H. W. Brands | The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom

Recorded Nov 5, 2020
Direct Download: 20201105-h.w.bra.mp3

“A terrific writer who commands” his historical subject matter with “authority and panache” (New York Times), H. W. Brands was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin (The First American) and Franklin Roosevelt (Traitor to His Class). He explores such diverse subjects as Aaron Burr, Ronald Reagan, the California gold rush, Andrew Jackson, the Vietnam War, Bill Gates, and the second generation of American statesmen in his more than two dozen books that “weave together keen political history with anecdote and marvelous sense of place” (Boston Globe). Brands returns with the story of two towering figures of American abolitionism.

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