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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