Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel

Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel

The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It

Book - 2008
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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.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2008.
ISBN: 9780670018949
0670018945
Branch Call Number: 623.442 Keller 06/2008
Characteristics: 294 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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Soon after its debut at the time of the Civil War, the Gatling gun, invented by Richard Gatling, changed the nature of warfare and the course of world history. Discharging 200 shots per minute with alarming accuracy, the world's first machine gun became vitally important to protecting and expandi... Read More »


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