Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It (Compact Disc)

By Julia Keller, Norman Dietz (Read by)
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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 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 Virginia and lives in Chicago and Ohio.

Norman Dietz, a writer, an actor, and a solo performer, 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.

Praise For…

"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781400136445
ISBN-10: 140013644X
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Publication Date: June 16th, 2008
Language: English