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Post by Kikisaulite » April 9th, 2019, 4:25 am

A Book of American Explorers by Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823 - 1911).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/a-book-of-american-explorers-by-thomas-wentworth-higginson/
This book tells the story of exploration in America in the words of the explorers themselves. It consists of extracts from narratives of the early discoverers and explorers of the American continent from the Northmen in 10th century to 17th century Massachusets Bay Colony. ( Kikisaulite)
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      Genres for the project: *Non-fiction; *Non-fiction/History ; *Non-fiction/Travel & Geography/Exploration

      Keywords that describe the book: exploration of america, colombus, de soto, history of america, henry hudson

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Post by Kikisaulite » April 9th, 2019, 5:09 am

I will add word counts for each section in the nearest future, but the titles are already in and all readers - welcome!!!

A DPL would be also very warmly welcomed!
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Post by BettyB » April 9th, 2019, 6:03 am

May I start this off with all of Book 11.
Sections 49-61...
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Post by Kikisaulite » April 9th, 2019, 6:32 am

BettyB wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 6:03 am
May I start this off with all of Book 11.
Sections 49-61...
BettyB
Sure!
Book 11 is all yours!
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Post by Kikisaulite » April 9th, 2019, 7:06 am

Word counts are also added. A lot of nice, short and interesting chapters to choose from! :)
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Post by silverquill » April 9th, 2019, 7:28 am

67-78
An excellent choice!
I don't often do this, but I'd like to read the short preface, and also the last two books, 67-78 since this is the area where I've lived for quite a while and know many of these places.

If that's too much, let me know and I'll take just part of it.
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Post by Kikisaulite » April 9th, 2019, 12:30 pm

silverquill wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 7:28 am
67-78
An excellent choice!
I don't often do this, but I'd like to read the short preface, and also the last two books, 67-78 since this is the area where I've lived for quite a while and know many of these places.

If that's too much, let me know and I'll take just part of it.
There is not such thing as "too much" chapters here. :wink: Glad that you find this interesting. Assigning preface and sections 67-78 for you.
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Post by pschempf » April 9th, 2019, 5:02 pm

May I have sections 1-5?
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Post by Kikisaulite » April 10th, 2019, 12:08 am

pschempf wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 5:02 pm
May I have sections 1-5?
All yours! Enjoy!
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Post by Kikisaulite » April 10th, 2019, 8:18 am

Mowing to Readers Wanted. :)
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Post by elsieselwyn » April 10th, 2019, 1:18 pm

Can I have Book 4 (sections 18-22)?

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Post by Kikisaulite » April 10th, 2019, 1:25 pm

elsieselwyn wrote:
April 10th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Can I have Book 4 (sections 18-22)?
All yours, thanks! :)
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Post by Kikisaulite » April 18th, 2019, 12:38 am

Thank you, Betty!
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Post by maxinekirsten » April 18th, 2019, 4:54 am

May I have 15-17? Also, new here. Hi!

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