Book Discussion on Almost a Miracle
John Ferling talked about his book Almost A Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence, published by Oxford University… read more
John Ferling talked about his book Almost A Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence, published by Oxford University Press. In his book historian Ferling recounts the military history of the American War for Independence, which General George Washington declared as “little short of a standing miracle.” Professor Ferling contended that the American victory was more precarious than commonly understood, focusing on the conditions in the military, such as disease, and the fate of prisoners. He concentrated on the “Southern Strategy” of the British which amounted to what he termed a civil war fought by guerrillas and on the campaign of General Nathanael Greene when he was appointed Southern Commander. Professor Ferling also commented on General Washington’s military leadership. He responded to questions from members of the studio audience and electronic mail.
This was a program of Pritzker Military Library Presents, which was seen on WYCC-TV/PBS in Chicago. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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