New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

August 15, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Everything all at once : [how to unleash your inner nerd, tap into radical curiosity, and solve any problem]

July 28, 2017
Nye, Bill, author.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2017]
10 audio discs (12.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Bill Nye has been the public face of science for more than 20 years. Here, he urges readers to become activists and agents of change. This is an exciting, inspiring call to unleash the power of the nerd mindset that exists within us all. Nye believes we'll never be able to tackle our society's biggest, most complex problems if we don't even know how to solve the small ones. Step by step, he shows his readers the key tools behind his everything-all-at-once approach: radical curiosity, a deep desire for a better future, and a willingness to take the actions needed to make it a reality. Problem solving is a skill that anyone can harness to create change, and Bill Nye is here to teach us how.

The art of death : [writing the final story]

July 28, 2017
Danticat, Edwidge, 1969- author, narrator.
℗2017
4 audio discs (4.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Danticat's story is at once a personal account of her mother dying from cancer and a deeply considered reckoning with the ways that other writers have approached death in their own work.

The plant paradox : the hidden dangers in "healthy" foods that cause disease and weight gain

July 27, 2017
Gundry, Steven R.
[Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Audio, 2017.
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Christopher Solimene.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Most people have heard of gluten, a protein found in wheat that causes widespread inflammation in the body. Americans spend billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effort to protect their health. But what if they've been missing the root of the problem? Here, renowned cardiologist Dr. Steven Gundry reveals that gluten is just one variety of a common, and highly toxic, plant-based protein called lectin.

Lou : [fifty years of kicking dirt, playing hard, and winning big in the sweet spot of baseball]

July 24, 2017
Piniella, Lou, 1943-
Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books, [2017]
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Johnny Heller.
Subtitle from container.
Compact disc.
A candid, revealing, and entertaining memoir by baseball legend Lou Piniella, detailing his nearly fifty years in the game, playing with and managing some of the biggest names in Major League Baseball.

An inconvenient sequel : truth to power

July 24, 2017
Gore, Al, 1948-
New York : Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
4 audio discs (approximately 4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Al Gore, Sterling K. Brown, Danny Burstein, Marin Ireland, Shailene Woodley.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Follow Vice President Gore around the globe as he tells a story of change in the making and offers real actionable steps that listeners can take to help reverse the damage. This riveting and thought provoking book is a must have for everyone who cares deeply about the planet.

But seriously

July 17, 2017
McEnroe, John, 1959- author, narrator.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2017]
6 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM
Read by the author, featuring Patty Smyth.
Compact discs.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
The controversial tennis star and analyst presents a follow-up to "You Cannot Be Serious" that shares additional insights into his life and career while chronicling the past decade of Tour of Champions competitions and special events.

The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women

July 17, 2017
Moore, Kate (Writer and editor), author.
℗2017
13 audio discs (16 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Angela Brazil.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
In 1917, as a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, painting watches, clocks, and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium. It was a fun job, lucrative and glamorous. The girls themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered head to toe in the dust from the paint. As the years passed, the women began to suffer from mysterious and crippling illnesses. The very thing that had made them feel alive, their work, was in fact slowly killing them: they had been poisoned by the radium paint. Yet their employers denied all responsibility. And so, in the face of unimaginable suffering, in the face of death, these courageous women refused to accept their fate quietly, and instead became determined to fight for justice.

Reading with Patrick : a teacher, a student, and a life-changing friendship

July 17, 2017
Kuo, Michelle, author, narrator.
New York, N.Y. : Random House Audio, [2017]
7 audio discs (8 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
As a young English teacher keen to make a difference in the world, Michelle Kuo took a job at a tough school in the Mississippi Delta, bringing the wonders of literature to a young African-American boy named Patrick and his rowdy classmates. For the first time, these boys began to engage with ideas and dreams beyond their small town, and to gain an insight into themselves that they had never had before. Two years later, Michelle moved back to California; but Patrick began to lose his way, killing a man and ending up with a lengthy jail sentence. And that's when Michelle decided that her work was not done, and began to visit Patrick once a week, to read with him again.

I need a lifeguard everywhere but the pool

July 14, 2017
Scottoline, Lisa, author, narrator.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2017]
5 audio discs (5 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the authors.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Lisa and Francesca are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This seven-book series is among the best-reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron.

Astrophysics for people in a hurry [sound recording]

July 10, 2017
Tyson, Neil deGrasse, author.
[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, [2017]
3 audio discs (3.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
What is the nature of space and time? How do people fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within them? There's no better guide through these mind expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

The vanishing American adult : our coming-of-age crisis--and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance

July 10, 2017
Sasse, Benjamin E., author, narrator.
℗2017
9 audio discs (approximately 660 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
America's youth are in crisis. Raised by well-meaning but overprotective parents and coddled by well-meaning but misbegotten government programs, they are ill-equipped to survive in our highly-competitive global economy. Many of the coming-of-age rituals that have defined the American experience since the Founding--learning the value of working with your hands, leaving home to start a family, becoming economically self-reliant--are being delayed or skipped altogether. The statistics are daunting: 30% of college students drop out after the first year, and only 4 in 10 graduate. One in three 18-to-34 year-olds live with their parents. Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, who as president of a Midwestern college observed the trials of this generation up close, sees an existential threat to the American way of life. Sasse diagnoses the causes of a generation that can't grow up and offers a path for raising children to become active and engaged citizens. He identifies core formative experiences that all young people should pursue: hard work to appreciate the benefits of labor, travel to understand deprivation and want, the power of reading, the importance of nurturing your body--and explains how parents can encourage them. Our democracy depends on responsible, contributing adults to function properly; without them, America falls prey to populist demagogues. With this call to arms, Sasse intends to ignite a much-needed debate about the link between the way we're raising our children and the future of our country.

Shattered [sound recording] : inside Hillary Clinton's doomed campaign

July 5, 2017
Allen, Jonathan (Jonathan J. M.), author.
℗2017
14 audio discs (17 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kimberly Farr.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign; the candidate herself. Through deep access to insiders from the top to the bottom of the campaign, political writers Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes have reconstructed the key decisions and unseized opportunities, the well-intentioned misfires and the hidden thorns that turned a winnable contest into a devastating loss.

This fight is our fight [sound recording] : the battle to save America's middle class

July 5, 2017
Warren, Elizabeth.
New York : Macmillan Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books, ℗2017.
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Elizabeth Warren.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country's leading progressive voices. Now, at a perilous moment for our nation, she has written a book that is at once an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history, a scathing indictment of those who have spent the past thirty-five years undermining working families, and a rousing call to action.

You don't have to say you love me [sound recording] : a memoir

July 5, 2017
Alexie, Sherman, 1966- author, narrator.
[New York] : Hachette Book Group, [2017]
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
When his mother passed away at the age of seventy-eight, Sherman Alexie responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. Featuring seventy-eight poems and seventy-eight essays, Alexie shares raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine--growing up dirt-poor on an Indian reservation, one of four children raised by alcoholic parents. Throughout, a portrait emerges of his mother as a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated woman.

Called to rise

June 28, 2017
Brown, David O., author, narrator.
New York : Random House Audio, 2017.
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by David O. Brown.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
The Dallas police chief who inspired a nation with his compassionate, community-focused response to the killing of five of his officers shares his uplifting personal story and a blueprint for the future of policing.

I can't make this up : life lessons

June 28, 2017
Hart, Kevin, 1979- author, narrator.
℗2017
9 audio discs (11 hr., 17 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kevin Hart.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Superstar, comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include, the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and listeners have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in themselves since Old Yeller.

Bill O'Reilly's legends & lies : the Civil war

June 27, 2017
Fisher, David, 1946- author.
℗2017
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Robert Petkoff.
Title from disc label.
"The companion volume to the Fox news series."
Presents stories behind the battle lines of the American Civil War. The war represented an epic struggle between the past and future. It freed an enslaved race, decimated a generation of young men, ushered in a new era of brutality in war, and created modern America.

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.

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