New Arrivals · Large Print Biography

August 9, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

John Wayne : the life and legend

August 8, 2014
Eyman, Scott, 1951-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
931 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Joe and Marilyn : legends in love

August 8, 2014
Heymann, C. David (Clemens David), 1945-2012.
©2013
691 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

What if... : a lifetime of questions, speculations, reasonable guesses, and a few things I know for sure

August 5, 2014
MacLaine, Shirley, 1934-
©2013
271 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
What if hope is the most dangerous emotion? What if a frog had wings? What if our political leaders actually led? What if Downton Abbey was full of Americans? What if, for some reason, I couldn't be creative and work? These are just a few of the "what ifs" that Shirley Maclaine considers in her new book written in the style of her beloved and laugh-out-loud memoir I'm Over All That. In What If . . . , she speculates on a wide range of matters, spiritual and secular, humorous and profound, earth-bound and high-flying, personal and universal. This is Shirley MacLaine at her most funny, acerbic, imaginative, and irresistible.

The boy detective : a New York childhood

August 5, 2014
Rosenblatt, Roger.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2014]
285 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
A story of the author's childhood in New York City. "Resisting the deadening silence of his family home in the elegant yet stiflingly safe neighborhood of Gramercy Park, nine-year-old Roger imagines himself a private eye in pursuit of criminals. With the dreamlike mystery of the city before him, he sets off alone, out into the streets of Manhattan, thrilling to a life of unsolved cases. Six decades later, Rosenblatt finds himself again patrolling the territory of his youth: The writing class he teaches has just wrapped up, releasing him into the winter night and the very neighborhood in which he grew up. A grown man now, he investigates his own life and the life of the city as he walks, exploring the New York of the 1950s; the lives of the writers who walked these streets before him, such as Poe and Melville; the great detectives of fiction and the essence of detective work; and the monuments of his childhood, such as the New York Public Library.

Unremarried widow

August 5, 2014
Henderson, Artis.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2013]
303 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
A journalist and essayist traces the difficult process of picking up the pieces of her life after it was shattered by the death of her husband, a Texan soldier whose Apache helicopter crashed in Iraq. His death mirrored the death of her own father in a military plane crash when she was five, leaving her own mother a young widow.
"A memoir"--Cover.

The mockingbird next door : life with Harper Lee

July 18, 2014
Mills, Marja.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
423 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Things I should have told my daughter : lies, lessons & love affairs

July 18, 2014
Cleage, Pearl.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
523 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Life, animated : a story of sidekicks, heroes, and autism

July 8, 2014
Suskind, Ron.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
577 pages (large print). 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

Love life

July 8, 2014
Lowe, Rob.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
383 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Sally Ride : America's first woman in space

July 8, 2014
Sherr, Lynn.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
667 pages (large print), 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Beyond belief : my secret life inside scientology and my harrowing escape

June 23, 2014
Hill, Jenna Miscavige.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
576 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised away from her parents at the Ranch, a San Jacinto, California, boarding school for children of Scientology executives. In Beyond Belief, Jenna shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member of Sea Org, the church's highest ministry, speaks of her "disconnection" from family outside of the organization, and tells the story of her ultimate escape in 2005. In this tell-all memoir, complete with family photographs from her time in the Church, Jenna now helps others leave the organization and offers an insider's profile of the beliefs, rituals, and secrets of the religion that has captured the fascination of millions, including some of Hollywood's brightest stars, such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

James Gandolfini : the real life of the man who made Tony Soprano

June 10, 2014
Bischoff, Dan, 1953-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
311 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered page of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.

The good spy : the life and death of Robert Ames

May 22, 2014
Bird, Kai.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
727 pages (large print), 28 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

Simple dreams : a musical memoir

May 21, 2014
Ronstadt, Linda.
Thorndike, Me. : Center Point, [2013].
319 pages (large print) : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Singer Linda Ronstadt weaves together a memoir of her origins in Tucson, Arizona, her rise to stardom in the Southern California music scene of the 1960s and '70s, and the eclectic journey that led to her long-lasting success, including stories behind many of her beloved songs.

Eliot Ness : the rise and fall of an American hero

May 13, 2014
Perry, Douglas, 1968-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
655 pages (large print), 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Making Masterpiece : 25 years behind the scene at Masterpiece and Mystery! on PBS

April 22, 2014
Eaton, Rebecca, 1947-
©2013
473 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.

The little girl who fought the Great Depression : Shirley Temple and the 1930s America

April 22, 2014
Kasson, John F., 1944-
©2013
481 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Call girl confidential : an escort's secret life as an undercover agent

April 9, 2014
Kade, Rebecca.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014]
305 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

My gentle barn : creating a sanctuary where animals heal and children learn to hope

April 7, 2014
Laks, Ellie, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
445 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

Ava Gardner : the secret conversations

April 1, 2014
Evans, Peter, 1933 December 10-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2013].
366 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Ava Gardner was one of Hollywood's great stars during the 1940s and 1950s, an Oscar-nominated leading lady who co-starred with Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, and Humphrey Bogart, among others. Born poor in rural North Carolina, Gardner was given a Hollywood tryout thanks to a stunning photo of her displayed in a shop window. Faithfully recording Ava's reminiscences in this book, Peter Evans describes their late-night conversations when Ava, having had something to drink and unable to sleep, was at her most candid. So candid, in fact, that when she read her own words, she backed out and halted the book. Only now, years after her death, could this frank and revealing memoir be published.

Happy, happy, happy : my life and legacy as the Duck Commander

March 31, 2014
Robertson, Phil, 1946-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
262 pages (large print) : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Life was always getting in the way of Phil Robertson's passion for duck hunting. An NFL-bound quarterback, Phil made his mark on Louisiana Tech University in the 1960s by playing football and completing his college career with a master's degree in English. But Phil's eyes were not always on the books or the ball; they were usually looking to the sky. Phil grew up with the dream of living the simple life off the land like his forebears, but he soon found himself on a path to self-destruction--leasing a bar, drinking too much, fighting, and wasting his talents. He almost lost it all until he gave his life to God. And then everything changed. Phil's incredible story tells how he followed a calling from God and soon after invented a duck call that would begin an incredible journey to the life he had always dreamed of for himself and his family.

Zealot : the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth

March 24, 2014
Aslan, Reza.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, [2014].
559 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

My Venice and other essays

March 24, 2014
Leon, Donna, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
337 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Outrageous fortune : growing up at Leeds Castle

March 11, 2014
Russell, Anthony, 1952-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
395 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
A view from the pram -- The castle way -- Son of sponge -- The launching of the ducks -- Hill House days -- On vacation -- Christmas and Crockett -- Conversation piece -- Paradise Island -- Boarding school -- Record roundabout -- A castle way letter -- The maiden's tower -- Terror at the gallop -- French connection -- Beatlemaniac -- Stowe versus home front -- Do what? -- Heaven and hell -- The unwary beneficiary -- The man at the gate.

Wilson

March 10, 2014
Berg, A. Scott (Andrew Scott)
Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
1143 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2013.

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