New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

January 18, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

ProQuest statistical abstract of the United States.

January 17, 2020
Lanham, Md. : Bernan, c2013-
v. : maps, tables ; 29 cm.

Sams teach yourself SQL in 10 minutes

January 17, 2020
Forta, Ben, author.
ix, 237 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Understanding SQL -- Retrieving data -- Sorting retrieved data -- Filtering data -- Advanced data filtering -- Using wildcard filtering -- Creating calculated fields -- Using data manipulation functions -- Summarizing data -- Grouping data -- Working with subqueries -- Joining tables -- Creating advanced joins -- Combining queries -- Inserting data -- Updating and deleting data -- Creating and manipulating tables -- Using views -- Working with stores procedures -- Managing transaction processing -- Using cursors -- Understanding advanced SQL features.

Martha Stewart's organizing : the manual for bringing order to your life, home & routines

January 17, 2020
Stewart, Martha, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.
288 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Produced by Melcher Media."
"How to organize everything, from America's most trusted lifestyle authority, with color photographs throughout and hundreds of ideas, projects, and tips"--Provided by publisher.

You're not listening : what you're missing and why it matters

January 17, 2020
Murphy, Kate (Journalist), author.
viii, 278 pages ; 22 cm
Despite constant digital communication we are lonelier, more isolated, and less tolerant than ever before. Murphy explains why we're not listening, what it's doing to us, and how we can reverse the trend. She makes accessible the psychology, neuroscience, and sociology of listening while also introducing us to some of the best listeners out there. It's time to stop talking and start listening.

Don't you know who I am? : how to stay sane in an era of narcissism, entitlement, and incivility

January 17, 2020
Durvasula, Ramani, author.
xxxi, 367 pages ; 24 cm
The narcissistic roadmap: navigating the toxic potholes. Narcissists, jerks, and tyrants: Is being an "asshole" a diagnosis? -- The anatomy of narcissism and interpersonal toxicity -- What flavor is your narcissist? -- Toxic universe: the narcissistic world order -- How (not) to raise a narcissist -- The toxic narcissists in your life. The narcissist in your bed -- The narcissist who raised you -- The narcissist at work -- The other narcissists in your life (siblings, friends, in-laws) -- The narcissist you raised -- Staying sane in a narcissistic world. A simple survival guide -- The big picture -- The aftermath -- The modern happily ever after.
"We are living in a world in which narcissism, entitlement, and incivility have become normalized and valued- a pathological playbook for success. However, narcissism hurts us- whether it is a husband, girlfriend, mother, father-in-law, sister, boss, or roommate who is the narcissist. These relationships are kept in place by a combination of fear and hope- fear that we do not deserve better, hope that is will someday become better- and both are false. As narcissism and entitlement become the new world order; everyone needs a guidebook to navigate these treacherous waters and protect our hearts, minds, and souls. This book is an instruction manual for how to avoid these relationships in the first place, how to survive them, and how to take our lives and world back one piece at a time." -- Book jacket

From freezer to cooker : delicious whole-foods meals for the slow cooker, pressure cooker, and Instant Pot

January 17, 2020
Conner, Polly, author.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes indexes.
Introduction -- About our recipes -- How to use our recipe icons -- Slow cooker basics -- Instant Pot basics -- Freezer cooking basics -- Equipment -- Breakfast -- Chicken & turkey -- Beef -- Pork -- Soups, chilis & stews -- Pastas, salads & more -- Recipe icon index -- "Fully cook and freeze" recipe instructions -- How to keep your food safe -- Cooking times charts for slow cooker & Instant Pot -- Recipe contributors.
Healthy, delicious meals have never been easier! The slow cooker, pressure cooker, and Instant Pot meet freezer cooking in this all-new, beautifully photographed, and rigorously tested cookbook.

Making our way home : the Great Migration and the Black American dream

January 17, 2020
Imani, Blair, author.
New York : Ten Speed Press, [2020]
xi, 179 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"A powerful illustrated history of the Great Migration and its sweeping impact on Black and American culture, from Reconstruction to the rise of hip hop. Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the South and spread across the nation in search of a better life--a migration that sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes in twentieth-century America. Through gripping and accessible historical narrative paired with illustrations, author and activist Blair Imani examines the largely overlooked impact of The Great Migration and how it affected--and continues to affect--Black identity and America as a whole. Making Our Way Home explores issues like voting rights, domestic terrorism, discrimination, and segregation alongside the flourishing of arts and culture, activism, and civil rights. Imani shows how these influences shaped America's workforce and wealth distribution by featuring the stories of notable people and events, relevant data, and family histories. The experiences of prominent figures such as James Baldwin, Fannie Lou Hamer, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X), Ella Baker, and others are woven into the larger historical and cultural narratives of the Great Migration to create a truly singular record of this powerful journey"-- Provided by publisher.

Thinking critically : school shootings and violence

January 17, 2020
Allen, John, 1957- author.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Should schools be equipped with metal detectors? -- Should teachers and staff members be armed? -- Should schools have mental health counseling programs? -- Does media coverage contribute to the school shootings problem?
"The horror of school shootings has become all too familiar to Americans in recent years. Gun violence in schools is part of a disturbing trend toward mass shootings in American society overall. School officials, members of the government, parents, and students around the country continue to search for ways to prevent school shootings"-- Provided by publisher.

Jesse Jackson

January 17, 2020
Jacoby, Randolph, author.
144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Rainbow express -- Growing up in Greenville -- A young man's calling -- Jackson and King -- The heir apparent -- Operation PUSH -- Run, Jesse, run -- "We're winning" -- No slowing down.
"The Reverend Jesse Jackson is one of the most articulate and recognizable figures of the civil rights movement. Working with Martin Luther King Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), his organizational skills and mesmerizing speaking style brought him national attention. Jackson waged groundbreaking campaigns for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988. In recent years Jackson has continued to draw attention to the major issues of the African-American community." -- Cover

Bachelors of Bond Street

January 17, 2020
553 pages ; 21 cm
Love by the letters / by Janna MacGregor -- How to brew a perfect kiss / by Shana Galen -- Second chance for love / by Minerva Spencer.
A collection of three Regency novellas presenting the lives and loves of three bachelors, all connected with London's Bond Street.

Delay, don't deny : living an intermittent fasting lifestyle

January 17, 2020
Stephens, Gin, author.
[United States] : Gin Stephens, [2017]
155 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
About me, and what to expect from this book -- All of the diets work and none of them work -- The obesity epidemic -- why are we so fat? -- The problem with calories -- Insulin -- the key to unlocking your fat stores -- What is intermittent fasting and why should we do it? -- Finding your ideal intermittent fasting plan -- An "eating window" approach to intermittent fasting -- An "up/down day" approach to intermittent fasting -- One meal a day: my sweet spot -- Keeping the fast: what can I have when I'm fasting? -- Intermittent fasting is a lifestyle, not a religion -- Saturday is not a special occasion (it happens every week) -- We don't cheat, we plan -- To weigh, or not to weigh? That is the question -- What should I EAT? Delay, don't deny! -- Let's talk about maintenance -- Sharing intermittent fasting with others -- Finding a support group -- Troubleshooting: why am I not seeing results? -- A word about exercise.
"Tired of counting calories, eliminating foods from your diet, or obsessing about food all day? If so, an intermittent fasting lifestyle might be for you! In this book, you will learn the science behind intermittent fasting, and also understand how to adjust the various intermittent fasting plans to work for your unique lifestyle. The best part about intermittent fasting is that it doesn't require you to give up your favorite foods! You'll learn how to change WHEN to eat, so you don't have to change WHAT you eat. Are you ready to take control of your health, and finally step off of the diet roller coaster? All you have to do is learn how to 'Delay, Don't Deny!"'"

Making peg dolls & more : toys which spin, fly and bring sweet dreams

January 17, 2020
Bloom, Margaret (Artisan), author.
Stroud : Hawthorn Press, 2014.
171 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 22 cm
Simple projects -- Toys that spin & fly -- Herbal comforts & more sewing projects.

Life of the beloved : spiritual living in a secular world

January 17, 2020
Nouwen, Henri J. M.
New York : Crossroad Pub. Co., [2002], ©1992.
156 pages ; 19 cm
"With new guide for reflection"--T.p.
Acknowledgements -- Prologue: A friendship begins -- Being thr beloved -- Become the beloved: 1. Taken -- 11. Blessed -- Broken -- IV. Given -- Living as the beloved -- Epilogue: A friendship deepens -- Guide for reflection.
""All I want to say to you is, 'You are the Beloved, ' and all I hope is that you can hear these words as spoken to you with all the tenderness and force that love can hold. My only desire is to make these words reverberate in every corner of your being - 'You are the Beloved.'"" "This personal witness to a God who calls us the Beloved is the fruit of a long friendship between journalist-writer Fred Bratman and Henri Nouwen. Henri is trying to respond to Fred's concern to live a spiritual life in the midst of a very secular world. A remarkable aspect of this book is that while Henri writes to a personal friend, he in fact found a language that speaks clearly and convincingly to all who search for the Spirit of God in the world." "Here is a ringing affirmation that everyone is loved by God and can enjoy "the life of the beloved." It reveals the wonders of the spiritual journey and renews the fire of faith."

Eat that frog! : 21 great ways to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time

January 17, 2020
Tracy, Brian, author.
Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., [2017]
xiv, 119 pages ; 22 cm
"A BK Life book."
Set the table -- Plan every day in advance -- Apply the 80/20 rule to everything -- Consider the consequences -- Practice creative procrastination -- Use the ABCDE method continually -- Focus on key result areas -- Apply the law of three -- Prepare thoroughly before you begin -- Take it one oil barrel at a time -- Upgrade your key skills -- Identify your key constraints -- Put the pressure on yourself -- Motivate yourself into action -- Technology is a terrible master -- Technology is a wonderful servant -- Focus your attention -- Slice and dice the task -- Create large chunks of time -- Develop a sense of urgency -- Single handle every task.
Describes how to overcome the urge to procrastinate, offering twenty-one practical steps for getting important tasks done and utilizing the principles and techniques of time management.

The paradox of choice : why more is less

January 17, 2020
Schwartz, Barry, 1946- author.
xix, 273 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Preface to the new edition -- Prologue: The paradox of choice : a road map -- Part I. When we choose. Let's go shopping ; New choices -- Part II. How we choose. Deciding and choosing ; When only the best will do -- Part III. Why we suffer. Choice and happiness ; Missed opportunities ; "If only ..." : the problem of regret ; Why decisions disappoint : the problem of adaptation ; Why everything suffers from comparison ; Whose fault is it? : choice, disappointment, and depression -- Part IV. What we can do. What to do about choice.
"Whether we're buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions ; both big and small ; have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. As Americans, we assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. But beware of excessive choice: choice overload can make you question the decisions you make before you even make them, it can set you up for unrealistically high expectations, and it can make you blame yourself for any and all failures. In the long run, this can lead to decision-making paralysis, anxiety, and perpetual stress. And, in a culture that tells us that there is no excuse for falling short of perfection when your options are limitless, too much choice can lead to clinical depression. In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains at what point choice ; the hallmark of individual freedom and self-determination that we so cherish ; becomes detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. In accessible, engaging, and anecdotal prose, Schwartz shows how the dramatic explosion in choice ; from the mundane to the profound challenges of balancing career, family, and individual needs ; has paradoxically become a problem instead of a solution. Schwartz also shows how our obsession with choice encourages us to seek that which makes us feel worse. By synthesizing current research in the social sciences, Schwartz makes the counter intuitive case that eliminating choices can greatly reduce the stress, anxiety, and busyness of our lives. He offers eleven practical steps on how to limit choices to a manageable number, have the discipline to focus on those that are important and ignore the rest, and ultimately derive greater satisfaction from the choices you have to make."--Provided by publisher.

The secret treasure of Oak Island : the amazing true story of a centuries-old treasure hunt

January 17, 2020
O'Connor, D'Arcy, author.
xi, 281 pages, 17 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
First published as The Money Pit by Coward, McGann & Geoghegan in 1978, and then as The Big Dig by Ballantine Books in 1988.
"Author D'Arcy O'Connor recounts the fascinating stories and amazing discoveries of past and current treasure seekers who have sought Oak Island's fabled treasure for over two hundred years. It has baffled scientists and madmen, scholars and idiots, millionaires and get-rich-quick schemers, psychics, engineers, charlatans, and even a former president of the United States. The island has consumed the fortunes-and in some cases, the lives-of those who have obsessively set out to unlock its secret. Despite all their efforts, the mystery remains unsolved, and not a single dime of treasure has ever been recovered. The present-day search is an archaeological dig exceeding anything ever done anywhere for similar purposes, and it may well result in the discovery of one of the world's richest and most historically significant treasures."--Provided by publisher.

Where's my stuff? : the ultimate teen organizing guide

January 16, 2020
Moss, Samantha, author.
Minneapolis : Zest Books, [2020]
120 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Offers tips for helping teens to become organized at school, at home, and while out, in a guide that shares step-by-step recommendations for decluttering, overcoming disorganized habits, and managing a schedule.

Younger next year for women : live strong, fit, sexy, and smart - until you're 80 and beyond

January 16, 2020
Crowley, Chris, author.
xlii, 428 pages : portraits ; 20 cm.
"Updated with the latest research on keeping your brain young."--Cover.
PART ONE: TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR BODY. The Next Forty Years -- Lunch with Captain Midnight -- Chapter Three: The New Science of Aging -- Swimming Against the Tide -- The Biology of Growth and Decay -- Life Is an Endurance Event: Train for It -- The Biology of Exercise -- The Heart of the Matter: Aerobics -- The Kedging Trick -- A World of Pain: Strength Training -- The Biology of Strength Training -- "So, How Do I Look?" -- Chasing the Iron Bunny -- Don't You Lose a Goddamn Pound! -- The Biology of Nutrition: Thinner Next Year -- "The Drink" -- Menopause: The Natural Transition -- PART TWO: TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE. "Teddy Doesn't Care!" -- The Limbic Brain and the Biology of Emotion -- Connect and Commit -- New Chapter on Brain Health by Chris Crowley -- New Chapter on Brain Health by Allan J. Hamilton MD -- Relentless Optimism.
A book of hope, Younger Next Year for Women shows you how to become functionally younger for the next five to ten years, and continue to live thereafter with newfound vitality. Learn how the Younger Next Year plan of following "Harry's Rules"--a program of exercise, diet, and maintaining emotional connections--will not only help you turn back your physical biological clock, but will improve memory, cognition, mood, and more. In two new chapters, prominent neurologist Allan Hamilton explains how the program directly affects your brain--all the way down to the cellular level--while Chris Crowley, in his inimitable voice, gives the personal side of the story. In other words, how to live brilliantly for the three decades or more after menopause. The results will be amazing.

Living low carb : the essential guide to choosing the right low-carb plan for you

January 16, 2020
Bowden, Jonny, author.
New York : Sterling, [2020]
xvii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Macs all-in-one for dummies.

January 16, 2020
Hutsko, Joe, 1963- author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : For Dummies, a Wiley Brand, [2020]
xvii, 780 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Getting started with your Mac -- Using the Internet -- Beyond the basics -- Using your Mac as a media center -- Taking care of business.
Whether you're getting your first Mac or you've been a Mac user for years, there's something in this guide for you. From setting up and connecting to the Internet to doing firewall configuration, it's all here for your personal and business use.

Daniel Rudd : calling a church to justice

January 16, 2020
Agee, Gary Bruce, 1965-
vii, 130 pages ; 21 cm.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has original pictorial paper wrappers.
ch. One. Enslaved in Catholic Kentucky -- ch. Two. Prophetic Voice in a Hope-Filled Season -- ch. Three. Finding Justice in the Catholic Church -- ch. Four. Partners in Pursuit of Equality -- ch. Five. A Foundation for Justice -- ch. Six. Campaigning for Equality and Racial Justice -- ch. Seven. Matters of Justice for Catholics beyond Concerns of Race -- ch. Eight. Coming Together for Change -- ch. Nine. Life after the American Catholic Tribune.
Gary Agee offers a compelling look at the life and work of the visionary who found inspiration in his Catholic faith to fight for the principles of liberty and justice. Born into slavery, Rudd achieved success early on as the publisher of the American Catholic Tribune, one of the most successful black newspapers of its era, and as the founder of the National Black Catholic Congress.

Spreading the gospel of books : Essae M. Culver and the genesis of Louisiana parish libraries

January 16, 2020
Jumonville, Florence M., author.
xiii, 254 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
"In 1925, Essae Martha Culver, a California librarian, arrived in Louisiana to direct a three-year project funded by the Carnegie Corporation that aimed to introduce public libraries to rural populations. Culver purchased a round-trip ticket, but she never used the second half. Instead, she stayed in Louisiana the rest of her life, working tirelessly to see libraries established in every parish by 1969"-- Provided by publisher.


January 15, 2020
Cincinnati Ballet.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Cincinnati Ballet]
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Title supplied by cataloger.

Fanfare Cincinnati.

January 15, 2020
Cincinnati, Ohio : Cincinnati Magazine, [2013/14]-
volumes : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Magazine-style program books featuring Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, CSO Chamber Players, Lollipops Family Concerts, and other special concert events.


January 15, 2020
Linton Chamber Music (Organization), issuing body.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Linton Chamber Music
volumes : illustrations ; 22 cm

All the ways we said goodbye : a novel of the Ritz Paris

January 15, 2020
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperColllinsPublishers, 2020.
440 pages ; 24 cm
France, 1914. Aurelie becomes trapped on the wrong side of the front with her father, Comte Sigismund de Courcelles. When the Germans move into their family's ancestral estate, Aurelie discovers she knows the German Major's aide de camp, Maximilian Von Sternburg. Betrayal will shatter them both. France, 1942. Raised by her American grandmother in the Hotel Ritz, Marguerite 'Daisy' Villon remains in Paris with her daughter and husband, a Nazi collaborator, after France falls to Hitler. Reluctantly acting as a courier for a forger who creates identity papers for Resistance members and Jewish refugees, a secret will force Daisy to commit the ultimate betrayal. France, 1964. After the death of her husband Kit, Barbara 'Babs' Langford joins an American lawyer hired to find a Resistance fighter turned traitor known as 'La Fleur'-- and the trail leads to secrets about Kit. -- adapted from jacket

Successful aging : a neuroscientist explores the power and potential of our lives

January 15, 2020
Levitin, Daniel J., author.
[New York] : Dutton, [2020]
xxv, 498 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- The continually developing brain. Individual differences and personality ; Memory and your sense of "you" ; Perception ; Intelligence ; From emotions to motivation ; Social factors ; Pain -- The choices we make. The internal clock ; Diet ; Exercise ; Sleep -- The new longevity. Living longer ; Living smarter ; Living better -- Appendix: Rejuvenating your brain.
Recent studies show that our decision-making skills improve as we age, and that our happiness levels peak at age eighty-two. Levitin examines the neuroscientific evidence to challenge many of the beliefs that surround aging. He provides realistic plans for how you can make the most of your seventies, eighties, and nineties today-- no matter how old you are now. -- adapted from jacket

The science and technology of track & field

January 15, 2020
Nardo, Don, 1947- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., [2020]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The running events -- The jumping events -- The throwing events -- Playing surfaces and equipment -- Safety, injuries, and treatment.

Using VR in engineering

January 15, 2020
Chuirazzi, Sara, author.
New York : Cavendish Square, 2020.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
A new reality -- The practical value of extended reality -- VR/AR jobs in engineering -- Career prep -- Forecasting the future.

The miracle of mindfulness : an introduction to the practice of meditation

January 15, 2020
Nĥát Hạnh, Thích.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©1987.
xiii, 140 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Translation of: Phép lạ c̉ua ṣư t̉inh th́ưc.
Translator's preface by Mobi Ho -- The essential discipline -- The miracle is to walk on earth -- A day of mindfulness -- The pebble -- One is all, all is one : the five aggregates -- The almond tree in your front yard -- Three wondrous answers -- Exercises in mindfulness -- Nhat Hanh : seeing with the eyes of compassion / James Forest -- Selection of Buddhist sutras.
Exercises in active and passive Zen meditation accompany a discussion of their relevance in contemporary living.

When to walk away : finding freedom from toxic people

January 15, 2020
Thomas, Gary (Gary Lee), author.
239 pages ; 22 cm
A most clever attack -- Walkaway Jesus -- A murderous spirit -- Control mongers -- Loving hate -- No time to waste -- Reliable people -- Pigs and pearls -- Love tells the truth -- A man with a mission -- Looking like Jesus when working with Judas -- Learning how to be hated -- Scripture's skeleton -- A new allegiance -- The most vicious attack -- Toxic parents -- Toxic marriages -- Leaving the toxicity instead of the marriage -- Toxic children -- Treading toxic for tender -- Don't be toxic to yourself -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Jesus walking away.
"Whether it's a sibling, parent, coworker, or friend, we all know toxic people who seem determined to frustrate our life's calling. While you're seeking first God's kingdom, they're seeking to distract your focus and delay your work. Yet it's only once we learn to say no to bad patterns that we are set free to say yes to the good God has planned for us. Renowned writer and Bible teacher Gary Thomas uncovers surprising biblical principles for dealing with the toxic people in our lives. Drawing from years of serving as a pastor, Thomas shares real-life anecdotes, truths, and practical illustrations to set healthy boundaries and protect your life's calling. Each chapter includes insightful take-aways to begin applying right away. Discover how to: learn the difference between toxic people and 'difficult' people, find refuge in God when you feel under attack, discern when to walk away from a toxic situation, keep a tender heart even in unhealthy relationships, gain new vision and enthusiasm for seeking first the kingdom of God and investing in reliable people. We can't let others steal our joy or our mission. It's time to strengthen our defense, learn to set good boundaries, and focus on our God-given purpose."--Jacket.

50+ programs for tweens, teens, adults, and families : 12 months of ideas

January 15, 2020
Alessio, Amy J., author.
x, 176 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- A year of ideas -- Enjoyable clubs that inspire and education. Books and media fun ; Parenting ; Passions ; Skills and service ; Social or game time.
"This programming guide offers interactive events for tweens, teens, millennials, and adults as well as families. A section on themed club programming is also included"--Provided by publisher.

How to be a dictator : the cult of personality in the twentieth century

January 15, 2020
Dikötter, Frank, author.
xvi, 274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Mussolini -- Hitler -- Stalin -- Mao Zedong -- Kim Il-sung -- Duvalier -- Ceauşescu -- Mengistu.
"No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. In the twentieth century, as new technologies allowed leaders to place their image and voice directly into their citizens' homes, a new phenomenon appeared where dictators exploited the cult of personality to achieve the illusion of popular approval without ever having to resort to elections. In How to Be a Dictator, Frank Dikötter examines the cults and propaganda surrounding twentieth-century dictators, from Hitler and Stalin to Mao Zedong and Kim Il Sung. These men were the founders of modern dictatorships, and they learned from each other and from history to build their regimes and maintain their public images. Their dictatorships, in turn, have influenced leaders in the twenty-first century, including Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Using a breadth of archival research and his characteristic in-depth analysis, Dikötter offers a stunning portrait of dictatorship, a guide to the cult of personality, and a map for exposing the lies dictators tell to build and maintain their regimes." -- Provided by publisher.

Infinite possibilities : the art of living your dreams

January 15, 2020
Dooley, Mike, 1961- author.
New York, NY : Atria Paperback ; Hillsboro, Oregon : Beyond Words, 2019.
xxxiv, 281 pages ; 22 cm
Includes recommended reading (pages 279-281).

Job interview tips for overcoming red flags : winning strategies, examples, and short stories for people with not-so-hot backgrounds

January 15, 2020
Krannich, Ronald L., author.
iii, 155 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"First published as Job Interview Tips for people with not-so-hot Backgrounds in 2004." --title page verso.
The perfect outlier -- What employers need and want -- People with difficult backgrounds -- Clues for successful "fit" -- Identify your red flags, present your best self -- Prepare for the verbal exchange -- Nonverbal behaviors and mixed messages -- Impress the interviewer -- Avoid 35 common interview errors -- Key questions you'll most likely face and ones you must ask -- 10 red flag Q&As with memorable examples and short stories -- Close and follow up the interview -- Negotiate salary & benefits to your advantage -- Getting help when necessary -- Handling your online red flags and persona.
Shows job seekers how to best handle red flags during the job interview--speaking truth to power, turning weaknesses into strengths, scrubbing a sketchy background, preparing for sensitive interviews, and knowing what to say and do when confronted with red flag issues. Includes interview strategies, examples, stories, quizzes, questions, sample Q&A dialogues, and advice. -- adapted from back cover.

Knit shawls & wraps in 1 week : 30 quick patterns to keep you cozy in style

January 15, 2020
Greene, Marie (Marie E.), author.
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2019.
159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: Layering throughout the year -- AUTUMN -- Spiced ginger shawl -- Forest Grove shawl -- Applejack wrap -- Forager capelet -- Silver birch shawl -- Crackling fire wrap -- Harvest moon wrap -- Cider press shawl -- WINTER -- Winter solstice wrap -- Snow day shawl -- Early frost shawl -- Blizzard funnel wrap -- Glacier wrap -- Sugarplum shawl -- January morning shawl -- Fallen petals shawl -- Hibernate wrap -- SPRING & SUMMER -- Spring equinox wrap -- Walkabout shawlette -- May day shawl -- Puddlejumper shawl -- Darling bud wrap -- Thunderstorm shawl -- Berry patch shawlette -- MULTI-SEASON COWLS -- Sugarplum cowl -- Darling bud cowl -- Forager cowl -- Spice ginger cowl -- Glacier cowl -- Techniques -- Yarn resources.
"It's all about the layers in Marie Greene's new collection of 30 stylish, versatile shawls, wraps and cowls. Back from her must-have debut Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks, Marie has created gorgeous shawls that knit up in as little as 1 week and wear like a dream. Easy to memorize and portable, these patterns range from voluminous wraps to cute cowls, making it easy to enjoy the satisfaction of a finished project or last-minute gift, even when your knitting time is limited. With Marie's signature foolproof instructions, these patterns are perfect for advanced beginners and beyond. Whether you're looking for a light spring layer, a summer statement piece or a thick toasty shawl, you'll find a wide array of colors, shapes and yarn weights to complement your style, no matter the weather." -- Back cover.


January 15, 2020
Allen, Pam, 1949- author.
xiv, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Free Videos online!"--Cover
"A Wiley Brand"
Part 1. Getting started with knitting -- Part 2. Knitting primer -- Part 3. Techniques for the more experienced knitter -- Part 4. Making knitted garments -- Part 5. The part of tens.
Learn to: cast on, knit in the round, measure the gauge of a knitted piece, and more; master techniques with step-by-step instruction; practice your skills on projects and patterns included in the book; view step-by-step knitting demonstrations online"--Cover. This friendly, hands-on guide shows you how to create beautiful, timeless pieces, whether you're just picking up needles for the first time or a seasoned veteran looking for advanced patterns.

Lateral cooking

January 15, 2020
Segnit, Niki, author.
New York, New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.
609 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
A practical handbook, designed to help creative cooks develop their own recipes. It is based around a set of recipes which, once you're familiar with them, will prove almost infinitely adaptable, according to whatever is in your fridge, in season, on offer at the market, or you feel like making.

Life in a cold climate : Nancy Mitford : the biography

January 15, 2020
Thompson, Laura, 1964- author.
New York ; London : Pegasus Books, 2020.
415 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table ; 24 cm

Life isn't everything : Mike Nichols, as remembered by 150 of his closest friends

January 15, 2020
Carter, Ash (Editor), author.
xxv, 336 pages, 16 unumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Introduction: The Burton stakes -- Dybbuks and golems -- To sell another drink -- Premise envy -- Don't act it funny -- It all started in the alley -- The Citizen Kane of disaffected youth -- Icarus was falling -- We must work together -- No new worlds to conquer -- Can I get a wild take? -- Caviar for the general -- A means to egress -- Like church, but a fun church -- Making friends with death -- Coda: That guru thing.
"An up-close and personal portrait of legendary filmmaker, theater director, and comedian Mike Nichols, drawing on candid conversations with his closest friends in show business and the arts-from Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep to Natalie Portman and Lorne Michaels"-- Provided by publisher.

National parks : explore America's 60 national parks.

January 15, 2020
144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Includes index.
Contents : Introduction -- National Parks 101 -- National Parks -- Index of Parks by State & Territory.
Explore America's 60 national parks with Rand McNally maps, stunning photography, and tips for hitting the road.


January 15, 2020
Gertz, Nolen, author.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2019]
209 pages ; 18 cm
Series foreword -- Why does it matter that nothing, matters? -- What is the history of nihilism? -- What is (not) nihilism? -- What is nihilism? -- Where is nihilism? -- What is the future of nihilism? -- Glossary -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Further reading -- Index.
When someone is labeled a nihilist, it's not usually meant as a compliment. Most of us associate nihilism with destructiveness and violence. Nihilism means, literally, "an ideology of nothing. " Is nihilism, then, believing in nothing? Or is it the belief that life is nothing? Or the belief that the beliefs we have amount to nothing? If we can learn to recognize the many varieties of nihilism, Nolen Gertz writes, then we can learn to distinguish what is meaningful from what is meaningless. In this addition to the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Gertz traces the history of nihilism in Western philosophy from Socrates through Hannah Arendt and Jean-Paul Sartre. Although the term "nihilism" was first used by Friedrich Jacobi to criticize the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, Gertz shows that the concept can illuminate the thinking of Socrates, Descartes, and others. It is Nietzsche, however, who is most associated with nihilism, and Gertz focuses on Nietzsche's thought. Gertz goes on to consider what is not nihilism--pessimism, cynicism, and apathy--and why; he explores theories of nihilism, including those associated with Existentialism and Postmodernism; he considers nihilism as a way of understanding aspects of everyday life, calling on Adorno, Arendt, Marx, and prestige television, among other sources; and he reflects on the future of nihilism. We need to understand nihilism not only from an individual perspective, Gertz tells us, but also from a political one.

Vegetable gardener's handbook.

January 15, 2020
208 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"This book is the perfect companion for every vegetable gardener--even those who have never touched a trowel and wouldn't know mulch from mud! The practical advice presented in the Vegetable Gardener's Handbook demystifies gardening by providing the best, most proven methods for sowing, growing, and harvesting."--provided by publisher.

Philosophers : their lives and works

January 15, 2020
New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2019.
360 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Ancient -- Medieval -- Early modern -- Modern -- 20th century -- Today.
Introduced with a portrait of each featured philosopher, the biographies trace the ideas, friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired the great thinkers and influenced their work, providing revealing insights into what drove them to question the meaning of life and come up with new ways of understanding the world and the history of ideas

Pilates anatomy

January 15, 2020
Isacowitz, Rael, 1955- author.
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2020]
viii, 263 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Six key principles of pilates -- Spine, core, and body alignment -- Muscles, movement analysis, and mat work -- Foundation for a mat session -- Abdominal work for movement and stabilization -- Fine articulation for a flexible spine -- Bridging for a functional spine -- Side exercises for an effective core -- Extensions for a strong back -- Customizing your pilates program.
Pilates Anatomy presents a visual perspective on correct alignment, posture, and movements.

Retirement 101 : from 401k plans and Social Security benefits to asset management and medical insurance : your complete guide to preparing for the future you want

January 15, 2020
Cagan, Michele, author.
New York : Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2019.
270 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (mostly color) ; 19 cm.
Includes index.
"A crash course in retirement planning"--Cover.
"A comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide to the ins and outs of retirement planning--the key resource for creating a retirement you can live on!

The scentual garden : exploring the world of botanical fragrance

January 15, 2020
Druse, Kenneth, author, photographer.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Includes index.
The invisible garden -- Why plants smell / how we smell -- Capturing scent -- An encyclopedia of fragrant plants -- Scent in the landscape.
"In The Scentual Garden, Ken Druse offers a complete and wholly original survey of fragrant plants for gardeners. He points out that we have a rich vocabulary for describing the forms and colors of plants but are impoverished when it comes to smell. Working with perfumers' classifications, Druse developed twelve master scent categories that range from floral and fruity to balsamic and medicinal. Druse also explains how and why plants produce fragrances, how our sense of smell works, how perfumers capture floral scents, how plants "communicate" with each other, and even how to smell plants. He also offers suggestions for bringing fragrance into gardens, from making paths that offer a sequence of sensory experiences to night gardens that come alive with fragrance."--Provided by publisher.


January 15, 2020
Jamie, Kathleen, 1962- author.
New York : Penguin Books, 2019.
247 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
First published in Great Britain by Sort Of Books 2019.
Reindeer Cave -- A Reflection -- In Quinhagak -- The Eagle -- Links of Noltland -- The Inevitable Pagoda -- Surfacing -- From the Window -- A Tibetan Dog -- The Wind Horse -- Elders -- Voice of the Wood.
"A new collection of essays exploring the nature of time and place in a shrinking world, from the award-winning author of Sightlines"--Provided by publisher.

Tactics : a game plan for discussing your Christian convictions

January 15, 2020
Koukl, Gregory, 1950- author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan Reflective, [2019]
284 pages ; 21 cm
"Undated and expanded"--Cover.
Diplomacy or D-day? -- Reservations -- Getting in the driver's seat : the Columbo tactic -- Columbo step 1 : gathering information -- Columbo step 2 : reversing the burden of proof -- Two reliable rescues -- Columbo step 3 : using questions to make a point -- Perfecting Columbo -- Turnabout : defending against Columbo -- Suicide : views that self-destruct -- Practical suicide -- Sibling rivalry and infanticide -- Taking the roof off -- Steamroller -- Rhodes scholar -- Just the facts, ma'am -- Inside out -- Mini-tactics -- More sweat, less blood.

Transforming a rape culture

January 15, 2020
Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 2005.
xviii, 424 pages ; 23 cm
This volume presents a diverse group of opinions that lay the foundation for change in basic attitude about power, gender, race, and sexuality -- for a future without sexual violence.

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