Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 083

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(4.8 stars; 4 reviews)

“Oh, mother, I would like to know everything.” “You can never know everything, my child, but you can learn many things from books.” According to children's book author James Baldwin (1841-1925), book reading was the key to success in life (Read and You Shall Know). Several vol. 083 selections tackle the thorny questions of how to foster open-mindedness, creativity, and compassion in the child and adult: (The Road to Success; Young People and Insurance; William Paley on Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy; Letter from Françoise d'Aubigné; Looking Ahead for Democracy (1919): How Five Notable Women Were Educated; Winter Talk; and the Fantastic Imagination). Even Rural Free Mail delivery, new in 1900, is seen as effecting a “social revolution.” Invention and science are celebrated in Eratosthenes; Who is Browning?; and Light House Illumination. Heroism in wartime is honored in The Death of the Lusitania and Murder at Sea; while the evils of warfare are made plain in Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt; Bull Run; and Comanche of Custer’s Command. Rounding off the collection are the Decline of Drama; and Brendan, the search for a mythical island. Summary by Sue Anderson (5 hr 39 min)


Brendan 3:31 Read by Piotr Nater
Bull Run 10:23 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
Comanche of Custer's Command 3:19 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Death of the Lusitania 30:47 Read by Availle
Decline of Drama 14:48 Read by Penny Witt
Eratosthenes (c.176-c.194 B.C.) 3:58 Read by Piotr Nater
The Fantastic Imagination 17:35 Read by Devorah Allen
Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt: Early Names of Pittsburgh Streets 1:03:49 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
How Five Notable Women Were Educated 17:23 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Letter from Françoise d'Aubigné To Mme. de Fontaine April 20, 1713 3:56 Read by Craig Campbell
Light House Illumination - The Electric Light 24:57 Read by Michele Fry
Looking Ahead For Democracy (1919) 2:44 Read by Dale Grothmann
Murder at Sea 51:24 Read by KevinS
The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy 1785, Excerpt 46:14 Read by Craig Campbell
Read, And You Will Know 2:39 Read by Jacqueline Burrell Walton
The Road to Success 4:19 Read by Jacqueline Burrell Walton
Rural Free Delivery of Mail (1900) 23:56 Read by Mary in Arkansas
Who Is Browning? 3:38 Read by Dale Grothmann
Winter Talk (1859) 5:54 Read by Sue Anderson
Young People and Life Insurance 4:30 Read by Jacqueline Burrell Walton


crazy cool and interesting

(4.5 stars)

Unfortunately it is also raycyst due to the fact it depicts events and peoples existing before 1992. That is the year Bill Clinton freed Black people. If you don't mind listening to history and experiencing phalogocentric oppression firsthand, you might enjoy this. But if you do, you racist homophobe.