All Books By William S. McFeely

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  1. Book ImageFrederick Douglass

    “A detailed, finely written portrait of the imposing 19th-century leader.” —David Levering Lewis, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  2. Book ImageNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    This revision of the acclaimed and widely assigned Norton Critical Edition of Frederick Douglass’s great autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself includes key examples of literary and cultural analyses that have engaged scholars over the last three decades.More

  3. Book ImageNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    This revision of the acclaimed and widely assigned Norton Critical Edition of Frederick Douglass’s great autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself includes key examples of literary and cultural analyses that have engaged scholars over the last three decades.More

  4. Book ImagePortrait

    "Provocative.... McFeely sensitively chronicles the maturation of this enigmatic Philadelphian."—Matthew Price, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  5. Book ImageUlysses S. Grant

    A pictorial biography by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian that presents Ulysses S. Grant in new and fascinating ways.More

  6. Book ImageGrant

    "Combines scholarly exactness with evocative passages....Biography at its best."—Marcus Cunliffe, The New York Times Book Review; Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.More

  7. Book ImageProximity to Death

    "A remarkable book—part historical tract, part political manifesto—that examines one of the most bitter issues of contemporary life."—Boston GlobeMore

  8. Book ImageFrederick Douglass

    “A masterpiece….[W]ill rightfully assume its place as the standard biography of a truly great figure in the nation’s past.” —New York NewsdayMore

  9. Book ImageSapelo's People

    "A searing metaphorical X-ray of a people battling to find space where they can become themselves. . . . I am deeply grateful for McFeely's magnificent effort of thought, empathy, scholarship and imagination." —Roger Wilkins, Los Angeles Times Book Review (front-page review)More

  10. Book ImageYankee Stepfather

    The story of a Civil War promise made to slaves—and broken.More