Yes, this is the book that was the basis for the Award-winning movie. If you've seen the movie, you might want to read this. I haven't seen the movie, but am buying this book. The print price is about $4.40. It's been free in the past, now 99 cents.
2,500 4+ star reviews (averaged)
154 pages. A short book (to me), but apparently very powerful.
" 12 Years a Slave is a riveting true account of a free man captured and sold into slavery in the pre–Civil War South. Solomon Northup’s narrative explores one of the darkest times in American history and captures in vivid detail the unimaginable realities of slavery..."
Please read the rest of the summary on the link. I believe this book was 1st published in 1853.