Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 091


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"Pneumatic tubes, instead of store wagons, will deliver packages and bundles." Store purchases by tube was one of John Watkins Jr's predictions for What May Happen in the Next Hundred Years, written in 1900. Man and womankind's achievements, and their failures, are central to many of the reader chosen nonfiction pieces in vol. 091 (Racial Geography, Airmail Pilots, The Skeleton in the Closet, On Noise, Progressive Party Platform, Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, Haroun Al-Raschid, Plea for Atheism, Cry of the Children, Address to Medical Students, The Brotherhood of the Kingdom, Fallacy of Success, and Carranza's Tragic Flight). Broadening the gaze are selections on science, poetry, myth, art, and imaginative writing (Evolution of the Stars, Solar Myths, Landscape Painting, Robert Burns, and Algeron Blackwood). Summary by Sue Anderson (9 hr 57 min)

Chapters

Algernon Blackwood - An Appreciation 10:07 Read by Ben Tucker
The Brotherhood of the Kingdom (1892) 6:04 Read by progressingamerica
Carranza's Tragic Flight to Death (1920) 35:22 Read by Sue Anderson
The Cry of the Children 37:36 Read by Mary in Arkansas
Doctors: An Address Delivered to Medical Students (1908) 8:55 Read by David Wales
Evolution of the Stars and the Formation of the Earth, Part 1 (1914) 54:59 Read by Flavo Davo
Evolution of the Stars and the Formation of the Earth, Part 2 (1914) 37:53 Read by Flavo Davo
The Fallacy of Success (1909) 14:16 Read by Peter Thomlinson
The History of Haroun Al-Raschid 29:08 Read by Rapunzelina
History of the Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson: Excerpt 25:27 Read by ktolber76
Letters on Landscape Painting #5 14:36 Read by Sue Anderson
On Noise 11:15 Read by Peter Thomlinson
A Plea for Atheism 1:08:00 Read by Availle
Racial Geography of Europe (1896) 37:55 Read by Flavo Davo
Robert Burns 42:48 Read by William Allan Jones
The Skeleton in the Closet 33:51 Read by William Allan Jones
Solar Myths and Christian Festivals 31:19 Read by Verla Viera
Tales of the Airmail Pilots 43:06 Read by ktolber76
Theodore Roosevelt's Bull Moose Progressive Party Platform (1912) 33:27 Read by progressingamerica
What May Happen in the Next Hundred Years (1900) 21:23 Read by TriciaG