Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 068
Twenty short nonfiction works in the public domain. "The Regulation of Time"
and "Uniform Standard Time" are two of several readings which touch on social
regulation, societal norms, and individual expression. Others examine dancing mania
; gender conformity ; race laws ; etiquette and social class "; "Opportunity" ; organized religion ; oratory and persuasion ; legal protection for original ideas ; and an exhortation to judge men by their deeds, not their names . Music and books are celebrated in "Fidelio;" "The Function of a National Library;" "Books in the Wilderness;" and Oscar Wilde's "To Read or Not to Read." Natural science is represented by "Coral and Coral Reefs" and "Making a Rock Garden." Finally, a fateful communique is examined in the "Zimmermann Telegram." Summary by Sue Anderson
Pliny to Cerealis: Letter XXIV was translated by William Melmoth
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