New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

September 22, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Spain in our hearts [sound recording] : [Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936/1939]

September 21, 2016
Hochschild, Adam.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2016.
13 sound discs (15 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Henry Strozier.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Hochschild presents a sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through a dozen American characers, including Ernest Hemingway: a tale of idealism, heartbreaking suffering, and a noble cause that failed.

In such good company : [eleven years of laughter, mayhem, and fun in the sandbox]

September 19, 2016
Burnett, Carol, author, narrator.
℗2016
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
"Featuring Carol singing This Time Together"--Container.
Get the best seat in the house as comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, The Carol Burnett Show. For eleven glorious seasons the guests, sketches and cast antics made the show legendary. Burnett lays it all out for us, from the show's original conception to its evolution into one of the most beloved primetime programs of its generation, and to the last show.

Killing the rising sun [sound recording] : [how America vanquished World War II Japan]

September 19, 2016
O'Reilly, Bill.
New York : Macmillan Audio, p2016.
8 sound discs (9.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Robert Petkoff, with Bill O'Reilly.
Subtitle from container.
Compact disc.
Portrays the events of World War II in 1944, when escalating Pacific battles between the forces of General MacArthur and the Japanese army lead to the development of humanity's deadliest weapon and President Truman's impossible choice.

The kingdom of speech

September 19, 2016
Wolfe, Tom, author.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2016]
4 audio discs (4.5 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Robert Petkoff.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Presents a paradigm-shifting argument that speech, not evolution, is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements.

The perfect horse : [the daring U.S. mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis]

September 19, 2016
Letts, Elizabeth, author.
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2016]
10 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Paul Boehmer.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
The riveting true story of the valiant rescue of priceless pedigree horses in the last days of World War II. As the Russians closed in on Hitler from the east and the Allies attacked from the west, American soldiers discovered a secret Nazi effort to engineer a master race of the finest purebred horses. With the support of U.S. general George S. Patton, a passionate equestrian, the Americans planned an audacious mission to kidnap these beautiful animals and smuggle them into safe territory.

The pigeon tunnel : [stories from my life]

September 19, 2016
Le Carré, John, 1931-
℗2016
10 audio discs (11.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact disc.
In this, his first memoir, le Carre is as funny as he is incisive, reading into the events he witnesses the same moral ambiguity with which he imbues his novels. Best of all, he gives listeners a glimpse of a writer's journey over more than six decades, and his own hunt for the human spark that has given so much life and heart to his fictional characters.

Liars : [how progressives exploit our fear for power and control]

September 19, 2016
Beck, Glenn, author, narrator.
℗2016
7 audio discs (approximately 7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jeremy Lowell, with an introduction read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Politics is no longer about pointing to a shining city on the hill; it's about promising you a shiny new car for your driveway. The candidate who tells the people what they want to hear is usually the one who wins--facts be damned.

The hour of land : [a personal topography of America's national parks]

September 16, 2016
Williams, Terry Tempest, author, narrator.
[Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Audio, [2016]
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
A literary celebration of national parks, what they mean to society, and what society means to them.

Seinfeldia : [how a show about nothing changed everything]

September 16, 2016
Armstrong, Jennifer Keishin, author.
[Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Media, [2016]
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Christina Delaine.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
The hilarious behind the scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld, the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world, altering the lives of everyone it touched.

Tribe : [on homecoming and belonging]

August 26, 2016
Junger, Sebastian, author, narrator.
New York : Hachette Audio, [2016]
3 audio discs (approximately 180 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Introduction -- The men and the dogs -- War makes you an animal -- In bitter safety I awake -- Calling home from Mars -- Postscript.
Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians-but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life. The loss of closeness that comes at the end of deployment may explain the high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by military veterans today.

White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America

August 26, 2016
Isenberg, Nancy, author.
Old Waybrook, CT : Tantor, [2016]
12 audio discs (15 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kirsten Potter.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Introduction : Fables we forget by -- pt. 1. To begin the world anew. Taking out the trash : waste people in the New World -- John Locke's Lubberland : the settlements of Carolina and Georgia -- Benjamin Franklin's American breed : the demographics of mediocrity -- Thomas Jefferson's rubbish : a curious topography of class -- Andrew Jackson's cracker country : the squatter as common man -- pt. 2. Degeneration of the American Breed. Pedigree and poor white trash : bad blood, half-breeds and clay-eaters -- Cowards, poltroons, and mudsills : civil war as class warfare -- Thoroughbreds and scalawags : bloodlines and bastard stock in the age of eugenics -- Forgotten men and poor folk : downward mobility and the Great Depression -- The cult of the country boy : Elvis Presley, Andy Griffith, and LBJ's Great Society -- pt. 3. The white trash makeover. Redneck roots : Deliverance, Billy Beer, and Tammy Faye -- Outing Rednecks : slumming, Slick Willie, and Sarah Palin -- America's strange breed : the long legacy of white trash.
Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over four hundred years, Isenberg upends assumptions about America&#x;s supposedly class-free society--where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted "poor white trash" against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics&#x;-a widely popular movement embraced by Theodore Roosevelt that targeted poor whites for sterilization. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and LBJ&#x;s Great Society; they haunt us in reality TV shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty. Marginalized as a class, "white trash" have always been at or near the center of major political debates over the character of the American identity. We acknowledge racial injustice as an ugly stain on our nation&#x;s history. With Isenberg&#x;s landmark book, we will have to face the truth about the enduring, malevolent nature of class as well.

You'll grow out of it

August 26, 2016
Klein, Jessi, 1975- author, narrator.
℗2016
6 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Introducing Jessi Klein, a Nora Ephron for a new generation.Both a tomboy and a late bloomer, she grew up always feeling like more of an observer than a participant in the rites of modern femininity. You'll Grow Out of It is a funny and incisive collection of real life stories in which Klein explores the milestones of the twenty-first-century woman: from trying to sculpt the perfect butt (one that looks like two floating tennis balls), to attempting to find watchable porn (the kind where no one cries), and deconstructing Oprah's obsession with taking baths (there's no place on dry land where women are left alone). Throughout the journey, Klein's voice is both hilariously relatable and raw.

Bill O'Reilly's legends & lies : the patriots

August 25, 2016
Fisher, David, 1946- author.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2016]
8 audio discs (9 hr., 52 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Holter Graham.
Compact discs.
"The companion volume to the Fox News series." - Disc surface.
An eye-opening look at the Revolutionary War through the lives of its leaders.

But what if we're wrong?

August 25, 2016
Klosterman, Chuck, 1972- author, narrator.
©2016
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Fiona Hardingham & the author.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
We live in a culture of casual certitude. This has always been the case, no matter how often that certainty has failed. Though no generation believes there's nothing left to learn, every generation unconsciously assumes that what has already been defined and accepted is (probably) pretty close to how reality will be viewed in perpetuity. And then, of course, time passes. Ideas shift. Opinions invert. What once seemed reasonable eventually becomes absurd, replaced by modern perspectives that feel even more irrefutable and secure -- until, of course, they don't. But What If We're Wrong? visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Cultural critic Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or -- weirder still -- widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we "overrate" democracy? And, perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we've reached the end of knowledge?

Crisis of character : [sound recording] : [a White House Secret Service officer discloses his firsthand experience with Hillary, Bill, and how they operate]

August 19, 2016
Byrne, Gary J., author.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2016]
8 audio discs (9.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Brian Troxell.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
A former Secret Service officer who protected Bill and Hillary Clinton in the White House offers a firsthand account of his experiences with them. -- Novelist.

Patient H.M. : [sound recording] : [a story of memory, madness, and family secrets]

August 19, 2016
Dittrich, Luke.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, 2016.
12 sound discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by George Newbern.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
An award-winning investigative journalist explores the scientific, ethical and, above all, human dimensions of one of the most important stories in the history of medicine. In the summer of 1953, a renowned Yale neurosurgeon performed a novel operation on an epileptic patient. The operation helped control intractable seizures, but it also did something else: it left the patient amnesic for the rest of his life. Dittrich excavates the lives of Dr. Scoville and his most famous patient, and spins their tales together in thrilling, kaleidoscopic fashion, uncovering troves of well-guarded secrets, and revealing how the bright future of modern neuroscience has dark roots in the forgotten history of psychosurgery, raising ethical questions that echo into the present day.

The girl with the lower back tattoo

August 18, 2016
Schumer, Amy, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016.
7 audio discs (approximately 8hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Amy Schumer, Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star, mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationship, and sex, and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is--a woman with the courage to bare her soul and stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend -- an unforgettable and fun adventure you wish could last forever.

American heiress : [the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst]

August 4, 2016
Toobin, Jeffrey, author.
[New York] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing, [2016]
12 audio discs (15.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Paul Michael.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Examines the life of Patty Hearst who suffered an unimaginable trauma and then made the stunning decision to join her captors' crusade.

The apocalypse [sound recording] : controversies and meaning in Western history

July 29, 2016
Koester, Craig R., 1953-
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, [2011]
12 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Professor, Craig R. Koester, Luther Seminary, delivers twenty-four lectures on the Apocalypse or book of Revelation.
Title from disc surface.
"Course no. 6433"--Disc label.
Revelation and the apocalyptic tradition -- Apocalyptic worldview in Judaism -- Apocalyptic dimension of early Christianity -- Origins of the Book of Revelation -- Issues facing Revelation's first readers -- God, the Lamb, and the Seven Seals -- Seven trumpets, temple, and celebration -- The dragon and the problem of evil -- The beasts and evil in the political sphere -- The harlot and the imperial economy -- The battle, the Kingdom, and last judgment -- New creation and New Jerusalem -- Antichrist and the millennium -- Revelation's place in the Christian Bible -- The apocalypse and spiritual life -- The key to the meaning of history -- Apocalyptic fervor in the late Middle Ages -- Luther, radicals, and Roman Catholics -- Revelation takes musical form -- Revelation in African American culture -- The apocalypse and social progress -- Awaiting in the end in 1844 and beyond -- Rapture, tribulation, and Armageddon -- The modern apocalyptic Renaissance.
Throughout these lectures, Professor Koester focuses on what John actually wrote in the Apocalypse, what his situation tells us about his meaning, how that meaning can be applied to our own lives, and how contemporary biblical scholars relate Revelation to the modern world.

12 essential scientific concepts

July 29, 2016
Viskontas, Indre, author, teacher.
©2014
12 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer, Professor Indre Viskontas (University of California, San Francisco).
Title from disc surface.
"Course no. 1126"--Disc label.
lecture 1: The miracle of life -- lecture 2. The organization of life -- lecture 3. Evolution : the tireless tinkerer -- lecture 4. Other mechanisms of evolution -- lecture 5. DNA and heritability -- lecture 6. Epigenetics, mutations, and gene insertion -- lecture 7. The illusion of coherence : how we see -- lecture 8. Acoustic perception deconstructed -- lecture 9. Our changing brain -- lecture 10. Plasticity, brain training, and beyond -- lecture 11. Magnetism and its magic -- lecture 12. Electrical forces, fields, and circuits -- lecture 13. Thermodynamics : heat, energy, and work -- lecture 14. Metabolism : energy in the cell -- lecture 15. Fluid mechanics : pressure, buoyancy, flow -- lecture 16. Navigation and propulsion in fluids -- lecture 17. The big bang that didn't -- lecture 18. The four forces of nature -- lecture 19. The elements of everything -- lecture 20. Looks like a particle, acts like a wave -- lecture 21. Quanta, uncertainty, and a cat -- lecture 22. String theory, membranes, and the multiverse -- lecture 23. Emergence : simple rules, complex systems -- lecture 24. Order out of chaos.

The Persian empire [sound recording].

July 29, 2016
Lee, John W. I.
Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., ©2012.
12 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer, John W.I. Lee.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Rethinking the Persian Empire -- Questioning the Sources -- The World before Cyrus -- Cyrus and Cambyses--Founders of the Empire -- Darius I--Creator of the Imperial System -- Persian Capitals and Royal Palaces -- The Great King--Images and Realities -- Royal Roads and Provinces -- East of Persepolis -- Challenges in the West, 513-494 B.C. -- Across the Bitter Sea, 493-490 B.C. -- Xerxes Becomes King -- Xerxes's War, 480-479 B.C. -- Cultures in Contact -- Achaemenid Religion -- From Expansion to Stability, 479-405 B.C. -- The War of the Two Brothers -- Persian Gold -- City and Countryside -- Women in the Persian Empire -- Artaxerxes II--The Longest-Ruling King -- Persia and Macedon, 359-333 B.C. -- The End of an Empire, 333-323 B.C. -- Legacies of the Persian Empire.

Behavioral economics : when psychology and economics collide

July 29, 2016
Huettel, Scott A., 1973- author, lecturer.
©2014
12 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 12 cm + 1 PDF disc.
Professor Scott Huettel, Duke University.
Title from disc surface.
"Course no. 5532"--Disc label.
Disc 1. Lecture 1. What is a good decision? Lecture 2. The rise of Behavioral economics -- Disc 2. Lecture 3. Reference dependence: it's all relative. Lecture 4. Reference dependence: economic implications -- Disc 3. Lecture 5. Range effects: changing the scale. Lecture 6. Probability weighting -- Disc 4. Lecture 7. Risk: the known unknowns. Lecture 8. Ambiguity: the unknown unknowns -- Disc 5. Lecture 9. Temporal discounting: now or later? Lecture 10. Comparison: apples and oranges -- Disc 6. Lecture 11. Bounded rationality: knowing your limits. Lecture 12. Heuristics and biases -- Disc 7. Lecture 13. Randomness and Patterns. Lecture 14. How much evidence do we need? -- Disc 8. Lecture 15. Value of experience. Lecture 16. Medical decision making -- Disc 9. Lecture 17. Social decisions: competition and coordination. Lecture 18. Group decision making: the Vox Populi -- Disc 10. Lecture 19. Giving and helping: why altruism? Lecture 20. Cooperation by individuals and in societies -- Disc 11. Lecture 21. When incentives backfire. Lecture 22. Precommitment: setting rationality aside -- Disc 12. Lecture 23. Framing: moving to a different perspective. Lecture 24. Interventions, nudges, and decisions.

Cash flow planning [sound recording] : the nuts and bolts of budgeting

July 14, 2016
Ramsey, Dave.
[Brentwood, Tenn.] : Lampo Group, [2012]
1 sound disc (ca. 57 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Compact disc.
"Lesson 3 of Financial Peace University"--Container.
Provides instructions on creating a cash-flow system and living on a budget.

Freedom [sound recording] : [my book of firsts]

July 13, 2016
Dugard, Jaycee Lee, 1980-
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016.
5 sound discs (360 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
"A Stolen Life" ended with Jaycee's return to civilization, leaving nearly two million readers wondering what came next. Now those readers can learn about the joys of Jaycee's newfound freedom and the challenges of adjusting to life on her own.

Grit : [the power of passion and perseverance]

July 13, 2016
Duckworth, Angela, author.
℗2016
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur genius Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying passions and following through on commitments. Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not genius but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own character lab and set out to test her theory.

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