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The Balloonist: The Story of T.S.C. Lowe--Inventor, Scientist, Magician, and Father of the US Air Force

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Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt Lowe (1823-1913) was called by Carl Sandburg 'the most shot-at man of the Civil War'. A flamboyant showman, dedicated scientist, and starry-eyed dreamer, Lowe, soon after the outbreak of the Civil War, went to the federal government with a view to convincing the authorities in the use of balloons for observation purposes. He eventually was made chief of the aeronautic department and rendered valuable service to the Army of the Potomac during the war. Hovering over the battlefield, observing the ...

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The Balloonist: The Story of T.S.C. Lowe--Inventor, Scientist, Magician, and Father of the US Air Force 2007, Frederic C. Beil Publisher

ISBN-13: 9781929490271

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