Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War that Won It. By John Ferling. ISBN: 978-1-62040-172-9. Copyright 2015. Hardcover with 409 pages including bibliography, notes, and index.
This fast-paced and scrupulously told one-volume history of the Revolutionary War and the American struggle for independence is the ideal book for armchair military history buffs. Balancing social and political concerns of the period and perspectives of the average American revolutionary with a careful examination of the war itself, John Ferling has crafted a book about the causes of the American Revolution, the war that won it, and the meaning of the Revolution overall. With careful scholarship, arresting detail, and illustrative storytelling, Whirlwind is a unique and compelling addition to any collection of books on the American Revolution.
This publication sheds light on historical events highlighted in the new Mount Vernon interactive experience, “Be Washington”, specifically the Newburgh Conspiracy and the Battle of Second Trenton.