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Flags awaken incredibly powerful and patriotic emotions. Throughout the 1860s, scores of Missouri secession flags, state guard flags, and battle flags unfurled over the ranks of men defending their homelands against invading soldiers from the North. Symbolizing the way of life the men of Missouri sought to protect, these flags provide a unique index to the history of the Civil War in this western state.
A comprehensive discussion of the flags that represented the southern nation between 1861 and 1865, The Flags of the Confederacy offers a detailed and well-researched look at the history of the national, state, and military flags that were developed during the period in which the new Southern nation existed.
This is the first biography of Kansas’s only major Civil War-era general. Despite his absence from most Civil War histories, Union general James Gilpatrick Blunt was an immensely successful leader. Not only did he defeat Confederate troops at Fort Wayne, Prairie Grove, and Cane Hill, but he was instrumental in helping John Brown assist escaped slaves to Canada.
Between the years of 1861 and 1865, the Civil War raged through the Ozark region, claiming the lives of both Confederate and Union soldiers along the way. While many fallen heroes have been memorialized throughout history, some lost souls were never laid to rest. Evidence of paranormal activity has been detected at such historic sites as the Kendrick House in Missouri, Prairie Grove in Arkansas, and Cabin Creek in Kansas.
The daring exploits of Frank and Jesse James have fascinated America for more than a century. Myth and fact have meshed together to create a legend of monumental proportions. Paperback.
Here, told largely by trainmen, passengers, farmers, detectives, outlaws, news reporters, and others who were directly or indirectly involved with the crime, is a true, documented account of Frank and Jesse James, the Younger brothers, and Missouri’s first train robbery. Many of the photographs included have never been published. Paperback.
As the life of U.S. senator James Lane unfolded on the Kansas frontier, so did his saintly and dastardly deeds. Some called him a murderer while others affectionately called him a good politician. Carefully preserving the character of the misunderstood senator, this book tells the untold and largely forgotten story of the controversial Civil War-era figure.
Gen. Joseph Orville Shelby’s involvement in the Civil War began when he raised a cavalry company for Southern service after refusing a commission in the Federal army. Shelby’s company of Rangers became known as the most disciplined company in the pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard.
The expanding American frontier in the late 1800s created a battleground on which white and Indian cultures inevitably clashed. Slowly and inexorably the red man was pushed from his land and stripped of his birthright.
Whoa, pardner! Sit y’self down for some good ole storytellin’ ’bout the wild, wild West. Western writer Phillip W. Steele and country music artist John D. LeVan have combined their talents and interests in true stories of the Old West in this exciting narrative. Also available on audiocassette.
Whoa, pardner! Sit y’self down for some good ole storytellin’ ’bout the wild, wild West. Western writer Phillip W. Steele and country music artist John D. LeVan have combined their talents and interests in true stories of the Old West in the exciting narrative of this audiocassette. Audiocassette.
Running time: 31 minutes.
It’s a winter night in the Ozarks, and while Maw and Paw are snoring in their beds, their son is waiting up with his dog, Arkansaw, to catch a glimpse of Saint Nick. Hardcover.
Have you ever wondered, after marveling over a sumptuous four-star meal in an elegant restaurant, just how those celebrated dishes are created?
In the lore of the Wild West, the Younger brothers have been glorified as heroes and outlaws. Like Jesse and Frank James, with whom the Youngers once rode, these men are remembered for bank robberies, the Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid, and their hooliganism. Ride the Razor’s Edge dramatically describes their adventures, while also placing their actions in the wider perspective of the times in which they lived.
Years before John Brown raided Harpers Ferry in 1859 and the Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in 1861, the western front was the scene of the bloody and brutal Border War between Kansas and Missouri. By 1865, these lawless and volatile border counties were transformed into a treacherous and chaotic wasteland, abandoned by the Union forces and utterly devastated after the Civil War. With the infrastructure destroyed and the communities in collapse, a young band of patriotic guerilla warriors known as the “James Gang” emerged. Trained for war, these talented men quickly proved themselves to be outlaws unlike any before seen in America.
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Wright assembles here a masterful commentary on failure and success, tranquility and turmoil, and punishment and absolution. Paperback.
Belle Starr was a fascinating character in the frontier days of Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. A proud, sharp-tempered, and very independent woman, she wore six-guns over her velvet skirts, and was a friend of the notorious Younger brothers. When the popular press of the day painted her as the “Bandit Queen” of the West, she encouraged the romantic myths, though in truth she was never a criminal. Paperback.
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