Paul R. Petersen frequently lectures on the subject of the Border War between Kansas and Missouri during the Civil War. A former master sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, he is an infantry combat veteran of the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He received his A.B.A. from Longview Community College and attends Ottawa University. Petersen is a member of the William Clarke Quantrill Society, the James-Younger Gang Association, and State Historical Society of Missouri. A recipient of the Perry Award for Best Book and the Milton F. Perry Best Non-Fiction Award, Petersen lives in Raytown, Missouri.
Quantrill at Lawrence: The Untold Storyby Paul Petersen
The Lawrence raid of August 21, 1863, was considered one of the bloodiest events of the Civil War. The actions that brought on the raid are researched and explored in depth here for the very first time. What is discovered is a collusion in a "legacy of lies" that surrounded the stories of the raid.
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