South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.
On Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 3:30PM at St. Michael's Community House, South Street the Litchfield Historical Society will host Tony Horwitz book Talk: Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War. Midnight Rising is the vivid account of John Brown's life, mission, and legendary raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. Horwitz traces Brown's rise from farmboy to revolutionary whose magnetic personality drew many followers. In this riveting book, Horwitz tells an essential American story that still resonates with our own-of the troubled soul of a firebrand, the desperate idealism of his followers, and the spirit of a sundered nation. Author James L. Swanson praises Horwitz: "Beautifully written and sparkling with fresh insights, Midnight Rising resurrects the multiple faces of John Brown: avenging angel or murderous terrorist; slavery's nemesis or deluded fanatic; abolitionist hero or subversive insurrectionist." Free to the public.