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Post by msfry » October 8th, 2020, 11:21 am

TRIUMPHANT DEMOCRACY by Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919).
Subtitled "Fifty Years' March of the Republic," this is steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie's love letter to America, first published in 1886, an impassioned celebration of the development of American business and opportunity, and her working population's unprecedented rise in prosperity, and a call for other nations to follow in America's footsteps. Through simple, direct discussions of the nature of the American character and her labor market, education, religion, industry, art, literature, foreign affairs, legal system and more, Carnegie sets out a case for a brand of conservative democracy he hopes the world will emulate. Carnegie was born in Scotland and emigrated to America as a penniless teenager. His Carnegie Steel Company launched the steel industry in Pittsburgh, which launched the expansion of the railroads, and after its sale to J.P. Morgan, Carnegie devoted his life to philanthropic causes. His charitable organizations built more than 2,500 public libraries around the world, and gave away more than $350 million during his lifetime. ( ~ Michele Fry)
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Post by TriciaG » October 8th, 2020, 4:17 pm

This is set up.

One question: in the intro you first have "chapter [number]" but in the outro you have "end of section [number]". Was this an oversight, or do you want the two different wordings (and perhaps two different numbers, depending on if there's more than one section for some chapters)?
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Post by msfry » October 8th, 2020, 4:20 pm

Thanks, Tricia, I hoped you would pick up this project. I'll take a look at the Intro/Outro right now.
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Post by msfry » October 8th, 2020, 9:47 pm

I think the MW is filled in and ready to leave the nursery.
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Post by KevinS » October 9th, 2020, 1:25 pm

Thanks for the add!
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Post by JordanN » October 9th, 2020, 1:26 pm

I’d like to take section 9, please.

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Post by msfry » October 9th, 2020, 2:30 pm

JordanN wrote:
October 9th, 2020, 1:26 pm
I’d like to take section 9, please.
Welcome to the project! I've put you in for 9. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Post by msfry » October 10th, 2020, 2:14 pm

The preface is uploaded.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/triumphantdemocracy_00_128kb.mp3 6:22

Mmmm. Jordan or Kevin, looks like you are the only two helpers I have to call upon to PL this for me. How about it Jordan? Do you have time?
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Post by williamjones » October 11th, 2020, 8:26 am

Please assign me section 01 - The Republic
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Post by msfry » October 11th, 2020, 8:28 am

williamjones wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 8:26 am
Please assign me section 01 - The Republic
Thank you. You're in. I thought you'd never ask!!!!! :D
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Post by mleigh » October 12th, 2020, 10:22 am

May I have sections 16 and 17: Ch 13, Railways and Waterways

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Post by msfry » October 12th, 2020, 10:54 am

M, welcome to the project, you are in for 16 and 17. I recommend you take a few minutes to read the book dedication and preface, which really set the tone for the book!
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Post by jhturner » October 24th, 2020, 6:32 pm

I'd like to read Chapter 3 (sections 3 and 4).

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Post by msfry » October 25th, 2020, 6:27 am

jhturner wrote:
October 24th, 2020, 6:32 pm
I'd like to read Chapter 3 (sections 3 and 4).

Joanne Turner
Thanks, I've assigned you sections 3 and 4.
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Post by jhturner » October 28th, 2020, 5:24 am

Michele, I found the book on Google.books in a much-easier-to-read format:

https://books.google.com/books/about/Triumphant_Democracy.html?id=yINCAAAAIAAJ

Would it be possible to read from it instead? The Archive.org version is, as you know, difficult to see and, as far as I have been able to determine, there is no difference in the text.

Thanks,

Joanne

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