Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War by Thomas B. Allen and Roger MacBride Allen

2 Feb

Book Cover: Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War

Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War: How the North Used the Telegraph, Railroads, Surveillance Balloons, Iron-Clads, High Powered Weapons and More to Win the Civil War by Thomas B. Allen & Roger MacBride Allen

Quick, which President of the United States holds a patent?  Okay, no fair, you read the title.  But what is the patent he holds?

The Southern states succession starts after Lincoln wins the election and before he is sworn in as President in March of the following year.  He died days after the end of the war.  Yet, he founded invention, provided land grants for colleges and land for the poor.

Did you know that Confederate soldiers could not shoot down surveillance balloons?  Any idea why?  Check out the book.  A little physics is involved.  You can handle it.

Recommended Grades 5 & up

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