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The Boys’ Book of Famous Rulers, by Lydia Hoyt Farmer (1942 - 1903)
The aim of this book is to give in as concise manner as possible, consistent with graphic narration and biographical completeness, the most important and interesting events in the lives of these famous rulers; together with a brief history of the various epochs in which they lived, and a description of the manners and customs of the people comprising the several nations governed by these illustrious monarchs. (Preface by The Author)
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Keywords that describe the book: Charlemagne, Peter the Great, Alfred the Great, Robert Bruce, Agamemnon, Alexander the Great, Gustavus Adolphus, Frederick the Great, Cyrus the Great, Julius Cæsar, Richard Cœur de lion, Ferdinand V. of Spain, Philip II. of Spain, Louis XIV., Napoleon I.

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Currently doing the Girls' version as a solo and enjoying it! Thought this would be nice for my first BC. Hoping I filled everything out correctly!
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Cbteddy wrote: January 10th, 2024, 3:39 pm Currently doing the Girls' version as a solo and enjoying it! Thought this would be nice for my first BC. Hoping I filled everything out correctly!
I'd be happy to DPL this for you :D
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Hi Claire, I am happy to MC this for you. There is a preface, do you want to include it in section 1 or should I add a section 0 to the MW. It is best if I know this before I set it up.
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brownrottger wrote: January 11th, 2024, 4:39 am Hi Claire, I am happy to MC this for you. There is a preface, do you want to include it in section 1 or should I add a section 0 to the MW. It is best if I know this before I set it up.
Best,
Christine
Hi Christine! I'm excited you're coming along for this ride :) I actually used the preface as the summary, so I don't think there's a need for a section for it. As I build out the sections once the MW is up, can I still add a section or two if I think a chapter should be broken out further? I did a rough estimate at 20 which I think will suffice, but I haven't actually sectioned everything out yet. Obviously I assume I'd want to do this before we go to Readers Wanted?

PS - I promise once I do this a few times I'll have less questions!
Cheers,
Claire

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The Boys' Book of Famous Rulers by Lydia Hoyt Farmer
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ej400 wrote: January 10th, 2024, 4:36 pm
Cbteddy wrote: January 10th, 2024, 3:39 pm Currently doing the Girls' version as a solo and enjoying it! Thought this would be nice for my first BC. Hoping I filled everything out correctly!
I'd be happy to DPL this for you :D
Yea! Thanks Elijah!
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Cbteddy wrote: January 11th, 2024, 6:53 am
brownrottger wrote: January 11th, 2024, 4:39 am Hi Claire, I am happy to MC this for you. There is a preface, do you want to include it in section 1 or should I add a section 0 to the MW. It is best if I know this before I set it up.
Best,
Christine
Hi Christine! I'm excited you're coming along for this ride :) I actually used the preface as the summary, so I don't think there's a need for a section for it. As I build out the sections once the MW is up, can I still add a section or two if I think a chapter should be broken out further? I did a rough estimate at 20 which I think will suffice, but I haven't actually sectioned everything out yet. Obviously I assume I'd want to do this before we go to Readers Wanted?

PS - I promise once I do this a few times I'll have less questions!
No worries, ask all the questions you need, always. I have been doing this for awhile and I still have tons of questions. Can we change the summary citation to be (Preface by the Author). It is no problem to add sections, I personally struggled with adding Section 00 after the MW is up. The MW is now there. Once you fill it out, I will move us to Readers Wanted. You need to have a final determination of sections for this since the intros will be effected once people start recording. The absolute hard line limit is 72 minutes per section. Readers generally like to do sections around the 20 minute mark. However, since the limit is much higher than that you do not need to worry too much.
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brownrottger wrote: January 11th, 2024, 7:18 am
Cbteddy wrote: January 11th, 2024, 6:53 am
brownrottger wrote: January 11th, 2024, 4:39 am Hi Claire, I am happy to MC this for you. There is a preface, do you want to include it in section 1 or should I add a section 0 to the MW. It is best if I know this before I set it up.
Best,
Christine
Hi Christine! I'm excited you're coming along for this ride :) I actually used the preface as the summary, so I don't think there's a need for a section for it. As I build out the sections once the MW is up, can I still add a section or two if I think a chapter should be broken out further? I did a rough estimate at 20 which I think will suffice, but I haven't actually sectioned everything out yet. Obviously I assume I'd want to do this before we go to Readers Wanted?

PS - I promise once I do this a few times I'll have less questions!
No worries, ask all the questions you need, always. I have been doing this for awhile and I still have tons of questions. Can we change the summary citation to be (Preface by the Author). It is no problem to add sections, I personally struggled with adding Section 00 after the MW is up. The MW is now there. Once you fill it out, I will move us to Readers Wanted. You need to have a final determination of sections for this since the intros will be effected once people start recording. The absolute hard line limit is 72 minutes per section. Readers generally like to do sections around the 20 minute mark. However, since the limit is much higher than that you do not need to worry too much.
Best,
Christine
I think I changed the summary citation correctly, and I'll work on getting the section into the MW by tomorrow. Thanks for the tips!
Cheers,
Claire

~~Books are like people, but usually more interesting~~
~~I'm not addicted to reading. I can stop as soon as I finish the next chapter~~

Come read!
The Boys' Book of Famous Rulers by Lydia Hoyt Farmer
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Cbteddy wrote: January 11th, 2024, 11:29 am
brownrottger wrote: January 11th, 2024, 7:18 am
Cbteddy wrote: January 11th, 2024, 6:53 am

Hi Christine! I'm excited you're coming along for this ride :) I actually used the preface as the summary, so I don't think there's a need for a section for it. As I build out the sections once the MW is up, can I still add a section or two if I think a chapter should be broken out further? I did a rough estimate at 20 which I think will suffice, but I haven't actually sectioned everything out yet. Obviously I assume I'd want to do this before we go to Readers Wanted?

PS - I promise once I do this a few times I'll have less questions!
No worries, ask all the questions you need, always. I have been doing this for awhile and I still have tons of questions. Can we change the summary citation to be (Preface by the Author). It is no problem to add sections, I personally struggled with adding Section 00 after the MW is up. The MW is now there. Once you fill it out, I will move us to Readers Wanted. You need to have a final determination of sections for this since the intros will be effected once people start recording. The absolute hard line limit is 72 minutes per section. Readers generally like to do sections around the 20 minute mark. However, since the limit is much higher than that you do not need to worry too much.
Best,
Christine
I think I changed the summary citation correctly, and I'll work on getting the section into the MW by tomorrow. Thanks for the tips!
Excellent!
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brownrottger wrote: January 11th, 2024, 11:41 am
Cbteddy wrote: January 11th, 2024, 11:29 am
brownrottger wrote: January 11th, 2024, 7:18 am

No worries, ask all the questions you need, always. I have been doing this for awhile and I still have tons of questions. Can we change the summary citation to be (Preface by the Author). It is no problem to add sections, I personally struggled with adding Section 00 after the MW is up. The MW is now there. Once you fill it out, I will move us to Readers Wanted. You need to have a final determination of sections for this since the intros will be effected once people start recording. The absolute hard line limit is 72 minutes per section. Readers generally like to do sections around the 20 minute mark. However, since the limit is much higher than that you do not need to worry too much.
Best,
Christine
I think I changed the summary citation correctly, and I'll work on getting the section into the MW by tomorrow. Thanks for the tips!
Excellent!
Can you please take a look at the first few sections I put in the MW when you have a chance? Do the notes look good, and do I have to do anything with the meta fields? Just double checking before I fill it all in :)
Cheers,
Claire

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Those are great! Onward! Let me know how you fare. I am here to support you in this endeavor.
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I think the MW is good to go! I have new appreciation for the BCs who have to break down longer chapters!
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Post by Beeswaxcandle »

Louis XIV, please. (sections 26–28)
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Off to Readers Wanted!
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Beeswaxcandle wrote: January 12th, 2024, 8:02 pm Louis XIV, please. (sections 26–28)
Sure thing! Thanks!
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