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  • Frederick Douglass: Self-Made Man

  • By: Timothy Sandefur
  • Narrated by: Timothy Sandefur
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 66
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    5 out of 5 stars 62
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    5 out of 5 stars 62

Born into slavery in 1818, Frederick Douglass rose to become one of the nation's foremost intellectuals - a statesman, author, lecturer, and scholar who helped lead the fight against slavery and racial oppression. Unlike other leading abolitionists, however, Douglass embraced the US Constitution, insisting that it was an essentially anti-slavery document and that its guarantees for individual rights belonged to all Americans, of whatever race. Douglass spoke in his most popular lecture, "Self-Made Men", of people who rise through their own effort and devotion rather than privilege.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Storytelling

  • By Martin Siekierzycki on 03-26-18

Great Biography and History

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Reviewed: 04-16-18

This is the first book by Sandefur I’ve read and I look forward to reading his other books. It’s not only a biography of a great, self-made scholar and intellectual, it’s also a sobering history lesson. It is beautifully written and a must-read for students of history and any lover of liberty.

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  • Animals in Translation

  • Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
  • By: Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson
  • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

Temple Grandin’s professional training as an animal scientist and her history as a person with autism have given her a perspective like that of no other expert in the field. Grandin and coauthor Catherine Johnson present their powerful theory that autistic people can often think the way animals think—putting autistic people in the perfect position to translate “animal talk.”

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, but I have a bone to pick...

  • By Tango on 05-06-13

Original thinking on what makes animals (and humans) tick

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Reviewed: 04-04-18

Excellent insights into so many things! Temple Grandin is an amazing, original thinker, and This is one of my favorite books ever.