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The Nation Builders, Volume 1 of Bloodstains, An Epic History of the…

by Howard Ray White

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The Nation Builders is the first volume of a four-volume history of what became the United States of America, with a focus and objective that enables the reader to gain his or her understanding of what caused the War Between the States. Volume 1 begins in the ancient British Isles, presents related history of the British Isles, moves on to the Colonial period in North America, then to the American Revolution, then to the formation of the Federal Government, then to the expansion westward, including the War Against Mexico and the taking of land out to California. At that point, March 1848, Volume 1 closes. The reader may continue the story by reading Volume 2. Much of the history in all four volumes is told through parallel biographies of Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, Jeff Davis, Stephen Douglas, Thad Stevens, Abe Lincoln and Charles Sumner. The work is exceptionally narrative and chronological in style. Historian Howard Ray White, a retired Chemical Engineer, Vanderbilt 1960, presents for your enjoyment and enlightment an epic history, full of biography, which enables you, the reader, to "Live" the events as if you were there. Avoiding analysis and interpretation, and shunning any attempt to be politically correct, White takes you back to those years so that you may live them yourself, because he wants you to personally experience those times and draw your own conclusions about the causes of the Civil War, about the politics that produced such horrific fighting, suffering and death. Unlike the vast majority of historians, White is not the product of American Academia, which he finds, "most refreshing." You will as well. White tells the history and relates the parallel biographies with measured feelings of passionate involvement, for his grandfather's farmhouse was a Federal field hospital at the Battle of Murfreesboro (Stones River). He explains: "As a child, the bloodstains on the floors cried out to me to someday tell them 'Why'." The result, the four volumes of Bloodstains, presents the history as White organized it for personal study and for maximum understanding. After reading the first two volumes of Bloodstains, you will know "Why" more surely than if he had told you in summary fashion, and with far more conviction, for he will be allowing you to have "Lived It." Howard Ray White invites you to read Bloodstains, either as a paper book or as a Kindle e-book.

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