Two Miserable Presidents: The Amazing, Terrible, and Totally True Story of the Civil War (Prebound)

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By Steve Sheinkin, Tim Robinson (Illustrator)
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Description


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.

About the Author


Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of several fascinating books on American history, including "The Notorious Benedict Arnold," which won the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for nonfiction, and received three starred reviews; and "Bomb, " a National Book Award finalist and recipient of five starred reviews. He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780606375887
ISBN-10: 0606375880
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2015
Pages: 272
Language: English