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Midnight Rising : John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War
by Tony Horwitz


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A "New York Times" Notable Book for 2011
A "Library Journal "Top Ten Best Books of 2011
A "Boston Globe" Best Nonfiction Book of 2011
Late on the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown launched a surprise raid on the slaveholding South.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A "New York Times" Notable Book for 2011
A "Library Journal "Top Ten Best Books of 2011
A "Boston Globe" Best Nonfiction Book of 2011
Late on the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown launched a surprise raid on the slaveholding South. Leading a biracial band of militant idealists, he seized the massive armory at Harpers Ferry, freed and armed slaves, and vowed to liberate every bondsman in America.
Brown's daring strike sparked a savage street fight and a counterattack by U.S. Marines under Robert E. Lee. The bloodshed and court drama that followed also shocked a divided nation and propelled it toward civil war. Tony Horwitz's "Midnight Rising" brings Brown and his uprising vividly to life and charts America's descent into explosive conflict. The result is a taut and indispensable history of a man and a time that still resonate in our own.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312429263
  • ISBN-10: 0312429266
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: August 2012
  • Page Count: 365
  • Dimensions: 8.24 x 5.55 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.77 pounds


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Books > History > United States - 19th Century
Books > History > United States - Civil War
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