New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

January 20, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor

January 19, 2017
Stratton, Donald, 1922- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
viii, 317 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Page 4 of cover.
A memoir by a USS Arizona survivor describes his experience of the attacks that left him with burns over more than sixty-five percent of his body, his resolve to reenter service after a grueling recovery, and his contributions to some of the Pacific's most violent battles. --Publisher

Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

January 19, 2017
Vance, J. D., author.
©2016
381 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country. The decline of white working-class Americans, a demographic that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm -- but never before written about as searingly from the inside. Former marine and Yale Law School graduate J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck." -- Back cover.

On living

January 19, 2017
Egan, Kerry, author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2017.
217 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Large Print edition.
The stories we tell -- The crucible of love -- Gloria's baby -- If I had only known, I would have danced more -- Where there's breath, there's hope -- Living in the gray -- Jeremiah -- Born, and born again, and again -- Love and other real things -- Ordinary angels -- Imagination and suffering -- Dying is just a verb -- It's a beautiful life and then you leave it.
As a hospice chaplain, Egan didn't offer sermons or prayers, unless they were requested; in fact, she found, the dying rarely want to talk about God, at least not overtly. Instead, she discovered she'd been granted an invaluable chance to witness firsthand what she calls the "spiritual work of dying." Most of all, though, she listened as her patients talked about love-- for their children and partners and friends; returned, unrequited, and sometimes spurned. Now she passes along all the precious and necessary gifts contained in their stories.

Eleanor and Hick : the love affair that shaped a First Lady

January 18, 2017
Quinn, Susan, 1940- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2017]
621 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
UNEXPECTED LOVE -- Beginning to trust -- Eleanor according to Hick -- Je t'aime et je t'adore -- Lorena -- Eleanor -- Getaway -- BECOMING A TEAM -- Partnership -- La Presidenta and the newshawk -- Getting away with it -- Now or never -- Blowing off -- Looking for a home -- TOGETHER AND APART -- Trading jobs -- This place! -- Time tears on -- THE WORLD AT WAR -- Afraid no more -- A better politician than her husband -- In residence -- In it, up to the neck -- Risking everything -- A fight for love and glory -- Winning with the women -- There is only one President -- The greatest catastrophe for the world -- STARTING OVER -- Sliding on marble floors -- The opinion of mankind -- A new way to be useful -- Living on.
"A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok--a relationship that, over more than three decades, transformed both women's lives and empowered them to play significant roles in one of the most tumultuous periods in American history."--Provided by publisher.

The glass universe : how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars

January 18, 2017
Sobel, Dava.
©2016
569 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Part one: The colors of starlight. Mrs. Draper's intent ; What Miss Maury saw ; Miss Bruce's largesse ; Stella nova ; Bailey's picture from Peru -- Part two: Oh, be a fine girl, kiss me!. Mrs. Fleming's title ; Pickering's "harem" ; Lingua franca ; Miss Leavitt's relationship ; The Pickering fellows -- Part three: In the depths above. Shapley's "kilo-girl" hours ; Miss Payne's thesis ; The Observatory Pinafore ; Miss Cannon's prize ; The lifetimes of stars -- Some highlights in the history of the Harvard College Observatory -- A catalogue of Harvard astronomers, assistants, and associates.
The captivating, little-known hidden history of a group of women whose remarkable contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.

Counting the days while my mind slips away : a love letter to my family

January 18, 2017
Utecht, Ben, 1981- author.
©2016
411 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Where it all began -- Foundations -- Up and down -- Mild traumatic brain injury -- Gaston -- Turning point -- Moving forward -- Out of the ashes -- New beginning -- Welcome to the NFL -- Transitions -- A super year -- The ultimate -- Not the same -- Fresh start -- Elleora -- The final blow -- What now? -- Searching for direction, looking for answers -- Back into the jungle -- "Why wasn't I invited?" -- Surrender -- At long last -- "You will always be my girls."
"After five major concussions, NFL tight-end Ben Utecht of the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals is losing his memories. This is his powerful and emotional love letter to his wife and daughters--whom he someday may not recognize--and an inspiring message for all to live every moment fully. Emotionally powerful, inspiring, and uplifting, Ben's story will captivate and encourage you to make the most of every day and treasure all of your memories"--Provided by publisher.

Dog medicine : how my dog saved me from myself

January 18, 2017
Barton, Julie (Julie H.), author.
©2015
327 pages (large print) : illustration ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : Penguin, 2016.
"An honest and deeply moving memoir about a young woman's battle with depression and how her dog saved her life"-- Provided by publisher.

Elizabeth and Michael : the queen of Hollywood and the king of pop : a love story

January 18, 2017
Bogle, Donald, author.
©2016
639 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Atria Books, 2016.
"An eye-opening and unique biography of two larger-than-life legends--Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson--and their unlikely yet enduring friendship"-- Provided by publisher.

Hidden America : from coal miners to cowboys, an extraordinary exploration of the unseen people who make this country work

January 18, 2017
Laskas, Jeanne Marie, 1958- author.
©2012
398 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Underworld : Hopedale Mining, Cadiz, Ohio -- Hecho en America : Migrant Labor Camp, Cherryfield, Maine -- G-L-O-R-Y : Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio -- Traffic : Air Traffic Control Tower, LaGuardia Airport, New York, New York -- Guns 'r' us : Sprague's Sports, Yuma, Arizona -- Beef : R.A. Brown Ranch, Throckmorton, Texas -- The Rig : Pioneer National Resources Oil Rig, Oooguruk Island, off the shores of Alaska's North Slope -- Sputter : I-80, Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa -- This is Paradise : Puente Hills Landfill, City of Industry, California.
"Character-driven stories about the people who make our lives run every day--and yet we barely think of them"-- Provided by publisher.

Tough as they come

January 18, 2017
Mills, Travis, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2016]
384 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Convergent Books, 2015.
"Retired U.S. Army staff sergeant Travis Mills, one of only five soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to survive a quadruple amputation, shares the story of his remarkable recovery"-- Provided by publisher.

His final battle : the last months of Franklin Roosevelt

January 4, 2017
Lelyveld, Joseph, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
727 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged."
Prologue: feeling plaintive -- Uncle Joe in Tehran -- Wilson's shadow -- His "enormous" heart -- Somewhere in the south -- Going after "bigger coins" -- The great tantalizer -- Commander-in-Chief -- Staying on the job -- Gallant, and pitiable -- At the Czar's palace -- Almost to victory.
In a hugely insightful account, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Joseph Lelyveld untangles the narrative threads of Franklin Roosevelt's final months, showing how he juggled the strategic, political, and personal choices he faced as the war, his presidency, and his life raced to their climax.

How to make a spaceship : a band of renegades, an epic race, and the birth of private space flight

January 4, 2017
Guthrie, Julian, author.
©2016
657 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Alone in a spartan black cockpit, test pilot Mike Melvill rocketed toward space. He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed of sound and begin the climb to a target no civilian pilot had ever reached. He might not make it back alive. If he did, he would make history as the world's first commercial astronaut. The spectacle defied reason, the result of a competition dreamed up by entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, whose vision for a new race to space required small teams to do what only the world's largest governments had done before. From the age of eight, when he watched Apollo 11 land on the Moon, Peter Diamandis's singular goal was to get to space. When he realized NASA was winding down manned spaceflight, he set out on one of the great entrepreneurial adventure stories of our time. If the government wouldn't send him to space, he would create a private spaceflight industry himself. In the 1990s, this idea was the stuff of science fiction. Undaunted, Diamandis found inspiration in the golden age of aviation. He discovered that Charles Lindbergh had made his transatlantic flight to win a $25,000 prize. The flight made Lindbergh the most famous man on Earth and galvanized the airline industry. Why, Diamandis thought, couldn't the same be done for spaceflight? The story of the bullet-shaped SpaceShipOne and of the other teams in the hunt for a $10 million prize [XPRIZE] is an extraordinary tale of making the impossible possible. In the end, as Diamandis dreamed, the result wasn't just a victory for one team; it was the foundation for a new industry and a new age."--Dust jacket.

The 37th parallel : the secret truth behind America's UFO highway

January 4, 2017
Mezrich, Ben, 1969- author.
©2016
402 pages (large-print) ; 23 cm.
This real-life X-Files tells the true story of computer programmer and sheriff's deputy Chuck Zukowski, who is obsessed with tracking down UFO reports in Colorado. But his innocent hobby takes on a sinister urgency when Zukowski learns of mutilated livestock, and suddenly realizes that they cluster around the 37th Parallel or "UFO Highway."

Pilgrimage : my search for the real Pope Francis

January 3, 2017
Shriver, Mark K. (Mark Kennedy), 1964- author.
New York : Random House Large Print, 2016.
456 pages (largeprint), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Rosa -- Serenity -- Peronismo -- El Porteño -- The scientific method -- The decision -- Seminary -- Illness -- A novice -- The spiritual exercises -- Colegio Máximo -- Teaching Borges -- Vatican II -- Father Bergoglio -- Novice master -- Provincial -- Rector -- Córdoba -- Sons of Abraham -- Toto, Pepe, and the rabbi -- Cardinal -- The fire -- Cartoneros -- The interview.
Early on the evening of March 13, 2013, the newly elected Pope Francis stepped out onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica and did something remarkable: Before he imparted his blessing to the crowd, he asked the crowd to bless him, then bowed low to receive this grace. In the days that followed, Mark K. Shriver -- along with the rest of the world -- was astonished to see a pope who paid his own hotel bill, eschewed limousines, and made his home in a suite of austere rooms in a Vatican guesthouse rather than the grand papal apartment in the Apostolic Palace. By setting an example of humility and accessibility, Francis breathed new life into the Catholic Church, attracting the admiration of Catholics and non-Catholics alike. In Pilgrimage, Shriver retraces Francis's personal journey, revealing the origins of his open, unpretentious style and explaining how it revitalized Shriver's own faith and renewed his commitment to the Church. To help us understand how Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis, Shriver travels to Bergoglio's native Argentina to meet with the people who knew him as a child, as a young Jesuit priest, and as a reformist bishop. Shriver visits the confessional where Bergoglio first felt called to a faith-based life and takes us to the humble parish where the future pontiff's pastoral career began: in a church created from a converted vegetable shed in an area just outside the city of Buenos Aires. In these impoverished surroundings, Bergoglio answered Christ's call to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and shelter the homeless, following the example set by his papal namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. In this deeply reported yet highly personal book, Mark K. Shriver explores how Francis's commitment has struck a chord in the hearts of millions who long to make faith, love, humility, and mercy part of their lives as they go out into the world to serve and learn from the most marginalized.

River of time : my descent into depression and how I emerged with hope

January 3, 2017
Judd, Naomi, author.
New York : Center Street, 2016.
xvii, 406 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Foreword / by Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz -- Introduction -- Shhh... Don't tell a soul -- Leaving home -- Who turned off the spotlight? -- Potato salad on the hood of the car -- One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small -- The future isn't what it used to be -- Do your genes fit? -- Paging Doctor Schulz -- The cuckoo's nest -- The trauma egg -- Reliving the past -- The last dirty secret -- On the good ship Lollipop -- May I borrow your hammer? -- When you live in a glass house -- Somewhere, upon some bright new dawn... -- Radical acceptance -- What Michelangelo knew -- Every ending is a new beginning -- The toothpaste is out of the tube -- Postscript: Bridge? What bridge? -- A note from Dr. Jerrold Rosenbaum -- Acknowledgements.
"The Grammy-winning superstar and best-selling author of All That Is Bitter and Sweet shares the story of her struggles with depression, PTSD and addiction, a journey that included extended hospital stays and moving lessons about how to find hope and help"--NoveList.

I loved her in the movies : memories of Hollywood's legendary actresses

December 27, 2016
Wagner, Robert, 1930- author.
©2016
387 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

Wild and precious life

December 27, 2016
Ziegler, Deborah, 1956- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
517 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Part one: Catastrophe. Foreboding ; Bad news ; Willful child ; Not on the same page ; The two of us ; Promises ; Sweet Pea ; Craniotomy -- Part two: Renunciation. Denial ; Middle years ; Recovery ; High school hell ; Bad mother ; Spreading wings ; It can always get worse -- Part three: Epiphany. First love ; No cake for you ; Berkeley girl ; Living in the moment in Alaska ; Changing her mind (a woman's prerogative) ; Making a nest to die in ; Playing house ; Love you hate you ; Free bird ; Pre-grief is a nasty bitch ; Mountain climbing and a wedding ; Twenty-nine years ; Married lady ; I want her back ; Dust to dust -- Epilogue: Machu Picchu.
"Written by Deborah Ziegler, the mother of Brittany Maynard a twenty-nine-year-old woman with a terminal brain tumor. This touching and beautiful memoir captures and celebrates her daughter's spirit and the mostly untold story of Brittany's last year of life as she chose her right to die with dignity, a journey that inspired millions."--Amazon.com

A log cabin Christmas collection : 9 historical romances during American pioneer Christmases

December 27, 2016
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
825 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Snow angel -- The Christmas secret -- Christmas traps and trimmings -- A star in the night -- The courting quilt -- Under his wings -- The dogtrot Christmas -- A grand county Christmas -- Christmas service.
Experience Christmas through the eyes of adventuresome settlers who relied on log cabins built from trees on their own land to see them through the cruel forces of winter. Discover how rough-hewed shelters become a home in which faith, hope, and love can flourish. Marvel in the blessings of Christmas celebrations without the trappings of modern commercialism where the true meaning of the day shines through. And treasure this collection of nine Christmas romances penned by some of Christian fiction s best-selling authors.

Eggnog murder

December 27, 2016
Meier, Leslie, author.
©2016
483 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Unabridged.
Eggnog murder / Leslie Meier -- Death by eggnog / Lee Hollis -- Nogged off / Barbara Ross.
With the fireplace crackling, the tree twinkling, and the carols humming, few things in life are as picture perfect as Christmas in Maine until murder dampens the holiday spirit. It must be something in the eggnog....

The grain brain whole life plan : boost brain performance, lose weight, and achieve optimal health

December 22, 2016
Perlmutter, David, 1954- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
viii, 390 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I Welcome To The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan -- What Is The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan? -- The Chief Goals -- The Food Rules -- Part II The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan Essentials -- Getting Started: Assess Your Risk Factors, Know Your Numbers, and Prepare Your Mind -- Step 1--Edit Your Diet and Pill-Popping -- Step 2--Add Your Support Strategies -- Step 2--Plan Accordingly -- Troubleshooting -- Part III Let's Eat! -- Final Reminders and Snack Ideas -- The 14-Day Meal Plan -- The Recipes.
"With more than a million copies sold worldwide, Dr. Perlmutter's books have changed many lives. Now, he's created a practical, comprehensive program that lowers the risk for brain ailments while yielding other benefits, such as weight loss, relief from chronic conditions, and total body rejuvenation. Science-based and highly accessible, GRAIN BRAIN FOR LIFE expands upon the core advice from Dr. Perlmutter's previous works, and introduces new information about the advantages of eating more fat, fewer carbs, and nurturing the microbiome. Including original recipes, tips and tricks for common challenges, meal plans, and advice on everything from sleep hygiene to stress management, exercise, supplements, and more, GRAIN BRAIN FOR LIFE shows how to live happily and healthily ever after,"--Baker & Taylor.

Settle for more

December 22, 2016
Kelly, Megyn, author.
©2016
viii, 490 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Tough questions -- No false praise -- Mean girls -- Silent night, holy night -- Who's getting hit first? -- Trial team Barbie -- Legally blond -- Self-pity is not attractive -- Calling and calling; nobody's home -- "Who's here?" "Me!" -- Lawyer, broadcaster, journalist -- So long, Little Miss Perfect -- Nights of fear -- Writing the wrong things -- All the days of my life -- The best line -- Now everyone's here -- Ready for prime time -- On "having it all" -- Election season -- The first debate -- Fallout -- Relentless -- The Trump Tower accords -- Paying it forward -- Settling for more today.
The autobiography of journalist Megyn Kelly, anchor of Fox News Channel's The Kelly File.

Twenty-six seconds : a personal history of the Zapruder film

December 22, 2016
Zapruder, Alexandra, author.
New York, NY : Twelve, 2016.
viii, 630 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
The family story behind Abraham Zapruder's film footage of the Kennedy assassination and its lasting impact, told by Zapruder's granddaughter, draws on personal records and previously sealed archive sources to trace the film's role in the media, courts, government, and arts community.

A matter of honor : Pearl Harbor : betrayal, blame, and a family's quest for justice

December 22, 2016
Summers, Anthony, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, [2016]
xi, 860 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Catastrophe -- Consequence.
"An account of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the 'scapegoat' Admiral Husband Edward Kimmel, the failure of the top brass in Washington to provide Kimmel with vital intelligence prior to the attack, and the continuing efforts of the family to have Kimmel formally exonerated."--Provided by publisher.

Wonderland : how play made the modern world

December 22, 2016
Johnson, Steven, 1968- author.
©2016
463 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Fashion and shopping -- Music -- Taste -- Illusion -- Games -- Public space.
"Explores the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. Play has always been more important than most people realize. In this vivid examination of the power of play and delight, Steven Johnson offers a surprising history of popular entertainment. "--Dust jacket.

Last girl before freeway : the life, loves, losses, and liberation of Joan Rivers

December 22, 2016
Bennetts, Leslie, 1949- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
ix, 709 pages (large print) , 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

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