New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

December 13, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The last Republicans : inside the extraordinary relationship between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush

December 12, 2017
Updegrove, Mark K., author.
New York, New York : Harperluxe, 2017.
721 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Part I. I never looked back -- A flash of light -- Bar -- Go west -- The sky's the limit -- More than tongue can tell -- Aggravation and pride -- A certain sort of expectation -- Part II. A debt to pay -- To do something of service -- Young and foolish -- A whole different life -- Up in the air -- Listen to your conscience -- Horizons -- Go east -- Coming home -- Defeat isn't defeat -- Part III. Turning points -- The big mo -- The call from Reagan -- A heartbeat away -- Arbusto or bust -- Why don't you come to Washington -- Awakening -- Junior -- Be tough -- Not so kind, not so gentle -- Part IV. 41 -- A new breeze -- Comfortable in the job -- A whole new ballgame -- Commander-in-chief -- You can't give in -- Coming of age -- Defeat with dignity -- Finish strong -- Part V. His turn now in the family" -- The l-word -- Joy and heartache -- Chart your own course -- No turning back -- Great expectations -- Part VI. 43 -- Mr. President -- Shock and awe -- Mourning in America -- Prelude to war -- A broader battle -- 41 and 43 -- Part VII. The decider -- To whom much is given -- Regards from President Bush -- The last campaign -- Brother from another mother -- The first Jewish president -- The toughest decision -- Last days -- Part VIII. The last Republicans -- It wasn't me -- Trumped -- What about George? -- Epilogue.
Updegrove tracks the two Bush presidents from their formative years through their post-presidencies. He examines the failed presidential candidacy of Jeb Bush, which derailed the Bush presidential dynasty. Drawing extensively on exclusive access and interviews with both Bush presidents, Updegrove reveals for the first time their influences and perspectives on each other's presidencies; their views on family, public service, and America's role in the world; and their unvarnished thoughts on Donald Trump, and the radical transformation of the Republican Party he now leads.

Darkest hour : how Churchill brought England back from the brink

December 12, 2017
McCarten, Anthony, 1961- author.
©2017
xiii, 376 pages (large print), 8 pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
A house divided -- The social wastrel -- A leader falls -- The holy fox -- The great "dictator" -- Blood, toil, tears and sweat -- The worsening situation -- Fear, doubts and pressures from within -- Cabinet crisis and leadership -- "Fight on the beaches" -- Epilogue: If the truth be told.
"May 1940. Britain is at war. The horrors of blitzkrieg have seen one Western European democracy after another fall in rapid succession to Nazi boot and shell. Invasion seems mere hours away. Just days after becoming prime minister, Winston Churchill must deal with this horror--as well as a skeptical king, a party plotting against him, and an unprepared public. Pen in hand and typist-secretary at the ready, how could he change the mood and shore up the will of a nervous people? In this gripping day-by-day, often hour-by-hour account of how a sometimes uncertain Churchill turned Britain around, the celebrated BAFTA-winning writer Anthony McCarten exposes sides of the great man never seen before. He reveals how Churchill practiced and rewrote his key speeches, from 'Blood, toil, tears, and sweat' to 'We shall fight on the beaches'; his consideration of a peace treaty with Nazi Germany and his underappreciated role in the Dunkirk evacuation; and, above all, how twenty-five days helped make one man an icon. Using new archive material, McCarten explores the crucial behind-the-scenes moments that changed the course of history. It's a scarier--and more human--story than has ever been told."--Dust jacket flap.

God : a human history

December 11, 2017
Aslan, Reza, author.
©2017
xviii, 425 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Introduction : In our image -- The embodied soul -- Adam and Eve in Eden -- The Lord of beasts -- The face in the tree -- The humanized God -- Spears into plows -- Lofty persons -- The high God -- What is God? -- God is one -- God is three -- God is all -- Conclusion : The one.
Aslan explores humanity's attempts to comprehend the divine by giving it human traits and emotions. He calls for a more expansive understanding of God to develop a more universal spirituality.

Fifty years of 60 minutes : the inside story of television's most influential news broadcast

December 4, 2017
Fager, Jeffrey, author.
©2017
667 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
The beginning -- Decade 3: 1988 to 1998 -- Decade 1: 1968-1978 -- Decade 2: 1978 to 1988 -- Decade 4: 1998 to 2008 -- Decade 5: 2008 to 2018.
The executive producer of 60 Minutes tells the inside story of the legendary program, from its almost accidental birth through five decades of in-depth reporting by talented producers and beloved correspondents, including Harry Reasoner, Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Ed Bradley, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft and others.

Wild things : the joy of reading children's literature as an adult

December 4, 2017
Handy, Bruce, author.
©2017
491 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
What can adults get out of reading Goodnight Moon or Charlotte's Web? Bruce Handy revisits the classics of American childhood, using context and biography to understand how these insightful, creative, and witty authors and illustrators created their often deeply personal masterpieces. Wild Things will bring back fond memories, along with a few surprises.

It's all relative : adventures up and down world's family tree

December 4, 2017
Jacobs, A. J., 1968- author.
©2017
459 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
The eighth cousin -- The world family tree -- DNA sharing is caring -- A great (or posssibly terrible ) idea -- Pandemonium of genealogists -- Historical voyeurism -- Genetic jambalaya --Groundhog Sam and my 2,585 southern cousins -- Should family be abolished? -- The good cousin -- Adam and Eve -- Kissing cousins -- The greatest generation (and the upside of cigarettes) --Thank you for having sex-- Biological and logical families -- Our neanderthal cousins -- Family feuds -- Who's your father? -- Son-in-law of the American revolution -- The mega-tree revolution -- Our animal cousins -- Big love -- The otherside of Dash -- Privacy -- The genius of Isaac Newton -- Fathers and sons -- Twins and twins.Also more twins -- Five mothers -- Black sheep -- My presidential cousin --Tradition! -- The Kevin Bacon delusion -- The pilgrimage -- An ocean of cousins -- Cheers to the dead -- My celebrity cousins -- 51 percent of the family tree -- The melting pot -- The FBI and my grandpa -- The great surname challenge -- Awkward family photos -- Brother verses brother -- The global family reunion -- We are, without a doubt, irrefutably family.
Traces the author's three-year investigation into what constitutes family, describing how, after receiving an e-mail from a stranger who claimed to be a distant cousin, he embarked on an effort to build the biggest family tree in history.

An American family : a memoir of hope and sacrifice

December 4, 2017
Khan, Khizr, 1950- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, 2017.
383 page (large print),16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations; 23 cm
Shoeless in a shaft of sunlight -- Twenty one sparrows -- A stick becomes a ney -- Tomorrow will be better -- The wonders of the DMV -- Already American -- No man is complete until his education is complete -- Shining city -- Baba -- Always be a river -- God is to be found out among the people.
The Pakistani immigrant turned U.S. citizen, Gold Star parent and popular DNC speaker, documents the story of his family's pursuit of the American dream, urging readers to respond to today's tumultuous challenges by stepping forward and advocating on behalf of what they find most important.

The great Halifax explosion : a World War I story of treachery, tragedy, and extraordinary heroism

December 4, 2017
Bacon, John U., 1964- author.
New York, N.Y. : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
ix, 619 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

We were eight years in power : an American tragedy

November 28, 2017
Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2017]
xxii, 551 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
"This is how we lost to the white man" -- American girl -- Why do so few blacks study the Civil War? -- The legacy of Malcolm X -- Fear of a black president -- The case for reparations -- The black family in the age of mass incarceration -- My president was black.
In these "urgently relevant essays," the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me "reflects on race, Barack Obama's presidency and its jarring aftermath"--including the election of Donald Trump.

Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs

November 22, 2017
Jeffs, Rachel, author.
New York, NY : Harperluxe, [2017]
386 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Up from slavery : an autobiography

November 22, 2017
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915.
Charleston, SC : BiblioBazaar, LLC, [2007]
220 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, Page, 1901.
A slave among slaves -- Boyhood days -- The struggle for an education -- Helping others -- The reconstruction period -- Black race and red race -- Early days at Tuskegee -- Teaching school in a stable and a hen-house -- Anxious days and sleepless nights -- A harder task than making bricks without straw -- Making their beds before they could lie on them -- Raising money -- Two thousand miles for a five-minute speech -- The Atlanta exposition address -- The secret of success in public speaking -- Europe -- Last words.

Andrew Jackson and the miracle of New Orleans : the battle that shaped America's destiny

November 20, 2017
Kilmeade, Brian, author.
©2017
xiii, 391 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Freedoms at risk -- How to lose a war -- The making of a general -- A river dyed red -- The British on offense -- Jackson unleashed -- Target: New Orleans -- Losing Lake Borgne -- The armies assemble -- The First Battle of New Orleans -- The defensive line -- Day of destiny -- The British withdraw.
A portrait of the seventh American president focuses on his formative military prowess during the War of 1812 and his pivotal contributions to the capturing of New Orleans from the British.

Craig & Fred : a Marine, a stray dog, and how they rescued each other

November 20, 2017
Grossi, Craig, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Tells the uplifting true story of a U.S. Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America spreading a positive message.

The first major : inside the story of the 2016 Ryder Cup

November 20, 2017
Feinstein, John, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2017]
565 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm

Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

November 20, 2017
Wood, Gordon S., author.
©2017
848 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Prologue: The eulogies -- Contrasts -- Careers, wives, and other women -- The imperial crisis -- Independence -- Missions abroad -- Constitutions -- The French Revolution -- Federalists and Republicans -- The President vs. the Vice President -- The Jeffersonian revolution of 1800 -- Reconciliation -- The great reversal -- Epilogue: The national jubilee.

Member of the family : my story of Charles Manson, life inside his cult, and the darkness that ended the sixties

November 20, 2017
Lake, Dianne, 1953- author.
©2017
viii, 564 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Part I. Turn on -- A Minnesota childhood -- Family matters -- One stray ash -- California -- How to be-in -- Hippies in newsprint -- The note -- Welcome to the hog farm -- Someone groovy -- Part II. Tune in -- The black bus -- We are all one -- Panhandling and postulating -- Snake -- Spahn Ranch -- Beach boy -- A little monkey -- A door closes -- On the edge -- Baking soda biscuits -- Out of sight -- Preaching the white album -- a simple bag of coins -- Part III. Drop out -- The witches' brew -- Reclaiming my name -- My day in court.
An inside account by the youngest member of Charles Manson's cult describes her indoctrination at age fourteen and the manipulation, psychological control, and physical abuse that she endured before she was rescued and adopted by the police officer who arrested her.

Playing with fire : the 1968 election and the transformation of American politics

November 20, 2017
O'Donnell, Lawrence, author.
[New York, New York] : Random House Large Print, [2017]
829 pages (large print),16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Seizing the moment -- Declaring war -- "Why isn't he a priest?" -- Sleepy Hollow -- "A hard and harsh moral judgment" -- Dump Johnson -- The general -- "We will never be young again" -- Old politics -- "A decent interval" -- Peace with honor -- Peter the hermit -- "Clean for Gene" -- The new Nixon -- "Nixon's the one" -- "Abigail said no" -- The poor people's campaign -- "Something bad is going to come of this" -- "Stand up and be counted" -- "It's not important what happens to me" -- "I've seen the promised land" -- The happy warrior -- Don't lose -- "Everything's going to be okay" -- Stop Nixon -- "Great television" -- The last liberal standing -- The peace plank -- "The whole world's watching" -- "The government of people in exile" -- The perfect crime -- Epilogue.
The celebrated host of MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell presents an account of the 1968 presidential election to evaluate its lasting influence on American politics and the Democratic party, exploring the pivotal roles of RFK and McCarthy, two high-profile assassinations and the Chicago riots.

Vacationland : true stories from painful beaches

November 20, 2017
Hodgman, John, author.
©2017
x, 308 pages (large print) ; 21 cm

You can't spell America without me : the really tremendous inside story of my fantastic first year as President Donald J. Trump

November 20, 2017
Baldwin, Alec, 1958- author.
©2017
365 pages (large print) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
You actually can't spell America without "me' -- I had to do it my way -- This is American history -- I won, I'm a winner, I'm the winner -- With great wealth comes great quality -- The actual legal takeover of the government -- I need a TV in the Oval -- It finally fell real, like a movie -- I'm the President -- I feel like a new man -- I like tough -- It was about to get even better -- The so-called Russia stories -- If I acted "presidential" I'd lose my special powers -- The American people understand -- A good test for Comey -- They said it on the news -- The bad polls are probably mostly or completely fake -- Everybody lied to me -- Ivanka has such a gorgeous smile -- The presidency really is like a TV series -- I never panic -- I had to "kill" him-- kill in quotation marks -- The "Special Counsel" is totally rigged -- Everyone nervous except me -- Is Jared a Fredo? -- We're both strong and know the score -- If anything happens to me, here's the truth -- We'll all look back and laugh about this -- Call him Flipper -- It's a crazy world -- So many, many secrets to keep -- Route 66 -- Maga -- My Nobel Prize -- Shlimazel -- Ang Buhlay Ay Maganda -- Was that all a dream? -- All fake -- Hooray President Trump, hooray Presidente Trump, hooray President Trump in Russian with the crazy backward 3 -- The end.
A satirical memoir written in the style of Donald Trump shares lampooning insights into the forty-fifth president's election, disdain for the press, backroom strategy sessions with White House advisers, and world-changing decisions.

An Amish Christmas love : four novellas

November 13, 2017
©2017
565 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman -- The Christmas Cat by Amy Clipston -- Snow Angels by Kelly Irvin -- Home for Christmas by Ruth Reid.
Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman. Three generations of Stoltzfus women are all living under the same roof. At twenty-five, Naomi has never been married, and both her mother, Barbara, and her grandmother, Ruth, have recently been widowed. Each nursing broken or lonely hearts, they also each have potential suitors. When a storm on Christmas Eve forces the three couples to take shelter in the basement of the Stotlzfus homestead, secrets are revealed, hearts are opened, and all three potential grooms drop to their knees for very different reasons--a proposal, a prayer, and an epiphany.

Hank and Jim : the fifty-year friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart

November 9, 2017
Eyman, Scott, 1951- author.
©2017
611 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Morningstar : growing up with books

November 9, 2017
Hood, Ann, 1956- author.
©2017
301 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Winter wishes

November 9, 2017
©2017
529 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Christmas kisses / by Fern Michaels -- Blue Moon Harbor Christmas / by Susan Fox -- Second chance Christmas / by Jules Bennett -- Finding Colin / by Leah Marie Brown.
Second Chance Christmas: A blind date turns out to be anything but when Ruby finds Knox on her doorstep. A few years ago, she nursed his dying wife. Can two lonely people defeat the shadow of the past and let the spirit of Christmas offer them the most special gift of all?

The usual Santas : a collection of Soho Crime Christmas capers

November 8, 2017
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2016.
599 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
A reissue of the edition published by Soho Crime (New York, 2016).
"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged" -- Verso title page.
Jane and the Midnight Clear / by Stephanie Barron -- Red Christmas / by James R. Benn -- Cabaret aux Assassins / by Cara Black -- Bo Sau (Vengeance) / by Henry Chang -- The Prince (of Peace) / by Gary Corby -- There's Only One Father Christmas, Right? / by Colin Cotterill -- The Cuban Marquise's Jewels / by Teresa Dovalpage -- Blue Memories Start Calling / by Tod Goldbe -- A Mother's Curse / by Mette Ivie Harrison -- The Usual Santas / by.Mick Herron -- When the Time Came / by Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis ; English translation by Mark Kline. -- Martin / Ed Lin -- PX Christmas / Martin Limon -- Supper with Miss Shivers / by Peter Lovesey -- Hairpin Holiday / by Sujata Massey -- Queen of the Hill / by Stuart Neville -- An Elderly Lady Seeks Peace at Christmastime / Helene Tursten. ; English translation by Marlaine Delargy.

Endurance : a year in space, a lifetime of discovery

November 1, 2017
Kelly, Scott, 1964- author.
©2017
603 pages (large print), 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly inimical to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both existential and banal: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the pressures of constant close cohabitation; the catastrophic risks of depressurization or colliding with space junk, and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, on another mission, his twin brother's wife, Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space. Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and passion resonate throughout, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career, and as he makes clear his belief that Mars will be the next, ultimately challenging step in American spaceflight. A natural storyteller and modern-day hero, Kelly has a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. Here, in his personal story, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.

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