Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship by Russell Freedman
  

Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship

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Synopsis

Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship by Russell Freedman

From the author of Lincoln: A Photobiography, comes a clear-sighted, carefully researched account of two surprisingly parallel lives and how they intersected at a critical moment in U.S. history. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were both self-taught, both great readers and believers in the importance of literacy, both men born poor who by their own efforts reached positions of power and prominence. Lincoln as president of the United States and Douglass as the most famous and influential African American of his time. Though their meetings were few and brief, their exchange of ideas helped to end the Civil War, reunite the nation, and abolish slavery. Includes bibliography, source notes, and index.

Reviews

* Freedman writes with clarity, intelligence, and a fine sense of detail . . . a well-researched, wonderfully readable book.

* A lucid and fascinating narrative that never sacrifices depth and intellectual rigor. . . . A marvel of history writing that makes complicated history clear and interesting.

True to form, Freedman relies heavily on period illustrations and primary and secondary sources, breathing life into both men through a generous assortment of their own words.

This book would be an asset for any classroom because it shows how two men set lasting examples of equality, integrity, and selflessness.

* A first-rate volume for classroom study and general reading.

* Clear, accessible storytelling.

Freedman does not deviate an inch from his customary knack of selecting the precise details an adolescent reader will require to sort through complex issues and often conflicted personalities.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
128 pages

Author

Russell Freedman
More books by Russell Freedman

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Publication date

23rd March 2016

ISBN

9780544668270


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