COMPLETE [HISTORY] The Red Reign: The True Story of an Adventurous Year in Russia, by Kellogg Durland-mas

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Post by LCaulkins » December 15th, 2019, 2:09 pm

The Red Reign: The True Story of an Adventurous Year in Russia by Kellogg Durland (1881 - 1911).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-red-reign-by-kellogg-durland/
Kellogg Durland spent a year in Russia as a journalist in 1906, during a seminal period in Russian history. This is a highly interesting read, knowing as we do what fell out for Russia in the next decade. The Russian Revolution did not appear from nowhere in 1917. Durland's account shows the rumblings that existed before the explosion. ( Lynette Caulkins)
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  4. Where do I find the text? Source text: The fine folks at Project Gutenberg have worked hard to produce this text there for us, and they have already finished! So if you prefer to read from a format that is easier to find your start spot, here is that link: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/61557 <~~
    (Archive book view: https://archive.org/details/redreigntruestor00durl/page/n10)
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Post by LCaulkins » December 15th, 2019, 2:11 pm

I will DPL, except the chapters I record (for which I will advertise when necessary).

Also, I am dedicated to keeping this project from taking longer than a year.
~Lynette in Colorado, USA (Have had Covid for a week - can do PL, but recording is paused)
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Post by KevinS » December 15th, 2019, 5:00 pm

It's likely my thick head, but I don't understand your directions about consecutive sections.
What? What's that? Why are you shouting?

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Post by NemoR » December 15th, 2019, 6:18 pm

KevinS wrote:
December 15th, 2019, 5:00 pm
It's likely my thick head, but I don't understand your directions about consecutive sections.
Ha, Kevin, it's not just you .... include me in this camp! :D

Also, the text link does not work for me ,,, instead I get a message on the Hathitrust site that: "This item is not available online ( Limited - search only) due to copyright restrictions" ...... can you view it?
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Post by KevinS » December 15th, 2019, 6:39 pm

NemoR wrote:
December 15th, 2019, 6:18 pm
KevinS wrote:
December 15th, 2019, 5:00 pm
It's likely my thick head, but I don't understand your directions about consecutive sections.
Ha, Kevin, it's not just you .... include me in this camp! :D

Also, the text link does not work for me ,,, instead I get a message on the Hathitrust site that: "This item is not available online ( Limited - search only) due to copyright restrictions" ...... can you view it?
I have full view of the book. I can also download a pdf version, though I haven't yet done so.
What? What's that? Why are you shouting?

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Post by annise » December 15th, 2019, 6:48 pm

Because you live in the USA - the book is not PD in other countries or Haithi is not sure.

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Post by m8b1 » December 15th, 2019, 6:55 pm

There are two scans on Archive:

https://archive.org/details/redreigntruestor00durl/page/n10
https://archive.org/details/redreigntruestor00durauoft/page/n10

I would use one of those instead of Hathi. That way everyone should be able to see the text. :-)

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Post by LCaulkins » December 15th, 2019, 6:56 pm

Thanks, Maria. I would think this is good for everyone - published in 1907, author death 1911.
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Post by LCaulkins » December 15th, 2019, 7:14 pm

I'll fix things with the link and the instructions when I get back to a computer. Everything's too tiny on the phone. :)
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 17th, 2019, 8:41 am

Lynette,

I can MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.

MaryAnn

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Post by LCaulkins » December 17th, 2019, 9:41 am

Thanks, MaryAnn :)
~Lynette in Colorado, USA (Have had Covid for a week - can do PL, but recording is paused)
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Post by LCaulkins » February 11th, 2020, 11:27 am

Section 0 is uploaded. I will advertise for pinch-hit PL work when I have all my sections uploaded (as I'm the DPL for this) :)
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Post by Kazbek » February 17th, 2020, 5:12 pm

I'd like to read section 2.

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Post by LCaulkins » February 17th, 2020, 5:33 pm

Kazbek wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 5:12 pm
I'd like to read section 2.

Michael
Certainly! Thank you :)
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Post by LCaulkins » March 3rd, 2020, 8:53 am

~Lynette in Colorado, USA (Have had Covid for a week - can do PL, but recording is paused)
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