[History] Napoleon, by RM Johnston - dlo

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Post by Elizabby » June 5th, 2019, 11:57 pm

Napoleon, A Short Biography by R.M. Johnston (1867–1920).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/napoleon-a-short-biography-by-robert-matteson-johnston/
This is a 'lightning biography' which serves as an introduction to the field of Napoleonic history. Its purpose is to enable the ordinary reader or would-be student safely to take the first few steps in Napoleonic literature. This is not a short history, but a short biography - the one contains the other, but in a different key. (Summary by Beth Thomas and the Introduction )
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Last edited by Elizabby on June 11th, 2019, 5:42 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by LectorRecitator » June 6th, 2019, 5:04 am

⚠️ The author is Robert Matteson Johnston (1867–1920)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Matteson_Johnston
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Post by Elizabby » June 6th, 2019, 5:27 am

I know that, I don’t know why the template insists on putting in that other guy! I don’t know how to fix it - the MC will have to do that when they come aboard.

(The other RM Johnston already in the catalogue was dead before this book was published, so that’s a giveaway that he didn’t write it, or the companion sequel!)

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Post by dlolso21 » June 6th, 2019, 7:40 am

Beth,

I can MC this for you.

MW is setup and tested.

Author has been changed in the database and in the first post.

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Post by pnagami » June 6th, 2019, 8:40 am

May I please read Sections 0 and 1?

Pam
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Post by Elizabby » June 6th, 2019, 5:05 pm

Hi Pam! Lovely to see you here! I usually read the Preface myself in my projects (it’s usually the shortest chapter) but Ch 1 is all yours!

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Post by pnagami » June 6th, 2019, 5:18 pm

Excellent!
Chapter 1 it is.

Pam
"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 pnagami » June 7th, 2019, 9:59 am

Hi Elizabby,

Here is Section 01:

14:56

https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/napoleon_01_johnston_128kb.mp3

My best,

Pam
"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 elsieselwyn » June 7th, 2019, 8:43 pm

I can DPL if you are still looking for one

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Post by Elizabby » June 8th, 2019, 2:44 pm

That would be great, thanks Elsie!

I’ve already PLed Section 1, and it is PL OK (accurate as always, Pam!) but you can listen to it again if you want to hear the whole book.

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Post by pnagami » June 9th, 2019, 7:35 am

Thank you, Elizabby!

Pam
"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 Elizabby » June 11th, 2019, 5:55 am

MW filled in and we are ready for claims!

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Post by dlolso21 » June 11th, 2019, 7:55 am

Moving this over to “Readers Wanted Books”

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Post by Ariphron » June 25th, 2019, 6:23 pm

I would like to read Chapters 2 and 6.

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Post by Elizabby » June 25th, 2019, 11:06 pm

Great! Thanks!

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