New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

September 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Fodor's Florida.

September 16, 2019
New York : D. McKay.
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 18 cm.
Imprint varies: <1995-2019> Fodor's Travel Publications.


September 16, 2019
London : New York : Dorling Kindersley,
v. : col. ill. col. maps ; 22 cm.

New York City.

September 16, 2019
London : New York : DK Publishing, Inc.,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.


September 16, 2019
London ; New York, N.Y. : DK Publishing,
v. : col. ill., col. maps. ; 22 cm.


September 16, 2019
London ; New York, NY : DK Publishing,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.


September 16, 2019
London ; New York : DK Publishing,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.

Fodor's New York City's 25Best.

September 16, 2019
New York : Fodor's Travel Publications,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 cm. + 1 folded map.
Vols. for 2004-<2020> include folded col. map inserted in back pocket.

Fodor's London's 25Best.

September 16, 2019
New York : Fodor's Travel Publications,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 19 cm. + 1 folded map.
Vols. for 2004-<2020> include folded col. map inserted in back pocket.

Boone County

September 16, 2019
Schrage, Robert.
Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., ©2005.
95 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm.
"As one of the fastest-growing counties in the country, Boone County has come a long way since its founding in 1799. Communities such as Florence, Union and Burlington have changed dramatically, but residents still remember the vibrant past. Others such as Rabbit Hash, Bellview, and Petersburg remain small towns with much of their historic charm. In Then & now: Boone County, vintage images are compared to modern photographs to showcase an interesting history and tremendous change. The neighborhoods examinded in this volume make up the heart of the county."--Back cover.

Fort Thomas

September 16, 2019
Thomas, Bill.
Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., ©2012.
95 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm.
"With a rich history marked by dramatic changes, Fort Thomas has grown from a rural farming community to an important military post to a charming suburban community known for its excellent school system, beautiful homes, and views of the Ohio River. Bill Thomas, a publisher and writer, has produced this comparison of Fort Thomas's past and present, providing a sampling of the business, homes, neighborhoods, and churches that played a part in growth of this close-knit community."--Back cover.

Father's day

September 16, 2019
Zapruder, Matthew, 1967- author.
ix, 135 pages ; 23 cm
The poems in Matthew Zapruder's fifth collection ask, how can one be a good father, partner, and citizen in the early twenty-first century?

Indebted : how families make college work at any cost

September 16, 2019
Zaloom, Caitlin, author.
ix, 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Taking readers into the homes of middle-class families to reveal the hidden consequences of student debt and the ways that financing college has transformed family life, the author describes the profound moral conflicts for parents take on enormous debts and gamble on an investment that might not pay off.

No safe spaces

September 16, 2019
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing Inc., [2019]
ix, 262 pages ; 22 cm
Terrifying violence on college campuses across America. Students lashing out at any speaker brave enough to say something they disagree with. Precious snow flakes demanding "Safe Spaces" to protect them from any idea they haven't heard from their liberal professors. In this book and the accompanying movie, Dennis Prager, Mark Joseph, and Adam Carolla expose the attack on free speech and free thought. It began in the universities, but--fair warning--it's coming to your neighborhood and your workplace.

Those who wander : America's lost street kids

September 16, 2019
Ho, Vivian (Journalist), author.
190 pages ; 22 cm
In 2015, the senseless Bay Area murders of twenty-three-year-old Audrey Carey and sixty-seven-year-old Steve Carter were personal tragedies for the victims' families. But they also shed light on a more complex issue. The killers were three drifters scrounging for a living among a burgeoning counterculture population. Soon this community of runaways and transients became vulnerable scapegoats of a modern witch hunt. The supposedly progressive residents of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, only two generations removed from the Summer of Love, now feared all of society's outcasts as threats. In Those Who Wander, Vivian Ho delves deep into a rising subculture that's changing the very fabric of her city and all of urban America. Moving beyond the disheartening statistics, she gives voices to these young people--victims of abuse, failed foster care, mental illness, and drug addiction. She also doesn't ignore the threat they pose to themselves and to others as a dangerous dark side emerges. With alarming urgency, she asks what can be done to save the next generation of America's vagabond youth.

Ball of collusion : the plot to rig an election and destroy a presidency

September 16, 2019
McCarthy, Andrew C., author.
New York : Encounter Books, [2019]
xxii, 433 pages ; 24 cm
The Collusion Fable -- What Investigation and What Started It? -- An Old Story: Beltway Consultants as Agents of the Kremlin -- Intel the Obama Way -- "An Institutional Lack of Candor" -- Collusion: Foreign Governments, the Obama administration, and the Clinton Campaign -- A Maltese Professor, an Australian Diplomat, and a Sap in London -- The Brennan Clearinghouse -- Narrative as 'Intelligence' as Disinformation: The Steele Dossier -- There's No Collusion Case, Just Ask Julian Assange -- Crossfire Hurricane -- I Spy -- Amateur Hour -- Insurance Policy -- FISA Warrants: Targeting Trump, Not Page -- 'Flood Is Coming' -- Not a Suspect? -- Nine Days in May.
"The real collusion in the 2016 election was not between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. It was between the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration. The law-enforcement and intelligence arms of government were placed in the service of the Democratic presidential bid and, failing that, were deployed against the incoming Republican administration with the goal of strangling it in the cradle. The media-Democrat "collusion narrative," scandalizing Donald Trump as a cat's paw of the Russian regime, is a studiously crafted illusion. As Secretary of State, Mrs. Clinton fashioned a homebrew email system to conduct State Department business. Inevitably, she illegally transmitted classified intelligence, destroyed tens of thousands of government files, and obstructed investigations. Yet, the Justice Department and FBI "exonerated" her, carrying out the will of President Obama, who had endorsed Clinton to be his successor and freely exchanged sensitive emails with her. Despite Clinton's commanding lead in the polls, hyper-partisan intelligence officials decided they needed an "insurance policy" against a Trump presidency. Thus was born the Trump-Russia collusion narrative: built on an anonymously sourced "dossier," secretly underwritten by the Clinton campaign and compiled by a former British spy with links to the FBI and the Obama Justice Department. Though acknowledged to be "salacious and unverified" at the FBI's highest level, the dossier was used to build a counterintelligence investigation against Trump's campaign. Desperate to derail Trump's candidacy, political and intelligence operatives leaked the probe to the media. Miraculously, Trump won anyway. His rabid political opponents refused to accept the voters' decision. Though the collusion narrative had barely registered with the electorate, it was now peddled relentlessly by political operatives, intelligence agents, Justice Department officials, and media ideologues -- the vanguard of the "Trump Resistance." Through secret surveillance, a sophisticated scheme to enable intelligence leaking, and tireless news coverage, the public was led to believe the Trump campaign had conspired with Russia to steal the election. Not one to sit passively through an onslaught, President Trump fought back in his tumultuous way. Matters came to a head when he fired the FBI director, who had given explosive Senate testimony suggesting the president was a criminal suspect, despite privately assuring Trump that he was not. The resulting firestorm of partisan protest cowed the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel, whose seemingly limitless investigation has bedeviled the administration ever since. Yet as months passed, concrete evidence of collusion failed to materialize. Was the collusion narrative an elaborate fraud? And if so, choreographed by whom? Against Democrat-media caterwauling, a doughty group of lawmakers forced a shift in the spotlight from Trump to his investigators and accusers. It has exposed the thoroughgoing politicization of American law-enforcement and intelligence agencies. The institutions on which our nation depends for objective policing and clear-eyed analysis had injected themselves into the divisive politics of the 2016 election. They failed to forge a new Clinton administration. Will they succeed in bringing down President Trump?"-- Provided by publisher.

Opdycke's Tigers in the Civil War : a history of the 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

September 16, 2019
Crowl, Thomas, author.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
vii, 298 pages ; 26 cm
"After losing a third of their number at Chickamauga, the 125th fought engagements across Tennessee and Georgia during 1864, and took part in the decisive battles at Franklin and Nashville. Drawing on both primary sources and recent scholarship, this is the first full-length history of the regiment in more than 120 years."-- Provided by publisher.

Truth has a power of its own : conversations about A people's history

September 16, 2019
Zinn, Howard, 1922-2010, author, interviewee.
223 pages ; 20 cm
Includes index.
"This book is based on the transcripts of conversations between Howard Zinn and Ray Suarez that took place in 2007."
"Truth Has a Power of Its Own is an engrossing collection of never-before-published conversations with Howard Zinn, conducted by the distinguished broadcast journalist Ray Suarez in 2007, that covers the course of American history from Columbus to the War on Terror from the perspective of ordinary people--including slaves, workers, immigrants, women, and Native Americans. Viewed through the lens of Zinn's own life as a soldier, historian, and activist and using his paradigm-shifting People's History of the United States as a point of departure, these conversations explore the American Revolution, the Civil War, the labor battles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, U.S. imperialism from the Indian Wars to the War on Terrorism, World Wars I and II, the Cold War, and the fight for equality and immigrant rights, all from an unapologetically radical standpoint. Longtime admirers and a new generation of readers alike will be fascinated to learn about Zinn's thought processes, rationale, motivations, and approach to his now-iconic historical work."

Thinking critically : genetic testing and research

September 16, 2019
Steffens, Bradley, 1955- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2019.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Is genetic engineering ethical? -- Is genetic testing beneficial? -- Is genetic testing a threat to privacy? -- Are genetically modified foods safe?

Thinking critically : fossil fuels

September 16, 2019
Steffens, Bradley, 1955- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2019.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Should the world stop using fossil fuels? -- Is fracking a good way of producing fossil fuels? -- Do fossil fuels threaten the environment? -- Are fossil fuels economical?.
"In the last thirty years, the industrialized nations of Europe and North America have made an effort to move away from the use of fossil fuels as a way of reducing pollution and slowing or even stopping climate change. At the same time, fossil fuels remain vital to their economies and standards of living. Controversies surround the use fossil fuels today and the role they will play in the future"-- Provided by publisher.

Audience of one : Donald Trump, television, and the fracturing of America

September 16, 2019
Poniewozik, James, author.
xxiii, 325 pages ; 24 cm
Part I: Origin story. Unreal estate ; The least objectionable program ; Monopoly ; As himself -- Part II: Antihero. The dark side ; Money money money money! ; The paranoid style in America's newsroom ; The most objectionable program -- Part III: President Television. Red light ; The gorilla channel ; Finale: The idea of a president.
"A generational work that, using television, reframes America's identity through the rattled mind of a septuagenarian, insomniac, cable-news-junkie president. In the tradition of great cultural figures like Marshall McLuhan and Neil Postman, New York Times chief television critic James Poniewozik traces the history of television and mass media from the early 1980s to today, and demonstrates how a "volcanic, camera- hogging antihero" merged with America's most powerful medium to become our forty-fifth president. Beginning where Postman left off, Audience of One weaves together two compelling stories. The first charts the seismic evolution of television from a monolithic mass medium, with three mainstream networks, into today's fractious confederation of "spite-and-insult" media subcultures. The second examines Donald Trump himself, who took advantage of these historic changes to constantly reinvent himself: from boastful cartoon zillionaire; to 1990s self-parodic sitcom fixture; to The Apprentice-reality-TV star; and, finally, to Twitter-mad, culture-warring demagogue. A trenchant, often slyly hilarious, work, Audience of One provides an eye- opening history of American media and a sobering reflection of the raucous, "gorillas-are always-fighting" culture we've now become"-- Provided by publisher.

Shared living : interior design for rented and shared spaces

September 16, 2019
Hutchinson, Emily, author.
New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2019.
175 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction -- Creating style -- Making a shared life shine -- Ask the professionals -- Making a statement.
Share houses traditionally get a bad rap but the reality of global housing markets has made sharing a longer-term solution for many. Featuring 21 shared homes around the world that are getting it right, Shared Living uncovers the potential of shared spaces. Inspirational rather than aspirational, these homes are the work of creative thinkers who focus on savvy ways of decorating eclectically rather than with big-ticket items. A weatherboard cottage in Sydney boasts a ready-made gallery with an enviable swapped-art collection; an apartment in Berlin exudes bohemian luxury through a combination of vintage finds and exotic curios; a Tokyo share house reveals a bedroom art installation; and a small London apartment merges bold colours with clusters of collectables to achieve domestic harmony. Through each stage of shared living - from finding a place to merging style - this book offers practical advice and tips for DIY styling, such as how to upcycle furniture or scour flea markets for unique finds. Includes: 5 Melbourne homes, 4 Sydney homes, 3 Berlin homes, 2 New York homes, 2 Los Angeles homes, 3 London homes and 2 Tokyo homes.

What is a girl worth? : my story of breaking the silence and exposing the truth about Larry Nassar and USA gymnastics

September 16, 2019
Denhollander, Rachael, 1984- author.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale Momentum, the nonfiction imprint of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2019]
xiii, 334 pages ; 24 cm
"Recipient of Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award and one of Time's 100 Most Influential People (2018) "Who is going to tell these little girls that what was done to them matters? That they are seen and valued, that they are not alone and they are not unprotected?" Rachael Denhollander's voice was heard around the world when she spoke out to end the most shocking scandal in US gymnastics history. The first victim to publicly accuse Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor who abused hundreds of young athletes, Rachael now reveals her full story for the first time. How did Nassar get away with it for so long? How did Rachael and the other survivors finally stop him and bring him to justice? And how can we protect the vulnerable in our own families, churches, and communities? What Is a Girl Worth? is the inspiring true story of Rachael's journey from an idealistic young gymnast to a strong and determined woman who found the courage to raise her voice against evil, even when she thought the world might not listen. This deeply personal and compelling narrative shines a spotlight on the physical and emotional impact of abuse, why so many survivors are reluctant to speak out, what it means to be believed, the extraordinary power of faith and forgiveness, and how we can learn to do what's right in the moments that matter most"-- Provided by publisher.

Freedom : the overthrowing of the slave empires

September 16, 2019
Walvin, James, author.
xv, 304 pages : map ; 24 cm
People as things: The slave trade -- Sinews of empire: Africans and the making of American empires -- Slave defiance -- The slave owners' nightmare: Haiti -- The Friends of Black Freedom -- Freeing Britain's slaves -- The fall of US slavery -- The end of slavery in the Spanish empire -- The last to go: Brazil -- Abolition in the wider world -- Slavery in the modern age -- Conclusion.

Salt & time : recipes from a Russian kitchen

September 16, 2019
Timoshkina, Alissa, author.
Northampton, Massachusetts : Interlink Books, 2019.
239 pages : color illustrations ; c25 cm
Includes index.
Ingredients & pantry -- Appetizers, sides & salads -- Soups -- Main dishes -- Pickles & ferments -- Desserts -- Drinks.
"A collection of delicious modern recipes from Siberia and beyond. Salt & Time will transform perceptions of the food of the former Soviet Union, and especially Siberia-the crossroads of Eastern European and Central Asian cuisine-with 100 inviting recipes adapted for modern tastes and Western kitchens, and evocative storytelling to explain and entice. Why not try the restorative Solyanka fish soup (a famous Russian hangover cure), savor the fragrant Chicken with prunes or treat yourself to some Napoleon cake. In Alissa Timoshkina's words: "Often we need distance and time, both to see things better and to feel closer to them. This is certainly true of the food of my home country, Russia-or Siberia, to be exact. When I think of Siberia, I hear the sound of fresh snow crunching beneath my feet. Today, whenever I crush sea salt flakes between my fingers as I cook, I think of that sound. In this book, I feature recipes that are authentic to Siberia, classic Russian flavor combinations and my modern interpretations. You will find dishes from the pre-revolutionary era and the Soviet days, as well as contemporary approaches-revealing a cuisine that is vibrant, nourishing, exciting and above all relevant no matter the time or the place.""-- Provided by publisher.

The lucky thirteen : the winners of America's Triple Crown of horse racing

September 16, 2019
Bowen, Edward L., author.
302 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"In more than a century of American Thoroughbred racing, only thirteen horses have won the Triple Crown (the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes, all won in the same season). Veteran turf writer and racing historian Edward L. Bowen takes us through the rich history of one of the most formidable and exciting challenges in all of sport. Bowen covers the trainers, owners, and jockeys who etched their names into the annals of thoroughbred racing, and the "lucky thirteen" who captured all three jewels of the Triple Crown, racing's most prestigious prize." -- Provided by publisher.

Frommer's easyguide to Maui.

September 16, 2019
New York, NY : FrommerMedia LLC, [2020]-
volumes : maps (some color) ; 21 cm
Everything you need for a successful Maui vacation is in this concise and intelligent guide. Head to the islands of Maui County--Maui, Lanai, and Molokai, all of which are covered in this book--and you'll find a dizzying variety of sights to explore and adventures to experience, from idyllic beaches and dreamy tropical waterfalls to dormant volcanoes, historic ruins, buzzy restaurants, and exciting nightspots.

Hold on to your kids : why parents need to matter more than peers

September 16, 2019
Neufeld, Gordon, author.
New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, [2014]
xvi, 332 pages ; 21 cm
pt. 1. The phenomenon of peer orientation -- 1. Why parents matter more than ever -- 2. Skewed attachments, subverted instincts -- 3. Why we've come undone -- pt. 2. Sabotaged : how peer orientation undermines parenting -- 4. The power to parent is slipping away -- 5. From help to hindrance : when attachment works against us -- 6. Counterwill : why children become disobedient -- 7. The flatlining of culture -- pt. 3. Stuck in immaturity : how peer orientation stunts healthy development -- 8. The dangerous flight from feeling -- 9. Stuck in immaturity -- 10. A legacy of aggression -- 11. The making of bullies and victims -- 12. A sexual turn -- 13. Unteachable students -- pt. 4. How to hold on to our kids (or how to reclaim them) -- 14. Collecting our children -- 15. Preserve the ties that empower -- 16. Discipline that does not divide -- pt. 5. Preventing peer orientation -- 17. Don't court the competition -- 18. Re-create the attachment village -- pt. 6. A postscript for the digital age (how to hold on to kids in the era of the internet, cell phones, and videogames) --19. The digital revolution bent out of shape -- 20. A matter of timing -- Glossary.
Argues that the growing phenomenon of peer orientation is undermining family cohesion and explains how parents and teachers can reverse the trend to serve as a source of guidance, love, and security for children. This updated edition also specifically addresses the unprecedented parenting challenges posed by the rise of digital devices and social media.


September 13, 2019
London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
Publisher varies: <2003-2020> DK Publishing, Inc.

Top 10 Washington, D.C.

September 13, 2019
London ; New York, N.Y. : DK Publishing,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 19 cm.
Folded maps serve as front and back covers.

Top 10 Miami and the Keys.

September 13, 2019
London ; New York, N.Y. : DK Publishing,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 19 cm.
Folded maps serve as front and back covers.

Washington, D.C.

September 13, 2019
London ; New York : DK Publishing, Inc.,
v. : vol. ill., col. maps, ; 23 cm.

Rick Steves' Germany.

September 13, 2019
Berkeley, CA : Avalon Travel, c2008-
v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 21 cm.

Apollo missions : in the astronauts' own words

September 13, 2019
Pyle, Rod, author.
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
"In association with First Person Productions" -- title page
The story of the Apollo Space Program . . . in the astronauts' own words. The Apollo Missions tells the spectacular story of the Apollo Space Program through the astronauts' first-person accounts, put into context with commentary by Rod Pyle, a longtime expert on NASA. Landing on the most forbidding environment man had ever experienced, 12 courageous individuals stepped out of their tiny spaceships and onto another world. And with that, the history of humankind irrevocably changed. The adventures live on: with the 50th anniversary of the lunar landings in 2019, we once again gaze moonward. The Apollo Missions contains more than 100 images, many rarely seen, drawn from original NASA film, resulting in a book that transports readers beyond our earthly home.

Be strong and of good courage : how Israel's most important leaders shaped its destiny

September 13, 2019
Ross, Dennis, author.
New York : PublicAffairs, 2019.
xii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Ben-Gurion: Ben-Gurion's unswerving road to statehood -- Menachem Begin: The thin line : Menachem Begin and the justice of a cause -- Yitzhak Rabin: Mr. Security accepts the PLO and Oslo -- Ariel Sharon: A leader who tells the settlers to give up the dream -- Why a fateful choice is necessary and what it will take to make it.
"At a time when the identity of Israel is more uncertain than at any moment since its modern founding, Do What Is Necessary celebrates the defining generation of leaders who took on the task of safeguarding the country's future. David Ben-Gurion, Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin and Ariel Sharon were all present at the creation of the new nation, and each faced a threat that directly imperiled the country's existence. The book is a history of those moments when Israel, a country born of existential peril, required extraordinary acts of leadership and strategic judgment to secure its future. The strength its leaders showed, their character and calculation in the most agonizing moments, made them not just the political center of the country but its moral compass too. The leaders were not perfect; sometimes the decisions they made had consequences they could not foresee or control, but they managed to maintain the character of the nation without jeopardizing its survival. Israel is currently more secure than ever in its recent history, but it may be on the verge of sacrificing the essential character that its greatest citizens fought to secure. This is the story of that epic fight"-- Provided by publisher.

But where do I put the couch?

September 13, 2019
Michaels, Melissa, 1967- author.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2019]
220 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Getting started -- Style & trends --The major elements -- Furniture & space planning -- Color, paint & patterns -- Organization -- Accessories & styling.
When you have a home decorating question, do you wish you had a team to consult? Michaels and Wood answer actual queries from their readers. With a little bit of humor and a whole lot of how-to, they provide solutions to everyday decorating dilemmas. You can do it-- once your couch is in place, of course! -- adapted from back cover

Call sign chaos : learning to lead

September 13, 2019
Mattis, James N., 1950- author.
xiv, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
Prologue -- Part I: Direct leadership. A carefree youth joins the disciplined Marines ; Recruit for attitude, train for skill ; Battle ; Broadening ; Rhino -- Part II: Executive leadership. The march up ; A division in its prime ; Incoherence ; Cascading consequences ; Fighting while transforming ; Hold the line ; Essential NATO ; Disbanding bureaucracy -- Part III: Strategic leadership. Central Command: the trigonometry level of warfare ; Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory ; Friend or foe ; Reflections -- Epilogue: America as its own ally -- Appendix A. My letter to General Robert Johnston, October 1991 -- Appendix B. Jim Mattis on reading -- Appendix C. Correspondence between General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral William Halsey, 1943 -- Appendix D. To the families of our sailors and marines deploying to the Middle East, February 2004 -- Appendix E. My dismissal of charges letter for Haditha incident, August 2007 -- Appendix F. President George W. Bush's assignment letter for NATO Supreme Command, September 2007 -- Appendix G. My USJFCOM commander's guidance for effects based operations, August 2008.
"Call Sign Chaos is a memoir of a life of warfighting and lifelong learning, following along as Mattis rises from Marine recruit to four-star general. It is a journey about learning to lead and a story about how he, through constant study and action, developed a unique leadership philosophy, one relevant to us all."--Dust jacket flap.

Cook like a local : flavors that can change how you cook and see the world

September 13, 2019
Shepherd, Chris, 1972- author.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2019]
288 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Fish sauce -- Chiles -- Soy -- Rice -- Spices -- Corn.
"This is a cookbook that shows how you can bring flavors from around the globe - from fish sauce and chiles to soy and spices to rice and corn - seamlessly into your home cooking. But more than that, it's a book about learning: how to talk with your neighbors and how to bring people together in a world that sometimes makes them feel far apart. It's a story of Vietnamese Houstonian Crawfish and Fried Chicken Tamales and Korean-Style Sloppy Joes. It's a story of how cooking like a local often means cooking like someone from half-way across the globe." -- back cover.

A course in meditation : a 21-day workout for your consciousness

September 13, 2019
Osho, 1931-1990, author.
New York : Harmony Books, [2019]
vii, 213 pages ; 21 cm
What is meditation? Everyday awareness -- Meditations on love and relating: Loving yourself; Oneness meditation for partners -- Meditations on anger: Changing the pattern of anger -- Living in balance: Accept the negative and the positive -- Love and meditation hand in hand: Allowing the heart to open like a flower -- Living dangerously: Dissolving the armor -- Watching the mind: Enjoy the mind, and . . . Stop! -- It needs intelligence to be happy: Inner smile -- Integration of body, mind, and soul: Imagine running -- Slowing down: Surround yourself with a climate of joy -- Everybody is creative: From gibberish to silence -- Intuition--tuition from within: Finding the witness -- Meditation and conditioning: Throwing things out -- How to drop judging people: Transforming judgments -- The art of listening: Find your center in the middle of sound -- Relaxation through awareness: Learning the art of let-go -- Accepting every part of me: Look at an object as a while -- Sex, love, and meditation: Transforming sexual energy -- Living in joy: Make room for joy -- Maturity and the responsibility of being oneself: Complete the day -- Zorba the Buddha: Become the taste of the food or the drink -- Osho International Meditation Resort.
It can be difficult for the hyperactive 21st century mind to relax into an experience of silence and awareness. Recognizing this, the revered mystic Osho developed new meditation techniques to address the challenges of the modern mind. A Course in Meditation demonstrates these techniques in an easy-to-navigate format. Each day, learn a new aspect of meditative living followed by a simple, practical meditation and awareness practice. After each experience, reflect on the accompanying quote of the day, or use the provided space to take notes. Throughout the course, Osho imparts his unique insights on love, anger, relaxation, and more to guide you toward a space of inner acceptance, joy and mindfulness. A Course in Meditation shows how we can reclaim the meditative nature that we each come in to the world with, but lose over time as we are initiated into the ways of society. From beginners eager to find stillness to more experienced meditators who wish to elevate their practice, Osho's guide to meditation can teach everyone to separate themselves from their minds for a transformation of consciousness that brings a new understanding of what it means to be alert and responsive to whatever life brings.

The economists' hour : false prophets, free markets, and the fracture of society

September 13, 2019
Appelbaum, Binyamin, author.
439 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Tells the story of the conservative economists espousing free market and deregulatory policies during the four decades between 1969 and 2008. Leading figures such as Milton Friedman, Arthur Laffer, Walter Oi, Alfred Kahn, and Thomas Schelling believed that government should stop trying to manage the economy, and that markets would deliver steady growth and ensure that all Americans shared in the benefits. But, Applelbaum argues, these policies failed to deliver on their promise of broad prosperity, and the singleminded embrace of markets has come at the expense of economic equality, the health of liberal democracy, and future generations.

From clay to kiln : a beginner's guide to the potter's wheel

September 13, 2019
Carey, Stuart (Ceramic artist), author.
New York : Lark, [2019]
160 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Preparing and hand building -- Throwing -- Finishing your vessel -- Decoration: glazing and firing.

If I don't make it, I love you : survivors in the aftermath of school shootings

September 13, 2019
xviii, 494 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"A harrowing collection of sixty narratives--covering over fifty years of shootings in America--written by those most directly affected by school shootings: the survivors. "If I Don't Make It, I Love You," a text sent from inside a war zone. A text meant for Stacy Crescitelli, whose 15-year-old daughter, Sarah, was hiding in a closet fearing for her life in Parkland, Florida, in February of 2018, while a gunman sprayed her school with bullets, killing her friends, teachers, and coaches. This scene has become too familiar. We see the images, the children with trauma on their faces leaving their school in ropes, connected to one another with hands on shoulders, shaking, crying, and screaming. We mourn the dead. We bury children. We demand change. But we are met with inaction. So, we move forward, sadder and more jaded. But what about those who cannot move on? These are their stories. If I Don't Make It, I Love You collects more than sixty narratives from school shooting survivors, family members, and community leaders covering fifty years of shootings in America, from the 1966 UT-Austin Tower shooting through May 2018's Santa Fe shooting. Through this collection, editors Amye Archer and Loren Kleinman offer a vital contribution to the surging national dialogue on gun reform by elevating the voices of those most directly affected by school shootings: the survivors."--provided by publisher.

The King's war : the friendship of George VI and Lionel Logue during World War II

September 13, 2019
Logue, Mark.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2019.
xv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The broadcast that George VI made to the British nation on the outbreak of war in September 1939--which formed the climax of the multi-Oscar-winning film The King's Speech--was the product of years of hard work with Lionel Logue, his iconoclastic, Australian-born speech therapist. Yet the relationship between the two men did not end there. Far from it: in the years that followed, Logue was to play an even more important role at the monarch's side. The King's War follows that relationship through the dangerous days of Dunkirk and the drama of D-Day to eventual victory in 1945--and beyond. Like the first book, it is written by Peter Conradi, a London Sunday Times journalist, and Mark Logue (Lionel's grandson), and again draws on exclusive material from the Logue Archive--the collection of diaries, letters, and other documents left by Lionel and his feisty wife, Myrtle. This gripping narrative provides a fascinating portrait of two men and their respective families--the Windsors and the Logues--as they together face the greatest challenge in Britain's history.

Knit blankets : 25 colorful & cozy throws.

September 13, 2019
96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Bias stripe afghan -- Woven stitch blanket -- Mosaic blanket -- Feather-and-fan lace blanket -- Heart blanket -- Mitered squares blanket -- Change of pace blanket -- Garter and rib blanket -- Slip stitch rib blanket -- Chevron throw -- Modular afghan -- Star blanket -- Entrelac pinwheel blanket -- Square in a square blanket -- Leaf afghan -- Vertebrae stitch afghan -- Water lilies -- Color waves -- Half and half -- Color in motion -- Entrelac crayon box -- To the point -- Shadow angles -- Tilted triangles -- Sequence stripes blanket.

Maoism : a global history

September 13, 2019
Lovell, Julia, 1975- author.
610 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- What is Maoism? -- The Red Star: revolution by the book -- The brainwash: China and the world in the 1950s -- World revolution -- Years of living dangerously: The Indonesian connection -- Into Africa -- Mao's dominoes?: Vietnam and Cambodia -- "You are old, we are young, Mao Zedong!": Maoism in the United States and Western Europe -- Red Sun over Peru: The shining path -- China's chairman is our chairman: Maoism in India -- Nepal: Maosim in power? -- Mao-ish China -- Conclusion -- Chronology.
"The untold story of how Maoist ideology spread throughout the world during the Cold War, playing a major role in shaping politics from Asia to Africa to the American left. This revelatory new work of world history challenges our understanding of the geopolitics of the twentieth century. While the Cold War is traditionally seen as a competition between Soviet communism and American capitalism, Maoism: A Global History shows for the first time how China played a central role in the struggle. Julia Lovell takes us to the movement's birth in northwest China in the 1930s and makes clear how, across the globe, Maoism was a crucial motor of the Cold War, shaping the course of the Vietnam War (and the international youth rebellion it triggered) and bringing to power the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. Maoism also inspired anti-colonial resistance movements in Africa; terrorism in Germany and Italy, and wars and insurgencies in Peru, India, and Nepal, some of which are still with us today--more than forty years after Mao's death. Moving from the tea plantations of India to the Andes, from Paris's 5th Arrondissement to Tanzania, from the rice paddies of Cambodia and the Chicago protests of 1968 to the present-day violent rebirth of the ideology, this is the definitive history of global Maoism"-- Provided by publisher.

Moss : from forest to garden : a guide to the hidden world of moss

September 13, 2019
Nordström, Ulrica, author.
184 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"Originally published as Mossa in Sweden by Natur & Kultur 2018"--Title page verso.
A tribute to moss -- Mosses: a world of miniature plants -- Moss in the field -- Around the world: gardens and gardeners -- Outdoor moss projects -- Indoor moss projects
"Discover the secrets of moss. Unassuming yet beautiful, moss has been used for centuries in gardens, medicine, and handicrafts around the world. It is most often associated with damp, shady spaces, but can be found in the most unexpected and far-flung places in the world, from deserts to Antarctica. Moss is Swedish writer and plant artist Ulrica Nordström's celebration of this humble plant. Nordström introduces readers to the key varieties of moss and where they can be found, and tours some of the most beautiful moss gardens in Oregon, Sweden, and Japan, where moss-viewing has become a national phenomenon. She also teaches readers how to identify and gather different moss species, cultivate moss, tie Japanese moss balls (kokedama), and plant moss landscapes in pots and terrariums. With stunning photography and botanical illustrations, this unique book will be treasured by plant lovers of all kinds"-- Provided by publisher.

The nature of life and death : every body leaves a trace

September 13, 2019
Wiltshire, Patricia E. J., author.
viii, 290 pages ; 24 cm
"First published by Bonnier Books, U.K."--Title page verso.
From mud tracks on a quiet country road to dirt specks on the soles of walking boots, forensic ecologist Patricia Wiltshire uses her decades of scientific expertise to find often-overlooked clues left behind by criminal activity. She detects evidence and eliminates hypotheses armed with little more than a microscope, eventually developing a compelling thesis of the who, what, how, and when of a crime. Wiltshire's remarkable accuracy has made her one of the most in-demand police consultants in the world, and her curiosity, humility, and passion for the truth have guided her every step of the way. A riveting blend of science writing and true-crime narrative, The Nature of Life and Death details Wiltshire's unique journey from college professor to crime fighter: solving murders, locating corpses, and exonerating the falsely accused. Along the way, she introduces us to the unseen world all around us and underneath our feet: plants, animals, pollen, spores, fungi, and microbes that we move through every day. Her story is a testament to the power of persistence and reveals how our relationship with the vast natural world reaches far deeper than we might think.-- Publisher's description.

The stakes : 2020 and the survival of American democracy

September 13, 2019
Kuttner, Robert, author.
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2019]
xviii, 282 pages ; 25 cm
Progressive economics as democratic renewal -- Democracy : a damage assessment -- Averting tyranny -- Suppression meets mobilization -- The two faces of corruption -- Overcoming the racial fault line -- The view from 2021.
"To save both democracy and a decent economy, here's why it's crucial that Americans elect a truly progressive president. The 2020 presidential election will determine the very survival of American democracy. To restore popular faith in government-and win the election-Democrats need to nominate and elect an economic progressive. The Stakes explains how the failure of the economy to serve ordinary Americans opened the door to a demagogic president, and how democracy can still be taken back from Donald Trump. Either the United States continues the long slide into the arms of the bankers and corporate interests and the disaffection of working Americans-the course set in the past half century by Republican and Democratic presidents alike-or we elect a progressive Democrat in the mold of FDR. At stake is nothing less than the continued success of the American experiment in liberal democracy. That success is dependent on a fairer distribution of income, wealth, and life changes -and a reduction in the political influence of financial elites over both parties. The decay of democracy and economic fairness began long before Trump. The American republic is in need of a massive overhaul. It will take not just a resounding Democratic victory in 2020 but a progressive victory to pull back from the brink of autocracy. The Stakes demonstrates how a progressive Democrat has a better chance than a centrist of winning the presidency, and how only this outcome can begin the renewal of the economy and our democracy. A passionate book from one of America's best political analysts, The Stakes is the book to read ahead of the 2020 primaries and general election"-- Provided by publisher.

Stargazing : photographs of the night sky from the archives of NASA

September 13, 2019
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2019]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm

The wonder weeks : a stress-free guide to your baby's behavior

September 13, 2019
Vanderijt, Hetty, author.
New York, NY : The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
464 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
First published in Dutch in 1992 as Oei, ik groei!.
"With the 10 predictable leaps."

The prophets and kings

September 13, 2019
Smyth, J. Paterson (John Paterson), 1852-1932, author.
Ithaca, New York : Yesterday's Classics, 2017.
264 pages ; 23 cm
"This edition, first published in 2017 by Yesterday's Classics, an imprint of Yesterday's Classics, LLC, is an unabridged republication of the text originally published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd. [in 1908]"--Verso t.p.
Saul's coronation -- Saul's gloomy end -- David-his youth -- David and Jonathan -- The outlaw -- David as king -- The fall of David -- Solomon -- Rehoboam and Jeroboam -- Ahab and Elijah, Part I -- Ahab and Elijah, Part II -- Ahab and Elijah, Part III -- Elisha and the House of Jehu -- Jeroboam the great and his three great prophets -- The prophet Hosea and the fall of Israel -- The story of seven kings and two bad women -- The kings of the great prophets -- Isaiah, the royal prophet of Jerusalem -- Hezekiah and Sennacherib -- King Josiah and the finding of the book of law -- Jeremiah and the last kings and the fall of the nation -- The exiles in Babylon -- The return of the exiles.
"[This book is] intended for parents and teachers to use in preparing Bible lessons for the children in their charge. [It] contains two dozen or more lessons, preceded by the same lengthy introduction to sound teaching practices... For each lesson, Smyth specifies the Biblical passages to cover, then provides background information you can incorporate in your telling of the story to gain the interest of your children, carefully framed questions you can use to draw their attention to the main points, and ways you might direct the conversation to stir their affections and their actions"--Adapted from back cover.

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