The Rest I Will Kill by Brian McGinty audiobook

The Rest I Will Kill: William Tillman and the Unforgettable Story of How a Free Black Man Refused to Become a Slave

By Brian McGinty
Read by Sean Crisden

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665149020

  • ISBN: 9781665149006

  • ISBN: 9781665149013

Runtime: 4.33 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

On July 4, 1861, the schooner S.J. Waring set sail from New York on a routine voyage to South America. Seventeen days later, it limped back into New York's harbor with the ship's black cook and steward at the helm. While the story of that ill-fated voyage is one of the most harrowing tales of captivity and survival on the high seas, it has been tragically lost to history. Now reclaiming William Tillman as the American hero he deserves to be, historian Brian McGinty takes readers on a courageous journey that recounts how a free black man was able to recapture his commandeered ship from Confederate privateers, defy their efforts to make him a slave, and become an unlikely glimmer of hope for a disheartened Union army in the war-battered North. The Rest I Will Kill emerges as a thrilling yet historically significant work about race, patriotism, and personal heroism during the Civil War.
 

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Author Bio: Brian McGinty

Author Bio: Brian McGinty

Brian McGinty is an attorney and writer who specializes in American history and law. His previous books include Lincoln and the Court, The Body of John Merryman: Abraham Lincoln and the Suspension of Habeas Corpus, and John Brown’s Trial. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 4.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English