Lincoln's Flying Spies: Thaddeus Lowe and the Civil War Balloon Corps
Author: Gail Jarrow
Publisher: Calkins Creek
Year Reviewed:: 2011
Review: For two years during the Civil War hot air balloons were used by the Union to spy on Confederate troops, plan attacks, and direct artillery. Thaddeus Lowe believed in the use of balloons, promoted them whenever possible, and yet it would be over 120 years before an Atlantic crossing would take place. Index, timeline, and extensive documentation included.