At some point when we were living in Maryland (so, sometime between third and ninth grade) I went on a school field trip to Harper's Ferry to learn about John Brown's Raid. I remember the scenery, and something about it being connected to the Civil War, but before reading this book I couldn't have told you anything about what actually happened in the Raid, nor what it signified. Now, thanks to that rapscallion Flashman, I know all about it, and indeed about the political state of the US at the time. That wily Fraser, always tricking me into learning.
FuzzyCo grade: B+