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Walt Whitman Speaks

Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know

One Man's Meat

by E. B. White, Malcolm Hillgartner & Roger Angell Blackstone Publishing (July 05, 2016)

In print for over fifty years, One Man's Meat continues to delight readers with E. B. White's witty, succinct observations on daily life at a Maine saltwater farm.

Too personal for an almanac, too sophisticated...

And Yet...


by Michael Dirda & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (August 15, 2015)

From Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic Michael Dirda comes a collection of his most personal and engaging essays on the literary life—the perfect companion for any lover of books.

Michael Dirda has been hailed...

Man in Profile

by Thomas Kunkel & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (July 06, 2015)

This fascinating biography reveals the untold story of the legendary New Yorker profile writer--author of Joe Gould's Secret and Up in the Old Hotel--and unravels the mystery behind one of literary history's...

Unbuttoning America

by Ardis Cameron & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (May 15, 2015)

Published in 1956, Peyton Place became a bestseller and a literary phenomenon. A luridand gripping story of murder, incest, female desire, and social injustice, itwas consumed as avidly by readers as it was...

A Whiff of Wilde, a Pinch of Poe, and a Frisson of Frost

by Elliot Engel, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe & Robert Frost et al. Skyboat Media (May 12, 2015)

They are icons of the literary world whose soaring works have been discussed and analyzed in countless classrooms, homes, and pubs. Yet for most readers, the living, breathing human beings behind the classics...

The Eating of the Gods

by Jan Kott, Stefan Rudnicki, Edward J. Czerwinski & Bolesław Taborski et al. Skyboat Media (March 03, 2015)

In The Eating of theGods the distinguished Polish critic Jan Kott reexamines Greek tragedy fromthe modern perspective. As in his earlier acclaimed Shakespeare, OurContemporary, Kottprovides startling insights...

A Bit of Brontës, a Dollop of Dickinson, an Offering
 of Austen

Nora Webster

The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

by Will Durant & John Little Blackstone Publishing (March 21, 2013)

A wise and witty compendium of the greatest thoughts, greatest minds, and greatest books of all time--listed in accessible and succinct form--by one of the world's greatest scholars.

From the "Hundred Best...

The Wisdom of the Shire

by Noble Smith, Simon Vance & Peter S. Beagle Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2013)

In The Wisdom of the Shire, Noble Smith sheds light on the life-changing ideas tucked away inside the classic works of J. R. R. Tolkien and his most beloved creation--the stouthearted Hobbits.

Drawing on The...

The Renaissance

by Walter Pater & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (August 02, 2012)

Published to great acclaim in 1873, Walter Pater's compendium of idiosyncratic, impressionistic essays on the Renaissance gained him a reputation as a daring modern philosopher. Oscar Wilde called it the "holy...

New Ways to Kill Your Mother

How to Build an Android

by David F. Dufty & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (June 05, 2012)

The stranger-than-fiction story of the ingenious creation and loss of an artificially intelligent android of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick

In December 2005, a young robotocist on his way to Google headquarters...

The Dab of Dickens, The Touch of Twain, and The Shade of Shakespeare

by Elliot Engel, Joe Barrett, David Birney & Scott Brick et al. Skyboat Media (December 21, 2011)

They are icons of the literary world whose soaring works have been discussed and analyzed in countless classrooms, homes, and pubs. Yet for most readers, the living, breathing human beings behind the classics...

The Iliad

The Heroine's Bookshelf

by Erin Blakemore & Tavia Gilbert Blackstone Publishing (October 19, 2010)

The literary canon is filled with intelligent, feisty, never-say-die heroines, and legendary female authors. Like today’s women, they too placed a premium on personality, spirituality, career, sisterhood,...

Dostoevsky in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2005)

Building on his enormously successful series of Philosophers in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern now applies his witty and incisive prose to brief biographical studies of the world's great writers. He brings their...

Building Bridges

by Stephen King Simon & Schuster Audio (August 01, 2004)


Stephen King Live at the National Book Awards

Each Autumn, in conjunction with the conferring of The National Book Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature, the...

The Partly Cloudy Patriot

Hooking Up

by Tom Wolfe & Ron Rifkin Simon & Schuster Audio (October 01, 2000)

Nine unabridged essays from Hooking Up with five read by Tom Wolfe!

Only yesterday boys and girls spoke of embracing and kissing (necking) as getting to first base. Second base was deep kissing, plus groping...

The Children's Book of Virtues

by William J. Bennett Simon & Schuster Audio (October 01, 1997)

From the #1 national bestseller comes the definitive audio treasury of great moral takes for young children and their parents, including ten postcard-sized reproductions of Michael Hague's beautiful illustrations...

Our Sacred Honor

by William J. Bennett, Philip Bosco & Barry Bostwick Simon & Schuster Audio (October 01, 1997)

Millions of American families have turned to The Book of Virtues and The Moral Compass by William J. Bennett for moral guidance in troubled times. Our Sacred Honor offers inspiration and instruction as well...

Let's Be Heard

by Robert Grant Simon & Schuster Audio (May 01, 1996)


"Bob Grant is the king of talk radio in New York...He is one of the few talk show hosts who has lasted in combat radio. He defined it and spawned countless imitators...

The Moral Compass

by William J. Bennett Simon & Schuster Audio (December 01, 1995)

Featuring performances by: William Bennett, Elayne Bennett, Stephen Collins, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Megan Gallagher, Charlton Heston, Simon Jones, Rita Moreno, Tonya Pinkins, Richard Thomas, and Betty White.


The Book of Virtues Volume II

by William J. Bennett, John Bennett, Joseph Bennett & Elayne Bennett Simon & Schuster Audio (November 01, 1994)

Featuring The Bennett Family And An All-Star Cast

William J. Bennett, John, Joseph and Elayne, Edward Asner, Claire Bloom, Barbara Bush, Dorian Harewood, Charlton Heston, Andrea Martin, David McCallum, Kate Nelligan,...

The Book of Virtues

by William J. Bennett, Tonya Pinkins, Elayne Bennett & Charlton Heston et al. Simon & Schuster Audio (May 01, 1994)

Responsibility. Courage. Compassion. Honesty. Friendship. Persistence. Faith. Everyone recognizes these traits as essentials of good character. In order for our children to develop such traits, we have to offer...