The American Revolution and the War That Won It

eBook - 2015
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Amid a great collection of scholarship and narrative history on the Revolutionary War and the American struggle for independence, there is a gaping hole; one that John Ferling's latest book, Whirlwind, will fill. Books chronicling the Revolution 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 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.
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9781620401736
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Jun 03, 2018

A very readable account of the War from the first flutterings of unrest in America to the surrender at Yorktown - this is like a history class in one easy book. Ferling takes care to keep both the American side and the British in sight, and often gives very sharp focus on the economic motivations acting on both (far beyond, in his opinion, mere ideals).


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