New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

May 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The perfectionists : how precision engineers created the modern world

May 18, 2018
Winchester, Simon, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
xiv, 576 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital age, exploring the single component precision.

RFK : his words for our times

May 18, 2018
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968.
New York, N.Y. : HarperLuxe, [2018]
xlvii, 653 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Robert Kennedy's death, an inspiring collection of his most famous speeches accompanied by commentary from notable historians and public figures. Twenty-five years after Robert Kennedy was assassinated, RFK: Collected Speeches, a celebration of Kennedy's life and legacy, was published and immediately became the standard for activists, elected officials, and lovers of language and history. Now, a quarter century later, this classic volume has been thoroughly edited and updated. Through his own words we gain a direct and intimate perspective on Kennedy's views on civil rights and social justice, war and the quest for peace, poverty and the power of work, and the common aspirations that unify us across the divides of race, gender, age, and circumstances. With messages of hope in the midst of a fractured nation and globe, Kennedy's words speak to our times as strongly as they did to his own, a legacy testified to here by highly individualized reflections from notables, including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, five Nobel Peace Prize laureates, two Pulitzer Prize winners, the holder of twenty-two Grammy Awards, Fortune magazine's Businessperson of the Year, and others. Placed in the context of Kennedy's life and times, accompanied by a rich selection of photographs (some never before published), and assembled with the cooperation of the Kennedy family, RFK: His Words for Our Times summons Robert Kennedy's vision of a truly greater America, as compelling now and for our future as it was in his lifetime."--Jacket.

Three days in Moscow : Ronald Reagan and the fall of the Soviet empire

May 18, 2018
Baier, Bret, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
xvii, 555 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Cover.
Recounts the events of Reagan's historic, three-day 1988 Moscow Summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, examining the importance of Reagan's speech at Moscow State University that offered a new vision of the future to the Soviet people.

Young Washington : how wilderness and war forged America's founding father

May 18, 2018
Stark, Peter, 1954- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
xvii, 826 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
British Empire in the vast wilderness of the Ohio Valley. Naïve and self-absorbed, the twenty-two-year-old officer accidentally ignited the French and Indian Wara conflict that opened colonists to the possibility of an American Revolution. With powerful narrative drive and vivid writing, Young Washington recounts the wilderness trials, controversial battles, and emotional entanglements that transformed Washington from a temperamental striver into a mature leader. Enduring terrifying summer storms and subzero winters imparted resilience and self-reliance, helping prepare him for what he would one day face at Valley Forge. Leading the Virginia troops into battle taught him to set aside his own relentless ambitions and stand in solidarity with those who looked to him for leadership. Negotiating military strategy with British and colonial allies honed his diplomatic skills. And thwarted in his obsessive, youthful love for one woman, he grew to cultivate deeper, enduring relationships. By weaving together Washingtons harrowing wilderness adventures and a broader historical context, Young Washington offers new insights into the dramatic years that shaped the man who shaped a nation.

Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo"

May 17, 2018
Hurston, Zora Neale, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
xxxiv, 209 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Those who love us never leave us alone with our grief : reading Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo" / by Alice Walker -- Introduction -- Editor's note -- Barracoon. Preface -- Introduction -- The king arrives -- Barracoon -- Slavery -- Freedom -- Marriage -- Kossula learns about law -- Alone -- Appendix. Takkoi or Attako--children's game -- Stories Kossula told me -- The monkey and the camel -- Story of de Jona -- Now disa Abraham fadda de faitful -- The lion woman -- Afterword and additional materials / edited by Deborah G. Plant.
In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States. In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau, the African-centric community three miles from Mobile founded by Cudjo and other former slaves from his ship. Spending more than three months there, she talked in depth with Cudjo about the details of his life. During those weeks, the young writer and the elderly formerly enslaved man ate peaches and watermelon that grew in the backyard and talked about Cudjo's past--memories from his childhood in Africa, the horrors of being captured and held in a barracoon for selection by American slavers, the harrowing experience of the Middle Passage packed with more than 100 other souls aboard the Clotilda, and the years he spent in slavery until the end of the Civil War. Based on those interviews, featuring Cudjo's unique vernacular, and written from Hurston's perspective with the compassion and singular style that have made her one of the preeminent American authors of the twentieth-century, Barracoon masterfully illustrates the tragedy of slavery and of one life forever defined by it. Offering insight into the pernicious legacy that continues to haunt us all, black and white, this poignant and powerful work is an invaluable contribution to our shared history and culture.

Life after darkness : finding healing and happiness after the Cleveland kidnappings

May 17, 2018
Knight, Michelle, 1981- author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2018.
xix, 306 pages (large print) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Michelle Knight-now known as Lily Rose Lee-captured the world's attention in May 2013, when she and two fellow kidnapping victims were found and freed after being held for more than a decade by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro. But many people are still asking: What happened after her escape? How do you re-enter society after years of abuse and isolation? How do you get past the trauma and live a happy and joy filled life? How do you learn to trust again? In Life After Darkness, published on the fifth anniversary of her liberation, Lily describes how she managed to heal the wounds to her body, mind, and soul-- wounds, she reveals, that were first inflicted even before her kidnapping. With the help of good friends and anchored by her own inner strength, she takes us with her step by step on her journey out of darkness into the light"-- Provided by publisher.

I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer

May 17, 2018
McNamara, Michelle, 1970-2016, author.
xx, 475 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 23 cm
"Framed by an introduction by Gillian Flynn and an afterword by her husband, Patton Oswalt, the book was completed by Michelle's lead researcher and a close colleague [Paul Haynes]."
For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, true crime journalist Michelle McNamara was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. At the time of the crimes, the Golden State Killer was between the ages of eighteen and thirty, Caucasian, and athletic, capable of vaulting tall fences. He always wore a mask. After choosing a victim -- he favored suburban couples -- he often entered their home when no one was there, studying family pictures, mastering the layout. He attacked while they slept, using a flashlight to awaken and blind them. Though they could not recognize him, his victims recalled his voice: a guttural whisper through clenched teeth, abrupt and threatening.

Natural causes : an epidemic of wellness, the certainty of dying, and killing ourselves to live longer

May 17, 2018
Ehrenreich, Barbara, author.
xix, 374 pages ; 22 cm
Midlife revolt -- Rituals of humiliation -- The veneer of science -- Crushing the body -- The madness of mindfulness -- Death in social context -- The war between conflict and harmony -- Cellular treason -- Tiny minds -- "Successful aging" -- The invention of the self -- Killing the self, rejoicing in a living world.
The respected cellular immunologist and author of the best-selling Nickel and Dimed shares cautionary insights into today's healthcare practices to identify the cellular sources of aging and illness while revealing how most treatments are aggressive and offer only an illusion of control and better survivability at the cost of life quality.

Pops : fatherhood in pieces

May 17, 2018
Chabon, Michael, author.
New York, NY : Harper Luxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
112 pages ; 23 cm
Little man -- Adventures in euphemism -- The bubble people -- Against dickitude -- The old ball game -- Be cool or be cast out -- Pops.

Furnishing eternity : a father, a son, a coffin, and a measure of life

May 14, 2018
Giffels, David, author.
333 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
From the acclaimed author of The Hard Way on Purpose comes a vibrant, heartfelt memoir about confronting mortality, surviving loss, finding resilience in one's roots and seeking a father's wisdom through an unusual woodworking project -- constructing his own coffin. With wisdom and humor, Giffels grapples with the hard questions as he and his father saw, hammer, and sand their way through a year bowed by loss.

The cookie cure : a mother-daughter memoir of cookies and cancer

May 14, 2018
Stachler, Susan, author.
371 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A heartwarming memoir of a family that refused to give up

A higher loyalty : truth, lies, and leadership

May 8, 2018
Comey, James B., Jr., 1960- author.
469 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- The life -- This thing of ours -- The bully -- Meaning -- The easy lie -- On the tracks -- Confirmation bias -- In Hoover's shadow -- The Washington listen -- Roadkill -- Speak or conceal -- Trump Tower -- Tests of loyalty -- The cloud -- Epilogue.
Former FBI director James Comey shares his experiences from his two decades in government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an entry into the corridors of power and a lesson in what makes an effective leader. Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York and as the U.S. Deputy Attorney General in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.

Go ask Ali : half-baked advice (and free lemonade)

May 3, 2018
Wentworth, Alexandra.
New York : HarperLuxe, c2018.
x, 210 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Back cover.
Gutting to the chapel -- Insta-Slam -- Kindness -- Maine -- Mona -- Shh, I love my husband -- Hold on to your summer -- Pretty funny -- Lessons from a movie star -- Peka gone -- Hot babysitter -- There once was a man who flew to Nantucket -- Ah yes, family vacation -- Gossip girl -- So long, Joe -- Tiny life -- And they called it puppy love -- Let them go -- Sex tape -- Cursed -- Twenty things I know for sure.
At once endearing and hilarious, thoughtful and far-fetched, this third collection offers Ali Wentworth at her wisest and wittiest as she delivers tips, pointers, and quips on a host of life's conundrums and sticky situations, including the funny, sometimes embarrassing yet unforgettable situations that have shaped her inimitable world view as a wife, mother, actress, comedian, and all around bon vivant.

God save Texas : a journey into the soul of the Lone Star State

May 1, 2018
Wright, Lawrence, 1947- author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
473 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Explores the history, culture, and politics of Texas, while holding the stereotypes up for rigorous scrutiny. God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn't elected a Democrat to a statewide office in more than twenty years; but it is also a state in which minorities already form a majority (including the largest number of Muslim adherents). The cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king but Texas now leads California in technology exports. The Texas economic model of low taxes and minimal regulation has produced extraordinary growth but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create. And Wright's profound portrait of the state not only reflects our country back as it is, but as it was and as it might be"-- Provided by publisher.

The light within me : an inspirational memoir

May 1, 2018
Earhardt, Ainsley, 1976- author.
309 pages (large print) : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Back cover.
A firm foundation -- At a crossroads -- Meeting Jesus at a frat party -- Getting a grip on grace -- "Reporting live for WLTX ... " -- Trying to find my balance -- Ready for a new challenge -- Fox News comes calling -- Back at the bottom -- The hardest part -- Someplace I never thought I would be -- Beauty from ashes -- A surprising new chapter opens -- God is still good -- Life is full of surprises -- Hayden DuBose Proctor -- The opportunity of a lifetime -- Front-row seat to history -- Moved, stretched, changed.
In this memoir, television journalist Ainsley Earhardt reminisces about growing up with a father who loved his children unconditionally, a cherished model of parenthood she has adopted with her own daughter.

Beneath a ruthless sun : a true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found

May 1, 2018
King, Gilbert, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
625 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
A killing freeze -- Real sunshine -- Smoked Irishman -- Make tracks -- Sensational lies -- You will not turn us down -- No suitable place -- Well-laid plan -- So much race pride -- Don't talk to me about conscience, lady -- Way of justice -- If it takes all summer -- Troubled by it -- Faith in Blanche -- Someone should write a book -- Whether they be white or black -- A newspaper woman.
"A small town. A big secret. In December 1957, the wife of a Florida citrus baron is raped in her home while her husband is away. She claims a 'husky Negro' did it, and the sheriff, the infamous racist Willis McCall, does not hesitate to round up a herd of suspects. But within days, McCall turns his sights on Jesse Daniels, a gentle, mentally impaired white nineteen-year-old. Soon Jesse is railroaded up to the state hospital for the insane, and locked away without trial. Crusading journalist Mabel Norris Reese cannot stop fretting over the case and its baffling outcome. Who is protecting whom, or what? She pursues the story for years, chasing down leads, hitting dead ends, winning unlikely allies. Bit by bit, the unspeakable truths behind a conspiracy that shocked a community into silence come to the surface. Beneath a Ruthless Sun tells a powerful page-turning story rooted in the fears that rippled through the South as integration began to take hold, sparking a surge of virulent racism that savaged the vulnerable, debased the powerful, and roils our own times still."--Page [2] of cover.

Beauty in the broken places : a memoir of love, faith, and resilience

April 30, 2018
Pataki, Allison, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print Core, 2018.
381 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A deeply moving memoir about two lives that were changed in the blink of an eye, and the love that helped them rewrite their future."--Provided by publisher.

Libertarians on the prairie : Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the making of the Little House Books

April 25, 2018
Woodside, Christine, 1959- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
414 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published: Skyhorse Publishing.
Part I: Outsiders -- 1. Laura (1867-1885) -- 2. Rose and Laura (1886-1920) -- Part II: The family business -- 3. The Albanian inspiration -- 4. The writers' colony and the crash -- 5. The big American novel -- 6. The break-up -- Part III: The estrangement -- 7. The hard winter -- 8. Libertarians in Connecticut -- 9. Freedom -- 10. Two legacies -- Part IV: Literature as politics -- 11. Roger, Rose's libertarian legacy -- 12. What we want.
"Drawing on original manuscripts and letters, Woodside shows how Rose reshaped her mother's story into a series of heroic tales that rebutted the policies of the New Deal. Their secret collaboration would lead in time to their estrangement. This fascinating look at the relationship between two strong-willed women is also the deconstruction of an American myth"-- Provided by publisher.

Hundreds of interlaced fingers : a kidney doctor's search for the perfect match

April 24, 2018
Grubbs, Vanessa, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
319 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
If he only had her. Someday comes -- Ulterior motives -- Bid whist -- The other Robert Phillips -- Peanut in a box of worms -- But will she stay. Complications -- Another dialysis machine -- The candle is lit -- Knuckleheads and nerds -- She is a thing of beauty. Her -- Babies -- Zebras -- Horses -- You're gonna miss her when she's gone. Expectations -- Ready or not -- Changing times -- Letting her go. Dirty white boy -- Three ladies -- What lies ahead.
"A physician, wife, and mother describes her marriage to a husband with end-stage kidney disease, her decision to donate one of her kidneys to him, and the journey that led to her becoming a kidney specialist"-- Provided by publisher.

Tell me more : stories about the 12 hardest things I'm learning to say

April 24, 2018
Corrigan, Kelly, 1967- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
199 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: Ballantine Books.
"With Kelly's signature candor and good will, each chapter draws from her sometimes ridiculous, sometimes profound struggles with parenting and marriage, career and friendship, illness, aging and mortality. Each chapter is animated by poignant, hilarious stories from Kelly's own life and is focused on one of seven sentences."-- Provided by publisher.

Bunk : the rise of hoaxes, humbug, plagiarists, phonies, post-facts, and fake news

April 23, 2018
Young, Kevin, 1970- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
915 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Dollars and sense : how we misthink money and how to spend smarter

April 23, 2018
Ariely, Dan, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2018.
485 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.

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

April 23, 2018
Li, Qing (Medical doctor), author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
337 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 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.

Who will take care of me when I'm old? : plan now to safeguard your health and happiness in old age

April 23, 2018
Loverde, Joy, author.
627 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Ritz & Escoffier : the hotelier, the chef, and the rise of the leisure class

April 23, 2018
Barr, Luke, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
459 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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