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The Old Man by Truman Nelson
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Nelson explodes the conventional dismissal of John Brown as a fanatic, presenting him as a revolutionary who, at the cost of his own life, helped bring an end to slavery. A classic historical novel reissued for the 150th anniversary of Brown's celebrated uprising against slavery.

Author Biography

Truman Nelson (1911-1987) wrote a number of historical novels, including The Surveyor and The Right of Revolution. Writer, historian, and activist Mike Davis is the author many books, including City of Quartz, The Ecology of Fear, The Monster at Our Door, and Planet of Slums. Davis teaches in the Department of History at the University of California at Irvine, and lives in San Diego.
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April 16th, 2009
Country of Publication
United States
Haymarket Books
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