Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 089


"From vocalists you may learn much, but do not believe all that they say." Robert Schumann's Advice to Young Musicians is replete with good counsel. How, what, and from whom we learn is thematic to many of these 20 nonfiction selections, chosen by their readers. We learn from the lives of valorous persons (Simón Bolívar; José de San Martín; Booker T. Washington; Ishi, the last Yana Indian); from literature (Political Naturalism in England; Editorial Prejudice Against the Occult; Barbara Frietchie); from journalists, activists, and the opinionated (America and the English Tradition; Interned by the Bolshevists; The Cholera; Chimney Sweeping; Diet & Hygiene; Progress in Dairy Farming; Concerning Tobacco; Beer & Cider), and from nature (Duck Hawks of Taughannock; Sponges & Sponge Fisheries; The Grand Canyon; and Social Wasps Polistes). 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 Advice to Young Musicians Robert Schumann Etext Nathan Lewin
00:13:30 en
Play 02 America and the English Tradition (1920) Harry Morgan Ayres Etext Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
00:10:54 en
Play 03 Atlanta Exposition Address (1895) Booker T. Washington Etext Michele Fry
00:12:46 en
Play 04 Beer and Cider George Saintsbury Etext Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
00:15:35 en
Play 05 Chimney Sweeping Described Anonymous Etext James R. Hedrick
00:07:25 en
Play 06 The Cholera: the Claims of the Poor Upon the Rich Thomas Beggs Etext Lynne T
00:26:13 en
Play 07 Concerning Tobacco Mark Twain Etext Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
00:08:45 en
Play 08 Diet and Hygiene for Brain Workers Dora Cathrine Cristine Liebel Roper Etext Availle
00:03:20 en
Play 09 The Duck Hawks of Taughannock Gorge Arthur Augustus Allen Etext Phil Schempf
00:12:50 en
Play 10 Editorial Prejudice Against the Occult Henry S. Whitehead Etext Ben Tucker
00:05:54 en
Play 11 The Grand Canyon of the Colorado Harriet Monroe Etext Sue Anderson
00:25:28 en
Play 12 The Historical Basis of Whittier's "Barbara Frietchie" George Oberkirsch Selheimer Etext Craig Campbell
00:07:26 en
Play 13 Interned by the Bolshevists in Baku (1920) Maude L. Radford Warren Etext Mary in Arkansas
00:54:08 en
Play 14 José de San Martín Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th Ed. Etext Piotr Nater
00:04:49 en
Play 15 The Last Yana Indian Saxton T. Pope Etext TriciaG
00:20:49 en
Play 16 Naturalism in England, the Political Backgound George Brandes Etext Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
00:47:03 en
Play 17 Notes on the Behavior of the Social Wasp Polistes Horace Gunthorp Etext Flavo Davo
00:13:31 en
Play 18 Progress in Dairy Farming Henry Elijah Alvord Etext Verla Viera
00:36:03 en
Play 19 Simón Bolívar (1783-1830) Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th Ed. Etext Piotr Nater
00:20:12 en
Play 20 Sponges and the Sponge Fishery Richard Rathbun Etext J. M. Smallheer
00:19:43 en