Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 036

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(3.9 stars; 5 reviews)

Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the discovery of X-rays, earthquakes, Hegel, Sir William Osler, Charles William Eliot, Oscar Wilde, Charles Sumner, Monica Lewinsky, and Anita Loos; the Lincoln highway, joys of gardening, goldfish, skunk raising, and the cultivation of tobacco.

"Earthquakes" was co-authored by Louis Pakiser. (summary by Sue Anderson)
(5 hr 58 min)


Bill Clinton's Apology to the Nation Regarding the Lewinsky Affair (1998) 3:50 Read by Glenn O'Brien
Daisy 4:06 Read by Bellona Times
Driving the Lincoln Highway, Chicago to Rochelle, Illinois, in 1915 20:18 Read by Sue Anderson
Earthquakes 33:38 Read by Roger Melin
Five American Contributions to Civilization 56:00 Read by Andrea Dion
Goldfish 7:13 Read by John N. Daily
The Handwriting on the Screen: An Interview with Anita Loos, Everybody's Magazi… 8:14 Read by Bellona Times
An Interview with Anita Loos, Wireless Magazine, 1922 8:00 Read by Bellona Times
No Tax On Books, 1864 8:03 Read by David Wales
On Gardening 14:54 Read by Garth Burton
On a New Kind of Rays 23:21 Read by Availle
Oscar Wilde: An Idler's Impression 14:35 Read by Rob Marland
The Philosophy of Religion, excerpts 30:07 Read by Craig Campbell
Practical Skunk Raising 21:32 Read by Roger Melin
The Questioning Mania 4:25 Read by Craig Campbell
A Swimmer's Status - Beaurepaire Ruled Not an Amateur 1:37 Read by Glenn O'Brien
A Treatise on the Culture of the Tobacco Plant 59:44 Read by Roger Melin
A Way of Life 39:22 Read by Luke Sartor


(4 stars)

Fun to listen even though some readers were incomprehensible.

the tabacco story is very interesting, plus others

(4 stars)