New Arrivals · History

August 23, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Futilitarians : our year of thinking, drinking, grieving, and reading

August 22, 2017
Gisleson, Anne, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
260 pages ; 25 cm
January: All is vanity -- February: World of stone -- March: The belly of the whale -- April: The last suffer; or, The way of the crisis (via dolorosa) -- May: The dark wood -- June: Voices over water -- July: The least dead among us -- August: The metaphysical hangover -- September: The walled city -- October: The unwalled city -- November: Nineveh -- December: Sharing bread -- New Year's Eve: Tanks versus chickens.
A memoir of loss, friendship, and literature explores how the author and her husband, devastated by the deaths of family members and the loss of their home in Hurricane Katrina, established a reading group with friends who also endured difficult life setbacks.

Saigon calling : London 1963-75

August 22, 2017
Truong, Marcelino, author.
Vancouver, BC : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2017]
280 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
First published in French as Give peace a chance: Londres 1963-75.
"In this sequel to Such a Lovely Little War, young Marco and his family move from Saigon to London in order to escape the war following the assassination of South Vietnamese President Diem, for whom Marcelino's diplomat father was a personal interpreter. In London, his father struggles to build a new life for his children and his wife, whose bipolar spells are becoming increasingly violent. But for Marco and his siblings, swinging London is an exciting place to be: a new world of hedonists and hippies. At the same time, the news from their grandparents in Vietnam grows ever grimmer as the war intensifies and American involvement becomes increasingly muddied. Young Marco finds himself conflicted between embracing the peace-loving anti-war demonstrators and the strong, nostalgic bond he feels toward a wounded Vietnam, whose conflict is not as simple as the demonstrators make it out to be."--Provided by publisher.

The fate of the west : the battle to save the world's most successful political idea

August 17, 2017
Emmott, Bill, author.
New York : The Economist , 2017.
ix, 257 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Let battle commence -- Inequality and fairness -- Democracy and the art of self-entrapment -- Setting America straight again -- Britain, their Britain -- European paralysis -- The Japanese puzzle -- Swedish and Swiss Houdinis -- Silver hair and smart drones -- Barbarians at the gate -- The fate of the West.

The biggest prison on earth : a history of the occupied territories

August 16, 2017
Pappé, Ilan.
Oxford : Oneworld, [2017].
xxx, 273 pages : maps ; 24 cm
"Publishing on the fiftieth anniversary of the Six-Day War that culminated in the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Pappe offers a comprehensive exploration of one of the world's most prolonged and tragic conflicts. Using recently declassified archival material, Pappe analyses the motivations and strategies of the generals and politicians - and the decision-making process itself - that laid the foundation of the occupation. From a survey of the legal and bureaucratic infrastructures that were put in place to control the population of over one million Palestinians, to the security mechanisms that vigorously enforced that control, Pappe paints a picture of what is to all intents and purposes the world's largest "open prison"" -- provided by publisher.

The autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt.

August 16, 2017
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962, author.
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
xv, 454 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
A hardcover edition of this book was originally published in 1961 by Harper & Brothers.
pt. I. This is my story. Memories of my childhood ; Adolescence ; Home again ; Early days of our marriage ; A woman ; My introduction to politics ; Washington ; Growing independence ; A changing existence ; Readjustment ; The 1920 campaign and back to New York ; Trial by fire -- pt. II. This I remember. The private lives of public servants ; Private interlude : 1921-1927 ; The governorship years : 1928-1932 ; I learn to be a president's wife ; The first year : 1933 ; The peaceful years : 1934-1936 ; Second term : 1936-1937 ; The royal visitors ; Second term : 1939-1940 ; The coming of war : 1941 ; Visit to England ; Getting on with the war : 1943 ; Visit to the Pacific ; Teheran and the Caribbean ; The last term : 1944-1945 -- pt. III. On my own. An end and a beginning ; Not many dull moments ; Learning the ropes in the UN ; I learn about Soviet tactics ; The Human Rights Commission ; Foreign travels ; The long way home ; Campaigning for Stevenson ; Bali and Morocco ; In the land of the Soviets ; A challenge to the West -- pt. IV. The search for understanding. Second visit to Russia ; The American dream ; Milestones ; The Democratic Convention of 1960 ; Unfinished business.
The long and eventful life of Eleanor Roosevelt was full of rich experiences and courageous actions. The niece of Theodore Roosevelt, she married a Columbia University law student named Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who gradually ascended in the world of New York politics to reach the presidency in 1932. Throughout his three terms, Eleanor Roosevelt was not only intimately involved in FDR's personal and political life but also led women's organizations and youth movements, and fought for consumer welfare, civil rights, and better housing standards. During World War II she traveled with her husband to meet leaders of many powerful nations; after his death in 1945 she worked as a UN delegate, chairman of the Commission on Human Rights, newspaper columnist, Democratic Party activist, and diplomat, and was a world traveler. By the end of her life, Eleanor Roosevelt was recognized around the world for her fortitude and commitment to the ideals of liberty and human rights.

The fifty-year rebellion : how the U.S. political crisis began in Detroit

August 15, 2017
Kurashige, Scott, author.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
xi, 178 pages ; 22 cm.
"George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies"--from flyleaf.
1967 -- The rise of the counterrevolution -- The system is bankrupt -- Race to the bottom -- Government for the 1 percent -- From rebellion to revolution.
"On July 23, 1967, the eyes of the nation fixed on Detroit as thousands took to the streets to vent their frustrations with white racism, police brutality, and vanishing job prospects in the place that gave rise to the American Dream. For mainstream observers, the "riot" brought about the ruin of a once-great city, and then in 2013, the city's municipal bankruptcy served as a bailout that paved the way for Detroit to finally be rebuilt. Challenging this prevailing view, Scott Kurashige portrays the past half-century as a long "rebellion" the underlying tensions of which continue to haunt the city and the U.S. nation-state. Michigan's scandal-ridden emergency-management regime represents the most concerted effort to quell this rebellion by disenfranchising the majority black citizenry and neutralizing the power of unions. The corporate architects of Detroit's restructuring have championed the creation of a "business-friendly" city where billionaire developers are subsidized to privatize and gentrify downtown while working-class residents are squeezed out by rampant housing evictions, school closures, water shutoffs, toxic pollution, and militarized policing. From the grassroots, however, Detroit has emerged as an international model for survival, resistance, and solidarity through the creation of urban farms, freedom schools, and self-governing communities. A quintessential American story of tragedy and hope, The Fifty-Year Rebellion forces us to look in the mirror and ask, Are we succumbing to authoritarian plutocracy, or can we create a new society rooted in social justice and participatory democracy?"--Provided by publisher.

An era of darkness : the British empire In India

August 15, 2017
Tharoor, Shashi, 1956- author.
©2016
xxvi, 333 : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Shashi Tharoor reveals with acuity, impeccable research, and trademark wit, just how disastrous British rule was for India. Besides examining the many ways in which the colonizers exploited India, ranging from the drain of national resources to Britain, the destruction of the Indian textile, steel-making and shipping industries, and the negative transformation of agriculture, he demolishes the arguments of Western and Indian apologists for Empire on the supposed benefits of British rule, including democracy and political freedom, the rule of law, and the railways. The few unarguable benefits the English language, tea, and cricket were never actually intended for the benefit of the colonized but introduced to serve the interests of the colonizers. Brilliantly narrated and passionately argued, An Era of Darkness will serve to correct many misconceptions about one of the most contested periods of Indian history." --Publisher description.

The strange death of Europe : immigration, identity, Islam

August 14, 2017
Murray, Douglas, 1979- author.
©2017.
343 pages ; 24 cm.
The beginning -- How we got hooked on immigration -- The excuses we told ourselves -- 'Welcome to Europe' -- Multiculturalism -- They are here -- Prophets without honour -- Early warning sirens -- The tyranny of guilt -- The pretense of repatriation -- Learning to live with it -- Tiredness -- We're stuck with this -- Controlling the backlash -- The feeling that the story has run out -- The end -- What might have been -- What will be.
This book is not only an analysis of demographic and political realities in Europe, but also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes reporting from across the entire continent, from the places where migrants land to the places they end up, from the people who appear to welcome them in to the places which cannot accept them.

Thumbs up America : Americans at war : a current history of America's longest war, battlespace 2016

August 14, 2017
Smittle, Dean, author.
©2017
174 pages ; 23 cm
Copies in Genealogy & Local History Dept. and Cincinnati Room are bound in original paper wrappers and signed by the author.
The book narrative is created from a series of 700 WLW AM Military briefs from the Jim Scott Radio Show from a variety of news sources, many of them military, to focus on what the author believes are the are the most important news items of the day. The daily military briefs are arranged sequentially from January 2016 through August 2016 for the readers historical reference.--Author's notes.

Affluence without abundance : the disappearing world of the bushmen

August 11, 2017
Suzman, James, author.
©2017
xii, 297 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Part one: Old times -- The rewards of hard work -- The mother hill -- A beachside brawl -- The settlers -- Living in the moment -- Tsumkwe Road -- Part two: The provident environment -- the hollow tree -- Strong food -- An elephant hunt -- Pinnacle Point -- A gift from God -- Hunting and empathy -- Insulting the meat -- Part three: New times -- When lions become dangerous -- Fear and farming -- Cattle country -- Crazy gods -- The promised land.
"A vibrant portrait of the "original affluent society"--the Bushmen of southern Africa--by the anthropologist who has spent much of the last twenty-five years documenting their encounter with modernity. If the success of a civilization is measured by its endurance over time, then the Bushmen of the Kalahari are by far the most successful in human history. A hunting and gathering people who made a good living by working only as much as needed to exist in harmony with their hostile desert environment, the Bushmen have lived in southern Africa since the evolution of our species nearly two hundred thousand years ago. In Affluence Without Abundance, anthropologist James Suzman vividly brings to life a proud and private people, introducing unforgettable members of their tribe, and telling the story of the collision between the modern global economy and the oldest hunting and gathering society on earth. In rendering an intimate picture of a people coping with radical change, it asks profound questions about how we now think about matters such as work, wealth, equality, contentment, and even time. Not since Elizabeth Marshall Thomas's The Harmless People in 1959 has anyone provided a more intimate or insightful account of the Bushmen or of what we might learn about ourselves from our shared history as hunter-gatherers."--Jacket flap.

Midnight in the Pacific : Guadalcanal : the World War II battle that turned the tide of war

August 11, 2017
Wheelan, Joseph, author.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, [2017]
xxi, 356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
August part I: Marine invasion and naval disaster -- August part II: Japan strikes back: Tojo time and Alligator Creek -- September: "Let George do it" -- October: Plan X showdown -- November: Halsey's Navy triumphs -- December: the Army takes charge -- January-February: Operation KE and US victory.

Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong

August 10, 2017
Loewen, James W.
New York : New Press, 2008.
xix, 444 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
"Completely revised and updated"--Cover.
Introduction: Something has gone very wrong -- Handicapped by history: the process of hero-making -- 1493: the true importance of Christopher Columbus -- Truth about the first Thanksgiving -- Red eyes -- "Gone with the wind": the invisibility of racism in American history textbooks -- John Brown and Abraham Lincoln: the invisibility of antiracism in American history textbooks -- The land of opportunity -- Watching Big Brother: what textbooks teach about the federal government -- See no evil: choosing not to look at the war in Vietnam -- Down the memory hole: the disappearance of the recent past -- Progress is our most important product -- Why is history taught like this? -- What is the result of teaching history like this? -- Afterword: The future lies ahead--and what to do about them.
James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, and the Mai Lai massacre, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should and could be taught to American students.

The Kelloggs : the battling brothers of Battle Creek

August 8, 2017
Markel, Howard, author.
©2017
xxix, 506 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction : The Cain and Abel of America's heartland -- Part I. "Michigan fever". "Go west, young man" -- The chosen one -- New brooms sweep clean -- Long-distance learning -- Part II. An empire of wellness. Building the San -- "What's more American than corn flakes?" -- "Fire!" ... and cease-fire -- The new San -- Part III. Manufacturing health. The San's operations -- A "university of health" -- Will's place -- Part IV. Battles of old age. The prison of resentment -- The doctor's crusade against race degeneracy -- A full plate -- "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown" -- The final score.
"John Harvey Kellogg was one of America's most beloved physicians; a best-selling author, lecturer, and health-magazine publisher; founder of the Battle Creek Sanitarium; and patron saint of the pursuit of wellness. His youngest brother, Will, was the founder of the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, which revolutionized the mass production of food and what we eat for breakfast. In The Kelloggs, Howard Markel tells the sweeping saga of these two extraordinary men, whose lifelong competition and enmity toward one another changed America's notion of health and wellness from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries, and who helped change the course of American medicine, nutrition, wellness, and diet. The Kelloggs were of Puritan stock, a family that came to the shores of New England in the mid-seventeenth century, went west to the wooded Michigan frontier to start a farm that became one of the biggest in the county, and then renounced it all for the religious calling of Ellen Harmon White, a self-proclaimed prophetess, and James White, whose new Seventh-day Adventist theology was based on Christian principles and sound body, mind, and hygiene rules--Ellen called it "health reform." The Whites groomed the young John Kellogg for a central role in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and sent him to America's finest medical school, Bellevue Hospital Medical College. Kellogg's main medical focus--and America's number one malady: indigestion. Markel gives us the life and times of the Kellogg brothers of Battle Creek: Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his world-famous Battle Creek Sanitarium medical center, spa, and grand hotel attracted thousands actively pursuing health and well-being. Among the guests: Mary Todd Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, Booker T. Washington, Johnny Weissmuller, Dale Carnegie, Sojourner Truth, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and George Bernard Shaw. And the presidents he advised: Taft, Harding, Hoover, and Roosevelt, with first lady Eleanor. The brothers Kellogg experimented on malt, wheat, and corn meal, and, tinkering with special ovens and toasting devices, came up with a ready-to-eat, easily digested cereal they called Corn Flakes. As Markel chronicles the Kelloggs' fascinating, Magnificent Ambersons-like ascent into the pantheon of American industrialists, we see the vast changes in American social mores that took shape in diet, health, medicine, philanthropy, and food manufacturing during seven decades--changing the lives of millions and helping to shape our industrial age" --Inside dust jacket.

Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary

August 8, 2017
Stahr, Walter, author.
©2017
xix, 743 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Dreams of future greatness" : 1814-1836 -- "Obstinate Democrat" : 1837-1847 -- "The blackest place" : 1847-1856 -- "Untiring industry" : 1857-1860 -- "Surrounded by secessionists" : 1860-1861 -- "Disgrace & disaster" : 1861-1862 -- "Put forth every energy" : January-March 1862 -- "The vilest man I ever knew" : April-June 1862 -- "Hours are precious" : July-December 1862 -- "Indomitable energy" : January-June 1863 -- "Too serious for jokes" : July-December 1863 -- "You cannot die better" : January-June 1864 -- "Tower of strength" : July-November 1864 -- "Gratitude to Almighty God" : November 1864-April 1865 -- "The stain of innocent blood" : April-July 1865 -- "A born tyrant" : 1865-1866 -- "Wily old minister" : 1866-1867 -- "Stand firm!" : 1867-1868 -- "Final charge" : 1868-1869 -- "Strangely blended".
"Walter Stahr, author of the ... bestseller Seward, now tells the amazing story of Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, the most powerful and controversial of the men close to the president. Stanton raised an army of a million men and directed it from his Washington telegraph office, with Lincoln often at his side. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for "war crimes," some serious and some merely political. He was essential to the nation's survival, and Lincoln never wavered in his support for Stanton. As Lincoln lay dying, Stanton took over the government, informing the nation of the attacks on Lincoln and others, starting the investigation of the assassination, Under Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson, Stanton insisted that the army had to remain in the South, to protect blacks and Unionists, while the president wanted to withdraw the troops. It was Johnson's ill-advised attempt to remove Stanton that led to the first impeachment of a president, an impeachment Johnson survived by a single vote. The New York diarist George Templeton Strong described Stanton after his death as 'honest, patriotic, able, indefatigable, warm-hearted, unselfish, incorruptible, arbitrary, capricious, tyrannical, vindictive, hateful, and cruel." But Stanton was also Lincoln's "right-hand man," responsible with Lincoln and Grant for saving the Union. In this, the first full biography of Stanton in fifty years, Stahr restores this complicated American hero to his proper place in our national story."--Jacket.

The House of Government : a saga of the Russian Revolution

August 8, 2017
Slezkine, Yuri, 1956- author.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2017]
xv, 1104 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 24 cm
Book one. En route -- Part I. Anticipation -- The swamp -- The preachers -- The faith -- Part II. Fulfillment -- The real day -- The last battle -- The new city -- The great disappointment -- The party line -- Book two. At home -- Part III. The second coming -- The eternal house -- The new tenants -- The economic foundations -- The virgin lands -- The ideological substance -- Part IV. The reign of the saints -- The new life -- The days off -- The houses of rest -- The next of kin -- The center of the world -- The pettiness of existence -- The thought of death -- The happy childhood -- The new men -- Book three. On trial -- Part V. The last judgment -- The telephone call -- The admission of guilt -- The valley of the dead -- The knock on the door -- The good people -- The supreme penalty -- Part VI. The afterlife -- The end of childhood -- The persistence of happiness -- The coming of war -- The return -- The end -- Epilogue: The House on the Embankment -- Appendix: Partial list of leaseholders.
"On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the epic story of an enormous apartment building where Communist true believers lived before their destruction. The House of Government is unlike any other book about the Russian Revolution and the Soviet experiment. Written in the tradition of Tolstoy's War and Peace, Grossman's Life and Fate, and Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago, Yuri Slezkine's gripping narrative tells the true story of the residents of an enormous Moscow apartment building where top Communist officials and their families lived before they were destroyed in Stalin's purges. A vivid account of the personal and public lives of Bolshevik true believers, the book begins with their conversion to Communism and ends with their children's loss of faith and the fall of the Soviet Union. Completed in 1931, the House of Government, later known as the House on the Embankment, was located across the Moscow River from the Kremlin. The largest residential building in Europe, it combined 550 furnished apartments with public spaces that included everything from a movie theater and a library to a tennis court and a shooting range. Slezkine tells the chilling story of how the building's residents lived in their apartments and ruled the Soviet state until some eight hundred of them were evicted from the House and led, one by one, to prison or their deaths. Drawing on letters, diaries, and interviews, and featuring hundreds of rare photographs, The House of Government weaves together biography, literary criticism, architectural history, and fascinating new theories of revolutions, millennial prophecies, and reigns of terror. The result is an unforgettable human saga of a building that, like the Soviet Union itself, became a haunted house, forever disturbed by the ghosts of the disappeared"--Provided by publisher.

An English governess in the Great War : the secret Brussels diary of Mary Thorp

August 8, 2017
Thorp, Mary, 1864-1945, author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
280 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Introduction: "Still I Feel I Did My Duty" : Diary of an English Governess, 1916-1919 -- Historical Background: Life in an Occupied City : Brussels -- Framing the Diary : A Note from the Editors -- Mary Thorp's Diary -- -Part 1. No "Eleventh Hour" : September 1916-February 1917 -- -Part 2: "Qui Vivra Verra" : March-December 1917 -- -Part 3: "We Still Hear the Same Eternal Cannon" : January-October 1918 -- -Part 4. "The Book of Peace!!!" : October 1918-January 1919 -- Epilogue: "Quite Nice to Be Remembered" -- Appendix: Thorp Family Tree.
"An Englishwoman of no particular fame living in World War I Brussels started a secret diary in September 1916. Aware that her thoughts could put her in danger with German authorities, she never wrote her name on the diary and ran to hide it every time the 'Boches' came to inspect the house. The diary survived the war and ended up in a Belgian archive, forgotten for nearly a century until historians Sophie De Schaepdrijver and Tammy M. Proctor discovered it and the remarkable woman who wrote it: Mary Thorp, a middle-aged English governess working for a wealthy Belgian-Russian family in Brussels. As a foreigner and a woman, Mary Thorp offers a unique window into life under German occupation in Brussels (the largest occupied city of World War I) and in the uncertain early days of the peace. Her diary describes the roar of cannons in the middle of the night, queues for food and supplies in the shops, her work for a wartime charity, news from an interned godson in Germany, along with elegant dinners with powerful diplomats and the educational progress of her beloved charges. Mary Thorp's sharp and bittersweet reflections testify to the daily strains of living under enemy occupation, comment on the events of the war as they unfolded, and ultimately serve up a personal story of self-reliance and endurance. De Schaepdrijver and Proctor's in-depth commentary situate this extraordinary woman in her complex political, social, and cultural context, thus providing an unusual chance to engage with the Great War on an intimate and personal level"-- Provided by publisher.

Rescued from ISIS : the gripping true story of how a father saved his son

August 7, 2017
Bontinck, Dimitri, 1973-
New York : Saint Martin's Press, 2017.
278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"Dimitri Bontinck lived every parent's worst nightmare. His teenage son, introduced to Islam by his girlfriend, fell into the clutches of a radical mosque. Dimitri watched helplessly as his son, Jay, transformed from a gentle boy to a soldier in training, wearing traditional robes and following a strict diet. Completely brainwashed, Jay snuck out of the house and traveled to Syria, all but vanishing. Too late, Dimitri learned that their country, Belgium, was the leading hotbed of Islamic radicalization. Large numbers of teenagers were being lured into this world and expertly indoctrinated into radical Islam. One by one, they disappeared into the Middle East, most never to be seen again. With no one to help him, Dimitri--a white Christian-raised atheist--set off on his own to save his son. Using only his military training, a lot of courage, and a little luck, he gradually embedded himself deeper and deeper into the Middle East. After months of searching and several close calls--including being thrown in a jail cell and threatened with death--he was able to find his son and bring him home. The world was shocked at his unprecedented success, and he started receiving pleas from families around the world, asking that he rescue their children, as well. Increasingly fearful for his own life but unable to ignore these cries for help, Dimitri accepted his newfound role as the 'Jihadi Hunter.' Rescued from ISIS is the inspiring and terrifying tale of one man's journey to the Middle East to save his child from radical Islam, and its surprising worldwide repercussions."--Jacket.

Alexander Hamilton : the graphic history of an American founding father

August 7, 2017
Hennessey, Jonathan, 1971- author.
California : Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, [2017]
169 pages : chiefly color illustations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"This complete graphic novel-style biography presents the life and legacy of one of the most influential figures in United States history. Alexander Hamilton was on hand for the Revolutionary War, the development of the Constitution, and the establishment of the Treasury and banking as we have come to know them today. Cut down by a bullet from political rival Aaron Burr, Hamilton may have faded into the background among other great American leaders like George Washington or Thomas Jefferson. However a recent resurgence of interest in Hamilton, thanks in no small part to the hit Broadway musical Hamilton has returned the formerly forgotten Founder to prominence, not just in a historical context but in terms of his lasting impact on American society today. Author Jonathan Hennessey and comic book illustrator Justin Greenwood team to bring the world of Alexander Hamilton to life in this fully-illustrated, graphic novel style biography that captures the period, people, and places of the birth of the United States. Along the way, they help readers contextualize Hamilton, showcasing his impact on history beyond his life, including his policies' shaping of the Civil War and how his ideas on the economy led to America's rise as a superpower."-- Provided by publisher.

Madisonville sesquicentennial 1959.

August 4, 2017
[Cincinnati, OH] : Madisonville Sesquicentennial Corporation, 1960.
[v], 94 leaves : illustrations, photographs (some color) ; 64 cm
Cover title.
"Dedicated to those who made the Madisonville Sesquicentennial a reality, this record of events is presented by the Madisonville Sesquicentennial Corporation and the Madisonville Business Association - 1960"--page [iii].
Executive committee -- Committee chairmen -- Planning and publicity -- History of Madisonville -- Baseball night-Crosley Field -- Parade -- Brothers of the Brush -- Sesqui-Belles -- Merchants program -- Official Sesquicentennial program -- Pet contest -- Shaving contest -- Oldest citizens award -- Sunbonnets for Sesquicentennial -- Baking contest -- Merchants window display contest -- School ground activities -- Eastern Hills Journal (Sesqui Edition) -- Miscellaneous -- Resume.
A scrapbook documenting the sesquicentennial celebration of Madisonville, a Cincinnati, Ohio neighborhood, that was held June 24-28, 1959. Scrapbook includes clippings, photographs, and documents of the various events that were held including: the Sesquicentennial Baseball Night at Crosley Field, the parade, the merchants program, various contests, and a banquet held for organizers by the Madisonville Business Association. Scrapbook also contains the complete contents of the June 24, 1959 edition of the Eastern Hills journal (v. xxiv, no. 33) and the front page of the July 1, 1959 Eastern Hills journal (v. xxiv, no. 34).

Remembering Diana : a life in photographs

August 2, 2017
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2017]
199 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Once upon a time -- Inside the fairytale -- The People's Princess -- Ever after -- Epilogue.
"For the millions who adored the People's Princess, this lavish book celebrates Diana Spencer's life in pictures. Page after page of inside photos from the legendary National Geographic archives document the royal's most memorable moments in the spotlight; a luminous, personal remembrance by Diana friend and biographer Tina Brown adds context and nuance to a poignant life twenty years after her tragic death. Float down memory lane through more than 100 remarkable images of Diana, from her days as a schoolgirl to her engagement to Prince Charles, the birth of Princes William and Harry, and her life in the media as an outspoken advocate for the poor, the sick, and the downtrodden. This elegant book features reflections from those who knew her best, recollections from dignitaries and celebrities like Nelson Mandela and Elton John, and personal insight through the princess's own words. Published to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Diana's death, this richly illustrated book is a beautiful ode to one of the world's most beloved women."--Provided by publisher.

The Belmont County, Ohio Board of Commissioners' journal, 1804-1807

August 1, 2017
New Albany, Ohio : Carol Montrose, 2014.
115 pages ; 28 cm.
The Board of County Commissioners were relative to county business, showing date of meeting, names of members present and action taken on motions and resolutions. Includes allowances of bills and claims ... ; approval of contracts for construction and repair of roads, bridges and other improvements ... ; approval of bond issues and sales ... ; appropriations to all departments, institutions, and for relief, and all other business.
Includes index.

Noble County, Ohio : a history

August 1, 2017
Pickenpaugh, Roger.
Baltimore, MD : Otter Bay Books, 2012.
200 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The early days -- The 88th county -- The Civil War years -- The pattern of life, 1865-1917 -- Facets of the pattern -- War, Depression, and war, 1917-1945 -- The post-war years.

River on a rampage : the 1936 flood from Chester to Marietta

August 1, 2017
Pickenpaugh, Roger.
Baltimore, MD : Gateway Press, 2002.
ix, 126 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Fractured Paths of Duty : the Civil War Letters of Surgeon J. Dexter Cotton & Adjutant George B. Turner, 92nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry

August 1, 2017
Huntington, W. Va. : Blue Acorn Press, ©2013.
511 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Series statement from book jacket.

The bully boys : in camp and combat with the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 1861-1864

August 1, 2017
Huntington, W. Va. : Blue Acorn Press, ©2011.
549 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Series from dust jacket.
pt. I. Introduction. Call to arms -- First blood at Manassas -- pt. II. Introduction. Eastern Kentucky -- On to Nashville -- Andrews' raid -- Huntsville -- Summer frustration -- Perryville -- Stones River -- Marking time at Murfreesboro -- Tullahoma -- Chickamauga -- Chattanooga besieged -- Lookout Mountain & Missionary Ridge -- Winter interlude -- Atlanta -- Closing scenes -- Appendix.
"The Bully Boys is an attempt to redress the 2nd Ohio's previous omission from Civil War literature, not as a regimental history in the classical sense, but as a compilation of edited wartime letters written by nearly 40 of its enlisted men and officers ... The letters' sources are varied. A number written to family and friends were obtained from private and institutional collections, but most were gleaned from daily and weekly newspapers circulating in several widely separated Ohio cities and towns from which the 2nd Ohio was recruited"--Preface.

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