"Ferling obviously has a rare feel for the language. His prose is at times almost poetry, his re-creations of the scenes of Washington's endeavors, especially the natural surroundings in which the surveyor, the planter, and teh soldier labored, are gripping and masterful."American Historical Review
The First of Men: A Life of George Washingtonby John E. Ferling
Written by John Ferling, one of America's leading historians of the Revolutionary era, The First of Men offers an illuminating portrait of George Washington's life, with emphasis on his military and political career.
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John Ferling is the author of nine books and numerous articles on the American Revolution and early American wars, and has appeared in four television documentaries devoted to the Revolution and the War of Independence. His book A Leap in the Dark won the Fraunces Tavern Book Award as the year's best book on the American Revolution, and Almost a Miracle was named the New York American Revolution Round Table Best Book of 2007 He lives in metropolitan Atlanta.
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