New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

September 23, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

The latter days : a memoir

September 22, 2016
Freeman, Judith, 1946- author.
©2016
529 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Writing with remarkable candor and insight, Judith Freeman gives us an illuminating, lyrical memoir about the path she took -- sometimes unwittingly -- out of her Mormon upbringing and through a thicket of profound difficulties to become a writer.

Kiss the bride : three summer love stories

September 22, 2016
©2016
431 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Picture perfect love / Melissa McClone -- I hope you dance / Robin Lee Hatcher -- Love on a deadline / Kathryn Springer.
"Meet the people who make it all happen--the planners, the photographers, the musicians who have helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples--as they find their own happy endings in the second Year of Weddings novella collection"-- Provided by publisher.

American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst

September 20, 2016
Toobin, Jeffrey, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2016]
642 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Large print edition.
On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army The already sensational story took the first of many incredible twists on April 3, when the group released a tape of Patty saying she had joined the SLA and had adopted the nom de guerre zTania.y The weird turns of the tale are truly astonishing&#x;the Hearst family trying to secure Patty&#x;s release by feeding all the people of Oakland and San Francisco for free; the bank security cameras capturing zTaniay wielding a machine gun during a robbery; a cast of characters including everyone from Bill Walton to the Black Panthers to Ronald Reagan to F. Lee Bailey; the largest police shoot-out in American history; the first breaking news event to be broadcast live on television stations across the country; Patty&#x;s year on the lam, running from authorities; and her circuslike trial, filled with theatrical courtroom confrontations and a dramatic last-minute reversal, after which the term zStockholm syndromey entered the lexicon. The saga of Patty Hearst highlighted a decade in which America seemed to be suffering a collective nervous breakdown. Based on more than a hundred interviews and thousands of previously secret documents, American Heiress thrillingly recounts the craziness of the times (there were an average of 1,500 terrorist bombings a year in the early 1970s). Toobin portrays the lunacy of the half-baked radicals of the SLA and the toxic mix of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst and re-creates her melodramatic trial. American Heiress examines the life of a young woman who suffered an unimaginable trauma and then made the stunning decision to join her captors&#x; crusade. Or did she?

The pigeon tunnel : stories from my life

September 20, 2016
Le Carré, John, 1931-
©2016
517 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Don't be beastly to your Secret Service -- Dr Globke's laws -- Official visit -- Fingers on the trigger -- To whomsoever it may concern -- Wheels of British justice -- Ivan Serov's defection -- A legacy -- The innocence of Murat Kurnaz -- Going out into the field -- Bumping into Jerry Westerby -- Lonely in Vientiane -- Theatre of the Real : dances with Arafat -- Theatre of the Real : the Villa Brigitte -- Theatre of the Real : a question of guilt -- Theatre of the Real : terms of endearment -- The Soviet knight is dying inside his armour -- The Wild East : Moscow 1993 -- Blood and treasure -- The biggest bears in the garden -- Among the Ingush -- Joseph Brodsky's prize -- The wrong horse's mouth -- His brother's keeper -- Quel Panama! -- Under deep cover -- Hunting for warlords -- Richard Burton needs me -- Alec Guinness -- Lost masterpieces -- Bernard Pivot's necktie -- Lunching with prisoners -- Son of the author's father -- To Reggie with thanks -- The most wanted man -- Stephen Spender's credit card -- Advice to an aspiring novelist -- The last official secret.
"From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion to Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, John Le Carré has always written from the heart of modern times. In this, his highly anticipated memoir, Le Carré is as funny as he is incisive, reading into the events he witnesses the same moral ambiguity with which he imbues his novels."-- Dust jacket.

Love warrior

September 19, 2016
Melton, Glennon Doyle, 1976- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
351 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out--three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list--her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed. A recovering alcoholic and bulimic, Glennon found that rock bottom was a familiar place. In the midst of crisis, she knew to hold on to what she discovered in recovery: that her deepest pain has always held within it an invitation to a richer life.

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

September 15, 2016
Barry, Dave, author.
©2016
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.

A call to mercy : hearts to love, hands to serve

August 31, 2016
Teresa, Mother, 1910-1997.
copyright 2016
xxiii, 437 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Feed the hungry -- Give drink to the thirsty -- Clothe the naked -- Shelter the homeless -- Visit the sick -- Visit the imprisoned -- Bury the dead -- Instruct the ignorant -- Counsel the doubtful -- Admonish sinners -- Bear wrongs patiently -- Forgive offenses willingly -- Comfort the afflicted -- Pray for the living and the dead.
A collection of unpublished material from the remarkable woman of faith offers her wisdom on showing compassion in daily life and includes prayers and suggestions for putting these ideas into practice.

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

Changing normal : how I helped my husband beat cancer

August 24, 2016
Henner, Marilu, author.
©2016
357 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Marilu Henner was moving on with her life after a divorce when her old college classmate Michael Brown, whom she had not seen in over twenty years, called her out of nowhere. Within days of their reconnecting in 2003, they became inseparable. But only months later, Michael was diagnosed with bladder cancer, and then lung cancer. Marilu refused to lose the love of her life so easily. With the knowledge she had gained on her own health journey, Marilu set about finding a path for Michael that would use the best of Eastern and Western medicine to beat his cancers and return him to optimal health. He eschewed most traditional treatments, and with Marilu's help--aided by knowledgeable and sympathetic doctors--he forged his own path. Here, Marilu tells the story of their fast-paced romance, contrasted with the day-to-day battle for Michael's life. Michael tells the story from his point of view: the search for the cause of his cancer, the anguish he felt as he realized how responsible he was for his condition, the physical and mental hardships that he had to overcome, and the triumph of love that made it all worthwhile.

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.

Wake up to hope devotional

August 19, 2016
Osteen, Joel.
New York : Faithwords, 2016.
730 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Devotions to help you begin each morning grateful, thinking about God's goodness, expecting His favor, and laying the foundation for a blessed, productive day.

American Pharoah : the untold story of the Triple Crown winner's legendary rise

August 9, 2016
Drape, Joe.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
461 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

My lost brothers : the untold story by the Yarnell Hill Fire's lone survivor

August 9, 2016
McDonough, Brendan, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
347 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

House of nails : a memoir of life on the edge

August 4, 2016
Dykstra, Lenny, 1963- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, [2016]
vi, 408 pages (larger print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits (some color) ; 23 cm.
Freedom -- In the Shadow of Angels -- Climbing the Ladder -- Breaking into the Bigs -- Chasing the Pennant, 1986 NLCS: New York Mets vs. Houston Astros -- 1986 World Series: New York Mets vs. Boston Red Sox -- Rednecks & Rifles -- 1988 NLCS: New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers -- Play Me or Trade Me -- A Shot in the Butt -- The Politics of Steroids -- The Big Blind -- Brass Balls -- Charlie Sheen -- 1993 NLCS: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves -- 1993 World Series: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays -- Ambassador Lenny -- Car Wash King -- Robes & Room Service -- 1994 MLB Strike: No More Kool-Aid for Me -- Promised Land -- Wheels Up -- Richards & Rehab -- Stock Market Guru -- Players Club -- Baseball Gods -- Beginning of the End -- I Fought the Law and the Law Won -- Detained -- in custody -- In the Hole -- Legacy -- To Be or Not to Be Lenny.
The author tells all about his tumultuous career, from battling through crippling pain to steroid use and drug addiction, to a life of indulgence and excess, then, an epic plunge and the long road back to redemption.

Hemingway in love : his own story : a memoir

August 1, 2016
Hotchner, A. E., author.
©2015
175 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"This memoir puts you in the room with Hemingway as he remembers the definitive years that set the course for the rest of his life and stayed with him until the end of his days"--Provided by publisher.

438 days : an extraordinary true story of survival at sea

July 29, 2016
Franklin, Jonathan, 1964- author.
©2015
350 pages : illustartions, maps ; 23 cm
"The miraculous account of the man who survived alone and adrift at sea longer than anyone in recorded history--as told to journalist Jonathan Franklin in dozens of exclusive interviews"--Provided by publisher.

Women of valor. Polish resisters to the Third Reich

July 29, 2016
Gilbert, Joanne D., author.
©2014
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.

The Mafia hit man's daughter

July 29, 2016
Scarpa, Linda, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
319 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Gregory Scarpa, Sr. was a stone-cold killer in the Colombo crime family, but to Linda, he was also a loving, devoted father. She reveals what it was like to grow up in the violent world of the mob and to come to grips with the truth about her father and the devastation he wrought"--Provided by publisher.

A cancer in the family : take control of your genetic inheritance

July 26, 2016
Ross, Theodora, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press,a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2016]
505 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
Includes index.

Grief is a journey : finging your path through loss

July 26, 2016
Doka, Kenneth J., author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2016.
513 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The sleep revolution : transforming your life, one night at a time

July 26, 2016
Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos, 1950- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2016]
649 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Harmony Books, 2016.
Part One : Wake-up call -- 1. Our current sleep crisis -- 2. The sleep industry -- 3. Sleep throughout history -- 4. The science of sleep -- 5. Sleep disorders -- 6. Dreams -- Part Two : The way forward -- 7. Mastering sleep -- 8. Sleeping together -- 9. What to do, what not to do -- 10. Catnaps, jet lag, and time zones -- 11. Sleep and the workplace -- 12. From Hollywood and Washington to hospitals and hotels: discovering the power of sleep -- 13. The sports world's ultimate performance enhancer -- 14. Putting technology in its place (not on your nightstand) -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Sleep-quality questionnaire - Appendix B: Guided meditations to help you fall (and stay) asleep -- Appendix C: The hotel sleep revolution: pillow menus, quiet zones, and beds you'll want to take home -- Appendix D: Going to the mattress.
"We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, writes Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post. And this has profound consequences--on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What is needed, she boldly asserts, is nothing short of a sleep revolution. Only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives."-- Provided by publisher.

The path : what Chinese philosophers teach us about the good life

July 26, 2016
Puett, Michael J., 1964- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
261 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Seinfeldia : how a show about nothing changed everything

July 22, 2016
Armstrong, Jennifer Keishin, author.
©2016
471 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars

July 22, 2016
Holt, Nathalia, 1980-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
505 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Preface -- January 1958 : launch day -- 1940s -- Up, up, and away -- Headed west -- 1950s -- Rockets rising -- Miss guided missile -- Holding back -- Ninety days and ninety minutes -- Moonglow -- 1960s -- Analog overlords -- Planetary pull -- The last queen of outer space -- 1970s : today -- Men are from mars -- Look like a girl -- Epilogue.
The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they recruited an elite group of young women- known as human computers- who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American ballistic missiles. But they were never interested in developing weapons, their hearts lay in the dream of space exploration. So when the JPL became part of a new agency called NASA, the women worked on the first probes to the moon, Venus, Mars, and beyond. Later, as digital computers largely replaced human ones, JPL was unique in training and retaining its brilliant pool of women. They became the first computer programmers and engineers, and through their efforts, we launched the ships that showed us the contours of our solar system. For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been, and the far reaches of space to which we're heading. -- Publisher description

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