For 11 years, astride the Missouri-Kansas border, Cass County endured the vortex of our nation’s most violent conflict. Citizens struggled between three raging fires, 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 first time, reconstructs a lost history, erased by total destruction, Order No. 11, and time’s purposeful neglect. Hardcover $30.00.