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Author: Alexs D. Pate
Based on the true story of the 1839 mutiny on board the Spanish slave ship, Amistad, here is the frightening sequence of events that led fifty-three young men and women - and one young nation - to seek freedom and justice for all people. — Amistad is the story of Cinque, the illegally enslaved son of a Mende chief who led an upr...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780451195166
ISBN-10: 0451195167
Publication Date: 12/1/1997
Pages: 316
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: DreamWorks
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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I find myself glad that i was unable to see the movie and was able to read the book first. Books are always so much better, now i want to see the movie. This was such a sad, moving, heroic, stick in the mind read. I hate to say i loved the book due to the sad treatment of humans, but it was so well written and i could not put it down. My heart broke and i cried for all of the people that have in the past gone thru such treatment.
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I have not seen this movie. Reading the book, I found the story hard to follow and confusing. It referred to characters without having introduced them first, and it seemed to have little historical value. I was not interested enough to finish the book. If you have not seen the movie, I would not recommend this book.
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this is a powerful story of slaves, injustice and oppression.
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Touching-it shows what people will do for their freedom. Middle of book has color photos.