New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

February 11, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Turning points in modern history

February 10, 2016
Liulevicius, Vejas G.
Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., [2013] ℗2013
12 sound discs : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius.
Compact discs.
12 lectures, 30 min. per lecture. Includes bonus PDF disc with course guidebook.
1433, the great voyages of Admiral Zheng He -- 1453, the fall of Constantinople -- 1455, Gutenberg's print revolution -- 1492, the Columbian exchange -- 1600, the British East India Company -- 1648, the treaty of Westphalia -- 1676, Van Leeuwenhoek's microscope -- 1751, Diderot's enlightenment encyclopedia -- 1787, the American experiment -- 1789, the French Revolution -- 1838, the British slavery abolition act -- 1839, the opium war in China -- 1859, Darwin and the Origin of species -- 1869, binding continents -- 1893, first women voters in New Zealand -- 1896, the invention of motion pictures -- 1903, Kitty Hawk and powered flight -- 1904, the Russo-Japanese war -- 1928, the discovery of penicillin -- 1942, the dawn of the atom -- 1969, walking on the moon -- 1972, China enters the world balance -- 1989, the fall of the Berlin wall -- 2004, the rise of social media.
"Turning Points in Modern History takes you on a far-reaching journey around the globe-- from China to the Americas to New Zealand-- to shed light on how two dozen of the top discoveries, inventions, political upheavals, and ideas since 1400 have shaped the modern world. Taught by award-winning history professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, these 24 thought-provoking lectures tell the amazing story of how life as we know it developed-- at times advancing in one brilliant instant and at other times, in painstaking degrees. Starting in the early 15th century and culminating in the age of social media, you'll encounter astounding threads that weave through the centuries, joining these turning points in ways that may come as a revelation. You'll also witness turning points with repercussions we can only speculate about because they are still very much in the process of turning" -- From publisher's web site.

Masters of war [sound recording] : history's greatest strategic thinkers

February 10, 2016
Wilson, Andrew R., 1967-
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, c2012.
12 sound discs : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer: Professor Andrew R. Wilson.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Lecture 1. Why strategy matters -- Lecture 2. Thucydides on strategy -- Lecture 3. Thucydides as a possession for all time -- Lecture 4. Sun Tzu's The art of war -- Lecture 5. Sun Tzu through time -- Lecture 6. Machiavelli's The art of war -- Lecture 7. Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy -- Lecture 8. The Napoleonic revolution in war -- Lecture 9. Baron Jomini as a strategist -- Lecture 10. Clausewitz's On war -- Lecture 11. Jomini and Clausewitz through the ages -- Lecture 12. From sail to steam -- the sea-power revolution -- Lecture 13. Alfred Thayer Mahan -- Lecture 14. Sir Julian Corbett -- Lecture 15. Mahan, Corbett, and the Pacific War -- Lecture 16. Air power in theory and practice -- Lecture 17. From rolling thunder to instant thunder -- Lecture 18. Nuclear strategy -- Lecture 19. Mao Tse-tung in theory and practice -- Lecture 20. Classics of counterinsurgency -- Lecture 21. Just-war theory -- Lecture 22. Terrorism as strategy -- Lecture 23. Strategies of counterterrorism -- Lecture 24. From the jaws of defeat -- strategic adaptation.
This course delivers an inside look at both the content and historical context of the world's greatest war strategists. Professor Wilson discusses the subtleties and complexities of strategy and reveals how nations and military leaders have adapted to the dynamic realm of fog, friction, and chance.

Customs of the world [sound recording] : using cultural intelligence to adapt, wherever you are

February 10, 2016
Livermore, David.
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, c2013.
12 sound discs : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer: Professor David Livermore.Center.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Culture matters -- Developing cultural intelligence -- Identity: individualist versus collectivist -- Authority: low versus high power distance -- Risk: low versus high uncertainty avoidance -- Achievement: cooperative versus competitive -- Time: punctuality versus relationships -- Communication: direct versus indirect -- Lifestyle: being versus doing -- Rules: particularist versus universalist -- Expressivenss: neutral versus affective -- Social norms: tight versus loose -- Roots of cultural differences -- Anglo cultures -- Nordic European cultures -- Germanic cultures -- Eastern European/Central Asian cultures -- Latin European cultures -- Latin American cultures -- Confucian Asian cultures -- South Asian cultures -- Sub-saharan African cultures -- Arab cultures -- Cultural intelligence for life.
This lecture series teaches you the basics of what you need to know to interact effectively with people from different cultures. Whether traveling internationally, working across borders, or interacting with culturally diverse people in your own neighborhood, you will learn how to more effectively adapt to the customs you encounter near and far.

The great tours [sound recording] : experiencing medieval Europe

February 10, 2016
Bartlett, Kenneth R.
Chantilly, VA : The Teaching Company, [2013] ℗2013
12 audio discs (ca. 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer: Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett, University of Toronto.
Compact discs.
24 lectures (30 min. each) on 12 audio discs. Bonus PDF disc includes course guidebook.
disc 1: The medieval city: feat for the senses -- Rothenburg: jewel on the romantic road -- disc 2: Mdina: the silent city -- Mdina and Rabat: in the steps of St. Paul -- disc 3: Palermo: a mosaic of cultures -- Palermo: celebrating throne and altar -- disc 4: York: wool and prayer -- York: vikings and merchants -- disc 5: Avignon: the Babylonian captivity -- Avignon: papal splendor -- disc 6: Cardassonne: fortress of the Languedoc -- Carcassonne: Cathars and crusaders -- disc 7: Barcelona: the gothic quarter -- Barcelona: imagination and inspiration -- disc 8: Dubrovnik: pearl of the Adriatic -- Dubrovnik: city of seven flags -- disc 9: Krakow: the royal way -- Krakow: crossroads of Europe -- disc 10: Prague: freedom of mind and spirit -- Prague: Castle hill -- disc 11: Bruges: built on the sea and trade -- Bruges: commerce and community -- disc 12: Siena: good government -- Siena: the gothic dream.
Travel through time to the golden ages of 12 of Europe's most beautiful medieval cities.

Friday night lights [sound recording] : a town, a team, and a dream

February 10, 2016
Bissinger, H. G.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2016.
12 sound discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa—the winningest high-school football team in Texas history. Socially and racially divided, Odessa isn't known to be a place big on dreams, but every Friday night from September to December, when the Panthers play football, dreams can come true. H. G. Bissinger's exquisitely written account brings into sharp focus the bitter struggle between sports and education in Odessa, Texas, as well as in high schools and colleges nationwide

The boys in the boat [sound recording] : [nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics]

February 9, 2016
Brown, Daniel, 1951-
New York : Penguin Audio, p2013.
12 sound discs (ca. 14 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Edward Herrmann.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
This is the remarkable story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

Unfaithful music & disappearing ink [sound recording]

January 14, 2016
Costello, Elvis.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; [New York] : Penguin Audio, [2015]
15 sound discs (18 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance-band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and before he was twenty-four took the popular music world by storm. Costello continues to add to one of the most intriguing and extensive songbooks of our day. His performances have taken him from strumming a cardboard guitar in his parents' front room to fronting a rock and roll band on our television screens and performing in the world's greatest concert halls in a wild variety of company. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink describes how Costello's career has endured for almost four decades through a combination of dumb luck and animal cunning, even managing the occasional absurd episode of pop stardom. This memoir, written entirely by Costello, offers his unique view of his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success, with diversions through the previously undocumented emotional foundations of some of his best-known songs and the hits of tomorrow. It features many stories and observations about his renowned cowriters and co-conspirators, though Costello also pauses along the way for considerations of the less appealing side of fame.

Year of yes : [how to dance it out, stand in the sun and be your own person]

January 14, 2016
Rhimes, Shonda, author, narrator.
℗2015.
6 sound discs (approximately 420 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Title from container.
As the mega-talented creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder, and the single mom of three children, Shonda Rhimes had lots of good reasons to say NO when an unexpected invitation arrived. Hollywood party? No. Speaking engagement? No. Media appearances? No. The side benefit of saying No for an introvert like her: nothing new to fear. Then Shonda's sister laid down a challenge: just for one year, try to say YES to the invitations that come your way. Shonda reluctantly agreed, and the result was nothing short of transformative. Shonda Rhimes chronicles the powerful impact saying yes had on every aspect of her life, and how listeners can all change their lives with one little word. Yes.

M train

December 30, 2015
Smith, Patti, author, narrator.
℗2015.
6 sound discs (6.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village cafe where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima.

My life on the road

December 30, 2015
Steinem, Gloria, author, narrator.
℗2015.
8 sound discs (9 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Debra Winger ; introduction read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Gloria Steinem-writer, activist, organizer, and one of the most inspiring leaders in the world-now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of how her early years led her to live an on-the-road kind of life, traveling, listening to people, learning, and creating change. She reveals the story of her own growth in tandem with the growth of an ongoing movement for equality.

Rosemary : the hidden Kennedy daughter

December 30, 2015
Larson, Kate Clifford, author.
℗2015
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bernadette Dunne.
Compact discs.
The revelatory, poignant story of Rosemary Kennedy, the eldest and eventually secreted-away Kennedy daughter, and how her life transformed her family, its women especially, and an entire nation.

Glory days [sound recording] : [living your promised land life now]

December 29, 2015
Lucado, Max.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2015.
5 sound discs (5 hr., 13 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ben Holland.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Max Lucado invites listeners to leave the wilderness and discover a life defined by grace, refined by challenge, and aligned with a heavenly call. By studying the life of Joshua and the biblical book that bears his name, Lucado reveals God's promises for every step and reminds readers that God still fights for them.

Born of betrayal

December 29, 2015
Kenyon, Sherrilyn, 1965- author.
©2015.
11 sound discs (13.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Fred Berman.
Compact discs.
Years ago, family loyalty caused Fain Hauk to give up his military career, his planet, his fiancee, even his name. Decades later, he's built a new life and he's vowed to never let anything threaten his love ones again. But when old enemies align themselves with new ones, he's caught in the middle of a brutal war. More than just his life is at stake. The fate of the Ichidian universe and that of his brothers-in-arms hangs in the balance. Winner takes all.

Practicing mindfulness : an introduction to meditation

December 28, 2015
Muesse, Mark W. (Mark William), 1957- lecturer.
©2011
12 sound discs (720 minutes) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 196 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
Lecturer: Professor Mark W. Muesse, Rhodes College.
Course guidebook includes lecture notes, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography (p. 190-196).
Compact disc
Disc 1: Mindlessness: the default setting -- Mindfulness: the power of awareness -- Disc 2: Expectations: relinquishing preconceptions -- Preparation: taking moral inventory -- Disc 3: Position: where to be for meditation -- Breathing: finding a focus for attention -- Disc 4: Problems: stepping-stones to mindfulness -- Body: attending to our physical natures -- Disc 5: Mind: working with thoughts -- Walking: mindfulness while moving -- Disc 6: Consuming: watching what you eat -- Driving: staying awake at the wheel -- Disc 7: Insight: clearing the mind -- Wisdom: seeing the world as it is -- Disc 8: Compassion: expressing fundamental kindness -- Imperfection: embracing our flaws -- Disc 9: Wishing: may all beings be well and happy -- Generosity: the joy of giving -- Disc 10: Speech: training the tongue -- Anger: cooling the fires of irritation -- Disc 11: Pain: embracing physical discomfort -- Grief: learning to accept loss -- Disc 12: Finitude: living in the face of death -- Life: putting it all in perspective.
"In 24 detailed lectures, using numerous guided exercises, Professor Muesse teaches you the principles and techniques of sitting meditation, the related practice of walking meditation, and the highly beneficial use of meditative awareness in many important activities, including eating and driving. As a major strength of the course, you learn in depth how to use the skills of meditation in working with thoughts and emotional states, in deepening sensory awareness of the body, and in becoming deeply attentive to the operation of your mind. Emphasizing clarity and practical understanding, this course will leave you with a solid basis for your own meditation practice and for bringing meditation's remarkable and empowering benefits to every area of your life." -- Publisher's website.

Yes, my accent is real : [and some other things I haven't told you]

December 18, 2015
Nayyar, Kunal, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2015]
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Of all the charming misfits on television, there's no doubt Raj from The Big Bang Theory, the sincere yet incurably geeky Indian-American astrophysicist, ranks among the misfittingest. Now, we meet the actor who is every bit as lovable as the character he plays on TV. In this revealing collection of essays written in his irreverent, hilarious, and self-deprecating voice, Kunal Nayyar traces his journey from a little boy in New Delhi who mistakes an awkward first kiss for a sacred commitment, gets nosebleeds chugging Coca-Cola to impress other students, and excels in the sport of badminton, to the confident, successful actor on the set of TV's most-watched sitcom since Friends.

Furiously happy [sound recording] : a funny book about horrible things

December 16, 2015
Lawson, Jenny, 1973-
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2015]
7 sound discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness.

Wildflower

December 16, 2015
Barrymore, Drew, author, narrator.
℗2015
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
"Award-winning actress Drew Barrymore shares funny, insightful, and profound stories from her past and present told from the place of happiness she's achieved today. Wildflower is a portrait of Drew's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross country road trip, saying goodbye to her father in a way only he could have understood, and many more adventures and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy, and healthy place she is today. It is the first book Drew has written about her life since the age of 14. "-- Provided by publisher.

Dr. Blair's inglés in no time [sound recording].

December 14, 2015
Blair, Robert Wallace, 1930-
New York : Gildan Media Corp., p2005. ℗2005.
3 audio discs (approximately 3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Compact discs.

Inglés al español [sound recording] : English for Spanish speakers

December 14, 2015
Nesbitt, Mark R., 1970-
Carol Stream, IL : Oasis Audio, 2007.
1 sound disc (ca. 1 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by David and Cindy Rojas.
Enhanced audio CD with text of conversations and notes in PDF format.
Compact disc.
An easy to understand and follow guide to learning conversational English for Spanish speaking people.

Living language Dothraki : a conversational language course based on the hit original HBO series Game of thrones

December 14, 2015
Peterson, David J., 1981- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Living Language, 2014.
1 audio disc (60 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (122 pages ; 19 cm).
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Lesson 1. Pronunciation -- Lesson 2. Basic expressions -- Lesson 3. Grammar -- Lesson 4. Vocabulary -- Lesson 5. Dialogue.
Fans of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones can now learn the Dothraki language. Features over 200 words and phrases, grammar explanations, cultural notes, a dialogue, and exercises for reinforcement.

My kitchen year [sound recording] : 136 recipes that saved my life

December 14, 2015
Reichl, Ruth.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape : Random House, [2015]
6 sound discs (6 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Follows the change of seasons-and Reichl's emotions-as she slowly heals through the simple pleasures of cooking. While working 24/7, Reichl would "throw quick meals together" for her family and friends. Now she has the time to rediscover what cooking meant to her. Imagine kale, leaves dark and inviting, sautéed with chiles and garlic; summer peaches baked into a simple cobbler; fresh oysters chilling in a box of snow; plump chickens and earthy mushrooms, fricasseed with cream. Over the course of this challenging year, each dish Reichl prepares becomes a kind of stepping stone to finding joy again in ordinary things.

A more perfect union : what we the people can do to reclaim our Constitutional liberties

December 14, 2015
Carson, Ben, author.
℗2015
6 audio discs (approximately 6.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by J.D. Jackson.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Dr. Carson explains the basic principles of the Constitution and the freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, and he shows how they relate to our everyday lives. He talks about the checks and balances that are critical to the effective functioning of our democracy and the challenges presented by recent Presidents, Congresses, and the Supreme Court. Dr. Carson then explains how we can get the government to stay true to the original intent of the Founders.

Lafayette in the somewhat United States [sound recording]

December 14, 2015
Vowell, Sarah, 1969-
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2015.
7 sound discs (7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author [and others].
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
On August 16, 1824, an elderly French gentlemen sailed into New York Harbor and giddy Americans were there to welcome him. Or, rather, to welcome him back. It had been 30 years since the Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette had last set foot in the United States, and he was so beloved that 80,000 people showed up to cheer for him. The entire population of New York at the time was 120,000. Lafayette's arrival in 1824 coincided with one of the most contentious presidential elections in American history. Congress had just fought its first epic battle over slavery, and the threat of a Civil War loomed. But Lafayette, belonging to neither North nor South, to no political party or faction, was a walking, talking reminder of the sacrifices and bravery of the revolutionary generation and what they wanted the country to be. His return was not just a reunion with his beloved Americans, it was a reunion for Americans with their own astonishing singular past.

Dear Mr. You [sound recording]

December 14, 2015
Parker, Mary-Louise.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2015]
5 sound discs (330 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
Mary-Louise Parker renders the singular arc of a woman's life through letters she composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. Beginning with the grandfather she never knew, the letters range from a missive to the beloved priest from her childhood to remembrances of former lovers to an homage to a firefighter she encountered to a heartfelt communication with the uncle of the infant daughter she adopted. The depth and style of the letters reveal the complexity and power to be found in relationships both loving and fraught.

Destiny and power [sound recording] : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

December 10, 2015
Meacham, Jon.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Random House Audio, [2015]
20 sound discs (25 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Paul Michael.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
From Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times best selling author Jon Meacham comes a sweeping yet intimate biography of George H. W. Bush. Based on rigorous research, hours of private interviews, and extraordinary access to Bush's diaries and to his family, this paints a vivid and affecting portrait of the distinctive American life of a man from the Greatest Generation.

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