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The story of Henry "Box" Brown is one of the most amazing tales of escape in American history. As a child, Henry was devastated when his family was split apart and sold. Later, he almost went mad after his wife and three children were also sold. In his grief, Henry heard a voice tell him, "Go and get a box, and put yourself in it." In 1849, with the help of two friends, he ...more
Paperback, 299 pages
Published February 10th 2011 by Kingstone Media (first published January 1st 2011)
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Ma
Nov 15, 2014 Ma rated it really liked it
Great story with well drawn characters. Very emotionally affecting. Unfortunately, Peterson felt the need to end every chapter with a cliff-hanger. I'm sure the purpose was to keep the reader turning pages, but it just got annoying after a while. Any writing technique loses its effectiveness when overdone. The story was exciting enough to hold peoples' interest without all the literary trickery. Peterson had great potential. I'm sure his next book will be better.
That Lady
Nov 03, 2011 That Lady rated it it was ok
Recommended to That Lady by: Malone College
A local college is focusing on this book. I want to read and perhaps participate in some of the discussions. I hope it's good. It seems to be a surprising change of pace for Doug Peterson. I'm Not sure what to expect!
Artha
Aug 19, 2011 Artha rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2011
this book was picked by the mayor of Canton for this years, one book one community. This book is sooo good!! Really well written and keeps you interested. It is an amazing true story!!
librarian90
It was Canton's "One Book, One Community" choice for 2011. It was OK - a fast read, educational, but I wouldn't call it especially well written.
Rachel
Sep 26, 2011 Rachel rated it liked it
This was a good choice for this year's One Book One Community discussion.I think it has appeal to many different genre fans--history and suspense fans especially.
Marisa #1 Mahomie!!!
Reading it for school!! whoop:) good so far!!
(especially for a school book)

Pretty amazing true storyy
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About halfway through it!
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