Almost A Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence
Author: John Ferling
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2009
In a chronicle of America's struggle for independence, the historian John Ferling transports readers to the grim realities of the war, capturing an eight-year conflict filled with heroism, suffering, cowardice, betrayal, and fierce dedication. As Ferling demonstrates, it was a war that America came much closer to losing than is often remembered. General George Washington put it best when Washington said the American's victory was "little short of a standing miracle."