New Arrivals · Large Print Nonfiction

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

There was a little girl : the real story of my mother and me

February 24, 2015
Shields, Brooke, 1965-
633 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

Superstorm : nine days inside Hurricane Sandy

February 24, 2015
Miles, Kathryn, 1974-
591 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

Miracle dogs : rescue stories

February 24, 2015
Stavrinides, Liz.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
411 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

My life as a foreign country

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

Lying in wait : and other true cases

February 9, 2015
Rule, Ann.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2015]
463 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates (large print) ; 23 cm.
Reprint. Originally published in paperback by Pocket Books in 2014.
Three decades ago, Jackie Schut was considered one of the most prolific baby sellers in the country. She traveled all over the US, murdered women who had just borne babies, and then stole their infants. She is still imprisoned in the South. A lovely, vibrant woman in San Antonio was found dead in a vacant lot. Her mother, a popular local realtor, never stopped looking for her killer. Just months ago, a truly unlikely suspect was found many states away.

Conscious living, conscious aging : embrace & savor your next chapter

January 26, 2015
Pevny, Ron.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2015.
341 pages (large print); 23 cm.

Then came life : living with courage, spirit, and gratitude after breast cancer

January 26, 2015
Lucas, Geralyn.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
317 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York, New York : Gotham Books, 2014.
Right now : stop and smell the roses -- Skye's the limit -- Killer butt -- Random acts -- Joie de vivre -- How to have a worry-free day -- Deathbed regrets -- Mom/daughter/mother -- Red velvet cupcake -- Romance smackdown -- Sweet -- Bitter -- Blood, sweat, and tears -- Honey, you're never ready -- Good-bye for now -- Stardust -- Petal.
Challenges women who have had difficult setbacks to connect with their inner strength and approach life optimistically while tracing how the author embraced her second chance at life to reinvent herself.

Unretirement : how baby boomers are changing the way we think about work, community, and the good life

January 26, 2015
Farrell, Chris.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
433 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Work long and prosper -- A cause for celebration -- Practical idealism at work -- The only thing we have to fear is fearmongering -- The vanguard of the 25/65 revolution -- The movement against old age stereotypes -- Retirement, a brief history of a radical idea -- the rise of mass retirement -- Rewriting the social compact -- The Us generation -- Third-age entrepreneurs -- Aging boomers on the job -- Planning for unretirement -- The economic possibilities for grandparents -- Appendix. DIY research.
"The old idea of 'retirement'--a word that means withdrawal, describing a time when people gave up productive employment and shrank their activities--was a short-lived historical anomaly. Humans have always found meaning and motivation in work and community, Farrell notes, and the boomer generation, poised to live longer in better health than any before, is already discovering unretirement: extending their working lives, often with new careers, entrepreneurial ventures, and volunteer service. Their experience, wisdom--and importantly, their continued earnings--will enrich the American workplace, treasury, and our whole society in the decades to come"

Wheat belly total health : the ultimate grain-free health and weight-loss plan

January 26, 2015
Davis, William, 1957-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
769 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York, NY : Rodale, 2014.
Part 1. No grain is a good grain: grazed, grass-fed, and fattened -- Part 2. Living grainlessly: restoring the natural state of human life -- Part 3. Be a grainless overachiever: the next steps to reclaiming grain-free total health.
Wheat Belly Total Health answers the question, "What's next in the battle against wheat?" In his follow-up to the mega bestseller, Wheat Belly, Dr. Davis helps his readers take command over their life and health in the aftermath of wheat. There are many strategies that will help heal the damage caused by years of a wheat filled diet. And many of these lessons have been learned in the years since the original Wheat Belly was released, lessons played out on the broad public stage of over one million readers, all participating in this grand adventure. Reordering your life after wheat is about learning how to regain full metabolic, gastrointestinal, thyroid, cardiovascular, hormonal, sleep, neurological, bone, and joint health. Understanding the strategies and putting them to use can take health several steps higher, even if the reader has already had a major health success without wheat. In addition to achieving better health in many different areas, life performance also improves in virtually all settings. In the life after wheat, you'll feel unrestrained, unimpaired, and unstoppable!

Smoke gets in your eyes : & other lessons from the crematory

January 26, 2015
Doughty, Caitlin.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
363 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Shaving Byron -- Puppy surprise -- The thud -- Toothpicks in Jell-O -- Push the button -- Pink cocktail -- Demon babies -- Direct disposal -- Unnatural natural -- Alas, poor Yorick -- Eros and thanatos -- Bubblating -- Ghusl -- Solo witness -- The redwoods -- Deth skool -- Body van -- The art of dying -- Prodigal daughter.
The blogger behind the popular Web series Ask a Mortician describes her experiences working at a crematory, including how she sometimes got ashes on her clothes and how she cared for bodies of all shapes and sizes.

The First Family detail : Secret Service agents reveal the hidden lives of the presidents

January 26, 2015
Kessler, Ronald.
Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2015.
361 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Crown Forum, 2014.
"Regular Joe" Biden -- Hillary -- Clandestine movements -- POTUS -- The stripper -- Sifting threats -- Penny-pincher -- Wilmington shuttle -- Advance -- Peanut farmer -- White House collar -- Boys will be boys -- A bullet for the President -- Nancy -- Corner cutting -- "Keep your head down" -- Hawkeye -- Energizer -- Dallas -- Operation Moonlight -- Missing sunglasses -- Watch the hands -- Throwing a fit -- Exposing Romney to danger -- Intrusion -- Risking assassination -- Secret Service chronology.
Since publication of his bestselling book In the President's Secret Service, investigative reporter Ronald Kessler has continued to penetrate the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U.S. Secret Service, breaking the story that Secret Service agents who were to protect President Obama hired prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia and revealing that the Secret Service allowed a third uninvited guest to crash a White House state dinner. Now, Kessler presents far bigger and more consequential stories about our nation's leaders and the agency sworn to protect them. Kessler widens his scope to include presidential candidates and former presidents after they leave the White House. In particular, he focuses on First Ladies, their children, and their relationships with the presidents. From observing reckless behavior that threatens the country's safety, to escorting presidential mistresses, to watching their own agency take risks that could result in an assassination, Secret Service agents know a secret world that Ronald Kessler exposes in breathtaking detail.--From publisher description.

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.

Mountain to mountain : a journey of adventure and activism for the women of Afghanistan

January 13, 2015
Galpin, Shannon.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
477 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2014]
Being inspired to act can take many forms. For some it's taking a weekend to volunteer, but for Shannon Galpin, it meant leaving her career, selling her house, launching a nonprofit and committing her life to advancing education and opportunity for women and girls. Focusing on the war-torn country of Afghanistan, Galpin and her organization, Mountain2Mountain, have touched the lives of hundreds of men, women and children. As if launching a nonprofit wasn't enough, in 2009 Galpin became the first woman to ride a mountain bike in Afghanistan. Now she's using that initial bike ride to gain awareness around the country, encouraging people to use their bikes "as a vehicle for social change and justice to support a country where women don't have the right to ride a bike." In her memoir, Galpin describes her first forays into fundraising, her deep desire to help women and girls halfway across the world, her love for adventure and sports, and her own inspiration to be so much more than just another rape victim. During her numerous trips to Afghanistan, Shannon reaches out to politicians and journalists as well as everyday Afghanis -- teachers, prison inmates, mothers, daughters -- to cross a cultural divide and find common ground. She narrates harrowing encounters, exhilarating bike rides, humorous episodes, and the heartbreak inherent in a country that is still recovering from decades of war and occupation"-- Provided by publisher.

The endless practice : becoming who you were born to be

January 13, 2015
Nepo, Mark.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
529 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
To my reader : to glow in all directions -- The daily migration -- Practices -- The necessary rain -- The sanctity of experience -- What's in the way is the way -- Our inch of light -- Praise and blame -- Losing yourself -- Exhausting the struggle -- Saying yes -- Meeting difficulty -- Just this person -- A dream we're close to living hearing the cries of the world -- Always beginning -- To understand the weave -- The goldweigher's field -- The last quarter -- What do we do with what we feel? -- Our ring of fear -- The troubles of living -- The sweet ache of being alive -- The flute of interior time -- The hard human spring -- The mark of our hands: to immerse ourselves -- A turn in the path -- Beyond the old protections -- Staying in relationship -- If just for a moment -- The most difficult two inches on earth -- Shiny things from the deep -- All things are true -- Beyond seeking -- Born of the moment -- Little by little -- Without pause -- The exchange that brings us alive : what more could I ask for? -- The courage not to waste our gifts -- Reliable truths -- Outlasting the glare -- The magic of peace -- Taking turns a the edge of the world -- The one true world -- Gratitudes -- Notes -- About the author -- Permissions.
In this new book, the author explores how the soul works in the world. He explores what it means to become our truest self through the ongoing and timeless journey of awakening to the dynamic wholeness of life, which is messy and unpredictable.

Yesterday, today, tomorrow : my life

January 12, 2015
Loren, Sophia, 1934-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
501 pages (large print), 64 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

An Amish second Christmas

January 9, 2015
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
589 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
A season of hope / Beth Wiseman -- Her Christmas pen pal / Ruth Reid -- A gift for Anne Marie / Kathleen Fuller -- Christmas aprons / Tricia Goyer.

The boy who harnessed the wind : creating currents of electricity and hope

December 29, 2014
Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
New York : HarperLuxe, c2009.
431 p. (large print) : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : William Morrow, 2009.
Relates how an enterprising teenager in Malawi builds a windmill from scraps he finds around his village and brings electricity, and a future, to his family.

The innovators : how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution

December 22, 2014
Isaacson, Walter, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
957 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

The human age : the world shaped by us

December 22, 2014
Ackerman, Diane, 1948-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
553 pages ; 23 cm.

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

Thirteen soldiers : a personal history of Americans at war

December 22, 2014
McCain, John, 1936- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
661 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
The coauthors of Faith of My Fathers present an evocative history of Americans at war through the personal accounts of 13 remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Cathedral of the wild : an African journey home

December 19, 2014
Varty, Boyd.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
473 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Random House, 2014.
Not for Ants -- Hunting and Hacking -- The Rock -- Friendis in the Storm -- Never Panic in the Bush -- Uncle John -- The Flying Life -- Madiba -- Elephants All Around -- The Crash -- The Great Migration -- A Londolozi of Leopards -- Travels with Kate -- Shake, Rattle and Roll -- Royal Welcome -- In Battalions -- Gunpoint -- Seeking -- Dead Silence -- The Vav -- The Flaming Shaman -- Tracking -- The Medicine -- The Leopards by the Watering Hole -- In the Front Garden of Eden -- The Om in Motion.
Varty's memoir of his life in the exquisite and vast refuge of the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa.

Not fade away : a memoir of senses lost and found

December 9, 2014
Alexander, Rebecca (Psychotherapist)
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
403 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Shadows in the vineyard : the true story of the plot to poison the world's greatest wine

December 9, 2014
Potter, Maximillian, 1971-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
427 pages (large print) : maps ; 23 cm

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