The old man: John Brown at Harper's Ferry

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Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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On October 16, 1859, John Brown led a historic attack on the Harper's Ferry Armory. Nelson narrates the incredible events that unfolded that day and explodes the conventional dismissal of John Brown as a fanatic, presenting him as a revolutionary who, at the cost of his own life, helped bring an end to slavery. This book is a biography of John Brown.

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Review: The Old Man: John Brown at Harper's Ferry

User Review  - Elliott - Goodreads

One of the great pristine souls of man's history is John Brown, and Nelson's writing is as superb as its subject. A subject of tremendous inspiration, Nelson does incomparable work to rescue John Brown from the barest footnotes that he inhabits in other histories. Read full review

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User Review  - Catey - Goodreads

Excellent, couldn't put it down. Especially loved the abundance of first person accounts from people on all sides and at all levels of involvement. Highly recommend. Read full review

Contents

The Coup
3
The Conspiracy
15
Recruiting
25
Copyright

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