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James & John: Sons of Thunder

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Rarely, in the course of human history, have the lives of two individuals had such a profound impacting ~ than the lives of the Honorable Senator James M. Mason (D-VA) and the Honorable Senator John Slidell (D-LA). James, a direct descendent of a long line of notable Americans, to include a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a team-member of the now famous Mason-Dixon Line, came by his “station” in life naturally. John, originally hailing from the State of New York, broke onto the political scene with numerous, negative false-starts and discouraging electoral results ~ after having to flee to the State of Louisiana following the alleged shooting of a man who confronted John for dalliances with his wife. Following several attempts at becoming a U.S. Representative & Senator, John was eventually successful & became a powerful ally, especially in the Buchanan for President Campaign. Both men were staunch “State’s Rights” advocates, and both spent no little time on the senate floor extolling such arguments. John was selected to be Ambassador to Mexico, and finesse the acquisition of territory that now makes up the southern portion of the United States. Due to John’s unbending, uncompromising attitude, he recommended the real estate be seized by force, and the U.S. went to war with Mexico. James authored the controversial Fugitive Slave Law, that singlehandedly did more to hasten the initiation of armed hostilities than any other conflict brewing during the mid-1800’s. Once the lower states made the decision to break-away from the Republic, James & John were selected by the CSA Congress to be Special Envoys in Europe ~ seeking support and recognition for the newly-formed Confederacy. But, their mission was stymied by the "Trent Affair."

 

Hard-Cover w/ Dust Jacket: $35.00. (Plus $3.72 Postage - in the U.S.) Contains MANY B & W Images!

 

Also available in soft-cover: $30.00.