New Arrivals · Large Print History

August 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

1920 : the year that made the decade roar

August 26, 2015
Burns, Eric.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
645 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Top dog : the story of marine hero Lucca

August 20, 2015
Goodavage, Maria, 1962-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
390 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"The story of Marine K9 hero Lucca and the handlers who fought alongside her through two bloody wars in Iraq and Afghanistan"-- Provided by publisher.

A full life : reflections at ninety

July 24, 2015
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
421 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Archery and the race issue -- Navy years -- Back to Georgia -- Atlanta to Washington -- Life in the White House -- Issues mostly resolved -- Problems still pending -- Back home.
In this autobiography, President Carter "tells what he is proud of and what he might do differently. He discusses his regret at losing his re-election, but how he and Rosalynn pushed on and made a new life and second and third rewarding careers. He is frank about the presidents who have succeeded him, world leaders, and his passions for the causes he cares most about, particularly the condition of women and the deprived people of the developing world"

Soldier girls : the battles of three women at home and at war

May 27, 2015
Thorpe, Helen, 1965-
691 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction"--T.p. verso.

The undertaker's daughter

May 8, 2015
Mayfield, Katherine, 1958-
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
513 pages (large print) 23 cm

Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the underground railroad

April 22, 2015
Foner, Eric, 1943-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
495 pages (large print), 30 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

Fortune's fool : the life of John Wilkes Booth

April 8, 2015
Alford, Terry.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
454 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bright Boy Absalom -- The muffin -- Lions and foxes -- The Union as it was -- Shining in the rough -- Life's fitful fever -- Mischief, thou art afoot -- The fiery furnace -- Come weal or woe -- This one mad act -- Exit Booth -- The last ditch.
"With a single shot from a pistol small enough to conceal in his hand, John Wilkes Booth catapulted into history on the night of April 14, 1865. The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln stunned a nation that was just emerging from the chaos and calamity of the Civil War, and the president's untimely death altered the trajectory of postwar history. But to those who knew Booth, the event was even more shocking--for no one could have imagined that this fantastically gifted actor and well-liked man could commit such an atrocity. In Fortune's Fool, Terry Alford provides the first comprehensive look at the life of an enigmatic figure whose life has been overshadowed by his final, infamous act. Tracing Booth's story from his uncertain childhood in Maryland, characterized by a difficult relationship with his famous actor father, to his successful acting career on stages across the country, Alford offers a nuanced picture of Booth as a public figure, performer, and deeply troubled man. Despite the fame and success that attended Booth's career--he was billed at one point as 'the youngest star in the world'--he found himself consumed by the Confederate cause and the desire to help the South win its independence. Alford reveals the tormented path that led Booth to conclude, as the Confederacy collapsed in April 1865, that the only way to revive the South and punish the North for the war would be to murder Lincoln--whatever the cost to himself or others. The textured and compelling narrative gives new depth to the familiar events at Ford's Theatre and the aftermath that followed, culminating in Booth's capture and death at the hands of Union soldiers 150 years ago. Based on original research into government archives, historical libraries, and family records, Fortune's Fool offers the definitive portrait of John Wilkes Booth"-- Provided by publisher.

Eisenhower : a life

April 7, 2015
Johnson, Paul, 1928-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
337 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The train to Crystal City : FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II

March 20, 2015
Russell, Jan Jarboe, 1951-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
657 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print nonfiction"--Title page verso.

GI brides : the wartime girls who crossed the Atlantic for love

March 13, 2015
Barrett, Duncan, author.
New York : HarperLuxe , an imprint of harperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
474 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Worn down by years of war and hardship, girls like Sylvia, Margaret, and Gwendolyn were thrilled when American GI's arrived in Britain with their exotic accents, handsome uniforms and aura of Hollywood glamor. Others, like Rae, who distrusted the Yanks, were eventually won over by their easy charm. So when VE Day finally came, for the 70,000 women who'd become GI brides, it was tinged with sadness--it meant leaving their homeland behind to follow their husbands across the Atlantic. And the long voyage was just the beginning of an even bigger journey. Adapting to a new culture thousands of miles from home, often with a man they barely knew, was difficult-but these women survived the Blitz and could cope with anything. GI BRIDES shares the sweeping, compelling, and moving true stories of four women who gave up everything and crossed an ocean for love"-- Provided by publisher.

The short and tragic life of Robert Peace : a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League

March 6, 2015
Hobbs, Jeff, 1980-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
659 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Embattled rebel : Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief

March 6, 2015
McPherson, James M.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
389 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
We must prepare for a long war -- Winter of discontent -- War so gigantic -- The clouds are dark over us -- We should take the initiative -- We must beat Sherman -- The last resort.
From the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the Confederacy shows how Davis shaped and articulated the principal policy of the Confederacy with clarity and force and, like no other chief executive in American history, exercised a tenacious hands-on influence in the shaping of military strategy.

My life as a foreign country

February 24, 2015
Turner, Brian, 1967-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
259 pages ; 23 cm.

Elephant company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II

January 26, 2015
Croke, Vicki.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
619 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps; 23 cm.
"At the onset of World War II, [Billy] Williams formed Elephant Company and was instrumental in defeating the Japanese in Burma and saving refugees, including on his own 'Hannibal Trek,' [becoming] a media sensation during the war, telling reporters that the elephants did more for him than he was ever able to do for them"-- Provided by publisher.

Empire of sin : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans

January 13, 2015
Krist, Gary.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
699 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Crown, 2014.
Part one. The war begins, 1890-1891 -- Going respectable -- The Sodom of the South -- The first casualty -- Retribution -- Part two. Drawing boundaries, Mid-1890s-1907 -- A sporting man -- New sounds -- Desperado -- Storyville rising -- Jazzmen -- The sin factory -- Part three. Battlegrounds of sin, 1907-1917 -- The black hand -- A reawakening -- An incident on Franklin Street -- Hard times -- The new prohibitionists -- Part four. Twilight of the demimonde, 1917-1920 -- Exodus -- A killer in the night -- "Almost as if he had wings" -- The Axman's jazz -- The end of an empire -- The soiled phoenix -- Afterword: Who was the Axman?
This book is an immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City. It re-creates the story of New Orleans' thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city's elite 'better half' against its powerful and long-entrenched underworld of vice, perversity, and crime. This early-20th-century battle centers on one man: Tom Anderson, the undisputed czar of the city's Storyville vice district, who fights to keep his empire intact as it faces opposition from all sides. Surrounding him are the stories of prostitutes, crusading moral reformers, jazzmen, Mafiosi, politicians, and one extremely violent serial killer, all battling for primacy in the city.

When Britain burned the White House : the 1814 invasion of Washington

December 22, 2014
Snow, Peter, 1938-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
517 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

The dog who could fly : the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side

October 29, 2014
Lewis, Damien.
Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2013]
477 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Hidden Tuscany : discovering art, culture, and memories in a well-known region's unknown places

October 29, 2014
Keahey, John.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
395 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Enduring courage : ace pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the dawn of the age of speed

October 16, 2014
Ross, John F., 1958-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
687 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Mud season

October 8, 2014
Stimson, Ellen, 1962-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
327 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Woodstock, Vermont : The Countryman Press, 2013.
"How one woman's dream of moving to Vermont, raising children, chickens and sheep & running the old country store pretty much led to one calamity after another"--Cover.

Glitter and glue : a memoir

October 8, 2014
Corrigan, Kelly, 1967-
Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Large Print, [2014].
287 pages ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Ballantine Books, 2014.
When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as "Your father's the glitter but I'm the glue." After college, armed with a backpack, her personal mission statement, and a wad of traveler's checks, she took off for Australia to see things and do things and "become interesting." But it didn't turn out the way she pictured it. In a matter of months, her fanny pack full of savings had dwindled and she realized she needed a job. That's how Kelly met John Tanner, a newly widowed father of two looking for a live-in nanny. They chatted for an hour, discussed timing and pay, and a week later, Kelly moved in. And there, in that house in a suburb north of Sydney, her mother's voice was suddenly everywhere, nudging and advising, cautioning and directing, escorting her through a terrain as foreign as any she had ever trekked. Every day she spent with the Tanner kids was a day spent reconsidering her relationship with her mother, turning it over in her hands like a shell, straining to hear whatever messages might be trapped in its spiral. This is a book about the difference between travel and life experience, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and mothers. But mostly it's about who you admire and why, and how that changes over time.

The monuments men : Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history

August 11, 2014
Edsel, Robert M.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
755 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Title page verso.

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.

Run, don't walk : the curious and chaotic life of a physical therapist inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center

July 9, 2014
Levine, Adele.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
419 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Avery, c2014.

Lone survivor : the eyewitness account of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of SEAL Team 10

June 24, 2014
Luttrell, Marcus.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014, [2007]
581 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates (large print) : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Originally published in hardcover by Little, Brown and Company, 2007.

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