Lincoln's Planner: A Unique Look at the Civil War Through the President's Daily Activities

Post Hill Press
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Lincoln’s Planner follows our sixteenth president through the Civil War, showing what he did and wrote each day, as reflected in surviving records. You will experience the bombshell events much as Lincoln did, every day, rather than through story-line narratives often laid out in history books.

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.

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About the author

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.

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Publisher
Post Hill Press
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Published on
Jun 26, 2018
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Pages
759
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ISBN
9781682616161
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Military
Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & Heads of State
History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
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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
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it today. The story begins in 1968, when two Texans, Phil Ray and Gus Roche,
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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
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engineers and programmers to create the Datapoint 2200. In an attempt to reduce
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processor could be printed on a silicon chip. Datapoint approached Intel who
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development contract. Intel belatedly came back with their chip but by then the
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