Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 050

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Seventeen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include science and natural history--the donkey, forestry, grape vines, astronomy, historian Agnes Mary Clerke, and Greek botanist Theophrastus ; philosophy-- Nicholas of Cusa and Emmanuel Kant; Sommerset Maugham's reminiscences of Spain; Joseph Conrad's sea stories; an encounter with a long-ago companion who has contracted leprosy (Joe of Lahaina); working in the dead-letter office; a dinner the painter Benjamin Hayden hosted for Wordsworth, Keats, and Charles Lamb; a portrait of Margaret Fuller by R.W. Emerson; a 19th century account of English character written for the Chinese; and celebrations of American ideals of freedom and self government--Makers of the Flag, An Oration on Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson's 4th of July letter. - summary by Sue Anderson (4 hr 35 min)


Agnes Mary Clerke 13:05 Read by Melanie T
Brief Account of the English Character 10:12 Read by Availle
By The Road, Parts I & II 18:26 Read by VfkaBT
The Donkey 4:51 Read by Melanie T
Down Among the Dead Letters 21:17 Read by Colleen McMahon
Effects of Situation, Climate, Tendance on Plants 5:07 Read by Craig Campbell
Grape Vines 11:14 Read by Sue Anderson
Immanuel Kant and John George Hamann 13:05 Read by Craig Campbell
The Immortal Dinner 8:00 Read by Eva Davis
Joe of Lahaina 25:47 Read by VfkaBT
Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Roger Weightman, June 24, 1826 4:26 Read by Michele Fry
Makers of the Flag 4:35 Read by Phil Schempf
Oration on the Life and Services of Thomas Paine 51:45 Read by Colleen McMahon
Reminiscences of Margaret Fuller 36:14 Read by Sue Anderson
The Sea -- and Conrad 25:28 Read by VfkaBT
That where the invisible is seene, the uncreated, is created 7:24 Read by Craig Campbell
Unprofessional Forestry 14:38 Read by Melanie T