This book is good:
It’s a slim book: 124 pages long. But it is interesting and insightful. You cannot, by any rational standard, but respect and admire Mr. Douglas for what he made of himself in the conditions he grew up in. He rose from the lowest depths imposed upon him to self-created intellectual and moral heights. Heroic.
Mrs. Debi Ghate, through whose blog post I found out that February was the month of Mr. Douglas’ birth, recommends two speeches of Mr. Douglas: “Self-Made Men” and “The Equality of all Men Before the Law: Claimed and Defended.”