Bernard M. Baruch

Bernard Mannes Baruch, the “Park Bench Statesman,” made his fortune on Wall Street, but his greatest challenge and his greatest satisfaction were his service to his country as an economic adviser during both World Wars I and II and as a confidante to six presidents. Bernard Mannes Baruch was born August 19, 1870, in Camden, the son of Simon and Isabelle Wolfe Baruch. His father was a German immigrant who came to America in 1855 to avoid Prussian conscription. He was 15 years old and knew only one person in America, Mannes Baum, the owner of a general store in Camden, who was married to an aunt of Baruch’s mother. Young Simon Baruch worked for Baum as a bookkeeper and, with Baum’s help, taught himself English. Mrs. Baum persuaded her

Bernard Mannes Baruch, the “Park Bench Statesman,” made his fortune on Wall Street, but his greatest challenge and his greatest satisfaction were his service to his country as an economic adviser during both World Wars I and II and as a confidante to six presidents. Bernard Mannes Baruch was born August 19, 1870, in Camden, the son of Simon and Isabelle Wolfe Baruch. His father was a German immigrant who came to America in 1855 to avoid Prussian conscription. He was 15 years old and knew only one person in America, Mannes Baum, the owner of a general store in Camden, who was married to an aunt of Baruch’s mother. Young Simon Baruch worked for Baum as a bookkeeper and, with Baum’s help, taught himself English. Mrs. Baum persuaded her husband to send Simon to South Carolina

Medical College and the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He became a renowned surgeon chief on Robert E. Lee’s staff during the Civil War. It was Mannes Baum who gave Simon the uniform and sword he wore when he joined the Third Battalion, South Carolina Infantry, in 1862. Bernard’s mother, Isabelle, was the daughter of Sailing Wolfe, a young merchant and planter of Winnsboro, and Sara Cohen, daughter of Rabbi Hartwig Cohen of Charleston. Baruch’s family moved to New York when he was about 10 years old. While his remarkable accomplishments came in New York, Washington, and abroad, his roots were always in South Carolina. Seventy years after he went to New York, he still had not relinquished a trace of his Southern accent. Baruch graduated from City College of New York in 1889, and his first job was as an office boy earning $3 a week. He ran errands in the banking and financial district and became enamored of the potential Wall Street held. He became a runner for a brokerage house and invested all his effort and time in learning the business, eventually becoming a broker and then a partner in the firm of A. A. Housman and Company. His earnings and commissions afforded him the opportunity to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, and by the time he was 30 years old, he had become a millionaire. Baruch left Housman to open Baruch Brothers, in partnership with one of his brothers, Hartwig “Harty” Baruch. In succeeding years he lost his fortune and made it back several times.In 1907, he and Harty bought H. Hentz and Company, an international commodity firm with offices on Wall Street and in Paris, London, Berlin, and other cities. By 1910, Bernard Baruch had become one of Wall Street’s financial leaders. When Woodrow Wilson was re-elected president and war was looming, he called on Baruch for advice because of the latter’s understanding of the nation’s economy and industrial resources. Baruch was chairman of the War Industries Board, which controlled the industrial establishment of the country for three years. With the end of the war imminent, he helped President Wilson negotiate the peace agreements in Paris. When Baruch joined Woodrow Wilson’s War Industries Board, he had left H. Hentz and Company to speculate on his own. His two other brothers, Sailing and Herman, joined H. Hentz and Company as managing partners. Herman Baruch, a doctor and banker, later became ambassador to Portugal and Holland. After World War I, Baruch continued as an adviser to Presidents Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Roosevelt, and Truman. He often conferred with officials on a bench in Washington’s Lafayette Park because of the privacy and relaxed atmosphere. Thus, he became known as the “Park Bench Statesman.” In 1905, he had bought Hobcaw Barony, a 17,000-acre plantation about three miles by water from Georgetown in South Carolina. It originally was part of the barony granted Lord Carteret by King George II. Baruch would permit no telephone lines to be strung to Hobcaw. The plantation was his retreat for the hunting season and the month of May each year. Baruch took great pride in his Souther

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Frank Zappa

Frank Vincent Zappa was an American composer, musician, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa established himself as a prolific and highly distinctive composer, electric guitar player and band leader. He worked in almost every musical genre and wrote music for rock bands, jazz ensembles, synthesizers and symphony orchestra, as well as musique concrète works constructed from pre-recorded, synthesized or sampled sources. In addition to his music recordings, he created feature-length and short films, music videos, and album covers.(author photo source: http://www.helgeoveras.com/zappa.shtml)

Frank Vincent Zappa was an American composer, musician, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa established himself as a prolific and highly distinctive composer, electric guitar player and band leader. He worked in almost every musical genre and wrote music for rock bands, jazz ensembles, synthesizers and symphony orchestra, as well as musique concrète works constructed from pre-recorded, synthesized or sampled sources. In addition to his music recordings, he created feature-length and short films, music videos, and album covers.(author photo source: http://www.helgeoveras.com/zappa.shtml)

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Albert Einstein

In 1879, Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Zurich by 1909. His 1905 paper explaining the photoelectric effect, the basis of electronics, earned him the Nobel Prize in 1921. His first paper on Special Relativity Theory, also published in 1905, changed the world. After the rise of the Nazi party, Einstein made Princeton his permanent home, becoming a U.S. citizen in 1940. Einstein, a pacifist during World War I, stayed a firm proponent of social justice and responsibility. He chaired the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, which organized to alert the public to the dangers of atomic warfare.At a symposium, he advised: “In their struggle for the ethical good, teachers of religion must

In 1879, Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Zurich by 1909. His 1905 paper explaining the photoelectric effect, the basis of electronics, earned him the Nobel Prize in 1921. His first paper on Special Relativity Theory, also published in 1905, changed the world. After the rise of the Nazi party, Einstein made Princeton his permanent home, becoming a U.S. citizen in 1940. Einstein, a pacifist during World War I, stayed a firm proponent of social justice and responsibility. He chaired the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, which organized to alert the public to the dangers of atomic warfare.At a symposium, he advised: “In their struggle for the ethical good, teachers of religion must have the stature to give up the doctrine of

a personal God, that is, give up that source of fear and hope which in the past placed such vast power in the hands of priests. In their labors they will have to avail themselves of those forces which are capable of cultivating the Good, the True, and the Beautiful in humanity itself. This is, to be sure a more difficult but an incomparably more worthy task . . . ” (“Science, Philosophy and Religion, A Symposium,” published by the Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion in their Relation to the Democratic Way of Life, Inc., New York, 1941). In a letter to philosopher Eric Gutkind, dated Jan. 3, 1954, Einstein stated: “The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this,” (The Guardian, “Childish superstition: Einstein’s letter makes view of religion relatively clear,” by James Randerson, May 13, 2008). D. 1955.While best known for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed “the world’s most famous equation”), he received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”. The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory.Einstein thought that Newtonion mechanics was no longer enough to reconcile the laws of classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic field. This led to the development of his special theory of relativity. He realized, however, that the principle of relativity could also be extended to gravitational fields, and with his subsequent theory of gravitation in 1916, he published a paper on the general theory of relativity. He continued to deal with problems of statistical mechanics and quantum theory, which led to his explanations of particle theory and the motion of molecules. He also investigated the thermal properties of light which laid the foundation of the photon theory of light.He was visiting the United States when Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933 and did not go back to Germany. On the eve of World War II, he endorsed a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt alerting him to the potential development of “extremely powerful bombs of a new type” and recommending that the U.S. begin similar research. This eventually led to what would become the Manhattan Project. Einstein supported defending the Allied forces, but largely denounced the idea of using the newly discovered nuclear fission as a weapon. Later, with Bertrand Russell, Einstein signed the Russell–Einstein Manifesto, which highlighted the danger of nuclear weapons. Einstein was affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, until his death in 1955.His great intellectual achievements and originality have made the word “Einstein” synonymous with genius.More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_E…http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prize…

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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories, and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest. As the result of a widely covered series of trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years hard labour after being convicted of “gross indecency” with other men. After Wilde was released from prison he set sail for Dieppe by the night ferry. He never returned to Ireland or Britain, and died in poverty.

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories, and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest. As the result of a widely covered series of trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years hard labour after being convicted of “gross indecency” with other men. After Wilde was released from prison he set sail for Dieppe by the night ferry. He never returned to Ireland or Britain, and died in poverty.

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Top 5 sách mới đáng đọc tuần này (9-15/9)

Trong quyển sách mới của mình, “First You Write a Sentence”, Joe Moran viết: “Từ ngữ là của chung giữa chúng ta, giống như việc chúng ta cùng đứng trên mảnh đất này vậy.” Không thể phủ nhận, việc đọc quển sách tuyệt với, hấp dẫn của Moran cho ta cảm giác dễ chịu ngay cả khi ta chưa bao giờ đặt bút viết hay gõ văn bản.

Sau đây là danh sách các sách mới đang để đọc cho tuần này.

Ducks, Newburyport của tác giả: Lucy Ellmann

Giá: $22.95

Tiểu thuyết mới nhất của Lucy Ellmann nói về một người dẫn truyện vô danh, mẹ của 4 đứa con sống ở Ohio, bị chứng suy giảm thị lực và trầm cảm. Cuốn sách phản ảnh một hiện thực khốc liệt và khó khăn, khi mà chúng ta phải quy cuồng với trường học, con trẻ và không quên trả các hóa đơn giặt là hàng tháng.

Quichotte bởi tác giả Salman Rushdie

Giá $28

Tác giả của “Những đứa trẻ lúc nửa đêm” và “The Satanic Verses” mô tả lại một Don Quixote thời hiện đại, một ông già người Ấn Độ nghiện ma túy say mê trong ảo giác. Giống như trước nay, Rushie luôn viết kiểu thật giả lẫn lộn trong các tiểu thuyết của mình. Câu hỏi về cái gì là thật, cái gì là ảo sẽ không được trả lời khi đọc xong cuốn sách. Câu chuyện mở ra từ câu chuyện, lộn xộn của quá khứ, tương lại và hiện tại làm cho người đọc thực sự cuốn hút không rời.

AUDIENCE OF ONE: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America bởi tác giả James Poniewozik.

Lại một cuốn sách về vị tổng thống gây tranh cãi nhất trong lịch sử Hoa Kỳ. Cuốn sách nói về cuộc bầu cử tổng thống và chiến thắng ngoạn mục của Trump. Cuốn sách này sẽ hấp dẫn bạn đọc bởi góc nhìn của một chuyên gia về chính trị như Poniewozik với góc nhìn sắc sảo và nguồn thông tin phong phú.

Overthrow bởi tác giả Caleb Crain

Giá: $27

Lấy bối cảnh của phong trào “Chiếm lấy phố Wall” năm 2011, cuốn sách thứ 2 của tác giả “Những lỗi lầm cần thiết”, khám phá sự sụp đổ xảy ra trong thời đại chiến tranh thông tin. Cuốn sách hấp dẫn gợi lên một quá khứ mới đây (2011).

The Memory Police bởi tác giả Yoko Ogawa

Giá $25.95

Cuốn sách tiếng Anh thứ 5 của nhà văn nổi tiếng Nhật Bản là một câu chuyện ngụ ngôn về phụ nữ thanh lịch được thuật lại bởi một tiểu thuyết gia. Đọc The Memory Police giống như chìm vào một đống tuyết, hồi hộp, râm ran với sự tê liệt dần dần và sự sợ hãi.

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Top React Native books for 2019

This is our newest list of top React Native books for 2019 make you a better programmer/coder in Mobile Development area.

Fullstack React Native The Complete Guide to React Native

  • Authors: Devin Abbott, Houssein Djirdeh, Anthony Accomazzo, Sophia Shoemaker
  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Independently published (January 11, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1728995558 | ISBN-13: 978-1728995557
  • Chapters: 11

This book contains dozen of example about mobile application created with React Native with even new developer who not get familiar with React before. Of course, you will need have basic Javascript understanding to read this book. Knowing React before would be an advantage.

Reference: https://www.amazon.com/Fullstack-React-Native-beautiful-JavaScript/dp/1728995558

React Native Cookbook: Bringing the Web to Native Platforms

  • Authors: Jonathan Lebensold
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1 edition (March 5, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1491993847 | ISBN-13: 978-1491993842

Tackling an app development project on multiple platforms is usually an arduous task, but with React Native, you can build cross-platform mobile apps that look and behave just like native apps built with Swift or Java. If you’re familiar with JavaScript, the recipes in this cookbook will help you understand the React Native ecosystem, deal with design and hardware issues, take on the deployment process, and write maintainable code.

How do you organize a project? Or design an app that can access a device’s camera? Based on author Jonathan Lebensold’s personal journey through the app development process, the recipes in this cookbook will not only provide you with quick answers, they can also inspire you to come up with your own solutions.

Reference: https://www.amazon.com/React-Native-Cookbook-Bringing-Platforms/dp/1491993847

Learning React Native: Building Native Mobile Apps with JavaScript

  • Authors: Bonnie Eisenman
  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 2 edition (November 12, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1491989149
  • ISBN-13: 978-1491989142

Get a practical introduction to React Native, the JavaScript framework for writing and deploying fully featured mobile apps that render natively. The second edition of this hands-on guide shows you how to build applications that target iOS, Android, and other mobile platforms instead of browsers—apps that can access platform features such as the camera, user location, and local storage.

Reference: https://www.amazon.com/Learning-React-Native-Building-JavaScript/dp/1491989149

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