Tony Horwitz “Midnight Rising”
October 25th, 2011
John Brown. Hero? Martyr? Or traitor? Terrorist? Brown’s audacious raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859, with the aim of launching a slave uprising, remains one of the most controversial episodes in American history, and Brown himself one of the most divisive figures.
Yet, think about what most of us learned about it in school, and it’s almost embarrassing how little we know about John Brown and the raid that most agree set the stage for the Civil War.
Now in his book “Midnight Rising” Tony Horwitz takes a fresh new look at Brown, the men and women who helped him, and how the raid really affected our nation’s history.
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