Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 005


A collection of ten short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches, news items and reports included in this collection were independently selected by the readers, and the topics encompass history, politics, philosophy, nature and religion. Included in this collection are “The Emanicpation Proclamation” and Second Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln, “Prinicpal Doctrines” by Epicurus, “Fox and Hound” and the preface to “The Breath of Life” both by John Burroughs, “The Wentworth Letter” by Joseph Smith, and “The Rhythm of Life” by Alice Meynell. From the New York Times, April 10, 1817 is an account of the Canadian capture of Vimy Ridge, “Haig Strikes Near Arras” and from the September 1921 issue of Vanity Fair an article on “The Flapper - A New Type.” And for the those with more than a passing in the history of railways/roads, the “Report of the Railway Department of the Board of Trade” from February 1845 which impacted the ‘gauge wars’ of the mid-nineteenth century in England wraps up the list! (summary by J. M. Smallheer)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Preface from The Breath of Life John Burroughs Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:09:39 en
Play 02 The Emancipation Proclamation Abraham Lincoln Etext Chuck Sage
00:05:41 en
Play 03 The Flapper--A New Type; Vanity Fair, Sept. 1921 Alfredo Panzini Etext Lee Ann Howlett
00:10:17 en
Play 04 Fox and Hound John Burroughs Etext Robert Scott
00:10:41 en
Play 05 Haig Strikes Near Arras - April 10, 1917 The New York Times Etext Esther
00:08:32 en
Play 06 Principal Doctrines (Translated by Robert Drew Hicks) Epicurus Etext Leon Mire
00:13:51 en
Play 07 Report of the Railway Department of the Board of Trade on the London. Worcester, Samuel Laing Etext Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:51:40 en
Play 08 The Rhythm of Life Alice Meynell Etext J. M. Smallheer
00:07:24 en
Play 09 Second Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Etext Chuck Sage
00:06:05 en
Play 10 The Wentworth Letter Joseph Smith, Jr. Etext Leon Mire
00:17:41 en