New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

April 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

AntiqueWeek travel guide to antique shops & malls.

April 19, 2018
Knightstown, Ind. : dmg world media (USA) inc.,
v. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.
Covers: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin (varies).

Magnolia table : a collection of recipes for gathering

April 19, 2018
Gaines, Joanna, 1978- author.
©2018
328 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Pantry -- Tools -- Breakfast -- Lunch -- Soup & salads -- Appetizers & starters -- Side dishes -- Dinner -- Desserts.
Collects more than one hundred classic recipes for meals, snacks, desserts, and small plates, including chicken pot pie, asparagus and fontina quiche, overnight French toast, and fried chicken with sticky poppy seed jam.

Beyond bullet points

April 19, 2018
Atkinson, Cliff, author.
©2018
xxxii, 319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Published with the authorization of Microsoft Corporation by Pearson Education, Inc."--Title page verso.
A theater of persuasion -- Busting the top 3 myths about PowerPoint -- The 5 principles and 10 building blocks of persuasive visual storytelling -- Crafting your story structure -- Anchoring your story in your audience's minds -- Thinking like a storyboard -- The magic of sketching your graphics first -- Getting graphics, quick and easy -- Delivering your visual story -- Present this, not that -- BBP guidelines -- Starting your challenge and desire headlines -- Starting your map headlines.

Child's play quilts : make 20 stash-busting quilts for kids

April 19, 2018
Day, Stacey, 1984- author.
Lafayette, CA : C & T Publishing, Inc., 2018.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Make gorgeous quilts that spark the interest of newborns and toddlers. Learn how to organize your fabric so you know what you have use what you love. Put your smallest scraps to use by sewing slabs and incorporate them into all kinds of quilt designs."--Back cover.

Cowboy barbecue : fire & smoke from the original Texas vaqueros

April 19, 2018
Davila, Adrian, author.
©2018
192 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- The vaquero way -- Techniques on fire -- Meat on fire. Beef and lamb ; Pork ; Poultry -- Seafood -- Street foods. Mini tacos ; Tamales -- Soups and chilis -- Vegetables and sides -- Tortillas and breads -- Sauces and salsas.
"In Cowboy barbecue, chef and restaurateur Adrian Davila celebrates traditions of Latin America and Texas, taking inspiration from the vaquero lifestyle and his own family history. For three generations, Davila's BBQ in Seguin, Texas, has infused classic brisket, ribs, and sausage with Latin flavors. Davila goes beyond standard grilling in this guide, offering techniques for smoking, cooking directly on the embers, underground, on a spit, and more"--Jacket flap.

The self-employment survival guide : proven strategies to succeed as your own boss

April 19, 2018
Yocum, Jeanne, author.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
xv, 198 pages ; 23 cm
Foreword / by Rieva Lesonsky -- Introduction: an end and a beginning -- Now that you work for yourself -- Clients and workloads -- Financial expectations -- Potential roadblocks to success -- About the author and contributors -- Acknowledgements.

The landscapes of Anne of Green Gables : the enchanting island that inspired L.M. Montgomery

April 19, 2018
Reid, Catherine, 1955- author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2018.
279 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
From the Lake of Shining Waters and the Haunted Wood to Lover's Lane, readers will be immersed in the real places immortalized in the novel "Anne of Green Gables." Using Montgomery's journals, archives, and scrapbooks, Catherine Reid explores the many similarities between Montgomery and her unforgettable heroine, Anne Shirley. The lush package includes Montgomery's hand-colorized photographs, the illustrations originally used in Anne of Green Gables, and contemporary and historical photography. Print run 25,000.

Running is my therapy : relieve stress and anxiety, fight depression, ditch bad habits, and live happier

April 19, 2018
Douglas, Scott, 1964- author.
New York, NY : The Experiment, [2018]
287 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
How running helps your brain -- How running helps people with depression -- How running helps people with anxiety -- How to use running to improve your mood -- Running and antidepressants -- Running and talk therapy -- Running and cognitive behavioral therapy -- Running and mindfulness -- Running and strong social connections -- Running and meaningful pursuits -- Running and a healthy lifestyle -- What running can and can't do -- Appendix: Quick tips on using running to manage mental health.

Army of none : autonomous weapons and the future of war

April 19, 2018
Scharre, Paul, author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
ix, 436 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"What happens when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Although it sounds like science fiction, the technology to create weapons that could hunt and destroy targets on their own already exists. Paul Scharre, a leading expert in emerging weapons technologies, draws on incisive research and firsthand experience to explore how increasingly autonomous weapons are changing warfare. This far-ranging investigation examines the emergence of fully autonomous weapons, the movement to ban them, and the legal and ethical issues surrounding their use. Scharre spotlights the role of artificial intelligence in military technology, spanning decades of innovation from German noise-seeking Wren torpedoes in World War II--antecedents of today's armed drones--to autonomous cyber weapons. At the forefront of a game-changing debate, Army of None engages military history, global policy, and bleeding-edge science to explore what it would mean to give machines authority over the ultimate decision: life or death."--Provided by publisher.

The burning shores : inside the battle for the new Libya

April 19, 2018
Wehrey, Frederic M., author.
©2018
xiv, 326 pages ; 24 cm
Prologue -- No ownership -- "The tent conquered the castle" -- Uprising -- Intervention -- False hope -- Unraveling -- Young men with guns -- "We don't know who's who" -- The attack on the Americans -- The revolution devours its own -- Collapse -- "This is dignity" -- Civil war -- Europe's African shores -- The Islamic State's African home -- The strongman -- Epilogue.

Buttermilk graffiti : a chef's journey to discover America's new melting-pot cuisine

April 19, 2018
Lee, Edward, 1972- author.
New York : Artisan, [2018]
311 pages ; 24 cm
Pilgrimage for a beignet -- The pugilist and the cook -- The unfamiliar noodle -- The accidental fast -- Exile and cigars -- Slaw dogs and pepperoni rolls -- A kibbeh in Clarksdale -- Matriarchs of Montgomery -- A lesson in smen -- Death and aquavit -- Trawling for shrimp -- The immortality of Paterson -- Nigerian hustle -- German mustard -- The palace of pastrami -- A tale of two cornbreads.

Cousins Maine Lobster : how one food truck became a multimillion-dollar business

April 19, 2018
Tselikis, Jim, author.
©2018
xv, 270 pages ; 22 cm
Part one. Two cousins and a truck -- Where our story begins -- A memory of Jim's backyard -- Questions and answers -- The Maine way -- Out of the tank -- Part two. Two cousins and a company -- Finding your purpose -- Franchising, in focus -- The immovable lobster truck -- The weight of success -- Part three. Two cousins and a brand -- Built to last -- The joy of giving back -- The life of an entrepreneur.
"From the co-founders of the smash hit Cousins Maine Lobster food trucks comes a business book revealing to new entrepreneurs how the authors built their brand through integrity and authenticity"--Amazon.com.

Forest bathing : how trees can help you find health and happiness

April 19, 2018
Li, Qing (Medical doctor), author.
New York : Viking, 2018.
300 pages : color illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"The definitive guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or the art and science of how trees can promote health and happiness Notice how a tree sways in the wind. Run your hands over its bark. Take in its citrusy scent. As a society we suffer from nature deficit disorder, but studies have shown that spending mindful, intentional time around trees--what the Japanese call shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing--can promote health and happiness. In this beautiful book--featuring more than 100 color photographs from forests around the world, including the forest therapy trails that criss-cross Japan--Dr. Qing Li, the world's foremost expert in forest medicine, shows how forest bathing can reduce your stress levels and blood pressure, strengthen your immune and cardiovascular systems, boost your energy, mood, creativity, and concentration, and even help you lose weight and live longer. Once you've discovered the healing power of trees, you can lose yourself in the beauty of your surroundings, leave everyday stress behind, and reach a place of greater calm and wellness"-- Provided by publisher.

The girl from Kathmandu : twelve dead men and a woman's quest for justice

April 19, 2018
Simpson, Cam, author.
©2018
x, 386 pages ; 24 cm
Give us his breath or his body -- The body shops -- More vile than anything the court has previously confronted -- Epilogue -- Note on sources -- Appendix: Interview subjects.
A heart-rending narrative that moves from the Himalayas to the Middle East to Houston and culminates in an epic court battle, this is a story of death and life - of the war in Iraq, the killings of the twelve Nepalese, a journalist determined to uncover the truth, and a trio of human rights lawyers dedicated to finding justice. At its heart is one unforgettable young woman, Kamala Magar, who found the courage to face the influential men who sent her husband to his death - a model of strength hope, bravery, and an unbreakable spirit who reminds us of the power we all have to make a difference. Print run 40,000.

Kintsugi wellness : the Japanese art of nourishing mind, body, and spirit

April 19, 2018
Kumai, Candice, author, photographer.
©2018
xv, 317 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
On the title page, the title and author's name appear also in Japanese script.
Includes index.
part I. Strengthen, jōbunisuru, genkizukeru: Kintsugi ; Wabi-sabi ; Gaman -- part II. Nourish, eiyōshoku: Ryori -- part III. Lifestyle, kurashikata: Ki o tsukete ; Ganbatte ; Shikata ga nai -- part IV. Heart, kokoro: Yuimaru ; Kansha ; Osettai -- Explore Japan.
"Candice ... guides us through her favorite Japanese traditions and practices for cultivating inner strength and living a gracious life. Interwoven with dozens of recipes for healthy, Japanese-inspired cuisine"--Page 4 of cover.

Mr. Lear : a life of art and nonsense

April 19, 2018
Uglow, Jennifer S., author.
©2017
x, 598 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Originally published in 2017 by Faber and Faber Limited, Great Britain" -- ECIP galley.

Craft the rainbow : 40 colorful paper projects from "The house that Lars built"

April 19, 2018
Jepsen, Brittany Watson, author.
New York : Abrams, 2018.
187 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
From the famous lifestyle blog, design studio, and shop, "The House that Lars Built ."
What began as an Instagram hashtag and project collection (#CrafttheRainbow) that quickly went viral has become a showstopping book, offering a rainbow of completely new project ideas. Learn how to make playful party decorations, luscious flowers, amazing cards, and sophisticated wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, and more than you can imagine--all with nothing but the creative power of paper. Sought-after designer Brittany Watson Jepsen is known for the unusually imaginative and amazingly beautiful designs she creates for her website and host of clients (including Anthropologie). In Craft the Rainbow, Jepsen walks readers through the easy basics of transforming simple paper--including tissue, crepe, cardstock, leaves of books, and vintage and recycled paper--into vibrant, fanciful, handmade projects suitable for every occasion.

Dinner illustrated : 175 meals ready in 1 hour or less

April 19, 2018
Boston, MA : America's Test Kitchen, [2018]
400 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Each recipe of one of our simple, globally inspired dinners appears as a fully illustrated roadmap to producing the meal (salad and sides included) in an hour or less. No advance prep required; just gather your ingredients, pick up your knife, and follow along with the step-by-step photos until dinner is on the table. Side dishes are built right into the recipes. Along the way you'll pick up a helpful technique or two and learn about new ingredients to expand your culinary imagination.-- From publisher description.

Distant center

April 19, 2018
Jin, Ha, 1956- author.
Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, [2018]
viii, 75 pages ; 24 cm

Multicooker perfection : cook it fast or cook it slow-you decide

April 19, 2018
Boston, MA : America's Test Kitchen, [2018]
ix, 182 pages ; color illustrations : 22 cm
Includes index.
Welcome to America's Test Kitchen -- Multicooker 101 -- Soups, stews, and chilis -- Easy suppers -- Roasts and ribs -- Simple sides -- Tex unexpected things to make in your multicooker.
Multicookers like the Instant Pot are hugely popular, yet most recipes are unreliable or are designed to work in only one brand of multicooker. And most often, they use only the pressure cooker setting. America's Test Kitchen put their rigorous testing process to work developing recipes that conform to your schedule. You can make a recipe "fast" using the pressure cooker setting, or prepare it "slow" on the slow cook setting-- if you have the right model. And the recipes are flavorful and creative, whether a classic comfort food or a new twist on an old standard. -- adapted from publisher's info.

The peacemakers : leadership lessons from twentieth-century statesmanship

April 19, 2018
Jentleson, Bruce W., 1951- author.
©2018
xxviii, 372 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction does history make statesmen or do statesmen make history? -- Henry Kissinger, Zhou Enlai, and the U.S.-China opening, 1971-1972 -- Mikhail Gorbachev : ending the Cold War, 1985-1991 -- Wilson and FDR : failure of the League of Nations, birth of the United Nations -- UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjøld : the "secular pope," 1953-1961 -- Nelson Mandela, iconic statesman of reconciliation, 1989-1999 -- Yitzhak Rabin, soldier as peacemaker, 1992-1995 -- Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams, Northern Ireland women for peace, 1972-1977 -- Gandhi : exemplar of anticolonialism, apostle of nonviolence, 1914-1948 -- Lech Walesa : from communism to democracy, 1980-1990 -- Aung San Suu Kyi : a cautionary tale, 1988-2015, 2016 -- Peter Benenson, Amnesty International and the global human rights movement, 1961-1967 -- Gro Harlem Brundtland : our common future, 1987-2003 -- Gates Foundation and global health : philanthropy statesmanship, 2000- -- Epilogue : twenty- first- century statesmanship : difficult, possible, necessary.
"Great leaders made the twentieth century safer and more peaceful. In The Peacemakers, a kind of global edition of John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage, Bruce Jentleson shows how key figures in the previous century rewrote the zero-sum and transactional scripts they were handed and successfully prevented conflict, advanced human rights, and promoted global sustainability. Covering a broad range of historical examples, from Yitzhak Rabin's efforts for Arab-Israeli peace to Dag Hammarskjöld's effectiveness as secretary-general of the United Nations and Mahatma Gandhi's pioneering use of nonviolence as a political tool, Jentleson argues that individuals can shape policy--because they have. For each leader, Jentleson tells us who they were as an individual, why they made the choices they did, how they pursued their goals, and what they were able to achieve. An ambitious book for ambitious people, The Peacemakers is a useful guide for anybody who wants to achieve meaningful change on the global stage."--Provided by publisher.

War on peace : the end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence

April 19, 2018
Farrow, Ronan, 1987- author.
©2018
xxxiii, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Prologue: mahogany row massacre -- The last diplomats -- Shoot first, ask questions never -- Present at the destruction -- Epilogue: the tool of first resort.
The journalist and former U.S. State Department official explores the decline of American diplomacy and traditional statecraft, the abdication of global leadership, and how the work of peacemaking has been taken over by the military-industrial complex.

Winning the worry battle : life lessons from the book of Joshua

April 19, 2018
Roose, Barbara L., author.
Nashville : Abingdon Press, [2018]
x, 229 pages ; 22 cm

The pesto cookbook : 116 recipes for creative herb combinations and dishes bursting with flavor

April 19, 2018
Woodier, Olwen, 1942- author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2018]
217 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
A universal tradition -- Making pestos, traditional and beyond. The basil basics ; Expanding the herbal palate -- Pushing the pesto envelope -- Herbed oil purées, mayonnaises, and vinaigrettes -- Cooking with pestos. Salads and soups ; Sides and snacks ; Pastas and grains ; Meat and poultry ; Seafood dishes ; Vegetarian entrees ; Sweet surprises.

The politically incorrect guide to climate change

April 19, 2018
Morano, Marc, author.
©2018
xvii, 413 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Foreword / John Coleman -- 1. The education of a climate denier -- 2. Climate change déjà vu (Two centuries of climate scare ; The inconvenient global coling scare of the 1970s ; The big switch) -- 3. "Pulled from thin air": the 97 percent 'consensus' (Fooling even the scientists ; Whole dozens of scientists! ; Dubious evidence for a ubiquitous number ; The fake science is not fooling the public) -- 4. The tail does not wag the dog (The origins of the global warming scare ; Human beings don't breathe out poison ; What really causes climate change ; The positive benefits of [carbon dioxide] ; If anything, it's the other way around) -- 5. The ice caps are melting! (The Antarctic ; Greenland and the Arctic ; Sea level ; The polar bears) -- 6. The hottest temperatures in a thousand years! Michael Mann's hockey schtick (Hiding the medieval warm period ; The hockey stick breaks under scrutiny ; Replicating error ; Dissension in the ranks) -- 7. A long cool pause (Satellites over surface ; The pause that refreshes ; The world is not burning) -- 8. Models do not equal evidence (Predictions are suddenly "evidence", models are now "data" ; Sub-standard software ; In violation of basic principles) -- 9. The eroding 'consensus' (Goaded into taking a stand ; Re-favaluating the evidence ; More skeptics on the left ; From true believers to heretics) -- 10. Climategate: the UN HPCC exposed (Breaking ranks ; Circling the wagons ; Thoroughly discredited ; Insiders speak out)
Less freedom. More regulation. Higher costs. Make no mistake: those are the surefire consequences of the modern global warming campaign waged by political and cultural elites, who have long ago abandoned fact-based science for dramatic fearmongering in order to push increased central planning. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change gives a voice-backed by statistics, real-life stories, and incontrovertible evidence-to the millions of "deplorable" Americans skeptical about the multibillion dollar "climate change" complex, whose claims have time and time again been proven wrong.

Love unleashed : tales of inspiration and the life-changing power of dogs

April 19, 2018
Ascher-Walsh, Rebecca, author.
©2018
158 pages : color illustrations, photographs ; 19 cm
In this heartwarming collection of stories, readers meet 35 incredible dogs who have gone above and beyond the job description of best friend. Each uplifting story provides an inspiring look at the animals who change our lives. Meet rescue dogs who learn to serve others, working dogs who go beyond the call of duty, and underdogs who surmount extraordinary challenges on the road to finding their forever home. This treasury of man's best friend features photographs and personal anecdotes from those who have been touched by the selfless love of a beloved pet.--Amazon.com

Rescue dogs : portraits and stories

April 19, 2018
Maynard, Susannah, author, photographer.
©2017
127 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Read the heartwarming stories of dogs whose lives were saved by rescue groups. In this book, animal advocate and photographer shares the tales of over 100 dogs whose fates were forever altered when rescue groups and adopters stepped in to change the course of canines' lives.

Italian moms : something old, something new: 150 family recipes

April 19, 2018
Costantini, Elisa, 1938- author.
New York, NY : Sterling Epicure, [2018]
246 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Taste of home slow cooker

April 19, 2018
©2018
256 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Subtitle on cover: Amazing meals ready when you are!
"278 all-new family faves"--Cover.

Veganomicon : the ultimate vegan cookbook

April 19, 2018
Moskowitz, Isa Chandra, author.
New York : DaCapo Life Long, [2017]
432 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Includes indexes.
Stocking the veganomicon pantry -- Kitchen equipment -- Cooking and prepping terminology -- Lower-fat cooking -- How to cook a vegetable -- How to cook a grain -- How to cook a bean -- The recipes -- Snacks, appetizers, little meals, dips, and spreads -- Brunch -- Salads and dressings -- Dressings -- Sammiches -- Mix and match -- Vegetables -- Grains -- Beans -- Tofu, tempeh, and seitan -- Soups -- Casseroles -- One-pot meals and stove-top specialties -- Pasta, noodles, and risotto -- Sauces and fillings -- Breads, muffins, and scones -- Cookies and bars -- Desserts -- The menus.

The wonder years : 40 women over 40 on aging, faith, beauty, and strength

April 19, 2018
©2018
231 pages ; 22 cm
Lasts. Never again--period! / Shelly Wildman ; Leaving the night behind / Julie Owens ; I renounce snap judgments--again / Jeanne Murray Walker ; Make no mistake / Shannon Ethridge ; The fetters and freedom of family / Amy F. Davis Abdallah ; No more comparing / Andrea Stephens ; The gift of regret / Michelle Van Loon ; Learn when to stop / Luci Swindoll ; Skin blotches and jiggly thighs / Margot Starbuck ; Life in high def / Nancy Stafford ; I lay down my doubts, I take up my pen / Leslie Leyland Fields ; Pay attention to what makes you cry / Jennifer Grant ; Enough of not enough / Suanne Camfield ; The grace to be diminished / Win Couchman --
"We're all getting older. How do we make the second half of our lives the best half? Forty incredible women of faith from 40 to 85 tackle aging anxieties head-on--and upend them with compelling first person stories full of humor, sass, and spiritual wisdom. In three thematic sections--Firsts, Lasts, and Always--these women provide much-needed role models for aging honestly, beautifully, and faithfully, with surprises all along the way. These are indeed the wonder years"--Back cover.

Linkedin for dummies

April 18, 2018
Elad, Joel, author.
©2018
xii, 359 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Everyday holy : finding a big God in the little moments : 100 devotions

April 18, 2018
Shankle, Melanie, author.
©2018
222 pages : 21 cm
"It is a rite of passage for every woman: the day you wake up and say, "Wait, THIS is the life I signed up for?!?" We've all been there---Melanie Shankle is just brave enough to say it out loud. Everyday Holy is your invitation to reexamine your life and find the beautiful little pieces that create a picture of a beautiful big God"--Amazon.

The gift of our wounds : a Sikh and a former white supremacist find forgiveness after hate

April 18, 2018
Michaelis, Arno, author.
©2018
xviii, 222 pages ; 22 cm
Documents the story of the unlikely and powerful friendship between a Sikh and a former white supremacist in the aftermath of Wade Michael Page's murderous 2012 attack on a Wisconsin Sikh Temple, describing how they launched the Serve 2 Unite organization to promote community inclusion and fight hate crimes.

The library : a catalogue of wonders

April 18, 2018
Kells, Stuart, author.
©2017
xvi, 269 pages ; 24 cm
"First published in 2017 by The Text Publishing Company, Melbourne, Australia" -- verso.
Infinity -- A library with no books: oral traditions and the songlines -- The pleasure of books -- The last days of Alexandria: ancient books and their storage -- Books in bed -- In pursuit of perfection: the rise of the codex -- Fools in love -- "A damned sewerful of men": Renaissance rediscoveries -- Mean-spirited collectors -- Free for all: the abundance of books in the printing era -- Curiosities -- "What the Barbarians did not do": the Vatican Library -- Delicacies -- Secret histories: tricks and treasures in library design -- Found -- Keepers of books: the best and worst librarians in history -- Vandals -- The quintessence of debauchery: Heber, Byron, and Barry -- Writers' libraries -- Execration upon Vulcan: libraries destroyed by fire and war -- Library fauna -- The Count: book looters and thieves -- Book wheels and machines -- "The interior of a library should whisper": The Pierpont Morgan Library -- When disaster strikes -- For the glory: The Folger Shakespeare Library -- Birth -- Killing a monk: fantasy libraries -- Death -- A love letter: libraries for the future -- Afterlife.
From the Bodleian, the Folger and the Smithsonian to the fabled libraries of Middle Earth and other fictional libraries, Kells explores the bookish places that capture our imaginations. The result is a fascinating and engaging exploration of libraries as places of beauty and wonder, a celebration of books as objects and an account of the deeply personal nature of these hallowed spaces.

Broadway : a history of New York City in thirteen miles

April 18, 2018
Leadon, Fran, 1966- author.
©2018
xvi, 512 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
In the early seventeenth century, in a backwater Dutch colony, there was a wide, muddy cow path that the settlers called the Brede Wegh. As the street grew longer, houses and taverns began to spring up alongside it. What was once New Amsterdam became New York, and farmlands gradually gave way to department stores, theaters, hotels, and, finally, the perpetual traffic of the twentieth century's Great White Way. From Bowling Green all the way up to Marble Hill, Broadway takes us on a mile-by-mile journey up America's most vibrant and complex thoroughfare, through the history at the heart of Manhattan.

Nature's essential oils : aromatic alchemy for well-being

April 18, 2018
Kaufmann, Cher, author.
©2018
304 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
part 1: Nature. The natural world ; What's in the bottle? ; Proper names : Latin binomials and chemical compounds ; Being human -- part 2: Safety. Safety guides, reminders, and precautions ; Ways to use essential oils -- part 3: Aromatics. Essential oils to have in your home ; Seeds ; Stems, leaves, and needles ; Petals and flowers ; Rinds and fruits ; Woods and resins ; Roots and rhizomes ; Grasses -- part 4: Blends. Blending ; Carrier oils -- Recipes to get you started. Glossary.

The beauty of dirty skin : the surprising science to looking and feeling radiant from the inside out

April 18, 2018
Bowe, Whitney, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
viii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Every year, nearly 80 million Americans will consult their doctors about their skin. In fact, skin disorders beat out anxiety, depression, back pain, and diabetes as the number one reason Americans see their doctors. Unfortunately, however, the vast majority will receive only a surface-level treatment, leaving the underlying conditions at the root of their skin issues unresolved. Skin doesn't lie; it reflects overall health in unimaginable ways.

Brown : poems

April 18, 2018
Young, Kevin, 1970- author.
©2018
vii, 161 pages ; 24 cm
Divided into "Home Recordings" and "Field Recordings," Brown speaks to the way personal experience is shaped by culture, while culture is forever affected by the personal, recalling a black, Kansas boyhood to comment on our times."--Provided by publisher.

How to write an autobiographical novel : essays

April 18, 2018
Chee, Alexander, author.
©2018
280 pages ; 21 cm
"A Mariner Original."
The curse -- The querent -- The writing life -- 1989 -- Girl -- After Peter -- My parade -- Mr. and Mrs. B -- 100 things about writing a novel -- The rosary -- Inheritance -- Impostor -- The autobiography of my novel -- The guardians -- How to write an autobiographical novel -- On becoming an American writer.
"From the author of The Queen of the Night, an essay collection exploring how we form our identities in life, in politics, and in art"-- Provided by publisher.

The human instinct : how we evolved to have reason, consciousness, and free will

April 18, 2018
Miller, Kenneth R. (Kenneth Raymond), 1948- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2018]
294 pages : illustration, charts ; 24 cm.
Grandeur -- Say it ain't so -- Chance and wonder -- Explaining it all -- The mind of a primate -- Consciousness -- I, Robot -- Center stage.
"A ... exploration of how humans evolved to develop reason, consciousness, and free will"--Amazon.com.

Korean BBQ : master your grill in seven sauces

April 18, 2018
Kim, Bill, author.
California : Ten Speed Press, [2018]
232 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
How to kung fu your BBQ -- The basics -- The Korean BBQ pantry -- Master sauces and seasonings -- Snacks and drinks -- BBQ meats -- BBQ poultry -- BBQ fish and shellfish -- BBQ vegetables and tofu -- Sides -- Kung fu your leftovers -- Sweet stuff.
A casual and practical guide to grilling with Korean-American flavors from chef Bill Kim of Chicago's award-winning BellyQ restaurants, with 80 recipes tailored for home cooks with suitable substitutions for hard-to-find ingredients.

The performance cortex : how neuroscience is redefining athletic genius

April 18, 2018
Schonbrun, Zach, author.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2018]
viii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Athletic genius. All the sports journalists in the world can't explain it. Why was Michael Jordan so good? Was it just his joints and muscles? Did he just eat better breakfasts? Zach Schonbrun delivers a groundbreaking new perspective on the science of elite sporting performance. In the course of his work as a sports and business reporter at The New York Times, Zach Schonbrun came upon the research of two young entrepreneurial neuroscientists working on the neural profiles of athletes performing what is famously considered the hardest task in sport: hitting a baseball. They had developed their own brain measuring aparatus, which provided data suggesting a revolution in how we think about athletic ability. How well your brain controls your body--your motor control--is what matters most. Following this story led to the work of a band of researchers around the world, the "motor hunters," and the most important book on sports since Moneyball. Those first two researchers that Schonbrun met are now under contract to major league baseball teams. Why couldn't Michael Jordan, master athlete that he was, hit a baseball? Why can't modern robotics come close to replicating the dexterity of a five-year-old? Why do good quarterbacks always seem to know where their receivers are? Why are tennis stars math geniuses? And why do all animals have brains in the first place?In this wide-ranging and deeply researched book, Schonbrun investigates the keys to what actually drives human movement and its spectacular potential. New explorations in the brain help explain the extraordinary skills that set apart talented performers like Stephen Curry, Peyton Manning, Roger Federer, Bryce Harper, Jordan Spieth, racing superstar Lewis Hamilton, ballet prodigy Misty Copeland, and international soccer star Neymar; as well as musical virtuosos like world-class string players, keyboardists, and drummers; and even Paralympic gold medalist Rudy Garcia-Tolson. The understanding of the human body in motion--running, swinging, strumming, driving--remains one of the most fascinating scientific pursuits. Sports franchises are now beginning to recognize that it is the brain, not just the mechanics of the body, that powers most of the athletic gifts we strain to see in our cavernous arenas. Grasping those golden gifts, going from good to great, requires more than understanding the ten-thousand-hour rule. It requires a new way of thinking about expert performers. It's not about the million-dollar arm anymore. It's about the million-dollar brain"-- Provided by publisher.

The soul of basketball : the epic showdown between LeBron, Kobe, Doc, and Dirk that saved the NBA

April 18, 2018
Thomsen, Ian, author.
©2018
xix, 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The bastard -- The decision -- The game -- The tradition -- The entrepreneur -- The all-star -- The trade -- The odyssey -- The higher calling -- The immigrant -- The conflict -- The twelfth star -- The finals -- The sheriff -- The triumph.
A chronicle of the transformations throughout the NBA that played out during the 2010-2011 season traces the particular stories of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Doc Rivers, Dirk Nowitzki and other stars who were at the forefront of significant league changes.

Voice lessons for parents : what to say, how to say it, and when to listen

April 18, 2018
Mogel, Wendy, 1951- author.
New York : Scribner, 2018.
xvi, 302 pages ; 24 cm
The audience is listening : from infancy through toddlerhood -- The cathedral space of childhood : learning the language of your child's world -- The biggest, strongest, fastest : connecting with young boys -- The boss, the bestie, the high priestess of pretend : conversing with young girls -- Hard topics : talking to young children about sex, death, and money -- Spirit guides in disguise : an introduction to teenagers -- The exchange student Kazakhstan : teenage boys -- The visiting niece from a distant state : teenage girls -- The opinionators : teaming up with your partner, your ex, the grandparents, and "Olivia's mom" -- The trustees : getting the best out of nannies, teachers, coaches, and other adults in your child's life -- Appendix: Relative differences between boys and girls in brain development and function, expanded.
Presents an essential guide to the art of talking with children that demonstrates how a change of voice can transform conversations and ease parent-child relationships, sharing strategies for communicating with kids at different age levels.

West Winging it : an un-presidential memoir

April 18, 2018
Cunnane, Pat, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2018.
x, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Warehouse to the White House -- In the buffer -- Lower press -- 2012 -- Office politics -- Disaster casual -- The normals -- Interviews about nothing -- Friday the thirteenth -- Epilogue: ... of the end.
"A fresh and funny exclusive look into President Barack Obama's years in the White House, directly from his Senior Writer and former Director of Messaging"--Provided by publisher.

The heroin crisis

April 18, 2018
Cashin, H. John, author.
©2018
64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
A growing crisis -- A short history of Heroin -- The pill problem -- Drug cartels and Heroin -- What can be done?
"Over the past decade, use of the illicit drug heroin has been rising steadily in the United States. Heroin overdose deaths have also spiked, increasing by more than 50 percent between 2007 and 2016, according to the most recently available data from the Drug Enforcement Administration. Heroin use was once relatively rare in the United States, but drug cartels from Latin America have been steadily shipping large quantities into the country. The demand for heroin has also been fueled because it is a cheaper alternative to prescription opioid painkillers that provides a similar high. This book examines the facts about the ongoing heroin crisis. It provides information about the drug cartels and their role in supplying this deadly drug, how heroin is distributed in American communities large and small, and the dangerous effects of the drug on its users" -- provided by publisher.

Trust women : a progressive Christian argument for reproductive justice

April 18, 2018
Peters, Rebecca Todd, author.
Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, 2018.
240 pages ; 24 cm
"In an age where Roe v. Wade is in danger of being overturned, a minister and ethicist offers a Christian defense of abortion, arguing that we need to trust women to make moral decisions about their pregnancies, their families, and their futures. Unplanned pregnancy and abortion are a normal part of women's reproductive lives: roughly one-third of US women will have an abortion by age forty-five, and fifty to sixty percent of the women who have abortions were using birth control during the month that they got pregnant. Yet women who have abortions are shamed and judged for their actions, and safe access to abortion is under relentless assault. In this carefully reasoned and powerful book, Christian ethicist Rebecca Todd Peters argues that abortion is not the problem. The problem is our inability to trust women to act as rational, capable, responsible moral agents who must weigh the concrete moral question of how to respond to a particular unplanned pregnancy. When we move away from a debate requiring women to justify ending a pregnancy, Peters writes, and toward a debate that considers the broader social problems and questions that shape women's reproductive lives, and the lives of their children, we will have created a public policy debate that is asking the right questions. In an age in which women's reproductive rights are increasingly under attack, Peter's stirring defense of abortion as an ethical choice is necessary reading"-- Provided by publisher.

Above & beyond : John F. Kennedy and America's most dangerous Cold War spy mission

April 18, 2018
Sherman, Casey, 1969- author.
New York, NY : Public Affairs, 2018.
viii, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"From the authors of the bestselling The Finest Hours comes the riveting, deeply human story of President John F. Kennedy and two U-2 pilots, Rudy Anderson and Chuck Maultsby, who risked their lives to save America during the Cuban Missile Crisis. During the ominous two weeks of the Cold War's terrifying peak, two things saved humanity: the strategic wisdom of John F. Kennedy and the U-2 aerial spy program. On October 27, 1962, Kennedy, strained from back pain, sleeplessness, and days of impossible tension, was briefed about a missing spy plane. Its pilot, Chuck Maultsby, was on a surveillance mission over the North Pole, but had become disoriented and steered his plane into Soviet airspace. If detected, its presence there could be considered an act of war. As the president and his advisers wrestled with this information, more bad news came: another U-2 had gone missing, this one belonging to Rudy Anderson. His mission: to photograph missile sites over Cuba. For the president, any wrong move could turn the Cold War nuclear. Above and Beyond is the intimate, gripping account of the lives of these three war heroes, brought together on a day that changed history."--provided by publisher.

Futureface : a family mystery, an epic quest, and the secret to belonging

April 18, 2018
Wagner, Alex, author.
New York : Oneworld, [2018]
xii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"An acclaimed journalist travels the globe to solve the mystery of her ancestry, confronting the question at the heart of the American experience of immigration, race, and identity: Who are my people? Alex Wagner has always been fascinated by stories of exile and migration. Her father's ancestors immigrated to the United States from Ireland and Luxembourg. Her mother fled Rangoon in the 1960s, escaping Burma's military dictatorship. In her professional life, Wagner reported from the Arizona-Mexico border, where agents, drones, cameras, and military hardware guarded the line between two nations. She listened to debates about whether the United States should be a melting pot or a salad bowl. She knew that moving from one land to another--and the accompanying recombination of individual and tribal identities--was the story of America. And she was happy that her own mixed-race ancestry and late twentieth-century education had taught her that identity is mutable and meaningless, a thing we make rather than a thing we are. When a cousin's offhand comment threw a mystery into her personal story--introducing the possibility of an exciting new twist in her already complex family history--Wagner was suddenly awakened to her own deep hunger to be something, to belong, to have an identity that mattered, a tribe of her own. Intoxicated by the possibility, she became determined to investigate her genealogy. So she set off on a quest to find the truth about her family history. The journey takes Wagner from Burma to Luxembourg, from ruined colonial capitals with records written on banana leaves to Mormon databases and high-tech genetic labs. As she gets closer to solving the mystery of her own ancestry, she begins to grapple with a deeper question: Does it matter? Is our enduring obsession with blood and land, race and identity, worth all the trouble it's caused us? The answers can be found in this deeply personal account of her search for belonging, a meditation on the things that define us as insiders and outsiders and make us think in terms of "us" and "them." In this time of conflict over who we are as a country, when so much emphasis is placed on ethnic, religious, and national divisions, Futureface constructs a narrative where we all belong."--provided by publisher.

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