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Post by icequeen » February 19th, 2018, 9:06 pm

Abraham Lincoln: A History Volume 10 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-10-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 10 chronicles Lincoln's life in early 1864, including his assassination and the events following. (Summary adapted from wikipedia by Ann Boulais)
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/abrahamlincol10nico
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      BC Admin ===========================================
      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.

      [list]
      [*] Project Code: F0GfBkuW

      [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (John Hay) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hay

      [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( John George Nicolay) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_George_Nicolay
      [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln:_A_History
      [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 18
      [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      [*]Original publication date (if known): 1886
      [*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Biography & Autobiography

    Keywords that describe the book: United States, civil war, assassination, Abraham Lincoln, president

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Post by RussellEric » February 20th, 2018, 3:33 am

This looks very interesting. I am very tempted to volunteer as a solo reader, if you would be interested in that. Perhaps I will start with claiming section 1, Franklin and Nashville, and see where that leads. Or am I jumping the gun? This thread is still in the Launch Pad forum, so perhaps I am too eager?

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Post by neecheelok70 » February 20th, 2018, 5:20 am

If no solo, may I have 2-6? I figured I would sign up in both places, just in case. Jim

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Post by OwenCook » February 20th, 2018, 6:21 am

I would claim chapters 7 "Second Inaugural" and 18 "Lincoln's Fame", if I might.

~~Owen

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 20th, 2018, 7:00 am

Since we seem to be going pretty much in order, may I have 8 and 9?
Thanks.
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Post by icequeen » February 20th, 2018, 10:09 am

RussellEric wrote:
February 20th, 2018, 3:33 am
This looks very interesting. I am very tempted to volunteer as a solo reader, if you would be interested in that. Perhaps I will start with claiming section 1, Franklin and Nashville, and see where that leads. Or am I jumping the gun? This thread is still in the Launch Pad forum, so perhaps I am too eager?

Thank you for the offer to do this as a solo project, but this is the last volume in the series, and all the books have been collaborative efforts. I would like to keep it that way, plus with you being a newer reader, I am hesitant to give you the whole project. All of the chapters have been long, which can be hard to record for new readers. But, you can always claim more sections if you are wanting to read more. For now, chapter 1 is yours, thank you!
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Post by icequeen » February 20th, 2018, 10:11 am

neecheelok70 wrote:
February 20th, 2018, 5:20 am
If no solo, may I have 2-6? I figured I would sign up in both places, just in case. Jim

Chapters 2-6 are yours! Thanks Jim!
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Post by icequeen » February 20th, 2018, 10:11 am

OwenCook wrote:
February 20th, 2018, 6:21 am
I would claim chapters 7 "Second Inaugural" and 18 "Lincoln's Fame", if I might.

~~Owen

Chapters 7 and 18 are yours, thanks Owen!
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Post by icequeen » February 20th, 2018, 10:12 am

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
February 20th, 2018, 7:00 am
Since we seem to be going pretty much in order, may I have 8 and 9?
Thanks.
MaryAnn

Chapters 8 and 9 are yours, thanks MaryAnn!
Ann

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Post by Sciguyvoice » February 20th, 2018, 11:50 am

I would like to do sections 10 and 14, if possible.

Thanks,

Warren

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Post by OwenCook » February 20th, 2018, 12:56 pm

In chapter 18, will it be all right if I read the footnote on p. 341 with the poem from Punch?

~~Owen

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Post by icequeen » February 20th, 2018, 2:00 pm

Sciguyvoice wrote:
February 20th, 2018, 11:50 am
I would like to do sections 10 and 14, if possible.

Thanks,

Warren

I was wondering who would take section 14! Chapters 10 and 14 are yours, thanks Warren!
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Post by icequeen » February 20th, 2018, 2:01 pm

OwenCook wrote:
February 20th, 2018, 12:56 pm
In chapter 18, will it be all right if I read the footnote on p. 341 with the poem from Punch?

~~Owen


I think that will be fine! Go for it! :D
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Post by neecheelok70 » February 20th, 2018, 5:58 pm


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Post by icequeen » February 20th, 2018, 8:37 pm

neecheelok70 wrote:
February 20th, 2018, 5:58 pm
Here is 2:

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/abrahamlincolnahistory10_02_hay_nicolay_128kb.mp3 23.59 KB

25:09

Jim

First one in! Sweet! Thanks Jim!
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