Setting the World Ablaze Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution

ISBN-10: 0195150848
ISBN-13: 9780195150841
Edition: 2000
Authors: John Ferling
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Description: Setting the World Ablaze is a biographical study of George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson and their struggle to erect a new nation. The three sections of Ferling's study chronologically examine major epochs in the lives of the three  More...

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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/2/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 428
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Setting the World Ablaze is a biographical study of George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson and their struggle to erect a new nation. The three sections of Ferling's study chronologically examine major epochs in the lives of the three men: youth and early adulthood, the years surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and finally, defeat of the British in the Revolutionary War.

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.

Preface
Prologue: "Embarked on a Most Tempestuous Sea" July 1, 1776
Maps
"Distinguished from the Common Run of Men" Children Who were Fathers of the Men
"The Strong Desire of Distinction" The Vagaries of Youth
"Getting under Sail" The Decisions of Youth
"This Desultory Life" Toward Mid-Life
"Fortitude, Vigour, and Perseverance" Waging War and Independence
"An Epocha in History" Revolutionaries
"To Ride in This Whirlwind" Independence
"Turning the Tide of Arms" War and Reform
"It Is Impossible to Exceed This" From Despair to Triumph
"A Fatal Crisis" The Great Peril, 1778-1780
"The Womb of Fate" Victory
"Who Shall Write the History of the American Revolution?" Memory and Meaning
Epilogue: The "Sword" and "Bulwark" of the American Revolution
Abbreviations
Notes
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