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Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War: How the North Used the Telegraph, Railroads, Surveillance Balloons, Ironclads, High-Powered Weapons, and More to Win t

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781426303791
Author(s): Thomas B. Allen
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2009
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Dimensions: 240 x 204 x 17 (w x l x h)
Pages: 144
Pages: 11-14

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Thomas B. Allen's expertise in military history and strategy is combined with Roger MacBride Allen's knowledge of technology to reveal a lesser-known yet fascinating side of the 16th president of the United States. Their authoritative narrative reveals Lincoln as our nation's first hands-on Commander-in-Chief, whose appreciation for the power of technology plays a critical role in the North's Civil War victory over the less developed South.
Readers meet Lincoln as he exchanges vital telegraph messages with his generals in the field; we witness his inspection of new ship models at the Navy Yard; we view the president target-shooting with the designer of a new kind of rifle; and we follow Lincoln, the man of action, as he leads a daring raid to recapture Norfolk, VA.
The book's historic sweep also sets Abraham Lincoln in the context of his military era: we learn about the North's Anaconda Plan, the South's counter strategies, and how the concept of total war replaced the old Napoleonic way of fighting. Readers will come away with a rich sense of a leader who lived through one of the most exciting ages of technological and social change in America. With archival photographs, artwork, and maps, "Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War" brings alive a time when th Please click here to ask a question
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