By William Steward
In early nineteenth century Missouri, the duel was the rite of
passage for many young gentlemen seeking prestige and power. In time, however,
other social groups, influenced by the ruling class, engaged in a variety of
violent acts and symbolic challenges under the rubric of the code duello. In
this book, Dick Steward takes an in-depth look at the evolution of dueling,
tracing the origins, course, consequences and ultimate demise of one of the
most deadly art forms in Missouri history. Fascinating reading! Hard-cover.
Indexed. 286 pages.