Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 039

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(5 stars; 2 reviews)

Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include literary figures--Alice Mangold Diehl, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Arthur Hugh Clough; philosophers--Hegel, Kierkegaard; religious thinkers--Martin Luther, Cotton Mather; political leaders--Thomas Jefferson, John F. Kennedy; important documents--the Constitution of Japan (1946), the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom; moments in history--the Battle of the Crater, the Dred Scott Decision; historical figures--the Pseudo Dionysius and Xenophon; and, lastly, shopper's tips for watermelons and cantaloupes. (Summary by Sue Anderson)

Hegel's The Problem was translated by William T. Harris
Xenophon's On Horsemanship was translated by Morris H. Morgan (6 hr 0 min)


Address of Senator John F. Kennedy to the Greater Houston Ministerial Associati… 10:54 Read by Michele Fry
The Anti-intellectualism of Kierkegaard 5:55 Read by Craig Campbell
Battle of the Crater and Experiences of Prison Life 35:14 Read by MaryAnn
The Constitution of Japan, 1946 41:51 Read by Availle
Darwinism Verified 42:15 Read by Mr5th
The Dred Scott Decision, A History 41:54 Read by Michele Fry
John Faust or Fust 3:01 Read by Craig Campbell
Letter to C. E. Norton, Esq., Downing Street, June 23, 1858 2:17 Read by Newgatenovelist
Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Chapter 18, on Apparitions 44:39 Read by Michele Fry
Miss Alice Mangold's Soiree Musicale 1:48 Read by Newgatenovelist
Mystic Theology 17:23 Read by Eric Metzler
On Horsemanship - Xenophon 54:06 Read by Son of the Exiles
Philosophy of Religion 4:12 Read by Craig Campbell
The Problem 4:12 Read by Craig Campbell
Shopper's Tips for Watermelons and Cantaloupes 8:51 Read by Sue Anderson
To a Stranger 9:45 Read by Craig Campbell
The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom 6:23 Read by Michele Fry
Wonders of the Invisible World, IV and V 25:30 Read by Michele Fry


(5 stars)

I find it hard to believe not a single review has ever been written for this book. I find it easy to believe that reviews are systematically deleted in an effort to prevent people from learning the truth. a contemporary historian could not possibly know more about the Civil War than the people who were actually in it. those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. unfortunately

Necessary listening

(5 stars)

Those who do not study history are destined to repeat it... It's a good thing to study the history of a contentious event from the perspectives of those in the middle of it.