Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 075

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(5 stars; 2 reviews)

Twenty short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. Is the sound of a dripping faucet music? According to Aldous Huxley, "The music of the drops is the symbol and type of the whole universe... asymptotic to sense, infinitely close to significance, but never touching it." (Water Music). Sensory and psychological exploration define several recordings in Vol. 075 (On the Pleasures of Friendship; Prohibition; The Danger of Lying in Bed; The Effects of Opium in Lowness of Spirits; How to Listen to Music; The Story of the Alphabet; Letter from William Blake; and Poets). Narrative history and biography apply a more traditional approach to questions of motivation (Jesse James; Europe in the Mid-17th Century; The History of British India; On the Federal Constitution; John Quincy Adams and the Right of Petition; Saving Mr. Lincoln; Moses Maimonides). Lastly, the importance of critical and scientific observation are highlighted in Velocities Expressed in Meters per Second; The Original Hudson Tunnel; and The Peruvian Earthquake of 1868. Summary by Sue Anderson

The Subways and Tunnels of New York was co-authored by Lucius I Wightman and William Lawrence Saunders. (7 hr 8 min)


The Danger Of Lying In Bed 9:08 Read by Dale Grothmann
Europe in the Middle of the 17th Century, Part 1 1:04:03 Read by Piotr Nater
Europe in the Middle of the 17th Century, Part 2 1:10:37 Read by Piotr Nater
Jesse James' Career in Texas 3:53 Read by ChadH94
John Quincy Adams and The Right of Petition 10:22 Read by Wayne Cooke
The History of British India, Chapter 1 50:17 Read by Craig Campbell
How to Listen to Music 17:25 Read by Lynne T
Letter from William Blake to Mr. Butts, 16th August, 1803 11:29 Read by Sue Anderson
The Life of Moses Maimonides 42:39 Read by Daniel Davison
Of The Effects of Opium in Lowness of Spirits 7:15 Read by Craig Campbell
On the Federal Constitution 5:26 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Original Hudson Tunnel 7:08 Read by Chad Sawyer
The Peruvian Earthquake of 1868 41:18 Read by Sue Anderson
The Pleasures of Friendship 5:40 Read by Colleen McMahon
Poets 7:19 Read by ChadH94
Prohibition 20:15 Read by Michele Fry
Saving Mr. Lincoln 11:17 Read by Winston Tharp
The Story of the Alphabet 24:36 Read by Wayne Cooke
Table of Different Velocities Expressed in Meters Per Second 10:26 Read by Availle
Water Music 7:55 Read by Daniel Davison


Very entertaining

(5 stars)

So happy that I discovered this book. It is very interesting.