New Arrivals · History

February 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Voices of the Arab Spring : personal stories of the Arab revolutions

February 25, 2015
al-Saleh, Asaad.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]
xxiv, 244 pages ; 23 cm
Foreword: Understanding recent social and political developments in the Middle East and North Africa : a personal odyssey / Peter Sluglett -- Tunisia -- Egypt -- Libya -- Yemen -- Syria.
"Narrated by dozens of activists and everyday individuals involved in the Arab Spring, this book documents the unprecedented events that led to the collapse of dictatorial regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Arab citizens were called to join the revolt during the second half of 2011, while the revolutionary moment was still unfolding. Their stories offer unique access to the message that inspired citizens to act, their experiences during revolt, and the lessons they learned from some of the most dramatic changes and appalling events to occur in the history of the Arab world. The riveting, revealing, and at times heartbreaking stories in this volume also include voices from Syria. Featuring participants from a variety of social and educational backgrounds and political commitments, these personal stories of action represent the true phenomenon of the Arab Spring's united though broad social movements, collective identities, and youthful character. For years, these participants lived under regimes that brutally suppressed free expression and protest. Their testimony speaks to the multifaceted emotional, psychological, and cultural factors motivating citizens to join together and fight, putting a human face on events that might seem abstract or impersonal to many in the West"--Provided by publisher.

Born to be king : Prince Charles on planet Windsor

February 25, 2015
Mayer, Catherine, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
258 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
His life in a day -- Mother load -- A prince among men -- The knave of hearts -- Wolf Hall -- Helping and hindering -- Harmonies and disharmonies -- A foreign asset -- Happy and notorious -- Kings to come.
Draws on exclusive interviews with members of Prince Charles' inner circle and on rare access to the prince himself to examine court life, Charles' struggles, his achievements as a philanthropist and activist, and his popular marriage to Princess Diana.

Ohio's black soldiers who served in the Civil War

February 24, 2015
Johnson, Eric E. (Eric Eugene), 1949-
Bellville, Ohio : Ohio Genealogical Society, c2014.
xii, 456 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm
"A list of 6,709 soldiers who served in the United States Colored Troops and in the Ohio Volunteers." -- T. p.

The beautiful Lady Craven : the original memoirs of Elizabeth, Baroness Craven, afterwards Margravine of Anspach and Bayreuth and Princess Berkeley of the Holy Roman Empire (1750-1828)

February 24, 2015
Craven, Elizabeth Craven, Baroness, 1750-1828.
London : John Lane The Bodley Head; New York : John Lane Company ; Toronto : Bell & Cockburn, 1914.
2 volumes : illustrations (one color) ; 22 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection, bound in red morocco and inlaid marbled trapezoidal pattern, with spine stamped in gold, top edge gilt, and fancy marbled endpapers. Bookplate of Sylvia J. Thomson. Label of Stewart Kidd booksellers, stationers, engravers, Cincinnati. Library's copy imperfect: slight water damage, front endpaper slightly loose.
"A list of portraits of Elizabeth Berkeley, afterwards Lady Craven and the Margravine of Anspach": vol. I, p. cxxxvii-cxxxviii.

The beaux of the Regency

February 24, 2015
Melville, Lewis, 1874-1932.
London : Hutchinson & Co., 1908.
2 volumes : color frontispiece, portraits ; 22 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection, bound in red morocco and inlaid marbled trapezoidal pattern, with spine stamped in gold, top edge gilt, and fancy marbled endpapers. Bookplate of Sylvia J. Thomson. Label of Stewart Kidd booksellers, stationers, engravers, Cincinnati. Printed by Hazell, Watson and Viney, LD., London and Aylesbury.
"With 53 portraits, caricatures, and other illustrations, including 2 in colour."
v. 2. Brummell and his times. The youth of George (commonly called "Beau") Brummell, 1778-1798 -- The supreme dandy -- "Arbiter elegantiarum" 1798-1816 -- The Beau's day -- Brummell, the clubs, and Almack's -- A battle royal, 1815 -- Oatlands -- Brummell's Waterloo, 1816.

Naval documents of the American Revolution

February 23, 2015
United States. Naval History Division.
Washington : Naval History Division : For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., 1964-<2013 >
v. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Vols. 9-<12> published by: Naval Historical Center, Dept. of the Navy.
Shipping list no.: 96-0056-S (v. 10).
v. 1. American theatre: Dec. 1, 1774-Sept. 2, 1775. European theatre: Dec. 6, 1774-Aug. 9, 1775 -- v. 2. American theatre: Sept. 3, 1775-Oct. 31, 1775. European theatre: Aug. 11, 1775-Oct. 31, 1775. American theatre: Nov. 1, 1775-Dec. 7, 1775 -- v. 3. American theatre: Dec. 8, 1775-Dec. 31, 1775. European theatre: Nov. 1, 1775-Jan. 31, 1776. American theatre: Jan. 1, 1776-Feb. 18, 1776 -- v. 4. American theatre: Feb. 19, 1776-Apr. 17, 1776. European theatre: Feb. 1, 1776-May 25, 1776. American theatre: Apr. 18, 1776-May 8, 1776 -- v. 5. American theatre: May 9, 1776-July 31, 1776 -- v. 6. American theatre: Aug. 1, 1776-Oct. 31, 1776. European theatre: May 26, 1776-Oct. 5, 1776 -- v. 7. American theatre: Nov. 1, 1776-Dec. 31, 1776. European theatre: Oct. 6, 1776-Dec. 31, 1776. American theatre: Jan. 1, 1777-Feb. 28, 1777 -- v. 8. American theatre: Mar. 1, 1777-Apr. 30, 1777. European theatre: Jan. 1, 1977-May 31, 1777. American theatre: May 1, 1777-May 31, 1777 -- v. 9. American theatre: June 1, 1777-July 31, 1777. European theatre: June 1, 1777-Sept. 30, 1777. American theatre: Aug. 1, 1777-Sept. 30, 1777 -- v. 10. American theater: Oct. 1, 1777-Dec. 31, 1777. European theater: Oct. 1, 1777-Dec. 31, 1777 -- v. 11. American theater: Jan. 1 1778-March 31, 1778 ; European theater: Jan. 1, 1778-March 31, 1778 -- v. 12. American theater: Apr. 1 1778-May 31, 1778 ; European theater: Apr. 1, 1778-May 31, 1778

The Atlanta and Savannah campaigns, 1864

February 23, 2015
McCarley, J. Britt (Jack Britton), author.
Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 2014.
82 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm.
Shipping list no.: 2015-0101-P.
"Atlanta 1864"--Page 4 of cover.

Campaigns in Mississippi and Tennessee, February-December 1864

February 23, 2015
Frisby, Derek W. (Derek William), author.
Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 2014.
67 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 22 cm.
Shipping list no.: 2014-0073-P.
"Franklin 1864, Nashville 1864"--Page 4 of cover.

The U.S. military intervention in Panama: Operation Just Cause, December 1989-January 1990

February 23, 2015
Yates, Lawrence A., 1945-
Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 2014.
xvi, 527 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm.
The Panama Crisis, June 1987-December 1989 -- Preparations and adjustments, 17-19 December 1989 -- Special operations at the outset of Just Cause -- Task Force Gator and the Comandancia -- Task Force Semper Fi and Task Force Black Devil -- Task Force Wildcat -- Task Force Black and Task Force Red-T -- The 82d Airborne Division on D-day -- Task Force Red-R at Rio Hato -- Task Force Atlantic : D-day in Area of Operations North -- Task Force Atlantic : D-day in Area of Operations South -- Loose ends, 20 December 1989-3 January 1990 -- The transition to stability operations and nation building, December 1989-January 1990 -- Follow-through and assessments.
Examines how American military power was employed during Operation Just Cause, including the planning process and joint efforts of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps during major combat operations. Also details post-combat stability and nation-building operations.

Head over heels in France : falling in love in the Lot

February 19, 2015
Brick, Samantha, author.
314 pages ; 20 cm

Antiques Roadshow World War One in 100 family treasures

February 19, 2015
Atterbury, Paul, author.
400 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm

Women heroes of the American Revolution : 20 stories of espionage, sabotage, defiance, and rescue

February 19, 2015
Casey, Susan (Susan Mary), author.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2015]
226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Resisters, supporters, and rescuers -- Spies -- Saboteurs -- Soldiers and defenders of the home front -- Legendary ladies.
"Susan Casey gives 20 remarkable girls and women the spotlight they deserve in this lively collection of biographical profiles. These women took action in many ways: as spies, soldiers, nurses, water carriers, fundraisers, writers, couriers, and more. Women Heroes of the American Revolution brings a fresh new perspective to their stories resulting from interviews with historians and with descendants of participants of the Revolution and features ample excerpts from primary source documents. Also included are contextualizing sidebars, images, source notes, and a bibliography"-- Provided by publisher.

William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Ohio.

February 16, 2015
[Washington, D.C.?] : National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1976.
1 sheet : illustrations, 1 map ; 29 x 33 cm folded to 15 x 9 cm

To our American boys on leave in France : Dauphiné leave area : Grenoble, Allevard, Uriage.

February 16, 2015
[Grenoble] : American Y.M.C.A., [1918?]
29 p. : ill. ; 16 cm.

The Siege of Strasbourg

February 13, 2015
Chrastil, Rachel, author.
302 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Introduction -- The Grey Areas -- Insiders and Outsiders -- Every Twenty Seconds -- Victims in the Eye of the Beholder -- Carrying On -- A Fraternal Hand -- Heroic Measures -- Strassburg -- Conclusion.

The Professor and the President : Daniel Patrick Moynihan in the Nixon White House

February 13, 2015
Hess, Stephen, author.
xviii, 172 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes index

Why not say what happened : a sentimental education

February 13, 2015
Dickstein, Morris, author.
New York : Liveright Pub. Corporation, [2015]
xv, 301 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

The longest afternoon : the 400 men who decided the battle of waterloo

February 13, 2015
Simms, Brendan.
xvii, 186 pages : maps ; 22 cm

Lincoln's body : a cultural history

February 13, 2015
Fox, Richard Wightman, 1945-
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015]
xvi, 416 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part I. The public body (1840-1865) -- Lincoln's body politic -- Last words, last breath -- The martyr and his relics -- African Americans and their emancipator -- Rolling funeral, living corpse -- Part II. The enshrined body (1865-1909) -- The first Lincoln memorials -- Monuments for the ages -- Black emancipation, White reunion -- Celebrating the Centenary of 1909 -- Part III. The national body (1909-2015) -- Solidifying the Lincoln cult: two memorials -- The hero on screen, from Griffith to Gage -- Standing in Lincoln's shadow -- Reviving the emancipator -- Lincoln sightings at the bicentenary: Obama, Disney, Spielberg.

Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli : a strange romance

February 13, 2015
Hay, Daisy, 1981- author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
xii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: Great Britain : Chatto & Windus, 2015.
At the beginning (1792-1839). Storytelling ; Tall tales ; Tittle-tattle ; Fairy story -- Ever after (1840-1867). On heroes and hero-worship ; Household words ; Princess Nobody ; The rose and the ring -- Once upon a time (1868-1873). Happy ending ; Afterwards.

Operation Chowhound : the most risky, most glorious US bomber mission of WWII

February 13, 2015
Dando-Collins, Stephen.
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
xiv, 248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

Anonymous soldiers : the struggle for Israel, 1917-1947

February 13, 2015
Hoffman, Bruce, 1954- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House LLC, [2015]
xv, 618 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Maps on lining papers.
"This is a Borzoi book."

Ancient Rome : the rise and fall of an empire

February 11, 2015
Baker, Simon.
London : BBC Books, 2007.
447 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 20 cm.
TV tie-in.
Originally published: 2006.
Revolution -- Caesar -- Nero -- Rebellion -- Constantine -- Fall.
Focusing on six turning points in Roman history, Simon Baker's narrative charts the rise and fall of the world's first superpower--a political machine unmatched in its brutality, genius, and lust for power. From the conquest of the Mediterranean in the 3rd century BC to the destruction of the Empire at the hands of barbarian invaders 700 years later, we discover the pivotal episodes in Roman history. At the heart of this account are some of the most powerful rulers in history: men like Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero, and Constantine. Putting flesh on the bones of these legendary figures, Baker looks beyond the dusty caricatures to explore their real motivations, ambitions, intrigues, and rivalries. Accompanying a BBC television series, Ancient Rome is a fast-paced account that addresses themes as relevant today as they were 2,000 years ago.--From publisher description.

Fog of war : the Second World War and the civil rights movement

February 9, 2015
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
x, 240 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction : the Second World War and the civil rights movement / Kevin M. Kruse and Stephen Tuck -- Freedom to want : the federal government and politicized consumption in World War II / James T. Sparrow -- Confronting the roadblock : Congress, civil rights and World War II / Julian E. Zelizer -- Segregation and the city : white supremacy in Alabama in the mid-twentieth century / J. Mills Thornton III -- Movement building during the World War II era : the NAACP's legal insurgency in the South / Patricia Sullivan -- Hillburn, Hattiesburg, and Hitler : wartime activists think globally and act locally / Thomas Sugrue -- You can sing and punch but you can't be a soldier or a man : African American struggles for a new place in popular culture / Stephen Tuck -- A war for states rights : the white supremacist vision of double victory / Jason Morgan Ward -- The sexual politics of race in WWII America / Jane Dailey -- Rights and World War II in a global frame : shape-shifting racial formations and the U.S. encounter with European and Japanese colonialism / Penny Von Eschen -- Race, rights, and non-governmental organizations at the UN San Francisco Conference : a contested history of human rights -- without discrimination / Elizabeth Borgwardt -- The battlefield kill Jim Crow? : the cold war military, civil rights, and Black freedom struggles / Kimberley L. Phillips.
"It is well known that World War II gave rise to human rights rhetoric, discredited a racist regime abroad, and provided new opportunities for African Americans to fight, work, and demand equality at home. It would be all too easy to assume that the war was a key stepping stone to the modern civil rights movement. But Fog of War shows that in reality the momentum for civil rights was not so clear cut, with activists facing setbacks as well as successes and their opponents finding ways to establish more rigid defenses for segregation. While the war set the scene for a mass movement, it also narrowed some of the options for black activists. This collection is a timely reconsideration of the intersection between two of the dominant events of twentieth-century American history, the upheaval wrought by the Second World War and the social revolution brought about by the African American struggle for equality."--Publisher's description.

Thieves' road : the Black Hills betrayal and Custer's path to Little Bighorn

February 9, 2015
Mort, T. A. (Terry A.)
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2015.
336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
War, taxes, and the resultant lure of gold -- Gold in Montana, disaster in Wyoming -- The adversaries -- The Gilded Age -- Politics, philanthropy, and corruption -- The Northern Pacific Railroad -- Custer agonistes -- The Yellowstone Expedition -- The Yellowstone battles -- Anatomy of a crash -- Build-up -- Soldiers, scouts, and scientists -- Alkali and comets, grass and stars -- In the moon of black cherries -- Homeward bound -- Invasion.

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