John E. Ferling

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John E. Ferling
Born 1940
Charleston
Nationality United States
Other names John Ferling
Occupation Historian, Author, Professor (retired 2004)
Known for American revolution historian
Awards Lifetime Achievement Award / Fraunces Tavern Book Award

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


Early Life[edit]

He was born in 1940 in Charleston. He grew up in Texas City, Texas.[2]

Education[edit]

He attended Sam Houston State University. He later received a Masters degree in history from Baylor University.[3]

Career[edit]

He taught for 39 years, mostly at the University of West Georgia. He retired from teaching to spend more time writing.[4]

Publications[edit]

  • The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon[5]
  • Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence[6][7]
  • The Loyalist Mind: Joseph Galloway and the American Revolution [8]
  • A Wilderness of Miseries: War and Warriors in Early America [9]
  • The First of Men: A Life of George Washington[10]
  • Struggle for a Continent: The Wars of Early America [11]
  • John Adams: A Life [12]
  • Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution [13]
  • A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic [14]
  • Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 [15]
  • Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free (published June 21, 2011)[16]
  • Jefferson and Hamilton: "The Rivalry That Forged A Nation"*[17]

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://hooksbookevents.com/articles/173/john-ferling
  2. ^ http://johnferling.com/biography/
  3. ^ http://johnferling.com/biography/
  4. ^ http://johnferling.com/biography/
  5. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Ascent-George-Washington-Political-American/dp/1596914653
  6. ^ Ferling, J.E. (2007), Almost a miracle: the American victory in the War of Independence, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780195181210, OCLC 85898929, retrieved 2009-07-05 
  7. ^ http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/HistoryAmerican/ColonialRevolutionary/?view=usa&ci=9780195382921
  8. ^ *Ferling, J. E. (1977). The Loyalist Mind: Joseph Galloway and the American Revolution. Pennsylvania State University Press. ISBN 0271005149. OCLC 3088790. 
  9. ^ Ferling, J.E. (1980). A wilderness of miseries: war and warriors in early America. Greenwood Press. ISBN 031322093X. OCLC 5706410. 
  10. ^ Ferling, J.E.; Societies, American Council of Learned (1988), The first of men: A life of George Washington 
  11. ^ 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) 
  12. ^ Ferling, J. (1992), John Adams: a life, Univ. of Tennessee Press, ISBN 0870497308, OCLC 243731777 
  13. ^ Ferling, J.E. (2000). Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195134095. OCLC 43118302. 
  14. ^ Ferling, J.E. (2003), A leap in the dark: the struggle to create the American republic, retrieved 2009-07-05 
  15. ^ Ferling, J.E. (2004), Adams vs. Jefferson: the tumultuous election of 1800 
  16. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Independence-Struggle-Set-America-Free/dp/1608190080
  17. ^ Ferling, John E. (2013). Jefferson and Hamilton: "The Rivalry That Forged A Nation". Bloomsbury Press. ISBN 9781608195282. OCLC 826322983. 
  18. ^ http://www.westga.edu/index_2106.php
  19. ^ http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/index.php?main_page=product_video_info&products_id=287433-1
  20. ^ http://www.westga.edu/~alumni/alumni/awards.html

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