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The Book of Life

Gelesen von Rom Maczka

(4,413 Sterne; 144 Bewertungen)


Faith and reason, love and virtue, morality and mortality! In these two short volumes the famous novelist, essayist, and playwright, Upton Sinclair, confided his most prized worldly wisdom for generations to come. His kind and witty personal advice both provokes and enlightens page by page. (Summary by Rom Maczka)

(18 hr 49 min)

Chapters

00 - Introductory

11:56

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01 - Nature of Life & Nature of Faith

23:43

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02 - Use of Reason & Origin of Morality

23:56

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03 - Nature and Man & Man the Rebel

30:01

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04 - Making Our Morals & Virtues of Moderation

29:51

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05 - The Choosing of Life & Myself and My Neighbor

31:33

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06 - The Mind and the Body & The Mind of the Body

40:55

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07 - Exploring the Subconscious & The Problem of Immortality

40:32

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08 - The Evidence for Survival

28:47

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09 - The Powers of the Mind & The Conduct of the Mind

33:54

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10 - The Unity of the Body

27:12

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11 - Experiments in Diet

21:28

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12 - Errors in Diet

32:39

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13 - Diet Standards

31:18

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14 - Foods and Poisons

29:25

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15 - More About Health & Work and Play

35:07

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16 - The Fasting Cure & Breaking the Fast

33:03

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17 - Diseases and Cures

44:47

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18 - The Reality of Marriage & The Development of Marriage

32:32

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19 - Sex and Young America & Sex and the Smart Set

37:59

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20 - Sex & the Poor, Sex & Nature, and Love & Economics

29:49

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21 - Marriage & Money, Love Versus Lust, Celibacy Versus Chastity

40:19

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22 - The Defense of Love, Birth Control

32:46

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23 - Early Marriage, The Marriage Club, Education for Marriage

32:57

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24 - The Money Side of Marriage, The Defense of Monogamy, The Problem of Jealou…

35:41

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25 - The Problem of Divorce, The Restriction of Divorce

20:20

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26 - The Ego and the World, Competition and Co-operation

33:27

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27 - Aristocracy & Democracy, Ruling Classes, The Process of Social Evolution

31:27

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28 - Industrial Evolution, The Class Struggle, The Capitalist System

39:48

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29 - The Capitalist Process, Hard Times, The Iron Ring

24:08

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30 - Foreign Markets, Capitalist War, The Possibilities of Production

29:41

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31 - The Cost of Competition, Socialism and Syndicalism, Communism and Anarchism

35:19

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32 - Social Revolution, Confiscation or Compensation, Expropriating the Expropr…

33:01

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33 - The Problem of the Land, The Control of Credit

28:33

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34 - The Control of Industry, The New World, Agricultural Production

31:05

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35 - Intellectual Production, Mankind Remade

30:58

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Bewertungen

My Go To Depression Book

(5 Sterne)

I must have listened to this book at least 20 times. Very good when your feeling down. I put the headphones on and let the depression melt away.

Most useful philosophy I've ever read

(5 Sterne)

I enjoyed this reading for its honesty, reason, brevity and clear prose. This Man clearly has put a lot of thought into subjects that he finds most important to wonder about in life and it shows in his clever yet simple suggestions and answers to these. Highly recommend for anyone interested in exploring how to best go about living one's own and reacting to other's lives in a realistic way.

(3,5 Sterne)

i love how the reader reads :)

Engaging read

(4 Sterne)

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the reader. Very solid reading with an engaging voice. I agree with, not all, but many of the points Sinclair brings up making listening to it that much more of a treat. I probably never would have read this on my own, being that of educational material so thank you for having made this available!

(5 Sterne)

95 years ago? this book is nearly 100 years old and very appropriately titled. Try it out... its like a time machine into the past. shortly after starting the book you will discover how relevant issues of Upton's day are today and the years just peel away!

Excellent Book, Excellent reader.

(5 Sterne)

Excellent book, has very good analysys and very interesting. Some analysis needs more work. It has some empirical arguments, such is the case in the age for wedding, more personal opinions than objective analysis. I keep the idea that love (not sex) have to be the base of every relation, and age is relative. In general excellent.

The Book of Life

(4,5 Sterne)

Excellent book and narration. Much of what Sinclair discusses about the horrors of capitalism still apply today. Amazing that almost a century after writing the book none of his suggestions for improving the US have been implemented and we continue to struggle in the American (and western world) rat race to enrich the elite few. When are we going to say enough is enough and start protecting each other and the earth which supports us?

(5 Sterne)

What's become of so-called literature these days? Where is the Upton Sinclair of our times? In our world, the very act of thinking is a crime. Surely then, if Sinclair were alive today, he'd never have his incredible works would never be published such as they were in his own times. And I am of course referring to all of his books.