by Martin Gerhard Giesbrecht
Giesbrecht’s Before I Forget: Stories and Thoughts of a Clarinet Playing Academic is a collection of intriguing, often amusing, sometimes poignant, stories. The featured characters are Martin and the lively Giesbrecht family; we follow the generations as they move from pre-revolutionary Russia through Germany to New Jersey and Villa Hills, Kentucky. As befits an economics professor, Giesbrecht writes in a crisp style. His observations are witty, wise, and often irreverent. Many of the vignettes have an element of surprise; and all are a delight to read.
The book, by Cincinnati Book Publishing, is illustrated with whimsical sketches by the author and his two sons. It was designed by Victoria Bernardini and produced in Northern Kentucky by Cobb Printing.
Martin Gerhard Giesbrecht, retired college professor of economics for over forty years, taught more than 10,000 students, first at Wilmington College in Ohio and then Northern Kentucky University. But he has been a clarinetist longer than an educator—since he was in fifth grade. The Northern Kentucky resident and professor emeritus from NKU will play a little jazz clarinet and read a few stories from his first nonacademic book when it debuts April 14, at the Blue Wisp Jazz Club in Downtown Cincinnati.
by Kay Fittes
Kay Fittes's new book Achieving High Heeled Success is a must read for all career women. Mrs. Fittes has presented more than 2,500 keynotes and seminars to women in need of career advice. Now that advice is available in print form.
Achieving High Heeled Success is an in-depth look at the behaviors women make in the workplace that hold them back and shows the reader the steps to take to correct those mistakes and further their careers. If you want to step over the competition and propel your career to higher levels then you ever dreamed possible, get this great book. James Malinchak, Featured on the hit ABC Television ShowThe Secret Millionaire, Contributing Author for the #1 New York Times Best-seller Chicken Soup for the Soul
Kay Fittes started the company High Heeled SuccessTM in 1990. The company is a product of Kays experience as a therapist and facilitator in the mental health field combined with her proficiency as a trainer and presenter in the business sector. Ms. Fittes consults and presents to the business, medical and educational communities. She has provided expertise to such groups as Ethicon, IBM, General Electric, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, and the Ohio Department of Education. Kay Fittes received her bachelors degree in sociology from the University of Tennessee, and is a member of the National Speakers Association; the American Society for Training and Development; the National Association for Self-Esteem; the Association of Female Executives; the American Association for University Women; and eWomen Network. In addition, she is a Certified Trainer and holds a Credential for Leadership Training. Kay also sits on several advisory boards for women s advancement.
by Joe Tallarigo
The First Quarter of life is the stuff of the songwriter's dream. This debut book celebrates high school sports and socials, young love, friendship, and the joy and heartache of coming of age in 21st century suburban America. Cincinnati Book Publishing selected this poetry collection for its 2012 Young Voices Publication Award.
Joe Tallarigo is a Cincinnati native. He grew up in Price Hill, where he attended St. Lawrence School. In 1998 the family moved to Delhi Township so that Joe and his brother could attend Oak Hills High School. As a sophomore, Joe began writing song lyrics. His early works were influenced by country music legendsHank Williams and George Strait. From 2004, his writing took a more personal turn, as he emulated the introspective styles of Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney. Tallarigo pursued his art through high school and afterward while working in early childhood education. Currently, he is composing songs for his second book, Life Goes On.
CBP Young Voices Publication Award, 2012
by Joanne Giovanna Trimpe
A cookbook for you and your family, featuring Italian, Latin-American and American recipes.
Some people cook just because they need something to eat. Some people cook because it is a way of making a living. Joanne cooks because she loves to cook. She loves to create new dishes or add a new touch to an old dish.
Joannes cooking has spanned three continents. She was born and learned to cook in Venezuela where, as a teenager, she prepared the evening meal for her working parents. She learned to love Italian foods when she spent two years in Italy with her grandparents, and, since marrying, she has lived in Cincinnati where she cooked for her husband Mike, and three sons, Anthony, Sean and Alex. Now that her sons are grown, Joanne cooks for anyone who needs her services. She caters for crowds at receptions and benefits and for private parties. Her cooking experience has been able to grow tremendously in my years as the chef at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati. The priests and bishops love different creations and encourage variety. She has enjoyed using her God-given talents to please those who do God's work, ans so for me it is truly Holy Chow!
Good Samaritan Hospital and its Department of Surgery is a major contribution to the literature of Cincinnati's medical history. It is as interesting as it is informative. Dr. Scott Kelleys fascinating profiles of the surgeons show why their work brought international recognition to the hospital.
The historical illustrations that Kelley collected offer remarkable insights into the hospital and its development.
Kentucky native Dr. Scott R. Kelley graduated in June 2011 from his five-year surgical residency at Good Samaritan Hospital. In addition to his fulltime-plus duties at the hospital, Kelley managed to research (using primary sources at Cincinnati Public Library, Sisters of Charity Motherhouse, and Good Samaritan Hospital) and write a history of Good Samaritan Hospitals distinguished Department of Surgery.
In his preface to the book titled, Good Samaritan Hospital and its Department of Surgery, Dr. Kelley writes that in undergraduate college he became enamored of reading, researching, and writing historical perspectives. He was astounded when his research revealed many of the medical innovations pioneered by Good Samaritan Hospitals Department of Surgery. Dr. Kelley recalls beginning research at libraries and archives and how Weeks turned into months, months into years, paragraphs into pages, and photographs into historical accounts in themselves. He decided it all should be preserved for future generations. Good Samaritan administrators agreed, awarding him an education grant to proceed with publication.
by Alan Spector and Keith Lawrence
Your Retirement Quest brings together in one place all of the essential elements that are critical to living a fulfilling retirement. The book enables both prospective and current retirees to envision their future, to develop a personal plan that is unique to their life circumstances, to implement that plan, and to keep it fresh throughout their retirement years.
Your Retirement Quest does this by identifying and explaining each of the essential elements, by relating the real-life stories of retirees who have lived the elements, by recognizing the importance of financial security but only in the context of the many other factors that make up a meaningful future, by providing a practical approach to retirement planning, and by revealing the 10 Secrets for Creating and Living a Fulfilling Retirement.
The ideas in Your Retirement Quest are simple, but magical; the cases are compelling and personal; the exercises are insightful and useful. - Dave Ulrich: Professor-Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Partner, The RBL Group
The authors strike an unusual Golden Mean: they help readers engage in deep self-reflection on the core questions of life and also provide the practical tools for fulfillment. - Laura Nash, PhD: Former Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School
Your Retirement Quest provides a rich roadmap to making your retirement healthy, happy, intellectually stimulating, and meaningful." - Tony Schwartz: Founder and President of The Energy Project
This book promises new beginnings; don't leave home without it! - Doug Matthews: President and Chief Operating Officer, Right Management
Thomas A. Tomsick, M.D.
He Chose Medicine Over Baseball. One Of Cincinnatis and Americas Top Doctors Analyzes The Game And His Experiences With The Cleveland Indians. Strike Three! My Years in the 'Pen is a fascinating account of the authors stint as an Indians bullpen catcher for the years 1964-1966.
Dr. Thomas Tomsick went from being a bullpen catcher to one of the top doctors in the country. The author provides unique insight on the game. Tomsick writes about the affects that performance enhancing drugs had on pitching records. He makes comparisons of the Indian's outstanding1964-1966 pitching staff to modern day pitchers.
Thomas A. Tomsick, M.D. is a faculty member of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Director of Neuroradiology. He has been named one of the Best Doctors in America 2001-2010. His research has included participation in multiple studies of methods and devices for treatment of aneurysms vascular malformations, tumors, and stroke.
by Sue Ann Painter
Beverly Erschell is a nationally known painter whose work is in galleries and collections throughout the United States. The Northern Kentucky resident is one of the most highly regarded painters in Greater Cincinnati, where she was trained and taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and University of Cincinnati.
This handsome book by Cincinnati Book Publishing brings together examples of the artists paintings and works on paper over four decades.The book is organized thematically, with chapters highlighting Erschell's portraits, travels in Europe and the United States, and energetic cityscapes of Greater Cincinnati.
Sue Ann Painter, an art and architectural historian, is the author. Aaron Betsky and Phillip Long wrote the preface. Cincinnati painter and graphic artist Mark Eberhard designed the book, which was printed in full color on acid-free paper by Wendling Printing Co.
The book is bound in hardcover (ISBN978-0-9817269-4-6 ) for $55 and softcover (ISBN978-0-9817269-5-3) for $32. It is available at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, Contemporary Arts Center, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, and fine art galleries and bookstores in the United States.
by Judge Mark P. Painter.
The book is available at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati.
Discounts are available on quantity orders. Contact: t.Brunsman@cincybooks.com.
by Alan Spector
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by Joyce Karnes
Author Joyce Karnes promises to teach her readers how to be effective and confident managers. It is a promise that she keeps. In this lively discussion of personality types and how they influence individual work behavior, Karnes relies upon her years of success as a trainer. She is the founder of a consulting firm, Positive Options for Productivity, which conducts supervisory development workshops for Fortune 500 companies in the United States.
The Guide is organized into eight "classes" that lead the reader through fascinating real-life case studies from Karnes's practice. Key principles are highlighted, and the author includes exercises and questions for discussion. Supervisor's Training Guide is that rare how-to manual that succeeds in being a fun read while sharing insights and practical advice. The author's keen understanding of human nature and her belief in positive options shine through.
Karnes's book is highly recommended for supervisors and managers in the industrial and services sectors and for business owners and CEOs who want to improve management down the line. The useful Appendix contains forms that may be copied and distributed to employees.
Author Joyce Karnes, founder of Positive Options for Productivity, Inc. raises the bar with this appealing, easy, and effective program for improving how people are supervised. She has devoted 18 years to supervisory development, using her skills in human resources, training, and consulting.
"I feel that your book, Supervisor's Training Guide, will be enormously effective for supervisors and managers who are striving to get 'back to the basics' in the labor-management relationship." Mildred Ramsey, author of The Super Supervisor.
"Joyce Karnes has been successfully working with our supervisors for 12 years. Individuals who were not going to make it as supervisors were turned around and have become successful. I highly recommend Supervisor's Training Guide." Robert E. Kersey, president, The Great States Corporation, American Lawn Mower Company, Rochester Metal Products Corp.
Photographs by Alice Weston/text by Walter E. Langsam. Forward by Michael Graves.
$25 soft cover
$50 case bound
Alice Weston depicts in vivid colors 75 classic and innovative house designs. Walter E. Langsam analyzes these examples of period style in this first comprehensive history of Cincinnati's residential architecture.
by Sue Ann Painter with photographs by Alice Weston. Additional text by Beth Sullebarger and Jayne Merkel. Produced by the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati. Published by Ohio University Press.
$20 soft cover
$40 case bound
Architecture in Cincinnati is available in Cincinnati at area booksellers, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, Contemporary Arts Center, Taft Museum of Art, and the Mercantile Library or online.
by Mark P. Painter
Judge Painter's book reveals how to make business writing plainer, more persuasive and effective, and easier to understand. It uses some of the same principles advocated in his legal writing books and articles short clutter-free sentences, active voice, and plain language.
The book is concise and easy to use. As Paul Heldman, executive vice-president of Kroger, says in a quote featured on the book cover, "With an investment of only a couple hours, Write Well will greatly improve your writing."
by Judy Van Ginkel and Betsy Kyte Newman
"This lovingly written book is a resource for every gal who seeks to have a great girlfriendship and for men who want to better understand the women in their lives."
- Nina Clooney,
author and community leader
order books online ($19.95 ea. plus $1.30 Ohio tax, $5 S&H, total $26.25)
by Gary F. Franke
Jarndyce & Jarndyce Press
Cinci Freedom : A Cow's Story is based on real life events that occurred in Cincinnati, Ohio, in February 2001. The author, Gary F. Franke, spent several days and nights in Mount Storm Park pursuing Cinci with SPCA Cincinnati's Harold Dates, Specialist Todd Mnser, and professional cowboy Dennis Dowers. The book was written to raise and foster animal welfare awareness with children in the community at large and emphasize SPCA Cincinnati's dedication to its mission. A percentage of the book's proceeds are donated to SPCA Cincinnati.
Cinci made her escape from Ken Meyer Meats in Camp Washington over a six-foot-high fence. She evaded capture for 11 days, ultimately earning her a Key to the City. The City of Cincinnati, the nation and various countries around the world followed Cinci's extraordinary quest for freedom. Multiple media outlets covered the events.
by Lenann McGookey Gardner
Jarndyce & Jarndyce Press
Got Sales? shows how anyone can become a successful salesperson with research-driven strategies, tools, and techniques that are most powerful in sales today.
A Harvard MBA, Lenann has spent years perfecting the step-by-step guide to selling services. These theories and tangible best practices can be implemented instantly to provide immediate benefits to anyone who wants to generate more business, increase their client base, and improve their rainmaking abilities.
"Before we learned Lenann Gardner's approach to closing, our associates were averaging less than 30% out of a possible 100% on the 'closing' part of shop calls," said Tina Sampson, vice president of sales and marketing for Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. "Since learning Lenann's closing skills, every single sales manager got 100%. They nailed the closing!"
by Al Spector
Cincinnati Book Publishers
Al Spector is one of hundreds of thousands of senior
baseball payers in the United States. He and his counterparts travel the nation and the world to play the game they love. But Al stands out as an exceptionally talented player and great storyteller, as he demonstrates here. His story is about relationships and the game of life as well as about baseball. Al's book is a delightful read about a fascinating and little-known sports phenomenon.
"This is a book about a love affair between Al and baseball, a fond recollection, and an entertaining description of his life-long connection with the game. A perfect companion to the summer game we all love." Greg Rhodes, Former Executive Director of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, Author of six books about the Reds.
William Henry Harrison,
Father of the West
by Sue Ann Painter
William Howard Taft,
President & Chief Justice
by Mark P. Painter
Biography, American History. Age 12 and up.
Size: 6 x 9, 112 p., illustrated with period art and photographs.
Contains places to visit, source documents, web resources, index.
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Dr. John H. Wilson, a prominent cardiologist at Good Samaritan Hospital, has an insider's affection and perspective toward the subject of his new book, Cincinnati’s Good Samaritan Hospital: A History. Wilson served as an intern, medical resident, and chief medical resident at Good Samaritan Hospital from 1980 to 1983, before training in cardiology and electrophysiology at the Cleveland Clinic. He returned to Good Samaritan in 1986 where he practices as the director of electrophysiology and the section head of Cardiology.
Countless Greater Cincinnati newborns took their first breath at Good Samaritan, and the 160- year-old hospital is, in fact, a collective part in their individual life stories. For local families, the hospital holds a wealth of special memories.
Early on, Dr. Wilson acknowledges that “the history of Good Samaritan Hospital is inseparable from the history of the Sisters of Charity.” This sets the tone for the nineteenth century portion of the book, which reveals the origins of the Sisters' health care mission in the hospital they established in Cincinnati's West End in 1852.
Wilson captures the spirit of the current Clifton Avenue hospital and that of the remarkable people who made "Good Sam" an outstanding teaching and specialty health care facility. Each page of this beautifully designed and illustrated book brings to life different aspects of the hospital's vital role in local history, including the individuals who founded and funded Good Samaritan, the hospital's many departments, its notable physicians, and its dedicated volunteers.
Little-known images and the author's insider perspective bring distinction to this book
People involved or interested in the medical field and readers with a passion for local history will find fascinating facts and little-known images in this important publication by one the Cincinnati's leading physicians. The 190-page book includes more than 100 illustrations, including rare prints and historic professional photographs from the Good Samaritan archives.
About the Author
John H. Wilson, director of Electrophysiology and the section head of Cardiology at Good Samaritan Hospital, is a native of Cincinnati and a lover of local history. He has a large collection of books documenting the history of Cincinnati and another collection of unusual artifacts made in Cincinnati.
Before embarking on a medical career he obtained a Master's Degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Cincinnati, writing his Masters’ thesis on the Impact of Technology on Obstetrical Practices. He gained an interest in this topic from his after school job as a nursing technician in the Obstetrical department at Bethesda Oak Hospital.
Dr. Wilson has been an innovator in electrophysiology and was the first in the city to perform catheter ablation, implant defibrillators in the EP lab using minimally invasive techniques, and perform lead extraction using laser, among many other things. He received a Health Care Hero award for these accomplishments in 2009 and a lifetime achievement award in 2011 for his teaching work. He has published extensively in medical journals and has an earlier book, Cardiac EP Exam Preparation: A Review for Allied Professionals.