Lincoln was born into the first generation of rapid change generated by the Industrial Revolution. The only president to receive a patent, he understood the technology of his time and used it to his advantage during the Civil War, in the process waging the first "modern war." Using a telegraph for fast communication, approved ironclad warships, launched surveillance balloons, was interested in rapid-fire guns, and using railroads for transport, Lincoln employed new advancements that created a vision for the benefits of progress and technology. 144 indexed pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
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