New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

July 16, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Shortest way home [sound recording] : one mayor's challenge and a model for America's future

July 15, 2019
Buttigieg, Pete, 1982- author, narrator.
Minneapolis, MN : HighBridge Audio, [2019]
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
A mayor's inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal. Once described by the Washington Post as 'the most interesting mayor you've never heard of,' Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-six-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nation's most visionary politicians. First elected in 2011, Buttigieg left a successful business career to move back to his hometown, previously tagged by Newsweek as a 'dying city,' because the industrial Midwest beckoned as a challenge to the McKinsey-trained Harvard graduate. While Washington reels with scandal, this audiobook interweaves two once-unthinkable success stories: that of an Afghanistan veteran who came out and found love and acceptance, all while in office, and that of a Rust Belt city so thoroughly transformed that it shatters the way we view America's so-called flyover country.

Commander in cheat : how golf explains Trump

June 19, 2019
Reilly, Rick, author, narrator.
[New York, NY] : Hachette Audio, [2019]
6 audio discs (ca. 7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
A sportswriter's indictment of how Trump's golf habits reflect his off-the-course ethics draws on personal experience and witness interviews to reveal how Trump lies, intimidates, and files lawsuits to get away with rampant cheating.

Play hungry [sound recording] : the making of a baseball player

June 19, 2019
Rose, Pete, 1941- author.
New York, NY : Penguin Audio, [2019]
6 audio discs (7 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mark Deakins.
Compact discs.
Pete Rose tells the story of how through hard work, hustle, and sheer will he became one of the unlikeliest stars of the game. Guided by the dad he idolized, a local sports hero with the spirit of a champion, Pete had an All-American boyhood. But even with the coaching of his father on how to compete and play baseball the right way, Pete was cut from his team as a teenager. By the time scouts were coming to his high school games, he wasn't even considered the best player on the team. Rose was determined, though, and never would be satisfied with anything less than success. His relentless hustle and headfirst style would help him overcome his natural shortcomings, leading to a storied career including the Rookie of the Year Award, three batting titles, and the MVP Award..

Sea stories [sound recording] : my life in special operations

June 19, 2019
McRaven, William H. (William Harry), 1955-
[New York, N.Y.] : Hachette Audio, 2019.
8 audio discs (approximately 10 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
"Includes a PDF of photos"--Container.
Admiral William H. McRaven is a part of American military history, having been involved in some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden. His story begins in 1963 at a French Officer's Club in France, where Allied officers and their wives gathered to have drinks and tell stories about their adventures during World War II, the place where a young Bill McRaven learned the value of a good story. The audiobook is an unforgettable look back on one man's incredible life, from childhood days sneaking into high-security nuclear sites to a day job of hunting terrorists and rescuing hostages.

The Kennedy heirs : John, Caroline, and the new generation ; a legacy of tragedy and triumph

June 18, 2019
Taraborrelli, J. Randy.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2019]
16 audio discs (18.38 hr.) : digital ; 4 1/2 in.
Read by Robert Petkoff.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"A unique burden was inherited by the children of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his celebrated siblings Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy. Raised in a world of enormous privilege against the backdrop of American history, this third generation of Kennedys often veered between towering accomplishment and devastating defeat. In his revelatory new book, acclaimed Kennedy historian J. Randy Taraborrelli draws back the curtain on the next generation of America's most famous family. John Kennedy, Jr.'s life in the public eye is explored, following the Kennedy scion as he faced the challenges posed by marrying his great love, Carolyn Bessette. Riveting new details are shared about the couple's tragic demise--and why Ethel Kennedy advised Carolyn not to take the trip that would ultimately end her life. John's sister, Caroline Kennedy, had her own complicated relationships, including a marriage to Ed Schlossberg that surprised her mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and an unexpected bond with her mother-in-law, Mae Schlossberg. Additional stories, many shared here for the first time, illuminate the rest of the Kennedy dynasty: Kara Kennedy, Ted's daughter, and her valiant battle against lung cancer; how Ted's wife Vicki introduced a new era of feminism to the Kennedy family; the lifelong struggles with addiction faced by Bobby Kennedy Jr. and Patrick Kennedy; the unexpected way pop star Taylor Swift helped Conor Kennedy heal after the death of his mother, Bobby's wife Mary; and Congressman Joe Kennedy III's rise to prominence. At the center of it all is the family's indomitable matriarch, Ethel Kennedy--a formidable presence with her maddening eccentricities and inspiring courage. Based on hundreds of exclusive first-hand interviews and cultivated over twenty years of research--including numerous Oral Histories from the JFK Library and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute--The Kennedy Heirs is an epic drama of ambition, scandal, pride and power."--Dust jacket.

Furious hours : [murder, fraud, and the last trial of Harper Lee]

May 30, 2019
Cep, Casey N., author.
9 audio discs (11.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Hillary Huber.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Casey Cep brings this nearly inconceivable, gripping story to life on the page: from the shocking murders to the chicanery of insurance fraud to the courtroom drama. At the same time, it is a vividly told, elegiac account of Harper Lee's quest to write a second book after To Kill a Mockingbird, and a deeply moving portrait of this beloved writer's struggle with fame, success, and the mysteries of artistic creativity.

Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption

May 15, 2019
Stevenson, Bryan.
New York : Random House Audio, 2014.
9 audio discs (660 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Reading by the author of the 2014 book.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Introduction: higher ground -- Mockingbird players -- Stand -- Trials and tribulation -- The old rugged cross -- Of the coming of John -- Surely doomed -- Justice denied -- All God's children -- I'm here -- Mitigation -- I'll fly away -- Mother, mother -- Recovery -- Cruel and unusual -- Broken -- The stonecatchers' song of sorrow.
An unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer's coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.

The first wave : [the D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II]

May 10, 2019
Kershaw, Alex, author.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, [2019]
7 audio discs (approximately 8.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Paul Michael.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
The New York Times best selling author of The Liberator; and Avenue of Spies; returns with a thrilling, action heavy account of D-Day combat.

All the way [sound recording] : my life in four quarters

May 8, 2019
Namath, Joe Willie, 1943- author, narrator.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2019]
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the Joe Namath.
Compact discs.
Timed for the 50th anniversary of his legendary Super Bowl 'Guarantee,' the NFL icon who first brought show business to sports is finally ready to tell the story of his spectacular rise and reign as 'Broadway Joe,' to his struggles with alcoholism, to the redemption he found in god later in life. 'I guarantee it.' Three days before the now-legendary 1969 Super Bowl III, quarterback Joe Namath promised the nation that he could lead the New York Jets to a clear underdog victory against the seemingly invincible Baltimore Colts. In what has been remembered as perhaps the biggest upset in football history, that game catapulted the young superstar to not only football immortality but also into a stratosphere of celebrity the likes of which only a few athletes have ever achieved.

Upheaval : turning points for nations in crisis

May 8, 2019
Diamond, Jared M., author.
[Prince Frederick, MD] : Recorded Books, Inc., [2019]
15 audio discs (18.74 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Henry Strozier.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"In this third book in his monumental trilogy, Jared Diamond reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes -- a coping mechanism more commonly associated with individuals recovering from personal crises. Diamond compares how six countries have survived recent upheavals -- ranging from the forced opening of Japan by U.S. Commodore Perry's fleet, to the Soviet Union's attack on Finland, to a murderous coup or countercoup in Chile and Indonesia, to the transformations of Germany and Austria after World War Two. Because Diamond has lived and spoken the language in five of these six countries, he can present gut-wrenching histories experienced firsthand. The result is a book epic in scope, but also his most personal book yet." --Provided by publishers.

The universal Christ : how a forgotten reality can change everything we see, hope for, and believe

May 8, 2019
Rohr, Richard, author.
New York : Random House Audio, [2019]
8 audio discs (ca. 9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Arthur Morey.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Christ is not Jesus' last name -- Accepting that you are fully accepted -- Revealed in us as us -- Original goodness -- Love is the meaning -- A sacred wholeness -- Going somewhere good -- Doing and saying -- Things at their depth -- The feminine incarnation -- This is my body -- Why did Jesus die? -- It can't be carried alone -- The resurrection journey -- Two witnesses to Jesus and Christ -- Transformation and contemplation -- Beyond mere theology: two practices -- Afterword: Love after love.
"From one of the world's most influential spiritual thinkers, along-awaited book exploring what it means that Jesus was called "Christ," and how this forgotten truth can transform everything we see, hope for, and believe. In his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters of faith and spirituality. Yet Rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus. Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus's last name? Too often, Rohr writes, our understandings have been limited by culture, religious squabbling, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center. Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God's constant, unfolding work in the world. "God loves things by becoming them," he writes, and Jesus's life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God--except by its own negative choice. When we recover this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God, and more about learning to recognize the Creator's presence all around us, and in everyone we meet. Thought-provoking, practical, and full of deep hope and vision, The Universal Christ is a landmark book from one of our most beloved spiritual writers, and an invitation to contemplate how God liberates and loves all that is"-- Provided by publisher.

The pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west

May 7, 2019
McCullough, David G., author.
8 audio discs (approximately 10 hr., 23 min., 54 sec.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by John Bedford Lloyd.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
The Ohio country -- Forth to the wilderness -- Difficult times -- Havoc -- A new era commences -- The Burr conspiracy -- Adversities aplenty -- The cause of education -- The travelers -- Journey's end.
"As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. A Massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans of the Revolutionary War and their families for settlement. Included in the Northwest Ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, free universal education, and most importantly, the prohibition of slavery. In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. They settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River. McCullough tells the story through five major characters: Cutler and Putnam; Cutler's son Ephraim; and two other men, one a carpenter turned architect, and the other a physician who became a prominent pioneer in American science. They and their families created a town in a primeval wilderness, while coping with such frontier realities as floods, fires, wolves and bears, no roads or bridges, no guarantees of any sort, all the while negotiating a contentious and sometimes hostile relationship with the native people. Like so many of McCullough’s subjects, they let no obstacle deter or defeat them."--Inside dust jacket.

The moment of lift : how empowering women changes the world

April 22, 2019
Gates, Melinda, 1964- author, narrator.
7 audio discs (8 hrs.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
In this candid and inspiring book, Gates traces her awakening to the link between women's empowerment and the health of societies.She provides simple and effective ways each one of us can make a difference. A personal statement of passionate conviction, this book tells of Gates' journey from a partner working behind the scenes to one of the world's foremost advocates for women, driven by the belief that no one should be excluded, all lives have equal value, and gender equity is the lever that lifts everything.

Nanaville [sound recording] : adventures in grandparenting

April 16, 2019
Quindlen, Anna, author.
[Grand Haven, MI] : Brilliance Audio, [2019]
3 audio discs (3 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cynthia Farrell.
Compact discs.
Before blogs even existed, Anna Quindlen became a go-to writer on the joys and challenges of family, motherhood, and modern life, in her nationally syndicated column. Now she's taking the next step and going full Nana in the pages of this lively, beautiful, and moving book about being a grandmother. Quindlen offers thoughtful and telling observations about her new role, no longer mother and decision-maker but secondary character and support to the parents of her grandson.

The second mountain [sound recording] : the quest for a moral life

April 16, 2019
Brooks, David, 1961-
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2019]
11 audio discs (13 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Arthur Morey.
Compact discs.
A thought-provoking exploration of the four major commitments in life that fundamentally shape our identities, from the number one New York Times best selling author of The Road to Character. Most people, over the course of life, will make four big commitments: to a spouse and family, to a vocation, to a philosophy or faith, and to a community. Personal fulfillment depends on how well the commitments are chosen and executed.

Doing justice : [a prosecutor's thoughts on crime, punishment, and the rule of law]

April 15, 2019
Bharara, Preet, 1968- author, narrator.
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2019]
9 audio discs (approximately 10.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
By the one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, an important overview of the way the justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to society. Using case histories, personal experiences and his own inviting writing and teaching style, Preet Bharara shows the thought process people need to best achieve truth and justice in their daily lives and within society. Preet Bharara has spent much of his life examining the legal system, pushing to make it better, and prosecuting those looking to subvert it.

Citizenship, passing the test : ready for the interview

March 29, 2019
Weintraub, Lynne.
Syracuse, N.Y. : New Readers Press, ©2016.
3 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
"Fully revised for the 2016 N-400 form."--Cover.
Learn and practice ways to understand and use vocabulary on a N-400 application, answer different types of questions the USCIS examiner may ask in the interview, respond to questions they are not sure about, ask the examiner to repeat or explain a question, and communicate witht the USCIS examiner.

Girl, stop apologizing [sound recording] : a shame-free plan for embracing and achieving your goals

March 29, 2019
Hollis, Rachel (Event planner), author, narrator.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2019].
6 audio discs (7 hr., 35 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Rachel Hollis.
Compact discs.
Rachel Hollis urges women to stop apologizing for their desires, hopes, and dreams and instead to go after them with passion and confidence.

The path made clear [sound recording] : discovering your life's direction and purpose

March 29, 2019
Winfrey, Oprah, author, narrator.
[New York] : Macmillan Audiobook, [2019] ℗2019
3 audio discs (3 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Oprah Winfrey.
"This program is read by Adyashanti, Alanis Morrissette, Amy Purdy, Barbara Brown Taylor, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Brene Brown, Brian Grazer, Brother David Steindl-rast, Bryan Stevenson, Carole Bayer Sager, Caroline Myss, Charles Eisenstein, Cheryl Strayed, Cicely Tyson, Cindy Crawford, Dani Shapiro, Daniel Pink, David Brooks, Debbie Ford, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Eckhart Tolle, Elizabeth Gilbert, Elizabeth Lesser, Ellen Degeneres, Fr. Richard Rohr, Gabrielle Bernstein, Gary Zukav, Glennon Doyle, Goldie Hawn, India.Arie, Iyanla Vanzant, Jack Canfield, Jane Fonda, Janet Mock, Jay-Z, Jean Houston, Jeff Weiner, Vice President Joe Biden, Joel Osteen, U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jordan Peele, Kerry Washington, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lynne Twist, Marianne Williamson, Mark Nepo, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Michael Singer, Mindy Kaling, Mitch Albom, Nate Berkus, Pastor A. R. Bernard, Pema Chodron, President Jimmy Carter, Rev. Ed Bacon, Rob Bell, Robin Roberts, RuPaul Charles, Sarah Ban Breathnach, Shauna Niequist, Shawn Achor, Shonda Rhimes, Sidney Poitier, Sister Joan Chittister, Stephen Colbert, Sue Monk Kidd, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Moore, Tim Storey, Tracey Jackson, Tracy McMillan, Tracy Morgan, Trevor Noah, Wes Moore, William Paul Young, and Wintley Phipps"--Publisher.
Offers a guide for identifying one's purpose and creating a framework for a life that is both successful and meaningful, sharing inspirational quotes by some of today's most influential cultural figures.

American moonshot : [John F. Kennedy and the great space race]

March 28, 2019
Brinkley, Douglas, author.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2019]
15 audio discs (approximately 17.25 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Stephen Graybill.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In this engrossing, fast-paced epic, Douglas Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. It brings together the extraordinary political, cultural, and scientific factors that fueled the birth and development of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo projects, which shot the United States to victory in the space race against the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War.


March 8, 2019
Anderson, Laurie Halse, author, narrator.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2019]
3 audio discs (4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Laurie Halse Anderson has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before.

The threat : how the FBI protects America in the age of terror and Trump

March 5, 2019
McCabe, Andrew (Andrew George), 1968- author, narrator.
9 audio discs (9 hr., 26 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
A dramatic insider account by the former deputy director of the FBI detailing how law enforcement battles terror threats, Russian crime, and attacks by the White House itself on the US Constitution. Andrew G. McCabe offers a dramatic and candid account of his career, and an impassioned defense of the FBI's agents, and of the institution's integrity and independence in protecting America and upholding our Constitution.

We fed an island : [the true story of rebuilding Puerto Rico, one meal at a time]

February 27, 2019
Andrés, José, 1969- author, narrator.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2018]
9 audio discs (10.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by José Andrés.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Chef José Andrés arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria. The economy was destroyed, and for most people there was no clean water, no food, and no off-island communication. Andrés addressed the crisis the only way he knew how: one hot meal at a time, eventually cooking 100,000 meals a day. We Fed an Island describes how a network of community kitchens activated real change and offers suggestions for how to address a crisis like this in the future.

Merchants of truth : [the business of news and the fight for facts]

February 26, 2019
Abramson, Jill, 1954- author.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2019.
15 audio discs (19.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by January LaVoy.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
The definitive report on the disruption of the news media over the last decade. With the expert guidance of former Executive Editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson, this follows two legacy and two upstart companies as they plow through a revolution in technology, economics, standards, commitment, and endurance that pits old vs. new media.

The source of self-regard : selected essays, speeches, and meditations

February 13, 2019
Morrison, Toni, author.
[New York] : Random House Audio, 2019.
13 audio discs (ca. 16 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bahni Turpin.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
I. THE FOREIGNER'S HOME. The dead of September 11 -- The foreigner's home -- Racism and fascism -- Home -- Wartalk -- The war on error -- A race in mind: the press in deed -- Moral inhabitants -- The prince of wealth, the cost of care -- The habit of art -- The individual artist -- Arts advocacy -- Sarah Lawrence commencement address -- The slavebody and the blackbody -- Harlem on my mind: contesting memory: meditation on museums, culture, and integration -- Women, race, and memory -- Literature and public life -- The Nobel lecture in literature -- Cinderella's stepsisters -- The future of time: literature and diminished expectations -- INTERLUDE: BLACK MATTERS. Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Race matters -- Black matter(s) -- Unspeakable things unspoken: the Afro-American presence in American literature -- Academic whispers -- Gertrude Stein and the difference she makes -- Hard, true, and lasting -- PART II. GOD'S LANGUAGE. James Baldwin eulogy -- The site of memory -- God's language -- Grendel and his mother -- The writer before the page -- The trouble with paradise -- On "Beloved" -- Chinua Achebe -- Introduction of Peter Sellars -- Tribute to Romare Bearden -- Faulkner and women -- The source of self-regard -- Rememory -- Memory, creation, and fiction -- Memory, creation, and fiction -- Goodbye to all that: race, surrogacy, and farewell -- Invisible ink: reading the writing and writing the reading.
Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.00The Source of Self-Regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni Morrison's inimitable hallmark. It is divided into three parts: the first is introduced by a powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11; the second by a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., and the last by a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. In the writings and speeches included here, Morrison takes on contested social issues: the foreigner, female empowerment, the press, money, "black matter(s)," and human rights. She looks at enduring matters of culture: the role of the artist in society, the literary imagination, the Afro-American presence in American literature, and in her Nobel lecture, the power of language itself. And here too is piercing commentary on her own work (including The Bluest Eye, Sula, Tar Baby, Jazz, Beloved, and Paradise) and that of others, among them, painter and collagist Romare Bearden, author Toni Cade Bambara, and theater director Peter Sellars.

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