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I Love Lucy: The Classic Moments
Published in Hardcover by Courage Books (1999)
Authors: Thomas Watson and Tom Watson
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this book is a must have for every LUCY-DESI fan all over the world. it contains beautiful pictures and a lot of information about each episode. it is part of my collection and I see myself coming back to it everytime to look something one of the most complete books I have ever encountered.


I Love, I Love Lucy!
This is a great book for behind the scenes pictures of the cast and the stage they worked on. I have owned this book for about a year, and come back to look at it all the time. Lucille Ball is my favorite actress, and I just love her to pieces! This book contains photos of their set and everyday life. It also conatains some stories of their lives, so if you are a Lucy fan like me, don't miss this book!

Godly Man's Picture
Published in Paperback by Banner of Truth (1992)
Author: Thomas Watson
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This is a great book! Buy 10 and give them to your friends.
This is a must read for every Christian. With a high view of the LORD and His Word, Thomas Watson delivers a practical, Christ centered, treatise on what a Godly man will be characterized by. In his usual lucid profundity, Watson articulates and illustrates biblical truth without muddying the water. This book is truly edifying and is without a doubt one of my favorite books of all time. If you are used to a diet of contemporary Christian fluff, then proceed with caution. You will not find any self-centered psychobabble here. What you will find however, is rich and profound teaching that is Christ honoring and God centered.

The Whole Picture
For those of us striving to lead a Godly life, we are always looking for vivid examples of how to live and think. Thomas Watson paints the perfect picture of the Godly man, and puts it in a rather readable and condenced format, being very organized in his lay-out. The style of the book is closely related to the Westminster Confession. The picture that is painted in this book is so clear and backed so strongly by Scripure that it shows how far we as humans have to go before we are elligable for a Godly Man's lable. It will bring tears to the eyes of those who's heart God has softened, and yet gives encouragement to those who are failing in their calling to be Godly.

This book is a definite MUST for any Christian's bookshelf!

No Fluff Here!
Thomas Watson exemplifies the nature of Puritan writing. This book is very practical, and is not emotive in it's theology. If you want to apply the Scriptures in a practical manner, this book is the ticket. If you're looking for "Evangelical fluff," go to your local Christian bookstore.

Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel
Published in Hardcover by University Press of Virginia (1982)
Author: Comer Vann Woodward
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Searing and Memorable
Watson's story is a fantastic one, and this book tells it well. This book is superlative to follow Georgia politics in years Watson affected it. One is totally repelled by Watson after 1904, not only by his vicious anti-Catholicism but even worse by his role in the Leo Frank case. This book is a sheerly interesting book about an awful man. It is of interest that Woodward describes Autobiography: The Story of an Old Man's Life, by Nathaniel E. Harris as "one of the most remarkable books ever written." I wonder where I can find the book.

Not only a seminal scholarly work, but a literary classic
Woodward, the dean of southern historians, was the author of numerous definitive works on the south from 1865-1900, including THE STRANGE CAREER OF JIM CROW and ORIGINS OF THE NEW SOUTH. He won the Pulitzer prize for editing the diaries of Mary Chestnut, but he probably deserved it for this, his first work. Woodward was a master prose stylist, but I don't quite think he ever quite matched this book in wit and irony. The first half of the book is replete with CHARACTERS worthy of Anthony Trollope, John Brown Gordon, the "plumed knight of Appomattox" and main player in one of the great stock market scandals of the day; Joe Brown, the former confederate governor of Georgia also known as "Old Judge-MENT"; Alexander H. Stephens, the former vice-president of the Confederacy and a force to be reckoned with even in declining health; and last but not least Robert Toombs, a TRUE unreconstructed rebel, who refused to take the oath of allegiance to the Union after the war, who hated the railroads (and the use of public funds in their development) almost as much as he hated the North. Even though he was unable to hold public office, he maintained influence just by his force of personality. Above them all is Watson, a man who loves (and hates) not wisely but too well. A man of infinite paradoxes. An apologist for the "old south" who proclaimed the common interests between black farmers and white farmers. A white man who, more than once, would defend black political allies from lynching, but later would be the most vociferious defender of the practice. A crusader against corporations, he would grow fearful of socialism. A democrat with authoritarian personality. A man of the people who was one of the largest landowners (and landlords) in Georgia. A powerful "demagogue" (in the root sense of the word) who was a remarkably BAD politician and political strategist, eventually turning on every constituency and ally. Incorruptable, but in the end wholly given over to his (and his region's) prejudices, hatreds, and pathology.

This is a definitive biography, but not the last word on Watson--certainly not the last word on populism. As much as we see of Watson's psyche, this book is very much an account of a public life, the personal dimension and familial relationships are only touched on, sometimes only hinted at. If every there was a subject fit for a "psychobiography" it is Watson.

As to the movement he lead, the somewhat idealized portrait needs to be balance with reference to THE WOOL-HAT BOYS and BLACKS AND THE POPULIST REVOLT. But when all is said, this book is a classic. Worthy of sharing shelfspace with Boswell's LIFE OF JOHNSON and even Trollope's politcal novels and Gore Vidal's historical novels.

Outstanding scholarship & elegantly written
Woodward was a master, and is sorely missed. Tom Watson is an epic and tragic story of a man, and the history of Populism as a movement, with all the aspirations and limits of American democracy. The single best work of history i have ever read. If it is out of print, that is a true shame.

All Things for Good (Puritan Paperbacks)
Published in Paperback by Banner of Truth (1988)
Author: Thomas Watson
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An Encouraging, Inspiring, and Foundational Book
Sometimes things don't see to work right. Sometimes we mess up and feel that things aren't good, but as Thomas Watson so beautifully and wonderfully writes, All Things For Good. If you ever feel that life is not going right, that something is lacking, and that bad seems to dominate, pick up this doctrinally sound book, and allow God to speak to you through it. The teachings in this book are excellent and very informative. Just from reading the first chapter, I couldn't put the book down. It has blessed me emmensly, and I pray that it will bless you too, in ways that it will show you how God works things for good in ANY situation, good or bad, for our blessing, because of His grace and mercy. May the Lord bless you as you read this book. I would also encourage you to buy Watson's other book called, "The Doctrine of Repentence." Which is another wonderful book.

Puritanism at its warmest and best!
Do you need encouraging in times of difficulty? This book is for you. Do you need strengthening in your walk with the LORD? This book is for you. Do you need help in everyday living? This book is for you. This book in fact brings to every person great encouragement in the opening up of Romans 8 verse 28. How does the LORD make sin and evil and persecution, and life and death and every other thing work together for good? This little book explains how so simply and gently that you just want to dance and sing for joy. One of my top five books ever- if not the joint top with Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. Buy and read. Buy and praise Him.

Doctrine of Repentance
Published in Paperback by Banner of Truth (1988)
Author: Thomas Watson
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Want to take sin seriously?
The culture in which we live, blinds our eyes, and numbs our consciences. Our day-to-day emersion desensitizes us to the point where we are unable to see evil in sin. The conquest of our minds is reflected in our actions, our entertainment, our humor, and our vocabulary (significant other, homophobe). We salivate lidke Pavlov's dog in the presence of temptation. By subtle, gradual, incremental slips, we earn our place in hell. One day, we arrive therein insensible of how or why. If you would bethink yourself to resist an effortless descent, read this book. Also consider "Battlefield of the Mind: How to Win the War in Your Mind" by Joyce Meyer, and "There's Dynamite in Praise" by Don Gossett.

Excerpt from Chapter 3, "The Nature of True Repentance (1)":

Sin must first be seen before it can be wept for.

"Hence I infer that where there is no sight of sin, there can be no repentance. Many who can spy faults in others see none in themselves. They cry that they have good hearts. Is it not strange that two should live together, and eat and drink together, yet not know each other? Such is the case of a sinner. His body and soul live together, work together, yet he is unacquainted with himself. He knows not his own heart, nor what hell he carries about him. Under a veil a deformed face is hid. Persons are veiled over with ignorance and self-love; therefore they see not what deformed souls they have. The devil does with them as the falconer with the hawk. He blinds them and carries them hooded to hell: 'the sword shall be upon his right eye' (Zech. 11.17). Men have insight enough into worldly matters, but the eye of their mind is smitten. They do not see any evil in sin; the sword is upon their right eye."

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Crucial Christian Classic
This is not only one of Watson's greatest works, but also a much needed addition to any church/personal library. Watson writes with classic Puritan conviction, and will encourage the believer's walk like few other authors can.

Loving Lucy: An Illustrated Tribute to Lucille Ball
Published in Paperback by St. Martin's Press (1982)
Authors: Bart Andrews, Thomas J. Watson, and Thomas Watson
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A really WONDERFUL book!
They say pictures are worth 1000 words, but as far as I'm concerned the book doesn't need words! Some pictures I have NEVER seen before. I LOVE IT!

Still in print after 20 years...It's just that good!
Bart Andrews and Tom Watson celebrate the career of America's First Lady Of Comedy in this loving tribute. Released in 1980 and still in print's just that good.

The Art of Divine Contentment
Published in Hardcover by Solar Publishing (01 March, 2001)
Authors: Thomas Watson and Don Kistler
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A Much Needed Remedy
Watson, one of the most understandable and practical of the Puritans, gives us a much needed remedy for the discontent that is rampant in our society today, even among Christians. He gives a warm and God-centered view of how contentment as a Christian is not only possible, but should be normal. His thesis is: "That a gracious spirit is a contented spirit. The doctrine of contentment is very superlative; and til we have learned this, we have not learned to be Christians." (p. 19). He rightly focuses the source of contentment on God's promises and His sovereign keeping of them. "There is one promise brings much sweet contentment into the soul, 'They that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing,' Ps. xxxiv. 10. If the thing we desire be good for us, we shall have it; if it be not good, then the not having it is good for us. The resting satisfied with this promise gives contentment." (p. 108).

All Christians can benefit from this kind of work, that we might be different, and not live in the same discontent that we see all around us. If you're looking for a treatment for your heart, Watson is a fine physician of the soul.

Father Son and Co: My Life at IBM and Beyond
Published in Hardcover by Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd) (1990)
Authors: Peter Petre and Thomas J. Watson
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Excellent guideline
This book is an excellent guideline if you're having trouble working with your father or son in the family business... Entertaining...

Heaven Taken by Storm: Showing the Holy Violence a Christian Is to Put Forth in the Pursuit After Glory
Published in Hardcover by Soli Deo Gloria Pubns (2003)
Authors: Thomas Watson and Joel R. Beeke
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Thought provoking, challenging and encouraging in one.
Whenever you pick up Thomas Watson you know you'll be encouraged, chastened, corrected and excited by his words. Here we have no disappointment. 'Heaven ...' is a masterpiece of encouragement to 'keep at it.' The passage from Matgthew 11 verse 12 is put in its context, opened up and applied to leave the reader in no doubt as to its application. Wonderful stuff! May it achieve its goal and make us more 'violent' christians in the true biblical sense of the word! Take it and may the Lord apply it to you.

The Maverick and His Machine: Thomas Watson, Sr. and the Making of IBM
Published in Hardcover by John Wiley & Sons (04 April, 2003)
Author: Kevin Maney
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Information Age Biography
The first of the Information Age biographers, Kevin Maney's book on Thomas Watson Sr. sets a template for how Gates, Dell, and other industrialists will be written about when their time comes. Maney reveals a man of insufferable ego who took enormous risks, risks that not even John D. Rockefeller would have contemplated, to reshape the world for a century yet to come. How Watson did this and succeeded are the life skills of today's executives in every industry. A must read.

A Really Great Read--Better than I thought!
I actually purchased this book for my boyfriend and ended up reading it first. It's a great story and I was truly amazed at how Watson was deemed the first celebrity CEO before there truly was such a thing. I never knew much about Watson, Sr or IBM but I now understand what went into forming such an iconic company of the 20th century. I never read non fiction books but I think the packaging really lured me in and I found myself intrigued by the story.

Great Read
A business biography that reads like a novel... it's quite fascinating to learn what the computer industry was like before the microprocessor era, who the players were, and how it shaped into what it is today. Even more interesting is the pervasive theme of the "culture" of IBM - how an organization's positive culture is critical in creating success. Anyone interested in the computer industry and leadership/management should read this book. I also found entertaining the Song of IBM excerpted at the end of each chapter that praises the glories of the company and its near god-like leader/dictator.

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