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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,243 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Metaxas Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament. At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833. Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: he changed the world. Before Wilberforce, few thought slavery was wrong. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong. To mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined together to commemorate the life of William Wilberforce with the feature-length film Amazing Grace and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film. This account of Wilberforce's life will help many become acquainted with an exceptional man who was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America. Download and start listening now!

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  • Johnny Heller takes full advantage of the author's humor, rich language, and clever ways of saying things.... The audiobook is a worthwhile prequel to the American Civil War and a jewel of biography beyond black and white. AudioFile
  • “The little-known story of the lifelong struggle of a member of Parliament to abolish slavery in the British Empire.”

    USA Today

  • “A fine and important book.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by ljpratt | 10/26/2015

    " This book, full of righteous pomp and circumstance, is inspiring beyond description. Highly recommended for reading at any point in life, but definitely when one is weary of every day life and finds one's behaviors and habits stagnant. Get up and do something after you read this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jpavalock | 2/15/2014

    " It always amazes me that these young folks were so young in college! Wilberforce was just 17 when he entered Cambridge and William Penn was 14! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tom | 2/1/2014

    " A good introduction to the life of Wilberforce and his efforts to abolish the slave trade in Britain. Written is an engaging style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nate | 1/26/2014

    " Truly absorbing, inspiring, witty ... and even better than the movie. "

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