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Post by Elizabby » September 13th, 2019, 4:30 am

The French Revolution by Robert Matteson Johnston (1867 - 1920).

A companion volume to his previous "lightning biography" of Napoleon, this book is an outline of the overall shape and impact of the French Revolution, with references given for deeper study. It is a deliberately short and approachable work, suitable for those reading about the French Revolution for the first time, or looking for an overview of the main events and significance of this great historical cataclysm. (Beth Thomas and the Introduction)

Reader's notes: please ignore the tons of footnotes - this book was written by an academic, so they are all references which the interested reader can check the text for, there's no point reading them and there are are a LOT!

Ideally French pronunciation for the names and places would be nice, if possible.

Chapter 17 is mostly in French! Please only claim this if you are able to read this fluently (there's a translation of some of it at the end).
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Post by Kikisaulite » September 13th, 2019, 5:11 am

Hi! Nice choice! :)
I will set this up for you. MW coming in few minutes.

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Post by Elizabby » September 14th, 2019, 10:38 pm

Thanks! I’ll fill in the MW tomorrow when I’m on my computer.

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Post by Elizabby » September 16th, 2019, 4:10 pm

MW is all done! We can hang around a bit longer as I would prefer someone else to DPL, if possible.

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Post by pnagami » September 16th, 2019, 4:34 pm

May I please read section 1?

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Post by Elizabby » September 16th, 2019, 5:25 pm

pnagami wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 4:34 pm
May I please read section 1?

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Please do! I was hoping to see you on another of my history projects! :9:

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Post by pnagami » September 16th, 2019, 7:36 pm

Thank you, Elizabby!

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"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

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Post by pnagami » September 17th, 2019, 7:41 am

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by Kikisaulite » September 19th, 2019, 8:39 am

Moving to Readers Wanted!
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Post by pnagami » September 19th, 2019, 4:05 pm

You are welcome, Elizabby!

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Post by Ariphron » October 5th, 2019, 7:12 pm

I would like Chapters 4 and 5.

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Post by Elizabby » October 5th, 2019, 7:47 pm

Great to see you here! Welcome to the project!

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Post by Kitty » October 13th, 2019, 11:45 pm

Hi Beth

I can take the final chapter with all the French poetry if you wish. I can speak French and it will be fun. :) Lengthy chapters are not so much my thing but this is more poetry than prose, so I'll manage. 8-)

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Post by Elizabby » October 14th, 2019, 12:46 am

Thanks Sonia! I can PL it, I just don’t speak it well enough to record.

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Post by Kitty » October 18th, 2019, 11:17 am

here is section 17, it was uplifting reciting some of these revolutionary poems. 8-)

https://librivox.org/uploads/kikisaulite/frenchrevolution_17_johnston_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 21:28 min.

Hope it is what you expected :)

Sonia

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