The American Crisis: Common Sense

“These are the times that try men’s souls.” With these words, Thomas Paine began a series of 13 extraordinary pamphlets reporting on the American Revolution. Part newsfeed, part op-ed, these pieces were widely circulated in the States and in Britain during the war. They reported on the progress of the war, argued for the reasons…

A Modest Proposal

Wickedly narrated by David Stifel, and written in 1729, this satiric essay on how to solve Ireland’s chronic poverty is perhaps more shocking today than when it was written. In the 1960s, when Peter O’Toole did a public reading of this piece in Dublin, he very nearly started a riot. Newspapers the following day lambasted…

Tarzan of the Apes

This book was an instant best-seller and became (and remains to this day) an international sensation, much like Harry Potter today. The story of the infant son of an English Lord and Lady marooned on the coast of Africa made its author famous and wealthy. Adopted by the she-ape, Kala, Tarzan becomes a “mighty hunter,…

Anna Christie

Will the unlikely romance between the rough and tumble stoker, Mat Burke, and Anna Christopherson, the world-weary daughter of the captain of a coal barge, survive? Set in 1910, the timeless question of, “How does love make us grow?” is pondered. This American classic, Anna Christie by Eugene O’Neill, is a play in four acts…

The Civil War in France

In 1871, the Franco-Prussian War was raging. The workers of Paris, fed up with a government that had begun the hated war, and the exploitation, repression, and abuse of “their” government, took matters into their own hands. They instituted the Paris Commune – of, by, and for the workers. Observing these events through news reports…

Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie

A classic tale of doomed romance, Longfellow’s classic epic poem reminds us that man’s inhumanity to man and refugees have been with us many centuries. The story of how the Cajuns came to Louisiana is only a part of this moving, evocative poem. Two lovers separated by a cruel fate stand against a canvas of…

The Mucker

From the creator of Tarzan of the Apes – a two-fisted adventure tale that “in a single book…is virtually a catalog of the pulps”. Billy Byrne is a tough, a hoodlum, and a mucker. His adventures take him from the streets of Chicago to the wilds of the South Pacific to the hobo rails of…

Thoughts upon the African Slave Trade

This sobering pamphlet was written in 1788 by an ex-slave ship captain turned clergyman. Famous for writing the hymn “Amazing Grace”, John Newton wrote passionately about his memories of the slave trade. His pamphlet helped sway the English Parliament to outlaw this hideous trade. This is a crucial piece of primary historical evidence about the…

The Mad King

High adventure and mistaken identities from the author of Tarzan of the Apes. The throne of a Middle European kingdom is at stake in the days before World War I. The true king has been imprisoned for years by the evil Prince Regent, Peter of Blentz, under the pretext that the king is mad. When…

The Return of Tarzan: Tarzan, Book 2

Book 2 of the Tarzan series. Tarzan arrives in England where he adapts to civilization, and then to America, but evildoers thrust Tarzan back into the jungle when they throw him overboard from an ocean liner, and he swims to shore for further adventures. Amazon/Audible • iTunes • Not a member of Audible? Click here.