New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

July 26, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The little book of hygge : Danish secrets to happy living

July 25, 2017
Wiking, Meik, author.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2017.
341 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
From picking the right lighting to organizing a Hygge get-together to dressing hygge, Wiking shows you how to experience more joy and contentment the Danish way.

Simply clean : the proven method for keeping your home organized, clean, and beautiful in just 10 minutes a day

July 25, 2017
Rapinchuk, Becky. author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
1 volume (large print) ; 23 cm.

Ageproof : living longer without running out of money or breaking a hip

July 25, 2017
Chatzky, Jean Sherman, 1964- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
643 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Includes index.

Woolly : the true story of the quest to revive one of history's most iconic extinct creatures

July 25, 2017
Mezrich, Ben, 1969- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2017]
367 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

The greatest story ever told--so far : why are we here?

July 25, 2017
Krauss, Lawrence M., 1954-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2017]
519 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Part 1: Genesis. From the armoire to the cave ; Seeing in the dark ; Through a glass, lightly ; There, and back again ; A stitch in time ; The shadows of reality ; A universe stranger than fiction ; A wrinkle in time ; Decay and rubble ; From here to eternity : shedding light on the sun -- Part 2: Exodus. Desperate times and desperate measure ; March of the titans ; Endless forms most beautiful : symmetry strikes back ; Cold, stark reality : breaking bad or beautiful? ; Living inside a superconductor ; The bearable heaviness of being : symmetry broken, physics fixed -- Part 3: Revelation. The wrong place at the right time ; The fog lifts ; Free at last ; Spanking the vacuum ; Gothic cathedrals of the twenty-first century ; More questions than answers ; From a beer party to the end of time ; Cosmic humility.
An award-winning theoretical physicist traces the dramatic discovery of the counterintuitive world of reality, explaining how readers can shift their perspectives to gain greater understandings of our individual roles in the universe. --Publisher.

The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women

July 25, 2017
Moore, Kate (Writer and editor), author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
729 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Dodge City : Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the wickedest town in the American West

July 14, 2017
Clavin, Thomas, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2017]
613 pages (large print), 17 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Tuesday's promise : one veteran, one dog, and their bold quest to change lives

July 13, 2017
Montalván, Luis Carlos, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
459 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Hachette Books, 2017.
Introduction: High flier -- Part I. Road warriors -- Part II. Will and desire -- New Year's resolution -- Telling Papá -- Going in -- Under the knife -- Moving out -- El Paso -- Getting fitted -- Dog fight -- Try on -- Test drive -- Part III. Paws forward -- Older and wiser -- Successor dog -- Special delivery -- Mad dash -- Homecoming -- Conclusion: Friends forever -- Afterword.
"As former U.S. Army captain Montalván recounted in Until Tuesday, upon returning home from Iraq he was rescued from pain and post-traumatic stress disorder by golden retriever Tuesday. That memoir sold 300,000 copies, so expect good things from this account of how he and Tuesday take healing to the larger veteran community"--Provided by publisher.

An Amish summer : four novellas

July 13, 2017
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
531 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
A reunion in Pinecraft / by Shelley Shepard Gray -- Summer storms / by Amy Clipston -- Lakeside love / by Kathleen Fuller -- Sweet kiss / by Kelly Irvin.

Strangers tend to tell me things : a memoir of love, loss, and coming home

July 12, 2017
Dickinson, Amy, author.
©2017
415 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
In STRANGERS TEND TO TELL ME THINGS--her follow-up memoir to the NYT bestselling The Mighty Queens of Freeville --America's most popular advice columnist, -Ask Amy, - shares her journey of family, second chances, and finding love. By peeling back the curtain of her syndicated advice column, Amy Dickinson reveals much of the inspiration and motivation that has fueled her calling. Through a series of linked essays, this moving narrative picks up where her earlier memoir left off. Exploring central themes of romance, death, parenting, self-care, and spiritual awakening, this touching and heartfelt homage speaks to all who have faced challenges in the wake of life's twists and turns. From finding love in middle-age to her storied experience with stepparenting to overcoming disordered eating to her final moments spent with her late mother, Dickinson's trademark humorous tone delivers punch and wit that will empower, entertain, and heal.

I need a lifeguard everywhere but the pool

July 12, 2017
Scottoline, Lisa, author.
©2017
387 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
The bestselling and perennially hilarious mother-daughter team is back with a new collection of stories from their real lives, guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. Join Lisa and Francesca as they offer a fresh and funny take on the triumphs and facepalm moments of modern life, showing that when it comes to navigating the crazy world we live in, you’re always your own best lifeguard.

No barriers : a blind man's journey to kayak the Grand Canyon

June 26, 2017
Weihenmayer, Erik.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press , 2017
809 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Vision -- The dream factory -- Blind summit -- Alchemy -- Déséquilibre -- The bucket's Champion -- Leading the way --Anita, my way -- A grain of sand --The adventure glutton -- Arjun's playground -- "Not my yak!" -- The gates of Lodore -- Bath towels and packing tape -- Soldiers to summits -- The open-heart policy -- Whirlpools -- Eighteen clicks -- The other blind guy -- The blindest man in the world -- Eddied out -- Smile -- The weight of water -- Flow -- Lava.
Erik Weihenmayer presents an exhilarating adventure story of arduous mountain climbing and whitewater kayaking, but he also offers broader life lessons. A wonderful tribute to the greatness of the human spirit.

Spirit of the horse : a celebration in fact and fable

June 26, 2017
Shatner, William author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The four-legged Olympian -- Tachyhippodamia / William J. Powell -- My first time -- Experience of two boys in managing horses, with many anecdotes of quadrupedal intelligence / Thomas W. Knox -- The winged horse -- Pegasus, the horse who could fly / Carolyn Sherwin Bailey -- The horse and the olive / James Baldwin -- The horse, hunter, and stag / Aesop -- The world is a carousel -- The fox and the horse / the Brothers Grimm -- The black horse / Joseph Jacobs -- Alexander and Bucephalus -- The war horse of alexander / edited by Andrew Lang -- Of war horses, or destriers / Michel de Montaigne -- Wild horses -- Gulliver's travels / Jonathan Swift -- Horsing around on the set -- The horseman in the sky / Ambrose Bierce -- The mind of the horse -- Mr. Stiver's horse / James Montgomery Bailey -- The horse as hero ... not -- Don't look a gift-horse in the mouth / Harry Graham -- My great day -- Samuel Cowles and his horse royal / Eugene Field -- To horse / Frances and Gertrude Warner -- Blind faith -- "White dandy"; or, master and I / Velma Caldwell Melville -- The stable as cathedral -- A race horse that paid a church debt / Clarence Louis Cullen -- The reign of the reining horse -- Only the mare / Alfred E. T. Watson -- Little Sure Shot -- The life of Hon. William F. Cody, known as Buffalo Bill, the famous hunter, scout and guide, an autobiography / William F. Cody -- The Blue Grass Seminary girls' vacation adventures; or, Shirley Willing to the rescue / Carolyn Judson Burnett -- Born in the saddle -- How the old horse won the bet / Oliver Wendell Holmes -- Four horses and a sailor / Jack London -- The uncertainty factor -- A military steeple-chase / Captain R. Bird Thompson -- Our horses, our selves -- "Whooping" a race-horse under the wire / Clarence Louis Cullen -- The spirituality of the horse.
"From his first time riding as a child, William Shatner has felt a deep love for horses. Whether he is in the saddle, communicating with them, or simply appreciating their beauty, his bond with these majestic animals is deep. For decades he has sought to share his joy--with children, veterans, those with disabilities, and many more--through his annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show. And here, he brings that same joy to his fans and readers. In Spirit of the Horse, the Star Trek and Boston Legal legend speaks from the heart about the remarkable effect horses have had on his life and on the lives of others.

Kennedy and King : the president, the pastor, and the battle over civil rights

June 23, 2017
Levingston, Steven, author.
©2017
xiii, 768 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Al Franken, giant of the Senate

June 22, 2017
Franken, Al, author.
New York : Twelve, 2017.
vii, 548 pages (large type), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Why I'm a Democrat -- How I became a comedian -- Saturday Night Live (not the drug part) -- Saturday Night Live (the drug part) -- Saturday Night Live (the part where I leave) -- Paul -- A 99 percent improvement -- Year of the bean feed -- The DeHumorizer(TM) -- I attempt to litigate comedy -- Hermann the German and the pill-out couch -- No joke -- Harry and Chuck -- Icarus soars -- Twixt cup and lip -- Public opprobrium -- My first powwow -- Tax-dodging, rape-joking pornographer for Senate -- Franni saves the campaign -- "Has it gotten that bad?!" -- "It's close, it's very close" -- The recount -- Welcome to the NFL -- I actually become a senator -- My first big win* -- What gets me out of bed in the morning -- The case of Perry Mason's lost case -- The angel and the devil -- Never give the staff credit -- Letting my id run amok -- I screw up -- Operation curdle -- Health care: now what? -- I meet George W. Bush -- The 64 percent rule -- My Republican friends -- Sophistry -- Bulletproof -- Cracks in my soul -- The Koch brothers hate your grandchildren -- No whining on the yacht -- I win awards -- We build a DeHumorizer(TM) -- I get reelected -- Lies and the lying liar who got himself elected President -- I attend a presidential inauguration -- Being as good as the people we serve.
"From the #1 bestselling author--a book about an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that. This is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it. It's a book about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast. In this candid personal memoir, the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics. Has Al Franken become a true Giant of the Senate? Franken asks readers to decide for themselves."--Jacket.

Believe me : a memoir of love, death, and jazz chickens

June 22, 2017
Izzard, Eddie, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2017]
526 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

The loyal son : the war in Ben Franklin's house

June 22, 2017
Epstein, Daniel Mark, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2017]
xxiii, 690 pages (large print) : map ; 24 cm

Sea power : the history and geopolitics of the world's oceans

June 22, 2017
Stavridis, James, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2017]
512 pages (large print) : maps ; 24 cm
The sea is one -- The Pacific: mother of all oceans -- The Atlantic Ocean: the cradle of civilization -- The Indian Ocean: the future sea -- The Mediterranean: where war at sea began -- The South China Sea: a likely zone of conflict -- The Caribbean: stalled in the past -- The Arctic Ocean: promise and peril -- The outlaw sea: oceans as crime scenes -- America and the oceans: a naval strategy for the twenty-first century.
"From one of the most admired admirals of his generation -- and the only admiral to serve as Supreme Allied Commander at NATO -- comes a remarkable voyage through all of the world's most important bodies of water, providing the story of naval power as a driver of human history and a crucial element in our current geopolitical path. From the time of the Greeks and the Persians clashing in the Mediterranean, sea power has determined world power. To an extent that is often underappreciated, it still does. No one understands this better than Admiral Jim Stavridis. In Sea Power, Admiral Stavridis takes us with him on a tour of the world's oceans from the admiral's chair, showing us how the geography of the oceans has shaped the destiny of nations, and how naval power has in a real sense made the world we live in today, and will shape the world we live in tomorrow. Not least, Sea Power is marvelous naval history, giving us fresh insight into great naval engagements from the battles of Salamis and Lepanto through to Trafalgar, the Battle of the Atlantic, and submarine conflicts of the Cold War. It is also a keen-eyed reckoning with the likely sites of our next major naval conflicts, particularly the Arctic Ocean, Eastern Mediterranean, and the South China Sea. Finally, Sea Power steps back to take a holistic view of the plagues to our oceans that are best seen that way, from piracy to pollution. When most of us look at a globe, we focus on the shape of the of the seven continents. Admiral Stavridis sees the shapes of the seven seas. After reading Sea Power, you will too. Not since Alfred Thayer Mahan's legendary The Influence of Sea Power upon History have we had such a powerful reckoning with this vital subject"-- Provided by publisher.

A dog called hope : a wounded warrior and the service dog who saved him

June 19, 2017
Morgan, Jason (paratrooper), author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2017]
539 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A Dog Called Hope is the incredible story of a remarkable service dog who brought a devastated warrior back from the brink. It is the story of one funny, lovable dog’s power to heal a family and teach a wounded man how to be a true father. It is the story of an amazing dog with boundless loyalty who built bridges between his wheelchair-bound battle buddy and the rest of able-bodied humankind. It is the story of how one very special dog gave a man’s life true meaning. Humorous, intensely moving, and uplifting, Jason and Napal’s heartwarming tale will brighten any day and lift every heart.

Cravings : how I conquered food

June 19, 2017
Collins, Judy, 1939- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2017]
299 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Introduction: The source of the trouble -- My journey: the first decade, running -- Lives of the diet gurus: Lord Byron -- My journey: the forties -- Lives of the diet gurus: Gayelord Hauser, the man who invented the celebrity diet -- My journey: into the fifties: music, music, music, and my galloping food addiction -- Lives of the diet gurus: Hippocrates, Cornaro, Brillat-Savarin, Faxian, and William the Conqueror -- Diets, hunger, starvation, and solutions -- My journey: teenage years -- Lives of the diet gurus: William Banting -- My journey: the late fifties and the sixties -- Lives of the diet gurus: Jean Nidetch and Weight Watchers -- My journey: my entrance into America's folk music revival -- Lives of the diet gurus: Donaldson, Pennington, Atkins, Stillman, Taller -- My journey: the heart of the matter -- Lives of the diet gurus: Dr. Andrew Weil -- My journey: the late sixties and the seventies -- Lives of the diet gurus: Linus Pauling, Adelle Davis, and the vitamin revolution -- My journey: almost nearing the last gasp -- Lives of the diet gurus: The Scarsdale Diet and Dr. Herman Tarnower -- My journey: life on life's terms -- Lives of the diet gurus: Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith; alcoholism and food addiction -- My journey: the solution--celebration.
"A candid memoir by folk legend Judy Collins of her lifelong struggle with compulsive overeating and the spiritual solution that saved her. Since childhood, Judy Collins has been preoccupied, haunted, seduced, and taunted by food, a problem that nearly cost her her career and her life. For decades she thought her food issues were moral issues--lack of self-will, lack of discipline--and she worked hard at controlling what she thought of as her shameful inclinations, employing measures that led to serious health complications. Today she knows she was born with an addiction to sugar and grains, flour and wheat. The discovery of a solution to her problem prompted the desire to share what she has learned, which has brought her peace of mind, a clean food plan, years of maintaining the same weight, and a glow of joy and health. Alternating between chapters on her life and those of the many diet gurus she has come to know (from Lord Byron to Atkins, Jean Nidetch of Weight Watchers, and Andrew Weil), Cravings is the story of the mountains Collins has climbed and the monsters she has encountered on the path to recovery"-- Provided by publisher.

Matchup

June 14, 2017
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
701 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Honor & ... -- Footloose -- Faking a murder -- Past prologue -- Rambo on their minds -- Short story -- Dig here -- Deserves to be dead -- Midnight flame -- getaway -- Taking the veil.
"Twenty-two of the world's most popular thriller writers come together for an unforgettable anthology. Eleven of the world's best female thriller writers from Diana Gabaldon to Charlene Harris are paired with eleven of the world's best male thriller writers, including John Sandford, C.J. Box, and Nelson DeMille. The stories are edited by bestselling author Lee Child"--Provided by publisher.

We : a manifesto for women everywhere

June 14, 2017
Anderson, Gillian, 1968- author.
Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press large print basic, [2017]
489 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York, NY : Atria Books, [2017].
The journey -- Why now? -- How we works -- Why we wrote we -- We's vision -- The essentials -- The 9 principles -- Principle 1: honesty : getting real -- Principle 2: acceptance : making friends with what is -- Principle 3: courage : ending the victim trap -- Principle 4: trust : living without fear -- Principle 5: humility : unmasking our ego -- Principle 6: peace : ending the conflict within -- Principle 7: love : transforming relationships -- Principle 8: joy : living fully -- Principle 9: kindness : love in action -- The manifesto -- Resources -- Further reading -- Endnotes -- Index.

Never call me a hero : a legendary American dive-bomber pilot remembers the Battle of Midway

June 5, 2017
Kleiss, N. Jack, 1916-2016, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
xxii, 420 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Page 4 of cover.
June 4, 1942, high above the tiny Pacific atoll of Midway. Lt. (j.g.) "Dusty" Kleiss burst out of the clouds and piloted his SBD Dauntless into a near-vertical dive aimed at the heart of Japan's Imperial Navy, which six months earlier had ruthlessly struck Pearl Harbor. Within a three-day period he became the only pilot from either side to land hits on three different ships, all of which sank-- losses that crippled the once-fearsome Japanese fleet. Now the Navy Cross recipient's full story is told for the first time, offering an intimate look at the fight for control of the Pacific in World War II.

College bound : a guide for students with visual impairments

June 1, 2017
Trief, Ellen, author.
New York, NY : AFB Press, American Foundation for the Blind, [2017]
xii, 330 pages (large print) : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Are you anybody? : a memoir

May 31, 2017
Tambor, Jeffrey, 1944- author.
©2017
354 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
It's rare that an actor embodies even one memorable character over the arc of a career. Jeffrey Tambor has managed to create three, beginning with Hank "Hey Now!" Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show , the series created by Garry Shandling, Jeffrey's first mentor in television. He went on to find two more show creators, Mitch Hurwitz of Arrested Development and Jill Soloway of Transparent , who shared a love of actors and taught him a lot about acting along the way. Are You Anybody? is Tambor's chance to discuss his creative process and immense accomplishments from a life lived onscreen. Drawing from his formative childhood years, in which he describes himself as a fat Hungarian-Jewish kid with a lisp and a depressive father to how he drew inspiration from his life to create these characters, Tambor's memoir is funny, insightful, and uplifting, touching on comedy and the enduring chutzpah required to make it through life.

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