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User Review  - Journey21 - LibraryThing

I read this very fine book written by David Reynolds. I won't repeat what others have said in an effort to tell the story. Instead, I prefer to share my reactions. About John Brown, the author penned ... Read full review

Review: John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights

User Review  - Johnny D - Goodreads

"Bones in a grave, Cover them as they will with choking earth, May shout the truth to men who put them there, More than all orators." - Edwin Arlington Robinson, John Brown. This is the first book ... Read full review

Review: John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights

User Review  - Theo Logos - Goodreads

John Brown is an American enigma. His life presents a serious challenge to a simple black and white interpretation of ethics, history, and by extrapolation, even current events. He was a man a hundred ... Read full review

Review: John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

Possibly the most controversial figure in American history. John Brown was among the last of what what was left of the Puritain movement in America. His almost unquestionable insanity turned him into ... Read full review

Review: John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights

User Review  - Pamela Parson - Goodreads

Best contemporary biography of John Brown. As a cultural history it really puts John Brown and it legacy into perspective. Read full review

Review: John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights

User Review  - Roger Bailey - Goodreads

I learned quite a lot from this book. I have heard of John Brown all my life and, of course, I knew about the massacre of slavers in Kansas and the raid on the arsenal in Harper's Ferry and bits and ... Read full review

Review: John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights

User Review  - Deborah - Goodreads

This cultural biography sets John Brown in his cultural, historical and intellectual times, including rapidly multiplying religious isms. Brown's singular lack of racism toward blacks and Native ... Read full review

Review: John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights

User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

Sentimentality is not an appropriate reaction to the life and career of John Brown. When the question of whether "Bleeding Kansas" would become a slave or a free state hung in the balance, Brown's ... Read full review

Review: John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights

User Review  - Craig J. - Goodreads

"John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights by David S. Reynolds (2006)" Read full review

Review: John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights

User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

John Brown was the most famous, and polarizing, figure to emerge in America in the 1850's, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln. Brown came to personalize the violence which was overcoming the ... Read full review


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