The Triumph of Liberty is a dramatic and original narrative about a quest stretching from ancient times to the present day. It is the story of people struggling to abolish slavery, stop wars, overthrow tyrants and win freedom for all. Through the lives of 65 heroes and heroines, Jim Powell offers a panoramic sweep through epochal events, including the crisis of the Roman Republic, the Reformation, the English Civil Wars, the American Revolution, the abolitionist movement, and the struggle for women’s right.
These are the stories of men and women who have overcome great obstacles. Fifteen of the people profiled here were exiled; twelve imprisoned; two beheaded; and one shot to death. Many came from humble beginnings, yet they gave us a great deal, from natural rights and religious toleration to individualism and the liberation of women.
Based on biographies, diaries, and interviews with leading scholars, The Triumph of Liberty uses beautifully written biographies as the building blocks of a grand narrative. Inspiring and instructive, it belongs in every family library.
THE TRIUMPH OF LIBERTY: A 2,000 Year History Told Throughthe Lives of Freedom’s Greatest Champions
by POWELL JAMES
Dj slightly bumped on top & botm frnt edge: 574pp incl index
Bookseller: BOOKLOVERS PARADISE ZA (ZA)
Bookseller Inventory #: 11967
Title: THE TRIUMPH OF LIBERTY
Author: POWELL JAMES
Format/binding: Hard Cover Blue Boards
Book condition: Used – Very Fine
Jacket condition: Fine
Quantity available: 1
Edition: First Edition
ISBN 10: 068485967X
ISBN 13: 9780684859675
Publisher: Free Press
Place: New York
Date published: 2000
Keywords: Social security, Joseph Stanislaw,
Bookseller catalogs: History;