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Monday, October 26, 2020

Something New!

John Brown, Mind & Memory

Students and enthusiasts of John Brown the abolitionist will be happy to learn that for the first time since his death in 1859, a book has been published that provides unique and personal insight into Brown's life and thought with space for your own journaling, note-taking, or personal reflections.  As a long-time student of Brown's life and letters, I am happy to present John Brown, Mind & Memory.

No doubt, you have seen daily journals, but imagine a journal that features daily quotes from Brown's personal letters, along with reminiscences of his life and words from family, associates, and notable authors.  The quotations from Brown's letters alone make this work a kind of mini-archive of the abolitionist's letters, covering the period from 1830 until his imprisonment in Virginia in 1859. Other daily quotations feature little known reminiscences from his children and abolitionist associates, providing a rare glimpse into the life of John Brown, the man who lived. 

To set the tone, John Brown, Mind & Memory features an extended introductory essay and reflection by yours truly, the author of several books on Brown, and based on over twenty years of extensive research. It also features the reproduction of a rare sketch made from life in 1859 by a leading newspaper artist, Albert Berghaus.

John Brown, Mind & Memory provides a 
daily quotation and space for reflection--
an ideal gift or souvenir!

John Brown, Mind & Memory
 is attractively produced and presents history lovers and John Brown enthusiasts especially with a special experience that will allow them to sample the writing and thoughts of Brown on a daily basis, as well as record one's own thoughts, research notes, or diary entries in a unique way, every day throughout the year. 

An ideal gift for the holidays or year-round, click on this link to purchase John Brown, Mind & Memory from Barnes & Noble, or directly from the publisher's site.

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