Caught Between Three Fires

Caught Between Three Fires

by Tom A. Rafiner


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For 11 years, astride the Missouri-Kansas border, Cass County
endured the vortex of our nation's most violent confl ict. Citizens
struggled between three raging fi res, Secessionism, Unionism, and
an undying Border War. Cass County's uncivil war, intimate, cruel, and
total, suffered no man, woman or child to escape loss or injury - their
individual stories weave history's fabric. Violent circumstances forged
leaders who shaped Missouri's political and military history. Caught
Between Three Fires, for the fi rst time, reconstructs a lost history, erased
by total destruction, Order No. 11, and time's purposeful neglect.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781450089548
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 10/14/2010
Pages: 706
Sales rank: 770,121
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.55(d)

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Caught Between Three Fires 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book finally tells the "rest of the story". The book details the activities of the Kansas Seventh Cavalry during the early years of the civil war. Activities that were not part of the official war records but are personal accounts of the persons who lived at the time on the Missouri side of the border. The burning of Lawrence was a horrific act but this book allows the reader to gain understanding the motivations for that act.
Roupe More than 1 year ago
My name is Mark S. Roupe. I am the great, great grandson of John Henry Roupe, Sr. and great grandson of Thomas Roupe (page 248 - 249 and page 340 - 341). I was given my copy of this book for Christmas. This ranks among the best sources about this period in print and it is a welcome addition to my Border War collection. You will feel like you are living it. This is a buy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago