New Books on CD for Adults
Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Books on CD for adults.
The story of the Astors is a quintessentially American story, of ambition, invention, destruction, and reinvention. From 1783, when German immigrant John Jacob Astor first arrived in the United States, until 2009, when Brooke Astor's son, Anthony Marshall, was convicted of defrauding his elderly mother, the Astor name occupied a unique place in American society. The family fortune, first made by a beaver trapping business that grew into an empire, was then amplified by holdings in Manhattan real estate. Over the ensuing generations, Astors ruled Gilded Age New York society and inserted themselves into political and cultural life, but also...
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Trail of the Lost
In this true-crime account, a female former park ranger joins with an eclectic team of amateurs who are determined to find missing hikers along the Pacific Crest Trail and to bring three bodies home.
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Misinformation affects all of us on a daily basis, from social media to larger political challenges, from casual conversations in supermarkets to even our closest relationships. While we recognize the dangers that misinformation poses, the problem is complex, far beyond what policing social media alone can achieve, and too often our limited solutions are shaped by partisan politics and individual interpretations of truth. In Misbelief, preeminent social scientist Dan Ariely argues that to understand the irrational appeal of misinformation, we must first understand the behavior of 'misbelief, ' the psychological and social journey that leads people to mistrust accepted truths,...
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When Elon Musk was a kid in South Africa, he was regularly beaten by bullies. One day a group pushed him down some concrete steps and kicked him until his face was a swollen ball of flesh. He was in the hospital for a week. But the physical scars were minor compared to the emotional ones inflicted by his father, an engineer, rogue, and charismatic fantasist. His father's impact on his psyche would linger. He developed into a tough yet vulnerable man-child, prone to abrupt Jekyll-and-Hyde mood swings, with an exceedingly high tolerance for risk, a craving for drama, an...
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Sure, I'll Join your Cult
Comedian Maria Bamford shares a brutally honest and frenetic memoir about show business, mental health, and the comfort of rigid belief systems.
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The River We Remember
On Memorial Day, as the people of Jewel, Minnesota gather to remember and honor the sacrifice of so many sons in the wars of the past, the half-clothed body of wealthy landowner Jimmy Quinn is found floating in the Alabaster River, dead from a shotgun blast. Investigation of the murder falls to Sheriff Brody Dern, a highly decorated war hero who still carries the physical and emotional scars from his military service. Even before Dern has the results of the autopsy, vicious rumors begin to circulate that the killer must be Noah Bluestone, a Native American WWII veteran who has...
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No Meat Required
A culinary and cultural history of plant-based eating in the United States that delves into the subcultures and politics that have defined alternative food.
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You Will Own Nothing
When Carol Roth first heard that one of the World Economic Forum's predictions for 2030 was "You will own nothing, and be happy," she thought it was an outlandish fantasy. Then, she researched it. What she found was that a number of businesses, governments, and global elites share a vision of a future that sounds utopian: Everyone will have everything they need, and no one will own anything. From declines in home and vehicle ownership to global inflation and government spending, many of the trends of modern life reveal that a new world that is emerging, one in which Western...
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The Many Lives of Mama Love
"No one expects the police to knock on the million-dollar, two-story home of the perfect cul-de-sac housewife. But soccer mom Lara Love Hardin has been hiding a shady secret: she is funding her heroin addiction by stealing her neighbors credit cards. Lara is convicted of thirty-two felonies and becomes inmate S32179. She learns that jail is a class system with a power structure that is somewhere between an adolescent sleepover party and Lord of the Flies. Furniture is made from tampon boxes and Snickers bars are currency. But Lara quickly learns the rules and brings love and healing to the...
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How the Mind Works
Explains what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and ponder the mysteries of life.
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