The darkest dawn : Lincoln, Booth, and the great American tragedy

by Goodrich, Th.

Format: Print Book 2005
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Civil War 973.7092 LINCOL
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
Collection  Civil War
Call Number  973.7092 LINCOL
CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction E457.5.G66 2005
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  E457.5.G66 2005
From 1861 to 1865, the region along the Missouri-Kansas border was the scene of unbelievable death and destruction. It was here also that some of the greatest atrocities in American history occurred. Yet in the great national tragedy of the Civil War, this savage warfare has seemed a minor episode. Black Flag is a horrifying day-by-day account of life, death, and war, told with unforgettable immediacy.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "One of history's most bitter irregular conflicts was waged in Kansas and Missouri before and during the Civil War. Goodrich (Bloody Dawn) reconstructs its horror through extensive quotation from letters, diaries and reports. He depicts a situation wherein a conflict's original causes gave way to young men who kept fighting because they knew no other way of life. Whether Union or Confederate, they turned the concepts of mercy and honor into grisly jokes as reciprocal massacre, destruction of property and victimization of noncombatants reduced life on the Trans-Mississippi frontier to a Hobbesian state for all. This compelling work highlights the wisdom of the Confederacy's leaders in surrendering in 1865 rather than continuing what would now be called a low-intensity conflict and whose results would have been incalculably disastrous. Photos. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Assassination.
Booth, John Wilkes, -- 1838-1865.
Publisher Bloomington :Indiana University Press,2005
Language English
Description x, 362 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-355) and index.
ISBN 0253325994 (cloth : alk. paper)
0253218896 (pbk.)
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