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Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang
Description: Tyson and Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. Astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. The explorer wants to understand it; the soldier wants to dominate it. Spanning early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, Tyson and Lang examine the intersection of science, technology, industry, and power. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: LP 523.01 Tys
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 28, 2019
Annie Nigh Ward
Description: "Maddie and Ian's love story began with a chance encounter at a party overseas; he was serving in the British army and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend, Jo. Now almost two decades later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are living the perfect suburban life in Middle America. But when a camping accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending writing therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears about Ian's PTSD; her concerns for the safety of their young son; and the couple's tangled and tumultuous past with Jo. From the Balkans to England, Iraq to Manhattan, and finally to an ordinary family home in Kansas, sixteen years of love and fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in The Day of the Killing, when a frantic 911 call summons the police to the scene of a shocking crime."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC War
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 28, 2019
Francis Duncan
Description: "Mordecai Tremaine's hobby of choice–crime detection–has left him in need of a holiday. A break away from that gruesome business of murder will be just the ticket, and the picturesque island of Moulin d'Or seems to be just the destination. Amid the sunshine and the sea air, Mordecai falls in with a band of fellow holidaymakers and tries to forget that such a thing as foul play exists. Before too long, however, villainy rears its ugly head and a dead body is discovered. With a killer stalking the sand dunes, it falls to Mordecai to piece together the truth about just who has smuggled murder onto the island idyll." -- amazon.com
Call Number: LP FIC Dun
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 17, 2019
Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Description: Joe Grey and his partner, Dulcie, are frantic when Courtney, their pretty teen-kitten goes missing. Aided by their two- and four-legged friends, they hit the streets of Molina Point in search of their calico girl. Has Joe Grey and Dulcie's only daughter been lured away by someone and stolen? Is she lying somewhere hurt, or worse? Courtney has no idea that everyone is desperately looking for her. Locked in an upstairs apartment above the local antiques shop, she's enjoying her first solo adventure. When she first met Ulrich Seaver, the shop's owner, Courtney was frightened. But the human has coddled and pampered her, winning her trust. Sheltered by her parents, her brothers, and her kind human companions, the innocent Courtney is unaware of how deceptive strangers can be. She doesn't know that Ulrich is hiding a dangerous secret that could threaten her and everyone in this charming California coastal village. With his focus on finding Courtney, Joe Grey has neglected his detective work with the Molina Point Police Department. Before his daughter disappeared, Joe found a viciously beaten woman lying near the beach. Now the police investigation has stalled, and the clever feline worries his human colleagues may have missed a vital clue. Joe is also concerned about a family of newcomers whose domestic battles are disturbing the town's tranquility. Loud and abrasive, the Luthers' angry arguing, shouting, and swearing in the early hours of the night have neighbors on edge and the cops on alert. One of the couple's late-night shouting matches masked the sounds of a burglary, and now a criminal is on the loose. Though the crimes are as crisscrossed as the strands of a ball of yarn, Joe Grey's cat senses tell him they may somehow be linked. It's up to the fleet-footed feline and his crime-solving coterie to untangle the mysteries before it's too late.
Call Number: LP FIC Mur
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 10, 2019
Larry Loftis
Description: "The year is 1942, and World War II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father’s footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and one plane crash later, she finally lands in occupied France to begin her mission. It is here that she meets her commanding officer Captain Peter Churchill. As they successfully complete mission after mission, Peter and Odette fall in love. All the while, they are being hunted by the cunning German secret police sergeant, Hugo Bleicher, who finally succeeds in capturing them. They are sent to Paris’s Fresnes prison, and from there to concentration camps in Germany where they are starved, beaten, and tortured. But in the face of despair, they never give up hope, their love for each other, or the whereabouts of their colleagues." -- Back cover
Call Number: LP 940.5486 Lof
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
Rebecca Traister
Description: In the year 2018, it seems as if women's anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation. But long before Pantsuit Nation, before the Women's March, and before the #MeToo movement, women's anger was not only politically catalytic--but politically problematic. The story of female fury and its cultural significance demonstrates the long history of bitter resentment that has enshrouded women's slow rise to political power in America, as well as the ways that anger is received when it comes from women as opposed to when it comes from men. With eloquence and fervor, Rebecca tracks the history of female anger as political fuel--from suffragettes marching on the White House to office workers vacating their buildings after Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Here Traister explores women's anger at both men and other women; anger between ideological allies and foes; the varied ways anger is perceived based on its owner; as well as the history of caricaturing and delegitimizing female anger; and the way women's collective fury has become transformative political fuel--as is most certainly occurring today. She deconstructs society's (and the media's) condemnation of female emotion (notably, rage) and the impact of their resulting repercussions. Highlighting a double standard perpetuated against women by all sexes, and its disastrous, stultifying effect, Traister's latest is timely and crucial. It offers a glimpse into the galvanizing force of women's collective anger, which, when harnessed, can change history.
Call Number: LP 305.42 Tra
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 28, 2019
P. Grady Cox
Description: "Hellgate. The name strikes fear throughout Arizona Territory. Mason McCabe's nightmarish village huddles in an extinct volcano's crater. His business is stolen goods and stolen women. All criminals welcome. An outlaw, Caleb Connor, is protecting the captive Rose LaBelle, but her life is endangered when McCabe takes a personal interest in her. Rose fights the horrors of Hellgate while her Aunt Mary Alice, at her home in Prescott, the territorial capital, struggles with her own bondage to laudanum, alcohol, and morphine.The gothic darkness of Hellgate juxtaposed with the civilized territorial capital provides the perfect backdrop for this story of courage, redemption, and triumph over despair."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Cox
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 10, 2019
Michelle Griep
Description: "The Gentleman Smuggler's Lady: Cornish Coast, 1815. When a prim and proper governess returns to England from abroad, she expects to comfort her dying father--not fall in love with a smuggler. Will Helen Fletcher keep Isaac Seaton's unusual secret? The Doctor's Woman: Dakota Territory, 1862. Emmy Nelson, daughter of a missionary doctor, and Dr. James Clark, city doctor aspiring to teach, find themselves working side by side at Fort Snelling during the Dakota Uprising. That is when the real clash of ideals begins. A House of Secrets: St. Paul, Minnesota, 1890. Ladies Aide Chairman, Amanda Carston resolves to clean up St. Paul's ramshackle housing, starting with the worst of the worst: a "haunted" house that's secretly owned by her beau--a home that's his only means of helping brothel girls escape from the hands of the city's most infamous madam"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Gri
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
Thomas D. Clagett
Description: "The final 13 hours at the Alamo began around 5 o'clock on the afternoon of March 5, 1836. Colonel William Barrett Travis drew a line in the dirt and asked all those who would stay and fight to cross it. Destinies played out that night for four people. Susannah Dickinson, a woman of surprising gumption. Young James Taylor who came to the Alamo to free Texas from the tyrannical rule of General Santa Anna. "Moses" Rose who refused to cross Travis's line because he "wasn't prepared to die." Colonel Juan Morales, ordered to assault Crockett and his men at the south palisade, believed attacking the fort was foolhardy. But his real disgust was for Santa Anna, a man who allowed whims to dictate his decisions"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Cla
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 17, 2019
Jayson Greene
Description: "As the book opens: two-year-old Greta Greene is sitting with her grandmother on a park bench on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. A brick crumbles from a windowsill overhead, striking her unconscious, and she is immediately rushed to the hospital. But although it begins with this event and with the anguish Jayson and his wife, Stacy, confront in the wake of their daughter's trauma and the hours leading up to her death, Once more we saw stars quickly becomes a narrative that is as much about hope and healing as it is about grief and loss. Jayson recognizes, even in the very midst of his ordeal, that there will be a life for him beyond it--that if only he can continue moving forward, from one moment to the next, he will survive what seems un-survivable. With raw honesty, deep emotion, and exquisite tenderness, he captures both the fragility of life and absoluteness of death, and most important of all, the unconquerable power of love. This is an unforgettable memoir of courage and transformation--and a book that will change the way you look at the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP 155.937 Gre
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 10, 2019
George Packer
Description: "Richard Holbrooke was brilliant, wholly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites. Admired and detested, he was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars, America's greatest diplomatic achievement in the post-Cold War era. His power lay in an utter belief in himself and his idea of a muscular, generous foreign policy. From his days as a young adviser in Vietnam to his last efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, Holbrooke embodied the postwar American impulse to take the lead on the global stage. But his sharp elbows and tireless self-promotion ensured that he never rose to the highest levels in government that he so desperately coveted. His story is thus the story of America during its era of supremacy: its strength, drive, and sense of possibility, as well as its penchant for overreach and heedless self-confidence. In Our Man, drawn from Holbrooke's diaries and papers, we are given a nonfiction narrative that is both intimate and epic in its revelatory portrait of this extraordinary and deeply flawed man, and the elite spheres of society and government he inhabited" -- Back cover
Call Number: LP B Hol
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
Stephanie Barron
Description: "The Paris Wife meets PBS's Victoria in this enthralling novel of the life and loves of one of history's most remarkable women: Winston Churchill's scandalous American mother, Jennie Jerome. Wealthy, privileged, and fiercely independent New Yorker Jennie Jerome took Victorian England by storm when she landed on its shores. As Lady Randolph Churchill, she gave birth to a man who defined the twentieth century: her son Winston. But Jennie--reared in the luxury of Gilded Age Newport and the Paris of the Second Empire--lived an outrageously modern life all her own, filled with controversy, passion, tragedy, and triumph. When the nineteen-year-old beauty agrees to marry the son of a duke she has known only three days, she's instantly swept up in a whirlwind of British politics and the breathless social climbing of the Marlborough House Set, the reckless men who surround Bertie, Prince of Wales. Raised to think for herself and careless of English society rules, the new Lady Randolph Churchill quickly becomes a London sensation: adored by some, despised by others. Artistically gifted and politically shrewd, she shapes her husband's rise in Parliament and her young son's difficult passage through boyhood. But as the family's influence soars, scandals explode and tragedy befalls the Churchills. Jennie is inescapably drawn to the brilliant and seductive Count Charles Kinsky--diplomat, skilled horse-racer, deeply passionate lover. Their impossible affair only intensifies as Randolph Churchill's sanity frays, and Jennie--a woman whose every move on the public stage is judged--must walk a tightrope between duty and desire. Forced to decide where her heart truly belongs, Jennie risks everything--even her son--and disrupts lives, including her own, on both sides of the Atlantic. Breathing new life into Jennie's legacy and the gilded world over which she reigned, That Churchill Woman paints a portrait of the difficult--and sometimes impossible--balance between love, freedom, and obligation, while capturing the spirit of an unforgettable woman, one who altered the course of history"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Bar
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 17, 2019
Katherine Hall Page
Description: For the first time in years, Faith Fairchild has time for herself. Her husband Tom is spending days on the other side of the island using a friend's enhanced WiFi for a project; their son, Ben, after his first year in college, is studying abroad for the summer; and their daughter Amy is working at the old Laughing Gulls Lodge, now a revamped conference center. Faith is looking forward to some projects of her own. Her friend Sophie Maxwell is also spending the summer on Sanpere Island, hoping for distractions from her worries that she isn't yet pregnant. And the daughter of Faith's good friend Pix Miller is getting married to a wonderful guy . . . with a less-than-wonderful mother. Between keeping Sophie's spirits up and Pix's blood pressure down, Faith has her hands full. And that's before a body with a mysterious tattoo and connections far away from small Sanpere Island appears in the Lily Pond.
Call Number: LP FIC Pag
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 17, 2019
William Geroux
Description: "On the fourth of July, 1942, four Allied ships traversing the Arctic separated from their decimated convoy to head further north into the ice field of the North Pole, seeking safety from Nazi bombers and U-boats in the perilous white maze of ice floes, growlers, and giant bergs. Despite the risks, they had a better chance of survival than the rest of Convoy PQ-17, a fleet of thirty-five cargo ships carrying $1 billion worth of war supplies to the Soviet port of Archangel--the limited help Roosevelt and Churchill extended to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin to maintain their fragile alliance, even as they avoided joining the fight in Europe while the Eastern Front raged. The high-level politics that put Convoy PQ-17 in the path of the Nazis were far from the minds of the diverse crews aboard their ships. U.S. Navy Ensign Howard Carraway, aboard the SS Troubadour, was a farm boy from South Carolina and one of the many Americans for whom the convoy was to be a first taste of war; aboard the SS Ironclad, Ensign William Carter of the U.S. Navy Reserve had passed up a chance at Harvard Business School to join the Navy Armed Guard; from the Royal Navy Reserve, Lt. Leo Gradwell was given command of the HMT Ayrshire, a fishing trawler that had been converted into an antisubmarine vessel. All the while, The Ghost Ships of Archangel turns its focus on Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin, playing diplomatic games that put their ships in peril. The twenty-four-hour Arctic daylight in midsummer gave no respite from bombers, and the Germans wielded the terrifying battleship Tirpitz, nicknamed The Big Bad Wolf. Icebergs were as dangerous as Nazis. As a newly forged alliance was close to dissolving and the remnants of Convoy PQ-17 tried to slip through the Arctic in one piece, the fate of the world hung in the balance"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP 940.545 Ger
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 17, 2019
Helen Hoang
Description: "A thirty-year-old woman with Asperger's makes sense of her life using math, but one thing she can't handle is dating and the intimacy she feels it requires. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice--with a professional. She hires the perfect male escort who teaches her that love is the best kind of logic"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Hoa
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 10, 2019
Heath Hardage Lee
Description: "The true story of the fierce band of women who battled Washington--and Hanoi--to bring their husbands home from the jungles of Vietnam. On February 12, 1973, one hundred and fifteen men who, just six years earlier, had been high flying Navy and Air Force pilots, shuffled, limped, or were carried off a huge military transport plane at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. These American servicemen had endured years of brutal torture, kept shackled and starving in solitary confinement, in rat-infested, mosquito-laden prisons, the worst of which was The Hanoi Hilton. Months later, the first Vietnam POWs to return home would learn that their rescuers were their wives, a group of women that included Jane Denton, Sybil Stockdale, Louise Mulligan, Andrea Rander, Phyllis Galanti, and Helene Knapp. These women, who formed The National League of Families, would never have called themselves "feminists," but they had become the POW and MIAs most fervent advocates, going to extraordinary lengths to facilitate their husbands' freedom--and to account for missing military men--by relentlessly lobbying government leaders, conducting a savvy media campaign, conducting covert meetings with antiwar activists, most astonishingly, helping to code secret letters to their imprisoned husbands. In a page-turning work of narrative non-fiction, Heath Hardage Lee tells the story of these remarkable women for the first time in The League of Wives." -- Source not specified
Call Number: LP 959.7043 Lee
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
Sheila Connolly
Description: Boston expat Maura Donovan never expected to stay in provincial County Cork, much less to inherit a house and a pub, Sullivan's, in the small village of Leap. Maura has even brought back traditional Irish music to the pub, and it is thriving. Then she discover a body in the ravine behind the pub, the victim's face battered beyond recognition. Who is the faceless victim -- and why was his body dumped in the backyard of Sullivan's Pub?
Call Number: LP FIC Con
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 17, 2019
Elizabeth Acevedo
Description: Harlem. Ever since her body grew into curves, Xiomara Batista has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. She pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers--especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. Mami is determined to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, and Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. When she is invited to join her school's slam poetry club, she can't stop thinking about performing her poems.
Call Number: LP FIC Ace
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
Anthony Horowitz
Description: "You shouldn't be here. It's too late . . . " These, heard over the phone, were the last recorded words of successful celebrity-divorce lawyer Richard Pryce, found bludgeoned to death in his bachelor pad with a bottle of wine--a 1982 Château Lafite worth £2,000, to be precise. Odd, considering he didn't drink. Why this bottle? And why those words? And why was a three-digit number painted on the wall by the killer? And, most importantly, which of the man's many, many enemies did the deed? Baffled, the police are forced to bring in Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, the author Anthony Horowitz--who's really getting rather good at this murder investigation business. But as Hawthorne takes on the case with characteristic relish, it becomes clear that he, too, has secrets to hide. As our reluctant narrator becomes ever more embroiled in the case, he realizes that these secrets must be exposed--even at the risk of death.-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: LP FIC Hor
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 10, 2019
Julie Yip-Williams
Description: "That Julie Yip-Williams survived infancy was a miracle. Born blind in Vietnam, she narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands of her grandmother, only to flee with her family the political upheaval of her country in the late 1970s. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundred other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. She would go on to become a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, and a life she had once assumed would be impossible. Then, at age thirty-seven, with two little girls at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began." --Amazon.com.
Call Number: LP 362.19 Yip
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 28, 2019
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Accessory To War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics And The Military [Large Print]
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang
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Our Man: Richard Holbrooke And The End Of The American Century [Large Print]
George Packer
LP B Hol
Beautiful Bad [Large Print]
Annie Nigh Ward
LP FIC War
That Churchill Woman [Large Print]
Stephanie Barron
LP FIC Bar
Behold A Fair Woman [Large Print]
Francis Duncan
LP FIC Dun
The Body In The Wake [Large Print]
Katherine Hall Page
LP FIC Pag
Cat Chase The Moon [Large Print]
Shirley Rousseau Murphy
LP FIC Mur
The Ghost Ships Of Archangel [Large Print] : The Arctic Voyage That Defied The Nazis
William Geroux
LP 940.545 Ger
Code Name: Lise : The True Story Of The Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy [Large Print]
Larry Loftis
LP 940.5486 Lof
The Kiss Quotient [Large Print]
Helen Hoang
LP FIC Hoa
Good And Mad: The Revolutionary Power Of Women's Anger [Large Print]
Rebecca Traister
LP 305.42 Tra
The League Of Wives: The Untold Story Of The Women Who Took On The U.S. Government To Bring Their Husbands Home [Large Print]
Heath Hardage Lee
LP 959.7043 Lee
Hellgate [Large Print]
P. Grady Cox
LP FIC Cox
The Lost Traveller [Large Print]
Sheila Connolly
LP FIC Con
Ladies Of Intrigue: 3 Tales Of 19th-Century Romance With A Dash Of Mystery [Large Print]
Michelle Griep
LP FIC Gri
The Poet X [Large Print]
Elizabeth Acevedo
LP FIC Ace
Line Of Glory [Large Print] : A Novel Of The Alamo
Thomas D. Clagett
LP FIC Cla
The Sentence Is Death: A Novel [Large Print]
Anthony Horowitz
LP FIC Hor
Once More We Saw Stars [Large Print]
Jayson Greene
LP 155.937 Gre
The Unwinding Of The Miracle: A Memoir Of Life, Death, And Everything That Comes After [Large Print]
Julie Yip-Williams
LP 362.19 Yip