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Setting the world ablaze : Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution

Author: John E Ferling
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Setting the World Ablaze is the story of the three men who, perhaps more than any others, helped bring the United Sates into being: George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Braiding three strands into one narrative, John Ferling brings these American icons down from their pedestals to show them as men of flesh and blood, and gives us a new understanding of the passion and uncertainty of the struggle to
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: George Washington; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; George Washington; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; George Washington; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; George Washington; George Washington; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; George Washington; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; George Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John E Ferling
ISBN: 0195134095 9780195134094
OCLC Number: 43118302
Description: xxiv, 392 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: "Embarked on a most tempestuous sea" : July 1, 1776 --
Part 1: "Distinguished from the common run of men" : children who were fathers of the men. "The strong desire of distinction" : the vagaries of youth ; "Getting under sail" : the decisions of youth ; "This desultory life" : toward mid-life --
Part 2: "Fortitude, vigour, and perseverance" : waging war and independence. "An epocha in history" : revolutionaries ; "To ride in this whirlwind" : independence ; "Turning the tide of arms" : war and reform --
Part 3: "It is impossible to exceed this" : from despair to triumph. "A fatal crisis" : the great peril, 1778-1780 ; "The womb of fate" : victory ; "Who shall write the history of the American Revolution?" : memory and meaning --
Epilogue: The "sword" : and "bulwark" : of the American Revolution.
Responsibility: John Ferling.
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