New Arrivals · Politics

August 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Necessary trouble : Americans in revolt

August 24, 2016
Jaffe, Sarah, 1980- author.
New York : Nation Books, [2016]
xi, 338 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction: No future shock -- Banks got bailed out, we got sold out -- Middle-class meltdown and the debt trap -- Walmart, Walmart, you can't hide, we can see your greedy side -- Challenging the austeritarians -- Race to the bottom -- A moral movement -- Red scares and radical imagination -- The militarization of everything -- Change is gonna come -- Conclusion: Our future is not yours to leverage.

The terror years : from al-Qaeda to the Islamic State

August 24, 2016
Wright, Lawrence, 1947- author.
xiii, 366 pages ; 24 cm
The man behind bin Laden -- The counterterrorist -- The agent -- The kingdom of silence -- The terror web -- Captured on film -- The master plan -- The spymaster -- The rebellion within -- Captives -- Five hostages.
"Eleven powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from a more peaceful time in 1990s Israel to the recent beheadings of reporters by ISIS.With the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. This collection draws on several articles he wrote while researching that book as well as many that he's written since, following where and how Al Qaeda and its core cult-like beliefs have morphed and spread. They include: a picture of Saudi Arabia under the control of the religious police; the Syrian film industry, then compliant at the edges but already exuding a feeling of the barely masked fury that erupted into civil war; Israel and Hamas waging war over Gaza. Others continue to look into Al-Qaeda as it forms a master plan for its future, experiences a rebellion from within the organization, and spins off a growing web of terror in the world. The American response is covered in profiles of two FBI agents and a head of the CIA. It ends with the recent devastating capture and beheadings by ISIS of four American journalists and how our government handled the situation"-- Provided by publisher.

We're still right, they're still wrong : the Democrats' case for 2016

August 23, 2016
Carville, James, author.
xx, 242 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
A letter from the author -- Prologue: 1.6 billion facts & a snowball -- Introduction: America's Muller moment -- Snake oil or the cure? -- American isn't what it used to be -- Shit sandwiches -- The anatomy of bullshit -- Interlude: where we were wrong -- Trump's original sin -- I'd sooner work for Kim Jong-un -- Conclusion: do facts matter anymore?
"In We're Still Right, They're Still Wrong, Carville analyzes how the Republican party has ultimately failed to deliver on its promises and how Donald J. Trump--the party's likely nominee in the 2016 presidential election--is the embodiment of that failure--and worse..."--Dust jacket.

Theodore the great : conservative crusader

August 23, 2016
Ruddy, Daniel, author.
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, [2016]
xiv, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Part I. The first modern president -- TR's roller coaster reputation -- Delighted defender of family and country -- Misconceptions about TR -- The Bull Moose progressive -- Part II. The making of a conservative reformer -- TR's political education -- TR's run-up to the White House -- Part III. TR as president: domestic policy -- The trust buster myth -- Sidestepping the tariff third rail -- Neglecting currency/banking reform -- Setting the model for labor disputes -- Protecting consumer health and safety -- Conserving natural resources -- Delivering water to the arid west -- Winning, then losing Black voters -- Part IV. TR as president: foreign policy -- Britain: forging the special relationship -- Germany: restraining the Kaiser -- Japan: preventing war in the Pacific -- Panama: making the dirt fly -- Monroe Doctrine: adding a police power -- Part V. Assessing his two terms -- One of the greatest presidents -- Founding father of the American century.

Trump revealed : an American journey of ambition, ego, money, and power

August 23, 2016
Kranish, Michael, author.
x, 431 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Prologue: "Presidential" -- Gold rush : the new land -- Stink bombs, switchblades, and a three-piece suit -- Father and son -- Roy Cohn and the art of the counterattack -- Crossing the bridge -- "Best sex I've ever had" -- All in -- Cold winds -- The chase -- A league of his own -- The great unraveling -- Ratings machine -- The name game -- Empire -- Showman -- Political chameleon -- The worth of a man -- "Trump! Trump! Trump" -- Epilogue: Law and order.
Authoritative, timely, and provocative, this deeply researched biography of Donald Trump provides a complex portrait of the man who--despite broad skepticism--could be the next president of the United States. Despite decades of scrutiny, many aspects of Trump's life are not well known. Few individuals have ever roamed so widely through such diverse realms as real estate, sports, entertainment, and national politics. To discover Trump in full, The Washington Post assembled a team of reporters and researchers to delve into every aspect of his improbable life, from his privileged upbringing in Queens to his astonishing 2016 rise to seize the Republican candidacy for president. Coauthored by Washington Post investigative political reporter Michael Kranish and senior editor Marc Fisher, this comprehensive book documents Trump's family roots, his aggressive efforts to make a name for himself in New York social circles, and his penchant for big bets--on real estate, branded businesses, and, ultimately, on himself. The authors, seasoned journalists who interviewed Trump for this book, scrutinize everything from his youthful alliance with the power broker Roy Cohn to his alleged dealings with organized crime and his controversial projects in New York City, Atlantic City, Florida, Scotland, and Azerbaijan. The authors examine Trump's wealth, the evolution of his political beliefs, and his peculiar identity as a billionaire businessman, celebrity, global brand, television star, and now candidate for the most powerful office in the world.--Adapted from dust jacket.

The carnival campaign : how the rollicking 1840 campaign of "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" changed presidential elections forever

August 23, 2016
Shafer, Ronald G., author.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2016]
viii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A compromise candidate -- The first image campaign -- Hello, Columbus -- Old Tip: hero or coward? -- Home sweet log cabin home -- Little Matty -- Palace of splendor -- Showdown in Baltimore -- A Democratic splinter -- Tippecanoe and rallies too -- The first gender gap -- Petticoat power -- Read all about us -- Sing us a song -- The marketing of a candidate -- Going negative: the Democrats fight back -- General Mum speaks -- Old Tip on the campaign trail -- Stump speakers -- The Buckeye Blacksmith -- Money talks -- Stealing votes -- Election returns -- Mr. Harrison goes to Washington -- Death of a president -- And Tyler too.

Strangers in our midst : the political philosophy of immigration

August 18, 2016
Miller, David, 1946- author.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2016]
218 pages ; 25 cm
Cosmopolitanism, compatriot partiality, and human rights -- Open borders -- Closed borders -- Refugees -- Economic migrants -- The rights of immigrants -- Integrating immigrants.
"How should we, citizens of rich countries, respond to the claims of the many millions of people world-wide who want to immigrate and settle in our societies? Their reasons are often compelling - they are fleeing mass poverty or political persecution - but the impact that fully open borders would have on the life of the societies that the immigrants would join is also immense. This books defends democratic states' rights to control their borders, and powerfully criticizes the arguments offered in support of international freedom of movement - common ownership of the earth, global equality of opportunity, and the human right to immigrate. It explains why states have rights over territory that permit them to exclude outsiders, and why democracies are entitled to decide who they will accept as future citizens. But it also sets out the parameters of a just immigration policy."--Provided by publisher.

The making of Donald Trump

August 17, 2016
Johnston, David, 1948-
xvi, 263 pages ; 24 cm
Family history -- Family values -- Personal values -- A sickly child -- Making friends -- Trump's most important deals -- "A great lawsuit" -- Showing mercy -- Polish brigade -- Feelings and net worth -- Government rescues Trump -- Golf and taxes -- Income taxes -- Empty boxes -- "Better than Harvard" -- Trump charities -- Imaginary friends -- Imaginary lovers -- Myth maintenance -- Collecting honors -- Who's that? -- Down Mexico way -- Trump beaches a whale -- Biggest loser -- Epilogue.
Love him or hate him, Trump's influence is undeniable. A man of great media savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, and political clout, Trump's career has been plagued by legal troubles and mounting controversy. Johnston tells the full story of how a boy from a quiet section of Queens, NY would become an entirely new, and complex, breed of public figure. Drawing on decades of interviews, financial records, court documents, and public statements, Johnston gives us the most in-depth look yet at the man who would be president.

Democracy's lot : rhetoric, publics, and the places of invention

August 17, 2016
Rai, Candice, 1976- author.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2016]
xiii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction: democratic persuasions -- Places of invention -- Democratic persuasions in contested publics -- Public art and the rhetorics of diversity -- Positive loitering and the ambivalence of democracy -- Democratic affects and public formations -- Conclusion: from the thicket -- Epilogue: exiting the parlor.

California comeback : how "failed state" became a model for the nation

August 12, 2016
Zacchino, Narda, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.
328 pages ; 24 cm
"In recent years, California has begun, sometimes boldly, sometimes tentatively, a reinvestigation of the idea that government may not be a dirty word. From raising taxes on those with annual incomes over $250,000, to shifting money toward the schools of poor children, from seeking environmental alliances with other countries to limit global warming, to the rejection of military solutions to the problems posed by illegal immigration, California has been a laboratory of innovation. These are clear, if not always consistent, indications that Californians are not content to pursue the "race to the bottom" right-wing philosophy that has gone mostly unchallenged since the fall of the Communism. That model of endorsing privatization, deregulation, and reductions in government spending, eschewing subsidies, minimal government interference in business, and a tax system that disproportionately favors the wealthy, is exemplified by Rick Perry's vision for Texas and rejected by the pragmatic liberal Jerry Brown. This liberal mindset, forged in the crucible of the tumultuous last half century, is California's true contribution to not only the county, but the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Hillary : the other woman : a political memoir

August 9, 2016
Kyle, Dolly, author.
xii, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The author, a childhood friend of Hillary Clinton's husband Billy, talks about Hillary Clinton's political career and why she thinks a second Clinton presidency would be a disaster.

Whistlestop : my favorite stories from presidential campaign history

August 5, 2016
Dickerson, John, 1968- author.
New York : Twelve, 2016.
xxi, 439 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Whistlestop tells the human story of nervous gambits hatched in first-floor hotel rooms, failures of will before the microphone, and the cross-country crack-ups of long-planned stratagems. At the bar at the end of a campaign day, these are the stories reporters rehash for themselves and embellish for newcomers. In addition to the familiar tales, Whistlestop is a ride through the American campaign history with one of its most enthusiastic conductors guiding you through the landmarks along the way."--Jacket.

The king's revenge : Charles II and the greatest manhunt in British history

August 3, 2016
Jordan, Don, 1948- author.
New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2016.
383 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The watchtower -- "That man of blood", January 1647-January 1649 -- A wicked design, 8 January-27 January 1649 -- Execution, 29 January-7 February 1649 -- Propaganda and assassination, January 1649-October 1651 -- "The honour of dying for the people", April 1653-August 1658 -- After Oliver, September 1658-October 1659 -- The invader, October 1659-February 1660 -- The round-up begins, February-April 1660 -- Exodus, April-May 1660 -- Death list, May-September 1660 -- "The guilt of blood", 8-12 October 1660 -- Damned if you do, damned if you don't, 13-19 October 1660 -- Disinterred, November 1660-April 1661 -- Bloodhounds, May-September 1661 -- On the word of a king, September 1661-July 1663 -- The tightening net, 1663-1665 -- Plans to invade and hopes dashed, 1665-1692 -- Epilogue: the legacy of the regicides.
"When Charles I was executed, his son Charles II made it his role to seek out retribution, producing the biggest manhunt Britain had ever seen, one that would span Europe and America and would last for thirty years. "We shall pursue and bring to their due punishment those bloody traitors who were either actors or contrivers of that unparalleled and inhuman murder." So vowed the nineteen-year-old Prince of Wales, following the beheading of his father Charles I in January 1649. From exile, he instigated what became the biggest manhunt the nation had ever seen, spreading out across Europe and America and lasting for over thirty years. When he ascended to the throne in 1660 as Charles II, his search for revenge intensified, with show trials in London and assassination squads scouring foreign countries. Many of the most senior figures in England were hanged, drawn and quartered; imprisoned for life; or consigned to a self-imposed exile, in constant fear of the assassin's bullet. History has painted the regicides and their supporters as fanatics, but among them were exceptional men, including John Milton, poetic genius and political propagandist; Oliver Cromwell's steely son-in-law, Henry Ireton; and the errant son of an earl, Algernon Sidney, whose writings helped inspire the founders of the American Revolution. Cromwell himself was subjected to the most bizarre symbolic revenge when—though long-dead—his body was disinterred and beheaded. Set in an age of intrigue and betrayal, The King's Revenge brings these remarkable figures vividly to life in an engrossing tale of ambition, double agents, and espionage"--publisher's website.

The great suppression : voting rights, corporate cash, and the conservative assault on democracy

August 2, 2016
Roth, Zachary, author.
New York : Crown, 2016.
246 pages ; 22 cm
Block The Vote -- The Platinum Age -- What Happened In Denton -- Rigging The Playing Field -- The New Judicial Activism -- Pushing The Boundaries -- Joining The Battle.
"A deeply reported look inside the new conservative movement working to undermine American democracy. Control of the country is up for grabs--and Republicans have been rigging the game in their favor. Twenty-two states have passed restrictions on voting. Ruthless gerrymandering has given the GOP a long-term grip on Congress. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has eviscerated campaign finance laws, boosting candidates backed by big money. It would be worrying enough if these were just schemes for partisan advantage. But the reality is even more disturbing. As reporter Zachary Roth reveals, a growing number of Republicans distrust the very idea of democracy--and they're doing everything they can to limit it. In The Great Suppression, Roth unearths the deep historical roots of this anti-egalitarian worldview, and introduces us to its modern-day proponents: The GOP officials pushing to make it harder to cast a ballot; the lawyers looking to scrap all limits on money in politics; the libertarian scholars reclaiming judicial activism to roll back the New Deal; and the corporate lobbyists working to ban local action on everything from the minimum wage to the environment. And he travels from Rust Belt cities to southern towns to show us how these efforts are hurting the most vulnerable Americans and preventing progress on pressing issues. A sharp, searing polemic in the tradition of Rachel Maddow and Matt Taibbi, The Great Suppressionis an urgent wake-up call about a threat to our most cherished values, and a rousing argument for why we need democracy now more than ever"-- Provided by publisher.

Liars : how progressives exploit our fears for power and control

August 1, 2016
Beck, Glenn, author.
New York, NY : Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts, 2016.
335 pages ; 24 cm
Part I. The Road We've Traveled -- Introduction: In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle, the Lion Sleeps Tonight -- 1. Roots: Hegel, Marx, and the Making of Heaven on Earth -- 2. First Wave: Wilson, the Philosopher President -- 3. Second Wave: FDR, Wartime Progressive -- 4. Third Wave: LBJ and the Power of Envy -- 5. Fourth Wave: The Hope and Change of Barack Obama -- Part II. The Lies -- Introduction: The Great Lie -- Lie 1: Progressives Want to Keep You Safe from Gun Violence -- Lie 2: Progressives Care about the Environment -- Lie 3: Progressives Respect the Constitution -- Lie 4: Progressives Oppose Income Inequality -- Lie 5: The Republican Party Opposes Progressivism -- Lie 6: Progressives Believe in Racial Equality (Eugenics) -- Lie 7: Progressives Oppose Nazism, Fascism, and Communism -- Part III. Fear The Future -- Stuart Chase: Progressive Prophet -- The Three Phases of the Progressive Plan -- Fight, Flight, or Surrender -- Epilogue: Defeating the Fear Factory -- Notes.

Partners in crime : the Clintons' scheme to monetize the White House for personal profit

July 27, 2016
Corsi, Jerome R., author.
Washington, DC : WND Books, [2016]
xvi, 320 pages ; 24 cm
Part I. Criminal philanthropy Clinton-style -- Crying poor -- Profiting in India -- Reinventing davos -- Part II. Criminal philanthropy; Clinton scams -- The Canada scam -- The HIV/AIDS scam -- The State Department scam -- The Haiti scam -- The India scam -- Part III. Criminal philosophy end game -- The "Hillary for President 2016" scam -- The plan to shut down the Clinton Foundation.
"The best-selling author of The Obama Nation draws on detailed research to outline what he terms a "criminal conspiracy" by the Clinton Foundation to skim millions from donated funds using major investment firms, shell corporations and "pass-through" secret accounts,"--NoveList.

La Americana : a memoir

July 19, 2016
Simón, Melanie Bowden, author.
x, 222 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Havana -- Manhattan and Tina Brown's 'Talk' -- Gringas in Castro's Cuba -- Tick tock -- Who's afraid of Uncle Sam? -- Maria Victoria and the Casa Particular -- Click clack go the tiles -- Hallmark moments -- Advanced cancer -- Devastating blow -- Old man and the sea -- Path finder -- Signs and symbols -- Castro the artist -- Good-byes -- Therapy in the garden -- Gypsy-- Freckles -- La Americana -- The Kiss -- Thirty-six hours and counting -- War -- Budapest -- A mismatched LEGO piece -- Lost along the Danube -- The Serb -- Breathe, Mel, breathe -- Lost in translation -- Wings of an angel -- You're talking, but I can't hear you -- Viva La Revolución! -- Pi-Chi! -- The real deal -- The elephant in the room -- Grim reaper -- Castro, Bush, and the racy tango -- Santo -- The lost boys of Cuba -- Starstruck -- Lockout -- To Mom, love Princesa -- Graveside -- Friends and the curious case of the speed bump -- A Havana wedding and the Canadian chickens -- Tobacco, mangoes, and the horseback Cafecito -- Acceptance -- Nooks, crannies, and saying adios -- Miami-bound.
"'La Americana' is the story of Melanie Bowden Simon, who, at the age of twenty-five, left her job at Tina Brown's 'Talk' magazine following the death of her mother and decided to travel to Havana, Cuba, with a friend. Little did she know that she would meet and fall in love with a Cuban man named Luis and dive headlong into a culture defined by beauty, humor, and grace within the unnerving realities of communism. In this memoir, Simon details her fascination with Cuban culture as she grapples with the death of her mother. She also covers the struggle to get in and out of Cuba at a time when the country is labeled a pariah state. Yet over and over again, Simon manages to overcome international barriers and overcome language and cultural obstacles-- all in the name of her love for Luis"-- Provided by publisher.

The virgin vote : how young Americans made democracy social, politics personal, and voting popular in the nineteenth century

July 19, 2016
Grinspan, Jon, author.
256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: democracy out of doors -- Violent little partisans -- The generous ambitions of youth -- My virgin vote -- The way for a young man to rise -- Every one is fifty -- Conclusion: things ain't what they used to be.

The bellwether : why Ohio picks the president

July 13, 2016
Kondik, Kyle, author.
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2016]
xv, 172 pages: illustrations, maps; 23 cm
"Since 1896, Ohio voters have failed to favor the next president only twice (in 1944 and 1960). Time after time, Ohio has found itself in the thick of the presidential race, and 2016 is shaping up to be no different. What about the Buckeye State makes it so special? In The Bellwether, Kyle Kondik, managing editor for the nonpartisan political forecasting newsletter Sabato's Crystal Ball, blends data-driven research and historical documentation to explain Ohio's remarkable record as a predictor of presidential results and why the state is essential to the 2016 election and beyond. Part history, part journalism, this entertaining and astute guide proposes that Ohio has been the key state in the Electoral College for more than a century and examines what the idea of the swing state has come to mean. In discussing the evidence, Kondik uses the state's oft-mentioned status as a microcosm of the nation as a case study to trace the evolution of the American electorate, and identifies which places in Ohio have the most influence on the statewide result. Finally, he delves into the answer to the question voting Ohioans consider every four years: Will their state remain a bellwether, or is their ability to pick the president on its way out?"-- Provided by publisher.

The Hannah report : book of lobbyists & government liaisons.

July 12, 2016
Columbus, Ohio : Rotunda Inc., 2008-
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Publisher varies: <2012-2016> Hannah News Service.
Directory of Ohio lobbyists, governmental relations specialists, and legislative liaisons.

SOSart : [catalog].

July 11, 2016
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Ghosn Publishing
v. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.
"A sociopolitical, for peace and justice, 2D and 3D visual art group show and related events, poetry, performances, movies, lectures and debates at the Mockbee ..." (varies).

The end of White Christian America

July 11, 2016
Jones, Robert P. (Robert Patrick), author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
vii, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
An obituary for White Christian America -- Who is White Christian America? -- Vital signs: a divided and dying White Christian America -- Politics: the end of the White Christian strategy -- Family: gay marriage and White Christian America -- Race: desegregating White Christian America -- A eulogy for White Christian America.
"The founder and CEO of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and columnist forThe Atlantic describes how white Protestant Christians have declined in influence and power since the 1990s and explores the effect this has had on America,"--NoveList.

Memoirs of an eternal optimist

July 8, 2016
Niang, Thione, author.
North Charleston, SC : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform]
224 pages ; 23 cm
"A personal story of perseverance, triumph over obstacles and the power of a dream."
"[This] is a riveting story that tells the personal journey of international business leader and political strategist, Thione Niang. The story chronicles Niang's life as a young boy raised in a modest polygamist family of 28 in Kaolack, Senegal, to becoming the national Co-Chair of GEN44 Barack Obama's presidential campaign for voters under 40, called Gen44. Thione Niang, undeterred, persevered despite numerous obstacles, learning valuable life lessons from each achievement. Niang presents his journey to inspire those who hope to construct a better world for today and generations to come. He created Give1Project, a global nonprofit organization, for youth empowerment and it is currently in 30 countries.. This captivating book highlights the numerous adversities that Thione encountered as a young man, and is a testament to dreaming big. In the moments when despair awaits, try to remember that you are acting not only for you, but also for your parents, friends and relatives, your city, your country. You do it for the youth of the world. In braving difficulties, by moving one step forward, you allow the youth of the world to improve, you make the world better."--Page [4] of cover.

Armageddon : how Trump can beat Hillary

July 8, 2016
Morris, Dick, author.
xv, 238 pages ; 24 cm
A dozen reasons Hillary Clinton should not be president -- How to beat Hillary -- Using the right jab to bring out our base -- Throw the left hook!-- destroy the Obama/Hillary base -- Peel away Hillary's base constituencies -- Can Donald Trump win?
"Timed for the critical presidential election season, New York Times bestselling author and noted political commentator Dick Morris provides a strategy for winning back the White House in 2016..."-- Provided by publisher.

Trump and me

July 7, 2016
Singer, Mark, author.
New York : Tim Duggan Books, [2016]
109 pages ; 19 cm
One on one -- Madonna -- Believe me.
"An updated portrait of the business mogul and presidential candidate, written by his long-suffering chronicler and the author of Funny Money, traces Trump's rise as an unlikely tribune of populist rage, political artifice and fantasy-based performance artistry,"--NoveList.

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