Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 066

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Twenty short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. "Why Women Should Vote" (Jane Addams, 1910) is one of several selections devoted to women's interests, as are Martha Foote Crow's "The Young Woman on the Farm" (1910), Alice Freeman Palmer's "Three Rules for Happiness," and Myrtle Reed's recipes for "Coffee Cakes, Doughnuts, and Waffles." Tradition and belief are treated in two selections from Kierkegaard, a letter from Japan ("When the Dead Return"), a creation myth ("Sky Weds Earth"), and an essay by Mark Twain on "Mental Telegraphy." Topics in history and political theory include "The Original Draft of the Declaration of Independence," "An Audience with Abraham Lincoln," "Government" (Bastiat), "Constitutional Law" (Bentham), "War Scenes Across the Canadian Border " (1915), "Americans Lose Men in Fight in Siberia" (1919) and "Quentin Roosevelt's Last Letter Home" (1918). Sport receives its due with a history of the bicycle, while "In the Land of the Wild Yak" portrays the hardships endured by 19th century explorer Sven Hedin. Finally, "Mr. NAMIKAWA Yasuyuki's Cloisonné" celebrates the life of a Japanese artist and his exquisite enamel work. - Summary by Sue Anderson
(5 hr 33 min)


Alice Freeman Palmer's Three Rules for Happiness 9:06 Read by Sue Anderson
Americans Lose Men in Fight in Siberia (1919) 1:35 Read by Michael MacTaggert
An Audience With Abraham Lincoln 21:16 Read by Utek
Coffeecakes, Doughnuts and Waffles 16:41 Read by BettyB
Constitutional Law 10:46 Read by Michael MacTaggert
The Death of Charles Dickens 8:50 Read by Colleen McMahon
The First and Second Phases of Christ's Life 52:53 Read by Craig Campbell
Government 29:21 Read by Michele Fry
Historical Cycling 13:07 Read by TriciaG
In the Land of the Wild Yak 22:44 Read by Phil Schempf
Mental Telegraphy 50:09 Read by Josh Mitteldorf
Mr. NAMIKAWA Yasuyuki 's Cloisonne 4:18 Read by Availle
Original Draft of the Declaration of Independence 12:26 Read by headandheart
Preparation For a Christian Life, The Pause (3) 12:23 Read by Craig Campbell
Quentin Roosevelt's Last Letter Home 5:42 Read by KevinS
Sky Weds Earth: Excerpt from the Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology 6:06 Read by Craig Campbell
War Scenes Across The Canadian Border (1915) 9:58 Read by David Wales
When the Dead Return in Japan 4:26 Read by KevinS
Why Women Should Vote 28:06 Read by Anita Sloma-Martinez
The Young Woman on the Farm (1914) 13:49 Read by KevinS