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Available for proofreading: The Dreadnought Boys’ World Cruise

Our latest Distributed Proofreaders project is The Dreadnought Boys’ World Cruise, the fifth in a six-book series of juvenile naval adventures published between 1911 and 1914. The other five titles in the series have been previously transformed into eBooks from the copies in our digital collection, so the completion of this project will make the entire series freely available online in convenient electronic formats.

Unsurprisingly, these books are not particularly literary in tone, and they reflect attitudes of their time, including several negative stereotypes. However, they offer a significant example of how military matters were being presented to young readers in the years leading up to World War I.

If you are interested in helping to turn this long out-of-print novel into a free eBook, you can read this earlier blog post to learn about the process, then join in the fun at the project page.


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Last Modified: May 10, 2019