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Thaddeus Lowe : America's one-man Air Corps ; born August 20, 1832, died January 16, 1913

Author: Mary Duprey Hoehling
Publisher: New York : Julian Messner, Inc., ©1958.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Flamboyant showman, starry-eyed dreamer, dedicated scientist, Thaddeus Lowe with his billowing balloon can justly be called the Founding Father of the United States Air Force because of the balloon equipment and aerial reconnaissance techniques he developed during the Civil War ... For two years Thaddeus Lowe's balloons directed artillery, reported troop movements, [and] revolutionized the science of gunnery  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Named Person: T S C Lowe; T S C Lowe; T S C Lowe
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Duprey Hoehling
OCLC Number: 1292910
Description: 189 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Mary Hoehling.

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"Flamboyant showman, starry-eyed dreamer, dedicated scientist, Thaddeus Lowe with his billowing balloon can justly be called the Founding Father of the United States Air Force because of the balloon equipment and aerial reconnaissance techniques he developed during the Civil War ... For two years Thaddeus Lowe's balloons directed artillery, reported troop movements, [and] revolutionized the science of gunnery through aerial reports."--Jacket.

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