New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

September 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

America's reluctant prince [sound recording] : the life of John F. Kennedy Jr.

September 16, 2019
Gillon, Steven M., author.
℗2019
15 audio discs (18 hr., 25 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tim Andrés Pabon.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
A leading historian who was also a close friend of John F. Kennedy, Jr., offers a deeply researched, personal, surprising, and revealing portrait of the Kennedy heir the world lost too soon.

Three women [sound recording]

September 16, 2019
Taddeo, Lisa, author, narrator.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2019]
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tara Lynne Barr, Marin Ireland, Mena Suvari and the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
For nearly a decade, Lisa Taddeo, an award-winning journalist, embedded herself with three ordinary women to write this deeply immersive account of their erotic lives and longings.

Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don't know

September 11, 2019
Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963- author, narrator.
℗2019
8 audio discs (approximately 8.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
The popular podcast host and author explores how people interact with strangers and why these exchanges often go wrong, offering strategic tips for more accurate and productive interactions.

Let love have the last word

August 23, 2019
Common (Musician), author, narrator.
℗2019
4 audio discs (5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Explores how love and mindfulness can guide people in living their lives and interacting with their communities, and calls upon readers to give and receive love in their lives.

Sacred duty : [a soldier's tour at Arlington National Cemetery]

August 23, 2019
Cotton, Tom, author, narrator.
©2019
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author and Jeremy Arthur.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
For sixteen months, in between combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Tom Cotton, United States Senator from Arkansas, served as a platoon leader for the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment at Arlington. Known as "The Old Guard," these soldiers perform military-honor funerals for our fallen and welcome presidents and kings to our nation's capital, putting in countless hours behind the scenes in their quest for perfection to honor.

Is there still sex in the city?

August 19, 2019
Bushnell, Candace, author.
℗2019
5 audio discs (approximately 6 hr., 12 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Julia Whelan.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
From the pioneering New York Times bestselling author who brought us Sex and the City comes a wry, witty, and wise look at sex, dating and friendship in New York City after fifty. Twenty years after her sharp, seminal first book Sex and the City reshaped the landscape of pop culture and dating with its fly on the wall look at the mating rituals of the Manhattan elite, the trailblazing Candace Bushnell delivers a new book on the wilds and lows of sex and dating after fifty. Set between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a country enclave known as The Village, Is There Still Sex in the City? follows a cohort of female friends -Sassy, Kitty, Queenie, Tilda Tia, Marilyn, and Candace- as they navigate the ever-modernizing phenomena of midlife dating and relationships. There's "Cubbing," in which a sensible older woman suddenly becomes the love interest of a much younger man, the "Mona Lisa" Treatment -a vaginal restorative surgery often recommended to middle aged women, and what it's really like to go on Tinder dates as a fifty-something divorcee. From the high highs (My New Boyfriend or MNBs) to the low lows (Middle Age Madness, or MAM cycles), Bushnell illustrates with humor and acuity today's relationship landscape and the types that roam it. Drawing from her own experience, in Is There Still Sex in the City? Bushnell spins a smart, lively satirical story of love and life from all angles- marriage and children, divorce and bereavement, as well as the very real pressures on women to maintain their youth and have it all.

Beneath the tamarind tree : a story of courage, family, and the lost schoolgirls of Boko Haram

August 15, 2019
Sesay, Isha, author, narrator.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2019]
10 audio discs (12 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
The host of "CNN Newsroom Live" presents a definitive account of Boko Haram's 2014 abduction of two hundred seventy-six Chibok schoolgirls, sharing first-person insights based on the author's escape with twenty-one survivors.

Confirmation bias : inside Washington's war over the Supreme Court, from Scalia's death to Justice Kavanaugh

August 15, 2019
Hulse, Carl, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2019]
8 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Read by Fred Sanders.
Includes PDF with supplemental material.
Compact discs.
"The Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times presents a richly detailed, news-breaking, and conversation-changing look at the unprecedented political fight to fill the Supreme Court seat made vacant by Antonin Scalia’s death—using it to explain the paralyzing and all but irreversible dysfunction across all three branches in the nation’s capital. The embodiment of American conservative thought and jurisprudence, Antonin Scalia cast an expansive shadow over the Supreme Court for three decades. His unexpected death in February 2016 created a vacancy that precipitated a pitched political fight. That battle would not only change the tilt of the court, but the course of American history. It would help decide a presidential election, fundamentally alter longstanding protocols of the United States Senate, and transform the Supreme Court—which has long held itself as a neutral arbiter above politics—into another branch of the federal government riven by partisanship. In an unprecedented move, the Republican-controlled Senate, led by majority leader, Mitch McConnell, refused to give Democratic President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, a confirmation hearing. Not one Republican in the Senate would meet with him. Scalia’s seat would be held open until Donald Trump’s nominee, Neil M. Gorsuch, was confirmed in April 2017. Carl Hulse has spent more than thirty years covering the machinations of the beltway. In Confirmation Bias he tells the story of this history-making battle to control the Supreme Court through exclusive interviews with McConnell, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, and other top officials, Trump campaign operatives, court activists, and legal scholars, as well as never-before-reported details and developments. Richly textured and deeply informative, Confirmation Bias provides much-needed context, revisiting the judicial wars of the past two decades to show how those conflicts have led to our current polarization. He examines the politicization of the federal bench and the implications for public confidence in the courts, and takes us behind the scenes to explore how many long-held democratic norms and entrenched, bipartisan procedures have been erased across all three branches of government."--Inside dust jacket.

The shadow war : [inside Russia's and China's secret operations to defeat America]

July 22, 2019
Sciutto, Jim, author, narrator.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2019]
8 audio discs (9.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
The United States is currently under attack from multiple adversaries, yet most Americans have no idea of the dangers threatening us. In this eye-opening book, military and intelligence expert and seasoned reporter Jim Sciutto traces the expanding web of attacks that together amount to an undeclared but deeply dangerous war on America. Sciutto introduces the dizzying array of soldiers, sailors, submariners and their commanders, space engineers, computer scientists, and civilians who are on the front lines of this new kind of forever war.

Spying on the South : [an odyssey across the American divide]

July 22, 2019
Horwitz, Tony, 1958- author.
New York, NY : Penguin Audio, [2019]
14 audio discs (17 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mark Deakins ; prologue read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Tony Horwitz retraces Frederick Law Olmsted's epic journey across the American South in the 1850s, as he too searches for common ground in a dangerously riven nation.

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.
Unabridged.
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.
Unabridged.
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.
Unabridged.
"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.
℗2019
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.
Unabridged.
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.
℗2019
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.
℗2019
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.
Unabridged.
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.
Unabridged.
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.

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