Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 065

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Twenty short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. A review of William Carlos Williams' "Kora in Hell" by Robert McAlmon is one of several selections devoted to literature and learning. Others are H. P. Lovecraft's "Literary Composition;" George Herbert Betts's "The Mind and Its Education;" William Wells Newell's "Michelangelo as Poet;" and Thoreau's "Wild Apples." Humor receives its due in "The Methods of Mr. Sellyer: A Book Store Study" (Stephen Leacock); "The Plumber" (Charles Dudley Warner); "The Yawn of the Computer Age" (NSA Cryptolog); and an unnamed boy's "Essay on Girls." Innovation and inquiry are treated in a 17th century study "Of a Deaf Man's Capacity to Speak;" a 1794 description of color blindness (John Dalton); and an 1896 exposition on scientific kite flying. Historical topics include the status of Palestine and Syria in the 1920's; democratic socialism (Victor Considerant); Letters to Muriardachus (11th century, Anselm of Canterbury), and an Illinois flour mill's change over from horse team to gas powered delivery truck in 1913. Politics meet history in readings of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainee death notification letter and two selections from the 2019 Mueller Report--the executive summaries from volumes 1 and 2. Finally, for those with the munchies or a sweet tooth, Vol. 65 has recipes from Maria Parloa's "Chocolate and Cocoa and Homemade Candy Recipes." Summary by Sue Anderson.
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A Boy's Essay On Girls 1:26 Read by Dale Grothmann
Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes and Homemade Candy Recipes 42:16 Read by BettyB
Colorblindness, An Early Account (1794) 17:08 Read by Sue Anderson
Concerning "Kora in Hell" 11:36 Read by KevinS
Detainee Death Notification Letter 2:06 Read by Michael MacTaggert
Holy Land and Syria Under New Rulers (1922) 12:16 Read by BettyB
Letters To Muriardachus, King of Ireland 9:20 Read by Craig Campbell
Literary Composition 25:07 Read by Availle
The Methods of Mr. Sellyer; A Book Store Study 16:31 Read by David Wales
Michelangelo as Poet 38:16 Read by KevinS
The Mind and Its Education 32:58 Read by Courtney S
Motor Truck Hauls Geneva Belle Flour (1913) 2:21 Read by Sue Anderson
Of A Deaf Man’s Capacity To Speak 12:44 Read by Craig Campbell
The Plumber 4:06 Read by Dale Grothmann
Reply To Some Newspapers About Socialism 24:32 Read by Craig Campbell
Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential … 26:20 Read by Colleen McMahon
Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential … 25:10 Read by Colleen McMahon
Scientific Kite-Flying 51:05 Read by Garth Burton
Wild Apples 1:01:35 Read by KevinS
The Yawn of the Computer Age 3:43 Read by Michael MacTaggert