Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 071

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Twenty short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. "Suffrage for women will not usher in a millennium of peace and leisure" was the editorial opinion of the Boston Cooking School Magazine in May, 1914. [Woman's Problems]. Disillusionment with easy answers is the theme of several Vol. 071 readings [On Thinking for Oneself; Limitations of Truth-Telling; On Demagogues]. Rebellion and war, heroics and aftermath, are treated in Alexander at Gordium; Before Grant Won His Stars; Draft Riots in Wisconsin; The Truth About Greece; and Sophie Treadwell Interviews Pancho Villa. Humor provides relief in a lighthearted look at home heating [The Furnace]; bicycling [A Despicable Trick; Healthy But Not Social], grammar [The Woman's Press Club] and The Beauty of Unpunctuality. Exploration then and now is contrasted in Tasman Explores Australia and A California Motor Tour. The arts--literature, drawing, and the cinema--are celebrated in Mary Pickford's Beginnings, Rendering Reflections in Window Glass, and On the Tomb of Keats. Lastly, a biography of British fossil finder Mary Anning (1795-1847) throws light not only on ichthyosaurs, but on the remarkable life of a self-taught woman scientist. - Summary by Sue Anderson (5 hr 53 min)


Alexander at Gordium 5:36 Read by Craig Campbell
Before Grant Won His Stars 36:09 Read by Utek
A California Motor Tour (1909) 13:01 Read by BettyB
A Despicable Trick 1:29 Read by Michael MacTaggert
Draft Riots in Wisconsin During the Civil War 6:31 Read by KevinS
The Furnace 10:10 Read by Anita Sloma-Martinez
Healthy But Not Social 2:02 Read by Michael MacTaggert
Limitations of Truth-Telling 23:49 Read by KevinS
Mary Anning, the Fossil Finder 20:38 Read by Availle
On Demagogues, in The American Democrat (1838) 13:40 Read by David Wales
On Thinking For Oneself (excerpt) 28:31 Read by Craig Campbell
Rendering Reflections in Window Glass 19:23 Read by Sue Anderson
Some Reflections on the Beauty of Unpunctuality 11:22 Read by Rob Marland
Sophie Treadwell Interviews Pancho Villa (1921) 1:13:25 Read by Sue Anderson
Tasman Explores Australia 17:40 Read by Piotr Nater
The Tomb of Keats 8:13 Read by Rob Marland
The True Story of Mary Pickford's Beginning 20:57 Read by Andrea Kotzer
The Truth About Greece (1917) 35:02 Read by Rapunzelina
Woman's Press Club 2:15 Read by ChadH94
Woman's Problems (1914) 3:38 Read by BettyB