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"The Night I Freed John Brown" captures the essence of youthful bewilderment and its desire to be loved, accepted, understood, and valued. Read morePublished on September 5, 2012 by C. Morris
I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered the book, The Night I Freed John Brown. The book arrived in excellent condition and well within the anticipated time frame. Read morePublished on December 10, 2011 by J. Ashworth
I am so pleased to have published some of John Michael Cummings's short stories some years ago when he was first working on this novel. He was clearly an accomplished writer. Read morePublished on June 24, 2010 by Moira A. Forsyth
What a remarkable book.
I haven't read any of the author's noted short fiction, so I can't comment on how this compares to it. Read more
John Michael Cummings' The Night I Freed John Brown is a captivating novel, not only for its fascinating storyline that lends intrigue and creates mystery, but also for its superb... Read morePublished on April 10, 2009 by Sapphire
I would highly recommend John Michael Cummings' novel, The Night I Freed John Brown, as a must-read for those hard- to- please 9-15 year old readers. Read morePublished on March 15, 2009 by Karen J. Kaplan
In his first novel, The Night I Freed John Brown, John Michael Cummings shares with us the story of Josh, the youngest of three boys growing up in historical Harpers Ferry. Read morePublished on February 25, 2009 by Matthew G. Skillen
Having grown up in Harpers Ferry, this book was of interest to me. My busy schedule didn't allow me to read the book when it came, so I gave it to my son. Read morePublished on February 11, 2009 by fivedogstoomany
John Michael Cummings' new novel for young readers, The Night I Freed John Brown (Philomel 2008), tells the touchingly eerie tale of a young boy battling with his father on the... Read morePublished on February 5, 2009 by George Haggerty