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Post Posted:: September 7th, 2017, 4:40 pm 
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War Stories for My Grandchildren by John Watson Foster (1836 - 1917).


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After years of telling these stories to his grandchildren, Foster was prevailed on to write them down for future generations. Rather than rely on his memory, he conducted research for accuracy. He served as a colonel for the Union Army during the American Civil War and later went on to serve as U.S. Secretary of State under President Benjamin Harrison. ( Lynne Thompson)






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    6. Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (John Watson Foster) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_W._Foster
    7. Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    8. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 8
    9. Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    10. Original publication date (if known): 1918
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/War & Military; *Non-fiction/Biography & Autobiography

    Keywords that describe the book: war, civil war, battle, union army

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    Transfer of files (completed recordings) [b]Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.

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Post Posted:: October 27th, 2017, 1:50 am 
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I hope it's OK that I listened to section 1; it's PL OK!
May I sign up as the DPL?

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Post Posted:: October 27th, 2017, 8:18 am 
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Rapunzelina wrote:
I hope it's OK that I listened to section 1; it's PL OK!
May I sign up as the DPL?

Thank you :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: December 2nd, 2017, 9:24 pm 

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Hello, are you still looking for people to read The Missouri Campaign parts 1 and 2?


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Post Posted:: December 3rd, 2017, 3:01 pm 
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wubwave wrote:
Hello, are you still looking for people to read The Missouri Campaign parts 1 and 2?

Hi and welcome to Librivox!
There are a few things to do before you get started.
You will need to complete a one minute test - this is to check your specs are up to Librivox standards, and if not, you'll be given hints on how to remedy that. http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test
Please post your test in the Listeners Wanted forum (see the dropdown at the bottom of the page) for the speediest response. Waiting for the OK may seem tedious, but can save time in the long run. Please be sure to complete this within 7 days.
You will also need to be added to the catalog of readers. I will add you using your forum name, but if you prefer your real name or a pseudonym let me know. We can also link to a personal blog or website. If you click on your name in the Magic Window, you will see your own personal catalog page.
Be sure to read the first post - all the info you need is there, but if anything doesn't make sense, just ask. The wiki (see the top of the page) has bundles of info too.
Lynne

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Post Posted:: December 8th, 2017, 10:07 am 

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Hello. I would like to narrate Section 4: The Battle of Fort Donelson. This will be my first narration, but I am fairly well read on the topic. Please credit me as "Nelson Hay".

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Post Posted:: December 8th, 2017, 1:22 pm 
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randomeddy46 wrote:
Hello. I would like to narrate Section 4: The Battle of Fort Donelson. This will be my first narration, but I am fairly well read on the topic. Please credit me as "Nelson Hay".

Thank you. Nelson Hay

Hi and welcome to Librivox!
There are a few things to do before you get started.
You will need to complete a one minute test - this is to check your specs are up to Librivox standards, and if not, you'll be given hints on how to remedy that. http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test
Please post your test in the Listeners Wanted forum (see the dropdown at the bottom of the page) for the speediest response. Waiting for the OK may seem tedious, but can save time in the long run. Please be sure to complete this within 7 days. (If you've already done this, you're all set).
I have added you to the catalog of readers. We can also link to a personal blog or website. If you click on your name in the Magic Window, you will see your own personal catalog page.
Be sure to read the first post - all the info you need is there, but if anything doesn't make sense, just ask. The wiki (see the top of the page) has bundles of info too.

FYI, prior knowledge isn't a pre-requisite 8-) -- just enthusiasm :lol:
Lynne

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Post Posted:: December 8th, 2017, 1:44 pm 

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Thanks. My one minute test has already been okayed. Am I set to read?


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Post Posted:: December 8th, 2017, 3:15 pm 
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randomeddy46 wrote:
Thanks. My one minute test has already been okayed. Am I set to read?

Yes, absolutely :thumbs: Enjoy.

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