Friday, November 12, 2021

THE PRESIDENT AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTER: ABRAHAM LINCOLN, FREDERICK DOUGLASS, AND THEIR BATTLE TO SAVE AMERICA’S SOUL by Brian Kilmeade  (Author)

Publisher: Sentinel (November 2, 2021)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The New York Times bestselling author of George Washington’s Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates turns to two other heroes of the nation: Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

In The President and the Freedom Fighter, Brian Kilmeade tells the little-known story of how two American heroes moved from strong disagreement to friendship, and in the process changed the entire course of history.

Abraham Lincoln was White, born impoverished on a frontier farm. Frederick Douglass was Black, a child of slavery who had risked his life escaping to freedom in the North. Neither man had a formal education, and neither had had an easy path to influence. No one would have expected them to become friends—or to transform the country. But Lincoln and Douglass believed in their nation’s greatness. They were determined to make the grand democratic experiment live up to its ideals. Lincoln’s problem: he knew it was time for slavery to go, but how fast could the country change without being torn apart? And would it be possible to get rid of slavery while keeping America’s Constitution intact? Douglass said no, that the Constitution was irredeemably corrupted by slavery—and he wanted Lincoln to move quickly. Sharing little more than the conviction that slavery was wrong, the two men’s paths eventually converged. Over the course of the Civil War, they’d endure bloodthirsty mobs, feverish conspiracies, devastating losses on the battlefield, and a growing firestorm of unrest that would culminate on the fields of Gettysburg.

As he did in George Washington’s Secret Six, Kilmeade has transformed this nearly forgotten slice of history into a dramatic story that will keep you turning the pages to find out how these two heroes, through their principles and patience, not only changed each other, but made America truly free for all.

BRIAN KILMEADE is the coauthor of George Washington’s Secret Six, Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, and Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans, all New York Times bestsellers. Kilmeade cohosts Fox News Channel’s morning show “Fox & Friends” and hosts the daily national radio show, The “The Brian Kilmeade Show” on Fox News Talk from 9-12 noon.

ELECTION INTEGRITY

CLETA MITCHELL is an attorney and senior legal fellow for election integrity at the Conservative Partnership Institute in Washington, DC.

WEBSITE: https://www.cpi.org/

Cleta is an attorney, licensed in Oklahoma and the District of Columbia, who has practiced election, campaign finance, and political law for decades. Cleta graduated from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma College of Law. She is one of the founders and is Chairman of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, along with J. Christian Adams and Hans von Spakovsky. PILF is the only conservative public interest law firm devoted solely to election integrity. Cleta has served as outside counsel to the NRCC, the NRSC, the National Rifle Association, and dozens of GOP members of the House and Senate, as well as many local and state Republican party committees. She represents numerous conservative organizations and was one of the key attorneys who fought back against the Obama IRS during the targeting of tea party groups. She was a volunteer attorney for the 2020 Trump legal team in Georgia. She is also serving as Chairman of the National Election Protection Task Force for FreedomWorks Inc., established to engage citizens in the grassroots fight for election integrity. Cleta is admitted to practice before many federal district courts and the US Supreme Court.