Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War by Thomas B. Allen audiobook

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

By Thomas B. Allen and Roger Macbride Allen
Read by Fred Sullivan

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
4.15 Hours Unabridged
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Thomas B. Allen’s expertise in militaryhistory and strategy is combined with Roger MacBride Allen’s knowledge oftechnology to reveal a lesser known yet fascinating side of the sixteenthpresident of the United States. Their authoritative narrative reveals Lincolnas our nation’s first hands-on commander-in-chief, whose appreciation for thepower of technology plays a critical role in the North’s Civil War victory overthe less developed South. We meet Lincoln as he exchanges vitaltelegraph messages with his generals in the field; we witness his inspection ofnew ship models at the navy yard; we view the president target shooting withthe 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 historicsweep also sets Abraham Lincoln in the context of his military era: we learnabout the North’s Anaconda Plan and the South’s counter strategies and how theconcept of total war replaced the old Napoleonic way of fighting. Readers will come away with a rich sense of aleader who lived through one of the most exciting ages of technological andsocial change in America. Mr. Lincoln’sHigh-Tech War brings alive a time when the railroad brought soldiers to andfrom the battlefields, when hot-air balloons were used for surveillance, andwhen ironclad warships revolutionized naval warfare.

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Summary

Summary

Thomas B. Allen’s expertise in militaryhistory and strategy is combined with Roger MacBride Allen’s knowledge oftechnology to reveal a lesser known yet fascinating side of the sixteenthpresident of the United States. Their authoritative narrative reveals Lincolnas our nation’s first hands-on commander-in-chief, whose appreciation for thepower of technology plays a critical role in the North’s Civil War victory overthe less developed South.

We meet Lincoln as he exchanges vitaltelegraph messages with his generals in the field; we witness his inspection ofnew ship models at the navy yard; we view the president target shooting withthe 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 historicsweep also sets Abraham Lincoln in the context of his military era: we learnabout the North’s Anaconda Plan and the South’s counter strategies and how theconcept of total war replaced the old Napoleonic way of fighting.

Readers will come away with a rich sense of aleader who lived through one of the most exciting ages of technological andsocial change in America. Mr. Lincoln’sHigh-Tech War brings alive a time when the railroad brought soldiers to andfrom the battlefields, when hot-air balloons were used for surveillance, andwhen ironclad warships revolutionized naval warfare.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Well researched and clearly written, the book discusses the course of the Civil War in terms of the development of new technology, from the ironclad and the submarine to the rapid-fire, repeating rifle and the use of railroads to carry troops and supplies…readers whose knowledge of the Civil War comes from historical novels and battle-by-battle historical accounts will gain a fascinating perspective on why the war progressed as it did and how it was ultimately won.” Booklist (starred review)
“The lively, well-researched text makes it clear that Lincoln grasped the concept of ‘total war’ and did not hesitate to exploit the latest know-how to ensure victory…this book is a vital addition to the Lincoln shelf and an exceptional and novel approach for students investigating the Civil War.” School Library Journal
“It is difficult to imagine a reader not finding something worth learning from this book.” VOYA

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Author

Author Bio: Thomas B. Allen

Author Bio: Thomas B. Allen

Thomas B. Allen has written several military history and espionage titles, including the highly acclaimed Remember Pearl Harbor and George Washington, Spymaster for National Geographic Children’s Books. He lives in Takoma Park, Maryland.

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Author Bio: Roger Macbride Allen

Author Bio: Roger Macbride Allen

Roger MacBride Allen is the author of seventeen science fiction novels. This is his first book for children.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 4.15
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English