- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Truman State University Press (January 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1931112746
- ISBN-13: 978-1931112741
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Customer Reviews: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,666,380 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Troubled State: Civil War Journals of Franklin Archibald Dick
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A benefit to scholars and buffs alike, the journals of Franklin Dick offer readers a different perspective on the Civil War from the contested and bloody battleground that was Missouri. The diaries provide valuable insights on how Unionists reacted to the shifting fortunes of war in Missouri and in St. Louis in particular, and how the life of a St. Louis attorney-turned-provost-marshal changed for all time. The annotations are helpful without being obtrusive, allowing Dick's personality to come through. --David Goldfield, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Dick's writings are an unusual addition to Civil War literature, valuable for their portrayal of how the war impacted one man in a politically divided border state. --M. Jane Johansson, Kansas History, Spring 2009
Gari Carter, the great-great-granddaughter of Franklin Dick and custodian of his wartime journals, has painstakingly transcribed and annotated them into a vivid, accessible, often surprising first-person account of the war in Missouri. --St. Louis Post-Dispatch
About the Author
Steeped in family history from a young age, Gari Carter spent ten years researching family documents for Troubled State. Her first book, Healing Myself, was written after her life-changing auto accident. She is a dynamic public speaker for varied audiences, and lives in North Carolina.
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great granddaughter, Gari Carter.
The journals are an amazing, new and primary source of information on the Civil War. They are his personal notes on the War, the U.S. economy and global politics of the era. He was a perceptive attorney and Union officer, and recorded his day-to-day experiences in the Troubled State Journals
If you want a close-up account of the Civil War story in the state of Missouri, directly from a man who was there, read this book.