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Post Posted:: December 9th, 2015, 10:38 am 
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Discovery and Exploration of the Mississippi Valley by John Gilmary Shea (1824 - 1892).


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"It has long been a desideratum to have in English the early narratives, of the discovery and exploration of the Mississippi. Marquette's map and voyage have indeed appeared, but the narrative varies in no small degree from the authentic manuscript, and the map is not at all a copy of that still preserved, as it came from the hand of the great explorer. These published from original manuscripts, and accompanied by the narratives of the missionaries in La Salle's expedition, are now first presented in an accessible shape, and complete the annals of the exploration.

The life of Marquette, and the history of the exploration itself, are the result of many years study of the early Spanish and French authorities, both printed and manuscript, some of which have never before been consulted." ( the Author)


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Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 2: Here


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Post Posted:: December 11th, 2015, 11:01 am 

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May I have sections 1 though 6 including the preface? What an awesome book!!!!

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Post Posted:: December 11th, 2015, 11:10 am 
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You may. Glad you like it!

I assume, then, you mean sections 0-6 for a total of 7 sections, covering all of Marquette's life. Correct me if I'm wrong. :)

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Post Posted:: December 13th, 2015, 11:38 am 

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Exactly....that should help with continuity some I'm thinking.....

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Post Posted:: January 13th, 2016, 2:20 pm 

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What would you think of me soloing this book....would you still PL? I have always wanted to try a solo, and this would be a great book to do!

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Post Posted:: January 13th, 2016, 2:29 pm 
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So you'd be filling in the Magic Window when the sections are uploaded, and all I'd do is PL (and catalog it)?

It's a deal! 8-)

The biggest difference in the first post between group projects and solos is that you can use the shortened intro on all but the first section when you're doing a solo. I could just modify the first post to give you that wording and not worry about the "how to claim" stuff that will still be there. And then I'd give you access to the Magic Window, and answer your questions on how to work with it.

Are you ready to take the plunge, then?

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Post Posted:: January 13th, 2016, 4:49 pm 

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Sounds good to me!


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Post Posted:: January 13th, 2016, 4:55 pm 
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Yippee!! I've added you as BC. I'll fix up the intro wording next.

Detailed Instructions for accessing the Magic Window can be found in the document linked below:
Instructions for Soloists

Videos showing how to use the Magic Window (read the above document first - it has the information on how to log in for the first time, which this does not have):
Magic Windows / Section Compiler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOP4tcr1kl8

I've entered the first two chapters for you as an example. You can fill in the rest.

When you submit a chapter, put the file duration in the Notes field and the uploaded URL into the Listen URL field, and mark it from Assigned to Ready for PL.

Oh, and if you want to split a couple of those longer chapters further down the section list, we can do that, too. :)

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Post Posted:: January 13th, 2016, 5:02 pm 
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OK, I put in the wording for the subsequent chapters. Now I'm going to move this from Readers Wanted to Going Solo. 8-)

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Post Posted:: January 14th, 2016, 6:13 am 

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Awesome! :D


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Post Posted:: January 26th, 2016, 8:35 am 

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Just a note Tricia...finishing up another reading for History of Chemistry, I'll be filling in these pages soon!

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Post Posted:: January 26th, 2016, 10:45 am 
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Great! Thanks for the update. :)

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Post Posted:: February 9th, 2016, 6:55 pm 

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Here is section 0... it is 1:59 in length. I have not studied up on adding to/editing the window yet, but I will soon...just wanted to get some chapters started!

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mississippivalley_00_shea_128kb.mp3

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Post Posted:: February 9th, 2016, 7:02 pm 

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Here is section 1.It is 21:30 in length...

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mississippivalley_01_shea_128kb.mp3

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Post Posted:: February 9th, 2016, 7:10 pm 

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Here is section 2....it is 18:23 in length...

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mississippivalley_02_shea_128kb.mp3

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