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James B. Eads: The Civil War Ironclads and His Mississippi

By: Rex T. Jackson

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: J2477


Get to know James Buchanan Eads who was inducted in 1920 into the Hall of Fame for Great Americans along with Samuel Clemens and Daniel Boone. Known as one of the world's most accomplished engineers in all history, he made a fortune at an early age inventing a diving bell to salvage steamboat wrecks from the bottom of the Mississippi River. The knowledge he gained about the river prompted the United States Government to contract him to build an inland navy fleet of ironc... View more info