New Arrivals · Large Print History

July 25, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Finding my voice : my journey to the West Wing and the path forward

April 22, 2019
Jarrett, Valerie, 1956- author.
©2019
xiv, 460 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The gift of freedom -- Inheritance -- The best laid plans -- It's a girl! -- The quiet voice -- Change from the ground up -- My best hire ever -- The power of each voice -- Drinking from a fire hose -- Pinch myself moments -- The fight of our lives -- Where's my boom? -- We can't wait -- True north -- The changing of the guard -- The long view.

The matriarch : Barbara Bush and the making of an American dynasty

April 22, 2019
Page, Susan, author.
New York, NY : Twelve, 2019.
viii, 582 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
"The riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies and an entire political era. This biography is informed by more than one hundred interviews with Bush friends and family members, hours of conversation with Mrs. Bush herself in the final six months of her life, and access to her diaries that spanned decades. As with many women of her era, Barbara Bush was routinely underestimated, her contributions often neither recognized nor acknowledged. But she became an astute and trusted political campaign strategist and a beloved First Lady."--Provided by publisher.

How to behave badly in Elizabethan England : a guide for knaves, fools, harlots, cuckolds, drunkards, liars, thieves, and braggarts

March 25, 2019
Goodman, Ruth, 1963- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2018]
489 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

When the Irish invaded Canada : the incredible true story of the Civil War veterans who fought for Ireland's freedom

March 19, 2019
Klein, Christopher, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019]
x, 618 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"The outlandish history of a group of Irish-American revolutionaries who executed a daring set of Civil War-era raids on the British province of Canada to hold the territory hostage in hopes of securing Ireland's independence"-- Provided by publisher.

There will be no miracles here : a memoir

March 8, 2019
Gerald, Casey, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019
559 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Casey Gerald comes to our fractured times as a uniquely visionary witness whose life has spanned seemingly unbridgeable divides. His story begins at the end of the world: Dallas, New Year's Eve 1999, when he gathers with the congregation of his grandfather's black evangelical church to see which of them will be carried off. His beautiful, fragile mother disappears frequently and mysteriously; for a brief idyll, he and his sister live like Boxcar Children on her disability checks. When Casey--following in the footsteps of his father, a gridiron legend who literally broke his back for the team--is recruited to play football at Yale, he enters a world he's never dreamed of, the anteroom to secret societies and success on Wall Street, in Washington, and beyond. But even as he attains the inner sanctums of power, Casey sees how the world crushes those who live at its margins. He sees how the elite perpetuate the salvation stories that keep others from rising. And he sees, most painfully, how his own ascension is part of the scheme.

Let me finish : Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the power of in-your-face politics

February 20, 2019
Christie, Chris, author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2019.
612 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
After dropping out of the 2016 presidential race, Chris Christie stunned the political world by becoming the first major official to endorse Donald Trump. A friend of Trump's for fifteen years, the two-term New Jersey governor understood the future president as well as anyone in the political arena--and Christie quickly became one of Trump's most trusted advisers. Tapped with running Trump's transition team, Christie was nearly named his running mate. But within days of Trump's surprise victory over Hillary Clinton, Christie was in for his own surprise: he was being booted out. In Let Me Finish, Christie sets the record straight about his tenure as a corruption-fighting prosecutor and a Republican running a Democratic state, as well as what really happened on the 2016 campaign trail and inside Trump Tower. Christie takes readers inside the ego-driven battles for Trump's attention among figures like Steve Bannon, Corey Lewandowksi, Reince Priebus, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions, and Paul Manafort. He shows how the literal trashing of Christie's transition plan put the new administration in the hands of self-serving amateurs, all but guaranteeing the Trump presidency's shaky start. Christie also addresses hot-button issues from his own years in power, including what really went down during Bridgegate. And, for the first time, Christie tells the full story of the Kushner saga: how, as a federal prosecutor, Christie put Jared Kushner's powerful father behind bars--a fact Trump's son-in-law makes Christie pay for later. Packed with news-making revelations and told with the kind of bluntness few politicians can match, Christie's memoir is an essential guide to understanding the Trump presidency.

Wild Bill : the true story of the American frontier's first gunfighter

February 13, 2019
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2019]
455 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
In July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO--the first quick-draw duel on the frontier. Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger in the Wild West. James Butler Hickock was known across the frontier as a soldier, Union spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, and actor. Wild Bill became a legend, crossing paths with General Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody, as well as Ben Thompson and other young toughs gunning for the sheriff with the quickest draw west of the Mississippi.

Valley Forge

January 21, 2019
Drury, Bob, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2018]
775 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.

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