New Arrivals · History

March 26, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Captured : an American prisoner of war in North Vietnam

March 25, 2019
Townley, Alvin, author.
New York : Scholastic Focus, 2019.
xvi, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
"Naval aviator Jeremiah Denton was captured in North Vietnam in 1965. As a POW, Jerry Denton led a group of fellow American prisoners in withstanding gruesome conditions behind enemy lines. They developed a system of secret codes and covert communications to keep up their spirits. Later, he would endure long periods of solitary confinement. Always, Jerry told his fellow POWs that they would one day return home together. Although Jerry spent seven and a half years as a POW, he did finally return home in 1973 after the longest and harshest deployment in U.S. history."--Provided by publisher.

A history of the new India : past and present

March 25, 2019
Irschick, Eugene F., author.
©2015
xxv, 183 pages : map ; 23 cm
Mughal devolution and the Deccan -- Mughal devolution in Bengal and South India -- The path to company sovereignty in India, 1756-1801 -- Creating a ruling strategy, 1770-1830 -- Reform and rebellion : resistance to becoming a subject -- Moral reform and self-discipline -- New identities, new demands.
"Providing a different approach to the history of India than previously advocated, this textbook argues that there was a constant interaction between peoples and cultures. This interactive, dialogic approach provides a clear understanding of how power and social relations operated in South Asia. Covering the history of India from Mughal times to the first years of independence, the book consists of chapters divided roughly between political and thematic questions. Topics discussed include: Mughal warfare and military developments; the construction of Indian culture; Indian, regional and local political articulation; India's independence and the end of British Rule; the growth of the Hindu Right; the dispute over Kashmir; as well as a detailed timeline that provides a useful overview to key events in the history of India. A set of background reading is included after each chapter for readers who wish to go beyond the remit of this text. Written in an accessible, narrative style, the textbook will be suitable in courses on Indian and South Asian History, as well as courses on World History and South Asian Studies. Eugene F. Irschick is professor of history at University of California, Berkeley. In his research and published works, such as Dialogue and History : Constructing South India, 1795-1895 (1994), he suggests that the production of history and political structures is dialogic. He has been teaching courses on Indian history at UC Berkeley for 16 years. Much of the time during his early teaching years was focused on minority and separatist politics in south India during the 20th century. Recently, he has been teaching courses on women's history in South Asia as well as courses on post-colonialism"--Provided by publisher.

The lady is a spy : Virginia Hall, World War II hero of the French resistance

March 21, 2019
Mitchell, Don, 1957- author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Focus, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2019.
xvii, 265 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Virginia Hall's war -- The fighting blade -- Student of Europe -- State Department years -- The gathering storm -- Wartime London: wearing life like a loose garment -- The new recruit -- Virginia's intelligence circle -- Wartime France through a spy's eyes -- Taking care of British agents -- Abbé Alesch: friend or foe? -- The river is rising: Virginia's final days in Lyon -- Virginia's escape -- On the sidelines in Spain -- The OSS : America's wartime spy service -- The great adventure: Virginia's return to France -- Setting up shop -- Virginia transfers to OSS -- Supporting D-Day and operations in the Haute-Loire -- Virginia goes her own way -- Rafael and Hemon fall from the sky -- Hoping for a final mission -- The Austria mission -- A final accounting -- The true story of Abbé Alesch -- Recognition -- Cold warrior at the CIA -- A new beginning -- Retirement.
"When Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, Virginia Hall was traveling in Europe. Which was dangerous enough, but as fighting erupted across the continent, instead of returning home, she headed to France. In a country divided between freedom and fascism, Virginia was determined to do her part for the Allies. An ordinary woman from Baltimore, Maryland, she dove into the action, first joining a French ambulance unit and later becoming an undercover agent for both the British Special Operations Executive and the US Office of Strategic Services. Working as a spy in the intelligence network, she made her way to Vichy, coordinating Resistance movements, assisting in the sabotage of Nazis, and rescuing downed Allied soldiers. She passed in plain sight of the enemy, and soon found herself being hunted by the Gestapo. But Virginia cleverly evaded discovery and death, often through bold feats and daring escapes. Her covert operations, efforts with the Resistance, and risky work as a wireless telegraph operator greatly contributed to the Allies' eventual win"-- Provided by publisher.

The shortest history of Germany : from Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel : a retelling for our times

March 21, 2019
Hawes, J. M. (James M.), author.
New York : The Experiment, 2019.
xvi, 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Originally published: United Kingdom : Old Street Publishing, 2017.
Includes index.
In the proto-beginning -- Part 1. The first half-millennium (58 BC-526 AD) : the Romans create the Germans, then the Germans take over Rome -- Part 2. The second half millennium (526 AD-983 AD) : the Germans restore Rome -- Part 3. The third half-millennium (983 AD-1525 AD) : there is a battle for Germany -- Part 4. The fourth half-millennium (1525 AD-the present) : Germany goes two ways.
"An narrative history that offers a fresh take on the last 2,000 years of Germany's history--from the invention of the word 'German' by Julius Caesar in 58 BC, through the rise of Nazi Germany, and up to the present day"--Provided by publisher.

Dark beyond darkness : the Cuban Missile Crisis as history, warning, and catalyst

March 20, 2019
Blight, James G., author.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
xxi, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue: Armageddon in retrospect: on the road with Papa & the Boy -- Part 1. Dark -- Shit (almost) happened in October 1962: the struggle to avoid Armageddon involves the struggle of memory against forgetting -- The bullshit: bad guys threaten; good guys stand firm; good guys win; bad guys lose; the little guy doesn't matter; JFK's moxie prevails -- The truth: big guys ignore little guy; feeling doomed, little guy throws caution to the wind, starts shooting, and asks big friend to nuke the U.S.; Armageddon nearly occurs -- Part 2. Darker -- Habitable history: how Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall became the template for a "WABAC" machine for the Cuban Missile Crisis -- Be Robert McNamara: bringing the abolition message home, with (and without) "maximum Bob" -- Be Fidel Castro: a leader at the hinge of the world -- Darkest -- Armageddon in slow motion: more bullshit and truth about avoiding Armageddon in the 21st century -- Armageddon oops! Nuclear war via mechanical and/or human screw-up -- On the road again via climate catastrophe: from a 19th century volcanic eruption to a 21st century nuclear winter -- The darkness defined and defied (via the lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis) -- Be anybody WABAC: empathy, not sympathy is the key -- Part 3. Darkness visible: findings, takeaways and imperatives of the Cuban Missile Crisis -- The Black Saturday manifesto: abolishing nuclear weapons one anniversary per year, for as long as it takes -- Epilogue: Show us your darkness: Warning given! Warning received?
"Dark Beyond Darkness is the first book to take readers deeply inside the experience and calculations of leaders during the Cuban Missile Crisis and to connect that crisis to the nuclear risk today, whether from war between superpowers, climate catastrophe following a regional nuclear war or a nuclear conflict sparked by an accident."--Provided by publisher.

John Adams, slavery, and race : ideas, politics, and diplomacy in an age of crisis

March 20, 2019
Scherr, Arthur, 1951- author.
Santa Barbara, California ; Denver, Colorado : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2018]
xxii, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction : historians view John Adams on slavery and race -- Adams's attitudes on slavery and race during the revolutionary period -- John Adams and slavery : from the vice presidency to the presidency, 1789-1801 -- Reconsidering John Adams and "the St. Domingo business" : recent historiography, Haitian independence, and early American foreign policy -- President Adams's changing relationship with Haiti -- Ideals or self-interest? : the Adams administration and U.S. weapons traffic with Haiti -- Adams, Jefferson, and U.S. trade with Haiti : a closer look -- John Adams's last years : antislavery, anti-black -- Conclusion : John Adams, slavery, and the founding.

Kushner, Inc. : greed, ambition, corruption : the extraordinary story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

March 19, 2019
Ward, Vicky, author.
©2019
viii, 293 pages ; 25 cm
"Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are the self-styled Prince and Princess of America. Their swift, gilded rise to extraordinary power in Donald Trump's White House is unprecedented and dangerous. In Kushner, Inc., investigative journalist Vicky Ward digs beneath the myth the couple has created, depicting themselves as the voices of reason in an otherwise crazy presidency." -- Provided by publisher.

What you have heard is true : a memoir of witness and resistance

March 19, 2019
Forché, Carolyn, author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Describes the author's deep friendship with a mysterious intellectual who introduced her to the culture and people of El Salvador in the 1970s, a tumultuous period in the country's history, inspiring her work as an unlikely activist.

The dangerous case of Donald Trump : 37 psychiatrists and mental health experts assess a president : updated and expanded with new essays

March 19, 2019
New York : Thomas Dunne Books and imprint of St. Martin's Press 2019.
lxii, 475 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Updated and expanded with new essays"--Front cover.
"He's only getting worse. Donald Trump's erratic behavior throughout his presidential campaign caused many of us to ask: What is wrong with him? After the election, politicians and pundits assured us he would change once he took office and would live up to his role as president. After spending two years in the most powerful position in the world, however, Trump has only gotten worse. He rants. He lashes out. He threatens violence. He holds rallies to rile up his supporters. And he lies constantly. He has become, to use the word of one former staffer, "unhinged." In this updated and expanded edition of the bestselling The Dangerous case of Donald Trump, the twenty-seven psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health experts who first took on their brave "duty to warn" the public about the dangers of Trump are now joined by ten more."--Dust jacket.

A hard and bitter peace : a global history of the Cold War

March 19, 2019
Judge, Edward H., author.
©2018
xvi, 395 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Part I. Origins of the Cold War. The seeds of conflict -- Adversaries and allies, 1939-1945 -- The formation of the Communist bloc, 1944-1948 -- The Cold War begins, 1945-1948 -- The battle for Germany, 1948-1952 -- The Cold War's origins in Asia, 1945-1954 -- Part II. The global confrontation. The conflict over Korea, 1950-1953 -- New leaders and new realities, 1953-1959 -- The Cold War in the Middle East and South Asia, 1953-1960 -- The Cold War comes to Africa, 1957-1964 -- Crisis and coexistence, 1960-1964 -- Southeast Asia and the Cold War, 1954-1973 -- China, SALT, and the superpowers, 1967-1972 -- Part III. The search for a solution. The heyday of détente, 1972-1975 -- The decline of détente, 1975-1979 -- The return of the Cold War, 1980-1985 -- The thaw in the Cold War, 1985-1988 -- The end of the Cold War, 1988-1991 -- Lessons and legacies of the Cold War.
This comprehensive text provides a balanced survey of the Cold War in a genuinely global framework. Presenting not only Soviet and Western perspectives, but also the outlooks of peoples and leaders throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, Edward H. Judge and John W. Langdon offer in-depth treatment of imperialism, anti-imperialism, decolonization, national liberation struggles, and their Cold War connections. The authors explore the background and context for all major developments during the era, as well as capsule biographies and character analyses of key figures. Tracing the Cold War from its roots in East-West tensions before and during World War II through its origins in the immediate postwar era, the book concludes with the Cold War's legacy, which continues today. Written in a clear and lively style, this compelling text will bring the era to life for readers who didn't experience its dramas and crises directly -- Provided by publisher.

Anne Frank, the untold story : the hidden truth about Elli Vossen, the youngest helper of the Secret Annex

March 19, 2019
Bruyn, Jeroen de, 1993-
©2018
268 pages : black and white photographs ; 20 cm

The United States of Ohio : one American state and its impact on the other forty-nine

March 15, 2019
Rohr, David E., author.
©2019
x, 261 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Sister theory -- America writ small -- Crossroads, thrill rides, and lunch -- Moondogs and rock halls -- Harriet and the generals -- Porkopolis -- The soap that floats -- Ruthless -- Mother of invention -- Henry Ford's front lawn -- Up from the bicycle shop -- From Dayton to the Moon -- The internal melting pot -- Where sports first met money -- More than a game -- Being Cleveland -- Killing Marilyn and Sam -- Ending the '60s -- The electoral collage -- Eight average presidents -- Yard signs in the heartland.
"The story of Ohio--from its geographical position to its cultural mix and economic development--and its centrality to Americans inside and outside the state"-- Provided by publisher.

The African-American military experience in the Civil War : an annotated bibliography of selected articles

March 15, 2019
Liddy, Jerome, author.
Berwyn Heights, Md. : Heritage Books, 2018.
Introduction -- Annotated article bibliography -- Selected list of books for further reading -- Index: Author, editor, and compiler -- Index: Subject.
"This work provides an annotated bibliography of these articles, complete with critical and descriptive commentary. The articles are listed in alphabetical order by author or editor. They address a wide range of subjects concerning the African-American military experience in the Civil War including but not limited to battles and campaigns, the reaction of Union and Confederate soldiers to black troops, the contentious issue of army pay, recruitment, prisoner treatment, racial atrocities, shipboard race relations, racial prejudice, medical treatment, and the often mind-numbing routine of garrison duty. Each article is presented in standard bibliographical format that includes the name of the author, article title, journal name, volume number and issue number, date of publication, and pages on which the article appears. This is followed by an annotation. If appropriate, supplemental information regarding maps, tables, charts, illustrations, appendixes, and additional bibliographical data is also provided. A subject matter index is included"--Back cover.

Afghanistan war : a documentary and reference guide

March 15, 2019
Wadle, Ryan, 1980- author.
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2018]
xvii, 357 pages ; 29 cm.
Documents from the Soviet Invasion and Civil War, 1979-2001 -- Documents from Operation Enduring Freedom and the beginning of Reconstruction, 2001-2003 -- Documents from the return of the Taliban and Counterinsurgency, 2003-2009 -- Documents from the surge, withdrawal, and an uncertain future, 2009-2017.
"Providing an invaluable introductory resource for students investigating the war in Afghanistan, this book highlights the evolution of the conflict through the documents that helped to shape it." -- Provided by publisher.

American Revolution : the definitive encyclopedia and document collection

March 15, 2019
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, 2018.
5 volumes (xxxvii, 2272 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 29 cm
v. I. A-C -- v. II. D-K -- v. III. L-R -- v. IV. S-Z -- v. V. Documents.

Asian American history day by day : a reference guide to events

March 15, 2019
Lee, Jonathan H. X., author.
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2018]
xii, 463 pages ; 26 cm
"An accessible and ready reference for student research, this day-by-day guide highlights the importance of Asian Americans in U.S. history, highlighting the impact of specific individuals and this large ethnic group as a whole across time and documenting the evolution of policies, issues, and feelings concerning this particular American population."-- Provided by publisher.

The Declaration of Independence : America's first founding document in U.S. history and culture

March 15, 2019
Vile, John R., author.
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2019]
xlix, 437 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

Encyclopedia of the Atlantic world, 1400-1900 : Europe, Africa, and the Americas in an age of exploration, trade, and empires

March 15, 2019
©2018
2 volumes (xxix, 756 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm
V. 1. A-K -- v. 2. L-Z.

The Holocaust : an encyclopedia and document collection

March 15, 2019
© 2017
4 volumes (xxvii, 1440 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 29 cm
Volume 1. A-K -- Volume 2. L-Z -- Volume 3. Holocaust testimonies -- Volume 4. Documents on the Holocaust.
"This four-volume set provides reference entries, primary documents, and personal accounts from individuals who lived through the Holocaust that allow readers to better understand the cultural, political, and economic motivations that spurred the Final Solution. The Holocaust that occurred during World War II remains one of the deadliest genocides in human history, with an estimated two-thirds of the 9 million Jews in Europe at the time being killed as a result of the policies of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany. The Holocaust: An Encyclopedia and Document Collection provides students with an all-encompassing resource for learning about this tragic event--a four-book collection that provides detailed information as well as multidisciplinary perspectives that will serve as a gateway to meaningful discussion and further research. The first two volumes present reference entries on significant individuals of the Holocaust (both victims and perpetrators), anti-Semitic ideology, and annihilationist policies advocated by the Nazi regime, giving readers insight into the social, political, cultural, military, and economic aspects of the Holocaust while enabling them to better understand the Final Solution in Europe during World War II and its lasting legacy. The third volume of the set presents memoirs and personal narratives that describe in their own words the experiences of survivors and resistors who lived through the chaos and horror of the Final Solution. The last volume consists of primary documents, including government decrees and military orders, propaganda in the form of newspapers and pamphlets, war crime trial transcripts, and other items that provide a direct look at the causes and consequences of the Holocaust under the Nazi regime. By examining these primary sources, users can have a deeper understanding of the ideas and policies used by perpetrators to justify their actions in the annihilation of the Jews of Europe. The set not only provides an invaluable and comprehensive research tool on the Holocaust but also offers historical perspective and examination of the origins of the discontent and cultural resentment that resulted in the Holocaust--subject matter that remains highly relevant to key problems facing human society in the 21st century and beyond." -- Publisher's description

The Ottoman Empire : a historical encyclopedia

March 15, 2019
Kia, Mehrdad, author.
Santa Barbara, California ; Denver, Colorado : ABC-CLIO, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
2 volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Volume 1 : Battles and treaties ; Beys and Pashas ; Empire and administration ; Historians, writers, poets, and scholars ; Peoples and cultures -- Volume 2 : Popular culture ; Rebels, reformers, and revolutionaries ; Sultans of the Ottoman empire ; Primary documents

The Roman Empire : a historical encyclopedia

March 15, 2019
Ermatinger, James William, 1959- author.
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2018]
2 volumes ; 27 cm.

The world of Ancient Egypt : a daily life encyclopedia

March 15, 2019
Lacovara, Peter, author.
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2017.
2 volumes (xxix, 585 pages) : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
V. 1. Arts to Housing and Community -- v. 2. Politics and Warfare to Science and Technology.
"This absorbing reference covers everyday life in ancient Egypt, spanning a period of more than 5,000 years--from the Stone Age to the advent of Christianity. The mysteries surrounding ancient Egypt continue to pique interest and prompt study thousands of years later. Intriguing questions--such as 'Why were certain Egyptians mummified after death, while others were not?', 'How were the pyramids constructed?', and 'Were sexuality and courtship accurately portrayed in movies about the period?'--incite curiosity and inspire the imagination in the modern world. This comprehensive encyclopedia addresses these questions and more, revealing fascinating facts about all aspects of daily life in ancient Egypt. Starting with the beginning of the First Dynasty to the death of Cleopatra, this compendium explores the family life, politics, religion, and culture of the Nile Valley from Aswan to the Delta, as well as the peripheral areas of Nubia, the Oases, the Sinai, and the southern Levant. Each topical section opens with an introductory essay, followed by A–Z entries on such topics as food, fashion, housing, politics, and community. The book features a timeline of events, an extensive bibliography of print and digital resources, and numerous photographs and illustrations throughout. It supports the national standards for world history curricula; discusses the everyday lives of average people of all levels and classes; includes entries on architecture, tomb painting, gods and goddesses, animal mummification, sculpture, and beer and wine; and offers topical sections organized thematically to promote more in-depth study of subjects"--Provided by publisher.

The world of antebellum America : a daily life encyclopedia

March 15, 2019
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2018]
2 volumes (xxxi, 1034 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm.
V. 1. Arts to housing and community -- v. 2. Politics and warfare to science and technology.
"This set provides insight into the lives of ordinary Americans free and enslaved, in farms and cities, in the North and the South, who lived during the years of 1815 to 1860"-- Provided by publisher.

Captain Sally : a biography of Capt. Sally Tompkins, America's first female Army officer

March 15, 2019
Wiatt, Thomas T.
©2018
xvi, 87 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 23 cm

Empires of the weak : the real story of European expansion and the creation of the new world order

March 15, 2019
Sharman, J. C. (Jason Campbell), 1973- author.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2019]
xii, 196 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction : The Military Revolution and the First International System -- Iberian Conquistadors and Supplicants -- Company Sovereigns and the Empires of the East -- The Asian Invasion of Europe in Context -- Conclusion : How the Europeans Won in the End (Before They Later Lost).
"What accounts for the rise of the state, the creation of the first global system, and the dominance of the West? The conventional answer asserts that superior technology, tactics, and institutions forged by Darwinian military competition gave Europeans a decisive advantage in war over other civilizations from 1500 onward. In contrast, Empires of the Weak argues that Europeans actually had no general military superiority in the early modern era. J.C. Sharman shows instead that European expansion from the late fifteenth to the late eighteenth centuries is better explained by deference to strong Asian and African polities, disease in the Americas, and maritime supremacy earned by default because local land-oriented polities were largely indifferent to war and trade at sea. Europeans were overawed by the mighty Eastern empires of the day, which pioneered key military innovations and were the greatest early modern conquerors. Against the view that the Europeans won for all time, Sharman contends that the imperialism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was a relatively transient and anomalous development in world politics that concluded with Western losses in various insurgencies. If the twenty-first century is to be dominated by non-Western powers like China, this represents a return to the norm for the modern era. Bringing a revisionist perspective to the idea that Europe ruled the world due to military dominance, Empires of the Weak demonstrates that the rise of the West was an exception in the prevailing world order."--Dust jacket.

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