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Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 002

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A collection of ten short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches and reports included in this collection were independently selected by the readers, and the topics encompass history, politics, religion, science and humor. Included in this collection are the "Oath of Hippocrates" and "The Funeral Oration of Pericles" along with Patrick Henry's "The Call to Arms," and Jack London's eyewitness account of the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake in 1906. On the lighter side, we have Jerome K. Jerome's "Should Women Be Beautiful," a short address by Mark Twain to The Author's Club in NYC, and the anonymous "Miseries," a lighthearted lament on subjects such as the difficulties of eating a peach gracefully in public and finding a suitable length of twine when you need one. In this collection you will also find "A Free Man's Worship" by Bertram Russell, "Obstacle-Cause" from "Sophisms of the Protectionists" by Frédéric Bastiat, and an essay by T. H. Huxley on the science of palaeontology. (summary by J. M. Smallheer) (2 hr 44 min)


The Call to Arms


Read by Robert Scott

A Free Man's Worship


Read by ML Cohen

Funeral Oration of Pericles, from The History of the Peloponnesian War


Read by ML Cohen

Miseries Nos. 1-4 from Autumn Leaves, edited by Anne Wales Abbot


Read by Bryan Ness

The Oath and Law of Hippocrates, Charles Eliot, Editor


Read by Leon Mire

Obstacle–Cause from Sophisms of the Protectionists


Read by Robert Scott

Our Children and Great Discoveries


Read by Robert Scott

The Rise and Progress of Palaeontology


Read by J. M. Smallheer

Should Women Be Beautiful?


Read by Peter Yearsley

The Story of an Eye Witness


Read by Lee Ann Howlett