All On Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery | Henry Mayer


A wonderful biography of William Lloyd Garrison, editor of The Liberator, the pre-Civil War newspaper which led an impassioned campaign against slavery long before that viewpoint was popular. An inspiring story of how a small publication edited by a fearless man roused the conscience of a country. 

Chris Mahin is the manager of Barbara's Bookstore on State Street located in the Lower Level of Macy's in downtown Chicago. Prior to this, he was co-manager for several years at Barbara's Bookstore in Glenview, also called The Book Market. Chris began working for Barbara's in 1997 at the old Navy Pier store. He has worked in bookselling—on and off—since 1979. The first bookstore at which he worked was The Midnight Special Bookstore in Venice, California, then, at Guild Books in Chicago during the Harold Washington years.