Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War (Hardcover)

John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War

By Tony Horwitz

Thorndike Press, 9781410441867, 661pp.

Publication Date: October 25, 2011

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“The Civil War had its origins long before Fort Sumter, but possibly the biggest spark was provided by one extremely intense, driven man, John Brown. Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859 not only provided a frightening specter to nervous Southern slave owners, it was also a moral slap in the face to the rest of the country, especially during his trial. The long-range effects of one man and his moral passion are superbly rendered by the award-winning Horwitz.”
— Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI
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November 2011 Indie Next List

“The Civil War had its origins long before Fort Sumter, but possibly the biggest spark was provided by one extremely intense, driven man, John Brown. Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859 not only provided a frightening specter to nervous southern slave owners, it was also a moral slap in the face to the rest of the country, especially during his trial. The long-range effects of one man and his moral passion are superbly rendered by the award-winning Horwitz.”
— Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI
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Originally published: New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2011.
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