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26 of 35 (74%) sections assigned

14 of 35 (40%) sections completed

This project has a dedicated proof-listener who will listen to all sections: TriciaG

SectionTitleReaderNotesListen UrlStatus
1 Preface and Introduction  Kalamareader 1980 wds 14:13 Listen PL OK
2 Ch I. Self-Help—National and Individual, Part 1  Micfairy252 to "became one of the most distinguished men of his time." 3990 wds 30:09 Listen PL OK
3 Ch I. Self-Help—National and Individual, Part 2  Micfairy252 from "The chemist Vauquelin was the son of a peasant" to end. 4550 wds 31:59 Listen PL OK
4 Ch II. Leaders of Industry—Inventors and Producers, Part 1  WilkieMills to "national gains arising from trade.” 4080 wds 31:13 Listen PL OK
5 Ch II. Leaders of Industry—Inventors and Producers, Part 2  WilkieMills from "Sir Robert Peel, the first baronet" to "in the towns for their better protection." 4250 wds 30:38 Listen PL OK
6 Ch II. Leaders of Industry—Inventors and Producers, Part 3  Hopeforce1 from "The Luddites seem to have been encouraged" to end. 4620 wds claimed 8/25 Assigned
7 Ch III. The Great Potters—Palissy, Böttgher, Wedgwood, Part 1  mleigh to "exhibition of many rare and noble virtues." 4400 wds claimed 9/18 Assigned
8 Ch III. The Great Potters—Palissy, Böttgher, Wedgwood, Part 2  mleigh from "The life of John Frederick Böttgher" to end. 4330 wdsclaimed 9/18 Assigned
9 Ch IV. Application and Perseverance, Part 1  ColleenMc to "enterprise, industry, and energy." 3510 wds 21:10 Listen PL OK
10 Ch IV. Application and Perseverance, Part 2  ColleenMc from "The career of the Comte de Buffon" to end. 4560 wds 26:57 Listen PL OK
11 Ch V. Helps and Opportunities—Scientific Pursuits, Part 1  tealeafs to "200,000 in the course of his life." 4150 wds claimed 7/30 Assigned
12 Ch V. Helps and Opportunities—Scientific Pursuits, Part 2   from "With perseverance, the very odds and ends of time" to "scientific men both at home and abroad." 4220 wds Open
13 Ch V. Helps and Opportunities—Scientific Pursuits, Part 3   from "The life of Sir William Herschel" to end. 3880 wds Open
14 Ch VI. Workers in Art, Part 1  Dani251 to "in his hands a beautiful work of art." 4160 wds claimed 8/04 Assigned
15 Ch VI. Workers in Art, Part 2  Sandyreads97 from "Cellini was remarkable for his readiness and dexterity" to "perhaps his two greatest works." 4510 wds claimed 8/04 Assigned
16 Ch VI. Workers in Art, Part 3   from "Chantrey was a more robust man" to "advance in artistic power and culture." 3710 wds Open
17 Ch VI. Workers in Art, Part 4   from "Another striking exemplification of perseverance" to end. 4070 wds Open
18 Ch VII. Industry and the Peerage, Part 1   to "inheritance of the house of Normanby." 3600 wds Open
19 Ch VII. Industry and the Peerage, Part 2   from "William Petty, the founder of the house of Lansdowne" to end. 3400 wds Open
20 Ch VIII. Energy and Courage, Part 1  jonah45 to "our fine fellows defeated at Meeanee" 4040 wds 31:33 Listen PL OK
21 Ch VIII. Energy and Courage, Part 2   from "The recent terrible struggle in India" to "civilised nations, down to the present hour." 3770 wds Open
22 Ch VIII. Energy and Courage, Part 3  JaneGrey17 from "Jonas Hanway was another" to "researches and examination in my study." 3080 wds claimed 9/17 Assigned
23 Ch VIII. Energy and Courage, Part 4  JaneGrey17 from "Mr. Sharp gave up every leisure moment" to end. 3030 wds claimed 9/17 Assigned
24 Ch IX. Men of Business, Part 1   to "and the railers against fortune." 4400 wds Open
25 Ch IX. Men of Business, Part 2   from "In addition to the ordinary working qualities" to end. 4490 wds Open
26 Ch X. Money—Its Use and Abuse, Part 1  Kalamareader to "who are so often involved in their ruin." 4060 wds 28:20 Listen PL OK
27 Ch X. Money—Its Use and Abuse, Part 2  Kalamareader from "The late Sir Charles Napier" to end. 4200 wds 29:06 Listen PL OK
28 Ch XI. Self-Culture—Facilities and Difficulties, Part 1  dqtcat to "friend of William the Silent." 4110 wds claimed 9/14 Assigned
29 Ch XI. Self-Culture—Facilities and Difficulties, Part 2  dqtcat from "It is the use we make of the powers" to "it is devotion to knowledge." 4000 wds claimed 9/14 Assigned
30 Ch XI. Self-Culture—Facilities and Difficulties, Part 3  dqtcat from "Coleridge, in many respects" to "excuse for the non-performance?" 3880 wds claimed 9/14 Assigned
31 Ch XI. Self-Culture—Facilities and Difficulties, Part 4  dqtcat from "We have been informed of an equally striking instance" to end. 3850 wds claimed 9/14 Assigned
32 Ch XII. Example—Models, Part 1  Kalamareader to "enthusiasm in its admiration of genius." 3750 wds 25:54 Listen PL OK
33 Ch XII. Example—Models, Part 2  Kalamareader from "The example of the brave is an inspiration" to end. 3840 wds 16:23 Listen PL OK
34 Ch XIII. Character—The True Gentleman, Part 1  Kalamareader to "character will always have its clear insignia." 4610 wds 31:55 Listen PL OK
35 Ch XIII. Character—The True Gentleman, Part 2  Kalamareader from "William and Charles Grant were the sons" to end. 4660 wds 30:12 Listen PL OK