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Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 004

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A collection of eleven short nonfiction works in the public domain. The items included in this collection were independently selected by the readers, and the topics encompass history, conservation, philosophy, politics, religion and cooking. Included in this collection are Thomas Jefferson's first Inaugural Address, "Secession" by Alexander H. Stephens, "Of Truth" and the preface to "The New Organon, or True Directions Concerning the Interpretation of Nature" by Francis Bacon, John Donne's last sermon delivered in March 1631, "On Old Age" by Cicero, a chapter from "The Fight for Conservation" by Gifford Pinchot, The Sacredness of Work" by Thomas Carlyle and an essay "On the Unjust Causes of War" by Hugo Grotius. On the lighter side, try selections from "Cocoa and Chocolate Recipes" by Miss Parloa and a 1912 article from Scientific American on the amazing escapes of Harry Houdini. (summary by J. M. Smallheer) (3 hr 54 min)


Author’s Preface to The New Organon, or True Directions Concerning the Interpre…


Read by ML Cohen

Death's Duel


Read by Aringguth

Handcuff Releases Under Difficulties - The Feats of Harry Houdini


Read by Lee Ann Howlett

The Moral Issue fromThe Fight for Conservation


Read by Robert Scott

Of Truth


Read by Cody Logan

On Old Age


Read by ML Cohen

On the Unjust Causes of War


Read by Anna Simon

The Sacredness of Work


Read by Robert Scott



Read by Robert Scott

Selections fromChocolate and Cocoa Recipes


Read by Clarica

Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address - March 4, 1801


Read by ML Cohen


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I enjoy each collection, the person who puts these collections together has to put a lot of thought. The readers are easy to listen to, for each has input character of the author, and even where needed assert some of their own character. Very down.