[COMPL]Abraham Lincoln vol 2, J Hays and JG Nicolay-icequeen

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Post by icequeen » September 10th, 2015, 4:46 pm

Abraham Lincoln: A History (Volume 2) by John Hay (1835 - 1905) and John George Nicolay (1832-1901).


This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/abraham-lincoln-a-history-volume-2-by-john-hay/

Abraham Lincoln: A History is an 1890 ten-volume account of the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, written by John Nicolay and John Hay, who were his personal secretaries during the American Civil War. Volume 2 chronicles Lincoln's life from 1856-1860. ( Summary adapted from wikipedia by Ann Boulais)
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Biography & Autobiography/Memoirs
    Keywords that describe the book: history, America, lincoln, united, states, abraham, president
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Post by icequeen » September 10th, 2015, 5:11 pm

Everything is ready, so we are open for business!
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Post by icequeen » September 12th, 2015, 1:24 pm

Moving on to Readers Wanted!
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Post by grannaknits » September 13th, 2015, 3:16 pm

Oooh! I feel like a kid in a candy store! May I have section 1, please? Thanks!

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Post by grannaknits » September 13th, 2015, 3:19 pm

Question: should we read the sub-heads preceding the text? Ex: in CHAPTER I. JEFFERSON DAVIS ON REBELLION, should I read:

"Civil War in Kansas. Guerrillas dispersed by Colonel Sumner. General P.F. Smith supersedes Sumner. Governor Shannon Removed. Missouri River Blockaded. Jefferson Davis's Instructions on Rebellion. Acting-Governor Woodson Proclaims the Territory in Insurrection. Report of General Smith. John W. Geary Appointed Governor. Inaugural Address. His Military Proclamations and Measures. Colonel Cooke's "Cannon" Argument. Hickory Point Skirmish. Imprisonment of Free State Men. End of Guerrilla War. Removal and Flight of Governor Geary."

???

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Post by grannaknits » September 13th, 2015, 3:21 pm

Oh, sorry to be a pest... and what about footnotes and the notes in the margins? Do we skip or read those?

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Post by icequeen » September 13th, 2015, 4:15 pm

I knew I was forgetting to do something! I was so excited to be posting this project, I have been wanting to do this one for a while.

OK, don't worry about the footnotes, sidenotes, or the sub-heads of the chapters. I know some people like to have them read, but I like to keep everyone in suspense about the chapter. I will post this in the OP, just so that this information is there. Of course, if there is a footnote that is super important, just let me know that you will read it. Thank you, Denise, for asking about this stuff, I should have more on top of that rather large point.

Oh, and section 1 is yours, thank you for getting this project started! :clap:
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Post by grannaknits » September 14th, 2015, 11:13 am

Thanks for getting back to me, Ann. Onward!

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Post by grannaknits » September 23rd, 2015, 1:15 pm

Section 1 (28:48) has been uploaded:

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/abrahamlincolnahistory2_01_hay_nicolay_128kb.mp3

Thanks!

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Post by grannaknits » September 23rd, 2015, 1:33 pm

I would like to read Section 12, please.

Thanks!

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Post by icequeen » September 23rd, 2015, 2:20 pm

grannaknits wrote:I would like to read Section 12, please.

Thanks!

Grannaknits (Denise Nordell)
Thank you for section 1, and 12 is all yours! :D
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Post by johnnypebs » September 23rd, 2015, 7:20 pm

I'd like to give section 19 a shot.

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Post by icequeen » September 23rd, 2015, 7:31 pm

johnnypebs wrote:I'd like to give section 19 a shot.

Section 19 is yours, thank you!
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Post by icequeen » September 24th, 2015, 8:57 pm

Section 1 has one missed edit at 27:10-:12, otherwise, great reading, Denise!
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Post by johnnypebs » October 6th, 2015, 9:10 am

Unfortunately, it looks like I need to give up my section; the computer I use for recording has decided that it no longer likes my mic. No troubleshooting that I've found or tried is making it work and I simply can't afford to replace that computer at this point, however badly it needs it. It would appear that my recording "career" is over before it started.

Apologies for any inconvenience, but at least it happened early on, so someone else should be able to pick up that section.

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