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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 064

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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 064 is a diverse and engaging compilation of essays and articles covering a wide range of topics, from science and history to personal reflections and societal issues.

Each piece in this collection is thoughtfully written and provides valuable insights into the subject matter at hand. The writers clearly have a passion for their topics and their enthusiasm shines through in their writing.

One of the highlights of this collection is the variety of subjects covered, ensuring that there is something for every reader to enjoy. From an exploration of the effects of climate change on marine life to a humorous take on the pitfalls of modern dating, there is a little bit of everything included in this book.

Overall, Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 064 is a compelling and engaging read that will appeal to a wide range of readers. Whether you are interested in science, history, or personal essays, there is something in this collection for everyone. I highly recommend picking up a copy and delving into this diverse and thought-provoking collection of short nonfiction pieces.

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Twenty short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. Eucken's "The Failure of Speculative Philosophy," is one of several essays devoted to timeless questions. Others are by James Howell on man, nature and the universe, Samuel Johnson on procrastination and the flight of time, Schleiemacher on the social element in religion, Ambrose Bierce on immortality, and Thomas Paine and Jonathan Swift with their famous essays, "The Age of Reason" and "A Modest Proposal" . Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor "Day of Infamy" speech is one of various commentaries on war, politics and the polity. Others are Bierce's moving description of a solitary Civil War hero, Woodrow Wilson speaking to capitalism's spiritual crisis, Rev. Jee Gam presenting a Chinese Christian's thoughts on the Boxer Rebellion, and a partisan, Eugene Weeks, eulogizing Calvin Coolidge. Intuitive self-direction is the theme of Lafcadio Hearn's essay "A Mystery of Crowds." Other selections that touch on personal development are Robert Louis Stevenson on literary style, Gelett Burgess on creativity and the art of play, Brann on the relative worth of the sexes, and Mary Wood-Allen on what a woman should know in picking a husband. For the musically inclined, Lawton Mackall has an amusing look at pianos, while sports enthusiasts will enjoy Benjamin Richardson's treatise on what to avoid in cycling. Artists should be interested in the biography of designer William Kilburn, who, in the late 1700s, was the first artist to seek copyright for his original textile designs. Summary by Sue Anderson William Tudor Jones translated "The Failure of Speculative Philosophy." George Ripley translated "On the Social Element in Religion."

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