New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

February 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

In the kingdom of ice [sound recording] : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette

February 25, 2015
Sides, Hampton.
[New York] : Random House, p2014. ℗2014.
14 audio discs (17 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Reading by Arthur Morey.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, believed that warm currents sustained a verdant island at the top of the world. National glory would fall to whoever could plant his flag upon its shores.

As you wish [sound recording] : inconceivable tales from the making of the Princess Bride

February 5, 2015
Elwes, Cary, 1962- author, narrator.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2014]
6 audio discs (ca. 7 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cary Elwes ; additional narration by Danny Burnstein.
Unabridged.
"Featuring Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, Norman Lear, Rob Reiner, Chris Sarandon, Andy Scheinman, Wallace Shawn, Robin Wright"--Container.
From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with co-stars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

1066 [sound recording]

February 2, 2015
Paxton, Jennifer.
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, c2012.
3 sound discs (ca. 3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecturer: Professor Jennifer Paxton.
Title from disc surface.
Compact disc.
Lecture 1. The Norman conquest through history -- Lecture 2. England and Normandy before the conquest -- Lecture 3. The succession crisis in England -- Lecture 4. The Battle of Hastings -- Lecture 5. Completing the conquest -- Lecture 6. The aftermath of the conquest.
Professor Jennifer Paxton, Georgetown University delivers six lectures on the year 1066 and the Battle of Hastings.

A history of Hitler's empire [sound recording]

February 2, 2015
Childers, Thomas, 1946-
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, c2001.
6 sound discs (ca. 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecturer: Professor Thomas Childers.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Lecture 1. The Third Reich, Hitler, and the 20th century -- lecture 2. The First World War and its legacy -- lecture 3. The Weimar Republic and the rise of the Nazi party -- lecture 4. The twenties and the Great Depression -- lecture 5. The Nazi breakthrough -- lecture 6. Hitler's assumption of power -- lecture 7. Racial policy and the totalitarian state -- lecture 8. Hitler's foreign policy -- lecture 9. Munich and the triumph of national socialism -- lecture 10. War in the west, war in the east -- lecture 11. Holocaust, Hitler's war against the Jews -- lecture 12. The Final Solution.
University of Pennsylvania history professor Thomas Childers delivers twelve lectures tracing the factors that led to the rise of national socialism in Germany, Hitler's ascent to power, the Second World War, and the Holocaust.

The art of war [sound recording]

February 2, 2015
Wilson, Andrew R., 1967-
Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., p2012.
3 sound discs (ca. 3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecturer, Andrew R. Wilson, U.S. Naval War College.
Six lectures, 30 mins. per lecture.
Compact discs.
Disc 1. The origins of a revolutionary classic ; Command and method -- Disc 2. Weather and terrain ; Energy and timing -- Disc 3. Espionage and deception ; An enduring guide for interesting times.
Professor Wilson presents his research and analysis on Sunzi's The art of war, using the classic work's origins, history and tenets to illustrate why this work continues to be relevant in today's arenas of war and business.

Scientific secrets for a powerful memory [sound recording]

February 2, 2015
Vishton, Peter M.
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, c2012.
3 sound discs (ca. 3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecturer: Professor Peter M. Vishton.
Title from disc surface.
Compact disc.
Your amazing prehistoric memory -- Encoding information with images -- Maximizing short-and long-term memory -- Why and when we forget -- Keeping your whole brain in peak condition -- Human memory is reconstruction, not replay.
These six half-hour lectures focuses on just how remarkable memory is--and how easily it can be strengthened, enhanced, and improved at any age.

How we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world

January 23, 2015
Johnson, Steven, 1968- author.
©2014
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by George Newbern.
Compact discs.
A new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. The history of innovation over centuries tracing facets of modern life from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes; from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

How we learn : the surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens

January 2, 2015
Carey, Benedict, author.
[New York] : Random House, [2014]
6 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Steve Kramer.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Benedict Carey sifts through decades of research and landmark studies to uncover the truth about how the brain absorbs and retains information. What he discovers is that, from the moment we are born, we are all learning quickly, efficiently, and automatically; but in our zeal to systematize the process we have ignored valuable, naturally enjoyable learning tools like forgetting, sleeping, and daydreaming. Carey's search for answers yields a wealth of strategies.

The marshmallow test : mastering self-control

January 2, 2015
Mischel, Walter, author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2014]
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Alan Alda.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it. A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behavior later in life?

A street cat named Bob [sound recording] : and how he saved my life

December 22, 2014
Bowen, James, 1979-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2013], p2012.
5 sound discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Kristopher Milnes.
Title from disc labels.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
When London street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change.

A brief history of time [sound recording]

December 19, 2014
Hawking, Stephen, 1942-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p1988.
6 sound discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Nelson Runger.
Title from container.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Stephen W. Hawking, widely regarded as the most brilliant physicist since Einstein, discusses in a friendly and self-deprecating manner age-old questions about the origin and fate of the universe. Difficult concepts are made simple by Hawking's familiar, accessible prose.

True love

December 18, 2014
Lopez, Jennifer, 1970- author, narrator.
New York, N.Y. : Penguin Audio, [2014]
3 audio discs (3 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
One of the most influential Latina performers in history opens up about her life's most defining period, two years during which it took everything she had to rise above the greatest challenges she had ever faced.

The world according to Bob [sound recording] : [the further adventures of one man and his street-wise cat]

December 15, 2014
Bowen, James, 1979-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2013], p2013.
5 sound discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Kristopher Milnes.
Title from disc label.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
James Bowen and his faithful feline companion return. James and Bob have been on a remarkable journey together, from both living rough on the streets through to their first steps back into the real world. James still looks unsteadily into the future, but with Bob's guidance, friendship and loyalty, together the pair are happy. This book shows how Bob continues to be James' protector and guardian angel through tough times.

Even the sun will die [sound recording] : an interview with Eckhart Tolle.

December 12, 2014
Tolle, Eckhart, 1948-
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, p2002.
2 sound discs (2 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Eckhart Tolle.
Compact discs.
Interview with Eckhart Tolle which occurred on September 11, 2001. As the events of the day unfolded, he responded, helping to make sense out of the fear and chaos that will forever define this date. Even in the face of disaster, he says, a miracle happens when we say "yes" to living in this moment and no other.

Thirteen soldiers [sound recording] : a personal history of Americans at war

December 10, 2014
McCain, John, 1936-
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2014]
11 sound discs (13 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by John McCain.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
John McCain's evocative history of Americans at war, told through the personal accounts of thirteen remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War of 1776 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

You can't make this up : miracles, memories, and the perfect marriage of sports and television

December 10, 2014
Michaels, Al, author, narrator.
℗2014
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Al Michaels and Ray Porter.
Title from disc labels.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels. Over the course of his forty-plus year career, he has logged more hours on live network television than any other broadcaster in history and is the only play-by-play commentator to have covered all four major sports championships: the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, and the Stanley Cup Final. He has also witnessed firsthand some of the most memorable events in modern sports and, in this highly personal and revealing account, brings them vividly to life. Michaels shares never-before-told stories from his early years and his rise to the top, covering some of the greatest moments of the past half century--from the historic 1980 Olympic hockey finals known as the "Miracle on Ice" to the earthquake that rocked the 1989 World Series. Some of the greatest names on and off the field are here--Michael Jordan, Bill Walton, Pete Rose, Bill Walsh, Peyton and Eli Manning, Brett Favre, John Madden, Howard Cosell, Cris Collinsworth, and many, many more.

There was a little girl [sound recording] : the real story of my mother and me

November 26, 2014
Shields, Brooke, 1965-
[New York] : Penguin Audio, 2014.
10 sound discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
Brooke Shields never had what anyone would consider an ordinary life. She was raised by her Newark-tough single mom, Teri, a woman who loved the world of show business and was often a media sensation all by herself. Only Shields knows the truth of the remarkable, difficult, complicated woman who was her mother. And now, in an honest, open memoir about her life growing up, Shields will reveal stories and feelings that are relatable to anyone who has been a mother or daughter.

Thinking about cybersecurity [sound recording] : from cyber crime to cyber warfare

November 20, 2014
Rosenzweig, Paul, 1959-
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, c2013.
9 sound discs (ca. 9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecturer: Professor Paul Rosenzweig.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Stuxnet : the first cyber guided missile -- The incredible scope of cyberspace -- The five gateways of internet vulnerability -- Of viruses, botnets, and logic bombs -- The problem of identity on the network -- Cyber fraud, theft, and organized crime -- Hacktivists and insurgency -- Nations at cyber war -- Government regulation of cyberspace -- International governance and the internet -- The Constitution and cyberspace -- Big data : "they" know everything about you -- Privacy for the cyber age -- Listening in and going dark -- The devil in the chips : hardware failures -- Protecting yourself in cyberspace -- Critical infrastructure and resiliency -- Looking forward : what does the future hold?
Cyberspace is the 21st century's greatest engine of change. Telecommunications, commercial and financial systems, government operations, food production - virtually every aspect of global civilization now depends on interconnected cyber systems to operate; systems that have helped advance medicine, streamline everyday commerce, and so much more. Cybersecurity expert and professor Paul Rosenzweig delivers your guide to understanding the intricate nature of this pressing subject.

Thinking like an economist [sound recording] : a guide to rational decision making

November 20, 2014
Bartlett, Randall, 1945-
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, c2010.
6 sound discs (ca. 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecturer: Professor Randall Bartlett.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
Disc 1. The economist's tool kit. 6 principles ; The economist's tool kit. Core concepts -- disc 2. The myth of true value ; Incentives and optimal choice -- disc 3. False incentives, real harm ; The economics of ignorance -- disc 4. Playing the odds -- reason in a risky world ; The economics of information -- disc 5. A matter of time -- predicting future values ; Think again -- evaluating risk in purchasing -- disc 6. Behavioral economics, what are we thinking? -- Acting like an economist.
Randall Barlett, professor of economics at Smith College, applies economic principles to the making of fully rational real-life decisions.

Elements of jazz [sound recording] : from cakewalks to fusion

November 20, 2014
Messenger, Bill.
Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, c1995.
8 sound discs (ca. 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecturer: Professor Bill Messenger.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Plantation beginnings -- The rise and fall of ragtime -- The jazz age -- Blues -- The swing era -- Boogie, big band blues, and bop -- Modern jazz -- The ABC's of jazz improvisation.
Presents an overview of jazz, its elements, and its history. Includes performances by various jazz artists.

The good son [sound recording] : JFK Jr. and the mother he loved

November 19, 2014
Andersen, Christopher P.
[Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, [2014]
10 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Robertson Dean.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Untold details of the life and death of JFK Jr., released in time for the fifteen-year marker of the tragic plane crash on July 16, 1999. At its heart is the most important relationship in JFK Jr.'s life: that with his mother, Jackie Kennedy Onassis. He offers new insights into the intense, tender, and often stormy relationship between mother and son. Andersen also explores the turbulent marriage; the plane crash that took his life; the aftermath of shock, loss, grief, and confusion; and more.

I must say [sound recording] : my life as a humble comedy legend

November 13, 2014
Short, Martin, 1950-
New York : Harper Audio, p2014.
7 sound discs (8 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
This deeply private man brings listeners into the circle of his family life, from raising his children to the legendary parties he and his wife hosted in their Los Angeles home. He recounts the pain of losing a brother and both parents by the time he was twenty, and of the devastating death of Nancy, his wife of thirty years, in 2010. Despite the hardships, Short's life has been full of laughter, and he remains perennially upbeat.

Yes please [sound recording]

November 12, 2014
Poehler, Amy, 1971-
[New York] : Harper Collins Publishers, p2014.
7 sound discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
The actress best known for her work on "Parks and Recreation" and "Saturday Night Live" reveals personal stories and offers her humorous take on such topics as love, friendship, parenthood, and her relationship with Tina Fey.

Food [sound recording] : a love story

November 12, 2014
Gaffigan, Jim.
[New York] : Random House Audio, Inc., p2014.
6 sound discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Jim Gaffigan will give his listeners what they really crave, his thoughts on all things culinary(ish). Insights such as: why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is number three on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question "which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?"

41 [sound recording] : a portrait of my father

November 12, 2014
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2014]
7 sound discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Never before has a president told the story of his father, another president, through his own eyes and in his own words. A unique and intimate biography, it covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush's life and career. It shines new light on both the accomplished statesman and the warm, decent man known best by his family. In addition, George W. Bush discusses his father's influence on him throughout his own life, from his childhood to his own two-term presidency.

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