Lincoln in the Telegraph Office: Recollections of the United States Military Telegraph Corps During the Civil War

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Century Company, 1907 - 432 страници
 

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It is sometimes hard to realize how much communications have changed since the Civil War. I assumed (without much thought) that the telegraph would have been at Lincoln's constant disposal in the ... Прочетете пълната рецензия

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In general, an interesting book about the use of the telegraph by Lincoln. A major part of the book involves the development of the telegraph. There is also a lot of very (very) interesting ... Прочетете пълната рецензия

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