New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

October 14, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Gateways to now [sound recording]

October 13, 2014
Tolle, Eckhart, 1948-
[United States] : Relaxation Company, 2008.
1 sound disc (ca. 1 hr. and 3 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
An intimate one-on-one session with renowned spiritual teacher, Eckhart Tolle.

Have a happy family by Friday : how to improve communication, respect & teamwork in 5 days

October 9, 2014
Leman, Kevin, author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2014]
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Fred Stella.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Every member of a family plays a vital role in the health and happiness of the household. Everyone is important, deserves to be treated with love and respect, and needs to know that when they make mistakes they will still be loved unconditionally. But is this kind of family life even possible? Parenting expert Dr. Kevin Leman says it is, and he's ready to show moms and dads exactly how they can make it happen.

Not that kind of girl [sound recording] : a young woman tells you what she's "learned"

October 3, 2014
Dunham, Lena, 1986-
New York : Random House Audio, p2014.
5 sound discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Lena Dunham tells stories about wonderful nights with terrible boys and terrible days with wonderful friends, about ambition and the two existential crises that she had before the age of twenty. About fashion and its many discontents. About publicly sharing her body, and having to prove one's self in a meeting full of fifty-year-old men, and the health fears (tinnitus, lamp dust, infertility) that keep her up at night.

What I know for sure

October 2, 2014
Winfrey, Oprah, author, narrator.
℗2014
4 audio discs (4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
The inspirational wisdom Oprah Winfrey shares in her monthly O., The Oprah Magazine column updated, curated, and collected for the first time. Organized by theme, the essays offer a rare and powerful glimpse into the mind of one of the world's most extraordinary women.

From spinning wheels to steam and steel [sound recording] : understanding the age of industrialization

October 2, 2014
Popiel, Jennifer J.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p2014.
4 sound discs (ca. 4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecture given by Jennifer J. Popiel.
Title from disc label.
"8 lectures"--Container.
The turnip: a revlolution in agriculture -- The spinning jenny: textiles, homes, and industrialization -- The steam engine: mechanization, government, and the factory system -- The savings bank: investment, education, and the worker -- The city street: living and moving in the new urban world -- Pasteurized milk: eating and drinking in the modern city -- Baseball: leisure and sport in modern life -- The bicycle: gender, mobility, and modern technology.
In the Age of Industrialization, economics, society, politics, and culture collided. In particular, the Industrial Revolution provided the underpinnings of Europe's societal transformations and decisively shaped the century, including changes in mass culture and the growth of democtratic challenges to existing political institutions. Popiel explores specific technologies, most of which we take for granted today, to offer a general picture of the economic and social development of western nations rom 1760 to 1900.

Moby Dick [sound recording] : America's epic

October 2, 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 label.
"8 lectures"--Container.
Overview -- The life of Herman Melville -- Whaling -- Opening chapters, metaphysics, and Father Mapple -- Queequeg: the noblest savage -- The Pequot: ship and crew -- Captain Ahab -- Moby Dick.
American writers have long sought to compose "the great American novel," or "America's epic." Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby have been advanced as plausible contenters for the title, but no work can mount a more substantial claim than Herman Melville's Moby Dick, or the whale. Shutt guides listeners on a fascinating investigation of the tale, examining the work as a whole and exporing the life of its creator, Herman Melville.

Hard-won victories [sound recording] : a history of the United States at war

October 2, 2014
Polelle, Mark Robert, 1964-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p2014.
4 sound discs (ca. 4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecture given by Mark Polelle.
Title from disc label.
"8 lectures"--Container.
America's fight for independence: 1775-1783 -- America's second war for independence: The War of 1812 -- The first modern war: the war between Mexico and the United States -- Key military issues of the Civil War -- Birth of the American Empire: the Spanish-American War -- Over there: the American experience in World War I -- America and World War II -- The Vietnam War: a Cold War case study.
This course explores the role that war has played in shaping the United States of America. The lectuers begin with the American Revolution and an examination of how America was born with war. The discussion continues with the "forgotten" War of 1812 and then turns to the Mexican-American War and the Spanish-American War. Subsequent lectures then illustrate America's role in helping to end the "War to End All Wars" before the course concludes with World War II, the Cold War, and the troubling legacy of Vietnam.

Singers and tales [sound recording] : oral traditions and the roots of literature

October 2, 2014
Drout, Michael D. C., 1968-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p2014.
4 sound discs (ca. 4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lecture given by Michael D.C. Drout.
Title from disc label.
"8 lectures"--Container.
"90% of all poetry ever made": the scope of oral tradition -- Not quite "just making it up as they go along": the theory of oral composition -- How oral traditions create art and beauty: aesthetics and the south Slavic tradition -- Homer's immanent art -- "Sweetly sang the scop": Beoqulf and tradition dependence -- Oral tradition and national mythologies: the Finnish Kalevala and the Scottish Ossian ballads -- Beyond the west: Zuni narratives, Siri Epic, and Xhosa praise poetry -- Oral tradition in the age of digital reproduction.
Professor Drout traces literature back to its ultimate sources in oral tradition, showing us how works as varied as the Odyssey, Beowulf, the Finnish Kalevala, and epic songs from the former Yugoslavia were shaped by their origins as songs sung--and composed--before a live audience. Understanding the oral roots of these great works lets us see them in a hwole new light. From classical texts to contemporary media, Drout demonstrates how the dynamics or oral tradition shape the verbal art that makes us who we are.

Oh my God

September 18, 2014
C.K., Louis, author, performer.
[Place of publication not identified] : Vagrant, [2014]
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Louis C.K.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
Intro -- The old lady and the dog -- My daughter likes fish -- The food chain -- Courtyard confrontation -- Getting what 'old' is -- Putting on socks -- If you're older you're smarter -- Getting older makes my life better -- Everybody has their time -- Dating takes courage -- First date -- Tits -- Divorce -- Videoing your kids -- Life is a good deal -- Behind the wheel -- If murder was legal -- Of course, but maybe -- Outro.

We are miracles

September 18, 2014
Silverman, Sarah, performer.
Seattle, WA : Sub Pop, [2014]
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
Nighttime rituals -- Speaking of cum, my mother's been sick -- Killing Jesus -- Planting the seeds of insecurity -- Looking inward -- A heartbreaking story -- Rape jokes, comedy's hidden gem -- Muster -- Senator Obama -- Human puppies -- Diva.

Killing Patton [sound recording] : the strange death of World War II's most audacious general

September 17, 2014
O'Reilly, Bill.
New York, NY : Macmillan, Inc., [2014]
7 sound discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bill O'Reilly.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident, and may very well have been an act of assassination. The audio book looks at the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.

America [sound recording] : imagine a world without her

September 11, 2014
D'Souza, Dinesh, 1961-
Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books, p2014.
7 sound discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Walter Dixon.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world? D'Souza offers a passionate and sharply reasoned defense of America, knocking down every important accusation made by Progressives against our country.

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.

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