Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero by Kate Clifford Larson

Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero by Kate Clifford Larson

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The essential, “richly researched”* biography of Harriet Tubman, revealing a complex woman who “led a remarkable life, one that her race, her sex, and her origins make all the more extraordinary” (*The New York Times Book Review).
 
Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history—a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War. Now, in this magnificent biography, historian Kate Clifford Larson gives us a powerful, intimate, meticulously detailed portrait of Tubman and her times. Drawing from a trove of new documents and sources as well as extensive genealogical data, Larson presents Harriet Tubman as a complete human being—brilliant, shrewd, deeply religious, and passionate in her pursuit of freedom. A true American hero, Tubman was also a woman who loved, suffered, and sacrificed.
 
Praise for Bound for the Promised Land
 
“[Bound for the Promised Land] appropriately reads like fiction, for Tubman’s exploits required such intelligence, physical stamina and pure fearlessness that only a very few would have even contemplated the feats that she actually undertook. . . . Larson captures Tubman’s determination and seeming imperviousness to pain and suffering, coupled with an extraordinary selflessness and caring for others.”The Seattle Times
 

 

  • Publisher: One World; 52830th edition (December 28, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0345456289
  • ISBN-13: 9780345456281
  • Item Weight: 12 ounces
  • Dimensions: 5.14 x 0.89 x 7.94 inches