Too many of the classics go unread and forgotten because they seem so imposing.
Now one of the country's most gifted teachers talks with one of radio's most experienced interviewers in a series of conversations designed to spark your interest and renew your passion for reading the truly great books.
In about a half hour per book, the Professor David Allen White --for more than a quarter century, one of the most popular professors at the United States Naval Academy-- explains to Hugh Hewitt and the listening audience everything anyone needs to know to launch into an important book. Professor White covers the author's life, where the particular book fits into his or her life's work, the big themes and major characters of the book, and all without giving away the plot. White celebrates reading and the great joys of literature, and inspires even those who long ago gave up the reading of the classics to strike out again. Whether in junior high or deep in retirement, these conversations will leave you ready to grab the books and dive in.