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John Ferling


John Ferling

John Ferling is Professor Emeritus of History at the State University of West Georgia. A leading authority on American Revolutionary history, he has appeared in many documentaries and has written numerous books, including ALMOST A MIRACLE: The American Victory in the War for Independence, ADAMS VS. JEFFERSON: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, THE FIRST OF MEN: A Life of George Washington, SETTING THE WORLD ABLAZE: Washington, Adams, and Jefferson in the American Revolution, and the award-winning A LEAP IN THE DARK: The Struggle to Create the American Republic.

John Ferling

Books by John Ferling

by John Ferling - History, Nonfiction

Books chronicling the Revolutionary War have largely ranged from multivolume tomes that appeal to scholars and the most serious general readers to microhistories that necessarily gloss over swaths of Independence-era history with only cursory treatment. Written in John Ferling's engaging and narrative-driven style that made books like INDEPENDENCE and THE ASCENT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON critical and commercial successes, WHIRLWIND is a fast-paced and scrupulously told one-volume history of this epochal time.

by John Ferling - History, Nonfiction, Politics

The decade of the 1790s has been called the “age of passion.” Fervor ran high as rival factions battled over the course of the new republic. In this epochal debate, no two figures loomed larger than Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.Their personalities, their passions, and their bold dreams for America leap from the page in this epic new work from one of our finest historians.