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  • Alcibiades I

    Alcibiades I

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Plato
    Duration: 02:16:01

    As Jowett relates in his brilliant introduction, 95% of Plato's writing is certain and his reputation rests soundly on this foundation. The Alcibiades 1 appears to be a short work by Plato with only two characters: Socrates and Alcibiades. This dialogue has little dramatic verisimilitude but centres ... [ more ]

  • Parmenides

    Parmenides

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Plato
    Duration: 02:14:12

    Parmenides recounts a meeting between Socrates, Zeno and Parmenides. Topics discussed include universals, plurality and the One. - Summary by Geoffrey Edwards ... [ more ]

  • New Discoveries at Jamestown

    New Discoveries at Jamestown

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: John L. Cotter
    Duration: 02:07:42

    Chances are, you are reading this because you are aware that Jamestown, Virginia, celebrated its 400th birthday in 2007. It was the first successful English settlement in America. Although the colonists eventually moved upriver to be quit of the hard luck and difficult conditions on the small island ... [ more ]

  • Food Guide for War Service at Home

    Food Guide for War Service at Home

    Genre: History,European
    Author: Katherine Blunt
    Duration: 02:05:31

    The long war has brought hunger to Europe; some of her peoples stand constantly face to face with starvation. To meet all this great food need in Europe—and meeting it is an imperative military necessity—we must be very careful and economical in our food use here at home. We must eat less; we must w ... [ more ]

  • Path of Prosperity

    Path of Prosperity

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: James Allen
    Duration: 02:04:55

    Summary from The Path of Prosperity: I looked around upon the world, and saw that it was shadowed by sorrow and scorched by the fierce fires of suffering. And I looked for the cause. I looked around, but could not find it; I looked in books, but could not find it; I looked within, and found there bo ... [ more ]

  • Perpetual Peace, A Philosophic Essay (Trueblood Translation)

    Perpetual Peace, A Philosophic Essay (Trueblood Translation)

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Immanuel Kant
    Duration: 02:02:22

    This essay, written in 1795, puts forth a plan for a lasting peace between nations and peoples. Kant puts forth necessary means to any peace, and argues that nations can be brought into federation with one another without loss of sovereignty. In one translation, telling of the historical impact of t ... [ more ]

  • Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, Book VI

    Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, Book VI

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Diogenes Laertius
    Duration: 01:59:47

    There are 10 divisions in this title. This project is a recording of book 6. There is a number of interesting anecdotes on the lives of Antisthenes, Diogenes of Sinope, Monimus, Onesicritus, Crates of Thebes, Metrocles, Hipparchia, Menippus and Menedemus. Their school of thought is known an Cynicism ... [ more ]

  • Cynic Looks At Life

    Cynic Looks At Life

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Ambrose Bierce
    Duration: 01:59:16

    Civilization, Immortality, the Death Penalty, these are just a few of the essays enclosed in this collection, A Cynic Looks At Life. Written by Ambrose Bierce, these essays continue to be thought provoking, offering a valid outlook on life. Summary by DaveC. ... [ more ]

  • Instructions to Light Keepers

    Instructions to Light Keepers

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: United States Lighthouse Board
    Duration: 01:56:49

    Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C. July 1, 1881. The following Instructions are published for the guidance of light-keepers. They are required to read them carefully and attentively, and to refer to them whenever they are any doubt in regard to their duties or the manner of performing ... [ more ]

  • Human Sacrifice

    Human Sacrifice

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
    Duration: 01:56:32

    This was one of Lord Acton's essays, that was in response to the publication of the letters between Sir Robert Peel and Lord Macaulay. Lord Acton hoped to refute the common prejudice that the religious practice of sacrificing human victims was not always carried out by unfeeling and uncivilized peop ... [ more ]

  • First Visit to the Trenches

    First Visit to the Trenches

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Wilfrid Ewart
    Duration: 00:12:00

    English novelist and journalist Wilfrid Ewart (1892-1922) survived the battlefields of the First World War only to die a few years later in Mexico City where near midnight, he stepped out onto his hotel balcony to observe the New Year's festivities and was killed by a stray bullet fired by a reveler ... [ more ]

  • Daylight Raid

    Daylight Raid

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: C. S. Peel
    Duration: 00:11:00

    Constance Peel OBE (1868 - 1934) was an English journalist and writer, best known for her non-fiction books on cheap household management and cookery. During the first world war, Zeppelin raids on London made the nighttimes hideous. But then, on June 13th 1917, something unexpected happened. The Day ... [ more ]

  • Terrible Story of the 'Mary Russell'

    Terrible Story of the 'Mary Russell'

    Genre: History,World
    Author: J. G. Lockhart
    Duration: 00:47:00

    The 'Mary Russell' was a trading boat that set sail from the harbour of Cobh in County Cork on 8 February 1828, carrying a cargo of mules bound for Barbados. When it returned to Cobh on 25 June 1828, the horrified people of Cork found a cabin awash with blood and the bound and battered corpses of th ... [ more ]

  • Mystery of the 'Mary Celeste'

    Mystery of the 'Mary Celeste'

    Genre: History,World
    Author: J. G. Lockhart
    Duration: 00:50:00

    The 'Mary Celeste' (or Marie Celeste as it is wrongly referred to by several writers) was a British merchant brigantine. The ship is best known for having been discovered on 5 December 1872 in the Atlantic Ocean, unmanned and apparently abandoned, although the weather was fine, the ship intact and h ... [ more ]

  • Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman

    Genre: History,World
    Author: J. G. Lockhart
    Duration: 00:28:00

    J. G. Lockhart (1794-1854) was a Scottish writer and editor, with a particular passion for investigating famous mysteries. In this analysis, he investigates the legend of the Flying Dutchman, the ghostly mariner, cursed by God, who is condemned to roam the high seas causing disaster to ships and sai ... [ more ]

  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Thomas Jefferson
    Duration: 01:14:00

    In less than 60 minutes of listening to this audiobook, you will have heard the original 1776 United States Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson's account of the Declaration, and much more. The listener should be aware of what this audiobook is not about: it is not an academic work, nor i ... [ more ]

  • George Washington: His Life & Works

    George Washington: His Life & Works

    Genre: History,NonFiction,North American,Politics
    Author: Deaver Brown, Harvard AB & MBA
    Duration: 01:56:00

    George Washington was the only President elected unanimously in the electoral college; George III, his old adversary from the Revolutionary War, said he was the greatest man of his age because he renounced power as an all powerful military leader to return to private life; he did it again when plead ... [ more ]

  • Reminiscences of a Rebel: The True Adventures of a Confederate Soldier

    Reminiscences of a Rebel: The True Adventures of a Confederate Soldier

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Wayland Fuller Dunaway
    Duration: 02:19:00

    In April 1861, upon the outbreak of Civil War in the United States, Wayland Fuller Dunaway left his college classroom and entered the ranks of the men who fought the bloodiest war ever waged on the North American continent. A captain in the Army of Northern Virginia, he marched hundreds of miles in ... [ more ]