New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

August 20, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Crisis of character : [sound recording] : [a White House Secret Service officer discloses his firsthand experience with Hillary, Bill, and how they operate]

August 19, 2016
Byrne, Gary J., author.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2016]
8 audio discs (9.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Brian Troxell.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
A former Secret Service officer who protected Bill and Hillary Clinton in the White House offers a firsthand account of his experiences with them. -- Novelist.

Patient H.M. : [sound recording] : [a story of memory, madness, and family secrets]

August 19, 2016
Dittrich, Luke.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, 2016.
12 sound discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by George Newbern.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
An award-winning investigative journalist explores the scientific, ethical and, above all, human dimensions of one of the most important stories in the history of medicine. In the summer of 1953, a renowned Yale neurosurgeon performed a novel operation on an epileptic patient. The operation helped control intractable seizures, but it also did something else: it left the patient amnesic for the rest of his life. Dittrich excavates the lives of Dr. Scoville and his most famous patient, and spins their tales together in thrilling, kaleidoscopic fashion, uncovering troves of well-guarded secrets, and revealing how the bright future of modern neuroscience has dark roots in the forgotten history of psychosurgery, raising ethical questions that echo into the present day.

The girl with the lower back tattoo

August 18, 2016
Schumer, Amy, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016.
7 audio discs (approximately 8hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Amy Schumer, Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star, mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationship, and sex, and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is--a woman with the courage to bare her soul and stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend -- an unforgettable and fun adventure you wish could last forever.

American heiress : [the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst]

August 4, 2016
Toobin, Jeffrey, author.
[New York] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing, [2016]
12 audio discs (15.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Paul Michael.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Examines the life of Patty Hearst who suffered an unimaginable trauma and then made the stunning decision to join her captors' crusade.

The apocalypse [sound recording] : controversies and meaning in Western history

July 29, 2016
Koester, Craig R., 1953-
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, [2011]
12 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Professor, Craig R. Koester, Luther Seminary, delivers twenty-four lectures on the Apocalypse or book of Revelation.
Title from disc surface.
"Course no. 6433"--Disc label.
Revelation and the apocalyptic tradition -- Apocalyptic worldview in Judaism -- Apocalyptic dimension of early Christianity -- Origins of the Book of Revelation -- Issues facing Revelation's first readers -- God, the Lamb, and the Seven Seals -- Seven trumpets, temple, and celebration -- The dragon and the problem of evil -- The beasts and evil in the political sphere -- The harlot and the imperial economy -- The battle, the Kingdom, and last judgment -- New creation and New Jerusalem -- Antichrist and the millennium -- Revelation's place in the Christian Bible -- The apocalypse and spiritual life -- The key to the meaning of history -- Apocalyptic fervor in the late Middle Ages -- Luther, radicals, and Roman Catholics -- Revelation takes musical form -- Revelation in African American culture -- The apocalypse and social progress -- Awaiting in the end in 1844 and beyond -- Rapture, tribulation, and Armageddon -- The modern apocalyptic Renaissance.
Throughout these lectures, Professor Koester focuses on what John actually wrote in the Apocalypse, what his situation tells us about his meaning, how that meaning can be applied to our own lives, and how contemporary biblical scholars relate Revelation to the modern world.

12 essential scientific concepts

July 29, 2016
Viskontas, Indre, author, teacher.
©2014
12 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer, Professor Indre Viskontas (University of California, San Francisco).
Title from disc surface.
"Course no. 1126"--Disc label.
lecture 1: The miracle of life -- lecture 2. The organization of life -- lecture 3. Evolution : the tireless tinkerer -- lecture 4. Other mechanisms of evolution -- lecture 5. DNA and heritability -- lecture 6. Epigenetics, mutations, and gene insertion -- lecture 7. The illusion of coherence : how we see -- lecture 8. Acoustic perception deconstructed -- lecture 9. Our changing brain -- lecture 10. Plasticity, brain training, and beyond -- lecture 11. Magnetism and its magic -- lecture 12. Electrical forces, fields, and circuits -- lecture 13. Thermodynamics : heat, energy, and work -- lecture 14. Metabolism : energy in the cell -- lecture 15. Fluid mechanics : pressure, buoyancy, flow -- lecture 16. Navigation and propulsion in fluids -- lecture 17. The big bang that didn't -- lecture 18. The four forces of nature -- lecture 19. The elements of everything -- lecture 20. Looks like a particle, acts like a wave -- lecture 21. Quanta, uncertainty, and a cat -- lecture 22. String theory, membranes, and the multiverse -- lecture 23. Emergence : simple rules, complex systems -- lecture 24. Order out of chaos.

The Persian empire [sound recording].

July 29, 2016
Lee, John W. I.
Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., ©2012.
12 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer, John W.I. Lee.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Rethinking the Persian Empire -- Questioning the Sources -- The World before Cyrus -- Cyrus and Cambyses--Founders of the Empire -- Darius I--Creator of the Imperial System -- Persian Capitals and Royal Palaces -- The Great King--Images and Realities -- Royal Roads and Provinces -- East of Persepolis -- Challenges in the West, 513-494 B.C. -- Across the Bitter Sea, 493-490 B.C. -- Xerxes Becomes King -- Xerxes's War, 480-479 B.C. -- Cultures in Contact -- Achaemenid Religion -- From Expansion to Stability, 479-405 B.C. -- The War of the Two Brothers -- Persian Gold -- City and Countryside -- Women in the Persian Empire -- Artaxerxes II--The Longest-Ruling King -- Persia and Macedon, 359-333 B.C. -- The End of an Empire, 333-323 B.C. -- Legacies of the Persian Empire.

Behavioral economics : when psychology and economics collide

July 29, 2016
Huettel, Scott A., 1973- author, lecturer.
©2014
12 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 12 cm + 1 PDF disc.
Professor Scott Huettel, Duke University.
Title from disc surface.
"Course no. 5532"--Disc label.
Disc 1. Lecture 1. What is a good decision? Lecture 2. The rise of Behavioral economics -- Disc 2. Lecture 3. Reference dependence: it's all relative. Lecture 4. Reference dependence: economic implications -- Disc 3. Lecture 5. Range effects: changing the scale. Lecture 6. Probability weighting -- Disc 4. Lecture 7. Risk: the known unknowns. Lecture 8. Ambiguity: the unknown unknowns -- Disc 5. Lecture 9. Temporal discounting: now or later? Lecture 10. Comparison: apples and oranges -- Disc 6. Lecture 11. Bounded rationality: knowing your limits. Lecture 12. Heuristics and biases -- Disc 7. Lecture 13. Randomness and Patterns. Lecture 14. How much evidence do we need? -- Disc 8. Lecture 15. Value of experience. Lecture 16. Medical decision making -- Disc 9. Lecture 17. Social decisions: competition and coordination. Lecture 18. Group decision making: the Vox Populi -- Disc 10. Lecture 19. Giving and helping: why altruism? Lecture 20. Cooperation by individuals and in societies -- Disc 11. Lecture 21. When incentives backfire. Lecture 22. Precommitment: setting rationality aside -- Disc 12. Lecture 23. Framing: moving to a different perspective. Lecture 24. Interventions, nudges, and decisions.

Cash flow planning [sound recording] : the nuts and bolts of budgeting

July 14, 2016
Ramsey, Dave.
[Brentwood, Tenn.] : Lampo Group, [2012]
1 sound disc (ca. 57 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Compact disc.
"Lesson 3 of Financial Peace University"--Container.
Provides instructions on creating a cash-flow system and living on a budget.

Freedom [sound recording] : [my book of firsts]

July 13, 2016
Dugard, Jaycee Lee, 1980-
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016.
5 sound discs (360 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
"A Stolen Life" ended with Jaycee's return to civilization, leaving nearly two million readers wondering what came next. Now those readers can learn about the joys of Jaycee's newfound freedom and the challenges of adjusting to life on her own.

Grit : [the power of passion and perseverance]

July 13, 2016
Duckworth, Angela, author.
℗2016
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur genius Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying passions and following through on commitments. Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not genius but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own character lab and set out to test her theory.

Grunt : [the curious science of humans at war]

July 13, 2016
Roach, Mary, author.
℗2016
7 audio discs (8 hr., 57 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Abby Elvidge.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war.

Hillary's America : the secret history of the Democratic Party

July 13, 2016
D'Souza, Dinesh, 1961- author.
[Grand Haven, MI] : Brilliance Audio, [2016]
8 audio discs (10 hr, 24 mins.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by James Foster.
Title from disc
Compact discs.
Dinesh D'Souza is back with this darkly entertaining deconstruction of Hillary Clinton's flawed character and ideology. From her Alinskyite past to her hopes for America's progressive future, the presumptive Democratic nominee is revealed to be little more than a political gangster intent on controlling the nation's wealth. D'Souza chronicles the sleazy ascent of the Clintons and makes clear what some voters have long suspected: that Hillary is far more dangerous and corrupt than Bill ever was.

Love wins : the lovers and lawyers who fought the landmark case for marriage equality

July 13, 2016
Cenziper, Debbie, author.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2016]
7 audio discs (8.25 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by George Newbern.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
The fascinating and very moving story of the lovers, lawyers, judges, and activists behind the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that led to one of the most important, national civil rights victories in decades, the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Shoe dog [sound recording] : a memoir by the creator of Nike

July 11, 2016
Knight, Philip H., 1938-
New York, NY : Audioworks, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio, [2016]
11 audio discs (13.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Norbert Leo Butz.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

Bobby Kennedy [sound recording] : the making of a liberal icon

July 8, 2016
Tye, Larry, author.
[New York] : Penguin Random House, [2016]
16 sound discs (19 hr., 47 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Marc Cashman.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
An in-depth, vibrant and measured biography about Robert F. Kennedy-the most complex and controversial member of the Kennedy family.

The gene : an intimate history

July 8, 2016
Mukherjee, Siddhartha, author.
℗2016
16 audio discs (approximately 19.5 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris.
Compact discs.
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies, a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: what becomes of being human when we learn to 'read' and 'write' our own genetic information?

Being Jazz : [my life as a (transgender) teen]

July 1, 2016
Jennings, Jazz, author, narrator.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2016]
4 audio discs (4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Teen activist and trailblazer Jazz Jennings--named one of "The 25 most influential teens" of the year by Time--shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths.

The rainbow comes and goes : a mother and son on life, love, and loss

July 1, 2016
Cooper, Anderson, author, narrator.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2016]
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the authors.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Correspondence between the CNN journalist and his celebrated mother, exchanged in the aftermath of the latter's brief illness, shares a rare window into their relationship and the life lessons imparted by an aging mother to her adult son.

I've got sand in all the wrong places [sound recording]

June 30, 2016
Scottoline, Lisa.
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2016.
5 sound discs (5.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the authors.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Lisa and Francesca are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This six book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats. This seventh volume will not disappoint as it hits the humorous and poignant note that fans have come to expect from the beloved mother daughter duo.

Valiant ambition [sound recording] : [George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution]

June 30, 2016
Philbrick, Nathaniel, author.
©2016
11 sound discs (13.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Subtitle from container.
Compact disc.
In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George Washington (who had never commanded a large force in battle) evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British Army. Three weeks later, near the Canadian border, one of his favorite generals, Benedict Arnold, miraculously succeeds in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have ended the war. Four years later, as the book ends, Washington has vanquished his demons and Arnold has fled to the enemy after a foiled attempt to surrender the American fortress at West Point to the British. After four years of war, America is forced to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from within.

The view from the cheap seats : selected nonfiction

June 30, 2016
Gaiman, Neil, author, narrator.
©2016
13 audio discs (15.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Some things I believe. Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming : the Reading Agency Lecture, 2013 ; Telling lies for a living...and why we do it : the Newbery Medal Speech, 2009 ; Four bookshops ; Three authors : on Lewis, Tolkien and Chesterton; the MythCon 35 Guest of Honor Speech ; The pornography of genre, or the genre of pornography ; Ghosts in the machines : some Hallowe'en thoughts ; Some reflections on myth (with several digressions onto gardening, comics and fairy tales) ; How dare you : on America, and writing about it ; All books have genders ; the PEN Awards and Charlie Hebdo ; What the [very bad swearword] is a children's book, anyway? The Zena Sutherland Lecture -- Some people I have known. These are not our faces ; Reflections : on Diana Wynne Jones ; Terry Pratchett : an appreciation ; On Dave McKean ; How to read Gene Wolfe ; Remembering Douglas Adams ; Harlan Ellison : The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World ; Banging the drum for Harlan Ellison ; On Stephen King, for the Sunday Times ; Geoff Notkin : meteorite man ; About Kim Newman, with notes on the creation and eventual dissolution of the Peace and Love Corporation ; Gumshoe : a book review ; SIMCITY ; Six to six -- Introductions and musings : science fiction. Fritz Leiber : the short stories ; Hothouse ; Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 and what science fiction is and does ; Of time, and Gully Foyle : Alfred Bester and The Stars My Destination ; Samuel R. Delany and The Einstein Intersection ; On the fortieth anniversary of the Nebula Awards : a speech, 2005 -- Films and movies and me. The Bride of Frankenstein ; MirrorMask : an introduction ; MirrorMask : a Sundance diary ; The nature of the infection : some thoughts on Doctor Who ; On comics and films : 2006 -- On comics and some of the people who make them. Good comics and tulips : a speech ; A speech to professionals contemplating alternative employment, given at PROCON, April 1997 ; "But what has that to do with Bacchus?" Eddie Campbell and Deadface ; Confessions : on Astro City and Kurt Busiek ; Batman : Cover to Cover ; Bone : an introduction, and some subsequent thoughts ; Jack Kirby : king of comics ; The Simon and Kirby Superheroes ; The spirit of seventy-five ; The Best of the Spirit ; Will Eisner : New York stories ; The keynote speech for the 2003 Eisner Awards ; 2004 Harvey Awards speech ; The Best American Comics, 2010 -- Introductions and contradictions. Some strangeness in the proportion : the exquisite beauties of Edgar Allan Poe ; On The New Annotated Dracula ; Rudyard Kipling's Tales of Horror and Fantasy ; From the days of future past : The Country of the Blind and Other Stories, by H.G. Wells ; Business as usual, during alterations : Information Doesn't Want to Be Free, by Cory Doctorow ; The mystery of G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown ; Concerning dreams and nightmares : the dream stories of H.P. Lovecraft ; On The 13 Clocks by James Thurber ; Votan and Other Novels by John James ; On Viriconium : some notes toward an introduction ; So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish : an introduction ; Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones ; Voice of the Fire by Alan Moore ; Art and Artifice by Jim Steinmeyer ; The Moth : an introduction -- Music and the people who make it. Hi, by the way : Tori Amos ; Curious wine : Tori Amos II ; Flood : Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition, They Might Be Giants ; Lou Reed, in memoriam : "The Soundtrack to My Life" ; Waiting for the man : Lou Reed ; Afterword afterword : Evelyn Evelyn ; Who Killed Amanda Palmer -- On 'Stardust' and fairy tales. Once upon a time ; Several things about Charles Vess ; The King of Elfland's daughter, Lord Dunsany ; Lud-in-the-Mist ; The thing of it is : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell ; On Richard Dadd's The Fairy-Feller's Master-Stroke -- Make good art. Make good art -- The view from the cheap seats : real things. The view from the cheap seats ; A wilderness of mirrors ; The Dresden dolls : Hallowe'en 2010 ; Eight views of Mount Fuji : Beloved Demons and Anthony Martignetti ; So many ways to die in Syria now : May 2014 ; A Slip of the Keyboard : Terry Pratchett.
Presents a collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics--from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories--observed in the author's distinctive, probing, and amusing style.

Charcoal Joe [sound recording]

June 15, 2016
Mosley, Walter.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2016]
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Michael Boatman.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Life for Easy Rawlins is surprisingly... easy. He's living off the proceeds of his last case, trying to keep out of trouble. Of course it's not going to last. Because Easy's old friend Mouse knocks on his door. Mouse is one of the deadliest men in America. And Mouse wants a small favour. He wants Easy to help a man he says is wrongly imprisoned, a friend of Charcoal Joe. Charcoal Joe is a mythical figure in the LA underworld - he pulls all the strings but keeps out of sight. Reluctantly, Easy agrees - he owes Mouse his life. But this is no small favour. It's going to be Easy's deadliest investigation yet. It's going to take him from the beaches of Malibu to the shadiest stretches of Sunset in a frenetic adventure through a wild and unrepentant city.

Paul McCartney [sound recording] : the life

June 8, 2016
Norman, Philip, 1943-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2016], p2016.
26 sound discs (30 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Jonathan Keeble.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
An official biography approved by the former Beatle covers the whole span of his life, from losing his mother in childhood to his often troubled partnership with John Lennon, his personal trauma after The Beatles' breakup, his time with Wings, and the death of his wife, Linda.

Alter egos [sound recording] : [Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the twilight struggle over American power]

June 1, 2016
Landler, Mark.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2016.
12 sound discs (13.75 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by the author with Jason Culp.
Subtitle from container.
Compact disc.
Landler takes us inside the fraught and fascinating relationship between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton--a relationship that has framed the nation's great debates over war and peace for the past eight years.

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