Mr. Lincoln's high-tech war : how the North used the telegraph, railroads, surveillance balloons, ironclads, high-powered weapons, and more to win the Civil War
080611s2009 dcuab b 001 0deng
|a9781426303807 (lib. bdg.)
|a1426303807 (lib. bdg.)
|aAllen, Thomas B.
|aMr. Lincoln's high-tech war :|bhow the North used the telegraph, railroads, surveillance balloons, ironclads, high-powered weapons, and more to win the Civil War /|cThomas B. Allen & Roger MacBride Allen.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 140-142) and index.
|aLincoln knew that winning the war would take more than the same old strategies and maneuvers. It would require using technology to create new ways of waging war. Lincoln worked to make sure his soldiers and sailors had the best and latest hardware. By combining new tools with time-tested tactics, he helped revolutionize warfare.
|aUnited States.|bArmy|xHistory|yCivil War, 1861-1865.
|aTechnology|xHistory|y19th century.|zUnited States
|aUnited States|xHistory|xTechnology.|yCivil War, 1861-1865
|aAllen, Roger MacBride.
|3Table of contents only|uhttp://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0820/2008024546.html
|uhttp://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0908/2008024546-b.html|3Contributor biographical information
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 more information.