Friday, September 10, 2010

Mel Gibson = John Brown

September 10, 2010

A movie about John Brown and his raid on Harpers Ferry? It might happen, says the New York Times. The American Film Company recently financed The Conspirator, Robert Redford’s forthcoming movie about Mary Surratt, the only woman to be hanged in connection with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Now it wants to make more movies […]

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Starred

September 10, 2010

Booklist has given The First Assassin a starred review: It’s America 1861, and the slave states are jubilant. Fort Sumter has fallen. The new president–the guy in the stovepipe hat–has slunk into Washington at night, like the craven thing they know he is. If the slaveholders assassinate this “Black Republican,” they’ll have their own country. […]

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