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The metal life car [electronic resource] : the inventor, the impostor, and the business of lifesaving / George E. Buker.

By: Buker, George E, 1923-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (182 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780817380373 (electronic); 081738037X (electronic); 0817316086 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780817316082 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Francis, Joseph, 1801-1893 | United States. Life-Saving Service | Lifesaving -- Equipment and supplies | Lifeboats -- History | Marine engineering -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Inventors -- United States -- Biography | Francis, Joseph | Marine engineering -- United States -- History -- 19th century. Francis, Joseph -- 1801-1893. Lifesaving -- Equipment and supplies. Life-Saving Service. Inventors -- United States -- Biography. United Sta | TRANSPORTATION -- Ships & Shipbuilding -- Pictorial | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Marine & NavalGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Computer network resources.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Metal life car.DDC classification: 623.88/87092 | B Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The origin of Francis' metallic lifeboats -- The metallic life car and the U.S. Life-saving Service -- Metallic boats for the U.S. Army -- The Third Seminole War: strategy and tactics -- Metal army pontoon wagon bodies -- Francis' European associates -- Back home -- The Impostor -- Retirement and challenges -- The perfidious Captain Douglass Ottinger, USRMS -- Reactions to Ottinger's charges -- The Forty-ninth Congress and beyond -- Epilogue.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-176) and index.

The origin of Francis' metallic lifeboats -- The metallic life car and the U.S. Life-saving Service -- Metallic boats for the U.S. Army -- The Third Seminole War: strategy and tactics -- Metal army pontoon wagon bodies -- Francis' European associates -- Back home -- The Impostor -- Retirement and challenges -- The perfidious Captain Douglass Ottinger, USRMS -- Reactions to Ottinger's charges -- The Forty-ninth Congress and beyond -- Epilogue.

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