Fuel up the car and get ready to rethink everything you knew about the Civil War.
Did you know it was on the prairies of Kansas where the first shots in America's bloodiest conflict were fired? That it was Missouri where the first African-American soldiers were sent into battle? That a fight broke out on the floor of the U.S. Congress over the fate of tiny Lecompton, Kansas? These are among the finds you'll make when you explore the Kansas-Missouri Border Region with this guide specially designed for road trippers and history buffs.
Since it was first published in 2013 as The Big Divide Travel Guide, this book has made its way into thousands of glove boxes and travel bags. Inside this updated Third Edition you'll find more than 120 hand-selected sites and battlefields, themed driving tours, suggestions for parents and kids, maps, informative essays, and the insights of two experienced travel writers.
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About the Author
Diane Eickhoff, an editor turned historian, published her first biography, Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols and the Pioneering Crusade for Women's Rights, with Quindaro Press in 2006. It was a Kansas Notable Book and a ForeWord Book of the Year.