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Image of 1776 book cover, courtesy of Amazon
Jul 03

1776 – A Revolutionary Year, A Good Book

By Dean Hall | Blog

Thanks to many in 1776, Happy Independence Day!

We wouldn’t be in a position to extend “Happy Independence Day” wishes without the revolutionary efforts of many in 1776.  It was a revolutionary year, and it is a good book.

cover illustration of 1776 by David McCullough

Pulitzer Prize Winner David McCullough penned another novel-like history, 1776.

Written by David McCullough, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the book reads like a novel.  We can all recite a few sentences, maybe a few paragraphs, about the year, and about the main character, the first among equals, George Washington.  Reading this book immerses you in the times, the circumstances; the long odds and the weight of the outcomes.

 

The following taken from the Audible page where the audio-book version of 1776 is offered.   The cover image is from the Amazon page where the book is offered.

Publisher’s Summary

In this stirring audiobook, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.

Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys turned soldiers. And it is the story of the British commander, William Howe, and his highly disciplined redcoats, who looked on their rebel foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little known. But it is the American commander-in-chief who stands foremost: Washington, who had never before led an army in battle.

The darkest hours of that tumultuous year were as dark as any Americans have known. Especially in our own tumultuous time, 1776 is powerful testimony to how much is owed to a rare few in that brave founding epoch, and what a miracle it was that things turned out as they did.

Written as a companion work to his celebrated biography of John Adams, David McCullough’s 1776 is another landmark in the literature of American history.

©2005 David McCullough (P)2005 Simon and Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon and Schuster Audio Division, Simon and Schuster Inc.

1776 Critic Reviews

  • 2005 Audie Award Nominee, Narration by the Author
  • 2005 Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award, Nonfiction

“A first-rate historical account.” (Booklist)

“A narrative tour de force, exhibiting all the hallmarks the author is known for: fascinating subject matter, expert research, and detailed, graceful prose…. Simply put, this is history writing at its best from one of its top practitioners.” (Publishers Weekly)

“A stirring and timely work, reminding us that it’s soldiers rather than ‘tavern patriots and windy politicians’ who have always paid the price of American idealism and determined its successes. (The New York Times)

Happy Independence Day!

We wish all our clients, customers, associates, vendors, neighbors, friends and family a happy, healthy, safe Independence Day weekend.  We encourage gratitude for the sacrifices of many, and hope for the future of all.

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Thanks to our friend and vendor, Keith Klein of OnYourMark, LLC, for drafting this post and sharing it with us, so we could share it with you.

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Memorial Day 2020 Picture of Statue of Liberty with US Flag waiving behind it
May 25

Memorial Day 2020

By keith | Blog

This Memorial Day 2020 weekend, the traditional kickoff to summer, will be different than we’re used to.  Whatever your tradition is, it’s likely impacted somehow by the COVID19 crisis.

This, from NPR.org:                              memorial day 2020 picture of tombstone with orchids and flag

U.S. government buildings, military posts and embassies will fly the flag at half-staff through Memorial Day weekend in memory of the nearly 100,000 people who have died of COVID-19, President Trump announced Thursday night. The decision comes after Democratic leaders in Congress sent a letter to the president requesting the gesture.

“I will be lowering the flags on all Federal Buildings and National Monuments to half-staff over the next three days in memory of the Americans we have lost to the CoronaVirus,” Trump said via Twitter.

Flags will be lowered from Friday through Sunday’s sunset. Trump added that flags will again be flown at half-staff on Monday to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

The national flag is dropped to half its normal height at times when the nation is in mourning or after a national tragedy. The U.S. is currently in the throes of a pandemic that has killed about 95,000 people in the country and derailed normal life for millions of people.

Wherever you find yourself on Monday, Memorial Day 2020, please take a moment to remember and honor those who died while serving our country.

Be safe, and be healthy.

 

 

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Veterans Day Centennial Poster
Nov 08

Salute to Veterans Day

By Jerry | Blog

On Veterans Day, we honor those who have served in our
military.  Well-meaning people often confuse
Veterans Day with two other holidays.  Memorial Day honors
those who died in service of their country.   
Armed Forces Day honors those who are presently serving.   

If you want to “Thank A Vet”, this is the day!

2018 marks the centennial of Armistice Day – now known as Veterans Day

On November 11th, 1918, an armistice was signed ending hostilities, in effect ending World War I. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th the first commemoration of Armistice Day, honoring veterans of WWI. In 1954, when WWI “the war to end all wars”, had been followed by WWII and Korea, Congress changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day to honor all vets, not just those from WWI.

Milwaukee has a Veterans Day parade every year.  This year the Milwaukee Vets Day parade is Saturday, November 10th at 11:00 am.  The route goes East down Kilbourn Ave and ends up at the War Memorial on the lake.  If you would like to attend and honor our veterans, details are here: https://honorourmilitary.us/

Intelegist, LLC says thank you, to all of our American Veterans.   And thanks to Mark Mullarky of Mullarky Business Systems, where this post first appeared.

Jul 23

Paging System Maintenance

By Jerry | Blog

If your paging system sound quality is not what it used to be, get it fixed.

Many customers feel that a paging system looses it’s quality of sound with age.

That is simply not true. If your system looses quality or volume, there is

definitely a repair issue. Some customers have a loss in volume, so they turn

up the volume on the Amps. Turning up the Amps instead of fixing what caused

the volume change, can damage the Amps.

Have a professional test for grounds, shorts, and overloads. Detecting and correcting

problems early can stop more damage to the system and save you money.

Have your system tested.  For details about our paging system maintenance service, call Intelegist LLC 414-531-3547

 

 

 

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Jan 31

Paging System Repairs

By Jerry | Blog

Paging System Repairs are best left to a qualified technicians. The mistakes made by unqualified personnel guessing can cause more trouble. I often find multiple troubles caused by improper repair techniques, and it ends up costing the customer a lot more to fix

Mar 26

Repair Versus New

By Jerry | Blog

Customers are often surprised to find that they do not need a new paging system. Many times we can repair existing for much less than going new. Many times the original system was not installed properly. Once repaired and working as designed, paging sounds much better.

Nov 08

Tornado & Evac. Alerts over Paging

By Jerry | Blog

A lot of customers are taking advantage of the new products for adding alerts and announcements for their existing paging system. Technology has really brought the pricing down. I can now sell and install the equipment for a price that the equipment itself used to cost. More options on the new equipment too.

Nov 08

New Bogen Product

By Jerry | Blog

Bogen has introduced and upgraded version of the TAMB. (Telephone Access Module) The new product is a TAMB2. Easier to install and program. Good choice for a Paging Interface.

Mar 22

Public Address System Re-design & Repair

By Jerry | Blog

Customers PA System has not work properly since new VOIP Telephone System was installed two years ago. Customer has been trying to fix the problems for two years and finally gave up and called Intelegist LLC. We installed a new audio distribution unit, also a new amp in one of the three buildings. Working great now.

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