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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 066

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Twenty short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. "Why Women Should Vote" (Jane Addams, 1910) is one of several selections devoted to women's interests, as are Martha Foote Crow's "The Young Woman on the Farm" (1910), Alice Freeman Palmer's "Three Rules for Happiness," and Myrtle Reed's recipes for "Coffee Cakes, Doughnuts, and Waffles." Tradition and belief are treated in two selections from Kierkegaard, a letter from Japan ("When the Dead Return"), a creation myth ("Sky Weds Earth"), and an essay by Mark Twain on "Mental Telegraphy." Topics in history and political theory include "The Original Draft of the Declaration of Independence," "An Audience with Abraham Lincoln," "Government" (Bastiat), "Constitutional Law" (Bentham), "War Scenes Across the Canadian Border " (1915), "Americans Lose Men in Fight in Siberia" (1919) and "Quentin Roosevelt's Last Letter Home" (1918). Sport receives its due with a history of the bicycle, while "In the Land of the Wild Yak" portrays the hardships endured by 19th century explorer Sven Hedin. Finally, "Mr. NAMIKAWA Yasuyuki's Cloisonné" celebrates the life of a Japanese artist and his exquisite enamel work. - Summary by Sue Anderson (5 hr 33 min)

Chapters

Alice Freeman Palmer's Three Rules for Happiness

9:06

Read by Sue Anderson

Americans Lose Men in Fight in Siberia (1919)

1:35

Read by Michael MacTaggert

An Audience With Abraham Lincoln

21:16

Read by Utek

Coffeecakes, Doughnuts and Waffles

16:41

Read by BettyB

Constitutional Law

10:46

Read by Michael MacTaggert

The Death of Charles Dickens

8:50

Read by Colleen McMahon

The First and Second Phases of Christ's Life

52:53

Read by Craig Campbell

Government

29:21

Read by Michele Fry

Historical Cycling

13:07

Read by TriciaG

In the Land of the Wild Yak

22:44

Read by Phil Schempf

Mental Telegraphy

50:09

Read by Josh Mitteldorf

Mr. NAMIKAWA Yasuyuki 's Cloisonne

4:18

Read by Availle

Original Draft of the Declaration of Independence

12:26

Read by headandheart

Preparation For a Christian Life, The Pause (3)

12:23

Read by Craig Campbell

Quentin Roosevelt's Last Letter Home

5:42

Read by KevinS

Sky Weds Earth: Excerpt from the Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology

6:06

Read by Craig Campbell

War Scenes Across The Canadian Border (1915)

9:58

Read by David Wales

When the Dead Return in Japan

4:26

Read by KevinS

Why Women Should Vote

28:06

Read by Anita Sloma-Martinez

The Young Woman on the Farm (1914)

13:49

Read by KevinS