Lincoln's Flying Spies

Thaddeus Lowe and the Civil War Balloon Corps

By JARROW, Gail

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978-0-59078-719-9
Publisher
Calkins Creek


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Reviewed on November 1, 2010  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 5 Up—Born in 1832, Thaddeus Lowe grew up interested in science and mechanics and wanted to build a flying machine. Studying the works of aeronaut John Wise, he set up his own factory in 1856 and planned to travel across the Atlantic in a balloon. This trip never came to fruition, but Lowe received a great deal of publicity, as well as more knowledge about flying. By the outbreak of the...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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