New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

November 23, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs

November 22, 2017
Jeffs, Rachel, author.
New York, NY : Harperluxe, [2017]
386 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Up from slavery : an autobiography

November 22, 2017
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915.
Charleston, SC : BiblioBazaar, LLC, [2007]
220 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, Page, 1901.
A slave among slaves -- Boyhood days -- The struggle for an education -- Helping others -- The reconstruction period -- Black race and red race -- Early days at Tuskegee -- Teaching school in a stable and a hen-house -- Anxious days and sleepless nights -- A harder task than making bricks without straw -- Making their beds before they could lie on them -- Raising money -- Two thousand miles for a five-minute speech -- The Atlanta exposition address -- The secret of success in public speaking -- Europe -- Last words.

Andrew Jackson and the miracle of New Orleans : the battle that shaped America's destiny

November 20, 2017
Kilmeade, Brian, author.
xiii, 391 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Freedoms at risk -- How to lose a war -- The making of a general -- A river dyed red -- The British on offense -- Jackson unleashed -- Target: New Orleans -- Losing Lake Borgne -- The armies assemble -- The First Battle of New Orleans -- The defensive line -- Day of destiny -- The British withdraw.
A portrait of the seventh American president focuses on his formative military prowess during the War of 1812 and his pivotal contributions to the capturing of New Orleans from the British.

Craig & Fred : a Marine, a stray dog, and how they rescued each other

November 20, 2017
Grossi, Craig, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Tells the uplifting true story of a U.S. Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America spreading a positive message.

The first major : inside the story of the 2016 Ryder Cup

November 20, 2017
Feinstein, John, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2017]
565 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm

Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

November 20, 2017
Wood, Gordon S., author.
848 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Prologue: The eulogies -- Contrasts -- Careers, wives, and other women -- The imperial crisis -- Independence -- Missions abroad -- Constitutions -- The French Revolution -- Federalists and Republicans -- The President vs. the Vice President -- The Jeffersonian revolution of 1800 -- Reconciliation -- The great reversal -- Epilogue: The national jubilee.

Member of the family : my story of Charles Manson, life inside his cult, and the darkness that ended the sixties

November 20, 2017
Lake, Dianne, 1953- author.
viii, 564 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Part I. Turn on -- A Minnesota childhood -- Family matters -- One stray ash -- California -- How to be-in -- Hippies in newsprint -- The note -- Welcome to the hog farm -- Someone groovy -- Part II. Tune in -- The black bus -- We are all one -- Panhandling and postulating -- Snake -- Spahn Ranch -- Beach boy -- A little monkey -- A door closes -- On the edge -- Baking soda biscuits -- Out of sight -- Preaching the white album -- a simple bag of coins -- Part III. Drop out -- The witches' brew -- Reclaiming my name -- My day in court.
An inside account by the youngest member of Charles Manson's cult describes her indoctrination at age fourteen and the manipulation, psychological control, and physical abuse that she endured before she was rescued and adopted by the police officer who arrested her.

Playing with fire : the 1968 election and the transformation of American politics

November 20, 2017
O'Donnell, Lawrence, author.
[New York, New York] : Random House Large Print, [2017]
829 pages (large print),16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Seizing the moment -- Declaring war -- "Why isn't he a priest?" -- Sleepy Hollow -- "A hard and harsh moral judgment" -- Dump Johnson -- The general -- "We will never be young again" -- Old politics -- "A decent interval" -- Peace with honor -- Peter the hermit -- "Clean for Gene" -- The new Nixon -- "Nixon's the one" -- "Abigail said no" -- The poor people's campaign -- "Something bad is going to come of this" -- "Stand up and be counted" -- "It's not important what happens to me" -- "I've seen the promised land" -- The happy warrior -- Don't lose -- "Everything's going to be okay" -- Stop Nixon -- "Great television" -- The last liberal standing -- The peace plank -- "The whole world's watching" -- "The government of people in exile" -- The perfect crime -- Epilogue.
The celebrated host of MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell presents an account of the 1968 presidential election to evaluate its lasting influence on American politics and the Democratic party, exploring the pivotal roles of RFK and McCarthy, two high-profile assassinations and the Chicago riots.

Vacationland : true stories from painful beaches

November 20, 2017
Hodgman, John, author.
x, 308 pages (large print) ; 21 cm

You can't spell America without me : the really tremendous inside story of my fantastic first year as President Donald J. Trump

November 20, 2017
Baldwin, Alec, 1958- author.
365 pages (large print) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
You actually can't spell America without "me' -- I had to do it my way -- This is American history -- I won, I'm a winner, I'm the winner -- With great wealth comes great quality -- The actual legal takeover of the government -- I need a TV in the Oval -- It finally fell real, like a movie -- I'm the President -- I feel like a new man -- I like tough -- It was about to get even better -- The so-called Russia stories -- If I acted "presidential" I'd lose my special powers -- The American people understand -- A good test for Comey -- They said it on the news -- The bad polls are probably mostly or completely fake -- Everybody lied to me -- Ivanka has such a gorgeous smile -- The presidency really is like a TV series -- I never panic -- I had to "kill" him-- kill in quotation marks -- The "Special Counsel" is totally rigged -- Everyone nervous except me -- Is Jared a Fredo? -- We're both strong and know the score -- If anything happens to me, here's the truth -- We'll all look back and laugh about this -- Call him Flipper -- It's a crazy world -- So many, many secrets to keep -- Route 66 -- Maga -- My Nobel Prize -- Shlimazel -- Ang Buhlay Ay Maganda -- Was that all a dream? -- All fake -- Hooray President Trump, hooray Presidente Trump, hooray President Trump in Russian with the crazy backward 3 -- The end.
A satirical memoir written in the style of Donald Trump shares lampooning insights into the forty-fifth president's election, disdain for the press, backroom strategy sessions with White House advisers, and world-changing decisions.

An Amish Christmas love : four novellas

November 13, 2017
565 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman -- The Christmas Cat by Amy Clipston -- Snow Angels by Kelly Irvin -- Home for Christmas by Ruth Reid.
Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman. Three generations of Stoltzfus women are all living under the same roof. At twenty-five, Naomi has never been married, and both her mother, Barbara, and her grandmother, Ruth, have recently been widowed. Each nursing broken or lonely hearts, they also each have potential suitors. When a storm on Christmas Eve forces the three couples to take shelter in the basement of the Stotlzfus homestead, secrets are revealed, hearts are opened, and all three potential grooms drop to their knees for very different reasons--a proposal, a prayer, and an epiphany.

Hank and Jim : the fifty-year friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart

November 9, 2017
Eyman, Scott, 1951- author.
611 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Morningstar : growing up with books

November 9, 2017
Hood, Ann, 1956- author.
301 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Winter wishes

November 9, 2017
529 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Christmas kisses / by Fern Michaels -- Blue Moon Harbor Christmas / by Susan Fox -- Second chance Christmas / by Jules Bennett -- Finding Colin / by Leah Marie Brown.
Second Chance Christmas: A blind date turns out to be anything but when Ruby finds Knox on her doorstep. A few years ago, she nursed his dying wife. Can two lonely people defeat the shadow of the past and let the spirit of Christmas offer them the most special gift of all?

The usual Santas : a collection of Soho Crime Christmas capers

November 8, 2017
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2016.
599 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
A reissue of the edition published by Soho Crime (New York, 2016).
"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged" -- Verso title page.
Jane and the Midnight Clear / by Stephanie Barron -- Red Christmas / by James R. Benn -- Cabaret aux Assassins / by Cara Black -- Bo Sau (Vengeance) / by Henry Chang -- The Prince (of Peace) / by Gary Corby -- There's Only One Father Christmas, Right? / by Colin Cotterill -- The Cuban Marquise's Jewels / by Teresa Dovalpage -- Blue Memories Start Calling / by Tod Goldbe -- A Mother's Curse / by Mette Ivie Harrison -- The Usual Santas / by.Mick Herron -- When the Time Came / by Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis ; English translation by Mark Kline. -- Martin / Ed Lin -- PX Christmas / Martin Limon -- Supper with Miss Shivers / by Peter Lovesey -- Hairpin Holiday / by Sujata Massey -- Queen of the Hill / by Stuart Neville -- An Elderly Lady Seeks Peace at Christmastime / Helene Tursten. ; English translation by Marlaine Delargy.

Endurance : a year in space, a lifetime of discovery

November 1, 2017
Kelly, Scott, 1964- author.
603 pages (large print), 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly inimical to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both existential and banal: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the pressures of constant close cohabitation; the catastrophic risks of depressurization or colliding with space junk, and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, on another mission, his twin brother's wife, Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space. Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and passion resonate throughout, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career, and as he makes clear his belief that Mars will be the next, ultimately challenging step in American spaceflight. A natural storyteller and modern-day hero, Kelly has a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. Here, in his personal story, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.

My time with God : renewed in His presence daily

November 1, 2017
Meyer, Joyce, 1943- author.
vi, 529 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
"365 devotions"--Jacket.
Over the course of three years, Joyce Meyer recorded in her journal the personal devotions and inspirations that guided her busy life. This book is a collection of those writings, a 365-day devotional that shares powerful insight into Joyce's spiritual reflections and journey.

Sisters first : stories from our wild and wonderful life

November 1, 2017
Bush, Jenna, author.
New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
xiii, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm

Soar! : build your vision from the ground up

November 1, 2017
Jakes, T. D., author.
viii, 339 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Expand your vision: Ignite your light: putting vision in motion ; Winds and trends: know your condition ; Damsel, arise!: when the wind is blowing your way -- Build your wings: It takes two: inspiration and innovation ; Flight plan: your blueprint for success ; Invisible wings: riding the winds of e-commerce -- Clear the clouds: Flight crew: assembling your dream team ; What goes up must come down: entrepreneurial leadership 101 ; Fail fast and crash last: entrepreneurial leadership 102 -- Soar to new heights: Growing forward: minding your own business ; The miracle of marketing: burning your bushel to fly higher ; New frontiers: creating your legacy.
The author provides practical guidance on how to achieve success in business and entrepreneurship with methods that are rooted in Christian ideals, offering motivation and inspiration.

The way it was : my life with Frank Sinatra

November 1, 2017
Weisman, Eliot, author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2017.
454 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Dear world : a Syrian girl's story of war and plea for peace

October 31, 2017
Al Abed, Bana, author.
215 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
When seven-year-old Bana Alabed took to Twitter to describe the horrors she and her family were experiencing in war-torn Syria, her heartrending messages touched the world and gave a voice to millions of innocent children. Bana's happy childhood was abruptly upended by civil war when she was only three years old. Over the next four years, she knew nothing but bombing, destruction, and fear. Her harrowing ordeal culminated in a brutal siege where she, her parents, and two younger brothers were trapped in Aleppo, with little access to food, water, medicine, or other necessities. Facing death as bombs relentlessly fell around them--one of which completely destroyed their home--Bana and her family embarked on a perilous escape to Turkey.

What happened

October 31, 2017
Clinton, Hillary Rodham, author.
723 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Perseverance. Showing up ; Grit and gratitude -- Competition. Get caught trying ; Getting started ; A day in the life -- Sisterhood. On being a woman in politics ; Motherhood, wifehood, daughterhood, sisterhood ; Turning mourning into a movement -- Idealism and realism. Change makers ; Sweating the details ; Making history -- Frustration. Country roads ; Those damn emails ; Trolls, bots, fake news, and real Russians ; Election night ; Why -- Resilience. Love and kindness ; Onward together.
Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. She describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. With humor and candor, she tells readers what it took to get back on her feet -- the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. She speaks about the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics. She lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future. The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign and its aftermath -- both a deeply intimate account and a cautionary tale for the nation.

The fact of a body : a murder and a memoir

October 31, 2017
Marzano-Lesnevich, Alexandria, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
533 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment convicted murderer Ricky Langley's face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes--the moment she hears him speak of his crimes--she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper and deeper into the case.

The comfort food diaries : my quest for the perfect dish to mend a broken heart

October 31, 2017
Nunn, Emily, author.
549 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Includes recipe index.
Cherries jubilee and other dangerous dishes -- Ezra Pound cake -- The grapefruit diet for non-dieters -- Finding the comfort in comfort food -- The peanut, pickle, country ham cure -- Great-grandmother's mean lemon cake -- The idea of family -- Belly of the beast -- Deliverance -- Ringing belles -- Wyler -- Dot -- The stuffed pantry -- If once you have slept on an island -- Bring out your dead -- City of mixed emotions -- Hot wheels and pinto beans -- In search of new recipes.
One life-changing night, reeling from her beloved brother's sudden death, a devastating breakup with her handsome engineer fiancé and eviction from the apartment they shared, Emily Nunn had lost all sense of family, home, and financial security. After a few glasses of wine, heartbroken and unmoored, Emily -- an avid cook and professional food writer -- poured her heart out on Facebook. The next morning she woke up with an awful hangover and a feeling she'd made a terrible mistake, only to discover she had more friends than she knew, many of whom invited her to come visit and cook with them while she put her life back together. Thus began the Comfort Food Tour. Searching for a way forward, Emily travels the country, cooking and staying with relatives and friends. She also travels back to revisit scenes from her dysfunctional Southern upbringing, dominated by her dramatic, unpredictable mother and her silent, disengaged father. Her wonderfully idiosyncratic aunts and uncles and cousins come to life in these pages, all part of the rich Southern story in which past and present are indistinguishable, food is a source of connection and identity, and a good story is often preferred to a not-so-pleasant truth. But truth, pleasant or not, is what Emily Nunn craves, and with it comes an acceptance of the losses she has endured, and a sense of hope for the future. In the salty snap of a single Virginia ham biscuit, in the sour tang of Grandmother's Lemon Cake, Nunn experiences the healing power of comfort food and offers up dozens of recipes for the wonderful meals that saved her life.

Blessed in the darkness : how all things are working for your good

October 31, 2017
Osteen, Joel, author.
vi, 352 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Blessed in the dark places -- Night seasons -- Secret frustrations -- Unconditional trust -- Don't waste your pain -- Blessed by your enemies -- It's all good -- Nothing is wasted -- Trouble is transportation -- Dropped but not forgotten -- Balanced books -- Faith for the middle -- Anchored to hope -- Pushed into your purpose -- Step into the unknown -- I'm still standing -- Remember your dream -- An expected end.

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