New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

January 15, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Inglés rapido. Volume 1

January 14, 2019
[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Publishing, [2018]
1 audio discs (1 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Narrated by Vivian Atienza and Marlon Lodge.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
El metodo de Earworms. Mientras que escuchas musica de manera relajada, las palabras se mezclan con los sonidos, introduciendose lentamente en la memoria. Tu aprenderas mas rapido y durable que con los metodos de estudio convencionales. Pruebalo! El volumen 1 abarca viajando con el taxi, en el hotel, en el restaurante, frases de cortesia, descripcion del camino, los numeros, lidiar con problemas y mucho mas. Perfecto para principiantes o para los que quieren refrescar sus conocimientos. En el Vol. 2 se trata de conversaciones. Se habla sobre el pasado, el presente y el futuro. Conversaciones sobre lo que te agrada o no y se practica otras situaciones utiles - incluyendo el coqueteo. Ademas de muchas otras palabras utiles y frases el Vol. 3 ofrece sobre todo elementos gramaticales importantes. Con esto seras capaz de formar oraciones largas y de aplicar su vocabulario de manera creativa.

The first conspiracy [sound recording] : the secret plot to kill George Washington

January 11, 2019
Meltzer, Brad, author.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2019]
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Unabridged.
"Includes interview with the author"--Container.
Taking place during the most critical period of the nation' birth, this tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington's character, but also illuminates the origins of America's counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA.

Ninety-nine glimpses of Princess Margaret

January 10, 2019
Brown, Craig, 1957- author.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2018]
10 audio discs (approximately 12.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Eleanor Bron.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Princess Margaret aroused passion and indignation in equal measures. To her friends, she was witty and regal. To her enemies, she was rude and demanding. In her 1950s heyday, she was seen as one of the most glamorous and desirable women in the world. By the time of her death in 2002, she had come to personify disappointment. One friend said he had never known an unhappier woman. The tale of Princess Margaret is Cinderella in reverse: hope dashed, happiness mislaid, life mishandled. Combining interviews, parodies, dreams, parallel lives, diaries, announcements, lists, catalogues, and essays, Craig Brown offers a kaleidoscopic experiment in biography and a witty meditation on fame and art, snobbery and deference, bohemia and high society.

Inglés rapido. [sound recording] Volume 3

January 7, 2019
[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone, [2018]
1 audio disc (1 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Read by Daniel Billings and Vivian Atienza.
Unabridged.
"Incluye un disco de regalo en formato PDF (formato de documento portatil)."
Provides a system for learning English by listening to specially composed melodies, with their rhythmic repetitions of English and Spanish words and phrases.

Inglés rapido. [sound recording] Volume 2

January 7, 2019
[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Publishing, [2018]
1 audio discs (1 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Presentado por Daniel Billings y Vivian Atienza.
Incluye un disco regalo en formato PDF.
Compact discs.
El método de Earworms. Mientras que escuchas música de manera relajada, las palabras se mezclan con los sonidos, introduciéndose lentamente en la memoria. Tú aprenderás más rápido y durable que con los métodos de estudio convencionales. En el Vol. 2 se trata de conversaciones. Se habla sobre el pasado, el presente y el futuro. Conversaciones sobre lo que te agrada o no y se practica otras situaciones útiles - incluyendo el coqueteo.

Inglés súper fácil [sound recording] : inglés correcto en 34 lecciones.

January 7, 2019
Miami, FL : Aguilar : Santillana USA Publishing, 2014.
3 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 coursebook (271 pages ; 22 cm).
Title from disc label.
Inglés Súper Fácil" is the easiest and simplest course you will ever encounter. Everything you need to know to speak English like a pro is explained here. No more mistakes! Every secret of the English language revealed in a quick, clear and definitive manner. Don't waste any more time or money! Save time and money with Inglés Súper Fácil. Presented in 272 pages, the 34 lessons included in this book will teach you what any school would take months to explainat an exceptional price! Don't wait any longer. You will not find anything like this in any other English course. Easy and uncomplicated! With this course, everything will become crystal clear! Every secret of the English language is revealed! Learn English fast with this accelerated course! This course reveals every secret of the English language so you can speak it like a pro, and we do it in a quick, clear and definitive manner. If you are looking for an accelerated and comprehensive course, don't look any further! What are you waiting for? Start now. Before you know it, you'll be speaking English correctly and without any mistakes."--Publisher.

It doesn't have to be crazy at work [sound recording]

January 7, 2019
Fried, Jason, author.
℗2018
3 audio discs (3 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Eileen Stevens.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
A practical and inspiring distillation of Fried and Hansson's insights and experiences. It isn't a book telling listeners what to do. It's a book showing them what the authors have done, and how any manager or executive no matter the industry or size of the company, can do it too.

Citizenship : passing the test. Civics and literacy audio CD

January 4, 2019
Weintraub, Lynne.
Syracuse, N.Y. : New Readers Press, ©2008.
2 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Item #2891.
"Literacy - low beginning"--Container.
disc 1. Welcome to America ; American places ; 13 colonies ; The new United States ; The Civil War ; Later history -- disc 2. The Constitution ; Congress ; The President ; A country of laws ; More practice ; Sentences for writing practice.
Designed to help students build listening comprehension skills that are critical to passing the civics and literacy tests.

Inglés [sound recording] = English : complete edition.

December 20, 2018
New York : Living Language, ©2012.
9 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 books (various paging ; 22 cm).
Title from disc label.
Included texts: Inglés esencial = Essential English, written by Christopher Warnasch, translated by Enrique Montes, edited by Laura Riggio ; Inglés intermedio = Intermediate English, wrtitten by Suzanne McQuade, translated by Enrique Montes, edited by Laura Riggio ; Inglés avanzado = Advanced English, written by Erin Quirk, translated by Enrique Montes, edited by Laura Riggio.
Inglés intermedio: Disc 4. La rutina diaria -- El trabajo y la escuela -- Disc 5. El trabajo y la escuela (cont.) -- De compras y haciendo mandados -- Disc 6. Por teléfono -- De viaje.

Origin story [sound recording] : a big history of everything

December 18, 2018
Christian, David, 1946- author.
℗2018
11 audio discs (12 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Jamie Jackson.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Part I: Cosmos. In the beginning: Threshold 1 ; Stars and galaxies: Thresholds 2 and 3 ; Molecules and moons: Threshold 4 -- Part II: Biosphere. Life: Threshold 5 ; Little life and the biosphere ; Big life and the biosphere -- Part III: Us. Humans: Threshold 6 ; Farming: Threshold 7 ; Agrarian civilization ; On the verge of today's world ; The Anthropocene: Threshold 8 -- Part IV: The future. Where is it all going?
A captivating history of the universe -- from before the dawn of time through the far reaches of the distant future. Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang through the present day -- and even into the remote future? How would looking at the full span of time change the way we perceive the universe, the earth, and our very existence? These were the questions David Christian set out to answer when he created the field of "Big History," the most exciting new approach to understanding where we have been, where we are, and where we are going. In Origin Story, Christian takes readers on a wild ride through the entire 13.8 billion years we've come to know as "history." By focusing on defining events (thresholds), major trends, and profound questions about our origins, Christian exposes the hidden threads that tie everything together -- from the creation of the planet to the advent of agriculture, nuclear war, and beyond. With stunning insights into the origin of the universe, the beginning of life, the emergence of humans, and what the future might bring, Origin Story boldly reframes our place in the cosmos.

Thanks a lot, Mr. Kibblewhite

December 17, 2018
Daltrey, Roger, author, narrator.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, 2018.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 35 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"It's taken me three years to unpack the events of my life, to remember who did what when and why, to separate the myths from the reality, to unravel what really happened at the Holiday Inn on Keith Moon's 21st birthday," says Roger Daltrey, the powerhouse vocalist of The Who. The result of this introspection is a remarkable memoir, instantly captivating, funny and frank, chock-full of well-earned wisdom and one-of-a-kind anecdotes from a raucous life that spans a tumultuous time of change in Britain and America. Born during the air bombing of London in 1944, Daltrey fought his way (literally) through school and poverty and began to assemble the band that would become The Who while working at a sheet metal factory in 1961. In Daltrey's voice, the familiar stories--how they got into smashing up their kit, the infighting, Keith Moon's antics--take on a new, intimate life. Also here is the creative journey through the unforgettable hits including My Generation, Substitute, Pinball Wizard, and the great albums, Who's Next, Tommy, and Quadrophenia. Amidst all the music and mayhem, the drugs, the premature deaths, the ruined hotel rooms, Roger is our perfect narrator, remaining sober (relatively) and observant and determined to make The Who bigger and bigger. Not only his personal story, this is the definitive biography of The Who.

You are a badass every day : how to keep your motivation strong, your vibe high, and your quest for transformation unstoppable

December 14, 2018
Sincero, Jen, 1965- author, narrator.
New York, NY : Penguin Audio, [2018]
2 audio discs (approximately 1 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
An everyday companion to keep you fresh, grateful, mighty and driven. In 100, exercises, reflections and cues that you can use to immediately realign your mind and keep focus unwavering.

Heirs of the founders : [the epic rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the second generation of American giants]

December 7, 2018
Brands, H. W., author.
[New York, N.Y.] : Random House Audio, [2018]
12 audio discs (15 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Eric Martin.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
H. W. Brands delivers a riveting story of how America's second generation of political giants, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John Calhoun, battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the shape of the democracy.

Vietnam [sound recording] : an epic tragedy, 1945-1975

December 5, 2018
Hastings, Max, author, narrator.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2018]
26 audio discs (33 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Peter Noble and Max Hastings.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Vietnam became the Western world's most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975. Max Hastings has spent the past three years interviewing scores of participants on both sides, as well as researching a multitude of American and Vietnamese documents and memoirs, to create an epic narrative of an epic struggle.

Ship of fools : how a selfish ruling class is bringing America to the brink of revolution

December 4, 2018
Carlson, Tucker, author, narrator.
℗2018
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"The popular FOX News star of Tucker Carlson Tonight offers his signature fearless and funny political commentary on how America's ruling class has failed everyday Americans. "You look on in horror, helpless and desperate. You have nowhere to go. You're trapped on a ship of fools." --From the Introduction In Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution, Tucker Carlson tells the truth about the new American elites, a group whose power and wealth has grown beyond imagination even as the rest of the country has withered. The people who run America now barely interact with it. They fly on their own planes, ski on their own mountains, watch sporting events far from the stands in sky boxes. They have total contempt for you. "They view America the way a private equity firm sizes up an aging conglomerate," Carlson writes, "as something outdated they can profit from. When it fails, they're gone." In Ship of Fools, Tucker Carlson offers a blistering critique of our new overlords. Traditional liberals are gone, he writes. The patchouli-scented hand-wringers who worried about whales and defended free speech have been replaced by globalists who hide their hard-edged economic agenda behind the smokescreen of identity politics. They'll outsource your job while lecturing you about transgender bathrooms. Left and right, Carlson says, are no longer meaningful categories in America. "The rift is between those who benefit from the status quo, and those who don't." Our leaders are fools, Carlson concludes, "unaware that they are captains of a sinking ship." But in the signature and witty style that viewers of Tucker Carlson Tonight have come to enjoy, his book answers the all-important question: How do we put the country back on course?"-- Provided by publisher.

Heavy : [an American memoir]

December 3, 2018
Laymon, Kiese, author, narrator.
[New York, N.Y.] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2018]
5 audio discs (6.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse.

Cambridge English IELTS. 13 : academic and general training : authentic examination papers.

December 3, 2018
©2018.
2 audio discs (1 hr, 42 sec. ; digital ; 12 cm. 59 min., 1 sec.) :
"Authentic examination papers from Cambridge Assessment English provide perfect practice because they are EXACTLY like the real test. These Audio CDs contain the recorded material to allow thorough preparation for the Listening paper and are designed to be used with the Cambridge IELTS 13 Student's Book. A Student's Book with answers."--Publisher description.

Renaissance : the transformation of the West

December 3, 2018
McNabb, Jennifer, author.
℗2018
24 audio discs (24 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.+ 1 course guidebook (format may vary: either CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.) or textbook)
Lecturer: Professor Jennifer McNabb.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
"While it's easy to get caught up-and, rightfully so-in the art of the Renaissance, you cannot have a full-rounded understanding of just how important these centuries were without digging beneath the surface, without investigating the period in terms of its politics, its spirituality, its philosophies, its economics, and its societies. Do just that with these 48 lectures that consider the European Renaissance from all sides, that disturb traditional understandings, that tip sacred cows, and that enlarges our understanding of how the Renaissance revolutionized the Western world. Guiding you through centuries of exhilarating change in Europe with the knowledge, insights, and discernment of a master scholar, Professor McNabb offers new perspectives on familiar figures and events while focusing on often-unexplored or overlooked areas, such as the role of women in the Renaissance, the daily lives of the rural poor and urban elite, the classical roots of Renaissance thinking, and the powerful connections between the Renaissance and the Reformation. By observing the Renaissance less casually and more critically, you'll uncover insights and connections you can't find in typical narratives that celebrate these remarkable, tumultuous centuries. These lectures are an authoritative, uncompromising, and multidisciplinary way to experience not just one of Europe's Renaissance movements'but all of them."

Ancient civilizations of North America

December 3, 2018
Barnhart, Edwin, author.
℗2018
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.+ 1 course guidebook (format may vary: either CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.) or textbook)
Lecturer: Edwin Barnhart.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
"For the past few hundred years, most of what we've been taught about the native cultures of North America came from reports authored by the conquerors and colonizers who destroyed them. Now'with the technological advances of modern archaeology and a new perspective on world history-we are finally able to piece together their compelling true stories. In Ancient Civilizations of North America, Professor Edwin Barnhart, Director of the Maya Exploration Center, will open your eyes to a fascinating world you never knew existed'even though you've been living right next to it, or even on top of it, for as long as you've been on the continent. The peoples of ancient North America were exceptionally knowledgeable about their environment, but their intellectual and artistic curiosity went much beyond the immediate need for food and safety. Beginning thousands of years ago, and without benefit of written language, native peoples became mathematicians, construction and soil engineers, astronomers, urban planners, and more. They developed thriving cities, extensive trade routes, canals to bring water to the desert, and earthworks we still marvel over today. In 24 exciting lectures, you'll learn about the vibrant cities of Poverty Point, the first city in North America, built about 3,500 years ago, and Cahokia, the largest city of ancient North America. You'll explore the many ways in which the Chacoan environment provided cultural and religious focus for peoples of the southwest. And you'll learn about the Iroquoian source of some of our most basic 'American' values."

The learning brain

December 3, 2018
Polk, Thad A., author.
℗2018
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.+ 1 course guidebook (format may vary: either CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.) or textbook)
Lecturer: Thad A. Polk.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
"One of the most complicated and advanced computers on Earth can't be purchased in any store. This astonishing device, responsible for storing and retrieving vast quantities of information that can be accessed at a moment's notice, is the human brain. How does such a dynamic and powerful machine make memories, learn a language, and remember how to drive a car? What habits can we adopt in order to learn more effectively throughout our lives? And how do external factors like traumatic injuries and mood affect our grey matter? The answers to these questions are merely the tip of the iceberg in The Learning Brain. These 24 half-hour lectures offer in-depth and surprising lessons about how the brain learns and how we can optimize that learning. Begin your journey by focusing on which parts of the brain are responsible for different kinds of memory, from personal experiences and memorized facts to short-term memory, and how these systems work on a psychological and biological level. Then, discover how to better absorb and retain all kinds of memories in all stages of life. This course is chock full of valuable information, whether you're learning a new language at 60 or discovering calculus at 16. If you need better study habits, struggle with learning a new skill, or just worry about memories fading with age, The Learning Brain will provide illuminating insights. Take this journey with Thad Polk, Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan, whose well-organized curriculum and relaxed teaching style ease you into intricate aspects of learning science, including the underlying cognitive and neural mechanisms involved. Professor Polk's credentials in psychology and over 20 years' experience in education shine through every lecture of The Learning Brain as he firmly supports this rigorous exploration with scientific studies conducted over the last several decades of neuroscientific research."

Crashes and crises : lessons from a history of financial disasters

December 3, 2018
Fullencamp, Connel, author.
℗2018
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.+ 1 course guidebook (format may vary: either CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.) or textbook)
Lecturer: Professor Connel Fullencamp.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Professor Connel Fullenkamp of Duke University guides you through four centuries of economic disasters--from tulip mania in the 1600s to the Great Recession of 2007-2009. Each of his 24 lectures covers a notable incident of financial misfortune or folly that is worthy of a Hollywood thriller. You hear how Charles Ponzi conducted the moneymaking scam that bears his name; how mining companies in the Old West sprang up like internet startups, with a similar imbalance of winners and losers; how hyperinflation destroyed Germany's economy at the beginning of 1920s and how its resulting stock market crash nearly sank America's stock market. You also hear how the Great Depression deepened through a wave of bank panics; how in more recent times the U.S. savings and loan industry went belly-up; how Orange County in California went bankrupt; how Japan's hard-charging economy came to a screeching halt; how currency crises swept the globe; how subprime mortgages nearly sparked a second Great Depression, and much more. You also learn how technology has transformed stock trading, how cryptocurrencies work, and why we live in an era of financial instability. As well as entertaining you with riveting stories, Professor Fullenkamp inoculates you against the gullibility, overconfidence, and herd mentality that have lured many to financial ruin. You won't have any trouble staying awake through these stimulating lectures. And, armed with the knowledge of how to stay out of harm's way, you may even sleep better at night.

Presidents of War [sound recording] : the epic story from 1807 to modern times

November 28, 2018
Beschloss, Michael R., author.
[New York] : Penguin Random House Audio, [2018]
21 audio discs (26 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Fred Sanders.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America's wartime chief executives.

Becoming [sound recording]

November 27, 2018
Obama, Michelle, 1964- author, narrator.
℗2018
16 audio discs (19 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private. A deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations.

Brief answers to the big questions

November 26, 2018
Hawking, Stephen, 1942-2018, author.
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2018]
4 audio discs (4 hr., 52 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ben Whishaw.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Stephen Hawking was one of the greatest minds of our time and a figure of inspiration after defying his ALS diagnosis at age twenty-one. He is known for both his breakthroughs in theoretical physics as well as his ability to make complex concepts accessible for all, and was beloved for his mischievous sense of humor. Within these pages, he provides his personal views on our biggest challenges as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next. Each section will be introduced by a leading thinker offering his or her own insight into Professor Hawking's contribution to our understanding. The book will also feature a foreword actor Eddie Redmayne, and an afterword by Hawking's daughter, Lucy Hawking, as well as personal photographs and additional archival material.

The white darkness

November 21, 2018
Grann, David, author.
New York, NY : Random House Audio, [2018]
2 audio discs (2 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Will Patton.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the nineteenth-century polar explorer, who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole, and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. Shackleton never completed his journeys, but he repeatedly rescued his men from certain death, and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in history. Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions. He was related to one of Shackleton's men, Frank Worsley, and spent a fortune collecting artifacts from their epic treks across the continent. He modeled his military command on Shackleton's legendary skills and was determined to measure his own powers of endurance against them. He would succeed where Shackleton had failed, in the most brutal landscape in the world. In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton's crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape, life-threatening physical exhaustion, and hidden crevasses. Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back. On November 13, 2015, at age 55, Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone. David Grann tells Worsley's remarkable story with the intensity and power that have led him to be called "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today."

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