Tony Horwitz “Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War
On Tuesday, November 10th at 7pm, Tony Horwitz will discuss his new book, “Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War,” the gripping drama of abolitionist John Brown and a mission that changed the course of history.
Plotted in secret, launched in the dark, John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry ruptured the union between North and South. Yet few Americans know the true story of the militant idealists who invaded Virginia before the Civil War. Now, Midnight Rising paints Brown’s uprising in vivid color, capturing a nation on the brink of explosive conflict.
In this riveting book, Tony Horwitz probes the troubled soul of Brown, the desperate passion of his followers, and the spirit of a sundered nation. The result is both a taut historical drama and a telling portrait of a fiery time that still resonates in our own.
Doors open at 6:30. After the program, books will be available for purchase and signing. Sponsored by Watermark books, the event is free and open to the public.