Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 067


Twenty short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. Two U.S. Presidents are remembered in "A Colored Man's Reminiscences of James Madison" and Washington's "Address to Congress on Resigning His Commission (1783)." Other topics in history and political theory include two of George W. Ball's memos about the Vietnam War from 1965, "Irish Marriage Rites," "Celts and Celtophiles," Kropotkin on "Anarchism in Socialistic Evolution," a tragedy at sea ("The Titanic"), and a look back at "The Passing of the Sailing Ship." Religion and philosophy are represented with two selections from Kierkegaard's "Preparation for a Christian Life" and a sermon by Spurgeon ("Glorious Predestination"). Biographies pay homage to the mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. How-to and guidance readings include farming advice from George Washington Carver ("Help for Hard Times"), "Teaching Mathematics with Paper Folding," "Sexual Neuroses," and "Elementary Lessons in Cookery." "The Common Milkweed" celebrates one of summer's roadside flowers. Finally Richard de Bury pens a tribute to books in a selection from the Philobiblon, written in 1345. Summary by Sue Anderson

Selections from Kierkegaard were translated by Lee M. Hollander
That the Treasure of Wisdom is Chiefly Contained in Books was translated by E.C. Thomas

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

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Address to Congress on Resigning His Commission (1783) George Washington Etext Nicholi Volta
00:02:30 en
Play 02 Celts and Celtophiles G. K. Chesterton Etext ChadH94
00:09:08 en
Play 03 Christianity as the Absolute; Contemporaneousness with Christ Soren Kierkegaard Etext Craig Campbell
00:20:52 en
Play 04 A Colored Man's Reminiscences of James Madison Paul Jennings Etext Nicholi Volta
00:15:36 en
Play 05 The Common Milkweed Harriet Louise Keeler Etext Sue Anderson
00:08:19 en
Play 06 Elementary Lessons in Cookery Mary Hazelton Blanchard Wade Etext BettyB
00:10:24 en
Play 07 Glorious Predestination, Sermon 1043 Charles H. Spurgeon Etext Leighton Garner
00:44:06 en
Play 08 Help for the Hard Times George Washington Carver Etext Nicholi Volta
00:07:09 en
Play 09 Invitation and the Inviter from Preparation for a Christian Life (1850) Soren Kierkegaard Etext Craig Campbell
00:15:59 en
Play 10 Irish Marriage Rites Lady Jane Francesca Wilde Etext KevinS
00:05:38 en
Play 11 Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State to President Johnson, June 18, 1965 George W. Ball Etext TriciaG
00:15:51 en
Play 12 Paper by the Under Secretary of State, July 1, 1965 George W. Ball Etext TriciaG
00:19:18 en
Play 13 The Passing of the Sailing Ship William Forwood Etext ChadH94
00:19:44 en
Play 14 The Place of Anarchism in Socialistic Evolution Peter Kropotkin Etext ACR Thornton
00:42:53 en
Play 15 Sexual Neuroses: Onanism (1879) Etext ChadH94
00:05:58 en
Play 16 Srinivasa Ramanujan, His Early Life E. H. Neville Etext Availle
00:10:32 en
Play 17 Srinivasa Ramanujan, An Obituary G. H. Hardy Etext Availle
00:05:37 en
Play 18 Teaching Geometry with Paper Folding Elizabeth R. Peabody Etext ChadH94
00:12:00 en
Play 19 That the Treasure of Wisdom is Chiefly Contained in Books, a Selection from the Philobiblon Richard de Bury Etext KevinS
00:09:25 en
Play 20 The Titanic Elbert Hubbard Etext Anita Sloma-Martinez
00:17:47 en