Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 099

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"Instead of letting ourselves, at the thought of mealtime, fall into a state of chronic mental flutter that incapacitates us for any serious work, let us sit down in advance and calmly plan out the meals for a week" (Janet Hill, Meat Substitutes, 1910) Menus for meatless meals make meal planning easy, while two essays on chocolate will whet the appetite. Many reader-chosen selections in vol. 099 provide psychological insights into human motivation: Saved by a Nose; Mental Engineering; Training Human Capacities for the New Era; Easter Choir Strikes; From Alien to Citizen; Women as Munition Makers; Meteorology and the State; The Physical Appearance of the Planet Mars; Our Future Policy in Afghanistan; Fraudulent Mediums Act; and Mary Robert Rinehart Shows How Truth is Stranger than Fiction. Vol. 099 also has formal speeches by Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and George W. Bush. Rounding out the collection is a cheerful account of birding in San Elizario, Texas. - Summary by Sue Anderson

Note: "Our Future Policy in Afghanistan (1886)" is Appendix II to Colonel Sir Robert Sandeman, His Life and Work on our Indian Frontier (1895) by Thomas Henry Thornton. (4 hr 38 min)


Address of President Roosevelt at Canton, Ohio, September 30, 1907 14:10 Read by Donald Cummings
Alien to Citizen, The Story of My Life in America, 1914 (Excerpt) 41:40 Read by Michele Fry
Concerning the Name of Chocolata, and its being universally used (1662) 7:12 Read by Alister
Considerations on the Physical Appearance of the Planet Mars (1913) 10:38 Read by Rapunzelina
Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863 3:07 Read by Al Marzel
Easter Choir Strikes (April 8, 1906) 2:04 Read by TriciaG
Fraudulent Mediums Act, 1951 4:15 Read by Dale Grothmann
General Observations about Chocolata (1662) 12:15 Read by Alister
Luck on the Prairie (Birding at San Elizario, Texas, 1904) 13:52 Read by Tom Merritt
Mary Roberts Rinehart Shows How Truth is Stranger Than Fiction 40:09 Read by TriciaG
Meat Substitutes 7:39 Read by BettyB
Meatless Menus 7:12 Read by BettyB
Mental Engineering During The War (1919) 24:46 Read by Leon Harvey
Meteorology and the State (1920) 9:08 Read by Availle
Our Future Policy in Afghanistan (1886) 6:21 Read by Claudia Caldi
President George W Bush First Inaugural Address Saturday January 20, 2001 12:06 Read by Maurice Donegan
President George W Bush Second Inaugural Address, Thursday January 20, 2005 15:46 Read by Maurice Donegan
Saved by a Nose 14:11 Read by Sue Anderson
Training Human Capacities For The New Era (1919) 18:58 Read by Leon Harvey
Women as Munition Makers: a Study of Conditions in Bridgeport, Connecticut (191… 13:15 Read by Claudia Caldi