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Books about John Brown

in order of publication date
(books I consider most important in bold)

Title Author Publication Date
The Public Life of Capt. John Brown James Redpath 1860
The Life and Letters of John Brown edited by F.B. Sanborn 1885
John Brown Hermann E. von Holst 1888
John Brown and His Men Richard J. Hinton 1894
John Brown Joseph E. Chamberlin 1899
John Brown, the Hero Jonathan W. Winkley 1905
John Brown W.E.B. Du Bois 1909
John Brown Oswald Garrison Villard 1910
John Brown, Soldier of Fortune Hill Peebles Wilson 1913
John Brown, the Making of a Martyr Robert Penn Warren 1929
John Brown and the Legend of Fifty-six James C. Malin 1942
Fair Trial Richard B. Morris 1952
"John Brown's Private War" in America in Crisis C. Vann Woodward 1952
A John Brown Reader Louis Ruchames 1959
Man on Fire Jules Abel 1971
The Legend of John Brown Richard O. Boyer 1973
The Old Man: John Brown at Harper's Ferry Truman Nelson  1973

To Purge This Land With Blood: A Biography of John Brown

Stephen B. Oates 1970
John Brown's Journey: Notes & Reflections on His America & Mine Albert Fried 1978
His Soul Goes Marching On: Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid edited by Paul Finkelman 1995

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