The Hammer and the Anvil: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the End of Slavery in America

The Hammer and the Anvil: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the End of Slavery in America

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ISBN-13: 9780809053582
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 07/17/2012
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 14.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dwight Jon Zimmerman is the coauthor with Bill O'Reilly of The New York Times bestseller Lincoln's Last Days. He is the author of The Vietnam War: A Graphic History and the co-executive producer of the Discovery Channel's miniseries First Command. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Wayne Vansant is the illustrator of The 'Nam and The Vietnam War: A Graphic History, among many other works. He lives in Mableton, Georgia.

James M. McPherson is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of History, Emeritus, at Princeton University. He is the author of numerous award-winning books on the Civil War, including Battle Cry of Freedom, which won the Pulitzer Prize.

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The Hammer and the Anvil: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the End of Slavery in America 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BuckStienke More than 1 year ago
Dwight Zimmerman and Wayne Vansant have teamed up to produce a masterful study of the two arguably most important players in political fight to eliminate slavery in America. Aimed toward the young adult audience, it captures the essence of the two men, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, from their lowly births all the way to the White House and Mr. Douglass' position as US Counsel General to Haiti. The scholarship and research invested in this book are clearly evident. The book provides the reader with a much greater appreciation for both historical figure as men. It clearly chronicles each's strengths and weaknesses and their innate grasp of politics. It also shows the process by which a determined man can help change the minds and attitudes of hundreds of thousands of others. I truly think young people will greatly benefit from reading this book. Vansant's illustration brings the characters to life and should help keep their interest in the story all the way to the end.
AnObjectivist More than 1 year ago
My highest recommendation for this "graphic novel" double-biography. Writer and artist use color in a very effective way (which I won't describe here; let it surprise you). Here are the stories of two actual American heroes, who have helped define what America is all about. Great moral inspiration for teen readers, and adults of any age.