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    • Almost a Miracle

    • The American Victory in the War of Independence
    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: David Baker
    • Length: 26 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this gripping chronicle of America's struggle for independence, award-winning historian John Ferling transports listeners to the grim realities of that war, capturing an eight-year conflict filled with heroism, suffering, cowardice, betrayal, and fierce dedication. As Ferling demonstrates, it was a war that America came much closer to losing than is now usually remembered. General George Washington put it best when he said that the American victory was "little short of a standing miracle."

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    • Comprehensive introduction to America's independen

    • By Ariel on 31-08-17

    Regular price: £38.69

    • Whirlwind

    • The American Revolution and the War That Won It
    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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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 audiobook, Whirlwind, will fill. Books chronicling the Revolution have largely ranged from multivolume tomes that appeal to scholars and the most serious general listeners to microhistories that necessarily gloss over swaths of Independence-era history with only cursory treatment.

    • The American Revolution and the War That Won It
    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 26-05-15
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: £28.99

    • The Ascent of George Washington

    • The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon
    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Even compared to his fellow founders, George Washington stands tall. Our first president has long been considered a stoic hero, holding himself above the rough-and-tumble politics of his day. Now John Ferling peers behind that image, carefully burnished by Washington himself, to show us a leader who was not only not above politics but a canny infighter---a master of persuasion, manipulation, and deniability.

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Jefferson and Hamilton

    • The Rivalry That Forged a Nation
    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
    • Length: 21 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 - each side convinced that the others' goals would betray the legacy of the Revolution so recently fought and so dearly won. All understood as well that what was at stake was not a moment's political advantage, but the future course of the American experiment in democracy. In this epochal debate, no two figures loomed larger than Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Apostles of Revolution

    • Jefferson, Paine, Monroe, and the Struggle Against the Old Order in America and Europe
    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
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    Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine and James Monroe were in the vanguard of revolutionary ideas in the 18th century. As founding fathers, they risked their lives for American independence, but they also wanted more. Each wished for profound changes in the political and social fabric of pre-1776 America and hoped that the American Revolution would spark republican and egalitarian revolutions throughout Europe, sweeping away the old aristocratic order. Ultimately, each rejoiced at the opportunity to be a part of the French Revolution, a cause that became increasingly untenable as idealism gave way to the bloody terror.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • A Leap in the Dark

    • The Struggle to Create the American Republic
    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff
    • Length: 23 hrs and 50 mins
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    It was an age of fascinating leaders and difficult choices, of grand ideas eloquently expressed and of epic conflicts bitterly fought. Now comes a brilliant portrait of the American Revolution, one that is compelling in its prose, fascinating in its details, and provocative in its fresh interpretations.

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Independence

    • The Struggle to Set America Free
    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    No event in American history was more pivotal---or more furiously contested---than Congress's decision to declare independence in July 1776. Even months after American blood had been shed at Lexington and Concord, many colonists remained loyal to Britain. John Adams, a leader of the revolutionary effort, said bringing the fractious colonies together was like getting "thirteen clocks to strike at once."

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    • Historical writing at its best

    • By Lord Peridot on 08-04-14

    Regular price: £27.49

    • John Adams: A Life

    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: Bob Souer
    • Length: 20 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In John Adams: A Life, Ferling offers a compelling portrait of one of the giants of the Revolutionary era. Drawing on extensive research, Ferling depicts a reluctant revolutionary, a leader who was deeply troubled by the warfare that he helped to make, and a fiercely independent statesman. Bringing to life an exciting time, an age in which Adams played an important political and intellectual role. this book is a singular biography of the man who succeeded George Washington in the presidency and shepherded the fragile new nation through the most dangerous of times. 

    Regular price: £36.69