Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 096

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"Can we solve the problems confronting us? Well, the answer is an unequivocal and emphatic yes." This quote, from U.S. President Ronald Reagan's first inaugural address, captures the searching tone of many reader-chosen selections in vol. 096: The Peace Movement; Fortifications for Peace; An Effective Diplomatic Service; Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs; Bigamy Act; Trade in the Dead; Traffic in Women; Inaugural addresses of Presidents Carter and Reagan; and an essay "Have You an Educated Heart? Other readings highlight the arts: Parchment bindings; the Chinese Book; Folklore of Southern India; The Rosetta Stone; The WPA Art Collection; Jackie Coogan and the Kid; the Cradle of the Movies; and View of a City Sky Line. Rounding out the collection is a humorous piece, The Fatal Legs.

Note: The missing part of "The Rosetta Stone (Except)" concerns the deciphering of hieroglyphs, which is difficult to convey in audio. Please see the text." Summary by Sue Anderson (4 hr 36 min)


Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, December 1825 11:23 Read by stepheather
"Bigamy Act", King James 1 of England and Wales 3:35 Read by czandra
The Chinese Book 8:33 Read by Allen Kelly
The Cradle of the Movies 14:00 Read by Andrea Kotzer
An Effective Diplomatic Service as an Agency for the Promotion of International… 11:39 Read by Elsie Selwyn
The Fatal Legs 9:22 Read by Dale Grothmann
Folklore of Southern India, Preface and Introduction 6:13 Read by stepheather
The “Fortifications for Peace” (1922) 10:24 Read by Alister
Have You an Educated Heart? 51:02 Read by TriciaG
Jackie Coogan and The Kid 16:49 Read by Tom Merritt
Parchment Bindings 4:22 Read by Allen Kelly
The Peace Movement (1880) 5:30 Read by Alister
President Jimmy Carter Inaugural Address, January 20, 1977 10:41 Read by Maurice Donegan
President Ronald Reagan First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981 18:07 Read by Maurice Donegan
President Ronald Reagan Second Inaugural Address, January 21, 1985 18:39 Read by Maurice Donegan
The Rosetta Stone (Excerpt) 18:58 Read by Availle
Trade in the Dead 8:28 Read by Elsie Selwyn
The Traffic in Women (1910) 32:48 Read by Winnifred Assmann
View Of A City Sky Line 3:14 Read by Dale Grothmann
WPA Art Collection 12:24 Read by Sue Anderson