New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

April 30, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The lucky years : how to thrive in the brave new world of health

April 29, 2016
Agus, David, 1965- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2015]
485 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

Knitting pearls : writers writing about knitting

April 28, 2016
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
383 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Sailor and fiddler : reflections of a 100-year-old author

April 28, 2016
Wouk, Herman, 1915- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
265 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The end of memory : a natural history of aging and Alzheimer's

April 28, 2016
Ingram, Jay, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014]
439 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Becoming grandma : the joys and science of the new grandparenting

April 28, 2016
Stahl, Lesley, author.
©2016
371 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Over the river and through the woods -- Life and death -- Granny nannies -- Natural enemies -- House in the Bronx -- Working grannies -- Macho to mush -- Step-grandmothers -- Hope Meadows : a road trip -- Chloe -- A call to arms.
"From one of the country's most recognizable journalists: How becoming a grandmother transforms a woman's life. After four decades as a reporter, Lesley Stahl's most vivid and transformative experience of her life was not covering the White House, interviewing heads of state, or researching stories at 60 Minutes. It was becoming a grandmother. She was hit with a jolt of joy so intense and unexpected, she wanted to "investigate" it--as though it were a news flash. And so, using her 60 Minutes skills, she explored how grandmothering changes a woman's life, interviewing friends like Whoopi Goldberg, colleagues like Diane Sawyer (and grandfathers, including Tom Brokaw), as well as the proverbial woman next door. Along with these personal accounts, Stahl speaks with scientists and doctors about physiological changes that occur in women when they have grandchildren; anthropologists about why there are grandmothers, in evolutionary terms; and psychiatrists about the therapeutic effects of grandchildren on both grandmothers and grandfathers. Throughout, Stahl shares stories about her own life with granddaughters Jordan and Chloe, about how her relationship with her daughter Taylor has changed, and how being a grandfather has affected her husband Aaron. In an era when baby boomers are becoming grandparents in droves and when young parents need all the help they can get raising their children, Stahl's book is a timely and affecting read that redefines a cherished relationship"--Provided by publisher.

The Mathews men : seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats

April 27, 2016
Geroux, William.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
615 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Unabridged.
"The German U-Boat war against American merchant men was deadly and dramatic--in World War II, the U.S. Merchant Marine had twice the fatality rate of the U.S. Navy. William Geroux has unearthed a fascinating tale of one small coastal town caught in the thick of the fight, and he tells it with a sharp reporter's eye and a real feel for the heroic men who went down to the sea in ships"--Provided by publisher.

The three battles of Wanat : and other true stories

April 27, 2016
Bowden, Mark, 1951- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
699 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Includes previously published essays from various periodicals, such as The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Vanity fair, Philadelphia inquirer, and others.

The devil's diary : Alfred Rosenberg and the stolen secrets of the Third Reich

April 20, 2016
Wittman, Robert K., author.
©2016
777 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"This exploration of the private wartime diary of Alfred Rosenberg--Hitler's 'chief philosopher' and architect of Nazi ideology--interweaves the story of its recent discovery with the revelation of its never-before-published contents, which are contextualized by the authors: The result is a unprecedented, page-turning narrative of the Nazi rise to power, the Holocaust, and Hitler's post-invasion plans for Russia. A groundbreaking historical contribution, The Devil's Diary is a chilling window into the mind of Adolf Hitler's 'chief social philosopher,' Alfred Rosenberg, who formulated some of the guiding principles behind the Third Reich's genocidal crusade. It also chronicles the thrilling detective hunt for the diary, which disappeared after the Nuremburg Trials and remained lost for almost three quarters of a century, until Robert Wittman, a former FBI special agent who founded the Bureau's Art Crimes Team, played an important role and tells his story now for the first time. The authors expertly and deftly contextualize more than 400 pages of entries stretching from 1936 through 1944, in which the loyal Hitler advisor recounts internal meetings with the Führer and his close associates Hermann Göring and Heinrich Himmler; describes the post-invasion occupation of the Soviet Union; considers the 'solution' to the 'Jewish question'; and discusses his overseeing of the mass seizure and cataloguing of books and artwork from homes, libraries, and museums across occupied Europe. An eyewitness to events, this narrative of Rosenberg's diary offers provocative and intimate insights into pivotal moments in the war and the notorious Nazi who laid the philosophical foundations of the Third Reich"-- Provided by publisher.

The phantom killer : unlocking the mystery of the Texarkana serial murders : the story of a town in terror

April 12, 2016
Presley, James.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
659 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.

The sound of gravel : a memoir

April 11, 2016
Wariner, Ruth, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2016.
513 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

Louisa : the extraordinary life of Mrs. Adams

April 8, 2016
Thomas, Louisa, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
761 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Their promised land : my grandparents in love and war

April 8, 2016
Buruma, Ian, author.
©2016
391 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged"--Title page verso.

A season to wed : three winter love stories

April 8, 2016
©2015
491 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Love at Mistletoe Inn / Cindy Kirk -- A brush with love / Rachel Hauck -- Serving up a sweetheart / Cheryl Wyatt.

An Amish market : four novellas

April 8, 2016
©2015
543 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Lovebirds / by Amy Clipston -- A bid for love / by Kathleen Fuller -- Sweeter than honey / by Kelly Irvin -- Love in store / by Vannetta Chapman.

Rightful heritage : Franklin D. Roosevelt and the land of America

March 31, 2016
Brinkley, Douglas, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
x, 1277 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

With this ring? : a novella collection of proposals gone awry

March 21, 2016
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
497 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The husband maneuver / by Karen Witemeyer -- Her dearly unintended / by Ragina Jennings -- Runaway bride / by Mary Connealy -- Engaging the competition / by Melissa Jagears.

The only street in Paris : life on the Rue des Martyrs

March 21, 2016
Sciolino, Elaine, author.
©2016
421pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
The perfect street -- Searching for home -- Is fish necessary? -- Hidden in plain sight -- Wedding the crowd -- Now, this is butter! -- To catch a mouse -- The meaning of martyrdom -- Some of my favorite ghosts -- The knife sharpener -- Guess who's coming to passover? -- The murdered schoolgirls -- Cheaper than a psychiatrist -- In celebration of books -- The artisan with the golden touch -- Minister of the night -- The dive -- The Flying House of the Virgin Mary -- A street fit for a pope -- Le kale américain est arrivé! -- The resurrection of fish -- Le potluck.
Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. 'I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs,' Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood's rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. On this street, the patron saint of France was beheaded and the Jesuits took their first vows. It was here that Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted circus acrobats, Émile Zola situated a lesbian dinner club in his novel Nana, and François Truffaut filmed scenes from The 400 Blows. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents--the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who's been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a hundred-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers--bringing Paris alive in all of its unique majesty.

Tangled vines : greed, murder, obsession and an arsonist in the vineyards of California

March 16, 2016
Dinkelspiel, Frances, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2016.
507 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

The name of God is mercy : a conversation with Andrea Tornielli

March 15, 2016
Francis, Pope, 1936- author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2016]
xxvi, 218 pages (large print) : illustration ; 19 cm
To the Reader: Francis's Vision -- A Time for Mercy -- The Gift of Confession -- Looking for the Smallest Opening -- A Sinner, Like Simon Peter -- Too Much Mercy? -- Shepherds, Not Scholars of the Law -- Sinners Yes, Corrupt No -- Mercy and Compassion -- Living the Holy Year of Mercy -- Appendix: Misericordiae Vultus: Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.
"In his first official book published as Pope, in celebration of his Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here addresses all humanity in an intimate and personal dialogue. At the center of this book is the subject closest to his heart--mercy--which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy. These pages resonate with a desire to reach all those souls who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds"--Amazon.com.

Dark money : the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right

March 15, 2016
Mayer, Jane, author.
©2016
xiv, 764 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
The investors -- Weaponizing philanthropy : the war on ideas, 1970-2008. Radicals : a Koch family history ; The hidden hand : Richard Mellon Scaife ; Beachheads : John M. Olin and the Bradley brothers ; The Koch method : free-market mayhem ; The Kochtopus : free-market machine -- Secret sponsors : covert operations, 2009-2010. Boots on the ground ; Tea time ; The fossils ; Money is speech : the long road to "Citizens United" ; The shellacking : dark money's midterm debut, 2010 -- Privatizing politics : total combat, 2011-2014. The spoils : plundering Congress ; Mother of all wars : the 2012 setback ; The States : gaining ground ; Selling the new Koch : a better battle plan.
Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? --Publisher

Keep moving, and other tips and truths about aging

March 10, 2016
Van Dyke, Dick, author.
©2015
275 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Leonard : my fifty-year friendship with a remarkable man

March 10, 2016
Shatner, William, author.
©2016
369 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

A common struggle : a personal journey through the past and future of mental illness and addiction

March 8, 2016
Kennedy, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph), 1967- author.
©2015
576 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Blue Rider Press, 2015.
Backcover: Center Point Large Print Edition Nonfiction/Memoir.
"Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles "-- Provided by publisher.

We were brothers : [a memoir]

March 8, 2016
Moser, Barry, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
188 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Reprint of: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.
"Illustrator Barry Moser renders the memories of his youth--in luminous drawings and candid prose--on his quest to understand how he and his identically raised brother could have become such very different men"-- Provided by publisher.

Andy and Don : the making of a friendship and a classic American TV show

March 8, 2016
De Visé, Daniel, author.
©2015
519 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
"A lively and revealing biography of Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, celebrating the powerful real-life friendship behind The Andy Griffith Show--one of America's most iconic television programs"-- Provided by publisher.

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