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John Ferling is professor emeritus of history at the University of West Georgia. He is the author of many books on American Revolutionary history, including Independence; The Ascent of George Washington; Almost a Miracle, the acclaimed military history of the War of Independence; the award-winning näytä lisää A Leap in the Dark; and Setting the World Ablaze. He and his wife, Carol, live near Atlanta, Georgia. näytä vähemmän

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A blend of informative nonfiction and narrative history, this is a magisterial work. It never gets boring, the characters introduced are colorful. Jefferson and Adams, former friends, battle it out in the 1800 election. But other titans of early American history get the mention such as Washington Hamilton, Madison. Like all of Ferling’s book, well researched and eloquently written.
 
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nitrolpost | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 19, 2024 |
Wow! I had no idea how much I didn't know about the colonies declaring their Independence.

I have had this book in my kindle for years and finally cracked it open after listening to the musical Hamilton. Funny enough, he is not in this book at all! Still, I learned so much about all of it and it was truly fascinating. I'm certainly not finished exploring the Revolution and I look forward to reading more about this fascinating period.

The book itself is easy to read and while it can get dry at times there is enough personal info about the major players to keep things interesting.… (lisätietoja)
 
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hmonkeyreads | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 25, 2024 |
Bought and read this on Audible on 31 August 2023 while at the NWC. Great summary of the American Revolution, especially in context with the lectures we received that same week.
From the S&W Syllabus: Ferling traces the events that led to civil conflict and a transformation of politics and society in America. The result was the War of American Independence, the outcome of which, Ferling argues, was contingent on leadership and strategy and remained in doubt until the very last year of the conflict. Even during the peace talks, the United States might have emerged from the war far weaker and more vulnerable than it did were it not for adept American diplomatic efforts at war termination.]… (lisätietoja)
 
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SDWets | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 1, 2023 |
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
 
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alrajul | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 1, 2023 |

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