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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 061

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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 061 is a diverse and thought-provoking collection of essays and speeches by various authors. Covering topics ranging from literature to politics, each piece offers a unique perspective on important issues of our time.

One standout essay in the collection discusses the power of storytelling in shaping our identities and understanding of the world. The author convincingly argues that stories have the ability to transcend time and place, connecting us with our shared humanity.

Another noteworthy piece delves into the complexities of race and privilege in America. The author's candid reflections on their own experiences shed light on the pervasive nature of systemic inequality and encourage readers to engage in critical self-reflection.

Overall, Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 061 is a compelling and engaging read that will appeal to anyone interested in exploring a wide range of topics through the lens of talented writers. Each contribution is thoughtfully curated, offering valuable insights and prompting important conversations. I highly recommend this collection to those looking for a quick yet impactful read.

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Seventeen short nonfiction works in the public domain independently chosen by the readers. Volume 61 features articles and essays on both current and timeless topics, ranging from whether marijuana is addictive to what constitutes foolish behavior . Sermons in Stone, an essay by Oscar Wilde on classic sculptures displayed at the British Museum, is complemented by an actual sermon , while Frederick William Shelton muses on the fleeting beauty of a ripe peach . Truth and lies, luck, and individuality are essay topics by Mark Twain and John Stuart Mill.

Festive food is juxtaposed to a graphic account of Poisoning by Canned Goods, while A.A. Milne writes on the joys of fresh celery as an Autumn treat. Vol. 61 includes two historical accounts of tragedies: the wreck of the steamship Princess Sophia off the coast of Alaska in 1918 and the murder of abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy in Alton, Illinois in 1837. Finally, a retelling of how British landscape artist John Constable sold his first painting rounds out this nonfiction collection. - Summary by Sue Anderson

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