New Arrivals · eBooks

September 21, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

100 Things Oilers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

September 20, 2018
Ireland, Joanne, author.
1 online resource (256 pages)
All Oilers fans have marveled at highlights of The Great One, and have felt that excitement coming back to Oil Country with phenom Connor McDavid. But only real fans can immediately recall Ryan Smyth's third-period hat trick in the 2006 playoffs or have hit the road to support their team in enemy territory. 100 Things Oilers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true Edmonton fans. Whether you were there in person for the Wayne Gretzky era, or whether the first game you attend is at the new Rogers Place, these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime. Experienced sportswriter Joanne Ireland has collected every essential piece of Oilers knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.

101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview

September 20, 2018
Fry, Ron, author.
1 online resource (192 pages)
To ace a job interview, you need to give the right answers -- and ask the right questions. 101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview is for every job candidate who thinks "Do you have any questions for me?" marks the end of an interview. In Ron Fry's view, it marks the beginning of the last, and perhaps most important, interview phase, one that's so important that failing to properly prepare for it can undo all your hard work, including providing great answers to tough questions. It's your moment to shine -- to show off the depth and breadth of your research, to remind the interviewer of how perfectly your credentials fit the job description, and to actually ask for the job! Fry shows you how to take charge of the interview process, presenting yourself as the self-managing, versatile, and confident candidate most employers are seeking. He demonstrates how to use the interview process to sell the company on you while obtaining the information necessary to make sure you are sold on them. From what to ask, when to ask it, and the kinds of answers to expect, 101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview gives all candidates, from first-timers to seasoned pros, the practical information and advice they need to ace entire interviews ... and get their dream jobs.

1066 and Before All That : The Battle of Hastings, Anglo-Saxon and Norman England

September 20, 2018
West, Ed, author.
1 online resource (184 pages)
A riveting account of the most consequential year in English history, marked by bloody conflict with invaders on all sides. 1066 is the most famous date in history, and with good reason, since no battle in medieval history had such a devastating effect on its losers as the Battle of Hastings, which altered the entire course of English history. The French-speaking Normans were the pre-eminent warriors of the 11th century and based their entire society around conflict. They were led by William 'the Bastard' a formidable, ruthless warrior, who was convinced that his half-Norman cousin, Edward the Confessor, had promised him the throne of England. However, when Edward died in January 1066, Harold Godwinson, the richest earl in the land and the son of a pirate, took the throne ... this left William no choice but to forcibly claim what he believed to be his right. What ensued was one of the bloodiest periods of English history, with a body count that might make even George RR Martin balk. Pitched at newcomers to the subject, this book will explain how the disastrous battle changed England -- and the English -- forever, introducing the medieval world of chivalry, castles and horse-bound knights. It is the first part in the new A Very, Very Short History of England series, which aims to capture the major moments of English history with humor and bite.

45 Murderers : A Collection of True Crime Stories

September 20, 2018
Rice, Craig, 1908-1957, author.
1 online resource (347 pages)
From Hollywood's Black Dahlia to the Arkansas Bluebeard: an anthology of true crime profiles by "the grand dame of mystery" (Ed Gorman). Whether venturing into a blood-spattered farm in Texas, down a lonely mountain road in Alabama, or into the deceptively sunny Ohio suburbs, acclaimed mystery writer Craig Rice lends her hard-boiled style and a wicked irony to this gallery of real-life murders. Among them ... A saintly middle-aged widow bludgeoned to death in her New Jersey home; the headless torsos of two women found floating in the Lake of the Ozarks; a New Year's fire in Pennsylvania set to cover the traces of a more ghastly crime; a traveling evangelist on a divine mission blown to bits in Berkley; an aspiring starlet tortured, bisected, and dumped in a vacant LA lot; and a New York couple poisoned to death by the mysterious "Veiled Murderess," a convicted killer who never revealed her motives -- or her true identity. Culled from Rice's work as a crime reporter, "the stories in 45 Murderers have withstood time" as a century-spanning, cross-country tour of the sinister underbelly of the American Dream (Jeffrey Marks, author of Who Was That Lady? ).

50 Things Not to Do after 50 : From Naming Your Pets after Tolkien Characters to Signaling Peace Out to Your Friends

September 20, 2018
Gregory, Leland, author.
1 online resource (156 pages)
The rules change at 50! The New York Times bestselling author and former SNL writer offers advice on living this stage of life with your dignity intact. If you or someone you know has just turned fifty, it's time to accept that the rules of life have changed, and that fifty is not the new thirty for most of us. Leland Gregory understands the forgetful minds, sagging bodies, and flagging pride of his fellow middle-agers, and in 50 Things Not to Do after 50 , he offers helpful -- and hilarious -- advice for combating the humiliations this stage of life can bring. In this lighthearted and sometimes painfully on-target book, you'll learn that what we used to do in our twenties, thirties, and forties should be avoided at all costs from now on. For example, regardless of gender, under no circumstances should you ever ... Attempt to wear leather pants Start a story that involves a lot of names -- you'll forget most of them before the story is over Stalk your high school sweetheart on Facebook; the person you had the hots for in 10th grade probably isn't so hot anymore Get drunk in Pamplona and decide to run with the bulls Volunteer to be a drug mule Say things like "fo'shizzle," "whatev," or "cray-cray" ... And do we really need to mention thongs, Speedos, or jeggings? Leland Gregory, the New York Times bestselling author of Stupid American History and America's Dumbest Criminals , has been praised by Katie Couric as the "chronicler of Stupid America.".

A Buccaneer at Heart

September 20, 2018
Laurens, Stephanie, author.
1 online resource (400 pages)

A Buckhorn Baby

September 20, 2018
Foster, Lori, 1958- author.
1 online resource (384 pages)
A sizzling new Buckhorn Brothers novella from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster If there's one thing headstrong bookstore owner Amber Hudson knows, it's how to get what she wants. And what she wants most is for Noel Poet, the hottest firefighter in Buckhorn, Kentucky, to finally admit they have a future together. But when life throws her an unexpected curveball, Amber must face the fact that she's set her sights on something that could be out of reach forever. Noel might be head over heels for Amber, but he has no intention of letting her call all the shots. He's determined to play Amber's game his own way -- and remind her that some things are worth fighting for. Yet when Amber gets the shock of her life, games are the last thing on his mind. Because now it's time to prove that old demons are no match for the happy-ever-after that could be theirs ... Don't miss the other titles in the Buckhorn Brothers series, including Buckhorn Beginnings , Forever Buckhorn , The Buckhorn Legacy , Buckhorn Ever After in the All For You anthology, Back to Buckhorn , A Buckhorn Summer and A Buckhorn Bachelor.

A Canal House Cooking Volumes 1-3 : Summer, Fall & Holiday, and Winter & Spring

September 20, 2018
Hirsheimer, Christopher, author.
1 online resource (384 pages)
A collection of the first three volumes in Canal House Cooking's seasonal recipes series, for the novice and experienced cook alike Including Canal House favorites for every season, Canal House Cooking Volumes One Through Three collects the recipes we cook for ourselves throughout the year. In summer, we make jarsful of teriyaki sauce for slathering on chicken. We love to cook big paellas outdoors over a fire for a crowd of friends. We are crazy for ripe melons, and we churn tubs of ice cream for our families. In the fall and holiday seasons, we cook our grandmothers', aunts', and mothers' recipes to bring them to life, and invite the people we miss to the table again. For us, it wouldn't be a holiday without Neenie's Sourdough-Sage Stuffing, or Jim's Roast Capon, or Peggy's Grand Marnier Soufflé. And in winter and spring we make jars of marmalade for teatime and to give to our friends. We warm and nourish ourselves with hearty soups and big pots of stews and braises. We roll out pasta and make cannelloni for weekend or special-occasion gatherings. Cook all year long with Canal House Cooking!

A Canal House Cooking Volumes 4-6 : Farm Markets and Gardens, The Good Life, and The Grocery Store

September 20, 2018
Hirsheimer, Christopher, author.
1 online resource (396 pages)
Volumes four through six in Canal House Cooking's seasonal recipes series, including mouthwatering dishes for the novice and experienced cook alike Canal House Cooking Volumes Four Through Six is a collection of some of our favorite recipes, the ones we cook for ourselves, our friends, and our families during the summer, fall, and right through the holiday season. They'll make you want to run straight to the store, market, kitchen, or out to the grill and start cooking. In Farm Markets and Gardens we live in the season by shopping at farmers' markets and roadside tables, and gathering the very freshest vegetables from our own gardens. Join us as a "salt-and-pepper cook," making simple yet intensely flavorful dishes such as tomato salad and berry cobbler. In The Good Life we toast the good life and cook lots of big, delicious food. We turn out classic pâtés and terrines; top buckwheat blini with smoked salmon and trout roe; tuck black truffles under the skin of our roasted chicken. We fry apple fritters in the fall and decorate sugar cookies for the holidays. Finally, good cooking relies on good shopping, so in The Grocery Store we buy smoked fish to make a delicious creamy stew. Bunches of fat local asparagus go into our shopping cart -- we cook them simply and bathe them in a luscious lemon-butter sauce. We choose hearty escarole and tender young spinach and stock up on bags of frozen peas and fava beans to use in so many ways. We buy succulent rhubarb for an early spring tonic or for an Easter dessert, roasted and spooned over crisp meringues.

A Comfortable Wife

September 20, 2018
Laurens, Stephanie, author.
1 online resource (400 pages)
Rediscover this classic tale of Regency romance by #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens. Miss Antonia Mannering had made plans, and Lord Philip Ruthven played a large part in them. They had been childhood friends, but had not seen each other for years. She knew Philip was popular with the ladies, but he had never married any of them. Wouldn't he now be ready for a wife? If she could prove to him that she could run his home, not disgrace him in Society and be a comfortable wife for him, surely he would be prompted to propose to her. But she never expected that love and passion would enter into their arrangement! Originally published in 1996.

A Concrete Approach to Abstract Algebra

September 20, 2018
Sawyer, W. W. (Walter Warwick), 1911-2008, author.
1 online resource (240 pages)
Brief, clear, and well written, this introduction to abstract algebra bridges the gap between the solid ground of traditional algebra and the abstract territory of modern algebra. The only prerequisite is high school level algebra. Author W. W. Sawyer begins with a very basic viewpoint of abstract algebra, using simple arithmetic and elementary algebra. He then proceeds to arithmetic and polynomials, slowly progressing to more complex matters: finite arithmetic, an analogy between integers and polynomials, an application of the analogy, extending fields, and linear dependence and vector spaces. Additional topics include algebraic calculations with vectors, vectors over a field, and fields regarded as vector spaces. The final chapter proves that angles cannot be trisected by Euclidean means, using a proof that shows how modern algebraic concepts can be used to solve an ancient problem. Exercises appear throughout the book, with complete solutions at the end.

A Contract Engagement

September 20, 2018
Banks, Maya, author.
1 online resource (192 pages)
#1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Maya Banks tells the story of a fake engagement that leads to real passion. He's wanted her for six months. And the opportunity has finally arrived to make Celia Taylor his -- at least temporarily. Billionaire businessman Evan Reese knows she's desperate to get him to sign with Maddox Communications. But first he needs her to pose as his fiancée at a family wedding on Catalina Island. There he'll wine, dine and seduce the stunning ad executive ... Yet what happens when the fake engagement becomes more than just an act? A Reader Favorite Story originally published as Billionaire's Contract Engagement.

A Convenient Christmas Wedding

September 20, 2018
Scott, Regina, 1959- author.
1 online resource (288 pages)
A Convenient Christmas Wedding by Regina Scott released on Nov 01, 2016 is available now for purchase.

A Course of Pure Mathematics : Third Edition

September 20, 2018
Hardy, G. H. (Godfrey Harold), 1877-1947, author.
1 online resource (464 pages)
Originally published in 1908, this classic calculus text transformed university teaching and remains a must-read for all students of introductory mathematical analysis. Clear, rigorous explanations of the mathematics of analytical number theory and calculus cover single-variable calculus, sequences, number series, and properties of cos, sin, and log. Meticulous expositions detail the fundamental ideas underlying differential and integral calculus, the properties of infinite series, and the notion of limit. An expert in the fields of analysis and number theory, author G. H. Hardy taught for decades at both Cambridge and Oxford. A Course of Pure Mathematics is suitable for college and high school students and teachers of calculus as well as fans of pure math. Each chapter includes demanding problem sets that allow students to apply the principles directly, and four helpful Appendixes supplement the text.

A Di Sione for the Greek's Pleasure

September 20, 2018
Hewitt, Kate, author.
1 online resource (192 pages)
A Di Sione for the Greek's Pleasure by Kate Hewitt released on Dec 01, 2016 is available now for purchase.

A Different Kind of Courage

September 20, 2018
Horsley, Jim, 1947- author.
1 online resource (240 pages)
As a decorated Navy combat pilot, Jim Horsley flew to the top of his field, yet still felt unfulfilled. A Different Kind of Courage is the engaging account of his search for true significance.

A Hunger for God (Redesign : Desiring God through Fasting and Prayer)

September 20, 2018
Piper, John, 1946- author.
1 online resource (208 pages)
Our appetites control much of what we do each day whether it is the cravings of our stomachs, the desire for possessions or power, or the longings of our spirits for God. But for the Christian, the hunger for anything apart from God is ultimately detrimental to spiritual health and enduring joy. In this classic meditation on fasting, John Piper helps Christians apply the Bible s teaching on this long-standing spiritual discipline, highlighting the profound contentment that comes from delighting in God above all else. Piper helps readers put to death self-indulgence by directing them to the all-satisfying, sin-conquering glory of Christ. This volume is now redesigned with a new cover and a foreword by <em>New York Times</em> best-selling authors David Platt and Francis Chan.</p>.

A King and No King

September 20, 2018
Smith, Sarah, author.
1 online resource (30 pages)
Love and loss sketch a desperate dance through the eleventh installment of Whitehall, an episodic royal tale full of true history and sensual intrigue, new from Serial Box Publishing. Sickness descends upon the vulnerable Catherine, setting all of Whitehall into chaos but none more so than those who love her most. Fears raise doubts in many and gives steel to others, and may even create a common purpose in king and servant. This episode is brought to you by Sarah Smith who reminds you to cherish your health and loved ones.

A Little Bit of Angels : An Introduction to Spirit Guidance

September 20, 2018
Clayton, Elaine, author.
1 online resource (128 pages)
An "angelic" entry in the popular LITTLE BIT OF series! Angels will warn us, protect us, and enhance our lives -- if we understand how to work with their energy. But how do we ask our angelic guides for intervention? Or determine if their influence is improving our lives? Intuitive author Elaine Clayton presents an accessible introduction to the fascinating and perennially popular field of angelic intervention, with practical advice we can easily integrate into our day-to-day life. See how angels can foster empathy, forgiveness, and creativity; attract your own personal angel; and communicate with your angels through dream journals.

A Manager's Guide to Coaching : Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best From Your People

September 20, 2018
Emerson, Brian, 1967- author.
1 online resource (240 pages)
To stay on top, companies need to do more than just tread water -- they need to grow. And that means that their employees need to develop and improve their skills at the same pace. More than ever, managers are being encouraged to improve employee performance through effective coaching, but so few of them have the time -- or the knowledge -- it takes to do it successfully. Brian Emerson and Ann Loehr have spent years showing some of the country's top companies how to develop their most promising employees. Now in this helpful manual they guide managers through every step of the coaching process, from problem solving to developing accountability. Readers will discover:the top 10 tips every manager should know before he starts to coach how to handle difficult conversations, conflicting priorities, and problem team members how to hold follow-up meetings after goals and priorities have been set sample questions they can adapt to various situations examples of common problems and how they can use coaching to address them.Clear, practical and straightforward, this is an invaluable tool that will help all leaders coach employees, colleagues, and themselves to excellence.

A Million Little Things : A Novel

September 20, 2018
Mallery, Susan, author.
1 online resource (400 pages)
From the bestselling author of The Girls of Mischief Bay and The Friends We Keep comes a twisty tale of family dynamics that explores what can go terribly, hysterically wrong when the line between friendship and family blurs ... Zoe Saldivar is more than just single -- she's alone . She recently broke up with her longtime boyfriend, she works from home and her best friend Jen is so obsessed with her baby that she has practically abandoned their friendship. The day Zoe accidentally traps herself in her attic with her hungry-looking cat, she realizes that it's up to her to stop living in isolation. Her seemingly empty life takes a sudden turn for the complicated -- her first new friend is Jen's widowed mom, Pam. The only guy to give her butterflies in a very long time is Jen's brother. And meanwhile, Pam is being very deliberately seduced by Zoe's own smooth-as-tequila father. Pam's flustered, Jen's annoyed and Zoe is beginning to think "alone" doesn't sound so bad, after all. Friendship isn't just one thing -- it's a million little things, and no one writes them with more heart and humor than Susan Mallery!

A Path Toward Love

September 20, 2018
James, Cara Lynn, 1949- author.
1 online resource (320 pages)
Katherine came home to forget her past. The last thing she expected was to find her future. Young widow Katherine Osborne returns to her family's rustic camp on Raquette Lake in the Adirondack Mountains. She's determined to live a quiet life, but her socialite mother is equally determined to push her into a new marriage while she's still young. Andrew Townsend has known Katherine since they were children. An attorney who is successful, but not wealthy, he knows she is socially out of his reach. But he's curious about what changed the free-spirited girl he once knew into this private, somber young woman. Katherine has kept hidden the details of her unsuccessful marriage. When past sins come to light, she must turn to God for the courage to be honest. But how can she trust the God she feels has let her down? When she confides in Andrew, their relationship takes a dramatic turn into uncharted territory. Amid impossible obstacles, two young people must learn to trust enough to walk the path that God has cleared for them. A path that leads to healing and restoration. A path toward love.

A Perfect Obsession : A Novel of Romantic Suspense

September 20, 2018
Graham, Heather, author.
1 online resource (400 pages)
Someone is murdering beautiful young women in the New York area and displaying them in mausoleums and underground tombs. The FBI is handling the case, with Special Agent Craig Frasier as lead. Kieran Finnegan, forensic psychologist and part owner of Finnegan's, her family's pub, is consulting on the case. Craig and Kieran are a couple who've worked together on more than one occasion. On this occasion, though, Craig fears for the safety of the woman he loves. Because the killer is too close. The body of a young model is found in a catacomb under a two-hundred-year-old church, now deconsecrated and turned into a nightclub. A church directly behind Finnegan's in lower Manhattan. As more women are murdered, their bodies discovered in underground locations in New York, it's clear that the police and the FBI are dealing with a serial killer. Craig and Kieran are desperate to track down the murderer, a man obsessed with female perfection. Obsessed enough to want to preserve" that beauty by destroying the women who embody it ... ".

A Rogue and a Pirate : A Passionate Romance

September 20, 2018
Mortimer, Carole, author.
1 online resource (192 pages)
Re-read this classic romance by USA Today bestselling author Carole Mortimer With less than a week to go before her wedding day, Caitlin's life is running smoothly. Until a chance encounter with devastatingly sexy Rogan McCord turns her world upside down. His outrageous flirting certainly shouldn't leave her tingling with anticipation ... So when her car breaks down and she's stranded, Caitlin tells herself that accepting Rogan's offer of a lift home is completely innocent. But an earth-shattering kiss on her doorstep leaves her reeling. How can she go ahead with her loveless marriage and ignore this new-found desire ... ? Originally published in 1986.

A Rogue's Heart

September 20, 2018
Browning, Debra, author.
1 online resource (288 pages)
Conall Mackintosh had an eye for the ladies and a heart for wanderin'. But when his laird set before him a task -- strike a trade bargain with Clan Dunbar -- the roguish adventurer couldn't say nay, to his brother or to the reward he'd receive for a job well done. On the shores of Loch Drurie Conall came face-to-face with Dunbar's laird" -- a sassy wench with wild red hair and skirts rucked up to her knees. Mairi Dunbar had cared well for her people after her father's death. She was no simpering fool who couldn't make a treaty with Clan Mackintosh. Conall couldn't decide whether to strangle the beautiful lass or kiss her. Once fair eager to be on his way, Conall now found that one look into Mairi's eyes had heated his blood and stirred his heart in ways that no one else ever had!".

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