New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

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

The education of an idealist

November 15, 2019
Power, Samantha.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2019]
18 audio discs (21 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
In this memoir, Samantha Power traces her distinctly American journey, from Irish immigrant to human rights activist to United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Power began her career as a war correspondent and as a vocal critic of US foreign policy, and then put her ideals into practice while working with Obama in the Senate, on the campaign trail, and throughout his presidency. Power's perspective on government is unique, as she takes us from the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the Situation Room and out into the world of high-stakes diplomacy.

Me

November 12, 2019
John, Elton, author, narrator.
℗2019
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hr., ) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Taron Egerton with Elton John.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
An official autobiography by the influential music artist includes coverage of his complicated upbringing in a London suburb, his celebrity collaborations, his struggles with addiction, and the establishment of his AIDS Foundation.

The book of gutsy women [sound recording] : favorite stories of courage and resilience

November 12, 2019
Clinton, Hillary Rodham, author, narrator.
New York, N.Y. : Audioworks, imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio, [2019]
12 audio discs (approximately 14.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the authors.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter Chelsea share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them, women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.

Pacific : silicon chips and surfboards, coral reefs and atom bombs, brutal dictators, fading empires, and the coming collision of the world's superpowers

November 11, 2019
Winchester, Simon, author, narrator.
℗2015
12 audio discs (14 1/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs, digital recording.
The great thermonuclear sea -- Mr. Ibuka's radio revolution -- The ecstasies of wave-riding -- A dire and dangerous irritation -- Farewell, all my friends and foes -- Echoes of distant thunder -- How goes the lucky country? -- The fires in the deep -- A fragile and uncertain sea -- Of masters and commanders -- Epilogue: the call of the running tide.
"As the Mediterranean shaped the classical world and the Atlantic connected Europe to the New World, the Pacific Ocean defines our tomorrow. With China on the rise, so, too, are the American cities of the West Coast, including Seattle, San Francisco, and the long cluster of towns down the Silicon Valley. Today the Pacific is ascendant. Its geological history has long transformed us - tremendous earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis - but its human history, from a Western perspective, is quite young, beginning with Magellan's 16th-century circumnavigation. It is a natural wonder whose most fascinating history is currently being made. In telling the story of the Pacific, Simon Winchester takes us from the Bering Strait to Cape Horn, from the Yangtze River to the Panama Canal, and to the many small islands and archipelagos that lie in between. He observes the fall of a dictator in Manila, visits aboriginals in Northern Queensland, and is jailed in Tierra del Fuego, the land at the end of the world. His journey encompasses a trip down the Alaska Highway, a stop at the isolated Pitcairn Islands, a trek across South Korea, and a glimpse of its mysterious northern neighbor. Winchester's personal experience is vast and his storytelling second to none. And his historical understanding of the region is formidable, making Pacific a paean to this magnificent sea of beauty, myth, and imagination that is transforming our lives."--Amazon.com

Home work : a memoir of my Hollywood years

November 4, 2019
Andrews, Julie, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2019]
11 audio discs (13hrs., 30 mins.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Julie Andrews.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
In this follow-up to her critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Home, the enchanting Julie Andrews picks up her story with her arrival in Hollywood, sharing the career highlights, personal experiences, and reflections behind her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Victor/Victoria and many others. Not only does she detail her work in now-classic films and her collaborations with giants of cinema and television; she also unveils her personal story of adjusting to a new and often daunting world, dealing with the demands of unimaginable success, being a new mother, moving on from her first marriage, embracing two step-children, adopting two more children, and falling in love with the brilliant and mercurial Blake Edwards.

The bourbon king [sound recording] : the life & crimes of George Remus, prohibition's evil genius

November 4, 2019
Batchelor, Bob, author.
℗2019
11 audio discs (13 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Joe Barrett.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Bob Batchelor has unearthed a treasure trove of untapped historical archives to cover the life, times, and crimes of the man who ran the largest bootlegging operation in America--larger and more powerful than that of Al Capone--and a man who was considered one of the best criminal defense lawyers of his era.

The body : a guide for occupants

November 1, 2019
Bryson, Bill, author, narrator.
[New York] : Random House Audio, 2019.
12 audio discs (14 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As compulsively readable as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, "We pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted." The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information"-- Provided by publisher.

Learn German with Paul Noble. Part Three

October 15, 2019
Noble, Paul, author, narrator.
℗2012
4 audio discs (4 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Read by Paul Noble.
Includes a PDF booklet.
Compact discs.
Part 3 of the course covers taking a train, time phrases, the past tense, a brief encounter, course review.

Learn German with Paul Noble. Part One

October 10, 2019
Noble, Paul, author, narrator.
℗2012
3 audio discs (3 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Read by Paul Noble.
Includes a PDF booklet.
Compact discs.
Learn more than 6,000 German words in no time at all, and learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you. Part 1 of the course covers language ground rules, asking questions, an introduction to verbs, and checking in at a hotel.

Learn German with Paul Noble. Part Two

October 10, 2019
Noble, Paul, author, narrator.
℗2012
4 audio discs (4 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Read by Paul Noble.
Includes a PDF booklet.
Compact discs.
Learn over 6,000 German words in no time at all, and learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you. Part 2 covers numbers, eating out, asking for directions, and using the train station.

Metahuman : unleashing your infinite potential

October 8, 2019
Chopra, Deepak, author, narrator.
[New York, N.Y.] : Random House Audio, Inc., 2019.
11 audio discs (12 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
What is higher consciousness and why should it matter? Deepak Chopra helps unlock peak human potential which can positively affect physical health, mind and brain, and the deep wells of spirituality.

Toil & trouble

October 8, 2019
Burroughs, Augusten, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audiobook from St. Martin's Press, [2019]
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author, Anne Bobby, Robin Miles, and Gabra Zackman.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
For as long as Augusten Burroughs could remember, he knew things he shouldn't have known. He manifested things that shouldn't have come to pass. And he told no one about this, except one person, his mother. His mother reassured him that it was all perfectly normal, that he was descended from a long line of witches, going back to the days of the early American colonies. And that this family tree was filled with witches. It was a bond that he and his mother shared, until the day she left him in the care of her psychiatrist to be raised in his family (but that's a whole other story). After that, Augusten was on his own. On his own to navigate the world of this tricky power, on his own to either use or misuse this gift.

Call sign chaos : learning to lead

October 8, 2019
Mattis, James N., 1950- author.
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2019]
10 audio discs (approximately 11 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Danny Campbell.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis, the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time, and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine. It is the account of Jim Mattis's storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East.

The bottom of the pool [sound recording] : thinking beyond your boundaries to achieve extraordinary results

September 27, 2019
Andrews, Andy, 1959- author, narrator.
Grand Haven, Michigan : Brilliance Audio.
4 audio discs (5 hr., 11 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Andy Andrews helps you search for the reality that lies beyond the boundaries established in the name of "best practices," "industry standards," or "the way things are done."

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.

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