Brian Kilmeade, New York Times bestselling author of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates sets his focus on two other heroes of the nation: Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.
Abraham Lincoln faced a troubling dilemma upon his election as President of the United States. He knew it was time to put an end to slavery, but how fast could the country change without being torn apart?
Many abolitionists were willing to rush Lincoln into moving quickly, overturning founding documents along the way. Yet, Lincoln believed he could find a way to extend equality to all, while keeping and living up the Constitution he loved so much. He just needed to buy some time.
Frederick Douglass agreed with Lincoln, or at least, he did eventually. In The President and the Freedom Fighter, Brian Kilmeade shares the little-known account of how the two men went from strong disagreement to friendship, uniting over their love for the Constitution and over their surprising commonalities. While both came from destitution, were self-educated and self-made men, and fought hard for what they believed in, Douglass had the harder fight, one for his very freedom, the two men shared a belief that the American dream was for everyone.
As he did with George Washington's Secret Six, Kilmeade has transformed this nearly forgotten piece of history into a dramatic story that will have you turning the pages to find out how these two heroes, through their principles and patience, not only changed each other, but made America truly free for all.