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Mr. Lincoln's High-tech War

Mr. Lincoln's High-tech War

  • Title: Mr. Lincoln's High-tech War
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  • ISBN : 9781426303807
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 144 pages


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 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 the railroad brought soldiers and to and from the battlefields, when hot air balloons were used for surveillance, and when ironclad warships revolutionized naval warfare.The Allens detailed study demonstrates why Lincoln s appreciation of the importance of technology, his understanding of the art of war, and his mastery of military strategy were key elements in the winning of the American Civil War.National Geographic supports K 12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org commoncore for information


Author Thomas B Allen

Thomas B Allen s writings range from articles for National Geographic Magazine to books on espionage and military history.He is the father of




Mr. Lincoln's High-tech War Reviews (31)

  • While the author leaves out some much needed explanations of WHY running railroads was difficult and remains so making the trains run on time was always an impressive achievement a good deal harder than setting up a government website , this is a solid, informative, entertaining book I read it as an [..]

  • I would have had reasonable expectations going into this somewhat disappointing book if I had known ahead of time, before reading it, that the book was published by National Geographic Despite the author s click baity book, this short volume is no detailed discussion of the importance of the vital [..]

  • Worth your time [..]

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  • Well written and clear It helps to have a background in the Civil War to understand it. [..]

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