New Arrivals · Large Print History

March 25, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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

Kate : the future queen

November 11, 2013
Nicholl, Katie.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
465 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates (large print) ; illustrations, genealogical tables ; 23 cm
Originally published : New York, NY : Weinstein Books, 2013.

Tip and the Gipper : when politics worked

October 28, 2013
Matthews, Christopher, 1945-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
653 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Death of a presidency -- Starting out -- Starring Ronald Reagan -- New kid on the block -- Joining the fight -- The Lord is my shepherd -- Ronald Reagan's journey -- The rise of Tip O'Neill -- Hero -- Fighting season -- Battlefield promotion -- Turning -- Summit -- Partners -- Tip at the top -- Deal -- Lebanon and Grenada -- Victory and survival -- Mikhail Gorbachev -- Hurrah! -- Common ground -- Last battle -- Legacy.
A personal history of a time when two great political opponents served together for the benefit of the country. The author was a top aide to Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill, who waged a principled war of political ideals with President Reagan from 1980 to 1986. Together, the two men forged compromises that shaped America's future and became one of history's most celebrated political pairings: the epitome of how ideological opposites can get things done. The two leaders fought over the major issues of the day including welfare, taxes, covert military operations, and Social Security, but maintained respect for each other's positions and worked to advance the country rather than obstruct progress.

An army at dawn : the war in North Africa, 1942-1943

October 28, 2013
Atkinson, Rick.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
987 pages (large print) : maps ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2002.

She left me the gun : my mother's life before me

October 15, 2013
Brockes, Emma.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2013]
441 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : The Penguin Press, 2013.
"Unabridged"--Title page verso.

Wave

August 13, 2013
Deraniyagala, Sonali.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
273 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"On the morning of December 26, 2004, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala lost her parents, her husband, and her two young sons in the tsunami she miraculously survived. In this brave and searingly frank memoir, she describes those first horrifying moments and her long journey since. She has written an engrossing, unsentimental, beautifully poised account: as she struggles through the first months following the tragedy, furiously clenched against a reality that she cannot face and cannot deny; and then, over the ensuing years, as she emerges reluctantly, slowly allowing her memory to take her back through the rich and joyous life she’s mourning, from her family’s home in London, to the birth of her children, to the year she met her English husband at Cambridge, to her childhood in Colombo; all the while learning the difficult balance between the almost unbearable reminders of her loss and the need to keep her family, somehow, still alive within her"--From publisher's website.

Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln

May 20, 2013
Goodwin, Doris Kearns.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
1279 pages (large print), 30 unnumbered pages ; ill., maps ; 25 cm
Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2005.
"Unabridged"--Title page verso.

The guns at last light : the war in Western Europe, 1944-1945

May 20, 2013
Atkinson, Rick.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press ; a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
1209 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Originally published: New York : Henry Holt and Co., c2013.
Invasion. The far shore ; First tide ; Hell's Beach ; A conqueror's paradise -- Lodgement. "This long thin line of personal anguish" ; A gunman's world ; Terror is broken by terror ; How easy it is to make a ghost -- Liberation. A monstrous blood-mill ; The bright day grew dark ; Ministers of thy chastisement ; The loveliest story of our time -- Pursuit. "The huntsman is hungry" ; The Avenue of Stenches ; "Harden the heart and let fly" -- Against the West Wall. "Five barley loaves and three small fishes" ; Every village a fortress ; A market and a garden ; The arrow that flieth by day -- The implicated woods. Charlemagne's tomb ; "Do not let us pretend we are all right" ; The worst place of any -- The flutter of wings. A town too small for the tragedy ; Faith in a friendly universe ; To the land of doom ; "Providence decrees and we must obey" -- A winter shadow. "We are all so human that it is pitiful" ; Staking everything on one card ; The light line ; "Go easy, boys. There's danger ahead" -- The Bulge. A rendezvous in some flaming town ; "Why are you not packing?" ; War in the raw ; Glory has its price ; The agony grapevine -- Argonauts. Citizens of the world ; A fateful conference ; "Only are eyes are alive" -- Crossings. The inner door to Germany ; Two if by sea ; "The enemy has reason to fear him" ; Lovers' quarrels are a part of love -- Victory. Mark of the Beast ; Dragon country ; "God, where are You?" ; A great silence.
Tells the dramatic story of the titanic battle for Western Europe from D-Day to the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich.

Bunker Hill : a city, a siege, a revolution

May 6, 2013
Philbrick, Nathaniel.
Waterville : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
817 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Ike's bluff : president Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world [large print]

March 26, 2013
Thomas, Evan, 1951-
New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
x, 655 p. (large print) : ill. ; 25 cm.
Introduction: Tell no one. Duty: 1953-1956. Confidence ; The card player ; Positive loyalty ; Cross of iron ; Gentleman's agreement ; Deception ; Learning to love the bomb ; The chamber pot ; Strange genius ; "Don't worry, I'll confuse them" ; Meeting Mr. Khrushchev ; The devil's grip ; Bows and arrows ; Rising storm ; Subtle and brutal -- Honor: 1957-1961. Dark star ; The great equation ; The strong say nothing ; Guns of August ; Missile gap ; Looking for a partner ; Sweet words ; A regular pixie ; "The pilot's alive" ; "I'm just fed up!" ; The underestimated man -- Epilogue: Peace.
Behind the bland smile and apparent simplemindedness, Eisenhower was a brilliant, intellectual tactician, and a master of calculated duplicity. Facing the Soviet Union, China, and his own generals, some of whom believed a first strike was the only means of survival, Eisenhower would make his boldest and riskiest bet yet, one of such enormity that there could be but two outcomes: the survival of the world, or its end.

The girls of Atomic City : the untold story of the women who helped win World War II

March 25, 2013
Kiernan, Denise.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
655 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages : ill. ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Revelation, August 1945 -- Everything will be taken care of : train to nowhere, August 1943. Tubealloy : the Bohemian Grove to the Appalachian Hills, September 1942 -- Peaches and pearls : the taking of Site X, Fall 1942. Tubealloy : Ida and the atom, 1934 -- Through the gates : Clinton Engineer Works, Fall 1943. Tubealloy : Lise and fission, 1938 -- Bull pens and creeps : the Project's welcome for new employees. Tubealloy : Leona and success in Chicago, December 1942 -- Only temporary : spring into Summer, 1944. Tubealloy : the quest for product -- To work. Tubealloy : the couriers -- Rhythms of life. Tubealloy : Security, censorship, and the press -- The one about fireflies. Tubealloy : pumpkins, spies, and chicken soup, Fall 1944 -- The unspoken : sweethearts and secrets. Tubealloy : combining efforts in the New Year -- Curiosity and silence. Tubealloy : the project's crucial spring -- Innocence lost. Tubealloy : hope and the haberdasher, April-May 1945 -- Sand jumps in the desert, July 1945 -- The gadget revealed -- Dawn of a thousand suns -- Life in the new age.
In this book the author traces the story of the unsung World War II workers in Oak Ridge, Tennessee through interviews with dozens of surviving women and other Oak Ridge residents. This is the story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in U.S. history. The Tennessee town of Oak Ridge was created from scratch in 1942. One of the Manhattan Project's secret cities, it did not appear on any maps until 1949, and yet at the height of World War II it was using more electricity than New York City and was home to more than 75,000 people, many of them young women recruited from small towns across the South. Their jobs were shrouded in mystery, but they were buoyed by a sense of shared purpose, close friendships, and a surplus of handsome scientists and Army men. But against this wartime backdrop, a darker story was unfolding. The penalty for talking about their work, even the most innocuous details, was job loss and eviction. One woman was recruited to spy on her coworkers. They all knew something big was happening at Oak Ridge, but few could piece together the true nature of their work until the bomb "Little Boy" was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan, and the secret was out. The shocking revelation: the residents of Oak Ridge were enriching uranium for the atomic bomb. Though the young women originally believed they would leave Oak Ridge after the war, many met husbands there, made lifelong friends, and still call the seventy-year-old town home. The reverberations from their work there, work they did not fully understand at the time, are still being felt today.

Visiting Tom : a man, a highway, and the road to Roughneck Grace

March 13, 2013
Perry, Michael, 1964-
Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2012.
319 p. (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Harper, c2012.
Tom is 82-year-old Tom Hartwig, an old-timer best known locally for building and firing homemade cannons. Toiling in a shop that Perry describes as an "antique store stocked by Rube Goldberg, curated by Hunter Thompson, and rearranged by a small earthquake," Tom works from scratch to make everything from shovel handles to parts for quarter-million-dollar farm equipment. He has an endless reservoir of stories dating back to the days of his prize Model A. Visiting Tom is dominated by the elderly man's equanimity and ultimately by unvarnished tenderness. Tuesdays with Morrie meets Shop Class as Soulcraft as Michael Perry, a middle-aged father of daughters, finds guidance and inspiration in visits with his octogenarian, cannon-shooting neighbor. Visiting Tom celebrates the wisdom, heart, and sass of a vanishing generation that embodies the indomitable spirit of small-town America.

The finish : the killing of Osama Bin Laden

February 19, 2013
Bowden, Mark, 1951-
Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2013, c2012.
419 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.

The hour of peril : the secret plot to murder Lincoln before the Civil War

February 19, 2013
Stashower, Daniel.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, c2013.
673 pages (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2013.

Citizen soldier : a life of a Harry S. Truman

February 12, 2013
Donald, Aïda DiPace.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
361 p. (large print) : ill. ; 22 cm.

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