New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

September 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Dear America : notes of an undocumented citizen

September 19, 2018
Vargas, Jose Antonio, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
287 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Gamblers -- The wrong country -- Crittenden Middle School -- Not black, not white -- Filipinos -- Mexican Jose and Filipino Jose -- Fake -- Coming out -- Playing a role -- Mountain View High School -- An adopted family -- Breaking the law -- The master narrative -- Ambition -- White people -- The Washington Post -- Strangers -- Bylines -- Campaign 2008 -- Purgatory -- Thirty -- Facing myself -- Lawyers -- Second coming out -- Outlaw -- Who am I? -- Inside Fox News -- Public person, private self -- Progress -- My government, myself -- Home -- Distant intimacy -- Leaving -- Staying -- Detained -- The machine -- National security threat -- Alone -- Interview -- Cycle of loss -- Truth.
"The movement of people--what Americans call 'immigration' and the rest of the world calls 'migration'--is among the defining issues of our time. Technology and information crosses countries and continents at blistering speed. Corporations thrive on being multinational and polyglot. Yet the world's estimated 244 million total migrant population, particularly those deemed 'illegal' by countries and societies, are locked in a chaotic and circular debate about borders and documents, assimilation and identity. An issue about movement seems immovable: politically, culturally and personally. Dear America: Notes Of An Undocumented Citizen is an urgent, provocative and deeply personal account from Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who happens to be the most well-known undocumented immigrant in the United States. Born in the Philippines and brought to the U.S. illegally as a 12-year-old, Vargas hid in plain-sight for years, writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country (The Washington Post, The New Yorker) while lying about where he came from and how he got here. After publicly admitting his undocumented status--risking his career and personal safety--Vargas has challenged the definition of what it means to be an American, and has advocated for the human rights of immigrants and migrants during the largest global movement of people in modern history. Both a letter to America and a window into Vargas's America, this book is a transformative argument about migration and citizenship, and an intimate, searing exploration on what it means to be home when the country you call your home doesn't consider you one of its own"-- Provided by publisher.

Farsighted : how we make the decisions that matter the most

September 19, 2018
Johnson, Steven, 1968- author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2018]
364 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
The hardest choices are also the most consequential. So why do we know so little about how to get them right.

Healing the soul of a woman : how to overcome your emotional wounds

September 19, 2018
Meyer, Joyce, 1943- author.
New York, NY : Faith Words Large Print, 2018.
x, 300 pages (large print) ; 24 cm

House of Trump, House of Putin : the untold story of Donald Trump and the Russian mafia

September 19, 2018
Unger, Craig, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
570 pages (large print), 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
House of Trump, House of Putin offers the first comprehensive investigation into the decades-long relationship among Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and the Russian mafia that ultimately helped win Trump the White House.

Perfectly clear : escaping scientology and fighting for the woman I love

September 19, 2018
LeClair, Michelle, author.
[New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
xiv, 379 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
The revelatory memoir by former "poster girl for Scientology" Michelle LeClair about her defection from the Church, her newly accepted sexual identity, and the lengths to which Scientology went to silence it.

They fought alone : the true story of the Starr brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-occupied France

September 19, 2018
Glass, Charles, 1951- author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2018]
551 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
The astounding story of Britain's Special Operations Executive, one of World War II's most important secret fighting forces.

The world as it is : a memoir of the Obama White House

September 17, 2018
Rhodes, Benjamin, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
xxv, 668 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part one. Hope: 2007-2010 -- In the beginning -- Talk to Iran, get Bin Laden -- A community of fate -- The President is on board the aircraft -- Cairo -- Obama's war -- War and a peace prize -- The end of the beginning -- Part two. Spring: 2011-2012 -- Egypt: the transition must begin now -- Libya -- Bin Laden: life inside a secret -- Gathering clouds -- Reaction and action -- Life, death, and Benghazi -- A second term -- Young men wage war, old men make peace -- Part three. Change: 2013-2014 -- Clenched fists -- Red line -- Becoming a right-wing villain -- Race, Mandela, and Castro -- Russians and intervention -- Divine intervention -- Permanent war -- New beginnings -- Part four. What makes America great: 2015-2017 -- Tapping the brakes -- The antiwar room -- Bombs and children -- Havana -- The stories people tell about you -- The stories we tell -- Information wars -- The end.
For nearly ten years, Ben Rhodes saw almost everything that happened at the center of the Obama administration--first as a speechwriter, then as deputy national security advisor, and finally as a multipurpose aide and close collaborator. He started every morning in the Oval Office with the President's Daily Brief, traveled the world with Obama, and was at the center of some of the most consequential and controversial moments of the presidency. Now he tells the full story of his partnership--and, ultimately, friendship--with a man who also happened to be a historic president of the United States. Rhodes was not your typical presidential confidant, and this is not your typical White House memoir. Rendered in vivid, novelistic detail by someone who was a writer before he was a staffer, this is a rare look inside the most poignant, tense, and consequential moments of the Obama presidency--waiting out the bin Laden raid in the Situation Room, responding to the Arab Spring, reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran, leading secret negotiations with the Cuban government to normalize relations, and confronting the resurgence of nationalism and nativism that culminated in the election of Donald Trump. In The World as It Is, Rhodes shows what it was like to be there--from the early days of the Obama campaign to the final hours of the presidency. It is a story populated by such characters as Susan Rice, Samantha Power, Hillary Clinton, Bob Gates, and--above all--Barack Obama, who comes to life on the page in moments of great urgency and disarming intimacy. This is the most vivid portrayal yet of Obama's worldview and presidency, a chronicle of a political education by a writer of enormous talent, and an essential record of the forces that shaped the last decade.

Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society : America's original gangsters and the U.S. Postal detective who brought them to justice

September 12, 2018
Oldfield, William, author.
461 pages (large print): illustrations ; 22 cm
The printer -- Politics -- The raven -- Society of the Banana -- The inspector -- The immigrant -- Stakeout -- The boss -- The takedown -- the trial -- Good-byes -- Outcomes -- Epilogue.
"The incredible true story of the US Post Office Inspector who took down the deadly Black Hand, a turn-of-the-century Italian-American secret society that preyed on immigrants across America's industrial heartland--featuring fascinating and never-before-seen documents and photos from the Oldfield family's private collection. Before the emergence of prohibition-era gangsters like Al Capone and Lucky Luciano, there was the Black Hand: an early twentieth-century Sicilian-American crime ring that preyed on immigrants from the old country. In those days, the FBI was in its infancy, and local law enforcement were clueless against the dangers--most refused to believe that organized crime existed. Terrorized victims rarely spoke out, and the criminals ruled with terror--until Inspector Frank Oldfield came along. In 1899, Oldfield became America's 156th Post Office Inspector--joining the ranks of the most powerful federal law enforcement agents in the country. Based in Columbus, Ohio, the unconventional Oldfield brilliantly took down train robbers, murderers, and embezzlers from Ohio to New York to Maryland. Oldfield was finally able to penetrate the dreaded Black Hand when a tip-off put him onto the most epic investigation of his career, culminating in the 1909 capture of sixteen mafiosos in a case that spanned four states, two continents--and ended in the first international organized crime conviction in the country. Hidden away by the Oldfield family for one hundred years and covered-up by rival factions in the early 20th century Post Office Department, this incredible true story out of America's turn-of-the-century heartland will captivate all lovers of history and true crime."

Reporter : a memoir

September 11, 2018
Hersh, Seymour M., author.
651 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Getting started -- City news -- Interludes -- Chicago and the AP -- Washington, at last -- Bugs and a book -- A presidential campaign -- Going after the biologicals -- Finding Calley -- A national disgrace -- To The New Yorker -- Finally there -- Watergate, and much more -- Me and Henry -- The big one -- Off to New York -- Kissinger, again, and beyond -- A New Yorker reprise -- America's war on terror.
"A memoir of renowned investigative journalist Seymour Hersh's life as a reporter"-- Provided by publisher.

The good neighbor : the life and work of Fred Rogers

September 11, 2018
King, Maxwell (Maxwell Evarts Perkins), author.
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gage, 2018.
663 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
part 1. Freddy ; Breathing room ; College days ; Love and music -- part 2. Basic training ; The children's corner ; On-air ministry ; Dr. Margaret McFarland ; Toronto and the CBC -- part 3.The birth of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood ; The Pastore hearing ; Language and meaning ; Mister Rogers, boss and teacher ; Puppet world -- part 4. On hiatus ; He's back! ; Behind the scenes in the Neighborhood ; Fred Rogers, musician ; Mister Rogers's family values ; Fearless authenticity ; Swimming -- part 5. The legacy ; The end of the Neighborhood ; America's favorite neighbor ; Mister Rogers lives on -- Epilogue: A personal note on the importance of Fred Rogers.
Drawing on original interviews, oral histories and archival documents, the author traces the iconic children's program host's personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work.

Liars, leakers, and liberals : the case against the anti-Trump conspiracy

September 4, 2018
Pirro, Jeanine, author.
viii, 355 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Here's my open -- Lying, liberal fake news and fiction -- Lying, liberal Hollywood hypocrites -- Lying, liberal RINOs -- Liberal sanctuary cities -- Lying, leaking, liberal leadership -- Lying, leaking, liberal law enforcement -- Lying and leaking to fix an election -- The liberal insurance policy -- The lying, leaking, liberal swamp's secret court -- The lying, leaking, liberal witch hunt -- The real Trump presidency -- The Trump boomerang -- Some closing thoughts.
"At this point in American history, we are the victims of a liberal sabotage of the presidency unlike anything we've ever witnessed. Nevertheless President Trump continues to fight every day to keep his promise to Make America Great Again. Today that bold idea has already led to a conservative judge on the Supreme Court, tax reform, and deregulation that has unleashed an economy stronger than anyone could have imagined. But there are dark forces that seek to obstruct and undermine the president and reverse the results of the 2016 presidential election. They are part of a wide-ranging conspiracy that would seem incredible if it weren't being perpetrated openly. Driven by ambition, blinded by greed, and bound by a common goal-to unseat the 45th President of the United States-this cabal is determined to maintain its wrongful hold on national political power. Fox News host Jeanine Pirro uncovers the elements of this conspiracy, including: "Fake news" propaganda, law enforcement corruption at the highest levels, national security leaks by the intelligence community, bureaucratic resistance to lawful and constitutional executive orders issued by the duly elected president, crooked deals with foreign governments by U.S. officials sworn to defend our Constitution. It's about time the American public knows the truth about the plot to bring down the Trump presidency. By the time you've finished this book, you'll agree with Judge Pirro that the only way to stop these hoodlums is to Take Them Out in Cuffs!"-- Provided by publisher.

Bono : the amazing story of a rescue cat who inspired a community

August 27, 2018
Brown, Helen, 1954- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Kensington Publishing Corp.
"From New York Times bestselling author Helen Brown comes a funny and moving account of her life-changing month in New York City as a foster mother--to a homeless cat named Bono"-- Provided by publisher.

The last girl : my story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State

August 27, 2018
Murad, Nadia, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
456 pages (large print), 7 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Tim Duggan Books.
"In this intimate memoir of survival, a former captive of the Islamic State tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story. Nadia Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq. A member of the Yazidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own beauty salon. On August 15th, 2014, when Nadia was just twenty-one years old, this life ended. Islamic State militants massacred the people of her village, executing men who refused to convert to Islam and women too old to become sex slaves. Nadia was taken to Mosul and forced, along with thousands of other Yazidi girls, into the ISIS slave trade. Finally, she managed a narrow escape through the streets of Mosul, finding shelter in the home of a Sunni Muslim family whose eldest son risked his life to smuggle her to safety. Today, Nadia's story--as a witness to the Islamic State's brutality, a survivor of rape, a refugee, a Yazidi--has forced the world to pay attention to the ongoing genocide in Iraq. It is a call to action, a testament to the human will to survive, and a love letter to a lost country, a fragile community, and a family torn apart by war."--Provided by publisher.

Once upon a farm : lessons on growing love, life, and hope on a new frontier

August 27, 2018
Feek, Rory Lee, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
318 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Thomas Nelson.
"Now raising their four-year-old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey's passing, Rory Feek digs deeper into the soil of his life and the unusual choices he and his wife, Joey, made together and the ones he’s making now to lead his family into the future. When Rory Feek and his older daughters moved into a run-down farmhouse almost twenty years ago, he had no idea of the almost fairy-tale love story that was going to unfold on that small piece of Tennessee land... and the lessons he and his family would learn along the way. Now two years after Joey’s passing, as Rory takes their four-year-old daughter Indiana’s hand and walks forward into an unknown future, he takes readers on his incredible journey from heartbreak to hope and, ultimately, the kind of healing that comes only through faith. A raw and vulnerable look deeper into Rory’s heart, Once Upon a Farm is filled with powerful stories of love, life, and hope and the insights that one extraordinary, ordinary man in bib overalls has gleamed along the way. As opposed to homesteading, this is instead a book on lifesteading as Rory learns to cultivate faith, love, and fatherhood on a small farm while doing everything, at times, but farming. With frequent stories of his and Joey’s years together, and how those guide his life today, Rory unpacks just what it means to be open to new experiences. 'This isn't a how-to book; it's more of a how we, or more accurately, how He, God, planted us on a few acres of land and grew something bigger than Joey or I could have ever imagined.'"

Trooper : the bobcat who came in from the wild

August 27, 2018
Johnson, F. B., author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
351 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Skyhorse Publishing.
"One summer day in 1987, middle-aged desert tour guide Johnson went on his daily walk into the Mojave. Finding a small bobcat kitten, injured, orphaned, and desperately in need of help, he took it home for the night. For the next nineteen years Trooper became a part of the Johnson family and their community"-- Provided by publisher.

A future of faith : the path of change in politics and society

August 22, 2018
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
First interview-February 2016 -- Address of the Holy Father on the occasion of his meeting with members of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization, New York (September 25, 2015) -- Joint declaration made at the meeting between His Holiness Pope Francis and His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, José Marti International Airport, Havana, Cuba February 12, 2016)

The rock, the road, and the rabbi : my journey into the heart of scriptural faith and the land where it all began

August 22, 2018
Gifford, Kathie Lee, 1953- author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2018.
305 (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.

The cut out girl : a story of war and family, lost and found

August 14, 2018
Van Es, Bart, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2018]
423 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Title from web page.
The extraordinary true story of a young Jewish girl in Holland under Nazi occupation who finds refuge in the homes of an underground network of foster families, one of them the author's grandparents.

No better friend, no worse enemy : the life of General James Mattis

August 13, 2018
Proser, Jim, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
viii, 397 pages ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Cover.

Murder beyond the grave : true-crime thrillers

August 8, 2018
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
293 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"As seen on Investigation Discovery's Murder is forever."
Murder beyond the grave -- Murder in paradise.
Two true-crime tales relate the stories of a wealthy man buried alive with only forty-eight hours of air, and a grisly shooting high in the Sierra Nevada mountains involving the locals and rich developers.

Happily ever Esther : two men, a wonder pig, and their life-changing mission to give animals a home

August 8, 2018
Jenkins, Steve, 1982- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
301 pages (large print), 8 unnumber pages of plates: illustrations ; 23 cm.
The authors share the story of how after leaving the city to open their farm sanctuary, they tackled the unexpected realities of farm life and eventually accepted dozens of animals.

The space barons : Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos

August 8, 2018
Davenport, Christian, author.
New York : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
557 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations; 23 cm

Jell-o girls : a family history

August 8, 2018
Rowbottom, Allie, author.
385 pages(large print) ; 23cm.
A gripping examination of the dark side of an iconic American product and a moving portrait of the women who lived in the shadow of its fractured fortune, Jell-o Girls is a family history, a feminist history, and a story of motherhood, love and loss.--Jacket.

A wedding on Bluebird Way

August 7, 2018
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
454 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Kensington Publishing Corp.
The wedding that wasn't / by Lori Wilde -- There goes the bride / by Allyson Charles -- Loving Hailey / by Stacey Keith -- Bachelor honeymoon / by Janet Dailey.
"The sun is shining, the garden's in bloom and every detail is perfect as the wedding of the year gets underway at the charming Bluebird Inn. But when the Big Day becomes an even bigger fiasco, the surprises unfold in four entwined tales featuring the unforgettable Loving family in Serendipity, Texas"-- Provided by publisher.

Chasing the demon : a secret history of the quest for the sound barrier, and the band of American aces who conquered it

August 6, 2018
Hampton, Dan, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
xv, 425 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Brodart Bibz On-Order Record.
"Larger print"--Spine.

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