Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 004


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A collection of eleven short nonfiction works in the public domain. The items included in this collection were independently selected by the readers, and the topics encompass history, conservation, philosophy, politics, religion and cooking. Included in this collection are Thomas Jefferson's first Inaugural Address, "Secession" by Alexander H. Stephens, "Of Truth" and the preface to "The New Organon, or True Directions Concerning the Interpretation of Nature" by Francis Bacon, John Donne's last sermon delivered in March 1631, "On Old Age" by Cicero, a chapter from "The Fight for Conservation" by Gifford Pinchot, The Sacredness of Work" by Thomas Carlyle and an essay "On the Unjust Causes of War" by Hugo Grotius. On the lighter side, try selections from "Cocoa and Chocolate Recipes" by Miss Parloa and a 1912 article from Scientific American on the amazing escapes of Harry Houdini. (summary by J. M. Smallheer)

(3 hr 54 min)

Chapters

Author’s Preface to The New Organon, or True Directions Concerning the Interpre… 11:39 Read by ML Cohen
Death's Duel 57:58 Read by Aringguth
Handcuff Releases Under Difficulties - The Feats of Harry Houdini 5:45 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
The Moral Issue fromThe Fight for Conservation 16:42 Read by Robert Scott
Of Truth 5:19 Read by Cody Logan
On Old Age 1:12:47 Read by ML Cohen
On the Unjust Causes of War 16:32 Read by Anna Simon
The Sacredness of Work 3:51 Read by Robert Scott
Secession 12:27 Read by Robert Scott
Selections fromChocolate and Cocoa Recipes 19:37 Read by Clarica
Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address - March 4, 1801 12:11 Read by ML Cohen