[COMPLETE] Little Journeys to the Homes of US Statesmen -ava

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Post by Availle » February 3rd, 2017, 8:44 pm

Little Journeys to the Homes of American Statesmen by Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915).

This project is now complete. All files can be found on the catalog page:
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Elbert Hubbard describes the homes of authors, poets, social reformers and other prestigious people, reflecting on how their surroundings may have influenced them. These short essays are part biography and part pontification of Hubbard's opinion of the subject and their oeuvre.<br><br>In this volume he reflects on the lives of American Statesmen, presidents like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, but also others like Alexander Hamilton, Henry Clay, or William H. Seward. (Summary by Lucy Perry, adapted by Ava) This is Volume 3 in a series of 14 books.
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Post by Availle » February 3rd, 2017, 9:43 pm

This is volume 3 of the 14 book series "Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great"; 5 of which were already completet.
This book doesn't only talk about American presidents, but also includes other noteworthy people like secretaries of state, treasurers, you name it.

A DPL is welcome.
Cheers,
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Post by craigdav1 » February 8th, 2017, 7:28 am

Would enjoy being dpl.
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Post by Availle » February 8th, 2017, 8:21 am

And I am very happy to have you on board, thank you Dave! :D
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Post by rwhitten » February 8th, 2017, 10:20 am

I would love to do sections 6 and 7, Thomas Jefferson.
Name: Rachel Whitten

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Post by Availle » February 8th, 2017, 5:29 pm

Welcome to LibriVox Rachel! :D

I have tentatively entered you into the database for Thomas Jefferson, however, please do your one minute test first! It's not an audition for you, but we want to make sure that your equipment is tweaked to the best of its ability - and that the produced files meet our specifications. It would be a shame if you'd spend a lot of time on a "real" recording just to find out it's not useable...

Anyway, thanks for claiming those two sections and getting us off to a good start!
Have fun on here!
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Post by twizzlers » February 15th, 2017, 9:42 am

Hello,
can i claim section 1 please

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Post by Availle » February 15th, 2017, 5:48 pm

Of course you can, thank you!

Have fun! :D
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Post by BettyB » March 9th, 2017, 10:05 am

I would like to claim 18-21. Clay and Jay.
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Post by clayre » March 9th, 2017, 12:52 pm

May I have Sections 4 and 5 (Benjamin Franklin)?
Best,
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Post by Availle » March 9th, 2017, 4:35 pm

Of course - thank you both! :D
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Post by Availle » March 19th, 2017, 3:03 pm

Thank you Betty! :D
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Post by craigdav1 » March 20th, 2017, 9:15 am

18-19 PL OK.

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