New Arrivals · History

August 18, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Nordic, Central and Southeastern Europe.

August 17, 2018
Harpers Ferry, WV : Stryker-Post Publications,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for <2004-2015/16, 2018/19> by Wayne C. Thompson; 2016/17-2017/18 by Marek Payerhin.
Imprint varies: <2013-2018/19> Lanham, Md.

Boom town : the fantastical saga of Oklahoma city, its chaotic founding , its apocalyptic weather, its purloined basketball team, and the dream of becoming a world-class metropolis

August 17, 2018
Anderson, Sam, 1977- author.
New York : Crown, 2018.
xx, 427 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"A lively and introspective look into Oklahoma City, where colorful city officials business leaders, artists, and sports fans have turned an unassuming Southwestern city into a thriving metropolis with a dazzling basketball team"-- Provided by publisher.

Walls : a history of civilization in blood and brick

August 17, 2018
Frye, David, 1963- author.
xii, 292 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Introduction: A wall against the wasteland -- Part one: Builders and barbarians -- Midwife to civilization: wall builders at the dawn of history: the ancient Near East, 2500-500 BC -- To wall or not to wall?: Greece, 600-338 BC -- "Cries of pain and sadness": China, 214 BC -- Wallers and warriors: life outside the walls: Eurasia, 2000 BC-AD 1800 -- Part two: The great age of walls -- Prologue to the great age of walls: Alexander's gates: timeless folklore -- Walls connect Eurasia: China and central Asia, c. 100 BC -- Hadrian's walls: the Roman Empire, AD 117-38 -- Paradise lost: The Roman Empire, c. AD 300 -- Defenseless behind walls: The Roman and Byzantine Empires, AD 400-600 -- Cycles of walls and despots: China, AD 280-1600 -- Walls and the Apocalypse: Western and Central Asia, AD 500-1300 -- Part three: The world in transition -- The horrible bombard: Constantinople, AD 1453 -- Beyond the pale: Ireland, Scotland, and the Russian Empire, AD 1494-c. 1800 -- Fort Brokenheart: South, Central, and North America, prehistory-AD 1800 -- Part four: A clash of symbols -- The last battles: China and France, 1933-40 -- "A hell of a lot better than a war": Berlin, 1961-89 -- Epilogue: "Love your neighbor, but don't pull down your hedge": Earth, 1990-present.
"A survey of walls throughout history and their role in shaping society."--Provided by publisher.

The fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq

August 17, 2018
Chivers, C. J. (Christopher John), author.
xxiii, 374 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Part 1. Storm. Into Afghanistan : G-Monster : Lieutenant Layne McDowell's quick air war -- Into the kill zone : Sergeant First Class Leo Kryszewski and the Gauntlet at al-Kaed Bridge -- Part 2. Bad hand. The one you hear already missed : Sergeant First Class Leo Kryszewski and the rocket attacks -- "In the Navy he'll be safe" : hospital corpsman Dustin E. Kirby and a family at war -- Down safe : chief Warrant officer Michael Slebodnik and the air cavalry war in Iraq -- G-Monster : Lieutenant Commander Layne McDowell's dream -- Part 3. Counterinsurgency. On Al Qaeda's turf : Dustin Kirby and the route Chicago shooting gallery -- "I'll fly away" : Chief Warrant officer Mike Slebodnik and the air cavalry in the eastern Afghan Valleys -- We're here because we're here : specialist Robert Soto and the ghosts of Korengal Valley -- The push : Lieutenant Jarrod Neff and a battle to turn the tide of the war -- Part 4. Reckoning. G-Monster : the satisfaction of restraint -- The fighter : Gail Kirby's demand.
"Almost 2.5 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. C.J. Chivers has reported from both fronts from the beginning, walking side by side with combatants for more than a dozen years. He describes the experience of war today as it is endured by those most at risk--the camaraderie and profound sense of purpose, alongside courage, frustration, and moral confusion mixed with technical precision. In these remote places where the reason for their presence is sometimes not clear, these young men kill or are killed, facing palpable and often constant threat of ambush or hidden bombs. They repeatedly return, rushing toward danger, often to rescue the wounded in wars that escalate around them as the Pentagon changes doctrines and plans. Weaving a history of the war through troops' experiences, the characters in The Fighters climb into an F-14 cockpit for the opening strikes after the attacks of 9/11, hunt for Osama bin Laden along the Pakistani border, chase insurgent rocket teams with helicopters alongside American bases, face snipers in a hostile city in Anbar Province in Iraq, and engage in deadly counterguerilla warfare in the soaring mountains of the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. Some suffer terribly. All are changed. They return home, uncertain of their place in the world and what their wars have achieved. Chivers accompanied combatants over many years and multiple tours, including many of the characters in this book, developing deep understanding of the experience of combat in our times. The Fighters, his tour de force, tells a history of America's longest wars as well as the lives of the volunteers who have waged them"-- Provided by publisher.

Revolution française : Emmanuel Macron and the quest to reinvent a nation

August 17, 2018
Pedder, Sophie, author.
x, 297 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 24 cm.
Conquest. The parable of Amiens -- Le disrupteur -- The roots of Dégagisme, 1995-2017 -- En mache to the Elysée -- Jupiter rising -- Power. Macronism -- Re-start nation -- Fractured France -- The tyranny of normal -- A certain idea of Europe, and beyond -- Conclusion.
"He emerged from nowhere to seize the presidency, defeat populism and upend French party politics. Who is Emmanuel Macron? How far can he really change France? In Revolution Française, Sophie Pedder examines the first year in office of France's youngest and most exciting president in modern times, with unique perspective from her time as head of The Economist's Paris bureau. President Emmanuel Macron's vision for France is far more radical than many realise. His remarkable ascent from obscurity to the presidency is both a dramatic story of personal ambition and the tale of a wounded once-proud country in deep need of renewal. What shaped this enigmatic character, the precociously bright student and talented networker from northern France; the philosophy graduate and Rothschild banker who married his school drama teacher? How did a political outsider manage to defy the unwritten rules of the Fifth Republic and secure the presidency at his first attempt? And what are the underlying ideas behind his vision? This book chronicles Macron's remarkable rise from independent outsider to the Élysée Palace, situating the achievement in a broader context: France's slide into self-doubt, political gridlock and a seeming reluctance to embrace change; the roots of populism and discontent; the fractures caused by globalisation and the Le Pen factor. Looking back on the young president's dramatic first year in power, with analysis of his key reforms and lofty ambitions, it asks how far it is possible for Macron to reinvent a conservative nation uneasy about embracing the future. Can the man nicknamed 'Jupiter' really return France to its former greatness, or will he, by the time his mandate expires, end up as just another side note in political history? Punctuated with first-hand conversations and reporting, this book takes on all of these questions, concluding with a fascinating and exclusive interview with Macron recorded in early 2018. Pedder's riveting, and essential, book will be one of the most captivating political books of this year."--Publisher's description.

Travels with Foxfire : stories of people, passions, and practices from Southern Appalachia

August 16, 2018
Hudgins, Phil, compiler, interviewer.
xv, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The way it was. The family farm: the story of Mama & Papa Hudgins ; Moonshining days: stories from James Speed's life making illegal liquor ; How stock car racing started: Dawson County folks talk about the precursor to NASCAR ; Drive-in movie theaters: an American icon, reborn ; Water dowsers: the ancient art of finding underground water ; Outhouses: an interview with "priviologist" Mary Frazier Long ; Appalachia on television: the story of Heartland ; Georgia: First in flight!: the story of Micajah Clark Dyer -- Arts and herbs. Doctoring with herbs: the story of Eve Miranda, medicine woman ; Wild ginseng: interviews with four men who still hunt it the right way ; How to turn junk into art: an interview with Jane Taylor ; Artist, flint knapper, fiddle and banjo player, and naturalist: an interview with Joseph "Doc" Johnson -- Food fit to eat. Dishin' up love: interview with Lazell Vinson ; Joseph Dabney: winning the James Beard Cookbook of the Year award ; Peach grower Dori Sanders of South Carolina: recipe from her cookbook -- A sense of community. On artistry, ancestry, and African Americans: an interview with Ann Miller Woodford ; Keeping the land and the history: stories from Wayne County, Kentucky ; Forming the Great Smokey Mountains National Park: the story of Glenn Cardwell of Pittman Centers, Tennessee ; The lone Commissioner of Lumpkin County: the life of J.B. Jones -- The great outdoors. Catching violators of game and fish laws: stories from Calvin Stewart ; Turkey hunting: the turkey-hunting tales of three Georgians ; Legendary bear hunters from the old school: tales of bear hunting in Rabun county -- Where music dwells. Music in southern Appalachia: bluegrass, country, and shape note singing ; Grounded in folk tradition: the story of Hedy West ; Lillie Mulkey West: inspiring anew generation of folk singers ; John Jarrard and Bruce Burch: writers of country music ; Southern gospel singing: still a favorite for many ; Lighter moments from gospel groups: the Lord's work is serious business, most of the time -- Stories and their tellers. Inventing a time machine and other adventures: Emory Jones, the great storyteller ; Passing down memories: the story of author Dori Sanders ; Dr. C.B. Skelton of Winder, Georgia: practicing medicine and sharing humorous stories -- In pursuit of "hobbiness". Eighteen thousand long-play albums: Jerry Kendall and his record collection ; Tractors and trucks: Carl "Feel bad" Davis ; Snaking logs through the Kentucky woods: Hollis Thrasher and his mules ; Family history: Jerry Taylor on tracing other people's genealogies.
Since 1972, the Foxfire books have preserved and celebrated the culture of Southern Appalachia for hundreds of thousands of readers. In Travels with Foxfire, native son Phil Hudgins and Foxfire student Jessica Phillips travel from Georgia to the Carolinas, Tennessee to Kentucky, collecting the stories of the men and women who call the region home. Across more than thirty essays, we discover the secret origins of stock car racing, the story behind the formation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the vanishing art of gathering wild ginseng, and the recipes of an award-winning cookbook writer. We meet bootleggers and bear hunters, game wardens and medicine women, water dowsers, sculptors, folk singers, novelists, record collectors, and home cooks--even the world&#x2019;s foremost zpriviologisty--all with tales to tell. A rich compendium of the collected wisdom of artists, craftsmen, musicians, and moonshiners, Travels with Foxfire is a joyful tribute to the history, the geography, and the traditions that define Appalachian living.

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

August 14, 2018
Di Spigna, Christian, author.
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.

Pogrom : Kishinev and the tilt of history

August 13, 2018
Zipperstein, Steven J., 1950- author.
xx, 261 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Age of pogroms -- Town and countryside -- "Squalid brawl in a distant city" -- Burdens of truth -- Sages of Zion, Pavel Krushevan, and the shadow of Kishinev -- Remains of the day.
Separating historical fact from fantasy, an acclaimed historian retells the story of Kishinev, a riot that transformed the course of twentieth-century Jewish history. So shattering were the aftereffects of Kishinev, the rampage that broke out in late-Tsarist Russia in April 1903, that one historian remarked that it was "nothing less than a prototype for the Holocaust itself." In three days of violence, 49 Jews were killed and 600 raped or wounded, while more than 1,000 Jewish-owned houses and stores were ransacked and destroyed. Recounted in lurid detail by newspapers throughout the Western world, and covered sensationally by America's Hearst press, the pre-Easter attacks seized the imagination of an international public, quickly becoming the prototype for what would become known as a 'pogrom, ' and providing the impetus for efforts as varied as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the NAACP. Using new evidence culled from Russia, Israel, and Europe, distinguished historian Steven J. Zipperstein's wide-ranging book brings historical insight and clarity to a much-misunderstood event that would do so much to transform twentieth-century Jewish life and beyond.

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

August 10, 2018
Omarosa, author.
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.

I, Rene Tardi, prisoner of war in Stalag IIB. [Volume] 1

August 9, 2018
Tardi, Jacques, author, illustrator.
183 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 33 cm
"Jacques Tardi's gripping and humane biographical portrait of his father's life as a soldier during WWII. Captured by the Germans and sent to a POW camp where he spends the rest of the war, René Tardi lives a harrowing day-to-day existence. He recalls in vivid detail roll calls in sub-zero temperatures, senseless executions and especially the gnawing hunger. And yet, in the face of daily brutality, he perseveres, thinking of his wife Henriette, awaiting his return home to France."--Back cover.

War in the peaceable kingdom : the Kittanning raid of 1756

August 9, 2018
Crytzer, Brady, author.
xviii, 226 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Prologue : a political war -- The original people -- Invasion -- Taking up the hatchet -- Into darkness -- Season of war -- War footing -- The raid -- Epilogue : victory.

De Gaulle

August 8, 2018
Jackson, Julian, 1954- author.
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.
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. .

I [heart] Obama

August 8, 2018
Kaplan, Erin Aubry, author.
Lebanon, NH : ForeEdge, An imprint of University Press of New England, [2016]
xii, 222 pages ; 24 cm
The word "heart" in the title appears as the heart symbol.
Introduction -- Obama the folk hero: what he means to us -- Obama represents -- Obama leads -- Who is this guy? -- Is Obama bad for us? -- Epilogue: I heart Obama.
"In his two terms as president, Barack Obama solidified his status as something black people haven't had for fifty years: a folk hero. The 1960s delivered Malcom X and Martin Luther King, Jr., forever twinned as larger-than-life outsiders and truth tellers who took on racism and died in the process. Obama is different: Not an outsider but president, head of the most powerful state in the world; a centrist Democrat, not the face of a movement. Yet he is every bit a folk hero, doing battle with the beast of a system created to keep people like him on the margins. He is unique among presidents and entirely unique among black people, who never expected to have a president so soon"--Jacket.

Serendipity : seemingly random events, insignificant decisions, and accidental discoveries that altered history

August 8, 2018
Thorson, Thomas J., author.
xii, 95 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
The world as we know it... would be radically different were it not for the role that accidents, chance, and pure luck have played throughout history. Each chapter of "Serendipity" sets a pivotal event in its historical context and raises the question of how chance may have changed our world on both a global and personal level in this fascinating mix of significant events and pop culture..

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

August 7, 2018
Proser, Jim, author.
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.

A Traveller's history of France.

August 6, 2018
New York : Interlink Books,
v. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Editors: <[2nd ed.](1992)-8th ed.(2008)> Robert Cole with series editor, Denis Judd.

Cracking the AP U.S. history exam.

August 2, 2018
New York, NY : Random House, Inc.,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Cracking the AP world history exam.

August 2, 2018
New York, NY: Random House, Inc., c2004-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Cracking the AP European history exam.

August 2, 2018
New York : Random House, c1999-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

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.

Leningrad, 1941-1942 : morality in a city under siege

August 2, 2018
I︠A︡rov, Sergeĭ Viktorovich, author.
Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA, USA : Polity Press, [2017]
xiii, 409 pages ; 24 cm
Foreword / by John Barber -- Preface -- Part I. Concepts of morality in 1941-1942 -- 1. The tragedy of Leningrad -- The time of death -- The breakdown of moral standards -- 2. Moral commandments -- The concept of honesty -- Fairness -- Charity -- Attitudes to theft -- 3. The shifting boundaries of ethics -- Infringement of ethical standards: arguments used in self-justification -- Compulsory ethical standards: coercion as a means of ensuring survival -- 4. The influence of moral standards on people's behaviour -- Appealing for help -- Expressing gratitude for help -- Part II. The ethical dimension -- 5. The family : compassion, consolation, love -- 6. The family : ethics -- Continuity and disintegration -- Funerals -- Friends -- Neighbours -- Colleagues -- 7. Party and government -- Rules of behavior -- Privileges -- 8. Strangers -- Parentless children -- People collapsing in the streets -- 'Dystrophics' -- Leningraders in the queue -- Part III. Means of reinforcing morality -- 9. Concepts of civilization -- Art, creativity, reading -- Tales of the siege -- Tales about life in the past and future -- Diaries and letters -- Control -- 10. Self-control -- Codes of behaviour -- Introspection -- Leningraders in the time of death : human and superhuman.
This book recounts one of the greatest tragedies of the twentieth century: the siege of Leningrad. It is based on the searing testimony of eyewitnesses, some of whom managed to survive, while others were to die in streets devastated by bombing, in icy houses, or the endless bread queues. All of them, nevertheless, wanted to pass on to us the story of the torments they endured, their stoicism, compassion and humanity, and of how people reached out to each other in the nightmare of the siege. Though the siege continues to loom large in collective memory, an overemphasis on the heroic endurance of the victims has tended to distort our understanding of events. In this book, which focuses on the Time of Death, the harsh winter of 1941-2, Sergey Yarov adopts a new approach, demonstrating that if we are to truly appreciate the nature of this suffering, we must face the full realities of people s actions and behaviour. Many of the documents published here - letters, diaries, memoirs and interviews not previously available to researchers or retrieved from family archives - show unexpected aspects of what it was like to live in the besieged city. Leningrad changed, and so did the morals, customs and habits of Leningraders. People wanted at all costs to survive. Their notes about the siege reflect a drama which cost a million people their lives. There is no spurious cheeriness and optimism in them, and much that we might like to pass over. That we may not do. We have a duty to know the whole, bitter truth about the siege, the price that had to be paid in order to stay human in a time of brutal inhumanity.

Chappaquiddick : power, privilege, and the Ted Kennedy cover-up

August 2, 2018
Damore, Leo, author.
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group, [2018]
xxxiv, 619 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
A young woman leaves a party with a wealthy U.S. senator. The next morning her body is discovered in his car at the bottom of a pond. This is the damning true story of the death of campaign strategist Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick and of the senator--37-year-old Senator Ted Kennedy--who left her trapped underwater while he returned to his hotel, slept, and made phone calls to associates. It is the story of a powerful, privileged American man who was able to treat a woman's life as disposable without facing real consequences. And it is the story of a shameful political coverup involving one of the nation's most well-connected families and its network of lawyers, public relations people, and friends who ensured Ted Kennedy remained a respected member of the Senate for forty more years. This new edition, Chappaquiddick, is being released 30 years after the original Senatorial Privilege to coincide with the nationwide theatrical release of the movie Chappaquiddick starring Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, and Jim Gaffigan.

Everything Trump touches dies : a Republican strategist gets real about the worst president ever

July 31, 2018
Wilson, Rick, author.
New York : Free Press, [2018]
viii, 327 pages ; 24 cm

Into the hands of the soldiers : freedom and chaos in Egypt and the Middle East

July 31, 2018
Kirkpatrick, David D., 1970- author.
New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.
ix, 370 pages : map ; 24 cm
Whoever drinks the water -- City of contradictions : August 14, 2010-January 1, 2011 -- Police day : January 24, 2011-February 11, 2011 -- We don't do that anymore : February 12, 2011-September 11, 2011 -- The first lady and the blue bra : March 8, 2011-December 20, 2011 -- The Theban Legion : May 7, 2011-October 9, 2011 -- How the downfall of a state can happen : July 23, 2011-November 24, 2011 -- Forefathers : November 27, 2011-January 22, 2012 -- Parliament grows a beard : January 23, 2012-May 23, 2012 -- Thug versus thug : May 23, 2012-June 17, 2012 -- The judges club : June 17, 2012-June 30, 2012 -- The night of power : June 30, 2012-November 19, 2012 -- A day in court : July 4, 2012-September 11, 2012 -- President and Mrs. Morsi : November 19, 2012-November 23, 2012 -- Under the cloak : November 22, 2012-December 3, 2012 -- A rumble at the palace : December 3, 2012-December 7, 2012 -- Murder, rape, Christians, and spies : December 8, 2012-March 9, 2013 -- The view from the west : March 12, 2013-April 24, 2013 -- A new front : April 24, 2013-May 1, 2013 -- A dutiful son : May 1, 2013-June 23, 2013 -- June 30 : May 25, 2013-July 3, 2013 -- Coup d'état : July 4, 2013 -- Killing themselves : July 3, 2013-July 24, 2013 -- A lion : July 24, 2013-August 6, 2013 -- Clearing the square : August 14, 2013-August 15, 2013 -- Jihadis in the White House : August 15, 2013 -- Retribution : August 14, 2013-June 1, 2017 -- Deep state : August 14, 2013-June 1, 2017.
A candid narrative of how and why the Arab Spring sparked, then failed, and the truth about America's role in that failure and the subsequent military coup that put Sisi in power--from the Middle East correspondent of the New York Times. In 2011, Egyptians of all sects, ages, and social classes shook off millennia of autocracy, then elected a Muslim Brotherhood president. The 2013 military coup replaced him with a vigorous strongman, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who has cracked down on any dissent or opposition with a degree of ferocity Mubarak never dared. What went wrong? Is the Arab world stuck between military and theocratic authoritarianism? And how did Washington manage to be so feckless and reactive? Egypt has for centuries set in motion every major trend in politics and culture across the Arab world, from independence and Arab nationalism to Islamic modernism, political Islam, and the jihadist thought that led to Al Qaeda and ISIS. The Arab Spring revolts of 2011 spread from Cairo, so Americans naturally look to its disastrous democratic experiment with cynical exasperation; but they fail to understand the dynamic of the uprising, the hidden story of its failure, and Washington's part in that tragedy. David D. Kirkpatrick arrived in Egypt less than six months before the uprising broke out. The book juxtaposes his account of Tahrir Square, the elections, and the eventual coup, with new reporting on the conflicts within the Obama administration over how to handle the tumult. It is the story of Kirkpatrick's education in the Arab world, in a time of revolution and violence.

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