New Arrivals · Large Print Biography

February 23, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The cancer whisperer : finding courage, direction, and the unlikely gifts of cancer

February 22, 2017
Sabbage, Sophie, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
303 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Sophie Sabbage was forty-eight years old and happily married with a four-year old daughter when she was diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. Since then, she's been on a remarkable journey of healing and renewal that has reshaped her life -- for the better. As authentic as it is revolutionary, The Cancer Whisperer calls for an end to "the war on cancer" and the start of a more transformative dialogue with the disease.

Angels on earth : inspiring stories of fate, friendship, and the power of connections

February 22, 2017
Schroff, Laura, author.
©2016
425 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Introduction -- Part One: Kindness -- The Hug -- The Garage Door -- The Wallet -- Part Two: Yesness -- The Snowstorm -- The Knock -- The Bookstore -- The Mitzvah -- Part Three: Outwardness -- The Donor -- The Twenty-five Tacos -- The Six Cups of Coffee -- The Sweater -- The Helper's High -- Part Four: Awareness -- The Friendship -- The First Word -- The Hurricane -- The Twins -- The Tug -- Part Five: Uniqueness -- The Advance -- The Five -- The Babysitter -- The Bargain -- Part Six: Clearness -- The Facilitator -- The Purpose -- The Garden -- The Warning -- The Rabbit -- The Sunburn -- Part Seven: Connectedness -- The Child -- The Rainbow -- Epilogue.
Angels on Earth will introduce a series of remarkable people whose invisible thread stories will move, surprise, and inspire.

Ray & Joan : the man who made the McDonald's fortune and the woman who gave it all away

February 20, 2017
Napoli, Lisa, 1963- author.
©2016
591 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: Waterville : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, 2016.
This fall, the movie The Founder will focus the spotlight on Ray Kroc, who amassed a fortune as the chairman of McDonalds. But what about his wife, Joan, who became famous for giving that fortune away? In Ray & Joan, Lisa Napoli tells the fascinating story behind the historic couple -- a quintessentially American tale of corporate intrigue and private passion.

Senior moments : looking back, looking ahead

February 3, 2017
Spiegelman, Willard, author.
©2016
319 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Talk -- Dallas -- Japan -- Manhattan -- Books -- Art -- Nostalgia -- Quiet.
"Drawing on more than six decades' worth of lessons from his storied career as a writer and professor, Willard Spiegelman reflects with candid humor and sophistication on growing old."--Provided by publisher.

Lucky 666 : the impossible mission

February 3, 2017
Drury, Bob, author.
©2016
565 pages (large print), [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Wanderlust -- The wild blue yonder -- Jay & Joe -- "The sacred duty of the leading race" -- The fortress -- The winds of war -- The Japanese Citadel -- Into the fight -- Breaking the code -- The renegade pilot -- The Bulldog -- A microscopic metropolis -- Ken's men -- A place where trouble started -- "Clear as a bell" -- The missing General -- Pushing North -- A fine reunion -- "A motley collection of outcasts" -- Blood on the Bismarck Sea -- The flight of the geishas -- Old 666 -- The outlaws -- No position is safe -- New additions -- "Hell, no!" -- Buka -- "Give 'em hell!" -- The desperate dive -- Get it home -- "He's all right" -- Dobodura.
"In 1942, as Japan dominates the Pacific Theater, small contingents of US Army Airmen make their way to the embattled Allied airbase on Papua, New Guinea. When pilot Captain Jay Zeamer and bombardier Sergeant Joseph Raymond Sarnoski can't convince superiors to give Zeamer his own plane, they recruit a crew and rebuild a B-17 with junkyard parts. In June 1943, they fly Old 666 on a 1200-mile suicide mission into the teeth of the Japanese Empire, engage in the longest dogfight in history, and change the momentum of the War in the Pacific."--Back cover.

Furious George : my forty years surviving NBA divas, clueless GMs, and poor shot selection

February 1, 2017
Karl, George Matthew, 1951 or 1952- author.
©2017
xix, 339 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations; 23 cm

Three days in January : Dwight Eisenhower's final mission

February 1, 2017
Baier, Bret. author.
©2017
xxiii, 492 pages (large print), 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Analyzes the last three days of the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower in January, 1961, including their foundations in Eisenhower's personal experiences as well as their effects on the presidency of John F. Kennedy and beyond.

Truevine : two brothers, a kidnapping, and a mother's quest : a true story of the Jim Crow South

January 30, 2017
Macy, Beth, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
609 pages (large print), 30 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. The year was 1899 and the place a sweltering tobacco farm in the Jim Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia. George and Willie Muse were two little boys born to a sharecropper family. One day a white man offered them a piece of candy, setting off events that would take them around the world and change their lives forever. Captured into the circus, the Muse brothers performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined over a dozen sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. They were global superstars in a pre-broadcast era. But the very root of their success was in the color of their skin and in the outrageous caricatures they were forced to assume: supposed cannibals, sheep-headed freaks, even "Ambassadors from Mars." Back home, their mother never accepted that they were "gone" and spent 28 years trying to get them back. Through hundreds of interviews and decades of research, Beth Macy expertly explores a central and difficult question: Where were the brothers better off? On the world stage as stars or in poverty at home? TRUEVINE is a compelling narrative rich in historical detail and rife with implications to race relations today.

All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor

January 19, 2017
Stratton, Donald, 1922- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
viii, 317 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Page 4 of cover.
A memoir by a USS Arizona survivor describes his experience of the attacks that left him with burns over more than sixty-five percent of his body, his resolve to reenter service after a grueling recovery, and his contributions to some of the Pacific's most violent battles. --Publisher

Eleanor and Hick : the love affair that shaped a First Lady

January 18, 2017
Quinn, Susan, 1940- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2017]
621 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
UNEXPECTED LOVE -- Beginning to trust -- Eleanor according to Hick -- Je t'aime et je t'adore -- Lorena -- Eleanor -- Getaway -- BECOMING A TEAM -- Partnership -- La Presidenta and the newshawk -- Getting away with it -- Now or never -- Blowing off -- Looking for a home -- TOGETHER AND APART -- Trading jobs -- This place! -- Time tears on -- THE WORLD AT WAR -- Afraid no more -- A better politician than her husband -- In residence -- In it, up to the neck -- Risking everything -- A fight for love and glory -- Winning with the women -- There is only one President -- The greatest catastrophe for the world -- STARTING OVER -- Sliding on marble floors -- The opinion of mankind -- A new way to be useful -- Living on.
"A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok--a relationship that, over more than three decades, transformed both women's lives and empowered them to play significant roles in one of the most tumultuous periods in American history."--Provided by publisher.

The glass universe : how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars

January 18, 2017
Sobel, Dava.
©2016
569 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Part one: The colors of starlight. Mrs. Draper's intent ; What Miss Maury saw ; Miss Bruce's largesse ; Stella nova ; Bailey's picture from Peru -- Part two: Oh, be a fine girl, kiss me!. Mrs. Fleming's title ; Pickering's "harem" ; Lingua franca ; Miss Leavitt's relationship ; The Pickering fellows -- Part three: In the depths above. Shapley's "kilo-girl" hours ; Miss Payne's thesis ; The Observatory Pinafore ; Miss Cannon's prize ; The lifetimes of stars -- Some highlights in the history of the Harvard College Observatory -- A catalogue of Harvard astronomers, assistants, and associates.
The captivating, little-known hidden history of a group of women whose remarkable contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.

Counting the days while my mind slips away : a love letter to my family

January 18, 2017
Utecht, Ben, 1981- author.
©2016
411 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Where it all began -- Foundations -- Up and down -- Mild traumatic brain injury -- Gaston -- Turning point -- Moving forward -- Out of the ashes -- New beginning -- Welcome to the NFL -- Transitions -- A super year -- The ultimate -- Not the same -- Fresh start -- Elleora -- The final blow -- What now? -- Searching for direction, looking for answers -- Back into the jungle -- "Why wasn't I invited?" -- Surrender -- At long last -- "You will always be my girls."
"After five major concussions, NFL tight-end Ben Utecht of the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals is losing his memories. This is his powerful and emotional love letter to his wife and daughters--whom he someday may not recognize--and an inspiring message for all to live every moment fully. Emotionally powerful, inspiring, and uplifting, Ben's story will captivate and encourage you to make the most of every day and treasure all of your memories"--Provided by publisher.

Elizabeth and Michael : the queen of Hollywood and the king of pop : a love story

January 18, 2017
Bogle, Donald, author.
©2016
639 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Atria Books, 2016.
"An eye-opening and unique biography of two larger-than-life legends--Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson--and their unlikely yet enduring friendship"-- Provided by publisher.

Tough as they come

January 18, 2017
Mills, Travis, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2016]
384 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Convergent Books, 2015.
"Retired U.S. Army staff sergeant Travis Mills, one of only five soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to survive a quadruple amputation, shares the story of his remarkable recovery"-- Provided by publisher.

His final battle : the last months of Franklin Roosevelt

January 4, 2017
Lelyveld, Joseph, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
727 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged."
Prologue: feeling plaintive -- Uncle Joe in Tehran -- Wilson's shadow -- His "enormous" heart -- Somewhere in the south -- Going after "bigger coins" -- The great tantalizer -- Commander-in-Chief -- Staying on the job -- Gallant, and pitiable -- At the Czar's palace -- Almost to victory.
In a hugely insightful account, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Joseph Lelyveld untangles the narrative threads of Franklin Roosevelt's final months, showing how he juggled the strategic, political, and personal choices he faced as the war, his presidency, and his life raced to their climax.

Pilgrimage : my search for the real Pope Francis

January 3, 2017
Shriver, Mark K. (Mark Kennedy), 1964- author.
New York : Random House Large Print, 2016.
456 pages (largeprint), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Rosa -- Serenity -- Peronismo -- El Porteño -- The scientific method -- The decision -- Seminary -- Illness -- A novice -- The spiritual exercises -- Colegio Máximo -- Teaching Borges -- Vatican II -- Father Bergoglio -- Novice master -- Provincial -- Rector -- Córdoba -- Sons of Abraham -- Toto, Pepe, and the rabbi -- Cardinal -- The fire -- Cartoneros -- The interview.
Early on the evening of March 13, 2013, the newly elected Pope Francis stepped out onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica and did something remarkable: Before he imparted his blessing to the crowd, he asked the crowd to bless him, then bowed low to receive this grace. In the days that followed, Mark K. Shriver -- along with the rest of the world -- was astonished to see a pope who paid his own hotel bill, eschewed limousines, and made his home in a suite of austere rooms in a Vatican guesthouse rather than the grand papal apartment in the Apostolic Palace. By setting an example of humility and accessibility, Francis breathed new life into the Catholic Church, attracting the admiration of Catholics and non-Catholics alike. In Pilgrimage, Shriver retraces Francis's personal journey, revealing the origins of his open, unpretentious style and explaining how it revitalized Shriver's own faith and renewed his commitment to the Church. To help us understand how Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis, Shriver travels to Bergoglio's native Argentina to meet with the people who knew him as a child, as a young Jesuit priest, and as a reformist bishop. Shriver visits the confessional where Bergoglio first felt called to a faith-based life and takes us to the humble parish where the future pontiff's pastoral career began: in a church created from a converted vegetable shed in an area just outside the city of Buenos Aires. In these impoverished surroundings, Bergoglio answered Christ's call to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and shelter the homeless, following the example set by his papal namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. In this deeply reported yet highly personal book, Mark K. Shriver explores how Francis's commitment has struck a chord in the hearts of millions who long to make faith, love, humility, and mercy part of their lives as they go out into the world to serve and learn from the most marginalized.

River of time : my descent into depression and how I emerged with hope

January 3, 2017
Judd, Naomi, author.
New York : Center Street, 2016.
xvii, 406 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Foreword / by Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz -- Introduction -- Shhh... Don't tell a soul -- Leaving home -- Who turned off the spotlight? -- Potato salad on the hood of the car -- One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small -- The future isn't what it used to be -- Do your genes fit? -- Paging Doctor Schulz -- The cuckoo's nest -- The trauma egg -- Reliving the past -- The last dirty secret -- On the good ship Lollipop -- May I borrow your hammer? -- When you live in a glass house -- Somewhere, upon some bright new dawn... -- Radical acceptance -- What Michelangelo knew -- Every ending is a new beginning -- The toothpaste is out of the tube -- Postscript: Bridge? What bridge? -- A note from Dr. Jerrold Rosenbaum -- Acknowledgements.
"The Grammy-winning superstar and best-selling author of All That Is Bitter and Sweet shares the story of her struggles with depression, PTSD and addiction, a journey that included extended hospital stays and moving lessons about how to find hope and help"--NoveList.

I loved her in the movies : memories of Hollywood's legendary actresses

December 27, 2016
Wagner, Robert, 1930- author.
©2016
387 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

Settle for more

December 22, 2016
Kelly, Megyn, author.
©2016
viii, 490 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Tough questions -- No false praise -- Mean girls -- Silent night, holy night -- Who's getting hit first? -- Trial team Barbie -- Legally blond -- Self-pity is not attractive -- Calling and calling; nobody's home -- "Who's here?" "Me!" -- Lawyer, broadcaster, journalist -- So long, Little Miss Perfect -- Nights of fear -- Writing the wrong things -- All the days of my life -- The best line -- Now everyone's here -- Ready for prime time -- On "having it all" -- Election season -- The first debate -- Fallout -- Relentless -- The Trump Tower accords -- Paying it forward -- Settling for more today.
The autobiography of journalist Megyn Kelly, anchor of Fox News Channel's The Kelly File.

Swimming in the sink : an episode of the heart

December 9, 2016
Cox, Lynne, 1957- author.
©2016
279 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The bucket -- Mind shift -- Cannulas -- The discovery -- Science and magic -- November 2012: alarms -- December 18: Doctor's office -- December 19: hospital -- December 21: walking -- December 22: drifting away -- December 23: in the arms of friends -- The gift -- Christmas Eve at Howard's -- New York City and the country -- Sheltered -- Rewiring the mind -- January 19, 2013: joy and inspiration -- Dreams -- Synchronicity -- Heart cells -- Moved -- April 5: elated -- April kisses -- The sink -- May 7: not yet -- July 2: floating -- Crawling -- The heart knows -- Love and life.
A memoir from the open-water swimmer in which "we see Cox finding her way, writing about her transformative journey back toward health, and slowly moving toward the one aspect of her life that meant everything to her--freedom, mastery, transcendence--back to open waters, and the surprise that she never saw coming: falling in love"--Dust jacket flap.

The rainbow comes and goes : a mother and son on life, love, and loss

December 9, 2016
Cooper, Anderson, author.
©2016
308 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Correspondence between the CNN journalist and his celebrated mother, exchanged in the aftermath of the latter's brief illness, shares a rare window into their relationship and the life lessons imparted by an aging mother to her adult son.

Beatles '66 : the revolutionary year

December 7, 2016
Turner, Steve, 1949- author.
©2016
viii, 686 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Prologue -- December 1965 -- January 1966 -- February -- March -- April -- May -- June -- July -- August -- September -- October -- November -- December -- Epilogue -- Appendix A. Chronology of events -- Appendix B. The Beatles jukeboxes.

Tippi

December 7, 2016
Hedren, Tippi, author.
New York : HarperLuxe, [2016]
366 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"A memoir"--Cover.
For decades, Tippi Hedren's luminous beauty enchanted moviegoers and cemented her among Hollywood's elite. From Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds to Roar, one of the most controversial movies ever made, Tippi Hedren has had few dull moments, and though stories about her have spread through gossip and tabloid headlines, she has never told the full tale of her astonishing life until now. Here, she details her rise from humble beginnings in Depression-era small-town Minnesota to becoming the matriarch of a Hollywood dynasty that includes her daughter, Melanie Griffith and her granddaughter Dakota Johnson. This extraordinary career started with a chance meeting that led to her early modeling career--first in department-store fashion shows, then working with Eileen Ford--and eventually to the commercial that caught the eye of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. For the first time, Tippi shares the entire story of her complicated relationship with Hitchcock, the man who discovered her talent but also became her obsessive tormentor. Going behind the scenes of The Birds and Marnie, Tippi details the glamourous whirlwind that brought her to Hollywood as well as the dark pain she endured while working with Hitchcock, whose controlling behavior and attention quickly proved inescapable. Speaking candidly about being a single mother and shielding her daughter from her struggles on and off of Hitchcock's set, Tippi provides deep insight into the most challenging years of her life and demonstrates how, despite Hitchcock's threats to ruin her career, her uncompromising spirit finally gave her the courage to break free. Difficult as those experiences were, they nearly paled in comparison to her time on the set of Roar--a film starring dozens of live lions and tigers. Including details about the unbelievable making of the movie, Tippi describes how what began as a simple movie about big cats evolved into a sprawling, dangerous endeavor that consumed her career and often put lives, including hers and her family's, at risk. Tippi offers a clear-eyed and surprising look at the perilous chances they took, while also recounting how these events led to years of animal-rights activism, culminating in the creation of her very own big-cats preserve, Shambala. And yet, through it all, Tippi shows how her career and life have continued to embody her unwavering devotion--to her daughter, Melanie; to her animal-rights activism; to her humanitarian relief work overseas; and to her art. This is a fascinating portrait of an actress whose skill onscreen was matched only by her strength off it. --Adapted from dust jacket.

Above the line : my Wild oats adventure

December 2, 2016
MacLaine, Shirley, 1934- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
254 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A funny, fierce, imaginative memoir chronicling New York Times bestselling author and Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine's remarkable experiences filming Wild Oats in the Canary Islands and the extraordinary memories her time there brought forth of a past life on the lost continent of Atlantis"--Provided by publisher.

My father and Atticus Finch : a lawyer's fight for justice in 1930s Alabama

December 1, 2016
Beck, Joseph Madison, author.
©2016
262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2016.
"A memoir about the author's father, whose courageous defense in a 1938 Alabama trial of a black man accused of raping a white woman calls to mind To Kill a Mockingbird"-- Provided by publisher.

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