Lincoln and the Tools of War

Lincoln and the Tools of War

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       Fascinated by mechanical gadgetry and technology, Lincoln introduced
        breechloaders and machine guns into warfare and promoted the use of incendiary
        weapons, ironclad warships, breechloading cannons, and aerial reconnaissance.
        Robert Bruce chronicles the President's struggle against bureaucratic
        red tape and his dealings with the colorful parade of inventors, ordinance
        experts, bureaucrats, military officers, and lobbyists who heralded a
        new era in warfare.
      "It is hardly going too far to say that Lincoln the president cannot
        be properly understood without some acquaintanceship with this aspect
        of his character. And it is not going in the least too far to add that
        Bruce has assembled his material with care, industry, and intelligence
        and has written a book of deep and surpassing interest and appeal."
        -- Civil War Book Club Review

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ISBN-13: 9780252060908
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 10/28/1989
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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