Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 084

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Ghosts everywhere, and of any colour," was the promise of Spectropia, a book of "surprising spectral illusions" published in 1863. Optical illusions were among the twenty vol. 084 topics, chosen by their readers, which were concerned with science, technology, and medicine, including the societal implications of decision making in these fields: (The Equality of Inertial and Gravitational Mass; The Machine That Thinks; Rocks For Homes; Ottawa Illinois Radiation Area; Florence Nightingale to Her Nurses; Cincinnati's "Old Cunny; and Buck v. Bell). This Troubled World, a 1938 essay by Eleanor Roosevelt, is joined by others with a sociological focus: (The Graves of the Fallen; The American Indian in the Great War (1921); A Letter to a Hindu: The Subjection of India (1908); and Not Revolution, but Evolution). Rational thought is explored in both philosophic and religious contexts (Ascending Forms and Powers; The Four Gospels from a Lawyer's Standpoint). Foibles and quibbles get their due (Mr. Flannery Finds Himself; On Being Bored). The collection is then rounded out with a history of Danzig and letters relating to the Hamilton-Burr duel. Summary by Sue Anderson (6 hr 15 min)


The American Indian in the Great War (1921) 10:37 Read by Colleen McMahon
Buck v. Bell (1927) 9:36 Read by Dale Grothmann
Cincinnati's "Old Cunny," A Notorious Purveyor of Human Flesh 17:37 Read by Alan Dove
Danzig (today's Gdańsk) 7:01 Read by Piotr Nater
The Equality of Inertial and Gravitational Mass as an Argument for the General … 7:34 Read by Lector1
Mr. Flannery Finds Himself 1:53 Read by Dale Grothmann
Florence Nightingale to her Nurses, Excerpt 40:24 Read by Twylla Johnson
The Four Gospels from a Lawyer's Standpoint 51:58 Read by InTheDesert
The Graves of the Fallen 16:27 Read by Availle
Hamilton-Burr Duel Correspondence 8:23 Read by Ryan Lohner
A Letter to a Hindu: The Subjection of India (1908) 43:47 Read by Kazbek
The Machine That Thinks (1904) 9:12 Read by Jay Randolph
Not Revolution, but Evolution (1792) 21:29 Read by Craig Campbell
On Being Bored 3:19 Read by Dale Grothmann
Public Health Assessment for Ottawa, Illinois, Radiation Area, July 25, 2006, E… 22:06 Read by Sue Anderson
Rocks for Homes 18:27 Read by J. M. Smallheer
A Series of Ascending Forms and Powers prevails in our Earthly Creation 13:14 Read by Craig Campbell
Spectropia 16:44 Read by Rapunzelina
This Troubled World (1938) 49:17 Read by David Wales
18 U.S. Code § 2101 - Riots 6:18 Read by Dale Grothmann