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

John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War

By Tony Horwitz

Large Print Press, 9781594135507, 567pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2012

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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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“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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About the Author

Tony Horwitz is the bestselling author of "Midnight Rising," "A Voyage Long and Strange," "Blue Latitudes," "Confederates in the Attic," and "Baghdad Without a Map." He is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has worked for "The Wall Street Journal" and "The New Yorker." He lives in Martha's Vineyard with his wife, Geraldine Brooks, and their two sons.
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