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RONALD D. SMITH. Thomas Ewing Jr.: Frontier Lawyer & Civil War General

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RONALD D. SMITH. Thomas Ewing Jr.: Frontier Lawyer & Civil War General. University of Missouri Press. 400 pages; hardcover, $50, press.umsystem.edu.

A Whig family with roots in the South, the Ewings of Ohio influenced the course of the Midwest and the country for more than fifty years. Ronald D. Smith tells the story of this extraordinary family, but particularly of Thomas Ewing Jr., who saved Kansas from a slave-state constitution during “Bleeding Kansas,” and who in 1864, with his military exploits, saved Lincoln’s presidency.