Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 079


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"It was about the month of May...that I received information ...that two photographs of fairies had been taken in the North of England under circumstances which seemed to put fraud out of the question." (Arthur Conan Doyle 1920). Differing foundational beliefs and the varied ways men and women seek truth, whether through science, faith, philosophic speculation or political involvement, are highlighted in the selections for vol 079: The Cottingley Fairies; Scientific Ghosts; Matter and Memory; A Village Discussion; The Early Narratives of Genesis; The Connection Between Church and State; The Prince; Miss Morrison's First Visit to the Petit Trianon; The Scientific Work of Miss N.M. Stevens; Homicide; Religion and Philosophy in Germany; The Public Bath Movement; The Right to Work; and Rivers of the Nameless Dead. People and places are the subject of The Pinehurst Tea Gardens; Sights and Tastes in Tripoli; and William Coppin and Marine Salvage. For respite, there are essays featuring nature and solitude: In the Christmas Woods and A Lazy Morning. Finally, cats win out, when governor Adlai Stevenson vetoes a legislative proposal banning roaming felines in Illinois. Summary by Sue Anderson (5 hr 41 min)

Chapters

The Connection of the Church and State 1:01:42 Read by InTheDesert
The Cottingley Fairies 22:24 Read by Piotr Nater
Crime: Its Causes and Treatments, Homicide 13:34 Read by EBeltran
The Early Narratives of Genesis 29:23 Read by InTheDesert
Governor Adlai Stevenson's Veto of the "Cat Bill" (1949) 4:52 Read by Sue Anderson
In the Christmas Woods 17:38 Read by KevinS
A Lazy Morning 14:07 Read by Ted Hanlon
Matter and Memory (Introduction) 19:37 Read by Craig Campbell
Miss Morrison's Account of the First Visit to the Petit Trianon 15:13 Read by Piotr Nater
The Pinehurst Tea Gardens near Summerville. S.C. 5:37 Read by BettyB
The Prince, Chapter 4 6:11 Read by Jonathan Carter
The Public Bath Movement in the United States (1913) 32:34 Read by KevinS
Religion and Philosophy in Germany, Preface, 2nd German Edition 17:26 Read by Craig Campbell
The Right to Work 7:13 Read by Dale Grothmann
Rivers of the Nameless Dead 8:25 Read by Dale Grothmann
Scientific Ghosts 21:16 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Scientific Work of Miss N. M. Stevens 10:52 Read by Availle
Sights and Tastes in Tripoli 10:19 Read by BettyB
A Village Discussion 13:01 Read by Penny Witt
William Coppin and Marine Salvage 9:40 Read by Colleen McMahon