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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 071

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Twenty short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. "Suffrage for women will not usher in a millennium of peace and leisure" was the editorial opinion of the Boston Cooking School Magazine in May, 1914. [Woman's Problems]. Disillusionment with easy answers is the theme of several Vol. 071 readings [On Thinking for Oneself; Limitations of Truth-Telling; On Demagogues]. Rebellion and war, heroics and aftermath, are treated in Alexander at Gordium; Before Grant Won His Stars; Draft Riots in Wisconsin; The Truth About Greece; and Sophie Treadwell Interviews Pancho Villa. Humor provides relief in a lighthearted look at home heating [The Furnace]; bicycling [A Despicable Trick; Healthy But Not Social], grammar [The Woman's Press Club] and The Beauty of Unpunctuality. Exploration then and now is contrasted in Tasman Explores Australia and A California Motor Tour. The arts--literature, drawing, and the cinema--are celebrated in Mary Pickford's Beginnings, Rendering Reflections in Window Glass, and On the Tomb of Keats. Lastly, a biography of British fossil finder Mary Anning (1795-1847) throws light not only on ichthyosaurs, but on the remarkable life of a self-taught woman scientist. - Summary by Sue Anderson (5 hr 53 min)

Chapters

Alexander at Gordium

5:36

Read by Craig Campbell

Before Grant Won His Stars

36:09

Read by Utek

A California Motor Tour (1909)

13:01

Read by BettyB

A Despicable Trick

1:29

Read by Mike Overby

Draft Riots in Wisconsin During the Civil War

6:31

Read by KevinS

The Furnace

10:10

Read by Anita Sloma-Martinez

Healthy But Not Social

2:02

Read by Mike Overby

Limitations of Truth-Telling

23:49

Read by KevinS

Mary Anning, the Fossil Finder

20:38

Read by Availle

On Demagogues, in The American Democrat (1838)

13:40

Read by David Wales

On Thinking For Oneself (excerpt)

28:31

Read by Craig Campbell

Rendering Reflections in Window Glass

19:23

Read by Sue Anderson

Some Reflections on the Beauty of Unpunctuality

11:22

Read by Rob Marland

Sophie Treadwell Interviews Pancho Villa (1921)

1:13:25

Read by Sue Anderson

Tasman Explores Australia

17:40

Read by Piotr Nater

The Tomb of Keats

8:13

Read by Rob Marland

The True Story of Mary Pickford's Beginning

20:57

Read by Andrea Kotzer

The Truth About Greece (1917)

35:02

Read by Rapunzelina

Woman's Press Club

2:15

Read by ChadH94

Woman's Problems (1914)

3:38

Read by BettyB