Search Results: "John E. Ferling"


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INDEPENDENCE by John E. Ferling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2011

"A lucid, erudite account a period both terrifying and supremely inspiring."
A venerable historian of the American Revolution focuses on the events between the shot heard round the world and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"Ferling's effective demystification of these three Founding Fathers transforms them from two-dimensional icons into remarkable and fascinating men and captures their passionate struggles to form a new republican nation."
A thorough exploration of the lives of Washington, Adams, and Jefferson, and a consideration of their personal motives for participating in the American Revolution. Read full book review >

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JEFFERSON AND HAMILTON by John Ferling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"From hammering out constitutional liberties and building the nation's banking system to jockeying in early elections, Ferling draws crisp, sharp delineations between his two subjects."
Two antithetical but complementary Founding Fathers, duly and exhaustively compared and contrasted. Read full book review >

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ADAMS VS. JEFFERSON by John Ferling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A well-written look at the enigmatic politics and personalities of the early Republic."
For those still pondering the presidential election of 2000, and looking that of 2004 in the eye, comes this knotty tale from the days of the Founders. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"A fresh take on a monumental American."
Historian Ferling (Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence, 2007, etc.) unveils the canny politician behind America's first president. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2015

"A first-rate historian's masterful touch conveys the profound changes to colonists' 'hearts and minds.'"
From servants to citizens: a nuanced study of the American Revolution focused on how the war changed the way Americans saw themselves. Read full book review >

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EVERY NIGHT'S A FESTIVAL by John E. Gardner
Released: Nov. 6, 1972

"On this goes through the whole business of staging a production and delivering a success but it's not really entertaining unless you justify it in terms of that equal pound of flesh."
You might well decline the invitational title and remember Mr. Gardner's jovial Boysie Oakes continuity with nostalgia — this is an insistently obvious backstage novel of a smaller than Stratford repertory theatre which Douglas Silver is asked to resuscitate. Read full book review >

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DEATH IS FOREVER by John E. Gardner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 1992

"Ian Fleming's fans need not apply."
Of course, it isn't really forever; it's just business as usual for James bond, still gamely tackling would-be world dominators—this time, Wolfgang Weisen, the Poison Dwarf of East German intelligence—in his 11th outing under Gardner's flag. Read full book review >

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DAY OF ABSOLUTION by John E. Gardner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 19, 2000

"Along the way, Gardner, ever the professional, drops knowing hints about MI5, the New Russia, his favorite hero, Herbie Kruger—pretty much everybody in the author's stable except 007."
A freelance assassin, an improbable money-laundering plot, a new eyewitness account of the ministry of Jesus Christ—they're all here in this inventive but lumpy ragbag from the sometime chronicler of James Bond (Cold Fall, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"Rose emerges as a conflicted and intriguing character, but this biography remains best suited for historians and adults who are still hard-core Wilder fans. (20 illustrations)"
A biography of the author of The Little House on the Prairie series that comes to life only in the recounting of the stormy relationship between Wilder and her daughter. Read full book review >

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THE CORNERMEN by John E. Gardner
Released: July 2, 1976

"Intense hokum."
A Scotland Yard procedural with the New York Mafia moving in on a pair of psychotic London supercriminals, the Magnus cousins, modeled on the infamous real-life Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie. Read full book review >