Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 081

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"There has always been a tendency on the part of men of brains to look with contempt on women's work in the arts." Screenwriter and novelist Anita Loos' acerbic opinion is part of "Women in Film Speak Their Minds (1925).” Ida Tarbell's "Women as Inventors" showcases female accomplishment. Vol. 081 contains commentary on a variety of human concerns: fame (The Approaching Epidemic); scandal (The Reynolds Pamphlet); religion (Infant Baptism; Christianity and Culture; John Huss; Hussites); education (Flourishing Mediocrity); entrepreneurship (The Telephone: Building the Business and Patent Disputes); patriotism (Our Union and Its Defenders); and books (Melville's Whale; Old-Time Librarians). Technical ingenuity is highlighted in "Pompeian Surgical Instruments" and "Submarines." Local history is the subject of "The French and British at Three Rivers." Two readings about seagulls focus on the natural world. Finally, "Coffee, Tea & Cocoa Recipes" brings quiet comfort to the weary. Summary by Sue Anderson

Women in Film Speak Their Minds (1925) is a compilation of remarks on "the feminine mind in picture making" by nine 1920's female screenwriters, script builders, and title writers: Mary Pickford, Jane Murfin, Marion Fairfax, Anita Loos, Clara Beranger, Josephine Lovett Robertson, Eve Unsell, June Mathis, and Leah Baird. (8 hr 51 min)


The Approaching Epidemic 4:25 Read by altrin
Christianity and Culture 27:59 Read by InTheDesert
Coffee, Tea & Cocoa Recipes 10:38 Read by BettyB
The Curse of Education: Flourishing Mediocrity 10:39 Read by PS Ahdi
The French and British at Three Rivers 15:36 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
Gulls, Human Wildlife Conflicts & Overview of the Species 17:58 Read by Sue Anderson
Herman Melville's Whale 15:02 Read by Scott McKinley
Hussites 18:59 Read by Piotr Nater
Hussites: John Huss, Bohemian Reformer and Martyr 22:15 Read by Piotr Nater
Of Infant Baptism and Dipping 21:45 Read by InTheDesert
Our Union And Its Defenders: An Oration, July 4th, 1862, Burlington, New Jersey 45:41 Read by David Wales
Pompeian Surgery and Surgical Instruments 38:32 Read by Availle
The Reynolds Pamphlet 53:17 Read by Ryan Lohner
The Seagull, from Birds in the Calendar, August 11:57 Read by PS Ahdi
Some Old-Time Old-World Librarians (1914) 44:06 Read by David Wales
Submarines in War and Peace 36:19 Read by Nick Vlahakis
The Telephone: Building the Business 43:09 Read by Jay Randolph
The Telephone: Patent Disputes 38:18 Read by Jay Randolph
Women as Inventors 21:56 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Women in Film Speak Their Minds (1925) 32:44 Read by Amy Dunkleberger