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Two Miserable Presidents : Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War
by Steve Sheinkin and Tim Robinson


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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.  Read more...


 

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Overview

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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  • ISBN: 9781429932745
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Date: July 2009
  • Seller Statement: Sold by Macmillan Publishers
 
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