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, artic 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 Torrey Abbey in England.
Summary by Sue Anderson
Against the Epicurean and Academics was translated by T. W. Rolleston.
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