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Two Miserable Presidents Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You about the Civil War

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ISBN-10: 1596433205

ISBN-13: 9781596433205

Edition: 2008

Authors: Steve Sheinkin, Tim Robinson

List price: $19.95
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May 22, 1856: A MEMBER OF CONGRESS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA WALKS INTO THE SENATE CHAMBER, LOOKING FOR TROUBLE. That Congressman, Preston Brooks, was ready to attack Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts over remarks Sumner made slamming senators who supported slavery in Kansas. Brooks lifted his cane to beat Sumner, and here the action in the book stops, so that Steve Sheinkin can explain just where this confrontation started. In the process, he unravels the complicated string of events – the small things, the personal ones, the big issues–nbsp;that led to The Civil War. It is a time and a war that threatened America’s very existence, revealed in the surprising true stories of the soldiers and statesmen who battled it out.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: 7/22/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Steven Sheinkin has been writing history textbooks for years. A meticulous researcher an documenter, he is also a former teacher, and knows well how to grab a young readers’ interest and hold it. Steve Sheinkin lives in Brooklyn, NY.

How to Rip a Country Apart
John Brown Lights the Fuse
Abe Lincoln's Troublesome Victory
This Is Going to Be Serious
Two Miserable Presidents
Johnny Reb vs. Billy Yank
The Second-Biggest Fourth of July
Can Anyone Win This War?
The Bloody Road to Richmond
What Ever Happened to ...?
Source Notes
Quotation Notes
Index