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Commodore squib : the life, times and secretive wars of England's first rocket man, Sir William Congreve, 1772-1828

Author: James Earle
Publisher: Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars, ©2010.
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Sir William Congreve, political propagandist, lawyer, inventor, and Chief Equerry to King George IV, was one of the foremost military salesmen of the early nineteenth century. When England faced the overwhelming might of Napoleonic France, Sir William championed the potential of secret weapons, notably gunpowder rockets, mass-produced by the latest advances in manufacturing science. His was a world of fireships,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Earle, James.
Commodore squib.
Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars, ©2010
(OCoLC)503645846
Named Person: William Congreve, Sir; William Congreve, Sir
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Earle
ISBN: 9781443817707 1443817708 9781443818155 1443818151
OCLC Number: 647089212
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 270 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations (chiefly color), map
Responsibility: by James Earle.

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Sir William Congreve, political propagandist, lawyer, inventor, and Chief Equerry to King George IV, was one of the foremost military salesmen of the early nineteenth century.  Read more...

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"James Earle's pioneering book puts this remarkable invention in its proper historical context with a penetrating and amusing analysis ..." -Will Robinson, Literary Review

 
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