Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 102

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

"It is difficult for the human mind to take a comprehensive view of a subject." This is how librarian Arthur Bostwick begins his essay Three Kinds of Librarians. Many volume 102 readers chose faceted inquiry into the human experience: the Balfour Declaration; Ethics and the Weather; Typhoid Fever in Melbourne; High-Grade Men; Attractive Labor; Forced Sterilization; If Your Baby Must Travel in Wartime; Shall We Scrap the Calendar?; Impossibility of Witchcraft; Phenomena Called Spiritual; the Mutability of Literature; and Dining Out. Also included in the volume are biographies of two Polish military heroes of the American War for Independence: Tadeusz Kościuszko and Kazimierz Pulaski. In a lighter vein is American Film, the Animated Cartoon. Craftsmanship is explored in How the Wheels of a Watch Go Around and On Shoeing Horses. Nature topics include Geometroid Caterpillars and The Bark Kathleen Sunk By a Whale. - Summary by Sue Anderson (6 hr 7 min)


American Film: The Animated Cartoon (1957) 11:51 Read by Ben Tucker
Attractive Labor - Charles Fourier (1772-1837) 13:34 Read by Avonlea Fisher
Balfour Declaration, November 2, 1917 1:48 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Bark Kathleen Sunk By A Whale 27:05 Read by Jeffery
Buck vs. Bell: Forced Sterilization (1927) 8:27 Read by Dale Grothmann
Casimir (Kazimierz) Pulaski 1:50 Read by Piotr Nater
Dining Out 7:54 Read by Availle
Enquiry Into the Phenomena Called Spiritual (1870-1873) 58:58 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
Ethics and the Weather (1901) 26:03 Read by Leon Harvey
Geometroid Caterpillars of Northeastern and Appalachian Forests, Introduction (… 6:00 Read by Sue Anderson
How the Wheels of a Watch Go Round 16:31 Read by Steve C
If Your Baby Must Travel In Wartime 29:31 Read by Jeffery
Impossibility of Witchcraft (1712) 11:16 Read by lightcrystal
High-Grade Men: in College & Out (1903) 18:50 Read by Leon Harvey
Kościuszko and the Fight for American Freedom 26:30 Read by Piotr Nater
The Mutability of Literature 29:00 Read by bobpliley
On Shoeing Horses (1833) 2:45 Read by Elsie Selwyn
Shall We Scrap Our Calendar? 20:39 Read by TriciaG
Three Kinds of Librarians 26:03 Read by Verla Viera
Typhoid fever in Melbourne in 1878 23:02 Read by lightcrystal