New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

April 3, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Europe's dark journey [sound recording] : the rise and fall of Hitler and Nazi Germany

April 2, 2014
Griech-Polelle, Beth A., 1964-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p2014.
4 audio discs (ca. 4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecture given by Beth Griech-Polelle.
Title from container.
"8 lectures"--Container.
Who belongs in the Second Reich? Bismarck and the Unification of Germany -- Kaiser Wilhelm II and the drift into the First World War -- Revolution in Germany and the creation of the Weimar Republic -- The Weimar Republic: shaky foundations -- Hitler's early life and rise to power in Germany -- Domestic policies: consolidation of power -- Domestic policies toward Jews -- 1938: the turning point year -- Hitler's Europe in theory and practice.
Beth A. Griech-Polelle examines the factors that led to the ascendance of Adolf Hitler during the rebuilding of post-WWI Germany. Moving from the birth of modern Germany through the First World, War, Polelle then focuses on Hitler's early years and the creation of the National Social German Workers' Party. Polelle illustrates how Hitler consolidated power--resulting in a society divided against itself and at war with a major portion of the world--and also maintains a special focus on the persecution of the Jewish population, both inside Nazi Germany and in conquered parts of Europe.

Medieval mysteries [sound recording] : the history behind the myths of the Middle Ages

April 2, 2014
Madden, Thomas F.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p2014.
4 audio discs (ca. 4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecture given by Thomas F. Madden.
Title from container.
"8 lectures"--Container.
King Arthur: man vs. myth -- Medieval and modern mysteries of the Holy Grail -- A female Pope? The myth and legends of Pope Joan -- Burn them all: witches and inquisitors in the Middle Ages -- Medieval sexual myths: chastity belts and the Lord's "right of first night" -- Splitting arrows: the history and myth of Robin Hood -- Sailing off the edge of the world: the myth of the flat Earth -- Is the Shroud of Turin a Medieval forgery?
Madden guides listeners through the most famous and enduring narratives of medival Europe. Beginning with King Arthur, Professor Madden peels back layers of exaggeration and fiction to lay bare the historical basis for the mythological king. Madden then examines myths of the medieval church, sexual myths of the Middle Ages, and myths about Robin Hood and the Shroud of Turin, all the time imparting an understanding of just what medieval peopel thought about their planet.

The novel that invented modernity [sound recording] : Don Quixote de la Mancha

April 2, 2014
Stavans, Ilan.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p2014.
4 audio discs (ca. 4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecture given by Ilan Stavans.
Title from container.
"8 lectures"--Container.
Cervantes and the age of chivalry -- The novel: structure and motifs -- An unlikely couple: Don Quixote and Sancho -- Dulcinea: the platonic lover -- The baroque style: the eye looks at itself -- The limits of humor -- The idology of Quixotism -- Don Quixote's successors.
Stavans explores Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote de la Mancha's impact within Renaissance Spain and discusses Cervante's career as a soldier, tax collector, and failed playwright. He also focuses on the baroque style and the way Spain has built its national identity around Don Quixote.

Total war [sound recording] : World War II and its lasting legacy

April 2, 2014
Polelle, Mark Robert, 1964-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p2014.
4 audio discs (ca. 4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecture given by Mark Polelle.
Title from container.
"8 lectures"--Container.
The origins and importance of World War II -- The international system of the 1920s and 1930s -- The outbreak of war in Europe -- The fall of France, the Battle of Britain, and Hitler's decision to attack Russia -- Operations Barbarossa and war clouds over the Pacific -- Turning point: 1942 -- Allies on the offensive -- End of the Pacific war.
Polelle examines the origins, major events, and consquences of the Second World War. Taking in account the First World War's effect on politics, economics, culture, and the international system as a whole, the course illustrates the ideologies at play as communism, fascism, and democratic capitalism came into direct conflict. Polelle also imagines a number of "what ifs," including what whould have happened if Hitler had not invaded the Soviet Union, and concludes with a consideration of the legacy of World War II.

Learning to speak English. Tagalog. Program 1 [sound recording].

March 14, 2014
Cupertino, Calif. : California Language Laboratories, [2008]
2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (iii, 44 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.)
Various speakers.
Edition statement from publishing history in accompanying material.
"Pagsasanay nagsalin ng salitang Tagalog sa mga taong nag-aaral ng English sa pamamagitan ng cassette"--Container.
Disc 1. Orientation to school -- Numbers and mathematics -- Disc 2. Having fun in the U.S. -- A trip through North America.
"Contains those 1000 words which make up about 90% of written English. The read-along book provides an opportunity to read and practice 684 interesting sentences" -- Container.

Learning to speak English. Tagalog. Program 2 [sound recording].

March 14, 2014
Cupertino, Calif. : California Language Laboratories, c20085.
2 sound discs : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (ii, 34 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.)
Subtitle on booklet: practice sentences / by Barbara Sullivan.
"Pagsasanay nagsalin ng salitang Tagalog sa mga taong nag-aaral ng English sa pamamagitan ng cassette"--Container.
Disc 1. Finding a job--Finding a place to live--Emergencies--Visiting the doctor or dentist. Disc 2. Shopping--Banking--Dining out--Education--Citizenship.

You can date boys when you're forty [sound recording] : Dave Barry on parenting and other topics he knows very little about

March 6, 2014
Barry, Dave.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, [2014]
3 sound discs (ca. 3 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"In uproarious, brand-new pieces, Barry tackles everything from family trips, bat mitzvah parties and dating (he's serious about that title: "When my daughter can legally commence dating--February 24, 2040--I intend to monitor her closely, even if I am deceased") to funeral instructions ("I would like my eulogy to be given by William Shatner"), the differences between male and female friendships, the deeper meaning of Fifty Shades of Grey, and a father's ultimate sacrifice: accompanying his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert ("It turns out that the noise teenaged girls make to express happiness is the same noise they would make if their feet were being gnawed off by badgers")"-- Provided by publisher.

Little failure [sound recording] : a memoir

February 28, 2014
Shteyngart, Gary, 1972-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2014.
11 sound discs (12 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Jonathan Todd Ross.
Title from container.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Traces the author's experiences as a young bullied Jewish-Russian immigrant in Queens, his haphazard college pursuits, and his initial forays into a literary career.

Makers [sound recording] : [the new industrial revolution]

February 27, 2014
Anderson, Chris, 1961-
[New York] : Random House, Inc., p2012.
7 sound discs (8 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by René Ruiz.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Wired magazine editor and bestselling author Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today's entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop. In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing.

Conversational Swahili [sound recording].

February 20, 2014
New York : Simon & Schuster's Pimsleur, p2011.
8 sound discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Unspecified reader.
Duration: 8:00:00.
Accompanying material may vary.
Conversational Swahili includes the 10 lessons from Pimsleur's Basic Swahili plus an additional 6 lessons. The 16 lessons in Conversational Swahili are the same first 16 lessons in the Pimsleur Comprehensive Swahili Level 1.

Think and grow rich [sound recording]

February 20, 2014
Hill, Napoleon, 1883-1970.
[s.l.] : Gilden Media, p2008.
8 sound discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Erik Synnestvedt.
Compact disc.
"Original Classic Version"--Container.
Here are money-making secrets that can change your life. Inspired by Andrew Carnegie's magic formula for success, this book will teach you the secrets that will bring you a fortune. It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success. And you may have whatever you want in life.

A magnificent catastrophe [sound recording]

February 14, 2014
Larson, Edward J. (Edward John)
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2007.
5 sound discs (ca. 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by John Dossett.
Compact discs.
"An abridgement of A Magnificent Catastrophe"--Container.
A retelling of the presidential election campaign between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson describes the fierce rivalry that was called "America's Second Revolution" and reveals the pivotal roles played by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.

American accent training : a guide to speaking and pronouncing American English for everyone who speaks English as a second language

February 10, 2014
Cook, Ann, 1940-
Hauppauge, NY : Barrons Educational Series, Inc., [2012]
5 audio discs : digital,CD audio; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (x, 226 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm).
Includes index.

The triple package [sound recording]

February 7, 2014
Chua, Amy.
[United States] : Penguin Audio, [2014]
6 sound discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jonathan Todd Ross.
Title from discs.
"How three unlikely traits explain the rise and fall of cultural groups in America"--Container.
A superiority complex, insecurity, impulse control. These are the elements of the Triple Package, the rare and potent cultural constellation that drives disproportionate group success. America itself was once a Triple Package culture. It's been losing that edge for a long time now. Even as headlines proclaim the death of upward mobility in America, the truth is that the oldfashioned American Dream is very much alive.

English [sound recording] : complete edition

February 3, 2014
New York : Living Language, c2012.
9 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 coursebooks (22 cm.) + 1 notebook.
Compact discs. Web address included for additional online language learning activities.
Accompanying coursebooks include: Essential English (219 p.), Intermediate English (344 p.), Advanced English (304 p.).
Essential English / written by Christopher Warnasch ; translated by I-Ling Hsu ; edited by Laura Riggio -- Intermediate English / written by Suzanne McQuade ; translated by I-Ling Hsu ; edited by Laura Riggio -- Advanced English / written by Erin Quirk ; translated by I-Ling Hsu ; edited by Laura Riggio.
"Build a foundation: start speaking immediately using essential words and phrases; Progress with confidence: build on each lesson as you advance to full sentences, then actual conversations; Retain what you've learned: special recall exercises move your new language from short-term to long-term memory; Achieve your goals: don't just mimic or memorize, develop practical language skills to speak in any situation."--Container.

The big angry [sound recording]

January 17, 2014
Schmidt, Mike.
Hollywood, CA : Aspecialthing Records c2013.
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Mike Schmidt, comedian.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Cookin' up an awful kid -- Everybody dies.
Mike Schmidt excavates his troubled past and even more troubled family ties in an earnest attempt to explain why at the age of 46 he is still, in his own words, 'a f*ck-up.' It's a journey that is alternately hilarious, profane, violent, disturbing, and deeply moving, often within the same breath. We're left with an unforgettable account of one man's struggle to survive himself that is, like all great comedy, both deeply personal and universal.

Things that matter [sound recording] : three decades of passions, pastimes and politics

January 9, 2014
Krauthammer, Charles, 1950-
[New York] : Random House Audio, p2013.
10 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Selections read by the author with George Newbern.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
America's preeminent columnist presents his penetrating and surprising reflections on everything from embryo research to entitlement reform, from Halley's Comet to border collies, from Christopher Columbus to Martin Luther King, from drone warfare to American decline. Features a special, highly autobiographical introduction.

Into thin air [sound recording] : [a personal account of the Mt. Everest disaster]

January 8, 2014
Krakauer, Jon.
New York : Random House Audio, p1998.
7 sound discs (8 hr.) : digital, Dolby processed ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact disc.
The author describes his spring 1996 trek to Mt. Everest, a disastrous expedition that claimed the lives of eight climbers, and explains why he survived.

The author at work : the art of writing fiction

January 8, 2014
Blum, Jenna, author.
4 audio discs : digital, CD audio ; 12 cm
Lecturer: Jenna Blum.
Compact disc.
disc 1. Lecture 1. Who are these people? : the fundamentals of character ; lecture 2. To chart out in points : how to create a plot -- disc 2. lecture 3. The seduction of eavesdropping : crafting good dialogue ; lecture 4. "God is in the details" : the importance of detail -- disc 3. lecture 5. A mirror held up to the mind : finding your writing style ; lecture 6. Facts all come with points of view : giving it perspective -- disc 4. lecture 7. So what? What your story's about : the significance of theme ; lecture 8. Writing is rewriting : revision-- and now what?
Bestselling author and creative writing instructor Jenna Blum shares insights into the writing process and offers listeners the most important aspects of succeeding as an author.

The lost warriors of God : the true history of the Knights Templar

January 8, 2014
Madden, Thomas F., author.
4 audio discs : digital, CD audio ; 12 cm
Lecturer: Thomas F. Madden, Saint Louis University.
Compact disc.
Disc 1. Lecture 1. A new world order ; Lecture 2. Christian warrior monks -- disc 3. Lecture 3. The rise of the Templars in the Crusader states ; Lecture 4. The horns of Hattin and its aftermath -- disc 3. Lecture 5. The last years of the Templars in the East ; Lecture 6. New knighthood : how the Templar order operated -- disc 4. Lecture 7. Heretics, devils, and magic : the fall of the Templars ; Lecture 8. Treasures and grails : the curious myths of the Knights Templar.
Professor Thomas F. Madden examines one of the most fascinating organizations in world history: the Knights Templar, whose members gave up home, family, and worldly possessions to defenD the Holy Land and the Christian pilgrims who journeyed there.

Unearthing the past : paleontology and the history of life

January 8, 2014
Martz, Jeffrey S., author.
4 audio discs : digital, CD audio ; 12 cm
Lecturer: Jeffrey Martz, Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Compact disc.
disc 1. Lecture 1. What is paleontology? ; Lecture 2. Bringing fossils to life -- disc 2. Lecture 3. Putting the history of life together ; Lecture 4. What paleontologists do -- disc 3. Lecture 5. The Precambrian life begins ; Lecture 6. The Paleozoic era: life branches out -- disc 4. Lecture 7. The Mesozoic era: the age of dinosaurs ; Lecture 8. The Cenozoic era: the age of mammals.
Paleontologists seek to unearth and re-create life hundreds of millions of years old, and the work of paleontologists offers us detailed glimpses of the prehistoric world. These lectures delve into the techniques and processes of paleontologists while providing a better understanding of this often misunderstood science.

Rediscovering Shakespeare. The tragedies

January 8, 2014
Wagner, Matthew D., 1970-
4 audio discs : digital, CD audio ; 12 cm
Lecturer: Matthew Wagner, University of Surrey.
Compact discs.
disc 1. Lecture 1. "The time is out of joint" : an introduction to Shakespearean tragedy ; lecture 2. "This too too solid flesh" : Hamlet and the tragedy of the self -- disc 2. lecture 3. "I am revenge" : Titus Andronicus and the tragedy of revenge ; lecture 4. "Sound and fury" : Macbeth, tragedy, and the supernatural -- disc 3. lecture 5. "Star-crossed" : Romeo and Juliet, tragedy, and fate ; lecture 6. "Loving not wisely but too well" : Othello and "domestic" tragedy -- disc 4. lecture 7. "The promised end" : King Lear, tragedy, and apocalypse ; lecture 8. "Constant as the Northern Star" : Shakespeare's late Roman tragedies.
Shakespearean scholar Matthew Wagner presents an overview of the tragicform and of the particular themes and characteristics of Shakespearean tragedies. He offers striking analysis on nine of the immortal playwright's tragedies.

Miracles and massacres [sound recording] : [true and untold stories of the making of America]

January 6, 2014
Beck, Glenn.
New York, N.Y. : Audioworks, ℗2013.
8 sound discs (approximately 10 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ron McLarty with an introduction by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact disc.
History is about so much more than memorizing facts. It is, as more than half the word suggests, about the story. And, told in the right way, it is the greatest one ever written: Good and evil, triumph and tragedy, despicable acts of barbarism, and courageous acts of heroism. This is history as it's never been told before, stories so important and relevant that the listener will instantly know why they weren't taught them before.

Tip and the Gipper [sound recording] : [when politics worked]

December 19, 2013
Matthews, Christopher, 1945-
New York : Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, p2013.
10 sound discs (720 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from the container.
Compact disc.
The story of the friendship between President Reagan and the Speaker of the House. They were the political odd couple-the two most powerful men in the country. For six years the author was on the inside, watching the evolving relationship between Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neill. Their philosophies were miles apart-Reagan intent on scaling back government, O'Neill fervent in defending it. Yet there was common: long lunches shared on St. Patrick's Day and a mutual respect-political and personal.

Maximum panic! at the disco : the unauthorised biography of panic! at the disco [sound recording]

December 18, 2013
[United Kingdom] : Chrome Dreams, p2006.
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Nancy McClean, speaker.
Subtitle from container.
"The unauthorised biography."
Here they come -- Sound of suburbia -- Immediate impression -- Out on their own -- Warm reception -- Changing of the guard -- New ground -- Analysed -- Evaluation -- Translucent sophisticates.

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