The Field of Blood by Joanne B. Freeman

The Field of Blood

The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil WarIn The Field of Blood, Joanne Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, Freeman shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict in the decades before the Civil War. Legislative sessions often were punctuated with mortal threats, canings, flipped desks, and all-out slu...

Details The Field of Blood

TitleThe Field of Blood
Release DateSep 11th, 2018
PublisherFarrar, Straus and Giroux
GenreHistory, Nonfiction, Military History, Civil War, Politics, North American Hi..., American History

Reviews The Field of Blood

  • Anne Morgan
    Joanne B. Freeman's The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War is an entertaining, well researched, and well-written examination of physical violence in U.S. Congress in the decades leading to the Civil War. Most of it stems from diarist B.B. French, who managed to be on hand or on the fringes for every major political and historical event of his lifetime. A New Hampshire native, French was highly active in D.C. politics, ...
  • Casey Wheeler
    I received a free Kindle copy of The Field of Blood by Joanne B. Freeman courtesy of Net Galley  and Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I also posted it to my Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus pages.I requested this book as I am an avid reader of american history and the description soun...
  • Amber Machado
    Loved it! Everything is shown from different perspectives and i learned a lot. However, i do not believe i will ever look at chewing tobacco the same lol