Author Tony Horwitz on his book Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War
Hear Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz, author of Confederates in the Attic, tell about the gripping drama of a man and a mission that changed the course of history, told in his book Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War. 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. Named a NYT Notable Book for 2011, as well as Best Book of 2011 by Library Journal.