Our 16th president was the first– and to date, the only– president to hold a patent. He was also a passionate technology-buff who saw the potential in railroads, surveillance balloons and the telegraph. We explore Lincoln’s technological legacy.


  • Thomas Allen Co-author, "Mr. Lincoln's High Tech War" (National Geographic); longtime contributor to National Geographic Magazine
  • Roger Macbride Allen Co-author, "Mr. Lincoln's High Tech War" (National Geographic)

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