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Post by hayduo » March 24th, 2020, 8:38 pm

Hi, I recorded something interesting (though that's debatable).

Title: Chapter XVII Inca Land: Explorations in the Highlands of Peru
Author: Hiram Bingham

Original Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10772 (Jump to Chapter XVII)
Audio: (22:19) https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf073_chapter17incaland_bingham_hi_128kb.mp3

Summary: American explorer Hiram Bingham discovers in 1911, to the surprise of the whole world, Machu Picchu: an ancient Inca citadel located in the Peruvian Andes, that will hereafter be recognized as one of the greatest man-made wonders of the world.

Ready for PL, looking for CC but don't worry if you can't. :D

I've been to Machu Picchu more than a few times and I have to say: it never ceases to amaze me. I can't imagine how Bingham felt, laying eyes upon the stone city, which was previously unknown to literally everyone, including Peruvians. It was a pleasure reading his description of it.

Thanks a lot! :wink:

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Post by Sue Anderson » March 25th, 2020, 4:57 am

hayduo wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Hi, I recorded something interesting (though that's debatable).

Title: Chapter XVII Inca Land: Explorations in the Highlands of Peru
Author: Hiram Bingham

Original Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10772 (Jump to Chapter XVII)
Audio: (22:19) https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf073_chapter17incaland_bingham_hi_128kb.mp3

Summary: American explorer Hiram Bingham discovers in 1911, to the surprise of the whole world, Machu Picchu: an ancient Inca citadel located in the Peruvian Andes, that will hereafter be recognized as one of the greatest man-made wonders of the world.

Ready for PL, looking for CC but don't worry if you can't. :D

I've been to Machu Picchu more than a few times and I have to say: it never ceases to amaze me. I can't imagine how Bingham felt, laying eyes upon the stone city, which was previously unknown to literally everyone, including Peruvians. It was a pleasure reading his description of it.

Thanks a lot! :wink:
Hi Hayduo, Welcome to the Short Nonfiction Collection! :) And many thanks for this reading about Machu Picchu, which I think will find many eager listeners. The SNF has a dedicated proof listener, Soupy (Craig), and he will PL your reading for you.

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Post by soupy » March 25th, 2020, 8:07 am

Thanks Hayduo :D

Perfectly read and nice and easy to understand.

Now I have to watch the secret of the Incas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K02U0CVoutE

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Post by Sue Anderson » March 26th, 2020, 11:12 am

Hi, Here is my 2nd contribution to vol. 073:
"Martha Maxwell, Taxidermist, at the Centennial Exposition (1876), by Mary Dartt

Pages 5-9 and 15 (bottom paragraph) to page 21.
19:09

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf073_maxwell_dartt_sa_128kb.mp3

https://archive.org/details/onplainsamongpea00thom/mode/1up

This is a selection from On the Plains and Among the Peaks, or How Mrs. Maxwell Made her Natural History Collection, by Mary Dartt, 1879.

I just happened across this title in an article about an exhibition (held in 2019) at the Rubenstein Rare book and Manuscript Library at Duke University titled "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work: the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection." https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2020/03/26/womens-work-social-history/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Maxwell

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Post by adr6090 » March 26th, 2020, 3:54 pm

April

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Post by Sue Anderson » March 26th, 2020, 4:33 pm

Many thanks, April! :) A reflection most appropriate for the times...

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Post by soupy » March 26th, 2020, 7:19 pm

Thanks Sue. That sure was a good story about a woman who was truly liberated and proactive in life.

PLOK :thumbs:

The Maxwell family was hit with financial ruin in the panic of 1857. As a result of this, Maxwell and James joined the Colorado Gold Rush of 1860. They left their daughter Mabel behind in the care of her maternal grandparents. The Maxwells eventually settling in Nevadaville, Colorado. While James pursued mining, Maxwell took in washing, mending and baked pies to earn her own income. She made her own investments, and bought an interest in a boarding house, some mining claims, and she purchased a one-room log cabin on the plains east of Denver.
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Post by soupy » March 26th, 2020, 7:25 pm

Thanks April :D

It looks like Kate got the whole world to halt and wait.

PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by adr6090 » March 26th, 2020, 7:36 pm

soupy wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Thanks April :D

It looks like Kate got the whole world to halt and wait.

PLOK :thumbs:

Craig
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Post by Horner94 » March 26th, 2020, 8:19 pm

Hello,
Here is my contribution:
Author: Charles Creighton (1847-1927).
Title: Plague In Ireland In The Tutor Period
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/42686/42686-h/42686-h.htm#Page_371
Audio recording ready for PL'ing: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf073_plagueinirelandinthetutorperiod_creighton_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 05:00

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Post by Horner94 » March 26th, 2020, 9:20 pm

Hello,
Here is another contribution:
Author: Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)
Title: Dark Times
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/7051/7051-h/7051-h.htm#page219
Audio recording ready for PL'ing: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf073_darktimes_kingsley_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time:19:29

Best regards,
Chad

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Post by Sue Anderson » March 27th, 2020, 4:02 am

Horner94 wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Hello,
Here is another contribution:
Author: Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)
Title: Dark Times

Author: Charles Creighton (1847-1927).
Title: Plague In Ireland In The Tutor Period

Best regards,
Chad
Many thanks, Chad, for these two contributions! :)

Edit: Chad, Piotr has offered you a little help here; could you please edit your spelling in the file name when Craig has finished PLing; please wait to do anything until you know whether there are any other corrections to be made. Thanks!
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March 27th, 2020, 10:34 am


By the way, there's a typo in the title of Horner's section. It should be Tudor.
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Post by Piotrek81 » March 27th, 2020, 10:34 am

The story of the Order and Poland continues...
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf073_transformation_prutz_pn81_128kb.mp3 duration 35:20
Title: The Transformation of Northeastern Germany Through the German-Polish Wars. The History of Scandinavia to the second half of the fifteenth century
Author: Hans Prutz
Source link: https://archive.org/details/historyofallnati10wrig/page/228/mode/2up

Some of the events mentioned in those sections were presented in the works of the 19th painter of historical scenes, Jan Matejko:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Battle_of_Varna,_Jan_Matejko.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Battle_of_Grunwald_by_Jan_Matejko#/media/File:Jan_Matejko_-_Battle_of_Grunwald_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg


By the way, there's a typo in the title of Horner's section. It should be Tudor.
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Post by Sue Anderson » March 27th, 2020, 11:01 am

Piotrek81 wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 10:34 am
The story of the Order and Poland continues...
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf073_transformation_prutz_pn81_128kb.mp3 duration 35:20
Title: The Transformation of Northeastern Germany Through the German-Polish Wars. The History of Scandinavia to the second half of the fifteenth century
Author: Hans Prutz
Source link: https://archive.org/details/historyofallnati10wrig/page/228/mode/2up

Some of the events mentioned in those sections were presented in the works of the 19th painter of historical scenes, Jan Matejko:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Battle_of_Varna,_Jan_Matejko.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Battle_of_Grunwald_by_Jan_Matejko#/media/File:Jan_Matejko_-_Battle_of_Grunwald_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg


By the way, there's a typo in the title of Horner's section. It should be Tudor.
Many thanks, Piotr! :) That painting (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Varna) is a very vivid retelling of the Battle of Varna! I've left the title open for the present until I, or preferably you, can come up with something descriptive but a bit shorter...

Thanks for "Tudor." I should have caught that one myself! I've passed on the edit to Chad.

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Post by Piotrek81 » March 27th, 2020, 12:21 pm

I've left the title open for the present until I, or preferably you, can come up with something descriptive but a bit shorter...
Maybe "The struggle between the Teutonic Order and Poland continues"? This of course ignores the Scandinavia and Russia-related parts of the section...
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