Journals Higher Education

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02 May 2002

428 Pages | 18 halftones & maps

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195150841


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Setting the World Ablaze

Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution

John Ferling

Setting the World Ablaze tells the story of the American Revolution and of three Founders who played crucial roles in winning the War of Independence and creating a new nation: George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. A leading historian of the Revolutionary era, Ferling draws upon an unsurpassed command of the primary sources and a talent for swiftly moving narrative to give us intimate views of each of these men. He provides both an overarching historical picture of the era and a gripping sense of how these conservative men--successful members of the colonial elite--were transformed into radical revolutionaries.

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