Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 003

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A collection of ten short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches and reports included in this collection were independently selected by the readers, and the topics encompass history, politics science and religion. Included in this collection are Martin Luther’s “Ninety-five Theses,” Jefferson Davis’ speech before the United States Senate in 1861 “On Withdrawing from the Union,” William E. Gladstone’s address delivered in the House of Commons in 1893 on “Irish Home Rule” and Wendell Phillips speech in 1837 in Fanuiel Hall in Boston regarding “The Murder of Lovejoy.” You will also find here an epistolary essay by François Marie Arouet de Voltaire “On Lord Bacon,” a letter from Samuel Clemens commenting on the inclusion of Jesus in the list of “One Hundred Greatest Men,” “On Applauding Preachers” by Saint John Chrysostom, an essay by Alice Meynell on “Solitude,” and the entry on Captain Edward Teach (aka Blackbeard) from “The Pirates Who’s Who” by Philip Gosse. (summary by J. M. Smallheer)

The Ninety-Five Theses by Martin Luther, was translated by R. S. Grignon. (2 hr 9 min)


Blackbeard, from The Pirates' Who's Who 9:00 Read by Clarica
Dedication from The Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies to Pope Paul III 12:41 Read by ML Cohen
Irish Home Rule 13:12 Read by Robert Scott
The Murder of Lovejoy 12:30 Read by Robert Scott
The Ninety-Five Theses 35:12 Read by Leon Mire
On Applauding Preachers 8:06 Read by Robert Scott
On the Lord Bacon - Letter XII from Letters on the English 11:38 Read by ML Cohen
On Withdrawing from the Union 12:36 Read by ML Cohen
Response to Letter 100 Greatest Men by S. L. Clemens 4:33 Read by Robert Scott
Solitude 9:38 Read by J. M. Smallheer