New Arrivals · eBooks

May 24, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Annual report.

May 21, 2019
Cincinnati [Ohio] : Gazette Steam Book and Job Printing Establishment
1 online resource.

Housing progress in Cincinnati : second report, July 1921.

May 21, 2019
Cincinnnati : Cincinnati Better Housing League, 1921.
1 online resource (32 pages) : illustrations.

The Negro travelers' green book.

May 20, 2019
New York, N.Y. : Victor H. Green & Co.
1 online resource : illustrations.
"Assured protection for the Negro Traveler".
An annual guidebook for African-American roadtrippers founded and published by New York City mailman Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1967. From a New York-focused first edition published in 1936, Green expanded the work to cover much of North America. The Green Book became "the bible of black travel" during the era of Jim Crow laws, when open and often legally prescribed discrimination against African Americans and other non-whites was widespread. Green wrote this guide to identify services and places relatively friendly to African-Americans so they could find lodgings, businesses, and gas stations that would serve them along the road. It was little known outside the African-American community. Shortly after passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed the types of racial discrimination that made the Green Book necessary, publication ceased and it fell into obscurity.

1 and 2 Corinthians

May 20, 2019
1 online resource (192 pages)
Discover: ·How the springs at Hierapolis help us understand why Jesus described the church at Laodicea as "lukewarm" ·The background and circumstances of certificates of divorce in Judaism ·How Jewish dietary laws provided a powerful metaphor for God's acceptance of the Gentiles Brimming with photos and graphics, the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary walks you verse by verse through all the books of the New Testament. It's like slipping on a set of glasses that lets you read the Bible through the eyes of a first-century reader! Discoveries await you that will snap the world of the New Testament into gripping immediacy. Things that seem mystifying, puzzling, or obscure will take on tremendous meaning when you view them in their ancient context. You'll deepen your understanding of the teachings of Jesus. You'll discover the close, sometimes startling interplay between God's kingdom and the practical affairs of the church. Best of all, you'll gain a deepened awareness of the Bible's relevance for your life. Written in a clear, engaging style, this beautiful set provides a new and accessible approach that more technical expository and exegetical commentaries don't offer. It features: ·Commentary based on relevant papyri, inscriptions, archaeological discoveries, and studies of Judaism, Roman culture, Hellenism, and other features of the world of the New Testament ·Hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and line drawings ·Copious maps, charts, and timelines·Sidebar articles and insights ·"Reflections" on the Bible's relevance for 21st-century living Written by leading evangelical contributors: Clinton E. Arnold (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen), General Editor S. M. Baugh (Ph.D., University of California, Irvine) Peter H. Davids (Ph.D., University of Manchester) David E. Garland (Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) David W. J. Gill (D.Phil., University of Oxford) George H. Guthrie (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) Moyer V. Hubbard (D.Phil., University of Oxford) Ralph P. Martin (Ph.D., University of London, King's College) Douglas J. Moo (Ph.D., University of St. Andrews) Mark L. Strauss (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) Frank Thielman (Ph.D., Duke University) Jeffrey A. D. Weima (Ph.D., University of Toronto) Michael J. Wilkins (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) Mark W. Wilson (D.Litt. et Phil., University of South Africa) Julie L. Wu (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) Robert W. Yarbrough (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen).

1 and 2 Samuel

May 20, 2019
Long, V. Philips, author.
1 online resource (227 pages)
Many today find the Old Testament a closed book. The cultural issues seem insurmountable and we are easily baffled by that which seems obscure. Furthermore, without knowledge of the ancient culture we can easily impose our own culture on the text, potentially distorting it. This series invites you to enter the Old Testament with a company of guides, experts that will give new insights into these cherished writings. Features include ; Over 2000 photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams and charts provide a visual feast that breathes fresh life into the text. ; Passage-by-passage commentary presents archaeological findings, historical explanations, geographic insights, notes on manners and customs, and more. ; Analysis into the literature of the ancient Near East will open your eyes to new depths of understanding both familiar and unfamiliar passages. ; Written by an international team of 30 specialists, all top scholars in background studies.

1,000 Things to Love About America : Celebrating the Reasons We're Proud to Call the U.S.A. Home

May 20, 2019
Bowers, Brent, author.
1 online resource (320 pages)
From journalists Agnes Hooper Gottlieb and Henry Gottlieb, and Brent Bowers and Barbara Bowers, the acclaimed co-authors of 1,000 Years, 1,000 People , comes a new book that celebrates the reasons we're proud to call America home-from jazz and the Gettysburg Address to baseball and the White Castle hamburger. Chock full of anecdotes and often surprising insights and historical information, 1,000 Things to Love About America is a smart, breezy, and unabashed love song to the good old U.S.A.

2 Samuel : Your Kingdom Come

May 20, 2019
Woodhouse, John, 1949- author.
1 online resource (720 pages)
King David stands as one of the most important figures of world history. From children's storybooks to Michelangelo's famous statue, ancient Israel's most famous king is still remembered and recognized by people around the world three thousand years after he lived. Helping readers deepen their understanding of David's tumultuous reign, John Woodhouse highlights David's important role in salvation history-a history that began with Israel but now encompasses God's plan for the whole world. Designed as a trustworthy resource for pastors who preach and teach on a regular basis, this commentary ultimately argues that David's story is important because it lays the crucial foundation for the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, "the son of David." Part of the Preaching the Word series.

24 Hours at Balaclava : Voices from the Battlefield

May 20, 2019
Kershaw, Robert J., 1950- author.
1 online resource (288 pages)
The Battle of Balaclava, 1854, is one of the Crimean War's stand out battles. The Russians took advantage of an ill-manned area near Balaclava, forcing the British back to the Thin Red Line. A heroic and unlikely victory from the heavy brigade's charge halted the Russian advance, putting them on the defensive. However, that was before a misinterpreted order from Raglan led to a final Allied cavalry charge, and one of the most famous and ill-fated events in British military history.Here acclaimed military historian Robert Kershaw creates a vivid, intimate account of this famed battle, using human stories from eyewitness accounts, diaries and letters to illustrate the 24 hours of the Battle of Balaclava, and to place the reader shoulder to shoulder with the cavalry as it charged.

37 Seconds : Dying Revealed Heaven's Help -- A Mother's Journey

May 20, 2019
Arnold, Stephanie, author.
1 online resource (208 pages)
Like Proof of Heaven and To Heaven and Back , a medical drama with heavenly implications in which a woman receives premonitions of her death that come true, and her discovery of the heavenly help available to all of us. When she was pregnant with her second child, Stephanie Arnold had a sudden and overwhelming premonition that she would die during the delivery. Though she tried to tell the medical team and her family what was going to happen, neither the doctors nor her loved ones gave her warnings credence. Finding no physical indications that anything was wrong, they attributed her foreboding to hormones and anxiety. One member of the medical team did take her concerns seriously enough, and made the fateful decision to order extra units of blood "just in case." Then, during the delivery, Stephanie suffered a rare Amniotic Fluid Embolism. She went into cardiac arrest and flat-lined for 37 seconds. She died. Using the supplementary blood, the medical team revived her, and she remained unconscious for more than six days. After months of recovery, Stephanie began to remember details of her experience, details she knew because she had witnessed the entire dramatic event, including her death, from outside her body-beside other spirits that were with her. In this remarkable true story, Stephanie recounts her harrowing journey and shares her surprising spiritual discoveries: we are not alone and have more loving help than we can imagine surrounding us.

99 Prayers Your Church Needs (But Doesn't Know It Yet) : Prayers for Unpredictable and Unsual Times.

May 20, 2019
1 online resource (128 pages)
When the unexpected comes and you can't find the words to pray, 99 Prayers Your Church Needs (But Doesn't Know It Yet) will provide the starting point that will help lead you to the prayer your congregation or pastor needs. From prayers for a family who has lost a loved one to addiction, to a prayer for the new pastor in a new congregation, these 99 prayers will help you respond to a multitude of unexpected prayer requests -- whether celebratory or grieving, or somewhere in between -- in the course of your congregation's life. 99 Prayers includes blessings or prayers for: -when your pastor is facing criminal charges -those who have lost a loved one to an overdose -a member of your congregation formally changing their name -when your pastor has experienced the death of a child -when your pastor is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness -when your pastor has been arrested in a non-violent protest -your pastor's deployment as a military chaplain -a member of your congregation celebrating a milestone in sobriety Editor: Cara Gilger Contributors: Robyn Bles, Diane Faires, Shauna Flemming, Danny Gulden, Jamie Haskins, Megan Houston, Shane Isner, Stephanie Kendell, Billy Kilgore, Elizabeth King, Allison Lanza, Peter Mitchell, Ryan Motter, Suzanne Kerr Motter, Sunny Ridings, Kim Gage Ryan, Melissa St. Clair, Shanna Steitz, Arthur Stewart, Whitney Waller-Cole, Dawn Weaks, Kory Wilcoxson, Chris Wilson, Mark Winters, Selena Wright.

A Billionaire's Pleasure/Detained/A Dangerous Arrangement/Mixing Business With Pleasure

May 20, 2019
1 online resource (650 pages)
Detained - Ainslie Paton From one of Australia's hottest new authors comes a story about an international scandal, a billionaire, and a fearless reporter who might just save the day ... Confined in a cold, dull room in the depths of a Shanghai airport, a journalist chasing a career break and a businessman with a shadowy past play a game of truth or dare - deliberately not exchanging names. They tell each other their most painful secrets and burning desires. One dare leads to a kiss and a wild night of illicit passion, setting off a dangerous sequence of events, bringing exposure and disgrace. Only the brutal truth can save them. But it will also rip them apart. And it will take more than daring before they can build a new truth together. A Dangerous Arrangement - Lee Christine Kicking off a brand new romantic suspense series from Lee Christine is A Dangerous Arrangement: a violinist with a secret, a billionaire with a problem and a race against time set on the beautiful Amalfi Coast. When violinist Marina Wentworth arrives in Venice en route to a cruise ship for a short working holiday, the last thing she expects is to be confronted by a handsome stranger demanding answers. After going to great lengths to keep her real reasons for the trip a secret, Marina refuses to let her immediate attraction to Dean Logan derail her plans. Desperate to recover his latest superyacht designs, Dean doesn't want to believe the lovely violinist is involved in the devastating cyber-attack that threatens to destroy his yacht-building empire. However his growing feelings for Marina fail to extinguish the nagging suspicion that she is hiding something. Set against the backdrop of Italy's Amalfi Coast, Dean and Marina must navigate the dangerous waters of secrecy, attraction and the fusion of two very different worlds. Will their lives remain discordant, or will they take the chance at true harmony? Mixing Business With Pleasure - Bronwyn Stuart What's a girl to do when she finds herself naked except for her stilettos and backed up against a cold mirror, stuck between a rock and a very hard man? Alison Marcum loves her baby brother and would do anything for him-until the day his loan sharks arrive on her doorstep and demand she pay them ten thousand dollars or else. With no way to repay the money, and not wanting to find out what they're capable of, Alison transforms herself from boring social worker to smoking hot model-but getting work isn't going to be the hard part for a woman who'd promised herself she'd never step in front of a camera again. Sam Mason is overseeing a jewellery advertising campaign, and after spending ten minutes in the boardroom with a nearly naked Alison, he decides he might actually enjoy the job. Strictly business, though. Sam's been burned by a model before and no matter how attracted he is, there's no way he's getting involved. As the lies begin to unravel and the loan sharks get impatient, will they both risk it all to be together or lose it all in a bid not to repeat the past?

A Little Bit of Astrology : An Introduction to the Zodiac

May 20, 2019
Bedell, Colin, author.
1 online resource (128 pages)
In the popular " Little Bit of" series: a fresh, accessible introduction to the practice of astrology. Explore the zodiac, and see how it affects your life! Astrology is an ancient art in which the movements of the stars and planets can divine the future. Find out more about the practice, its history, and each of the 12 sun signs-and then follow the detailed information on how to create a natal chart and use it to craft personalized horoscopes.

A Man of Means

May 20, 2019
Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975, author.
1 online resource (78 pages)
"A Man of Means" is a collection of short stories written in collaboration by P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill. (Excerpt from Wikipedia).

A Mathematical Companion to Quantum Mechanics

May 20, 2019
Sternberg, Shlomo, author.
1 online resource (336 pages)
This original 2019 work, based on the author's many years of teaching at Harvard University, examines mathematical methods of value and importance to advanced undergraduates and graduate students studying quantum mechanics. Its intended audience is students of mathematics at the senor university level and beginning graduate students in mathematics and physics. Early chapters address such topics as the Fourier transform, the spectral theorem for bounded self-joint operators, and unbounded operators and semigroups. Subsequent topics include a discussion of Weyl's theorem on the essential spectrum and some of its applications, the Rayleigh-Ritz method, one-dimensional quantum mechanics, Ruelle's theorem, scattering theory, Huygens' principle, and many other subjects.

A Melanie Dickerson Collection : The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest, The Beautiful Pretender, The Golden Braid

May 20, 2019
Dickerson, Melanie, author.
1 online resource (900 pages)
Three complete novels from New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson now available in a low-price, one-volume e-collection! The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest A beautiful maiden who poaches to feed the poor. A handsome forester on a mission to catch her. Danger and love are about to unite in Thornbeck Forest. The Beautiful Pretender After inheriting his title from his brother, the margrave has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise? The Golden Braid Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she is afraid her mother might never allow her to do: learn to read and marry.

A Simplified Life : Tactical Tools for Intentional Living

May 20, 2019
Ley, Emily, author.
1 online resource (224 pages)
Clear the Clutter Once and for All Do you long to simplify the demands on your time, energy, and resources? Have complicated responsibilities, overwhelming to-do lists, and endless clutter left you feeling overwhelmed? Busy wife, mom, entrepreneur, and bestselling author Emily Ley knows how you feel. With a growing family, increased work demands, and more, she understands the struggle it is to keep the plates spinning. In A Simplified Life , you'll find Emily's strategies, systems, and methods for permanently clearing the clutter, organizing your priorities, and living intentionally in 10 key areas-from your home and meal planning, to style and finances, parenting, faith life, and more . Emily will show you how to truly make the most of your days with realistic, achievable, and tactical tools. Walk alongside Emily through each page of the book, working through her simple strategies toward your own goals as you simplify and make space for what matters most.

A Spirituality of Listening : Living What We Hear

May 20, 2019
Anderson, Keith, 1949- author.
1 online resource (208 pages)
2016 IVP Readers' Choice Award Biblical spirituality ... asserts that God is not done with the business of revelation and creation but instead continues to have something to say and something yet to be accomplished in the very culture that isn't sure if God is done speaking." So begins Keith Anderson as he invites us on a journey to relearn how to listen. "My claim is simple: spirituality is grounded in ordinary life experiences. We need to learn to listen to rhythms of life, narratives and creation." Rather than settling for a one-sided relationship with God in which we speak but never hear back, we can learn to hear God as we go through our lives. The key is paying attention to the moments that make up our days. As we participate in the world around us, God speaks to us through creation, through the stories we tell, through our pain and as we follow God down unexpected pathways. Learning to listen doesn't happen in ten easy steps. Instead it is a process of approaching the world with wonder and curiosity as we seek to make sense of what we hear. Hearing God speak takes time and practice, and Anderson offers reflective exercises at the end of each chapter to help us along the way. Listen-and step into a world alive with God's presence."

A Study in Scoundrels

May 20, 2019
Carlyle, Christy, author.
1 online resource (384 pages)
Sophia Ruthven is the epitome of proper behavior. On paper at least, as long as that paper isn't from one of the lady detective stories she secretly pens. She certainly isn't interested in associating with the dashing Jasper Grey, the wayward heir to the Earl of Stanhope, and one of the stage's leading men. But when she learns Grey's younger sister Liddy has gone missing, she can't deny her desire to solve the mystery ... or her attraction to the incorrigible scoundrel. Responsibility isn't something Grey is very familiar with. On the boards and in the bedroom, he lives exactly how he wants to, shunning all the trappings of respectability and society. Grey knows he should avoid the bewitching Sophia, but he's never been able to say no to what he wants. And having Sophia in his arms and his bed is quickly becoming the thing he wants the most. As Sophia and Grey's search for Liddy continues across the English countryside, can this scoundrel convince a proper lady that he's actually perfect for her or will their adventure leave them both heartbroken?

A View to a Kilt : A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from a Sunday Times bestseller

May 20, 2019
Holden, Wendy, 1965- author.
1 online resource (400 pages)
Forget about Cool Britannia and Gallic Chic. Scotland is having a fashion moment ... 'Effing marvellous' JILLY COOPER. 'Funny and smart' INDIA KNIGHT. 'Total bliss' DAILY MAIL . London's most glamorous glossy magazine is in trouble. Advertising revenues are non existent, and if editor Laura Lake can't pick them up, she's out of a job. According to those in the know, Scotland is having a fashion moment . Haggis tempura is on Michelin-starred menus, smart spas are offering porridge facials, and a chain of eco-hotels is offering celebrity bagpipe lessons. So Laura's off to a baronial estate in the Scottish Highlands to get a slice of this ultra-high-end market. It's supposed to be gorgeous, glitzy and glamorous. But intrigue follows Laura like night follows day . And at Glenravish Castle - a shooting lodge fit for a billionaire - Laura finds herself hunting for a scoop that won't just save her job, it could save her life ... WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT WENDY HOLDEN: 'A brilliant, funny read ... Perfect escapism from the daily grind' 'Move over Sophie Kinsella - there's a new Chick Lit queen in town' 'Escapism in its purest form ... A little gem' 'Pure fun, escapism and self indulgence. Delicious!'.

A Word to the Wise : Traditional Advice and Old Country Ways

May 20, 2019
Binney, Ruth, author.
1 online resource (224 pages)
If you've ever wondered whether carrots improve your vision (they do) and why elephants have great memories, consult A Word to the Wise. You'll discover that it's never too late to learn from a proverb or an old wives' tale. This captivating book is a fascinating compilation of age-old expressions and customs, and its insights cover everything from health tips and kitchen tricks to gardening know-how and hints for predicting the weather. Folklorist Ruth Binney explains the truth behind such traditions as polishing windows with newspaper and blowing out birthday candles in a single breath. She also discusses whether classic adages are still relevant or, like eating oysters only in R" months, their truths have faded with the passage of time. This charmingly illustrated volume of enduring wisdom makes a splendid keepsake as well as a fine gift."

A Year in a Bottle : How to Make Your Own Delicious Preserves All Year Ro und

May 20, 2019
Wise, Sally (Food writer), author.
1 online resource (256 pages)
Recipes and tips to create your own jams, jellies, pickles, relishes and chutneys from an ABC Local Radio regular. Zesty yet simple raspberry jam on steaming fresh scones from the oven; tasty pickles, relishes and chutneys to complement roasts; and plump, tasty pickled onions and sumptuous fruit cheeses for the cheese platter ... just a small taste of what readers will find in Sally Wise's wonderful preserving cookbook. Containing a lifetime of passion and preserving wisdom, A YEAR IN A BOttLE is an inspiring and practical collection of more than 100 recipes and hints for making your own glorious jams, jellies, marmalades, drinks, pastes, fruit cheeses, chutneys, relishes and pickles. Includes easy and simple recipes, technical advice and helpful hints from selecting ingredient to safety tips to ensure success.

A Year on the Farm

May 20, 2019
Wise, Sally (Food writer), author.
1 online resource (448 pages)
A cooking school, a farm, a household of eccentric animals and 250 delicious recipes from Tasmania's queen of the kitchen, Sally Wise. Renowned cook Sally Wise always wanted her own cooking school - and her own farm, where she could grow the produce she wanted to cook with. One day she and her husband came across a property in Tasmania's Derwent Valley with an orchard full of fruit trees, and a funny old chalet out the back. A plan began to take shape ... In this book, Sally shares 250 recipes she's gathered over a year of growing, cooking, setting up school and house - and managing an eccentric household of family and other animals. Like Nigel Slater's KITCHEN DIARIES, and Sally's early bestseller, A YEAR IN A BOTTLE, this is a charming portrait of tree-change and a cookbook to treasure.

Abbott

May 20, 2019
Ahmed, Saladin, author.
1 online resource (128 pages)
Hugo Award-nominated novelist Saladin Ahmed (Black Bolt) and artist Sami Kivelä (Beautiful Canvas) present one woman's search for the truth that destroyed her family. Hard-nosed, chain-smoking tabloid reporter Elena Abbott investigates a series of grisly crimes that the police have ignored. Crimes she knows to be the work of dark occult forces. Forces that took her husband from her. Forces she has sworn to destroy. Collects the entire 5-issue series.

Adventure Time. Beginning of the End. #2

May 20, 2019
Anderson, Ted, 1985- author.
1 online resource (32 pages)
Having confronted his past selves, Finn must deal with the reflections of himself in the present: Fern, Farmworld Finn, Adventure Tim, and others to find a way out of the fourth dimension.

All I Want for Christmas Is a Duke

May 20, 2019
1 online resource (464 pages)
The holidays are a time for dining, dancing, and of course-dukes! Celebrate the Christmas season with this enchanting collection of historical romances featuring the most eligible bachelors of the ton ... A childish prank may have reunited the Duke of Hollingsworth with his estranged wife, but only the magic of Christmas will show this couple 'tis the season of second chances ... Sophie Kinsley planned to remain a wallflower at the Duke of Hollyshire's ball. Yet when a dance with him leads to a stolen kiss, will the duke be willing to let her go? Or will Sophie's Christmas wish be granted at last? To the Duke of Vale, science solves everything-even marriage. When the impulsive Ivy Sutherland makes him question all of his data, he realizes that he's overlooked a vital component in his search for the perfect match: love. Patience Markham never forgot the fateful dance she had with the future Duke of Kingsbury. But when a twist of fate brings them together for Christmas Eve, will the stars finally align in their favor? An Avon Romance.

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