New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

January 9, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The widower's notebook : a memoir

January 8, 2019
Santlofer, Jonathan, 1946- author.
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
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
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.
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.
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.

The kill jar : obsession, descent, and a hunt for Detroit's most notorious serial killer

December 6, 2018
Appelman, J. Reuben, author.
381 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Enthralling. Gripping. Cinematic. Raw. A cold case murder investigation paced like a podcast, as visually stunning as a film, and as brave and personal as our darkest memoirs. J. Reuben Appelman cracks open one of America's most notorious murder sprees while simultaneously banging the gavel on his own history with violence. A deftly-crafted true crime story with grit, set amid the decaying sprawl of Detroit and its outliers."-- Publisher's description.

Talking across the divide : how to communicate with people you disagree with and maybe even change the world

December 6, 2018
Lee, Justin, 1977- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
301 pages ; 23 cm
Echo-chamber world -- Those people -- The fourth tool -- Preparing for dialogue -- Strategic listening -- The villain's side of the story -- Us vs. them -- When teams get tense -- Are you the problem? -- The power of your story -- Battle for the truth -- A truth-resistant virus -- Telling a story of hope -- Making the ask -- Reflection -- Hope for the future.
"A guide to learning how to communicate with people who have diametrically opposed opinions from you, how to empathize with them, and how to possibly change their minds"-- Provided by publisher.

American entrepreneur : how 400 years of risk-takers, innovators, and business visionaries built the U.S.A.

December 5, 2018
Robertson, Willie, 1972- author.
viii, 390 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
""Redneck Tycoon" Willie Robertson--CEO of Duck Commander, star of Duck Dynasty, and mega New York Times bestselling author--explores how the entrepreneurial spirit has shaped 400 years of American history"-- Provided by publisher.

All that heaven allows : a biography of Rock Hudson

December 5, 2018
Griffin, Mark, 1968- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
xxvi, 740 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Draws on dozens of insider interviews in a portrait of the iconic Oscar nominee that discusses his traumatic childhood, sexual orientation and awareness-raising battle with AIDS. Here is an in depth exploration of Hudson's classic films, including Written on the Wind; A Farewell to Arms; and the cult favorite Seconds. With unprecedented access to private journals, personal correspondence, and production files, Griffin pays homage to the idol whose life and death had a lasting impact on American culture.

The Amish Christmas letters

December 4, 2018
Waterville, Maine : Kennebec Large Print, 2018.
497 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"To win a friendly annual competition, matchmaker Marybeth Martin must bring one more couple together by Christmas. Her only prospect is a man more interested in a nanny than a wife—until his little girl shows him the light... Struggling farmer's daughter Katie Mae Kauffman discovers that she and a local widower and father of four can harvest more crops—and profits—together than separately. But she'll have to put pride aside to make room for unexpected love... Corralling an unruly brood of seven is not babysitter Carolyn Yutzy’s first choice for celebrating the season—but the sparks between her and their unsentimental yet irresistible uncle may be a gift neither was counting on...Now, one by one, each resourceful young woman will have a holiday to remember—and to write home about..."--Back cover.

The perfect present

December 3, 2018
Alers, Rochelle, author.
pages cm.
A Christmas Layover/ by Rochelle Alers -- The Christmas Lesson/ by Cheris Hodges -- Christmas with You/ by Pamela Yaye.
"In these three stories by three popular authors, three different women find themselves in unexpected situations at Christmas time. Whether it's being stranded with a stranger in a storm, reconnecting with a now-dreamy childhood friend, or running into a sexy sports agent while full of holiday misery, these three stories offer readers some delightful seasonal romance."-- Provided by publisher.

Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border

December 3, 2018
Fox, Porter, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2018]
411 pages (large print) : maps ; 23 cm.
The dawnland -- The sweet-water seas -- Boundary waters -- Fires -- The medicine line.
"America's northern border is the world's longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. The northern border was America's primary border for centuries--much of the early history of the United States took place there--and to the tens of millions who live and work near the line, the region even has its own name: the northland. Travel writer Porter Fox spent three years exploring 4,000 miles of the border between Maine and Washington, traveling by canoe, freighter, car, and foot. In Northland, he blends a deeply reported and beautifully written story of the region's history with a riveting account of his travels. Setting out from the easternmost point in the mainland United States, Fox follows explorer Samuel de Champlain's adventures across the Northeast; recounts the rise and fall of the timber, iron, and rail industries; crosses the Great Lakes on a freighter; tracks America's fur traders through the Boundary Waters; and traces the forty-ninth parallel from Minnesota to the Pacific Ocean. Fox, who grew up the son of a boat-builder in Maine's northland, packs his narrative with colorful characters (Captain Meriwether Lewis, railroad tycoon James J. Hill, Chief Red Cloud of the Lakota Sioux) and extraordinary landscapes (Glacier National Park, the Northwest Angle, Washington's North Cascades). He weaves in his encounters with residents, border guards, Indian activists, and militia leaders to give a dynamic portrait of the northland today, wracked by climate change, water wars, oil booms, and concerns over border security."--Dust jacket.

Blowing the bloody doors off : and other lessons in life

November 27, 2018
Caine, Michael, author.
New York, NY : Hachette Books, 2018.
xiii, 352 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2018 by Holder & Stroughton"--Colophon.
Starting out -- Making the cut -- The long run.
"One of the best-loved actors, Michael Caine has starred in over 100 films in his six-decade career, spanning classic movies like Alfie, Zulu, and The Italian Job (the inspiration for the book title) to playing Alfred opposite Christian Bale's Batman in Christopher Nolan's blockbuster Dark Knight trilogy. Caine has excelled in every kind of role--with a skill that's made it look easy."

Heirs of the founders : the epic rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the second generation of American giants

November 27, 2018
Brands, H. W, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
x, 680 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue: January 1850 -- The spirit of '76 -- To build a nation -- The people's government -- Next to our liberty -- Temptations of empire -- The fatal compromise.
"From ... bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how, in nineteenth-century America, a new set of political giants battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and to decide the future of our democracy. In the early 1800s, three young men strode onto the national stage, elected to Congress at a moment when the Founding Fathers were beginning to retire to their farms. Daniel Webster of Massachusetts, a champion orator known for his eloquence, spoke for the North and its business class. Henry Clay of Kentucky; as dashing as he was ambitious, embodied the hopes of the rising West. South Carolina's John Calhoun, with piercing eyes and an even more piercing intellect, defended the South and slavery. Together these heirs of Washington, Jefferson and Adams took the country to war, battled one another for the presidency and set themselves the task of finishing the work the Founders had left undone. Their rise was marked by dramatic duels, fierce debates, scandal and political betrayal. Yet each in his own way sought to remedy the two glaring flaws in the Constitution: its refusal to specify where authority ultimately rested, with the states or the nation, and its unwillingness to address the essential incompatibility of republicanism and slavery. They wrestled with these issues for four decades, arguing bitterly and hammering out political compromises that held the Union together, but only just. Then, in 1850, when California moved to join the Union as a free state, "the immortal trio" had one last chance to save the country from the real risk of civil war. But, by that point, they had never been further apart. Thrillingly and authoritatively, H. W Brands narrates an epic American rivalry and the little-known drama of the dangerous early years of our democracy."--Dust jacket.

Seduction : sex, lies, and stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood

November 27, 2018
Longworth, Karina, 1980- author.
New York, NY : Harper Luxe, An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
869 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Hollywood before Hell's angels, 1910-1928 -- Introduction: the Ambassador Hotel, 1925 -- Billie and Jean, 1928-1936 -- Hepburn and Rogers and Russell, 1932-1940 -- Life during wartime 1941-1946 -- Terry, Jean and RKO, 1948-1956 -- Hughes after RKO -- Epilogue: life after death.
"In this riveting popular history, the creator of You Must Remember This probes the inner workings of Hollywood's glamorous golden age through the stories of some of the dozens of actresses pursued by Howard Hughes, to reveal how the millionaire mogul's obsessions with sex, power and publicity trapped, abused, or benefitted women who dreamt of screen stardom. His supposed conquests between his first divorce in the late 1920s and his marriage to actress Jean Peters in 1957 included many of Hollywood's most famous actresses, among them Billie Dove, Katharine Hepburn, Ava Gardner, and Lana Turner. From promoting bombshells like Jean Harlow and Jane Russell to his contentious battles with the censors, Hughes—perhaps more than any other filmmaker of his era—commoditized male desire as he objectified and sexualized women. Yet there were also numerous women pulled into Hughes's grasp who never made it to the screen, sometimes virtually imprisoned by an increasingly paranoid and disturbed Hughes, who retained multitudes of private investigators, security personnel, and informers to make certain these actresses would not escape his clutches."

Slowhand : the life and music of Eric Clapton

November 27, 2018
Norman, Philip, 1943- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
viii, 600 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Stop mass hysteria : America's insanity from the Salem witch trials to the Trump witch hunt

November 27, 2018
Savage, Michael, 1942- author.
New York, N.Y. : Center Street Large Print, 2018.
469 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
We've reached a new mass hysteria inflection point -- The history and mechanics of mass hysteria -- Mass hysteria: anarchy's secret weapon -- From Plymouth Rock to City Hall: the seeds and blossoms of mass hysteria -- From Salem to CNN: how hysteria taught us to anesthetize ourselves -- From assassins to generals: mass amnesia and lunacy of marijuana advocacy -- From war to peace: the enemy without becomes the enemy within -- From peace to war: hysteria creates seismic shifts in America -- From regional war to prohibition: hysteria outside the trenches -- From Reds to Fascists: global threats produce greater hysteria -- From Commies to comics: congressional witch hunts destroy lives and careers -- From Catholics to flower power: when everyone had a pulpit -- From gas lines to Reagan: not all hysteria is manufactured -- From consumables to climate change: the nation creates new venues for hysteria -- From treason to tomorrow: mass hysteria on overdrive.
"In his new book, STOP MASS HYSTERIA, #1 NYT bestselling author Michael Savage calls out the mass hysteria mongers and their methods, and shows Americans that we must look to history to understand the present, and avoid repeating the mistakes of the past." -- Publisher's annotation.

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