RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 213599181 LA English T1 Giants : the parallel lives of Frederick Douglass & Abraham Lincoln A1 Stauffer, John,, PB Twelve PP New York YR 2008 SN 9780446580090 9780446541220 0446580090 0446541222 9780446698986 0446698989 AB Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were the preeminent self-made men of their time. In this dual biography, John Stauffer describes the transformations in the lives of these two giants during a major shift in cultural history, when men rejected the status quo and embraced new ideals of personal liberty. As Douglass and Lincoln reinvented themselves and ultimately became friends, they transformed America. At a time when most whites would not let a black man cross their threshold, Lincoln invited Douglass into the White House. Lincoln recognized that he needed Douglass to help him destroy the Confederacy and preserve the Union; Douglass realized that Lincoln's shrewd sense of public opinion would serve his own goal of freeing the nation's blacks. Their relationship shifted in response to the country's debate over slavery, abolition, and emancipation.--From publisher description.