On Wednesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with historian John Ferling, author of Winning Independence: The Decisive Years of the Revolutionary War, 1778-1781. Ferling explores the second half of the Revolutionary War, when, after years of fighting, American independence often seemed beyond reach.
Winning Independence tells the dramatic story of how and why Great Britain, so close to regaining several southern colonies and rendering the postwar United States a fatally weak nation, ultimately failed to win the war. The book explores the choices and decisions made by Sir Henry Clinton, Commander of Britain's army, Continental Army Commander in Chief, George Washington, and others, that ultimately led the French and American allies to clinch the pivotal victory at Yorktown that at long last secured American independence.
Ferling is Professor Emeritus of History at the State University of West Georgia. A leading authority on American Revolutionary history, he has appeared in many documentaries and has written numerous books, including Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War for Independence, Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, The First of Men: A Life of George Washington, Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, and Jefferson in the American Revolution, and the award-winning A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic.
Copies of Winning Independence will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins.
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