In the process, you’ll see how Lincoln gradually dominated those around him through the sheer force and psychological ascendency of his personality. Unlike the ego-driven figures that surrounded him in politics and the military, Abraham Lincoln got results because he was righteous without being self-righteous, moral without being moralistic, and manipulative without being willful. And despite distractions, catastrophes, and disappointments that would have crushed most men, he kept his goals in mind.
What do you say to:
● A commander who’s been mauled by Stonewall Jackson?
● Locust-like office seekers?
● Manipulative cabinet members?
● Opportunistic hack congressmen?
● Battle-shy generals?
● A people yearning for freedom?
● A neurotic, jealous wife?
If you’re Abraham Lincoln, all that and more may be on a given day’s to-do-list. Join his fascinating journey through Lincoln’s Planner.
Lamont Wood has been freelancing for more than three decades in the history, high-tech, and industrial fields. He has sold more than six hundred magazine feature articles and eleven books. He and his wife, Dr. Louise O’Donnell, reside in San Antonio, TX.
Forget Apple and IBM. For that matter forget Silicon Valley. The first
personal computer, a self-contained unit with its own programmable processor,
display, keyboard, internal memory, telephone interface, and mass storage of
data was born in San Antonio TX. US Patent number 224,415 was filed November
27, 1970 for a machine that is the direct lineal ancestor to the PC as we know
it today. The story begins in 1968, when two Texans, Phil Ray and Gus Roche,
founded a firm called Computer Terminal Corporation. As the name implies their
first product was a Datapoint 3300 computer terminal replacement for a
mechanical Teletype. However, they knew all the while that the 3300 was only a
way to get started, and it was cover for what their real intentions were - to
create a programmable mass-produced desktop computer. They brought in Jack
Frassanito, Vic Poor, Jonathan Schmidt, Harry Pyle and a team of designers,
engineers and programmers to create the Datapoint 2200. In an attempt to reduce
the size and power requirement of the computer it became apparent that the 2200
processor could be printed on a silicon chip. Datapoint approached Intel who
rejected the concept as a "dumb idea" but were willing to try for a
development contract. Intel belatedly came back with their chip but by then the
Datapoint 2200 was already in production. Intel added the chip to its catalog
designating it the 8008. A later upgrade, the 8080 formed the heart of the
Altair and IMSI in the mid-seventies. With further development it was used in
the first IBM PC-the PC revolution's chip dynasty. If you're using a PC, you're
using a modernized Datapoint 2000.
With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.
Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.
This riveting and explosive account of Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including:
-- What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him
-- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama
-- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired
-- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room
-- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing
-- What the secret to communicating with Trump is
-- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers
Never before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.
“Essential reading.”—Michael D’Antonio, author of Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, CNN.com
“Not since Harry Potter has a new book caught fire in this way...[Fire and Fury] is indeed a significant achievement, which deserves much of the attention it has received.”—The Economist