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John E. Ferling (born 1940) is a professor emeritus of history at the University of West Georgia. As a leading historian in the American Revolution and founding era, he has appeared in television documentaries on PBS, the History Channel, C-SPAN Book TV, and the Learning Channel.[1]

John E. Ferling
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Ferling in 2015
Born1940
NationalityUnited States
Other namesJohn Ferling
OccupationHistorian, Author, Professor (retired 2004)
Known forAmerican revolution historian
AwardsLifetime Achievement Award / Fraunces Tavern Book Award

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BiographyEdit

John Ferling was born in 1940 in Charleston, West Virginia.[2] Ferling grew up in Texas City, Texas.[2] Ferling attended Sam Houston State University, and later received a master's degree in history from Baylor University.[2]. He earned his Ph.D. in history from West Virginia University in 1971.[3] John Ferling taught for 39 years, mostly at the University of West Georgia. Ferling retired from teaching to spend more time writing.[2]

AwardsEdit

PublicationsEdit

External video
  Presentation by Ferling on Setting the World Ablaze, June 18, 2001, C-SPAN
  Booknotes interview with Ferling on Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, October 3, 2004, C-SPAN
  Presentation by Ferling on Almost a Miracle, September 27, 2007, C-SPAN
  Presentation by Ferling on Independence, July 27, 2011, C-SPAN
  Presentation by Ferling on Jefferson and Hamilton, October 9, 2013, C-SPAN
  Presentation by Ferling on Whirlwind, May 4, 2015, C-SPAN
  Presentation by Ferling on Apostles of Revolution, May 30, 2018, C-SPAN
  Q&A interview with Ferling on Apostles of Revolution, August 19, 2018, C-SPAN
  • The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon[6]
  • Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence[7][8]
  • The Loyalist Mind: Joseph Galloway and the American Revolution [9]
  • A Wilderness of Miseries: War and Warriors in Early America [10]
  • The First of Men: A Life of George Washington[11]
  • Struggle for a Continent: The Wars of Early America [12]
  • John Adams: A Life [13]
  • Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution [14]
  • A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic [15]
  • Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 [16]
  • Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free (published June 21, 2011)[17]
  • Jefferson and Hamilton: "The Rivalry That Forged A Nation"*[18]
  • Whirlwind: the American Revolution and the War that Won It. Bloomsbury Press. 2015. ISBN 9781620401729.
  • Apostles of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe, and the Struggle Against the Old Order in America and Europe. 2018. ISBN 9781632862099.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hooks Book Events – Interactive Author Programs – Washington, DC – Home". hooksbookevents.com.
  2. ^ a b c d "John Ferling – Biography". johnferling.com.
  3. ^ "Historical Hall of Fame: John E. Ferling, "http://virginiahistoryseries.org/vhs2_web_site_06272013_229.htm
  4. ^ Professor Emeritus Receives NYC Prize. University of West Georgia (April 13, 2009)
  5. ^ "AlumniDen – Alumni Association". westga.edu.
  6. ^ "Amazon.com: The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon (9781596914650): John Ferling: Books". amazon.com.
  7. ^ Ferling, J.E. (2007), Almost a miracle: the American victory in the War of Independence, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780195181210, OCLC 85898929, retrieved July 5, 2009
  8. ^ "Almost A Miracle". oup.com.
  9. ^ *Ferling, J. E. (1977). The Loyalist Mind: Joseph Galloway and the American Revolution. Pennsylvania State University Press. ISBN 0271005149. OCLC 3088790.
  10. ^ Ferling, J.E. (1980). A wilderness of miseries: war and warriors in early America. Greenwood Press. ISBN 031322093X. OCLC 5706410.
  11. ^ Ferling, J.E.; Societies, American Council of Learned (1988), The first of men: A life of George Washington
  12. ^ Ferling, J. (1993), "Struggle for a Continent: The Wars of Early America", America's First World War: the French and Indian War, 1754–1763, Harlan Davidson
  13. ^ Ferling, J. (1992), John Adams: a life, Univ. of Tennessee Press, ISBN 0870497308, OCLC 243731777
  14. ^ Ferling, J.E. (2000). Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195134095. OCLC 43118302.
  15. ^ Ferling, J.E. (2003), A leap in the dark: the struggle to create the American republic, ISBN 0195159241, OCLC 51511252, retrieved July 5, 2009
  16. ^ Ferling, J.E. (2004), Adams vs. Jefferson: the tumultuous election of 1800, ISBN 0195167716, OCLC 54959849
  17. ^ "Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free: John Ferling: 9781608190089: Amazon.com: Books". amazon.com.
  18. ^ Ferling, John E. (2013). Jefferson and Hamilton: "The Rivalry That Forged A Nation". Bloomsbury Press. ISBN 9781608195282. OCLC 826322983.

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