New Arrivals · Politics

July 28, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.
©2016
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.
©2016
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.
©2016
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.

A declaration of independents : how we can break the two-party stranglehold and restore the American dream

July 7, 2016
Orman, Greg, 1968- author.
©2016.
viii, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

My journey into the heart of terror : ten days in the Islamic State

July 7, 2016
Todenhöfer, Jürgen, 1940-
©2016
254 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- Birth of the "Islamic State" -- How close can we get? -- Conversation with a jihadist -- Things get serious -- Planning a journey into the heart of terror -- Entering the nightmare -- Ten days inside the "Islamic State" -- A chilling thought -- An open letter to the Caliph of the "Islamic State" and his foreign fighters -- A warning to the west.
ISIS, IS, the Islamic State. Understanding them is the key to battling their radical vision and the terror and destruction it brings. Todenhöfer spent time with ISIS fighters in Mosul, and visited their strongholds. He asked them to explain their beliefs, motivations, and goals. This book is the result of those conversations.

There goes my social life : from Clueless to conservative

July 7, 2016
Dash, Stacey, author.
©2016
xviii, 254 pages ; 24 cm
The Tweet That Changed My Life -- The Pretentious Unpretentious -- Why Black People Should Vote Republican Every Time -- The Voice No One Heard -- The Decision Maker -- Education, the Great Integrator -- The Power of Family -- Searching for a Fairy Tale -- Life and Death -- Not Really Clueless -- God's Way -- You Shall Tweet the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free -- Love.
"In 2012, actress Stacey Dash posted a tweet that changed her life. Up until that moment, Dash had lived a typical Hollywood life: Best known for playing Dionne in the 1995 teen classic Clueless, Dash had close friends in the upper echelons of the movie and music industries-and she had an Obama bumper sticker on the back of her BMW. But in 2012, sick of being disappointed by the Obama White House and growing more certain of her conservative beliefs, Dash endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Twitter. The backlash was swift and brutal. In There Goes My Social Life, Stacey Dash explains how she became a conservative, sharing incredible stories of her rough upbringing in South Bronx and her tumultuous Hollywood career to movingly illustrate her strong opinions about the value of a good education, the importance of family, the inanity of political correctness, and the power of personal responsibility"-- Provided by publisher.

Bush

July 6, 2016
Smith, Jean Edward, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
xxii, 808 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
The wilderness years -- Turnaround -- "Don't mess with Texas" -- Governor -- The 2000 election -- The rule of law -- Inauguration -- March of the Hegelians -- Asleep at the switch -- Toppling the Taliban -- "L'état c'est moi" -- The torture trail -- Waging aggressive war: the prelude -- Invasion -- Mission accomplished -- Four more years -- Katrina -- Perils of a second term -- The mess in Mesopotamia -- Rummy walks the plank -- Bush takes command -- Aids -- Quagmire of the vanities -- Financial Armageddon -- Finis.

Crisis of character : a White House Secret Service officer discloses his firsthand experience with Hillary, Bill, and how they operate

July 6, 2016
Byrne, Gary J., author.
New York : Center Street, 2016.
xiii, 285 pages ; 24 cm
The vase -- The Air Force security police -- Club Fed -- To the White House -- Meet the new boss -- The boy from Hope, Arkansas -- "Billary" -- Clinton world -- Oklahoma City -- Mole -- Wild Bill -- USSS work environment -- Tours and JJRTC -- Mud drag: part I -- Mud drag: part II -- "Commence firing!" -- New skies -- Cyprus.
A former Secret Service official explores what he sees as "the personal and political dysfunction of the Clinton White House, so consumed by scandal and destroying their enemies, real and imagined, ... that governing was an afterthought."

The drone eats with me : a Gaza diary

July 6, 2016
Abū Sayf, ʻĀṭif, author.
©2015
258 pages : maps ; 22 cm
"An ordinary Gazan's chronicle of the struggle to survive during Israel's 2014 invasion of Gaza The fifty-day Israel-Gaza conflict that began in early July of 2014 left over 2,100 people dead. The overwhelming majority of the dead were Palestinians, including some 500 children. Another 13,000-odd Palestinians were wounded, and 17,200 homes demolished. These statistics are sadly familiar, as is the political rhetoric from Israeli and Palestinian authorities alike. What is less familiar, however, is a sense of the ordinary Gazan society that war lays to waste. One of the few voices to make it out of Gaza was that of Atef Abu Saif, a writer and teacher from Jabalia refugee camp, whose eyewitness accounts (published in the Guardian, New York Times, and elsewhere) offered a rare window into the conflict for Western readers. Here, Abu Saif's complete diaries of the war allow us to witness the events of 2014 from the perspective of a young father, fearing for his family's safety. In The Drone Eats with Me, Abu Saif brings readers an intimate glimpse of life during wartime, as he, his wife, and his two young children attempt to live their lives with a sense of normalcy, in spite of the ever-present danger and carnage that is swallowing the place they call home"-- Provided by publisher.

Barons of the Beltway : inside the princely world of our Washington elite--and how to overthrow them

July 6, 2016
Fields, Michelle, author.
New York : Crown Forum, 2016.
xii, 285 pages ; 25 cm
An era of humility -- The perks of being in power -- Do as we say, not as we do -- Life after service -- Family affairs -- Narcissism: "Extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one's own talents and a craving for admiration" -- Politicos and the press: A love story -- The American family business -- All the President's money men: or, how to be an ambassador without really trying -- Taking back our country.
A revelation of the corruption and waste in government politics and the Washington political class, and how everyday Americans can take the country back from those who distort its values for personal gain.

Going red : the two million voters who will elect the next president--and how conservatives can win them

July 6, 2016
Morrissey, Ed, author.
New York : Crown Forum, [2016]
230 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: The Illusion Shatters -- Florida: Hillsborough County: Everytown, America -- Ohio: Hamilton County: Anchor Of The Buckeye State -- North Carolina: Wake County: Smartsville, USA -- Virginia: Prince William County: Republican Retreat Or Democratic Surge? -- Wisconsin: Brown County: Titletown, USA -- Colorado: Jefferson County: Battleground Of The West -- New Hampshire: Hillsborough County: All Politics Is Local -- Conclusion: Learning The Lesson -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
"Popular conservative radio host and blogger Ed Morrissey argues that the fate of conservatism hangs on the 2016 election--and on a mere seven counties that will decide the whole race.Together, these counties are home to only 5 million people (that is, 1.5% of the American population), but it was in these communities that Barack Obama won the 2008 and 2012 elections, and in 2016, they hold the key to the states Republicans must win in order to take back the White House. For Republicans, this is bad news and good news. Bad news, because all seven of the counties pulled for Obama in one or both of the last two elections; good news, because they all voted for George W. Bush in 2004, and due to the Democrats' misadventures under the Obama administration, the door is open for Republicans to win these counties--and the presidency--once again, making a decisive mandate against progressivism for the generation to come. Going Red will take readers inside these battlegrounds, weaving never-before-seen data into human portraits that illuminate why these communities have changed from Republican to Democrat, why the Obama administration has disappointed them, and what conservatives can do to win them back in this election cycle--and beyond. With echoes of Nate Silver, Dick Morris, and Charles Murray, this is a timely and crucial book for anyone who cares about conservatism's future"-- Provided by publisher.

Poison tea : how big oil and big tobacco invented the tea party and captured the GOP

July 6, 2016
Nesbit, Jeffrey Asher, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.
viii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
An Unholy Alliance -- The Playbook -- A Critical Bridge: Ron Paul and the "Patriot" Movement -- Smedley Butler, a Fascist Coup, and the American Liberty League -- What Drives Charles Koch? -- The Man Behind the Curtain -- Why David Koch Never Loses -- Tobacco Documents Trail -- COFIRE -- Enough Is Enough -- Allied Forces -- CART -- Get Government off Our Back -- The Tobacco Strategy -- A Road Map for Antigovernment Anger -- Mobilization Universe -- The Quarterback -- Seamless Transition -- Sleight of Hand -- Five Pillars -- The Sam Adams Alliance -- Propaganda "Dressed Up as Journalism" -- Capturing the States -- Structure of Social Change -- A Blueprint Years in the Making -- Winning.
"An incredible expose of the Koch brothers and the tobacco industry's twenty-year plot to manufacture a phony grassroots uprising, this is the true story of the Tea Party"-- Provided by publisher.

Bobby Kennedy : the making of a liberal icon

July 5, 2016
Tye, Larry, author.
©2016
xxi, 580 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Cold warrior -- Crusading -- Brother's keeper -- Getting justice -- Breaking barriers -- Cuba and beyond -- The interregnum -- Off and running -- Senator Kennedy -- Last campaign.
An in-depth, vibrant and measured biography about Robert F. Kennedy-the most complex and controversial member of the Kennedy family.

Flyover nation : you can't run a country you've never been to

June 30, 2016
Loesch, Dana, author.
©2016
246 pages ; 24 cm
"Blaze TV and top radio host Dana Loesch explains that the biggest political problem today is that the people who run this country have no idea what life is really like for ordinary Americans. In fact, they have contempt for the very people they claim to represent. When the owners of a small pizza parlor in Indiana were asked by the local press whether they would ever cater a gay wedding, they said no, citing their personal religious beliefs. The internet responded with immediate outrage, posting death threats and vicious online reviews, and forcing them to shut down. All for expressing a personal opinion rooted in faith, in response to a completely hypothetical question. A new front in the culture war had been opened. When the owners of the pizza parlor told Dana Loesch on a Blaze TV interview that they might never reopen, Loesch started a fundraising campaign. Hundreds of thousands of dollars quickly poured in to support them. The people donating weren't taking a stand against gay rights; they just believed that a random mom-and-pop shop shouldn't be run out of business because media and political elites on both coasts caricature and vilify rural Americans. Most of the problems with our country today can be traced to a very simple cause - the growing disconnect between the government and media elites and the rest of us, the old-fashioned, hard-working, God-fearing Americans who are proud to live in middle America. As Loesch explains, too many people getting on their high horse about Wal-Mart have never shopped in one. Protesters outraged at small town cops have never been helped by one. Environmentalists who claim to want to protect the spotted owl have never been in the woods with one. Atheists who attack committed Christians have never sat in a pew with one. Loesch doesn't take aims solely at the Democrats; some Republicans in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail have also forgotten what life is like for the people back home. While these so-called leaders may have forgotten the people in coal towns and farming communities, the voters in those communities haven't forgotten Washington's betrayals. And it will show in 2016. As one of the most powerful and recognizable voices on talk radio today, Dana Loesch is leading a revolution of America's new Silent Majority"-- Provided by publisher.

American shame : stigma and the body politic

June 29, 2016
Bloomington [Indiana] ; Indianapolis [Indiana] : Indiana University Press, [2016]
x, 288 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Introduction : American Shame and the Boundaries of Belonging / Myra Mendible -- Shame before the Law : Affects of Abortion Regulation / Karen Weingarten -- Sex, Shame, and the Single Life : Bond and the "Black Shirley Temple" / Daniel McNeil -- Neoliberal Crimmigration : The "Commonsense" Shaming of the Undocumented / Leah Perry -- The Look of Sovereignty : Style and Politics in the Young Lords / Frances Negrón-Muntaner -- Suicide as an Invocation of Shame in Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist / Renee Lee Gardner -- Fat, Shame, and the Disciplining Practices of Health Expertise / Meghan Griffin -- Citizenship at Odds : Disability, Liberalism, and the Shame of Interdependence / Noel Glover -- Shame and Shitting : Postfeminist Episodes in Contemporary Hollywood Films / Madeline Walker -- Distancing Maneuvers : Collective Shame in Iraq War Films / Mike Rancourt -- Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally Ill, Shame, and the Rise of the "Slasher" Trope in Halloween / Anthony Carlton Cooke -- Shaming and Reclaiming Women's Sexuality through Cinematic Depictions of Masturbation / Megan Tagle Adams -- Dieting for the Sake of Art : Eleanor Antin, Rachel Rosenthal, and Faith Ringgold / Emily Newman.
"Examining shame through a prism of race, sexuality, ethnicity, and gender, these provocative essays offer a broader understanding of how America's discourse of shame helps to define its people as citizens, spectators, consumers, and moral actors."--Back cover.

And the weak suffer what they must? : Europe's crisis and America's economic future

June 29, 2016
Varoufakis, Yanis, author.
New York : Nation Books, [2016]
xxi, 337 pages ; 25 cm
Preface: The red blanket -- And the weak suffer what they must -- An indecent proposal -- Troubled pilgrims -- Trojan horse -- The one that got away -- The reverse alchemists -- Back to the future -- Europe's crisis, America's future -- From dissonance to harmony.
""The strong do as they can and the weak suffer what they must."--Thucydides The fate of the global economy hangs in the balance, and Europe is doing its utmost to undermine it, to destabilize America, and to spawn new forms of authoritarianism. Europe has dragged the world into hideous morasses twice in the last one hundred years ... it can do it again. Yanis Varoufakis, the former Finance Minister of Greece, shows here that the Eurozone is a house of cards destined to fall without a radical change in direction. And, if the European Union falls apart, he argues, the global economy will not be far behind. Once America abandoned Europe in 1971 from the dollar zone, Europe's leaders decided to create a monetary union of 18 nations without control of their own money, without democratic accountability, and without a government to support the Central Bank. This bizarre economic super-power was equipped with none of the shock absorbers necessary to contain a financial crisis, while its design ensured that, when it came, the crisis would be massive. When disaster hit in 2009, Varoufakis argues that Europe turned against itself, humiliating millions of innocent citizens, driving populations to despair, and buttressing a form of bigotry unseen since the Second World War. Here, Varoufakis offers concrete policies that the rest of the world can take part in to intervene and help save Europe from impending catastrophe, and presents the ultimate case against austerity. With passionate, informative, and at times humorous prose, he warns that the implosion of an admittedly crisis-ridden and deeply irrational European capitalism should be avoided at all cost"-- Provided by publisher.

The best "worst president" : what the right gets wrong about Barack Obama

June 28, 2016
Hannah, Mark, 1980- author.
New York : Dey Street Books, 2016.
324 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Part I. The man -- The dictator -- The socialist -- The outsider -- Part II. The country -- The economy destroyer -- The health care usurper -- The planet "healer" -- The freedom wrecker -- Part III. The world -- The bungler of foreign policy -- The alienator of allies -- The appeaser of enemies.
"A political analyst and an illustrator from the New Yorker debunk, through words and pictures, the lies and disinformation that haunt and negate Barack Obama's presidency and accomplishments,"--NoveList.

The strange career of William Ellis : the Texas slave who became a Mexican millionaire

June 27, 2016
Jacoby, Karl, 1965- author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
xxviii, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Prologue: Through history's cracks -- Part I. Victoria -- Gone to Texas -- Juneteenth -- Part II. San Antonio/Tlahualilo -- Military Plaza -- The land of God and liberty -- Part III. Manhattan/Mexico City -- A picturesque figure -- The city of happy homes -- Epilogue: Trickster makes this world -- Afterword.
"A prize-winning historian tells a new story of the black experience in America through the life of a mysterious entrepreneur. To his contemporaries in Gilded Age Manhattan, Guillermo Eliseo was a fantastically wealthy Mexican, the proud owner of a luxury apartment overlooking Central Park, a busy Wall Street office, and scores of mines and haciendas in Mexico. But for all his obvious riches and his elegant appearance, Eliseo was also the possessor of a devastating secret: he was not, in fact, from Mexico at all. Rather, he had begun life as a slave named William Ellis, born on a cotton plantation in southern Texas during the waning years of King Cotton. After emancipation, Ellis, capitalizing on the Spanish he learned during his childhood along the Mexican border and his ambivalent appearance, engaged in a virtuoso act of reinvention. He crafted an alter ego, the Mexican Guillermo Eliseo, who was able to access many of the privileges denied to African Americans at the time: traveling in first-class train berths, staying in upscale hotels, and eating in the finest restaurants. The Strange Career of William Ellis reads like a novel but offers fresh insights on the history of the Reconstruction era, the US-Mexico border, and the abiding riddle of race. At a moment when the United States is deepening its connections with Latin America and recognizing that race is more than simply black or white, Ellis's story could not be more timely or important"--Provided by publisher.

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