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Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 003

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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 science and religion. Included in this collection are Martin Luther’s “Ninety-five Theses,” Jefferson Davis’ speech before the United States Senate in 1861 “On Withdrawing from the Union,” William E. Gladstone’s address delivered in the House of Commons in 1893 on “Irish Home Rule” and Wendell Phillips speech in 1837 in Fanuiel Hall in Boston regarding “The Murder of Lovejoy.” You will also find here an epistolary essay by François Marie Arouet de Voltaire “On Lord Bacon,” a letter from Samuel Clemens commenting on the inclusion of Jesus in the list of “One Hundred Greatest Men,” “On Applauding Preachers” by Saint John Chrysostom, an essay by Alice Meynell on “Solitude,” and the entry on Captain Edward Teach (aka Blackbeard) from “The Pirates Who’s Who” by Philip Gosse. (summary by J. M. Smallheer)

The Ninety-Five Theses by Martin Luther, was translated by R. S. Grignon. (2 hr 9 min)


Blackbeard, from The Pirates' Who's Who


Read by Clarica

Dedication from The Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies to Pope Paul III


Read by ML Cohen

Irish Home Rule


Read by Robert Scott

The Murder of Lovejoy


Read by Robert Scott

The Ninety-Five Theses


Read by Leon Mire

On Applauding Preachers


Read by Robert Scott

On the Lord Bacon - Letter XII from Letters on the English


Read by ML Cohen

On Withdrawing from the Union


Read by ML Cohen

Response to Letter 100 Greatest Men by S. L. Clemens


Read by Robert Scott



Read by J. M. Smallheer