New Arrivals · History

June 28, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Norwood : 1940-1979

June 27, 2017
Daniels, Susan, author.
127 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm.
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Department, Cincinnati Room has original pictorial wrappers.|5OC
"The images used in this book come exclusively from the collection of the Norwood Historical Society"--page 6.
Driving along Montgomery Road -- Norwood events -- Shopping and dining -- Building the city -- Clubs and organizations -- School fun -- Working for Norwood -- Everyday life.
"Although settlers moved into Norwood as early as 1787, Norwood was not incorporated as a city until 1902. Apart from the city of Cincinnati, Norwood is the second largest city within Hamilton County, Ohio. Several large companies, such as Globe Wernicke Company and the United States Playing Card Company, were developed in Norwood, creating rapid industrial growth and many job opportunities through the years. With the large companies booming came the development of homes, schools, and small businesses. Norwood: 1940-1979 depicts how citizens lived, shopped, worked, and played during Norwood's heyday."--Back cover.

History of African Americans : exploring diverse roots

June 27, 2017
Davis, Thomas J. (Thomas Joseph), author.
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
xxxiii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Chronology of key dates in African American history -- Voyage to these shores -- Coming to America -- A people in the making -- Strike a blow and steal away -- Keep on keeping on -- Under the lash -- Lift that bale -- The way they do my life -- There's a change coming -- Actual freedom -- A dream deferred -- A new Negro -- A Great Depression -- Conquer hate -- Keep on pushing -- The revolution was televised -- Fight the power -- Challenges, dreams, and hopes.
"Over the centuries Black peoples in America have nurtured distinctive attitudes, beliefs, characters, folkways, and manners. They have shared common circumstances and conditions that have distinguished them in America beyond reference to the continent of their ancestral origins or their physical appearance. Yet African Americans have never been singular in experience or outlook. They have ever been diverse peoples. Time, temperament, talents, opportunities, place, and interpersonal relations, among myriad elements of life, have invariably set Blacks apart from one another as individuals and as groups, even as pronounced racial distinction and discrimination have invariably set Blacks as a group apart from others in America. African American history is thus not singular or simple; it has many facets and layers; it spreads across time and place and personalities."--Provided by publisher.

History of Asian Americans : exploring diverse roots

June 27, 2017
Lee, Jonathan H. X.
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015]
liv, 210 pages ; 24 cm
Chronology of key dates in Asian American history -- Part I: Pre-1965 -- Chinese in America -- Japanese in America -- Koreans in America -- Indians in America -- Filipinos in America -- Part II: Post-1965 -- Vietnamese in America -- Cambodians and Laotians in America -- New Asians in America.
History of Asian Americans: Exploring Diverse Roots supplies a concise, easy-to-use, yet comprehensive resource on Asian American history. Chronologically organized, it starts with Chinese immigration to the United States and concludes with coverage of the most recent Asian migrant populations, describing Asian American lives and experiences and documenting them as an essential part of the continuously evolving American experience and mosaic. The book discusses domestic as well as international influencing factors in Asian American history, thereby providing information within a transnational framework. An ideal resource for high school and undergraduate level students as well as general readers interested in learning about the history of Asian Americans, the chapters employ critical racialization and ethnic studies discourses that put Asian and Asian Americans subjects in an insightful comparative perspective. The book also specifically addresses the important roles played by Asian American women across history.

History of Latinos : exploring diverse roots

June 27, 2017
Mitchell, Pablo.
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2014.
xxii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Spanish beginnings, 1500-1800 -- Independence and empire, 1800-1835 -- Los Americanos, 1835-1848 -- Separate paths, 1848-1868 -- Wars of independence, 1868-1898 -- Birth of a Latina/o nation, 1898-1930 -- Great Depression and World War II, 1930-1945 -- Latina/os in mid-20th-century America, 1945-1965 -- New worlds, new homes, 1965-1986 -- Latina/os in a new century, 1986-present.
"'History of Latinos: Exploring Diverse Roots' takes a new approach to the history of Latina/os in the United States. In the past, textbooks have divided the histories of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, and Central and South Americans into separate chapters, concentrating on the arrival and settlement of each group in the United States. This book, while paying careful attention to the unique historical trajectory of diverse Latina/o communities, takes a different path, drawing the various groups into a single narrative and highlighting the interactions and shared communities formed by Latinas and Latinos. This shared Latina/o history framework also allows us to see some broader trends in U.S. history such as the uneveness of citizenship and belonging, the middle area that so many people in the past, and in the present, have occupied between exclusion on the one hand and full inclusion and membership in the nation on the other. ... Chapters will cover a critical period in Latina/o history, beginning in the 1500s and ending in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Chapters will also include short profiles of important Latinas and Latinos."-- p. ix-x.

To the new owners : a Martha's Vineyard memoir

June 26, 2017
Blais, Madeleine, author.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017.
270 pages ; 22 cm
Blue gold -- The shack -- Turn right, turn left -- The new house -- Summer notes -- The Jaws effect -- Operating instructions -- The ideal guest -- Mr. Ulf, famous writer -- Phil -- What Kay Graham brought to the table -- Boiling the Pope -- "She is not so young now" -- Time to leave -- Great dark cattle -- At rest.
"In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais' in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha's Vineyard for the exorbitant sum of $80,000. 2.2 miles down a poorly marked, one lane dirt road, the house was better termed a shack--it had no electricity, no modern plumbing, the roof leaked, and mice had invaded the walls. It was perfect. Sitting on Tisbury Great Pond--well-stocked with oysters and crab for foraged dinners--the house faced the ocean and the sky, and though it was eventually replaced by a sturdier structure, the ethos remained the same: no heat, no TV, and no telephone. Instead, there were countless hours at the beach, meals cooked and savored with friends, nights talking under the stars, until at last, the house was sold in 2014. To the New Owners is Madeleine Blais' charming, evocative memoir of this house, and of the Vineyard itself--from the history of the island and its famous visitors to the ferry, the pie shops, the quirky charms and customs, and the abundant natural beauty. But more than that, this is an elegy for a special place. Many of us have one place that anchors our most powerful memories. For Blais, it was the Vineyard house--a retreat and a dependable pleasure that also measured changes in her family. As children were born and grew up, as loved ones aged and passed away, the house was a constant. And now, the house lives on in the hearts of those who cherished it"-- Provided by publisher.

Too young to vote but old enough to kill

June 26, 2017
Ryschka, D. F., author.
545 pages ; 23 cm
Raw, hard hitting, not politically correct, as it was during the early years of the 1970's. See through the soldier's eyes his perspectives, as he takes you visually through his personal slice of the non-winnable Vietnam War. Feel his fear and euphoria from the mundane to the cracking sounds of AK 47 rounds zipping past his head. Meet the friendly creatures persecuting the Grunts daily, while on operations. Feel his feelings on the few rest days, trying to unwind. A must to read, if you want the feeling of a simple private soldier, living his own private hell.--Back cover.

Foundations of Chinese civilization

June 23, 2017
Liu, Jing (Author of graphic novels), author, artist.
Berkeley, CA : Stone Bridge Press, 2016-
volumes : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
v. 1. Foundations of Chinese civilization: The yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE - 220 CE) -- v. 2. Division to Unification in Imperial China: The Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty (220-907) -- v. 3. Barbarians and the birth of Chinese identity: The Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms to the Yuan Dynasty (907-1368)

George Washington : the wonder of the age

June 23, 2017
Rhodehamel, John H., author.
353 pages ; 22 cm
Look around you -- Powerful ambitions, powerful friends -- War for North America -- The rise of George Washington -- "Because we are Americans" -- Winter soldier -- Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth -- The great man : Yorktown, Newburgh, and Annapolis -- "The destiny of unborn millions" -- "On untrodden ground" : the first term -- The age of passion : the second term -- "The debt which all must pay".
"As editor of the award-winning Library of America collection of George Washington's writings and a curator of the great man's original papers, John Rhodehamel has established himself as an authority of our nation's preeminent founding father. Rhodehamel examines George Washington as a public figure, arguing that the man--who first achieved fame in his early twenties--is inextricably bound to his mythic status. Solidly grounded in Washington's papers and exemplary in its brevity, this approachable biography is a superb introduction to the leader whose name has become synonymous with America"--Google Books.

The six-day war : the breaking of the Middle East

June 23, 2017
Laron, Guy, author.
x, 368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Introduction From The Local To The Global -- The Article -- The Baath In Power 1963-66 -- Playing The Israel Card -- The Spy Who Came Back From The Cold -- The Corruption Of The Revolution -- Sliding Into War -- The Phone Call -- Arming The Middle East -- Secret Liaisons -- Abba Eban's Tin Ear -- One Soviet Foreign Policy or Two? -- Restraining Damascus Disciplining Cairo -- A Soviet Hall of Mirrors -- A Very Israeli Putsch? -- Last Days -- Defying Israel's Founding Father -- Expanding Israel's Borders -- Confronting Syria -- The Self-inflicted Recession -- Rabin's Schlieffen Plan -- From Yemen to Texas -- A Short Tether -- Conclusion: Six Days and After -- Endnotes
This history examines the Six-Day War, its causes, and its enduring consequences against its global context. One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East. Many scholars have documented how the Six-Day War unfolded, but little has been done to explain why the conflict happened at all. As we approach its fiftieth anniversary, Guy Laron refutes the widely accepted belief that the war was merely the result of regional friction, revealing the crucial roles played by American and Soviet policies in the face of an encroaching global economic crisis, and restoring Syria's often overlooked centrality to events leading up to the hostilities. The Six-Day War effectively sowed the seeds for the downfall of Arab nationalism, the growth of Islamic extremism, and the animosity between Jews and Palestinians. In this new work, Laron's interdisciplinary perspective and extensive archival research offer a significant reassessment of a conflict-and the trigger-happy generals behind it-that continues to shape the modern world.

The House of Truth : a Washington political salon and the foundations of American liberalism

June 22, 2017
Snyder, Brad, 1972- author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
viii, 811 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Expanding horizons -- 1727 Nineteenth Street -- The call of the moose -- The center of the universe -- Buddha -- The soldier's faith -- Temperamentally unfit -- Our founder -- Fighting Valentine's fight -- The house at war -- One man war -- Uniting the labor army -- The inquiry -- The wonderful one -- The H/T cannot be re-constituted -- Harvard's dangerous men -- Touched with fire -- Protestant of Nordic stock -- We live by symbols -- The 1924 election and the basic issues of liberalism -- Eloquence may set fire to reason -- A fly on an elephant -- No ordinary case -- This world cares more for red than for black -- A damn poor psychologist -- The happy warrior -- Freedom for the thought that we hate -- America's shrine for political democracy -- The best men -- A very great beginning -- The hard case has melted.
"Theodore Roosevelt's Bull Moose campaign. They self-mockingly called the 19th Street row house in which they congregated the 'House of Truth,' playing off the lively dinner discussions with frequent guest (and neighbor) Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. about life's verities. Lippmann and Frankfurter were house-mates, and their frequent guests included not merely Holmes but Louis Brandeis, Herbert Hoover, Louis Croly--founder of the New Republic--and the sculptor (and sometime Klansman) Gutzon Borglum, later the creator of the Mount Rushmore monument. Weaving together the stories and trajectories of these varied, fascinating, combative, and sometimes contradictory figures, Brad Snyder shows how their thinking about government and policy shifted from a firm belief in progressivism--the belief that the government should protect its workers and regulate monopolies--into what we call liberalism--the belief that government can improve citizens' lives without abridging their civil liberties and, eventually, civil rights. Holmes replaced Roosevelt in their affections and aspirations. His famous dissents from 1919 onward showed how the Due Process clause could protect not just business but equality under the law, revealing how a generally conservative and reactionary Supreme Court might embrace, even initiate, political and social reform. Across the years, from 1912 until the start of the New Deal in 1933, the remarkable group of individuals associated with the House of Truth debated the future of America"--Provided by publisher.

Saluting our grandmas : women of World War II

June 22, 2017
Barlow, Cassie B., author.
Gretna, LA : Pelican Publishing Company, 2017.
176 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 23 cm
"Mail Call" Cards -- Asking Mom to go on the Honor Flight -- Early days of World War II -- Rationing -- Making WAVEs in the Bronx: The story of the US Naval Training School at Hunter College -- Train ride to New York City -- Boot camp and Hunter College, 1944 -- Sugar Camp and the Bombe -- Naval Air Station, Memphis, Tennessee -- Honor Flight experience -- The origin of the Honor Flight Network -- A view of History: Women and Military Service -- Elaine Danforth Harmon, WASP -- Martha Miller, US Army nurse -- Dorothy Mae Wise, WAC -- The Call to Service.
"Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) made it possible for more than 50,000 men to report to sea duty, and they filled 27,000 other jobs. It was a time of rationing and Victory Gardens. This book shows middle readers the significant contributions that the WAVES and other women made to their country during World War II."--Provided by publisher.

Seized by the sun : the life and disappearance of World War II pilot Gertrude Tompkins

June 22, 2017
Ure, James W., 1939- author.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2017]
x, 194 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
It's awful having a stutter -- Childhood ups and downs -- Confidence grows -- Traveling abroad -- Finding her footing -- Taking flight -- The WASPs are born -- Welcome to the WASPs -- Basic and advanced training -- Pecos -- On silver wings -- Flying for her country -- Dilemma -- Seized by the sun -- Searching.

Lincoln and the abolitionists : John Quincy Adams, slavery, and the Civil War

June 21, 2017
Kaplan, Fred, 1937- author.
xvi, 395 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
A continual torment -- The first American martyr -- A difficult year -- A field of blood -- The distant goal -- The African mirage -- The constitutional rag -- The ameliorative president -- Soft inducement -- The ultimate gradualist.
Explores how the differing experiences and viewpoints of two Presidents shaped slavery and race relations in America for more than a century.

Be free or die : the amazing story of Robert Smalls' escape from slavery to Union hero

June 21, 2017
Lineberry, Cate, author.
New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
xiii, 272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
The escape -- South Carolina's son -- In the service of the Confederacy -- Union hero -- Our country calls -- North and south -- The Keokuk -- Captain Smalls -- The City of Brotherly Love -- Triumph and tragedy -- Retaliation and reward -- Epilogue.
A biographical narrative that illuminates Robert Smalls' journey from slave to Union hero and ultimately United States Congressman.

The great rescue : American heroes, an iconic ship, and the race to save Europe in WWI

June 20, 2017
Hernon, Peter, 1947- author.
New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
x, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Trapped in New York -- "All the best pictures of the ruins" -- "You will never run her" -- Voting no to war -- Monster of the deep -- The general and the mademoiselle -- Dead in the water -- "I am not joking" -- Missed rendezvous -- "An admiring and jealous white audience" -- A new skipper -- "The Tuscania's been hit" -- Steaming for "Rendezvous A" -- Two dead nurses -- The orphans of Brest -- A promise of help--and Micheline's kisses -- POWs and icebergs -- Lessons in trench warfare -- Lost in the fog -- Hand grenades and Brownings -- "Blitzkatarrh," or "Flanders fever" -- An even better target -- U-boat attack -- "Don't lose hope--I beg you" -- Submarines and the sky pilot -- "Another way of spelling the word 'American'" -- 40 hommes/8 chevaux -- The king of gasses -- Two men overboard -- Visiting the front with FDR -- A near-death experience -- Moving up to the front -- "Everyone attack" -- Fear of a "flu trip" -- A bad wound -- The eve of the flu voyage -- "Kamerad! Kamerad!" -- Pandemic at sea -- "Funny little smile" -- Burials at sea -- The U-boats go home -- The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month -- Partying in Liverpool -- A sailor named Bogart -- Journey of the survivors -- A famous shoreline -- "Amid a silence that hurt" -- Farewell to arms -- "I have made plans for us".
"When war broke out in Europe in August 1914, the new German luxury ocean liner SS Vaterland was interned in New York Harbor, where it remained docked for nearly three years--until the United States officially entered the fight to turn the tide of the war. Seized by authorities for the US Navy once war was declared in April 1917, the liner was renamed the USS Leviathan by President Woodrow Wilson, and converted into an armed troop carrier that transported thousands of American Expeditionary Forces to the battlefields of France. For German U-boats hunting Allied ships in the treacherous waters of the Atlantic, no target was as prized as the Leviathan, which carried more than ten thousand doughboys per crossing. But the Germans were not the only deadly force threatening the ship and its passengers. In 1918, a devastating influenza pandemic--the 'Spanish flu'--spread throughout the globe, predominantly striking healthy young adults, including many soldiers. [Journalist] Peter Hernon tells the ship's story across multiple voyages and through the experiences of a diverse cast of participants, including the ship's captain, Henry Bryan; General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force; Congressman Royal Johnson, who voted against the war but enlisted once the resolution passed; Freddie Stowers, a young black South Carolinian whose heroism was ignored because of his race; Irvin Cobb, a star war reporter for the Saturday Evening Post; and Elizabeth Weaver, an army nurse who saw the war's horrors firsthand; as well as a host of famous supporting characters, including a young Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Humphrey Bogart. Thoroughly researched, dramatic, and fast-paced, The Great Rescue is a unique look at the Great War and the lives it touched."--Jacket.

The politics of resentment : rural consciousness in Wisconsin and the rise of Scott Walker

June 19, 2017
Cramer, Katherine J. (Katherine Jean), author.
xii, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Making sense of politics through resentment -- A method of listening -- The contours of rural consciousness -- The context of rural consciousness -- Attitudes toward public institutions and public employees -- Support for small government -- Reactions to the ruckus -- We teach these things to each other -- Appendix A: county map of Wisconsin -- Appendix B: descriptions of groups observed and municipalities in which they met -- Appendix C: Questions used during observation.
"Since the election of Scott Walker, Wisconsin has been seen as ground zero for debates about the appropriate role of government in the wake of the Great Recession. In a time of rising inequality, Walker not only survived a bitterly contested recall that brought thousands of protesters to Capitol Square, he was subsequently reelected. How could this happen? How is it that the very people who stand to benefit from strong government services not only vote against the candidates who support those services but are vehemently against the very idea of big government? With The Politics of Resentment, Katherine J. Cramer uncovers an oft-overlooked piece of the puzzle: rural political consciousness and the resentment of the "liberal elite." Rural voters are distrustful that politicians will respect the distinct values of their communities and allocate a fair share of resources. What can look like disagreements about basic political principles are therefore actually rooted in something even more fundamental: who we are as people and how closely a candidate's social identity matches our own. Using Scott Walker and Wisconsin's prominent and protracted debate about the appropriate role of government, Cramer illuminates the contours of rural consciousness, showing how place-based identities profoundly influence how people understand politics, regardless of whether urban politicians and their supporters really do shortchange or look down on those living in the country. The Politics of Resentment shows that rural resentment--no less than partisanship, race, or class--plays a major role in dividing America against itself."--Publisher's description.

Where the line is drawn : a tale of crossings, friendships, and fifty years of occupation in Israel-Palestine

June 19, 2017
Shehadeh, Raja, 1951- author.
230 pages ; 22 cm
"A moving account of one man's border crossings-both literal and figurative-by the award-winning author of Palestinian Walks, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the Six Day War In what has become a classic of Middle Eastern literature, Raja Shehadeh, in Palestinian Walks, wrote of his treks through the hills surrounding Ramallah over a period of three decades under Israel's occupation. In Where the Line Is Drawn, Shehadeh explores how occupation has affected him personally, chronicling the various crossings that he undertook into Israel over a period of forty years to visit friends and family, to enjoy the sea, to argue before the Israeli courts, and to negotiate failed peace agreements. Those forty years also saw him develop a close friendship with Henry, a Canadian Jew who immigrated to Israel at around the same time Shehadeh returned to Palestine from studying in London. While offering an unforgettably poignant exploration of Palestinian-Israeli relationships, Where the Line Is Drawn also provides an anatomy of friendship and an exploration of whether, in the bleakest of circumstances, it is possible for bonds to transcend political divisions"-- Provided by publisher.

Lies : and the lying liars who tell them : a fair and balanced look at the Right

June 16, 2017
Franken, Al.
New York : Penguin Group Inc., ©2004, ©2003.
xxi, 421 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
On cover: "With more Lies! and more lying liars!"
Hummus -- Ann Coulter: nutcase -- You know who I don't like? Ann Coulter. Addendum to Ann Coulter chapter -- Liberals who hate America -- Loving America the Al Franken way -- I bitch-slap Bernie Goldberg -- The 2000 presidential election: how it disproved the hypothetical liberal media paradigm matrix -- Conclusion: a lesson learned -- Five get-rich-quick tips the Wall Street fat cats don't want you to know -- Chapter for American book by Kharap Juta -- I'm funnier than Kharap Juta -- The chapter on Fox -- Bill O'Reilly: lying, splotchy bully. Addendum to O'Reilly chapter -- Hannity and Colmes -- The blame-America's ex-president-first crowd -- Operation ignore -- Our national dialogue on terrorism -- Humor in uniform -- Who created the tone? -- Did the tone change? -- Why did anyone think it would change? -- I grow discouraged about the tone -- I'm prudenized -- Paul Gigot is unable to defend an incredibly stupid Wall Street Journal editorial -- "This was not a memorial to Paul Wellstone": a case study in right-wing lies -- I attend the White House Correspondents Dinner and annoy Karl Rove, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, and the entire Fox News team -- The lying years -- Bush can't lose with Clinton's military -- Operation Chickenhawk: episode one -- Fun with racism -- I'm a bad liar -- Thank God for Jerry Falwell -- Abstinence heroes -- Abstinence heroes II -- "By far the vast majority of my tax cuts go to those at the bottom" -- The waitress and the lawyer: a one-act play -- The gospel of supply side Jesus -- I challenge Rich Lowry to a fight -- Vast lagoons of pig feces: The Bush environmental record -- I meet former First Lady Barbara Bush and it doesn't go well -- My personal search for weapons of mass destruction -- The no child left behind standardized test -- What is a lie? -- I win.
Offers a whimsical critique of the Right, exposing their deceptive practices, challenging conceptions about the media's liberal bias, and identifying inconsistencies in the Bush administration.

Black Detroit : a people's history of self-determination

June 14, 2017
Boyd, Herb, 1938- author.
xii, 416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Cadillac, "the Black Prince" -- The Blackburn affair -- Black abolitionists -- Faulkner and flames -- Early years of the black church -- Black arts in the gilded age -- The Pelhams and the black elite -- Detroit and World War I -- Dr. Sweet and Mr. Ford -- White bail and the Brown Bomber -- The turbulent thirties -- Boom town -- Breakthroughs -- From Motown to showdown -- A brand-new beat -- Bing and bang -- March to militancy -- The Motor City is burning -- Our thing is DRUM! -- Under duress from STRESS -- Muses and music -- Coleman and Cockrel -- Postindustrial blues -- A mayor and malice -- Emergency, resurgency -- Kwame time! -- A spark of redevelopment -- Dhaka in Detroit -- A looming chimera -- Afterword / by Ron Lockett, executive director of the Northwest Activities Center -- Author's note: A son remembers.

Making rent in Bed-Stuy : a memoir of trying to make it in New York City

June 14, 2017
Harris, Brandon, author.
307 pages ; 21 cm
2500 Red Bank Road -- 166 Throop Avenue -- 227-341 Taaffe Place -- 551 Kosciuszko Street -- 158 Buffalo Avenue -- 730 DeKalb Avenue -- 75 South Elliott Place -- 200 Gholson Avenue -- 5920 Rhode Island Avenue -- 434 Greene Avenue -- 485 Lexington Avenue.
Humorous memoir by a young filmmaker about his experience living in the historically black neighborhood, Bedford Stuyvesant, while it undergoes 'the serious, life-threatening process' of gentrification and the economic and cultural forces at play.

We crossed a bridge and it trembled : voices from Syria

June 14, 2017
Pearlman, Wendy, author.
New York, NY : Custom House, 2017.
liii, 290 pages ; 21 cm
Authoritarianism -- Hope disappointed -- Revolution -- Crackdown -- Militarization -- Living war -- Flight -- Reflections.
"Based on interviews with hundreds of displaced Syrians conducted over four years across the Middle East and Europe, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled is a breathtaking mosaic of first-hand testimonials from the frontlines. Some of the testimonies are several pages long, eloquent narratives that could stand alone as short stories; others are only a few sentences, poetic and aphoristic. Together, they cohere into an unforgettable chronicle that is not only a testament to the power of storytelling but to the strength of those who face darkness with hope, courage, and moral conviction." -- Publisher's website.

An underground community : how Blacks settled in the historic village of Glendale

June 14, 2017
Parrish, William M., author.
[United States?] : Xlibris, [2017]
xx, 117 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The road to Glendale -- Underground Railroad conductor John Van Zandt -- Underground Railroad stations -- Reverend Wallace Shelton: Underground Railroad conductor, community leader, abolitionist & pastor -- Bishop Benjamin W. Arnett: community leader, politician, bishop, educator -- Eleanor & Fredrick Eckstein: an introduction to Eckstein School -- Exceptional black athletes -- Camp Glendale & Mary Emery -- Integration and consolidation -- After Eckstein.
"How did blacks settle in the village of Glendale, Ohio? [In] this book, you'll learn that there were significant dedicated leaders, black and white, living in the historic village of Glendale who gave their lives for freedom of a people. Among these 'unlikely ambassadors' were: an amazing Underground Railroad conductor, two local black pastors, and a teacher so significant to the movement that Eckstein School, a school for black children, was named after her"--Adapted from back cover.

America and the Great War : a Library of Congress illustrated history

June 13, 2017
Wagner, Margaret E., author.
xi, 371 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portraits, facsimiles ; 29 cm
Prologue: 1912-July 1914: a new age and a new president -- August 1914-December 1915: America, the exemplar of peace -- January 1916-January 1917: "He kept us out of war" -- February-December, 1917: "The Yanks are coming" -- 1918: For victory and lasting peace -- Epilogue -- Appendix: World War I collections at the Library of Congress.
Chronicles the United States' role in World War I, presenting events and arguments, political and military battles, and epic achievements that marked the nation's involvement.

Understanding Trump

June 13, 2017
Gingrich, Newt, author.
New York, NY : Center Street, 2017.
xvii, 347 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Understanding Trump: From Queens to the White House ; The four-sided table ; Winning big league -- Understanding the rise of Trump: The rise of the IYI ; The propaganda media ; Toxic identity politics ; The great transition ; The inaugural ; The permanent opposition -- The four-box model for the Trump agenda: the safety box ; The American competitiveness box ; The health box ; The making-government-work box ; Bringing Trump to States and communities ; The road ahead.
A former speaker of the House and Fox News contributor explains why Donald Trump is different from previous presidents and offers advice to the newest commander-in-chief.

Kennedy and King : the president, the pastor, and the battle over civil rights

June 12, 2017
Levingston, Steven, author.
xi, 511 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"To teach a president" -- Two men, two worlds -- A call to Coretta -- "Tomorrow may be too late" -- "Pawns in a white man's political game" -- It often helps me to be pushed" -- Epilogue.
An account of the contentious relationship between the thirty-fifth president and Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the tumultuous early years of the civil rights movement explores their influence on one another and the important decisions that were inspired by their rivalry.

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