New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

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

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.
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.

Mystery writers of America presents odd partners : an anthology

May 15, 2019
601 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Reconciliation / Anne Perry -- The nature of the beast / William Kent Krueger -- Sad onions: a hap and leonard story / Joe R. Lansdale -- The Wagatha Labsy Secret Dogtective Alliance: a dog noire story / Jacqueline Winspear -- Glock, paper, scissors / Shelley Costa -- Blood money: an Inspector Rutledge story / Charles Todd -- The violins played before Junshan / Lou Kemp -- Whatever happened to Lorna Winters? / Lisa Morton -- Oglethorpe's camera / Claire Ortalda -- The last game / Robert Dugoni -- No 11 squatter / Adele Polomski -- A cold spell / Mark Thielman -- What would Nora do? / Georgia Jeffries -- Hector's bees / Amanda Witt -- Georgia in the wind / William Frank -- From four till late: a Nick Travers story / Ace Atkins -- Bite out of crime" / Allison Brennan -- Songbird blues / Stephen Ross -- Security / Jeffery Deaver.
"Throughout the annals of fiction, there have been many celebrated detective teams: Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Nick and Nora Charles. Hercule Poirot and Arthur Hastings. Thomas and Charlotte Pitt. The latter were the creation of beloved mystery writer Anne Perry, the editor of Odd Partners. With this collection, Perry has enlisted some of today's best mystery writers to craft all-new stories about unlikely couples who join forces--sometimes unwillingly--to solve a mystery. From Perry's own entry, in which an English sergeant and his German counterpart set out to find a missing soldier during WWI, to William Kent Krueger's story of a fly-fisherman and a gray wolf in the Minnesota woods trying to protect their land from a brash billionaire, to Robert Dugoni's psychological tale of an airplane passenger who wakes up unsure of who he is and must enlist his fellow passengers to help him remember, each mystery deals in the complexities of human (and animal) interactions. The collection features stories by New York Times bestselling authors Ace Atkins, Allison Brennan, and Robert Dugoni, as well as Edgar Award winner Joe R. Lansdale and selected members of Mystery Writers of America. With each author's signature brand of suspense, these stories give new meaning to the word "teamwork""-- Provided by publisher.

All the way : my life in four quarters

May 15, 2019
Namath, Joe Willie, 1943- author.
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
vii, 343 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
The warm-up -- First quarter -- Second quarter -- Halftime -- Third quarter -- Fourth quarter.
Timed for the 50th anniversary of his legendary Super Bowl "Guarantee," the NFL icon who first brought show business to sports is finally ready to tell his life story.Three days before the 1969 Super Bowl, Joe Namath promised the nation that he would lead the New York Jets to an 18-point underdog victory against the seemingly invincible Baltimore Colts. When the final whistle blew, that promise had been kept: Namath was instantly heralded as a gridiron god, while his rugged good looks, progressive views on race, and boyish charm quickly transformed him - in an era of raucous rebellion, shifting social norms, and political upheaval - into both a bona fide celebrity and a symbol of the commercialization of pro sports. By 26, with a championship title under his belt, he was quite simply the most famous athlete alive. Although his legacy has long been cemented in the history books, beneath the eccentric yet charismatic personality was a player plagued by injury and addiction, both sex and substance. When failing knees permanently derailed his career, he turned to Hollywood and endorsements, not to mention a tumultuous marriage and fleeting bouts of sobriety, to try and find purpose. Now 74, Namath is ready to open up, brilliantly using the four quarters of Super Bowl III as the narrative backbone to a life that was anything but charmed. As much about football and fame as about addiction, fatherhood, and coming to terms with our own mortality, All the Way finally reveals the man behind the icon.

Black is the body : stories from my grandmother's time, my mother' s time, and mine

May 14, 2019
Bernard, Emily, 1967- author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
319 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.


May 14, 2019
Benjamin, Marina, author.
277 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Marina Benjamin's Insomnia is part memoir and part philosophical inquiry into a condition that is on the rise and that can grant us insights into the workings of our unconscious minds. An intense and lyrical personal narrative, it treats insomnia as an experience, not a disorder, drawing on its influences on the arts and sciences throughout history, as well as on Benjamin's own life.

Crushing : God turns pressure into power

May 2, 2019
Jakes, T. D., author.
vi, 327 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
In this insightful book, #1 New York Times bestselling author T.D. Jakes wrestles with the age-old questions: Why do the righteous suffer? Where is God in all the injustice? In his most personal offering yet, Bishop Jakes tells crushing stories from his own journey-the painful experience of learning his young teenage daughter was pregnant, the agony of watching his mother succumb to Alzheimer's, and the shock and helplessness he felt when his son had a heart attack. Bishop Jakes wants to encourage you that God uses difficult, crushing experiences to prepare you for unexpected blessings. If you are faithful through suffering, you will be surprised by God's joy, comforted by His peace, and fulfilled with His purpose. Crushing will inspire you to have hope, even in your most difficult moments. If you trust in God and lean on Him during setbacks, He will lead you through.

The man in the willows : the life of Kenneth Grahame

May 2, 2019
Dennison, Matthew, author.
290 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"A moving biography of Kenneth Grahame, author of the children's classic The Wind in the Willows, and of the vision of English pastoral life that inspired it"-- Provided by publisher.

Mrs. Morhard and the boys : one mother's vision-the first boys' baseball league-a nation inspired

May 2, 2019
Morhard, Ruth Hanford, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
463 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"As the Great Depression brought America to the brink of disaster, a devoted single mother in Cleveland, Ohio, wrestled triumph out of adversity by creating a community activity that would inspire the nation. Josephine Morhard's daughter-in-law recounts the extraordinary life and accomplishments of the woman who established the first boys' baseball league in America"--Provided by publisher.

Accessory to war : the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military

April 23, 2019
Tyson, Neil deGrasse, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2018]
993 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Cozy : the art of arranging yourself in the world

April 23, 2019
Gillies, Isabel, 1970- author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2019.
315 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Part I: You -- Part II: Home --Part III: Neck of the woods -- Part IV: Journey -- Part V: When it feels hard -- The Recipes.
"When we talk about cozy, we may think of a favorite sweater or a cup of tea on a rainy day. But to Isabel Gillies, coziness goes means identifying the innermost truth of yourself and carrying it into the world, no matter your environment. Since childhood, Gillies has gradually learned the art and beauty of creating a life where you feel safe, steadied, and at home in the world. In Cozy, she argues that true ease comes not from throw pillows and a candle, but from opportunities to feel that we are part of something bigger than ourselves, and learning to make ourselves at home wherever we are." --Provided by Publisher.

Good and mad : the revolutionary power of women's anger

April 23, 2019
Traister, Rebecca, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, a Cengage Company Gale Cengage Learning, 2019.
579 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.

How to be a patient : the essential guide to navigating the world of modern medicine

April 23, 2019
Goldberg, Sana, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
597 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Part One: When all is well -- Part Two: When it's routine -- Part Three: Making the most of each medical encounter -- Part Four: When it's chronic: navigating long-term and ongoing medical problems -- Part Five: When it's an emergency -- Part Six: When you're having a procedure -- Part Seven: When you're in the hospital -- Part Eight: When you're not the patient: family members, partners, and friends -- Part Nine: When you're not a straight white male -- Part Ten: When you have to stand up to the industry.
"From registered nurse and public health advocate Sana Goldberg, a timely, accessible, and comprehensive guide to the medical industrial complex that teaches readers how to be their own best advocate and get the care they deserve"--Provided by publisher.

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.

Outer order inner calm : declutter & organize to make more room for happiness

April 22, 2019
Rubin, Gretchen, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2019.
249 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Offers manageable steps for creating a more serene, orderly environment, which contributes to maintaining inner calm.

American moonshot : John F. Kennedy and the great space race

April 22, 2019
Brinkley, Douglas, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
xxxvii, 898 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Spine.
As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy's inspiring challenge, and America's race to the moon. In this engrossing, fast-paced epic, Douglas Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. Drawing on new primary source material and major interviews with many of the surviving figures who were key to America's success, Brinkley brings this fascinating history to life as never before.

Exceptional you! : 7 ways to live encouraged, empowered, and intentional

April 22, 2019
Osteen, Victoria, author.
xi, 302 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Know that you are chosen: Put on your crown ; Speak the amen -- Lift up your eyes: Set your eyes on the promises ; Align yourself with God -- Keep your memory box full: The power of remembrance ; Encourage yourself -- Travel light: Invest in your future ; Make every day exceptional -- Love well: Better together ; Become a blessing -- Live in the now: Don't wait to appreciate ; Make every season count -- Power up: Draw close to God ; Connect to the source.
Victoria Osteen shares seven ways to become the exceptional person God has called people to be. Through empowering, uplifting stories and biblical teachings, Victoria encourages listeners to set their minds and intents towards the important things in life.

K : a history of baseball in ten pitches

April 22, 2019
Kepner, Tyler (Baseball writer), author.
XX, 472 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The slider : a little itty bitty dot -- The fastball : velo is king -- The curveball : a karate chop with a ball -- The knuckleball : grabbing the wing of a butterfly -- The splitter : through the trapdoor -- The screwball : the Sasquatch of baseball -- The sinker : the furthest strike from the hitter's eyes -- The changeup : a dollar bill hooked on a fishing line -- The spitball : hit the dry side -- The cutter : at the end, it will move.
"From the New York Times baseball columnist, a ... history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from Hall of Famers to the stars of today"--Dust jacket flap.

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.
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.

Hunting LeRoux : the inside story of the DEA takedown of a criminal genius and his empire

April 12, 2019
Shannon, Elaine, author.
New York, NY : Michael Mann Books, HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
xvii, 538 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Spine.
"Paul LeRoux, a former cybersecurity entrepreneur, transformed transnational organized crime. He was Netflix to Blockbuster, Spotify to Tower Records. His criminal empire stretched from Southeast Asia to Brazil and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in sales of arms, drugs, chemicals, bombs, missile technology, and assassinations. Initially, LeRoux was a ghost, but he gained the attention of a band of DEA agents who used undercover informants to penetrate LeRoux's inner circle and bring him down. For five years Elaine Shannon immersed herself in LeRoux's shadowy world. She gained exclusive access to the agents and players, and takes us on a shocking tour of this dark frontier, putting you in the room with these people and their jeopardy, frustration, anger, and small victories, creating a narrative with a breathtaking edge, immediacy, and a stranger-than-fiction reality. Remarkable, disturbing, and utterly engrossing, Hunting LeRoux introduces a new breed of criminal--and a new kind of true crime story. It is a look into the future--a future that is dark"--Back cover.

Maid : hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive

April 10, 2019
Land, Stephanie, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2019]
441 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A journalist describes the years she worked in low-paying domestic work under wealthy employers, contrasting the privileges of the upper-middle class to the realities of the overworked laborers supporting them.

My love story

April 10, 2019
Turner, Tina, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2019.
363 pages (large print), 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"And you know what I say to people who ask, 'What do you do when all the odds are against you? ' I say 'You keep going. You just don't stop. No matter, if there's one slap to the face, turn the other cheek. And the hurt you're feeling? You can't think about what's being done to you now, or what has been alone to you in the past. You just have to keep going.' Tina Turner--the long-reigning queen of rock 'n' roll and living legend--sets the record straight about her illustrious career and complicated personal life in this eye-opening and compelling memoir. From her early years in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her rise to fame alongside Ike Turner, to her phenomenal success in the 1980s and beyond, Tina candidly examines her personal history--her trials, her triumphs, and everything in between. She shares stories from her years working alongside the biggest names in music--Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, David Bowie, Beyoncé--and she writes about unexpectedly meeting the love of her life in 1986 and marrying him twenty-seven years later. As Tina says, 'Sometimes the greatest happiness we know comes just when we are able to appreciate it.' Faced with an array of health issues and family tragedies in recent years, Tina reflects on her own extraordinary life's journey, finding grace and purpose even in the darkest hours. My Love Story is an explosive and inspiring story of a woman who dared to break any barriers put in her way. Emphatically showcasing Tina's signature blend of grit, energy, heart, and soul, this memoir is as enthralling and moving as any of her greatest hits."--Dust jacket.

Lessons from Lucy : the simple joys of an old, happy dog

April 5, 2019
Barry, Dave, author.
237 (large print) ; 23 cm
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling author of Dave Barry Turns 40 now shows how to age gracefully, taking cues from his beloved and highly intelligent dog, Lucy. Faced with the obstacles and challenges of life after middle age, Dave Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. From "Make New Friends" (an unfortunate fail when he can't overcome his dislike for mankind) to "Don't Stop Having Fun" (validating his longtime membership in a marching unit that performs in parades--and even Obama's inauguration), Dave navigates his later years with good humor and grace. Lucy teaches Dave how to live in the present, how to let go of daily grievances, and how to feel good in your own skin. The lessons are drawn from Dave's routine humiliations and stream-of-consciousness accounts of the absurdities of daily life, which will leave you heaving with laughter and recognition. Laugh-out-loud hilarious, whether he's trying to "Pay Attention to the People You Love" (even when your brain is not listening) or deciding to "Let Go of Your Anger," Dave Barry's Lessons From Lucy is a witty and wise guide to joyous living.

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