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Post by Sue Anderson » October 6th, 2017, 11:07 am

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 053

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-053-by-various/


This collection is dedicated to recordings of short nonfiction works in English which are in the Public Domain (generally meaning that they were published prior to 1923). Nonfiction includes essays and speeches; letters and diaries; biography and history; film, book and music reviews; descriptions of travel, politics and sports; instructional manuals, even a favorite cookie recipe from a public domain cookbook! Your nonfiction recording can be on any topic. Some suggestions for source material can be found here.

Please select and record any short nonfiction piece in the public domain. For clarification of what it means for a work to be "in the public domain," please see this section of the LibriVox Wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Copyright_and_Public_Domain. Try to stay with works that run less than 60 minutes. There is no need to "sign-up" before recording; as long as the work is clearly in the public domain, just start recording. Multiple versions are always welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your selection already; we're happy to hear your version too. :) You may read up to 3 selections per volume; more than that, please check with the book coordinator.

After 15-20 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.

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Post by Sue Anderson » October 6th, 2017, 11:07 am

Welcome to the 53rd volume of the Short Nonfiction Collection. This is a place to share a special interest by recording a short work of public domain nonfiction. If you haven't something already in mind that you'd like to record, there are many bookshelves at Gutenberg.org filled with public domain nonfiction to explore http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Bookshelf. The bookshelves for Countries, Education, Fine Arts, History, Music, Periodicals, and Technology are some places to start.

Here's a great source for natural history, which was suggested by LibriVoxer MillionMoments. It's the Biodiversity Heritage Library. http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/

Hathi Trust and Archive.org are good resources:

https://archive.org/
https://www.hathitrust.org/

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Post by soupy » October 7th, 2017, 10:34 am

Hi Sue - do you want a DPL again?

Here is another piece by Kierkegaard

Panegyric on Abraham from Fear and Trembling 1843

Soren Kierkegaard

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=pst.000052897801;view=1up;seq=131

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf53_panegyriconabraham_kierkegaard_cc_128kb.mp3

24:16

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Post by Sue Anderson » October 8th, 2017, 10:24 am

soupy wrote: Here is another piece by Kierkegaard

Panegyric on Abraham from Fear and Trembling 1843

Soren Kierkegaard
Craig, Thank you for starting off Vol. 53 with this deeply searching essay by Kierkegaard. I thought that your reading admirably captured Kierkegaard's meditative tone.

There are only three small slips which need to be fixed. At 14:12, you read "Abraham" instead of "Isaac" "for of what significance were it if Isaac was to be sacrificed." At 17:38, you added the word "longer" which is not in the text: "Did not your step linger..." (p. 131), and at 22:33, you said "regard" instead of "reward" "and yet do you reward your lover more gloriously."

soupy wrote:Hi Sue - do you want a DPL again?

Craig
Sure... I will ask Jo to give you access to the MW.

Regards,

P.S. When you upload the revisions, could you please add the "0" to snf053 in the file name.. I added the zero to your file name in the MW, but your revisions will override mine. Thanks!

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » October 8th, 2017, 12:00 pm

I've updated the database to add Craig as DPL. :)
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Post by soupy » October 8th, 2017, 1:24 pm

Thanks Sue. File corrected and ready for spot Pl.

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Post by Sue Anderson » October 8th, 2017, 1:43 pm

Panegyric on Abraham from Fear and Trembling 1843 is PL OK! :)

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Post by pschempf » October 8th, 2017, 10:28 pm

Hi Sue-

Here's another bit about mountaineering, this time from George Mallory, who died on Everest in 1924, a few years after writing this. He and his climbing partner Andrew Irvine disappeared on an attempt on the summit. Mallory's body was found 75 years later in 1999 by Conrad Anker while Irvine has yet to be found.

Mount Everest, The Reconnaissance, 1921, Chapter XVII, The Route to the Summit, by George H. Leigh-Mallory
Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf053_routetothesummit_mallory_ps_128kb.mp3
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/39421/39421-h/39421-h.htm#Page_273
Length in minutes: 15:20
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Post by Sue Anderson » October 9th, 2017, 4:07 am

pschempf wrote:Hi Sue-

Here's another bit about mountaineering, this time from George Mallory, who died on Everest in 1924, a few years after writing this. He and his climbing partner Andrew Irvine disappeared on an attempt on the summit. Mallory's body was found 75 years later in 1999 by Conrad Anker while Irvine has yet to be found.

Mount Everest, The Reconnaissance, 1921, Chapter XVII, The Route to the Summit, by George H. Leigh-Mallory
Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf053_routetothesummit_mallory_ps_128kb.mp3
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/39421/39421-h/39421-h.htm#Page_273
Length in minutes: 15:20
Thanks, Fritz! :) I'll listen a little later today, and Craig, who is back, will DPL.

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Post by Sue Anderson » October 9th, 2017, 8:36 am

pschempf wrote:Hi Sue-

Here's another bit about mountaineering, this time from George Mallory, who died on Everest in 1924, a few years after writing this. He and his climbing partner Andrew Irvine disappeared on an attempt on the summit. Mallory's body was found 75 years later in 1999 by Conrad Anker while Irvine has yet to be found.

Mount Everest, The Reconnaissance, 1921, Chapter XVII, The Route to the Summit, by George H. Leigh-Mallory
Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf053_routetothesummit_mallory_ps_128kb.mp3
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/39421/39421-h/39421-h.htm#Page_273
Length in minutes: 15:20
Hi Fritz,
I'm back again in front of the computer after my morning walk--on flat prairie land--and listened to the "Route to the Summit." A bit of change in the scenery! I particularly liked the ending of this chapter, where due deference is given to the mountain: "The climbers must have above all things, if they are to win through, good fortune, and the greatest good fortune of all for mountaineers, some constant spirit of kindness in Mount Everest itself, the forgetfulness for long enough of its more cruel moods; for we must remember that the highest of mountains is capable of severity, a severity so awful and so fatal that the wiser sort of men do well to think and tremble even on the threshold of their high endeavour."

Your reading sounded A1-OK to me, but I'll leave the formal PL to Craig.

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Post by soupy » October 9th, 2017, 9:27 am

Thanks for the nice reading Phil :D

One error was found
10:51 they leave out of account the all-important physiological factor of acclimatization

You read psychological

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Post by pschempf » October 9th, 2017, 12:23 pm

Thanks Craig. Fixt! I thought it didn't sound quite right when I said it, but wasn't alert enough to figure out why.

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf053_routetothesummit_mallory_ps_128kb.mp3
Still 15:20

A morning walk sounds like an excellent way to start the day Sue. The country here isn't quite as flat as yours, but much gentler than the country where fortune frowned on Mallory.
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Post by soupy » October 9th, 2017, 1:33 pm

Nice sounding fix Phil.

PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by mlee » October 12th, 2017, 6:47 am

Here is Making the Declaration of Independence first published in 1850 in the John Adams Diary

Adams, John (Charles Francis Adams ed.), The Works of John Adams, vol II, The Diary (1850) reprinted in Commager, H.S. and Nevins, A., The Heritage of America (1939); Maier Pauline, American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence (1997).
How To Cite This Article:
"Writing the Declaration of Independence, 1776," EyeWitness to History, www.eyewitnesstohistory.com (1999).

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf053_declaration_adams_ml_128kb.mp3 6:20

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Post by mlee » October 12th, 2017, 6:58 am

Here is Inauguration of George Washington first printed by Clarence Bowen 1892

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Van Dorsten's account was first published in Clarence Bowen (ed.) The History of the Centennial Celebration of the Inauguration of George Washington as First President of the United States (1892) republished in Paul Angle (ed.) The American Reader (1958); Senator Maclay's account appears in Bowling, Kenneth, Helen Vent (eds.) The Diary of William Maclay (1988); Jackson, Donald (ed) The Diaries of George Washington (1976-1979); Schecter, Stephen L. and Richard Bernstein (eds.) Well Begun: Chronicles of the Early National Period (1989).


https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf053_inauguration_bowen_ml_128kb.mp3 6:54.5

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