The Mother Tongue

With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent—brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities,...

Winning Arguments

A lively and accessible guide to understanding rhetoric by the world class English and Law professor and bestselling author of How to Write a Sentence.Filled with the wit and...

Born To Kvetch

As the main spoken language of the Jews for more than a thousand years, Yiddish has had plenty to lament, plenty to conceal. Its phrases and expressions paint a comprehensive...

On Writing Well Audio Collection

The classic works on the art of nonfiction writing are now in a complete package for your listening pleasure.This expanded CD collection presents William Zinsser's On Writing...

Webster's New World Power Vocabulary, Volume 4 [abridged]

A Simon & Schuster audiobook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every listener.

Paradise

I have been in the Heaven that takes up most of his light, and saw things there that those who descend from that height cannot speak of or forget…’ Led by his guide Beatrice,...

Colorado apprenticeship program turns the factory floor into a classroom Rethinking College

Some high school students in Colorado may get prime jobs even before they get their diplomas. That’s because CareerWise, the nation’s first statewide youth apprenticeship...

Spanish for Retail

With the rapidly increasing Spanish-speaking population in today's marketplace, knowing Spanish has become crucial in the retail business. Learning Spanish will empower you to...

Reinvention of Chicago City Colleges

Just 20 percent of community college students complete a degree in the United States. Cheryl Hyman, chief of City Colleges of Chicago, is reshaping her school system not only to...

Group gives cash aid to rural Kenyans, then studies its effects

Since it was founded in 2011, U.S.-based nonprofit GiveDirectly has given cash unconditionally to villagers in eastern Africa, particularly Kenya and Uganda. The nonprofit’s...

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