Freedman writes with clarity, intelligence, and a fine sense of detaila well researched, wonderfully readable book Booklist, starred review A lucid and fascinating narrative that never sacrifices depth and intellectual rigor A marvel of history writing that makes complicated history clear and interesting Kirkus Reviews, starred review True to form, Freedman relies heavily on period illustrations and primary and secondary sources, breathing life into both men through a generous assortment of their own words Horn Book This book would be an asset for any classroom because it shows how two men set lasting examples of equality, integrity, and selflessness VOYA, Q P MJ A first rate volume for classroom study and general reading School Library Journal, starred review Clear, accessible storytelling Publishers Weekly, starred review Freedman does not deviate an inch from his customary knack of selecting the precise details an adolescent reader will require to sort through complex issues and often conflicted personalities Bulletin Freedman writes with clarity, intelligence, and a fine sense of detaila well researched, wonderfully readable book Booklist, starred review A lucid and fascinating narrative that never sacrifices depth and intellectual rigor A marvel of history writing that makes complicated history clear and interesting Kirkus Reviews, starred review True to form, Freedman relies heavily on period illustrations and primary and secondary sources, breathing life into both men through a generous assortment of their own words Horn Book This book would be an asset for any classroom because it shows how two men set lasting examples of equality, integrity, and selflessness VOYA, Q P MJ A first rate volume for classroom study and general reading School Library Journal, starred review Clear, accessible storytelling Publishers Weekly, starred review Freedman does not deviate an inch from his customary knack of selecting the precise details an adolescent reader will require to sort through complex issues and often conflicted personalities Bulletin Freedman writes with clarity, intelligence, and a fine sense of detaila well researched, wonderfully readable book Booklist, starred review A lucid and fascinating narrative that never sacrifices depth and intellectual rigorA marvel of history writing that makes complicated history clear and interesting Kirkus, starred review True to form, Freedman relies heavily on period illustrations and primary and secondary sources, breathing life into both men through a generous assortment of their own words Horn Book This book would be an asset for any classroom because it shows how two men set lasting examples of equality, integrity, and selflessness VOYA, Q P M J A first rate volume for classroom study and general reading School Library Journal, starred review Clear, accessible storytelling Publishers Weekly, starred review Freedman does not deviate an inch from his customary knack of selecting the precise details an adolescent reader will require to sort through complex issues and often conflicted personalities BulletinFrom the author of Lincoln A Photobiography, comes a clear sighted, carefully researched 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 prominenceLincoln as president of the United States and Douglass as the most famous and influential African American of his time Though their meetings were few and brief, their exchange of ideas helped to end the Civil War, reunite the nation, and abolish slavery Includes bibliography, source notes, and index