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    • The Field of Blood

    • Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War
    • By: Joanne B. Freeman
    • Narrated by: Joanne B. Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the US Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, she shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict in the decades before the Civil War. Legislative sessions were often punctuated by mortal threats, canings, flipped desks, and all-out slugfests. When debate broke down, congressmen drew pistols and waved Bowie knives. One representative even killed another in a duel. Many were beaten and bullied in an attempt to intimidate them into compliance, particularly on the issue of slavery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fascinating look at an untold aspect of US.history

    • By P. Cardella on 09-27-18

    Regular price: $31.95