Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 068

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(3 stars; 3 reviews)

Twenty short nonfiction works in the public domain. "The Regulation of Time"
and "Uniform Standard Time" are two of several readings which touch on social
regulation, societal norms, and individual expression. Others examine dancing mania
("Choreomania"); gender conformity ("A Mormon Strategy"); race laws ("Black Code of
Illinois"); etiquette and social class ("Housekeeping at the White House (1903)"; "Opportunity" (a view by Ambrose Bierce); organized religion ("The Church in Liverpool in the Early 1800s"); oratory and persuasion ("Pliny to Cerealis" and "The Martians"); legal protection for original ideas ("Copyright for a banana costume"); and an exhortation to judge men by their deeds, not their names ("First Apology of Justin Martyr"). Music and books are celebrated in "Fidelio;" "The Function of a National Library;" "Books in the Wilderness;" and Oscar Wilde's "To Read or Not to Read." Natural science is represented by "Coral and Coral Reefs" and "Making a Rock Garden." Finally, a fateful communique is examined in the "Zimmermann Telegram." Summary by Sue Anderson

Pliny to Cerealis: Letter XXIV was translated by William Melmoth
(6 hr 7 min)


Black Code of Illinois 19:48 Read by Sue Anderson
Books In The Wilderness 18:22 Read by David Wales
Choreomania: An Historical Sketch 44:23 Read by TriciaG
The Church in Liverpool in the Early 1800's 13:28 Read by ChadH94
Coral and Coral Reefs (1870) 45:34 Read by Availle
Fidelio 12:56 Read by KevinS
First Apology of Justin Martyr, An Excerpt 29:32 Read by Craig Campbell
The Function Of A National Library (1897) 25:04 Read by David Wales
Housekeeping at the White House (1903) 11:36 Read by BettyB
Making a Rock Garden 38:56 Read by KHand
The Martians 10:25 Read by KevinS
A Mormon's Strategem (1889) 1:38 Read by Michael MacTaggert
On the Policy of the Liberal Party (1905) 21:46 Read by Larry Wilson
On Uniform Standard Time for Railways, Telegraphs, and Civil Purposes Generally 16:32 Read by TriciaG
Opportunity 5:17 Read by Dale Grothmann
Pliny to Cerealis: Letter XXIV 3:52 Read by ChadH94
To Read or Not to Read 3:41 Read by Colleen McMahon
The Regulation of Time 22:24 Read by TriciaG
Validity of a copyright in a full-body banana costume: Silvertop Associates, In… 20:27 Read by Michael MacTaggert
The Zimmermann Telegram 1:27 Read by Nicholi Volta


very good reading very boring content

(2 stars)