This particular book is filled with transcribed primary sources that cover a variety of topics. It is divided into eight chapters and provides a number of perspectives. There are accounts from slaves, masters, Unionists, secessionists, guerrillas, jayhawkers, conservatives, radicals, women, men, soldiers, civilians, foreigners and politicians.
Missouri's War gives the reader a good feel for the diversity of allegiances that pervaded Missouri and there are few better ways to learn about an area than by reading the accounts left by those that experienced it first hand.
On a scale of 1 to 5, I give it a 4.