Whirlwind

  • by John Ferling
  • Narrated by Neil Hellegers
  • 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Amid a great collection of scholarship and narrative history on the Revolutionary War and the American struggle for independence, there is a gaping hole - one that John Ferling's latest audiobook, Whirlwind, will fill. Books chronicling the revolution have largely ranged from multivolume tomes that appeal to scholars and the most serious general listeners to microhistories that necessarily gloss over swaths of Independence-era history with only cursory treatment.
Written in Ferling's engaging and narrative-driven style that made books like Independence and The Ascent of George Washington critical and commercial successes, Whirlwind is a fast-paced and scrupulously told one-volume history of this epochal time. Balancing social and political concerns of the period and perspectives of the average American revolutionary with a careful examination of the war itself, Ferling has crafted the ideal book for armchair military history buffs, a book about the causes of the American Revolution, the war that won it, and the meaning of the revolution overall.
Combining careful scholarship, arresting detail, and illustrative storytelling, Whirlwind is a unique and compelling addition to any collection of books on the American Revolution.

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Truly a Whirlwind read!

This book is perfect for this time of year the age of great challenges and sacrifices. After you hear this or read it you should take a patriotic trip to the countryside of Philly to feel the woods in which these men fought and struggled to begin our country.
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- Lynn H. Williams

clear, easy to understand enjoyable

I had no trouble listening to this. the narrator had I had a pleasant clear voice.. the chapters progressed an easy to understand through line
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- Owen T.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-26-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury