The Big Divide by Diane Eickhoff
A Travel Guide to Historic and Civil War Sites in the Missouri-Kansas Border Region

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UPDATED for 2014!Let a historian and a journalist take you on a guided tour of the Missouri-Kansas border region. Discover ...
the African-American soldiers who were the first to die for their freedom (months before the 54th Massachusetts of Glory fame took up arms)the ferocious battle to keep Missouri in the Union, with dueling governments, flags, and armieshow the Civil War shaped future outlaw Jesse James -- and future president Harry Truman But The Big Divide is much bigger than a war. The authors take you to dozens of one-of-a-kind wonders, from the majestic Flint Hills of Kansas to historic Arrow Rock, Missouri ... from the sunken steamboat recovered after 130 years to the homes of pathbreaking Americans like Amelia Earhart and George Washington Carver ... and so much more.
Trip planning is easy with this guide, which is packed with themed driving tours, kid-friendly sites, and tips from two experienced history travelers.
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"Recommended ... American history lovers will appreciate this well-illustrated, well-ordered guide." --Booklist (April 1, 2013)
"Long before the cannons roared at Fort Sumter, Americans were at war over slavery along the border dividing Missouri and Kansas. This neglected first act of the Civil War comes to life in The Big Divide. Brilliantly organized, vividly written, this wonderful travel guide lets you discover vital and dramatic history for yourself, in the matchless company of Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart. Get ready for a fascinating journey." -- David Von Drehle, author of Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year
 

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Published December 13, 2013 by Quindaro Press. 260 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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The Kansas-Missouri border region packs a whole lot of historical significance into a relatively compact area, making it an ideal destination for travelers with lots to see and limited time to see it. Eickhoff (Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols) and Barnhart (Tasteland) take care t...

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The Kansas-Missouri border region packs a whole lot of historical significance into a relatively compact area, making it an ideal destination for travelers with lots to see and limited time to see it. Eickhoff (Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols) and Barnhart (Tasteland) take care t...

Jun 21 2013 | Read Full Review of The Big Divide: A Travel Guid...

The Kansas-Missouri border region packs a whole lot of historical significance into a relatively compact area, making it an ideal destination for travelers with lots to see and limited time to see it. Eickhoff (Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols) and Barnhart (Tasteland) take care t...

Jun 21 2013 | Read Full Review of The Big Divide: A Travel Guid...

The Kansas-Missouri border region packs a whole lot of historical significance into a relatively compact area, making it an ideal destination for travelers with lots to see and limited time to see it. Eickhoff (Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols) and Barnhart (Tasteland) take care t...

Jun 21 2013 | Read Full Review of The Big Divide: A Travel Guid...

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