Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 005


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A collection of ten short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches, news items and reports included in this collection were independently selected by the readers, and the topics encompass history, politics, philosophy, nature and religion. Included in this collection are “The Emanicpation Proclamation” and Second Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln, “Prinicpal Doctrines” by Epicurus, “Fox and Hound” and the preface to “The Breath of Life” both by John Burroughs, “The Wentworth Letter” by Joseph Smith, and “The Rhythm of Life” by Alice Meynell. From the New York Times, April 10, 1817 is an account of the Canadian capture of Vimy Ridge, “Haig Strikes Near Arras” and from the September 1921 issue of Vanity Fair an article on “The Flapper - A New Type.” And for the those with more than a passing in the history of railways/roads, the “Report of the Railway Department of the Board of Trade” from February 1845 which impacted the ‘gauge wars’ of the mid-nineteenth century in England wraps up the list! (summary by J. M. Smallheer)

(2 hr 21 min)

Chapters

Preface from The Breath of Life 9:39 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
The Emancipation Proclamation 5:41 Read by Chuck Sage
The Flapper--A New Type; Vanity Fair, Sept. 1921 10:17 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Fox and Hound 10:41 Read by Robert Scott
Haig Strikes Near Arras - April 10, 1917 8:32 Read by Esther
Principal Doctrines (Translated by Robert Drew Hicks) 13:51 Read by Leon Mire
Report of the Railway Department of the Board of Trade on the London. Worcester, 51:40 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
The Rhythm of Life 7:24 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Second Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln 6:05 Read by Chuck Sage
The Wentworth Letter 17:41 Read by Leon Mire