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    • Almost a Miracle

    • The American Victory in the War of Independence
    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: David Baker
    • Length: 26 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this gripping chronicle of America's struggle for independence, award-winning historian John Ferling transports listeners to the grim realities of that war, capturing an eight-year conflict filled with heroism, suffering, cowardice, betrayal, and fierce dedication. As Ferling demonstrates, it was a war that America came much closer to losing than is now usually remembered. General George Washington put it best when he said that the American victory was "little short of a standing miracle."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dramatic Backstory of The War for Independence

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-22-15

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Apostles of Revolution

    • Jefferson, Paine, Monroe, and the Struggle Against the Old Order in America and Europe
    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    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 aristocratic order. Ultimately, each rejoiced at the opportunity to be a part of the French Revolution, a cause that became increasingly untenable as idealism gave way to the bloody terror.

    Regular price: $25.08

    • Jefferson and Hamilton

    • The Rivalry That Forged a Nation
    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
    • Length: 21 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The decade of the 1790s has been called the age of passion. Fervor ran high as rival factions battled over the course of the new republic - each side convinced that the others' goals would betray the legacy of the Revolution so recently fought and so dearly won. All understood as well that what was at stake was not a moment's political advantage, but the future course of the American experiment in democracy. In this epochal debate, no two figures loomed larger than Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well presented and insightful

    • By Andy on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Adams vs. Jefferson

    • The Tumultuous Election of 1800
    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 241
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    Award-winning author John Ferling is a leading authority on the American Revolution. His entertaining and enlightening histories have greatly improved our understanding of early America and the Founding Fathers. Now Ferling opens a window to the past and explores the contentious presidential election of 1800.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding work of interpretive history

    • By D. Littman on 11-01-04

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Whirlwind

    • The American Revolution and the War That Won It
    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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    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 audiobook, Whirlwind, will fill. Books chronicling the Revolution have largely ranged from multivolume tomes that appeal to scholars and the most serious general listeners to microhistories that necessarily gloss over swaths of Independence-era history with only cursory treatment.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thorough...I got a lot out of it.

    • By Jodie on 08-12-15
    • The American Revolution and the War That Won It
    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 05-26-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 113 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Independence

    • The Struggle to Set America Free
    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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    No event in American history was more pivotal---or more furiously contested---than Congress's decision to declare independence in July 1776. Even months after American blood had been shed at Lexington and Concord, many colonists remained loyal to Britain. John Adams, a leader of the revolutionary effort, said bringing the fractious colonies together was like getting "thirteen clocks to strike at once."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The defining moment in American history

    • By W. F. Rucker on 08-07-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • A Leap in the Dark

    • The Struggle to Create the American Republic
    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff
    • Length: 23 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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    It was an age of fascinating leaders and difficult choices, of grand ideas eloquently expressed and of epic conflicts bitterly fought. Now comes a brilliant portrait of the American Revolution, one that is compelling in its prose, fascinating in its details, and provocative in its fresh interpretations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved every minute!

    • By Richard on 03-03-15

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr and the Election of 1800

    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: Desiree Fultz
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Original Recording
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    On the afternoon of September 23, 1800, Vice President Thomas Jefferson, from his Monticello home, wrote a letter to Benjamin Rush, the noted Philadelphia physician.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Ascent of George Washington

    • The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon
    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Even compared to his fellow founders, George Washington stands tall. Our first president has long been considered a stoic hero, holding himself above the rough-and-tumble politics of his day. Now John Ferling peers behind that image, carefully burnished by Washington himself, to show us a leader who was not only not above politics but a canny infighter---a master of persuasion, manipulation, and deniability.

    Regular price: $27.99