New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

August 8, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

DAWGS : a true story of lost animals and the kids who rescued them

August 7, 2020
Trull, Diane, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
332 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Elementary-school teacher Diane Trull's life-defining moment happened when her fourth-grade reading class saw a photo of a cardboard box overflowing with homeless puppies. Trull was no stranger to rescuing abandoned animals. She and her husband Mark had made it their mission to find permanent homes for stray dogs and cats. Now her young students were determined to save these lost pups and others like them. And in that moment, the Dalhart Animal Wellness Group and Sanctuary-known as DAWGS-was born. How Trull and her fourth graders started their own animal shelter is a story of dedication, commitment, and perseverance. She shares inspiring stories about animals and animal lovers of all ages in this moving story of hope and compassion. DAWGS is a testament to how love and a strong measure of determination can offer second chances-one animal, one child, and one day at a time"--Provided by publisher.

The escape artist

August 7, 2020
Fremont, Helen, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"In her new memoir, Fremont delves even deeper into the family dynamic that produced such a startling devotion to secret-keeping. She begins her story with the discovery that she has been disinherited in her mother's will, her existence as a member of the family erased, and she writes with unflinching candor about growing up in a household whose members were devoted to hiding the truth. The younger and infinitely more pliant of two sisters, she was affected from early childhood by her family's obsessive focus on the unsteady mental health of her older sister, Lara, and by their alternating bouts of pushing away and demanding loyalty from her, all in service to supporting deep-seated family myths"--Provided by publisher.

The house of Kennedy

July 2, 2020
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
viii, 584 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The Kennedys have always been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel. And they do--but at a price. Across decades and generations, the Kennedys have occupied a unique place in the American imagination: charmed, cursed, at once familiar and unknowable. The House of Kennedy is a revealing, fascinating account of America's most storied family, as told by America's most trusted storyteller.

The ghosts of Eden Park : the bootleg king, the women who pursued him, and the murder that shocked jazz-age America

July 1, 2020
Abbott, Karen, 1973- author.|4aut
651 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
The pursued and the pursuing -- Careless people -- The colossal vitality of his illusion.
"The epic true crime story of bootlegger George Remus and the murder that shocked the nation, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy. In the early days of Prohibition, long before Al Capone became a household name, a German immigrant named George Remus quits practicing law and starts trafficking whiskey. Within two years he's a multi-millionaire. The press calls him "King of the Bootleggers," writing breathless stories about the Gatsby-esque events he and his glamorous second wife, Imogene, host at their Cincinnati mansion, with party favors ranging from diamond jewelry for the men to brand-new Pontiacs for the women. By the summer of 1921, Remus owns 35 percent of all the liquor in the United States. Pioneering prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt is determined to bring him down. Willebrandt's bosses at the U.S. Attorney's office hired her right out of law school, assuming she'd pose no real threat to the cozy relationship they maintain with Remus. Eager to prove them wrong, she dispatches her best investigator, Franklin Dodge, to look into his empire. It's a decision with deadly consequences: with Remus behind bars, Franklin and Imogene begin an affair and plot to ruin him, sparking a bitter feud that soon reaches the highest levels of government--and that can only end in murder. Combining deep historical research with novelistic flair, The ghosts of Eden Park is the unforgettable, stranger-than-fiction story of a rags-to-riches entrepreneur and a long-forgotten heroine, of the excesses and absurdities of the Jazz Age, and of the infinite human capacity to deceive"-- Provided by publisher.

Mobituaries : great lives worth reliving

July 1, 2020
Rocca, Mo, author.
697 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged."
Rocca has always loved reading about the remarkable lives of world leaders, captains of industry, innovators and artists. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves. Here he is righting that wrong, profiling the people who have long fascinated him, from dragons and sitcom characters to a shamefully forgotten Founding Father. Even if you know the names, you've never understood why they matter. But Rocca chronicles how these people made a difference. He brings these men and women splendidly back to life. -- adapted from back cover

The only plane in the sky : an oral history of 9/11

July 1, 2020
Graff, Garrett M., 1981- author.
859 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Over the last eighteen years, much has been written and said about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the profound impact they had on America and the world. But those names, stories, and memories have never before been collected in one place to tell the full, 360-degree story of what happened that day, and in the days after.

The season : a social history of the debutante

July 1, 2020
Richardson, Kristen, author.
457 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Introduction : Too many daughters -- The girl standard : understanding the currency of daughters -- Revolution and Republic : the antebellum North -- Frozen in time : the antebellum South -- The Four Hundred and beyond : Old New York -- Transatlantic crossings: the Gilded Age -- The bright young people : an old ritual at the dawn of the modern -- Café society, celebrity, and conformity : 1930s-1980s -- Prophets, krewes, and fiesta queens: the modern South -- Creating a black elite : debutantes in African American society -- Nouveau now : the debutante reimagined.
"Kristen Richardson, from a family of debutantes, chose not to debut. But as her curiosity drove her to research this enduring custom, she learned that it, and debutantes, are not as simple as they seem. The story begins in England six hundred years ago when wealthy fathers needed an efficient way to find appropriate husbands for their daughters. Elizabeth I's exclusive presentations at her court expanded into London's full season of dances, dinners, and courting, extending eventually to the many corners of the British empire and beyond. Richardson traces the social seasons of young women on both sides of the Atlantic, from Georgian England to colonial Philadelphia, from the Antebellum South and Wharton's New York back to England, where debutante daughters of Gilded Age millionaires sought to marry British aristocrats. She delves into Jazz Age debuts, carnival balls in the American South, and the reimagined ritual of elite African American communities, which offers both social polish and academic scholarships. The Season shares the captivating stories of these young women, often through their words from diaries, letters, and interviews that Richardson conducted at contemporary balls. The debutantes give voice to an array of complex feelings about being put on display, about the young men they meet, and about what their future in society or as wives might be. While exploring why the debutante tradition persists--and why it has spread to Russia, China, and other nations--Richardson has uncovered its extensive cultural influence on the lives of daughters in Britain and the US and how they have come to marry"-- Provided by publisher.

Travel light, move fast

July 1, 2020
Fuller, Alexandra, 1969- author.
335 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
In the unlikely event of money, buy two tickets to Paris -- When in doubt, have a cigarette -- Befriend the moon -- Sometimes, you just have to bite the bullet -- Don't just stand there, do something -- If you are it, you don't need to say it -- Make a plan, and if that doesn't work, make another plan -- If you're going to go to the dogs, go the whole way -- In times of excessive difficulty, cope excessively -- Routine : nature's antidote to disappointment -- A widow's farm -- If you stay in the middle of your suffering, you'll never find the edge of it -- Epilogue : the end in the end.
"Six months before he died in Budapest, Tim Fuller turned to his daughter: "Let me tell you the secret to life right now, in case I suddenly give up the ghost." Then he lit his pipe and stroked his dog Harry's head. Harry put his paw on Dad's lap and they sat there, the two of them, one man and his dog, keepers to the secret of life. "Well?" she said. "Nothing comes to mind, quite honestly, Bobo," he said, with some surprise. "Now that I think about it, maybe there isn't a secret to life. It's just what it is, right under your nose. What do you think, Harry?" Harry gave Dad a look of utter agreement. He was a very superior dog. "Well, there you have it," Dad said. After her father's sudden death, Alexandra Fuller realizes that if she is going to weather his loss, she will need to become the parts of him she misses most. So begins Travel Light, Move Fast, the unforgettable story of Tim Fuller, a self-exiled black sheep who moved to Africa to fight in the Rhodesian Bush War before settling as a banana farmer in Zambia. A man who preferred chaos to predictability, to revel in promise rather than wallow in regret, and who was more afraid of becoming bored than of getting lost, he taught his daughters to live as if everything needed to happen all together, all at once--or not at all. Now, in the wake of his death, Fuller internalizes his lessons with clear eyes and celebrates a man who swallowed life whole. A master of time and memory, Fuller moves seamlessly between the days and months following her father's death, as she and her mother return to his farm with his ashes and contend with his overwhelming absence, and her childhood spent running after him in southern and central Africa. Writing with reverent irreverence of the rollicking grand misadventures of her mother and father, bursting with pandemonium and tragedy, Fuller takes their insatiable appetite for life to heart. Here, in Fuller's Africa, is a story of joy, resilience, and vitality, from one of our finest writers"-- Provided by publisher.

82 days on Okinawa : one American's unforgettable firsthand account of the Pacific war's greatest battle

July 1, 2020
Shaw, Art, 1920-2020.
ix, 427 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"A riveting firsthand account of American heroism... Over eighty-two days, the Allies fought the Japanese army in a campaign that would claim more than 150,000 human lives. Filled with extraordinary new details, Shaw's gripping account gives lasting testimony to the courage and bravery displayed by so many on the hill of Okinawa."--Page 4 of cover.

My wife said you may want to marry me : a memoir

July 1, 2020
Rosenthal, Jason, author.
New York, NY : Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
viii, 305 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
An inspiring memoir of life, love, loss, and new beginnings by the widower of bestselling author and filmmaker Amy Krouse Rosenthal, whose last act of love before her death was setting the stage for her husband's life without her in a Modern Love column in the New York Times.

The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz

July 1, 2020
Larson, Erik, 1954- author.
xiii, 1015 pages (large print) : map ; 24 cm
Bleak expectations -- The rising threat -- A certain eventuality -- Dread -- Blood and dust -- The Americans -- Love amid the flames -- One year to the day -- Epilogue. As time went by.
Draws on personal diaries, archival documents and declassified intelligence in a portrait of Winston Churchill that explores his day-to-day experiences during the Blitz and his role in uniting England.

Before and after : the incredible real-life stories of orphans who survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society

July 1, 2020
Christie, Judy Pace, 1956- author.
427 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
From the 1920s through 1950, Georgia Tann ran a black-market baby business at the Tennessee Children's Home Society in Memphis. The publication of Lisa Wingate's novel Before We Were Yours brought new awareness of Tann's lucrative career in child trafficking. Adoptees who knew little about their pasts gained insight into the startling facts behind their family histories. Encouraged by their contact with Wingate and journalist Judy Christie, who documented the stories of fifteen adoptees in this book, many determined Tann survivors set out to trace their roots and find their birth families. Here many victims return to Memphis with the authors to reclaim their stories at a Tennessee Children's Home Society reunion ... with extraordinary results.

Conversations with RBG : Ruth Bader Ginsburg on life, love, liberty, and law

July 1, 2020
Rosen, Jeffrey, 1964- author.
319 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Her landmark cases -- Marriage between equals -- Roe -- The Bill of Rights and equal protection -- Sisters in law -- Nino -- The two chiefs -- When a dissent sparked a meme -- The cases she would overturn -- Measured motions -- #MeToo and a more perfect union -- Margaret Atwood meets RBG -- The heroic legacy.
"This remarkable book presents a unique portrait of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on more than twenty years of conversations with Jeffrey Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era. Rosen, a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president of the National Constitution Center, shares with us the justice's observations on a variety of topics, and her intellect, compassion, sense of humor, and humanity shine through. The affection they have for each other as friends is apparent in their banter and in their shared love for the Constitution--and for opera. In Conversations with RBG, Justice Ginsburg discusses the future of Roe v. Wade, her favorite dissents, the cases she would most like to see overruled, the #MeToo movement, how to be a good listener, how to lead a productive and compassionate life, and of course the future of the Supreme Court itself. These frank exchanges illuminate the steely determination, self-mastery, and wit that have inspired Americans of all ages to embrace the woman known to all as "Notorious RBG." Whatever the topic, Justice Ginsburg always has something interesting--and often surprising--to say. And while few of us will ever have the opportunity to chat with her face-to-face, Jeffrey Rosen brings us by her side as never before. Conversations with RBG is a deeply felt portrait of an American hero"-- Provided by publisher.

Exposure : poisoned water, corporate greed, and one lawyer's twenty-year battle against Dupont

July 1, 2020
Bilott, Robert, 1965- author.
617 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Act I: The farmer. Dry run ; The call ; Parkersburg ; The farm ; The secret ingredient ; Paper trail ; The scientist ; The letter ; The meeting ; The cows come home ; The settlement -- Act II: The town. Crossroads ; First blood ; Privileged ; Alternative data ; Appetite for destruction ; Of mouse and man ; Teflon pawns ; Actual malice ; Hail Mary ; Narrative warfare ; Epidemiology ; "No known human health effects" ; Corporate knowledge ; The perfect storm ; The big idea -- Act III: The world. The study ; The second wave ; Dark science; Burden of proof ; Shaken ; Road to a reckoning ; The trial ; The reckoning -- Epilogue.
"In 1998, Rob Bilott began a legal battle against DuPont that would consume the next twenty years of his life, uncovering the worst case of environmental contamination in modern history and a corporate cover-up that put the health of hundreds of thousands of people at risk. Representing a single farmer who was convinced the creek on his property had been poisoned by runoff from a nearby DuPont landfill, Rob ultimately discovers the truth about PFAS--unregulated, toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing of Teflon and a host of other household goods. DuPont's own scientists had issued internal warnings for years about the harmful effects of PFAS on human health, but the company continued to allow these chemicals to leach into public drinking water. Until Rob forced them to face the consequences. Exposure is an unforgettable legal drama about malice and manipulation, the failings of environmental regulation, and one lawyer's quest to expose the truth about this previously unknown--and still unregulated--chemical that presents one of the greatest human health crises of the 21st century"-- Provided by publisher.

How to make your money last : the indispensable retirement guide

July 1, 2020
Quinn, Jane Bryant, author.
709 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The joy and challenge of life after work -- Rightsize your life -- How to double your social security income (well, almost) -- Getting the most from your health insurance, before and after 65 -- Pensions are for stre-e-e-etching -- Should you buy yourself a pension? -- Powering your retirement savings plans -- The speed limit on retirement spending: Still 4 percent? -- Investing for income: Not what you think -- Home sweet income-producing home -- Living on your life insurance -- Just tell me what to do.
With How to Make Your Money Last, you will learn how to turn your retirement savings into a steady paycheck that will last for life. At a time when people are living longer -- yet retiring with a smaller pot of savings than they'd hoped for -- this book will become an essential guide.

Maximize your Medicare : qualify for benefits, protect your health, and minimize your costs

July 1, 2020
Oh, Jae W., author.
347 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Introduction -- Chapter 1: Enrollment -- Chapter 2: Medicare Part A -- Chapter 3: Medicare Part B -- Chapter 4: Prescription drug coverage -- Chapter 5: Medicare advantage -- Chapter 6: Medigap -- Chapter 7: Working beyond sixty-five -- Chapter 8: Retiree benefit plans -- Chapter 9: Special groups -- Chapter 10: The savvy Medicare consumer -- Experts' addendum.
Confused by Medicare? Maximize Your Medicare helps readers understand how and what to choose when deciding on Medicare options. This book shows readers how to: enroll in Medicare and avoid never-ending penalties; compare Medigap vs. Medicare Advantage; discern the differences among Parts A, B, and D; increase benefits every year; avoid costly errors; deal with special circumstances; and get the most from the plan. Maximize Your Medicare is a vital resource for every American aged sixty-five or older, as well as for their families and care coordinators.

Molly : the true story of the amazing dog who rescues cats

July 1, 2020
Butcher, Colin, author.
497 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published as Molly & Me in the UK by Michael Joseph, Penguin Random House, UK.
"Molly: The True Story of the Amazing Dog Who Rescues Cats tells the heartwarming story of the man-and-dog team behind the United Kingdom Pet Detective Agency--how Colin, in need of a new lease on life, rescues Molly the dog, and how Molly in turn rescues many more beloved lost pets. As a veteran of the Royal Navy and longtime police officer, Colin Butcher was no stranger to dangerous situations. But a career in uniform can wear anyone down, so, in 2003, Colin left the force to start his own private detective agency, specializing in helping reunite people with their missing pets. And yet, despite his hundreds of successes, there were still heartbreaking cases where Colin couldn't find the missing on his own. He knew he needed a partner. When Colin first met Molly, his friends doubted that she would be up for the job. Where Colin was battle-tested, Molly was young and inexperienced. She was willful, wayward, and stubborn. But Colin could tell that Molly was unusually charismatic and intelligent. He decided to take a risk and bring on Molly for training. Yes, Molly is no ordinary deputy, but a black Cocker Spaniel, and this is no ordinary detective agency. Trained by the top canine behavioral experts at Medical Detection Dogs, Molly can find missing cats--who are uniquely skilled at eluding humans--by detecting a unique scent signature, and she has been wildly successful. The work is not always easy. Molly has faced hardships ranging from a near-fatal snakebite to the challenge of winning over Colin's girlfriend, Sarah. But through it all, Colin and Molly share an enduring love and affection. More than a working relationship, Molly is part of the family. Together, they are the Sherlock and Watson of missing pets"-- Provided by publisher.

Rescue dogs : where they come from, why they act the way they do, and how to love them well

July 1, 2020
Paxton, Pete, author.
403 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : TarcherPerigee, [2019].
Includes index.
"America's leading undercover animal investigator, Pete Paxton, has, among other exploits, infiltrated more than seven hundred puppy mills, worked undercover to close one of the largest and most infamous puppy mills in the United States, and shuttered the most notorious trafficker of dogs for experimentation in history. In this book, he shares stories of the amazing dogs he has rescued and brought to loving families, and also offers invaluable guidance and wisdom for anyone living with rescue dogs. Far too many people think rescue dogs have irredeemable anxieties, behavior issues, or other problems. In truth, rescue dogs can--and do--become wonderful companions. This groundbreaking book will help readers understand these dogs' unique ways of thinking, learning, and loving, and leaves no questions unanswered about the plight of dogs commercially bred in the United States--and what every dog lover can do about it."-- Provided by publisher.

Tiny habits : the small changes that change everything

July 1, 2020
Fogg, B. J., author.
577 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction : Change can be easy (and fun) ... -- The elements of behavior -- Motivation : focus on matching -- Ability : easy does it -- Prompts : the power of after -- Emotions create habits -- Growing your habits from tiny to transformative -- Untangling bad habits : a systematic solution -- How we change together -- Conclusion: The small changes that change everything.
"The world's leading expert on habit formation shows how you can have a happier, healthier life: by starting small"--Provided by publisher.

Tombstone : the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, and the vendetta ride from hell

July 1, 2020
Clavin, Thomas, author.
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press; 2020.
567 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
That October, tensions boiled over with Ike and Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank Mc Laury, and Billy Claiborne confronting the Tombstone marshal, Virgil Earp, and the suddenly deputized Wyatt and Morgan Earp and shotgun-toting Doc Holliday. Tombstone also digs deep into the vendetta ride that followed the tragic gunfight, when Wyatt and Warren Earp and Holliday went vigilante to track down the likes of Johnny Ringo, Curly Bill Brocius, and other cowboys who had cowardly gunned down his brothers. That vendetta ride would make the myth of Wyatt Earp complete and punctuate the struggle for power in the American frontiers last boom town.

Good husbandry : a memoir : growing food, love, and family on Essex Farm

July 1, 2020
Kimball, Kristin, author.
416 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Scribner.
"The Dirty Life chronicled Kimball's move from New York City to 500 acres near Lake Champlain where she started a new farm with her partner, Mark. In Good Husbandry, she reveals what happened over the next five years at Essex Farm-a 500-acre farm that produces a full diet for a community of 250 people"--Provided by publisher.

Volume control : hearing in a deafening world

July 1, 2020
Owen, David, 1955- author.
336 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group.
"Our sense of hearing makes it easy to connect with the world and the people around us. The human system for processing sound is a biological marvel, an intricate assembly of delicate membranes, bones, receptor cells, and neurons. Yet many people take their ears for granted, abusing them with loud restaurants, rock concerts, and Q-tips. And then, eventually, most of us start to go deaf. Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss. Faced with the cost and stigma of hearing aids, the natural human tendency is to do nothing and hope for the best, usually while pretending that nothing is wrong. In Volume Control, David Owen argues this inaction comes with a huge social cost. He demystifies the science of hearing and the remarkable technologies that can help us hear better while encouraging readers to get the treatment they need for hearing loss and protect the hearing they still have"--Provided by publisher.

Hell and other destinations : a 21st-century memoir

July 1, 2020
Albright, Madeleine Korbel, author.
New York, NY : Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]
xiv, 568 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America's first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. 'I don't want to be remembered, ' she answered. 'I am still here and have much more I intend to do. As difficult as it might seem, I want every stage of my life to be more exciting than the last.' In that time of transition, the former Secretary considered the possibilities: she could write, teach, travel, give speeches, start a business, fight for democracy, help to empower women, campaign for favored political candidates, spend more time with her grandchildren. Instead of choosing one or two, she decided to do it all. For nearly twenty years, Albright has been in constant motion, navigating half a dozen professions, clashing with presidents and prime ministers, learning every day. Since leaving the State Department, she has blazed her own trail, and given voice to millions who yearn for respect, regardless of gender, or background.

Highway of Tears : a true story of racism, indifference, and the pursuit of justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

July 1, 2020
McDiarmid, Jessica, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
447 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Atria Books.
A bright light -- A brick wall -- Part of you is missing -- Falling through the cracks -- The not knowing -- An inch shy of a mile -- Blatant failures -- It depends who's bleeding -- Rising tides -- Breaking a spirit -- This we have to live with every day -- Where were you twenty years ago? -- Canada's dirtiest secret -- Winding down -- The last walk -- Epilogue: A safer place.
"This stunning work of investigative journalism follows a series of unsolved disappearances and murders of Indigenous women in rural British Columbia along Highway 16, a 450-mile stretch of dirt and asphalt, surrounded by rugged wilderness and snowy mountain peaks"--Provided by publisher.

The life and afterlife of Harry Houdini

July 1, 2020
Posnanski, Joe, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
477 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Avid Reader Press.
"Award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Joe Posnanski enters the world of Harry Houdini and his legions of devoted fans in an immersive, entertaining, and magical work on the illusionist's impact on American culture-and why his legacy endures to this day"--Provided by publisher.

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