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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 085

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"A regard for decency, even at the cost of success, is but the regard for one's own dignity" was novelist Joseph Conrad's take on fame, a quote from the preface to his autobiography A Personal Record (1912). Other lives chosen by readers to examine in vol. 085 include the Borgias; the Cynocephali; Hermann von Helmholtz; Edgar Allan Poe; John Burroughs; a pre-Revolutionary War magnate named Browne, who built a mansion on the ridge of a hill; women as a social class; and an 1821 rabies victim named Thomas, who exhibited hydrophobia. Political history receives scrutiny in Some Materials and a Possibility; The House Famine; Cracow; The Dutch East India Company; and Across Africa by Air and Rail. The art of Japanning illuminates an ancient craft. Literature, by Irvin Cobb, is welcome humor. And for hungry souls, there are recipes for ice cream and for Army chow! Summary by Sue Anderson. (6 hr 17 min)

Chapters

Across Africa by Air and Rail (1923)

12:38

Read by BettyB

The Borgias

4:35

Read by Dale Grothmann

John Burroughs' Memories of His Boyhood

1:13:16

Read by Sue Anderson

Browne's Folly

7:10

Read by Veronica Maresh Mead

Cracow (Pol. Kraków)

10:09

Read by Piotr Nater

The Cynocephali (From The Library of Photius)

6:01

Read by Craig Campbell

Dutch East India Company

9:47

Read by Piotr Nater

Edgar Allan Poe, Part 1, An Appreciation

20:15

Read by George Emerson

Edgar Allan Poe, Part 2, Life

25:25

Read by George Emerson

Edgar Allan Poe, Part 3, Death

23:38

Read by George Emerson

A Familiar Preface

22:25

Read by Peter Thomlinson

Hermann Von Helmholtz, an Autobiographical Sketch

39:37

Read by Michele Fry

The House Famine

2:55

Read by Dale Grothmann

Hydrophobia

2:24

Read by Mary in Arkansas

Ice Cream and Ices

14:22

Read by BettyB

Japanning

3:20

Read by Availle

Literature

24:02

Read by Mary in Arkansas

Of Women

5:07

Read by Craig Campbell

Recipes Used in the Cooking Schools, U. S. Army

49:47

Read by James R. Hedrick

Some Materials and a Possibility

20:38

Read by Peter Thomlinson