New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

November 9, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Projections of educational statistics to ...

November 8, 2019
Washington : U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Educational Research and Improvement : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., <1996-[2019]>
v. : ill. ; 26-28 cm.
Vols. for 42nd ed. (2023)-<45th ed. (2026)> published: Lanham, Md. : Bernan Press.
Vols. <25th ed. (2006)-45th ed. (2026)> include projections of statistics for elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education to the year <2006-2026>.

Berlitz complete guide to cruising and cruise ships.

November 8, 2019
Princeton, N.J. : Berlitz Publishing Company,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Vols. for <1997-2020> by Douglas Ward.

Employment, hours, and earnings : states and areas.

November 8, 2019
Lanham, MD : Bernan Press, 2005-
v. ; 27 cm.

Rick Steves' Venice.

November 8, 2019
Emeryville, CA : Avalon Travel Publishing,
v. : col. ill., maps (some col.) ; 21 cm.

Hello, cookie dough : 110 doughlicious confections to eat, bake & share

November 8, 2019
Tomlan, Kristen, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2019.
303 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Hello, cookie dough -- My story -- The Dō story -- Meet cookie dough: all the dos-&-don'ts. Cookie dough 101 ; Eliminate the risk ; The goods to make the goods ; All the things to make the things ; Dough making fundōmentals -- Cookie dough. Classics and signature combos ; The eight classic bases ; When you feel like dessert for breakfast ; When you're over the whole adulting thing ; When you're salty but need something sweet ; When it's bathing suit season but there's still cookie dough to eat ; When it's finally sweater weather ; When you want to have your cake and eat cookie dough too ; When you're trying really hard to stick to your New Year's resolution -- Confections. Best in the morning ; Best when baked ; Best served warm ; Best served cold -- Celebrate. Made to share: cakes, pies & more ; Made to party: customizable treats & serving sweets.
Filled with more than 100 decadent recipes for cookie dough lovers of all ages and skill levels. Kristen Tomlan spills her secrets about how to make cookie dough that can be swiped straight from the bowl or baked.

Martha Stewart's cookie perfection : 100+ recipes to take your sweet treats to the next level

November 8, 2019
Stewart, Martha.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2019]
255 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
1. All dressed up -- 2. Classics with a twist -- 3. Some assembly required -- 4. Giant cookies -- 5. Tools of the trade -- 6. Cookies by any other name -- 7. Celebration cookies -- The basics.
The editors of Martha Stewart Living present a new, fun source for anyone looking to make their go-to cookies even better and bolder. These recipes make ordinary cookies absolutely extraordinary--all the familiar favorites you love, but taken up a notch in variety, flavor, and creativity. Classic recipes discover new life with unexpected twists such as Brown-Butter Crinkle Cookies and Carrot Cake Thumbprint Cookies. Go over-the-top in super-sized fashion with Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookies; get inspired by cultures around the globe with Brazilian Wedding Cookies and Stroopwafels; and celebrate with beautifully decorated holiday treats, such as Easter Egg Puzzle Cookies and Snowball Truffles.

Postgate : how the Washington Post betrayed deep throat, covered up Watergate, and began today's partisan advocacy journalism

November 8, 2019
O'Connor, John, author.
Nashville, TN : Post Hill Press, 2019.
304 pages ; 22 cm
The conventional wisdom of Watergate is turned on its head by Postgate, revealing that the Post did not uncover Watergate as much as it covered it up. The Nixon Administration, itself involved in a coverup, was the victim of a journalistic smoke-screen that prevented mitigation of its criminal guilt. As a result of the paper's successful misdirection, today's strikingly deceptive partisan journalism can be laid at the doorstep of the Washington Post.

The cigarette : a political history

November 8, 2019
Milov, Sarah, 1984- author.
394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Tobacco in industrializing America -- Tobacco's New Deal -- Cultivating the grower -- The challenge of the public interest -- Inventing the non-smoker -- From rights to cost -- Shredding a net to build a web -- Conclusion: "Weeds are hard to kill": the future of tobacco politics.
The Cigarette: A Political History offers a fresh interpretation of tobacco's role in the twentieth century. It argues that tobacco played a vital and emblematic role in the history of twentieth century political economy. Far from being unregulated, tobacco was the most controlled and supported commodity produced in the United States during the twentieth century. The federal tobacco program was remarkably long lived, lasting nearly seven decades and ending only in 2004. By the 1960s, criticisms of the Tobacco industry and its state support were ubiquitous. Under the banner of "non-smokers' rights," by the mid-1970s activists began to rack up an impressive string of victories in curtailing public smoking at the local and state levels. By the final decades of the twentieth century, debates over tobacco were waged primarily on the terrain of its social cost. By placing tobacco at the center of American political economy, The Cigarette: A Political History joins the politics of the body to the American body politic.-- Provided by publisher.

Do you mind if I cancel? : (things that still annoy me)

November 8, 2019
Janetti, Gary, 1966- author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2019.
159 pages ; 22 cm
"Fans of David Sedaris, Jenny Lawson, and Tina Fey... meet your new friend Gary Janetti. Gary Janetti, the writer and producer for some of the most popular television comedies of all time, and creator of one of the most wickedly funny Instagram accounts there is, now turns his skills to the page in a hilarious, and poignant book chronicling the pains and indignities of everyday life. Gary spends his twenties in New York, dreaming of starring on soap operas while in reality working at a hotel where he lusts after an unattainable colleague and battles a bellman who despises it when people actually use a bell to call him. He chronicles the torture of finding a job before the internet when you had to talk on the phone all the time, and fantasizes, as we all do, about who to tell off when he finally wins an Oscar. As Gary himself says, "These are essays from my childhood and young adulthood about things that still annoy me." Original, brazen, and laugh out loud funny, Do You Mind if I Cancel? is something not to be missed"-- Provided by publisher.

The consequential frontier : challenging the privatization of space

November 8, 2019
Ward, Peter, 1985- author.
viii, 215 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- The cold war and the outer space treaty -- The 1990s : a false dawn for private interests in space -- A $20 million ticket -- NASA : from contractor to client -- Money and politics -- Selfie sticks in space -- A cluttered universe -- The newcomers -- Floating factories -- The human tardigrade -- The perils and profits of mining the moon -- Mars and back -- Conclusion.
"This in-depth work of reportage dares to ask what's at stake in privatizing outer space Earth is in trouble--so dramatically that we're now scrambling to explore space for valuable resources and a home for permanent colonization. With the era of NASA's dominance now behind us, the private sector is winning this new space race. But if humans and their private wealth have made such a mess of Earth, who can say we won't do the same in space? In The Consequential Frontier, business and technology journalist Peter Ward is raising this vital question before it's too late. Interviewing tech CEOs, inventors, scientists, lobbyists, politicians, and future civilian astronauts, Ward sheds light on a whole industry beyond headline-grabbing rocket billionaires like Bezos and Musk, and introduces the new generation of activists trying to keep it from rushing recklessly into the cosmos. With optimism for what humans might accomplish in space if we could leave our tendency toward deregulation, inequality, and environmental destruction behind, Ward shows just how much cooperation it will take to protect our universal resource and how beneficial it could be for all of us"-- Provided by publisher.

Mastering kilns & firing : raku, pit & barrel, wood firing, and more

November 8, 2019
Oesterritter, Lindsay, author.
Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2020.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"Learn the key techniques, tips, and tricks for pit, barrel, raku, and wood firing. Fall in love with flames, wood, and the effect that unique firing methods have on pottery. Move beyond the electric kiln and explore the dramatic surfaces of raku, the flashes of salt firing, and the rustic look of ash rivulets. In this book, Lindsay Oesterritter provides a crash course in the most accessible methods of alternative firing. Raku firing requires minimal equipment and can easily be fueled with a standard propane tank. Likewise, pit and barrel firing do not require much in the way of initial investment. Yet all these techniques provide an immediate glimpse into the magic of firing. Bright reds and blues, dramatic black and white crackle, even metallic luster are instantly possible. For more experienced potters and studios looking to offer more, Oesterritter also explores wood-fired kilns. Drawing on years of experience and extensive interviews with fellow wood-fire potters, there is no comparable resource on the market. Features on top potters working today get to the heart of specialty techniques and asides show firing variations and traditional kilns in different cultures around the world. A gallery of showstopping work from a diverse group of artists round out the package and inspire you to get started"-- Provided by publisher.

We, robots : staying human in the age of big data

November 8, 2019
White, Curtis, 1951- author.
Brooklyn : Melville House, [2015]
xvii, 284 pages ; 23 cm
The philosophy of as-if -- Ideology today -- The people of the id -- Something worth being loyal to.
Can technology solve all our problems? Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many of our most famous journalists, pundits, and economists seem to think so. According to them, "intelligent machines" and big data will free us from work, educate our children, transform our environment, and even make religion more user-friendly. This is the story they're telling us: that we should stop worrying and love our robot future. But just because you tell a story over and over again doesn't make it true. Curtis White, one of our most brilliant and perceptive social critics, knows all about the danger of a seductive story, and in We, Robots, he tangles with the so-called thinkers who are convinced that the future is rose-colored and robotically enhanced. With tremendous erudition and a punchy wit, White argues that we must be skeptical of anyone who tries to sell us on technological inevitability. And he gives us an alternative set of stories: taking inspiration from artists as disparate as Sufjan Stevens, Lars von Trier, and François Rabelais, White shows us that by looking to art, we can imagine a different kind of future--no robots required. -- Front jacket flap.

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers : the Texas victory that changed American history

November 8, 2019
Kilmeade, Brian, author.
[New York] : Sentinel, [2019]
272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Maps on endpapers.
General Jackson's Protégé -- Gone to Texas -- "Come and Take It" -- Concepción -- A Slow Siege at the Alamo -- The Defenders -- Twelve Days of Uncertainty -- The Massacre -- Bring Out the Dead -- Houston Hears the News -- Fort Defiance -- The Texian Exodus -- An Army Assembles -- The Battle at San Jacinto -- "Remember the Alamo!" -- Old Sam Jacinto -- President Sam Houston -- The Founding and the Founders of Texas.
"Brian Kilmeade explores hidden aspects of Sam Houston, the first president of Texas, and brings the reader to the scenes of one of the most pivotal moments in American history."-- Provided by publisher.

Grit & grace : train the mind, train the body, own your life

November 8, 2019
McGraw, Tim, author.
New York, NY : Harper Wave, [2019]
xi, 287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
From losing it to owning it -- A maverick's manifesto -- Drive -- Discipline -- Deep focus -- Get moving -- Own your diet -- Never stop moving.
"For the first time, McGraw will share the details of the mental and physical routine that got him in the best shape of his life. He suggests that there is no magic formula to getting stronger and healthier: it is about making a commitment to do and be better, and holding yourself accountable each day. McGraw didn't follow a playbook or have a squad of trainers overseeing his every step. He describes his way of getting into shape as more 'maverick'--tuning into a vision of what you personally want to achieve, staying focused, and putting in the work"-- Provided by publisher.

The lost art of Scripture : rescuing the sacred texts

November 8, 2019
Armstrong, Karen, 1944- author.
605 pages ; 24 cm
"A Borzoi book."
Part one: Cosmos and society. Israel: remembering in order to belong -- India: sound and silence -- China: the primacy of ritual. Part two: Mythos. New story; new self -- Empathy -- Unknowing -- Canon -- Midrash -- Embodiment -- Recitation and intentio -- Ineffability. Part three: Logos. Sola scriptura -- Sola ratio. Post-scripture.
"Today the Quran is used by some to justify war and acts of terrorism, the Torah to deny Palestinians the right to live in the Land of Israel, and the Bible to condemn homosexuality and contraception. The significance of Scripture--the holy texts at the centre of all religious traditions--may not be immediately obvious in our secular world but its misunderstanding is perhaps the root cause of most of today's controversies over religion. In this timely and important book, one of the world's leading commentators on religious affairs examines the meaning of Scripture. Today holy texts are not only used selectively to underwrite sometimes arbitrary and subjective views: they are seen to prescribe ethical norms and codes of behaviour that are divinely ordained--they are believed to contain eternal truths. But as Karen Armstrong shows in this fascinating trawl through millennia of religious history, this peculiar reading of Scripture is a relatively recent, modern phenomenon--and in many ways, a reaction to a hostile secular world. For most of their history, the world's religious traditions have regarded these texts as tools for the individual to connect with the divine, to transcend their physical existence, and to experience a higher level of consciousness that helped them to engage with the world in more meaningful and compassionate ways. Scripture was not a 'truth' that had to be 'believed.' Armstrong argues that only if the world's religious faiths rediscover such an open and spiritual engagement with their holy texts can they curtail the arrogance, intolerance and violence that flows from a narrow reading of Scripture as truth."-- Provided by publisher.

Melatonin : the natural supplement for better sleep

November 8, 2019
Hughes, Locke, author.
ix, 149 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
"With our hectic everyday schedules, increasing anxiety, and addiction to disruptive phone and computer screens, getting the necessary shuteye can be a challenge. And when we don't, we suffer the consequences, from weight gain to grumpiness. For the many people seeking a simple, natural sleep aid, melatonin has come to the rescue. Melatonin takes a deep dive into the workings of this essential hormone, which regulates sleep and the body's circadian rhythm. Learn about its effects on the body, how to harness its benefits, and how to take supplements safely. Twenty recipes for snacks and elixirs containing foods that encourage the body to produce melatonin, along with a section featuring 30 ideas for calming bedtime rituals and routines, offer the guidance you'll need to finally catch some zzz's"

Art and race matters : the career of Robert Colescott

November 8, 2019
251 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 32 cm
Exhibition schedule: Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati: September 20, 2019-January 12, 2020; Portland Art Museum, Oregon: February 15-May 17, 2020; Chicago Cultural Center, Illinois: June 20-September 27, 2020; Akron Art Museum, Ohio: October 25, 2020-January 31, 2021; Sarasota Museum of Art, Florida: March-June 2021.
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Art and race matters: the career of Robert Colescott, organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati"--Colophon.
Robert Colescott: the untold story / Matthew Weseley -- Colescott in the 1980s and '90s: stranger in a strange land / Lowery Stokes Sims -- Robert Colescott and family: making an artist / Lauren Mcintosh Walrod -- Robert Colescott: pride and prejudice--a memory / Mitchell D. Kahan -- Pleased to remember / Mary Lovelace O'Neal -- Robert Colescott then and now / Miriam Roberts -- Making Carrie Mae Weems's Framed by Modernism: a conversation / Carrie Mae Weems, Lowery Stokes Sims -- Reminiscences / Alfred J Quiroz, John Louder, Leon Dockery, Ramsay Bell Breslin -- Interview with Jordan and Arlene Schnitzer / Jordan Schnitzer, Arlene Schnitzer -- Those Africans look like white elephants: an interview with Robert Colescott / Joe Lewis -- Black humor squared / Richard J. Powell -- Reckoning with Robert Colescott / Barry Linderman -- Selection of writings / Robert Colescott.
"The most comprehensive volume devoted to the life and work of pioneering African American artist Robert Colescott, accompanying the largest traveling exhibition of his work ever mounted. Robert Colescott (1925-2009) was a trailblazing artist, whose august career was as unique as his singular artistic style. Known for figurative satirical paintings that exposed the ugly ironies of race in America from the 1970s through the late 1990s, his work was profoundly influential to the generations of artists that have followed him, such as Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley, and Henry Taylor, among many others. This volume surveys the entirety of Colescott's body of work, with contributions by more than ten curators and writers, including a substantive essay by the show's cocurator, the renowned Lowery Stokes Sims. It provides a detailed stylistic analysis of his politically inflected oeuvre, focusing on Colescott's own consideration of his work in the context of the grand traditions of European painting and contemporary polemic. In addition, the book features reminiscences and thought pieces by a variety of family, friends, students, curators, dealers, and scholars on his work as well as a selection of writings by the artist himself. Relying on previously unpublished transcripts of lectures, reviews, and archival materials provided by institutions and individuals, the book will provide a fuller story of the artist's life and career." --Publisher's website.

Modern love : true stories of love, loss, and redemption

November 8, 2019
xiv, 288 pages ; 21 cm
"The best of the New York Times "Modern Love" column"--Cover.
"Revised and updated."--Cover.
Somewhere out there -- I think I love you -- Holding on through the curves -- Family matters.
"50 Irresistible True Accounts of Love in the Twenty-first Century. A young woman wryly describes a relationship that races from start to finish almost entirely via text messages. A Casanova is jilted after an idyllic three weeks and learns the hard way that the woman is, well, just not that into him. An overweight woman in a sexless marriage wrestles with the rules of desire. A young man recounts the high-wire act of sharing the woman he loves with both her husband and another boyfriend. A female sergeant in the Missouri National Guard, fresh from Iraq, tells what she is not supposed to tell about the woman she is not allowed to love. These are just a few of the people whose stories are included in Modern Love, a collection of the fifty most revealing, funny, stirring essays from the New York Times's popular "Modern Love" column. Editor Daniel Jones has arranged these tales to capture the ebb and flow of relationships, from seeking love and tying the knot to having children and finding love that endures. (Cynics and melancholics can skip right to the section on splitting up.) Taken together, these essays show through a modern lens how love drives, haunts, and enriches us. For anyone who's loved, lost, stalked an ex, or made a lasting connection, and for the voyeur in all of us, Modern Love is the perfect match."--Publisher's website.

Roaring back : the fall and rise of Tiger Woods

November 8, 2019
Sampson, Curt, author.
New York : Diversion Publishing, 2019.
253 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"The incredible true story of Tiger Woods's dramatic return to glory at the 2019 Masters following his humbling and very public personal, physical, and professional setbacks. One publicly imploded marriage. Two car accidents. Eight surgeries. And now, a miracle of hard work and storied talent: five Masters wins. Once hailed as 'the greatest closer in history' before he fell further than any beloved athlete in America's memory, Tiger swung at the world's wildest expectations and beat the skeptics with his April 2019 championship. Roaring Back traces his road to Augusta and the improbable, phenomenal comeback of one of the greatest golfers in history. New York Times bestselling author Curt Sampson details the highs and lows of Woods’s career in three gripping acts. From his startling loss at the 2009 PGA Championship, detrimental obsession with his swing, and that infamous night involving an ex-wife and a nine-iron…to adoring fans and lucrative sponsors turning their backs, exclusive interviews with past instructors and PGA tour peers, and an arrest complete with a toxicology report…finally to Tiger coming from behind for his fifth green jacket as the crowd rumbled in Georgia, and how his comeback rivals those of the most dramatic in his sport. Sampson also places Woods’s defeats and triumphs in the context of historic comebacks by other notable golfers like Ben Hogan, Skip Alexander, Aaron Silton, and Charlie Beljan, finding the forty-three-year-old alone on the green for his trajectory of victory against all odds. As this enthralling book reveals, Tiger never doubted the perseverance of the winner in the mirror."

Villains, victims, and violets : agency and feminism in the original Sherlock Holmes canon

November 8, 2019
xx, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Cover design by Ican Popov
"A Studious Scarlets Society anthology" -- Front cover.
Foreword / by Nisi Shawl -- Introduction / by Tamara R. Bower and Resa Haile -- I. ARE WOMEN PERSONS IN THE VICTORIAN ERA? Unable to save herself: An examination of women as persons in three stories of the Sherlock Holmes canon / Vicki Delany -- Laura Lyons: hounded by Victorian ideals / Nicole Givens Kurtz -- "Ladies' fancies must be consulted": The women of "The adventure of the copper beeches" / Resa Haile -- "She Blessed the Hand": The case of the defiant daughter / Sonia Fetherston -- Mary Morstan: The victim who refuses / Michelle Birkby -- A powerful victim: Mrs. Ferguson in "The Adventure of the Sussex vampire" / Lucy Blue -- Never knock opportunity: Motive, means, and opportunity in "The adventure of the Musgrave ritual" / Elizabeth Ann Scarborough -- The bird escaped: Myth in "The Hound of the Baskervilles" / Molly Carr -- Mary Sutherland under sail / Leah Guinn --

Keto life : over 100 healthy and delicious ketogenic recipes

November 7, 2019
Makhija, Sahil, author.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
The ins and outs of the ketogenic diet -- Keto staples -- Breads -- Breakfast -- Snacks and sides -- Soups and salads -- Main courses -- Desserts -- Metric conversions.
"Unlike other diets, ketogenics is all or nothing. You need to be committed in order to convert your body from a carb-burning to a fat-burning mechanism. By building your meals and snacks around "good fat" and high protein foods you will not only lose weight but improve your overall health and mental focus. Eating in a very specific way, however, doesn't mean you can't eat well. Sahil Makhija is a keto cooking rock star, literally. But his band isn't the star of this show. With over 300,000 YouTube subscribers, the people have spoken about his yummy and accessible recipes."--Page 4 of cover.

A Texas kind of Christmas

November 7, 2019
323 pages ; 21 cm
One night at the St. Nicholas / Jodi Thomas -- Birdie's flight / Celia Bonaduce -- Spirit of Texas / Rachael Miles.
"Spirit of Texas" When lovely spinster Eugenie Charpentier makes a trip across the Texas frontier with former Texas Ranger Ashton Graham, she dreams of adventure, and the rough and tumble cowboy is happy to oblige. Now it's Christmas Eve, 1859 at the St. Nicholas Hotel's grand ball, Eugenie and Ashton just might dance the night away into forever.

The way I heard it

November 7, 2019
Rowe, Mike, 1962- author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2019.
xiii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
This isn't funny -- A hero under the influence -- On the importance of better driving -- No polite way to put it -- A patient man -- Another tortured artist -- Size matters -- Can you be there by nine? -- A full-figured gal -- The orphan hero -- Something is missing -- Words, words, words -- Call it what you will -- Not your typical homemaker -- The biscuit bomb -- The men behind bars -- The cherry pie is to die for -- A manly man, a gold medal, and a really big sea -- A tale of two pupils -- Oh, brother! -- The American rock star -- The 25-million-dollar kiss -- How the game was played -- The mystery of the vanishing woman -- His last letter home -- One hell of a toll -- Breaking the silence -- Keep your voice down! -- The biggest name in town -- Charlie's big break -- Bobby brings home the bacon -- The greaseman cometh -- A little town up north -- Something unforgettable and real -- The star of the show.
"Emmy-award winning gadfly Mike Rowe presents a ridiculously entertaining, seriously fascinating collection of his favorite episodes from America's #1 short-form podcast, The Way I Heard It, along with a host of memories, ruminations, illustrations, and insights."-- Provided by publisher.

The City game : triumph, scandal, and a legendary basketball team

November 7, 2019
Goodman, Matthew, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]
xvi, 430 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Preface -- Harvard-on-Hudson -- The Bridge of Sighs -- Epilogue.
New York's City College was a tuition-free, merit-based college in Harlem known far more for its intellectual achievements and political radicalism than its athletic prowess. In 1949-1950 every single member of the City College Beavers was either Jewish or African American. Under the guidance of the legendary former player Nat Holman, this unheralded group of city kids would stun the basketball world by becoming the only team in history to win the NIT and NCAA tournaments in the same year. During the following season, all of the team's starting five were arrested by New York City detectives, charged with conspiring with gamblers to shave points. Goodman creates a portrait of an era when college basketball was far more popular than the professional game, gangsters controlled illegal sports betting, and everyone was getting rich-- except for the young men who actually played the games. -- adapted from jacket

Love unknown : the life and worlds of Elizabeth Bishop

November 7, 2019
Travisano, Thomas J., 1951- author.
[New York, New York] : Viking, [2019]
422 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Between two worlds -- The country mouse -- Were we all touched by Midas? -- Wading in the mud of the celestial gardens -- Walnut Hill -- Con spirito -- This strange world of travel -- The state with the prettiest name -- As our kisses are changing -- The prodigal -- Too many waterfalls -- Samambaia -- "O Prêmio Pulitzer!" -- Apartment in Leme -- No coffee can wake you -- Breakfast song -- The rainbow-bird -- Coda : all the untidy activity continues.
"Poets of the twentieth century Elizabeth Bishop's friend James Merrill once observed that 'Elizabeth had more talent for life--and for poetry--than anyone else I've known.' This new biography reveals just how she learned to marry her talent for life with her talent for writing in order to create a brilliant array of poems, prose, and letters--a remarkable body of work that would make her one of America's most beloved and celebrated poets. In Love Unknown, Thomas Travisano, founding president of the Elizabeth Bishop Society, tells the story of the famous poet and traveler's life. Bishop moved through extraordinary mid-twentieth century worlds with relationships among an extensive international array of literati, visual artists, musicians, scholars, and politicians--along with a cosmopolitan gay underground that was then nearly invisible to the dominant culture. Drawing on fresh interviews and newly discovered manuscript materials, Travisano illuminates that the 'art of losing' that Bishop celebrated with such poignant irony in her poem 'One Art'--perhaps her most famous--was linked in equal part to an 'art of finding,' Bishop's art and life having been devoted to the sort of encounters and epiphanies that so often appear in her work"-- Provided by publisher.

The meaning of marriage : a couple's devotional : a year of daily devotions

November 7, 2019
Keller, Timothy, 1950- author.
xv, 379 pages ; 19 cm
"Based upon The Meaning of Marriage, originally published by Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, in 2011"--Title page verso.
"All Bible references are from the New International Version (NIV), unless otherwise noted"--Title page verso.
Marriage is the most profound human relationship there is. Coming to know and love your spouse is one of the most rewarding and wondrous things we can experience in life. But it is also one of the most difficult and painful. In this 365-day devotional, Timothy Keller and his wife of forty-three years Kathy Keller share powerful instructions on how to have a successful marriage. The Kellers draw from and expand upon lessons they first introduced in their book "The Meaning of Marriage," offering stories, daily scriptures, and prayer prompts that will inspire anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life. -- Publisher's description.

We return fighting : World War I and the shaping of modern Black identity

November 7, 2019
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2019]
160 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 27 cm
Includes fold-out pages.
A global war -- African American military service -- At home and abroad : during and after the war -- Epilogue: On the horizon : toward civil rights.
"A richly illustrated commemoration of African Americans' roles in World War I highlighting how the wartime experience reshaped their lives and their communities after they returned home"-- Provided by publisher.

How the Dukes stole Christmas

November 7, 2019
New York, NY : Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.
443 pages ; 17 cm.
Originally published in the United States in 2018 by Rakes, Rogues, & Scoundrels, LLC.
Meet me in Mayfair / by Tessa Dare. -- The Duke of Christmas Present / by Sarah MacLean. -- Heiress alone / by Sophie Jordan. -- Christmas in Central Park / by Joanna Shupe.
"From the ballrooms of London, to abandoned Scottish castles, to the snowy streets of Gilded Age New York, four bestselling authors whip up unforgettable Christmas romance"--Cover, page 4.

Stand up! : be an upstander and make a difference

November 7, 2019
Moss, Wendy (Wendy L.), author.
Washington, DC : Magination Press, [2019]
127 pages ; 24 cm

National Geographic Traveler. Arizona.

November 6, 2019
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, c2001-
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.

Finding Chika : a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family

November 6, 2019
Albom, Mitch, 1958- author.
243 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Mitch and Janine Albom operate in Port Au Prince. The children at the orphanage have become family to them. At age five Chika was diagnosed with something a doctor there said, "No one in Haiti can help you with." The Alboms brought Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embarked on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure.--Provided by publisher.

Mobituaries : great lives worth reliving

November 6, 2019
Rocca, Mo, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
375 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Forgotten forerunner, the Aviatrix: Bessie Coleman {1892-1926} -- Death of a Career: Vaughn Meader {1936-2004}; The Story of Melba Moore's ill'fated sitcom (1986-1986); Where's Chuck? The Graveyard of disappeared and dead sitcom characters: Judy Winslow, "Family Matters"; Chico Rodrigues, "Chico and the Man"; Martin, "Love, Sidney"; Susan Ross, "Seinfeld"; The cast of "Bewitched"; Mr. Hooper, "Sesame Street"; Becky Conner, "Roseanne"; Chuckles the Clown, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"; Opie's mother, "The Andy Griffith Show; Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake, "M*A*S*H" -- Died the Same Day: Farrah Fawcett {1947-2009} and Michael Jackson {1958-2009} and other famous people who died the same day: Mahatma Gandhi & Orville Wright; John Adams & Thomas Jefferson; Ingmar Bergman & Michelangelo Antonioni; Sammy Davis Jr. & Jim Henson; Dick Sargent & Kim Il Sung; Orson Welles & Yul Brynner; William Shakespeare & Miguel de Cervantes; Margaret Thatcher & Annette Funicello; River Phoenix & Federico Fellini; Dudley Moore, Milton Berle, & Billy Wilder; Cecil B. DeMille & Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer -- Death of a Leviathan: The Station Wagon {1949-2011} and other things from the '70s that could've killed us: McDonald's collectible drinking glasses; Quaaludes; Alar; Shag carpeting; Jarts; Electric blankets; UFFI -- Forgotten forerunner: The first Great Wall: Hadrian's Wall {128-1746} -- Celebrities who put their butts on the line: Elizabeth Taylor {1932-2011}, Marlene Dietrich {1901-1992}, and Lord Byron {1788-1824} and other people famous for more than one thing: Paul WInchell; William Howard Taft; Harold Sakata; Johnny Weissmuller; Hedy Lamarr; Matthew Fontaine Maury; Carlton Cole Magee; Alan Thicke; Bert Convy -- Death of a Tree: the Live Oaks of Toomer's Corner {1937-2013} and other trees felled too soon: The world's first Christmas tree; The tree of Ténéré; Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree; The Giving Tree; The Spaghetti Tree; The Senator; Augustine Washington's Cherry Tree -- Dedication: Marcel "Jack" Rocca {1929-2004}.
"Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries -- reading about the remarkable lives of world leaders, captains of industry, innovators and artists. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves. With Mobituaries -- the book companion to the CBS podcast of the same name -- the journalist, humorist, and history buff is righting that wrong, profiling the people who have long fascinated him -- from the 20th century's greatest entertainer... to sitcom characters gone all too soon... to a shamefully forgotten Founding Father. Even if you know the names, you've never understood why they matter... until now. In these pages, Rocca chronicles the stories of the people who made a difference, but whose lives -- for some reason or another -- were never truly examined. There's Thomas Paine, whose Common Sense lit the fuse for the American Revolution -- and whose paltry obit summed up his life thusly: "He had lived long, did some good, and much harm." And then there's screen icon Audrey Hepburn. She remains a household name, but how much do we know about her wartime upbringing and how it shaped the woman we fell in love with? And what about Billy Carter and history's unruly presidential brothers? Were they ne'er-do-well liabilities... or secret weapons? As a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and the host of The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation, Rocca is an expert researcher and storyteller. He draws on these skills here. With his rigorous reporting and trademark wit, Rocca brings these men and women splendidly back to life like no one else can. Mobituaries is an insightful and unconventional account of the people who made life worth living for the rest of us, one that asks us to think about who gets remembered, and why." -- Provided by publisher.

To the world with love signed, the American Christian : having a form of religion but denying its power

November 6, 2019
Dailey, Linda, author.
Bloomington, IN WestBow Press, 2018.
x, 99 pages ; 24 cm
Deception is among us -- The Lord's prayer for us all -- When the color line was erased: the Azusa Street revival -- The letter from a Birmingham jail -- The real axis of evil: prejudice, bigotry and racism -- Can America learn to love? -- How to forgive the unforgivable -- Our faith is on life support -- Reformation precedes revival -- The authority of the believer.
"Although there is a war raging for the soul of my nation, I forget that 'evil flourishes when good men sit idly by and do nothing.' Many don't discern that our last stand against the great evil arising is a Sunday morning not branded as 'the most segregated hour in America,' penned by Martin Luther King Jr. Love is the most powerful force in the universe. The entire earth is quaking and awaiting the manifestation of the sons of God"--Back cover.

The survivors : a story of war, inheritance, and healing

November 6, 2019
Frankel, Adam P., author.
xiv, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A memoir of family, the Holocaust, trauma, and identity, in which Adam Frankel, a former Obama speechwriter, must come to terms with the legacy of his family's painful past and discover who he is in the wake of a life-changing revelation about his own origins. Adam Frankel's maternal grandparents survived the Holocaust and built new lives, with new names, in Connecticut. Though they tried to leave the horrors of their past behind, the pain they suffered crossed generational lines--a fact most apparent in the mental health of Adam's mother. When Adam sat down with her to examine their family history in detail, he learned another shocking secret, this time one that unraveled Adam's entire understanding of who he is. In the midst of piecing together a story of inherited familial trauma, Adam discovered he was only half of who he thought he was, knowledge that raised essential questions of identity. Who was he, if not his father's son? If not part of a rich heritage of writers and public servants? Does it matter? What defines a family's bonds? What will he pass on to his own children? To rewrite his story in truth and to build a life for his own young family, Adam had to navigate his pain to find answers and a way forward. Throughout this journey into the past, his family's psyche, and his own understanding of identity, Adam comes to realize that while the nature of our families' traumas may vary, each of us is faced with the same choice. We can turn away from what we've inherited--or, we can confront it, in the hopes of moving on and stopping that trauma from inflicting pain on future generations. The stories Adam shares with us in The Survivors are about the ways the past can haunt our future, the resilience that can be found on the other side of trauma, and the good that can come from things that are unspeakably bad"-- Book jacket.

Joy seeker : let go of what's holding you back so you can live the life you were made for

November 6, 2019
Kaiser, Shannon, author.
xiii, 332 pages ; 21 cm
The author's transformational approach to life offers a path to discovering one's true self--the hero within.

Soldiers of the cross, the authoritative text : the heroism of Catholic chaplains and sisters in the American Civil War

November 6, 2019
Conyngham, David Power, 1825-1883, author.
Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2019]
xxii, 505 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"This unpublished, historical account of significant Catholics in the Civil War, written by legendary journalist, soldier and adventurer David Power Conyngham, provides a first-person perspective to an era and a War that emphasized the importance of religion in American life. The majority of the work is based on Conyngham's conversations and correspondence with chaplains and nurses."--Provided by publisher.

The big book of reel murders : stories that inspired great crime films

November 6, 2019
xiv, 1181 pages : 23 cm
The suspense is killing me -- Stop, you're killing me -- Isn't this thrilling? -- Oh, the horror! -- Isn't it a crime? -- I love you to death - Is there a detective in the house?
Edgar Award-winning editor Penzler's new anthology rolls out the red carpet for the stories that Hollywood hits are made of. He delivers the director's cut of classic short stories that inspired some of Tinsletown's most memorable films. ... Including... works by:Authors include: Edgar Allan Poe, Cornell Woolrich, Aldous Huxley, Ian Fleming, Robert Louis Stevenson, Budd Schulberg, O. Henry, W. Somerset Maugham, and many more.-- Back cover.

The crystal alchemist : a comprehensive guide to unlocking the transforming power of gems & stones

November 6, 2019
Frazier, Karen (Karen S.), author.
Oakland, CA : Reveal Press, an imprint of New Harbinger Publications, [2019]
iv, 249 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"The Crystal Alchemist goes beyond the basics of most reference books to offer specifics on how you can enhance your life with crystals every day. Crystals have long been known for their beauty and mysterious qualities. And, when used strategically, crystals can also help you cultivate a more conscious, contemplative, spiritually fulfilling life. Whether you're new to gems and stones or have been collecting for years, this brilliant and comprehensive guide will show you how to best use them in daily rituals.

Irving Berlin : New York genius

November 6, 2019
Kaplan, James, 1951- author.
xv, 398 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.
A fast-moving, musically astute portrait of arguably the greatest composer of American popular music. Irving Berlin (1888-1989) has been called-by George Gershwin, among others-the greatest songwriter of the golden age of the American popular song. In a career that spanned an astonishing nine decades, Berlin wrote some fifteen hundred tunes, including "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "God Bless America," and "White Christmas." From ragtime to the rock era, Berlin's work has endured in the very fiber of American national identity. Exploring the intertwining of Berlin's life with the life of New York City, noted biographer James Kaplan offers a visceral narrative of Berlin as self-made man and witty, wily, tough Jewish immigrant.

Jubilee : recipes from two centuries of African American cooking

November 6, 2019
Tipton-Martin, Toni, author.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2019.
319 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Appetizers -- Beverages -- Breads -- Soups and Salads -- Sides and Vegetables -- Main Dishes -- Desserts.
"More than 100 recipes that paint a rich, varied picture of the true history of African American cooking--from a James Beard Award-winning food writer"--Provided by publisher.

100 years of reimagining flight : GE Aviation

November 6, 2019
Kennedy, Rick, 1956- author.
Wilmington, OH : Orange Frazer Press, [2019]
xxii, 286 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept. has blue and black paper wrappers with white lettering on cover and spine.
1892-1940: Into the rarefied air -- 1941-1964: Fast jets -- 1965-1986: Chasing jetliners -- 1987-2006: Big fans -- 2007-2018: Wilder Horizons -- Epilogue -- The GE Aviation Propulsion Hall of Fame members.
"GE Aviation: 100 years of reimagining flight tells the personal stories and technology triumphs behind a world-changing aviation company. Headquartered today in the Cincinnati suburb of Evendale, Ohio, GE Aviation was born boosting the power of biplanes in the skies over Dayton, Ohio, in 1919, and became a pioneer jet propulsion company in Lynn, Massachusetts, in the 1940s. In the 1950s and 1960s, GE engines from Evendale enabled jet fighters and bombers to set multiple speed records, while Lynn engines drove helicopter and business jet technology. GE Aviation entered the 21st century at the vanguard of aircraft propulsion, powering classic commercial jetliners and regional jets as well as historic military aircraft, such as the F-16 and F-18, the B-2 bomber, and the Black Hawk helicopter"--Provided by publisher.

Exactly as you are : the life and faith of Mister Rogers

November 5, 2019
Tuttle, Shea, 1983- author.
xiv, 197 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"A rich understanding of this good, kind, sometimes strange, deeply influential, holy man: the neighborhood he came from, the neighborhood he built, and the kind of neighbor he, by his example, calls all of us to be even now, in our own troubled time"--Provided by publisher.

The Europeans : three lives and the making of a cosmopolitan culture

November 5, 2019
Figes, Orlando, author.
xix, 562 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Europe in 1843 -- A Revolution on the Stage -- The Arts in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction -- Europeans on the Move -- Europe at Play -- The Land without Music -- Culture Without Borders -- Death and the Canon.

A wild and precious life : a memoir

November 5, 2019
Windsor, Edie, author.
xiii, 274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Edie Windsor became internationally famous when she sued the US government, seeking federal recognition for her marriage to Thea Spyer, her partner of more than four decades. The Supreme Court ruled in Edie's favor, a landmark victory that set the stage for full marriage equality in the US."--Provided by publisher.

Alpine cooking : recipes and stories from Europe's grand mountaintops

November 5, 2019
Erickson, Meredith, 1980- author.
California : Ten Speed Press, [2019]
345 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
Includes index.
"A cookbook and travelogue showcasing the regional cuisines of the Alps, including 80 recipes for the elegant, rustic dishes served in the chalets and mountain huts situated among the alpine peaks of Italy, Austria, Switzerland, and France."--Provided by publisher.

For small creatures such as we : rituals for finding meaning in our unlikely world

November 5, 2019
Sagan, Sasha (Alexandra Rachel Druyan), author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019]
275 pages ; 22 cm
Birth -- A weekly ritual -- Spring -- A daily ritual -- Confession & atonement -- Coming of age -- Summer -- Independence days -- Anniversaries & birthdays -- Weddings -- Sex -- A monthly ritual -- Autumn -- Feast & fast -- Winter -- Death.
"Part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history, For Small Creatures Such as We is the first book from the daughter of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan--a luminous exploration of all Earth's marvels that require no faith in order to be believed"-- Provided by publisher.

Morning glory on the vine : early songs & drawings

November 5, 2019
Mitchell, Joni, lyricist, artist.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
"A gorgeous compendium of Joni Mitchell's handwritten lyrics and drawings, originally handcrafted as a gift for a select group of friends in 1971 and now available to the public for the first time"--Provided by publisher.

Yes we did : photos and behind-the-scenes stories celebrating our first African American president

November 5, 2019
Jackson, Lawrence, author.
[New York, New York] : TarcherPerigee,, [2019]
180 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Making history -- The people's house -- Team players -- The first lady -- Family matters -- Keeping it real.
"Intimate photos and insights from the White House photographer during the Obama years--including never-before-seen images of the President and First Lady Michelle Obama, and a diverse array of guests, staffers, and candid moments"--Provided by publisher.

Modern astrology : harness the stars to discover your soul's true purpose

November 5, 2019
Edington, Louise, author.
Emeryville, CA : Althea Press, [2018]
xii, 231 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
To unlock your potential, this astrology reader interprets the planets, signs, houses, aspects, and transits in your natal chart as keys to your life purpose. Armed with this self-awareness, Modern Astrology offers guided, developmental exercises and tactics to successfully navigate the trials and obstacles in alignment with your sign.

Dare to be you : inspirational advice for girls on finding your voice, leading fearlessly, and making a difference

November 5, 2019
Schnall, Marianne, author.
New York : Tiller Press, [2019]
188 pages ; 22 cm
Provides advice from such influential role models as Gloria Steinem, Maya Angelou, Kerry Washington, and Stacey Abrams to help empower girls to be themselves in order to change the world.

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