Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 039

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(5 stars; 1 reviews)

Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include literary figures--Alice Mangold Diehl, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Arthur Hugh Clough; philosophers--Hegel, Kierkegaard; religious thinkers--Martin Luther, Cotton Mather; political leaders--Thomas Jefferson, John F. Kennedy; important documents--the Constitution of Japan (1946), the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom; moments in history--the Battle of the Crater, the Dred Scott Decision; historical figures--the Pseudo Dionysius and Xenophon; and, lastly, shopper's tips for watermelons and cantaloupes. (Summary by Sue Anderson)

Hegel's The Problem was translated by William T. Harris
Xenophon's On Horsemanship was translated by Morris H. Morgan (6 hr 0 min)


Address of Senator John F. Kennedy to the Greater Houston Ministerial Associati… 10:54 Read by Michele Fry
The Anti-intellectualism of Kierkegaard 5:55 Read by Craig Campbell
Battle of the Crater and Experiences of Prison Life 35:14 Read by MaryAnn
The Constitution of Japan, 1946 41:51 Read by Availle
Darwinism Verified 42:15 Read by Mr5th
The Dred Scott Decision, A History 41:54 Read by Michele Fry
John Faust or Fust 3:01 Read by Craig Campbell
Letter to C. E. Norton, Esq., Downing Street, June 23, 1858 2:17 Read by Newgatenovelist
Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Chapter 18, on Apparitions 44:39 Read by Michele Fry
Miss Alice Mangold's Soiree Musicale 1:48 Read by Newgatenovelist
Mystic Theology 17:23 Read by Eric Metzler
On Horsemanship - Xenophon 54:06 Read by Son of the Exiles
Philosophy of Religion 4:12 Read by Craig Campbell
The Problem 4:12 Read by Craig Campbell
Shopper's Tips for Watermelons and Cantaloupes 8:51 Read by Sue Anderson
To a Stranger 9:45 Read by Craig Campbell
The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom 6:23 Read by Michele Fry
Wonders of the Invisible World, IV and V 25:30 Read by Michele Fry


(5 stars)

I find it hard to believe not a single review has ever been written for this book. I find it easy to believe that reviews are systematically deleted in an effort to prevent people from learning the truth. a contemporary historian could not possibly know more about the Civil War than the people who were actually in it. those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. unfortunately