New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2015.
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 1/2". xxii, 409pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of unclipped dust jacket. Bound in blue paper over boards with spine lettered in gilt. Gentle bumps to top corners of boards. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is firm and 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:
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 book, Whirlwind, will fill. Books chronicling the Revolution have largely ranged from multivolume tomes that appeal to scholars and the most serious general readers to microhistories that necessarily gloss over swaths of Independence-era history with only cursory treatment.
Written in Ferling's engaging and narrative-driven style that made books like Independence and The Ascent of George Washington critical and commercial successes, Whirlwind is a fast-paced and scrupulously told one-volume history of this epochal time. Balancing social and political concerns of the period and perspectives of the average American revolutionary with a careful examination of the war itself, Ferling has crafted the ideal book for armchair military history buffs, a book about the causes of the American Revolution, the war that won it, and the meaning of the Revolution overall. Combining careful scholarship, arresting detail, and illustrative storytelling, Whirlwind is a unique and compelling addition to any collection of books on the American Revolution.(Publisher). Very good + / Very good +. Item #9088