Tanks in the Great War, 1914-1918 by JFC Fuller

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Post by ElliotF » October 7th, 2014, 9:55 am

Tanks in the Great War, 1914-1918 by John, Frederick Charles Fuller (1878-1966).


Major General JFC Fuller, who served in the British Armed Forces during WWI, examines the role of tanks in WWI and armed conflict in general. ( Elliot Figueira)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://openlibrary.org/books/OL24180642M/Tanks_in_the_great_war_1914-1918
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    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (John, Frederick Charles Fuller) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._F._C._Fuller
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Post by TriciaG » October 7th, 2014, 12:42 pm

Welcome, Eliot!

This looks like a worthy project! But please, PLEASE, before embarking on a solo, do two things:

(1) We do STRONGLY encourage a one-minute test (LINK) to check your technical settings. It's not an audition, but to make sure you're exporting at the correct bit rate, have your recording in mono, etc. It would be a shame to record a whole section, only to have to scrap it and redo it because of some simple setting that is incorrect.

(2) Claim, record, and get OK'd at least one section in a group project. This is to make sure you know what you're getting into. Recording a whole book isn't as easy as it seems. It isn't simply sitting down and recording. There's editing to do - and that often can take up to 5 times as long as recording does. In my experience, a ballpark estimate of 95% of brand new readers who start with a solo end up quitting before finishing. Please test the waters first before jumping in. :) Not only that, you're basically alone in a solo: you are the coordinator, and unless you have a very talkative DPL, you won't get much encouragement while doing your solo.

I'm moving this to Book Suggestions until you've done the test, and (I hope) a little in a group project. When you're ready to do the solo, post in the thread, and an admin will move it back to the Launch Pad for you. :)
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Post by Bill2147 » November 15th, 2014, 7:26 am

This is a large project. I would be willing to work with one or more readers on this, but it is a lot to take on as a solo for me anyway.

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Post by Bill2147 » March 3rd, 2015, 12:29 pm

If another reader wanted to take half the chapters I would like to work on this after I finish the ones I am working on now. It would take me a while to read this. When I finish David Crockett maybe I'll look at it. If I am not mistaken the man who wrote it served in WWII also and wrote about that also.

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Post by fredreads » May 6th, 2015, 2:18 am

I may be interested in helping with this . . .

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Post by Peter Why » May 6th, 2015, 7:53 am

JFC Fuller is mentioned on wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._F._C._Fuller

(But wikipedia doesn't mention this book.)

His dates are 1878-1966

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Post by TriciaG » May 6th, 2015, 8:26 am

So he's not PD anywhere but in the USA. :)
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Post by fredreads » May 6th, 2015, 3:03 pm

TriciaG wrote:So he's not PD anywhere but in the USA. :)
Does that mean it could not be done?

Thanks!

Fred

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Post by annise » May 6th, 2015, 3:08 pm

No - it means LibriVox can host it - but only USA residents can legally read it. Which cuts down the number of available readers.

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Post by fredreads » May 7th, 2015, 1:51 pm

annise wrote:No - it means LibriVox can host it - but only USA residents can legally read it. Which cuts down the number of available readers.

Anne
Thanks for the clarification Anne - still new here . . . :)

I'd be interested in helping with this as part of a group reading . . .

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