Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 095

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

"A legendary island in the Atlantic Ocean, first mentioned by Plato", is how the 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica described Atlantis. Lands and peoples were the focus of several nonfiction readings chosen by the readers for vol. 095: Amerigo Vespucci's Voyages; Franz Josef Land; Country and People of the Kurds; The South Country, Sussex; Poland, First Impressions; Helena Modjeska; Civilization of Japan; the United States and China; The Isthmus of Panama; and Obi in the Caribbean. Political life received attention in the Sherman Anti-Trust Act; The Exiled Lottery; Tonkin Gulf Resolution; and Bill Clinton's Inaugural Addresses. Scholarship and books were the focus of Roget's Thesaurus; Thick Paper and Thin; and The Excised "My's." Summary by Sue Anderson (5 hr 31 min)


Amerigo Vespucci, First Voyage, 1497 53:37 Read by Vincent V. Marshburn
Amerigo Vespucci, Second Voyage, 1499 24:53 Read by Vincent V. Marshburn
Atlantis 4:26 Read by Availle
The Civilization of Japan (1922) 2:23 Read by Alister
The Country and People of the Kurds (1841) 15:54 Read by Alister
The Excised “My’s” 19:19 Read by Claudia Caldi
The Exiled Lottery 37:55 Read by Michele Fry
Franz Josef Land 8:16 Read by Piotr Nater
Modjeska (Helena Modrzejewska) 2:37 Read by Piotr Nater
Obi in the Carribean 11:47 Read by Ben Tucker
On The Isthmus Of Panama (1896) 22:38 Read by Michele Fry
Poland, First Impressions 1885: A Border Crossing 18:53 Read by Claudia Caldi
President Bill Clinton First Inaugural Address Wednesday, January 20, 1993 12:41 Read by Maurice Donegan
President Bill Clinton Second Inaugural Address, January 20, 1997 17:03 Read by Maurice Donegan
Roget's Thesaurus, Introduction, Excerpt (1853) 22:31 Read by Sue Anderson
Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890) 6:59 Read by Dale Grothmann
The South Country - Sussex 11:24 Read by Jonathan Jones
Thick Paper and Thin 8:24 Read by Allen Kelly
Tonkin Gulf Resolution (1964) 3:57 Read by Dale Grothmann
The United States and China (1902) 25:27 Read by Elsie Selwyn