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Twelve Years a Slave (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 05/12/2013
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Solomon Northup was an entrepreneur and dedicated family man, father to three young children, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Alonzo. What little free time he had after long days of manual and farm labor, he spent reading books and playing the violin. Though his father was born into slavery, Solomon was born and lived free.

In March 1841, two strangers approached Northup, offering him employment as a violinist in a town hundreds of miles away from his home in Saratoga Springs, New York. Solomon bid his wife farewell until his return. Only after he was drugged and bound, did he realize the strangers were kidnappers-that nefarious brand of criminals in the business of capturing runaway and free blacks for profit. Thus began Northup's life as a slave.

Dehumanized, beaten, and worked mercilessly, Northup suffered all the more wondering what had become of his family. One owner was savagely cruel and Northup recalls he was "indebted to him for nothing, save undeserved abuse." Just as he felt the summer of his life fade and all hope nearly lost, he met a kind-hearted stranger who changed the course of his life. A book no one interested in American history can afford to miss.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781476767345
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 410 g
Dimensions: 213 x 140 x 30 mm

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“Read it and you will understand.”

Having seen the film version of this I thought I was prepared to read Solomon's story but I really was not. Reading his story in his own words, hearing him tell his tale, his own struggles, doubts and... More

Paperback edition
3rd October 2015
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Bookdragon Sean

““My sufferings I can compare to nothing else than the burning agonies of hell!””

This book is told from the view point of a man who was a slave, not some historian’s interpretation of the events or a novelist’s aggrandisement. It is a frank narrative of the events that surrounded one man’s... More

Paperback edition
28th April 2015
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