BookTalk: John Brown’s “Midnight Rising”

Posted: 26/12/2011 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than 150 years after his violent attack on Harpers Ferry, Virginia, abolitionist militant John Brown still inspires fiery debate. In a new book, Tony Horwitz, a Pulitzer-Prize winning war correspondent and author, provides a vivid history of Brown’s life, a departure from his usual breezy personalized histories like “Confederates in the Attic,” which was about civil war nostalgia. “Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid the Sparked the Civil War” is Horwitz’s first

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