New Arrivals · Large Print History

February 25, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

My life as a foreign country

February 24, 2015
Turner, Brian, 1967-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
259 pages ; 23 cm.

Elephant company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II

January 26, 2015
Croke, Vicki.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
619 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps; 23 cm.
"At the onset of World War II, [Billy] Williams formed Elephant Company and was instrumental in defeating the Japanese in Burma and saving refugees, including on his own 'Hannibal Trek,' [becoming] a media sensation during the war, telling reporters that the elephants did more for him than he was ever able to do for them"-- Provided by publisher.

Empire of sin : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans

January 13, 2015
Krist, Gary.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
699 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Crown, 2014.
Part one. The war begins, 1890-1891 -- Going respectable -- The Sodom of the South -- The first casualty -- Retribution -- Part two. Drawing boundaries, Mid-1890s-1907 -- A sporting man -- New sounds -- Desperado -- Storyville rising -- Jazzmen -- The sin factory -- Part three. Battlegrounds of sin, 1907-1917 -- The black hand -- A reawakening -- An incident on Franklin Street -- Hard times -- The new prohibitionists -- Part four. Twilight of the demimonde, 1917-1920 -- Exodus -- A killer in the night -- "Almost as if he had wings" -- The Axman's jazz -- The end of an empire -- The soiled phoenix -- Afterword: Who was the Axman?
This book is an immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City. It re-creates the story of New Orleans' thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city's elite 'better half' against its powerful and long-entrenched underworld of vice, perversity, and crime. This early-20th-century battle centers on one man: Tom Anderson, the undisputed czar of the city's Storyville vice district, who fights to keep his empire intact as it faces opposition from all sides. Surrounding him are the stories of prostitutes, crusading moral reformers, jazzmen, Mafiosi, politicians, and one extremely violent serial killer, all battling for primacy in the city.

When Britain burned the White House : the 1814 invasion of Washington

December 22, 2014
Snow, Peter, 1938-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
517 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

The dog who could fly : the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side

October 29, 2014
Lewis, Damien.
Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2013]
477 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Hidden Tuscany : discovering art, culture, and memories in a well-known region's unknown places

October 29, 2014
Keahey, John.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
395 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Enduring courage : ace pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the dawn of the age of speed

October 16, 2014
Ross, John F., 1958-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
687 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Mud season

October 8, 2014
Stimson, Ellen, 1962-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
327 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Woodstock, Vermont : The Countryman Press, 2013.
"How one woman's dream of moving to Vermont, raising children, chickens and sheep & running the old country store pretty much led to one calamity after another"--Cover.

Glitter and glue : a memoir

October 8, 2014
Corrigan, Kelly, 1967-
Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Large Print, [2014].
287 pages ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Ballantine Books, 2014.
When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as "Your father's the glitter but I'm the glue." After college, armed with a backpack, her personal mission statement, and a wad of traveler's checks, she took off for Australia to see things and do things and "become interesting." But it didn't turn out the way she pictured it. In a matter of months, her fanny pack full of savings had dwindled and she realized she needed a job. That's how Kelly met John Tanner, a newly widowed father of two looking for a live-in nanny. They chatted for an hour, discussed timing and pay, and a week later, Kelly moved in. And there, in that house in a suburb north of Sydney, her mother's voice was suddenly everywhere, nudging and advising, cautioning and directing, escorting her through a terrain as foreign as any she had ever trekked. Every day she spent with the Tanner kids was a day spent reconsidering her relationship with her mother, turning it over in her hands like a shell, straining to hear whatever messages might be trapped in its spiral. This is a book about the difference between travel and life experience, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and mothers. But mostly it's about who you admire and why, and how that changes over time.

The monuments men : Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history

August 11, 2014
Edsel, Robert M.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
755 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Title page verso.

Unremarried widow

August 5, 2014
Henderson, Artis.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2013]
303 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
A journalist and essayist traces the difficult process of picking up the pieces of her life after it was shattered by the death of her husband, a Texan soldier whose Apache helicopter crashed in Iraq. His death mirrored the death of her own father in a military plane crash when she was five, leaving her own mother a young widow.
"A memoir"--Cover.

Run, don't walk : the curious and chaotic life of a physical therapist inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center

July 9, 2014
Levine, Adele.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
419 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Avery, c2014.

Lone survivor : the eyewitness account of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of SEAL Team 10

June 24, 2014
Luttrell, Marcus.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014, [2007]
581 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates (large print) : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Originally published in hardcover by Little, Brown and Company, 2007.

The secret rooms : a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess, & a family secret

April 22, 2014
Bailey, Catherine, 1960-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014].
753 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Originally published : New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2013.

My Venice and other essays

March 24, 2014
Leon, Donna, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
337 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Outrageous fortune : growing up at Leeds Castle

March 11, 2014
Russell, Anthony, 1952-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
395 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
A view from the pram -- The castle way -- Son of sponge -- The launching of the ducks -- Hill House days -- On vacation -- Christmas and Crockett -- Conversation piece -- Paradise Island -- Boarding school -- Record roundabout -- A castle way letter -- The maiden's tower -- Terror at the gallop -- French connection -- Beatlemaniac -- Stowe versus home front -- Do what? -- Heaven and hell -- The unwary beneficiary -- The man at the gate.

Wilson

March 10, 2014
Berg, A. Scott (Andrew Scott)
Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
1143 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2013.

Book of ages : the life and opinions of Jane Franklin

February 25, 2014
Lepore, Jill, 1966-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
815 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.

The man he became : how FDR defied polio to win the presidency

February 11, 2014
Tobin, James, 1956-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014].
647 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.

Heart : an American medical odyssey

January 28, 2014
Cheney, Richard B.
©2013
583 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Scribner, 2013.

Under one roof : lessons I learned from a tough old woman in a little old house

January 16, 2014
Martin, Barry, 1956-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
335 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Uunabridged"--Title page verso.
"The inspiring true story of the bond between a feisty octogenarian and the man in charge of building an enormous shopping mall around her home. Edith Macefield achieved folk hero status in 2006 when she turned down $1 million to sell her home to make way for a commercial development in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. It didn't matter that her tiny house was surrounded by rubble and graffiti. It was home. Barry Martin respected that, and when he took the job as construction supervisor for the shopping mall that was being erected around Edith's little house, he determined to make things as easy as he could for Edith. He gave her his cell number and told her to call if she needed anything. And she did. The day Edith asked Barry to drive her to a hair appointment, an unlikely friendship was sparked, one that changed them both forever. As Barry helps Edith through the last days of her life, she helps him deal with the effects of the Alzheimer's that is diminishing his beloved father. She learns to laugh and let go. He learns about compassion and grace--and the comparable joys of Walker's shortbread cookies"-- Provided by publisher.

The day of battle : the war in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944

January 8, 2014
Atkinson, Rick.
©2007
1109 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm.
Follows the Allied armies from the July 1943 invasion of Sicily to the June 1944 liberation of Rome.

American story : a lifetime search for ordinary people doing extraordinary things

December 9, 2013
Dotson, Bob.
©2013
383 pages ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Viking, 2013.
Dotson has been crisscrossing the country for more than forty years--logging more than four million miles--in search of people who have quietly but profoundly changed our lives and our country for the better. Now, in American Story, he presents a road map to the unsung heroes with thoughtful solutions to problems we all face, incredible ideas that work, and blueprints to living our dreams.

A train in winter : an extraordinary story of women, friendship, and resistance in occupied France

December 3, 2013
Moorehead, Caroline.
New York : HarperLuxe, c2011.
vi, 597 p. (large print) : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2011.
Part one. An enormous toy full of subtleties -- The flame of French resistance -- Daughters of the Enlightenment -- The hunt for registers -- Waiting for the wolf -- Indulgent towards women -- Recognising the unthinkable -- "We have other plans for them" -- Frontstalag 122 ; Part two. Le Convoi des 31000 -- The meaning of friendship -- Keeping alive, remaining me -- The disposables -- Pausing before the battle -- Slipping into the shadows.
In January 1943, the Gestapo hunted down 230 women of the French Resistance and sent them to Auschwitz. This is their story, told in full for the first time--a searing and unforgettable chronicle of terror, courage, defiance, survival, and the power of friendship to transcend evil that is an essential addition to the history of World War II.

The bully pulpit : Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the golden age of journalism

November 25, 2013
Goodwin, Doris Kearns.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
1277 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 25 cm

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