New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

June 23, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.
Unabridged.
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.

Principles

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.
℗2018
6 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lecturer: Dan Hooper.
Unabridged.
"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.
℗2018
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lecturer: Gregory S. Aldrete.
Unabridged.
"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.
℗2018
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lecturer: Mark Leary.
Unabridged.
"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.
℗2018
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lecturer: Wesley Clark.
Unabridged.
"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.

Killing the deep state

May 21, 2018
Corsi, Jerome R., author.
Holland, OH : Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2018]
5 audio discs (5 hr., 47 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dan Crue.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Argues that there is a secret conspiracy between leftist extremists, the mainstream media, government holdovers from the previous administration, and shadowy forces within the U.S. intelligence community to destroy the Trump presidency, and explains what Trump must do to prevail.

Barracoon [sound recording] : the story of the last "black cargo"

May 17, 2018
Hurston, Zora Neale, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2018]
3 audio discs (3 3/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Robin Miles.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
The true story of the last known survivor of the Atlantic slave trade, illegally smuggled from Africa on the last "black cargo" ship to arrive in the United States.

Paul Simon : the life

May 17, 2018
Hilburn, Robert, author.
New York : Audioworks, imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio, [2018]
10 audio discs (ca. 12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Robert Hilburn offers an intimate and inspiring narrative that helps listeners finally understand Paul Simon the person and the artist, including new and absorbing insights into his most enduring songs. Exploring his successes and failures onstage and off, the book combines the scholarship, passion, and storytelling grace of biography at its best.

A higher loyalty : truth, lies, and leadership

May 17, 2018
Comey, James B., Jr., 1960-
℗2018
8 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions.

The perfectionists [sound recording] : how precision engineers created the modern world

May 14, 2018
Winchester, Simon, author, narrator.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2018]
10 audio discs (11 3/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Simon Winchester traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement: precision.

Fascism : [a warning]

May 3, 2018
Albright, Madeleine Korbel, author., narrator.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2018]
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Madeleine Albright.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
When the Cold War ended, many, including former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, believed that democracy had triumphed politically once and for all. Yet nearly thirty years later, a repressive and destructive force has begun to reemerge on the global stage that looks very much like fascism. Albright paints a clear picture of how fascism flourishes and explains why it is once again taking hold worldwide, identifying the factors contributing to its rise.

True stories from an unreliable eyewitness : a feminist coming of age

May 3, 2018
Lahti, Christine, author, narrator.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2018]
5 audio discs (5hrs., 30 minutes) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
Christine Lahti focuses on three major periods of her life: her childhood, her early journey as an actress and activist, and the realities of her life as a middle-aged woman in Hollywood today.

Directorate S : [the C.I.A. and America's secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan]

May 1, 2018
Coll, Steve, author.
©2018
23 audio discs (approximately 29 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Malcolm Hillgartner.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
"Prior to 9/11, the United States had been carrying out small-scale covert operations in Afghanistan, ostensibly in cooperation with, although often in direct opposition to, I.S.I., the Pakistani intelligence agency. While the United States was trying to quell extremists, a highly secretive and compartmentalized wing of I.S.I., known as "Directorate S," was covertly training, arming, and seeking to legitimize the Taliban in order to enlarge Pakistan's sphere of influence. After 9/11, when fifty-nine countries, led by the United States, deployed troops or provided aid to Afghanistan in an effort to flush out the Taliban and Al Qaeda, the United States was set on an invisible slow-motion collision course with Pakistan. Today we know that the war in Afghanistan would falter badly because of military hubris at the highest levels of the Pentagon, the drain on resources and provocation in the Muslim world caused by the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, and corruption. But more than anything, as Coll makes painfully clear, the war in Afghanistan was doomed because of the failure of the United States to apprehend the motivations and intentions of I.S.I.'s Directorate S. This was a swirling and shadowy struggle of historic proportions, which endured over a decade and across both the Bush and Obama administrations, involving multiple secret intelligence agencies, a litany of incongruous strategies and tactics, and dozens of players, including some of the most prominent military and political figures. A sprawling American tragedy, the war was an open clash of arms but also a covert melee of ideas, secrets, and subterranean violence. Coll excavates this grand battle, which took place away from the gaze of the American public. With unsurpassed expertise, original research, and attention to detail, he brings to life a narrative at once vast and intricate, local and global, propulsive and painstaking. This is the definitive explanation of how America came to be so badly ensnared in an elaborate, factional, and seemingly interminable conflict in South Asia. Nothing less than a forensic examination of the personal and political forces that shape world history, Directorate S is a complete masterpiece of both investigative and narrative journalism."--Back cover.

The best cook in the world [sound recording] : tales from my momma's table

April 25, 2018
Bragg, Rick, author, narrator.
New York : Random House Audio, 2018.
16 audio discs (19 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Best selling author Rick Bragg presents a delectable, rollicking food memoir, cookbook, and loving tribute to a region, a vanishing history, a family, and, especially, to his mother, and including 75 mouth-watering Bragg family recipes for classic southern dishes passed down through generations.

Where there's hope : healing, moving forward, and never giving up

April 2, 2018
Smart, Elizabeth, 1987- author, narrator.
[New York, New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2018]
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
Elizabeth Smart follows up her bestseller, "My Story" with a powerful and inspiring book about what it takes to overcome trauma, find the strength to move on, and reclaim one's life. This is both an up-close-and-personal glimpse into her healing process and a heartfelt how-to guide for readers to make peace with the past and embrace the future.

The line becomes a river : [dispatches from the border]

March 20, 2018
Cantú, Francisco (Essayist), author, narrator.
[Westminster, Maryland] : Books on Tape, [2018]
6 audio discs (approximately 6.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
"A former Border Patrol agent's haunting experience of an unnatural divide and the lives caught on either side, struggling to cross or to defend it"-- Provided by publisher.

Rebel : my life outside the lines

March 16, 2018
Nolte, Nick, author, narrator.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2018]
6 audio discs (7 hr., 45 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nick Nolte and Christian Baskous.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"Legendary actor Nick Nolte delivers his most revealing performance yet. This intimate memoir is a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, and the quest for personal enlightenment as intense and hypnotic as the man himself. In a career spanning five decades and hundreds of roles, Nick Nolte has become a true Hollywood icon. Rising from a difficult childhood in the rural Midwest to leading roles and a trio of Oscar nominations in the golden West, he has been both celebrated and vilified; survived marriages, divorces, and a string of romances; was named People magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive'; and suffered public humiliation over his addiction issues, including a drug-fueled trip down the Pacific Coast Highway that resulted in his infamous arrest. Despite these ups and downs, Nolte has remained true to the craft he loves, portraying a diverse range of characters with his trademark physicality and indelible gravelly voice..."--Dust jacket.

The fire next time

March 14, 2018
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.
North Kingstown, R.I. : BBC Audiobooks America, ℗2008.
2 audio discs (2 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jesse L. Martin.
Title from disc.
"Complete & Unabridged"--Container.
At once a powerful evocation of his early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic, James Baldwin galvanized the nation in the early days of the civil rights movement with his eloquent manifesto.

The history of Christianity II : from the Reformation to the modern megachurch.

March 14, 2018
Chantilly, VA : The Teaching Company, [2017]
18 audio discs (18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (format varies: either CD-ROM disc (4 3/4 in.) or textbook (iv, 379 pages ; 19 cm.))
Lecturer, Professor Molly Worthen, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Title from disc label.
36 lectures (30 min. each).
disc 1. Prophets of reform before Protestantism -- Luther and the dawn of Protestantism -- disc 2. Zwingli, Calvin, and the reformed tradition -- The Anabaptist radicals -- disc 3. The Catholic reformation -- The church militant in the Spanish Empire -- disc 4. War and witchcraft in the Holy Roman Empire -- Puritans, kings, and theology in practice -- disc 5. Religious dissent and the English Civil War -- Eastern Orthodoxy: from Byzantium to Russia -- disc 6. Christians under Muslim rule -- The church and the scientific revolution -- disc 7. The enlightenment quest for reasonable faith -- Pietist revival in Europe -- disc 8. The first great awakening -- Religion and revolution in the 18th Century -- disc 9. The second great awakening -- The Mormons: a true American faith -- disc 10. Slave religion in the Americas -- Christian missions and moral reform -- disc 11. The church's encounter with modern learning -- The social gospel -- disc 12. Fundamentalism and Pentecostalism -- Apocalyptic faith in the 1800s and beyond -- disc 13. The church and the Russian Revolution -- The rival gods of the cold war -- disc 14. Rebellion and reform in Latin America -- Vatican II and global renewal -- disc 15. Secularism and the death of God -- The gospel and global civil rights -- disc 16. Culture wars and the Christian right -- Liberation theologies in Latin America -- disc 17. Prophetic religion in modern Africa -- Chinese Christianity: missionaries to Mao -- disc 18. Revival and repression in Korea -- The challenge of 21st-Century Christianity.
Discover new views of world history through the lens of Christianity.

Screenwriting 101 : mastering the art of story

March 8, 2018
Fletcher, Angus, instructor.
©2017
12 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Lecturer: Angus Fletcher.
Title from disc label.
Bonus disc contains PDF course workbook.
disc 1. 1. Thinking like a screenwriter ; 2. Reverse engineering successful scripts -- disc 2. 3. Building your story world ; 4. Developing your characters -- disc 3. 5. Tone: the screenwriter's Lens ; 6. Plotting your story beats -- disc 4. 7. Sentimental return: Casablanca ; 8. The tragic sublime: The Godfather -- disc 5. 9. Romantic satisfaction: When Harry met Sally... ; 10. Suspense and relief: Jaws -- disc 6. 11. Romantic longing: Annie Hall ; 12. Big wonder: Star Wars -- disc 7. 13. Charm: The Princess Bride ; 14. Alienation effect: Do the right thing -- disc 8. 15. Redemption: Unforgiven ; 16. Surreal Connection: Pulp Fiction -- disc 9. 17. Big sympathy: Toy story ; 18. Existential meaning: Fargo -- disc 10. 19. Film versus television: MASH and M*A*S*H ; 20. Writing a television pilot: Game of Thrones -- disc 11. 21. The sitcom: The Simpsons ; 22. The procedural: CSI -- disc 12. 23. The prime-time soap: Grey's Anatomy -- 24. Becoming a screenwriter.

A box of butterflies : discovering the unexpected blessings all around us

March 7, 2018
Downey, Roma, 1960- author, narrator.
[New York] : Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
5 audio discs (5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Introduction / by Della Reese -- Strength -- Kindness -- Courage -- Love -- Stillness -- Gratitude -- Home -- Conclusion: You never walk alone.
"Roma Downey -- best known as the beloved angel on the TV show Touched by an Angel -- has created a beautiful book filled with encouragement and hope, assuring us of God's comforting presence in our lives. Ever since she was a little girl, Roma has seen butterflies as a reminder of God's presence. They have appeared to her in moments when she needed encouragement and reminded her she is not alone. In this deeply personal book, Roma shares stories from her life, alongside quotes, poems, scripture, and artwork that she prays will uplift you as they have her. Each grace-filled chapter of this beautiful full-color book covers topics such as courage, strength, gratitude, love, and kindness. Reminiscent of the message of her popular television series, Touched by an Angel, this book's central theme is that there is a God, He loves you, and that even in your most difficult moments, He is by your side. That though you may feel alone, you are never truly alone. The subtle butterfly theme reminds us that the wonder of God's love and kindness is sometimes reflected in the gentle whispers of his creation and that we all have the power to transform from simple caterpillars into exquisite butterflies. Written in a way that encourages you to "dip in and out" of its flowing content, this inspiring book invites you to return to its pages again and again, as life brings new challenges or you find yourself in need of new inspiration" -- Amazon.com

The psychology of performance : how to be your best in life.

March 7, 2018
O'Connor, Eddie, author, speaker.
©2017
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Lecturer, Clinical Sport Psychologist Eddie O'Connor, Ph.D.
Title from disc label.
24 lectures (30 min. each).
Volume 1. 1. Sport and performance psychology -- 2. Deliberate practice: essential for experts -- 3. How values and goals drive performance -- 4. The benefits of mindfulness in performance -- 5. When positive thinking doesn't work -- 6. Acceptance and the willingness to feel -- 7. Commitment means "no matter what" -- 8. Finding internal motivation -- 9. Using imagery to prepare for action -- 10. Confidence and self-talk -- 11. Developing focused attention -- 12. Superstitions, rituals, and routines -- Volume 2. 13. Peak performance: getting in the zone -- 14. Performance anxiety and choking -- 15. Being the perfect perfectionist -- 16. Self-compassion for self-improvement -- 17. Burnout and the need for recovery -- 18. Pain tolerance and injury rehabilitation -- 19. The dangerous pursuit of the ideal body -- 20. Fan psychology, identification, and violence -- 21. Four qualities of a successful team -- 22. Talent: a developmental process -- 23. How to be a great sport parent -- 24. Aging athletes: competing and retiring.
Join a renowned clinical sport psychologist to learn mental tricks that will help you meet your goals.

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