New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

October 13, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

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.

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