May 2022-Nonfiction Listens

May 23rd, 2022 by cmcneil · No Comments · New Releases

Ice War Diplomat: Hockey Meets Cold War Politics at the 1972 Summit Series     

Written by Gary J. Smith              

Read by Kyle Tait  

Marking the fiftieth anniversary of the historic Summit Series, here is the incredible story of an unlikely political stage—the hockey rink—where a Cold War, and the threat of nuclear annihilation, is no less important than a power play in the final minute. Discover a diplomacy mission like no other: caught between capitalism and communism, Canada and the Soviet Union, young Canadian diplomat Gary J. Smith must navigate the rink, melting the ice between two nations skating a dangerous path.

“A rare side of the Summit Series story that has never been told. A fascinating insider view of how Canada/Russia ’72 was much bigger than the game.”James Duthie, TSN hockey host

Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk   

Written & Read by Sasha LaPointe  

Named a Most Anticipated Book of the Year by NYLON, Electric Lit, Ms., BookPage, and The Millions

A NYLON Must-Read Book of the Month

A Bustle Most Anticipated Book of the Month

An Indigenous artist blends the aesthetics of punk rock with the traditional spiritual practices of the women in her lineage in this bold, contemporary journey to reclaim her heritage and unleash her power and voice while searching for a permanent home.

“Absorbing . . . a worthy tribute to Coast Salish women.” —Time

Results: Getting Beyond Politics to Get Important Work Done

Written by Charlie Baker and Steve Kadish           

Read by Charles Constant

Distilled into a four-step framework, Results is the much-needed implementation guide for anyone in public service, as well as for leaders and managers in large organizations hamstrung by bureaucracy and politics. With a broad range of examples, Baker, a Republican, and Kadish, a Democrat, show how to move from identifying problems to achieving results in a way that bridges divides instead of exacerbating them.

“Immense capability and personal decency are the hallmarks of Charlie Baker’s leadership style, and they’re why he’s the kind of governor other governors listen to. Any aspiring leader, whether in the public or private sector, will learn [from this book] about the power of purpose and possibility, along with how to pursue real improvements in peoples’ lives.” — Doug Ducey, Governor of Arizona

Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution  

Written by Eric Jay Dolin              

Read by Eric Jason Martin  

The bestselling author of Black Flags, Blue Waters reclaims the daring freelance sailors who proved essential to the winning of the Revolutionary War.

“Dolin’s valuable achievement in recognizing and honoring these sailors’ oft-ignored contributions to American independence more fully fleshes out American naval history.” ― Mark Knoblauch, Booklist, starred review

The Day I Die: The Untold Story of Assisted Dying in America       

Written by Dr. Anita Hannig        

Written by Linda Jones  

An intimate investigation of assisted dying in America and what it means to determine the end of our lives.

“Of all events in a lifetime, death is the most solitary, and yet most people have no control over it. In The Day I Die, Anita Hannig investigates assisted dying. Her portrayal of people who want to have a choice at the end of their lives is calm, balanced, and devastating.” ― Sallie Tisdale, author of Advice for Future Corpses

Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts     

Written by Matt Bell      

Read by Matthew Boston  

A Lit Hub Most Anticipated Book of 2022

They say writing is rewriting. So why does the second part get such short shrift? Refuse to Be Done will guide you through every step of the novel-writing process, from getting started on those first pages to the last tips for making your final draft even tighter and stronger.

“[An] accessible, encouraging craft book offering helpful techniques for every step of the process.”
USA Today

Criminal Fraud and Election Disinformation: Law and Politics       

Written by Jeremy Horder           

Read by Jonathan Johns 

Criminal Fraud and Election Disinformation discusses the state’s approach to fraud and distortion of the truth in politics, especially during election campaigns.

How to Tell a Story: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Storytelling for Writers and Readers  

Written by Aristotle       

Written by Gareth Richards  

An inviting and accessible new translation of Aristotle’s complete Poetics—the first and best introduction to the art of writing and understanding stories.

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