Apostles of Revolution by John Ferling

Apostles of Revolution

From acclaimed historian John Ferling, the story of Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and James Monroe's championing of the most radical ideas of the American and French Revolutions.Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and James Monroe were in the vanguard of revolutionary ideas in the 18th century. As founding fathers, they risked their lives for American independence, but they also wanted more. Each wished for profound changes in the political and soc...

Details Apostles of Revolution

TitleApostles of Revolution
Release DateMay 15th, 2018
PublisherBloomsbury USA
GenreHistory, Nonfiction, North American Hi..., American History, Biography, European History, Military History, American Revolution

Reviews Apostles of Revolution

  • Ryan
    I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I would like to thank the publisher for sending me this book. In Apostles of Revolution, John Ferling presents a wide ranging Atlantic (albeit white Atlantic) narrative of the revolutionary "Age of Paine" extending from the 1770s to the 1800s. Neither exhaustive nor compelling, this book was an underwhelming piece of scholarship that does not do the period justice. Ferling chooses to frame his bo...
  • Evalyn
    I enjoyed this different perspective on the American and French Revolutions. The author is a little prone to speculation, but is plenty clear when doing so. The choice of Jefferson, Paine, and Monroe is a bit odd to me but it is interesting to trace their lives side-by-side, though perhaps a bit forced at times due to the gift of hindsight. I received an advanced reading copy in a Goodreads Giveaway and appreciate the opportunity to have read it ...