New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

January 22, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The incomplete book of running

January 21, 2019
Sagal, Peter, author.
© 2018.
299 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Some of the material in this book appeared in different form in Runner's World and AARP the Magazine"--T.p. verso.
"Published in 2019 by arrangement with Simon & Schuster, Inc."--T.p. verso.

Tell your children : the truth about marijuana, mental illness, and violence

January 21, 2019
Berenson, Alex, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
371 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Valley Forge

January 21, 2019
Drury, Bob, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2018]
775 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Women of the blue & gray : true Civil War stories of mothers, medics, soldiers, and spies

January 21, 2019
Monson, Marianne, 1975- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2018]
431 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

The minimalist home : a room-by-room guide to a decluttered, refocused life

January 18, 2019
Becker, Joshua, author.
©2018
377 pages (large print) cm.
YOU: Minimalism makeover ; The Becker method -- SPACES: "Us" rooms ; Personal refuge -- Iconic ; Clean sweep ; The heart of the home ; Freeing the mind ; Unburdening yourself of the past ; Your second change to make a first impresion.

Kitchen yarns : notes on life, love and food

January 18, 2019
Hood, Ann, 1956- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, Gale, Cengage Learning, 2019.
295 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The golden silver palate -- The best fried chicken -- Pie lady -- Gogo's meatballs -- Love, lunch, and meatball grinders -- Fancy food -- Confessions of a Marsha Jordan Girl -- My father's pantry -- Carbonara quest -- Sausage on wheels -- Dinner for one -- Party like it's 1959 -- Soft food -- One potato, two -- Allure -- How to butcher a pig -- Risi e bisi -- Five ways of looking at the tomato -- How to smoke a salmon -- The summer of Omelets -- IKEA life -- How to cook fish when you really don't like fish -- Three potato -- With thanks to the chicken -- Let us now praise the English muffin -- Comfort food II -- Tomato pie.
In this warm collection of personal essays and recipes, Ann Hood nourishes both our bodies and our souls. From her Italian American childhood through singlehood, raising and feeding a growing family, divorce, and a new marriage to food writer Michael Ruhlman, Ann Hood has long appreciated the power of a good meal. With Hood's signature humor and tenderness, Kitchen Yarns spills tales of loss and starting from scratch, family love and feasts with friends, and how the perfect meal is one that tastes like home.

The first conspiracy : the secret plot to kill George Washington

January 18, 2019
Meltzer, Brad, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2018]
631 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
New York, New York, April 1776 -- The commander -- Spies in Boston -- "A bloody summer" -- A most infernal plot -- Sacricide -- Aftermath.
"In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington's bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York William Tryon and Mayor David Mathews, launched a deadly plot against the most important member of the military: George Washington himself. This is the story of the secret plot and how it was revealed. It is a story of leaders, liars, counterfeiters, and jailhouse confessors. It also shows just how hard the battle was for George Washington--and how close America was to losing the Revolutionary War. Taking place during the most critical period of our nation's birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington's character, but also illuminates the origins of America's counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA"-- Provided by publisher.

The apprentice : Trump, Russia, and the subversion of American democracy

January 16, 2019
Miller, Greg, 1968- author.
©2018
x, 597 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Spine.
It has been called the political crime of the century: a foreign govenment, led by a brutal authoritatian leader, secretly interfering with the American presidential election to help elect the candidate of its choice. Now two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post national security reporter Greg Miller investigates the truth about the Kremlin's covert attempt to destroy Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump win the presidency, Trump's steadfast allegiance to Vladimir Putin, and Robert Mueller's ensuing investigation. Based on interviews with hundreds of people in Trump's inner circle, current and former government officials, indivisuals with close ties to the White House, members of the law enforcement and intelligence communities, and foreign officials, as well as confidential documents, "The apprentice" offers striking new information about what happend behind the scenes and in the shadows, and why while Trump may have ended up in the Oval Office, the real victory was Putin.

The boys in the cave : deep inside the impossible rescue in Thailand

January 16, 2019
Gutman, Matt, 1977- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
viii, 430 pages (large print), [16] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps : 23 cm
"From award-winning ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman, and written using exclusive interviews and information comes the definitive account of the dramatic story that gripped the world: the miracle rescue of twelve boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave miles underground for nearly three weeks—a pulse-pounding page-turner by a reporter who was there every step of their journey out."--Amazon.com.

The subtle art of not giving a fuck : a counterintuitive approach to living a good life

January 16, 2019
Manson, Mark, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
v, 249 pages ; 23 cm
Don't try -- Happiness is a problem -- You are not special -- The value of suffering -- You are always choosing -- You're wrong about everything (but so am I) -- Failure is the way forward -- The importance of saying no -- ...And then you die.
"In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity, " Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." This book is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up. Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better."-- Provided by publisher.

The truths we hold : an American journey

January 16, 2019
Harris, Kamala D., author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019]
xix, 459 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates ; 23 cm
Title from web page.
Senator Kamala Harris's commitment to speaking truth is informed by her upbringing. The daughter of immigrants, she was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice; her parents--an esteemed economist from Jamaica and an admired cancer researcher from India--met as activists in the civil rights movement when they were graduate students at Berkeley. Growing up, Harris herself never hid her passion for justice, and when she became a prosecutor out of law school, a deputy district attorney, she quickly established herself as one of the most innovative change agents in American law enforcement. She progressed rapidly to become the elected District Attorney for San Francisco, and then the chief law enforcement officer of the state of California as a whole. Known for bringing a voice to the voiceless, she took on the big banks during the foreclosure crisis, winning a historic settlement for California's working families. Her hallmarks were applying a holistic, data-driven approach to many of California's thorniest issues, always eschewing stale "tough on crime" rhetoric as presenting a series of false choices. Neither "tough" nor "soft" but smart on crime became her mantra. Being smart means learning the truths that can make us better as a community, and supporting those truths with all our might. That has been the pole star that guided Harris to a transformational career as the top law enforcement official in California, and it is guiding her now as a transformational United States Senator, grappling with an array of complex issues that affect her state, our country, and the world, from health care and the new economy to immigration, national security, the opioid crisis, and accelerating inequality. By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in The truths we hold a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values. In a book rich in many home truths, not least is that a relatively small number of people work very hard to convince a great many of us that we have less in common than we actually do, but it falls to us to look past them and get on with the good work of living our common truth. When we do, our shared effort will continue to sustain us and this great nation, now and in the years to come.

Brief answers to the big questions

January 16, 2019
Hawking, Stephen, 1942-2018, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
xxx, 316 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 20 cm
Includes index.
Foreword / Eddie Redmayne -- An introduction / Kip Thorne -- Why we must ask the big questions -- Is there a God? -- How did it all begin? -- Is there other intelligent life in the universe? -- Can we predict the future? -- What is inside a black hole? -- Is time travel possible? -- Will we survive on Earth? -- Should we colonise space? -- Will artificial intelligence outsmart us? -- How do we shape the future?
Stephen Hawking was recognized as one of the greatest minds of our time and a figure of inspiration after defying his ALS diagnosis at age twenty-one. He is known for both his breakthroughs in theoretical physics as well as his ability to make complex concepts accessible for all, and was beloved for his mischievous sense of humor. At the time of his death, Hawking was working on a final project: a book compiling his answers to the "big" questions that he was so often posed--questions that ranged beyond his academic field. Within these pages, he provides his personal views on our biggest challenges as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next. Each section will be introduced by a leading thinker offering his or her own insight into Professor Hawking's contribution to our understanding. The book will also feature a foreword from Academy Award winning actor Eddie Redmayne, who portrayed Hawking in the film The Theory of Everything, and an afterword by Hawking's daughter, Lucy Hawking, as well as personal photographs and additional archival material.

The widower's notebook : a memoir

January 8, 2019
Santlofer, Jonathan, 1946- author.
©2018
371 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Small fry

January 8, 2019
Brennan-Jobs, Lisa, 1978- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
619 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents--artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs--Lisa Brennan-Jobs's childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he'd become the parent she'd always wanted him to be. Small Fry is Lisa Brennan-Jobs's poignant story of a childhood spent between two imperfect but extraordinary homes. Scrappy, wise, and funny, young Lisa is an unforgettable guide through her parents' fascinating and disparate worlds. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, Small Fry is an enthralling book by an insightful new literary voice."--Provided by publisher.

All you can ever know : a memoir

January 8, 2019
Chung, Nicole, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
359 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

An Amish homecoming : four Amish stories

January 8, 2019
©2018
537 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
No place like home / Amy Clipston -- When love returns / Beth Wiseman -- The courage to love / Shelley Shepard Gray -- What love built / Kathleen Fuller.
Four brand new Amish stories of coming home. No Place Like Home by Amy Clipston Estranged daughter Eva Dienner has been staying with her in-laws since her husband was killed in a fire, but now she wants her son to meet his maternal grandparents. Upon her return, Eva finds that the man her parents always intended for her is living in their daadihaus and running the dairy farm for them for free, despite her suspicions of him taking advantage of her family. Eva knows she should put the past behind her, but is she ready to move into the future? When Love Returns by Beth Wiseman Hurricane Harvey forces Sarah Zook to return to the home she fled six years ago when she couldn't face her stern parents' reaction to her unplanned pregnancy. Upon her return, Abram King can think of nothing but the pain she caused him--until he meets Sarah's daughter and realizes that he never really stopped loving Sarah. Sarah and Abram must find a way to face the truth of their past so they can rekindle their first love. The Courage to Love by Shelley Shepard Gray After the death of her Englisch husband, Irene Keim seeks a fresh start by staying with her new friends Mary Ruth and Henry Wengerd in exchange for helping them around the house. But when Mary Ruth and Henry's son Marcus comes around, he isn't pleased with the woman they've taken in and is determined to push her out. Misunderstandings abound, but both Irene and Marcus learn that people aren't always what they seem. What Love Built by Kathleen Fuller Independent and headstrong, Carolyn is determined to forge ahead with the opening of her bakery, a lifelong dream, in the Birch Creek home she left ten years ago. But she's in over her head and needs help with the cleaning, shopping, and deliveries. Carpenter Atlee Shetler is visiting Birch Creek to escape the memories of his late wife. He takes a job renovating the new bakery and finds the project--and its owner--to be much more than he bargained for. Both Carolyn and Atlee must face pains of the past if they want to have the bright future God has planned for them.

The Christmas heirloom : four holiday novellas of love through the generations

January 8, 2019
©2018
607 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Legacy of love / by Kristi Ann Hunter -- Gift of the heart / by Karen Witemeyer -- A shot at love / by Sarah Loudin Thomas -- Because of you / by Becky Wade.

War on peace : the end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence

December 27, 2018
Farrow, Ronan, 1987- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
655 pages (large prints) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Prologue: mahogany row massacre -- The last diplomats -- Shoot first, ask questions never -- Present at the destruction -- Epilogue: the tool of first resort.
The journalist and former U.S. State Department official explores the decline of American diplomacy and traditional statecraft, the abdication of global leadership, and how the work of peacemaking has been taken over by the military-industrial complex.

The ravenmaster : my life with the ravens at the Tower of London

December 27, 2018
Skaife, Christopher, 1965- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2018]
299 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Silhouette -- Ravenmaster -- The rules -- Roll call -- Bird life -- Tower Green -- Biscuits and blood -- The menagerie -- Black birds -- The raven spreads his wings -- The great escape -- Resistance to interrogation -- Citizens of the world -- Double hatting -- The story -- Application -- Speaking in Ravenish -- Bird brains -- Ravenology -- The legend of the ravens at the Tower -- Blood swept lands and seas of red -- My mistress' eyes are raven black -- Birds and books -- Death and the raven -- The ghosts of my life -- And so to bed -- Great traditions -- Sentinels of the White Tor -- Rising above.
"A narrative by the Tower of London's official Ravenmaster about what it's like to live among the ravens at England's most famous national monument, woven together with insight from folklore, history, and contemporary behavioral science about this unusual bird"-- Provided by publisher.

The trading post and other frontier stories : a five star anthology

December 27, 2018
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Learning, 2018.
553 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The trading post / Michael Zimmer -- Coffin nails in Callaway county / Lonnie Whitaker -- The judgment tree / Johnny D. Boggs -- Wren's perch / Vonn McKee -- Rider from Bordeaux / John D. Nesbitt -- An hour before the hangman / Michael R. Ritt -- The prairie fire / Larry D. Sweazy -- Old gun wolf / Frank Leslie -- Dirty old town / Greg Hunt -- A small thing / Matthew P. Mayo -- Little Cheyenne / Ethan J. Wolfe -- My brother's keeper / Bill Brooks -- To ride a tall horse / L. J. Martin -- Haflway to hell / Gregory Lalire.
"These fourteen original stories will delight historical fiction fans. These stories capture the spirit of freedom and individualism in the evolving American frontier through the early 1900s and feature exciting new characters who face life-changing challenges in settings that are in stark contrast to civilized society. Ranging from high-action traditional Westerns to introspective historical drama set in the American West, readers will discover the amount of courage and tenacity it took to survive the tumultuous frontier.

Caregiver's survival guide : caring for yourself while caring for a loved one

December 26, 2018
Yonover, Robert, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
173 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Skyhorse Publishing.
"While struggling to become a successful scientist and inventor, Dr. Robert Yonover also was primary caregiver for his paralyzed wife for more than twenty years and raised their two children. He offers guidance and hope to caregivers based on his own experiences. Yonover takes you into the throes of his life as a caregiver, husband, and father, offering guidance and hope through his story. He provides advice on: dealing with heavy news, handling day-to-day challenges, holding on to the foundation of your relationship, taking stock of finances, adapting and enjoying life, staying sane, maintaining a social life, and fighting for your rights. Through Caregiver's Survival Guide, Dr. Yonover will equip other caregivers who face similar physical, mental, social, and financial challenges with tips and guidelines from his own experiences and other experts to help make their situation survivable."-- Provided by publisher.

Murder, lies, and cover-ups : who killed Marilyn Monroe, JFK, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, and Princess Diana?

December 26, 2018
Gardner, David, 1960- author.
©2016
357 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018].
"After combing through thousands of recently declassified FBI files and interviewing key witnesses, crime analysts, and forensic experts during years of research, investigative writer David Gardner has unearthed new information that will transform the way we look at the lives and deaths of Marilyn Monroe, JFK, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, and Princess Diana"-- Provided by publisher.+

Live long and-- what I learned along the way

December 13, 2018
Shatner, William, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Learning, 2018.
267 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A fortunate life -- The show must go on -- A passion for passions -- An emotional appeal -- The basic ingredients: health and (some) wealth -- My curious quest for adventure -- Working to find happiness -- Relationships are not all relative -- My principal beliefs -- Where does time go?.
"I have always felt," William Shatner says early in his newest memoir, that "like the great comedian George Burns, who lived to 100, I couldn't die as long as I was booked." And Shatner is always booked. Still, a brief health scare in 2016 forced him to take stock. After mulling over the lessons he's learned, the places he's been, and all the miracles and strange occurrences he's witnessed over the course of an enduring career in Hollywood and on the stage, he arrived at one simple rule for living a long and good life: don't die. It's the only one-size-fits-all advice, Shatner argues in Live Long and..:What I Learned Along the Way, because everyone has a unique life--but, to help us all out, he's more than willing to share stories from his unique life. With a combination of pithy humor and thoughtful vulnerability, Shatner lays out his journey from childhood to peak stardom and all the bumps in the road. (Sometimes the literal road, as in the case of his 2,400-mile motorcycle trip across the country with a bike that didn't function.) William Shatner is one of our most beloved entertainers, and he intends never to stop entertaining. His funny, provocative, and poignant reflections offer an unforgettable read about a remarkable man.

Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth

December 13, 2018
Smarsh, Sarah, author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, a Cengage Company , 2018.
441 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Dear August -- A penny in a purse -- The body of a poor girl -- A stretch of gravel with wheat on either side -- The shame a country could assign -- A house that needs shingles -- A working-class woman -- The place I was from.
"During Sarah Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's place among the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to examine the class divide in our country and the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less. Her personal history affirms the corrosive impact intergenerational poverty can have on individuals, families, and communities, and she explores this idea as lived experience, metaphor, and level of consciousness. Born a fifth-generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side and the product of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side, Smarsh grew up in a family of laborers trapped in a cycle of poverty. Whether working the wheat harvest, helping on her dad's construction sites, or visiting her grandma's courthouse job, she learned about hard work. She also absorbed painful lessons about economic inequality. Through her experience growing up as the child of a dissatisfied teenage mother--and being raised predominantly by her grandmother on a farm thirty miles west of Wichita--she gives us a unique, essential look into the lives of poor and working-class Americans living in the middle of our country. Combining memoir with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, Heartland is an uncompromising look at class, identity, and the particular perils of having less in a country known for its excess. "--Dust jacket.

Where we go from here : two years in the resistance

December 12, 2018
Sanders, Bernard, author.
©2018
393 pages (large print) ; 23cm
The Democratic presidential candidate, popular senator, and respected economist traces the first year of the Trump administration and what Sanders and his followers are doing to reinforce the progressive movement.

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