New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

May 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The wild ones : a western duo featuring Sheriff Ben Stillman and Yakima Henry

May 24, 2016
Brandvold, Peter, author.
543 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.

For the glory : Eric Liddell's journey from Olympic champion to modern martyr

May 23, 2016
Hamilton, Duncan, 1958-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print Popular and Narrative Nonfiction, 2016.
655 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts

May 23, 2016
Hammer, Joshua, 1957- author.
429 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.

Paper : paging through history

May 23, 2016
Kurlansky, Mark.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, Gale Cengage Learning, 2016.
635 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

A mother's reckoning : living in the aftermath of tragedy

May 20, 2016
Klebold, Sue.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2016.
559 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

The gene : an intimate history

May 20, 2016
Mukherjee, Siddhartha, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
881 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The secret war : spies, ciphers, and guerrillas, 1939-1945

May 18, 2016
Hastings, Max, author.
New York : Harperluxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
xliv, 1148 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
"First published in a different form in the United Kingdom in 2015 by William Collins"--Title page verso.

Rough Riders : Theodore Roosevelt, his cowboy regiment, and the immortal charge up San Juan Hill

May 18, 2016
Gardner, Mark Lee, 1960- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
564 pages ; illustrations ; 23 cm

Life without a recipe : a memoir

May 11, 2016
Abu-Jaber, Diana.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
351 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Valiant ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution

May 11, 2016
Philbrick, Nathaniel, author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2016.
827 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Part I. The wilderness of untried things -- Demons of fear and disorder -- The mosquito fleet -- A cabinet of fortitude -- The year of the hangman -- The dark eagle -- Saratoga -- Part II. Secret motives and designs -- The bite of a rattlesnake -- The knight of the burning mountain -- Unmerciful fangs -- The chasm -- The pangs of a dying man -- The crash -- No time for remorse -- Epilogue: a nation of traitors.

Master of ceremonies : a memoir

May 10, 2016
Grey, Joel, 1932- author.
393 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

The confidence game : why we fall for it... every time

May 10, 2016
Konnikova, Maria, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
581 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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

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