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  • David Foster Wallace

    Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? Here -- with a carefully considered selection of his extraordinary body of work, chosen by a range of great writers, critics, and those who worked with him most closely. This volume presents his most dazzling, funniest, and most heartbreaking work -- essays like his famous cruise-ship piece, 'A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again,' excerpts from his novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King, and legendary stories like 'The Depressed Person.' Wallace's explorations of morality, self-consciousness, addiction, sports, love, and the many other subjects that occupied him are...read more

  • Caroline Kennedy

    In She Walks in Beauty, Caroline Kennedy has once again marshaled the gifts of our greatest poets to pay a very personal tribute to the human experience, this time to the complex and fascinating subject of womanhood. Inspired by her own reflections on more than fifty years of life as a young girl, a woman, a wife, and a mother, She Walks in Beauty draws on poetry's eloquent wisdom to ponder the many joys and challenges of being a woman. Kennedy has divided the collection into sections that signify to her the most notable milestones, passages, and universal experiences in a woman's life, and she begins each of these sections with an introduction in which she explores and celebrates the most...read more

  • Various Authors

    What defines Boston? Its history? Its landmarks? Its sportsteams and shrines? Perhaps the question should be, who defines Boston? FromHenry David Thoreau to Dennis Lehane, Boston has been beloved by many ofAmerica's greatest writers, and there is no better group of men and women tocapture the heart and soul of the Hub. In Our Boston, editor AndrewBlauner has collected both original and reprinted essays from Boston-areawriters past and present, all celebrating the city they love. In the wake ofthe Boston Marathon bombing, they responded to his call to celebrate this greatcity by providing almost all brand-new works, and forgoing royalties in orderto support the survivors and their...read more

  • Various Authors

    This collection contains twelve of the greatestradio shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio! You'll hear FreemanGosden and Charles Correll as Amos and Andy, Howard Duff as Detective SamSpade, Tom Conway as the immortal Sherlock Holmes, Jim and Marian Jordan asFibber McGee and Molly, Willard Waterman as the Great Gildersleeve, Eve Ardenas Connie Brooks of Our Miss Brooks, William Conrad as Marshal MattDillon on Gunsmoke, Charles Laughton in a terrifying episode of Suspense,plus many more! Experience the classic radio shows from yesterday-and thelegendary stars who made them great-in this incredible collection. Contents include: TheAdventures of Sam Spade, "The Lazarus Caper,"...read more

  • Various Authors

    Bestselling author, professor, and pundit Mallory Factorilluminates the conservative tradition in American politics with essays fromleading figures in the conservative movement. Ambitious in its breadth and depth, Big Tent providesa fresh and surprising treatment of the conservative movement as told by theleaders themselves. In this unique collection, which is based on Factor'sstar-studded course at The Citadel, conservative leaders explain how themovement developed as a powerful force in American politics, how it functionsnow with a wide range of viewpoints, and where it is going in the future. Theorigin of conservative ideas-from their ancient roots to their English origins,from the...read more

  • Various Authors

    SpeechWorks presents this collection of the greatest speeches of great women. Represented here are some of the most famous women of recent history, including athletes, politicians, businesswomen, diplomats, heads of state, activists, philanthropists, and more. You will hear the actual voices of these women, recorded at public functions at which they were the featured speaker. Included are the following: Amelia Earhart, American aviation pioneer Clare Boothe Luce, American author, politician and diplomat Eleanor Roosevelt, American polician, diplomat, and activist Gold Meir, a teacher, politician, stateswoman, and prime minister of Israel Mother Teresa, Roman Catholic nun and...read more

  • Washington Irving

    Apart from "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - the pieces which made both Irving and The Sketch Book famous - other tales include "Roscoe", "The Broken Heart", "The Art of Book-making", "A Royal Poet", "The Spectre Bridegroom", "Westminster Abbey", "Little Britain", and "John Bull". His stories were highly influenced by German folktales, with "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" being inspired by a folktale recorded by Karl Musäus. Stories range from the maudlin (such as "The Wife" and "The Widow and Her Son") to the picaresque ("Little Britain") and the comical ("The Mutability of Literature"), but the common thread running through The Sketch Book — and a key part of its...read more

  • Various Authors

    A boon for book lovers, this compilation features funny, fantastical and poignant stories about people with unique and passionate connections to the written word. Walter R. Brooks' "Ed Has His Mind Improved" performed by Tony Roberts, Italo Calvino's "The Adventure of a Reader" translated by William Weaver performed by John Shea, Adam Haslett's "Notes to My Biographer" performed by Isaiah Sheffer, Evelyn Waugh's "The Man Who Liked Dickens" performed by Leonard Nimoy, Molly Giles' "The Writers' Model" performed by Blair Brown, Ray Bradbury's "Exchange" performed by Rochelle Oliver, Audrey Niffenegger's "The Night Bookmobile" performed by Christina Pickles Presented by Selected...read more

  • Louis L'amour

    The Black Rock Coffin Makers Cattleman Jum Gatlin isn't the kind of man who goes looking for a fight. But he never turns away when one comes looking for him. And that's just what happens when he finds himself mistaken for another man - a man who has some very dangerous enemies. Like it or not, Gatlin is a dead ringer for the only man in town who stands between the ruthless Wing Carey and the ownership of the XY Ranch. Framed for the murder of the real Jim Walker, Gatlin suddenly finds himself the town's most wantd man. Now he must clear his name and help a pretty young firebrand by putting his own bid on the XY . . . with a pair of blazing...read more

  • Louis L'amour

    Take the stagecoach into Deadwood with Ranger Chick Bowdrie to bring a notorious killer back to Texas - and justice. When he meets a beautiful young woman convinced Curly Starr can clear her brother's name, Bowdrie agrees to help. But first he must elude the rest of Starr's gang who wait for the legendary lawman and his prisoner to leave town - so they can kill them...read more

  • Louis L'amour

    Jim Sandifer had run Grey Bowen's ranch for years in the rancher's absence. When Bowen reappears with his new wife, Rose Martin, and Rose's grown son. Lee, Sandifer is happy to see his boss. But then scheming Lee Martin turns Bowen against his foreman and his neighbors. Can Jim stop the range war that's brewing without losing his job? And what are the Martins really...read more

  • Charles Magerison

    The Statue of Liberty greets all who enter the city by sea. Most of the early immigrants arrived by boat sailing into New York Harbor. They built one of the world's greatest cities. But, who were these people that made New York what it is today? The Amazing New York BioView introduces Henry Hudson, Robert Fulton, Dr Elizabeth Blackwell, Othmar Amman and others who have made New York 'the city that never...read more

  • Charles Magerison

    What would it have been like to meet William Shakespeare when he lived in London? What would you have asked Charles Dickens about the experiences that led him to write Oliver Twist and other great stories? In this Amazing London BioView, you can do so, via the virtual interview process. You can meet the great names and understand how they contributed to London becoming a great...read more

  • Charles Magerison

    From poverty to riches. From colonists and slaves to citizens with a vote. From a log cabin to the White House. All images of the United States of America. How did people transform a nation to be a power house of business and democratic life? Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln established principles. Within the political frameworks, people like Earhart, Salk, Morse, Julian and Gilbreth did amazing things. Each of the BioViews provides an insight into their contributions, as if they had been interviewed, but without purporting to use their...read more

  • Charles Magerison

    Who was the first female doctor? Who is the only woman to win two Nobel Prizes? Read the incredible 'interviews' with these two amazing women and others, such as Florence Nightingale, and Helena Rubinstein. They suffered many set backs but succeeded. They all made outstanding contributions. In doing so, some avoided marriage, while others had multiple partners, and tasted the high...read more

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    In days when there was no radio or television, people relied on travelling entertainers. Mozart was one of these. In between his travels, he wrote his great compositions. On this audio you can meet other great composers and hear how they composed their...read more

  • Andy Mulligan

    In an unnamed Third World country, in the not-so-distant future, three “dumpsite boys” make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city.    One unlucky-lucky day, Raphael finds something very special and very mysterious. So mysterious that he decides to keep it, even when the city police offer a handsome reward for its return. That decision brings with it terrifying consequences, and soon the dumpsite boys must use all of their cunning and courage to stay ahead of their pursuers. It’s up to Raphael, Gardo, and Rat—boys who have no education, no parents, no homes, and no money—to solve the mystery and right...read more

  • Judith Michael

    When Katherine Fraser's husband Craig mysteriously disappears, she is beset by problems: two children to raise, frightening expenses, and no job. Judith Michael adds to this classic dilemma the glamour and intrigue of Craig's wealthy, prestigious, feuding San Francisco family for a fascinating and compassionate story of one woman's self-discovery. Determined to make it on her own, Katherine fashions a new life for herself as a jewelry designer and finds happiness with a new love. This absorbing novel set in exotic locales is filled with insight and...read more

  • Engle

    A monster is coming after Shane Reece. An earthquake two hundred miles from Fairfield has unleashed something terrible - Clayton T. Motley, a zombie gunslinger looking for revenge. Back in the middle 1800s, one of Shane's ancestors ran Motley out of Fairfield by putting a bullet in his hide. A posse chased the fleeing bandit for weeks until Motley holed up in a cave, where he eventually succumbed to his gunshot wound. The bullet inside him, however, was made out of something . . . strange. Now, almost one hundred and fifty years later, the earthquake has freed the undead gunfighter from his rocky prison - and he wants revenge. He's coming after the only Reece left in Fairfield -...read more