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APU to Host Live Webcast Featuring Best-selling Author Tony Horwitz on John Brown’s Harpers Ferry Raid and its Effects on the Civil War

Charles Town, WV – Oct. 20, 2011American Public University, part of American Public University System, will host a live Civil War webcast on Monday, October 31, 2011.  The program will feature Tony Horwitz, a New York Times best-selling author, who examines John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry in his latest book: Midnight Rising.  Horwitz will be joined by Harpers Ferry Chief Historian Dennis E. Frye from the National Park Service.  Following the presentation, there will be a question- and- answer session with the speakers.  For more information or to register, please visit

What:              Midnight Rising: Live Webcast
Who:              Tony Horwitz, Author, Midnight Rising
                       Dennis E. Frye, Chief Historian at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
When:            Monday, October 31, 2011
Time:              1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
To register:

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