Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 088

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"With opinions, possession is more than nine points of the law. It is next to impossible to dislodge them." Woodrow Wilson's Study of Administration examines public opinion's role in politics. It is one of 20 nonfiction readings chosen by the readers. Other faceted topics in volume 088 include culinary taste (Stewed Eels) the existence of the supernatural (Mayo v. Satan; Previsionary Dream); slavery (The Constitution and the Slave; A Scrap of Curious History); peace and war (Bumping into the Bolshevists; Russians as I Knew Them; Bogdan Chmielnicki; Armistice; International Peace) and culture (Who Thinks Abstractly; Apollo or Dionysus; Landscape Painting; the College Glee Club; Tagore's Reminiscences; and Frances Burnett). Rounding out the volume are a survey of Martinique, and a medical treatise on the Organs of the Human Voice. (Summary by Sue Anderson) (7 hr 12 min)


The American Constitution and the Slave (1860) 1:06:09 Read by progressingamerica
Apollo or Dionysus - Friedrich Nietzsche 19:05 Read by Craig Campbell
Armistice 2:53 Read by Piotr Nater
Bogdan Chmielnicki (c. 1593-1657) 8:00 Read by Piotr Nater
Bumping Into the Bolshevists, Part 1 37:39 Read by Mary in Arkansas
Bumping Into the Bolshevists, Part 2 44:34 Read by Mary in Arkansas
The College Glee Club 3:32 Read by TriciaG
Frances Hodgson Burnett 4:19 Read by Availle
Gerald Mayo v. Satan and His Staff 4:32 Read by Dale Grothmann
Letters on Landscape Painting #3 14:52 Read by Sue Anderson
Martinique 8:10 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
My Reminiscences 30:22 Read by dc
International Peace: Nobel Peace Prize Address 10:50 Read by progressingamerica
On the Organs of the Human Voice 54:00 Read by Rapunzelina
Previsionary Dream -Charles Dickens 4:16 Read by Dale Grothmann
Russians as I Know Them (1904) 20:16 Read by Mark Chulsky
A Scrap of Curious History 20:23 Read by Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
Stewed Eels 3:53 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Study of Administration 1:00:21 Read by progressingamerica
Who Thinks Abstractly? 14:39 Read by Craig Campbell