Search Results: "John Ferling"


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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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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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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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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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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE LONELY ONE by John Allison
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 21, 2015

"Funny and clever, but most likely to only satisfy fans who have been with the gang since the beginning. (Graphic mystery/sci-fi. 12-16)"
A group of students at a British school all become friends with a strange new boy who eats onions; one student suspects something odd's afoot and must discover the truth before it's too late. Read full book review >

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NOISY FROG SING-ALONG by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Without benefit of recordings, onomatopoeia alone can't convey what the book hopes to. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Himmelman follows up his salute to noisy bugs with a look at frogs—how and why they sing and what their songs sound like. Read full book review >

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ALISTAIR AND KIP’S GREAT ADVENTURE! by John Segal
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Even pre-readers will have no trouble following along on this up-and-down ride. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Segal pairs an impulsive cat and a hesitant dog on a quick but exciting nautical outing. Read full book review >