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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (version 7) by TWAIN, Mark

A slightly more complex sequel to Mark Twain’s original book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, this book really shows the true side of racism in quite a different light. A brilliant masterpiece, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn follows its protagonist, Huck Finn, as he travels down the Mississippi River and learns some very important things- and even learns to see his adoptive parent’s servant in a different light. ( JayKitty76 )
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Worlds Within Worlds: The Story of Nuclear Energy, Volumes 1-3 by ASIMOV, Isaac

This is a short booklet on science fact commissioned by the U. S. Energy Research and Development Administration (Office of Public Affairs). It tells the story of the origins of nuclear physics in terms understandable to an audience with minimal technical background. What were the steps through history – the discoveries that built upon one another – from alchemy to chemistry, physics, astronomy, mathematics, and quantum mechanics, that led to our understanding and harnessing nuclear energy? Asimov was a great writer of both science fact and fiction who wrote or edited more than 500 books, published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification.
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Dr. Heidenhoff’s Process by BELLAMY, Edward

Henry Burr’s fiance, Madeline, is seduced by another man. The guilt and painful memories she has as a result cause him to refer her to Dr. Heidenhoff, who has developed a method to remove such memories from people’s brains so that they can live happy lives. (Summary by TriciaG)
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Bible (DBY) NT 11: Philippians by DARBY BIBLE

The Darby Bible consists of a translation of the New Testament by John Nelson Darby, originally published in 1867, and a translation of the Old Testament, included in later editions of the text, completed by Darby’s students after his death. The text for this recording comes from the second edition of the Darby Bible. – Summary by Aaron Hultstrand
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On The Sea by TURGENEV, Ivan

LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of On The Sea by Ivan Turgenev.
This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 14, 2019.
Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, translator and popularizer of Russian literature in the West.

Constance Clara Garnett was an English translator of nineteenth-century Russian literature. Garnett was one of the first English translators of Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Anton Chekhov and introduced them on a wide basis to the English-speaking public. – Summary by wikipedia
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Buster the Big Brown Bear by WALSH, George Ethelbert

In the seventh volume of the Twilight Animal series, we meet Buster the Bear, a cub who lives in a cave the woods with his mother. After an encounter with an unfriendly forest animal, he gets lost and captured, and has some marvelous adventures with humans. Will he make it back to the forest, or will he end up somewhere else? (Summary by Foon)
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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 064 by VARIOUS

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” (1794-1795) and “A Modest Proposal” (1729).

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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Pierre & Jean by MAUPASSANT, Guy de

This short novel’s titular characters are brothers. An old family friend dies, leaving without explanation his entire fortune to Jean, the younger brother. Pierre, the protagonist, is puzzled, jealous, and increasingly bitter. A bequest, a secret, a major decision. This, Maupassant’s fourth novel, is considered by many to be his finest. (Lee Smalley)
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