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Time: November 24, 2012 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Horizon Books
Street: 243 E. Front St.
City/Town: Traverse City
Website or Map: http://www.horizonbooks.com
Event Type: literary
Organized By: Horizon Books, Traverse City
Latest Activity: Nov 16, 2012
Author John Mitchell, Grand Traverse: The Civil War Era, signs his books at Horizon Books.
While the bonds uniting North and South frayed under the weight of slavery, and then broke into the violence of the American Civil War, the wilderness harbors along the coast of Grand Traverse blossomed into booming port towns.
The story of Grand Traverse during the era is an account of a place and a nation rising to their shared destiny, one settled, the other redefined, during the epic struggle.
Throughout the Civil War, Grand Traverse soldiers fought and died in major battles and forgotten skirmishes, earning for the region a compelling military history in the most crucial and deadly of American conflicts. All who feel a connection to Northern Michigan should read this book.