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Lady Byron Vindicated by STOWE, Harriet Beecher

In 1869, the Atlantic published Stowe’s article, The True Story Of Lady Byron’s Life, a brief exposé of the famous poet Lord Byron’s sordid private life which had led to a separation from his wife and drove him out of England, as told to her by Lady Byron herself before her death. Stowe wrote this article long after Lady Byron’s death, when Lady Byron‘s impeccable reputation was being smeared across Europe (altro…)

Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, The by ZAYAS, Marius de

“This Convention represents the fourth updated version of the Geneva Convention on the wounded and sick following those adopted in 1864, 1906 and 1929. It contains 64 articles. These provide protection for the wounded and sick, but also for medical and religious personnel, medical units and medical transports. The Convention also recognizes the distinctive emblems. It has two annexes containing a draft agreement relating to hospital zones and a model identity (altro…)

Short Science Fiction Collection 062 by VARIOUS

Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is possible. The only rules are those set forth by the author. The speculative nature of the genre inspires thought and plants seeds that have led to advances in science. The genre can spark an interest in the sciences and is cited as the impetus for the career choice (altro…)

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 055 by VARIOUS

Fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the
readers. Topics include Philosophy and Psychology: selections from Kierkegaard’s
“Preparation for a Christian Life” and Jung’s “The Hymn of Creation,” and an
exploration of Hegel’s psychology; Arts and the Avant-garde: critiques of Kreymborg by
Lola Ridge and of Pablo Picasso by Marius de Zayas, the rationale behind “1001
Afternoons in Chicago” by Ben Hecht, and notes on the 15th (altro…)

Silver Bullet, The by HUME, Fergus

Dr. Jim Herrick and his friend Robin are on a walking tour in the English countryside when they come across a large house where all the lights in the house are on and all of the doors are open. While trying to find someone at home, they discover the body of Colonel Carr, dead from a gunshot wound. After reporting their discovery to the authorities, Dr. Jim decides he would investigate (altro…)

Good Stories for Great Birthdays by OLCOTT, Frances Jenkins

“Here are over 200 stories celebrating 23 great birthdays of patriot-founders and upbuilders of the Republics of both North and South America. In the stories are more than 75 historical characters, men, women, and children. The arrangement follows the school-year, beginning in October with Columbus.” The stories included are to be read by or to children as an introduction to the biographies of many fascinating and important Americans. – Summary by (altro…)

History of Mary Prince, The by PRINCE, Mary

Mary Prince was born into slavery in the West Indies. As a free woman in England she wrote her memoirs, which sold well and supported and publicised the anti-slavery movement.

NB This book contains racial vocabulary and refers to physical and sexual abuse that some listeners may find offensive or distressing. (Newgatenovelist)
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Collection of Ballads, A by LANG, Andrew

This is a collection of ballads, edited, with an introduction and notes by Andrew Lang. The ballads range widely in style, from the historic to the romantic, from the short to the epic, from Scotland to France. Some of the material is the fabric of well-known fairy-tales, others have a historical core, and again others are myths. In any case, every reader and listener should be able to find a poem (altro…)

Folk-Lore and Legends: Scandinavian by TIBBITS, Charles John

Thanks to Thiele, to Hylten-Cavallius and Stephens, and to Asbjörnsen and Moe, Scandinavian Folklore is well to the front. Its treasures are many, and of much value. One may be almost sorry to find among them the originals of many of our English tales. Are we indebted to the folk of other nations for all our folk-tales? It would almost seem so.

I have introduced into the present volume only one or (altro…)

Suppressed Poems by SCHILLER, Friedrich

This is a collection of poems by German classical poet Friedrich Schiller. These poems have all been suppressed in the past for different reasons. Some of these reasons are evident, others less so. All of the poems are very interesting to read and to listen to. – Summary by Carolin
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Rebellion by PATTERSON, Joseph

Cinematic in style and rich in characterization, this novel is set in early 20th century Chicago – in a barroom, at home, and in the workplace. An alcoholic convinces himself of the reasonableness of “just one drink”. A priest defends the Church’s position on the indissolubility of marriage. It is a story of relationships impacted by human frailties, unusual generosity, and religion.
“It is almost photographic in its accuracy of detail.” (altro…)

Kurze Aufklärungen über Wesen und Ziel des Pazifismus by FRIED, Alfred Hermann

Alfred Hermann Fried, österreichischer Friedensnobelpreisträger (1911) und Wegbegleiter von Bertha von Suttner (Friedensnobelpreis 1905), wurde durch eine Kriegsbilderausstellung zum Pazifisten und widmete fortan als Herausgeber, Redakteur und Mitbegründer von Zeitschriften (“Die Waffen nieder”, “Die Friedenswarte”), sowie als Beobachter der internationalen Politik (zB bei den von ihm kritisierten Friedensverhandlungen von Versailles) sein Leben dem Pazifismus – und später der Esperantobewegung.

In diesem kurzen Büchlein, erschienen 1914 im Verlag der Friedens-Warte, versuchte Fried nicht (altro…)

Coffee Break Collection 15 – World of Work by VARIOUS

This is the fifteenth collection of our “coffee break” series, involving public domain works that are between 3 and 15 minutes in length. These are great for study breaks, commutes, workouts, or any time you’d like to hear a whole story and only have a few minutes to devote to listening. The theme for this collection is “The World of Work”, where work or the workplace is significant. Please note that (altro…)

Peeps at People – Being Certain Papers from the Writings of Anne Warrington Witherup by BANGS, John Kendrick

Written by a fictitious first-person narrator, this book puts a humorous spin on encounters with several famous people of the time. “I set forth from my office in London upon my pilgrimage to the shrines of the world’s illustrious. Readers everywhere are interested in the home life of men who have made themselves factors in art, science, letters, and history, and to these people I was commissioned to go.” — Summary (altro…)

Rowdy of the Cross L by BOWER, B. M.

There’s bad blood between Rowland ”Rowdy” Vaughan and Harry Conroy. Really bad blood. But Rowdy is crazy about Harry’s sister, Jessie. Really crazy. And Jessie thinks the world of Harry and doesn’t believe he would ever do anything bad, but… – Summary by Tom Penn
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