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Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel Summary
Although it was little used during the American Civil Warthe time in which it was inventedthe Gatling gun soon changed the nature of warfare and the course of world history. Discharging two hundred shots per minute with alarming accuracy, the worlds first machine gun became vitally important to protecting and expanding Americas 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. A man of great business and scientific acumen, Gatling actually proposed his gun as a way of saving lives, thinking it would decrease the size of armies and, therefore, make it easier to supply soldiers and reduce malnutrition deaths. The scientists who unleashed Americas atomic arsenal less than a century later would see it much the same way.
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"Keller rescues Gatling and anchors his remarkable life firmly in the landscape of 19th-century America: a time and place of 'egalitarian hope and infinite possibility.' " - Publishers Weekly.
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Julia Keller Author Biography
Julia Keller spent twelve years as a reporter and editor for the Chicago Tribune, where she won a Pulitzer Prize. A recipient of a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, she was born in West Viriginia and lives in Chicago and Ohio.
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