New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

April 25, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Hundreds of interlaced fingers : a kidney doctor's search for the perfect match

April 24, 2018
Grubbs, Vanessa, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
319 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
If he only had her. Someday comes -- Ulterior motives -- Bid whist -- The other Robert Phillips -- Peanut in a box of worms -- But will she stay. Complications -- Another dialysis machine -- The candle is lit -- Knuckleheads and nerds -- She is a thing of beauty. Her -- Babies -- Zebras -- Horses -- You're gonna miss her when she's gone. Expectations -- Ready or not -- Changing times -- Letting her go. Dirty white boy -- Three ladies -- What lies ahead.
"A physician, wife, and mother describes her marriage to a husband with end-stage kidney disease, her decision to donate one of her kidneys to him, and the journey that led to her becoming a kidney specialist"-- Provided by publisher.

Tell me more : stories about the 12 hardest things I'm learning to say

April 24, 2018
Corrigan, Kelly, 1967- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
199 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: Ballantine Books.
"With Kelly's signature candor and good will, each chapter draws from her sometimes ridiculous, sometimes profound struggles with parenting and marriage, career and friendship, illness, aging and mortality. Each chapter is animated by poignant, hilarious stories from Kelly's own life and is focused on one of seven sentences."-- Provided by publisher.

Bunk : the rise of hoaxes, humbug, plagiarists, phonies, post-facts, and fake news

April 23, 2018
Young, Kevin, 1970- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
915 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Dollars and sense : how we misthink money and how to spend smarter

April 23, 2018
Ariely, Dan, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2018.
485 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.

Forest bathing : how trees can help you find health and happiness

April 23, 2018
Li, Qing (Medical doctor), author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
337 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"The definitive guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or the art and science of how trees can promote health and happiness Notice how a tree sways in the wind. Run your hands over its bark. Take in its citrusy scent. As a society we suffer from nature deficit disorder, but studies have shown that spending mindful, intentional time around trees--what the Japanese call shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing--can promote health and happiness. In this beautiful book--featuring more than 100 color photographs from forests around the world, including the forest therapy trails that criss-cross Japan--Dr. Qing Li, the world's foremost expert in forest medicine, shows how forest bathing can reduce your stress levels and blood pressure, strengthen your immune and cardiovascular systems, boost your energy, mood, creativity, and concentration, and even help you lose weight and live longer. Once you've discovered the healing power of trees, you can lose yourself in the beauty of your surroundings, leave everyday stress behind, and reach a place of greater calm and wellness"-- Provided by publisher.

Who will take care of me when I'm old? : plan now to safeguard your health and happiness in old age

April 23, 2018
Loverde, Joy, author.
627 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Ritz & Escoffier : the hotelier, the chef, and the rise of the leisure class

April 23, 2018
Barr, Luke, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
459 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The newcomers : finding refuge, friendship, and hope in an American classroom

April 23, 2018
Thorpe, Helen, 1965- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2018.
675 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The stowaway : a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica

April 23, 2018
Shapiro, Laurie Gwen, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2018.
365 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

New power : how power works in our hyperconnected world-- and how to make it work for you

April 17, 2018
Heimans, Jeremy, author.
x, 540 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Welcome to the new power world -- Thinking old power, thinking new power -- From sound bites to meme drops : how ideas spread -- How to build a crowd -- What makes new power communities work (and why they sometimes don't) -- What makes new power communities work (and how they fuse with the wider world) -- The participation premium -- Taking the turn from old to new power -- Leadership -- The art of blending power -- New power at work -- The future.
"For the vast majority of human history, the rules of power were clear. To get ahead or get things done, you mastered "old power": closed, inaccessible, and leader-driven. Once gained, old power is jealously guarded, and the powerful spend it carefully, like currency. But our ubiquitous connectivity has made possible a new form of power, one that operates differently, like a current. "New power" is power made by many; it is open, participatory, and peer-driven. Like water or electricity, it is most forceful when it surges. The challenge with new power is not to hoard it but to channel it. New power is what fuels the rise of participatory platforms like Facebook and YouTube, peer-based services like Uber and Airbnb, and rapid-fire social movements like #BlackLivesMatter. It propelled the unlikely success of Barack Obama's 2008 campaign and the unlikelier victory of Donald Trump in 2016. And it gives ISIS its power to propagate its brand and distribute its violence. Even old power institutions like the papacy, NASA, and LEGO have figured out how to channel new power to stage improbable reinventions. In New Power, the social visionaries Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms provide the tools for using new power to successfully spread an idea, lead a movement, or build a career in the twenty-first century. Drawing on examples from business, politics, popular culture, and social justice, they explain the new world we live in--a world of crowds, chaos, and hyperconnection. A world in which, more and more, everyone expects to participate"-- Provided by publisher.

Fascism : a warning

April 16, 2018
Albright, Madeleine Korbel, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
x, 397 pages ; 23 cm.
A doctrine of anger and fear -- The greatest show on earth -- "We want to be barbarians" -- "Close your hearts to pity" -- Victory of the Caesars -- The fall -- Dictatorship of democracy -- "There are a lot of bodies up there" -- A difficult art -- President for life -- Erdoğan the magnificent -- Man from the KGB -- "We are who we were" -- "The leader will always be with us" -- President of the United States -- Bad dreams -- The right questions.
The former U.S. secretary of state presents a timely, considered, and personal look at the history and current resurgence of fascism and the virulent threat it poses to international freedom, prosperity, and peace.

The fox hunt : a refugee's memoir of coming to America

April 16, 2018
Al Samawi, Mohammed.
482 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Weak ties, strong bonds -- Contradictions -- Reason and religion -- Rinse and repeat -- The economics of love -- The book of Luke -- The fox hunt -- Up, up, and away -- Consequences -- If at first you don't succeed -- You say you want a revolution -- Are you home? -- A man of my word -- Clear and present danger -- Call to prayer -- The Justice League -- The ones who said yes -- Good news and bad news -- A new hope -- Network of networks -- Luck be a lady -- The waiting game -- Fantasia -- Go, go, go -- What just happened? -- If you can't stand the heat, get out of Djibouti -- The promised land
The son of middle-class Shiite doctors in Yemen describes his harrowing escape from regional fanaticism and civil unrest through a daring plan engineered on social media by a small group of Western interfaith activists.

Living a life you love : embracing the adventure of being led by the holy spirit

April 16, 2018
Meyer, Joyce, 1943- author.
New York, NY : FaithWords Large Print, 2018.
xiv, 270 pages (large print) ; 24 cm

Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the Moon

April 16, 2018
Kurson, Robert, author.
564 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Title from title page.
Prologue: Countdown -- Do you want to go to the moon? -- The space race -- A secret plan -- Are you out of your mind? -- Frank Borman -- Just four months -- Jim Lovell -- Pushed to superhuman speeds -- Bill Anders -- How's fifty-fifty? -- My God, we are really doing this -- Leaving home -- A deeply troubled year -- A critical test -- An astronaut in trouble -- Equigravisphere -- Racing the moon -- Our most ancient companion -- Earthrise -- The heaven and the earth -- Aiming for home -- Please be informed--there is a Santa Claus -- Help from an old friend -- the men who saved 1968.
The inside, lesser-known story of NASA's boldest and riskiest mission: Apollo 8, mankind's first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, this is a vivid, gripping, you-are-there narrative that shows anew the epic danger involved, and the singular bravery it took, for man to leave Earth for the first time - and to arrive at a new world. Print run 50,000.

The Trump White House : changing the rules of the game

April 16, 2018
Kessler, Ronald, 1943- author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2018]
viii, 360 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Includes an exclusive interview with President Trump"--Cover.
Never before has an American president had so much impact on the country and the world in so short a time as Donald Trump. Yet no president has stirred so much controversy, dominating media coverage and conversation both pro and con. Months after Trump took office, consumer confidence hit a seventeen-year high, unemployment plummeted to the lowest level in seventeen years, and the stock market zoomed to repeated record highs. At the same time, ISIS was nearly defeated, Arab countries banded together to stop financing terrorists and promoting radical Islamic ideology, and Trump's decision to send missiles into Syria because of its use of chemical weapons and his strident warnings to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made it clear to adversaries that they take on the United States at their peril. Yet for all the media coverage, Trump remains a cipher. Ronald Kessler has known Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for two decades and understands him better than any other journalist. The book includes an exclusive interview with Trump, the only interview he says he has given, or will give, for a book as president. Crammed with media-grabbing revelations. The Trump White House is the unvarnished and unbiased inside story that answers the question: Who is Donald Trump?

Where there's hope : healing, moving forward, and never giving up

April 11, 2018
Smart, Elizabeth, 1987- author.
New York : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2018.
385 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC/St. Martin's Press, 2018.

Lady in red : an intimate portrait of Nancy Reagan

April 11, 2018
Tate, Sheila, 1942- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2018]
327 pages (large print), 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Christmas at the White House -- The art lover -- Finding her voice -- Press contacts -- Diplomat in chief -- Planes, trips, and weather reports -- Protecting Nancy -- Up close and personal -- Blame it on Nancy -- No better friend -- White House humor -- Searching for privacy -- Staff memories -- The long goodbye -- No words.
"Lady in Red is the long-awaited collection of behind-the-scenes stories and iconic images of one of the most influential First Lady in modern history -- Nancy Reagan. Lovingly compiled by long-time close confidante and aide, Sheila Tate, the book provides a rare and much-anticipated look into the personal life of the president's wife, from her daily routines and travels as First Lady to her friendships and deep influence in the Reagan White House. Lady in Red depicts a nuanced portrait of this graceful yet strong woman who felt it was her mission to restore a sense of grandeur, mystique, and excitement to the presidency, showcasing the various roles that Mrs. Reagan played during her years in the White House, that of Wife, Mother, Protector, Host, Diplomat, and Advisor, among others. The book also features twenty-four pages of gorgeous color photographs, including "Nancy's Album," a collection of Mrs. Reagan's favorite photographs, which she entrusted to Sheila to share with the world after she and her beloved Ronnie had passed. To complete the portrait, Lady in Red includes interviews with the friends and politicians who knew Mrs. Reagan best: President George H. W. Bush, Chris Wallace, James Baker, Ed Meese, Maureen Dowd, and Marlin Fitzwater share their most cherished memories of the First Lady."--Provided by publisher.

Braving the wilderness : the quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone

April 11, 2018
Brown, Brené, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
225 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Everywhere and nowhere -- The quest for true belonging -- High lonesome : a spiritual crisis -- People are hard to hate close up : move in -- Speak truth to bullshit : be civil -- Hold hands : with strangers -- Strong back : soft front : wild heart -- Notes -- Index.

To the promised land : Martin Luther King and the fight for economic justice

April 10, 2018
Honey, Michael K., author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2018]
417 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"We the disinherited of this land" : kinship with the poor, 1929-1956 -- "We have a powerful instrument" : civil rights unionism and the Cold War, 1957-1963 -- "Northern ghettos are the prisons of forgotten men" : labor and civil rights at the crossroads, 1964-1966 -- "In God's economy" : organizing the Poor People's Campaign, 1967-1968 -- "All labor has dignity" : uprising of the working poor, 1968 -- "Dangerous unselfishness."

Hunting El Chapo : the inside story of the American lawman who captured the world's most-wanted drug lord

April 9, 2018
Hogan, Andrew (DEA agent), author.
x, 433 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
The exclusive inside story of the lawman and his dangerous eight-year hunt that captured El Chapo - the world's most wanted drug kingpin who evaded capture for more than a decade. A cinematic crime story following the relentless investigative work of Cole Merrell and his team unfolds at breakneck speed, taking the reader behind the scenes of one of the most sophisticated and dangerous counter-narcotics operations in the history of the United States and Mexico.

Dear Madam President : an open letter to the women who will run the world

April 4, 2018
Palmieri, Jennifer, author.
New York : Grand Central Pub, 2018.
ix, 227 pages (large print) ; 19 cm
Offers an open letter to the first woman president, and all women striving to achieve something, containing forward-thinking advice and inspiration for future women leaders.

Secret empires : how the American political class hides corruption and enriches family and friends

April 4, 2018
Schweizer, Peter, 1964- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
x, 494 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Spine.

Russian roulette : the inside story of Putin's war on America and the election of Donald Trump

April 2, 2018
Isikoff, Michael, author.
xi, 544 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
"Mr. Putin would like to meet Mr. Trump." -- "We did not recognize the degree it would tick Putin off." -- "Are we here because Clinton texted us?" -- "You don't know me, but I'm working on a troll farm." -- "This is the new version of Watergate." -- "Felix Sater, boy, I have to even think about it." -- "He's been a Russian stooge for fifteen years." -- "How the fuck did he get on the list?" -- "If it's what you say I love it." -- "WikiLeaks has a very big year ahead." -- "I have to report this to headquarters." -- "As for the Ukraine amendment, excellent work." -- "Next they're going to put polonium in my tea." -- "We've been told to stand down." -- "He's got me as the fall guy." -- "Does it even matter who hacked this data?" -- "It also could be somebody sitting on their bed who weighs four hundred pounds, OK?" -- "Only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized these activities." -- "We've been ratfucked." -- "This is the real reset of the Western world." -- "We got a sinking feeling .... It looked like a season of 'Homeland'."
"The incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the U.S. election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency. It is a story of political skullduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. "--Dust jacket.

Hear my heart : what I would say to you

April 2, 2018
Graham, Billy, 1918-2018, author.
331 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Introduction: America's pastor goes home / by Marshall Shelley -- Part one : When God calls -- Global champion of the pure Gospel / by J.I. Packer -- What it means to be "born again" -- How to know you are saved -- God's love -- Growing as a Christian -- Part two : The power of the Gospel -- A life of devotion / by John N. Akers -- The book that gives life -- How Christ frees and unites us -- Rekindling our passion for the lost -- The revolutionary Gospel -- The crucial importance of evangelism -- Why the word matters so much -- Maximizing the message and the method -- Part three : Guard yourself -- Avoiding the traps of celebrity / by William Martin -- Beware the great illusions -- When tolerance becomes sin -- Confronting racism -- Part four : My challenge to God's people -- The hero of the Evangelicals / by Philip Yancey -- Choose leaders who rely on God -- Recover the priority of evangelism -- Respond to the harvest -- A bright tomorrow -- Part five : Upon further reflection -- Why I founded Christianity today -- Evangelicalism today -- My role in the Watergate crisis -- What I would have done differently -- Part six : The Graham legacy -- The humility of greatness / by John R.W. Stott -- Graham the bridge builder / by Richard John Neuhaus -- Growing up "Graham" / by Ruth Graham -- More than a role model / by Tullian Tchividjian -- An unlikely friendship / by Tony Carnes -- The evangelist of our time / by the editors of Christianity today -- Afterword: Seven things I learned from Billy Graham / by Rick Warren.
"America's pastor has gone home. But his lifelong message, his passion for the gospel, and his compassion for people still echo in Hear My Heart. This intimate work, a compilation of articles that spans Billy's ministry from 1955 to 2014, invites you to sit down with Billy and hear in his own unvarnished words the things that moved his heart regarding relevant issues of the day. The Biblical convictions he abided by. The reasons and regrets behind some of his decisions. And the wisdom he gained in his century on this earth. Hear My Heart also presents stirring tributes, collected over many years, about Billy and his legacy from those who knew him best in all the seasons of his life--including his family members, his friends, and his co-laborers in ministry. Though their lives may have changed, Billy's impact remains the same, and their words are beautifully preserved in essays that reflect the power of his ministry. This book was assembled and printed to be released upon his passing so that his final words would bring comfort and peace to the many lives he touched."

King of spies : the dark reign of America's spymaster in Korea

March 29, 2018
Harden, Blaine, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
430 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Original edition has subtitle: the dark reign and ruin of an American spymaster.
Introduction: The spy who came in from the motor pool -- Part I. Most valuable spy -- Nichols of Korea -- Rhee and son -- Muzzling Mr. Nichols -- Part II. War spy -- Dark star -- Code break bully -- Any means necessary -- Empire of islands -- Famous in Pyongyang -- Part III. Ruined spy -- Sacked -- Shocked -- Adrift and accused -- Nolo contendere -- A spy's grave.
"The untold story of one of the most powerful spies in American history sheds new light on the U.S. role in the Korean War"-- Provided by publisher.

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