Item #HAS-23

Sir William Congreve and The Rocket's Red Glare War Rockets

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  • Description: War rockets had been in use for more than two centuries but it was not until 1805 that they were improved by William Congreve and introduced into British service. Their use at Copenhagen, Leipzig and Baltimore, where they were immortalized by Francis Scott Key, made them famous. This book outlines the history, construction and use of the rocket from its introduction until about the middle of the 19th century and includes a brief biography of its inventor. Sir William Congreve and the Rocket's Red Glare by Donald E. Graves. 32 pgs., 30 ill.