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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.

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About the Author

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 Childrens Books. He lives in Takoma Park, MD.

Roger MacBride Allen is the author of 17 science fiction novels. This is his first book for National Geographic Childrens Books and his first book for children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781426303791
Author:
Allen, Thomas B.
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Author:
Allen, Roger MacBride
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Children s All Ages - History - General History
Subject:
History - United States/Civil War
Subject:
History - Military & Wars
Subject:
Technology -- History.
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham
Subject:
Technology -- United States -- History.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 ILLUSTRATIONS AND 75 PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.04x9.44x.66 in. 1.15 lbs.
Age Level:
11-15

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