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October 10, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Journal of Andrew Hickenlooper

October 9, 2015
Hickenlooper, Andrew, 1837-1904, author.
Terrace Park, Ohio : Gordon Hickenlooper, 1984.
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection, bound in original card stock cover.
Part 1. Early life -- Part 2. The Civil War. Preliminary -- Shiloh, Corinth and Iuka -- The siege of Vicksburg -- The road to Atlanta -- Appendix A. Summary of orders -- Appendix B. Relation of casualties from disease and battle.

Humans of New York : stories

October 8, 2015
Stanton, Brandon, author, photographer.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
428 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
"In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project--to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of New York, the dialogue he's had with them has increasingly become as in-depth, intriguing and moving as the photos themselves. Humans of New York: Stories presents a whole new group of people in stunning photographs, with a rich design and, most importantly, longer stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candor."-- Provided by publisher.

After Hitler : the last ten days of World War II in Europe

October 8, 2015
Jones, Michael K., author.
xxv, 374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Originally published: London : John Murray, 2015.
The funeral pyre, April 30, 1945 -- May Day in Berlin, May 1 -- East meets west, May 2 -- A shadow realm, May 3 -- Lüneburg Heath, May 4 -- Prague, May 5 -- The dispossessed, May 6 -- Rheims, May 7 -- Karlshorst, May 8 -- Moscow, May 9 -- The war that did not end.
"From the acclaimed author of The King's Mother and Bosworth 1485 -- a fascinating look at ten days that changed the course of history.... With the world at war, ten days can feel like a lifetime.... On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in a bunker in Berlin. But victory over the Nazi regime was not celebrated in western Europe until May 8, and in Russia a day later, on the ninth. Why did a peace agreement take so much time? How did this brutal, protracted conflict coalesce into its unlikely endgame? After Hitler shines a light on ten fascinating days after that infamous suicide that changed the course of the twentieth century. Combining exhaustive research with masterfully paced storytelling, Michael Jones recounts the Fuhrer's frantic last stand; the devious maneuverings of his handpicked successor, Karl Dönitz; the grudging respect Joseph Stalin had for Churchill and FDR, as well as his distrust of Harry Truman; the bold negotiating by General Dwight D. Eisenhower that hastened Germany's surrender but drew the ire of the Kremlin; the journalist who almost scuttled the cease-fire; and the thousands of ordinary British, American, and Russian soldiers caught in the swells of history, from the Red Army's march on Berlin to the liberation of the Nazis' remaining concentration camps. Through it all, Jones traces the shifting loyalties between East and West that sowed the seeds of the Cold War and nearly unraveled the Grand Alliance. In this gripping, eloquent, and even-handed narrative, the spring of 1945 comes alive -- a fascinating time when nothing was certain, and every second mattered.... INCLUDES PHOTOS"-- Provided by publisher.

Disciples : the World War II missions of the CIA directors who fought for Wild Bill Donovan : Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, William Casey

October 8, 2015
Waller, Douglas C.
xvi, 566 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue -- Preparation. Allen Welsh Dulles ; William Joseph Casey ; Richard McGarrah Helms ; William Egan Colby ; War clouds -- World War II. Washington ; Jedburgh ; Tradecraft ; Switzerland ; London ; Milton Hall ; D-Day ; France ; Breakers ; Valkyrie ; The Yonne Department ; Fortress Germany ; Norway ; Assignment Europe ; Casey's spies ; To Germany ; Sunrise ; Flight of the Rype ; Victory -- Cold War. Home ; Berlin ; The Directors.
"The author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Wild Bill Donovan, tells the story of four OSS warriors of World War II. All four later led the CIA. They are the most famous and controversial directors the CIA has ever had-- Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, and William Casey. Disciples is the story of these dynamic agents and their daring espionage and sabotage in wartime Europe under OSS Director Bill Donovan. Allen Dulles ran the OSS's most successful spy operation against the Axis. Bill Casey organized dangerous missions to penetrate Nazi Germany. Bill Colby led OSS commando raids behind the lines in occupied France and Norway. Richard Helms mounted risky intelligence programs against the Russians in the ruin of Berlin after the German surrender. Four very different men, they later led (or misled) the successor CIA. Dulles launched the calamitous operation to land CIA-trained, anti-Castro guerrillas at Cuba's Bay of Pigs. Helms was convicted of lying to Congress over the CIA's role in the coup that ousted Chile's president. Colby would become a pariah for releasing to Congress what became known as the 'Family Jewels' report on CIA misdeeds during the 1950s, sixties and early seventies. Casey would nearly bring down the CIA-- and Ronald Reagan's presidency-- from a scheme that secretly supplied Nicaragua's contras with money raked off from the sale of arms to Iran for American hostages in Beirut. Mining thousands of once-secret World War II documents and interviewing scores of family members and CIA colleagues, Waller has written a brilliant successor to Wild Bill Donovan"-- Provided by publisher.

A brief history of Wyandot County, Ohio

October 8, 2015
Marvin, Ronald I., author.
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2015.
153 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Published on behalf of the Wyandot County Archaeological and Historical Society.

A guide to historic Marietta, Ohio

October 8, 2015
Sturtevant, Lynne.
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2011.
142 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
History : ancient roots and great expectations -- Downtown : echoes of 1900 -- Harmar : the West Side -- The Downtown Residential District : mansions, mounds, and Marietta College -- The campus Martius Museum complex : Native Americans, pioneers and rivermen -- The Appalachian countryside : Belpre, scenic byways and the Wayne National Forest -- Williamstown : Fenton Glass, Henderson Hall and the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge -- Blennerhassett Island : glamour and treason.

Columbus and the Great Flood of 1913 : the disaster that reshaped the Ohio Valley

October 8, 2015
Hinds, Conrade C., 1953-
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2013.
156 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Machine generated contents note: The Gamble of Living the Good Life in the Flood Plain -- An Alaskan Volcanic Winter at Our Front Door -- The "What" and "Why" of Floods and Flooding -- Ohio Flood History -- Twentieth-Century Flooding Puts on a Different Face -- Enter the Grand Champion of Ohio Floods -- West Columbus Caught by Surprise -- The Local Fear of a Dam Break -- Statewide Communication Failure and Restoration -- Wheeling, West Virginia, and Zanesville, Ohio -- Chillicothe and Dayton -- A Plan of Solutions and Opposition to Common Sense.

Grove City

October 8, 2015
Lanese, Laura, author.
Charleston, SC : Arcadia Publishing, 2015.
95 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.

Life in Nazi Germany

October 8, 2015
Marcovitz, Hal, author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, [2015]
96 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm.
The power of propaganda -- The police state -- Jewish life in German cities -- To be young in Nazi Germany -- Life on the home front.

The age of Clinton : America in the 1990s

October 7, 2015
Troy, Gil, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2015.
viii, 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Prologue : "Lost in the funhouse" : how Bill Clinton invented the Nineties -- 1990 : Houston : Cowboy cosmopolitanism and the end of history? -- 1991 : Philadelphia : "You just don't get it" : from the "new world order" to domestic disorder -- 1992 : Little Rock : "Don't stop thinking about tomorrow" : Bubba, Billary, and the rise of the adversarials -- 1993 : Washington, D.C. : "We must care for one another" : Clinton's learning curve -- 1994 : Seattle : the new nihilism in the Coffee Capital, and renewed Republicanism in the nation's capital -- 1995 : Oklahoma City : "Their legacy must be our lives" : the Claw-Back Kid finds windows of opportunity -- 1996 : Alphabet City, New York : "Take me or leave me" : cultural salvoes from Blue America -- 1997 : Silicon Valley : "Think different" : the everyday wizardry of everything and everywhere machines -- 1998 : Beverly Hills, 90210 : the Great American Moral Panic -- 1999 : Chicago : Finding forgiveness in the Church of Oprah -- 2000 : Miami : "The purpose of prosperity" : dilemmas of multiculturalism and hedonism in America's pleasure capital -- 2001 : "Let's roll" : America the function under attack.
"The 1990s was a decade of extreme change. Seismic shifts in culture, politics, and technology radically altered the way Americans did business, expressed themselves, and thought about their role in the world. At the center of it all was Bill Clinton, the talented, charismatic, and flawed Baby Boomer president and his controversial, polarizing, but increasingly popular wife Hillary. Although it was in many ways a Democratic Gilded Age, the final decade of the twentieth century was also a time of great anxiety. The Cold War was over, America was safe, stable, free, and prosperous, and yet Americans felt more unmoored, anxious, and isolated than ever. Having lost the script telling us our place in the world, we were forced to seek new anchors. This was the era of glitz and grunge, when we simultaneously relished living in the Republic of Everything even as we feared it might degenerate into the Republic of Nothing. Bill Clinton dominated this era, a man of passion and of contradictions both revered and reviled, whose complex legacy has yet to be clearly defined.In this unique analysis, historian Gil Troy examines Clinton's presidency alongside the cultural changes that dominated the decade. By taking the '90s year-by-year, Troy shows how the culture of the day shaped the Clintons even as the Clintons shaped it. In so doing, he offers answers to two of the enduring questions about Clinton's legacy: how did such a talented politician leave Americans thinking he accomplished so little when he actually accomplished so much? And, to what extent was Clinton responsible for the catastrophes of the decade that followed his departure from office, specifically 9/11 and the collapse of the housing market? Even more relevant as we head toward the 2016 election, The Age of Clinton will appeal to readers on both sides of the aisle"-- Provided by publisher.

Nixon's gamble : how a president's own secret government destroyed his administration

October 6, 2015
Locker, Ray, author.
xii, 339 pages ; 24 cm
Taking the gamble. Origins ; Nixon takes charge (1969) ; First moves (1969) ; The secret wiretaps (1969) ; The military's harsh awakening (1969) ; Cooking intelligence with SALT (1969-1970) ; The Cambodia sideshow (1970) ; Nixon's war with the FBI (1970) ; Chile (1970) ; Laos and other crises (1970-1971) ; China (1971) ; Pentagon papers and FBI (1971) ; India-Pakistan (1971) ; Triumphs (1972) ; Watergate and early cover-up (1972) -- The unraveling. Early 1973 ; May 1973 ; The White House tapes ; Spy ring cover-up (1973-1974) ; Impeachment (1974).
"After taking the Oath of Office, Richard Nixon announced that 'government will listen ... Those who have been left out, we will try to bring in' and signed National Security Decision Memorandum 2. Using years of research and newly released NSC and administration documents, Ray Locker upends conventional wisdom about the Nixon presidency and shows how the creation of this secret, unprecedented, extra-constitutional government undermined U.S. policy and values; and sowed the seeds of his own destruction by creating a climate of secrecy, paranoia, and reprisal that still affects Washington today"-- Provided by publisher.

The Army and Reconstruction, 1865-1877

October 6, 2015
Bradley, Mark L., author.
Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 2015.
75 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm.
Shipping list no.: 2015-0306-P.
"PIN: 104654-000."--Page [4] of cover.

"Some system of the nature here proposed" : Joseph Lovell's Remarks on the sick report, Northern Department, U.S. Army, 1817 and the rise of the modern US Army Medical Department

October 6, 2015
Craig, Stephen C., 1955- author.
Washington, DC : For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Publishing Office
139 pages ; 23 cm
Shipping list no.: 2015-0324-P.
A second War for Independence -- America, 1815-1818 -- Joseph Lovell and Remarks on the Sick report -- The first US Army Medical Department -- Epilogue.
"A regimental surgeon promoted to hospital director in the War of 1812, Joseph Lovell, MD, became the first Army staff-level surgeon general. This volume is an in-depth analysis of how Lovell's report on Army medicine just after the war gave rise to innovations, from focus on the soldier's welfare and preventive medicine to accurate epidemiology and experimental research, that formed the organizational and functional principles of today's professional and effective Medical Department"--Provided by publisher.

From Stonischken to Gedhus : a child's view of World War II

October 6, 2015
Braunheim, Gerda, 1933- author.
vii, 140 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
"Gerda Braunheim experienced the horrors and trials of World War II as a young girl living in East Prussia. This story is her recollection of what happened when Hitler invaded Europe, and she was forced to flee her home in the train station and leave everything behind. She fled with her brother Willi, her older sister Lilli, an Aunt, and their Grandmother. Landing in a refugee camp in Gedhus, Denmark. Their camp containing 5,000 displaced Germans had no way of communicating with loved ones left behind in Germany, as all communication was suspended for two years. This story isn't about political viewpoints or economic impacts of the war, but the impact of the war on the world of a young girl. The book closes with Gerda's revisit to Stonischken and her immigration to America."--Publisher's description.

PT 109 : an American epic of war, survival, and the destiny of John F. Kennedy

October 5, 2015
Doyle, William, 1957-
New York, NY : William Morrow, 2015.
xvii, 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Give me a fast ship -- Summit meeting on Fifth Avenue -- Into the labyrinth -- The front line -- The raid -- The Battle of Blackett Strait -- Lost at sea -- Land of the dead -- The hand of fate -- The rescue -- Life and death at the Warrior River -- The winged chariot -- Mission to Tokyo -- The greatest actor of our time.

Cincinnati, 1788 to 1800 : a historical vignette.

October 5, 2015
Starr, Stephen Z.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : The Cincinnati Historical Society, 1976.
5 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Cover title.
"Published as a supplement to The Cincinnati Historical Society Bulletin, volume 34, Summer 1976, Number 2."


October 1, 2015
Ferguson, Niall, author.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2015-
<1> volumes : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Volume 1. 1923-1968 : The idealist --
A definitive portrait of the American statesman, based on unprecedented access to his private papers, challenges common misconceptions to trace Kissinger's beliefs to philosophical idealism.

The dead duke, his secret wife, and the missing corpse : an extraordinary Edwardian case of deception and intrigue

October 1, 2015
Eatwell, Piu Marie, author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.
xiii, 338 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Dramatis personae -- Act One: Burial -- Scene One: Welbeck Abbey, December 1879 -- Scene Two: St. Paul's Cathedral, March 1898 -- Scene Three: Highgate Cemetery, March 1898 -- Scene Four: Baker Street and Cavendish Square, 1860s -- Scene Five: The streets of London, Summer 1898 -- Scene Six: Featherstone Buildings, December 1898 -- Scene Seven: The New London Law Courts, three years later -- Act Two: Resurrection -- Scene Eight: Bury St. Edmunds, October 1816 -- Scene Nine: On board RMS Oroya, May 1903 -- Scene Ten: An office on London Wall, March 1907 -- Scene Eleven: Marylebone Police Court, October/December 1907 -- Scene Twelve: The Druce Vault, December 1907 -- Scene Thirteen: The Police Court, one week later -- Act Three: Revelation -- Scene Fourteen: London and Welbeck, December 1907 -- Scene Fifteen: London and Worksop, January 1908 -- Scene Sixteen: Holloway Prison, January 1908 -- Scene Seventeen: A London hotel, September 1898 -- Scene Eighteen: Sledmere House, East Riding, 1870s -- Scene Nineteen: A library in Nottingham, October 2013 -- Scene Twenty: Welbeck Abbey, October 2013 -- Epilogue: An obscure grave, London, December 2013 -- Postscript.
"One of the most notorious and bizarre mysteries of the Edwardian age, for readers who loved The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher. At the close of the Victorian era, as now, privacy was power. The extraordinarily wealthy 5th Duke of Portland had a mania for it, hiding in his horsedrawn carriage and creating tunnels between buildings to avoid being seen. So when, in 1897, an elderly widow asked the court to exhume the grave of her late father-in-law, T.C. Druce, under the suspicion that he'd led a double life as the 5th Duke, no one could dismiss her claim. The eccentric duke, Anna Maria was sure, had faked his death as Druce, and, therefore, her son should inherit the Portland millions. A lurid, decade-long case was born. Uncovering new archival treasures and offering a 'lively account of ... the lies, deceit, and hypocrisy of Victorian society' (The Times), Piu Marie Eatwell evokes an era in transition, when the rise of sensationalist media blurred every fact into fiction, and when family secrets and fluid identities pushed class anxieties to new heights"--Provided by publisher.

Igniting the American Revolution : 1773-1775

October 1, 2015
Beck, Derek W., author.
xi, 467 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Ratcheting tensions (1773-1774). Dawn of an epoch ; Coercive measures ; An army from across the sea ; An unstable peace -- Taking up arms (January to mid-May 1775). A disquieting thaw ; Many preparations ; The die is cast ; The rending of an empire ; A countryside unleashed ; An emboldened people ; The spreading flames of rebellion.

The Ghost Army of World War II : How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery

October 1, 2015
Beyer, Rick, 1956- author.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2015]
253 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
A cultural history/visual culture book featuring the story, photos, ephemera, and art of The Ghost Army, a World War II deception unit, which used inflatable tanks and other illusions to mislead the Germans on the battlefields of Europe. The Army recruited artists to create these illusions; in private moments, they painted and sketched their way across Europe, creating a unique visual record of the war.

Castro : a graphic novel

October 1, 2015
Kleist, Reinhard, 1970-
Vancouver, BC : Arsenal Pulp Press, 2015.
295 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
Translation of: Castro.
Translated from the German.
As America moves toward normalizing relations with Cuba, this gripping, vivid graphic novel reveals the life and times of Fidel Castro, one of the 20th century's most intriguing, charismatic, and divisive figures. The book is narrated by a German journalist named Karl Mertens, who is plunged into the searing heat of pre-revolutionary Cuba in the mid-1950s. He first meets with Castro while the latter is hiding in the mountains, then follows him through the dramatic revolution and his ascent to the presidency that, despite the Bay of Pigs confrontation and decades of international trade blockades, lasts for nearly 50 years. We also witness Castro's involvement in bloody skirmishes, failed missions, and brutal crackdowns, as well as his interactions with and on behalf of the Cuban people, which reveal as much about his fallible human qualities as they do his legend. Castro is the work of acclaimed German graphic novelist Reinhard Kleist, who visited Cuba in 2008; it was first published in English by SelfmadeHero for the British market, and is now being made available in North America for the first time. Bristling with energy and alive with the spirit of Cuba, Castro has much to offer about the complex politics of one of the most enduring and controversial figures in modern history.

Is this America? : Katrina as cultural trauma

September 30, 2015
Eyerman, Ron, author.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2015.
ix, 171 pages ; 24 cm
Breaking the covenant -- Print media -- Arts and popular culture -- Television coverage.

Deep South : four seasons on back roads

September 30, 2015
Theroux, Paul, author.
441 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Photos by Steve McCurry"-- Book jacket.
"An Eamon Dolan book."
Fall : "You gotta be going there to get there" -- Interlude : the taboo word -- Winter : "Ones born today don't know how it was" -- Interlude : the paradoxes of Faulkner -- Spring : redbud in bloom -- Interlude : the fantastications of Southern fiction -- Summer : the odor of sun-heated roads.
"Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America--the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation's worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. It's these parts of the South, so often ignored, that have caught Theroux's keen traveler's eye."-- Provided by publisher.

Germany : memories of a nation

September 30, 2015
MacGregor, Neil, 1946- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
xli, 606 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, 24 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain by Allan Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, London, in 2014"--Title-page verso.
"By arrangement with the BBC and the British Museum"--title-page verso.
Where is Germany?. The view from the gate ; Divided heaven ; Lost capitals ; Floating city ; Fragments of power -- Imagining Germany. A language for all Germans ; Snow White vs. Napoleon ; One nation under Goethe ; Hall of heroes ; One people, many sausages -- The persistent past. The battle for Charlemagne ; Sculpting the spirit ; The Baltic brothers ; Iron nation ; Two paths from 1848 -- Made in Germany. In the beginning was the printer ; An artist for all Germans ; The white gold of Saxony ; Masters of metal ; Cradle of the modern -- The descent. Bismarck the blacksmith ; The suffering witness ; Money in crisis ; Purging the degenerate ; At the Buchenwald gate -- Living with history. The Germans expelled ; Beginning again ; The new German Jews ; Barlach's angel ; Germany renewed.
"Germany is unlike any other country in the world. But how much do we really know about it, and how do its people understand themselves? In Germany: Memories of a Nation, Neil MacGregor -- director of the British Museum and author of A History of the World in 100 Objects -- presents the stories of a nation through a collection of thirty objects and touchstones. From coins and crowns to fairy tales and philosophers, MacGregor presents the inventions, ideas, and icons that comprise the many identities of the German people. Germany: Memories of a Nation is a view of this complex and fascinating country like no other"-- Provided by publisher.

Henry Clay : America's greatest statesman

September 30, 2015
Unger, Harlow G., 1931- author.
xviii, 318 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm

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