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Great American Essays

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Great American Essays

Great American Essays

By: Mark Twain, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau

audio performed by: Jim Killavey, Walter Covell
genre: Literary Fiction - Literary
publication date:12/18/2012
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Hear some of the greatest American essays ever written! This unabridged collection covers a multitude of subjects, including philosophy, politics, turkeys, and dogs. It includes Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Self-Reliance;" Henry David Thoreau's "Walking" and "Civil Disobedience;" Mark Twain's "Hunting the Deceitful Turkey;" Benjamin Franklin's "Reply to a Begging Letter;" and Thomas Paine's "The American Crisis." You'll also hear "The Union and Its New Constitution" by Alexander Hamilton; "The Art of Publicity" by P. T. Barnum; John Burroughs's "A Life of Fear;" Bradford Torry's "A Short Month;" Eugene Field's "Other People's Dogs;" and James Russell Lowell's "Abraham Lincoln."