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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 053

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Twenty short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include History--Jocelyn de Brakelond's 13th century chronicle of the Bury St. Edmund monastery, Lorenzo de Medici's Florence, the voyage of the Mayflower, and Mark Twain's essay Stirring Times in Austria; Philosophy--Kierkegaard and Leibniz; Speeches, Sermons, and Diary Entries from Abraham Lincoln, Robert Ingersoll, and Queen Victoria; Literature--a tribute to George Meredith and a critique of Mencken's The American Language; and Nature and the Natural World--George Mallory outlining the route to the summit of Mt. Everest, Newton's proof of the elliptical orbits of planets, native bees, pear tree blight, fruit soups, and a description of a grain of wheat.

Panegyric on Abraham was translated by Lee M. Hollander. (Summary by Sue Anderson) (6 hr 4 min)

Chapters

Address in Independence Hall, Philadelphia. February 22, 1861

3:40

Read by Melvin Lee

A Critique of Mencken's The American Language

12:00

Read by VfkaBT

Demonstration that Planets Move In Ellipses

23:40

Read by Availle

Descartes' Proof of God (1700-1701)

8:13

Read by Craig Campbell

Fruit Soups

3:01

Read by Melanie T

A Letter on Pear Tree Blight

5:50

Read by Melanie T

Lorenzo de'Medici Rules in Florence Zenith of Florentine Glory (A.D. 1469)

34:05

Read by VfkaBT

Mount Everest, The Route to the Summit

15:20

Read by Phil Schempf

Native Bees

25:36

Read by Sue Anderson

Neither Dorking Nor the Abbey: A Tribute to George Meredith

7:09

Read by Lynne T

On the Theme of Substance: Description of a Grain of Wheat

4:09

Read by Melanie T

Panegyric on Abraham

24:17

Read by Craig Campbell

Proclamation for a Day of Thanksgiving. October 3, 1863

4:15

Read by Melvin Lee

The Shrine of St. Edmund

21:30

Read by Melanie T

Stirring Times in Austria, Part 1

47:02

Read by William Allan Jones

Stirring Times in Austria, Part 2

38:34

Read by William Allan Jones

A Thanksgiving Sermon, Part 1

37:42

Read by Michele Fry

A Thanksgiving Sermon, Part 2

33:05

Read by Michele Fry

The Training of a Sovereign, Extract on the Theme of "Love"

7:41

Read by Melanie T

The Voyage of the Mayflower

7:46

Read by Melvin Lee