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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 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 Americas 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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Taking a closer look at 1860s America, Sheinkin unravels the complicated string of events that had led to The Civil War. It is a time and a war that had threatened America's very existence, revealed in the surprising true stories of the soldiers and statesmen who had battled it out. Illustrations, .

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Steven Sheinkin has been writing history textbooks for years. A meticulous researcher an documenter, he is also a former teacher, and knows well how to grab a young readers interest and hold it. Steve Sheinkin lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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Coastal Creature, March 15, 2011 (view all comments by Coastal Creature)
We really enjoyed this book. It kept my 14 year old absolutely engrossed for hours. Quite a feat since he normally only reads fantasy novels.
Cleverly written with great and accurate details!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781596435193
Author:
Sheinkin, Steve
Publisher:
Flash Point
Illustrator:
Robinson, Tim
Author:
Robinson, Tim
Subject:
History - United States/19th Century
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Subject:
HISTORY / United States/Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography/Presidents & First Families (U.S.)
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.55 x 6.03 x 0.7 in
Age Level:
08-13

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"Synopsis" by , Taking a closer look at 1860s America, Sheinkin unravels the complicated string of events that had led to The Civil War. It is a time and a war that had threatened America's very existence, revealed in the surprising true stories of the soldiers and statesmen who had battled it out. Illustrations, .
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