COMPLETE A History of California: The American Period by Robert Glass Cleland - tg

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Post by Steven Seitel » July 24th, 2019, 9:56 am

Chapter 26, The Central Pacific Railroad
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Duration 42:43 Volume 89.11dB

Ruthless railroad rivalries...

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Post by Kikisaulite » July 24th, 2019, 11:37 am

Section 21 - PL OK! :clap:
They sure were not bored in the Los Angeles of that time... busy with all that murdering and lynching and merchant efforts... :shock: :lol:
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Post by Steven Seitel » July 25th, 2019, 1:50 pm

Yes, and some would say LA hasn't changed all that much since... :wink:

Chapter 27, The Discontented Seventies
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Duration 48:29 Volue 88.86 dB

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Post by Kikisaulite » July 26th, 2019, 12:22 pm

Chapters 22 and 23 - PL OK! Oh, politicians! :roll:
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Post by Steven Seitel » July 27th, 2019, 3:24 pm

And here's Chapter 28, Politics 1880-1810: A Resume
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Duration 34:45 Volume 88.63 dB

More shenanigans...

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Post by Kikisaulite » July 30th, 2019, 11:31 am

Sections 24, 25 and 26 - all PL OK! :clap:
A fascinating effort - to build such a big and complex structure as transcontinental railway!
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Post by Steven Seitel » July 30th, 2019, 4:29 pm

Thank you, Kristine. Here's the next one...

Chapter 29, Material Progress
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Duration 43:08 Volume 89.01 dB

We're on the home stretch now!

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Post by Steven Seitel » July 31st, 2019, 12:00 pm

Okay, here's the final chapter: Chapter 30, Review and Prophecy.
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Duration 16:28 Volume 90.38

Frankly, this chapter is a big disappointment for me, and an unhappy way to end an otherwise marvelous book. I find the blatantly racist opinions Dr. Cleland expressed in his "prophecy" offensive and inappropriate for a work of history. I've read it "as written," but had to hold my nose while I did so.

Oh, but let's be positive! We've finally reached the end of this effort. Yea, Team!

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Post by Kikisaulite » August 1st, 2019, 2:47 am

Woo-hoo! :clap: :clap: :clap: Completed it is! I will PL as soon as I can, might be even today!

So... me now curious - what book next? :mrgreen:
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Post by Steven Seitel » August 1st, 2019, 8:40 pm

Next one? Slavedriver! :lol:

How about you read the next one and I listen?

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Post by Kikisaulite » August 3rd, 2019, 1:50 am

Steven Seitel wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 8:40 pm
Next one? Slavedriver! :lol:
That's me! 8-)
How about you read the next one and I listen?
Actually we could arrange that as well, but that's new deal. How about the old deal - me relaxing in the evenings with some piece of stitching or knitting AND your voice reading something to me??? :lol: (Like in the Addams family movie, do you know the scene? "That's a new business and we do not talk about new business untiiiil the... next quarter!" :lol: )

It need not be right away of course, good book has to be found, but just think of it... :wink:

Meanwhile, section 27 and 28 are PL OK! :clap:
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Post by Kikisaulite » August 4th, 2019, 1:21 am

So, chapters 29 and 30 are both OK! Finished it is!!!! Congratulations!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Steven Seitel wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 12:00 pm

Frankly, this chapter is a big disappointment for me, and an unhappy way to end an otherwise marvelous book. I find the blatantly racist opinions Dr. Cleland expressed in his "prophecy" offensive and inappropriate for a work of history. I've read it "as written," but had to hold my nose while I did so.
Yes, the prophecy added no value to the book... I actually found some of those opinions close to funny. Just imagine, those unruly "un-americanized europeans" threatening the culture of California, like some hordes of barbarians the ancient empire of Rome. :lol: :roll:

Anyway, this was a good book. I enjoyed it very much! :9: Million thanks for reading it, Steve!
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Post by TriciaG » August 4th, 2019, 9:49 am

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/a-history-of-california-the-american-period-by-robert-glass-cleland/
Experiences in the Panama Canal Zone during construction: Zone Policeman 88
Humorous Alcohol Fic/Poetry: The Old Soak, and Hail & Farewell
Insomnia Collection - boring works 30-70 minutes long

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Post by Steven Seitel » August 5th, 2019, 3:05 pm

Terrific! That was fast. Thank you, Kristine, for being such a good listener, and thank you, Tricia, for pulling it all together. It was a fun read.

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