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The Resource Mr. Gatling's terrible marvel : the gun that changed everything and the misunderstood genius who invented it, Julia Keller

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

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Mr. Gatling's terrible marvel : the gun that changed everything and the misunderstood genius who invented it
Title
Mr. Gatling's terrible marvel
Title remainder
the gun that changed everything and the misunderstood genius who invented it
Statement of responsibility
Julia Keller
Title variation
Gun that changed everything and the misunderstood genius who invented it
Title variation remainder
the gun that changed everything and the misunderstood genius who invented it
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Documents the machine gun's role as a key weapon in protecting America's interests overseas, in an account that also profiles the contributions of its inventor, who developed the machine gun in the hopes of reducing military headcount and casualties
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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259989
Cataloging source
DLC
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Keller, Julia
Dewey number
  • 623.4/424
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UF620.G3
LC item number
K45 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Gatling, Richard Jordan
  • Gatling, James Henry
  • Gatling, James Henry
  • Gatling, Richard Jordan
  • Gatling guns
  • Inventors
  • Gatling guns
  • Inventors
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the gun that changed everything and the misunderstood genius who invented it
Label
Mr. Gatling's terrible marvel : the gun that changed everything and the misunderstood genius who invented it, Julia Keller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn173640966
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780670018949
Lccn
2007040438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)173640966
Label
Mr. Gatling's terrible marvel : the gun that changed everything and the misunderstood genius who invented it, Julia Keller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn173640966
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780670018949
Lccn
2007040438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)173640966

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