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Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War (Audio) - Tony Horwitz, Dan Oreskes
Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War (Audio)
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ISBN: 9781427216809 (1427216800)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Edition language: English
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spoko
spoko rated it
John Brown is an enigmatic character; more than a century after his life, it's difficult to tell whether he was a hero, a lunatic, or both. This book goes some way in illuminating the question, though to my mind, not far enough. One comes away from it with a very clear sense of why anyone might see ...
Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it
3.5 Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War
Let me begin by saying that John Brown's mission to end slavery was noble (I am gonna go ahead and take a stance against slavery- controversial, I know). However, author Tony Horwitz' treatment of the John Brown story offers a more complicated narrative that begs questions that have been easy enough...
AmySea
AmySea rated it
Really, I knew next to nothing about John Brown before I read this book. I decided to read it because I recently finished [b:Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War|38855|Confederates in the Attic Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War|Tony Horwitz|http://d.gr-assets....
sandin954
sandin954 rated it
My first exposure to John Brown was Raymond Massey's intensely scary performance in the highly historically inaccurate film Santa Fe Trail which I watched as a youngster. This book helped fill out the real story of the anti-slavery crusader and, while the build up to the raid was a bit tedious, it ...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
5.0
I found this book amazing. I have read over 100 books on subjects surrounding the Civil War yet, haven't really read on this incident too deeply. This book was clearly well researched and gave an indepth look into the players, particularly John Brown. I liked this book much better than the other boo...
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