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Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass The Story Behind an American Friendship

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ISBN-10: 0547385625

ISBN-13: 9780547385624

Edition: 2012

Authors: Russell Freedman

List price: $26.99
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From Newbery medalist Russell Freedman, a clear-sighted account of two surprisingly parallel lives and how they intersected at a critical moment in US 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.Douglass, an impassioned spokesman for racial justice, thought President Lincoln wasn't addressing issues of race soon enough or firmly enough, but came to respect and admire him. For his part, Lincoln…    
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers
Publication date: 6/19/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 9.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Russell Freedman is the award-winning author of numerous books. His nonfiction books range in subject from the lives and behaviors of animals to people in history whose impact is still felt today. Freeedman's work has earned him several awards, including a Newbery Medal in 1994 for Lincoln: a Photobiography, a Newbery Honor each for Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery in 1994 and The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane in 1992, and a Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal.