Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 089

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"From vocalists you may learn much, but do not believe all that they say." Robert Schumann's Advice to Young Musicians is replete with good counsel. How, what, and from whom we learn is thematic to many of these 20 nonfiction selections, chosen by their readers. We learn from the lives of valorous persons (Simón Bolívar; José de San Martín; Booker T. Washington; Ishi, the last Yana Indian); from literature (Political Naturalism in England; Editorial Prejudice Against the Occult; Barbara Frietchie); from journalists, activists, and the opinionated (America and the English Tradition; Interned by the Bolshevists; The Cholera; Chimney Sweeping; Diet & Hygiene; Progress in Dairy Farming; Concerning Tobacco; Beer & Cider), and from nature (Duck Hawks of Taughannock; Sponges & Sponge Fisheries; The Grand Canyon; and Social Wasps Polistes). Summary by Sue Anderson
(6 hr 6 min)


Advice to Young Musicians 13:30 Read by Nathan Lewin
America and the English Tradition (1920) 10:54 Read by Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
Atlanta Exposition Address (1895) 12:46 Read by Michele Fry
Beer and Cider 15:35 Read by Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
Chimney Sweeping Described 7:25 Read by James R. Hedrick
The Cholera: the Claims of the Poor Upon the Rich 26:13 Read by Lynne T
Concerning Tobacco 8:45 Read by Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
Diet and Hygiene for Brain Workers 3:20 Read by Availle
The Duck Hawks of Taughannock Gorge 12:50 Read by Phil Schempf
Editorial Prejudice Against the Occult 5:54 Read by Ben Tucker
The Grand Canyon of the Colorado 25:28 Read by Sue Anderson
The Historical Basis of Whittier's "Barbara Frietchie" 7:26 Read by Craig Campbell
Interned by the Bolshevists in Baku (1920) 54:08 Read by Mary in Arkansas
José de San Martín 4:49 Read by Piotr Nater
The Last Yana Indian 20:49 Read by TriciaG
Naturalism in England, the Political Backgound 47:03 Read by Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
Notes on the Behavior of the Social Wasp Polistes 13:31 Read by Flavo Davo
Progress in Dairy Farming 36:03 Read by Verla Viera
Simón Bolívar (1783-1830) 20:12 Read by Piotr Nater
Sponges and the Sponge Fishery 19:43 Read by J. M. Smallheer