Should be required reading in any serious study of US history. Fabulous in exposing the true behavior and temperament of our countrymen just before and including the start of our Civil War. The idea of forcibly adding Cuba as a slave state seems preposterous if it wasn't true. The history books usually referenced in our educational system rarely depict the wretchedness of the household characters we have scrubbed squeaky clean for our history lessons. Loved reading this one from electronic cover to cover.

Very packed with new information. New to me, at least.

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