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Friend and Foe Alike
Friend and Foe Alike

Friend and Foe Alike

A Tour Guide to Missouri's Civil War


272 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $28.95 (US $28.95) (CA $29.95)

Publication Date: November 2012

ISBN 9780985457211

Rights: US & CA

Missouri's Civil War Heritage Foundation (Nov 2012)

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The only comprehensive guide to Civil War sites across Missouri, this informative and attractive package includes detailed driving instructions to take travelers from site to site across the state. While off the beaten track of most cultural tourists, Missouri is a treasure trove of Civil War history, having witnessed more battles and engagements than any other state outside of Virginia and Tennessee. Perfect for travelers to the Midwest, Civil War buffs, and historians alike, the guide will provide days of adventure exploring the battles, military campaigns, and personalities that make up Missouri’s involvement in the Civil War.


“The best guidebook available examining sites statewide in a single volume. Highlighting both famous and little known events, places, and personalities from Missouri's Civil War history in its thoughtfully constructed road tours, Friend and Foe Alike is an excellent resource for casual tourists and serious students alike.”  —Andrew Wagenhoffer, Civil War Books & Authors

“Wolk’s book isn’t just for sightseers though. He includes a thorough and comprehensive history of wartime Missouri.”  —Noah Homola, Kansas City Star

“Here are hundreds of destinations, dozens of battle narratives and engaging sidebars on fascinating, controversial personalities. This accessible, entertaining travel guide is the best so far to a war that has been invisible for too long.”  —Martin Northway, Newcity

“Greg Wolk has a captivating writing style that makes history come alive on each of the tour routes he describes. He reminds us of the depth of the role Missouri played in the great conflict of 1861–1865.”  —Douglas D. Scott, PhD, author, Fields of Conflict: Battlefield Archaeology from the Roman Empire to the Korean War

Author Biography

Gregory Wolk is a lawyer and the executive director of Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation. Stuart Symington, Jr., is the former chairman of the Missouri Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and a former trustee of the Association of the United States Army. He is the coeditor of Malindy’s Freedom. They both live in St. Louis.