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Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War - Steve Sheinkin, Tim Robinson
Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War
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May 22, 1856: A MEMBER OF CONGRESS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA WALKS INTO THE SENATE CHAMBER, LOOKING FOR TROUBLE.That Congressman, Preston Brooks, was ready to attack Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts over remarks Sumner made slamming senators who supported slavery in Kansas. Brooks lifted his... show more
May 22, 1856: A MEMBER OF CONGRESS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA WALKS INTO THE SENATE CHAMBER, LOOKING FOR TROUBLE.That Congressman, Preston Brooks, was ready to attack Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts over remarks Sumner made slamming senators who supported slavery in Kansas. Brooks lifted his cane to beat Sumner, and here the action in the book stops, so that Steve Sheinkin can explain just where this confrontation started. In the process, he unravels the complicated string of events – the small things, the personal ones, the big issues– that led to The Civil War. It is a time and a war that threatened America’s very existence, revealed in the surprising true stories of the soldiers and statesmen who battled it out. Two Miserable Presidents is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781596433205 (1596433205)
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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4.0 Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War
Once upon a time, there was a stupid smart girl. That is, she did really well on all those "Just How Smart Are You, Anyway?" tests; but she often had trouble in school, because she couldn't learn anything unless she was genuinely interested in it. Eventually, she dropped out and wandered around unti...
MargaretBolingMullin
MargaretBolingMullin rated it
5.0 Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War
6/27/13: Excellent! Completely changed the way I picture the Civil War. Made the hunger, foul food, and diversity of representation much more real to me.
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