These audio-course boxed sets include a batch of CDs and a mini-textbook. I'm almost finished with "The Seven Great Tragedies of Shakespeare," an outstanding course taught by none other than the legendary Harold Bloom.
Other enticing options include:
- What Would Socrates Do? A History of Moral Thoughts and Ethics
- Foundations of Western Thought: Hebrews, Greeks and Romans
- Masters of Enterprise: How the Titans of American Business Shaped the U.S. Economy
- Monsters, Gods and Heroes: The Epic in Literature
- Six Months that Changed the World: The Treaty of Versailles and the Road to World War II
- More than Mozart: Listening to and Appreciating Classical Music
- When Gods Walked the Earth: Myths of Ancient Greece
- Vault of the Heavens: Exploring the Solar System's Place in the Universe
I could go on. The topics are great, and the instructors are top-notch. Imagine passing that long commute without stewing about gas prices! The boxed sets are available online or at any Barnes & Noble location.