Setting the World Ablaze

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

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 428 pages
  • 162.56 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 5pp halftones and 5pp maps
  • 0195150848
  • 9780195150841
  • 1,459,909

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"Powerful and fascinating....An immensely readable, well-researched volume that emphasizes the importance of individual choice and personal aspiration in the unfolding of a great historical event."--Frank A. Cassell, History"Ferling compares and contrasts Washington with John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, and in so doing provides an interesting case study of the factors that enable a few remarkable men to ride the tide of history and, ultimately, to shape it."--American History"John Ferling tracks the careers of three leading revolutionaries in this entertaining history of the American Revolution....[An] engrossing study."--The American Historical Reviewshow more

About John Ferling

John Ferling is Professor of History at the State University of West Georgia and the author of John Adams: A Life and The First of Men: A Life of George Washington. He lives in Carrollton, more

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