Mr. Lincolns High-Tech War: How the North Used the Telegraph, Railroads, Surveillance Balloons, Ironclads, High-Powered Weapons, and More to Win the Civil War How the North Used the Telegraph, Railroads, Surveillance Balloons, Ironclads, High-Powered Weapons, and More to Win the Civil War, Thomas B. Allen and Roger MacBride Allen
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Mr. Lincolns High-Tech War: How the North Used the Telegraph, Railroads, Surveillance Balloons, Ironclads, High-Powered Weapons, and More to Win the Civil War

Author: Thomas B. Allen and Roger MacBride Allen

Narrator: Fred Sullivan

Unabridged: 4 hr 9 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 05/01/2013

Genre: Children & Young Adults Nonfiction - History - Military & Wars

Ages: 12 - 12

Synopsis

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 sixteenth 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. We 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, Virginia. The book's historic sweep also sets Abraham Lincoln in the context of his military era: we learn about the North's Anaconda Plan and 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. Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War brings alive a time when the railroad brought soldiers to and from the battlefields, when hot-air balloons were used for surveillance, and when ironclad warships revolutionized naval warfare.

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