The Crisis

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The Floating Press, Oct 1, 2012 - Fiction - 656 pages
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Regarded as one of the most significant literary figures of his era, American historical novelist Winston Churchill helmed the school of literary naturalism in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. The spellbinding novel The Crisis focuses on the events leading up to the outbreak of the Civil War. The story takes as its center the Brice family of Missouri, which is torn apart by a complex web of loyalties to those on both sides of the battle.
 

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Contents

Chapter XV Mutterings
321
Chapter XVI The Guns of Sumter
327
Chapter XVII Camp Jackson
335
Chapter XVIII The Stone that is Rejected
351
Chapter XIX The Tenth of May
363
Chapter XX In the Arsenal
376
Chapter XXI The Stampede
397
Chapter XXII The Straining of Another Friendship
414

Chapter VIII Bellegarde
87
Chapter IX A Quiet Sunday in Locust Street
102
Chapter X The Little House
113
Chapter XI The Invitation
122
Chapter XII Miss Jinny
127
Chapter XIII The Party
143
BOOK II
154
Chapter I Raw Material
155
Chapter II Abraham Lincoln
163
Chapter III In Which Stephen Learns Something
175
Chapter IV The Question
185
Chapter V The Crisis
194
Chapter VI Glencoe
209
Chapter VII An Excursion
231
Chapter VIII The Colonel is Warned
243
Chapter IX Signs of the Times
250
Chapter X Richters Scar
266
Chapter XI How a Prince Came
275
Chapter XII Into Which a Potentate Comes
283
Chapter XIII At Mr Brinsmades Gate
293
Chapter XIV The Breach Becomes Too Wide Abraham Lincoln
310
Chapter XXIII Of Clarence
424
BOOK III
432
Chapter I Introducing a Capitalist
433
Chapter II News from Clarence
449
Chapter III The Scourge of War
467
Chapter IV The List of Sixty
479
Chapter V The Auction
489
Chapter VI Eliphalet Plays His Trumps
506
Chapter VII With the Armies of the West
524
Chapter VIII A Strange Meeting
539
Chapter XI Bellegarde Once More
552
Chapter X In Judge Whipples Office
565
Chapter XI Lead Kindly Light
587
Chapter XII The Last Card
593
Chapter XIII From the Letters of Major Stephen Brice
600
Chapter XIV The Same Continued
611
Chapter XV Man of Sorrow
626
Chapter XVI Annapolis
648
Afterword
654
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