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New book includes escape from Quantrill

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ยข Blanche Bruce, the first black man to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate, is the subject of a new book by Lawrence Otis Graham. In one section, the book recalls Bruce's flight from Quantrill's raiders in Lawrence.He later wrote: _"I saw the fighting going on, and the guerrillas rode by without discovering me.... My flight was observed, and several armed men rode furiously toward me... Fortunately, keeping my head underwater I managed to hide, although they came within a few feet of me... I remained concealed in the river all day."_The book was reviewed over the weekend in the [Biloxi Sun-Herald][1]. [1]: http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/living/16258983.htm

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