A Life of General Robert E. Lee

More books have been written about the American Civil War then any event in U.S. history, and this book deserves a place with those most studied. John Esten Cooke, a Captain in Stewart’s Cavalry, and a man who knew Lee personally, gives an insider’s view of Lee, his demeanor, and thoughts – before, during, and…

Beautiful Joe

First published in 1893 as a children’s book to encourage the humane treatment of animals, Beautiful Joe has taken it’s place along with Black Beauty, becoming a favorite of several generations of youngsters. Beautiful Joe narrates the story of his mutilation at the hands of a cruel master and the love he finds in the…

The Devil and Tom Walker

The Devil and Tom Walker is a classic short story by Washington Irving. When you make a deal with the devil you have to shake his hand. At the time Tom made his deal, it seemed like a good idea, but as Tom aged and death approached, he became very pious and even carried two…

Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know

Twenty four classic fairy tales compiled in 1905 by Hamilton Wright Mabie, this enchanting book isn’t your Disney classic. Little Red Riding Hood does get eaten by the Big Bad Wolf, but in most cases the princes and princesses go on to live long and happy lives and the wicked step mothers get their just…

The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild by Jack London was perhaps his best-selling book. Buck the dog, a St. Bernard Shepherd mix was living a comfortable life in the Santa Clara Valley of California until the demand for dogs of his type in the Klondike encourages the caretaker to steal him and sell him into a…

Tales of the Jazz Age

Tales of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s second book of 11 short stories, including “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, a humorous satire of the wealthy, is a perfect length for a long commute – and for a return to a golden, bygone era. Amazon/Audible • iTunes • Not a member of Audible? Click…