David W. Blight: Frederick Douglass

Just finished reading David Blight’s 764-page biography of Frederick Doughlass. There is so much to unpack about one of American’s towering political figures. Douglass learned to read as a young slave. He used his words to fight to end slavery. His push-and-pull relationship with Abraham Lincoln was intriguing. If you want to learn about one of the greatest orators of American history, this comprehensive biography is for you. It’s long, but your patience will be rewarded.