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Giants

The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln

by John Stauffer

Hardcover, 432 pages, Grand Central Pub, List Price: $30 |

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The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln
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John Stauffer

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A dual portrait of the two nineteenth-century leaders evaluates their successes as self-made men, in an account that traces their dramatic rise from poverty and slavery to influential activists and writers.