Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 060

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Fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain independently chosen by the readers. Volume 60 features excerpts from two German philosophers, Christian von Wolff and Hegel, as well as British theologian Edward Stillingfleet. It contains essays on women as inventors (Matilda Joslyn Gage) , Uruguayan society (W. H. Hudson), political economy (Frederick Bastiat) pipe smoking (Sewell Ford) and personal dislikes (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.). Days to remember are chronicled in first hand accounts of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake (James Stetson), and a 1830's hydrogen balloon ascension over New York City (Charles Durant). Natural history is highlighted in accounts of Brazilian ants and monkeys (Henry Bates) and North American raccoons (N. M. Pairpoint). Last but not least, American journalist William Allen White writes a moving tribute to his 17-year old daughter Mary, who died after after being hit in the head by an overhanging tree limb while she was riding her horse. (Summary by Sue Anderson)

Rational Psychology was translated by Edward Kennard Rand.
The Contrite Consciousness was translated by Josiah Royce. (4 hr 15 min)


Brazilian Ants and Monkeys 23:44 Read by Leni
The Broken Window 6:28 Read by Michele Fry
The Contrite Consciousness 42:56 Read by Craig Campbell
Dislikes 6:04 Read by Dale Grothmann
An Every-Day Experience 3:09 Read by Dale Grothmann
In Defense Of An Offering 4:13 Read by Dale Grothmann
Letter of Edward Stillingfleet to Elizabeth Countess Dowager of Jocelin 6:28 Read by Craig Campbell
Mary White 11:44 Read by Liz Van Kleeck
A New York Balloon Ascension (1833) 10:03 Read by Phil Schempf
Political Economy 11:57 Read by Michele Fry
The Purple Land, an Excerpt 13:19 Read by Michele Fry
A Racoon Family's Night of Nights 13:08 Read by Sue Anderson
Rational Psychology 7:29 Read by Craig Campbell
San Francisco Earthquake Recollections 1906 1:01:09 Read by Ciufi Galeazzi
Woman as an Inventor 33:52 Read by Availle