Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 066


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

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

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Alice Freeman Palmer's Three Rules for Happiness George Herbert Palmer Etext Sue Anderson
00:09:06 en
Play 02 Americans Lose Men in Fight in Siberia (1919) Anonymous Etext Michael MacTaggert
00:01:35 en
Play 03 An Audience With Abraham Lincoln T. B. Bancroft Etext Utek
00:21:16 en
Play 04 Coffeecakes, Doughnuts and Waffles Myrtle Reed Etext BettyB
00:16:41 en
Play 05 Constitutional Law Jeremy Bentham Etext Michael MacTaggert
00:10:46 en
Play 06 The Death of Charles Dickens Anonymous Etext Colleen McMahon
00:08:50 en
Play 07 The First and Second Phases of Christ's Life Soren Kierkegaard Etext Craig Campbell
00:52:53 en
Play 08 Government Frédéric Bastiat Etext Michele Fry
00:29:21 en
Play 09 Historical Cycling William Norrie Robertson Etext TriciaG
00:13:07 en
Play 10 In the Land of the Wild Yak Sven Hedin Etext Phil Schempf
00:22:44 en
Play 11 Mental Telegraphy Mark Twain Etext Josh Mitteldorf
00:50:09 en
Play 12 Mr. NAMIKAWA Yasuyuki 's Cloisonne Nishizawa Iwata Etext Availle
00:04:18 en
Play 13 Original Draft of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson Etext headandheart
00:12:26 en
Play 14 Preparation For a Christian Life, The Pause (3) Soren Kierkegaard Etext Craig Campbell
00:12:23 en
Play 15 Quentin Roosevelt's Last Letter Home Quentin Roosevelt Etext KevinS
00:05:42 en
Play 16 Sky Weds Earth: Excerpt from the Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology Pseudo-Apollodorus Etext Craig Campbell
00:06:06 en
Play 17 War Scenes Across The Canadian Border (1915) Stephen Leacock Etext David Wales
00:09:58 en
Play 18 When the Dead Return in Japan Mary Crawford Fraser Etext KevinS
00:04:26 en
Play 19 Why Women Should Vote Jane Addams Etext Anita Sloma-Martinez
00:28:06 en
Play 20 The Young Woman on the Farm (1914) Martha Foote Crow Etext KevinS
00:13:49 en