The Devil’s Dictionary, A-J

Entries A-J. The Devil’s Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881 and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906. The author hopes to be held guiltless by those to whom the work is addressed: enlightened souls who prefer dry wines to sweet, sense to sentiment, wit to humor, and…

The Coming of the Fairies

The creator of Sherlock Holmes investigates the true story of two young girls who claimed to photograph fairy creatures in rural England. Amazon/Audible • iTunes • Not a member of Audible? Click here.

The Truth About Jesus: Is He a Myth?

Did Jesus Christ really exist? A rationalist answer to the question is given here by an ordained minister, independent preacher, and lecturer on “independent religion”, M. M. Mangasarian. Though the full work was a series of studies from several additional authors from the Independent Religious Society in Chicago, this production highlights Mangasarian’s contribution. Amazon/Audible •…

I Came to Kill

Innocent, his own country had called him a murderer. Now murder was his livelihood. John Seldon hired himself out as an assassin, a sharpshooter, to kill a tyrant named Castro in exchange for cash. He did not flinch from his task until the fatal moment, when he found the girl whose love had made him…

Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story

These are the memoirs of the US Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire during World War I, abridged for this production in order to focus on the mass deportations and systematic killings of Turkey’s Armenian population. This work is a renowned primary source for this Armenian Genocide, a crime since recognized by 29 countries. Ambassador Morgenthau…

An Ecclesiastical History of the English People, Part I

Book One of a history of the Christian churches in England, of England generally, and of Anglo-Saxon culture. It is the best known work of Venerable Bede, an English monk from northern England, and includes Julius Caesar’s invasion in 55 BC, an account of Christianity in Roman Britain, the martyrdom of St. Alban, and the…

Select Works

Though Edgar Allan Poe is best known for his 19th-century tales of mystery and the macabre, this collection highlights some of the American author’s humorous work (here given a wry cast) in addition to several of his poems. The following long pieces and poems are included: “The Man That Was Used Up” “X-ing a Paragrab”…

Washington’s Masonic Correspondence

George Washington’s Masonic Correspondence as Found Among the Washington Papers in the Library of Congress allows for an insight of the great esteem in which the first President held Freemasonry. Since his early days, Washington had been an honored member of the fraternity, formerly established in England in 1717. This work groups the material together…

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Part I

Benjamin Franklin tells the story of his life here, as he himself says, for the benefit of his posterity. His autobiography is his longest work, and yet it is only a fragment. It is comprised of four parts written years apart. This production features the first part, composed in 1771. The work’s publication history is…

Journal of the First Voyage of Columbus

These are the words of Christopher Columbus – the record of his first voyage to America. His private journal from the trip was lost, but not before being studied and condensed by later writers like Spanish historian and Dominican friar Bartolomé de Las Casas, whose abridgment has been changed to first person perspective for this…