New and Recently Released UNC Press Audiobooks

We are pleased to announce the availability of the following UNC Press titles in audiobook format (sample audio excerpts are available via the links below):

Those Who Know Don’t Say: The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement, and the Carceral State by Garrett Felber, published by Tantor Media

Felber . . . examines how the Nation of Islam, and its growth during the civil rights era, impacted prisons, policing, school desegregation, and voting rights. Drawing on history, law, sociology, and politics, Felber looks at how the Nation impacted the modern carceral state. . . . One can find many books on Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam, but Felber’s is valuable for its interdisciplinary approach to possible solutions for the carceral state in the 21st century.

CHOICE

Springer Mountain: Meditation on Killing and Eating by Wyatt Williams, published by Tantor Media

What are the implications of eating meat? In this release, former Atlanta restaurant critic Wyatt Williams applies years of investigative reporting to uncomfortable questions about animals and our appetites that, as factory farming proliferates, are only becoming more urgent. More profanely poetic than polemic—Williams is a kindred spirit to experimental essayists like Eula Biss—Springer Mountain gestures at the beating heart of life’s big inquiries.

INDY Week

Nixon’s War at Home: The FBI, Leftist Guerrillas, and The Origins of Counterterrorism by Daniel S. Chard, published by Tantor Media

With clarity and novelistic freshness, this book offers a persuasive account of the advent of ‘counterterrorism’ as a practice and priority of the U.S. state as it responded to the ‘guerrilla’ violence of the late 1960s and early 1970s. It is also a fascinating, personality-driven story of the bureaucratic infighting that dogged law enforcement. Amidst all of this is a revelatory narrative of the final years of J. Edgar Hoover, long vilified as an enemy of civil liberties, as he attempted to resist Richard Nixon’s efforts to interfere with FBI practices, leading to an utterly novel connection between the war on domestic terrorism and the Watergate scandal. Drawing from countless FBI documents and presidential communications, this is a stellar work of history and a major achievement.

Jeremy Varon, author of Bringing the War Home: The Weather Underground, the Red Army Faction, and Revolutionary Violence in the Sixties and Seventies

The Vote Collectors: The True Story of the Scamsters, Politicians, and Preachers behind the Nation’s Greatest Electoral Fraud by Michael Graff & Nick Ochsner, published by HighBridge Audio

In The Vote Collectors, that scandal—which made national headlines for months—is secondary to a more comprehensive examination of its historical, economic, and political antecedents in Bladen County and oft-forgotten eastern North Carolina…The authors unfurl the story in three parts: a deep probe into the history of post-Civil War eastern North Carolina sandwiched by more recent developments in Bladen County, leading up to and after the 2018 election.

Charlotte Magazine

Winter in America: A Cultural History of Neoliberalism, from the Sixties to the Reagan Revolution by Daniel Robert McClure, published by Tantor Media

At a time when modern-day America’s cultural and political divides are wider than ever, it’s necessary to ask how the nation came to this painful point. In Winter in America, Daniel Robert McClure provides answers. This book frequently makes for uncomfortable reading, but honest reflection on painful facts isn’t supposed to be easy. The past has much to teach us, and Winter in America is an essential guide.

Jeff Guinn, New York Times bestselling author of Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson and The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

Meatpacking America: How Migration, Work and Faith Unite and Divide the Heartland by Kristy Nabhan-Warren, published by Tantor Media

Kristy Nabhan-Warren gives us rare insight into the worlds of faith running in parallel, and sometimes colliding, in rural Iowa meatpacking communities transformed by immigration. Faith sustains the refugee on his or her journey, it builds lasting and vital communities, and sometimes it’s used to rationalize brutal work that is intended to feed us. So often, it is overlooked by those of us who don’t have a clue who cut that Iowa Chop.

Art Cullen, Pulitzer Prize–winning editor of The Storm Lake (Iowa) Times and author of Storm Lake: Change, Resilience, and Hope in America’s Heartland

Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command by Kent Masterson Brown, published by Tantor Media

Attacked relentlessly by the press, considered a hopeless mediocrity within Lincoln’s administration, and rarely cheered by his soldiers, George Gordon Meade is today largely misunderstood or ignored, despite his magnificent triumph at Gettysburg. Kent Masterson Brown’s masterful book will change all that. In beautiful prose and compelling analysis, Brown puts the reader in the general’s shoes as never before, revealing his crucial role in delivering Northerners an unparalleled victory in the pivotal summer of 1863.

Peter S. Carmichael, author of The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies