New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.
First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by author in ink to title page. First Edition with full number line indicating first printing. 9 1/2" X 6 1/4". xvi, 478pp. Very mild shelf wear to unclipped dust jacket with light creasing to corners and edges. Bound in yellow paper over boards with spine backed in brown and lettered in gilt. Bumps to head and tail of spine. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.
John E. Ferling (born 1940) is a professor emeritus of history at the University of West Georgia and a leading authority on late 18th and early 19th century American history. He is an award-winning author of numerous books, and has appeared as an expert voice in documentaries on the History Channel, PBS, the Learning Channel, and C-SPAN Book TV.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
From acclaimed historian John Ferling, the story of how Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and James Monroe championed the most radical ideas of the American and French Revolutions.
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 monarchical order. Ultimately, each rejoiced at the opportunity to be a part of the French Revolution, a cause that became untenable as idealism gave way to the bloody Terror.
Apostles of Revolution spans a crucial period in Western Civilization ranging from the American insurgency against Great Britain to the Declaration of Independence, from desperate engagements on American battlefields to the threat posed to the ideals of the Revolution by the Federalist Party. With the French Revolution devolving into anarchy in the background, the era culminates with the “Revolution of 1800,” Jefferson's election as president.
Written as a sweeping narrative of a pivotal epoch, Apostles of Revolution captures the turbulent spirit of the times and the personal dangers experienced by Jefferson, Paine, and Monroe. It reminds us that the liberty we take for granted is ours only because we, both champions and common citizens, have fought for it.(Publisher). Very good / very good. Item #9085