This is a book about two towering figures in our nation's history. It is a moving story about an improbable friendship, and an important story about an equally improbable alliance. [In the book, the author] has written a ... narrative history. He brings these two iconic figures to life and sheds new light on the central issues of slavery, race, and equality in Civil War America. -Dust jacket.
"I won't stop until I reach the United States Senate" -- "I have always hated slavery" -- "I cannot support Lincoln" -- "This thunderbolt will keep" -- "We must free the slaves or be ourselves subdued" -- "My friend, Frederick Douglass" -- "Had Lincoln lived--"
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