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Mr. Gatling's terrible marvel : the gun that changed everything and the misunderstood genius who invented it

作者: Julia Keller
出版商: New York : Viking, [2008] ©2008
版本/格式:   圖書 : 傳記 : 英語所有版本和格式的總覽
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Although little used during the American Civil War--the time in which it was invented--the Gatling gun soon changed the nature of warfare and the course of history. Discharging 200 shots per minute with alarming accuracy, the world's first machine gun became vitally important to protecting and expanding America's overseas interests. Its inventor, Richard Gatling, was famous in his own time for creating and improving  再讀一些...
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類型/形式: Biography
提及的人: Richard Jordan Gatling; James Henry Gatling; Richard Jordan Gatling; James Henry Gatling; Richard Jordan Gatling
資料類型: 傳記, 網際網路資源
文件類型: 圖書, 網路資源
所有的作者/貢獻者: Julia Keller
ISBN: 9780670018949 0670018945 9780143115649 0143115642
OCLC系統控制編碼: 173640966
描述: 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
内容: Cold beauty --
A world of mornings --
Land of the second chance --
"Drunkards, dandies & loafers" --
The spaces between the bullets --
"A little Gatling music" --
"The world's great storm" --
Warriors and sages.
其他題名: Gun that changed everything and the misunderstood genius who invented it
責任: Julia Keller.
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Although little used during the American Civil War--the time in which it was invented--the Gatling gun soon changed the nature of warfare and the course of history. Discharging 200 shots per minute with alarming accuracy, the world's first machine gun became vitally important to protecting and expanding America's overseas interests. Its inventor, Richard Gatling, was famous in his own time for creating and improving many industrial designs, from bicycles and steamship propellers to flush toilets. Gatling actually proposed his gun as a way of saving lives, thinking it would decrease the size of armies. Cultural critic Julia Keller's account of the invention, its misunderstood creator, and its tremendous impact on world events also shows how its combination of ingenuity, idealism, and destructive power, perfectly exemplified the paradox of America's rise as a world superpower.--From publisher description.

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