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Author: Catherine Clinton Narrator: Shayna Small, Nicole Small Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781478969860
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The definitive biography of one of the most courageous women in American history "reveals Harriet Tubman to be even more remarkable than her legend" (Newsday).

Celebrated for her exploits as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman has entered history as one of nineteenth-century America's most enduring and important figures. But just who was this remarkable woman? To John Brown, leader of the Harper's Ferry slave uprising, she was General Tubman. For the many slaves she led north to freedom, she was Moses. To the slaveholders who sought her capture, she was a thief and a trickster. To abolitionists, she was a prophet.

Now, in a biography widely praised for its impeccable research and its compelling narrative, Harriet Tubman is revealed for the first time as a singular and complex character, a woman who defied simple categorization.

"In the first major biography of Harriet Tubman in more than 100 years, we see the heroine of children's books and biopics with a new clarity and richness of detail." --Lev Grossman, Time
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Quotes & Awards

  • Clinton's well-researched book reveals Harriet Tubman to be even more remarkable than her legend. Liza Featherstone, Newsday
  • Superior. Clinton wisely keeps the focus on Tubman and her remarkable life...This compelling biography brings alive the passion of those tormented times. Deirdre Donahue, USA Today
  • A lucid, well-researched biography that contextualizes a remarkable life in all its remarkable accomplishment. Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, Christian Science Monitor
  • Reads more like an adventure tale than a history lesson...This biography provides an in-depth look at Harriet Tubman and holds moments of wonder for readers. Bernadette Adams Davis, BookPage
  • “A wonderful blend of history and biography…reads like a novel…A triumph.”

    Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize winning historian and New York Times bestselling author

  • A thrilling reading experience. It expands outward from Tubman's individual story to give a sweeping, historical vision of slavery. NPR's Fresh Air
  • “In historian Clinton’s 2004 telling, Tubman comes alive on the page, and reminds us what courage really means, whether fleeing to freedom, working as a ‘conductor’ for the Underground Railroad or as a Union spy, or later in her life fighting for women’s rights.”

    O, The Oprah Magazine

  • “Clinton has an extraordinary knack of compressing complex history into an informing brief paragraph or a single sentence, making this ‘first full-scale biography’ of Tubman a revelation.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • O Magazine Pick of 25 Books Every Woman Should Read in Her Lifetime

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About the Author

Catherine Clinton is the author of Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom and Fanny Kemble’s Civil Wars. Educated at Harvard, Sussex, and Princeton, she is a member of the advisory committee to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, and holds a chair in U.S. history at Queen’s University Belfast.

About the Narrators

Shayna Small is an actress, singer, and educator based in New York, where she received her BFA in Drama from the Juilliard School. She has worked across a variety of media including theater, film and tv, music and voice-over.

Nicole Small (a.k.a. Shayna Small) is an actress/singer born and raised in Chicago. In the middle of her freshman year of high school she relocated to Baltimore to attend a performing arts school. She holds a BFA in drama at the Juilliard School. Her theater credits include Hurt Village and The Threepenny Opera.