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Author Buker, George E., 1923-

Title The metal life car : the inventor, the impostor, and the business of lifesaving / George E. Buker.

Publication Info. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2008]


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Description 1 online resource (182 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-176) and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Francis, Joseph, 1801-1893.
United States. Life-Saving Service.
Francis, Joseph, 1801-1893. (OCoLC)fst00367456
United States. Life-Saving Service. (OCoLC)fst00549580
Lifesaving -- Equipment and supplies.
Lifeboats -- History.
Marine engineering -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography.
Francis, Joseph.
Marine engineering -- History -- 19th century. Francis, Joseph -- 1801-1893. Lifesaving -- Equipment and supplies. Life-Saving Service. Inventors -- United States -- Biography. United Sta.
TRANSPORTATION -- Ships & Shipbuilding -- Pictorial.
Inventors. (OCoLC)fst00978052
Lifeboats. (OCoLC)fst00998394
Lifesaving -- Equipment and supplies. (OCoLC)fst00998401
Marine engineering. (OCoLC)fst01009532
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Buker, George E., 1923- Metal life car. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2008 (DLC) 2007034628
ISBN 9780817380373 (electronic)
081738037X (electronic)
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