From the Earth to the Moon

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Barnes & Noble Publishing, Jan 1, 2005 - Moon - 259 pages
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"During the War of the Rebellion, a new and influential club was established in the city of Baltimore in the State of Maryland. It is well known with what energy the taste for military matters became developed among that nation of ship-owners, shopkeepers, and mechanics. Simple tradesmen jumped their counters to become extemporized captains, colonels, and generals, without having ever passed the School of Instruction at West Point; nevertheless; they quickly rivaled their compeers of the old continent, and, like them, carried off victories by dint of lavish expenditure in ammunition, money, and men."--Page 4 of cover.
 

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Contents

THE ARTILLERISTS
1
THE PRESIDENTS COMMUNICATION
10
THE EFFECT
20
REPLY FROM THE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY
26
THE ROMANCE OF THE MOON
31
WHICH LADY READERS ARE REQUESTED TO SKIP
38
THE MATERIAL OF THE BULLET
44
THE CANNON
52
BY THE ATLANTIC CABLE i
139
WHO WAS
141
ARDAN DEFINES EVERY PLANK AND SPLINTER OF HIS PLATFORM
154
A FENCING MATCH
168
WAR TO THE KNIFE i 8 i
181
POPULARITY IN AMERICA i 93
193
AN IMPROVEMENT ON PULLMAN
202
THE TELESCOPE ON THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS 2 i i
211

THE POWDER
59
AN ENEMY
66
FLORIDA OR TEXAS?
74
THE FINANCIAL QUESTION
86
STONY HILL
98
SPADE SHOVEL PICK AND TROWEL i i i
111
THE CASTING i
120
THE BIG GUN i 26
126
CLOSING DETAILS 2 2 i
221
FIRE
230
CLOUDY WEATHER
244
A NEW STAR
252
ENDNOTES
257
SUGGESTED READING
259
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Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. He wrote for the theater and worked briefly as a stockbroker. He is considered by many to be the father of science fiction. His most popular novels included Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Several of his works have been adapted into movies and TV mini-series. In 1892, he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in France. He died on March 24, 1905 at the age of 77.

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