New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

August 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Wright brothers [sound recording]

August 27, 2015
McCullough, David G., author.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2015]
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
On December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright's Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why? David McCullough tells the extraordinary and truly American story of the two brothers who changed the world.

Reagan [sound recording] : the life

August 25, 2015
Brands, H. W.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; [New York] : Random House Audio, p2015.
25 sound discs (31 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Stephen Hoye.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Ronald Reagan today is a conservative icon. Playing a major role in ending Communism in the Soviet Union, Reagan established himself as one of the truly great presidents of the twentieth century. Follow him from small-town Illinois through his career as an actor and finally into politics, as a California governor and then president whose pragmatic leadership and steadfast vision transformed the nation.

A full life [sound recording] : [reflections at ninety]

August 20, 2015
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- author, narrator.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2015]
7 audio discs (7.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Subtitle from container.
Jimmy Carter has had the longest post-presidential life in American history; now he shares his thoughts on his domestic and international travels over the past three decades, on the presidents who succeeded him and on world leaders he has known.

Bigger & blacker [sound recording]

August 10, 2015
Rock, Chris.
Beverly Hills, CA : DreamWorks Records, c1999.
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Compact disc.
"Parental advisory: explicit content"--Container.
Clermont lounge #1 -- Black mall -- ODB - W.O.W #1 -- Crazy white kids -- Monica interview -- Porno psa -- No sex -- Taxes -- ODB - W.O.W #2 -- Savion glover -- insurance -- Clermont lounge #2 -- Nerd & fly girl -- Race -- NYPD -- ODB - W.O.W. #3 -- Roger & Zapp -- Two women -- Table dance -- Snow flake -- Women -- Me & ODB.

Influence [sound recording] : mastering life's most powerful skill

August 3, 2015
Brown, Kenneth G., 1969-
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, c2013.
6 sound discs (ca. 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecturer: Professor Kenneth G. Brown.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
A model for successful influence -- Characteristics of influential agents -- The dark side of influence -- Characteristics of suggestible targets -- Influence tactics: hard and soft -- How to make the most of soft tactics -- How context shapes influence -- Practicing impression management -- Selling and being sold -- Delivering effective speeches -- Developing negotiation skills -- Becoming a transformational leader.
Don't just let influence just happen to you. Instead, take charge of your life by grasping the science behind how influence works and by strengthening your own skills at using it to your advantage. In this dynamic 12-lecture series, you'll discover how to tap into the hidden powers of influence--and use these powers to enhance your life in ways you never thought possible.

How music and mathematics relate

August 3, 2015
Kung, David T., author, speaker.
Prince Frederick, MD : [distributed by] Recorded Books
12 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecturer: Professor David Kung, St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Title from disc label.
"12 lectures / 45 minutes per lecture"--Container.
Overtones: symphony in a single note -- Timbre: why each instrument sounds different -- Pitch and auditory illusions -- How scales are constructed -- How scale tunings and composition coevolved -- Dissonance and piano tuning -- Rhythm: from numbers to patterns -- Transformations and symmetry -- Self-reference from Bach to Gödel -- Composing with math: classical to avant-garde -- The digital delivery of music -- Math, music, and the mind.
Understanding the connections between music and mathematics helps you appreciate both, even if you have no special ability in either field--from knowing the mathematics behind tuning an instrument to understanding the features that define your favorite pieces. By exploring the mathematics of music, you also learn why non-Western music sounds so different, gain insight into the technology of modern sound reproduction, and start to hear the world around you in exciting new ways.

The myths of nutrition and fitness [sound recording]

August 3, 2015
Goodman, Anthony A.
Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., [2011]
3 sound discs (180 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Taught by Professor Anthony A. Goodman, Montana State University.
Six 30-min. lectures on three compact discs.
Course no. 1981.
Disc 1, lecture 1. Fueling up for fitness routines ; lecture 2. Hydration for an active life -- disc 2, lecture 3. The skinny on exercise and weight loss ; lecture 4. Some facts about vitamins and supplements -- disc 3, lecture 5. Can you get too much of a good thing? ; lecture 6. Going to extremes -- the smart way.
Provides an overview of the science of nutrition and popular misinformation regarding physical health.

The life and writings of C.S. Lewis

August 3, 2015
Markos, Louis, author, speaker.
©2000
6 audio discs (360 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecturer: Professor Louis Markos, Houston Baptist University.
The legacy of C.S. Lewis -- Argument by desire, Surprised by joy and The pilgrim's regress -- Ethics and the Tao, Mere Christianity and The abolition of man -- Nature and supernature, Miracles and The problem of pain -- Heaven and hell: The Screwtape letters and The great divorce -- Lewis the scholar, Apologist for the past -- Paradise regained, The space trilogy I -- Temptation, struggle, and choice, The space trilogy II -- Smuggled theology, The chronicles of Narnia I -- Journeys of faith, The chronicles of Narnia II -- The beginning and the end, The chronicles of Narnia III -- Suffering unto wisdom, Till we have faces and A grief observed.
"What is it about British literary scholar and author C. S. Lewis-the Oxbridge don and self-described "very ordinary layman of the Church of England"--that touches millions of readers so deeply, making him the most widely read Christian spokesman of our time? In these lectures you will cover Lewis's spiritual autobiography and other creative works, as well as his scholarly writings that reflect on pain and grief, love and friendship, prophecy and miracles, and education and mythology" -- from publisher's website.

Live right and find happiness (although beer is much faster) [sound recording] : [life lessons and other ravings from Dave Barry]

June 8, 2015
Barry, Dave.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2015.
3 sound discs (3.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by the author.
Unabridged.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
During the course of living (mumble, mumble) years, Dave Barry has learned much of wisdom,* (*actual wisdom not guaranteed) and he is eager to pass it on--to the next generation, the generation after that, and to those idiots who make driving to the grocery store in Florida a death-defying experience.

The quartet [sound recording] : orchestrating the second American revolution, 1783-1789

May 7, 2015
Ellis, Joseph J.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Random House Audio, [2015]
7 sound discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Robertson Dean.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
The unexpected story of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew.

Maximum Papa Roach [sound recording] : a CD-audio biog

May 7, 2015
New Malden, Surrey, UK : Chrome Talk, c2000.
1 sound disc (55 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Sian Jones; background & incidental music, Amanda Thompson.
"This is a spoken word product and contains no original music by the artist. It is not authorized by the artist, their record company or management"--Container.
"The unauthorized biography of Papa Roach"--Container.
A practical name -- Straight out of nowheresville -- Building solid foundations -- An injection of new blood -- Taking off -- Wrestling with demons -- Hitting their stride -- Influences and inspirations -- The infestation has begun -- Conclusion.

English for Arabic speakers [sound recording].

April 24, 2015
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2012.
16 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 instructional booklet.)
Unspecified speakers.
Title from cover.
Compact discs.
Unabridged. Learn English quickly and effectively with Pimsleur's language-learning strategies.

Skepticism 101 [hsound recordings] : how to think like a scientist

April 18, 2015
Shermer, Michael, speaker.
©2013.
9 sound discs (approximately 9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 cm
Professor Michael Shermer, Claremont Graduate University and Chapman University.
Course no. 9388.
18 lectures, 30 minutes per lecture.
Lecture 1. The virtures of skepticism -- Lecture 2. Skepticism and science -- Lecture 3. Mistakes in thinking we all make -- Lecture 4. Cognitive biases and their effects -- Lecture 5. Wrong thinking in everyday life -- Lecture 6. The neuroscience of belief -- Lecture 7. The paranormal and the supernatural -- Lecture 8. Science versus pseudoscience -- Lecture 9. Comparing SETI and UFOlogy -- Lecture 10. Comparing evolution and creationism -- Lecture 11. Science, history,and pseudohistory -- Lecture 12. The lure of conspiracy theories -- Lecture 13. Inside the modern cult -- Lecture 14. The psychology of religious belief -- Lecture 15. The God question -- Lecture 16. Without God, does anything go? -- Lecture 17. Life, death, and the afterlife -- Lecture 18. Your skepticial toolkit.

Scientific secrets for self-control [sound recording]

April 8, 2015
DeWall, C. Nathan, 1954-
[Chantilly, VA] : The Teaching Company, [2013]
3 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lectures by Professor C. Nathan DeWall.
Teaching Company: 1637. Variant no. on CDs: PC1637A. Variant no. on container: IC1637A-01.
"Topic: Better living. Suptoppic: Personal development"--Container.
disc 1. Why is it so hard to do what we should? ; Self control successes and failures -- disc 2. Marshmallows, monkeys, and mortality ; Taming the impulsive beast -- disc 3. First impressions and sterotypes ; Romance, finance, and your environment.
"We've all said it to ourselves at one point or another: 'If only I had more willpower, I could do the things I really want to do.' Having the mental fortitude to reach your goals, whether they concern your job, your personal finances, your skills at a hobby, or even your waistline, seems forever unattainable. But here's the truth: Greater willpower and lasting success actually well within your reach. It all depends on an understanding of the science behind self-control. Long thought to be nothing but myth, the connection between your mind, your body, and your behaviors and emotions actually has powerful scientific evidence behind it. And once you've grasped the fundamentals of self-control and learned how to incorporate them into your personal life, you'll find yourself in possession of a powerful tool for: becoming more goal oriented ; thinking more positively and constructively ; avoiding the negative health effects of emotional baggage and common stressors ; beating back self-doubt, and facing the challenges of today and tomorrow with greater confidence in yourself"--From publisher's web site.

The art of public speaking [sound recording] : lessons from the greatest speeches in history

April 8, 2015
Hale, John R., 1951-
[Chantilly, VA] : Teaching Co., [2010]
6 sound discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecturer: John R. Hale, University of Louisville.
In container (19 cm.).
12 lectures, 30 min. per lecture.
Disc 1. Overcome obstacles: Demosthenes of Athens ; Practice your delivery : Patrick Henry -- Disc 2. Be yourself : Elizabeth I to her army ; Find your humorous voice : Will Rogers -- Disc 3. Make it a story : Marie Curie on discovery ; Use the power of three : Paul to his people -- DIsc 4. Build a logical case : Susan B. Anthony ; Paint pictures in words : Tecumseh on unity -- Disc 5. Focus on your audience : Gandhi on trial ; Share a vision : Martin Luther King's dream -- Disc 6. Change minds and hearts : Mark Antony ; Call for positive action : Lincoln at Gettysburg.
Twelve lectures delivered by Professor John R. Hale of the University of Louisville in which he explores the greatest speeches in history and sets out practical tips that can be used for any public speaking situation.

After the New Testament [sound recording] : the writings of the Apostolic fathers

April 8, 2015
Ehrman, Bart D.
[Chantilly, VA] : Teaching Co., c2005.
12 sound discs digitial ; 4 3/4 in.
Instructed by Bart D. Ehrman.
Lectures.
"Course no. 6537."
pt. 1. lecture 1. Introduction to the the Apostolic fathers. lecture 2. The letter of 1 Clement. lecture 3. Church structures in early Christianity. lecture 4. The letters of Ignatius. lecture 5. Doctrinal problems in the early Church. lecture 6. Still other doctrinal disputes. lecture 7. The letter of Polycarp to the Philippians. lecture 8. The use of authorities in the early Church. lecture 9. The first martyrology-- Polycarp. lecture 10. The persecution of the Christians. lecture 11. A church manual-- the Didache of the Apostles. lecture 12. Ritual in the early church -- pt. 2. lecture 13. Barnabas and the opposition to the Jews. lecture 14. The rise of Christian anti-Semitism. lecture 15. 2 Clement-- an early sermon. lecture 16. The use of Scripture in the early Church. lecture 17. Papias-- an early Christian interpreter. lecture 18. Oral tradition in early Christianity. lecture 19. The shepherd of Hermas-- an apocalypse. lecture 20. Apocalypses in early Christianity. lecture 21. The letter to Diognetus-- an apology. lecture 22. Apologetics in early Christianity. lecture 23. The Apostolic fathers as a collection. lecture 24. The Apostolic fathers and proto-orthodoxy.
Discussion of how Christianity was shaped. Who exactly were the Apostolic Fathers? Why were they given that name? Most important, what windows into the shaping of Christianity's canon, church hierarchy, and creed are opened for us with an understanding of works that include the letters of 1 Clement or Ignatius, the Didache of the Apostles, or the Letter to Diognetus? Provides anwers to these questions as well as history and discussion of what is considered the most important collection of post-New Testament writings.

Too soon!

March 30, 2015
Holiday, Vincent.
[Place of publication not identified] : On Tour Records, [2014]
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Written and performed by Vincent Holiday.
Title from disc.
Beak -- Cypher -- Quicksilver -- Multiple man -- Dazzler -- Rogue -- Psylocke -- Forge -- Angel -- Storm -- Beast -- Wolverine -- Shadowcat -- Magneto -- Colossus -- Maggot.

Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War

March 24, 2015
Abbott, Karen, 1973- author.
℗2014
13 audio discs (15 hr., 15 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Karen White.
Title from disc label.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of four courageous women--a socialite, a farm girl, an abolitionist, and a widow--who were spies. After shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol, Belle Boyd became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds cut off her hair and assumed the identity of a man to enlist as a Union private, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. The beautiful widow, Rose O'Neale Greenhow, engaged in affairs with powerful Northern politicians to gather intelligence for the Confederacy, and used her young daughter to send information to Southern generals. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy Richmond abolitionist, hid behind her proper Southern manners as she orchestrated a far-reaching espionage ring, right under the noses of suspicious rebel detectives. Using a wealth of primary source material and interviews with the spies' descendants, Abbott seamlessly weaves the adventures of these four heroines throughout the tumultuous years of the war.

The abolition of man [sound recording] ; & The great divorce

March 18, 2015
Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963.
[Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audiobooks, p2000.
4 sound discs (ca. 4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Simon Vance.
Duration: 4:30:00.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
Have we been taught to discount the veracity and deeper meaning of our emotional resonance with the world around us? In The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis looks at the curriculum of the English "prep school" and begins to wonder if this subliminal teaching has indeed produced a generation who discount such a nature. In The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis's classic vision of the Afterworld, the narrator boards a bus on a drizzly English afternoon and embarks on an incredible voyage through Heaven and Hell. He meets a host of supernatural beings far removed from his expectations, and comes to some significant realizations about the nature of good and evil.

The telling room [sound recording] : [a tale of love, betrayal, revenge, and the world's greatest piece of cheese]

March 12, 2015
Paterniti, Michael.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2013.
11 sound discs (13 hr., 34 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by L. J. Ganser.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Equal parts mystery and memoir, travelogue and history. A moving exploration of happiness, friendship, and betrayal, The Telling Room introduces us to Ambrosio Molinos de las Heras, an unforgettable real-life literary hero, while also holding a mirror up to the world, fully alive to the power of stories that define and sustain us.

Savage harvest [sound recording] : a tale of cannibals, colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's tragic quest for primitive art

March 12, 2015
Hoffman, Carl, 1960- author.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2014]
8 audio discs (9 1/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Joe Barrett.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Carol Hoffman recounts his remarkable journey to explore the mystery surrounding the decades-old disappearance of Michael C. Rockefeller in New Guinea. An epic story of adventure, danger, native tribes, and taboo rituals including cannibalism and head hunting.

James Madison [sound recording] : [a life reconsidered]

March 12, 2015
Cheney, Lynne V.
New York, NY : Penguin Audio, p2014.
15 sound discs (ca. 18.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Eliza Foss.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
"This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison was a true genius of the early republic. Outwardly reserved, Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and rationale for the union of states--so eloquently presented in The Federalist papers--helped shape the country Americans live in today. Along with Thomas Jefferson, Madison would found the first political party in the country's history--the Democratic Republicans. As Jefferson's secretary of state, he managed the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the size of the United States. As president, Madison led the country in its first war under the Constitution, the War of 1812. Without precedent to guide him, he would demonstrate that a republic could defend its honor and independence--and remain a republic still"-- Provided by publisher.

Dad is fat

March 11, 2015
Gaffigan, Jim, author.
Prince Frederick, MD : Random House Audio, [2013]
5 audio discs (5 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Duration: 6:00:00.
Compact discs.
Reminiscent of Bill Cosby's 'Fatherhood, ' 'Dad is Fat ' is sharply observed, explosively funny, and a cry for help from a man who has realized he and his wife are outnumbered in their own home.

Dead wake [sound recording] : [the last crossing of the Lusitania]

March 4, 2015
Larson, Erik, 1954-
[New York] : Random House Audo, 2015.
11 sound discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Subtitle from container.
Compact disc.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the disaster.

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.

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