The American Revolution and the War That Won ItBook - 2015
Written in the authoritative and narrative-driven style that has made his books critical and commercial successes, John Ferling's Whirlwind will become the definitive history of the American Revolution for our time. This master historian illuminates the years 1763 to 1783--from the end of the French and Indian War that left England triumphant in North America to the signing of the Treaty of Paris and the final departure of British troops from New York City. Embracing characters both celebrated and unknown, Ferling chronicles the myriad and complex events and contentious viewpoints that drove Americans in their insurgency against Great Britain and sustained them in the seemingly quixotic belief that they could win their independence. He takes us to the halls of power in Parliament and the streets of London to view the Revolution from British perspectives. He presents the individual battles--from Lexington and Concord to Yorktown---in a fresh and dramatic new light. With a wide scope and insight, John Ferling brings the most important event in America's long history to a new generation of American readers.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Press, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., 2015
Edition: First U.S. edition
Branch Call Number: 973.3 F384w 2015
Characteristics: xxii, 409 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: American Revolution and the war that won it