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Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln

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  • Posted December 6, 2008

    ┬┐Easy to Read┬┐

    Written by: John Stauffer<BR/>Published by: Twelve<BR/>Reviewed by: Stephanie Rollins for 12/2008<BR/>ISBN: 978-0-446-58009-0<BR/>¿Easy to Read¿ 4 stars<BR/>I do not like history books. My mind usually shuts off when a book takes a historical turn. This book actually held my attention. It reads like a novel. <BR/>Both Lincoln and Douglass were self-made and self-taught. It is mentioned in this book that Douglass raised himself from slavery. Douglass raised himself from white trash. The parallels only start there. Even those who do not like history will love this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Interesting read

    This book is written like an essay. It's a great read for students doing research on either Lincoln or Douglass, or their relationship. I learned so much about how they felt about each other, and how they each dealt with slavery and racism in America at the time. You will learn a lot. It's very well researched with extensive notes and bibliography.

    I gave it four stars because it was a little boring to read at times due to the style in which it was written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    This book is a very interesting read. Two people who seem to be at opposite ends of the spectrum with such strong similarities.

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  • Posted March 25, 2012

    Highly recommend

    Interesting account of two life's and each individuals response to adversity. The response to challenges and their ability to recognize them as opportunities. How their respective life's were lived and woven together. Two simple men, not chasing greatness, just seeking something better. Never quitting even when sorely tempted but both accepting their doubts and overcoming their fear. Two life's that are a testament to mans ability to overcome.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Definitely worth the read.

    This book is highly enjoyable and sheds light on the relationship between two of the most influential men in American history and their incredible rise to prominence. The author's style is pleasing and leaves you with a need to learn to more about both Douglass and Lincoln.

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