New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

January 12, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

I can't breathe [sound recording] : a killing on Bay Street

January 11, 2018
Taibbi, Matt, author.
New York, New York : Penguin Random House Audio, [2017]
10 audio discs (13 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dominic Hoffman.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
A riveting work of literary journalism that explores the infamous police killing of Eric Garner, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Divide.

Gold dust woman : the biography of Stevie Nicks

January 9, 2018
Davis, Stephen, 1947- author.
[Minneapolis, MN] : HighBridge Audio, 2017.
11 audio discs (14 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Christina Delaine.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
An in-depth portrait of the classic-rock artist covers her role in the stardom of Fleetwood Mac, the affairs that inspired her greatest songs, her struggles with addiction, and her successful solo career.--From the publisher.

What unites us

January 8, 2018
Rather, Dan, author, narrator.
℗2017, ©2017
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
At a moment of crisis over our national identity, journalist Dan Rather reflects on what it means to be an American. He reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded. Looking at the freedoms that define us, from the vote to the press; the values that have transformed us, from empathy to inclusion to service; the institutions that sustain us, such as public education; and the traits that helped form our young country, such as the audacity to take on daunting challenges in science and medicine, Rather brings to bear his decades of experience on the frontlines of the world's biggest stories. As a living witness to historical change, he offers up an intimate view of history, tracing where we have been in order to help us chart a way forward and heal our bitter divisions.

Bobby Kennedy : [a raging spirit]

January 8, 2018
Matthews, Christopher, 1945- author, narrator.
℗2017
8 audio discs (approximately 10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
A portrait of Robert F. Kennedy depicts him as a perpetual family underdog, sharing insights into his decision to join the Navy as a common sailor, his ability to connect with voters from all walks of life, and his assassination during his 1968 campaign.

We're going to need more wine : stories that are funny, complicated, and true

January 4, 2018
Union, Gabrielle, author, narrator.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2017]
6 audio discs (7 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
Union launched her career with roles in iconic '90s movies. When she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault, she urged compassion for victims of sexual violence. In this moving collection of essays Union tells astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. She discusses her experiences with bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood; growing up in white California suburbia, and coping with the divorce of her parents. Throughout, she reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support.

An American family : a memoir of hope and sacrifice

January 4, 2018
Khan, Khizr, 1950- author, narrator.
New York : Penguin Random House Audio, 2017.
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"'I am an American patriot not because I was born here but because I was not. I embraced American freedoms, raised my children to cherish and revere them, and lost a son who swore an oath to defend them, because I come from a place where they do not exist.' In fewer than three hundred words, Muslim American Gold Star father Khizr Khan electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. And when he offered to lend Donald Trump his own much-read and dog-eared pocket Constitution, his gesture perfectly encapsulated the feelings of millions. But who was that man, standing beside his wife, extolling the promises and virtues of the U.S. Constitution? In this urgent and timeless immigrant story, we learn that Khizr Khan has been many things. He was the oldest of ten children born to farmers in Pakistan, and a curious and thoughtful boy who listened rapt as his grandfather recited Rumi beneath the moonlight. He was a university student who read the Declaration of Independence and was awestruck by what might be possible in life. He was a hopeful suitor, awkwardly but earnestly trying to win the heart of a woman far out of his league. He was a brilliant and diligent young family man who worked two jobs to save enough money to put himself through Harvard Law School. He was a loving father who, having instilled in his children the ideals that brought him and his wife to America--the sense of shared dignity and mutual responsibility--tragically lost his son, an Army captain killed while protecting his base camp in Iraq. He was and is a patriot, and a fierce advocate for the rights, dignities, and values enshrined in the American system. An American Family shows us who Khizr Khan and millions of other American immigrants are, and why--especially in these tumultuous times--we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most."--Dust jacket flap.

Endurance [sound recording] : a year in space, a lifetime of discovery

January 4, 2018
Kelly, Scott, 1964-
New York : Random House Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books, ℗2017.
10 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
A stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. The veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both life-threatening and mundane: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk; and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, on a previous mission, his twin brother's wife, American Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space. Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and determination resonate throughout, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career, and as he makes clear his belief that Mars will be the next, ultimately challenging, step in spaceflight. In Endurance, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the infinite wonder of the galaxy.

The smear : how shady political operatives and fake news control what you see, what you think, and how you vote

January 3, 2018
Attkisson, Sharyl, 1961- author, narrator.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2017]
9 audio discs (11 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
The veteran journalist exposes the practices of opposition research to reveal how political leaders use their influence to shape public opinion, connecting popular misconceptions to strategic smear campaigns that have influenced voters.

Thanks, Obama : my hopey, changey White House years : a speechwriter's memoir

January 3, 2018
Litt, David, 1986- author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2017]
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
"A different kind of White House memoir, presidential speechwriter David Litt's comic account of his years spent working with Barack Obama and his reflection on Obama's legacy in the age of Trump. Like many twentysomethings, David Litt frequently embarrassed himself in front of his boss's boss. Unlike many twentysomethings, Litt's boss's boss was President Obama. At age twenty-four, Litt became one of the youngest White House speechwriters in history. Along with remarks on issues like climate change and criminal justice reform, he was the president's go-to writer for comedy. As the lead on the White House Correspondents' Dinner speech (the "State of the Union of jokes"), he was responsible for some of President Obama's most memorable moments, including Keegan-Michael Key's appearance as Luther, Obama's "anger translator." With a humorist's eye for detail and a convert's zeal, Litt takes us inside his eight years on the front lines of Obamaworld. In his political coming-of-age story, he goes from starry-eyed college student--a self-described "Obamabot"--to nervous junior speechwriter to White House senior staff. His behind-the-scenes anecdotes answer questions you never knew you had: What's the classiest White House men's room? What's the social scene like on Air Force One? How do you force the National Security Council to stop hitting reply-all on every e-mail? In between lighthearted observations, Litt uses his experience to address one of today's most important issues: the legacy and future of the Obama movement in the age of Donald Trump"-- Provided by publisher.

Unbelievable : my front-row seat to the craziest campaign in American history

January 3, 2018
Tur, Katy, 1983- author, narrator.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2017]
6 audio discs (7 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
"Called 'disgraceful,' 'third-rate,' and 'not nice' by Donald Trump, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on--and took flak from--the most captivating and volatile presidential candidate in American history. Katy Tur lived out of a suitcase for a year and a half, following Trump around the country, powered by packets of peanut butter and kept clean with dry shampoo. She visited forty states with the candidate, made more than 3,800 live television reports, and tried to endure a gazillion loops of Elton John's 'Tiny Dancer'--a Trump rally playlist staple. From day 1 to day 500, Tur documented Trump's inconsistencies, fact-checked his falsities, and called him out on his lies. In return, Trump repeatedly singled Tur out. He tried to charm her, intimidate her, and shame her. At one point, he got a crowd so riled up against Tur, Secret Service agents had to walk her to her car. None of it worked. Facts are stubborn. So was Tur. She was part of the first women-led politics team in the history of network news. The Boys on the Bus became the Girls on the Plane. But the circus remained. Through all the long nights, wild scoops, naked chauvinism, dodgy staffers, and fevered debates, no one had a better view than Tur. [This book] is her darkly comic, fascinatingly bizarre, and often scary story of how America sent a former reality show host to the White House. It's also the story of what it was like for Tur to be there as it happened, inside a no-rules world where reporters were spat on, demeaned, and discredited. Tur was a foreign correspondent who came home to her most foreign story of all. Unbelievable is a must-read for anyone who still wakes up and wonders, Is this real life?"--Jacket.

Higher is waiting

December 20, 2017
Perry, Tyler, author.
℗2017
4 audio discs (4 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dominic Hoffman.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
An inspirational memoir about persevering through hard times and choosing faith over fear-a spiritual guidebook for the modern generation from award-winning auteur, playwright, and bestselling author Tyler Perry.

Undefeated [sound recording] : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School football team

December 18, 2017
Sheinkin, Steve, author.
New York : Listening Library/Penguin Random House : Books on Tape, 2017.
6 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mark Bramhall.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
An astonishing underdog sports story and more. It's an unflinching look at the US government's violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures.

Vincent and Theo [sound recording] : the Van Gogh brothers

December 18, 2017
Heiligman, Deborah.
Holland, OH : Dreamscape Media, 2017.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Phil Fox.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
This incredible story about brotherly love and the famous artist who was shaped by it is a meticulously researched account of the Van Gogh brothers' intertwined lives.

The Vanity Fair diaries : 1983-1992

December 13, 2017
Brown, Tina, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2017]
14 audio discs (17 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Tina Brown kept delicious daily diaries throughout her eight spectacular years as editor in chief of Vanity Fair. Today they provide an incendiary portrait of the flash and dash and power brokering of the Excessive Eighties in New York and Hollywood.

You can't spell America without me [sound recording] : the really tremendous inside story of my fantastic first year as President Donald J. Trump (a so-called parody)

December 13, 2017
Baldwin, Alec, 1958- author, narrator.
℗2017
6 audio discs (6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Alec Baldwin, Kurt Andersen, and Oliver Wyman.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
A satirical memoir written in the style of Donald Trump shares lampooning insights into the forty-fifth president's election, disdain for the press, backroom strategy sessions with White House advisers, and world-changing decisions.

Revolution song : [a story of American freedom]

December 12, 2017
Shorto, Russell, author, narrator.
℗2017
16 audio discs (18.75 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact disc.
With America's founding principles being debated today as never before, Russell Shorto looks back to the era in which those principles were forged. Drawing on new sources, he weaves the lives of six people into a seamless narrative that casts fresh light on the range of experience in colonial America on the cusp of revolution. While some of the protagonists-a Native American warrior, a British aristocrat, George Washington-play major roles on the field of battle, others-a woman, a slave, and a laborer-struggle no less valiantly to realize freedom for themselves. Through these lives we understand that the Revolution was, indeed, fought over the meaning of individual freedom, a philosophical idea that became a force for violent change. A powerful narrative and a brilliant defense of American values, Revolution Song makes the compelling case that the American Revolution is still being fought today and that its ideals are worth defending.

Boosting your emotional intelligence

December 12, 2017
Satterfield, Jason M.
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, [2017]
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Lecturer: Professor Jason M. Satterfield.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Improve your success in life by learning to manage emotions in yourself and others.

Food, science, and the human body

December 12, 2017
Crittenden, Alyssa N.
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, [2017]
18 audio discs (18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Lecturer: Professor Alyssa Crittenden.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Join an award-winning anthropologist for an exploration of the evolution of the human diet and its relationship to our bodies.

A children's guide to folklore and wonder tales

December 12, 2017
Harvey, Hannah Blevins.
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, [2017]
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Lecturer: Professor Hannah B. Harvey.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Discover the history and deeper meaning of some of the best loved folk tales.

The history of Spain : land on a crossroad

December 12, 2017
Salisbury, Joyce E.
[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, [2017]
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Lecturer: Professor Joyce E. Salisbury.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Examines how Spain has played a unique and pivotal role in Western civilization. It has historically stood at a critical crossroad of geography, cultures, religions, ideas, trade, and more. Spain's strategic location, through the centuries, has made it a magnet for multiple different peoples, and it has participated in and witnessed numerous major shifts, trends, and historical moments.

Sisters first : stories from our wild and wonderful life

December 8, 2017
Hager, Jenna Bush, 1981-
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2017]
6 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the authors.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye. As small children, they watched their grandfather become president. Just twelve years later, they stood by their father's side when he took the same oath. They spent their college years watched over by Secret Service agents and became fodder for the tabloids, with teenage mistakes making national headlines. But the tabloids didn't tell the whole story. Now Jenna and Barbara take readers on a revealing, thoughtful, and deeply personal tour behind the scenes of their lives, as they share stories about their family, their unexpected adventures, their loves and losses, and the sisterly bond that means everything to them.

God : [a human history]

December 8, 2017
Aslan, Reza, author, narrator.
℗2017
5 audio discs (5.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
A fascinating account of humanity's struggle to make sense of the divine, and how the idea of god, from its prehistoric origins to its emergence as a single divine personality, continues to offer new ways of connecting people of different faiths today.

The last castle : the epic story of love, loss, and American royalty in the nation's largest home

December 6, 2017
Kiernan, Denise, author, narrator.
[Grand Haven, Michigan] : Brilliance Audio, [2017]
8 audio discs (10 hr., 21 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Denise Kiernan.
Compact discs.
Documents the story of the Gilded Age mansion Biltmore, tracing George Vanderbilt's construction of his European-style estate and the efforts of his bride, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser, to become its protector in the face of changing fortunes and times.

The Vietnam War : [an intimate history]

December 4, 2017
Ward, Geoffrey C., author.
[Westminster, Maryland] : Books on Tape, [2017]
25 audio discs (approximately 31 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Brian Corrigan, Ken Burns and Fred Sanders.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
From the award-winning historian and filmmakers of The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, and others. a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart--the companion volume to the major, multipart PBS film aired in September 2017.

Martin Luther [sound recording] : the man who rediscovered God and changed the world

November 30, 2017
Metaxas, Eric, author, narrator.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, [2017]
16 audio discs (20 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
"On All Hallow's Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew. Five hundred years after Luther's now famous Ninety-five Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas...paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future...Luther's monumental faith and courage gave birth to the ideals of liberty, equality, and individualism that today lie at the heart of all modern life."--Container.

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