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Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slaveryby Eric Metaxas
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Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament.
At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833.
Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: he changed the world. Before Wilberforce, few thought slavery was wrong. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong.
To mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined together to commemorate the life of William Wilberforce with the feature-length film Amazing Grace and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film.
This account of Wilberforce's life will help many become acquainted with an exceptional man who was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America.
Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography—released simultaneously with the feature-length film of the same name—chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament.
About the Author
Eric Metaxas is the author of the New York Times bestseller Amazing Grace, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask), Everything Else You Always Wanted to Know About God, and thirty children's books. He is founder and host of Socrates in the City in New York City, where he lives with is wife and daughter. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Washington Post, Books and Culture, Christianity Today, Marks Hill Review, and Fist Things. He has written for VeggieTales and Rabbit Ears Productions, earning three Grammy nominations for Best Children's Recording.
Eric Metaxas ha escrito 25 libros de ninos, incluyendo "Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving" (Squanto y el Milagro de dar Grasias y el galardonado "Prince of Egypt" ( Principe de Egipto) con el premio Angel A to Z, todos mejor bendidos. Escribio el Omelet/Hamlet parodia de los VeggieTales video, "Lyle the Kingdly Viking," y proveyo las voces de los naradores en "Ester." Eric vive en New York City con su esposa y su hija.
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