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John E. Ferling

Born: 1-Oct-1940
Birthplace: Charleston, WV

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Adams vs. Jefferson

Wife: Carol

    University: BA History, Sam Houston State University (1961)
    University: MA History, Baylor University (1962)
    University: PhD History, West Virginia University (1971)
    Professor: History, University of West Georgia (1971-2004)

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Author of books:
The Loyalist Mind: Joseph Galloway and the American Revolution (1977, biography)
A Wilderness of Miseries: War and Warriors in Early America (1980, history)
The First of Men: A Life of George Washington (1988, biography)
John Adams: A Life (1992, biography)
Struggle for a Continent: The Wars of Early America (1993, history)
John Adams: A Bibliography (1993, bibliography)
Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution (2000, history)
A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic (2003, history)
Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 (2004, politics)
Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence (2007, history)
The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon (2009, biography)
Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free (2011, history)
Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged a Nation (2013, biography)
Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It (2015, history)

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