The Week's Best Stories From NPR BooksThis week: Joe Biden's wrenching memoir. Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar talk African American folk tales. Joe Ide's Los Angeles, Lord of the Rings prequels and Andy Weir's new space adventure.
American abolitionist John Brown led the 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, Va. That takeover and the man behind it are the subjects of historian Tony Horwitz's new book, Midnight Rising.
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