New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

August 20, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The dogs of war [sound recording] : the courage, love, and loyalty of military working dogs

August 19, 2014
Rogak, Lisa.|4aut
[Old Saybrook, Ct.] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2012.
5 audio discs (6.50 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator: Kate Reading.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.

Epochs of European civilization [sound recording] : antiquity to Renaissance

August 18, 2014
Hosking, Geoffrey.
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, p2005.
7 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guide (96 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.)
14 lectures delivered by Geoffrey Hosking, Professor of Russian history, University College London.
Lecture 1. Jews in the ancient world -- Lecture 2. Jews and the Diaspora -- Lecture 3. Ancient Greece -- Lecture 4. Greek science, philosophy, and culture -- Lecture 5. Rome as a city-state -- Lecture 6. Augustus and the fall of the Roman Empire -- Lecture 7. The birth and spread of Christianity -- Lecture 8. Western Christianity after Augustus -- Lecture 9. The challenge of Islam -- Lecture 10. Feudalism and western kingship -- Lecture 11. The church's bid for power -- Lecture 12. Origins of the modern state -- Lecture 13. Italian city-states and public finance: the nature of money, trade, and finance -- Lecture 14. The Renaissance.
In this course, University College London professor Geoffrey Hosking discusses the four themes that make European history different from other parts of the world: the nation-state, citizenship, the scientific method, and broadly based public finance.

The confidence code : the science and art of self-assurance---what women should know

August 13, 2014
Kay, Katty, author.
℗2014
6 audio discs (approximately 6 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Sandy Rustin.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Katty Kay and Claire Shipman argue that the key reason is confidence. Combining cutting-edge research in genetics, gender, behavior, and cognition, with examples from their own lives and those of other successful women in politics, media, and business. They go beyond admonishing women to "lean in." Instead, they offer the inspiration and practical advice women need to close the gap and achieve the careers they want and deserve.

How to retire happy, wild and free [sound recording] : retirement wisdom that you won't get from your financial advisor

August 7, 2014
Zelinski, Ernie J. (Ernie John), 1949-
Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, p2011.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 34 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by J. Charles.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Ernie J. Zelinski offers inspirational advice on how to enjoy life to its fullest. The key to achieving an active and satisfying retirement involves a great deal more than having adequate financial resources. It also encompasses the life aspects of interesting leisure activities, creative pursuits, physical well-being, mental well-being, and solid social support.

Every man's battle [sound recording] : [winning the war on sexual temptation one victory at a time]

August 7, 2014
Arterburn, Stephen, 1953-
[S.l.] : Christianaudio, [2011]
6 audio discs (ca. 6.75 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dean Gallagher.
Subtitle from container.
"The challenge every man faces ... the fight every man can win."
Millions have found Every Man's Battle the single greatest resource for overcoming the struggle and remaining strong in the face of temptation. With extensive updates for a new generation, this phenomenal bestseller shares the stories of dozens who have escaped the trap of sexual immorality and presents a practical, detailed plan for any man who desires sexual integrity.

Johnny Carson

August 1, 2014
Bushkin, Henry, author.
℗2013
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dick Hill.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Carson's lawyer and best friend was Henry Bushkin. In this memoir, Bushkin shows us his former boss with a breathtaking clarity and depth that nobody else could. From the moment Carson hired Bushkin till the moment eighteen years later when they parted ways, the author witnessed and often took part in a continuous string of escapades that still retain their power to surprise and fascinate us. More than once, Bushkin helped his client avoid entanglements with the Mob.

Shadows of the workhouse

August 1, 2014
Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011.
[Minneapolis, MN] : Highbridge Co., p2014.
8 sound discs (10 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nicola Barber.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
When 22-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives; she also became the neighborhood's most vivid chronicler. Woven into the ongoing tales of her life in the East End are the true stories of the people Worth met who grew up in the dreaded workhouse, a Dickensian institution that limped on into the middle of the twentieth century.

HRC : state secrets and the rebirth of Hillary Clinton

August 1, 2014
Allen, Jonathan (Jonathan J. M.)
©2014
13 audio discs (approximately 16 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kimberly Farr.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Jonathan Allen takes listeners inside Hillary Clinton's decision to join the Obama Cabinet, her four years in his inner circle as Secretary of State, and the mysterious workings of Bill and Hillary's political machine as she makes her decision about the 2016 election.

Call the midwife. Farewell to the East End

July 23, 2014
Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011.
[Minneapolis, MN] : Highbridge Co., p2014.
9 sound discs (10.75 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nicola Barber.
Duration: 10:45:00.
Compact discs.
Leaving a middle-class childhood to become a midwife in London's poor East End, Jennifer Worth not only delivered babies, she touched numerous lives and recounted with depth the heartrending story of a neighborhood in transition. Here, at last, is the full story of Chummy's delightful courtship and wedding. We also meet Megan'mave, identical twins who share a browbeaten husband, and return to Sister Monica Joan, who is in top eccentric form.

Cheaper by the dozen [sound recording]

July 17, 2014
Gilbreth, Frank B. (Frank Bunker), 1911-2001.
United States : Random House, p1994.
5 audio discs (6 hr, 5 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dana Ivey.
A time-and-motion expert and his engineer wife use scientific principles to raise their twelve children.

Millionaire teacher [sound recording] : the nine rules of wealth you should have learned in school

July 17, 2014
Hallam, Andrew.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2011.
6 audio discs (6 hr., 29 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Peter Drew.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
The incredible story of how a schoolteacher built a million-dollar portfolio, and how you can too.

The giants of the British novel. Part 1, The rise of the novel and the first British masters [sound recording]

July 16, 2014
Shutt, Timothy Baker.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p2014.
4 sound discs (ca. 4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecture given by Timothy B. Shutt.
Title from disc surface.
"8 lectures"--Container.
Antecedents and precursor: what is a novel? -- Daniel Defoe and Robinson Crusoe -- Samuel Richardson: Clarissa and Pamela -- Henry Fielding and Tom Jones -- Tobias Smollett and others: the novel of sentiment and the gothic novel -- Laurence Sterne and Tristram Shandy -- Sir Walter Scott, The heart of Midlothian, and the historical novel -- Jane Austen.
It can reasonably be argued that the British invented the novel, and understanding the way in which the novel, as a literary form, developed in Britain is key to understanding the literary form itself. Professor Shutt takes listeners on a panoramic journey across the colorful landscape of British novelists, beginning with Daniel Defoe in the early 18th century and proceeding all the way to the mesmerizing works of Jane Austen in the early 19th century.

The sports gene : [inside the science of extraordinary athletic performance]

July 15, 2014
Epstein, David J., 1983- author, narrator.
℗2013
9 audio discs (approximately 10.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
What makes an athlete a superstar? We tend to assume they are either genetic freaks, put on Earth to dominate a particular sport, or they are normal people who by sheer force of will and obsessive training overcame their innate biology. But the truth is far messier than a simple dichotomy between nature and nurture. David Epstein shows why it is highly unlikely that so-called genetic freaks are singularly endowed with superior athletic prowess and just as unlikely that individuals with few or none of the requisite athletic genes will be great, no matter how hard they work. In short, the nature means little without the nurture and vice versa. Epstein also explores some controversial questions, such as: Are black athletes genetically predetermined to dominate both sprinting and distance running? Can we test the genes of children to determine if they will be top athletes? Are men and women programmed to practice in different ways? Epstein combines groundbreaking genetics research with an engaging narrative approach.

America 180

July 15, 2014
Miller, Dennis, 1953- author, speaker.
℗2014
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Dennis Miller, comedian.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Golden State -- Environmentalists -- Twitter -- Olive Garden -- Age 60 -- Sports -- America 180° -- Republicans -- PC police -- Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden -- Rob Ford -- Secularists -- Radical Islam -- Mideast terror -- Internal battles -- Taxes -- Business ideas -- Obamacare -- Barack Obama -- Bottom line.

Duty [sound recording] : [memoirs of a secretary at war]

July 10, 2014
Gates, Robert Michael, 1943-
New York : Books on Tape : Random House Audio, [2014]
20 audio discs (approximately 25.5 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by George Newbern.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, Robert M. Gates was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty.

Have a nice guilt trip [sound recording]

July 9, 2014
Scottoline, Lisa.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, 2014.
6 sound discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the authors.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
No one does love and guilt like mothers and daughters; especially when they're Italian. Get ready for some wit, wisdom, and warmth from this new collection by the bestselling duo.

God [sound recording] : a history

July 2, 2014
Stavans, Ilan.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p2014.
4 sound discs (ca. 4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecture given by Ilan Stavans.
Title from container.
"8 lectures"--Container.
Are we alone? -- From animism to polytheism -- The biblical God -- The legacy of monotheism -- The wisdom religions -- The philosophical conundrum -- God and politics -- The athiest's God.
Stavans explores humans' conception of the divine, from an animistic view to Greek myths and the Aztec pantheon, onward to the development of monotheism. Stavans reflects on the difference between prophetic and wisdom religions and criticizes monotheism's link with violence. Along the way, Stavans explores his own "wrestling" with God and provides fertile ground for questioning preconceived ideas and placing them in the larger narrative of human belief.

Physics for poets [sound recording]

July 2, 2014
Kouzes, Richard.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p2014.
4 sound discs (ca. 4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecture given by Richard T. Kouzes.
Title from disc surface.
"8 lectures"--Container.
Introduction and history -- The laws of motion -- Energy -- Thermodynamics -- Electromagnetism -- The quantum world -- Nuclear physics -- Physics and society.
The thought of exploring the sciences can be daunting, and this is especially true with regard to physics. But many of the most significant principles of physics can be understood in easy-to-understand terms. In these engaging lectures, Kouzes examines the history of physics and delves into the principles such as the laws of motion, energy, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism. Building on these, Kouzes guides listeners to a better understanding of more complex applications and the ways of physics impacs our lives on a daily basis.

Politics and performance [sound recording] : theater in the 20th century

July 2, 2014
Lewis, Megan, 1968-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p2014.
4 sound discs (ca. 4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecture given by Megan Lewis.
Title from disc surface.
"8 lectures"--Container.
The rise of realism -- The theatrical avant-garde: symbolism, expressionism, futurism, and dada -- Popular entertainment: from blackface to Broadway -- The political power of musical theater -- Political theater: theater as a call to action -- Women's theatrical visions -- Black theater and the African diaspora -- Theater and performance for a new century.
Lewis takes listeners on a journey through the history of theater in the 20th century, exploring movements such as symbolism, expressionism, and dadaism, which arose amid political turmoil and quickly fueled rapid change in the way playwrights, directors, and actors approached theater. Lewis then goes on to examine how currents such as politics, race relations, and the women's movement also influenced theater and used it as a force for social change.

Hard choices [sound recording]

June 19, 2014
Clinton, Hillary Rodham.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014.
21 sound discs (27 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author and Kathleen Chalfant.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, Hillary Rodahm Clinton expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate. To her surprise, her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. Her memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted.

Good talk, dad [sound recording] : [the birds and the bees ... and other conversations we forgot to have]

June 11, 2014
Geist, William.
New York : Hachette Audio, 2014.
5 sound discs (ca. 5.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the authors.
Subtitle from cover.
Compact discs.
After Bill went public with his struggle with Parkinson's disease, the Geists decided to collaborate on this book so their children and grandchildren would have a record of their unique bond. Now that Willie is a father (and Bill a grandfather), Willie has continued Bill's child-rearing traditions in the hopes of carrying on the riotous Geistian parenting legacy. The result is delightfully entertaining, wildly funny, and poignant as well.

Tibetan peach pie : a true account of an imaginative life

June 5, 2014
Robbins, Tom, 1932- author.
℗2014
10 audio discs (12 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Keith Szarabajka.
Compact discs.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
In Tibetan Peach Pie, Robbins turns his unparalleled literary sensibility inward, stitching together stories of his unconventional life, from his Appalachian childhood to his globetrotting adventures--told in his unique voice that combines the sweet and sly, the spiritual and earthy. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins would become over the course of half a century a poet-interruptus, an air force weatherman, a radio DJ, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist, and a counter-culture hero, leading a life as unlikely, magical, and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters. Robbins offers intimate snapshots of Appalachia during the Great Depression, the West Coast during the 1960s psychedelic revolution, international roving before homeland security monitored our travels, and New York publishing when it still relied on trees. Written with the big-hearted comedy and mesmerizing linguistic invention for which he is known, Tibetan Peach Pie is an invitation into the private world of a literary legend.

Preach! [sound recording] : love like a lady, attract a good man.

June 2, 2014
[Burbank, Calif.] : Faith In Dreams Edutainment ; Brentwood, TN : EMI Gospel : Distributed by EMI CMG, p2013.
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Various speakers and performers.
Sermons and gospel songs.
Compact disc.
Waiting to exhale / Bishop Paul Morton -- Encourage yourself (Sheri Jones Moffett) -- Sex in the city / Rev. Otis Moss, III -- The blessing of Abraham (Donald Lawrence & the Tri-City Singers) -- I think I better let it go / Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Jr. -- Set me free (Myron Butler).

I can see clearly now [sound recording]

May 29, 2014
Dyer, Wayne W.
[Carlsbad, CA] : Hay House Audio, p2014.
12 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
"For many years, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer's fans have wondered when he would write a memoir. Well, after four decades as a teacher of self-empowerment and the best-selling author of more than 40 books, Wayne has finally done just that! However, he has written it in a way that only he can-with a remarkable take-home message for his longtime followers and new readers alike-and the result is an exciting new twist on the old format. Rather than a plain old memoir, Wayne has gathered together quantum-moment recollections. In this revealing and engaging book, Wayne shares dozens of events from his life, from the time he was a little boy in Detroit up to present day. In unflinching detail, he relates his vivid impressions of encountering many forks in the road, taking readers with him into these formative experiences. Yet then he views the events from his current perspective, noting what lessons he ultimately learned, as well as how he has made the resulting wisdom available to millions via his lifelong dedication to service. As a reader, you will feel as if you are right there with Wayne, perusing his personal photo album and hearing about his family, his time in the service, how he writes his best-selling books, and so much more. In the process, you'll be inspired to look back at your own life to see how everything you have experienced has led you to where you are right now. Wayne has discovered that there are no accidents. Although we may not be aware of who or what is "moving the checkers," life has a purpose, and each step of our journey has something to teach us. As he says, "I wasn't aware of all of the future implications that these early experiences were to offer me. Now, from a position of being able to see much more clearly, I know that every single encounter, every challenge, and every situation are all spectacular threads in the tapestry that represents and defines my life, and I am deeply grateful for all of it." I Can See Clearly Now is an intimate look at an amazing teacher, but it also holds the key for seekers on a personal path of enlightenment. Wayne offers up his own life as an example of how we can all recognize the hand of the Divine steering our individual courses, helping us accomplish the mission we came here to fulfill"-- Provided by publisher.

Obsessed [sound recording]

May 23, 2014
Gaffigan, Jim.
New York : Comedy Central Records, [2014]
1 audio disc (68 min.) : digital : 4 3/4 in.
Jim Gaffigan.
Compact disc.
Can't stop eating -- Fruits & vegetables -- Donuts -- Southern food -- Fried bread -- Weddings -- Live longer -- Don't want to smell -- Victoria's secret -- Seafood -- Chinese desserts -- Kobe beef -- Hot dogs & buffalo wings -- Bars -- Public restrooms -- 5 kids -- Cancer -- Babies are magic -- Mt. Rushmore.

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