McBride's latest novel, The Good Lord Bird, is about American revolutionary John Brown.
One of the author's six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
Been in the Storm So Long by Leon F. LitwackRead about another book on the list.
This 1980 Pulitzer Prize winner reveals the day-to-day life of white and black America during slavery and just after emancipation. It communicates how the two groups grappled with the tremendous moral dilemma that slavery presented. Good historians who write well are like good filmmakers. They reel the film before your eyes with tremendous effectiveness. Litwack is one of those.