New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

October 31, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The trial of Lizzie Borden : a true story

October 30, 2019
Robertson, Cara, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
479 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
"The Trial of Lizzie Borden tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history. When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest of the couple's younger daughter Lizzie turned the case into international news and her trial into a spectacle unparalleled in American history."--Provided by publisher.

Incredibull Stella : how the love of a pit bull rescued a family

October 30, 2019
Meeks, Marika, author.
©2019
294 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Marika Meeks fell in love with Stella the moment she saw her. The adorable pit bull puppy had been abandoned in a cold field in winter -- but her warm, friendly eyes and boundless affection could melt anyone's heart. Even so, Marika wasn't sure she was ready to adopt a dog. As a busy entrepreneur, wife, and mother of two daughters, Marika's life was crazy already. She was recovering from stage 3 breast cancer, and her family was still reeling from her brush with mortality. But Marika couldn't deny the way Stella made her feel -- the pure joy of this sweet-natured dog's unconditional love -- and she knew in her heart what her family needed... In a leap of faith, the family welcomed Stella into their home, and thanks to this incredible dog, the daily pressures of work, stress, and Marika's health problems seemed to slip away. As Marika's cancer receded and her family found renewed vitality, she began sharing Stella's story with the world. Now an international social media star, Stella helps Marika to spread their heartfelt message of advocating for pit bull breed awareness, explaining the benefits of pet ownership, and supporting shelters and other organizations that save animals' lives. If you've ever experienced the joy that only an animal can bring -- or felt the healing power of a pet's unconditional love -- you're going to adore Incredibull Stella." -- Provided by publisher.

Sea change : a man, a boat, a journey home

October 30, 2019
Kennedy, Maxwell Taylor, author.
©2018
366 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Maxwell Taylor Kennedy takes readers on a wild ride as he relates the harrowing voyage to deliver his boat, Valkyrien, a 90-foot dilapidated wooden schooner, from San Francisco to Washington, DC. From day one, Kennedy and his skeleton crew face difficult odds and personal danger in their quest to make the crossing. Rich in nautical detail and humor, Kennedy recounts his adventure -- its pleasures and perils -- as he encounters never-ending technical problems and a hilarious cast of characters. As everything goes wrong and trouble and losses mount, Kennedy must rely on instinct and a lifetime of sailing experience to endure, steered by the love of his family, his respect for the sea, and his admiration for those who dare to venture far from shore." -- Provided by publisher.

A cruel deception

October 29, 2019
Todd, Charles, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
435 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"In the aftermath of World War I, nurse Bess Crawford attempts to save a troubled former soldier from a mysterious killer..."-- Publisher marketing.

Home work : a memoir of my Hollywood years

October 29, 2019
Andrews, Julie, author.
©2019
546 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
"With this second memoir, Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years, Andrews picks up the story with her arrival in Hollywood and her phenomenal rise to fame in her earliest films--Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. Andrews describes her years in the film industry -- from the incredible highs to the challenging lows. Not only does she discuss her work in now-classic films and her collaborations with giants of cinema and television, she also unveils her personal story of adjusting to a new and often daunting world, dealing with the demands of unimaginable success, being a new mother, the end of her first marriage, embracing two stepchildren, adopting two more children, and falling in love with the brilliant and mercurial Blake Edwards. The pair worked together in numerous films, including Victor/Victoria, the gender-bending comedy that garnered multiple Oscar nominations." -- Amazon

Crisis of conscience : whistleblowing in an age of fraud

October 29, 2019
Mueller, Tom, 1963- author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2019]
1009 pages ; 24 cm
Becoming a whistleblower -- Question authority -- The money dance -- Blood ivory towers -- Reaping the nuclear harvest -- Money makes the world go round -- Ministries of truth -- Epilogue: The Banana Republic wasn't built in a day.
Tom Mueller traces the rise of whistleblowing through a series of riveting cases drawn from the worlds of healthcare and other businesses, Wall Street, and Washington. Drawing on in-depth interviews with more than two hundred whistleblowers and the trailblazing lawyers who arm them for battle--plus politicians, intelligence analysts, government watchdogs, cognitive scientists, and other experts--Mueller anatomizes what inspires some to speak out while the rest of us become complicit in our silence. Whistleblowers, we come to see, are the freethinking, outspoken citizens for whom our republic was conceived. And they are the models we must emulate if our democracy is to survive.

Life undercover : coming of age in the CIA

October 29, 2019
Fox, Amaryllis, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019]
339 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
"Amaryllis Fox's riveting memoir tells the story of her ten years in the most elite clandestine ops unit of the CIA, hunting the world's most dangerous terrorists in sixteen countries while marrying and giving birth to a daughter"-- Provided by publisher.

No stopping us now : the adventures of older women in American history

October 29, 2019
Collins, Gail, author.
©2019
viii, 689 pages (large print), [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
A lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America, by a New York Times columnist who illustrates the ways in which age is an arbitrary concept that has swung back and forth over the centuries.

Witch hunt : the story of the greatest mass delusion in American political history

October 29, 2019
Jarrett, Gregg, author.
New York, NY : Harper Luxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
xxix, 862 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Now that every detail and argument set forth in the #1 New York Times bestseller The Russia Hoax has been borne out by the Mueller report, the author is back with a hard-hitting, well-reasoned evisceration of what may be the dirtiest trick in political history"-- Provided by publisher.

Long way home

October 29, 2019
Douglas, Cameron, 1978- author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2019]
576 pages (large print) ; 24 cm

Running with Sherman : the donkey with the heart of a hero

October 29, 2019
McDougall, Christopher, 1962- author.
©2019
479 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
When Chris McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when he arrived, Sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move, and his hair was coming out in clumps. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but to heal his mind as well. It turns out the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run. He'd heard about burro racing--a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days--and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado. Easier said than done. In the course of Sherman's training, Chris would have to recruit several other runners, both human and equine, and call upon the wisdom of burro racers, goat farmers, Amish running club members, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers. Along the way, he shows us the life-changing power of animals, nature, and community.

Three days at the brink : FDR's daring gamble to win World War II

October 29, 2019
Baier, Bret, author.
©2019
xvi, 604 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
November 1943: World War II teetered in the balance. The Nazis controlled nearly all of the European continent. Japan dominated the Pacific. Allied successes at Sicily and Guadalcanal had gained modest ground but at an extraordinary cost. On the Eastern Front, the Soviets had already lost millions of lives. That same month in Tehran, with the fate of the world in question, the 'Big Three,' Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, secretly met for the first time to chart a strategy for defeating Hitler. Over three days, this trio, strange bedfellows united by their mutual responsibility as heads of the Allied powers, made essential decisions that would direct the final years of the war and its aftermath. Meanwhile, looming over the covert meeting was the possible threat of a Nazi assassination plot nicknamed 'Operation Long Jump,' heightening the already dramatic stakes.

A good American family : the Red Scare and my father

October 24, 2019
Maraniss, David, author.
©2019
697 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Part one: Watching one another. The imperfect S -- In from the cold -- Outside the gate -- Red menace -- Wheelman wood -- Negro, not niggra -- A new world coming -- A brief Spanish inquisition -- The runner -- Named -- Ace and Mary -- Fear and loathing -- Part two: In a time of war. Something in the wind -- Legless -- Know your men -- Why I fight -- In the blood -- The power of America -- Part three. Trials and tribulations. The Virginian -- Foley square -- Committee men -- A good American family -- March 12, 1952 -- The whole pattern of a life -- Witches or traitors -- Part four: five years. American wanderers -- Epilogue: Second acts.
Elliott Maraniss, a WWII veteran who had commanded an all-black company in the Pacific, was spied on by the FBI, named as a communist by an informant, called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, fired from his newspaper job, and blacklisted for five years. Yet he never lost faith in America and emerged on the other side with his family and optimism intact. David Maraniss weaves his father's story through the lives of his inquisitors and defenders as they struggle with the vital twentieth-century issues of race, fascism, communism, and first amendment freedoms. -- adapted from jacket

American predator : the hunt for the most meticulous serial killer of the 21st century

October 24, 2019
Callahan, Maureen (Journalist), author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2019.
459 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Ted Bundy. John Wayne Gacy. Jeffrey Dahmer. The names of notorious serial killers are usually well-known; they echo in the news and in public consciousness. But most people have never heard of Israel Keyes, one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history. The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented. Described by a prosecutor as "a force of pure evil," Keyes was a predator who struck all over the United States. He buried "kill kits"--cash, weapons, and body-disposal tools--in remote locations across the country. Over the course of fourteen years, Keyes would fly to a city, rent a car, and drive thousands of miles in order to use his kits. He would break into a stranger's house, abduct his victims in broad daylight, and kill and dispose of them in mere hours. And then he would return home to Alaska, resuming life as a quiet, reliable construction worker devoted to his only daughter. When journalist Maureen Callahan first heard about Israel Keyes in 2012, she was captivated by how a killer of this magnitude could go undetected by law enforcement for over a decade. And so began a project that consumed her for the next several years--uncovering the true story behind how the FBI ultimately caught Israel Keyes, and trying to understand what it means for a killer like Keyes to exist. A killer who left a path of monstrous, randomly committed crimes in his wake--many of which remain unsolved to this day. American Predator is the ambitious culmination of years of interviews with key figures in law enforcement and in Keyes's life, and research uncovered from classified FBI files. Callahan takes us on a journey into the chilling, nightmarish mind of a relentless killer, and to the limitations of traditional law enfo"-- Provided by publisher.

Fifty things that aren't my fault : essays from the grown-up years

October 24, 2019
Guisewite, Cathy, author, illustrator.
©2019
453 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"As the creator of 'Cathy,' Cathy Guisewite found her way into the hearts of readers more than forty years ago, and has been there ever since. Her hilarious and deeply relatable look at the challenges of womanhood in a changing world became a cultural touchstone for women everywhere. Now Guisewite returns with her signature wit and warmth in this debut essay collection about another time of big transition, when everything starts changing and disappearing without permission: aging parents, aging children, aging self stuck in the middle"-- Provided by publisher.

A craftsman's legacy : why working with out hands gives us meaning

October 22, 2019
Gorges, Eric, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
321 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"In this joyful celebration of skilled craftsmen, Eric Gorges, a corporate-refugee-turned-metal-shaper, taps into a growing hunger to get back to what's real. Through visits with fellow artisans--calligraphers, potters, stone carvers, glassblowers, engravers, woodworkers, and more--many of whom he's profiled for his popular television program, Gorges identifies values that are useful for all of us: taking time to slow down and enjoy the process, embracing failure, knowing when to stop and when to push through, and accepting that perfection is an illusion. Most of all, A Craftsman's Legacy shows how all of us can embrace a more creative and authentic life and learn to focus on doing what we love"-- Provided by publisher.

Elderhood : redefining aging, transforming medicine, reimagining life

October 22, 2019
Aronson, Louise, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
855 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"As revelatory as Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson's Elderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life. For more than 5,000 years, "old" has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70. That means most people alive today will spend more years in elderhood than in childhood, and many will be elders for 40 years or more. Yet at the very moment that humans are living longer than ever before, we've made old age into a disease, a condition to be dreaded, denigrated, neglected, and denied. Reminiscent of Oliver Sacks, noted Harvard-trained geriatrician Louise Aronson uses stories from her quarter century of caring for patients, and draws from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life to weave a vision of old age that's neither nightmare nor utopian fantasy--a vision full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage, and hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself. Elderhood is for anyone who is, in the author's own words, "an aging, i.e., still-breathing human being.""-- Provided by publisher.

Kwanzaa : from holiday to everyday : a complete guide for making Kwanzaa a part of your life

October 22, 2019
Angaza, Maitefa, author.
© 2019
399 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
1. Birth of a giant -- 2. The seven principles of Kwanzaa -- 3. Preparing an authentic celebration -- 4. The Kwanzaa ceremony -- 5. A festive Kwanzaa karamu -- 6. Recipes for the feast -- 7. Kwanzaa songs carry the message -- 8. Living and working Kwanzaa all year -- 9. Kwanzaa resources.
A guide to how Kwanzaa, a winter celebration of family, friends, and the African American community, can be part of life all year round provides information on the seven principles and offers ideas for planning Kwanzaa gatherings.

Our dogs, ourselves : the story of a singular bond

October 22, 2019
Horowitz, Alexandra, author.
©2019
455 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
An eye-opening, informative, and wholly entertaining examination and celebration of the human-canine relationship.

The weather machine : a journey inside the forecast

October 22, 2019
Blum, Andrew, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
301 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"From the acclaimed author of Tubes, a lively and surprising tour of the infrastructure behind the weather forecast, the people who built it, and what it reveals about our climate and our planet The weather is the foundation of our daily lives. It's a staple of small talk, the app on our smartphones, and often the first thing we check each morning. Yet behind these quotidian interactions is one of the most expansive machines human beings have ever constructed--a triumph of science, technology and global cooperation. But what is this 'weather machine' and who created it? In The Weather Machine, Andrew Blum takes readers on a fascinating journey through an everyday miracle. In a quest to understand how the forecast works, he visits old weather stations and watches new satellites blast off. He follows the dogged efforts of scientists to create a supercomputer model of the atmosphere and traces the surprising history of the algorithms that power their work. He discovers that we have quietly entered a golden age of meteorology--our tools allow us to predict weather more accurately than ever, and yet we haven't learned to trust them, nor can we guarantee the fragile international alliances that allow our modern weather machine to exist. Written with the sharp wit and infectious curiosity Andrew Blum is known for, The Weather Machine pulls back the curtain on a universal part of our everyday lives, illuminating our relationships with technology, the planet, and the global community"-- Provided by publisher.

Piety & power : Mike Pence and the taking of the White House

October 16, 2019
LoBianco, Tom, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
ix, 581 pages ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Spine.
Introduction: The caretaker government -- Prologue: The cornfield in Pence's backyard -- Idyllic -- Conversion -- Candidate school: 1988 -- Broke: 1990 -- The think tank -- Mike Pence, Inc. v. Michael -- Resurrection: 2000 -- The unknown -- Pence's moment -- Back home again -- Governor Pence for President -- Now, George -- At peace -- God's plan -- Piety & power.
LoBianco offers a revealing portrait of Mike Pence, the devout Christian who shocked many of his closest followers when he joined the campaign and became one of the strongest champions of Donald Trump. He also explores the rumors surrounding the Vice President's ambitions to succeed and even "overthrow" Trump. From unearthing anecdotes about Pence's faith, his marriage to Karen Pence, his obsequious relationship with Trump, his deeply buried personality, and his presidential aspirations and plans for America's future, LoBianco sheds light on this ambitious Midwestern politician, his past, and his possible future. -- adapted from publisher info

You are worth it : building a life worth fighting for

October 16, 2019
Carpenter, Kyle, 1989- author.
©2019
viii, 355 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Introduction: you are worth it -- Afghanistan -- It starts at home -- Hard work pays off -- Keep your promises--to others and to yourself -- Lead with action -- Someone else's shoes -- The grenade -- Call your mom -- Find the joy -- It starts at home (again) -- The past truly is the past -- Jump -- Don't hide your scars -- "Stay motivated" -- Know your worth -- You're going to fail...and that's okay -- You are more than your ribbon rack or résumé -- Say thank you -- Parting thoughts.
"From the youngest living recipient of the Medal of Honor comes an extraordinary inspirational memoir that will change the life of every reader. Moving and unforgettable, You Are Worth It is an astonishing memoir from an extraordinary young leader"--provided by publisher.

She said : breaking the sexual harassment story that helped ignite a movement

October 15, 2019
Kantor, Jodi, 1975- author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019]
482 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
From the Pulitzer-prize winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse for the New York Times, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement. For many years, reporters had tried to get to the truth about Harvey Weinstein's treatment of women. Rumors of wrongdoing had long circulated. But in 2017, when Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey began their investigation into the prominent Hollywood producer for the New York Times, his name was still synonymous with power. During months of confidential interviews with top actresses, former Weinstein employees, and other sources, many disturbing and long-buried allegations were unearthed, and a web of onerous secret payouts and nondisclosure agreements was revealed. These shadowy settlements had long been used to hide sexual harassment and abuse, but with a breakthrough reporting technique Kantor and Twohey helped to expose it. But Weinstein had evaded scrutiny in the past, and he was not going down without a fight; he employed a team of high-profile lawyers, private investigators, and other allies to thwart the investigation. When Kantor and Twohey were finally able to convince some sources to go on the record, a dramatic final showdown between Weinstein and the New York Times was set in motion. Nothing could have prepared Kantor and Twohey for what followed the publication of their initial Weinstein story on October 5, 2017. Within days, a veritable Pandora's box of sexual harassment and abuse was opened. Women all over the world came forward with their own traumatic stories. Over the next twelve months, hundreds of men from every walk of life and industry were outed following allegations of wrongdoing. But did too much change -- or not enough? Those questions hung in the air months later as Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court, and Christine Blasey Ford came forward to testify that he had assaulted her decades earlier. Kantor and Twohey, who had unique access to Ford and her team, bring to light the odyssey that led her to come forward, the overwhelming forces that came to bear on her, and what happened after she shared her allegation with the world. In the tradition of great investigative journalism, She Said tells a thrilling story about the power of truth, with shocking new information from hidden sources. Kantor and Twohey describe not only the consequences of their reporting for the #MeToo movement, but the inspiring and affecting journeys of the women who spoke up -- for the sake of other women, for future generations, and for themselves.

Fair play : a game-changing solution for when you have too much to do (and more life to live)

October 15, 2019
Rodsky, Eve, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019]
ix, 443 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
It started with the Sh*t I Do List. Tired of being the "shefault" parent responsible for all aspects of her busy household, Eve Rodsky counted up all the unpaid, invisible work she was doing for her family -- and then sent that list to her husband, asking for things to change. His response was... underwhelming. Rodsky realized that simply identifying the issue of unequal labor on the home front wasn't enough: She needed a solution to this universal problem. Her sanity, identity, career (and her marriage) depended on it. The result is Fair Play: a time- and anxiety-saving system that offers couples a completely new way to divvy up domestic responsibilities. Rodsky interviewed more than five hundred men and women from all walks of life to figure out what the invisible work in a family actually entails and how to get it all done efficiently. With four easy-to-follow rules, 100 household tasks, and a figurative card game you play with your partner, Fair Play helps you prioritize what's important to your family and who should take the lead on every chore from laundry to homework to dinner. "Winning" this game means rebalancing your home life, reigniting your relationship with your significant other, and reclaiming your Unicorn Space -- as in, the time to develop the skills and passions that keep you interested and interesting. Are you ready to try Fair Play? Let's deal you in.

No surrender : a father, a son, and an extraordinary act of heroism that continues to live on today

October 15, 2019
Edmonds, Chris (Christopher Waring), 1957- author.
New York : HarperLuxe ; [2019]
498 pages pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Part contemporary detective story, part World War II historical narrative, No Surrender is the inspiring true story of Roddie Edmonds, a Knoxville-born enlistee who risked his life during the treacherous final days of World War II to save others from murderous Nazis, and the lasting effects his actions had on thousands of lives--then and now"--Provided by publisher.

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