New Arrivals · Biography

August 15, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Founding martyr : the life and death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's lost hero

August 14, 2018
Di Spigna, Christian, author.
©2018
322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Introduction -- No turning back -- Childhood hamlet -- The Harvard years -- Speckled monster -- New beginnings -- Acts of violence -- Unsheath thy quill -- From red fields to crimson cobblestones -- A time to mourn -- A bitter crew -- Resolved -- Joseph Warren's ride -- Hill of lamentations -- Founding mourners -- Epilogue -- Warren's legacy.
A detailed portrait of Founding Father, Dr. Joseph Warren, examines his work as an architect of the colonial rebellion, before his hero's death at Bunker Hill obscured his essential role in America's independence.

A girl's guide to missiles : growing up in America's secret desert

August 14, 2018
Piper, Karen Lynnea, 1965- author.
©2018
x, 322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Becoming China Lakers -- A teenage weaponeer -- Dynamic instability -- The Cold War at home -- Anything can be a weapon -- Off target -- Life without weapons.
The China Lake missile range in the Mojave Desert was created during the Second World War, and has always been shrouded in secrecy. But people who make missiles and other weapons are regular working people, with domestic routines and everyday dilemmas, and four of them were the Piper family. Her dad designed the Sidewinder. Once, when a missile nose needed to be taken offsite for final testing, her mother loaded it into the trunk of the family car, set off down a Los Angeles freeway, and even stopped off at the mall, leaving the missile in the parking lot. Piper's memoir also reaches back to her father's World War II flights with contraband across Europe.-- Adapted from publisher information.

Em nome dos pais

August 14, 2018
Leitão, Matheus, 1977- author.
Rio de Janeiro, RJ : Intrínseca, maio de 2017.
441 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Comer, rezar, amar : a busca de uma mulher por todas as coisas da vida na Itália, na Índia e na Indonésia

August 14, 2018
Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-
Rio de Janeiro, RJ : Objetiva, ©2006.
342 pages ; 23 cm
Itália -- Índia -- Indonésia.
Traces the author's decision to quit her job and travel the world for a year after suffering a midlife crisis and divorce, a journey that took her to three places in her quest to explore her own nature and learn the art of spiritual balance.

Bonnie and Clyde : the making of a legend

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

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

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

All happy families : a memoir

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Arab of the future 3 : a graphic memoir : a childhood in the Middle East (1985-1987)

August 9, 2018
Sattouf, Riad, author, illustrator.
New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2018.
146 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Originally published in France in 2016 by Allary Éditions"--Title page verso.

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

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

Never stop walking : a memoir of finding home across the world

August 9, 2018
Rickardsson, Christina, author.
Seattle : AmazonCrossing, [2018]
237 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
"This is the story of my childhood in Brazil, about the culture shock I experienced when I arrived in the forests of northern Sweden and about the loss of the people I loved most. It's about what I remember of my childhood in the Brazilian wilderness, on the streets of São Paulo, in the orphanage. And it's about my early days in Sweden, when I found myself dropped into a place and life that couldn't have been in sharper contrast to what I had known"--Back jacket.

De Gaulle

August 8, 2018
Jackson, Julian, 1954- author.
©2018
xl, 887 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
Simultaneously published in the United Kingdom as A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle.
Part One. De Gaulle before 'De Gaulle', 1890-1940: Beginnings, 1890-1908 -- War: 'A regret that will never leave me', 1908-1918 -- Rebuilding a career, 1919-1932 -- Making a mark, 1932-1939 -- The Battle of France, September 1939-June 1940 -- Part Two. Exile, 1940-1944: Rebellion, 1940 -- Survival, 1941 -- Inventing Gaullism -- On the world stage, September 1941-June 1942 -- Fighting France, July-October 1942 -- Power struggles, November 1942-November 1943 -- Building a state in exile, July 1943-May 1944 -- Liberation, June-August 1944 -- Part Three. In and out of power, 1944-1958: In power, August 1944-May 1945 -- From liberator to saviour, May 1945-December 1946 -- The new messiah, 1947-1955 -- In the 'desert', 1955-1958 -- The 18 Brumaire of Charles de Gaulle, February-June 1958 -- President du conseil, June-December 1958 -- Part Four. Republican monarch, 1959-1965: Algeria: 'This affair which absorbs and paralyses us', 1959-1962 -- Turning point, 1962 -- The pursuit of grandeur, 1958-1963 -- Going global, 1963-1964 -- Modernizing monarch, 1958-1964 -- Half-time, 1965 -- Part Five. Towards the end, 1966-1970: Upsetting the applecart, 1966-1967 -- Diminishing returns -- Revolution, 1968 -- The end, June 1968-November 1970 -- Myth, legacy and achievement.
A definitive biography of the mythic general who refused to accept the Nazi domination of France, drawing on unpublished letters, memoirs, and papers in the newly opened de Gaulle archives that show how this volatile man put a broken France back at the center of world affairs. In the early summer of 1940, when France was overrun by German troops, one junior general who had fought in the trenches in Verdun refused to accept defeat. He fled to London, where he took to the radio to address his compatriots back home. "Whatever happens," he said, "the flame of French resistance must not be extinguished and will not be extinguished." At that moment, Charles de Gaulle entered history. For the rest of the war, de Gaulle insisted he and his Free French movement were the true embodiment of France. Sometimes aloof but confident in his leadership, he quarreled violently with Churchill and Roosevelt. Through sheer force of personality he inspired French men and women to risk their lives to resist the Nazi occupation. Thanks to de Gaulle, France was recognized as one of the victorious Allies when Germany was finally defeated. Then, as President of the Fifth Republic, de Gaulle brought France to the brink of a civil war over his controversial decision to pull out of Algeria. Julian Jackson's landmark biography, the first major reconsideration in over twenty years, captures this titanic figure as never before.-- Provided by publisher.

Ninety-nine glimpses of Princess Margaret

August 8, 2018
Brown, Craig, 1957- author.
©2017
423 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Originally published in 2017 by 4th Estate, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, Great Britain, as Ma'am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret."
Princess Margaret aroused passion and indignation in equal measures. To her friends, she was witty and regal. To her enemies, she was rude and demanding. In her 1950s heyday, she was seen as one of the most glamorous and desirable women in the world. By the time of her death in 2002, she had come to personify disappointment. One friend said he had never known an unhappier woman. The tale of Princess Margaret is Cinderella in reverse: hope dashed, happiness mislaid, life mishandled. .

At the broken places : a mother and trans son pick up the pieces

August 7, 2018
Collins, Mary, 1961- author.
Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2017]
xi, 194 pages ; 22 cm.
Pronouns and body parts -- Endings and beginnings -- Sharing our story with others -- Rights -- A story exchange.
"In this collaborative memoir, a parent and a transgender son recount wrestling with their differences as Donald Collins undertook medical-treatment options to better align his body with his gender identity. As a parent, Mary Collins didn't agree with her trans son's decision to physically alter his body, although she supported his right to realize himself as a person. Raw and uncensored, each explains her or his emotional mindset at the time: Mary felt she had lost a daughter; Donald activated his "authentic self." Both battled to assert their rights. A powerful memoir and resource, At the Broken Places, offers a road map for families in transition"--Back cover.

No better friend, no worse enemy : the life of General James Mattis

August 7, 2018
Proser, Jim, author.
©2018
viii, 257 pages ; 24 cm
"When General James Mattis took command of the First Division in 2000, he took for their motto a paraphrase of Roman general Lucius Cornelius Sulla: "No better friend, no worse enemy." In 2003, General James N. Mattis shared a "Message to All Hands," to his soldiers. He shared with them the importance of the mission, the goal to act with honor, and ended with the motto he brought to his division from a paraphrase of Roman general Lucius Cornelius Sulla: "Demonstrate to the world that there is 'No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy' than a US Marine." Mattis was the first Trump presidential cabinet nominee and received nearly unanimous, bipartisan support for his nomination, with only one vote against. He received a rare waiver of the guidelines that exclude recently active military leaders from the position of Secretary of Defense. What could create such unprecedented unity, even enthusiasm, in the hyper-partisan political rancor of 2017? Beyond Mattis' obvious military competence for the position, he also possesses such personal integrity, fostering universal confidence. Told through Proser's insight and talent for storytelling, it is this unimpeachable character that is the primary subject of No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy. He leads with insight, humor, fighting courage and fierce compassion - not only for his fellow Marines who volunteer to follow him through hell's front door, but for the innocent victims of war. His martial and personal values have elevated him to the highest levels of personal success and earned him the trust of his Marines and many fellow Americans. We are stronger both from his service and his example."--Provided by publisher.

All the colors we will see : reflections on barriers, brokenness, and finding our way

August 6, 2018
Gopo, Patrice, 1979- author.
Nashville, TN : W. Publishing Group, [2018]
xiii, 233 pages ; 22 cm

King Con : the bizarre adventures of the Jazz Age's greatest imposter

August 2, 2018
Willetts, Paul, author.
New York : Crown, [2018]
349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
The fake's progress -- Continental grift.
"The spellbinding tale of hustler Edgar Laplante--the king of Jazz Age con artists--who becomes the victim of his own dangerous game"-- Provided by publisher.

Forward with Patton : the World War II diary of Colonel Robert S. Allen

August 2, 2018
Allen, Robert S. (Robert Sharon), 1900-1981, author.
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2017]
xi, 317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Introduction: a biographical sketch of Colonel Robert Sharon Allen -- From New Jersey to England -- Watching and waiting -- Third Army enters the fight -- The Lorraine Campaign -- The Battle of the Bulge -- Into Germany -- The Palatinate Campaign -- The end of the war in the European Theater of Operations.

Captain Puckett : sea stories of a former Panama Canal pilot

August 2, 2018
Puckett, Kenneth P., author.
©2018
vii, 223 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 23 cm
Includes photo of the Delta Queen on page 20.
For nearly 16 years, until he retired in 1996, Captain Puckett helped to guide ships through the historic Panama Canal as a maritime pilot on more than 1,400 transits. On the pages of his autobiography, he navigates through tales of his rocky childhood in northern Kentucky; his military adventures in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army, where he served two tours of Vietnam; and what it was like in Panama in the 1980s as the Central American country fell into chaos under the dictatorship of Manuel Noriega. Captain Puckett shares what it was like being a maritime pilot on the canal during its turbulent years of transition to ownership by Panama after nearly a century under U.S. control.

The girl on the balcony : Olivia Hussey finds life after Romeo & Juliet

August 1, 2018
Hussey, Olivia, author.
©2018
xii, 323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
A rough start -- White shoes -- Under a slate-gray sky -- On the boards -- The audition -- Romeo and Juliet go to the movies -- Italy -- Cinecittà Studios -- Temper, temper -- Mrs. Mayfair and a very sick girl -- One-take Hussey -- Boobs O'Mina -- Late nights -- Was there anything between Romeo and Juliet offscreen? -- Roman holiday -- Meanwhile, back on the balcony -- Actors -- Acting -- Live, to the world -- Teenage heartbreak -- Last, but not least -- The end; now comes the work -- The tour -- Boys -- So I became a movie star -- Christopher Jones -- America -- The end of the long beginning -- Love --Vegas, Dean, and a wedding -- Homemaker -- Back to work -- Guns -- An apple and a flower -- You have to go there to come back -- My Mary and my vice -- Death on the Nile -- India -- What's my line? -- Japan with the toad -- Akira -- Long-distance love -- Up up, and away -- Let the 80s be over -- A song, a Harley, and that hair -- Reality -- Under seige -- Mother Teresa -- Cancer -- Taking a backseat -- Today.
"In 1968, Olivia Hussey became one of the most famous faces in the world, immortalized as the definitive Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet. Now the iconic girl on the balcony shares the ups and downs of her truly remarkable life and career ... In this candid memoir, Olivia Hussey tells her story: from being an "It Girl" in swinging 60s London and her enduring friendship with Romeo & Juliet co-star Leonard Whiting, through three tumultuous marriages, motherhood, stage-four breast cancer, debilitating agoraphobia, bankruptcy, and ultimately, a journey of self-discovery in India that led her on a path to fulfillment"--Jacket.

Judas : how a sister's testimony brought down a criminal mastermind

August 1, 2018
Holleeder, Astrid, author.
©2018
vii, 403 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
First published in the Netherlands under the title "Judas: een familiekronick" by Lebowski Publishers, and imprint of Overamstel Publishers, November 2016 ; translation ©2017 by Welmoed Smith & Caspar Wijers.

Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history

July 31, 2018
O'Brien, Keith, 1973- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
xiv, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"An Eamon Dolan Book."
Miracle of Wichita -- Devotedly, Ruth -- Real and natural, every inch -- Fortune of the air -- Bravest of the fair, fairest of the brave -- Flying salesgirls -- Right sort of girl -- City of destiny -- If this is to be a derby -- There is only one Cleveland -- Good eggs -- Mr. Putnam and me -- Law of fate -- Give a girl credit -- Grudge flight -- Spetakkel -- All things being equal -- That's what I think of wives flying -- They'll be in our hair -- Playing hunches -- A woman couldn't win -- Top of the hill.
"High adventure and high ideals merge when a corps of intrepid female aviators battle to take part in the hugely popular air shows of the 1920s and 1930s. Ultimately, one of our heroines would win a race that earned her the right to be called America's best pilot"-- Provided by publisher.

Tropic of football : the long and perilous journey of Samoans to the NFL

July 31, 2018
Ruck, Rob, 1950- author.
©2018
305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
God's sweetest work -- The war and America come to Samoa -- Hawaiʻi : the North shore -- Al Lolotai, Charlie Ane, and Bob Apisa -- American Samoa in the 1960s -- Jesse Sapolu, Dick Tomey, and Faʻa Samoa -- Faʻa Kalifonia : Oceanside, California -- Kalifonia dreaming -- Back in Hawaiʻi : where football still matters -- David and Goliath -- The Samoan paradox.

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