Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free

Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free

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Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free by John Ferling, Robert Fass

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 of Independence, but no author has traced the political journey from protest to revolution with the narrative scope and flair of John Ferling. Independence takes listeners 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."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452652627
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 06/21/2011
Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 2.40(d)

About the Author

John Ferling is professor emeritus of history at the State University of West Georgia. A leading authority on American Revolutionary history, he has appeared in many documentaries and has written numerous books, including The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon, Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence, Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution, and the award-winning A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic.

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Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent. Read this book if you are interested in the history that led the separation between Great Britain and its American colonies. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book that gives a very broad insight into the events and reasoning behind the American revolution. This is a big book and I'm taking a long time to get through it, but highly recommended to the history buff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to put down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's very readable and am enjoying each page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Happy early Independence Day! It was awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An indepth look at how the US struggled with the decision to become independent and almost remained a part of the British Empire. By the slimmest of margins independence was sent to a 5 person committee to write the most important document in this country's history and a model for democracies around the world. Best book i have ever read regarding this subject.
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LookingForGoodBooks More than 1 year ago
After the 1st 40% of book it just started rehashing the same thing, over and over again. Yes, I know everyone was afraid to say "Independence". Just when I think I finally going to get into July of 1776 it goes back to November of 1775. I feel like I'm reading John Adam's autobiography over and over again. I confess I haven't finished the book yet, it's going to be tough. I have about 30% to go. Wish me luck...
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I am the leader, Independencestar. See the spots open in the first result.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can I be in it? (I'm an alicorn)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh!!!! I lurv it!!!!!!! You need to write more shorts like this!!!! Pwweeeeezzz!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lol!