New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

June 14, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Al Franken, giant of the Senate

June 13, 2017
Franken, Al, author, narrator.
℗2017
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title modified to match print format.
Compact discs.
The story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that. A book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate.

Dreamland : [the true tale of America's opiate epidemic]

June 5, 2017
Quinones, Sam, 1958- author.
©2016
1 audio disc (13 hr., 56 min.) : MP3 audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Neil Hellegers.
Account of the epidemic of herion abuse in the heartland of the United States.

Democracy : stories from the long road to freedom

May 30, 2017
Rice, Condoleezza, 1954- author, narrator.
℗2017
10 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Condoleezza Rice with Grace Angela Henry.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"A sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom. From the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union to the ongoing struggle for human rights in the Middle East, Condoleezza Rice has served on the front lines of history."--Provided by publisher.

Theft by finding : diaries 1977-2002

May 30, 2017
Sedaris, David, author, narrator.
℗2017
11 audio discs (approximately 14 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available. Now, Sedaris brings listeners his favorite entries. From deeply poignant to laugh-out-loud funny, these selections reveal with new intimacy a man longtime readers only think they know.

Between them : remembering my parents

May 26, 2017
Ford, Richard, 1944- author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2017]
3 audio discs (3 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Christian Baskous.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
A stirring narrative of memory and parental love, Richard Ford tells of his mother, Edna, a feisty Catholic girl with a difficult past, and his father, Parker, a sweet-natured soft-spoken traveling salesman, both born at the turn of the twentieth century in rural Arkansas. For Ford, the questions of what his parents dreamed of and how they loved each other and him became a striking portrait of American life in the mid-century. With his celebrated candor, wit, and intelligence, the award-winning storyteller and creator of the iconic Frank Bascombe delivers an unforgettable exploration of memory, intimacy, and love.-- Adapted from dust jacket.

Old school : life in the sane lane

May 25, 2017
O'Reilly, Bill, author.
©2017, ℗2017
4 audio discs (4 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Holter Graham.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Did you get up this morning knowing there are mountains to climb-- and deciding how you are going to climb them? Or did you wake up whining about safe spaces and trigger warnings? O'Reilly and Feirstein explain the looming confrontation, and show you that there is a concentrated effort to tear down the "Old School" way of life. It's time to take a stand....

Two paths : America divided or united

May 25, 2017
Kasich, John.
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2017.
7 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"When Ohio governor John Kasich ran for president, his powerful message of hope and togetherness struck a chord with American voters. In Two Paths: America Divided or United, he carries that message forward by reflecting on the tumultuous 2016 campaign, sharing his concerns for America and his hopes for our future, and sounding a clarion call to reason and purpose, humility and dignity, righteousness and calm" -- provided by publisher.

Outsmart yourself : brain-based strategies to a better you

May 22, 2017
Vishton, Peter M., lecturer.
©2016
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lectures by Professor Peter M. Vishton, College of William & Mary.
Program contains twenty-four lectures; the length of each lecture is: approx. 30 min.
24 lectures, each 30 min.
Vol. 1. Disc 1. Take Control of Your Automatic Brain -- Beat Procrastination by Doing Nothing -- Disc 2. Train Yourself like a Dog -- Clean Your Kitchen, Improve Your Diet -- Disc 3. Eat Slow, Eat Small, Eat Smart -- The Myth of Multitasking -- Disc 4. Future You and Better Decisions -- How to Become an Expert on Anything -- Disc 5. Tune Up Your Brain with Meditation -- Take the Sleep Challenge -- Disc 6. Boost Insights and Creativity -- Enhance Performance with Imagery -- Vol. 2. Disc 7. Overcome Your Aging Brain -- Grow Your Brain Out of Depression -- Disc 8. Hack Your Brain to Unlearn Fear -- Use Your Body to Alter Your Mind -- Disc 9. Suppress, Don't Repress, Anger -- How Little Things Cause Big Persuasion -- Disc 10. How Framing Changes Decisions -- How Language Changes Your Brain -- Disc 11. How Your Brain Falls in Love -- The Neuroscience of Lasting Love -- Disc 12. How Your Brain Creates Happiness -- Happy Brains Are Smart Brains.
What if you aren't as in control of your actions as you think you are? What if your subconscious is driving your decisions without your approval? Is there a way to "hack" your brain to perform better, live healthier, and break your bad habits? We all can think of things about ourselves we'd like to change, but as neuroscientists are coming to realize, changing our behaviors isn't as straightforward as you might think. Many of our everyday decisions are rooted in the subconscious, which means we have to zoutsmarty our own brains to see results.

The secrets of great mystery and suspense fiction

May 22, 2017
Schmid, David (David Frank), teacher.
©2016
18 audio discs (18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM
Lecturer: Professor David Schmid, University at Buffalo.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Disc 1. Mystery Fiction's Secret Formula -- The Detective Is Born -- Disc 2. The Criminal -- Sidekick -- Disc 3. Detecting Clues -- Case Closed? The Problem with Solutions -- Disc 4. The Locked Room -- The Dime Novel -- Disc 5. Murder in Cozy Places -- Return of the Classic Detective -- Disc 6. The City Tests the Detective -- The Private Eye Opens -- Disc 7. African American Mysteries -- The Femme Fatale -- Disc 8. The Private Eye Evolves -- Latino Detectives on the Border -- Disc 9. The Lady Detective -- Violence Waits in the Wings -- Disc 10. Violence Takes Center Stage -- Psychopaths and Mind Hunters -- Disc 11. Police as Antagonist -- Police as Protagonist -- Disc 12. Native American Mysteries -- The European Mystery Tradition -- Disc 13. Nordic Noir -- Japanese and Latin American Mysteries -- Disc 14. Precursors to True Crime -- True Crime in the 20th Century -- Disc 15. Historical Mysteries -- Spies, Thrillers, and Conspiracies -- Disc 16. Female-Centered Mystery and Suspense -- Poetic Justice -- Disc 17. Courtroom Drama -- Gay and Lesbian Mystery and Suspense -- Disc 18. Adapting the Multimedia Mystery -- Mysterious Experiments.
On a dark, shadowy, cobblestone pavement in Victorian England, a pipe-smoking genius works with Scotland Yard to make meticulous observations and apply algorithm-like calculations that unravel impossible mysteries. In an internet café in Sweden, a chain-smoking computer hacker, working alone and outside the lines of legal constraints, creates actual algorithms that help her to decipher unfathomable puzzles. At first glance, it might seem like a long and winding road from Sherlock Holmes to Lisbeth Salander, but peer deeper into the captivating genre of mystery and suspense and you'll find that different characters, eras, and locations often share familiar traits.

The art of investing : lessons from history's greatest traders

May 22, 2017
Longo, John M., lecturer.
©2016
12 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lecturer: Professor John M. Longo.
Title from disc surface.
24 lectures (30 min. each).
Investing skill, strategy, and temperament -- Benjamin Graham and value investing -- Warren Buffett: investing forever -- Fisher and Price: the growth-stock investors -- Harry Markorwitz' modern portfolio theory -- John Bogle, index mutual fund pioneer -- Small-cap stocks: more risk, more reward -- John Templeton, global treasure hunter -- David Dreman, contrarian money manager -- Peter Lynch: invest in what you know -- The bond kings: Bill Gross, Jeffrey Gundlach -- Sovereign wealth funds: Singapore -- The first hedge fund: A.W. Jones -- Activist investors: Icahn, Loeb, Ackman -- The big shorts: Livermore, Chanos -- George Soros's $10 billion currency play -- Bridgewater's multi-strategy investing -- Paul Tudor Jones, futures market seer -- James Simmons: money, math, and computers -- Distressed-asset investors: Tepper, Klarman -- Motorcycles, gold, and global commodities -- Private equity innovators: KKR, Blackstone -- Four women who moved financial markets -- Becoming a great investor.
Great investors like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio will tell you they're no geniuses; they're simply observant, open-minded, and industrious. Using these key traits, the world's most outstanding traders have employed a remarkable mix of strategies to build huge fortunes. Their careers are a how-to manual for anyone who wants to succeed at investing. The lives of rich and famous investors are gripping tales of opportunities seized and squandered; of billions won and lost, and won again. And these life stories are also an eye-opening education in the workings of financial markets. Professor John M Longo profiles over 30 men and women at the pinnacle of the investing field, including Warren Buffett, Ray Dalio, John Bogle, Peter Lynch, George Soros, Linda Bradford Raschke, David Dreman, Michael Burry, and others involved in such ventures as value stocks, growth stocks, mutual funds, index funds, hedge funds, commodity futures, private equity, sovereign wealth, distressed assets, and more.

The big history of civilizations

May 22, 2017
Benjamin, Craig.
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, ©2016.
18 audio discs (approximately 18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lecturer: Professor Craig G. Benjamin.
Title from disc surface.
Bonus disc contains PDF course workbook.
Disc 1. A tale of two ancient cities -- The rise of humanity -- Disc 2. Foraging in the Old Stone Age -- Origins of agriculture -- Disc 3. Power, cities, and states -- The era of agrarian civilizations -- Disc 4. Innovations of Mesopotamia -- The downfall of Sumer -- Disc 5. Egypt: divine rule in the black land -- Society and culture of Egypt -- Disc 6. Early Mediterranean civilizations -- Mysteries of the Indus Valley -- Disc 7. South Asian civilizations and beliefs -- China : born in isolation -- Disc 8. China's dynasties and influence -- The importance of the nomads -- Disc 9. Oxus civilization and powerful Persia -- Greece in its golden age -- Disc 10. Greek gods, philosophy, and science -- Alexander's conquests and Hellenism -- Disc 11. Building the Roman Republic -- Triumphs and flaws of imperial Rome -- Disc 12. New ideas along the Silk Road -- Chaos and consolidation in Eurasia -- Disc 13. Islamic expansion and rule -- Legacy of the Mongols -- Disc 14. North American peoples and tribes -- Agrarian civilizations of Mesopotamia -- Disc 15. Culture and empire in South America -- African kingdoms and trade -- Disc 16. Lifeways of Australia and the Pacific -- The advent of global commerce -- Disc 17. The Industrial Revolution and modernity -- The transformative 20th and 21st centuries -- Disc 18. Civilization, the biosphere, and tomorrow -- Civilizations of the distant future.
Discover the grand sweep of human history with this multidisciplinary perspective from Professor Craig G. Benjamin.

Martin Luther : renegade and prophet

May 12, 2017
Roper, Lyndal, author.
℗2017
13 audio discs (15.75 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Michael Page.
Tirle from disc label.
Compact discs
Mansfeld and mining -- The scholar -- The monastery -- Wittenberg -- Journeys and disputations -- The Leipzig debate -- The freedom of a Christian -- The Diet of Worms -- In the Wartburg -- Karlstadt and the Christian city of Wittenberg -- The Black Bear Inn -- The Peasants' War -- Marriage and the flesh -- Breakdown -- Augsburg -- Consolidation -- Friends and enemies -- Hatreds -- The charioteer of Israel.
"Examining the inner life of Martin Luther, the founding leader of the Reformation, the author reveals a literary genius who was full of contradictions and whose Ninety-Five Theses began the greatest upheaval and transformation of Christianity in history"--NoveList.

Mind over meds : [know when drugs are necessary, when alternatives are better-- and when to let your body heal on its own]

May 4, 2017
Weil, Andrew, author, narrator.
℗2017
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact disc.
Bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil explores the dangers of overmedication and outlines lifestyle changes and alternative treatments for common ailments. Too many Americans are taking too many drugs and it's costing us our health, happiness, and lives. While modern drugs can be lifesaving for many people, and certain illnesses require the use of them, they also come with painful side effects, risk of dependency, and the potential for adverse reactions.

The secrets of my life

May 4, 2017
Jenner, Caitlyn, 1949- author.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2017]
8 audio discs (approximately 8.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Erin Bennett.
Compact discs.
"Bruce Jenner, the celebrated Olympic icon and later the patriarch of one of the most famous families in the world, seemed to be living a dream life of success, fame, and prosperity. But the all-American image and million-dollar smile belied a lifelong struggle with gender dysphoria, and it wasn't until the sensational Diane Sawyer interview that the public mask of Bruce Jenner was finally retired, and through the memorable Vanity Fair piece by Buzz Bissinger, that Caitlyn Jenner was introduced to the world and set free to exist on her own terms. Since then, Caitlyn has undertaken an arduous emotional and physical odyssey to achieve the completeness she always felt was missing" --Book jacket.

Women who work : [rewriting the rules for success]

April 28, 2017
Trump, Ivanka, 1981- author, narrator.
New York, NY : Penguin Audio, [2017]
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kathleen McInerney ; preface read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
In this breakthrough book based on her company's #WomenWhoWork initiative, Ivanka Trump,wife, mother, real estate developer, entrepreneur, and founder of her eponymous fashion brand and IvankaTrump.com, disrupts the existing narrative of women and work to present a new worldview that celebrates how women work in all aspects of their lives. Through highly tactical, solution-oriented content, Trump empowers listeners with the insight and tools to define success on their own terms and create the lives they want to live.

Option B : facing adversity, building resilience and finding joy

April 28, 2017
Sandberg, Sheryl.
New York : Random House Audio, 2017.
5 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Elisa Donovan.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Introduction -- Breathing again -- Kicking the elephant out of the room -- The platinum rule of friendship -- Self-compassion and self-confidence -- Bounding forward -- Taking back joy -- Raising resilient kids -- Finding strength together -- Failing and learning at work -- To love and laugh again -- Building resilience together.
After the sudden death of her husband, Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Grant, a friend, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. Here they combine personal insights with research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives.

The American spirit

April 27, 2017
McCullough, David G.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
4 audio discs (approximately 4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
At a time of self-reflection in America following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, these speeches by David McCullough remind listeners who they are as a people and what they stand for, to help them find their way forward.

The little things : why you really should sweat the small stuff

April 26, 2017
Andrews, Andy, 1959- author, narrator.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2017]
4 audio discs (4 hr., 25 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
They told us "don't sweat the small stuff," but sometimes it's the little things that change everything. Andrews shows that sometimes it is in concentrating on the smaller things that we add value and margin. Whether in business, in life, or in our spiritual connection with God, he provides common-sense perspective for meeting small events that can multiply the success of an endeavor.

You are a badass at making money : [master the mindset of wealth]

April 24, 2017
Sincero, Jen, 1965- author, narrator.
℗2017
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact disc.
Drawing on her own experience of transforming herself, over just a few years, from a woman with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account, subsisting solely on Taco Bell, to a woman who travels the world and stays in five-star luxury hotels, Jen Sincero knows all too well the layers of BS one can get wrapped up in when it comes to money, as well as what it takes to dig a way out. An in-depth on how powerful thoughts shape income potential and the ways in which bank accounts are mirrors for bugaboos about money. Written with the same inimitable sass and blunt practicality that made You Are a Badass an indomitable bestseller, this audiobook combines hilarious personal essays with life-changing, bite-size concepts that anyone can employ to unlock earning potential and get real results.

Lincoln's lieutenants : [the high command of the Army of the Potomac]

April 21, 2017
Sears, Stephen W.
℗2017
26 audio discs (32 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by George Guidall.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
The high command of the Army of the Potomac was a changeable, often dysfunctional band of brothers, going through the fires of war under seven commanding generals in three years, until Grant came east in 1864. The men in charge all too frequently appeared to be fighting against the administration in Washington instead of for it, increasingly cast as political pawns facing down a vindictive congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War. President Lincoln oversaw, argued with, and finally tamed his unruly team of generals as the eastern army was stabilized by an unsung supporting cast of corps, division, and brigade generals. With characteristic style and insight, Stephen Sears brings these courageous, determined officers, who rose through the ranks and led from the front, to life and legend.

Nevertheless : a memoir

April 20, 2017
Baldwin, Alec, 1958- author, narrator.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2017]
7 audio discs (approximately 510 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
From his work in popular movies to his role as Jack Donaghy on the irreverent series 30 Rock, Baldwin is both a household name and a deeply respected actor. Now he transcends his public persona, making public facets of his life he has long kept private. In this honest, affecting memoir he acknowledges his failings and battles to overcome them. One constant emerges: the fearlessness that defines and drives Baldwin's life.

Big agenda : President Trump's plan to save America

April 18, 2017
Horowitz, David, 1939- author.
©2017
4 audio discs (3 hr., 59 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ian Patterson.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Horowitz presents a White House battle plan to halt the Democrats' march to extinguish the values America holds dear. He details President Trump's like moves, and explores the opportunities he will have to reshape the American political landscape while securing the nation's vital security interests abroad.

Dodge City [sound recording] : Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the wickedest town in the American West

April 17, 2017
Clavin, Thomas, author.
©2017
11 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by John Bedford Lloyd.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding West. Before long, Dodge City's streets were lined with saloons and brothels and its populace was thick with gunmen, horse thieves, and desperadoes of every sort. By the 1870s, Dodge City was known as the most violent and turbulent town in the West.Enter Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp. Young and largely self-trained men, the lawmen led the effort that established frontier justice and the rule of law in the American West, and did it in the wickedest place in the United States. When Bat left Dodge and Earp moved on to Tombstone, a tamed Dodge was left in the hands of Jim Masterson. But before long Wyatt and Bat, each having had a lawman brother killed, returned to that threatened western Kansas town to team up to restore order again in what became known as the Dodge City War before riding off into the sunset.The true story of their friendship, romances, gunfights, and adventures, along with the remarkable cast of characters they encountered along the way (including Wild Bill Hickock, Jesse James, Doc Holliday, Buffalo Bill Cody, John Wesley Hardin, Billy the Kid, and Theodore Roosevelt) has gone largely untold--lost in the haze of Hollywood films and western fiction, until now.

Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI

April 12, 2017
Grann, David, author.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Random House Audio, [2017]
7 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, and Danny Campbell.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Chronicle one, the marked woman / read by Ann Marie Lee -- Chronicle two, the evidence man / read by Will Patton -- Chronicle three, the reporter / read by Danny Campbell.

The most beautiful [sound recording] : [my life with Prince]

April 11, 2017
Garcia, Mayte, 1973- author, narrator.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2017]
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
At the one-year anniversary of his death, legendary musician Prince's first wife shares a uniquely intimate, candid, and revelatory look inside the personal and professional life of one of the world's most beloved icons.

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