Civil War in Kansas

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With conflict beginning upon the territory's bid for statehood and continuing until the end of the Civil War, "Bleeding Kansas" was the battleground for local militias and guerrilla fighters.
ISBN: 9781589801646
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Kansas
Images: 21
Pages: 152
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.25 (h)
Historian, fiction writer, professor, and Civil War scholar Roy Bird wrote his first article as a senior in college and his first book two years later. Born in Herington, Kansas, Bird graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor's and master's degree in history. He then went on to Emporia State University, where he received his master's in library science. He has worked for many colleges and libraries throughout Kansas and has been a freelance writer since 1974. Bird is largely known in historical, library, educational, and writers' circles in Kansas, having written many books and over 200 articles, stories, and reviews. His work and research is regularly quoted in a number of publications as factual and pertinent information. He has spoken to library groups, historical organizations, public schools, and writers' groups at local and national levels. He is also a regular contributor to America's Civil War and Military History and has his own monthly book-review column in Kansas Libraries. Bird has used his extensive background and experience to produce a new book, Civil War in Kansas, available from Pelican. In this work, he discusses the history of Kansas in the Civil War and describes the resulting effects on the state and on the lifestyles of its residents. Bird currently works as the federal project coordinator and consultant for the Kansas State library and is an adjunct professor for the English department at Washburn University. He has served on the Shawnee County Historical Society board of directors and as the Auburn Community Library board chair. He has won the Francis Keppel Award for Library Statistics four times and numerous other awards for past publications. Bird lives with his wife and three children on a farm near Auburn, Kansas.
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