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This book helped me clarify some names I am familiar with but did not really know what they meant. The two key ones were Jayhawker and bushwhackers. The Jayhawkers opposed slavery and wanted Kansas to be a free state. The other is Bushwhackers wanted Kansas to be a slave state. Most of the Bushwhackers were from Missouri. War broke out between these two groups known as the Bleeding Kansas War. After the start of the Civil War, these two-groups kept fighting.
This is a brief biography of James Henry Lane, one of the first U.S. Senators from Kansas. Lincoln made him a General and he led the Jayhawkers who were now Union soldiers in defending Kansas. They faced primarily the former Bushwhackers led by Confederate General Sterling Price. The time frame is from 1861 to 1862.
The book is well written and researched. I understand the book format contains lots of photographs. I found this book most helpful in explained the conflict between Kansas and Missouri and the terms used at the time.
The book is nine hours. Michael Hanko does a good job narrating the book. I understand that Hanko is new to the field or audiobook narration. He is a voice-over artist.
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