Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 045


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include ancient Greek thinkers--Parmenides, Demosthenes, Euclid; William Lloyd Garrison and the National Anti-Slavery Convention; 19th and 20th century philosophers, sociologists, theologians and essayists--Bertrand Russell, Walter Rauschenbusch, Kierkegaard, N.F.S. Brundtvig, Frederik Sibbern, Hans Lassen Martensen, Oscar Wilde; science and invention--sunspots, paper making, aviation; and the shipwreck adventures of Alexander Selkirk, the real Robinson Crusoe. (summary by Sue Anderson)

Learning to Fly by William James Jackman was co-authored by Thomas Herbert Russell and Octave Chanute.
Sibbern, Martensen, and Kierkegaard by Fredrika Bremer was translated by Mary Howitt.
The Seerest of Prevost, Frederica Hauffe, by Justinus Kerner was translated by Catherine Crowe.

(5 hr 18 min)

Chapters

The Basis of Realism (1911) 12:44 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
Children in Prison and Other Cruelties of Prison Life 27:34 Read by Rob Board
Declaration of the National Anti-Slavery Convention (1833) 11:03 Read by Curt Walton
Grundtvig and Kierkegaard (1863) 11:56 Read by Craig Campbell
Learning to Fly 23:41 Read by Scott Danneker
Letter from Bertrand Russell (Journal of Philosophy 1915) 4:10 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
Linen Rag Paper - Recycling Old Clothes in 1825 50:39 Read by Sue Anderson
On Nature (540-450? BCE) 13:37 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
On the Nature of Sense-Data (1913) 20:14 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
Oration in Favor of the Megalopolitans 25:30 Read by Craig Campbell
The Real Robinson Crusoe, Alexander Selkirk 16:16 Read by David Wales
Reading After Thirty 6:04 Read by David Wales
The Seerest of Prevost, Frederica Hauffe 26:11 Read by Craig Campbell
Sibbern, Martensen, and Kierkegaard 10:50 Read by Craig Campbell
Some Explanations in Reply to Mr. Bradley 20:32 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
The Sun-Spots of August 1916 3:55 Read by Availle
The Teaching of Euclid 9:54 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
Unto Me 23:57 Read by Craig Campbell