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Post by LCaulkins » November 19th, 2019, 8:20 am

[GROUP] The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80, Part 2, by Archibald Forbes (1838 - 1900).

(to be edited later) This is the second half of a book already in our catalog: The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80, part 1. This second half deals with the 1878-80 war. (The summary of the first half, written by Phil Griffith, reads: The First Anglo–Afghan War was fought between British India and Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842. It was one of the first major conflicts during the Great Game, the 19th century competition for power and influence in Central Asia between the United Kingdom and Russia, and also marked one of the worst setbacks inflicted on British power in the region after the consolidation of British Raj by the East India Company.) ( Lynette Caulkins)
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Post by KevinS » November 19th, 2019, 11:01 am

Do you think it would be safe for me to start recording Chapter 1?
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Post by LCaulkins » November 19th, 2019, 11:09 am

KevinS wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 11:01 am
Do you think it would be safe for me to start recording Chapter 1?
I'm no authority, but I would think so. :)

I'll put you down for it when we have a MW. That one's word count is 5408, btw.

Note that we're using "Section 01" at the front of the intro, and I'm editing the end of the intro right now. . .
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Post by KevinS » November 19th, 2019, 11:47 am

LCaulkins wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 11:09 am
KevinS wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 11:01 am
Do you think it would be safe for me to start recording Chapter 1?
I'm no authority, but I would think so. :)

I'll put you down for it when we have a MW. That one's word count is 5408, btw.

Note that we're using "Section 01" at the front of the intro, and I'm editing the end of the intro right now. . .
They are all longish chapters, but a worthwhile project!
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Post by KevinS » November 19th, 2019, 7:14 pm

LCaulkins wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 11:09 am
Note that we're using "Section 01" at the front of the intro, and I'm editing the end of the intro right now. . .
I'm looking at getting started but could not find the intro you wrote about.
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Post by LCaulkins » November 19th, 2019, 7:42 pm

Oh, just this stuff: (Maybe it doesn't show for others before the MW is made?)

START of recording (Intro)
"Section [number] of The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80, Part 2, by Archibald Forbes. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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Say:
"The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80, Part 2, by Archibald Forbes. [Chapter number and name]"
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Post by KevinS » November 19th, 2019, 7:54 pm

LCaulkins wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Oh, just this stuff: (Maybe it doesn't show for others before the MW is made?)

START of recording (Intro)
"Section [number] of The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80, Part 2, by Archibald Forbes. 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:
"The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80, Part 2, by Archibald Forbes. [Chapter number and name]"
Oh, I see! Thanks!
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Post by LCaulkins » November 20th, 2019, 5:00 pm

section 6 and 7 will be assigned to SCaulkins
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Post by TriciaG » November 21st, 2019, 3:14 pm

Can't MC this right now because my MC plate is full. But I wanted to mention that in your intro you had "Section [number] of The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80, Part 2, by Archibald Forbes. This is a LibriVox recording..." In that first part of the intro, you don't need the author name. I removed it from the first post. Kevin, you may want to edit your intro accordingly.

It showed up because I think you put the "by Archibald Forbes" part in the project title when you made the template. ;)
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Post by LCaulkins » November 21st, 2019, 4:32 pm

Thank you, Tricia!
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Post by LCaulkins » November 22nd, 2019, 10:17 am

I will spot PL until a DPL signs up. 8-)
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Post by TriciaG » November 23rd, 2019, 9:25 am

This is set up.
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Post by KevinS » November 23rd, 2019, 9:40 am

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Post by LCaulkins » November 23rd, 2019, 9:58 am

TriciaG wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 9:25 am
This is set up.
Hey, thanks so much, Tricia! We won't let this one drag forever on you. :)

I think we're ready to move to Readers Wanted.
I'll keep the tilde until we get a DPL, but I will keep up with incoming files until then

MW is filled. Kevin, I'll PL Chapter 1 for you by tomorrow if we don't get a DPL signed on.
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Post by KevinS » November 23rd, 2019, 10:08 am

LCaulkins wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 9:58 am
TriciaG wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 9:25 am
This is set up.
MW is filled. Kevin, I'll PL Chapter 1 for you by tomorrow if we don't get a DPL signed on.
No rush.
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