Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 071


Twenty short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. "Suffrage for women will not usher in a millennium of peace and leisure" was the editorial opinion of the Boston Cooking School Magazine in May, 1914. [Woman's Problems]. Disillusionment with easy answers is the theme of several Vol. 071 readings [On Thinking for Oneself; Limitations of Truth-Telling; On Demagogues]. Rebellion and war, heroics and aftermath, are treated in Alexander at Gordium; Before Grant Won His Stars; Draft Riots in Wisconsin; The Truth About Greece; and Sophie Treadwell Interviews Pancho Villa. Humor provides relief in a lighthearted look at home heating [The Furnace]; bicycling [A Despicable Trick; Healthy But Not Social], grammar [The Woman's Press Club] and The Beauty of Unpunctuality. Exploration then and now is contrasted in Tasman Explores Australia and A California Motor Tour. The arts--literature, drawing, and the cinema--are celebrated in Mary Pickford's Beginnings, Rendering Reflections in Window Glass, and On the Tomb of Keats. Lastly, a biography of British fossil finder Mary Anning (1795-1847) throws light not only on ichthyosaurs, but on the remarkable life of a self-taught woman scientist. - Summary by Sue Anderson

Genre(s): *Non-fiction

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Alexander at Gordium Arrian Etext Craig Campbell
00:05:36 en
Play 02 Before Grant Won His Stars Elisha Jay Edwards Etext Utek
00:36:09 en
Play 03 A California Motor Tour (1909) Frances Lee Etext BettyB
00:13:01 en
Play 04 A Despicable Trick Anonymous Etext Michael MacTaggert
00:01:29 en
Play 05 Draft Riots in Wisconsin During the Civil War John William Oliver Etext KevinS
00:06:31 en
Play 06 The Furnace Henry Cuyler Bunner Etext Anita Sloma-Martinez
00:10:10 en
Play 07 Healthy But Not Social Milton Bradley Etext Michael MacTaggert
00:02:02 en
Play 08 Limitations of Truth-Telling Edward F. Adams Etext KevinS
00:23:49 en
Play 09 Mary Anning, the Fossil Finder Charles Dickens Etext Availle
00:20:38 en
Play 10 On Demagogues, in The American Democrat (1838) James Fenimore Cooper Etext David Wales
00:13:40 en
Play 11 On Thinking For Oneself (excerpt) Arthur Schopenhauer Etext Craig Campbell
00:28:31 en
Play 12 Rendering Reflections in Window Glass Arthur L. Guptill Etext Sue Anderson
00:19:23 en
Play 13 Some Reflections on the Beauty of Unpunctuality Lord Alfred Douglas Etext Rob Marland
00:11:22 en
Play 14 Sophie Treadwell Interviews Pancho Villa (1921) Sophie Anita Treadwell Etext Sue Anderson
01:13:25 en
Play 15 Tasman Explores Australia Hendrik van Loon Etext Piotr Nater
00:17:40 en
Play 16 The Tomb of Keats Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
00:08:13 en
Play 17 The True Story of Mary Pickford's Beginning Terry Ramsaye Etext Andrea Kotzer
00:20:57 en
Play 18 The Truth About Greece (1917) George Frederick Abbott Etext Rapunzelina
00:35:02 en
Play 19 Woman's Press Club Mark Twain Etext ChadH94
00:02:15 en
Play 20 Woman's Problems (1914) Janet McKenzie Hill Etext BettyB
00:03:38 en