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

Empire of sin [electronic resource] : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans

December 19, 2014
Krist, Gary, author.
Chicago : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Duration: 10:49:52
PART ONE. The War Begins, 1890-1891 -- Going Respectable -- The Sodom of the South -- The First Casualty -- Retribution -- PART TWO. Drawing Boundaries, Mid-1890s-1907 -- A Sporting Man -- New Sounds -- Desperado -- Storyville Rising -- Jazzmen -- The Sin Factory -- PART THREE. Battlegrounds of Sin, 1907-1917 -- The Black Hand -- A Reawakening -- An Incident on Franklin Street -- Hard Times -- The New Prohibitionists -- PART FOUR. Twilight of the Demimonde, 1917-1920 -- Exodus -- A Killer in the Night -- "Almost As if He Had Wings" -- The Axman's Jazz -- The End of an Empire -- The Soiled Phoenix -- AFTERWORD: Who Was the Axman?
"From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City. Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans' thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city's elite 'better half' against its powerful and long-entrenched underworld of vice, perversity, and crime. This early-20th-century battle centers on one man: Tom Anderson, the undisputed czar of the city's Storyville vice district, who fights desperately to keep his empire intact as it faces onslaughts from all sides. Surrounding him are the stories of flamboyant prostitutes, crusading moral reformers, dissolute jazzmen, ruthless Mafiosi, venal politicians, and one extremely violent serial killer, all battling for primacy in a wild and wicked city unlike any other in the world"-- Provided by publisher.

13 soldiers [electronic resource] : a personal history of Americans at war

December 19, 2014
McCain, John, 1936- author, narrator.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by John McCain.
Duration: 13:43:38
John McCain's evocative history of Americans at war, told through the personal accounts of thirteen remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War of 1776 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The great reformer [electronic resource] : Francis and the making of a radical pope

December 19, 2014
Ivereigh, Austen, author, narrator.
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by the author.
Duration: 15:18:57
A biography of Pope Francis that will describe how this revolutionary thinker will use the power of his position to challenge and redirect one of the world's most formidable religions.

Tomlinson Hill [electronic resource] : the remarkable story of two families who share the Tomlinson name--one white, one black

December 19, 2014
Tomlinson, Chris.
Old Saybrook : Tantor Media, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by David Drummond.
Duration: 13:47:49
Journalist Chris Tomlinson grew up hearing stories about his family's cotton plantation in Texas. LaDainian Tomlinson, football great, spent part of his childhood playing on the same land that his black ancestors had worked as slaves. Not until he could read did he realize that the area was named for his ancestor's slaveholders. The author explores the history of race and bigotry in Texas, and discloses a great many untruths that are latent in the unsettling and complex story of America.

How Google works [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Schmidt, Eric, 1955 April 27- author.
New York : Hachette Audio, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Holter Graham ; foreword and introduction read by Jonathan Rosenberg.
Duration: 09:47:49
Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google over a decade ago as proven technology executives. At the time, the company was already well-known for doing things differently, reflecting the visionary--and frequently contrarian--principles of founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. If Eric and Jonathan were going to succeed, they realized they would have to relearn everything they thought they knew about management and business. Today, Google is a global icon that regularly pushes the boundaries of innovation in a variety of fields. HOW GOOGLE WORKS is an entertaining, page-turning primer containing lessons that Eric and Jonathan learned as they helped build the company. The authors explain how technology has shifted the balance of power from companies to consumers, and that the only way to succeed in this ever-changing landscape is to create superior products and attract a new breed of multifaceted employees whom Eric and Jonathan dub "smart creatives." Covering topics including corporate culture, strategy, talent, decision-making, communication, innovation, and dealing with disruption, the authors illustrate management maxims ("Consensus requires dissension," "Exile knaves but fight for divas," "Think 10X, not 10%") with numerous insider anecdotes from Google's history, many of which are shared here for the first time.In an era when everything is speeding up, the best way for businesses to succeed is to attract smart-creative people and give them an environment where they can thrive at scale. HOW GOOGLE WORKS explains how to do just that.

A New Season [electronic resource] : A Robertson Family Love Story of Brokenness and Redemption

December 19, 2014
Robertson, Al.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2015.
1 sound file : digital
Duration: 05:50:07

The Bulletproof Diet [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Asprey, Dave.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Duration: 09:19:38

God'll cut you down [electronic resource] : the tangled tale of a white supremacist, a black hustler, a murder, and how I lost a year in Mississippi

December 19, 2014
Safran, John.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Tom Bromhead.
Duration: 10:41:16
Gmails with a frined -- The beginning -- Mississippi -- The murder -- What was Richard Barrett thinking? #1. Was Richard a racist? -- What was Richard Barrett thinking? #2. Was Richard gay? -- The trial -- Everybody talks -- Vincent -- Road trip -- The letter of the law -- Real talk -- The ring.
"An unlikely journalist, a murder case in Mississippi, and a fascinating literary true crime story in the style of Jon Ronson. A notorious white supremacist named Richard Barrett was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 2010 by a young black man named Vincent McGee. At first the murder seemed a twist on old Deep South race crimes. But then new revelations and complications came to light. Maybe it was a dispute over money rather than race-or, maybe and intriguingly, over sex. John Safran, a young white Jewish Australian documentarian, had been in Mississippi and interviewed Barrett for a film on race. When he learned of Barrett's murder, he returned to find out what happened and became caught up in the twists and turns of the case. During his time in Mississippi, Safran got deeper and deeper into this gothic southern world, becoming entwined in the lives of those connected with the murder-white separatist frenemies, black lawyers, police investigators, oddball neighbors, the stunned families, even the killer himself. And the more he talked with them, the less simple the crime-and the people involved-seemed to be. In the end, he discovered how profoundly and indelibly complex the truth about someone's life-and death-can be. This is a brilliant, haunting, hilarious, unsettling story about race, money, sex, and power in the modern American South from an outsider's point of view"--Provided by publisher.

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

December 19, 2014
Barry, Dave.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by the author.
Duration: 03:22:06
Sophie, Stella and the Bieber Plan -- Manliness -- What women want -- Death -- Nothing! really -- "Grammar" -- Air traveler's FAQ -- Seeking WiFi in the Holy Land -- How to become a professional author.
"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.

The edge of the sky [electronic resource] : all you need to know about the all-there-is

December 19, 2014
Trotta, Roberto, author.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Bronson Pinchot.
Duration: 01:29:25
From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries in modern cosmology--with a twist. The book's lexicon is limited to the thousand most common words in the English language, even excluding physics, energy, galaxy, and universe. Through the eyes of a fictional scientist (Student-People) hunting for dark matter with one of the biggest telescopes (Big-Seers) on Earth (Home-World), cosmologist Roberto Trotta explores the most important ideas about our universe (All-There-Is) in language simple enough for anyone to understand. A unique blend of literary experimentation and science popularization, this delightful book is a perfect gift for any aspiring astronomer. The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the universe on a human scale, and the result is out of this world.

The third plate [electronic resource] : field notes on a new cuisine

December 19, 2014
Barber, Dan, 1969-
New York : Books on Tape, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Dan Barber.
Duration: 14:30:51
Soil -- Land -- Sea -- Seed.
"Renowned chef Dan Barber introduces a new kind of cuisine that represents the future of American dining in THE THIRD PLATE. Barber explores the evolution of American food from the "first plate," or industrially-produced, meat-heavy dishes, to the "second plate" of grass-fed meat and organic greens, and says that both of these approaches are ultimately neither sustainable nor healthy. Instead, Barber proposes Americans should move to the "third plate," a cuisine rooted in seasonal productivity, natural livestock rhythms, whole-grains, and small portions of free-range meat. Barber's book charts a bright path for eaters and chefs alike towards a healthy and sustainable future for American cuisine"-- Provided by publisher.

Tinseltown [electronic resource] : murder, morphine, and madness at the dawn of Hollywood

December 19, 2014
Mann, William J., author.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Christopher Lane.
Duration: 15:54:08
Draws on primary sources--including witness testimonies, coroner's inquest files, FBI records, court transcripts, and contemporary newspapers--to examine the mystery behind the 1922 murder of William Desmond Taylor, the president of the Motion Picture Directors Association.

The book of forgiving [electronic resource] : the fourfold path for healing ourselves and our world

December 19, 2014
Tutu, Desmond.
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Mpho Tutu.
Duration: 06:37:39

Good leaders ask great questions [electronic resource] : your foundation for successful leadership

December 19, 2014
Maxwell, John C., 1947-, author, narrator.
New York : Hachette Audio, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by the author.
Duration: 08:17:34
Provides a guide to successful leadership by answering challenging questions, from how to motivate underperformers to how to work with difficult leaders.

The republic of imagination [electronic resource] : America in three books

December 19, 2014
Nafisi, Azar.
New York : Books on Tape, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Mozhan Marno and Azar Nafisi.
Duration: 10:08:56
A passionate hymn to the power of fiction to change people's lives, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other classics to her eager students in Iran...

When books went to war [electronic resource] : the stories that helped us win World War II

December 19, 2014
Manning, Molly Guptill, 1980- author.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Bernadette Dunne.
Duration: 06:49:48
When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943 the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks for troops to carry in their pockets and their rucksacks in every theater of war. Comprising 1,200 different titles of every imaginable type, these paperbacks were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today. Soldiers read them while waiting to land at Normandy, in hellish trenches in the midst of battles in the Pacific, in field hospitals, and on long bombing flights. They wrote to the authors, many of whom responded to every letter. They helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity. They made Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. When Books Went to War is an inspiring story for history buffs and book lovers alike.

Spare parts [electronic resource] : four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream

December 19, 2014
Davis, Joshua, 1974- author.
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Will Damron.
Duration: 06:51:50
In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much -- but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never even seen the ocean that they should try to build an underwater robot. And build a robot they did. Their robot wasn't pretty, especially compared to those of the competition. They were going up against some of the best collegiate engineers in the country, including a team from MIT backed by a $10,000 grant from ExxonMobil. The Phoenix teenagers had scraped together less than $1,000 and built their robot out of scavenged parts. This was never a level competition -- and yet, against all odds, they won! But this is just the beginning for these four, whose story -- which became a key inspiration to the DREAMers movement -- will go on to include first-generation college graduations, deportation, bean-picking in Mexico, and service in Afghanistan.

A slip of the keyboard : [electronic resource] collected nonfiction

December 19, 2014
Pratchett, Terry, author.
New York : Books on Tape, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Narrator not specified.
Duration: 09:08:22
A collection of essays and other non fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to the present day. Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series -- but in recent years he has become equally well-known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer's research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together for the first time the finest examples of Pratchett's non fiction writing, both serious and surreal: from musings on mushrooms to what it means to be a writer (and why banana daiquiris are so important); from memories of Granny Pratchett to speculation about Gandalf's love life, and passionate defences of the causes dear to him. With all the humour and humanity that have made his novels so enduringly popular, this collection brings Pratchett out from behind the scenes of the Discworld to speak for himself -- man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orangutans and Dignity in Dying.

The sixth extinction [electronic resource] : an unnatural history

December 19, 2014
Kolbert, Elizabeth.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Anne Twomey ; with a prologue by the author.
Duration: 09:59:16
The sixth extinction -- The mastodon's molars -- The original penguin -- The luck of the ammonites -- Welcome to the Anthropocene -- The sea around us -- Dropping acid -- The forest and the trees -- Islands on dry land -- The new Pangaea -- The rhino gets an ultrasound -- The madness gene -- The thing with feathers.
Over the past half billion years, there have been five major mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. In prose that is at once frank, entertaining and deeply informed, Elizabeth Kolbert provides an account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of humanity's understanding of extinction from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through Lyell and Darwin and on to the present day. Kolbert shows that the sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.

Unruly places [electronic resource] : lost spaces, secret cities, and other inscrutable geographies

December 19, 2014
Bonnett, Alastair.|4aut
Old Saybrook : Tantor Media, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Narrator: Derek Perkins.
Duration: 07:33:58
At a time when Google Maps can take you on a virtual tour of Yosemite's remotest trails and cell phones double as navigational systems, it's hard to imagine there's any uncharted ground left on the planet. In Unruly Places, Alastair Bonnett goes to some of the most unexpected, offbeat places in the world to reinspire our geographical imagination.Bonnett's remarkable tour includes moving villages, secret cities, no man's lands, and floating islands. He explores places as disorienting as Sandy Island, an island included on maps until just two years ago despite the fact that it never existed.An intrepid guide down the road much less traveled, Bonnett reveals that the most extraordinary places on earth might be hidden in plain sight. Perfect for urban explorers, wilderness ramblers, and armchair travelers struck by wanderlust, Unruly Places will change the way you see the places you inhabit.

The DASH diet younger you [electronic resource] : shed 20 years-and pounds-in just 10 weeks

December 19, 2014
Heller, Marla.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Duration: 00:00:00

Fear not [electronic resource] : for I am with you always, promise book

December 19, 2014
Lucado, Max.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Ben Holland.
Duration: 03:53:59
Although fear fills our world, it doesn't have to fill our hearts. No one likes living in a world filled with fear and uncertainty. But in such times, God does some of his most important work. Our part is to trust that he will be true to his promises. Brimming with comfort, encouragement, and truth, Max Lucado's Fear Not addresses six major topics related to fear, from "God Is with You" to "God Is Never Surprised." This book also contains two hundred additional verses to help readers overcome chains of anxiety caused by fear and live boldly and joyfully the way God intended. While fear corrodes confidence, faith in God's love and presence always restores hope.

The Powder River [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Blevins, Winifred.
Spokane : Books in Motion, 2012.
1 sound file : digital
Michael Taylor.
Duration: 11:22:23
The northern Cheyenne still called the lush Powder River country their sacred home. But now, far to the south in harsh Indian Territory, the bitter remnants of that once mighty nation were growing feeble and dying. To survive, they must return to their ancestral home across 1500 miles, eluding pursuit by thousands of well-armed soldiers. Joining their outnumbered band were Adam Smith Maclean, a half-breed torn between two opposing ways of life, and his wife Elaine, a strong-willed New Englander determined to stand by Adam and his desperate, daring people on their trek through the hostile heart of the white man’s West to the Powder River.

Dogfight, a love story [electronic resource] : a novel

December 19, 2014
Burgess, Matt, 1982-
New York : Books on Tape, 2010.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Ozzie Rodriguez.
Duration: 12:34:22
What Jonathan Lethem did for Brooklyn, Matt Burgess does for Queens in this exuberant and brilliant debut novel about a young drug dealer having a very bad weekend. Alfredo Batista has some worries. Okay, a lot of worries. His older brother, Jose--sorry, Tariq--is returning from a stretch in prison after an unsuccessful robbery, a burglary that Alfredo was supposed to be part of...

The snake river [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Blevins, Win.
Spokane : Books in Motion, 2012.
1 sound file : digital
Michael Taylor.
Duration: 10:51:57
Flare O'Flaherty, of Irish descent, mountain man and gambler, agrees to lead a group of missionaries down the Snake River to the remote headquarters of Hudson's Bay Company. Along the way, he faces the greatest challenges of a wandering man's lifetime in the form of Margaret Jewel, a beautiful, strong-willed teacher of Indian children, and a young Shoshone, Sima, seeking the white father he never knew. Together they would find their destiny along the mighty river that bore the shape of a serpent and held the promise of home.

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