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Post Posted:: September 25th, 2017, 8:29 pm 
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Abraham Lincoln: A History Volume 8 by John Hay (1835 - 1905) and John George Nicolay (1832-1901).


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Abraham Lincoln: A History is an 1890 ten-volume account of the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, written by John Nicolay and John Hay, who were his personal secretaries during the American Civil War. Volume 6 chronicles Lincoln's life from 1862 . (Summary adapted from wikipedia by Ann Boulais)


  1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
  4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/abrahamlincol2113nico
    Please do not read the footnotes, side notes, or the chapter sub-headings. If there is a footnote which you think would be an important addition to the text, please let me know that you will be reading it.
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

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    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.

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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Biography & Autobiography

    Keywords that describe the book: United States, civil war, Abraham Lincoln, gettysburg, president

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  6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

  7. DURING recording:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
    START of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [number] of Abraham Lincoln: A History Volume 8. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Abraham Lincoln: A History Volume 8, by John Hay and John George Nicolay. [Chapter]"

    END of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Abraham Lincoln: A History Volume 8, by John Hay and John George Nicolay. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    abrahamlincolnahistory8_##_hay_nicolay_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. abrahamlincolnahistory8_01_hay_nicolay_128kb.mp3)
  9. [b]Example ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!


    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
    Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: icequeen
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.


    Any questions?
    Please post below
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Post Posted:: September 25th, 2017, 8:45 pm 
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OK, we are open for business! We're almost done with this set!


ETA: Like with the last volume, I am a little worried that some chapters may be on the longer side, especially the Chickamauga chapter. If you find that the final recorded time ends up being longer than 70 minutes, post in the thread to let me know. We will have to have the chapter recording split into two sections. It is easy for me to add a new section to accommodate the splitting of chapters.

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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2017, 5:12 am 
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May I read 13 and 14 (grant and the wilderness)?
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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2017, 5:48 am 

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May I please be assigned chapter 7, the Gettysburg address?

Thanks,

Warren


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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2017, 10:45 am 
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MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
May I read 13 and 14 (grant and the wilderness)?
MaryAnn


Chapters 13 and 14 are yours! Thanks MaryAnn!

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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2017, 10:46 am 
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Sciguyvoice wrote:
May I please be assigned chapter 7, the Gettysburg address?

Thanks,

Warren


Of course! Thanks Warren!

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Post Posted:: September 27th, 2017, 9:54 am 
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Moving on to Readers Wanted!

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Post Posted:: September 28th, 2017, 1:57 pm 

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I'd like to claim chapters 10 and 12.


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Post Posted:: September 28th, 2017, 1:59 pm 

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Ooh- and chapter 2 also, if I may. It looks interesting.


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Post Posted:: September 28th, 2017, 9:14 pm 
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Ciufi wrote:
Ooh- and chapter 2 also, if I may. It looks interesting.


Ciufi wrote:
I'd like to claim chapters 10 and 12.



Chapters 2, 10 and 12 are yours! Thanks Ciufi!

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May i read ch 19 n 20?
I m a new reader here


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Post Posted:: September 29th, 2017, 11:36 am 
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Iqrakhan wrote:
May i read ch 19 n 20?
I m a new reader here



Chapter 19 and 20 are yours, thank you! But, please make sure to get the OK on your one minute test first, before you record your sections. This will make your life much easier if you wait until after all your technical issues have been resolved to record.

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Post Posted:: September 29th, 2017, 10:35 pm 

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I'd like to claim Chapter 8 "Missouri Radicals and Conservative", please!
~~Owen


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Post Posted:: September 29th, 2017, 10:50 pm 

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OwenCook wrote:
I'd like to claim Chapter 8 "Missouri Radicals and Conservative", please!
~~Owen


In fact, I'd like to put in a claim for Chapter 16 "Arkansas Free" in addition to Chapter 8, since "Arkansas Free" is comparatively short.
~~Owen


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Post Posted:: September 30th, 2017, 6:26 pm 
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OwenCook wrote:
OwenCook wrote:
I'd like to claim Chapter 8 "Missouri Radicals and Conservative", please!
~~Owen


In fact, I'd like to put in a claim for Chapter 16 "Arkansas Free" in addition to Chapter 8, since "Arkansas Free" is comparatively short.
~~Owen



Chapters 8 and 16 are yours! Thanks Owen!

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