He usually plays the tough guy, but in Undercover Angel he was finally able to explore a much softer side. Although Emily Mae Young stole the movie. She is so adorable and was such a delight to watch. At times the plot seemed a little rushed, but taking into consideration that this was a low budget independent film, then that can be over looked.
Paperback We know what John Brown didn't do. He didn't succeed is sparking a slave revolt that would have armed rebelling slaves up and down the Appalachia. We're not even real sure if he did something else: And, we probably never will know the answers with the same certainty that we know other, documented, historical figures.
Brown operated out of his head, leaving almost no written record to study and mull over. Thank goodness for Olds' insightful examination into this important ghost of American history.
Olds' imaginative narrative weaves the relatively few historical facts known about Brown's plans for the raid on the federal armory at Harper's Ferry with facts such as how slaves were repressed and tortured, and other historical events of and around Brown's life, to create what I think is the clearest picture of this man who "failed" at everything he did, except sparking the Civil War.
A pivotal question about Brown's actions at Harpers Ferry surrounds his original estimate of men he estimated would be necessary to succeed in arming slaves he anticipated would flock to the armory once he took control. On the night he and his men launched their attack, Brown was far short of the men he thought he needed.
So, the pivotal question is: Once Brown took possession of the armory, it soon became obvious that slaves from nearby were not going to respond in the rebellion he originally anticipated, yet he stayed at the armory rather than escape.
While imprisoned at Charles Town and awaiting trial, he conducted visits we can't call them press conferences, but that in effect is what they were with the press to get out his message, which amplified the intent behind the raid and fanned southern fears of a slave revolt.
Was this part of a plan B that proved far more effective in setting the fire he intended? Or, was he just making it up as he went along and taking advantage of opportunities?
Neither Olds, nor historians, have enough information to answer these questions with certainty. Brown took the answers to the grave.
But, if I'm reading Olds' text right, it's not unreasonable to connect the dots and arrive at a conclusion that Brown did have a plan B in mind, or at least he cast his lot with the raid and took advantage of events as they unfolded favorably to his cause.
Subsequent to reading Olds' text - I really can't label it either a novel or history - I read "historical" texts biographies and essays on Brown's life and his raid, and for my money, Olds' portrait seems the most accurate and the richest.
It's worth noting that Olds drew from many of the same sources. John Brown has been a special presence in my life for more than half a century now. On the way back from church to my grandmother's house in Charles Town, W. That was before I knew who he was, or what he hadn't done, or what he had done.
Some decades later, after traveling much of the world and the US as the son of a diplomat and as a journeyman newspaper reporter, I settled down and married in the Washington, DC area.
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