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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
Title:
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
ISBN:
9781426303791

9781426303807
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2009.
Physical Description:
144 p. : ill., maps ; 21 x 25 cm.
Contents:
Spirit of invention -- 1850-1860: Nation moving toward civil war -- Lincoln's secret train -- Lincoln takes command -- Anaconda plan -- Learning war -- Riding the winds of battle -- Ironclads -- Summer 1862-Spring 1863: Lincoln searches for a general -- Runners & raiders -- Old war, new war -- Slow march to rapid fire -- Homemade navy -- Rails & wires at war -- November 1863-August 1864: Stalemate East & West -- Total war -- Legacy beyond the battlefield.
Abstract:
Lincoln 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.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 6-8 11. 11 Quiz: 46170.

Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.9 7.0 129634.
Added Author:
Reading Level JCPL:
1180LEXILE.
Target Audience Note:
1180 Lexile.
Format:
Book