Independence

The Struggle to Set America Free
Product Number: EB00637819
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781608193806
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press
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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."Other books have been written about the Declaration, but no author has traced the political journey from protest to Revolution with the narrative scope and flair of John Ferling. Independence takes readers from the cobblestones of Philadelphia into the halls of Parliament, where many sympathized with the Americans and furious debate erupted over how to deal with the rebellion. Independence is not only the story of how freedom was won, but how an empire was lost.At this remarkable moment in history, high-stakes politics was intertwined with a profound debate about democracy, governance, and justice. John Ferling, drawing on a lifetime of scholarship, brings this passionate struggle to life as no other historian could. Independence will be hailed as the finest work yet from the author Michael Beschloss calls "a national resource."

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Author(s): John Ferling
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jun 15, 2011

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Author(s): John Ferling
Narrator(s): Robert Fass
Genre: History
Product Number DD0881
Released: Jun 21, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452602622
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Author(s): John Ferling
Narrator(s): Robert Fass
Genre: History
Product Number Z100088456
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452622620

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