New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

August 15, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The cut out girl : a story of war and family, lost and found

August 14, 2018
Van Es, Bart, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2018]
423 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Title from web page.
The extraordinary true story of a young Jewish girl in Holland under Nazi occupation who finds refuge in the homes of an underground network of foster families, one of them the author's grandparents.

No better friend, no worse enemy : the life of General James Mattis

August 13, 2018
Proser, Jim, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
viii, 397 pages ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Cover.

Murder beyond the grave : true-crime thrillers

August 8, 2018
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
©2018
293 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"As seen on Investigation Discovery's Murder is forever."
Murder beyond the grave -- Murder in paradise.
Two true-crime tales relate the stories of a wealthy man buried alive with only forty-eight hours of air, and a grisly shooting high in the Sierra Nevada mountains involving the locals and rich developers.

Happily ever Esther : two men, a wonder pig, and their life-changing mission to give animals a home

August 8, 2018
Jenkins, Steve, 1982- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
301 pages (large print), 8 unnumber pages of plates: illustrations ; 23 cm.
The authors share the story of how after leaving the city to open their farm sanctuary, they tackled the unexpected realities of farm life and eventually accepted dozens of animals.

The space barons : Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos

August 8, 2018
Davenport, Christian, author.
New York : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
557 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations; 23 cm

Jell-o girls : a family history

August 8, 2018
Rowbottom, Allie, author.
©2018
385 pages(large print) ; 23cm.
A gripping examination of the dark side of an iconic American product and a moving portrait of the women who lived in the shadow of its fractured fortune, Jell-o Girls is a family history, a feminist history, and a story of motherhood, love and loss.--Jacket.

A wedding on Bluebird Way

August 7, 2018
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
454 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Kensington Publishing Corp.
The wedding that wasn't / by Lori Wilde -- There goes the bride / by Allyson Charles -- Loving Hailey / by Stacey Keith -- Bachelor honeymoon / by Janet Dailey.
"The sun is shining, the garden's in bloom and every detail is perfect as the wedding of the year gets underway at the charming Bluebird Inn. But when the Big Day becomes an even bigger fiasco, the surprises unfold in four entwined tales featuring the unforgettable Loving family in Serendipity, Texas"-- Provided by publisher.

Chasing the demon : a secret history of the quest for the sound barrier, and the band of American aces who conquered it

August 6, 2018
Hampton, Dan, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
xv, 425 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Brodart Bibz On-Order Record.
"Larger print"--Spine.

Tip of the iceberg : my 3,000 mile journey around wild Alaska, the last great American frontier

August 3, 2018
Adams, Mark, 1967- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2018.
499 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print narrative and nonfiction."

The season of my mother : a memoir of love, family, and flowers

August 3, 2018
Harden, Marcia Gay, author.
©2018
455 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the company that addicted America

August 1, 2018
Macy, Beth, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
vi, 548 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Chronicles America's more than twenty-year struggle with opioid addiction, from the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, through the spread of addiction in distressed communities in Central Appalachia, to the current national crisis.

Treating people well : the extraordinary power of civility at work and in life

July 25, 2018
Berman, Lea, author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2018.
353 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Anticancer living : transform your life and health with the mix of six

July 25, 2018
Cohen, Lorenzo, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2018]
869 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Part 1. The anticancer age. The anticancer revolution -- Our healing powers -- What causes cancer, anyway? -- A cell's quest for immortality -- The epigenetics of prevention -- Synergy and the mix of six -- Part 2. The mix of six. The foundation is love and social support -- Stress and resilience -- The need for rest and recovery -- Moving for wellness -- Food as medicine -- The environment and the quest for health -- Concluding thoughts.
"An evidence-based plan to reduce cancer risk and support treatment, featuring six pillars of lifestyle change to support health and well-being."--Provided by publisher.

More together than alone : discovering the power and spirit of community in our lives and in the world

July 25, 2018
Nepo, Mark, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
587 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A compelling testament to the power of community and why it’s so essential in our lives, now more than ever. Mark Nepo draws from historical events, spiritual thought leaders, and the natural world to show how, in every generation, our tendency is to join together to accomplish our greatest achievements. Nepo’s historical snapshots, from ancient times to contemporary examples, show how community creates a light in the darkest of times, and gets to the heart of how we come together in varied and beautiful ways. These inspiring stories teach us that even in the bleakest days, we have the power to create connections and draw strength from one another." --provided by publisher.

Retirement reinvention : make your next act your best act

July 25, 2018
Ryan, Robin, 1955- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
403 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A girl stands at the door : the generation of young women who desegregated America's schools

July 25, 2018
Devlin, Rachel, author.
©2018
611 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Roots of change: Lucile Bluford's long crusade -- "This lone negro girl": Ada Lois Sipuel, desegregation champion -- Girls on the front line: grassroots challenges in the late 1940s -- Laying the groundwork: Esther Brown and the struggle in South Park, Kansas -- "Hearts and minds": the road to Brown v. Board of Education -- "Take care of my baby": the isolation of the first "firsts" -- "We raised our hands and said 'yes we will go'": desegregating schools in the mid-1960s.
"A new history of school desegregation in America, revealing how girls and women led the fight for interracial education The struggle to desegregate America's schools was a grassroots movement, and young women were its vanguard. In the late 1940s, parents began to file desegregation lawsuits with their daughters, forcing Thurgood Marshall and other civil rights lawyers to take up the issue and bring it to the Supreme Court. After the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, girls far outnumbered boys in volunteering to desegregate formerly all-white schools. In A Girl Stands at the Door, historian Rachel Devlin tells the remarkable stories of these desegregation pioneers. She also explains why black girls were seen, and saw themselves, as responsible for the difficult work of reaching across the color line in public schools. Highlighting the extraordinary bravery of young black women, this bold revisionist account illuminates today's ongoing struggles for equality"--Amazon.com.

The lost pilots : the spectacular rise and scandalous fall of aviation's golden couple

July 25, 2018
Mead, Corey, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
485 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
part I. Red rose -- Bright young things ; A nimble liftoff -- Single-mined abandon -- Arrival -- part II. A new world -- Grand welcomes -- Flying solo -- A change in fortune -- To Miami -- Future unknown -- Mental agony -- Eager, drunken love -- The tortures of the damned -- A ,man of many secrets -- A terrible thing -- Forgeries -- The scarlet woman -- part III. Flight to nowhere -- Those dim days of the past that are dead -- A tissue of lies -- American justice is all wet -- The man from Auburn -- The verdict -- A tragic figure -- This period of agony -- Epilogue: The past reaches out.
The saga of two star crossed pilots who soar to the greatest heights of fame, tailspin into scandal and crime, and go the ultimate lengths for a chance at redemption" --Provided by publisher.

Tiger Woods

July 23, 2018
Benedict, Jeff, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
816 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Regular print version previously published by: Simon and Schuster, Inc.
Prologue -- The end -- Family matters -- A star is born -- The prodigy -- Who is Tiger Woods? -- The next level -- The amateur -- Rich friends -- Ramping up -- Hello world -- Masterful -- Mania -- Changes -- Exploited -- Instincts -- I got it -- Any questions? -- Transcendence -- Cold -- In the bubble -- Changes -- Unplayable lie -- Loss -- Tick, tick, tick -- It's just pain -- Miracle workers -- Crash -- Firestorm -- The reckoning -- Constant state of shame -- Separation -- Only human -- Point of no return -- Into the rough -- Making the cut.
"Drawing on more than four hundred interviews with people from every corner of Woods's life Benedict and Keteyian construct a psychological profile of an African-American child programmed by an attention-grabbing father and the original Tiger Mom to change not just the game of golf, but the world as well"-- Provided by publisher.

I see life through rosé-colored glasses

July 13, 2018
Scottoline, Lisa, author.
©2018
443 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Unbeaten : Rocky Marciano's fight for perfection in a crooked world

July 12, 2018
Stanton, Mike, 1957- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
689 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; ; 23 cm.
The terrific three -- Brawler in the brig -- Rocky Mack -- Suzie Q's Broadway debut -- Timmmberrr! -- A good dream and a hard fall -- The octopus -- Requiem for a heavyweight -- Twelve inches to glory -- The lion and the lamb -- The mongoose and the mob -- America's guest -- The fiftieth fight -- Epilogue: Ghosts -- Appendix: Rocky Marciano's professional ring record.
A revelatory biography of Rocky Marciano, the greatest heavyweight champion of all time. The son of poor Italian immigrants, with short arms and stubby legs, Rocky Marciano accomplished a feat that eluded legendary heavyweight champions like Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey, Muhammad Ali, and Mike Tyson: He never lost a professional fight. His record was a perfect 49-0. Unbeaten is the story of this remarkable champion who overcame injury, doubt, and the schemes of corrupt promoters to win the title in a bloody and epic battle with Jersey Joe Walcott in 1952. Rocky packed a devastating punch with an innocent nickname, "Suzie Q," against which there was no defense. As the champ, he came to know presidents and movie stars, and the organized crime figures who dominated the sport, much to his growing disgust. He may have zstood out in boxing like a rose in a garbage dump,y as one sportswriter said, but he also fought his own private demons.

Uncensored : my life and uncomfortable conversations at the intersection of black and white America

July 10, 2018
Wood, Zachary R., author.
©2018
355 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press"
"As the president of the student group Uncomfortable Learning at Williams College, Zachary Wood knows all about intellectual controversy. From John Derbyshire to Charles Murray, there's no one Zach refuses to debate or engage with simply because he disagrees with their beliefs--sometimes vehemently so--and this controversial view has given him a unique platform on college campuses and in the media. But Zach has never shared the details of his own personal story, and how he came to be a crusader for open dialogue and free speech. In Uncensored, he reveals for the first time how he grew up poor and black in Washington, DC, in an environment where the only way to survive was to resist the urge to write people off because of their backgrounds and their perspectives. By sharing his troubled upbringing--from a difficult early childhood filled with pain, uncertainty, and conflict to the struggles of code-switching between his home in a rough neighborhood and his elite private school--Zach makes a compelling argument for a new way of interacting with others, in a nation and a world that has never felt more polarized. In Uncensored, he hopes to foster a new outlook on society's most difficult conversations, both on campus and across the country."--Back cover.

Home sweet murder : true-crime thrillers

July 10, 2018
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
[Waterville, Maine] : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
313 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The crimes in this book are 100% real. Certain elements of the stories, some scenes and dialogue, locations, names, and characters have been fictionalized, but these stories are about real people committing real crimes, with real, horrifying consequences." -- page opposite verso.
Home sweet murder -- Murder on the run.
Two true-crime tales relate the stories of a couple who were tortured and left for dead after a home invasion, and a double homicide in Omaha, Nebraska.

Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup

July 6, 2018
Carreyrou, John, author.
New York, NY : Random House Large Print, [2018]
xii, 541 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.

The soul of America : the battle for our better angels

July 6, 2018
Meacham, Jon, author.
©2018
xiv, 751 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
To hope rather than to fear -- The confidence of the whole people: visions of the presidency, the ideas of progress and prosperity, and 'We, the people' -- The long shadow of Appomattox: The Lost Cause, the Ku Klux Klan, and Reconstruction -- With soul of flame and temper of steel: "the melting pot," TR and his "bully pulpit," and the progressive promise -- A new and good thing in the world: The triumph of women's suffrage, the Red Scare, and a new Klan -- The crisis of the old order: the Great Depression, Huey Long, the New Deal, and America First -- Have you no sense of decency?: 'Making everyone middle class," the GI Bill, McCarthyism, and modern media -- What the hell is the presidency for?: 'Segregation forever,' King's crusade, and LBJ in the crucible -- The first duty of an American citizen.
To better understand the present moment in American politics, we must look back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the "better angels of our nature" have repeatedly won the day during turning points in American history. Among other subject, he writes about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the birth of the Lost Cause; the anti-Communist witch-hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson's crusade to finish the fight against Jim Crow.

What the eyes don't see : a story of crisis, resistance, and hope in an American city

July 3, 2018
Hanna-Attisha, Mona, author.
©2018
xii, 558 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
The definitive first-hand account of the Flint water crisis, which poisoned thousands and left a city without safe water for years, written by the crusading pediatrician at the center of the fight for justice, who Erin Brockovich named "a true American hero."

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