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Memory: How to Develop, Train and Use It

Read by Roger Melin


William Walker Atkinson


An in-depth series of chapters devoted to the use of our memory system; as the title suggests, how to develop our memory system, how to trai…

The Book of Life

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Upton Sinclair


Faith and reason, love and virtue, morality and mortality! In these two short volumes the famous novelist, essayist, and playwright, Upton S…

Common Sense

Read by Gary Gilberd


Thomas Paine


Common Sense, Paine's pro-independence monograph published anonymously on 10 January 1776, spread quickly among literate colonists. Within t…

He Can Who Thinks He Can

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Orison Swett Marden


Do you have what it takes to be the person you want to be? This is a neat self help book in plain English by the New Thought Movement author…

Character Building

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Booker T. Washington


Character Building is a compilation of speeches, given by Mr. Booker T. Washington, to the students and staff of the Tuskegee Normal and Ind…

Apology

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Plato


The Apology of Socrates is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he unsuccessfully defended himself in 399 BC against the charg…

Tales of Old Japan

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Lord Redesdale


Tales of Old Japan by Lord Redesdale is a collection of short stories focusing on Japanese life of the Edo period (1803 - 1868). It contains…

The Souls of Black Folk

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W. E. B. Du Bois


The Souls of Black Folk is a well-known work of African-American literature by activist W.E.B. Du Bois. The book, published in 1903, contain…

As a Man Thinketh (version 2)

Read by Andrea Fiore


James Allen


As a Man Thinketh is a literary essay of James Allen, published in 1902. The title is influenced by a verse in the Bible from the Book of Pr…

The Federalist Papers

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James Madison


The Federalist Papers (correctly known as The Federalist) are a series of 85 articles advocating the ratification of the United States Const…

J'accuse...!

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Émile Zola


J'accuse est le titre d'un article rédigé par Émile Zola lors de l'affaire Dreyfus et publié dans le journal L'A…

The Human Machine

Read by Ruth Golding


Arnold Bennett


Bennett asks us to consider our brains as the most wonderful machine, a machine which is the only thing in this world that we can control. A…

The Awful German Language

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Mark Twain


If you’ve ever studied German (and maybe even if you haven’t), you’re likely to find this short essay to be hilarious. Published as Appendix…

Self and Self-management: Essays about Existing

Read by Ruth Golding


Arnold Bennett


Bennett's essays always provide food for thought and bring a wry smile to the lips. Human nature, it appears, changes little over the ages, …

Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and Short Stories Volume 2, 1844 to 1847

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Hans Christian Andersen


A collection of some of Hans Christian Andersen's works. He is a Danish author and poet most famous for his fairy tales. (Summary by Kristin…

Heretics

Read by Ray Clare


G. K. Chesterton


The Author Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England on the 29th of May, 1874. Though he considered himself a mere "rollicki…

What's Wrong With the World

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G. K. Chesterton


Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) has been called the “prince of paradox.” Time magazine observed of his writing style: “Whenever possibl…

Our Island Story, Part 1

Read by Kara Shallenberg


Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall


Our Island Story was first published in 1905 and became an instant classic. Beginning with the Romans and following the triumphs and foibles…

A Short History of England

Read by Ray Clare


G. K. Chesterton


Gilbert Keith Chesterton was a prolific writer on many topics. His views of history were always from the standpoint of men and their interac…

Irish Wit and Humor

Read by James E. Carson


Various


Excerpted anecdotes from the biographies of Swift, Curran, O'Leary and O'Connell, relating humorous snippets of politics in 18th and 19th ce…

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