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The president and the freedom fighter : Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and their battle to save America's soul / Brian Kilmeade.

Kilmeade, Brian, (author,, narrator.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Minor Memorial Library - Roxbury.

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Minor Memorial Library - Roxbury BCD 973.7KILMEADE (Text to phone) 33630147670389 Adult Nonfiction CD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593457122
  • ISBN: 0593457129
  • Physical Description: 7 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York, NY] : Penguin Audio, [2021]

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Abraham Lincoln was White, born impoverished on a frontier farm. Frederick Douglass was Black, a child of slavery who had risked his life escaping to freedom in the North. Neither man had a formal education, and neither had had an easy path to influence. No one would have expected them to become friends, or to transform the country. But Lincoln and Douglass believed in their nation's greatness. They were determined to make the grand democratic experiment live up to its ideals. Lincoln's problem: he knew it was time for slavery to go, but how fast could the country change without being torn apart? And would it be possible to get rid of slavery while keeping America's Constitution intact? Douglass said no, that the Constitution was irredeemably corrupted by slavery, and he wanted Lincoln to move quickly. Sharing little more than the conviction that slavery was wrong, the two men's paths eventually converged. Over the course of the Civil War, they'd endure bloodthirsty mobs, feverish conspiracies, devastating losses on the battlefield, and a growing firestorm of unrest that would culminate on the fields of Gettysburg. As he did in George Washington's Secret Six, Kilmeade has transformed this nearly forgotten slice of history into a dramatic story that will keep you turning the pages to find out how these two heroes, through their principles and patience, not only changed each other, but made America truly free for all.
Subject: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 > Friends and associates.
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 > Friends and associates.
Slavery > Law and legislation > United States > History.
Slaves > Emancipation > United States.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
Abolitionists > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1849-1877.
United States > History > 1849-1877.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Biographies.

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