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Author Buker, George E., 1923-

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

Imprint 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.
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Subject Francis, Joseph, 1801-1893.
United States. Life-Saving Service.
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.
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Computer network resources.
Other Form: Print version: Buker, George E., 1923- Metal life car. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2008 (DLC) 2007034628
ISBN 9780817380373 (electronic)
081738037X (electronic)
0817316086 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780817316082 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780817316082 (cloth ; alk. paper)