New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

June 23, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Once upon a time in Russia : the rise of the oligarchs--a true story of ambition, wealth, betrayal, and murder

June 22, 2015
Mezrich, Ben, 1969-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
371 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Atria Books, 2015.

A Kim Jong-Il production : the extraordinary true story of a kidnapped filmmaker, his star actress, and a young dictator's rise to power

June 19, 2015
Fischer, Paul.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
645 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction"--Title page verso.

When books went to war : the stories that helped us win World War II

June 19, 2015
Manning, Molly Guptill, 1980-
475 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.

The story : a reporter's journey

June 9, 2015
Miller, Judith, 1948-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2015.
673 pages ; 23 cm.

An Amish cradle

June 9, 2015
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
545 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
In his father's arms / Beth Wiseman -- A son for always / Amy Clipston -- A heart full of love / Kathleen Fuller -- An unexpected blessing / Vanetta Chapman.

¡Adios, America! : the left's plan to turn our country into a third world hellhole

June 9, 2015
Coulter, Ann H., author.
392 pages ; 24 cm.
The end of America won't be televised -- Teddy: why not the third world? -- America to the media: Whatever you want, just don't call us racists -- The lie: there's no such thing as America -- Thirty million Mexicans -- Immigration as "mystery bargain bin" -- Immigrants and crime: why do you ask? -- Why can't we have Israel's policy on immigration? -- SPOT THE IMMIGRANT! Case no. 1: Fresno, California -- Public warned to be on lookout for "man" -- SPOT THE IMMIGRANT! Case no. 2: Homecoming dance -- Here's a story, Rolling Stone! -- SPOT THE IMMIGRANT! Case no. 3: Death sentence champions -- Why do hispanic valedictorians make the news, but child rapists don't? -- Keep America beautiful multicultural -- Carlos Slim: the New York Times' sugar daddy -- SPOT THE IMMIGRANT! Case no. 4: Indian sex slaves in Berkeley -- Every single immigration category is a fraud -- Shut it down -- I wrote this chapter after noticing how stupid rich people are -- Most of our champions are sellouts-- half of the rest are incompetent.
Argues that the most important issue facing America is immigration, examining both political parties and the media to provide insights and revelations.

Four weddings and a kiss : a Western Bride collection

May 28, 2015
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
483 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Spitfire Sweetheart by Mary Connealy -- Love Letter to the Editor by Robin Lee Hatcher -- A Cowboy for Katie by Debra Clopton -- Courting Trouble by Margaret Brownley.
In 1885, five western preachers sit around a campfire talking about unlikely couples they've seen God bring together. Spitfire Sweetheart: Maizy MacGregor's reckless ways injured rancher Rylan Carstens, endangering his livelihood. So she signs on as his caregiver, but just until he's well enough to run his ranch. Maizy's tender care soon has Rylan falling hard and fast. Can these two willful souls give up their solitary ways to embrace love? -- A Love Letter to the Editor: Molly Everton writes the most popular features in her town's newspaper. When newcomer Jack Ludgrove is named the new editor, Molly is flabbergasted. She wants the position for herself and will do what it takes to get it. But Jack is not easily intimidated. He's determined to change Molly's mind about him, and win her heart too. -- A Cowboy for Katie: After the tornado, Katie Pearl must rebuild her ranch. But she can't do it on her own. Treb Rayburn is a cowboy with a serious case of wanderlust. He signs on to help Katie so he can afford a new horse. But once Treb gets to know Katie, will his desire to stay drown the call of the open road? -- Courting Trouble: Grace Davenport is a young widow in a heap of trouble. When her son asks attorney Brock Daniels to take on her case, Brock plans to say no. But then he meets the lovely Grace. As Brock and the boy work to free Grace, Brock discovers that her arrest may be the best thing that's ever happened to him.

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.

Tasty : the art and science of what we eat

May 27, 2015
McQuaid, John, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
421 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction"--Title page verso.
The tongue map -- The birth of flavor in five meals -- The bitter gene -- Flavor cultures -- The seduction -- Gusto and disgust -- Quest for fire -- The great bombardment -- The DNA of deliciousness.
A fascinating and deeply researched investigation into the mysteries of flavor, from our ancestors' first bites to ongoing scientific advances in taste and today's "foodie" revolution-- Source other than Library of Congress.

Eating Viet Nam : dispatches from a blue plastic table

May 27, 2015
Holliday, Graham, 1969-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
441 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Hope : a memoir of survival in Cleveland

May 26, 2015
Berry, Amanda, 1986-
Waterville : Thorndike Press large print nonfiction, 2015.
563 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Viking, 2015.

The Wright brothers

May 26, 2015
McCullough, David G.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning/Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
585 pages (large print), 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction"--Title page verso.

Leaving before the rains come

May 8, 2015
Fuller, Alexandra, 1969- author.
387 pages ; 23 cm
And away we fly -- Madness in Prescribed doses -- Decisions by Dionysus -- Mr. Adventure's immunity -- Marital advice from a mildly stoned Cook -- Marriage vows in the time of malaria -- Continental Drift -- Marriage advice from the end of the World -- Signal flags -- The midday sun -- Last call on the African Queen -- This grand inheritance -- Marriage in the time of cholera -- Babies in the time of yellow fever -- Mad beans, time, and ghosts -- The river runner and the rat race -- Fortune teller fish -- Falling -- Broken -- Cry for a whole people.
A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller's own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she finally confronts the tough questions about her past, about the American man she married, and about the family she left behind in Africa. A breathtaking achievement, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a memoir of such grace and intelligence, filled with such wit and courage, that it could only have been written by Alexandra Fuller. Leaving Before the Rains Come begins with the dreadful first years of the American financial crisis when Fuller's delicate balance--between American pragmatism and African fatalism, the linchpin of her unorthodox marriage--irrevocably fails. Recalling her unusual courtship in Zambia--elephant attacks on the first date, sick with malaria on the wedding day--Fuller struggles to understand her younger self as she overcomes her current misfortunes. Fuller soon realizes what is missing from her life is something that was always there: the brash and uncompromising ways of her father, the man who warned his daughter that 'the problem with most people is that they want to be alive for as long as possible without having any idea whatsoever how to live.' Fuller's father--'Tim Fuller of No Fixed Abode' as he first introduced himself to his future wife--was a man who regretted nothing and wanted less, even after fighting harder and losing more than most men could bear. Leaving Before the Rains Come showcases Fuller at the peak of her abilities, threading panoramic vistas with her deepest revelations as a fully grown woman and mother. Fuller reveals how, after spending a lifetime fearfully waiting for someone to show up and save her, she discovered that, in the end, we all simply have to save ourselves"-- Provided by publisher.

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

Spring brides : a year of weddings novella collection

May 8, 2015
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
503 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
A March bride -- An April bride -- A May bride.

The story of Fester cat

April 22, 2015
Magrs, Paul, 1969-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
359 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 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

30 lessons for loving : advice from the wisest Americans on love, relationships, and marriage

April 20, 2015
Pillemer, Karl A.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2015.
457 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Hudson Street Press, 2015.

Women, food, and desire : embrace your cravings, make peace with food, recliam your body

April 20, 2015
Jamieson, Alexandra, 1975-
New York : Gallery Books, [2015]
359 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Happiness by design : change what you do, not how you think

April 20, 2015
Dolan, Paul, 1968-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
431 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The dark art : my undercover life in global narco-terrorism

April 8, 2015
Follis, Edward.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
401 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
"A highly decorated veteran DEA agent recounts his incredible undercover career and reveals the shocking links between narcotics trafficking and terrorism What exactly is undercover? From a law-enforcement perspective, undercover is the art of skillfully eliciting incriminating statements. From a personal and psychological standpoint, it's the dark art of gaining trust--then manipulating that trust. In the simplest terms, it's playing a chess game with the bad guy, getting him to make the moves you want him to make--but without him knowing you're doing so. Edward Follis mastered the chess game--The Dark Art--over the course of his distinguished twenty-seven years with the Drug Enforcement Administration, where he bought eightballs of coke in a red Corvette, negotiated multimillion-dollar deals onboard private King Airs, and developed covert relationships with men who were not only international drug-traffickers but--in some cases--operatives for Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, the Shan United Army, or the Mexican federation of cartels. Follis was, in fact, one of the driving forces behind the agency's radical shift from a limited local focus to a global arena. In the early nineties, the DEA was primarily known for doing street-level busts evocative of Miami Vice. Today, it uses high-resolution-optics surveillance and classified cutting-edge technology to put the worst narco-terror kingpins on the business end of "stealth justice" delivered via Predator drone pilots. Spanning five continents and filled with harrowing stories about the world's most ruthless drug lords and terrorist networks, Follis's memoir reads like a thriller. Yet every word is true, and every story is documented. Follis earned a Medal of Valor for his work, and coauthor Douglas Century is a pro at shaping and telling just this kind of story. The first and only insider's account of the confluence between narco-trafficking and terrorist organizations, The Dark Art is a page-turning memoir that will electrify you from page one" -- from publisher's web site.

Good call : reflections on faith, family, and fowl

April 8, 2015
Robertson, Jase, 1969-
303 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

The kindness diaries : one man's quest to ignite goodwill and transform lives around the world

April 8, 2015
Logothetis, Leon.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
355 pages (large print) ; 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.

Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

April 7, 2015
Gawande, Atul.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
437 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Henry Holtt & Company, 2014.
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Title page verso.

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