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

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

Tony Horwitz


A New York Times remarkable publication for 2011
A Library magazine Top Ten top Books of 2011
A Boston Globe top Nonfiction e-book of 2011
Late at the evening of October sixteen, 1859, John Brown introduced a shock raid at the slaveholding South. prime a biracial band of militant idealists, he seized the large armory at Harpers Ferry, freed and armed slaves, and vowed to free up each bondsman in America.
Brown's bold strike sparked a savage road struggle and a counterattack by means of U.S. Marines less than Robert E. Lee. The bloodshed and courtroom drama that additionally stunned a divided country and propelled it towards civil struggle. Tony Horwitz's Midnight Rising brings Brown and his rebellion vividly to existence and charts America's descent into explosive clash. the result's a taut and integral background of a guy and a time that also resonate in our own.

Show sample text content

Download sample