William Wilberforce: A Hero for Humanity by Kevin Belmonte (Paperback) Good Condition, Clean, Unmarked, foxed, comes with plastic book cover. Description - Dramatized in the major motion picture Amazing Grace, the story of William Wilberforce is the remarkable account of how one man’s vision, courage, and relentless pursuit of justice brought freedom to thousands and changed the course of history. “That the greatest and most successful reformer in all history is almost unknown today is a crying shame. Kevin Belmonte puts this right with his inspiring study of an inspiring life.”―Dr. Os Guinness, author of Unspeakable: Facing Up to the Challenge of Evil “An excellently researched and insightfully written biography … I applaud its sound scholarship and commend its perceptive insights into a great life.”―Brian Sibley, author of C. S. Lewis: Through the Shadowlands William Wilberforce: A Hero for Humanity is the definitive biography of the English statesman who overcame incredible odds to bring about the end of slavery and slave trade. Called "the wittiest man in England" by philosopher and novelist Madame de Stael, praised by Abraham Lincoln, and renowned for his oratorical genius, Wilberforce worked tirelessly to accomplish his goal. Whether you are an avid student of history, a pupil of prominent leaders of the past, or simply someone who reads for pleasure, you will love award-winning biographer Kevin Belmonte’s vivid account of the life of William Wilberforce. 1) Extraordinary Man - Extraordinary Bio -By N. Groffon This is no ordinary biography. William Wilberforce is one of the brightest lights in human history. Few people have made such a visible positive and constructive influence on society. Kevin Belmonte's outstanding account of Wilberforce's life is rich. The depth of insight into his life is surprising. The transparency is refreshing. Wilberforce, while being portrayed as the extraordinary man he was, is still revealed in his humanity. Weakness and struggle are not left out, but prove to make this book all the more challenging to the reader. Wilberforce is not just a man to be celebrated, but also one to be emulated. All that said, the book is very readable. It is also full of rich primary source material making it a great resource. Oh, that heroes of the quality and character of Wilberforce would stand up in our day. Read this book and let it challenge you to be a hero for humanity. 2) Well written biography of William Wilberforce - By Leila Lodencrafton This is an excellent addition to any historian's collection with regard to Mr. Wilberforce and the abolition movement in England. I particularly valued the information about the goings on in Parliament and the insight the book gives into the politics of the time. Definitely worth the money and the time to read it.
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