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This is an amazing book! I read it once a year. It is John's telling his own story of his life told to a dear friend. John's vocabulary and reasoning is elevated and worth the reading. In Letters of a Slave Trader, John tells how he lost his mother at an early age resulting in being placed as a ships boy by his father. The story of his life on ship is colorful and heart breaking. Being imprisoned and torchured to the point of death by the wife of his ship's captain brought me to tears, giving me an understanding of how his man could become a captain of a slave ship! This book exposes the myths that are so commonly told about him. If you enjoy TRUE stories told by the person who lived it, this book is for you. If you have seen the movie "Amazing Grace" with Ioan Gruffudd this book is for you. Newton helped William Wilberforce end slaving in England.
Letter 1Reasons for Writing the Account
Letter 2My Youth
Letter 3My Early Life as a Sailor
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