New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

March 13, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Home sweet home

March 12, 2020
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.
415 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Three's a crowd / Fern Michaels -- Blue Hollow Falls: new beginnings / Donna Kauffman -- Bring me home / Melissa Storm.
"THREE'S A CROWD * Fern Michaels This Mother's Day will be the first in three years that Samantha Stewart has spent with her parents. And she's bringing a very special gift-the baby granddaughter they've never met. Sam's work as an overseas reporter was exhilarating and dangerous. Now she's seeking stability for little Caroline-and answers for herself-and finding them in a homecoming full of surprises . . . NEW BEGINNINGS IN BLUE HOLLOW FALLS * Donna Kauffman The moment she set foot in Blue Hollow Falls, Dubliner Katie MacMillan felt right at home. Back to help with her sister's pregnancy, she's contemplating her own future, especially when she confronts Declan MacGregor, her childhood tormentor and first crush. This Blue Ridge town was supposed to be a new beginning, but can it also be the setting for a second chance? BRING ME HOME * Melissa Storm For Hazel Long, spending time with her bedridden father is bittersweet. There's comfort in the friendship offered by other hospital visitors-and the kindness of a handsome male nurse. And when Hazel's father begins to tell her the story of the mother she barely knew, it's an unexpected chance to bond, and a lesson in making the most of each new day"-- Provided by publisher.

I really needed this today : words to live by

March 10, 2020
Kotb, Hoda, 1964- author.
473 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Several years ago, Today show co-host Hoda Kotb began posting a variety of quotes on her Instagram page. Some were penned by a favorite writer; others offered a dose of love or laughter. She thought the quotes were meaningful only to her, but soon a funny thing started happening -- reactions poured in from thousands of people who were just as moved. The quotes weren't only providing inspiration to Hoda, they were comforting and connecting people. So many of their comments read, "I really needed this today," a phrase that inspired the book's title. Hoda not only shares 365 sayings and quotes, she writes about the people and experiences that have pushed her to challenge boundaries, embrace change, and explore relationships to their fullest. Written with her signature wit and warmth, this book is the ideal companion to tuck beside your bed or to bring with you on-the-go to keep you motivated, recharged, and inspired each day.

Successful aging : a neuroscientist explores the power and potential of our lives

March 6, 2020
Levitin, Daniel J., author.
xxxix, 900 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Recent studies show that our decision-making skills improve as we age, and that our happiness levels peak at age eighty-two. Levitin examines the neuroscientific evidence to challenge many of the beliefs that surround aging. He provides realistic plans for how you can make the most of your seventies, eighties, and nineties today-- no matter how old you are now.-- Provided by publisher.

Russians among us : sleeper cells, ghost stories, and the hunt for Putin's spies

March 6, 2020
Corera, Gordon, author.
viii, 622 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"The full story of Putin's escalating espionage campaign in the West, the Russian 'deep cover' spies who penetrated the US and the years-long FBI hunt to capture them. This book also details the recruitment, running, and escape of one of the most important spies of modern times, a man who worked inside the heart of Russian intelligence. In this thrilling account Corera tracks not only the history, but the astonishing evolution of Russian espionage, including the use of 'cyber illegals' who continue to manipulate us toda."--Provided by publisher.

The farmer's daughter romance collection

March 2, 2020
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2020.
1191 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Marty's ride / Mary Davis -- A time to keep / Kelly Eileen Hake -- Beyond today / Tracie Peterson -- Myles from anywhere / Jill Stengl -- Letters from the enemy / Susan May Warren
A Time to Plant, a Time to Harvest, a Time to Love. Change is an inevitable part of farming, and growing up on a farm has taught five women how to be strong, adaptable, and continually hopeful. From Montana to Kansas, South Dakota to Wisconsin, these young women weather the storms of life by holding to their faith. But can love be found in romances that are as unpredictable as a summer cyclone?

The American story : conversations with master historians

February 25, 2020
Rubenstein, David M., interviewer, compiler.
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, a Cengage Company, Gale, Cengage Learning, 2020.
701 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Excerpts from Congressional Dialogues, a series of presentations by authors for Members of Congress, which have been hosteded by the Library of Congress, since 2013.
Introduction by David M. Rubenstein -- Jack D. Warren Jr. on George Washington -- David McCollough on John Adams -- Jon Meacham on Thomas Jefferson -- Ron Chernow on Alexander Hamilton -- Walter Isaacson on Benjamin Franklin -- Cokie Roberts on founding mothers -- Doris Kearns Goodwin on Abraham Lincoln -- A. Scott Berg on Charles Lindbergh -- Jay Winik on Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- Jean Edward Smith on Dwight D. Eisenhower -- Richard Reeves on John F. Kennedy -- Taylor Branch on Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement -- Robert A. Caro on Lyndon B. Johnson -- Bob Woodward on Richard M. Nixon and executive power -- H. W. Brands on Ronald Reagan -- Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on the U.S. Supreme Court.
"In these lively dialogues, the biggest names in American history explore the subjects they've come to so intimately know and understand. -- David McCullough on John Adams -- Jon Meacham on Thomas Jefferson -- Ron Chernow on Alexander Hamilton -- Walter Isaacson on Benjamin Franklin -- Doris Kearns Goodwin on Abraham Lincoln -- A. Scott Berg on Charles Lindbergh -- Taylor Branch on Martin Luther King -- Robert Caro on Lyndon B. Johnson -- Bob Woodward on Richard Nixon --And many others, including a special conversation with Chief Justice John Roberts Through his popular program The David Rubenstein Show, David Rubenstein has established himself as one of our most thoughtful interviewers. Now, in The American Story, David captures the brilliance of our most esteemed historians, as well as the souls of their subjects. The book features introductions by Rubenstein as well a foreword by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead our national library. Richly illustrated with archival images from the Library of Congress, the book is destined to become a classic for serious readers of American history. Through these captivating exchanges, these bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors offer fresh insight on pivotal moments from the Founding Era to the late 20th century."-- Provided by publisher.

Fentanyl, Inc. : how rogue chemists are creating the deadlist wave of the opioid epidemic

February 25, 2020
Westhoff, Ben, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2020.
621 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A deeply human story, Fentanyl, Inc. is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it. "A whole new crop of chemicals is radically changing the recreational drug landscape," writes Ben Westhoff. "These are known as Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and they include replacements for known drugs like heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana. They are synthetic, made in a laboratory, and are much more potent than traditional drugs"--and all-too-often tragically lethal. Drugs like fentanyl, K2, and Spice--and those with arcane acronyms like 25i-NBOMe-- were all originally conceived in legitimate laboratories for proper scientific and medicinal purposes. Their formulas were then hijacked and manufactured by rogue chemists, largely in China, who change their molecular structures to stay ahead of the law, making the drugs' effects impossible to predict. Westhoff has infiltrated this shadowy world. He tracks down the little-known scientists who invented these drugs and inadvertently killed thousands, as well as a mysterious drug baron who turned the law upside down in his home country of New Zealand. Westhoff visits the shady factories in China from which these drugs emanate, providing startling and original reporting on how China's vast chemical industry operates, and how the Chinese government subsidizes it. Poignantly, he chronicles the lives of addicted users and dealers, families of victims, law enforcement officers, and underground drug awareness organizers in the U.S. and Europe. Together they represent the shocking and riveting full anatomy of a calamity we are just beginning to understand. From its depths, as Westhoff relates, are emerging new strategies that may provide essential long-term solutions to the drug crisis that has affected so many"-- Provided by publisher.

How we fight for our lives : a memoir

February 25, 2020
Jones, Saeed, author.
255 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"'Elergy with Grown Folks' Music' by Saeed Jones first appeared in Tin House #69."
"Haunted and haunting, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir. Jones tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence--into tumultuous relationships with his family, into passing flings with lovers, friends, and strangers. Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do for one another--and to one another--as we fight to become ourselves. An award-winning poet, Jones has developed a style that's as beautiful as it is powerful--a voice that's by turns a river, a blues, and a nightscape set ablaze. How We Fight for Our Lives is a one-of-a-kind memoir and a book that cements Saeed Jones as an essential writer for our time"-- Provided by publisher.

The queens of animation : the untold story of the women who transformed the world of Disney and made cinematic history

February 25, 2020
Holt, Nathalia, 1980- author.
611 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"The animated films of Walt Disney Studios have moved and entertained millions. But few fans know that behind these groundbreaking features was an influential group of women who fought for respect in an often ruthless male-dominated industry and who have slipped under the radar for decades. Bestselling author Nathalia Holt tells their dramatic stories, showing how these women infiltrated the boys' club of Disney's story and animation departments to create the rich artwork and unforgettable narratives that have become part of the American canon."--Back cover.

The art of resistance : my four years in the French underground : a memoir

February 20, 2020
Rosenberg, Justus, 1921- author.
339 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
99-year-old literature professor Justus Rosenberg escaped the Holocaust and spent four daring years in the French Underground during World War II. Now he finally writes his own unforgettable epic. The Art of Resistance is unlike any World War II memoir before it. Its author, Justus Rosenberg, has spent the past seventy years teaching the classics of literature to American college students. Hidden within him, however, was a remarkable true story of wartime courage and romance worthy of a great novel. Here is Professor Rosenberg's elegant and gripping chronicle of his youth in Nazi-occupied Europe, when he risked everything to stand against evil. In 1937, after witnessing a violent Nazi mob in his hometown of Danzig, a majority German city on the Baltic Sea, sixteen-year-old Justus Rosenberg was sent by his Jewish parents to Paris to finish his education in safety. Three years later, the Nazis came again, as France fell to the Germans. Alone and in danger, Justus fled Paris, heading south. A chance meeting led him to Varian Fry, an American journalist in Marseille who led a clandestine network helping thousands of men and women--including many legendary artists and intellectuals, among them Hannah Arendt, Marc Chagall, Andre Breton, and Max Ernst--escape the Nazis. With his intimate understanding of French and German culture, and fluency in several languages, including English, Justus became an invaluable member of Fry's operation as a spy and scout. After the Vichy government expelled Fry from France, Justus worked in Grenoble, recruiting young men and women for the Underground Army. For the next four years, he would be an essential component of the Resistance, relying on his wits and skills to survive several close calls with death. Once, he found himself in a Nazi internment camp, with his next stop Auschwitz--and yet Justus found an ingenious way to escape. He spent two years during the war gathering intelligence, surveying German installations and troop movements on the Mediterranean. Then, after the allied invasion at Normandy in 1944, Justus became a guerrilla fighter, participating in and leading commando raids to disrupt the German retreat across France. At the end of the Second World War, Justus emigrated to America, and built a new life. For the past fifty years, he has taught literature at Bard College, shaping the inner lives of generations of students. Now he adds his own story to the library of great coming-of-age memoirs: The Art of Resistance is a powerful saga of bravery and defiance, a true-life spy thriller touched throughout by a professor's wisdom.

Brother & sister : a memoir

February 20, 2020
Keaton, Diane, author.
221 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
"A memoir by the award-winning actress about her younger brother, Randy, and the ways in which siblings' lives can diverge and then come back together"-- Provided by publisher.

Franklin & Washington : the founding partnership

February 20, 2020
Larson, Edward J. (Edward John), author.
xvii, 478 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (mostly color) ; 23 cm
Book I. Converging lives. Great expectations ; Lessons from the frontier ; From subjects to citizens -- Book II. Partners in revolution. Taking command ; "The most awful crisis" -- Book III. Working together and apart. Rendezvous in Philadelphia ; Darkness at dawn ; The walking stick.
"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a masterful, first-of-its-kind dual biography of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, illuminating their partnership's enduring importance. Theirs was a three-decade-long bond that, more than any other pairing, would forge the United States. Vastly different men, Benjamin Franklin--an abolitionist freethinker from the urban north--and George Washington--a slavehold­ing general from the agrarian south--were the indispensable authors of American independence and the two key partners in the attempt to craft a more perfect union at the Constitutional Convention, held in Franklin's Philadelphia and presided over by Washington. And yet their teamwork has been little remarked upon in the centuries since. Illuminating Franklin and Washington's relationship with striking new detail and energy, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson shows that theirs was truly an intimate working friendship that amplified the talents of each for collective advancement of the American project. During the French and Indian War, Franklin supplied the wagons for General Edward Braddock's ill-fated assault on Fort Duquesne, and Washington buried the general's body under the dirt road traveled by those retreating wagons. After long sup­porting British rule, both became key early proponents of inde­pendence. Rekindled during the Second Continental Congress in 1775, their friendship gained historical significance during the American Revolution, when Franklin led America's diplomatic mission in Europe (securing money and an alliance with France) and Washington commanded the Continental Army. Victory required both of these efforts to succeed, and success, in turn, required their mutual coordination and cooperation. In the 1780s, the two sought to strengthen the union, leading to the framing and ratification of the Constitution, the founding document that bears their stamp. Franklin and Washington--the two most revered figures in the early republic--staked their lives and fortunes on the American experiment in liberty and were committed to its preservation. Today the United States is the world's great super­power, and yet we also wrestle with the government Franklin and Washington created more than two centuries ago--the power of the executive branch, the principle of checks and balances, the electoral college--as well as the wounds of their compromise over slavery. Now, as the founding institutions appear under new stress, it is time to understand their origins through the fresh lens of Larson's Franklin & Washington, a major addition to the literature of the founding era."--Publisher's website.

A house in the mountains : the women who liberated Italy from fascism

February 20, 2020
Moorehead, Caroline, author.
xxxv, 642 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
In the late summer of 1943, when Italy broke with the Germans and joined the Allies after suffering catastrophic military losses, an Italian Resistance was born. Four young Piedmontese womenAda, Frida, Silvia and Biancaliving secretly in the mountains surrounding Turin, risked their lives to overthrow Italys authoritarian government. They were among the thousands of Italians who joined the Partisan effort to help the Allies liberate their country from the German invaders and their Fascist collaborators. What made this partisan war all the more extraordinary was the number of womenlike this brave quartetwho swelled its ranks.

The ungrateful refugee : what immigrants never tell you

February 13, 2020
Nayeri, Dina, author.
525 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Dina Nayeri examines what it means to be a refugee through her own story of childhood escape from Iran, and through the stories of other refugees and asylum seekers.

Amish front porch stories : 18 short tales of simple faith and wisdom

February 12, 2020
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, a Cengage Company, Gale Cengage Learning, 2020.
527 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Love: Simple Actions by Wanda E. Brunstetter ; Love Isn't Painless by Richelle Brunstetter -- Joy: Cardinal at the Window by Wanda E. Brunstetter ; Unexpected Joy by Wanda E. Brunstetter -- Peace: Nina's Struggle by Richelle Brunstetter ; Tranquility by Wanda E. Brunstetter -- Longsuffering: Miriam's Care by Jean Brunstetter ; Laura's Choice by Wanda E. Brunstetter -- Gentleness: A Change of Heart by Wanda E. Brunstetter ; Kari's Joy by Jean Brunstetter -- Goodness: Taunted by Wanda E. Brunstetter : Pam's Friend by Jean Brunstetter -- Faith: Hiding Place by Wanda E. Brunstetter ; Betty's Dog by Jean Brunstetter -- Meekness: Receive with Meekness by Richelle Brunstetter ; The Beautiful Quilt by Wanda E. Brunstetter -- Temperance: Breaking Down by Richelle Brunstetter ; Tempted by Wanda E. Brunstetter.
"Amish Country is known for an atmosphere of peace and quiet, perfect for front-porch sitting with a good book. Join New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, her daughter-in-law, and granddaughter, as they share 18 heartwarming stories from Amish Country. These fictional short stories include journeys we can all relate to as we seek how to live led by love, joy, peace, patience, and other Fruits of the Spirit. Meet Anna, who struggles to show love to a cantankerous neighbor; Laura, who endures infertility; Nora, whose pride threatens to consume her life; and other women who walk in their faith each day"-- Provided by publisher.

A marvelous life : the amazing story of Stan Lee

February 12, 2020
Fingeroth, Danny, author.
699 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Stan Lee was the most famous American comic book creator who ever lived. Thanks, especially, to his many cameos in Marvel movies and TV shows, Lee was--and even after his 2018 death, still is--the voice and face of comics and popular culture in general, and Marvel Comics in particular. How he got to that place is a story that has never been fully told--until now. With creative partners including Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko--with whom he had tempestuous relationships that rivaled any superhero battle--Lee created world-famous characters including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, and the Hulk! But Lee's career was haunted by conflict and controversy. Was he the most innovative creator to ever do comics? Was he a lucky no-talent whose only skill was taking credit for others' work? Or was he something else altogether? Danny Fingeroth's A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee attempts to answer some of those questions. It is the first comprehensive biography of this powerhouse of ideas who, with his invention of Marvel Comics, changed the world's ideas of what a hero is and how a story should be told"-- Provided by publisher.

A Bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis

February 12, 2020
Frenkel, Françoise, 1889-1975, author.
328 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
First published in France as Rien où poser sa tête by L'Arbalète Gallimard in 2015.
"In 1921, FrançoiseFrenkel-a Jewish woman from Poland-fulfills a lifelong dream. She opens Berlin's first French-language bookshop, La Maison du Livre, attracting artists, diplomats, celebrities, and poets. The shop soon becomes a haven for intellectual exchange as Nazi ideology begins to poison the culturally rich city. But as the occupation intensifies and politics darken, Frenkel's bookshop is frequently visited by police officers who confiscate her beloved books. Frenkel's dream finally shatters on Kristallnacht-The Night of Broken Glass-as Jewish shops and businesses, including La Maison du Livre, are destroyed. She flees to Paris where she witnesses countless horrors. Secreted away from one safe house to the next, Frenkel survives at the heroic hands of strangers risking their lives to protect her. Originally published in 1945, and rediscovered nearly sixty years later in an attic, A Bookshop in Berlin is the remarkable tale of one woman whose passion for life and literature helps her survive history's darkest hours"--Provided by publisher.

Janis : her life and music

February 12, 2020
George-Warren, Holly, author.
591 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction -- Pioneer stock -- Tomboy -- Thrill seeker -- "Beat weeds" -- "18 and fucked up" -- Hell raiser -- Waller Creek boy -- Blues singer -- Meth freak and the Saturday night swindle -- Texas coed -- Big Brother's chick singer -- "The idol of my generation" -- "Haight-Ashbury's first pinup" -- Woman on the verge -- "Rock star born on Second Avenue" -- Kozmic blues -- Pearl.
"This blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was"--Provided by publisher.

Webster's new explorer large print dictionary

February 12, 2020
Springfield, MA : Federal Street Press, ©2012.
xxvii, 753 pages ; 24 cm
A large print English language dictionary which includes definitions and pronunciations of over 40,000 words.

The book of eating : adventures in professional gluttony

February 5, 2020
Platt, Adam, author.
x, 364 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; 23 cm
"As the son of a diplomat growing up in places like Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan, Adam Platt didn't have the chance to become a picky eater. Living, traveling, and eating in some of the most far-flung locations around the world, he developed an eclectic palate and a nuanced understanding of cultures and cuisines that led to some revelations which would prove important in his future career as a food critic. In Tokyo, for instance--"a kind of paradise for nose-to-tail cooking"--he learned that "if you're interested in telling a story, a hair-raisingly bad meal is much better than a good one." From dim sum in Hong Kong to giant platters of Peking duck in Beijing, fresh-baked croissants in Paris and pierogi on the snowy streets of Moscow, Platt takes us around the world, re-tracing the steps of a unique, and lifelong, culinary education. Providing a glimpse into a life that has intertwined food and travel in exciting and unexpected ways, The Book of Eating is a delightful and sumptuous trip that is also the culinary coming-of-age of a voracious eater and his eventual ascension to become, as he puts it, "a professional glutton."--Amazon.

Because internet : understanding the new rules of language

January 29, 2020
McCulloch, Gretchen, author.
539 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"The internet isn't the first technology to alter how we communicate, but it is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. The programmers behind the apps and platforms we use decide how our conversations are structured, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and @replies. Linguistically inventive niche online communities spread slang and jargon exponentially faster than in the days when new dialects were constrained by physical space. What's more, social media provides a fascinating laboratory for watching language evolve in real time"-- Provided by publisher.

Lake of the Ozarks : my surreal summers in a vanishing America

January 29, 2020
Geist, William, author.
251 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The drive down/ now and then -- The strip -- The tourist trappers -- Uncle Ed -- The Chili Pond -- Extreme dishwashing -- Another day, another dollar -- Amateur night in the kitchen -- The great salad bar debate -- Ozark bellhops -- The Pow Wow Room -- La Noche de la Larry Don -- Sisterhood of servers -- I don't get it -- Night desk -- The Ozark outback -- Getting to the point -- Cross-cultural exchange -- The best laid plans -- Autumn leaves.
"Before there was 'tourism' or 'leisure time;' before souvenir ashtrays became 'camp' and 'kitsch;' before Goofy Golf became an 'attraction' and today's colossal theme parks could even be imagined, there was 'Beautiful Lake of the Ozarks -- Family Vacationland,' where to this day the ashtrays remain devoid of irony. It was here, at Arrowhead Lodge at Lake of the Ozarks, where Bill Geist spent his summers between high school and college working at this tacky resort. What may have seemed 'just a summer job' became, upon reflection, a transformative era where a cast of eccentric, small-town characters and experiences would make Bill the man he is today. Bill realized it was this time in his life that would shape his sensibilities, his humor, his writing, and ultimately a career searching the world for other such untamed characters for The Chicago Tribune and the New York Times. In Lake of the Ozarks, two-time Emmy Award-winning CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Bill Geist reflects on his coming of age in the American heartland of the Midwest and traces his evolution as a man and a writer, in the summers between high school and college, before he went off to Vietnam and the country went to Hell. Written with Geistian warmth and quirky humor, Lake of the Ozarks takes readers back to a bygone era, and shows how you can find inspiration in the most unexpected places"-- Provided by publisher.

Natural rivals : John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the creation of America's public lands

January 29, 2020
Clayton, John, 1964- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2019.
523 pages (large print), 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
"John Muir, the most famous naturalist in American history, protected Yosemite, co-founded the Sierra Club, and is sometimes called the Father of the National Parks. A poor immigrant, self-taught, individualistic, and skeptical of institutions, his idealistic belief in the spiritual benefits of holistic natural systems led him to a philosophy of preserving wilderness unimpaired.Gifford Pinchot founded the U.S. Forest Service and advised his friend Theodore Roosevelt on environmental policy. Raised in wealth, educated in privilege, and interested in how institutions and community can overcome failures in individual virtue, Pinchot's pragmatic belief in professional management led him to a philosophy of sustainably conserving natural resources. When these rivaling perspectives meet, what happens? For decades, the story of their relationship has been told as a split between the conservation and preservation philosophies, sparked by a proposal to dam a remote Yosemite valley called Hetch Hetchy. But a decade before that argument, Muir and Pinchot camped together alongside Montana's jewel-like Lake McDonald in, which was at the heart of a region not yet consecrated as Glacier National Park.At stake in 1896 was the new idea that some landscapes should be collectively, permanently owned by a democratic government. Although many people today think of public lands as an American birthright, their very existence was then in doubt, and dependent on a merger of the talents of these two men. Natural Rivals examines a time of environmental threat and political dysfunction not unlike our own, and reveals the complex dynamic that gave birth to America's rich public lands legacy"-- Provided by publisher.

The nature cure : a doctor's guide to the science of natural medicine

January 29, 2020
Michalsen, Andreas, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.
591 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Foreword / Valter Longo, PhD -- Introduction -- The basic principles of naturopathy -- Therapies of antiquity rediscovered -- The healing power of water -- The key to health -- Stagnation is cause for illness -- Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness -- Global medicines -- My treatment methods -- Strategies for a healthy life -- The future of medicine.
"We are living longer than ever before. But our prolonged lives have come at a price: a rise in chronic diseases like digestive disorders, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, and cancer. These diseases pose a challenge to conventional medicine, which controls symptoms but doesn't address the underlying cause. But there is a solution: naturopathy. In The Nature Cure, Dr. Michalsen shares the incredibly potential of naturopathy and shows how it has already been proven to help those living with chronic illness"-- Provided by publisher.

Our wild calling : how connecting with animals can transform our lives--and save theirs

January 29, 2020
Louv, Richard, author.
641 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

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