New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

November 14, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Stonewall [sound recording] : breaking out in the fight for gay rights

November 13, 2015
Bausum, Ann.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2015]
3 sound discs (3 hr., 5 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tim Federle and Ann Bausum.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to jail, lost jobs, and were disowned by their families for being gay. Most doctors considered homosexuality a mental illness. There were few safe havens. The Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run, filthy, overpriced bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, was one of them. Police raids on gay bars happened regularly in this era. But one hot June night, when cops pounded on the door of the Stonewall, almost nothing went as planned. Tensions were high. The crowd refused to go away. Anger and frustration boiled over. The raid became a riot. The riot became a catalyst. The catalyst triggered an explosive demand for gay rights. Ann Bausum's riveting exploration of the Stonewall Riots and the national Gay Rights movement that followed is eye-opening, unflinching, and inspiring"-- Provided by publisher.

Showdown [sound recording] : [Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court nomination that changed America]

October 29, 2015
Haygood, Wil.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Penguin Random House Audio, [2015]
12 sound discs (approximately 14.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dominic Hoffman.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Thurgood Marshall brought down the separate-but-equal doctrine, integrated schools, and not only fought for human rights and human dignity but also made them impossible to deny in the courts and in the streets. In this stunning new biography, award-winning author Wil Haygood surpasses the emotional impact of his inspiring best seller The Butler to detail the life and career of one of the most transformative legal minds of the past one hundred years.

The skeptic's guide to American history

October 23, 2015
Stoler, Mark A.
Prince Frederick, Maryland : Recorded Books, [2012] ℗2012
12 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecturer: Professor Mark A. Stoler, University of Vermont.
Compact discs.
24 lectures, 30 minutes each.
"To take a skeptical approach to American history is not to dabble in imaginative conspiracy theories; rather, it's to reframe your understanding of this great nation's past and actually strengthen your appreciation for what makes American history such a fascinating chapter in the larger story of Western civilization. And in this bold 24-lecture series, you can do just that. Travel back in time and examine many commonly held myths and half-truths about American history and prompt yourself to think about what really happened in the nation's past - as opposed to what many believe happened. These lectures demonstrate how reconsidering some of the most popular notions of U.S. history can yield new (and sometimes startlingly different) interpretations of political, social, economic, and military events. But more than just debunking commonly accepted accounts, you'll be able to replace these misconceptions with insightful truths. Exploring both America's history and the verdicts that have been rendered about some of its most enduring figures - including George Washington, John Adams, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and many others - these lectures investigate a wide-ranging list of questions. What impact did other nations have on the American Revolution? Has George Washington always been revered as president? Do we now understand the true blunders in America's Vietnam policies and tactics?"--Publisher.

Lost worlds of South America

October 23, 2015
Barnhart, Edwin Lawrence.
Prince Frederick, Maryland : Recorded Books, [2012] ℗2012
12 sound discs (approximately 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF dic.
Twenty-four lectures of thirty minutes each by Professor Edwin Barnhart, Director of the Maya Exploration Center.
PDF disc contains course guidebook with professor biography, statement of course scope, lecture outlines and notes, and bibliography.
"Topic: history; Subtopic: ancient history"--Container.
South America's lost cradle of civilization -- Discovering Peru's earliest cities -- South America's first people -- Ceramics, textiles, and organized states -- Chavín and the rise of religious authority -- Cupisnique to Salinar -- elite rulers and war -- Paracas -- mummies, shamans, and severed heads -- The Nazca lines and underground channels -- The Moche -- pyramids, gold, and warriors -- The Moche -- richest tombs in the world -- The Moche -- drugs, sex, music, and puppies -- Enigmatic Tiwanaku by Lake Titicaca -- The Amazon -- civilization lost in the jungle -- The Wari -- foundations of the Inca Empire? -- The Chimú -- empire of the northern coast -- The Sican -- goldsmiths of the northern coast -- The Inca origins -- mythology v. archaeology -- Cuzco and the Tawantinsuyu Empire -- The Inca -- from raiders to empire -- The Inca -- gifts of the empire -- The Khipu -- language hidden in knots -- Machu Picchu and the sacred valley -- Spanish contact -- Pizarro conquers the Inca -- Remnants of the past -- Andean culture today.
"The dramatic terrain of South America is one of the great and thrilling frontiers of archaeology. Buried by the centuries on soaring mountain slopes and beneath arid deserts and lush jungles, the remains of extraordinary, majestic civilizations-- many completely unknown until recent decades-- are now coming to light and raising tantalizing questions about what else may be awaiting discovery. These newly uncovered sites, as well as previously known ones such as Cuzco and Machu Picchu, are by no means those of simple, 'primitive' cultures, but show astonishing sophistication in large-scale architecture, agricultural systems, art, and urban organization, together with technological ingenuity that dazzles the imagination. As one of only six places on earth where civilization arose spontaneously, this region offers a fresh and revelatory look at how human societies formed, from the earliest organized communities to cultures of huge complexity. They paralleled, yet were absolutely different from, the ancient cultures of Greece, Egypt, and others that we know so much better. In these sites you witness, with vivid clarity, the unfolding of one of the true cradles of civilization"--From publisher's web page.

King Arthur : history and legend

October 23, 2015
Armstrong, Dorsey, 1970-
12 audio discs (approximately 12 hr,) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer: Professor Dorsey Armstrong, Purdue University.
"These 24 spellbinding lectures reveal the full scope of the Arthurian tradition, from its beginnings in post-Roman Britain to its extraordinary trajectory across the centuries and its latest incarnations in modern times. Your pathfinder in this world of mythic adventure and romance, Professor Armstrong, is one of the world's leading Arthurian scholars and the current editor-in-chief of the academic journal Arthuriana. Demonstrating both encyclopedic knowledge and an infectious passion for the subject, she leads you in tracing how the myth developed across time, clarifying many misunderstood aspects of the narrative, such as the origins of the Round Table and the figure of Merlin, the illicit love between Lancelot and Guenevere, and the varied manifestations of the magical Holy Grail. You'll discover how the legend was appropriated and assimilated by differing cultures, and how each writer and artist in the tradition reflected and commented, through the Arthurian narrative, on the concerns of their own time and place. The result is an illuminating look at one of the most engaging, entertaining, and influential legendary traditions the world has ever known."--From publisher.

Forensic history : crimes, frauds, and scandals

October 23, 2015
Murray, Elizabeth A., author.
12 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer, Dr. Elizabeth A. Murray.
Infamous Jack the Ripper -- Analyzing the Black Dahlia murder -- Dissecting Hollywood deaths -- Decomposition and confusing interpretations -- Lizzie Borden and the Menendez brothers -- Tylenol murders -- Copycats and hoaxes -- Frauds and forgeries -- Blood doping and other sports scandals -- Bad boys of U.S. politics -- Criminals of the wild, wild West -- Investigating incredible bank heists -- How reliable is eyewitness testimony? -- Truth behind false confessions -- Crooked cops and bad convictions -- Guilty until proven innocent -- Political assassinations -- Mysteries of the Romanov family -- Forensics of genocide -- Nazis and the witch of Buchenwald -- Spies have it -- Motive and kidnapping -- Identification matters -- Past, present, and future of forensics.
This course is a journey thorugh time and place from the perspective of forensic science and criminal history. It examines technical advancements and politics and legal issues regarding criminal investigations. The course includes Dr. Murray's own forensic casework.

Big magic : creative living beyond fear

October 21, 2015
Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-
4 sound discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Elizabeth Gilbert offers powerful insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits that are needed in order to live the most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages listeners to uncover the 'strange jewels' that are hidden within each of them.

Between the world and me

October 20, 2015
Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author, narrator.
3 audio discs (3 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
"In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race," a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men--bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates's attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son--and readers--the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children's lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward." -- Publisher's description.

The conquering tide [sound recording] : war in the Pacific islands, 1942-1944

October 9, 2015
Toll, Ian W.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2015.
22 sound discs (27 hr., 15 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by P.J. Ochlan.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Presents an account of the Allied effort to reclaim thousands of Japanese-occupied islands, detailing the campaign's technical innovations, logistic complications, and human and economic costs.

Why not me? [sound recording]

September 23, 2015
Kaling, Mindy.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; [New York] : Random House Audio, [2015]
4 sound discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author with Greg Daniels and B.J. Novak.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it's falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you're constantly reminded that no one looks like you.

The outlandish companion [sound recording] : in which much is revealed regarding Outlander, Dragonfly in amber, Voyager, and Drums of autumn (and their author), including detailed synopses, commentary, controversy, glossaries, bibliographies and genealogies, TV shows, and other useful information

September 4, 2015
Gabaldon, Diana, author.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2015.
11 sound discs (13 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by the author, with Davina Porter and Susan Lyons.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
A guide to the Outlander series, time-travel romances featuring Claire Beauchamp Randall, a Red Cross nurse. Included are synopses of novels, biographies, family trees and pronunciation help.

Kissinger's shadow [sound recording] : the long reach of America's most controversial statesman

September 1, 2015
Grandin, Greg, 1962-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2015.
6 sound discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Brian O'Neill.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Grandin offers a new perspective on America's most controversial diplomat and his continuing influence, arguing that Kissinger's militarized version of American exceptionalism has led to never-ending wars abroad and political polarization at home.

The Wright brothers [sound recording]

August 27, 2015
McCullough, David G., author.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2015]
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact disc.
On December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright's Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why? David McCullough tells the extraordinary and truly American story of the two brothers who changed the world.

Reagan [sound recording] : the life

August 25, 2015
Brands, H. W.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; [New York] : Random House Audio, p2015.
25 sound discs (31 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Stephen Hoye.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Ronald Reagan today is a conservative icon. Playing a major role in ending Communism in the Soviet Union, Reagan established himself as one of the truly great presidents of the twentieth century. Follow him from small-town Illinois through his career as an actor and finally into politics, as a California governor and then president whose pragmatic leadership and steadfast vision transformed the nation.

A full life [sound recording] : [reflections at ninety]

August 20, 2015
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- author, narrator.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2015]
7 audio discs (7.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Jimmy Carter has had the longest post-presidential life in American history; now he shares his thoughts on his domestic and international travels over the past three decades, on the presidents who succeeded him and on world leaders he has known.

Bigger & blacker [sound recording]

August 10, 2015
Rock, Chris.
Beverly Hills, CA : DreamWorks Records, c1999.
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Compact disc.
"Parental advisory: explicit content"--Container.
Clermont lounge #1 -- Black mall -- ODB - W.O.W #1 -- Crazy white kids -- Monica interview -- Porno psa -- No sex -- Taxes -- ODB - W.O.W #2 -- Savion glover -- insurance -- Clermont lounge #2 -- Nerd & fly girl -- Race -- NYPD -- ODB - W.O.W. #3 -- Roger & Zapp -- Two women -- Table dance -- Snow flake -- Women -- Me & ODB.

Influence [sound recording] : mastering life's most powerful skill

August 3, 2015
Brown, Kenneth G., 1969-
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, c2013.
6 sound discs (ca. 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecturer: Professor Kenneth G. Brown.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
A model for successful influence -- Characteristics of influential agents -- The dark side of influence -- Characteristics of suggestible targets -- Influence tactics: hard and soft -- How to make the most of soft tactics -- How context shapes influence -- Practicing impression management -- Selling and being sold -- Delivering effective speeches -- Developing negotiation skills -- Becoming a transformational leader.
Don't just let influence just happen to you. Instead, take charge of your life by grasping the science behind how influence works and by strengthening your own skills at using it to your advantage. In this dynamic 12-lecture series, you'll discover how to tap into the hidden powers of influence--and use these powers to enhance your life in ways you never thought possible.

How music and mathematics relate

August 3, 2015
Kung, David T., author, speaker.
Prince Frederick, MD : [distributed by] Recorded Books
12 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecturer: Professor David Kung, St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Title from disc label.
"12 lectures / 45 minutes per lecture"--Container.
Overtones: symphony in a single note -- Timbre: why each instrument sounds different -- Pitch and auditory illusions -- How scales are constructed -- How scale tunings and composition coevolved -- Dissonance and piano tuning -- Rhythm: from numbers to patterns -- Transformations and symmetry -- Self-reference from Bach to Gödel -- Composing with math: classical to avant-garde -- The digital delivery of music -- Math, music, and the mind.
Understanding the connections between music and mathematics helps you appreciate both, even if you have no special ability in either field--from knowing the mathematics behind tuning an instrument to understanding the features that define your favorite pieces. By exploring the mathematics of music, you also learn why non-Western music sounds so different, gain insight into the technology of modern sound reproduction, and start to hear the world around you in exciting new ways.

The myths of nutrition and fitness [sound recording]

August 3, 2015
Goodman, Anthony A.
Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., [2011]
3 sound discs (180 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Taught by Professor Anthony A. Goodman, Montana State University.
Six 30-min. lectures on three compact discs.
Course no. 1981.
Disc 1, lecture 1. Fueling up for fitness routines ; lecture 2. Hydration for an active life -- disc 2, lecture 3. The skinny on exercise and weight loss ; lecture 4. Some facts about vitamins and supplements -- disc 3, lecture 5. Can you get too much of a good thing? ; lecture 6. Going to extremes -- the smart way.
Provides an overview of the science of nutrition and popular misinformation regarding physical health.

The life and writings of C.S. Lewis

August 3, 2015
Markos, Louis, author, speaker.
6 audio discs (360 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecturer: Professor Louis Markos, Houston Baptist University.
The legacy of C.S. Lewis -- Argument by desire, Surprised by joy and The pilgrim's regress -- Ethics and the Tao, Mere Christianity and The abolition of man -- Nature and supernature, Miracles and The problem of pain -- Heaven and hell: The Screwtape letters and The great divorce -- Lewis the scholar, Apologist for the past -- Paradise regained, The space trilogy I -- Temptation, struggle, and choice, The space trilogy II -- Smuggled theology, The chronicles of Narnia I -- Journeys of faith, The chronicles of Narnia II -- The beginning and the end, The chronicles of Narnia III -- Suffering unto wisdom, Till we have faces and A grief observed.
"What is it about British literary scholar and author C. S. Lewis-the Oxbridge don and self-described "very ordinary layman of the Church of England"--that touches millions of readers so deeply, making him the most widely read Christian spokesman of our time? In these lectures you will cover Lewis's spiritual autobiography and other creative works, as well as his scholarly writings that reflect on pain and grief, love and friendship, prophecy and miracles, and education and mythology" -- from publisher's website.

Live right and find happiness (although beer is much faster) [sound recording] : [life lessons and other ravings from Dave Barry]

June 8, 2015
Barry, Dave.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2015.
3 sound discs (3.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by the author.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
During the course of living (mumble, mumble) years, Dave Barry has learned much of wisdom,* (*actual wisdom not guaranteed) and he is eager to pass it on--to the next generation, the generation after that, and to those idiots who make driving to the grocery store in Florida a death-defying experience.

The quartet [sound recording] : orchestrating the second American revolution, 1783-1789

May 7, 2015
Ellis, Joseph J.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Random House Audio, [2015]
7 sound discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Robertson Dean.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
The unexpected story of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew.

Maximum Papa Roach [sound recording] : a CD-audio biog

May 7, 2015
New Malden, Surrey, UK : Chrome Talk, c2000.
1 sound disc (55 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Sian Jones; background & incidental music, Amanda Thompson.
"This is a spoken word product and contains no original music by the artist. It is not authorized by the artist, their record company or management"--Container.
"The unauthorized biography of Papa Roach"--Container.
A practical name -- Straight out of nowheresville -- Building solid foundations -- An injection of new blood -- Taking off -- Wrestling with demons -- Hitting their stride -- Influences and inspirations -- The infestation has begun -- Conclusion.

English for Arabic speakers [sound recording].

April 24, 2015
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2012.
16 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 instructional booklet.)
Unspecified speakers.
Title from cover.
Compact discs.
Unabridged. Learn English quickly and effectively with Pimsleur's language-learning strategies.

Skepticism 101 [hsound recordings] : how to think like a scientist

April 18, 2015
Shermer, Michael, speaker.
9 sound discs (approximately 9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 cm
Professor Michael Shermer, Claremont Graduate University and Chapman University.
Course no. 9388.
18 lectures, 30 minutes per lecture.
Lecture 1. The virtures of skepticism -- Lecture 2. Skepticism and science -- Lecture 3. Mistakes in thinking we all make -- Lecture 4. Cognitive biases and their effects -- Lecture 5. Wrong thinking in everyday life -- Lecture 6. The neuroscience of belief -- Lecture 7. The paranormal and the supernatural -- Lecture 8. Science versus pseudoscience -- Lecture 9. Comparing SETI and UFOlogy -- Lecture 10. Comparing evolution and creationism -- Lecture 11. Science, history,and pseudohistory -- Lecture 12. The lure of conspiracy theories -- Lecture 13. Inside the modern cult -- Lecture 14. The psychology of religious belief -- Lecture 15. The God question -- Lecture 16. Without God, does anything go? -- Lecture 17. Life, death, and the afterlife -- Lecture 18. Your skepticial toolkit.

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