Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It
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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 expanding America's overseas interests.
About the Author
Julia Keller is the cultural critic at the Chicago Tribune and winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. She is a guest essayist on NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and has been a contributor on CNN and NBC Nightly News. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. Norman Dietz is a writer, an actor, and a solo performer. Since 1962, he has toured coast to coast, presenting his work before audiences all over the United States and Canada. He is the author of the comic novel Nailing It, as well as Fables & Vaudevilles & Plays and The Lifeguard and the Mermaid, collections of his work for the stage. Norman has also performed frequently on radio and television, and he has recorded over 150 audiobooks, many of which have earned him awards from AudioFile magazine, the ALA, and Publishers Weekly. Additionally, AudioFile named Norman one of the Best Voices of the Century. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Praise for Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It…
"This book is a carnival...bursting with colorful characters, uncanny connections, and contagious enthusiasm." ---Debby Applegate, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Most Famous Man in America