The Big Divide: New book looks at area Civil War sites

Local authors Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart for the past 16 years have been driving back and forth across one of the least visible and most contentious borders in American history: the Missouri-Kansas state line.

The result is a new travel guide/history book called The Big Divide which includes over 130 sites including major museums, battlefields, and historic sites but the little places that other guides overlook.

The book excepts comments:  
"This boundary — this line in the dirt — once produced the fierce border wars that gave the world John Brown, Jesse James, William Clarke Quantrill and Ride With the Devil. But it also produced Harry Truman, Amelia Earhart, George Washington Carver, and three world-famous painters whose works could not have happened anywhere else."