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4.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 5 4.83 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Howard Fast Narrator: Norman Dietz Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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It was everywhere. You couldn't talk about the revolution without using the word freedom in the same breath. But Gideon Jackson knew that freedom meant something different if your skin was black. Fast's fictional account of the post Civil War era takes us into the life of Gideon Jackson, a black man, newly freed, and determined to make a difference.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 8/26/2013

    " There are very few books that I can honestly say changed my life forever but this is one of them. It's the story of overcoming adversity and how when the disenfranchised work together and over come their differences there is nothing they can't accomplish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 4/23/2013

    " This book not only had a significant impact on how I viewed Reconstruction in the US but it helped to springboard my love for African American History and history in general. A wonderful book I would incorporate into any discussion regarding the era and social changes taking place. Love it!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacquelyn | 4/21/2013

    " Things i wanted to know about........ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ky | 3/14/2013

    " Reconstruction story... Freedom is not black or white... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Woodside | 11/12/2012

    " A book that makes the injustice of the end of reconstruction real. While the actual story is fiction, the story happened all over the south (with references). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 9/22/2012

    " This book provoked the strongest emotional reaction I've ever had to a book. Made me furious; I've read it 3 times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 9/1/2012

    " This is the first book I read that got me interested in civil rights. Such an inspiring story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlyn | 7/16/2012

    " WOW! im not much of a fan of the civil war but this book is on the aftermath and the start of the Reconstruction. It introduces the KKK and how life was for a Black person of the era and the first Black mens of Congress. I didnt expect to like it but I did and i cried. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicholasmiller82 | 3/5/2012

    " Excellent historical fiction about the Reconstruction after the Civil War. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidy | 9/24/2011

    " Some might argue that Fast is just playing with your emotions, but its feasibility forgives its fictional state. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 7/16/2011

    " One of the best and yet most tragic books I have ever read. For those interested in antebellum history and the early civil rights movements, I highly recommend this books. Fair warning however, it will make you cry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlyn | 7/9/2011

    " WOW! im not much of a fan of the civil war but this book is on the aftermath and the start of the Reconstruction. It introduces the KKK and how life was for a Black person of the era and the first Black mens of Congress. I didnt expect to like it but I did and i cried. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ky | 8/20/2009

    " Reconstruction story... Freedom is not black or white... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 3/7/2009

    " There are very few books that I can honestly say changed my life forever but this is one of them. It's the story of overcoming adversity and how when the disenfranchised work together and over come their differences there is nothing they can't accomplish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 3/20/2008

    " This book provoked the strongest emotional reaction I've ever had to a book. Made me furious; I've read it 3 times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicholasmiller82 | 1/10/2008

    " Excellent historical fiction about the Reconstruction after the Civil War. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 11/16/2007

    " This is the first book I read that got me interested in civil rights. Such an inspiring story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidy | 5/27/2007

    " Some might argue that Fast is just playing with your emotions, but its feasibility forgives its fictional state. "

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About the Narrator

Norman Dietz is a writer, voice-over artist, and audiobook narrator. He has won six Earphones Awards and was named one of the fifty “Best Voices of the Century” by AudioFile magazine. He and his late wife Sandra transformed an abandoned ice-cream parlor into a playhouse, which served “the world’s best hot fudge sundaes” before and after performances. The founder of Theatre in the Works, he lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.