Tony Horwitz and John Brown

Confederates in the Attic author Tony Horwitz was in town September 20 discussing his latest book, Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War. Among those involved in stamping out the insurrection at Harpers Ferry in 1859 were then-Colonel Robert E. Lee and Lieutenant J.E.B. Stuart. Horwitz described the raid as a "casting call" for the Civil War.

Hear a clip from the audiobook here.

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