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The Field of Blood

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The previously untold story of the violence that helped spark the Civil War


“With narrative flair and scholarly gravitas, Joanne Freeman has given us a powerful and original account of a ferociously divided America. ... She shows us that the battles of the Civil War began not at Fort Sumter but in the U.S. Capitol...”
— Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The American Lion