By Steve Sheinkin
Get the sensation whatever enormous is set to take place? Welcome to the Civil War―one of the scariest, saddest, and infrequently wackiest tales in American History.
1856: Northern and Southern settlers assault one another in Kansas.
1858: Congressmen commence sneaking weapons and knives into the Senate chamber.
1860: President James Buchanan is heard wailing, “I am the final president of the United States!”
That Congressman, Preston Brooks, was once able to assault Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts over feedback Sumner made slamming senators who supported slavery in Kansas. Brooks lifted his cane to overcome Sumner, and right here the motion within the booklet stops, in order that Steve Sheinkin can clarify simply the place this disagreement all started. within the method, he unravels the advanced string of occasions – the small issues, the private ones, the massive concerns– that ended in The Civil battle. it's a time and a warfare that threatened America's very lifestyles, published within the staggering actual tales of the warriors and statesmen who battled it out.
Two depressing Presidents: the fantastic, poor, and completely actual tale of the Civil War through Steve Sheinkin, nationwide e-book Award Finalist writer of Bomb, a Newbery Honor e-book, is an engaging manner for younger readers to benefit a few bankruptcy of yankee history.
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“Chatty and available, this e-book does double accountability: it introduces Civil struggle background for readers who do not know a lot approximately it and offers browsable remark for these acquainted with the massive photograph. . . . starting with a glance on the function cotton performed within the background, his fast paced narrative is damaged into brief, tersely titled vignettes. . . . The horrors of slavery and battlefield slaughter are transparent, as are achievements of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, John Brown, and plenty of more.” ―Booklist