Memoirs of Thaddeus S.C. Lowe,Chief of the Aeronautic Corps of the Army of the United States During the Civil War: My Balloons in Peace and War (Studi

Memoirs of Thaddeus S.C. Lowe,Chief of the Aeronautic Corps of the Army of the United States During the Civil War: My Balloons in Peace and War (Studi

By: Michael Jaeger (editor), Carol Lauritzen (editor), Thaddeus S C Lowe (editor)Hardback

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Although Thaddeus Lowe is a known figure to some historians, his scientific contributions such as the portable gas generators that filled his balloons and the compression ice machine that introduced "artificial" ice to the world, remain largely hidden. Ironically, it is very possible to find literature that references his work and his Civil War experiences, yet it is nearly impossible to read the book that this related literature is based upon - Lowe's autobiography. This book has been painstakingly prepared from one of the only known copies of Lowe's difficult-to-decipher text. This amplified autobiography includes photographs of the inventor and his balloons as well as photos of artifacts such as correspondences (including a handwritten note from President Lincoln) and receipts. It also contains relevant maps and supplementary information to enhance understanding of Lowe's journeys and the battles he participated in.

Contents

Foreword, Preface, Acknowledgements; 1. Developing an Idea; 2. The Great Airship; 3. Entertaining the Japanese Embassy, Continued Experiments, The Press on the Airship; 4. A Ride in the Mammoth of the Air; 5. Meeting Professor Henry; 6. The Test Flight; 7. The Author Imprisoned as a Spy; 8. Practical Endorsements by the Leading Minds of the Country; 9. Experiences with General Scott, Overcoming Difficulties; 10. First Active Service; 11. Enthusiastic Support of the Generals of The Army of Potomac; 12. First Aeronautic Expedition by Water in History, Forming the Aeronautic Corps.; 13. The Army Moves; 14. Before Yorktown; 15. Events Leading up to the Battle of Fair Oaks; 16. Fair Oaks; 17. After Fair Oaks; 18. The Recall of McClelland [sic]; 19. Campaigning Before Fredericksburg; 20. An Aeronautic Critic; 21. Serving with Comstock; 22. Battle of Chancellorsville; 23. Leaving the Service; 24. Afterwards; 25. The Close of my Career as an Aeronaut; Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773465220
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 238
  • ID: 9780773465220
  • ISBN10: 0773465227
  • edition: Illustrated edition

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