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Monday, July 15, 2019

The Tubman Command by Elizabeth Cobbs

Very detailed and with accurate historical information of the life and work of Harriet Tubman who worked tirelessly to free slaves.

In this story, we get to know much more about Harriet than is generally known. Due to the generally secret nature of the operation, the fact that she was a slave and because she was female, her role has generally not been highlighted but rather downplayed which is totally unfair because she played the greatest role in freeing 750 slaves which is huge for the time.

Meticulous detail to history was part of the story and will endear history fans for this fact alone.

My knowledge of American history is scant, almost non existent so this was very good reading for me.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Skyhorse Publishing.


  1. She was certainly a wonderful and brave woman. A pity her role has been downplayed in the past. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. This sounds good. I learned about Tubman in my high school history classes. Never thought of her as downplayed.

  3. I don't know as much about Tubman as I should. This sounds terrific!