COMPLETE [Biography] Lincoln, the Lawyer-mas

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 5th, 2018, 5:13 pm

Lincoln, The Lawyer by Frederick Trevor Hill (1866 - 1930).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/lincoln-the-lawyer-by-frederick-trevor-hill/
This biography of Abraham Lincoln focuses on his practice as a lawyer. (Summary by MaryAnn )

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Post by silverquill » May 5th, 2018, 7:01 pm

This seems to be written in a simple and accessible style. I'd love to have sections 0,1,24,25

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 5th, 2018, 7:16 pm

Great Larry,
Thanks for starting us off.
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Post by silverquill » May 5th, 2018, 7:32 pm

I assume the preface is really the Forward?

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 6th, 2018, 4:00 am

Oh my, sorry about that. :roll: I was going from memory on that one when I filled out the MW. :oops:
I've corrected the MW.

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Post by neecheelok70 » May 6th, 2018, 5:43 am

May I have 2-6? Jim

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Post by neecheelok70 » May 6th, 2018, 1:36 pm

Sorry. It's obnoxious Jim chomping at the bit: here is Chapter 2. :roll:

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 6th, 2018, 5:51 pm

Jim,
Of course you may have 2-6. Welcome to the project!

And can you repost the link to 2?

Thanks.
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Post by neecheelok70 » May 7th, 2018, 4:10 am

Senility. I thought I had posted. I am sometimes not paying attention to those I have put in the MW myself (the solos mostly) versus the ones that you have to put in . Sorry. Jim

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 7th, 2018, 4:49 pm

Thank you Jim!
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Post by neecheelok70 » May 9th, 2018, 7:59 am

Just checking on my chapter 2. It looks as if it might be in the wrong spot. I don't see anything from Larry yet. Just wondering. Thanks

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 9th, 2018, 8:05 am

Oops! Thanks for pointing that out Jim.
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Post by Ciufi » May 9th, 2018, 11:40 am

May I claim chapters 7, 8, and 9?
There are some reproductions of longhand letters as illustrations on some pages - I was assuming I would skip them, but will certainly read them (or try to decipher them, at any rate) if preferred.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 9th, 2018, 12:02 pm

Great Ciufi! Let's skip the handwritten letters and their captions. I think of them as illustrations/pictures rather than the text.

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