Showing posts with label Slideshare. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Slideshare. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Gloucester Magazine - Daffodil Festival Edition

The Gloucester Magazine vol 1 issue 1 from Chuck Thompson

We are introducing our newest creation by TTC Media.  The Gloucester Magazine covering Gloucester County, Virginia.  (We have readers from all over the world so we need to specify exact location here).  This is Volume One Issue One.  We are not producing this in print format.  This is strictly an online digital magazine.  This first edition is mostly all pictures and covers the Daffodil Festival from this past weekend.  We wanted to make it larger but due to computer issues, we had to stop at 26 pages.

  So far the feedback on the magazine is that people want it to be like a more traditional magazine with articles along with pictures.  We can do that.  Everyone is free to download and share this magazine with anyone they want however the contents of the magazine are under copyright so no part of the magazine may be printed or changed in any way without our express permission in writing in advance.   In order to download a copy you must first become a member of Slideshare itself.  Becoming a member is easy and free.  You can sign up using your Facebook or LinkedIn account or create a free account the normal way through Slideshare.  We hope everyone enjoys the latest creation.  We have a lot more in the works.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Abraham Lincoln Interprets The Constitution

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth Presid...
English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States.(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abraham Lincoln Interprets The US Constitution - Free e-Book from Chuck Thompson

Something we ran across and had to put it up for everyone.  An interesting short book.  It's only really about 12 pages and a quick fun read.  You can open it up to full screen by clicking the icon in the bottom right hand corner.  Free downloads are available from our slideshare site.  Enjoy.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The New Atlantis or The Founding of Early America, Sir Francis Bacon

The New Atlantis, Sir Francis Bacon, Free eBook from Chuck Thompson

To understand the history of this nation and the history of the Constitution, one must look back in history to see what the real influences were.  Having read a number of history books, it has been stated in numerous books that the ideas, ideals and concepts for the Constitution were created in early America.  Well, this is only partially true.  One has to go back even further to see where the roots for the Constitution really came from.  Thomas Jefferson, one of the most influential founding fathers of this nation was highly influenced by the works of Sir Francis Bacon.

  A study of Sir Francis Bacon shows that the concepts for the governance of the new world were in fact formulated in the late 16th to early 17th century.  The above eBook will show how these concepts took shape in the development of the Constitution of the United States.  Even still, the ideas, ideals and concepts were not unique to Sir Francis Bacon as even he was taught many of the ideas he later wrote about and published.

  The above eBook can be downloaded for free from our Slideshare site.  You may have to become a member to access the free download, but signing up is free and the site is free to use.  We have well over 600 selections on offer and that number keeps growing, so you might find it worth your while.  Otherwise you can always read it right here on this site.  You can expand the eBook to full screen for better viewing.  What you may learn is that history is truly fascinating and not the least bit dull.  School was dull, history is fun.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Thomas Paine On Early American Freemasonry History, 1810

Thomas Paine; a painting by Auguste Millière (...
Thomas Paine; a painting by Auguste Millière (1880), after an engraving by William Sharp after a portrait by George Romney (1792) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Early American Freemasonry History, 1810 Thomas Paine from Chuck Thompson

Thomas Paine, best known for his works, "Common Sense", that helped spark the American Revolution was a Freemason as made very clear by the book above.  It has been said that Freemasons were behind the American Revolution in many ways and it would appear that this is the case.   The above book is only 32 pages in length and give an interesting inside view of what early American Freemasonry was like.  Free downloads are available on this book from our Slideshare site.  You have to be a member of Slideshare to get the free download but that does not mean that you have to upload any content.  We see a lot of people become members just to get free downloads of our books.  It only takes a few minutes to join.
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Monday, September 9, 2013

Federalist Papers No. 11, Commercial Interests

Oil on canvas portrait of Alexander Hamilton b...
Oil on canvas portrait of Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
To the People of the State of New York:

THE importance of the Union, in a commercial light, is one of those points about which there is least room to entertain a difference of opinion, and which has, in fact, commanded the most general assent of men who have any acquaintance with the subject. This applies as well to our intercourse with foreign countries as with each other.
There are appearances to authorize a supposition that the adventurous spirit, which distinguishes the commercial character of America, has already excited uneasy sensations in several of the maritime powers of Europe. They seem to be apprehensive of our too great interference in that carrying trade, which is the support of their navigation and the foundation of their naval strength.

 Those of them which have colonies in America look forward to what this country is capable of becoming, with painful solicitude. They foresee the dangers that may threaten their American dominions from the neighborhood of States, which have all the dispositions, and would possess all the means, requisite to the creation of a powerful marine. Impressions of this kind will naturally indicate the policy of fostering divisions among us, and of depriving us, as far as possible, of an ACTIVE COMMERCE in our own bottoms.

 This would answer the threefold purpose of preventing our interference in their navigation, of monopolizing the profits of our trade, and of clipping the wings by which we might soar to a dangerous greatness. Did not prudence forbid the detail, it would not be difficult to trace, by facts, the workings of this policy to the cabinets of ministers.

Read the rest below.

Federalist Papers No. 11 - Commercial Relations from Chuck Thompson

The Federalist Papers number 11, The Utility of the Union In Respect To Commercial Relations and the Navy.  To read the above in full screen mode, click the icon at the far bottom right hand side of the slideshare container.  To exit full screen mode, hit the escape key on your keyboard.
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Davy Crockett - Indian Fighter

Davy Crockett - Four Colour Comic 631 from Chuck Thompson

From the silver age of comics comes this issue of Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter.  Sponsored by Walt Disney.  Davy Crockett was a very popular historic character in the 1940's through the 1960's.  Tales of Davy Crockett go back to the days just after the American Revolution when people were seeking new frontiers, land and fortunes.   He was a real person and not just some fictional character.  Free downloads of this comic are available from our slideshare site.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Red Ryder, Dell Comics - Sunday Comics

Red Ryder 129 -1954 from Chuck Thompson

The complete comic book.  From the silver age of comics comes this Dell comic of the Red Ryder.  Western action tales from yesteryear.  Free downloads are available from our slideshare site.  To enlarge the comic to full screen view, left click the icon at the far bottom right of the container.  To exit full screen mode,, hit the escape key on your keyboard.

Adventures of Red Ryder
Adventures of Red Ryder (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Inside Look At The Masonic Order


Fourteen years ago the writer of this volume entered the temple of Freemasonry, and that date stands out in memory as one of the most significant days in his life. There was a little spread on the night of his raising, and, as is the custom, the candidate was asked to give his impressions of the Order. Among other things, he made request to know if there was any little book which would tell a young man the things he would most like to know about Masonry—what it was, whence it came, what it teaches, and what it is trying to do in the world? No one knew of such a book at that time, nor has any been found to meet a need which many must have felt before and since. By an odd coincidence, it has fallen to the lot of the author to write the little book for which he made request fourteen years ago.

This bit of reminiscence explains the purpose of the present volume, and every book must be judged by its spirit and purpose, not less than by its style and contents. Written as a commission from the Grand Lodge of Iowa, and approved by that Grand body, a copy of this book is to be presented to every [viii]man upon whom the degree of Master Mason is conferred within this Grand Jurisdiction. Naturally this intention has determined the method and arrangement of the book, as well as the matter it contains; its aim being to tell a young man entering the order the antecedents of Masonry, its development, its philosophy, its mission, and its ideal. Keeping this purpose always in mind, the effort has been to prepare a brief, simple, and vivid account of the origin, growth, and teaching of the Order, so written as to provoke a deeper interest in and a more earnest study of its story and its service to mankind.

Read the book below for the rest of this story.

The Builders - Inside The Masonic Order from Chuck Thompson

The book is available for free download on our Slideshare site.  You will have to log in with either a Facebook account or a LinkedIn account or you can set up a free slideshare account for the free download.  To read online and in full screen mode, please left click the icon on the far bottom right hand side of the Slideshare container.  To exit full screen mode, hit the escape key on your keyboard.  This is the first book in our series on Freemasonry.  We will be taking deeper looks into this secret order and let you determine your own opinions on what you read.  The above book is 174 pages total.
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