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Two Captains from Carolina: Moses Grandy, John Newland Maffitt, and the Coming of the Civil War Hardcover – September 15, 2012

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; First Edition edition (September 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807835854
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807835852
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,246,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Two Captains from Carolina is. . . an 'improving book' that offers real history in specific and captivating anecdotes.--Metro Magazine

It is hard to see how anyone could bring these points of view [of Grandy and Maffitt] together in the same book, but Simpson, has done it in Two Captains from Carolina.--D. G. Martin, The Mountaineer

Plump with facts and anectdotes.--Chatham County Line

Simpson makes you believe you are there, with Grandy and Maffitt, experiencing these significant moments of their lives. . . . Using historical fact [Simpson] becomes the storyteller. And he tells one helluva story.--Daily

Beautifully written, nicely illustrated, highly recommended.--Gerry Prokopowicz, Host, Civil War Radio, World Talk Radio Network, May 24th, 2013


Simpson's compelling portraits enrich our understanding of what life was like two centuries ago even as they address themes that are very much still with us today--race, poverty, hardship, and political and class conflict, to name a few.--Jack Betts, retired associate editor of the Charlotte Observer

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