New Arrivals · Travel

May 22, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Tel Aviv : food, people, stories : a culinary journey with NENI

May 21, 2019
Molcho, Haya, author.
279 pages : color illustrations, color portraits ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"Love it, cook it, eat it, share it. Tel Aviv is colorful, cosmopolitan, and modern; a city full of contrasts, fragrances, stories, and flavors. It is a vibrant meeting pot of cultures, religions, and delicious culinary traditions. Haya Molcho and her four sons take us on a journey to meet Tel Aviv's local chefs and storytellers - from the epicures and the urban forager, to the magician and the survivor - capturing the special spirit of the city's many cuisines and inhabitants. Haya revisits the recipes of her home town, re-creating the flavors of her childhood: knafeh, green shakshuka, sarma, Israeli paella, pickled lemons, and much more."--Back cover.

Spying on the South : an odyssey across the American divide

May 10, 2019
Horwitz, Tony, 1958- author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
476 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
"The author retraces Frederick Law Olmsted's journey across the American South in the 1850s, on the eve of the Civil War. Olmsted roamed eleven states and six thousand miles, and the New York Times published his dispatches about slavery and its defenders. More than 150 years later, Tony Horwitz followed Olmsted's route, and whenever possible his mode of transport--rail, riverboats, in the saddle--through Appalachia, down the Ohio and Mississippi, through Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, and across Texas to the Rio Grande, discovering and reporting on vestiges of what Olmsted called the Cotton Kingdom"-- Provided by publisher.

The buried : an archaeology of the Egyptian revolution

May 6, 2019
Hessler, Peter, 1969- author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2019
463 pages : maps, illustrations ; 25 cm
The president -- The coup -- The president.
Drawn by an abiding fascination with Egypt's rich history and civilization, Peter Hessler moved with his wife and twin daughters to Cairo to explore a place that had a powerful hold over his imagination. He wanted to learn Arabic, explore Cairo's neighborhoods, research ancient history, and visit the legendary archeological digs. After years of covering China for The New Yorker, friends warned him it would be a much quieter place. But just before his arrival, the Arab Spring had reached Egypt and the country was in chaos. In the midst of the revolution, he attached himself to an important archeological dig at a site rich in royal tombs known in as al-Madfuna, or "The Buried." He and his wife set out to master Arabic, striking up an important friendship with their language instructor, a cynical political sophisticate named Rifaat. And a very different kind of friendship was formed with their garbage collector, an illiterate neighborhood character named Saaed, whose access to the trash of Cairo would be its own kind of archeological excavation. Along the way, he meets a family of Chinese small business owners who have cornered the nation's lingerie trade; their pragmatic view of the political crisis is a bracing counterpoint to the West's conventional wisdom. Through the lives of these ordinary Egyptians in a time of tragedy and heartache, Hessler finds subtle and illuminating insights to understand a nation from a new perspective.

A dog named Beautiful : a Marine, a dog, and a long road trip home

May 3, 2019
Kugler, Rob, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, [2019]
viii, 293 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Rob Kugler's A Dog Named Beautiful is an uplifting and unforgettable story of a US Marine, his extraordinary dog, and the road trip of a lifetime."--Provided by publisher.

How to build a boat : a father, his daughter, and the unsailed sea

May 2, 2019
Gornall, Jonathan, author.
New York : Scribner, 2019.
xii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Julia Reed's New Orleans : food, fun, and field trips for letting the good times roll

May 2, 2019
Reed, Julia, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2019.
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Consummate hostess and lifestyle expert Julia Reed shares her favorite New Orleans recipes and ways to create parties that exude this city's famously warm hospitality."--

Rome : portrait of a city = Porträt einer Stadt = Portrait d'une ville

April 29, 2019
Fanelli, Giovanni, author.
485 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 35 cm
1839-1870: From capital of the Papal States to capital of Italy -- 1871-1918: The city of symbolic significance: a great village -- 1919-1944: Darkness and light during the Fascist years -- 1945-1967: From Neorealismo to La Dolce Vita and the economic miracle -- 1968-present day: From the "years of lead" to the hesitant cosmopolitan ambitions of today -- Brief biographies of the photographers -- Recommended viewing [films] -- Recommended listening [music] -- Recommended reading [literature].
"This photographic portrait of Rome brings together hundreds of photographs from the 1840s through today to explore the extraordinary history, beauty, and art of this incomarable cultural capital. Through some 500 sepia, black-and-white, and color images"--Publisher's description.

Evergreen dreaming : trail tales of an aging hiker

April 23, 2019
Kurtz, Peter, 1958- author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Longitudes Press, 2018.
250 pages ; 23 cm
"A 55-year-old man with a yen for the outdoors feels time running out. One day he decides to dig out his old backpack from the basement and hike a section of the Appalachian Trail. He doesn't know that his weeklong hike through Georgia and North Carolina will propel him into other mountain adventures, culminating in a mystical trip to the Continental Divide to follow the footsteps of a childhood friend. In this thoughtful, well-written memoir, Peter Kurtz leads the reader along dirt paths across multiple mountains, meeting eccentric characters, battling blisters and boulders, and sharing one campsite with a disgruntled bear. Along the way, he candidly shares his thoughts on age, environment, culture, and technology. His walking stick, which he names, "Kip", becomes a companion and talimsan, helping to trigger potent memories that eventually result in a hike into the "red-orange glow of the West" to get closet to the real Kip. This is a story about memory, aging, and the pursuit of natural in an increasingly artificial society. It is also a powerful tale of friendship and love"--Back cover.

Booked : a traveler's guide to literary locations around the world

April 17, 2019
Kreitner, Richard, 1990- author.
New York, NY : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2019.
xiii, 226 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

Journal of a voyage up the Mediterranean : principally among the islands of the Archipelago, and in Asia Minor, including many interesting particulars relative to the Greek revolution ... ; to which is added An essay of the Fanariotes

April 17, 2019
Swan, Charles, -1838.
London : Printed for C. and J. Rivington, 1826.
volumes <1> ; 23 cm
Nolan Room Collection.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has brown boards with gilt lettering and floral pattern on spine. Marbled endpapers and edges.

Excursions in the interior of Russia : including sketches of the character and policy of the Emperor Nicholas, scenes in St. Petersburgh, &c., &c.

April 17, 2019
Bremner, Robert.
London : H. Colburn, 1840.
volumes <1> : ill., plate ; 22 cm
Nolan Room Collection.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has brown boards with gilt lettering and floral pattern on spine. Marbled endpapers and edges. John Sheepshanks ex-libris plate affixed on inside front cover.

Narrative of an excursion to the mountains of Piemont, in the year MDCCCXXIII : and researches among the Vaudois, or Waldenses

April 17, 2019
Gilly, William Stephen, 1789-1855.
London : C. and J. Rivington, 1826.
xxiii, 295, lxxxvi, 2 pages : 2 folded maps, 3 folded facsimiles ; 23 cm
Nolan Room Collection.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has brown boards with gilt lettering and floral pattern on spine. Marbled endpapers and edges.

Seven at sea : why a New York City family cast off convention for a life-changing year on a sailboat

April 16, 2019
Orton, Erik, 1974- author.
307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Working the night shift as a temp in a high-rise cubicle, Erik Orton knew something had to change. He felt the responsibility of providing for his wife and their five children--the youngest with Down syndrome--but craved a life that offered more than just surviving. Watching the sailboats on the Hudson River during his sunset dinner breaks, Erik dared to dream. What would it be like to leave the hustle of the city and instead spend a year on a sailboat, somewhere beautiful, as a family? Despite having no sailing experience, his wife Emily's phobia of deep water, and already stretching every dollar to pay rent and buy groceries, the family of seven turned their excuses into reasons and their fears into motivation. Sure, they would miss their friends, they could go broke, they could get injured or die. Worst of all, they could humiliate themselves by trying something audacious and failing. But the little time they still had together as a family, before their oldest daughter left for college, was drifting away. The Ortons cast off the life they knew to begin an uncertain journey of 5,000 miles between New York City and the Caribbean, ultimately arriving at a new place within themselves. A portrait of a captivating and resilient family and a celebration of the courage it takes to head for something over the horizon, this is a deeply compelling story--told alternately by Erik and Emily--for all those who dream of leaving routine in their wake.

Autumn light : season of fire and farewells

April 15, 2019
Iyer, Pico, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
235 pages ; 22 cm
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
"From one of our most astute observers of human nature, a far-reaching exploration of Japanese history and culture and a moving meditation on impermanence, mortality, and grief. For years, Pico Iyer has split his time between California and Nara, Japan, where he and his Japanese wife Hiroko have a small home. But when his father-in-law dies suddenly, calling him back to Japan earlier than expected, Iyer begins to grapple with the question we all have to live with: how to hold onto the things we love, even though we know that we and they are dying. In a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honoring the dead, this question is more urgent than anywhere else. Iyer leads us through the year following his father-in-law's death, introducing us to the people who populate his days: his ailing mother-in-law, who often forgets that her husband has died; his absent brother-in-law, who severed ties with his family years ago but to whom Hiroko still writes letters; and the men and women in his ping pong club, who, many years his senior, traverse their autumn years in different ways. And as the maple leaves begin to redden and the heat begins to soften, Iyer offers us a singular view of Japan, in the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted"-- Provided by publisher.

New York in bloom

April 15, 2019
Lane, Georgianna, author, photographer.
New York : Abrams Image, 2019.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index of photographs.
Parks and gardens -- Floral studios -- Market flowers -- Floral displays.
New York in Bloom leads you on a beautiful floral tour of the metropolis--past stylish floral studios and corner shops overflowing with fresh-cut blooms, through bustling flower markets, to blooming trees and lush public parks. With sumptuous photography, the unexpected, softer side of New York is revealed by juxtaposing floral beauty with exquisite botanical details found in the city's iconic architecture. Also included are field guides to locating and identifying common spring blooms, a list of recommended locations and vendors, and a tutorial on how to create your own New York-style floral bouquet.

Bordeaux : its wines, and the claret country

April 15, 2019
Cocks, C. (Charles)
London : Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846.
xii, 215 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Nolan Room Collection.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has brown boards with gilt lettering and floral pattern on spine. Marbled endpapers and edges.

The Tagus and the Tiber, or, Notes of travel in Portugal, Spain, and Italy, in 1850-1

April 15, 2019
Baxter, W. E. (William Edward), 1825-1890.
London : R. Bently, 1852.
2 volumes (xiv, 302; x, 299 pages) ; 21 cm
Nolan Room Collection.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has brown boards with gilt lettering and floral pattern on spine. Marbled endpapers and edges. John Sheepshanks ex-libris plate affixed on inside front covers. Volume 1 has the front cover detached; back cover loose. Volume 2 has the front cover loose; back cover detached.

St. Petersburg and Moscow : a visit to the court of the Czar

April 15, 2019
Mayo, Richard Southwell Bourke, Earl of, 1822-1872.
London : H. Colburn, 1846.
2 volumes (xvi, 274; x, 276 pages) ; 20 cm
Nolan Room Collection.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has brown boards with gilt lettering and floral pattern on spine. Marbled endpapers with gilt edges. John Sheepshanks ex-libris plate affixed on inside front covers.

Trade and travel in the Far East, or, Recollections of twenty-one years passed in Java, Singapore, Australia, and China

April 15, 2019
Davidson, G. F.
London : Madden and Malcolm, 1846.
v, 312 pages ; 20 cm.
Nolan Room Collection.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has brown boards with gilt lettering and floral pattern on spine. Marbled endpapers and edges. John Sheepshanks ex-libris plate affixed on inside front cover.

La passione : how Italy seduced the world

April 12, 2019
Hales, Dianne R., 1950- author.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2018]
307 pages ; 22 cm
Confessions of an appassionata -- La passione italiana -- Swimming with the gods -- Warriors and lovers -- The greatest love story ever told -- The rise of romance -- Passion in bloom -- Sacred and profane -- Fatto a mano (made by hand) -- The flavors of Italy -- Grapes of passion -- Divine voices -- Cinema in their blood -- Passion on wheels -- The triumph of Italian style -- Seducing the world.
"A charming narrative and "pop historical" look into how Italy has shaped the Western world's most vibrant passions, from literature to love, music to art, food to wine"-- Provided by publisher.

Appalachian Trail thru-hiker's companion 2019

April 12, 2019
xvii, 269 pages : maps ; 23 cm

Where's the next shelter?

April 8, 2019
Sizer, Gary.
315 pages ; 22 cm
Much more than an orderly account of mountain tops and meals, Where's the Next Shelter? is an adventure about friends figuring things out as they go. It's about screw-ups and solutions, awe and inspiration. --Publisher.

Vanlife diaries : finding freedom on the open road

April 4, 2019
California : Ten Speed Press, [2019]
233 pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 24 cm
Includes index.
For family -- Vanlife guide to showering -- For love -- Vanlife guide to traveling with pets -- For nature -- Vanlife guide to finding places to park & camp -- For art -- Vanlife guide to cooking in small spaces -- For work -- Vanlife guide to finding wi-fi & working remotely -- For play -- Vanlife guide to storage solutions -- For community -- Vanlife guide to avoiding breakdowns.

Mobile subjects : transnational imaginaries of gender reassignment

March 29, 2019
Aizura, Aren Z., author.
xii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction. Provincializing trans -- The persistence of trans travel narratives -- On location: transsexual autobiographies, whiteness, and travel -- Documentary and the metronormative trans migration plot -- Interlude -- Gender reassignment and transnational entrepreneurialisms of the self -- The romance of the amazing scalpel: race, labor, and affect in Thai gender reassignment clinics -- Epilogue. Visions of trans worlding.


March 27, 2019
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1999-<2019> Lonely Planet.

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