by Norma Stewart Maples Border People and Their Descendents began as a seed, a passion in the mind of the author that grew until it demanded to be put on paper. Norma Maples did not always have an interest in history, but then, she didnt know that the town outside her school room window had supported five forts during the Civil War, nor did she know that the entire population had once packed up and followed the Northern Army. She did not know that her ancestors were in a burn area just a few miles south and had to live an entire winter in the woods. Border People and Their Descendents is more than a history book about the Civil War era; it is a record of fascinating lives and heroic adventures, of accomplishments and tragedies. Most of all it is the story of real people who lived their lives at a critical juncture in America. (2004, paperback, 104 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.