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

Finalist — Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

Semi-Finalist — Pen/Galbraith Award for Non-Fiction

A New York Times Notable Book of 2018

A Best Book of 2018 — National Public Radio

One of the 10 Best History Books of the Year — Smithsonian Magazine

A Best Book of the Year — Mother Jones

One of the 4 Best Civil War Books of the Year — Civil War Monitor

An Editors' Choice — New York Times Book Review

One of "Five Hot Books" of September — National Book Review