Thursday, April 19, 2012

And now for something completely different

But in the same vein as the last post, sort of, as we've recently passed another anniversary (April 14th) .........

I am currently finishing reading Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever".

It is an extremely fast reading book.  I started it Monday, while visiting my Mom, who has been in the hospital this week (hence the pandemonium).  I should be finishing it very soon.  I wouldn't consider it to be the definitive book on the subject, but it is definitely interesting. I would heartily recommend it.

Having it on the Kindle makes it that much easier to carry along.

I know this topic isn't radio related in any way; but the authors do mention that Mr. Lincoln was addicted to the Internet of his day - the telegraph.  He spent much time bothering the Signal Corp for as much "from the front' war news as he was able to get.  I'm willing to bet that were he alive today, President Lincoln would have been an Internet and cable news junkie - and who knows, maybe a Ham, too?

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!

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