Harpers Ferry visitors may be interested in the following books:

·        “AWOL on the Appalachian Trail ” by David Miller ( http://www.amazon.com/Awol-Appalachia... ) is just one book of many about the famous hiking trail which runs through Harpers Ferry .

·        “Harper’s Ferry Postcard History” by James A. Beckman ( http://www.amazon.com/Harpers-Ferry-P... ) offers a visual exploration of the area through time.

·        “Harper’s Ferry” by Ray Jones ( http://www.amazon.com/Harpers-Ferry-R... ) tells the tales of the area throughout history.

·        “John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights” by David S. Reynolds ( http://www.amazon.com/John-Brown-Abol... ).  The title says it all but it’s just the beginning of the information provided by this historical account of one of the area’s most important people.

·        “John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry (Graphic History)” by Jason Glaser and others is an excellent book for children who are going with their families to Harpers Ferry and who want to learn about the history of the area.  This is recommended for kids ages nine to twelve.  See http://www.amazon.com/Browns-Harpers-... for more information.

·        “Six Years of Hell: Harper’s Ferry During the Civil War” by Chester G. Hearn relates the history of the most important time period for the area.  See http://www.amazon.com/Six-Years-Hell-... for more information about the book.  See http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g60... for a brief summary of the area’s history.