New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

December 7, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Moranifesto

December 6, 2016
Moran, Caitlin, 1975- author.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2016]
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Joanna Neary.
Title from discs.
Compact discs.
Caitlin Moran combines the best of her recent columns with lots of new writing unique to this book as she offers a characteristically fun and witty look at the news, celebrity culture, and society.

Superficial : more adventures from the Andy Cohen diaries

December 6, 2016
Cohen, Andy, 1968- author, narrator.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2016]
12 audio discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
The mega popular host of Watch what happens: live and executive producer of The real housewives franchise is back, better than ever, and telling stories that will keep his publicist up at night.

Canada

December 5, 2016
Myers, Mike, 1963- author.
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, 2016.
5 audio discs (5 hr., 45 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 12 cm
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Comedy superstar Mike Myers writes from the (true patriot) heart about his 53-year relationship with his beloved Canada. Mike Myers is a world-renowned actor, director and writer, and the man behind some of the most memorable comic characters of our time. But as he says: "no description of me is truly complete without saying I'm a Canadian." He has often winked and nodded to Canada in his outrageously accomplished body of work, but now he turns the spotlight full-beam on his homeland. His hilarious and heartfelt new book is part memoir, part history and pure entertainment. It is Mike Myers' funny and thoughtful analysis of what makes Canada Canada, Canadians Canadians and what being Canadian has always meant to him. His relationship with his home and native land continues to deepen and grow, he says. In fact, American friends have actually accused him of enjoying being Canadian-and he's happy to plead guilty as charged. A true patriot who happens to be an expatriate, Myers is in a unique position to explore Canada from within and without. With this, his first book, Mike brings his love for Canada to the fore at a time when the country is once again looking ahead with hope and national pride. Canada is a wholly subjective account of Mike's Canadian experience. Mike writes, "Some might say, 'Why didn't you include this or that'' I say there are 35 million stories waiting to be told in this country, and my book is only one of them."

Just getting started

December 2, 2016
Bennett, Tony, 1926- author.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2016]
5 audio discs (5 1/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Joe Barrett.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
At ninety, musician and singer Tony Bennett is as vibrant and productive as ever. In addition to his prodigious musical output, including albums, concerts, and personal appearances, this beloved and enduring artist has written his next book. In 2012's Life Is a Gift, Tony reflected on the lessons he has learned over the years. Now, he pays homage to the remarkable people who inspired those lessons.

I am Brian Wilson : [a memoir]

December 1, 2016
Wilson, Brian, 1942- author.
©2016
8 audio discs (9 hr., 44 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Fred Berman.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Reveals as never before the man who fought his way back to stability and creative relevance, who became a mesmerizing live artist, who forced himself to reckon with his own complex legacy and completed Smile, the legendary unfinished Beach Boys record that had become synonymous with both his genius and its destabilization. Today Brian Wilson is older, calmer, and filled with perspective and forgiveness. Whether he's talking about his childhood, his bandmates, or his own inner demons, Wilson's story, told in his own voice and in his own way, unforgettably illuminates the man behind the music, working through the turbulence and discord to achieve, at last, a new harmony.

The Magnolia story

November 22, 2016
Gaines, Chip, 1974- author, narrator.
Grand Haven, Michigan : Brilliance Audio, [2016]
5 audio discs (5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Chip and Joanna Gaines.
Title from discs.
Compact discs.
The first book from Chip and Joanna Gaines, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything. From the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.

Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill

November 22, 2016
Millard, Candice, author.
℗2016
8 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Simon Vance.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England one day, despite the fact he had just lost his first election campaign for parliament. He believed that to achieve his goal he must do something spectacular on the battlefield. Despite deliberately putting himself in extreme danger as a British Army officer in colonial wars in India and Sudan, and as a journalist covering a Cuban uprising against the Spanish, glory and fame had eluded him. Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of vintage wine in tow, there to cover the brutal colonial war the British were fighting with Boer rebels. But just two weeks after his arrival, the soldiers he was accompanying on an armored train were ambushed, and Churchill was taken prisoner. Remarkably, he pulled off a daring escape--but then had to traverse hundreds of miles of enemy territory, alone, with nothing but a crumpled wad of cash, four slabs of chocolate, and his wits to guide him. The story of his escape is incredible enough, but then Churchill enlisted, returned to South Africa, fought in several battles, and ultimately liberated the men with whom he had been imprisoned. Churchill would later remark that this period, "could I have seen my future, was to lay the foundations of my later life." Millard spins an epic story of bravery, savagery, and chance encounters with a cast of historical characters--including Rudyard Kipling, Lord Kitchener, and Mohandas Gandhi--with whom he would later share the world stage.

Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the...

November 22, 2016
Lee Shetterly, Margot, author.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2016]
9 audio discs (approximately 645 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Robin Miles.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America₂s greatest achievements in space.

Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

November 22, 2016
Vance, J. D., author, narrator.
℗2016
6 audio discs (6 3/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.

City of dreams : [the 400-year epic history of immigrant New York]

November 14, 2016
Anbinder, Tyler, author.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, 2016.
21 audio discs (24 hr., 30 min.) : digital, optical, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by George Guidall.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Anbinder offers an account of New York's both famous and forgotten immigrants, stories of innovators and artists, revolutionaries and rioters, staggering deprivation and soaring triumphs.

Armageddon : how Trump can beat Hillary

November 8, 2016
Morris, Dick, author.
Holland, Ohio : Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2016]
7 audio discs (8 hr., 46 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ian Patterson.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
"Timed for the critical presidential election season, New York Times bestselling author and noted political commentator Dick Morris provides a strategy and position on the issues for Republicans to attract crucial new voters to the party in order to win back the White House in 2016 and put an end to the Obama agenda of ruinous socialism. The presidential election of 2016 is truly America's Armageddon -- a decisive battle that will determine the future of this country. At stake is the vision of America as a free market democracy offering opportunity to our citizens and leading the world as a force of freedom. Eight years of Obama has sapped America's strength, but America is not defeated. 2016 will be the decisive battle in the struggle against socialist uniformity, collective anti-individualism, executive usurpation, and political corruption. Republicans lost the elections of 2008 and 2012 because we ran our campaigns following the same mold that produced victories in the prior decade. The party stayed within its base, failed to reach out to new voters, and did nothing to inject new issues. In order to win in 2016, Republicans must turn the process around and focus on those unlikely, new voters - black, latino, young, and female - into the electorate. Armageddon reveals the issues that will appeal to this new electorate. By using new issues, attracting new voters, and offering new alternatives, Republicans can win the election of 2016 and save America! This book will be must reading for pundits, politicians and voters alike looking to end America's decline and get on the path to prosperity again"-- Provided by publisher.

Between breaths : a memoir of panic and addiction

November 8, 2016
Vargas, Elizabeth, author.
New York : Hachette Audio, 2016.
5 audio discs (approximately 5.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
A no-holds-barred memoir of anxiety, addiction, and recovery, from beloved ABC 20/20 anchor Elizabeth Vargas. Vargas discusses her accounts of growing up with anxiety - which began suddenly at the age of six when her father served in Vietnam - and how she dealt with this anxiety as she came of age, to her eventually turning to alcohol for relief. Honest and hopeful, this is an inspiring read.

A field guide to lies : [critical thinking in the information age]

November 8, 2016
Levitin, Daniel J., author.
[New York] : Penguin Audio ; [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2016]
6 sound discs (7 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dan Piraro.
Subtitle from container.
Daniel J. Levitin shows listeners how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports revealing the ways people can use them to make lies sound like the truth.

Love warrior [sound recording] : a memoir

November 8, 2016
Melton, Glennon Doyle, 1976- author, narrator.
℗2016
6 sound discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out, three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list, her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed. A recovering alcoholic and bulimic, rock bottom was a familiar place to Glennon. In the midst of crisis, she knew to hold on to what she discovered in recovery: that her deepest pain has always held within it an invitation to a richer life.

Pearl Harbor [sound recording] : from infamy to greatness

November 8, 2016
Nelson, Craig, 1955-
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2016.
16 sound discs (19 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by George Guidall.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Nelson draws on years of research and new information to offer a detailed account of the attack on Pearl Harbor from both the American and Japanese perspectives, and illuminates less-understood aspects of how and why Japan targeted America.

Sapiens : [a brief history of humankind]

November 8, 2016
Harari, Yuval N, author.
[Old Saybrook, Connecticut] : Tantor Audio, [2015]
13 audio discs (15.5 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Derek Perkins.
Subtitle from container.
A narrative history of humanity's creation and evolution explores how biology and history have defined understandings of what it means to be human and details the role of modern cognition in shaping the ecosystem and civilizations.

Time travel [sound recording] : [a history]

November 8, 2016
Gleick, James.
New York : Random House Audio, p2016.
8 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Rob Shapiro.
Subtitle from container.
Compact disc.
Presents an exploration of time travel that details its subversive origins, evolution in literature and science, and enduring influence on the understanding of time itself.

The surveillance state [sound recording] : big data, freedom, and you

November 8, 2016
Rosenzweig, Paul, 1959- author, speaker.
©2016
12 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer: Professor Paul Rosenzweig, J.D., The George Washington University Law School.
The length of each lecture is: ca. 30 min. The entire program consists of 24 lectures.
Accompanying PDF contains course workbook in CD-ROM format.
Security, liberty, or neither? -- The Charlie Hebdo tragedy -- East Germany's Stasi state -- Surveillance in America -- Failing to connect the dots on 9/11 -- The U.S. spy network in action -- Big data's shadow -- Some problems with privacy -- Under observation: the Panopticon effect -- Drones, drones everywhere -- Biometrics: eyes, fingers, everything -- Hacking, espionage, and surveillance -- Local police on the cyber beat -- Geolocation: tracking you and your data -- Internet surveillance -- Metadata: legal or not -- Technology outruns the law -- Your personal data is the product -- The internet of things -- Anonymity: going off the grid -- Code breaking versus code making -- Europe's right to be forgotten -- National security and the first amendment -- The privacy debate needs you.
Review three types of surveillance-physical, electronic and data-and see how each type works. Review some of the many public and private uses of drones, and then consider policy issues such as what factors constitute permissible use of drone footage. Review three types of surveillance-physical, electronic and data-and see how each type works. Review some of the many public and private uses of drones, and then consider policy issues such as what factors constitute permissible use of drone footage. Investigate the techniques by which foreign governments infiltrate each other, ponder the ethics of these actions, and think through the appropriate responses. Dive into privacy issues and security issues using the Fifth Amendment perspective. Trace the history of the news media from the Pentagon Papers to Wikileaks. Explore legal issues surrounding metadata gathering in the years after 9/11, and whether it violates the 4th Amendment protection.

The science of energy [sound recording] : resources and power explained

November 8, 2016
Wysession, Michael, author ; lecturer.
©2016
12 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Instructed by Michael E. Wysession.
Contains twenty-four 30 minute lectures.
"Course Number 1363."
Disc 1. Energy and Human Civilization -- Energy: Forms and Conversion for Use -- Disc 2. Heat: The Transfer and Flow of Energy -- Electricity: Ultimate Energy Converter -- Disc 3. Chemical Energy, Biomass, and Photosynthesis -- Coal: Convenient, Energy-Dense Fuel -- Disc 4. Petroleum: Chemistry, Retrieval, and Use -- New Petroleum Directions -- Disc 5. Fossil Fuel Energy: Issues and Concerns -- Understanding Carbon Dioxide -- Disc 6. The Science of Nuclear Power -- The Nuclear Fission Fuel Cycle -- Disc 7. Sunlight: Inexhaustible Energy Source -- Solar Power and Electricity -- Disc 8. Wind Power and Electricity -- Hydroelectric Power: Electricity from Water -- Disc 9. Biofuels: Biodiesel and Ethanol -- Geothermal Energy -- Disc 10. Energy Storage Technologies -- Energy Needs for Transportation -- Disc 11. Energy Efficiency: Technologies and Trends -- Energy Sources: Economics and Politics -- Disc 12. Probable and Possible Future Energy Sources -- Energy Trends: Planning for the Near Future.
"Energy is, without a doubt, the very foundation of the universe. It's the engine that powers life and fuels the evolution of human civilization. Yet for all its importance, what energy really is and how it works remains a mystery to most non-scientists. For example: Where does most of our energy come from, and how is it sourced? How do energy technologies, both primitive and cutting-edge, generate power? How do we store energy--and will there be enough to meet our future needs? What are the pros and cons behind the forms of energy currently available to us? How might we harness potential future energy sources such as earthquakes and supervolcanoes? All too often, the answers to questions like these are bogged down in polemics and controversy. Imagine, then, how these and other questions could be discussed from a purely factual, scientific perspective. The truth is, to better put into perspective the various issues surrounding energy in the 21st century, you need to understand the essential science behind how energy works. And you need a reliable source whose focus is on giving you the facts you need to form your own educated opinions" -- provided by publisher.

Medical school for everyonex [sound recording] : pediatrics grand rounds

November 8, 2016
Benaroch, Roy, author, speaker.
©2016
12 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : CD audio, digital; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer: Dr. Roy Benaroch, Emory University School of Medicine.
The length of each lecture is: ca. 30 min. The entire program consists of 24 lectures.
Accompanying PDF contains course workbook in CD-ROM format.
Disc 1. Fever : then and now -- The challenges of pediatrics -- Disc 2. Struggling with ear pain -- The allergic march -- Disc 3. Problems with growth -- Childhood obesity -- Disc 4. The critically ill child -- Getting the most out of checkups -- Disc 5. Noisy breathing -- Trouble in school -- Disc 6. The premature baby -- Pain as a warning sign -- Disc 7. Better sleep for the whole family -- Developmental delay -- Disc 8. Is this child normal? -- International adoption -- Disc 9. The tools of discipline -- Psychiatry in pediatrics -- Disc 10. Scratching for clues -- Common symptoms, uncommon diagnoses -- Disc 11. Coping with pediatric tragedies -- The girl who turned yellow -- Disc 12. A different cause of vomiting -- Pediatrics of the future.
"Little patients can have big ailments. Join an expert pediatrician to solve real-life medical mysteries in infants, toddlers, and teens."--Container.

A history of India [sound recording]

November 8, 2016
Fisher, Michael Herbert, 1950- author, speaker.
©2016
18 audio discs (approximately 18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer: Dr. Michael H. Fisher, Oberlin College.
The length of each lecture is: ca. 30 min. The entire program consists of 36 lectures.
Accompanying PDF contains course workbook in CD-ROM format.
Earliest history of the Indian Subcontinent -- Migration and the Adivasi -- Indus Valley civilization -- Indo-European Vedic culture -- Caste: Varna and Jati -- Epic literature: Ramayana -- Epic history: Mahabharata -- Dharma in the Bhagavad Gita -- The origins and rise of Jainism -- The origins and rise of Buddhism -- The Mauryan Empire -- Ashoka's imperial Buddhism -- Deccani and southern states -- Northwest and north India -- Brahmanic synthesis -- Indian Parsis, Jews, and Christians -- Islam comes to India -- Indian sultans -- The early Mughal rules -- The reign of Emperor Akbar -- Later Mughal rules -- The Mughals and the Marathas -- Competing European empires -- The British East India Company -- The issues and events of 1857 -- The British Raj and early nationalism -- India and Indians in the world -- Mahatma Gandhi -- Nationalists Ambedkar, Bose, and Jinnah -- The Partition of 1947 -- West and East Pakistan -- The new Pakistan -- Independent Bangladesh -- India under Nehru -- Modernizing India -- South Asia into the 21st century.
A series of lectures delivered by Professor Michael H. Fisher of Oberlin College on the history of India. Discover the rich diversity and captivating stories of the cultures of South Asia in this breathtaking 5,000-year history.

Mainstream American comic

October 27, 2016
Kondabolu, Hari, author, performer.
[Place of publication not identified] : Kill Rock Stars, [2016]
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Hari Kondabolu, comedian.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
International failure -- White people are mutants -- Devil's advocate -- Boys will be boys -- Nocturnal emissions -- Hillary, Bernie & the illuminati -- Obama, Biden & a piece of shit -- #BobbyJindalIsSoWhite -- I love the surgeon general -- All lives don't matter -- The department of "you people" -- My pro-choice classical language joke -- My mom (accent not included) -- Standup comedy is a job -- Abstract art -- A vegan long con -- White people don't like being called white people -- A special blend of South Asian humor -- White dude powered bicycle rickshaws -- Hatemail from Thad -- My drunk will.

Hungry heart : [adventures in life, love, and writing]

October 18, 2016
Weiner, Jennifer, author, narrator.
New York : Audioworks, imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio, [2016]
11 audio discs (approximately 13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Weiner's hilarious and insightful chronicles of her life cover everything from her bad dates to her mother coming out of the closet at age fifty-four to casting a goat in her sitcom. She pairs her trademark sharp humor with disarming candor in this, her first nonfiction work. No subject is off limits.

I kinda like it when a lotta people die [sound recording]

October 13, 2016
Carlin, George.
[S.l.] : Eardrum Records, [2016]
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by George Carlin.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
Boston rant 1957 -- Rats and squealers -- Cocaine -- The fecal differential -- Tired of songs -- The first enema -- Uncle Dave -- Jerry Hamza interview -- Rocco Urbisci interview -- I kinda like it when a lotta people die, 6-23-2001 (original ending).
Recorded over the course of two nights at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, this never-before-released material was to be the source for Carlin's twelfth HBO special. But following the attacks on 9/11, Carlin removed and reworked much of the content into what ultimately became Complaints and grievances. Now here for this first time is the performance as it was originally planned, raw and uncensored.

Conversational Icelandic.

October 12, 2016
[New York] : Pimsleur, 2016.
8 audio discs (approximately 8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Compact discs.
Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Icelandic.

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