New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

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

Blue ocean shift : beyond competing : proven steps to inspire confidence and seize new growth

October 19, 2017
Kim, W. Chan, author.
xii, 415 pages : illustrations, graphs ; 24 cm
Includes charts and graphs.
Part one. Blue ocean shift -- Reach beyond the best -- The fundamentals of market-creating strategy -- The mind of a blue ocean strategist -- Humanness, confidence, and creative competence -- Part two. The five steps to making a blue ocean shift -- Step one: Getting started -- Choosing the right place to start -- Constructing the right blue ocean team -- Step two: Understand where you are now -- Getting clear about the current state of play -- Step three: Imagine where you could be -- Uncovering the hidden pain points that limit the size of your industry -- Discovering an ocean of noncustomers -- Step four: Find how you get there -- Reconstructing market boundaries--systematically -- Developing alternative blue ocean opportunities -- Step five: Make your move -- Selecting your blue ocean move and conducting rapid market tests -- Finalizing and launching your blue ocean move -- Epilogue: A national blue ocean shift in action -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography -- About the authors.
Drawing on more than a decade of new work, the authors demonstrate how to move beyond competing, inspire confidence, and seize new growth, discussing how to take an organization into an uncontested market space.

The four : the hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google

October 19, 2017
Galloway, Scott (Professor of marketing), author.
viii, 436 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong.

God is for real : and he longs to answer your most difficult questions

October 19, 2017
Burpo, Todd, author.
New York, NY : FaithWords, 2017.
vii, 373 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
I need a big God -- Getting your attention -- New life in Newtown -- Not perfect, just devoted -- Hide (blame) and seek -- Churchians -- Thinking of me -- The snake still strikes -- The unpopular God -- My greatest unanswered prayer -- The big deal of the cross -- Thriving or dying -- Tiny kingdoms -- Switching sides -- The end ... of yourself -- Having God's back on truth -- Withholding the cure -- Made in practice -- Framed God -- God in all people? -- Next steps -- Last words.
Offers clear, down-to-earth answers to the questions people have about the real difficulties of their life and faith, using biblical wisdom to encourage readers to meet God in their daily lives.

Poetry will save your life : a memoir

October 12, 2017
Bialosky, Jill, author.
315 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"An unconventional and inventive coming-of-age memoir organized around forty-three remarkable poems by poets such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens and Sylvia Plath, from a critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author and poet. For Jill Bialosky, certain poems stand out like signposts at pivotal moments in a life: the death of a father, adolescence, first love, leaving home, the suicide of a sister, marriage, the birth of a child, the day in New York City the Twin Towers fell. As Bialosky narrates these moments, she illuminates the ways in which particular poems offered insight, compassion, and connection, and shows how poetry can be a blueprint for living. In Poetry Will Save Your Life, Bialosky recalls when she encountered each formative poem, and how its importance and meaning evolved over time, allowing new insights and perceptions to emerge. While Bialosky's personal stories animate each poem, they touch on many universal experiences, from the awkwardness of girlhood, to crises of faith and identity, from braving a new life in a foreign city to enduring the loss of a loved one, from becoming a parent to growing creatively as a poet and artist. In Poetry Will Save Your Life, Bialosky has crafted an engaging and entirely original examination of a life while celebrating the enduring value of poetry, not as a purely cerebral activity, but as a means of conveying personal experience and as a source of comfort and intimacy. In doing so she brilliantly illustrates the ways in which poetry can be an integral part of life itself and can, in fact, save your life"-- Provided by publisher.

The bright hour : a memoir of living and dying

October 12, 2017
Riggs, Nina, author.
407 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Riggs provides a memoir of living meaningfully with 'death in the room' after her terminal cancer diagnosis.

Killing England : the brutal struggle for American independence

October 10, 2017
O'Reilly, Bill, author.
605 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain's King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe. What started as protest and unrest in the colonies soon escalated to a world war with devastating casualties. O'Reilly and Dugard recreate the war's landmark battles, including Bunker Hill, Long Island, Saratoga, and Yorktown, revealing the savagery of hand-to-hand combat and the often brutal conditions under which these brave American soldiers lived and fought..

The bridge ladies : a memoir

October 5, 2017
Lerner, Betsy, author.
viii, 397 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
A private language -- The Manhattan Bridge Club -- The Athenian -- A thousand Bette Cohens -- Bingo -- How I met your father -- What to expect -- Ruffing it -- Welcome to the Club -- 1964 -- The finesse -- The revelation of self -- Zig-zag -- Get the kiddies off the street -- The hands of a clock -- Jew in a box -- Bette in flames -- When the student is ready, the teacher appears -- Ash -- The bridge ladies.
"A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life. After a lifetime defining herself in contrast to her mother's 'don't ask, don't tell' generation, Lerner finds herself back in her childhood home, not five miles from the mother she spent decades avoiding. When Roz needs help after surgery, it falls to Betsy to take care of her. She expected a week of tense civility; what she got instead were the Bridge Ladies. Impressed by their loyalty, she saw something her generation lacked. Facebook was great, but it wouldn't deliver a pot roast. Tentatively at first, Betsy becomes a regular at her mother's Monday Bridge club. Through her friendships with the ladies, she is finally able to face years of misunderstandings and family tragedy, the Bridge table becoming the common ground she and Roz never had. By turns darkly funny and deeply moving, The Bridge Ladies is the unforgettable story of a hard-won-- but never-too-late-- bond between mother and daughter"-- Provided by publisher.

My own words

September 27, 2017
Ginsburg, Ruth Bader, author.
582 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Early years and lighter side -- Tributes to waypavers and parthmarkers -- On gender equality : women and the law -- A judge becomes a justice -- The Justice on judging and justice.
"The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993--a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women's rights, and popular culture"--Provided by publisher.

Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the moon

September 26, 2017
Kluger, Jeffrey, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017.
551 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Miss D & me : Life With the Invincible Bette Davis

September 26, 2017
Sermak, Kathryn, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2017]
403 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered page of plates : portraits ; 23 cm.
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative non-fiction.
The legendary actress's personal assistant recounts their time together, discussing the renaissance of Davis's career in her later years and the public betrayal that nearly killed her.

Strays : a lost cat, a homeless man, and their journey across America

September 26, 2017
Collins, Britt, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2017]
389 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Portland, Oregon: round midnight -- Stray cat blues -- Gimme shelter -- Scary monsters and super creeps -- Born to run -- On the road again -- Oregon to California: riders on the storm -- Backwoods Oregon: Memory Motel -- Baby please come home -- Anyway, anyhow, anywhere -- California: ride into the Sun -- King City: sweetheart of the rodeo -- Bad moon rising -- Ventura, California: good vibrations -- The stars are out tonight -- Yosemite: walk on the wild wide -- Big sky country: devils & dust -- Black magic woman -- Dillon, Montana: holy cow -- Portland: a summer storm and full moon -- Helena, Montana: mysteries of a feline heart -- Astral weeks -- The most beautiful girl -- The cat was a rainbow in a dark world -- The long and winding road -- Portland again: sweet emotion -- Seven steps to heaven.
Homeless, alcoholic, and depressed, Michael King lives in a UPS loading bay on the wrong side of the tracks in Portland, Oregon. One rainy night, he stumbles upon a hurt, starving, scruffy cat and takes her in. Nursing her back to health, he names her Tabor and she becomes a bit of a celebrity in southeast Portland. When winter comes, they travel from Oregon to the beaches of California to the high plains of Montana, surviving blizzards and bears, angry steers and rainstorms. Along the way, people are drawn to the spirited, beautiful cat and moved to help Michael, who cuts a striking figure with Tabor riding high on his backpack or walking on a leash. Tabor comforts Michael when he's down, giving Michael someone to love and care for, and inspiring him to get sober and to come to terms with his past family traumas and grief over the death of his life partner. As they make their way across the West Coast, the pair become inseparable, healing the scars of each other's troubled pasts. But when Michael takes Tabor to a veterinarian in Montana, he discovers that Tabor has an identification chip and an owner in Portland who has never given up hope of finding his beloved cat, Michael makes the difficult choice to return to Portland and reunite Tabor with her owner. Now Michael must create a new purpose in his life after Tabor. The authentic tale of an adventurous and charismatic cat and her compassionate human admirers, Strays proves the healing power of love and the profound bond between humans and animals.

Ranger games : a story of soldiers, family, and an inexplicable crime

September 19, 2017
Blum, Ben, 1981- author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2017]
654 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Diana : her true story in her own words

September 13, 2017
Morton, Andrew, 1953- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017.
623 pages ; 23 cm

Two and two : McSorley's, my dad, and me

September 13, 2017
Bartholomew, Rafe, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2017]
395 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
The company of men -- Frank's curse -- We were here before you were born -- The art of storytelling -- Welcome to the madhouse -- "Buggerized" and barman-ized -- St. Patrick's day -- Super Bowl sunday -- The McSorley poet -- Mom -- Working pains -- Wishbones -- Sandy.

Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city

September 8, 2017
Desmond, Matthew, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2017]
687 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Broadway Books, [2016]

The American spirit : who we are and what we stand for

August 24, 2017
McCullough, David G., author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
347 pages ; illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Simon Willard's clock -- Civilization and the city -- The spirit of Jefferson -- Which way forward -- The animating spirit -- The lessons of history -- What's essential is invisible -- The first to reside here -- History lost and found -- The bulwark of freedom -- Knowing who we are -- The ties that bind -- The love of learning -- The summons to serve -- A building like no other.
"Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the White House, colleges and universities, historical societies, and other esteemed institutions. Now, as many Americans engage in self-reflection following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, McCullough has collected some of his most important speeches in a brief volume that articulates important principles and characteristics that are particularly American."--From publisher description.

Churchill and Orwell : the fight for freedom

August 24, 2017
Ricks, Thomas E., author.
589 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Enduring Vietnam : an American generation and its war

August 24, 2017
Wright, James Edward, 1939- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2017]
825 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Introduction: a generation goes to war -- Memorial days -- Dong Ap Bia: becoming Hamburger Hill -- Passing the torch to a new generation -- Receiving the torch -- Not their father's way of war -- The Vietnam War in America -- The American war in Vietnam -- Getting out of this place -- Duck and cover -- Enduring Vietnam: a story that has no end.
The Vietnam War is largely recalled as a mistake, either in the decision to engage there or in the nature of the engagement. Or both. Veterans of the war remain largely anonymous figures, accomplices in the mistake. Critically recounting the steps that led to the war, this book does not excuse the mistakes, but it brings those who served out of the shadows.

The princess diarist

August 23, 2017
Fisher, Carrie, author.
208 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Blue Rider Press, 2016.
"Fisher's intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time--the first Star Wars movie--and what developed behind the scenes"-- Provided by publisher.

The Great Mars Hill bank robbery

August 22, 2017
Chase, Ronald, 1947- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
295 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: Camden, Maine : Down East Books, 2016.
"On November 12, 1971, Bernard Patterson, a much decorated Vietnam War hero, robbed the Northern National Bank in Mars Hill, Maine, escaping with $110,000. He evaded capture across the United States, Europe, and North Africa before finally surrendering to authorities in Scotland Yard after he had spent or given away most of the money"-- Provided by publisher.

Happy is the bride

August 22, 2017
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
479 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: Kensington, 2017.
Man of honor / by Lori Wilde -- Getting saddled / by Cat Johnson -- Taming the sheriff / by Kate Pearce -- The wedding bet / by Janet Dailey.
"Stirring up all the romance and excitement a bride could hope for--plus a healthy dose of unforeseen shenanigans--four of today's most dazzling bestselling authors deliver the wedding of the year, where there's something (and someone) for everyone"-- Provided by publisher.

Mockingbird songs : Harper Lee : a friendship

August 22, 2017
Flynt, Wayne, 1940- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
224 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.
"A memoir of Wayne Flynt's friendship with Harper Lee, centered on a collection of letters between Harper Lee, her sisters, ... Wayne Flynt, and his wife"-- Provided by publisher.

Wedding toasts I'll never give

August 22, 2017
Calhoun, Ada, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
219 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
Calhoun presents an unflinching but also loving portrait of her own marriage, opening a long-overdue conversation about the institution as it truly is: not the happy ending of a love story or a relic doomed by high divorce rates, but the beginning of a challenging new chapter of which the first twenty years are the hardest.

The assault

August 21, 2017
501 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The revaling by Bill Myers -- Infestation by Frank Peretti -- Infiltration by Angela Hunt -- The fog by Alton Gansky.

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