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by Doug Peterson (Goodreads Author)
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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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.
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!