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The author does an excellent job piecing together the bits of mostly oral history and memorializing them in this book. The stories are well supported by whatever documents existed at the time. These stories bring alive the critical struggle that the United States underwent over the institution of slavery. The focus is on the underground railroad, but the story cannot be told without the historical and sociological background. The author tells the underground railroad story in the context of this broader background in an engaging and enlightening manner.
This audio book was fantastic and I enjoyed the entire thing. I would recommend to anyone interested in the Underground Railroad to visit the INCREDIBLE National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio: http://www.freedomcenter.org/
This is a clear and concise book. The reader's voice makes the material even more compelling than just reading it in print. The history it presents is absolutely fascinating, and the way the writer presents it is a marvel. Recommend for even listeners of just fiction.
Bordewich is a journalist who has traveled widely in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. He was invited to the People's Republic of China to train the staff of the English-language Features Section of Xinhua, the official Chinese government news agency.