New Arrivals · History

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Courageous women of the Vietnam War : medics, journalists, survivors, and more

April 17, 2018
Atwood, Kathryn J., author.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2018]
xiv, 225 pages: illustrations, maps ; 17cm
Xuan Phuong, young revolutionary -- Geneviève de Galard, "I only did my duty" -- Le Ly Hayslip, "Freedom is never a gift" -- Bobbi Hovis, witness to history -- Kay Wilhelmy, American survivor -- Jurate Kazickas, "What's a woman like you doing out here?" -- Iris Roser, Australian relief worker -- Anne Koch, "I knew in my heart that I had to go" -- Dang Thuy Tram, communist field surgeon -- Lynda van Devanter, "Why do they have to die?" -- Kate Webb, captive journalist -- Joan Baez, protest singer -- Tracy Wood, "They're the story" -- Kim Phuc, running from war.
One of just a handful of women reporting on the Vietnam War, Kate Webb was captured by North Vietnamese troops and presumed dead -until she emerged from the jungle waving a piece of white parachute material after 23 days in captivity. Le Ly Hayslip enjoyed a peaceful early childhood in a Vietnamese farming village before war changed her life forever. Brutalized by all sides, she escaped to the United States, where she eventually founded two humanitarian organizations. Lynda Van Devanter was an idealistic young nurse in 1969 when a plane carrying her and 350 men landed in South Vietnam. Her harrowing experiences working in a combat zone hospital would later serve as inspiration for the TV series China Beach. In these pages readers meet these and other brave women and girls who served in life-threatening roles as medics, journalists, resisters, and revolutionaries in the conflict in Vietnam. Author Kathryn J. Atwood presents a clear introduction to each of five chronological sections, guiding readers through the social and political turmoil that spanned two decades and the tenure of five US presidents. Each woman's story unfolds in a suspenseful, engaging way, incorporating plentiful original source materials, quotes, and photographs. Resources for further study, source notes and a bibliography, and a helpful map and glossary round out this exploration of one of modern history's most divisive wars, making it an invaluable addition to any student's or history buff's bookshelf.

Boots on the ground : America's war in Vietnam

April 13, 2018
Partridge, Elizabeth, author.
New York : Viking, published by Penguin Group, 2018.
213 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
The history of the Vietnam war is complex. Partridge explores the war from eight different perspectives: six American soldiers, one American military nurse, and one Vietnamese refugee. Each individual reveals a difference facet of the war and moves us forward in time. Partridge also profiles key American leaders and events, to remind us of all that was happening at home; and highlights veteran's struggles to acclimate to life after Vietnam. -- adapted from jacket.

Meghan : a Hollywood princess

April 13, 2018
Morton, Andrew, 1953- author.
©2018
xv, 253 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were set up by a mutual friend on a blind date in July 2016, little did they know that the resulting whirlwind romance would lead to their engagement in November 2017 and marriage in May 2018. Meghan is confident, charismatic, and poised; her warm and affectionate engagement interview won the hearts of the world. In this first-ever biography of the duchess-to-be, royal biographer Andrew Morton goes back to Meghan's roots to uncover the story of her childhood growing up in The Valley in Los Angeles, her studies at an all-girls Catholic school, and her fraught family life-a painful experience mirrored by Harry's own background. Morton also delves into her previous marriage and divorce in 2013, her struggles in Hollywood. "--Provided by publisher.

History of Tennessee from the earliest times to the present : together with an historical and a biographical sketch of Gibson, Obion, Dyer, Weakley and Lake counties : besides a valuable fund of notes, reminiscences, observations, etc., etc.

April 13, 2018
Easley, S.C. : Southern Historical Press, 1978.
viii, 797-1087 : illustrations ; 23 cm
Reprint of the 1887 ed. published by Goodspeed Pub. Co., Nashville.
Includes index.

War of 1812 soldiers of Maury County, Tennessee

April 13, 2018
Garrett, Jill Knight.
Greenville, S.C. : Southern Historical Press, 2006.
219 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Originally published Columbia, Tenn., 1976.
Includes index.
War of 1812 soldiers of Maury County -- Addenda.
Tennessee became known as "The Volunteer State" during the War of 1812, and Maury County's contribution might be considered typical of the time. Ten companies were formed in the county. This book contains the names of 1,335 soldiers and patriots from the county, 58 of whom died or were killed in service.

History of Tennessee from the earliest time to the present : together with an historical and a biographical sketch of the counties of Sumner, Smith, Macon and Trousdale, besides a valuable fund of notes, original observations, reminiscences, etc., etc.

April 13, 2018
Greenville, S.C. : Southern Historical Press, 1995.
iv, pages 797-991, [17] pages ; 24 cm
Reprint of the 1887 ed. published by Goodspeed Pub. Co., Nashville.
"New material copyright 1979 by the Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr."

The view from flyover country : dispatches from the forgotten America

April 13, 2018
Kendzior, Sarah, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2018.
xv, 239 pages ; 21 cm
Collection of essays originally written between 2012 and 2014.
Offers a collection of essays on the state of America, including how labor exploitation, racism, gentrification, media bias, and other aspects of a post-employment economy have given rise to an autocrat leader.

The Satsuma Rebellion : the last stand of the samurai

April 13, 2018
Wilson, Seán Michael, author.
Berkeley, California : North Atlantic Books, [2018]
103 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm.
This book portrays the bloody uprising of 1877, when Satsuma rebels, led by the infamous Saigo Takamori, fought enforced modernization by the Meiji Japanese government. Their crushing defeat by the imperial army ended their power once and for all and ushered in an era of modern technology and Western military methods --Back cover.

The Duchess : Camilla Parker Bowles and the love affair that rocked the crown

April 12, 2018
Junor, Penny, author.
©2018
xxi, 294 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
The problem -- Debs' delight -- Medals not money -- History -- The foundation years -- The stuffed stoat -- Swinging sixties -- Mrs PB -- The attentions of a prince -- An education -- A suitable bride -- Dishonesty all around -- A state of mind -- The stuff of nightmares -- Princess of Wales -- A plea for help -- For King and country -- Annus horribilis -- The final salvos -- Dark days -- Divorce -- Blackadder -- Week of waiting -- A low profile -- Raw recruit -- Coming out -- A little local difficulty -- U-turn -- Final furlong -- It girl -- Staying sane -- Pillars of interest -- A good read -- Nothing to prove -- In the family -- Bedside manner -- Abroad -- WOW -- Making a difference -- Domestic violence -- Mending fences -- The future.
The esteemed royal biographer traces the unlikely and extraordinary story of the once-reviled wife of Britain's Prince Charles, detailing her roles in some of the darkest days of the modern monarchy and her role in helping restore its reputation.

The fox hunt : a refugee's memoir of coming to America

April 12, 2018
Al Samawi, Mohammed.
©2018
viii, 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Weak ties, strong bonds -- Contradictions -- Reason and religion -- Rinse and repeat -- The economics of love -- The book of Luke -- The fox hunt -- Up, up, and away -- Consequences -- If at first you don't succeed -- You say you want a revolution -- Are you home? -- A man of my word -- Clear and present danger -- Call to prayer -- The Justice League -- The ones who said yes -- Good news and bad news -- A new hope -- Network of networks -- Luck be a lady -- The waiting game -- Fantasia -- Go, go, go -- What just happened? -- If you can't stand the heat, get out of Djibouti -- The promised land -- Epilogue.
The son of middle-class Shiite doctors in Yemen describes his harrowing escape from regional fanaticism and civil unrest through a daring plan engineered on social media by a small group of Western interfaith activists.

The dawn prayer (or how to survive in a secret Syrian terrorist prison) : a memoir

April 12, 2018
Schrier, Matthew, author.
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., [2018]
297 pages ; 24 cm

The Cincinnati Panorama

April 12, 2018
Kesterman, M'Lissa, author.
Columbus, Ohio : Ohio Historical Society, 2001.
pages 14-25 : illustrations ; 28 cm
This article by M'Lissa Kesterman and Keith Kuhn discusses the Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 that is housed in the Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection.
"In September 1848 daguerreotypists Charles Fontayne and William S. Porter set up their bulky, wooden camera on a rooftop along the Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky. Their goal was ambitious: to take a multiview panoramic daguerreotype of Cincinnati. They panned their camera across Cincinnati's waterfront and with each exposure captured a different segment of the growing city from water's edge to skyline. The resulting images, eight 6 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch, or whole-plate, daguerreotypes, were titled simply Daguerreotype view of Cincinnati. Taken from Newport Kentucky"--Caption.

Rescue board : the untold story of America's efforts to save the Jews of Europe

April 11, 2018
Erbelding, Rebecca, author.
©2018
368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Two wars -- Revelation -- John Pehle -- State Department hubris -- On the acquiescence of this government -- A War Refugee Board -- Getting started -- Hirschmann in Turkey -- Warnings -- Protective papers -- Blood for goods -- Free ports -- Whether to bomb, whether to ransom -- The Horthy offer -- Adrift -- Midnight sun -- What kind of peace -- A coup in Hungary -- McClelland's report -- War at Christmas -- Prisoner exchanges -- Packages -- Liberation -- Afterword.
"America has long been criticized for refusing to give harbor to the Jews of Europe as Hitler and the Nazis closed in. Now a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum scholar tells the extraordinary story of the War Refugee Board, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's little-known effort late in the war to save the Jews who remained. In January 1944, a young Treasury lawyer named John Pehle accompanied his boss to a meeting with the president. For more than a decade, the Jews of Germany had sought refuge in the United States and had been stymied by Congress's harsh immigration policy. Now the State Department was refusing to authorize relief funds Pehle wanted to use to help Jews escape Nazi territory. At the meeting, Pehle made his best case--and prevailed. Within days, FDR created the War Refugee Board, empowering it to rescue the victims of Nazi persecution, and put John Pehle in charge. Over the next twenty months, Pehle pulled together a team of D.C. pencil pushers, international relief workers, pirates, diplomats, millionaires, confidence men, and rabble-rousers to run operations across four continents and a dozen countries. Together, they tricked the Nazis, forged identity papers, smuggled food into concentration camps, recruited spies, leaked news stories, negotiated ransoms, and funneled millions of dollars into Europe. They bought weapons for the French Resistance and ships to transport Romanian refugees to Palestine. Altogether, they saved tens of thousands of lives. In Rescue Board, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum scholar Rebecca Erbelding uses unrivaled access to archival materials and fresh interviews with survivors to tell the dramatic unknown story of America's last-ditch effort to save the Jews of Europe"-- Provided by publisher.

First ladies of the republic : Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the creation of an iconic American role

April 11, 2018
Abrams, Jeanne E., 1951- author.
New York : New York University Press, [2018]
312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: first ladies of the republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the forging of an American role -- Martha Washington: the road to the first ladyship -- Abigail and John Adams: the long apprenticeship to the White House -- Abigail Adams: the second first lady -- Dolley Madison: the first lady as "queen of America" -- Conclusion: the first ladyship launched.
"America's first First Ladies—Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolley Madison—had the challenging task of playing a pivotal role in defining the nature of the American presidency to a fledgling nation and to the world. In First Ladies of the Republic, Jeanne Abrams breaks new ground by examining their lives as a group. From their visions for the future of the burgeoning new nation and its political structure, to ideas about family life and matrimony, these three women had a profound influence on one another’s views as they created the new role of presidential spouse. Martha, Abigail and Dolley walked the fine line between bringing dignity to their lives as presidential wives, and supporting their husbands’ presidential agendas, while at the same time, distancing themselves from the behavior, customs and ceremonies that reflected the courtly styles of European royalty that were inimical to the values of the new republic. In the face of personal challenges, public scrutiny, and sometimes vocal criticism, they worked to project a persona that inspired approval and confidence, and helped burnish their husbands’ presidential reputations. The position of First Lady was not officially authorized or defined, and the place of women in society was more restricted than it is today. These capable and path-breaking women not only shaped their own roles as prominent Americans and 'First Ladies,' but also defined a role for women in public and private life in America."--Inside dust jacket.

County Court Records ... Floyd County, Kentucky

April 11, 2018
Williams, James Alan.
Morrisville, N.C. : Lulu Press, ©2006.
10 volumes : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes indexes.
v. 1. 1821-1835 -- v. 2. 1835-1847 -- v. 3. 1856-1860 with early church map -- v. 4. 1865-1873 -- v. 5. 1873-1880 -- v. 6. 1880-1885 -- v. 7. 1885-1889 -- v. 8. 1889-1984 -- v. 9. 1894-1897 -- v. 10. 1897-1901 with apprenticeship bonds 1856-1916.

The China mission : George Marshall's unfinished war, 1945-1947

April 11, 2018
Kurtz-Phelan, Daniel, author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
x, 476 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Prologue: oh! general Marshall, we communists honor you -- Winning the peace -- Peace is hell -- Horrid dilemmas -- Marshall is too big -- The committee of three -- Unity out of chaos -- First lord of the warlords -- Seek truth from facts -- If the world wants peace -- Balance of mistrusts -- Fighting while talking -- Umpire on a battlefield -- Sisyphus in China -- George Marshall can't walk on water -- Limits of power -- The rock and the whirlpool -- At the point of a gun -- All of chiang's horses and all of chiang's men -- Into the fire -- Epilogue: losing China.
"A nuanced history of the doomed diplomatic mission that turned the tides of the Chinese Civil War. Following the phenomenal success of General George C. Marshall's leadership of the American army during World War II, he was the standout candidate for a vital international mission: brokering a coalition government between China's warring Nationalists and Communists. Marshall went overseas as a U.S. "special representative" and began enacting miraculous change. Under Marshall's guiding hand, China's embattled political factions agreed to a ceasefire and settled on the principles of a democratic government. But over the next ten months, Marshall's mission soured: the agreements he brokered fractured and civil war came to China after all. This fascinating narrative history portrays the incredible beginnings and ultimate failure of Marshall's high-stakes mission, with a remarkable cast of characters featuring a heroes' gallery of American diplomats--Truman, Eisenhower, MacArthur, and many others. In spellbinding, pinpoint detail, The China Mission chronicles an unforgettable misstep in American diplomacy that changed the course of global politics forevermore."--Provided by publisher.

Escape from Black Bottom : an anthology of writings, reminiscences and reflections

April 11, 2018
Morris, Major, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Blurb, 2016.
217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Created by Laurie Brindle using the Blurb creative publishing service.
During his long life of 95 years, Major Morris was a photographer, a World War II veteran, a college professor, a Harvard University graduate and a champion of minority rights. He was also a man who grew up in desperate poverty in Cincinnati's all-black ghetto, dropped out of high school at 15 and endured great prejudice in the Army's segregated "buffalo soldiers" unit. Those extreme contrasts shaped his life and character. This is a book of his life story, collected writings, and photographs with his wife, Anne-Grethe.

Lady in red : an intimate portrait of Nancy Reagan

April 11, 2018
Tate, Sheila, 1942- author.
New York : Crown Forum, 2018.
xi, 237 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (mostly color) ; 22 cm
Elegance and style -- The boss -- The new First Lady -- Always an actress -- Just say no -- Protector in Chief -- The perfectionist -- Family ties -- Christmas at the White House -- The art lover -- Finding her voice -- Press contacts -- Diplomat in Chief -- Planes, trips, and weather reports -- Protecting Nancy -- Up close and personal -- Blame it on Nancy -- No better friend -- White House humor -- Searching for privacy -- Staff memories -- The long goodbye -- No words.
A collection of behind-the-scenes stories and iconic images of the influential First Lady. Compiled by a close confidante and former press secretary, sharing insights into her personal life, from her daily routines to her enduring influence in the Reagan White House.

The list : a week-by-week reckoning of Trump's first year

April 11, 2018
Siskind, Amy B., 1953- author.
©2018
xiv, 509 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"In the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump's election as president, Amy Siskind, a former Wall Street executive began compiling a list of actions taken by the Trump regime."--Dust jacket.

A pen picture of Newark and vicinity, as it appeared in 1818

April 10, 2018
Columbus, O. : The Columbian Printing Company, 1887.
48 pages ; 28 cm
Includes index.

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