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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 051

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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 051 is a diverse and engaging collection of essays and articles by various authors. The topics covered range from philosophy and literature to science and travel, making for a truly eclectic reading experience.

One standout piece in this collection is an essay on the power of storytelling in human communication, which offers insight into how narratives shape our understanding of the world around us. Another standout is an article exploring the history and cultural significance of a little-known holiday celebrated in a remote corner of the world.

Overall, this collection offers something for everyone, with each piece providing a unique perspective and thought-provoking insights. Whether you're interested in history, science, or simply enjoy well-crafted writing, Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 051 is sure to satisfy your intellectual curiosity. Highly recommended for readers looking for a stimulating and diverse collection of nonfiction essays.

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Seventeen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include philosophy--Bertrand Russell, Spinoza, and Epictetus; science and invention--the Wright brothers, Leibniz, arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, spider webs, and cylindrical silos; plays and cinema--Lillian Gish and Friedrich Schiller; satire--selections from Ambrose Bierce, Robert Benchley, and Seneca; biographies--Aaron Burr, and Sophia Packard of Spellman College; the murder of Archbishop Charles Seghers in Alaska in 1886; and a history of Torre Abbey in England. Summary by Sue Anderson

Against the Epicurean and Academics was translated by T. W. Rolleston.

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