The old man: John Brown at Harper's Ferry
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 FerryUser 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
Review: The Old Man: John Brown at Harper's FerryUser Review - Goodreads
This is an extremely readable account of the final act of perhaps the greatest American in history. HIGHLY recommended.