Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 100

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

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Volume 100 of the Short Nonfiction Collection celebrates 16 years (2007-2023) of volunteer readings which reflect the wide range of nonfiction writing. Volume 100 exemplifies this diversity with topics as far afield as declassified CIA documents and Bible verses (CIA Avian Training; Story of Creation; Mark Twain on Biblical Patriarchs; Hidden Years at Nazareth). Other selections highlight the natural world and scientific inquiry (White Hurricane; Ancient Meadows; Improving Natural Knowledge; Know the $100 Note); as well as the complexities of human morals, love, politics, and behavior (American Genius; Frauds on the Bank of Liverpool; Wreck of a Slave Ship; Louisa Catherine Johnson to John Quincy Adams; Seven Pillars of Wisdom; and the Hippocratic Oath). Inventions and crafts are treated in Steel Railway Rails; and The Willow Pattern. Lastly, humor is not neglected (Reflections on Riding; and The Two Husbands). Summary by Sue Anderson
(4 hr 43 min)


Ancient Meadows 15:57 Read by Steve C
CIA Avian Training Program, 1973-1974 11:38 Read by Sue Anderson
Forgiveness: Mark Twain On The Biblical Patriarchs Joseph And Esau 7:16 Read by David Wales
The Frauds on the Bank of Liverpool 19:33 Read by Alister
The Geographical Distribution of American Genius (1914) 21:34 Read by Leon Harvey
The Hidden Years at Nazareth 25:10 Read by MaryAnn
The Hippocratic Oath (1909) 10:33 Read by czandra
The History of Steel Railway Rails 49:09 Read by Elsie Selwyn
Know the $100 Note 3:52 Read by Sue Anderson
Louisa Catherine Johnson to John Quincy Adams, London, July 24th 1796 2:13 Read by Paula Messina
Louisa Catherine Johnson to John Quincy Adams, London, August 19th 1796 2:36 Read by Paula Messina
On the Advisableness of Improving Natural Knowledge (1866) 39:04 Read by Availle
Reflections on Riding 5:45 Read by Dale Grothmann
Remembering the November 1913 "White Hurricane" 7:23 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a Triumph, 1926 (Extract) 12:04 Read by Atul Sharma
The Story of Creation 4:55 Read by Norah Nelson
The Two Husbands 1:41 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Willow Pattern 12:28 Read by Steve C
Wreck of a Slave Ship (1762) 4:45 Read by Claudia Caldi
The Younger Generation of American Genius (1916) 26:17 Read by Leon Harvey