind. : Unigraphic, 1974.
462, 96 pages,  leaves of plates : illustrations ; 32 cm
Reprint of the 1880 ed. published by Everts & Abbott, Philadelphia; with a new index (p. -96, 2d group) prepared by the Livingston County Historical Society.