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

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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 2011Late 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.Browns 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 Americas descent into explosive conflict. The result is a taut and indispensable history of a man and a time that still resonate in our own.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312429263
Author:
Horwitz, Tony
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-19th Century
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 2 maps and 53 bandw photos and
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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