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John E. Ferling
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Ferling in 2015
Born 1940
"Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.
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 (born 1940) is a "professor emeritus of "history at the "University of West Georgia. As a leading historian in the "American Revolution and founding era, he has appeared in television documentaries on "PBS, the "History Channel, "C-SPAN "Book TV, and the "Learning Channel.[1]



Ferling was born in 1940 in "Charleston, West Virginia.[2] He grew up in "Texas City, Texas.[2] He attended Sam Houston State University, and later received a master's degree in history from "Baylor University.[2] Ferling taught for 39 years, mostly at the "University of West Georgia. He retired from teaching to spend more time writing.[2]




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  2. ^ a b c d "John Ferling – Biography". johnferling.com. 
  3. ^ Professor Emeritus Receives NYC Prize. University of West Georgia (April 13, 2009)
  4. ^ "AlumniDen – Alumni Association". westga.edu. 
  5. ^ "Amazon.com: The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon (9781596914650): John Ferling: Books". amazon.com. 
  6. ^ Ferling, J.E. (2007), Almost a miracle: the American victory in the War of Independence, Oxford University Press, "ISBN "9780195181210, "OCLC 85898929, retrieved July 5, 2009 
  7. ^ "Almost A Miracle". oup.com. 
  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, "ISBN "0195159241, "OCLC 51511252, retrieved July 5, 2009 
  15. ^ Ferling, J.E. (2004), Adams vs. Jefferson: the tumultuous election of 1800, "ISBN "0195167716, "OCLC 54959849 
  16. ^ "Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free: John Ferling: 9781608190089: Amazon.com: Books". amazon.com. 
  17. ^ Ferling, John E. (2013). Jefferson and Hamilton: "The Rivalry That Forged A Nation". Bloomsbury Press. "ISBN "9781608195282. "OCLC 826322983. 

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