New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

October 17, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Killing the SS [sound recording] : the hunt for the worst war criminals in history

October 16, 2018
O'Reilly, Bill, author, narrator.
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2018.
7 audio discs (7.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bill O'Reilly.
Compact discs.
Confronting Nazi evil is the subject of the latest installment in the mega-bestselling Killing series.

Alexander Hamilton

October 12, 2018
Chernow, Ron, author.
©2004, ℗2004
29 audio discs (35 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Title from disc .
Compact disc.
Traces the life of Alexander Hamilton, an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who rose to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States.

The restless wave : good times, just causes, great fights, and other appreciations

October 5, 2018
McCain, John, 1936-2018, author, narrator.
11 audio discs (ca. 14 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Beau Bridges, with an introduction and conclusion read by John McCain.
Compact discs.
No surrender -- Country first -- About us -- In the company of heroes (The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq) -- The Arab Spring: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria -- Fighting the good fight (With and against Ted Kennedy) -- Nyet (Know thine enemy) -- Know thyself (Defending the West) -- Part of the main (American exceptionalism) -- Regular order -- Conclusion.
"A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain--his most personal book in years--covering everything from 2008 up to the present."--Provided by publisher.

21 lessons for the 21st century [sound recording]

October 1, 2018
Harari, Yuval N., author.
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2018]
10 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Derek Perkins.
Compact discs.
Yuval Noah Harari turns to the present, helping listeners make sense of the most pressing issues facing humankind today.

The moralist : Woodrow Wilson and the world he made

September 20, 2018
O'Toole, Patricia, author.
[New York, NY] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2018.
18 audio discs (1380 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Fred Sanders.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Son of the South -- When a man comes to himself -- Ascent -- Against all odds -- A new freedom -- A president begins -- Lines of accommodation -- Our detached and distant situation -- Moral force -- A psychological moment -- Departures -- The general wreck -- At sea -- Moonshine -- Strict accountability -- Haven -- Dodging trouble -- The world is on fire -- Stumbling in the dark -- The mystic influence of the stars and stripes -- By a whisker -- Verge of war -- Decision -- The associate -- The right men -- One white-hot mass instinct -- Over here, over there -- So many problems per diem -- Defiance -- Final triumph -- Storm warning -- The fog of peace -- Settling the accounts -- Stroking the cat the wrong way -- Paralyzed -- Altogether an unfortunate mess -- Breaking the heart of the world -- Best of the second-raters -- Swimming upstream -- Epilogue.
"By the author of acclaimed biographies of Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Adams, a penetrating biography of one of the most high-minded, consequential, and controversial US presidents, Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924). The Moralist is a cautionary tale about the perils of moral vanity and American overreach in foreign affairs."--Provided by publisher.

Liars, leakers, and liberals : [the case against the anti-Trump conspiracy]

August 29, 2018
Pirro, Jeanine, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2018]
8 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
As an online commentator and host of her own show on Fox for many years, Judge Jeanine Pirro has seen firsthand how narratives take form, whether they are based in truth or not. In her explosive new book, she will write about some of the most egregious lies she's seen, and also interview various people who have been affected by fake news stories.

The age of Benjamin Franklin

August 27, 2018
Allison, Robert J., author and lecturer.
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lecturer: Robert J. Allison.
Compact discs.
"Course no. 8517"--Container.
disc 1. Benjamin Franklin and the American dream -- Meet the Franklins -- Benjamin Franklin's Boston beginings -- Benjamin Franklin and Philadelphia -- Benjamin Franklin in London -- Benjamin Franklin: printer and postmaster -- disc 2. Benjamin Franklin: scientist -- Benjamin Franklin and electricity -- Benjamin Franklin's religious beliefs -- Benjamin Franklin: American satirist -- The musical Benjamin Franklin -- Benjamin Franklin: ladies' man? -- disc 3. Benjamin Franklin: a reluctant politician -- Benjamin Franklin and the American Indians -- Benjamin Franklin and slavery in America -- Benjamin Franklin and Colonies vs. Empire -- Benjamin Franklin and the Crisis of 1773 -- Benjamin Franklin and Colonial independence -- disc 4. Benjamin Franklin and the Age of Revolution -- Benjamin Franklin: acclaimed in France -- Benjamin Franklin: making peace -- Benjamin Franklin: framing the Constitution -- Benjamin Franklin's critics and enemiess -- Benjamin Franklin's remarkable legacy.

The Celtic world [sound recording]

August 27, 2018
Paxton, Jennifer, author.
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lecturer: Professor Jennifer Paxton.
Bonus disc contains PDF course workbook.
"Following the surge of interest and pride in Celtic identity since the 19th century, much of what we thought we knew about the Celts has been radically transformed. From the warriors who nearly defeated Julius Caesar to druids who, contrary to popular opinion, definitely did not worship at Stonehenge, get to know the real Celts. In The Celtic World, discover the incredible story of the Celtic-speaking peoples, whose art, language, and culture once spread from Ireland to Austria. This series of 24 enlightening lectures explains the traditional historical view of who the Celts were, then contrasts it with brand-new evidence from DNA analysis and archeology that totally changes our perspective on where the Celts came from. European history and culture have been profoundly affected by the Celts, from the myth of King Arthur to the very map of the United Kingdom, where the English confronted the peoples of the "Celtic Fringe." With a wealth of historical expertise, Professor Jennifer Paxton, Director of the University Honors Program and Clinical Assistant Professor of History at The Catholic University of America, guides you through each topic related to Celtic history with approachability and ease as you unearth what we once thought it meant-and what it may actually mean-to be Celtic. Professor Paxton's engaging, often humorous delivery blends perfectly with the facts about the Celts to uncover surprising historical revelations. The ancient Celts are very much alive in the literary and artistic traditions that their descendants have both preserved and very deliberately revived. All facets of Celtic life, past and present, are addressed by Professor Paxton, who demonstrates a masterful knowledge and carefully separates fact from myth at every turn. Come along for a ride through history to discover your inner Celt."

Capitalism vs. socialism [sound recording] : comparing economic systems

August 27, 2018
Stuart, Edward F., author.
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lecturer: Professor Edward F. Stuart.
Bonus disc contains PDF course workbook.
disc 1. Gorbachev's hello and the Soviet goodbye -- Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Keynes, and Friedman -- disc 2. How to argue GDP, inflation, and other data -- British revolution: industry and labor -- disc 3. American capitalism: Hamilton and Jefferson -- Utopian socialism to Amana microwave ovens -- disc 4. The Bolsheviks: Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin -- Soviet planning and 1,000 left-foot shoes. disc 5. Economic consequences of European peace -- How FDR and Keynes tried to save capitalism -- disc 6. Social democracy in Europe -- Sweden's mixed economy model -- disc 7. French indicative planning and Jean Monnet -- British Labour Party and National Health -- disc 8. Social welfare in Germany: Bismarck to Kohl -- Soviet bloc: conformity and resistance -- disc 9. Two Germanies: a laboratory in economics -- The Soviet Union's fatal failure to reform -- disc 10. "Blinkered and bankrupt" in Eastern Europe -- From Chairman Mao to the capitalist roaders -- disc 11. After Deng, China privatizes and globalizes -- Asian tigers: wealth and state control -- disc 12. European Union: success or failure? -- Both sides now: experiment in Slovenia.
"All of the tradeoffs in competing economic systems-capitalism, socialism, and communism-are controversial. These systems and ideologies have undeniably shaped the way people view both the world today and modern history. But where does capitalism begin and socialism end? In short, it's about choice and compromise. Understanding and endeavoring to solve these perpetual dilemmas is the job of comparative economics. By looking at the many economies around the world-their histories, their failures and successes-comparative economics attempts to uncover the influences, systems, and decisions that can do the most good for the most people. Guiding you through this complex web of values and theories is Edward F. Stuart, who is a specialist in both comparative economics and Russian and Eastern European studies. Professor Stuart has been traveling, teaching, and learning about these economic systems-in the former Soviet Union, the former Eastern Bloc, China, Scandinavia, and Europe-for more than 30 years. The illuminating 24 lectures of Capitalism vs. Socialism: Comparing Economic Systems will show you the many ways the most influential modern economic theories were developed, how they function (or don't), and how they manage to operate both together and in opposition to each other, from the rise of Soviet communism to the future of the European Union and beyond. As you compare and contrast the many ways societies tackle economic issues, Professor Stuart demonstrates that even the most controversial economic decisions boil down to a deceptively simple question: What makes a good society?"

Ancient Mesopotamia [sound recording] : life in the cradle of civilization

August 27, 2018
Podany, Amanda H., lecturer.
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lecturer: Amanda H. Podany.
"Course No. 3166."
"When we imagine what life might have been like thousands of years in the past, the images we often conjure are primitive ones: reed and mud huts or plain brick dwellings, cooking pits, villagers, and simple farms. That was indeed what life was like in the earliest settlements, but by five thousand years ago, life in some places had become much more sophisticated than we might think. Impressive achievements-like stepped temples that towered like mountains, elaborate palaces (some with bathrooms and plumbing), and complex houses-were also a part of life for people who lived in cities that arose thousands of years ago, particularly in the fertile region that emerged along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Welcome to Mesopotamia, the ancient name for the region that is now Iraq, a remarkably advanced civilization that flourished for two-thirds of the time that civilization has existed on Earth. Mesopotamians mastered irrigation agriculture; built the first complex urban societies; developed writing, literature, and law; and united vast regions through warfare and diplomacy. While civilizations like Greece and Rome have an unbroken tradition of written histories, the rich history of Mesopotamia has only been recently rediscovered, thanks to the decipherment of Mesopotamia's cuneiform writing less than 200 years ago. In this 24-lecture course taught by Professor Podany, you'll fill in the blanks of your historical understanding as you witness a whole new world opening before your eyes. Riveting stories about kings and priestesses as well as ordinary people from all walks of life transport you back in time, giving you invaluable insights into the history of a landmark region that has long been known as the cradle of civilization."

City of devils [sound recording] : the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai

August 2, 2018
French, Paul, 1966- author.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2018]
8 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Paul Chan.
Compact discs.
A rags-to-riches tale of two self-made men set against a backdrop of crime and vice in the sprawling badlands of 1930s.

Calypso [sound recording]

July 16, 2018
Sedaris, David, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2018]
6 audio discs (approximately 6 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
Company man -- Now we are five -- Little guy -- Stepping out -- A house divided -- The perfect fit -- Leviathan -- Your English is so good -- Calypso -- A modest proposal -- The silent treatment -- Untamed -- The one(s) who got away -- Sorry -- Boo-hooey -- A number of reasons I've been depressed lately -- Why aren't you laughing? -- I'm still standing -- The spirit world -- And while you're up there, check on my prostate -- The Comey memo.
David Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk, and also Sedaris' darkest and warmest book yet.

Darkest hour : how Churchill brought England back from the brink

July 13, 2018
McCarten, Anthony, 1961- author.
New York : Harper Audio, [2017]
6 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by John Lee.
Compact discs.
From the acclaimed novelist and screenwriter of The Theory of Everything comes a revisionist look at the period immediately following Winston Churchill₂s ascendancy to prime minister. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Gary Oldman.

I see life through rosé-colored glasses : [true stories and confessions]

July 6, 2018
Scottoline, Lisa, author, narrator.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2018]
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by the authors.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella are back with more hilarious, witty, and true tales from their lives. Whether they are attempting to hike the Grand Canyon, setting up phone calls with their dogs, or learning what 'adulting' means, Lisa and Francesca are guaranteed to make listeners laugh, cry, and appreciate the funniest moments in life.

The coffin corner boys [sound recording] : one bomber, ten men, and their incredible escape from Nazi occupied France

July 5, 2018
Avriett, Carole Engle, author.
[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Publishing, [2018]
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Patrick Lawlor.
Compact discs.
After being shot down in Nazi-occupied France, nineteen-year-old George Wiley Starks and crew members spent six weeks walking to Switzerland with help from ordinary folks and the Resistance. He then returned to France to locate and honor those brave souls who assisted him in desperate hours of need. Here he retraces his steps to freedom and reveals the amazing stories of sacrifice and survival and how ten young American boys, plus their French helpers, became heroes.

Same kind of different as me : a modern-day slave, an international art dealer, and the unlikely woman who bound them together

July 5, 2018
Hall, Ron, 1945- author.
9 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Daniel Butler & Barry Scott.
Compact discs.
A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, this true story also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.

The world as it is : a memoir of the Obama White House

June 27, 2018
Rhodes, Benjamin J., 1977- author.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, [2018]
13 audio discs (ca. 16 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mark Deakins with a prologue read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
For nearly ten years, Ben Rhodes saw almost everything that happened at the center of the Obama administration--first as a speechwriter, then as deputy national security advisor, and finally as a multipurpose aide and close collaborator. He started every morning in the Oval Office with the President's Daily Brief, traveled the world with Obama, and was at the center of some of the most consequential and controversial moments of the presidency. Now he tells the full story of his partnership--and, ultimately, friendship--with a man who also happened to be a historic president of the United States. Rhodes was not your typical presidential confidant, and this is not your typical White House memoir. Rendered in vivid, novelistic detail by someone who was a writer before he was a staffer, this is a rare look inside the most poignant, tense, and consequential moments of the Obama presidency--waiting out the bin Laden raid in the Situation Room, responding to the Arab Spring, reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran, leading secret negotiations with the Cuban government to normalize relations, and confronting the resurgence of nationalism and nativism that culminated in the election of Donald Trump. In The World as It Is, Rhodes shows what it was like to be there--from the early days of the Obama campaign to the final hours of the presidency. It is a story populated by such characters as Susan Rice, Samantha Power, Hillary Clinton, Bob Gates, and--above all--Barack Obama, who comes to life on the page in moments of great urgency and disarming intimacy. This is the most vivid portrayal yet of Obama's worldview and presidency, a chronicle of a political education by a writer of enormous talent, and an essential record of the forces that shaped the last decade.

Chasing King's killer [sound recording]: the hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassin

June 22, 2018
Swanson, James L., 1959- author.
[New York] : Scholastic Inc, [2018]
5 audio discs (5 hr., 41 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kim Staunton.
Compact discs.
As violent threats cast a dark shadow over Dr. King's life, Swanson hones in on James Earl Ray, a bizarre, racist prison escapee who tragically ends King's life.

Meghan : a Hollywood princess

June 14, 2018
Morton, Andrew, 1953- author.
[New York] : Hachette Book Group, [2018]
7 audio discs (ca. 8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Charles Armstrong.
Compact discs.
"When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were set up by a mutual friend on a blind date in July 2016, little did they know that the resulting whirlwind romance would lead to their engagement in November 2017 and marriage in May 2018. Meghan is confident, charismatic, and poised; her warm and affectionate engagement interview won the hearts of the world. In this first-ever biography of the duchess-to-be, royal biographer Andrew Morton goes back to Meghan's roots to uncover the story of her childhood growing up in The Valley in Los Angeles, her studies at an all-girls Catholic school, and her fraught family life-a painful experience mirrored by Harry's own background. Morton also delves into her previous marriage and divorce in 2013, her struggles in Hollywood."--Provided by publisher.


June 12, 2018
Dalio, Ray, 1949- author, narrator.
New York : Audioworks, imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
14 audio discs (approximately 16.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author and Jeremy Bobb.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business, and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

West like lightning : the brief, legendary ride of the Pony Express

May 29, 2018
DeFelice, Jim, 1956- author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2018]
7 audio discs (8 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by John Pruden.
Compact discs.
In the spring of 1860 on the eve of a civil war that threatened to tear the country apart, two Americans conceived of an audacious plan for linking the nation's two coasts, thereby joining its present with its future. This book traces the development of the Pony Express and follows it from its start in St. Joseph, Missouri 1,500 miles west to Sacramento.

What Einstein got wrong [sound recording]

May 23, 2018
Hooper, Dan, 1976- author.
6 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lecturer: Dan Hooper.
"Course No. 1307."
These twelve half-hour lectures are about what Einstein got wrong. He may have kindled a scientific revolution with his famous theory of relativity and his proof that atoms and light quanta exist, but he balked at accepting the most startling implications of these theories-such as the existence of black holes, the big bang, gravity waves, and mind-bendingly strange phenomena in the quantum realm. In a course that assumes no background in science and uses very little math, research physicist Dan Hooper of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of Chicago focuses on Einstein's personal qualities that made him a heavy hitter with relativity but also a strikeout king in many of his other ideas. You start with two lectures on Einstein's special and general theories of relativity, and in a later lecture you cover his founding role in quantum theory. All are titanic achievements. The balance of the course deals with his false starts, blind alleys, and outright blunders, which are fascinating for what they reveal about the give-and-take conduct of science. Dr. Hooper closes with a lecture on the missteps of other great physicists-Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, and Isaac Newton-proving that Einstein is in good company. Even geniuses struggle to find the truth.

The rise of Rome [sound recording]

May 23, 2018
Aldrete, Gregory S., author.
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lecturer: Gregory S. Aldrete.
"Course No. 3350."
"The Roman Republic is one of the most breathtaking civilizations in world history. Between roughly 500 B.C.E. to the turn of the millennium, a modest city-state developed an innovative system of government and expanded into far-flung territories. This powerful civilization inspired America's founding fathers, gifted us a blueprint for amazing engineering innovations, left a vital trove of myths, and has inspired the human imagination for 2,000 years. How did Rome become so powerful? This mystery has vexed historians for centuries. Today, removed as we are from the Roman Republic, historians also wonder what it was like to be a Roman citizen in that amazing era. Beyond the familiar names of Romulus, Caesar, Octavian, Brutus, and Mark Antony, what was life like for the ordinary people? The Rise of Rome explores what made this state so powerful-and offers insight into why the republic cast such a long shadow over Western civilization. Taught by Professor Gregory S. Aldrete of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, these 24 engaging lectures tell the story of Rome's astonishing rise, from its modest beginnings, to the pinnacle of its stunning triumph over the Mediterranean, and finally to the moment the republic dramatically collapsed under the strain of its own accomplishments. Tapping into our latest historical understanding and leveraging new technology, this course takes you inside the story of the Roman Republic."

Why you are who you are [sound recording] : investigations into human personality

May 23, 2018
Leary, Mark, author.
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lecturer: Mark Leary.
"Course No. 1648."
"To understand the roots of personality is to understand motivations and influences that shape behavior, which in turn reflect how you deal with the opportunities and challenges of everyday life. That's the focus of these exciting 24 lectures, in which you examine the differences in people's personalities, where these differences come from, and how they shape our lives. Drawing on information gleaned from psychology, neuroscience, and genetics, Professor Leary opens the door to understanding how personality works and why. Throughout his illuminating lectures, five important personality traits come into focus, traits that form the foundation of how psychologists approach the topic of personality: extraversion, neuroticism, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness. Combining psychology with neuroscience and behavioral genetics, this exploration will open your eyes to the myriad ways our traits, motives, emotions, beliefs, and values are shaped by things like our genes, environment, experiences, and evolutionary history. Why is it so hard to change our behavior? Why do people develop different values and morals? Does personality change as we age? Is personality passed down through genes? Designed as a fascinating, accessible scientific inquiry, these lectures will have you thinking about personality in a way that enriches your understanding of the complex psychological processes that make you who you are."

American military history [sound recording] : from colonials to counterinsurgents

May 23, 2018
Clark, Wesley, author.
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lecturer: Wesley Clark.
"Course No. 8706."
Wars have played a crucial role in defining the United States and its place in the world. No one is better equipped to analyze this subject in depth than retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley K. Clark-decorated combat veteran, author, Rhodes Scholar, and former NATO Supreme Commander. In this 24-lecture course, Gen. Clark explores the full scope of America's armed conflicts, from the French and Indian War in the mid 18th century to the Global War on Terrorism in the 21st. Gen. Clark sheds light on the tactics and strategy behind such famous battles as Yorktown, New Orleans, Gettysburg, D-Day, Inchon, and Operation Desert Storm, plus many others. He also recounts his own experiences in combat during the Vietnam War, which he barely survived. Through his incisive commentary, you learn that the perfect time to attack is when an opposing force is separated, distracted, and disorganized due to crossing an obstacle such as a river, as happened to British Gen. Edward Braddock's troops while fording the Monongahela River during the French and Indian War. You also learn that the fall of Fort Donelson during the Civil War was due to incoherent strategy by the Confederates, combined with brilliant tactics by Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Among dozens of other examples, Gen. Clark covers his own strategy for halting Serbian ethnic cleansing during Operation Allied Force in 1999, when he was the general in charge.

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