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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 059

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Sixteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Volume 59 contains an eclectic mix of readings, ranging from a description of a Coney Island elephant colossus to meditations on mental telepathy and baseball. Philosophical essays by Leibniz, Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, Francis Bacon and William Blake touch on the topics of truth, prejudice, poetic genius, suicide, and preparation for a Christian life. An educator at a women's college in the early 1920's bemoans the decline in the way high school girls dress for school and recommends a "serge jumper dress, made with a washable under blouse." In the same span of years, a female reporter, going undercover to research conditions in the Detroit House of Corrections has herself arrested and is "stripped to the skin and searched for narcotics" and then made to don prison garb: "a faded gingham coverall, prison-made and drab." A medical doctor, writing in the 1870's, examines the connection between clean living and longevity, while a historian discusses how slave labor was employed in the salines of Southern Illinois. Native American Indian speech patterns are explored in an essay on the evolution of language, while a a chapter from a children's science book explains what happens "when the dew falls." Lastly, a spirited defense of the Bodleian as a research institution rather than a circulating library rounds out this volume of the nonfiction collection. Preparation for a Christian Life III was translated by Lee M. Hollander. (5 hr 5 min)

Chapters

All Religions Are One

2:29

Read by Gerwin Kramer

Appropriate Clothes for the High School Girl

25:50

Read by Colleen McMahon

The Colossal Elephant of Coney Island

8:55

Read by J. M. Smallheer

Fear and Trembling: Introduction and Preparation

15:39

Read by Craig Campbell

Further Remarks On The Policy Of Lending Bodleian Printed Books And Manuscripts

31:52

Read by Donald Cummings

How to Pitch to Babe Ruth

4:52

Read by Utek

Human Longevity

18:49

Read by Lynne T

I Have Been in Hell! Or, In Search of Prison Knowledge

20:05

Read by Colleen McMahon

Leibniz's Critique of Locke's Essay on Human Understanding

14:30

Read by Craig Campbell

Mental Telegraphy Again

16:20

Read by Thomas Rose

Of Truth

6:12

Read by Gerwin Kramer

On the Evolution of Language

47:18

Read by Availle

On Suicide

13:39

Read by Gerwin Kramer

Preparation For a Christian Life III

5:58

Read by Craig Campbell

The Salines of Southern Illinois

57:53

Read by Sue Anderson

When the Dew Falls

15:28

Read by Sue Anderson

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beautiful story however

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the reader is awful