Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 065


Twenty short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. A review of William Carlos Williams' "Kora in Hell" by Robert McAlmon is one of several selections devoted to literature and learning. Others are H. P. Lovecraft's "Literary Composition;" George Herbert Betts's "The Mind and Its Education;" William Wells Newell's "Michelangelo as Poet;" and Thoreau's "Wild Apples." Humor receives its due in "The Methods of Mr. Sellyer: A Book Store Study" (Stephen Leacock); "The Plumber" (Charles Dudley Warner); "The Yawn of the Computer Age" (NSA Cryptolog); and an unnamed boy's "Essay on Girls." Innovation and inquiry are treated in a 17th century study "Of a Deaf Man's Capacity to Speak;" a 1794 description of color blindness (John Dalton); and an 1896 exposition on scientific kite flying. Historical topics include the status of Palestine and Syria in the 1920's; democratic socialism (Victor Considerant); Letters to Muriardachus (11th century, Anselm of Canterbury), and an Illinois flour mill's change over from horse team to gas powered delivery truck in 1913. Politics meet history in readings of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainee death notification letter and two selections from the 2019 Mueller Report--the executive summaries from volumes 1 and 2. Finally, for those with the munchies or a sweet tooth, Vol. 65 has recipes from Maria Parloa's "Chocolate and Cocoa and Homemade Candy Recipes." Summary by Sue Anderson.

Genre(s): *Non-fiction

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 A Boy's Essay On Girls Unknown Etext Dale Grothmann
00:01:26 en
Play 02 Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes and Homemade Candy Recipes Maria Parloa Etext BettyB
00:42:16 en
Play 03 Colorblindness, An Early Account (1794) John Dalton Etext Sue Anderson
00:17:08 en
Play 04 Concerning "Kora in Hell" Robert Menzies McAlmon Etext KevinS
00:11:36 en
Play 05 Detainee Death Notification Letter U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Etext Michael MacTaggert
00:02:06 en
Play 06 Holy Land and Syria Under New Rulers (1922) Frank G. Carpenter Etext BettyB
00:12:16 en
Play 07 Letters To Muriardachus, King of Ireland Anselm of Canterbury Etext Craig Campbell
00:09:20 en
Play 08 Literary Composition H. P. Lovecraft Etext Availle
00:25:07 en
Play 09 The Methods of Mr. Sellyer; A Book Store Study Stephen Leacock Etext David Wales
00:16:31 en
Play 10 Michelangelo as Poet William Wells Newell Etext KevinS
00:38:16 en
Play 11 The Mind and Its Education George Herbert Betts Etext Courtney S
00:32:58 en
Play 12 Motor Truck Hauls Geneva Belle Flour (1913) Anonymous Etext Sue Anderson
00:02:21 en
Play 13 Of A Deaf Man’s Capacity To Speak George Dalgarno Etext Craig Campbell
00:12:44 en
Play 14 The Plumber Charles Dudley Warner Etext Dale Grothmann
00:04:06 en
Play 15 Reply To Some Newspapers About Socialism Victor Prosper Considerant Etext Craig Campbell
00:24:32 en
Play 16 Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, Executive Summary, Vol. 1 Robert Mueller Etext Colleen McMahon
00:26:20 en
Play 17 Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, Executive Summary Vol. 2 Robert Mueller Etext Colleen McMahon
00:25:10 en
Play 18 Scientific Kite-Flying Cleveland Moffett Etext Garth Burton
00:51:05 en
Play 19 Wild Apples Henry David Thoreau Etext KevinS
01:01:35 en
Play 20 The Yawn of the Computer Age National Security Agency Etext Michael MacTaggert
00:03:43 en