New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

October 21, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The year of voting dangerously : the derangement of American politics

October 20, 2016
Dowd, Maureen, author.
New York : Twelve, 2016.
xliii, 563 pages (large print) : illustrations, portrait ; 24 cm.
"Here's the beauty of me." -- Interlude : making America grate again (the quotable DJT, part 1) -- High rise of the short-fingered vulgarian (DJT from back in the day...) -- Interlude : the escalator down (the quotable DJT, part 2) -- Stacking the deck with the woman card -- Interlude : living history (one email at a time) -- Hillary's long trudge up--and on--the Hill : parodying an election beyond parody : SNL's Lorne Michaels and Kate Mckinnon dish on political humor -- Meanwhile on Planet Vulcan... -- Interlude by Kevin Dowd : Is trump the hero or the enema? -- Gasping Old Party -- Interlude by Rita Beamish : the loathsome Trump -- Escape from Bushworld -- Interlude by Peggy Dowd : a life of voting dangerously -- Unconventional conventions.
A noted political columnist traces the psychologies and pathologies in one of the nastiest and most significant battles of the sexes ever, the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Born to run

October 18, 2016
Springsteen, Bruce. author.
763 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits (some color) ; 23 cm
Growin' up. My street ; My house ; The Church ; The Italians ; The Irish ; My mother ; The Big Bang (have you heard the news ... ) ; Radio days ; The Second Coming ; The show man (Lord of the Dance) ; Workingman's blues ; Where the bands are ; The Castiles ; Once there was a little Steven ; Earth ; The Upstage Club ; Tinker (Surfin' safari) ; Steel mill ; Homecoming ; Endless summer ; Beatnik deluxe ; California dreamin' (take two) ; It's a bar, you idiots ; Onward and upward ; Losing my religion ; Road work ; "The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle" ; The Satellite Lounge -- Born to run. "Born to run" ; Jon Landau ; Thunder Road ; Jackpot ; The E Street Band ; Clarence Clemons ; New contracts ; Living with the law ; "Darkness on the Edge of Town" ; The Drop ; Downtime ; "The River" ; Hitsville ; Hello walls ; "Nebraska" ; Deliver me from nowhere ; California ; "Born in the USA" ; "Buona fortuna, fratello mio" ; The big Big Time ; Going home ; "Regresar a México" ; "Tunnel of love" ; Goin' Cali -- Living proof. Living proof ; Redheaded revolution ; Changes ; LA burning ; Going to the chapel ; Earthquake Sam ; "Streets of Philadelphia" ; "The Ghost of Tom Joad" ; Western man ; Eastern woman ; King of New Jersey (Hollywood days) ; Bringing it all back home ; Revival ; "The Rising" ; Wild East ; The Seeger sessions ; "Magic" ; Super Bowl Sunday ; Moving on ; "Wrecking Ball" ; Losing the rain ; The "Wrecking Ball" tour ; Zero to sixty in nothing flat ; Garage land ; "High hopes" ; Home front ; Long time comin'.
Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as "The Big Bang": seeing Elvis Presley's debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song "Born to Run" reveals more than we previously realized.

Danger close : my epic journey as a combat helicopter pilot in Iraq an Afghanistan

October 17, 2016
Smith, Amber (Amber Lane), 1981- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
415 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
This is what war feels like -- Born to fly -- Mother Rucker -- Sink or swim -- Hurry up and wait -- Welcome to Iraq -- Better safe than sorry -- Bingo -- Troops in contact -- Friendly fire -- What lies beneath -- Annihilator 24 -- Flying blind -- One last mission -- Screaming eagles -- The crash -- A new war -- Cleared hot -- Shooting to kill -- Cheating death -- War test you -- Goodbye -- Lucky strike -- KIA -- The Tagab -- Handing off the war -- Epilogue: alive.

They left us everything : a memoir

October 17, 2016
Johnson, Plum, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
393 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, 2014.

Becoming wise : an inquiry into the mystery and art of living

October 17, 2016
Tippett, Krista, author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2016.
431 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Callings : the purpose and passion of work

October 17, 2016
Isay, David, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2017]
331 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
DREAMERS: Herman Heyn, street-corner astronomer -- Barbara Abelhauser, bridgetender -- Sharon Long, forensic artist -- Marat Kogut, NBA referee -- Alton Yates, aeromedical field tester -- Ronald McNair, astronaut -- Storm Reyes, library assistant -- Dorothy Warburton, scientist -- Thomas McGarvey, dentist. GENERATIONS: Dekalb Walcott Jr. and Dekalb Walcott III, firefighters -- Don and Mackenzie Byles, funeral directors -- Anne Lucietto, mechanical engineer -- Phil Kerner, tool and die maker -- Barbara Moore, bricklayer -- Noramay Cadena, engineer and entrepreneur -- Olga Ayala, sculptor -- Larry and Laura Michaelis, physicians -- Johnny Bradley, farmer -- Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, actor -- Red Lain, oil rig driller. HEALERS: Dana Viviano, oncology nurse -- ssan Koyama, hospice chaplain -- John Vigiano Jr. and Joe Vigiano, 9/11 first responders -- Kerry Davis and Ken Hopper, ironworkers -- Angelo Bruno and Eddie Nieves, sanitation workers -- Rich Barham and Nelson Peck, veterans crisis hotline workers -- Rowan Allen, emergency medical technician -- Michelle Alore, ICU nurse -- Austin Chen, ob-gyn -- Burnell Cotlon, grocer -- Vito de la Cruz, assistant federal public defender -- Pat Hays, policewoman -- Dawn Maestas, ink removal specialist -- Barbara Butler, FMF corpsman -- Ayodeji Ogunniyi, English teacher. PHILOSOPHERS: Al Siedlecki, science teacher -- Sol Aramendi, artist and educator -- Ted Dennard, beekeeper -- Rose Brudno, bar owner -- Leonard Berk, salmon slicer -- Clarence Haskett, beer vendor -- Arnie Knapp, entertainer coach operator -- Paquita Williams, subway conductor -- Jim Clyburn, congressman -- Darlene Lewis, employment counselor -- Miranda Louise, waitress and blues singer. GROUNDBREAKERS: Jerry Lawson, video game inventor -- Clela Rores, county clerk -- Eric D. Williams, pastor --Laura Martinez, chef and restaurateur -- Dorothy Glinton, Ford assembly plant supervisor -- Wendell Scott, NASCAR driver -- Lyle Link, building contractor.
Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do. Some found their paths at a very young age, others later in life; some overcame great odds or upturned their lives inorderto pursue what matters to them. We meet a man from the "barrios" of Texas whose harrowing experiences in a family of migrant farmers inspired him to become a public defender. We meet a longtime waitress who takes pride in making regulars and newcomers alike feel at home in her Nashville diner. We meet a young man on the South Side of Chicago who became a teacher in order to help at-risk teenagers like the ones who killed his father get on the right track. We meet a woman from Little Rock who helps former inmates gain the skills and confidence they need to rejoin the workforce. Together they demonstrate how work can be about much more than just making a living, that chasing dreams and finding inspiration in unexpected places can transform a vocation into a calling. Their shared sense of passion, honor, and commitment brings deeper meaning and satisfaction to every aspect of their lives.

Killing the rising sun : how America vanquished World War II Japan

October 17, 2016
O'Reilly, Bill, author.
513 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. This book takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, Harry Truman ascends to the presidency after FDR dies in office, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll.

The book of joy : lasting happiness in a changing world

October 13, 2016
Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935-
New York : Random House Large Print, [2016]
xiii, 528 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Two leading spiritual masters share their wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives. --Publisher

Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill

October 12, 2016
Millard, Candice, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2016]
xi, 605 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race

October 12, 2016
Lee Shetterly, Margot, author.
New York, NY : Harper Luxe [2016]
xxiv, 543 pages ; 23 cm

In such good company : eleven years of laughter, mayhem, and fun in the sandbox

October 12, 2016
Burnett, Carol, author.
xiii, 428 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Introduction -- In the sandbox -- A man's game -- Play! -- Variety shows in the seventies -- A typical week -- Let's bump up the lights! -- Some of my favorite Q&As -- Our gang -- Those behind the scenes for the entire eleven-year run -- "Life once removed": a conversation with Larry Gelbart -- Explaining a punch line -- Our recurring sketches of the years -- The famous blooper -- Cracking up -- "The pigeon lady" gets back at Tim -- Characters and auras -- The movie parodies -- Our trips to England, Ireland, and Italy -- "And then somebody asked me..." -- A miracle moment -- Down memory lane with some of our guests -- "Lovely story," "The Funn family," and other guests -- Embarrassing moments -- "Are those your own teeth?" and other questions I've answered -- The night I got even -- The mini-musicals -- Australia -- Lights, camera, action: more movie parodies I loved -- Stress relief -- The flip shows -- More special memories about some other amazing guest stars -- The night I fired Harvey -- The Emmys -- A conversation with Dick Cavett -- Harvey leaves our show -- Our final season and the last show -- Afterword -- The artist entrance -- Wrapping it all up -- Appendix 1: Shows and guests -- Appendix 2: Writers by season.
Get the best seat in the house as comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, The Carol Burnett Show. For eleven glorious seasons the guests, sketches and cast antics made the show legendary. Burnett lays it all out for us, from the show's original conception to its evolution into one of the most beloved primetime programs of its generation, and to the last show.

Scorched earth : restoring the country after Obama

October 12, 2016
Savage, Michael, 1942- author.
New York : Center Street Large Print, 2016.
352 pages (large print) ; 24 cm

They call me supermensch : a backstage pass to the amazing worlds of film, food, and rock 'n' roll

October 12, 2016
Gordon, Shep, author.
404 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"The legendary talent agent behind such superstars as Groucho Marx, Blondie and Raquel Welch chronicles his life and career in the entertainment industry, discussing such topics as his Jewish childhood in Long Island, his international travels at the sides of half a century of celebrities and the time he was punched by Janice Joplin,"--NoveList.

Juniper : the girl who was born too soon

October 6, 2016
French, Kelley, author.
433 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Juniper French was born four months early, at 23 weeks gestation, weighing 1 pound, 4 ounces. Her parents chose to fight for Juniper's life, and this is their incredible tale. In an extraordinary and gorgeously told memoir, Kelley and Thomas French, both award winning journalists, explore the border between what is possible and what is right.

The red bandanna

October 6, 2016
Rinaldi, Tom, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
321 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Penguin Press, 2016.
When Welles Crowther was a young boy, his father gave him a red handkerchief for his back pocket. Welles kept it with him just about every day to come; it became a fixture and his signature. As a student in Upper Nyack, Wells was also a volunteer at the local fire department along with his father. Fresh from college he took a job on and 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Eight months after the attack, survivors described being led to safety by a stranger, carrying a woman on his back. After leading them down, he went back up to help others. They didn't know his name, but he was wearing a red bandanna.

Irena's children : the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto

October 4, 2016
Mazzeo, Tilar J., author.
587 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"In 1942, social worker Irena Sendler was granted access to the Warsaw ghetto as a public health specialist. She reached out to the trapped Jewish families, asking the parents to trust her with their young children. She started smuggling them out of the walled district, convincing her friends and neighbors to hide them. In a friend's garden, she buried lists of the names and true identities of those children, with the hope that their relatives could find them after the war. Irena could not have known that more than ninety percent of their families would perish." -- Back cover.

The boys in the bunkhouse : servitude and salvation in the heartland

October 4, 2016
Barry, Dan, 1958- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction, [2016]
517 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016].
It's a Dickensian tale: intellectually disabled men living in an old schoolhouse in a tiny Iowa farm town, reporting every dawn to eviscerate turkeys in return for food, lodging, and $65 a month. Told with compassion and compelling detail, The Boys in the Bunkhouse is a clarion call for a vigilance that ensures inclusion and dignity for all.

The doctor is in : Dr. Ruth on love, life, and joie de vivre

October 4, 2016
Westheimer, Ruth K. (Ruth Karola), 1928- author.
271 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Originally published in the United States by Amazon Publishing, 2015"--T.p. verso.
What is joie de vivre? -- Always move forward -- Embrace your passions and your beliefs -- Open yourself up to love: my history in love and marriage -- Going after what you want in life -- Enjoy the crazy turns life takes -- How celebrity influenced my life¿and could influence yours -- Always learn new things -- Take risks -- Recognize that it is never too late.
"America's best-loved therapist, Dr. Ruth, is known for her wise counsel on all matters of the heart. Here she shares private stories from her past and her present, and her insights into living life to the fullest, at any age" --Provided by publisher.

Go big or go home : the journey toward the dream

October 4, 2016
McCreery, Scotty, 1993- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
359 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: Grand Rapids : Zondervan, 2016.
"American Idol winner Scotty McCreery shares his journey from his North Carolina roots to winning America's most popular singing competition and launching a musical career he had always dreamt about"-- Provided by publisher.

The old man and the cat : a love story

October 4, 2016
Uddenberg, Nils, 1938- author.
157 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
"The story of how Nils Uddenberg, retired Professor of Psychology became a beloved cat-owner even though he had never wanted a pet of any kind "-- Provided by publisher.

Red Platoon : a true story of American valor

October 4, 2016
Romesha, Clinton, author.
575 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : Dutton, 2016.
Introduction: It doesn't get better -- Part I: The road to Nuristan. Loss -- Stacked -- Keating -- Inside the fishbowl -- Everybody dies -- Part II: Going cyclic. "Let's go kill some people" -- Heavy contact -- Combat Kirk -- Luck -- Tunnel vision -- Part III: Overrun. The only gun left in the fight -- "Charlie in the wire" -- The Alamo position -- Light 'em up -- Part IV: Taking the bitch back. Launch out -- Not gonna make it -- Ox and Finch -- Alive! -- The bone -- Part V: Saving Stephan Mace. "Go get it done" -- Mustering the dead -- Conflagration -- Farewell to Keating -- Trailing fires -- Epilogue -- In memoriam.
In 2009, Clinton Romesha of Red Platoon and the rest of Black Knight Troop were preparing to shut down Command Outpost (COP) Keating, the most remote and inaccessible in a string of bases built by the United States military in Nuristan and Kunar in the hope of preventing Taliban insurgents from moving freely back and forth between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Three years after its construction, the army was finally ready to concede what the men on the ground had known immediately: it was simply too isolated and too dangerous to defend. On October 3, 2009, after years of constant smaller attacks, the Taliban finally decided to throw everything they had at Keating. The ensuing fourteen-hour battle -- and eventual victory -- cost eight Americans their lives. Red Platoon is a firsthand account of the Battle for COP Keating, told by Romesha, who spearheaded both the defense of the outpost and the counterattack that drove the Taliban back beyond the wire and received the Medal of Honor for his actions.

Between breaths : a memoir of panic and addiction

September 27, 2016
Vargas, Elizabeth, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
258 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
"Elizabeth Vargas discusses her accounts of growing up with anxiety-which began suddenly at the age of six when her father served in Vietnam-and how she dealt with this anxiety as she came of age, to her eventually turning to alcohol for relief. She tells of how she found herself living in denial, about the extent of her addiction and keeping her dependency a secret for so long. She addresses her time in rehab, her first year of sobriety, and the guilt she felt as a working mother who had never found the right balance."-- Provided by publisher.

The kingdom of speech

September 27, 2016
Wolfe, Tom, author.
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
297 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
A captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech--not evolution--is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, and through the controversial work of modern-day anthropologist Daniel Everett, who defies the current wisdom that language is hard-wired in humans, Wolfe examines the solemn, long-faced, laugh-out-loud zig-zags of Darwinism, old and Neo, and finds it irrelevant here in the Kingdom of Speech.

My life with Earth, Wind & Fire

September 27, 2016
White, Maurice, author.
xviii, 557 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Completed before his recent death, Maurice opens up in My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire about his struggles, his big breaks, and the founding of a band that would forever change music. White's love of music began when he was still a boy in South Memphis, learning to play the drums with Booker T. Jones and supporting his mother with a modest paper route. From there he would go on to train at the Chicago Conservatory of music and finally creating Earth, Wind & Fire in Los Angeles, writing and recording the hits that live on in our cultural conscience.

The power of when : discover your chronotype--and the best time to eat lunch, ask for a raise, have sex, write a novel, take your meds, and more

September 27, 2016
Breus, Michael, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
xiv, 526 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 25 cm

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