New Arrivals · Large Print History

November 16, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

All blood runs red : the legendary life of Eugene Bullard -- boxer, pilot, soldier, spy

November 15, 2019
Keith, Phil, 1946- author.
[Waterville, Maine] : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
483 pages (large print), 15 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Eugene Bullard lived one of the most fascinating lives of the twentieth century. The son of a former slave and an indigenous Creek woman, Bullard fled home at the age of eleven to escape the racial hostility of his Georgia community. When his journey led him to Europe, he garnered worldwide fame as a boxer, and later as the first African American fighter pilot in history. After the war, Bullard returned to Paris a celebrated hero. But little did he know that the dramatic, globe-spanning arc of his life had just begun. All Blood Runs Red is the inspiring untold story of an American hero, a thought-provoking chronicle of the twentieth century and a portrait of a man who came from nothing and by his own courage, determination, gumption, intelligence and luck forged a legendary life.

Three days at the brink : FDR's daring gamble to win World War II

October 29, 2019
Baier, Bret, author.
©2019
xvi, 604 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
November 1943: World War II teetered in the balance. The Nazis controlled nearly all of the European continent. Japan dominated the Pacific. Allied successes at Sicily and Guadalcanal had gained modest ground but at an extraordinary cost. On the Eastern Front, the Soviets had already lost millions of lives. That same month in Tehran, with the fate of the world in question, the 'Big Three,' Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, secretly met for the first time to chart a strategy for defeating Hitler. Over three days, this trio, strange bedfellows united by their mutual responsibility as heads of the Allied powers, made essential decisions that would direct the final years of the war and its aftermath. Meanwhile, looming over the covert meeting was the possible threat of a Nazi assassination plot nicknamed 'Operation Long Jump,' heightening the already dramatic stakes.

Piety & power : Mike Pence and the taking of the White House

October 16, 2019
LoBianco, Tom, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
ix, 581 pages ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Spine.
Introduction: The caretaker government -- Prologue: The cornfield in Pence's backyard -- Idyllic -- Conversion -- Candidate school: 1988 -- Broke: 1990 -- The think tank -- Mike Pence, Inc. v. Michael -- Resurrection: 2000 -- The unknown -- Pence's moment -- Back home again -- Governor Pence for President -- Now, George -- At peace -- God's plan -- Piety & power.
LoBianco offers a revealing portrait of Mike Pence, the devout Christian who shocked many of his closest followers when he joined the campaign and became one of the strongest champions of Donald Trump. He also explores the rumors surrounding the Vice President's ambitions to succeed and even "overthrow" Trump. From unearthing anecdotes about Pence's faith, his marriage to Karen Pence, his obsequious relationship with Trump, his deeply buried personality, and his presidential aspirations and plans for America's future, LoBianco sheds light on this ambitious Midwestern politician, his past, and his possible future. -- adapted from publisher info

You are worth it : building a life worth fighting for

October 16, 2019
Carpenter, Kyle, 1989- author.
©2019
viii, 355 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Introduction: you are worth it -- Afghanistan -- It starts at home -- Hard work pays off -- Keep your promises--to others and to yourself -- Lead with action -- Someone else's shoes -- The grenade -- Call your mom -- Find the joy -- It starts at home (again) -- The past truly is the past -- Jump -- Don't hide your scars -- "Stay motivated" -- Know your worth -- You're going to fail...and that's okay -- You are more than your ribbon rack or résumé -- Say thank you -- Parting thoughts.
"From the youngest living recipient of the Medal of Honor comes an extraordinary inspirational memoir that will change the life of every reader. Moving and unforgettable, You Are Worth It is an astonishing memoir from an extraordinary young leader"--provided by publisher.

No surrender : a father, a son, and an extraordinary act of heroism that continues to live on today

October 15, 2019
Edmonds, Chris (Christopher Waring), 1957- author.
New York : HarperLuxe ; [2019]
498 pages pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Part contemporary detective story, part World War II historical narrative, No Surrender is the inspiring true story of Roddie Edmonds, a Knoxville-born enlistee who risked his life during the treacherous final days of World War II to save others from murderous Nazis, and the lasting effects his actions had on thousands of lives--then and now"--Provided by publisher.

The United States of Trump : how the President really sees America

October 9, 2019
O'Reilly, Bill, author.
Farmington Hills, Mich : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
471 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Drawing on exclusive interview materials and deep research, this book is an insider's portrait of the 45th President that includes previously undisclosed details about Trump's childhood, family life and career.

A woman of no importance : the untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II

September 25, 2019
Purnell, Sonia, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2019.
627 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
"In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." The target in their sights was Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite who talked her way into Special Operations Executive, the spy organization dubbed Winston Churchill's "Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare." She became the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines and--despite her prosthetic leg--helped to light the flame of the French Resistance, revolutionizing secret warfare as we know it."--Provided by publisher.

Radicals, resistance, and revenge : the left's plot to remake America

September 23, 2019
Pirro, Jeanine, author.
©2019
viii, 370 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Here's my open -- They can lie, but they can't stop Trump from winning -- Revenge off the rails: The resistance attacks Barr -- Rats desert the ship -- Open season on conservatives -- The democrat clown car -- Home alone in the White House -- Invasion at the border -- The radicals' revenge: Now they're getting downright nasty -- Resisting reality: Media madness -- The radicals' attack on life itself -- The democrats' siren song of socialism -- Ghosting conservatives -- In closing.
Donald Trump's presidency has been under siege from the Left and its Deep State fellow travelers who have concocted an outrageous case of conspiracy with Russia to keep Trump from securing America's borders, reviving the nation's economy, and restoring our constitutional republic. Pirro's keen analysis reveals the anti-Trump conspirators' corrupt methods and possible crimes, warning patriotic Americans before it is too late. -- adapted from jacket

D-Day girls : the spies who armed the resistance, sabotaged the Nazis, and helped win World War II

July 24, 2019
Rose, Sarah, 1974- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2019]
695 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The Kennedy heirs : John, Caroline, and the new generation, a legacy of triumph and tragedy

July 24, 2019
Taraborrelli, J. Randy, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
971 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged. Other aspects of the book may vary from the original edition."

The storm on our shores : one island, two soldiers, and the forgotten battle of World War II

June 24, 2019
Obmascik, Mark, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2019]
407 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.

The real Wallis Simpson : a new history of the American divorcee who became the Duchess of Windsor

June 13, 2019
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2019]
631 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Prologue: the heart has its reasons -- The Prince's girl -- Ich dien -- One and only -- God bless WE -- Down with the American harlot -- Oceans of agony -- The last hour -- The fury -- Untitled -- The Twilight Zone -- A shadow king -- Son Altese Royale -- My David -- Epilogue: The cedar walk.

We were rich and we didn't know it : a memoir of my Irish boyhood

June 13, 2019
Phelan, Tom, 1940- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2019]
325 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
JohnJoe's clever plan -- JohnJoe gets a wife -- The jubilee nurse -- In the farmhouse kitchen -- The turkey in the cupboard -- Love writ shyly -- My fifty-two-acre playground -- The lovely church -- Praying for the dead -- The storyteller -- The road to school -- First babies -- The penny catechism -- Scary surprise from the dark continent -- The red motorcar -- To school with Uncle Jack and Red -- Altar boy days -- The recruiter -- Blessed Oliver -- The sweet paper -- Sheriff Johnny's gun -- My boxing career -- Tyranny of the Irish weather -- De Valera and Dad's turnips -- Early morning cattle drive -- The early lives of piglets -- Horses -- The forge -- Whiteface and the stallion -- The bull on the farm -- Accident near Tullamore -- Isaac's tree -- Burning bushes -- We were rich and we didn't know it -- The rambler -- Luckless Lar -- The man who knew everything -- Wasted on the bog air -- Jimser Scott -- Billy -- Flying the nest.
"Tom Phelan, who was born and raised in County Laois in the Irish midlands, spent his formative years working with his wise and demanding father as he sought to wrest a livelihood from a farm that was often wet, muddy, and back-breaking. It was a time before rural electrification, the telephone, and indoor plumbing; a time when the main modes of travel were bicycle and animal cart; a time when small farmers struggled to survive and turkey eggs were hatched in the kitchen cupboard; a time when the Church exerted enormous control over Ireland. We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It recounts Tom's upbringing in an isolated, rural community from the day he was delivered by the local midwife. With tears and laughter, it speaks to the strength of the human spirit in the face of life's adversities"-- Provided by publisher.

The problem of democracy : the Presidents Adams confront the cult of personality

May 31, 2019
Isenberg, Nancy, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2019]
xxxvii, 900 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"How the father and son presidents foresaw the rise of the cult of personality and fought those who sought to abuse the weaknesses inherent in our democracy. Until now, no one has properly dissected the intertwined lives of the second and sixth (father and son) presidents."--Provided by publisher.

The first wave : the D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II

May 31, 2019
Kershaw, Alex, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, 2019.
497 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
June 5, 1944 -- Ham and jam -- The cruel seas -- A Grade A stinker -- Bloody lucky -- By dawn's faint light -- An angel on each shoulder -- La Belle France -- All the blue bonnets -- Tallyho! -- The Bocage -- A dirty bush war -- Defeating Hitler.
"Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows the remarkable men who carried out D-Day's most perilous missions. The charismatic, unforgettable cast includes the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the British glider pilot who braved antiaircraft fire to crash-land mere yards from the vital Pegasus Bridge; the Canadian brothers who led their troops onto Juno Beach under withering fire; as well as a French commando, returning to his native land, who fought to destroy German strongholds on Sword Beach and beyond. Readers will experience the sheer grit of the Rangers who scaled Pointe du Hoc and the astonishing courage of the British airborne soldiers who captured the Merville Gun Battery in the face of devastating enemy counterattacks. The first to fight when the stakes were highest and the odds longest, these men would determine the fate of the invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe--and the very history of the twentieth century. The result is an epic of close combat and extraordinary heroism. It is the capstone Alex Kershaw's remarkable career, built on his close friendships with D-Day survivors and his intimate understanding of the Normandy battlefield. For the seventy-fifth anniversary, here is a fresh take on World War II's longest day"-- Provided by publisher.

The ghost ships of Archangel : the Arctic voyage that defied the Nazis

May 31, 2019
Geroux, William, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019]
528 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"On the fourth of July, 1942, four Allied ships traversing the Arctic separated from their decimated convoy to head further north into the ice field of the North Pole, seeking safety from Nazi bombers and U-boats in the perilous white maze of ice floes, growlers, and giant bergs. Despite the risks, they had a better chance of survival than the rest of Convoy PQ-17, a fleet of thirty-five cargo ships carrying $1 billion worth of war supplies to the Soviet port of Archangel--the limited help Roosevelt and Churchill extended to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin to maintain their fragile alliance, even as they avoided joining the fight in Europe while the Eastern Front raged. The high-level politics that put Convoy PQ-17 in the path of the Nazis were far from the minds of the diverse crews aboard their ships. U.S. Navy Ensign Howard Carraway, aboard the SS Troubadour, was a farm boy from South Carolina and one of the many Americans for whom the convoy was to be a first taste of war; aboard the SS Ironclad, Ensign William Carter of the U.S. Navy Reserve had passed up a chance at Harvard Business School to join the Navy Armed Guard; from the Royal Navy Reserve, Lt. Leo Gradwell was given command of the HMT Ayrshire, a fishing trawler that had been converted into an antisubmarine vessel. All the while, The Ghost Ships of Archangel turns its focus on Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin, playing diplomatic games that put their ships in peril. The twenty-four-hour Arctic daylight in midsummer gave no respite from bombers, and the Germans wielded the terrifying battleship Tirpitz, nicknamed The Big Bad Wolf. Icebergs were as dangerous as Nazis. As a newly forged alliance was close to dissolving and the remnants of Convoy PQ-17 tried to slip through the Arctic in one piece, the fate of the world hung in the balance"-- Provided by publisher.

On democracy

May 31, 2019
White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985, author.
©2019
xxxiv, 230 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
A collection of essays, letters, and poems reflecting on events and life in the America of the time, written by American author E. B. White and previously published between 1928 and 1976.

The pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west

May 30, 2019
McCullough, David G., author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2019.
571 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered leaves : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm.
The Ohio country -- Forth to the wilderness -- Difficult times -- Havoc -- A new era commences -- The Burr conspiracy -- Adversities aplenty -- The cause of education -- The travelers -- Journey's end.
"As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. A Massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans of the Revolutionary War and their families for settlement. Included in the Northwest Ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, free universal education, and most importantly, the prohibition of slavery. In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. They settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River. McCullough tells the story through five major characters: Cutler and Putnam; Cutler's son Ephraim; and two other men, one a carpenter turned architect, and the other a physician who became a prominent pioneer in American science. They and their families created a town in a primeval wilderness, while coping with such frontier realities as floods, fires, wolves and bears, no roads or bridges, no guarantees of any sort, all the while negotiating a contentious and sometimes hostile relationship with the native people. Like so many of McCullough’s subjects, they let no obstacle deter or defeat them."--Inside dust jacket.

The heartbeat of Wounded Knee : native America from 1890 to the present

May 29, 2019
Treuer, David, author.
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, 2019.
824 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Narrating the apocalypse: 10,000 BCE-1890 -- Purgatory: 1891-1934 -- Fighting life: 1914-1945 -- Moving on up- termination and relocation: 1945-1970 -- Becoming Indian: 1970-1990 -- Boom city: tribal capitalism in the twenty-first century -- Digital Indians: 1990-2018.
The received idea of Native American history--as promulgated by books like Dee Brown's mega-bestselling 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee--has been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U. S. Cavalry, the sense was, but Native civilization did as well. Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, training as an anthropologist, and researching Native life past and present for his nonfiction and novels, David Treuer has uncovered a different narrative. Because they did not disappear--and not despite but rather because of their intense struggles to preserve their language, their traditions, their families, and their very existence--the story of American Indians since the end of the nineteenth century to the present is one of unprecedented resourcefulness and reinvention. In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir. Tracing the tribes' distinctive cultures from first contact, he explores how the depredations of each era spawned new modes of survival. The devastating seizures of land gave rise to increasingly sophisticated legal and political maneuvering that put the lie to the myth that Indians don't know or care about property. The forced assimilation of their children at government-run boarding schools incubated a unifying Native identity. Conscription in the US military and the pull of urban life brought Indians into the mainstream and modern times, even as it steered the emerging shape of self-rule and spawned a new generation of resistance. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is the essential, intimate story of a resilient people in a transformative era.

Every man a hero : a memoir of D-Day, the first wave at Omaha Beach, and a world at war

May 24, 2019
Lambert, Ray (Arnold Ray), author.
New York : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
xxix, 351 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
"Seventy-five years ago, he hit Omaha Beach with the first wave. Now Ray Lambert, ninety-eight years old, delivers one of the most remarkable memoirs, a tour-de-force of remembrance evoking his role as a decorated World War II medic who risked his life to save the heroes of D-Day."--Publisher's description.

Code name : Lise : the true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy

May 24, 2019
Loftis, Larry, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
438 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
"The extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II--perfect for fans of Unbroken, The Boys in the Boat, and Code Girls"-- Provided by publisher.

The league of wives : the untold story of the women who took on the U.S. Government to bring their husbands home

May 15, 2019
Lee, Heath Hardage, author.
©2019
577 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print basic."
The right wife -- It can't happen to us -- A Great Society for some, not for all -- Wives or widows? -- A reluctant sorority -- New girl village -- The league of wives -- Incredibly screwed up -- So you say you want a revolution? -- "Nixon's the one!" -- Go public -- Don't mess with Texas -- May day debut -- Here comes your nineteenth nervous breakdown -- Write Hanoi and silent nights -- Is peace at hand? -- "We chose to be together" -- To the First Ladies of America!.
"The true story of the fierce band of women who battled Washington--and Hanoi--to bring their husbands home from the jungles of Vietnam. On February 12, 1973, one hundred and fifteen men who, just six years earlier, had been high flying Navy and Air Force pilots, shuffled, limped, or were carried off a huge military transport plane at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. These American servicemen had endured years of brutal torture, kept shackled and starving in solitary confinement, in rat-infested, mosquito-laden prisons, the worst of which was The Hanoi Hilton. Months later, the first Vietnam POWs to return home would learn that their rescuers were their wives, a group of women that included Jane Denton, Sybil Stockdale, Louise Mulligan, Andrea Rander, Phyllis Galanti, and Helene Knapp. These women, who formed The National League of Families, would never have called themselves "feminists," but they had become the POW and MIAs most fervent advocates, going to extraordinary lengths to facilitate their husbands' freedom--and to account for missing military men--by relentlessly lobbying government leaders, conducting a savvy media campaign, conducting covert meetings with antiwar activists, most astonishingly, helping to code secret letters to their imprisoned husbands. In a page-turning work of narrative non-fiction, Heath Hardage Lee tells the story of these remarkable women for the first time in The League of Wives."--Biography.

Thunder in the Mountains : Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard and the Nez Perce War

April 23, 2019
Sharfstein, Daniel J., author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
867 pages (large print) : maps ; 24 cm

The unwinding of the miracle : a memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after

April 23, 2019
Yip-Williams, Julie, 1976-2018, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2019.
545 pages (large print) 23 cm.
"Born blind in Vietnam, she narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands of her grandmother, only to flee with her family the political upheaval of her country in the late 1970s. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundred other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. She would go on to become a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, and a life she had once assumed would be impossible. Then, at age thirty-seven, with two little girls at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began." --Provided by publisher.

American spirit : profiles in resilience, courage, and faith

April 22, 2019
Kyle, Taya, 1974- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
x, 446 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Spine.
Presents an inspiring collection of stories of Americans who have persevered over adversity and built extraordinary lives after loss, hardship, and setbacks, showcasing the resilience of the American spirit.

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