Civil War Kansas: Reaping the Whirlwind / Edition 1

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"This book has achieved the status of a classic in the genre."—James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom

"This superb history of Kansas during the Civil War era remains a model study that casts great light on the troubled history of the Western border."—David Herbert Donald, author of Lincoln

"The best book we have on the Civil War in Kansas."—Allan Nevins, author of The War for the Union

"An eminently readable book, reflecting understanding of issues and leaders in a state which entered the Union just as the 'erring sisters' were attempting to depart."—Dudley Taylor Cornish, author of The Sable Arm: Black Troops in the Union Army

Author Biography: Albert Castel is widely recognized as one of our most respected historians of the Civil War. His Decision in the West: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864 won the prestigious Lincoln Prize and was named one of the 400 Most Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times Book Review and one of the 100 Best Books on the Civil War by Civil War Magazine. He is also the author of General Sterling Price and the Civil War in the West and The Presidency of Andrew Johnson.

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Wichita Eagle
In this spirited history, Castel, a Wichita native, uncovers villains by the dozen but nary a hero.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700608720
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Series: Modern War Studies Series
  • Edition description: AUTHORIZED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 266
  • Sales rank: 1,391,986
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Authorized Edition
I The New State 1
II The Political Gallery 17
III The Jayhawkers 37
IV The Triumph of Lane 65
V King Lane and General Blunt 86
VI The Bushwhackers 102
VII Lawrence 124
VIII Order No. 11 142
IX The Tribulations of General Blunt 154
X Lane Embattled 166
XI The Great Raid 184
XII Wartime Kansas 203
XIII The End of the War 225
Bibliography 233
Index 247
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