Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce’s. Eric Metaxas (Goodreads Author). · Rating details · 4, ratings · reviews. Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist. In Amazing Grace, Eric Metaxas’ new biography of Wilberforce, which was timed to coincide with the release of a film by the same title (which.
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Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery by Eric Metaxas
Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Description Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce 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 meyaxas passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won inas well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: 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 th 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 metsxas 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. The Best Books of Check eroc the top books of the year on our page Best Amazihg of Looking for beautiful books? Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.
Back cover copy Amazing Grace is the biography of William Wilberforce, a British statesman and reformer from the early part of the 19th century. It chronicles his extraordinary contributions to the world, primarily his year fight to abolish the British slave trade, which he won in He was also instrumental in passing legislation to abolish slavery in the British colonies, a victory he won just three days before his death in He was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the mdtaxas movement in America.
America needs to become reacquainted with this moral hero. This biography of one of the foremost abolitionists of Britain’s anti-slavery movement is the official tie-in book to the film Amazing Grace by Walden Gracf.
The ericc edition spent four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Review quote “The little-known story of the lifelong struggle of a member of Parliament to abolish slavery in the British Empire. Our customer reviews This book tells the story of William Wilberforce, the English member of parliament, who spent nearly his entire parliamentary career trying to make slavery illegal in England.
The book is an excellent brief introduction to the social and political landscape of late 18th century and explains why Wilberforce’s struggle was so hard. The background is essential because to the modern mind slavery is so obviously wrong, that we struggle to understand why it was legal in an apparently civilised society.
In spite of the politics, the book is an easy read and in many places becomes a page turner hard to put down. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages amazinb help you find your new favourite book.