H G Wells interviewed civil rights leader Booker T Washington, and wrote: ‘Every such man stands… fighting against foul imaginations, misrepresentations, injustice, insult, and the naive unspeakable meannesses of base antagonists.’
Here’s a tasty holiday menu you probably haven’t seen before: Truman Capote’s favorite Thanksgiving recipes! Find a collection of delicious vintage dishes here.
Here’s how to make Truman Capote’s favorite retro recipe for a delicious cold banana pudding that’s topped with an airy meringue..
Think you don’t scare easily? Try taking a creepy detour along the edge of the spirit realm with these tales that have endured for more than a century!
How does an author become an author? For S E Hinton, the choice was easy — she wrote her first book, ‘The Outsiders,’ as a teenager, when she couldn’t find anything that she wanted to read.
Through vintage interviews, meet Theodor Geisel – aka Dr Seuss – the man behind The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Green Eggs and Ham and many more classic books for children.
These gorgeous illustrations of vintage fairies and other fanciful creatures were featured in magazines during the 1920s.
Vintage book clubs have been around since before the Depression – and while the titles have changed, the concept behind the membership isthe same. Here’s a look back!
I am at loss for the proper word to use to describe what television has done with Haley’s book Roots. “Enhance” will not do, nor is “heightened” sufficient. There is no word that is adequate.
For generations, the Little House books have enchanted adults & children, historians & romantics, with stories of the Midwestern frontier of the late 1800s.
Sometimes life is like a movie, like actor Matt Dillon’s life. Nothing much happened to him until age 14, when he was discovered at a New York junior high.
Disney’s magical Mary Poppins arrived in 1964. See classic movie clips, hear some of the songs, plus find out more about the film & its stars!
By the time A Game of Thrones was published, George R R Martin had written millions of words over thousands of hours. Here, see where his long career began.
Check out some original ‘Wizard of Oz’ cast photos from 1903, and see if you don’t think the characters seem creepy — maybe even a little bit ghoulish.
39 years before the classic movie ‘The Wizard of Oz’ was released, see what people had to say about ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ book back in 1900!
You liked the side action upstairs in the bedroom during the wedding from the book The Godfather? In the movie, you got it. Liked the horse-head bit? You got it. The restaurant caper with the crooked police captain? You got it, you got it.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr has hit in fact on a true science-fiction subject. As an American prisoner, in German hands, he was a witness to the Dresden holocaust, that appalling Day of Judgment for thousands — although who deserves to be judged by whom is less obvious than you may think.
Jack London’s first major work, ‘The Call of the Wild,’ changed both the face of literature and the fortunes of a young author.
The short story by Lucy Maud Montgomery, ‘Christmas at Red Butte,’ was published after her best-known work, ‘Anne of Green Gables,’ first delighted readers. Read it for free here!
Original Editor’s note from 1968: This article by the noted author James Baldwin… is an attempt to explain to whites the militant Negro’s reaction to ‘black power,’ as well as the Negro revolution now in progress. It is bitter, but not devoid of hope.
Readers worldwide were delighted to learn of a book discovery in 2015: What Pet Should I Get? by the famous children’s author Dr Seuss.
Even in the heat of summer, Stephen King never sleeps without a cover. “I know there is nothing under the bed,” he says. “But I also know that if I keep my legs covered, a cool hand won’t reach up and grab my ankle.”
Business Today: Publisher Lyle Stuart’s take on the world of books (1976) By LeRoy Pope – May 12, 1976 The trouble with book publishing today,
Long before people started wondering why the vampires of Twilight sparkled, there were other questions being asked about these creatures…
The Shrinkage of the Planet An essay by Jack London What a tremendous affair it was, the world of Homer, with its indeterminate boundaries, vast
Even before she wrote Little Women, she was eminent in her family… Louisa May Alcott was a big, lovable, tender-hearted, generous girl, with black hair, thick and long, and flashing, humorous black eyes.
Natural childbirth is winning new adherents By Marylin Bender Natural childbirth has moved from the status of controversial cult to ecumenical movement. During the last
Uncle Wiggily, star of Christmases past By Dolores Quinlisk – The Wichita Beacon (Kansas) December 25, 1974 Wichita likes to think of itself as a
GEORGE MEREDITH: Woman will be the last thing civilized by man. WILSON MIZNER: I know of no sentence that can induce such immediate and brazen
Women known to fame How Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton record history “If you want to know how mother and Susan B Anthony