New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

January 14, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Mountain to mountain : a journey of adventure and activism for the women of Afghanistan

January 13, 2015
Galpin, Shannon.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
477 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2014]
Being inspired to act can take many forms. For some it's taking a weekend to volunteer, but for Shannon Galpin, it meant leaving her career, selling her house, launching a nonprofit and committing her life to advancing education and opportunity for women and girls. Focusing on the war-torn country of Afghanistan, Galpin and her organization, Mountain2Mountain, have touched the lives of hundreds of men, women and children. As if launching a nonprofit wasn't enough, in 2009 Galpin became the first woman to ride a mountain bike in Afghanistan. Now she's using that initial bike ride to gain awareness around the country, encouraging people to use their bikes "as a vehicle for social change and justice to support a country where women don't have the right to ride a bike." In her memoir, Galpin describes her first forays into fundraising, her deep desire to help women and girls halfway across the world, her love for adventure and sports, and her own inspiration to be so much more than just another rape victim. During her numerous trips to Afghanistan, Shannon reaches out to politicians and journalists as well as everyday Afghanis -- teachers, prison inmates, mothers, daughters -- to cross a cultural divide and find common ground. She narrates harrowing encounters, exhilarating bike rides, humorous episodes, and the heartbreak inherent in a country that is still recovering from decades of war and occupation"-- Provided by publisher.

The endless practice : becoming who you were born to be

January 13, 2015
Nepo, Mark.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
529 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
To my reader : to glow in all directions -- The daily migration -- Practices -- The necessary rain -- The sanctity of experience -- What's in the way is the way -- Our inch of light -- Praise and blame -- Losing yourself -- Exhausting the struggle -- Saying yes -- Meeting difficulty -- Just this person -- A dream we're close to living hearing the cries of the world -- Always beginning -- To understand the weave -- The goldweigher's field -- The last quarter -- What do we do with what we feel? -- Our ring of fear -- The troubles of living -- The sweet ache of being alive -- The flute of interior time -- The hard human spring -- The mark of our hands: to immerse ourselves -- A turn in the path -- Beyond the old protections -- Staying in relationship -- If just for a moment -- The most difficult two inches on earth -- Shiny things from the deep -- All things are true -- Beyond seeking -- Born of the moment -- Little by little -- Without pause -- The exchange that brings us alive : what more could I ask for? -- The courage not to waste our gifts -- Reliable truths -- Outlasting the glare -- The magic of peace -- Taking turns a the edge of the world -- The one true world -- Gratitudes -- Notes -- About the author -- Permissions.
In this new book, the author explores how the soul works in the world. He explores what it means to become our truest self through the ongoing and timeless journey of awakening to the dynamic wholeness of life, which is messy and unpredictable.

Yesterday, today, tomorrow : my life

January 12, 2015
Loren, Sophia, 1934-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
501 pages (large print), 64 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

An Amish second Christmas

January 9, 2015
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
589 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
A season of hope / Beth Wiseman -- Her Christmas pen pal / Ruth Reid -- A gift for Anne Marie / Kathleen Fuller -- Christmas aprons / Tricia Goyer.

The boy who harnessed the wind : creating currents of electricity and hope

December 29, 2014
Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
New York : HarperLuxe, c2009.
431 p. (large print) : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : William Morrow, 2009.
Relates how an enterprising teenager in Malawi builds a windmill from scraps he finds around his village and brings electricity, and a future, to his family.

The innovators : how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution

December 22, 2014
Isaacson, Walter, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
957 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

The human age : the world shaped by us

December 22, 2014
Ackerman, Diane, 1948-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
553 pages ; 23 cm.

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

Thirteen soldiers : a personal history of Americans at war

December 22, 2014
McCain, John, 1936- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
661 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
The coauthors of Faith of My Fathers present an evocative history of Americans at war through the personal accounts of 13 remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Cathedral of the wild : an African journey home

December 19, 2014
Varty, Boyd.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
473 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Random House, 2014.
Not for Ants -- Hunting and Hacking -- The Rock -- Friendis in the Storm -- Never Panic in the Bush -- Uncle John -- The Flying Life -- Madiba -- Elephants All Around -- The Crash -- The Great Migration -- A Londolozi of Leopards -- Travels with Kate -- Shake, Rattle and Roll -- Royal Welcome -- In Battalions -- Gunpoint -- Seeking -- Dead Silence -- The Vav -- The Flaming Shaman -- Tracking -- The Medicine -- The Leopards by the Watering Hole -- In the Front Garden of Eden -- The Om in Motion.
Varty's memoir of his life in the exquisite and vast refuge of the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa.

Not fade away : a memoir of senses lost and found

December 9, 2014
Alexander, Rebecca (Psychotherapist)
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
403 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Shadows in the vineyard : the true story of the plot to poison the world's greatest wine

December 9, 2014
Potter, Maximillian, 1971-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
427 pages (large print) : maps ; 23 cm

Small victories : spotting improbable moments of grace

December 5, 2014
Lamott, Anne.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2014.
295 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Anne Lamott writes about community, family and faith in essays that are wise, irreverent, funny and poignant - a style that has become her trademark. Now in Small Victories, Lamott has once again written a brilliant and insightful book that offers a message of hope that celebrates the triumph of light over the darkness in our lives. Our victories over hardships and pain may be small, they may be infrequent, but they keep us going and they often come from the most unexpected places: within ourselves. Lamott shows how we can forgive thoughtless family members; spotlights the value of turning toward love even in the most hopeless situations (the death of a loved one, a cancer diagnosis), and shows how to find the joy in getting lost in traffic while racing to the aid of a sick friend. Insightful and irreverent, the stories in Small Victories are proof that the human spirit is resilient and irrepressible"-- Provided by publisher.

Dancing through it : my journey in the ballet

December 1, 2014
Ringer, Jenifer.
Thorndike, Maine : Viking, [2014]
431 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Tiptoe -- New York -- The company -- Darkling -- Dawning -- Dancing through -- Intermission -- The other side -- Sugar plumgate -- Dancing Dances at a Gathering -- Facing away -- The mirror.
A behind-the-curtains look at the rarefied world of classical ballet from a principal dancer at the New York City Ballet. From the heart-pounding moments waiting in the wings before a performance to appearing on Oprah to discuss weight and body image among dancers, Dancing Through It is moving and revelatory. By the age of twelve, Jenifer Ringer was enrolled at the elite Washington School of Ballet and soon moved to the School of American Ballet. At sixteen she was a professional dancer at the New York City Ballet in Manhattan, home of the legendary George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Ringer takes us inside the dancer's world, detailing a typical day, performance preparation, and the extraordinary pressures that these athletes face. Ringer shares exhilarating stories of starring in Balanchine productions, working with the famous Peter Martins, and of meeting her husband and falling in love at the New York City Ballet. Ringer also talks candidly of Alistair Macauley's stinging critique of her weight in his 2010 New York Times review of The Nutcracker that ignited a public dialogue about ballet and weight. She unflinchingly describes her personal struggles with eating disorders and body image, and shares how her faith helped her to heal and triumph over these challenges.

New life, no instructions : a memoir

December 1, 2014
Caldwell, Gail, 1951-
©2014
189 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Within the pages of this outstanding memoir, Gail Caldwell explores topics such as what to do when your personal story changes midlife, how change starts and stays, how we are connected to our loved ones, and finally a discussion on hope.

Fields of blood : religion and the history of violence

November 25, 2014
Armstrong, Karen, 1944-
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2014.
985 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Heads in beds : a reckless memoir of hotels, hustles, and so-called hospitality

November 25, 2014
Tomsky, Jacob, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Reprint of: New York : Doubleday, [2012].

Maeve's times : in her own words

November 14, 2014
Binchy, Maeve.
©2013
587 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Verso t.p.
Sixties. School outing ; Just plane bores ; But does anybody care? ; A Turkish bath ; Life as a waitress ; Back to school ; Thinking about underwear down under ; The nonsense of etiquette -- Seventies. The world's greatest lies about women ; Baby blue ; Women are fools-- Mary ; Women are fools-- Lorraine ; Women are fools-- Sandy ; Pageantry and splendour at Westminster for the royal wedding ; How to speak proper ; Who sent this postcard? ; Holiday romance ; I was a winter sport ; Keeping faith with my dear, dear Dublin ; The couple who behaved perfectly ; A snatch at some happiness ; Vanity of vanity, all is vanity ; A nice, traditional, normal sort of Patrick's Day ; The day we nearly wrote a sex book ; A week of self-improvement ; Violet ; Anna's abortion ; Idiotic queues ; Bathroom joggers ; Happy hypochondria ; The man in South Anne Street ; A magic meeting ; Do it honestly or not at all ; Hope and bitter memories ; Numbed Dover waits for lists of the dead -- Eighties. The right to die in your own home ; When Beckett met Binchy ; Fit for a queen ; Contraceptive conversation ; The happy couple ; Encounters at the airport ; Up in the clouds with Charlie Haughey ; Election brings life to an ageing society ; Maeve's operation : the whole story ; Keeping cruise off the roads is new priority ; Develop your own style ; One eye on bargains, one eye on Alsatians ; A Tipperary Robin Hood ; Maeve on Margaret Thatcher ; No fags, no food-- it's no fun being Fergie ; It was one of those custard heart days ; The man who set up office in the ladies ; A royal romance spelling danger from the start ; Making a spectacle of myself ; Madam is paying? -- Nineties. Even the presidents are getting younger ; My Theodora story ; Heading for the hustings ; Please don't forget to write ; Casually elegant meets the mob ; They'll never let her go ; There is no excuse ; Fear of falling off the wagon ; Getting it right at the end ; For tired read terrible ; Traveller's tales-- the call of the check-in desk ; Love's last day out ; A walk on the wild side ; Peter panic attack ; Little person! Tiny person! ; Fighting February ; She didn't do so badly ; Curmudgeons of summer ; The fall ; Let's talk gridlock ; 'They've gone and dumped Portillo...' ; Mrs Perfect ; Death in Kilburn ; Saved by the wiles of Cupid ; Just don't ask ; Bleach sniffers on my desk ; Talking to various ships passing in the night ; Sweet dreams ; Staving off the senior moments -- 2000s. Mr Gageby... ; Another world for the price of a cup of coffee ; 'One up for the cardigans' ; My part in the movies ; Striking a pose for my country ; Ten things you must never say to anyone with arthritis ; What's it like to have a house full of film crew? Let me tell you all about it ; Will and Kate show is testament to abiding allure of the royals -- Postscript. 'I don't have any regrets about any roads I didn't take...' (in conversation with Joanne Hunt).
Collects the best of the author's essays from five decades of the "Irish Times" to reflect a changing culture as well as her observations on such topics as the royal wedding, waitressing, and boring airline companions.

In a rocket made of ice : among the children of Wat Opot

November 10, 2014
Gutradt, Gail.
Waterville Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
545 pages (large print), 9 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

The world according to Bob : the further adventures of one man and his streetwise cat

November 10, 2014
Bowen, James, 1979-
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
313 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2014.

Paleo dog : give your best friend a long life, healthy weight, and freedom from illness by nurturing his inner wolf

October 29, 2014
Hofve, Jean, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
539 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Reprint of: Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, [2014].

When she makes more : 10 rules for breadwinning women

October 29, 2014
Torabi, Farnoosh.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014]
405 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Grand Central : original stories of postwar love and reunion

October 29, 2014
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
541 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Going home / Alyson Richman -- The lucky one / Jenna Blum -- The branch of Hazel / Sarah McCoy -- The kissing room / Melanie Benjamin -- I'll be seeing you / Sarah Jio -- I'll walk alone / Erika Robuck -- The reunion / Kristina McMorris -- Tin town / Amanda Hodgkinson -- Strand of pearls / Pam Jenoff -- The harvest season / Karen White.

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

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