New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

August 14, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Fresh ink

August 13, 2018
New York : Crown, 2018.
187 pages ; 22 cm
"An anthology featuring award-winning diverse authors about diverse characters. Short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play explore such topics as gentrification, acceptance, untimely death, coming out, and poverty, and range in genre from contemporary realistic fiction to adventure and romance"-- Provided by publisher.

Bonnie and Clyde : the making of a legend

August 13, 2018
Blumenthal, Karen, author.
New York : Viking , 2018.
250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"True story of love, crime and murder traces Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's wild path from dirt-poor Dallas teens to their astonishingly violent end and the complicated legacy that survives them both" --Jacket

Scarface and the untouchable : Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the battle for Chicago

August 13, 2018
Collins, Max Allan, author.
xix, 699 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-674) and index.
"A THRILLING MAGNUM OPUS ON AMERICA'S GREAT CRIME EPIC. A Mystery Writers of America "Grand Master"--author of the gangster classic Road to Perdition, long-time Dick Tracy writer, and multiple Shamus Award winner--teams with an acclaimed rising young historian, in this riveting, myth-shattering dual portrait of Al Capone, America's most notorious gangster, and Eliot Ness, the legendary Prohibition agent whose extraordinary investigative work crippled his organization. Written with novelistic pacing and underpinned by groundbreaking research, Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz's Scarface and the Untouchable delivers--at last--the definitive account of the "Battle for Chicago," the iconic struggle between the mythic yet real combatants who have captivated the world for 90 years"-- Provided by publisher.

Pop culture-inspired programs for tweens, teens, and adults

August 13, 2018
Alessio, Amy J., author.
xvii, 150 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"This book will engage your library's users through toy-centric events that riff on Everything Barbie, Strawberry Shortcake, Cabbage Patch Kids and more. Programs that incorporate yummy treats like cake pops, Chex mix, and Classic Candies by the Decade. Including discussion groups, board game gatherings, trivia contests, and many more fun programs."--Provided by publisher.

Chesapeake requiem : a year with the watermen of vanishing Tangier Island

August 13, 2018
Swift, Earl, 1958- author.
New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, 2018.
434 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
And every island fled away -- The Lord tells the water -- Eyeing the end times -- A people anointed -- The sea is come up.

Diary in stitches : 65 charming motifs - 6 fabric & thread projects to bring you joy

August 13, 2018
Kim, Minki, 1973- author.
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, [2018]
127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm

Let go of emotional overeating and love your food : a five-point plan for success

August 13, 2018
Englander, Arlene B., author.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
170 pages ; 23 cm
Readers will learn how to become aware of the difference between eating in a healthy way and eating emotionally – neither to satisfy hunger, nor for enjoyment, but in a desperate attempt to distract oneself from painful thoughts and feelings. Diets don't work for people who eat through their emotions. Instead, learning to recognize the stressors that lead to emotional eating and to address those tensions through other methods besides eating is the goal. When we handle stress well away from the table, we're free to relax and really savor our food when we choose to eat. Proven techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) are presented in an innovative, easy-to-remember way. Learning to eat mindfully, for health and enjoyment, becomes the goal, and Arlene Englander walks readers through table techniques designed to make mindful eating easier, habitual, and ultimately second-nature. Allowing for both fun foods and healthy foods, Englander's approach emphasizes eating healthfully and being aware of best practices and the behavioral objectives of coping with stress, exercising regularly, mindful eating, good nutrition and hydration, and controlling overeating situations. She addresses late-night eating, parties, vacation, and other situations where overindulging may be a risk. She concludes with a prescription that is meant to last so that readers can love their food for a lifetime.

All happy families : a memoir

August 13, 2018
McCulloch, Jeanne, author.
240 pages ; 22 cm
"The Glass Castle meets The Nest in this stunning debut, an intimate family memoir that gracefully brings us behind the dappled beachfront vista of privilege, to reveal the inner lives of two wonderfully colorful, unforgettable families. On a mid-August weekend, two families assemble for a wedding at a rambling family mansion on the beach in East Hampton, in the last days of the area's quietly refined country splendor, before traffic jams and high-end boutiques morphed the peaceful enclave into the "Hamptons." The weather is perfect, the tent is in place on the lawn. But as the festivities are readied, the father of the bride, and "pater familias" of the beachfront manse, suffers a massive stroke from alcohol withdrawal, and lies in a coma in the hospital in the next town. So begins Jeanne McCulloch's vivid memoir of her wedding weekend in 1983 and its after effects on her family, and the family of the groom. In a society defined by appearance and protocol, the wedding goes on at the insistence of McCulloch's theatrical mother. Instead of a planned honeymoon, wedding presents are stashed in the attic, arrangements are made for a funeral, and a team of lawyers arrive armed with papers for McCulloch and her siblings to sign. As McCulloch reveals, the repercussions from that weekend will ripple throughout her own family, and that of her in-law's lives as they grapple with questions of loyalty, tradition, marital honor, hope, and loss. Five years later, her own brief marriage ended, she returns to East Hampton with her mother to divide the wedding presents that were never opened. Impressionistic and lyrical, at turns both witty and poignant, All Happy Families is McCulloch's clear-eyed account of her struggle to hear her own voice amid the noise of social mores and family dysfunction, in a world where all that glitters on the surface is not gold, and each unhappy family is ultimately unhappy in its own unique way"-- Provided by publisher.

Attention : dispatches from a land of distraction

August 13, 2018
Cohen, Joshua, 1980- author.
New York : Random House, 2018.
xiii, 560 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A collection of essays, from a selection of previously published and new nonfiction--essays, memoir, criticism, letters, diaries--covering an array of topics.

Driving digital strategy : a guide to reimagining your business

August 13, 2018
Gupta, Sunil, 1958- author.
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2018]
viii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: Framework for reinventing your business -- Part One. Re-imagine your business: Business scope -- Business model -- Platforms and ecosystems -- Part Two. Re-evaluate your value chain: Rethinking R&D and innovation -- Operational excellence -- Omnichannel strategy -- Part Three. Re-connect with customers: Acquiring customers -- Engaging consumers -- Measuring and optimizing marketing spend -- Part Four. Re-build your organization: Managing digital transition -- Designing an organization for innovation -- Skills, capability, and talent management.
Digital transformation is no longer news. It is a necessity. Sunil Gupta, head of the digital transformation practice at Harvard Business School, provides a framework for large organizations to think through where and how to begin their transformation. Traditional boundaries of industries no longer define competition; businesses have to deal with partners who are both friends and enemies; competitive advantage does not come from low-cost or product differentiation strategies; how companies create and capture value is dramatically changing. This book shows how to rethink the four fundamental pillars of business to reinvent business for this new world. Business leaders, Gupta argues, need to reexamine four fundamental aspects of their business to thrive in the digital era--their business strategy, their value chain, their customers, and their organization. The book addresses questions that arise as companies navigate through this transition and provides a road map for this transformation. Filled with rich case studies and deep analysis, it shows how established firms can mitigate the threat as well as leverage the opportunities in the digital era.-- Provided by publisher.

Run fast. Cook fast Eat slow. : quick-fix recipes for hangry athletes

August 13, 2018
Flanagan, Shalane, author.
New York : Rodale, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018].
253 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Chapter 1: The Run Fast Eat Slow Way -- Chapter 2: Jump-Start Your Kitchen -- Chapter 3: Rise & Run -- Chapter 4: Long Run Brunch -- Chapter 5: Lunch Pail -- Chapter 6: Dinner Bell -- Chapter 7: Saucy -- Chapter 8: Power Snacks (Savory) -- Chapter 9: Power Snacks (Sweet) -- Chapter 10: Race Ready
"Cook the recipes that Shalane Flanagan ate while training for her 2017 TCS New York City Marathon historic win! The New York Times bestseller Run Fast. Eat Slow. taught runners of all ages that healthy food could be both indulgent and incredibly nourishing. Now, Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky are back with a cookbook that's full of recipes that are fast and easy without sacrificing flavor. Whether you are an athlete, training for a marathon, someone who barely has time to step in the kitchen, or feeding a hungry family, Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. has wholesome meals to sustain you. Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. is full of pre-run snacks, post-run recovery breakfasts, on-the-go lunches, and 30-minutes-or-less dinner recipes. Each and every recipe--from Shalane and Elyse's signature Superhero muffins to energizing smoothies, grain salads, veggie-loaded power bowls, homemade pizza, and race day bars--provides fuel and nutrition without sacrificing taste or time." --

Bake like a French pastry chef : delectable cakes, perfect tarts, flaky croissants, and more

August 13, 2018
De Rovira, Michel , author.
New York, NY : The Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
ix, 213 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Originally published in French under the title Passez votre C.A.P. Pâtissier avec nous! in 2016.
Includes index.
Let's get started -- Entremets -- Tarts -- Choux -- Puff pastry -- Viennoiseries -- To help you along the way.

Elegy landscapes : Constable and Turner and the intimate sublime

August 13, 2018
Plumly, Stanley, author.
xv, 251 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"Renowned poet Stanley Plumly further explores immortality in art through the work of two impressive landscape artists: John Constable and J.M.W. Turner. How is it that this disparate pair will come to be regarded as Britain's supreme landscape painters, precursors to Impressionism and Modernism? How did each painter's life influence his work? Seeking the transcendent aesthetic awe of the sublime and reeling from personal tragedy, these talented painters portrayed the terrible beauty of the natural world from an intimate, close-up perspective."--Provided by publisher.

Godless citizens in a godly republic : atheists in American public life

August 13, 2018
Moore, R. Laurence (Robert Laurence), 1940- author.
xx, 236 pages ; 22 cm
"From colonial times into the twentieth century, our laws and court cases ignored atheism, assuming that all good Americans were religious. Americans came to associate atheism with radical social philosophies that advocated violence--especially anarchism and communism. Avowed nonbelievers were derided, even the famous patriot Thomas Paine. Only in the twentieth century, with the passage of laws allowing for conscientious objection to war, did nonbelief enter debates about religious liberty. Still, today every one of the fifty states has God written into its constitution. God is everywhere in American public life: on our currency, in the Pledge of Allegiance, and in the national motto. R. Laurence Moore and Isaac Kramnick explore both God's omnipresence and the dramatic rise in nonbelievers that has led to an "atheist awakening" intent on holding the country to its secular principles"--Provided by publisher.

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy : the story of Little Women and why it still matters

August 13, 2018
Rioux, Anne Boyd, author.
xiv, 273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
part I. The making of a classic -- part II. The life of a classic -- part III. A classic for today.
A 150th anniversary tribute describes the cultural significance of Louisa May Alcott's classic, exploring how its relatable themes and depictions of family resilience, community, and female resourcefulness have inspired generations of writers.

Ice station : the creation of Halley VI : Britain's pioneering antarctic research station

August 13, 2018
Slavid, Ruth.
Zurich : Park Books, [2015]
96 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 25 cm
Like nowhere else on earth -- Have skis, will travel -- First things first -- Extreme team -- Life in the freezer -- Into the future.
For more than fifty years, Halley Research Station-located on the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica's Weddell Sea-has collected a continuous stream of meteorological and atmospheric data critical to our understanding of polar atmospheric chemistry, rising sea levels, and the depletion of the ozone layer. Since the station's establishment in 1956, there have been six Halley stations, each designed to withstand the difficult climatic conditions. The first four stations were crushed by snow. The fifth featured a steel platform, allowing it to rise above snow cover, but it, too, had to be abandoned when it moved too far from the mainland, making it precarious. Commissioned by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and completed in 2012, Halley VI is the winning design from a competition in collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects. Designed by London-based Hugh Broughton Architects and AECOM, a US-based architecture and engineering firm, the structure cannot just rise to avoid being engulfed by accumulating snow, but it is also the first research station able to be fully relocatable, its eight modules situated atop ski-fitted hydraulic legs. This book tells the story of this iconic piece of architecture's design and creation, supplemented with many illustrations, including plans and previously unpublished photographs.

When action follows heart : 365 ways to share kindness

August 13, 2018
Spencer, Susan (Editor in Chief, Woman's Day), author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2018.
vi, 399 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
A single act of kindness, whether to a friend or a stranger, can become a spool of generosity that unwinds and touches the lives of so many. . . From Woman's Day Editor-in-Chief Susan Spencer comes a heartwarming book featuring 365 kindness-focused actions. With beautifully whimsical illustrations by artist Jutta Kuss, this book shows how small acts can make a big difference. When Action Follows Heart was inspired by the Kindness Project, a monthly column in the magazine that highlights good deeds and everyday kindnesses from Woman?s Day readers from all over. The idea behind it is simple: to showcase readers' kind acts toward others. Whether it's bringing a box of doughnuts to a fire station, yielding a parking space to the other person vying for it, collecting blankets for the homeless, or even sharing a smile, these acts are sure to make your world a little brighter. Full of practical advice; uplifting stories; and inspirational quotations, this book is a must-have for anyone looking to bring positivity and joy into their lives, and the lives of others.

Six ways : approaches & entries for practical magic

August 13, 2018
Wachter, Aidan, author.
[United States?] : Red Temple Press, [2018]
167 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction -- Intention -- Clarifying the focus -- Animism, essence, symbiosis -- Two worlds and in-between -- Gut and bone -- Re/Claiming: self, power, and position -- The six ways -- Entering into silence -- Entering into trance -- Entering into power -- Trance and traveling -- Simple divination: the pendulum -- Raising power and the magical voice -- Offering -- For the dead -- Petitions -- Sigils, servitors, and spirits -- Training power -- At the crossroads: a brief note on roles -- On the stacking of skulls -- The work of the weavers -- Playing the long game -- Sacred fear -- On consecration, a candle spell, and falling in love -- Vessels -- Talismanic magic -- Behind the wall of sleep -- The process of weeding out -- The ship in practice -- Stay clean -- Reticulation -- Dirt sorcery.
"Six ways is a handbook of magic and sorcery, rooted in witchcraft, folk magic, chaos magic, and animist spirit work. Subjects covered include sigils, servitors, meditation, trance, spiritual cleansing, warding, dream sorcery, candle magic, talismanic magic, vessel work, and tending to the spirit ecologies we live with and in. Six ways looks at how and why to build relationships in all of the worlds, manifest and unmanifest that allow us to perform effective magic. Effective magic is magic that changes us on the levels of mind, soul, and spirit, while improving our real-world circumstances. The focus is on finding pathways to the Otherworlds and building symbiotic relationships with the Others (powers, spirits, and allies) that dwell there. Sorcery then becomes the practice of working within those relationships to bring about the changes we seek in our lives"--Back cover.


August 13, 2018
Farmingdale, NY : Urban Books, [2018]
360 pages ; 21 cm
Sibling rivalry / by Carl Weber -- Love seldom, trust never / by Ty Marshall -- The bag is in / by Marlon PS White.
Headlined by New York Times bestseller Carl Weber, three authors bring readers tales of power, greed, and ambition set in some of the country's roughest neighborhoods.

Captive : a mother's crusade to save her daughter from a terrifying cult

August 13, 2018
Oxenberg, Catherine, 1961- author.
xxiv, 357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: India and me : our search for meaning -- Part 1. Losing India -- The guru and the gold sash -- Love bombing and epiphanies -- The defiant ones -- The Great Oz has spoken -- Two roads diverged -- Sex, lies, and videotape -- Human pain and bliss -- Part 2. Saving India -- Awakenings -- An intervention party -- Expians and exodus -- Gangsta moms -- Cue the flying monkeys -- The ring of fire -- Battle cry -- D-day or doomsday -- A passage to India -- Captured -- Persephone's dilemma.
Oxenberg lays bare a secretive organization that is holding her daughter hostage and details her mission to save her. In 2011, Catherine joined her daughter, India, at a leadership seminar for a new organization called NXIVM. They both thought this program might help her achieve her dream of starting her own company. But as her daughter became brainwashed by the organization's charismatic leader she joined a secret, elite "sorority" of women members who are ordered to maintain a restricted diet, recruit other women as "slaves," and are branded with their leader's initials. -- adapted from jacket

Fabulous : the rise of the beautiful eccentric

August 13, 2018
Moore, Madison, author.
viii, 269 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
The rise of the beautiful eccentric. "I don't want to be boring!" : a conversation with Alok Vaid-Menon -- How to work a look. "I create my own space" : a conversation about fierceness -- Up in the club. "I was born a queen, I've always been a queen" : a conversation with Shaun J. Wright -- What's queer about the catwalk? Paris is burning : a conversation with Lasseindra Ninja -- "Don't hate us 'cause we fabulous". 900 words on Prince.
An exploration of what it means to be fabulous--and why eccentric style, fashion, and creativity are more crucial than ever. Prince once told us not to hate him because he's fabulous. But what does it mean to be fabulous? Is being fabulous only about labels, narcissism, and selfies? Or can acts of fabulousness be political gestures, too? Madison Moore answers these questions in a timely and fascinating book that explores how queer, black, and other marginalized outsiders use style and creativity in everyday life. Moving from catwalks and nightclubs to the street, Moore dialogues with a range of fabulous and creative powerhouses, including DJ Vjuan Allure, voguing superstar Lasseindra Ninja, fashion designer Patricia Field, performance artist Alok Vaid-Menon, and a wide range of other aesthetic renegades from the worlds of art, fashion, and nightlife. In a riveting synthesis of autobiography, cultural analysis, and ethnography, Moore positions fabulousness as a form of cultural criticism that allows those who perform it to thrive in a world where they are not supposed to exist.

If you have to go : poems

August 13, 2018
Ford, Katie
65 pages ; 23 cm
I. In the hearth -- II. The addresses -- III. Psalm 40 -- IV. The ready heart -- Iridescent lake -- Triolet with two at the hill -- You occured to me -- All I ever wanted.
"With the publication of her first book, Katie Ford established herself as a distinct and powerful voice in American poetry, and in subsequent books her aesthetic has evolved of necessity to meet the demands of new urgencies. Here, she goes to the bottom of loss to explore the relationship between uncertainty, desire, and belief as well as the relationship between faith in the human and faith in a God. At times it seems that only the careful speaking of the heart-made thought stands between this speaker and an abyss. This is a complex, riveting, and heartbreaking book."--Jane Mead

The Korean kimchi cookbook : 78 fiery recipes for Korea's legendary pickled and fermented vegetables

August 13, 2018
Kim, Man-jo, 1928- author.
North Clarendon : Tuttle Publishing, 2018.
120 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm
Includes index.
"First published by Design House Publishers, Inc. 1997"--Colophon.
"Kimchi is the newest star on the Asian culinary stage. These kimchi recipes are an appetizing way to add more vegetables with probiotics, vitamins, and enzymes to your health-conscious diet. This delicious Korean superfood is tasty in a surprisingly tangy, spicy, and pungent way! The Korean Kimchi Cookbook is the first Korean food cookbook in English to present Korean kimchi recipes in so many different forms -- and to fully explain the alchemy of fermentation and its health benefits, which include healthy digestion, anti-aging results, lowered cholesterol, and a stronger immune system. The Korean Kimchi Cookbook features the extensive history and background information about Korea's cuisine and fascinating culture. There are 82 flavorful and easy to prepare recipes organized by season including: Fresh Oyster Kimchi Swiss Chard Kimchi Fresh Ginger Pickles Traditional Cabbage Kimchi"-- Provided by publisher.

Loulou & Yves : the untold story of Loulou de la Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent

August 13, 2018
Petkanas, Christopher, author.
xvi, 495 pages : illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 24 cm
Sir Oswald and Lady Birley -- A tribe called Falaise -- Rogue countess -- Les miserables -- A precocious itinerary : East Sussex to Gstaad, New York to Provence -- The Knight of Glin -- She's married to a fairy, so what's her problem? -- Donald Cammell, sex addict -- Hippie De Luxe Londonienne -- The years between, 1968-1972 -- Loulou & Yves -- Anne-Marie Munoz, Mater Dolorosa -- Thadee or Ricardo? -- Glue-gunning ahead of the curve -- Stop press -- Wedding of the decade -- La vie en couple -- Bijoux de fantaisie -- Les clans -- Muse? -- The Fiat guy -- Les girls Saint Laurent -- Lady Libertine -- Slogging through the '90s -- Ain't Laurent without Yves -- Loulou, Inc. -- Final stretch -- In extremis -- The second death of Saint Laurent -- Afterlife.
"Dauntless 'in the bone style' made Loulou de La Falaise one of the great fashion firebrands of the twentieth century. Descending in a direct line from Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, she was celebrated at her death in 2011, aged just sixty-four, as the 'highest of haute bohemia,' a feckless adventuress in the art of living--and the one person Yves Saint Laurent could not live without ... [She] was his creative right hand, muse, alter ego, and the virtuoso behind all the ... accessories that were a crucial component of the YSL 'look'"

Mindful arts in the classroom : stories and creative activities for social and emotional learning activities for children : a curriculum

August 13, 2018
Nance, Andrew, author.
Berkeley, California : Parallax Press, 2018.
262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Written for teachers who want to bring mindfulness, social and emotional learning (SEL), and the arts into the classroom through storytelling and fun games, this book offers a complete course that helps young children identify and talk about their feelings and self-regulate their behavior with easy mindfulness practices" -- Provided by publisher.

Not a poster child : living well with a disability : a memoir

August 13, 2018
Falk-Allen, Francine, author.
Berkely, CA : She Writes Press, 2018.
364 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Francine Falk-Allen was only three years old when she contracted polio and temporarily lost the ability to stand and walk. Here, she tells the story of how a toddler learned grown-up lessons too soon; a schoolgirl tried her best to be a 'normie,' on into young adulthood; and a woman finally found her balance, physically and spiritually. In lucid, dryly humorous prose, she also explores how her disability has affected her choices in living a fulfilling (and amusing) life in every area―relationships, career, religion (or not), athleticism, artistic expression, and aging, to name a few. A clear-eyed examination of living with a handicap, Not a Poster Child is one woman's story of finding her way to a balanced life―one with a little cheekiness and a lot of joy."--Back cover.

Pogrom : Kishinev and the tilt of history

August 13, 2018
Zipperstein, Steven J., 1950- author.
xx, 261 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Age of pogroms -- Town and countryside -- "Squalid brawl in a distant city" -- Burdens of truth -- Sages of Zion, Pavel Krushevan, and the shadow of Kishinev -- Remains of the day.
Separating historical fact from fantasy, an acclaimed historian retells the story of Kishinev, a riot that transformed the course of twentieth-century Jewish history. So shattering were the aftereffects of Kishinev, the rampage that broke out in late-Tsarist Russia in April 1903, that one historian remarked that it was "nothing less than a prototype for the Holocaust itself." In three days of violence, 49 Jews were killed and 600 raped or wounded, while more than 1,000 Jewish-owned houses and stores were ransacked and destroyed. Recounted in lurid detail by newspapers throughout the Western world, and covered sensationally by America's Hearst press, the pre-Easter attacks seized the imagination of an international public, quickly becoming the prototype for what would become known as a 'pogrom, ' and providing the impetus for efforts as varied as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the NAACP. Using new evidence culled from Russia, Israel, and Europe, distinguished historian Steven J. Zipperstein's wide-ranging book brings historical insight and clarity to a much-misunderstood event that would do so much to transform twentieth-century Jewish life and beyond.

Quilled Christmas : 30 festive paper projects

August 13, 2018
Bartkowski, Alli, author.
143 pages : color illustrattions ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Christmas is the perfect time to brighten your home and delight family and friends with handmade decorations, ornaments, stocking stuffers, greeting cards, gift packaging. In these thirty beautiful holiday-themed projects, Alli Bartkowski shows you how to roll, shape, and glue colorful paper strips into eye-catching framed art for your mantel, a handsome nutcracker figurine to display, dainty snowflake ornaments to hang on your tree, and a stunning poinsettia pin to wear at your next holiday party. Each project is designed for a specific skill level (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). Plus, you'll find an in-depth introduction, complete with step-by-step photos, to the essential techniques for making basic quilled shapes, elegant quillography, and dazzling linear art"--Back cover.

Sugar : the world corrupted: from slavery to obesity

August 13, 2018
Walvin, James, author.
xxiv, 325 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: Sugar in our time -- A traditional taste -- The march of decay -- Sugar and slavery -- Environmental impact -- Shopping for sugar -- A perfect match for tea and coffee -- Pandering to the palate -- Rum makes its mark -- Sugar goes global -- The sweetening of America -- Power shifts in the New World -- A sweeter war and peace -- Obesity matters -- The way we eat now -- Hard truth about soft drinks -- Turning the tide--beyond the sugar tax -- Conclusion: Bitter-sweet prospects.
How did a simple commodity, once the prized monopoly of kings and princes, become an essential ingredient in the lives of millions, before mutating yet again into the cause of a global health epidemic? Prior to 1600, sugar was a costly luxury, the domain of the rich. But with the rise of the sugar colonies in the New World over the following century, sugar became cheap, ubiquitous and an everyday necessity. Less than fifty years ago, few people suggested that sugar posed a global health problem. And yet today, sugar is regularly denounced as a dangerous addiction, on a par with tobacco. . . . Acclaimed historian James Walvin looks at the history of our collective sweet tooth, beginning with the sugar grown by enslaved people who had been uprooted and shipped vast distances to undertake the grueling labor on plantations. The combination of sugar and slavery would transform the tastes of the Western world"--dust jacket.

You and your sewing machine : a sewist's guide to troubleshooting, maintenance, tips & techniques

August 13, 2018
Tobisch, Bernie, 1953- author.
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., [2018]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: "A field guide."
"From the sewing machine whisperer comes this in-depth, visual guide to how a sewing machine works, how to keep it in good working order, and how to solve common problems. Perfect for sewists and quilters of all levels, this friendly approach to learning about and troubleshooting your sewing machine gives you the tools you need to sew and quilt with less frustration and better results!"--Provided by publisher.

You have the right to remain fat

August 13, 2018
Tovar, Virgie, 1982- author.
128 pages ; 18 cm
Introduction -- What are fatphobia and diet culture? -- Restriction doesn't work: it's not you -- Dieting: family, assimilation, and bootstrapping -- Dieting is a survival technique -- Internalized inferiority and sexism -- Bros [heart] thinness: heteromasculinity and whiteness -- Fatphobia is the new language of classism and racism -- What early fat activism taught me -- In the future, I'm fat -- I want freedom -- You have the right to remain fat.

The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory

August 13, 2018
Greene, B. (Brian), 1963-
New York : WW Norton & Co., ©2003.
xv, 448 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Pt. 1. Edge of knowledge -- ch. 1. Tied up with string -- pt. 2. Dilemma of space, time, and the quanta -- ch. 2. Space, time, and the eye of the beholder -- ch. 3. Of warps and ripples -- ch. 4. Microscopic weirdness -- ch. 5. Need for a new theory : general relativity vs. quantum mechanics -- pt. 3. Cosmic symphony -- ch. 6. Nothing but music : the essentials of superstring theory -- ch. 7. "Super" in superstrings -- ch. 8. More dimensions than meet the eye -- ch. 9. Smoking gun : experimental signatures -- pt. 4. String theory and the fabric of spacetime -- ch. 10. Quantum geometry -- ch. 11. Tearing the fabric of space -- ch. 12. Beyond strings : in search of m-theory -- ch. 13. Black holes : a string/m-theory perspective -- ch. 14. Reflections on cosmology -- pt. 5. Unification in the twenty-first century -- ch. 15. Prospects.
Relates the scientific story and the human struggle behind the search for the string theory--the ultimate theory which scientists believe is capable of describing all physical phenomena, large and small; and discusses how the theory is impacting human understanding of space and time.

Governmental GAAP guide for state and local governments.

August 10, 2018
Chicago : CCH, c2007-
v. ; 23 cm.
Publisher varies: <2018-2019> Wolters Kluwer.
"A comprehensive interpretation of all current promulgated governmental generally accepted accounting principles for state and local governments."

Our stories, our voices : 21 YA authors get real about injustice, empowerment, and growing up female in America

August 10, 2018
New York : Simon Pulse, 2018.
xii, 288 pages ; 22 cm
My immigrant American dream -- Her hair was not of gold -- Finding my feminism -- Unexpected pursuits: embracing my indigeneity & creativity -- Chilled monkey brains -- Roar -- Easter offering --Trumps and trunchbulls --Tiny battles --These words are mine -- Fat and loud -- Myth making: in the wake of hardship -- Changing constellations -- The one who defines me -- In our genes -- An accidental activist -- Dreams deferred and other explosions -- Not like the other girls -- Is something bothering you? -- What I've learned about silence -- Black girl, becoming.

Sandwiches without bread : 100 low-carb, gluten-free options!

August 10, 2018
Polukarova, Daria, author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018]
212 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Closed sandwiches -- Open sandwiches -- Rolls and wraps -- One-bite sandwiches -- Skewers -- Sweet sandwiches.

Burden : a preacher, a klansman, and a true story of redemption in the modern South

August 10, 2018
Hargrave, Courtney, author.
xii, 227 pages ; 25 cm
"This is what we'll do" -- The mask that grins and lies -- A kernel of truth -- The perfect recruit -- Burn it down -- Non silba sed anthar -- "Choose" -- "This new beginning, ain't it?" -- "Let's talk business" -- The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
"In 1996, the town of Laurens, South Carolina, was thrust into the international spotlight when a white supremacist named Michael Burden opened a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan on the community's main square. Journalists and protestors flooded the town, and hate groups rallied to the establishment's defense, dredging up the long history of racial violence in this formerly prosperous mill town. Shortly after his museum opened, Michael Burden abruptly left the Klan at the urging of a woman he fell in love with. Broke and homeless, he was taken in by Reverend David Kennedy, an African American preacher and leader in the Laurens community, who plunged his church headlong in a quest to save their former enemy."--Provided by publisher.

Unhinged : an insider's account of the Trump White House

August 10, 2018
Omarosa, author.
xxxi, 334 pages ; 24 cm
Part one: The Apprentice years. "Make us proud" ; Winning bigly ; The ultimate merger ; Shattered -- Part two: the campaign. The woman problem ; Winning votes and defeating opponents ; Unconventional standards ; Trump vs. Clinton ; Election day -- Part three: The White House. The transition ; Tackled by my teammates ; "I think the president is losing it!" ; The unraveling ; The fall.
Former Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison in the Trump administration, Omarosa Manigault Newman discusses how her personal and professional relationships with Donlad Trump have changed from the time she was a contestant on "The Apprentice" to her public ousting from White House.

An informal history of the Hugos : a personal look back at the Hugo Awards, 1953-2000

August 9, 2018
Walton, Jo, author.
New York : Tor, 2018.
574 pages ; 24 cm.

Astronomy : a visual guide

August 9, 2018
Ridpath, Ian, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2018.
352 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Don't retire, rewire! : 5 steps to fulfilling work that fuels your passion, suits your personality, and fills your pocket

August 9, 2018
Sedlar, Jeri, author.
xvi, 268 pages ; 23 cm
Step I: Seeing the opportunity: retiring is going from, and rewiring is going to. Flunking retirement ; Rewiring your energy -- Step II: Identifying your drivers. Your drivers: why you really work ; Discovering your hidden drivers -- Step III: Linking the drivers to your activities. What's going to go away? ; What are you doing with your free time? -- Step IV: Creating your rewired vision. Dreams, interests, and discoveries ; Own your accomplishments ; Rethinking the world of work ; Imagine the possibilities -- Step V: Putting your action plan in motion. Possibilities in action ; Perspectives and realities ; Making it happen -- Appendixes. Values ; Online resources for Rewirement ; The eighty-five drivers.
It's time to rethink retirement! Working past "normal" retirement age is one of the fastest growing trends in America. Today's Boomers don't want to slow down, and many of them can't afford to! They want meaningful work that fuels their passion, suits their personality, and fills their pockets. In a word, they want to rewire! Don't Retire, Rewire! Third Edition helps those new to retirement, and those approaching it, channel their energy and experience into new possibilities that can be financially and personally rewarding-- whether it's a part-time job, volunteer work, or even a next career. Inside you'll find lots of practical advice and plenty of real-life stories from retirees who have successfully made the transition. You'll discover the motivational drivers you never knew you had, then you'll learn how to use them to achieve a fun, fulfilling, and financially-sound future-- at work or at play!

The husband hunters : American heiresses who married into the British aristocracy

August 9, 2018
De Courcy, Anne, author.
x, 307 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Where they came from -- The 'buccaneers' -- Jennie -- The first duke captured -- Living in the country -- Mrs. Paran Stevens -- Alva -- Newport -- The 'Marrying Wilsons' -- The call of Europe -- Virginia -- Maud -- Royal connections -- The Bradley-Martins -- Fitting in--or not -- Tennie Claflin : the odd one out -- The river of gold -- It was all too much.
"A deliciously told group biography of the young, rich, American heiresses who married impoverished, British gentry at the turn of the twentieth century - the real women who inspired Downton Abbey. Towards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years of the twentieth, a strange invasion took place in Britain. The citadel of power, privilege and breeding in which the titled, land-owning governing class had barricaded itself for so long was breached. The incomers were a group of young women who, fifty years earlier, would have been looked on as the alien denizens of another world - the New World, to be precise. From 1874 - the year that Jennie Jerome, the first known 'Dollar Princess', married Randolph Churchill - to 1905, dozens of young American heiresses married into the British peerage, bringing with them all the fabulous wealth, glamour and sophistication of the Gilded Age. Anne de Courcy sets the stories of these young women and their families in the context of their times. Based on extensive first-hand research, drawing on diaries, memoirs and letters, this richly entertaining group biography reveals what they thought of their new lives in England - and what England thought of them"-- Provided by publisher.

Boundless compassion : creating a way of life

August 9, 2018
Rupp, Joyce, author.
Notre Dame, IN : Sorin Books, 2018.
211 pages ; 23 cm
Week one: compassion as a way of life -- Week two: welcoming ourselves -- Week three: the river of suffering -- Week four: from hostility to hospitality -- Week five: a thousand unbreakable links -- Week six: becoming a compassionate presence.

Breaking the habit of being yourself : how to lose your mind and create a new one

August 9, 2018
Dispenza, Joe, 1962- author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, [2012]
xxvi, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The greatest habit you can ever break is the habit of being yourself -- The science of you. The quantum you ; Overcoming your environment ; Overcoming your body ; Overcoming time ; Survival vs. creation -- Your brain and meditation. Three brains : thinking to doing to being ; The gap ; Meditation., demystifying the mystical, and waves of your future -- Stepping toward your new destiny. The meditative process : introduction and preparation ; Open the door to your creative state (week one) ; Prune away the habit of being yourself (week two) ; Dismantle the memory of the old you (week three) ; Create a new mind for your future (week four) ; Demonstrating and being transparent : living your new reality -- Inhabit self -- Appendix A. Body-part induction (week one) -- Appendix B. Water-rising induction (week one) -- Appendix C. Guided meditation : putting it all together (weeks two through four).
Argues that all human beings have the power within them to overcome predisposed beliefs and habits to make significant changes in one's life, and provides step-by-step tools to make such changes using understandings between science and spirituality.

Eat rich, live long : use the power of low-carb and keto for weight loss and great health

August 9, 2018
Cummins, Ivor, author.
Las Vegas : Victory Belt Publishing, 2018.
400 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Sick and tired of being unhealthy -- The eat rich, live long prescription -- Eat rich, live long: the deeper dive.
"Ivor Cummins, a world-class engineer and technical master and Dr. Jeff Gerber, a family doctor who is widely regarded as a global leader in low-carb nutrition, team up to present their unique perspectives from their extensive clinical, medical, and scientific/research experience. Together, Cummins and Gerber crack the code that shows you how to eat the foods you enjoy, lose weight, and regain robust health."--Back cover.

The essential thyroid cookbook : over 100 nourishing recipes for thriving with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's

August 9, 2018
Markley, Lisa, author.
xix, 371 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-351) and index.
"Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, a dietitian with over a decade of nutrition and culinary experience, and Jill Grunewald, HNC, an integrative nutrition and hormone coach who's been in practice for over a decade, offer food education and recipes to promote health and vitality. With their combined 20 years of nutrition and culinary wisdom, Lisa and Jill have a mission to help you reclaim your health by translating simple, thyroid- and immune-supportive nutrition to the plate." -- provided by publisher.

Fairies : a dangerous history

August 9, 2018
Sugg, Richard, 1969- author.
London : Reaktion Books, 2018.
279 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Introduction -- Origins, appearance, locations -- Sightings, meetings, signs -- Fairy dangers -- Literature and art -- Fairy magic: 1800 to the present -- Conclusion: the green mist.
How dangerous were fairies? In the late seventeenth century, they could still scare people to death. Little wonder, as they were thought to be descended from fallen angels, and to have the power to destroy the world itself. Despite their modern image as gauzy playmates, the fairies feared by ordinary people caused them to flee their homes, to revere fairy trees and paths, and to abuse or even kill infants or adults held to be fairy changelings. Such beliefs, along with some remarkably detailed sightings, lingered on in places well into the twentieth century. Often associated with witchcraft and black magic, fairies were also closely involved with reports of ghosts and poltergeists. This book tells the story of the many fairy terrors which lay behind Titania or Tinkerbell.

Farm from home : a year of stories, pictures, and recipes from a city girl in the country

August 9, 2018
Brooks, Amanda, author.
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2018]
315 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"In search of a quieter, simpler life away from the hustle of the city, style icon and longtime New Yorker Amanda Brooks moved with her family in 2012 from New York City to her husband's farm in England. Originally intended to be a yearlong creative sabbatical, Brooks's relocation became permanent as she discovered newfound personal and professional freedom, told here through a year's changing seasons. Creatively inspiring, warm and witty, and brimming with delicious recipes and entertaining how-tos, Farm from Home is a chronicle of the joys and challenges of a more focused way of living. For anyone who has longed for an escape from their hectic schedule, whether for a week, a year, or a lifetime, Brooks shares the unexpected satisfaction of slowing down, reconnecting with nature, and making the most of each day."--Publisher description.

Finding purpose in a godless world : why we care even if the universe doesn't

August 9, 2018
Lewis, Ralph, 1966- author.
352 pages ; 24 cm
The human view of purpose -- The spontaneous, unguided universe -- The spontaneous, unguided emergence of purpose and morality -- Meaning-making within and without religion.
"Dr. Lewis shows how our mistaken intuitions about purpose are entangled with assumptions that life events happen for an intended reason and that the universe has inherent purpose. Integrating disparate scientific fields, he shows how not only the universe, life, and consciousness could have emerged and evolved spontaneously and unguided - so too could purpose, morality, and meaning. There is persuasive evidence that these qualities evolved naturally and unmysteriously in humans, as conscious, goal-directed social animals"--Provided by publisher.

Go bravely : becoming the woman you were created to be

August 9, 2018
Wilson Hussem, Emily, author.
Notre Dame, IN : Ave Maria Press, 2018.
xiv, 142 pages ; 21 cm
Go bravely -- Remember who you are -- Be kind to other women -- Depend on him -- Date with purpose -- Just keep swimming -- Find your gaggle -- Choose chastity -- Be open to the jump -- Honor those who love you most -- Give it all you've got -- Love yourself -- Clothe yourself in strength -- Forgive and forget -- Keep calm and follow God -- Exercise your no muscle -- Love your body -- Ignore the haters -- Radiate with light -- Live it up.
As a young Christian woman, do you struggle with insecurities and feel bogged down by the pressures and expectations of society? Do you find it challenging to take care of yourself and be a faithful daughter of God? Emily Wilson Hussem used to feel the same way. In Go Bravely, the Catholic musician and speaker offers twenty bits of advice that will equip you to tackle your deepest concerns about relationships, self-esteem, and dating while strengthening your faith at the same time.

The happiness effect : how social media is driving a generation to appear perfect at any cost

August 9, 2018
Freitas, Donna, author.
New York : Oxford University Press, [2017]
xix, 339 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
A data-driven look at how young people use social media to craft their images, keep tabs on their peers, and create their identies. An understanding of how technology is shapinng an entire generation of Americans.

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