Whirlwind : the American Revolution and the war that won it / John Ferling.

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    • Publication Information:
      First U.S. edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Written in the authoritative and narrative-driven style that has made his books critical and commercial successes, John Ferling's Whirlwind will become the definitive history of the American Revolution for our time. This master historian illuminates the years 1763 to 1783--from the end of the French and Indian War that left England triumphant in North America to the signing of the Treaty of Paris and the final departure of British troops from New York City. Embracing characters both celebrated and unknown, Ferling chronicles the myriad and complex events and contentious viewpoints that drove Americans in their insurgency against Great Britain and sustained them in the seemingly quixotic belief that they could win their independence. He takes us to the halls of power in Parliament and the streets of London to view the Revolution from British perspectives. He presents the individual battles--from Lexington and Concord to Yorktown---in a fresh and dramatic new light. With a wide scope and insight, John Ferling brings the most important event in America's long history to a new generation of American readers.--From publisher description.
    • Content Notes:
      Introduction: "I see nothing before us but accumulating distress" -- "I am a Briton": on the brink -- "Loyal but jealous of their liberties": changes in imperial policy and the colonists' thinking, 1759-1766 -- "A plan for governing and quieting them": the second great crisis, 1767-1770 -- "I am unwilling to give up that duty on America": to the Tea Party, 1770-1773 -- "Behold America where matters are driving": 1774, year of momentous decisions -- "Blows must decide whether they are to be subject to this country": the war begins -- "Great Britain is equal to the contest": war brings crucial changes in 1775 -- "The birthday of a new world": America declares independence -- "The American cause is in a critical situation": the New York Campaign in 1776 -- "Across America in a hop, step, and a jump": the campaigns of 1777 -- "The central stone in the geometrical arch": the war is transformed in 1778 -- "The longest purse will win the war": reform at home while the war takes a new turn -- "Whom can we trust now?": a year of disasters, 1780 -- "A war of desolation shocking to humanity": the southern theater in 1780-1781 -- "We have got Cornwallis in a pudding bag": the decisive victory at Yorktown -- "Oh god, it is all over": peace, conspiracy, demobilization, change, 1781-1783.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
    • Other Titles:
      American Revolution and the war that won it.
    • ISBN:
      162040172X (hbk.)
      9781620401729 (hbk.)
    • Accession Number:
      2014033315
    • Accession Number:
      ocn902985942
      902985942
    • Accession Number:
      mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.24892
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FERLING, J. E. Whirlwind : the American Revolution and the war that won it. First U.S. edition. [s. l.]: Bloomsbury Press, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., 2015. ISBN 162040172X. Disponível em: https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.24892. Acesso em: 10 ago. 2022.
    • AMA 11th Edition:
      Ferling JE. Whirlwind : The American Revolution and the War That Won It. First U.S. edition. Bloomsbury Press, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.; 2015. Accessed August 10, 2022. https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.24892
    • APA 7th Edition:
      Ferling, J. E. (2015). Whirlwind : the American Revolution and the war that won it (First U.S. edition.). Bloomsbury Press, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.
    • Chicago 17th Edition:
      Ferling, John E. 2015. Whirlwind : The American Revolution and the War That Won It. First U.S. edition. Bloomsbury Press, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.24892.
    • Harvard:
      Ferling, J.E. (2015) Whirlwind : the American Revolution and the war that won it. First U.S. edition. Bloomsbury Press, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Available at: https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.24892 (Accessed: 10 August 2022).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ferling, JE 2015, Whirlwind : the American Revolution and the war that won it, First U.S. edition., Bloomsbury Press, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., viewed 10 August 2022, .
    • MLA 9th Edition:
      Ferling, John E. Whirlwind : The American Revolution and the War That Won It. First U.S. edition., Bloomsbury Press, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., 2015. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.24892.
    • Chicago 17th Edition:
      Ferling, John E. Whirlwind : The American Revolution and the War That Won It. First U.S. edition. Bloomsbury Press, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., 2015. https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.24892.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ferling JE. Whirlwind : the American Revolution and the war that won it [Internet]. First U.S. edition. Bloomsbury Press, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.; 2015 [cited 2022 Aug 10]. Available from: https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.24892