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John E. Ferling
is a professor emeritus of history
History is the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. History can also mean the period of time after writing was invented. Scholars who write about history are called historians...
at the University of West Georgia
The University of West Georgia is a comprehensive doctoral-granting university in Carrollton, Georgia, approximately 45 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia. The University is built on 645 acres including a recent land gift of 246 acres from the city of Carrollton in 2003...
. As a leading historian in the American Revolution
The American Revolution was the political upheaval during the last half of the 18th century in which thirteen colonies in North America joined together to break free from the British Empire, combining to become the United States of America...
, he has appeared in television documentaries on PBS, the History Channel, C-SPAN
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Book TV is the name given to weekend programming on the American cable network C-SPAN2 airing from 8 a.m. Eastern Time Saturday morning to 8 a.m. Eastern Time Monday morning each week. The 48 hour block of programming is focused on non-fiction books and authors, featuring programs in the format of...
, and the Learning Channel.
- The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon
- Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence
- The Loyalist Mind: Joseph Galloway and the American Revolution
- A Wilderness of Miseries: War and Warriors in Early America
- The First of Men: A Life of George Washington
- Struggle for a Continent: The Wars of Early America
- John Adams: A Life
- Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution
- A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic
- Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800
- Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free (published June 21, 2011)
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Fraunces Tavern
Fraunces Tavern is a tavern, restaurant and museum housed in a conjectural reconstruction of a building that played a prominent role in pre-Revolution and American Revolution history. The building, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, has been owned by Sons of the Revolution in...
- Outstanding Retired Faculty