New Arrivals · Large Print History

October 18, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Danger close : my epic journey as a combat helicopter pilot in Iraq an Afghanistan

October 17, 2016
Smith, Amber (Amber Lane), 1981- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
415 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
This is what war feels like -- Born to fly -- Mother Rucker -- Sink or swim -- Hurry up and wait -- Welcome to Iraq -- Better safe than sorry -- Bingo -- Troops in contact -- Friendly fire -- What lies beneath -- Annihilator 24 -- Flying blind -- One last mission -- Screaming eagles -- The crash -- A new war -- Cleared hot -- Shooting to kill -- Cheating death -- War test you -- Goodbye -- Lucky strike -- KIA -- The Tagab -- Handing off the war -- Epilogue: alive.

Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill

October 12, 2016
Millard, Candice, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2016]
xi, 605 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Irena's children : the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto

October 4, 2016
Mazzeo, Tilar J., author.
587 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"In 1942, social worker Irena Sendler was granted access to the Warsaw ghetto as a public health specialist. She reached out to the trapped Jewish families, asking the parents to trust her with their young children. She started smuggling them out of the walled district, convincing her friends and neighbors to hide them. In a friend's garden, she buried lists of the names and true identities of those children, with the hope that their relatives could find them after the war. Irena could not have known that more than ninety percent of their families would perish." -- Back cover.

Red Platoon : a true story of American valor

October 4, 2016
Romesha, Clinton, author.
575 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : Dutton, 2016.
Introduction: It doesn't get better -- Part I: The road to Nuristan. Loss -- Stacked -- Keating -- Inside the fishbowl -- Everybody dies -- Part II: Going cyclic. "Let's go kill some people" -- Heavy contact -- Combat Kirk -- Luck -- Tunnel vision -- Part III: Overrun. The only gun left in the fight -- "Charlie in the wire" -- The Alamo position -- Light 'em up -- Part IV: Taking the bitch back. Launch out -- Not gonna make it -- Ox and Finch -- Alive! -- The bone -- Part V: Saving Stephan Mace. "Go get it done" -- Mustering the dead -- Conflagration -- Farewell to Keating -- Trailing fires -- Epilogue -- In memoriam.
In 2009, Clinton Romesha of Red Platoon and the rest of Black Knight Troop were preparing to shut down Command Outpost (COP) Keating, the most remote and inaccessible in a string of bases built by the United States military in Nuristan and Kunar in the hope of preventing Taliban insurgents from moving freely back and forth between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Three years after its construction, the army was finally ready to concede what the men on the ground had known immediately: it was simply too isolated and too dangerous to defend. On October 3, 2009, after years of constant smaller attacks, the Taliban finally decided to throw everything they had at Keating. The ensuing fourteen-hour battle -- and eventual victory -- cost eight Americans their lives. Red Platoon is a firsthand account of the Battle for COP Keating, told by Romesha, who spearheaded both the defense of the outpost and the counterattack that drove the Taliban back beyond the wire and received the Medal of Honor for his actions.

Game of crowns : Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the throne

September 22, 2016
Andersen, Christopher P., author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
481 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
"The #1 New York Times bestselling author of William and Kate and The Day Diana Died takes a compulsively readable look into the relationships and rivalries of Queen Elizabeth, Camilla Parker Bowles, and Kate Middleton. One has been famous longer than anyone on the planet--a wily stateswoman and an enduring symbol of a fading institution. One is the great-granddaughter of a king's mistress and a celebrated homewrecker who survived a firestorm of scorn to marry her lover and replace her arch rival, a beloved twentieth-century figure. One is a beautiful commoner, the university-educated daughter of a self-made entrepreneur, a fashion idol, and wife and mother to two future kings. Master biographer Christopher Andersen takes readers behind palace walls to examine the surprising similarities and stark differences among three remarkable women--Queen Elizabeth; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; and Princess Kate. Andersen reveals what transpires within the royal family away from the public's prying eyes; how the women actually feel about each other; how they differ as lovers, wives, and mothers; and how they are reshaping the landscape of the monarchy in this addictive read that will shock even those who are spellbound by the royal palace"--Publisher description.

Best. State. Ever. : a Florida man defends his homeland

September 15, 2016
Barry, Dave, author.
249 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
A brief history of Florida -- The skunk ape -- Weeki Wachee and Spongeorama -- Cassadaga -- the villages -- Gatorland -- Lock & load Miami -- LIV -- Key West.
Sure, there was the 2000 election and flying insects the size of LeBron James. But Barry is going to show you why Florida is a great state. And whatever else you think about Florida-- you can never say it's boring.

The perfect horse : the daring U.S. mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis

August 31, 2016
Letts, Elizabeth.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2016]
xxiv, 598 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm

The girl who escaped ISIS : this is my story

August 24, 2016
Khalaf, Farida, author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press arge print popular and narrative nonfiction, 2016.
347 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Our World As It Once Was -- One Final Wonderful Summer -- The Catastrophe -- The Slave Market in Raqqa -- In the Dark Room -- With the "Beasts" -- In the Military Camp -- The Road Out of Hell -- No Home, Not Anywhere.
"A rare and riveting first-hand account of the terror and torture inflicted by ISIS on young Iraqi Yazidi women, and an inspiring personal story of bravery and resilience in the face of unspeakable horrors. In the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi teenager living with her parents and three brothers in her village in the mountains of Northern Iraq. In one horrific day, she lost everything: ISIS invaded her village, destroyed her family, and sold her into sexual slavery. The Girl Who Escaped ISIS is her incredible account of captivity and describes how she defied the odds and escaped a life of torture, in order to share her story with the world. Devastating and inspiring, this is an astonishing, intimate account of courage and hope in the face of appalling violence"--Provided by publisher.

Women of valor. Polish resisters to the Third Reich

July 29, 2016
Gilbert, Joanne D., author.
342 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes glossary and reader's guide.
"Four stories of Polish women who resisted the Nazis during World War II"--Provided by publisher.

Only in Naples : lessons in food and famiglia from my Italian mother-in-law

June 24, 2016
Wilson, Katherine, 1974- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2016]
419 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"The text of this large print edition is unabridged."

Things that matter : three decades of passions, pastimes, and politics

June 23, 2016
Krauthammer, Charles, 1950-
xii, 526 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Selected essays previously published in various periodicals and journals.
Includes index.
Personal. The good and the great ; Manners ; Pride and prejudices ; Follies ; Passions and pastimes ; Heaven and Earth -- Political. Citizen and state ; Conundrums ; Body and soul ; Man and God ; Memory and monuments -- Historical. The Jewish question, again ; The Golden Age ; The age of holy terror ; The age to come -- Global. Three essays on America and the world.
A conservative columnist presents his reflections on everything from embryo research to entitlement reform, from Halley's Comet to border collies, from Christopher Columbus to Martin Luther King, from drone warfare to American decline. Includes an autobiographical introduction.

The golden lad : the haunting story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt

June 15, 2016
Burns, Eric, author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2016.
379 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Preface: the grand dream of a little boy -- The beginning of the story -- The heart of the story -- The soul of the story -- The end of the story -- Epilogue: the lion departs.

City of thorns : nine lives in the world's largest refugee camp

June 10, 2016
Rawlence, Ben, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2016]
621 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The secret war : spies, ciphers, and guerrillas, 1939-1945

May 18, 2016
Hastings, Max, author.
New York : Harperluxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
xliv, 1148 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
"First published in a different form in the United Kingdom in 2015 by William Collins"--Title page verso.

Rough Riders : Theodore Roosevelt, his cowboy regiment, and the immortal charge up San Juan Hill

May 18, 2016
Gardner, Mark Lee, 1960- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
564 pages ; illustrations ; 23 cm

Valiant ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution

May 11, 2016
Philbrick, Nathaniel, author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2016.
827 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Part I. The wilderness of untried things -- Demons of fear and disorder -- The mosquito fleet -- A cabinet of fortitude -- The year of the hangman -- The dark eagle -- Saratoga -- Part II. Secret motives and designs -- The bite of a rattlesnake -- The knight of the burning mountain -- Unmerciful fangs -- The chasm -- The pangs of a dying man -- The crash -- No time for remorse -- Epilogue: a nation of traitors.

The Mathews men : seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats

April 27, 2016
Geroux, William.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
615 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"The German U-Boat war against American merchant men was deadly and dramatic--in World War II, the U.S. Merchant Marine had twice the fatality rate of the U.S. Navy. William Geroux has unearthed a fascinating tale of one small coastal town caught in the thick of the fight, and he tells it with a sharp reporter's eye and a real feel for the heroic men who went down to the sea in ships"--Provided by publisher.

The three battles of Wanat : and other true stories

April 27, 2016
Bowden, Mark, 1951- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
699 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Includes previously published essays from various periodicals, such as The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Vanity fair, Philadelphia inquirer, and others.

The devil's diary : Alfred Rosenberg and the stolen secrets of the Third Reich

April 20, 2016
Wittman, Robert K., author.
777 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"This exploration of the private wartime diary of Alfred Rosenberg--Hitler's 'chief philosopher' and architect of Nazi ideology--interweaves the story of its recent discovery with the revelation of its never-before-published contents, which are contextualized by the authors: The result is a unprecedented, page-turning narrative of the Nazi rise to power, the Holocaust, and Hitler's post-invasion plans for Russia. A groundbreaking historical contribution, The Devil's Diary is a chilling window into the mind of Adolf Hitler's 'chief social philosopher,' Alfred Rosenberg, who formulated some of the guiding principles behind the Third Reich's genocidal crusade. It also chronicles the thrilling detective hunt for the diary, which disappeared after the Nuremburg Trials and remained lost for almost three quarters of a century, until Robert Wittman, a former FBI special agent who founded the Bureau's Art Crimes Team, played an important role and tells his story now for the first time. The authors expertly and deftly contextualize more than 400 pages of entries stretching from 1936 through 1944, in which the loyal Hitler advisor recounts internal meetings with the Führer and his close associates Hermann Göring and Heinrich Himmler; describes the post-invasion occupation of the Soviet Union; considers the 'solution' to the 'Jewish question'; and discusses his overseeing of the mass seizure and cataloguing of books and artwork from homes, libraries, and museums across occupied Europe. An eyewitness to events, this narrative of Rosenberg's diary offers provocative and intimate insights into pivotal moments in the war and the notorious Nazi who laid the philosophical foundations of the Third Reich"-- Provided by publisher.

Louisa : the extraordinary life of Mrs. Adams

April 8, 2016
Thomas, Louisa, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
761 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Rightful heritage : Franklin D. Roosevelt and the land of America

March 31, 2016
Brinkley, Douglas, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
x, 1277 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

The only street in Paris : life on the Rue des Martyrs

March 21, 2016
Sciolino, Elaine, author.
421pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
The perfect street -- Searching for home -- Is fish necessary? -- Hidden in plain sight -- Wedding the crowd -- Now, this is butter! -- To catch a mouse -- The meaning of martyrdom -- Some of my favorite ghosts -- The knife sharpener -- Guess who's coming to passover? -- The murdered schoolgirls -- Cheaper than a psychiatrist -- In celebration of books -- The artisan with the golden touch -- Minister of the night -- The dive -- The Flying House of the Virgin Mary -- A street fit for a pope -- Le kale américain est arrivé! -- The resurrection of fish -- Le potluck.
Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. 'I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs,' Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood's rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. On this street, the patron saint of France was beheaded and the Jesuits took their first vows. It was here that Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted circus acrobats, Émile Zola situated a lesbian dinner club in his novel Nana, and François Truffaut filmed scenes from The 400 Blows. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents--the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who's been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a hundred-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers--bringing Paris alive in all of its unique majesty.

1944 : FDR and the year that changed history

February 23, 2016
Winik, Jay, 1957-
1027 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Published in 2016 by arrangement with Simon & Schuster, Inc."
Chronicles the events of 1944 to reveal how nearly the Allies lost World War II, citing the pivotal contributions of FDR, Churchill, and Stalin.

And then all hell broke loose : two decades in the Middle East

February 23, 2016
Engel, Richard, 1973- author.
329 pages (large print) : 22 cm.
"Based on two decades of reporting, NBC's chief foreign correspondent's riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen up-close--sometimes dangerously so. When he was just twenty-three, a recent graduate of Stanford University, Richard Engel set off to Cairo with $2,000 and dreams of being a reporter. Shortly thereafter he was working freelance for Arab news sources and got a call that a busload of Italian tourists were massacred at a Cairo museum. This is his first view of the carnage these years would pile on. Over two decades Engel has been under fire, blown out of hotel beds, taken hostage. He has watched Mubarak and Morsi in Egypt arrested and condemned, reported from Jerusalem, been through the Lebanese war, covered the whole shooting match in Iraq, interviewed Libyan rebels who toppled Gaddafi, reported from Syria as Al-Qaeda stepped in, was kidnapped in the Syrian crosscurrents of fighting. He goes into Afghanistan with the Taliban and to Iraq with ISIS. In the page-turning And Then All Hell Broke Loose, he shares his adventure tale. Engel takes chances, though not reckless ones, keeps a level head and a sense of humor, as well as a grasp of history in the making. Reporting as NBC's Chief-Foreign Correspondent, he reveals his unparalleled access to the major figures, the gritty soldiers, and the helpless victims in the Middle East during this watershed time. We can experience the unforgettable suffering and despair of the local populations. Engel's vivid description is intimate and personal. Importantly, it is a succinct and authoritative account of the ever-changing currents in that dangerous land."

Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania

February 23, 2016
Larson, Erik, 1954-
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2015]
648 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Mining suspense -- A word from the captain -- "Bloody monkeys" -- Jump rope and caviar -- Dead wake -- The black soul -- The sea of secrets -- Epilogue: personal effects.
Larson presents a 100th-anniversary chronicle of the sinking of the Lusitania. He discusses the factors that led to the tragedy, and the contributions of such figures as President Wilson, bookseller Charles Lauriat and architect Theodate Pope Riddle.

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