New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

December 9, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Sisters first : stories from our wild and wonderful life

December 8, 2017
Hager, Jenna Bush, 1981-
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2017]
6 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the authors.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye. As small children, they watched their grandfather become president. Just twelve years later, they stood by their father's side when he took the same oath. They spent their college years watched over by Secret Service agents and became fodder for the tabloids, with teenage mistakes making national headlines. But the tabloids didn't tell the whole story. Now Jenna and Barbara take readers on a revealing, thoughtful, and deeply personal tour behind the scenes of their lives, as they share stories about their family, their unexpected adventures, their loves and losses, and the sisterly bond that means everything to them.

God : [a human history]

December 8, 2017
Aslan, Reza, author, narrator.
℗2017
5 audio discs (5.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
A fascinating account of humanity's struggle to make sense of the divine, and how the idea of god, from its prehistoric origins to its emergence as a single divine personality, continues to offer new ways of connecting people of different faiths today.

The last castle : the epic story of love, loss, and American royalty in the nation's largest home

December 6, 2017
Kiernan, Denise, author, narrator.
[Grand Haven, Michigan] : Brilliance Audio, [2017]
8 audio discs (10 hr., 21 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Denise Kiernan.
Compact discs.
Documents the story of the Gilded Age mansion Biltmore, tracing George Vanderbilt's construction of his European-style estate and the efforts of his bride, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser, to become its protector in the face of changing fortunes and times.

The Vietnam War : [an intimate history]

December 4, 2017
Ward, Geoffrey C., author.
[Westminster, Maryland] : Books on Tape, [2017]
25 audio discs (approximately 31 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Brian Corrigan, Ken Burns and Fred Sanders.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
From the award-winning historian and filmmakers of The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, and others. a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart--the companion volume to the major, multipart PBS film aired in September 2017.

Martin Luther [sound recording] : the man who rediscovered God and changed the world

November 30, 2017
Metaxas, Eric, author, narrator.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, [2017]
16 audio discs (20 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
"On All Hallow's Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew. Five hundred years after Luther's now famous Ninety-five Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas...paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future...Luther's monumental faith and courage gave birth to the ideals of liberty, equality, and individualism that today lie at the heart of all modern life."--Container.

Food can fix it : [the superfood switch to fight fat, defy aging, and eat your way healthy]

November 17, 2017
Oz, Mehmet, 1960- author, narrator.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]
5 audio discs (approximately 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Improve life through diet with a friendly, non-punishing, and completely authoritative approach to harnessing the healing power of food from Dr. Mehmet Oz, America's #1 authority on health and well-being. What if one had an effortless way to improve one's mood, heal one's body, lose weight, and feel fantastic? What if a cure for everything from fatigue to stress to chronic pain lay at the fingertips?

Leonardo da Vinci [sound recording]

November 16, 2017
Isaacson, Walter, author.
℗2017
14 audio discs (approximately 17 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Alfred Molina.
Unabridged.
"Includes a PDF of illustrations."
Draws on da Vinci's notebooks as well as new discoveries about his life and work in a narrative portrait that connects the master's art to his science, demonstrating how da Vinci's genius was based on ordinary qualities, including curiosity and imagination.

The origins of creativity

October 30, 2017
Wilson, Edward O., author.
℗2017
5 audio discs (5.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Jonathan Hogan.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
By studying fields as diverse as paleontology, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience, Wilson demonstrates that human creativity began not 10,000 years ago, as we have long assumed, but over 100,000 years ago in the Paleolithic Age. Chronicling the evolution of creativity from primates to humans, Wilson shows how the humanities, in large part spurred on by the invention of language, have played a previously unexamined role in defining our species. Exploring a surprising range of creative endeavors-the instinct to create gardens, the use of metaphors and irony in speech, the power of music and song- Wilson proposes a transformational "Third Enlightenment" in which the blending of science and humanities will enable a deeper understanding of the human condition and how it ultimately originated.

From here to eternity : [traveling the world to find the good death]

October 30, 2017
Doughty, Caitlin.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2017.
5 audio discs (5.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by the author.
Subtitle from disc label.
Compact disc.
Fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for their dead. In rural Indonesia, she observes a man clean and dress his grandfather's mummified body. Grandpa's mummy has lived in the family home for two years, where the family has maintained a warm and respectful relationship. She meets Bolivian natitas (cigarette- smoking, wish- granting human skulls), and introduces us to a Japanese kotsuage, in which relatives use chopsticks to pluck their loved-ones' bones from cremation ashes. With curiosity and morbid humor, Doughty encounters vividly decomposed bodies and participates in compelling, powerful death practices almost entirely unknown in America. From Here to Eternity introduces death-care innovators researching green burial and body composting, explores new spaces for mourning--including a glowing--Buddha columbarium in Japan and America's only open-air pyre--and reveals unexpected new possibilities for our own death rituals.

Braving the wilderness [sound recording] : the quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone

October 26, 2017
Brown, Brené, author, narrator.
℗2017
4 audio discs (4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
A life-changing book that uses new research to challenge old beliefs about belonging, from the author of the landmark bestsellers Rising Strong; Daring Greatly; and The Gifts of Imperfection.

Grant

October 25, 2017
Chernow, Ron, author.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, 2017.
38 audio discs (48 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mark Bramhall.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and inept businessman, fond of drinking to excess; or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War; or as a credulous and hapless president whose tenure came to symbolize the worst excesses of the Gilded Age. These stereotypes don't come close to capturing adequately his spirit and the sheer magnitude of his monumental accomplishments. A biographer at the height of his powers, Chernow has produced a portrait of Grant that is a masterpiece, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency.

We were eight years in power [sound recording] : an American tragedy

October 12, 2017
Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author.
New York : Random House Audio, 2017.
11 audio discs (13 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Beresford Bennett.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates presents an annotated collection of new and previously published essays on the Obama era, including an interview with the president himself.

What happened

October 9, 2017
Clinton, Hillary Rodham, author, narrator.
℗2017
14 audio discs (ca. 16 hr. , 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"'In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I've often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I'm letting my guard down.' For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet. In these pages, she describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. With humor and candor, she tells readers what it took to get back on her feet--the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. She speaks about the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics. She lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future. The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign and its aftermath--both a deeply intimate account and a cautionary tale for the nation."

You don't look your age : and other fairy tales

October 9, 2017
Nevins, Sheila, author.
℗2017
4 audio discs (4 hr. , 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by an all-star cast : Cynthia Adler, Alan Alda, Bob Balaban, Christine Baranski, Kathy Bates, Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Katie Couric, John Henry Cox, the author [and 24 others].
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
A collection of stories and essays about what women of a certain age have learned--sometimes the hard way. In You Don't Look Your Age, Sheila Nevins has put together an incredibly surprising, funny, and poignant collection of short stories, essays, and poetry that, taken together, tell not only her life story but the life stories of a generation of women. Nevins has seen it all. A famed documentary producer (many credit her with creating the modern documentary) Nevins has always been behind the scenes. But now it's time for her to take center stage. Nevins was stopped at every path--as a girlfriend, during motherhood, and with her career--and here she tells how things really were, and are, for countless women. Topics she tackles are: frenemies, infidelity, plastic surgery, dieting, Viagra, the heartbreak of young first love, the discomforts of growing old, and a celebration in the long run of what life has to offer. With biting humor, charm, deep insight, wisdom, and surprising poignancy, Nevins has written that rare book that will be shared between mothers and daughters and even granddaughters.

Ali [sound recording] : a life

October 6, 2017
Eig, Jonathan.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2017.
19 audio discs (22 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Kevin R. Free.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
The definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali's inner circle He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us over and over again). Muhammad Ali was one of the twentieth century's greatest radicals and most compelling figures. At his funeral in 2016, eulogists said Ali had transcended race and united the country, but they got it wrong. Race was the theme of Ali's life. He insisted that America come to grips with a black man who wasn't afraid to speak out or break the rules. He didn't overcome racism. He called it out. "I am America," he once declared. "I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me-black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own. Get used to me." Ali went from being one of the most despised men in the country to one of the most beloved. But until now, he has never been the subject of a complete, unauthorized biography.

Killing England [sound recording] : the brutal struggle for American independence

September 25, 2017
O'Reilly, Bill, author, narrator.
℗2017
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Robert Petkoff; prologue read by Bill O'Reilly.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain's King George III, O'Reilly and Dugard chronicle the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the listener from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe. They recreate the war's landmark battles, including Bunker Hill, Long Island, Saratoga, and Yorktown, revealing the savagery of hand-to-hand combat and the often brutal conditions under which these brave American soldiers lived and fought.

Caesar's last breath : decoding the secrets of the air around us

September 19, 2017
Kean, Sam, author, narrator.
[New York] : Hachette Book Group, [2017]
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Read by Sam Kean and Ben Sullivan.
Includes a PDF disc with bonus material.
Compact discs.
Author Sam Kean takes us on a journey through the periodic table, around the globe, and across time to tell the story of the air we breathe, which is also the story of earth and our existence on it.

The four tendencies : the indispensable personality profiles that reveal how to make your life better (and other people's lives better, too)

September 15, 2017
Rubin, Gretchen, author, narrator.
New York : Random House Audio ; [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2017]
6 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Best selling author Gretchen Rubin reveals the surprising truth about the four hidden personality types that drive everything people do. Listeners will learn how to understand themselves better, and also how to influence others more effectively.

America's founding fathers

August 14, 2017
Guelzo, Allen C.
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, ©2017.
18 audio discs (approximately 18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lecturer: Allen C. Guelzo.
Title from disc label
"Smithsonian"--Container.
George Washington's doubts -- Thomas Mifflin's Congress -- Robert Morris's money -- Benjamin Franklin's leather apron -- Thomas Jefferson's books -- Daniel Shays's misbehavior -- Alexander Hamilton's republic -- James Madison's conference -- Patrick Henry's religion -- James Madison's vices -- Edmund Randolph's plan -- William Paterson's dissent -- Roger Sherman's compromise -- Elbridge Gerry's committee -- James Wilson's executive -- John Rutledge's committee -- Rufus King's slaves -- David Brearley's postponed parts -- John Dunlap and David Claypoole's broadside -- Alexander Hamilton's papers -- Patrick Henry's convention -- George Washington's inaugural -- Alexander Hamilton's reports -- Thomas Jefferson's party -- William Findley's whiskey -- Benjamin Banneker's survey -- John Jay's treaty -- John Adams's liberty -- Hector Saint John de Crèvecoeur's Americans -- Timothy Dwight's religion -- James McHenry's army -- Thomas Jefferson's frustration -- Aaron Burr's treason -- John Marshall's court -- James Madison's war -- Alexis de Tocqueville's America.
Meet the men who shaped the dramatic story of the U.S. Constitution.

The Mayo Clinic guide to pain relief

August 14, 2017
Bruce, Barbara.
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, ©2017.
6 audio discs (approximately 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lecturer: Barbara K. Bruce.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Why pain matters -- What is pain? -- Common causes of chronic pain -- Medication for chronic pain: why and why not -- How exercise helps with chronic pain -- Manage your stress to manage your pain -- Social support for pain management -- How to sleep when you have pain -- The vicious cycle of pain and mood -- Building a pain management team -- Creating a pain management plan -- Active sessions: exercise and relaxation.
Learn the science-based lifestyle choices that could reduce your chronic pain.

The art of debate

August 14, 2017
Atchison, R. Jarrod (Robert Jarrod), 1979-
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, ©2017.
12 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lecturer: Jarrod Atchison.
Title from disc label.
Bonus disc contains PDF course workbook.
The hidden value of debate -- When and how to use debate -- The proposition: choosing what to debate -- The structure of argument -- Using evidence in debate -- Fallacies in your opponent's research -- Fallacies in your opponent's arguments -- Elements of a good case -- Arguing for the affirmative -- Building affirmative cases -- Arguing for the negative -- Building negative cases -- The crucible of cross-examination -- Asking and answering leading questions -- Open-ended questions: setting traps -- Essentials of persuasive rebuttal -- Dealing with the unexpected in debate -- Even if arguments: the essential weapon -- Debating jujitsu: flipping the warrant -- The power of concessions -- Conditional argumentation -- Line-by-line refutation -- Judging debates: the art of the decision -- Winning the cocktail party.
Learn to make better decisions using the elements of debate.

Of mess and moxie : wrangling delight out of this wild and glorious life

August 11, 2017
Hatmaker, Jen, author, narrator.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2017]
7 audio discs (ca. 8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Jen Hatmaker believes backbone is the birthright of every woman. Women have been demonstrating resiliency and resolve since forever. They have incredibly strong shoulders to bear loss, hope, grief, and vision. She laughs at the days to come is how the ancient wisdom writings put it. Jen parlays her own triumphs and tragedies into a sigh of relief for all normal, fierce women everywhere who, like her, sometimes hide in the car eating crackers but also want to get back up and get back out, to live undaunted 'in the moment' no matter what the moments hold.

Brain myths exploded : lessons from neuroscience

August 11, 2017
Viskontas, Indre.
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company, [2017]
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer: Professor Indre Viskontas, University of San Francisco; San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Title from container.
"Course no. 1671."
Disc 1. Is your brain perfectly designed? -- Are bigger brains smarter? -- Disc 2. Is mental illness just a chemical imbalance? -- Are creative people right-brained? -- Disc 3. How different are male and female brains? -- How accurate is your memory? -- Disc 4. Do you only use 10% of your brain? -- Do you perceive the world as it really is? -- Disc 5. Is your brain too smart for magic tricks? -- Is your brain objective? -- Disc 6. Do you have 5 independent senses? -- Can certain foods make you smarter? -- Disc 7. Can brain games make you smarter? -- Does your brain shut down during sleep? -- Disc 8. Are your decisions rational? -- Are you always conscious while awake? -- Disc 9. Are other animals conscious? -- Can you multitask efficiently? -- Disc 10. Are dreams meaningful? -- Can brain scans read your mind? -- Disc 11. Can adult brains change for the better? -- Do special neurons enable social life? -- Disc 12. Is your brain unprejudiced? -- Does technology make you stupid?
Neuroscientist and Adjunct Professor of Psychology Indre Viskontas lectures on popular beliefs about the brain, and the truths behind them.

American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world

August 9, 2017
Baron, David, 1964-
[Minneapolis, MN] : HighBridge Audio, 2017.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jonathan Yen.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
In vibrant historical detail, American Eclipse animates the fierce jockeying that came to dominate late nineteenth-century American astronomy, revealing the challenges faced by three of the most determined eclipse chasers who participated in this adventure. James Craig Watson, in his day a renowned asteroid hunter; Vassar astronomer Maria Mitchell, who fought to demonstrate that science and higher learning were not anathema to femininity; and Thomas Edison, a young inventor and irrepressible showman. With vivid accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, Baron's page-turning drama not only brings to life the mythologized age of the Wild West in a totally unexpected way but forever memorializes an historic eclipse that would come to symbolize American science in its ascendance. -- from book jacket.

How dare the sun rise : memoirs of a war child

August 3, 2017
Uwiringiyimana, Sandra, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2017]
5 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
The powerful and incredible story of Sandra Uwiringyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame her trauma through art and activism.

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