New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

February 10, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The lovers : Afghanistan's Romeo & Juliet : the true story of how they defied their families and escaped an honor killing

February 9, 2016
Nordland, Rod, author.
©2016
xviii, 566 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 23 cm
"An astonishingly powerful and profoundly moving story of a young couple willing to risk everything for love that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about women's rights in the Muslim world. Zakia and Ali were from different tribes, but they grew up on neighboring farms in the hinterlands of Afghanistan. By the time they were young teenagers, Zakia, strikingly beautiful and fiercely opinionated, and Ali, shy and tender, had fallen in love. Defying their families, sectarian differences, cultural conventions, and Afghan civil and Islamic law, they ran away together only to live under constant threat from Zakia's large and vengeful family, who have vowed to kill her to restore the family's honor. They are still in hiding. Despite a decade of American good intentions, women in Afghanistan are still subjected to some of the worst human rights violations in the world. Rod Nordland, then the Kabul bureau chief of the New York Times, had watched these abuses unfold for years when he came upon Zakia and Ali, and has not only chronicled their plight, but has also shepherded them from danger. The Lovers will do for women's rights generally what Malala's story did for women's education. It is an astonishing story about self-determination and the meaning of love that illustrates, as no policy book could, the limits of Western influence on fundamentalist Islamic culture and, at the same time, the need for change."--Provided by Amazon.com

Had I known : a memoir of survival

February 9, 2016
Lunden, Joan, author.
©2015.
xix, 425 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Introduction: A daunting diagnosis -- A normal doctor visit that wasn't so normal -- The Big C -- I thought it could never happen to me -- Choosing the path of least regret -- Finding my "why" -- Finding my "why" -- Finding the courage to share -- The day I started chemo -- Good Morning, America, I have cancer -- "TEAMJOAN : an unexpected outpouring of support -- Going rogue : make me G.I. Joan -- Creating my battle plan -- Cancer ain't for sissies -- Eat, pray, poop -- Port of entry -- You're never too sick to throw a party! -- Calling all campers -- A surprise visit from Charlie Gibson -- Getting back to real life -- A new baby brings new joy -- A bold, bald move -- No turning back now -- The unexpected curveballs of cancer -- One lump or two? -- The best birthday present ever! -- The big bald reveal -- Wrestling with cancer -- My new normal -- The connection that changed me -- Unbroken -- Had I known.
"When former Good Morning America host Joan Lunden was diagnosed with breast cancer, she set out to learn everything about it to help her survive. With seven children counting on her, giving up was not an option. After announcing her diagnosis on Good Morning America, people all over the country rallied around Joan as she went into Warrior mode. Within a few months, after losing her hair, Joan appeared on the cover of People magazine bald, showing the world she could, and would, beat the disease. Determined to remain upbeat--to look in the mirror with a brave face--her resolve empowered women everywhere. The Today show quickly recruited Joan as a special correspondent and continues to follow her progress. A deeply personal and powerful story of pain, persistence, and perseverance, Had I Known is a chronicle of Joan's experience and the plan she formulated and followed to battle with her disease and treatment. As Joan reveals, while her journey was not easy, it profoundly changed her in unexpected ways. Her odyssey helped Joan redefine herself, her values, and most of all, her health. Following a new clean way of eating, Joan lost thirty pounds, became more aware of the food she was eating, and avoided many of the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy" -- provided by publisher.

Make 'em laugh : short-term memories of longtime friends

February 4, 2016
Reynolds, Debbie, author.
©2015.
xvi, 276 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Cover.
Foreword by Carrie Fisher -- Preface -- A Great Honor -- The Cinderella Story of the Texas Tomboy -- Early Days -- It's the Pictures That Got Smaller -- A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Woids -- The Royal Treatment -- Friends Without Benefits -- You Got to Have Friends -- Family Matters -- Happy Mother's Day 2015 -- Acknowledgments.
The beloved Hollywood star and New York Times bestselling author of Unsinkable continues her intimate chat with fans in this entertaining collection of anecdotes, stories, jokes, and random musings from a woman who has seen it all, and done most of it.

Presence : bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges

February 3, 2016
Cuddy, Amy Joy Casselberry, 1972- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
437 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction -- 1. What Is Presence? -- 2. Believing and Owning Your Story -- 3. Stop Preaching, Start Listening: How Presence Begets Presence -- 4. I Don't Deserve to Be Here -- 5. How Powerlessness Shackles the Self (and How Power Sets It Free) -- 6. Slouching, Steepling, and the Language of the Body -- 7. Surfing, Smiling, and Singing Ourselves to Happiness -- 8. The Body Shapes the Mind (So Starfish Up!) -- 9. How to Pose for Presence -- 10. Self-Nudging: How Tiny Tweaks Lead to Big Changes -- 11. Fake It Till You Become It -- Acknowledgments -- Notes.
"A Harvard psychologist and TED star shares strategic advice on how to live in accordance with one's inner resources to overcome social fears and self-doubt while heightening confidence, productivity and influence,"--NoveList.

The road to Little Dribbling : adventures of an American in Britain

February 3, 2016
Bryson, Bill, author.
New York, NY : Random House Large Print, [2015]
510 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bugger Bognor! -- Seven sisters -- Dover -- London -- Motopia -- A great park -- Into the forest -- Beside the seaside -- Day trips -- To the West -- Devon -- Cornwall -- Ancient Britain -- East Anglia -- Cambridge -- Oxford and about -- The Midlands -- It's so bracing! -- The Peak District -- Wales -- The North -- Lancashire -- The Lakes -- Yorkshire -- Durham and the Northeast -- To Cape Wrath (and considerably beyond).
"In 1995 Bill Bryson got into his car and took a weeks-long farewell motoring trip about England before moving his family back to the United States. The book about that trip, Notes from a Small Island, is ... [often considered] one of the most acute and affectionate portrayals of England in all its glorious eccentricity ever written. Two decades later, he set out again to rediscover that country, and the result is [this book]"--Amazon.com.

The witches : Salem, 1692

February 3, 2016
Schiff, Stacy, author.
©2015
xxi, 789 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), color map on endpages ; 25 cm
Cast of characters -- The diseases of astonishment -- That old deluder -- The working of wonders -- One of you is a devil -- The wizard -- A suburb of hell -- Now they say there is above seven hundred in all -- In these hellish meetings -- Our case is extraordinary -- Published to prevent false reports -- That dark and mysterious season -- A long train of miserable consequences.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra analyzes the Salem Witch Trials to offer key insights into the role of women in its events while explaining how its tragedies became possible. It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death.

Buster : the military dog who saved a thousand lives

February 2, 2016
Barrow, Will (Flight sergeant), author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
313 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Buster is an explosive-sniffing English springer spaniel who served his comrades and country with unstinting devotion and saved thousands of lives. This is the story of his partnership with RAF Police Sergeant Will Barrow, describing how each came to save the other's life.

Finding yourself in the kitchen : kitchen meditations and inspired recipes from a mindful cook

February 1, 2016
Velden, Dana.
©2015
303 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A book of essays, each focused on a cooking theme, Finding Yourself in the Kitchen explores how to practice mindfulness in the kitchen -- and beyond -- to discover a more deeply experienced life.

How to make your money last : the indispensable retirement guide

February 1, 2016
Quinn, Jane Bryant, author.
©2015
587 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The joy and challenge of life after work -- Rightsize your life -- How to double your social security income (well, almost) -- Getting the most from your health insurance, before and after 65 -- Pensions are for stre-e-e-etching -- Should you buy yourself a pension? -- Powering your retirement savings plans -- The speed limit on retirement spending: still 4 percent? -- Investing for income: not what you think -- Home sweet income-producing home -- Living on your life insurance -- Just tell me what to do.
"Quinn shows you how to turn your retirement savings into a steady paycheck that will last for life. Today, people worry that they're going to run out of money in their older age. That won't happen if you use a few tricks for squeezing higher payments from your assets. The right moves will not only raise the amount you have to spend, they'll stretch out your money over many more years. You will also learn to look at your savings and investments in a new way."--Provided by publisher.

The gratitude diaries : how a year looking on the brightside can transform your life

February 1, 2016
Kaplan, Janice.
©2015
429 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Winter: marriage, love, and family -- Spring: money, career, and the stuff we own -- Summer: gratitude and health -- Autumn: coping, caring, and connecting -- Epilogue: New Year's eve again.
"Recounts how the author spent a year living gratefully, drawing on advice from psychologists, academics, doctors, and philosophers to gain a fresh outlook that transformed her relationships, work, health, and daily life,"--Novelist.

Between the world and me

February 1, 2016
Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author.
©2015
337 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him--most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear ... In [this book], Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings--moments when he discovered some new truth about our long, tangled history of race, whether through his myth-busting professors at Howard University, a trip to a Civil War battlefield with a rogue historian, a journey to Chicago's South Side to visit aging survivors of 20th century America's 'long war on black people,' or a visit with the mother of a beloved friend who was shot down by the police"-- Provided by publisher.

The geography of genius : a search for the world's most creative places, from ancient Athens to Silicon Valley

February 1, 2016
Weiner, Eric, 1963- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
617 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Introduction : Adventures with the Galton Box -- Genius is simple: Athens -- Genius is nothing new : Hangzhou -- Genius is expensive : Florence -- Genius is practical : Edinburgh -- Genius is chaotic : Calcutta -- Genius is unintentional : Vienna pitch-perfect -- Genius is contagious : Vienna on the couch -- Genius is weak : Silicon Valley -- Epilogue : Baking bread and hanging ten.
Sharp and provocative, The Geography of Genius redefines the argument about how genius came to be. This reevaluation of the importance of culture in nurturing creativity is an informed romp through history that will surely jumpstart a national conversation.

Voracious : a hungry reader cooks her way through great books

January 29, 2016
Nicoletti, Cara, author.
©2015
413 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Part I: Childhood. Little house in the big woods : Breakfast sausage -- "Hansel and Gretel" : Gingerbread cake with blood orange syrup -- In the night kitchen : Scalded and malted milk cake -- Nancy Drew : Double chocolate walnut sundae -- If you give a mouse a cookie : Brown butter chocolate chip cookies -- The Indian in the cupboard : Grilled roast beef -- The boxcar children : Chocolate pudding -- Pippi Longstocking : Buttermilk pancakes -- Anne of Green Gables : Salted chocolate caramels -- Homer Price : Old-fashioned sour cream donuts -- The witches : Mussel, shrimp, and cod stew -- The secret garden : Currant buns -- Charlotte's web : Pea and bacon soup -- Where the red fern grows : Skillet cornbread with honey butter -- Strega Nona : Black pepper-Parmesan pasta -- "The legend of Sleepy Hollow" : Buckwheat pancakes -- Part II: Adolescence and college years. To kill a mockingbird : Biscuits with molasses butter -- Lord of the flies : Porchetta di testa -- The catcher in the rye : Malted milk ice cream -- The bell jar : Crab-stuffed avocados -- Rebecca : Blood orange marmalade -- Les Misérables : Black rye bread -- Great expectations : Pork pie -- Moby-Dick : Clam chowder -- Down and out in Paris and London : Rib-eye steak -- Pride and prejudice : White garlic soup -- The silence of the lambs : Crostini with fava bean and chicken liver mousses -- Middlesex : Olive oil yogurt cake -- Brideshead revisited : Blinis with caviar -- The corrections : Chocolate cupcakes with peppermint buttercream frosting -- The Aeneid : Honey-poppy seed cake -- Mrs. Dalloway : Chocolate éclairs -- Anna Karenina : Oysters and cucumber mignonette -- Part III: Adulthood. The bluest eye : Concord grape sorbet -- A confederacy of dunces : Jelly donuts -- The dog start : Whole roasted trout -- The hours : Birthday cake -- "Goodbye to all that" : Grilled peaches with homemade ricotta -- American pastoral : Hot cheese sandwich -- Emma : Perfect soft-boiled egg -- "The system of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" : Goat cheese pumpkin pie -- In cold blood : Cherry pie -- The little friend : Peppermint stick ice cream -- "Gimpel the fool" : Challah -- In the woods : Chocolate-covered digestive biscuits -- Sometimes a great notion : Blackberry-hazelnut coffee cake -- Gone girl : Bron butter crêpes -- The Odyssey : Red wine-rosemary bread -- "The best girlfriend you never had" : Red flannel hash -- The secret history : Wine-braised leg of lamb with wild mushrooms.
"As a young bookworm reading in her grandfather's butcher shop, Cara Nicoletti saw how books and food bring people to life. Now a butcher, cook, and talented writer, she serves up stories and recipes inspired by beloved books and the food that gives their characters depth and personality. From the breakfast sausage in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House in the Big Woods to chocolate cupcakes with peppermint buttercream from Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections, these books and the tasty treats in them put her on the road to happiness. Cooking through the books that changed her life, Nicoletti shares fifty recipes" -- provided by publisher.

The year of fear : Machine Gun Kelly and the manhunt that changed the nation

January 25, 2016
Urschel, Joe, author
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
495 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
A historical mystery/thriller for the ages, Joe Urschel's The Year of Fear is a thrilling true crime story of gangsters and lawmen and how an obscure federal bureaucrat used this now legendary kidnapping case to launch the FBI.

The color of grace : how one woman's brokenness brought healing and hope to child survivors of war

January 25, 2016
Williams, Bethany Haley.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2016]
415 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Author and psychologist Bethany Haley Williams shares how her own emotional healing led her into treacherous war zones, where she provides care to former child soldiers and young girls used as sex slaves.

Rescue road : one man, thirty thousand dogs and a million miles on the last hope highway

January 25, 2016
Zheutlin, Peter, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
389 pages ; 23 cm.
The extraordinary story of one man who has driven more than 1 million miles to rescue thousands of dogs from hunger, abuse and neglect and give them a second chance at life and love.

The time of our lives : collected writings

January 22, 2016
Noonan, Peggy, 1950-
New York : Twelve, 2015.
lvi, 610 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
A lecture -- People I miss -- As I was telling Kate... -- America, America -- Having fun -- Making trouble -- What I told the bishops -- Uneasy pieces -- I just called to say I love you -- War -- What I saw at the evacuation -- My beautiful election -- The loneliest president since Nixon -- A republic, if we can keep it -- State of the Union.
"Peggy Noonan is one of the most brilliant and influential political thinkers and writers of our time. The author of five bestselling books (What I Saw at the Revolution is now a classic), her column in The Wall Street Journal is a must-read for millions of Americans. Witty, incisive and always original, Peggy Noonan is a conservative intellectual with wide reaching appeal across the political spectrum. Now, for the first time, the best of Noonan's writing will be collected in one indispensible volume. With a special, original introduction, she chronicles her career in journalism, the Reagan White House, and the political arena. Annotated and analyzed throughout, Peggy expands a lifetime of wonderful writing into an astute examination of American life"-- Provided by publisher.

Brief candle in the dark : my life in science

January 21, 2016
Dawkins, Richard, 1941-
New York : Harperluxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
639 pages (large print), 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Flashback at a feast -- Oh, the things that are done by a don -- Lore of the jungle -- Go to the wasp, thou sluggard: evolutionary economics -- The delegate's tale -- Christmas lectures -- Islands of the blest -- Whoso findeth a publisher findeth a good thing -- Television -- Debates and encounters -- Simonyi professor -- Unweaving the threads from a scientist's loom -- The Taxicab Theory of evolution -- Extending the phenotype -- Action at a distance -- Rediscovering the organism: passengers and stowaways -- Aftermaths to The extended phenotype -- Constraints on perfection -- The Darwinian engineer in the classroom -- "The genetic book of the dead" and the species as "averaging computer" -- Evolution in pixels -- The evolution of evolvability -- Kaleidoscopic embryos -- Arthromorphs -- The cooperative gene -- Universal Darwinism -- Memes -- Chinese junk and Chinese whispers -- Models of the world -- The argument from personal incredulity -- The God delusion -- Full circle.
"Dawkins shares with us his infectious sense of wonder at the natural world, his enjoyment of the absurdities of human interaction, and his bracing awareness of life's brevity: all of which have made a deep imprint on our culture" -- provided by publisher.

My life on the road

January 21, 2016
Steinem, Gloria, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2015]
xxxi, 395 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: road signs -- My father's footsteps -- Talking circles -- Why I don't drive -- One big campus -- When the political is personal -- Surrealism in everyday life -- What once was can be again -- Afterword: coming home.
"Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. Every fall, her father would pack the family into the car and they would drive across the country, in search of their next adventure. The seeds were planted: Steinem would spend much of her life on the road, as a journalist, organizer, activist, and speaker. In vivid stories that span an entire career, Steinem writes about her time on the campaign trail, from Bobby Kennedy to Hillary Clinton; her early exposure to social activism in India, and the decades spent organizing ground-up movements in America; the taxi drivers who were "vectors of modern myths" and the airline stewardesses who embraced the feminist revolution; and the infinite, surprising contrasts, the "surrealism in everyday life" that Steinem encountered as she traveled back and forth across the country. With the unique perspective of one of the greatest feminist icons of the 20th and 21st centuries, here is an inspiring, profound, enlightening memoir of one woman's life-long journey"-- Provided by publisher.

Fortunate son : my life, my music

January 21, 2016
Fogerty, John, 1945- author.
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
viii, 549 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Introduction: Beautiful dreamer -- El Cerrito days -- The D word -- My influences -- "There's somethin' missing," says R. B. King -- The...golliwogs? -- Dirty little wars -- Susie Q -- I guess I'm just gonna have to do it with music -- "We're with ya, John!" -- Tom leaves -- Three-legged stool -- Hoodooed -- Springtime in the Bahamas -- Put me in, coach -- Wild as a mink, sweet as soda pop -- Zanz kant danz (but he'll steal your money) -- Crossroads -- "This is only going to end one way" -- Why I didn't play at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, or They don't care about the music; just give 'em the money -- Revival -- Wrote a song for everyone -- Epilogue: Flying.
John Fogerty, the legendary singer-songwriter and creative force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival, takes readers from his Northern California roots, through Creedence's success and the retreat from music and public life, to his hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally found love.

Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

January 21, 2016
Meacham, Jon, author.
New York : Random House Large Print in association with Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House, [2015]
xxx, 1422 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
The last gentleman -- A vanished universe : beginnings to 1942. The land of the self-made man ; A real son of a bitch ; He gets so intense over everything ; Not for self ; That's Barbara Pierce -- War and marriage : 1942 to 1948. Off I zoomed ; I wanted to finish my mission ; Life lay ahead of us -- Texas and tragedy : 1948 to 1966. Who had ever heard of Odessa, Texas? ; I push it away, push it back ; I was bleeding inside ; Goldwater's policies, Kennedy's style -- The wars of Washington : 1966 to 1977. Without a moment to stop ; A turn on the world stage ; This job is no fun at all ; Am I running away from something? ; George Bush, super spook -- The age of Reagan : 1977 to 1989. A President we won't have to train ; We have done the unthinkable ; It hurt like hell ; Is George Bush there? ; Well, what do we do now? ; The special relationship ; The President was struck ; George did it ; On the eve of the run ; Like you've been hit in the stomach ; We came out of the dead ; I'm stronger and tougher -- The awesome responsibility : 1989 to 1993. The sun started through ; If it weren't for the deficit ... ; Victory in Europe, terror in China ; The fall of the Wall ; I want to do the most good I can ; A nation reunited and a new NATO ; I've got to do what I think is right ; This will not stand ; No blood for oil ; Read by hips ; The threat of impeachment ; Nothing like it since Truman ; I'm just not sure I want to run again ; A coup in Moscow ; It was discouraging as hell ; God, it was ghastly ; The closing of an era -- In the twilight : 1993 to 2016. I'd like to see old George Bush ; The proudest father in the whole wide world ; It is not easy to sit on the sidelines ; The buck stops there -- I don't want to miss anything.
He was the last of a kind, and his rise, his fall, and his rebirth in the twilight of his life offers a window on a great deal of American history.' Meacham creates an intimate and detailed life story of a man whom many know only through his politics, or from a distance. From interviews and exclusive access to Bush's presidential diaries, Meacham brings Bush and the great American family he came from, vividly to life, beginning with the family's story working in a tool company in the Midwest in the late 1800's and on through George H.W. Bush's childhood in Connecticut, his heroic service in World War II, his decision to strike out on his own and try to create an oil business in Texas, to his political rise to be congressman, ambassador to the U.N., head of the CIA, vice president, then president, and the only man since John Adams to see his son become president. Written with Meacham's trademark compelling narration and historical depth and contemporary insight, this stunning biography reveals the unusual self-reflections, as well as the distinctive American life of a man from the Greatest Generation who pursued a life of service as a guardian of America in the way of Eisenhower, and was one of the last gentlemen in our political world.

Sinatra's century : one hundred notes on the man and his world

January 21, 2016
Lehman, David, 1948- author.
©2015
334 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"An irresistable collection of one hundred short reflections on the man, his music, and his larger-than-life story, by a lifetime fan and one of the most prominent voices in contemporary American poetry"--back cover.

If someone says "You complete me," run! : Whoopi's big book of relationships

January 21, 2016
Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955- author.
©2015
x, 254 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Leave it to Beavers -- I want to know what love is -- You ain't Cinderella -- You ain't no Prince Charming -- The minute you hear "You complete me," run! -- Know your truth -- And in the beginning... -- Red flags -- You either have "it" or you don't -- Let's talk about sex -- Not everyone wants to f*** you -- First you get the money, then you get the power -- Get the f***ing prenup -- The end of the affair -- Family first -- I complete me.
"Because she came to the conclusion that "the things that are required in a relationship are not things I'm willing to do," Whoopi decided to write openly about why marriage isn't for everyone and how being alone can be satisfying. What's most important is understanding what makes you happy."--Provided by publisher.

The power of I am : two words that will change your life today

January 21, 2016
Osteen, Joel, author.
New York, NY : Faith Words Large Print, 2015.
x, 370 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
The power of "I Am" -- Be positive or be quiet -- Say so -- I am blessed: a magnet of blessings -- I am free: your seventh year -- I am valuable: know who you are -- I am a masterpiece: see yourself as a masterpiece -- I am content: living content -- I am secure: be comfortable with who you are -- I am victorious: it's under your feet -- I am prosperous: have an abundant mentality -- I am focused: redeem the time -- I am determined: finishing grace -- I am strong: you can handle it -- I am anointed: you are anointed -- I am patient: trust God's timing -- I am forgiven: God loves imperfect people -- I am protected: you've been framed -- I am generous: become a miracle.
"Offers a technique for leading a more productive and happy life based on affirming of oneself "I am" followed by the desired trait."--Provided by publisher.

Lights out : a cyberattack, a nation unprepared, surviving the aftermath

January 21, 2016
Koppel, Ted, 1940 February 8- author.
©2015
viii, 356 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Part I: A Cyberattack -- 1. Warfare 2.0 -- 2. AK-47s and EMPs -- 3. Regulation Gridlock -- 4. Attack Surfaces -- 5. Guardians of the Grid -- 6. What Are the Odds? -- 7. Preparing the Battlefield -- 8. Independent Actors -- Part II: A Nation Unprepared -- 9. Step Up, Step Down -- 10. Extra Batteries -- 11. State of Emergency -- 12. Press Six If You've Been Affected by a Disaster -- Part III: Surviving the Aftermath -- 13. The Ark Builders -- 14. Some Men Are an Island -- 15. Where the Buffalo Roamed -- 16. The Mormons -- 17. State of Deseret -- 18. Constructive Ambiguity -- 19. Solutions -- 20. Summing Up -- Epilogue: The Virtue of a Plan.
"Imagine a blackout lasting not days, but weeks or months and affecting tens of millions of people over several states. Koppel believes that a well-designed attack on just one of the nation's three electric power grids could cripple much of our infrastructure-- and in the age of cyberwarfare, a laptop has become the only necessary weapon. And the federal government, while well prepared for natural disasters, has no plan for the aftermath of an attack on the power grid. How, Koppel asks, will ordinary civilians survive?"--Provided by publisher.

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