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Tony Horwitz details John Brown’s raid

In 1859 at Harper’s Ferry, John Brown led a guerrilla band on a raid he hoped would lead to the freedom of every slave in the South.

Author Tony Horwitz will read from his new book, “Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Started the Civil War,” on September 7 at 4 p.m on the first floor Reading Room of Jackson Library. After his talk, he will sign copies of his books.

Four of his books have been national and New York Times bestsellers: Confederates in the Attic, Baghdad Without A Map, A Voyage Long and Strange, and Blue Latitudes.

A graduate of Brown University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Horwitz worked for many years as a reporter, first in Indiana and then in Australia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, mostly covering wars and conflicts as a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.

He won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and worked as a staff writer for The New Yorker before becoming a full-time author.

The BOOKMARKS festival has partnered with University Libraries to make this UNCG event possible. The BOOKMARKS festival in Winston-Salem will be on Saturday, Sept. 8.

More information is at the Friend of the UNCG Libraries blog.

Visual: detail from ‘John Brown’ book cover