New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

May 7, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Hamilton [sound recording] : the revolution

May 6, 2016
Miranda, Lin-Manuel, 1980-
New York : Hachette Audio, 2016.
5 audio discs (approximately 6 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Read by Mariska Hargitay and the authors.
A PDF on the final disc features the libretto; photos by Frank Ockenfels and Joan Marcus; notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sondheim, political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by President Obama.
From Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda comes a backstage pass to his groundbreaking hit musical.

The greatest controversies of early Christian history

April 27, 2016
Ehrman, Bart D., author, teacher.
©2013
12 audio discs (approximately 720 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer: Professor Bart D. Ehrman, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Title from disc surface.
24 lectures, 30 minutes per lecture.
Lecture 1. Was Jesus born in Bethlehem -- lecture 2. Was Jesus's mother a virgin? -- lecture 3. Did Jesus have a twin brother? -- lecture 4. Is Jesus in the dead scrolls? -- lecture 5. Did Jesus expect to see the world's end? -- lecture 6. How close were Jesus and Mary Magdalene -- lecture 7. Was Jesus married? -- lecture 8. What secrets did Judas betray? -- lecture 9. Did the Jews kill Jesus? -- lecture 10. Was Pontius Pilate a secret Christian? -- lecture. 11. Was Jesus raised from the death? -- lecture 12. Did the Jews expect a suffering messiah? -- lecture 13. Is Paul the real founder of Christianity? -- lecture 14. Did the Disciples write the gospels? -- lecture 15. Does the New Testament contain forgeries? -- lecture 16. Is the Book of Revelation about our future? -- lecture 17. Who were the original Christians? -- lecture 18. Is the true Jesus in the gnostic gospels? -- lecture 19. What happened to the apostles? -- lecture 20. Was Christianity an illegal religion? -- lecture 21. Is the Old Testament a Christian book? -- lecture 22. Did early Christians accept the Trinity? -- lecture. 23. Do we have the original New Testament? -- lecture 24. Who chose the books of the New Testament?
"Even though early Christianity is one of the most studied fields in the entire discipline of religious studies, numerous controversies continue to puzzle both scholars and laypeople. This course examines 24 of these controversies to show why they have fascinated students of the Christian religion and to attempt to resolve them with academic rigor."

When breath becomes air

April 22, 2016
Kalanithi, Paul, author.
℗2016
5 audio discs (5 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Sunil Malhotra and Cassandra Campbell.
Compact discs.
On the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. Kalanithi chronicles his transformation from a naïve medical student into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.

Strategic thinking skills [sound recording]

April 21, 2016
Ridgley, Stanley K.
Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., c2012.
12 sound discs (ca. 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 bonus disc with course workbook.
Taught by: Professor Stanley K. Ridgley of Drexel University.
Course workbook contains outlines of each 30 minute lecture.
Compact discs.
lecture 7. The core and the rise of strategic planning -- lecture 8. Which business strategy? Fundamental choices -- lecture 9. Your competitive advantage-- find the blue ocean -- lecture 10. Strengths, weakness, opportunities, threats -- lecture 11. Avoid the pathologies of execution -- lecture 12. Tactics of combat as problem solving tools.
Business consultant, former military intelligence officer, and award-winning Professor Stanley K. Ridgley of Drexel University has crafted these 24 lectures as an accessible way to engage with thinking that will help you think and act more strategically in business and in your own life, whether you're the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or you're preparing to embark on a new career path.

Your deceptive mind [sound recording] : a scientific guide to critical thinking skills

April 21, 2016
Novella, Steven.
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, c2012.
12 sound discs (ca. 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 bonus disc with course workbook.
Lecturer: Professor Steven Novella.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Necessity of thinking about thinking -- Neuroscience of belief -- Errors of perception -- Flaws and fabrications of memory -- Pattern recognition: seeing what's not there -- Our constructed reality -- Structure and purpose of argument -- Logic and logical fallacies -- Heuristics and cognitive biases -- Poor at probability: our innate innumeracy -- Toward better estimates of what's probably -- Culture and mass delusions -- Philosophy and presuppositions of science -- Science and the supernatural -- Varieties and quality of scientific evidence -- Great scientific blunders -- Science versus pseudoscience -- Many kinds of pseudoscience -- Trap of grand conspiracy thinking -- Denialism: rejecting science and history -- Marketing, scams, and urban legends -- Science, media, and democracy -- Experts and scientific consensus -- Critical thinking and science in your life.
In twenty-four lectures, provides an overview of thinking that will help you think and act more strategically in business and in your own life.

Dark money : the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right

April 15, 2016
Mayer, Jane.
℗2016
14 audio discs (17 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kirsten Potter.
Compact discs.
"Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against "big government" led to the ascendancy of a broad-based conservative movement. But Mayer shows that a network of exceedingly wealthy people with extreme libertarian views bankrolled a systematic, step-by-step plan to fundamentally alter the American political system. Their core beliefs-- that taxes are a form of tyranny; that government oversight of business is an assault on freedom-- are sincerely held. The chief figures in the network are Charles and David Koch. Mayer traces the trail of the billions of dollars spent by their network, and provides vivid portraits of the colorful figures behind the new American oligarchy."--Publisher.

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli pirates : [the forgotten war that changed American history]

April 15, 2016
Kilmeade, Brian, author, narrator.
℗2015.
4 audio discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Brian Kilmeade.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
This is the little-known story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa's Barbary Coast routinely captured American sailors and held them as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute payments far beyond what the new country could afford. So President Jefferson decided to move beyond diplomacy. He sent the U.S. Navy's new warships and a detachment of marines to blockade Tripoli, launching the Barbary Wars and beginning America's journey toward future superpower status.

Smarter faster better [sound recording] : the secrets of being productive in life and business

April 8, 2016
Duhigg, Charles.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2016]
9 sound discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mike Chamberlain.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"Redefining productivity as a discipline involving how one thinks, identifies goals, constructs teams, and makes decisions, explains how to transform thinking behaviors to increase self-motivation and shares illustrative examples."--Provided by publisher.

Half-Earth [sound recording] : [our planet's fight for life]

April 4, 2016
Wilson, Edward O.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2016.
6 sound discs (6.75 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Jonathan Hogan.
Subtitle from container.
Compact disc.
In order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet, says Edward O. Wilson in his most impassioned book to date. He argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature.

A mother's reckoning : living in the aftermath of tragedy

March 30, 2016
Klebold, Sue, author.
New York : Books on Tape ; Random House Audio, [2016]
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the Sue Klebold.
Title from disc.
"Includes a PDF of acknowledgments and resources from the book"--Cover.
On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives. For the last sixteen years, Sue Klebold, Dylan's mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong? Were there subtle signs she had missed? What, if anything, could she have done differently?

First women : the grace and power of America's first ladies

March 30, 2016
Brower, Kate Andersen, author.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2016]
10 audio discs (12 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Karen White.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
One of the most underestimated, and challenging, positions in the world, the First Lady of the United States must be many things: an inspiring leader with a forward-thinking agenda of her own; a savvy politician, skilled at navigating the treacherous rapids of Washington; a wife and mother operating under constant scrutiny; and an able CEO responsible for the smooth operation of countless services and special events at the White House. Kate Andersen Brower draws on a wide array of untapped, candid sources, from residence staff and social secretaries to friends and political advisers, to tell the stories of the ten remarkable women who have defined that role since 1960.

The road to Little Dribbling [sound recording] : adventures of an American in Britain

March 24, 2016
Bryson, Bill.
[New York] : Random House Audio, 2016.
11 sound discs (14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nathan Osgood.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
The hilarious and loving sequel to a hilarious and loving classic of travel writing: Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson's valentine to his adopted country of England. In 1995 Bill Bryson got into his car and took a weeks-long farewell motoring trip about England before moving his family back to the United States. The book about that trip, Notes from a Small Island, is uproarious and endlessly endearing, one of the most acute and affectionate portrayals of England in all its glorious eccentricity ever written. Two decades later, he set out again to rediscover that country, and the result is The Road to Little Dribbling.

Deep blue

March 17, 2016
White, Randy Wayne, author.
[New York] : Penguin Audio ; New York, New York : Books on Tape, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Publishing Group, 2016.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by George Guidall.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"On a moonless night on Sanibel Island, Florida, marine biologist Marion "Doc" Ford carefully watches a video of a hooded man executing three hostages. The man is an American working with ISIS, and in the next few days, it'll be Ford's job, as part of his shadowy second life, to make sure he never kills anybody else again. But a lot can go wrong in a few days, and Ford has no way of knowing that not only will the operation prove to be a lot more complicated than he has anticipated, but that he'll end up bringing those complications back with him to the small community of boaters, guides, lovers, and friends in Dinkin's Bay, where he's long made his home. Someone has taken Ford's actions very personally, and now no one there is safe - least of all, Ford himself."--Provided by publisher.

The lost Tudor princess [sound recording] : a life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

March 1, 2016
Weir, Alison, 1951-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2016], p2016.
17 sound discs (20 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Maggie Mash.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
A profile of the niece of Henry VIII reveals her contributions to sixteenth century politics, covering her two affairs, arrangement of her son's marriage to Mary Queen of Scots, and role in securing the English throne for her grandson, Scotland's James VI.

Wake up happy : the dream big, win big guide to transforming your life

February 29, 2016
Strahan, Michael, 1971- author, narrator.
℗2015.
5 audio discs (approximately 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Michael Strahan spent his childhood on a military base in Europe, where community meant everything, and life, though idyllic, was different. For one, when people referenced football they meant soccer. So when Michael's father suggested he work toward a college scholarship by playing football in Texas, where tens of thousands of people show up for a weekend game, the odds that he would secure one of the coveted spots were against him. The rest is football history.

My girlfriend's boyfriend [sound recording]

February 22, 2016
Birbiglia, Mike.
Burbank, CA : New Wave Dynamics, p2013.
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Mike Birbiglia, comedian.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
I'm right -- A sex maybe -- Strong independent woman -- The scrambler -- Cattle call dance -- You seem cool -- Winter in Bermuda -- My girlfriend's boyfriend -- What's he doing here? -- Hi -- The argument -- I have wheels! -- The culinary way of describing it -- The accident report -- Way past lawyers.
"Mike Birbiglia shares a lifetime of romantic blunders and miscues that most adults would spend a lifetime trying to forget. On this painfully honest but hilarious journey he struggles to find reason in an area where it may be impossible to find, love."--Provided by publisher.

Been there, done that : family wisdom for modern times

February 19, 2016
Roker, Al, 1954- author, narrator.
℗2016.
7 audio discs (8.5 hrs.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Al Roker and Deborah Roberts.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
A funny, heartfelt, and empowering collection of life lessons, hard-won wisdom, and instructive family anecdotes from Al and Deborah's lives, from their parents and grandparents, and from dear friends, famous and not. Here, Al and Deborah candidly share childhood obstacles like obesity and growing up in the segregated south; the challenges and blessings that come from raising very different kids; hard-won truths about marriage and career; the illuminating "little things" that adults can learn from children; and the genuine wisdom that the elderly can share with a younger generation.

The only [sound recording] : interviews

February 15, 2016
John, Elton.
[S.l.] : SplitRiff, [2016]
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Elton John.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
"Born in Middlesex, England on March 25, 1947; Elton John is one of the most successful musicians of all time. Included on this disc is an exclusive interview containing intimate details, rare insight, and other gems not previously available..."--Provided by publisher.

Turning points in modern history

February 10, 2016
Liulevicius, Vejas G.
Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., [2013] ℗2013
12 sound discs : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius.
Compact discs.
12 lectures, 30 min. per lecture. Includes bonus PDF disc with course guidebook.
1433, the great voyages of Admiral Zheng He -- 1453, the fall of Constantinople -- 1455, Gutenberg's print revolution -- 1492, the Columbian exchange -- 1600, the British East India Company -- 1648, the treaty of Westphalia -- 1676, Van Leeuwenhoek's microscope -- 1751, Diderot's enlightenment encyclopedia -- 1787, the American experiment -- 1789, the French Revolution -- 1838, the British slavery abolition act -- 1839, the opium war in China -- 1859, Darwin and the Origin of species -- 1869, binding continents -- 1893, first women voters in New Zealand -- 1896, the invention of motion pictures -- 1903, Kitty Hawk and powered flight -- 1904, the Russo-Japanese war -- 1928, the discovery of penicillin -- 1942, the dawn of the atom -- 1969, walking on the moon -- 1972, China enters the world balance -- 1989, the fall of the Berlin wall -- 2004, the rise of social media.
"Turning Points in Modern History takes you on a far-reaching journey around the globe-- from China to the Americas to New Zealand-- to shed light on how two dozen of the top discoveries, inventions, political upheavals, and ideas since 1400 have shaped the modern world. Taught by award-winning history professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, these 24 thought-provoking lectures tell the amazing story of how life as we know it developed-- at times advancing in one brilliant instant and at other times, in painstaking degrees. Starting in the early 15th century and culminating in the age of social media, you'll encounter astounding threads that weave through the centuries, joining these turning points in ways that may come as a revelation. You'll also witness turning points with repercussions we can only speculate about because they are still very much in the process of turning" -- From publisher's web site.

Masters of war [sound recording] : history's greatest strategic thinkers

February 10, 2016
Wilson, Andrew R., 1967-
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, c2012.
12 sound discs : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer: Professor Andrew R. Wilson.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Lecture 1. Why strategy matters -- Lecture 2. Thucydides on strategy -- Lecture 3. Thucydides as a possession for all time -- Lecture 4. Sun Tzu's The art of war -- Lecture 5. Sun Tzu through time -- Lecture 6. Machiavelli's The art of war -- Lecture 7. Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy -- Lecture 8. The Napoleonic revolution in war -- Lecture 9. Baron Jomini as a strategist -- Lecture 10. Clausewitz's On war -- Lecture 11. Jomini and Clausewitz through the ages -- Lecture 12. From sail to steam -- the sea-power revolution -- Lecture 13. Alfred Thayer Mahan -- Lecture 14. Sir Julian Corbett -- Lecture 15. Mahan, Corbett, and the Pacific War -- Lecture 16. Air power in theory and practice -- Lecture 17. From rolling thunder to instant thunder -- Lecture 18. Nuclear strategy -- Lecture 19. Mao Tse-tung in theory and practice -- Lecture 20. Classics of counterinsurgency -- Lecture 21. Just-war theory -- Lecture 22. Terrorism as strategy -- Lecture 23. Strategies of counterterrorism -- Lecture 24. From the jaws of defeat -- strategic adaptation.
This course delivers an inside look at both the content and historical context of the world's greatest war strategists. Professor Wilson discusses the subtleties and complexities of strategy and reveals how nations and military leaders have adapted to the dynamic realm of fog, friction, and chance.

Customs of the world [sound recording] : using cultural intelligence to adapt, wherever you are

February 10, 2016
Livermore, David.
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, c2013.
12 sound discs : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer: Professor David Livermore.Center.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Culture matters -- Developing cultural intelligence -- Identity: individualist versus collectivist -- Authority: low versus high power distance -- Risk: low versus high uncertainty avoidance -- Achievement: cooperative versus competitive -- Time: punctuality versus relationships -- Communication: direct versus indirect -- Lifestyle: being versus doing -- Rules: particularist versus universalist -- Expressivenss: neutral versus affective -- Social norms: tight versus loose -- Roots of cultural differences -- Anglo cultures -- Nordic European cultures -- Germanic cultures -- Eastern European/Central Asian cultures -- Latin European cultures -- Latin American cultures -- Confucian Asian cultures -- South Asian cultures -- Sub-saharan African cultures -- Arab cultures -- Cultural intelligence for life.
This lecture series teaches you the basics of what you need to know to interact effectively with people from different cultures. Whether traveling internationally, working across borders, or interacting with culturally diverse people in your own neighborhood, you will learn how to more effectively adapt to the customs you encounter near and far.

The great tours [sound recording] : experiencing medieval Europe

February 10, 2016
Bartlett, Kenneth R.
Chantilly, VA : The Teaching Company, [2013] ℗2013
12 audio discs (ca. 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer: Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett, University of Toronto.
Compact discs.
24 lectures (30 min. each) on 12 audio discs. Bonus PDF disc includes course guidebook.
disc 1: The medieval city: feat for the senses -- Rothenburg: jewel on the romantic road -- disc 2: Mdina: the silent city -- Mdina and Rabat: in the steps of St. Paul -- disc 3: Palermo: a mosaic of cultures -- Palermo: celebrating throne and altar -- disc 4: York: wool and prayer -- York: vikings and merchants -- disc 5: Avignon: the Babylonian captivity -- Avignon: papal splendor -- disc 6: Cardassonne: fortress of the Languedoc -- Carcassonne: Cathars and crusaders -- disc 7: Barcelona: the gothic quarter -- Barcelona: imagination and inspiration -- disc 8: Dubrovnik: pearl of the Adriatic -- Dubrovnik: city of seven flags -- disc 9: Krakow: the royal way -- Krakow: crossroads of Europe -- disc 10: Prague: freedom of mind and spirit -- Prague: Castle hill -- disc 11: Bruges: built on the sea and trade -- Bruges: commerce and community -- disc 12: Siena: good government -- Siena: the gothic dream.
Travel through time to the golden ages of 12 of Europe's most beautiful medieval cities.

Friday night lights [sound recording] : a town, a team, and a dream

February 10, 2016
Bissinger, H. G.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2016.
12 sound discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa—the winningest high-school football team in Texas history. Socially and racially divided, Odessa isn't known to be a place big on dreams, but every Friday night from September to December, when the Panthers play football, dreams can come true. H. G. Bissinger's exquisitely written account brings into sharp focus the bitter struggle between sports and education in Odessa, Texas, as well as in high schools and colleges nationwide

The boys in the boat [sound recording] : [nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics]

February 9, 2016
Brown, Daniel, 1951-
New York : Penguin Audio, p2013.
12 sound discs (ca. 14 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Edward Herrmann.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
This is the remarkable story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

Unfaithful music & disappearing ink [sound recording]

January 14, 2016
Costello, Elvis.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; [New York] : Penguin Audio, [2015]
15 sound discs (18 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance-band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and before he was twenty-four took the popular music world by storm. Costello continues to add to one of the most intriguing and extensive songbooks of our day. His performances have taken him from strumming a cardboard guitar in his parents' front room to fronting a rock and roll band on our television screens and performing in the world's greatest concert halls in a wild variety of company. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink describes how Costello's career has endured for almost four decades through a combination of dumb luck and animal cunning, even managing the occasional absurd episode of pop stardom. This memoir, written entirely by Costello, offers his unique view of his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success, with diversions through the previously undocumented emotional foundations of some of his best-known songs and the hits of tomorrow. It features many stories and observations about his renowned cowriters and co-conspirators, though Costello also pauses along the way for considerations of the less appealing side of fame.

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