Fergus M. Bordewich

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Fergus M. Bordewich

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FERGUS M. BORDEWICH is the author of five non-fiction books: Washington: The Making of the American Capital (Amistad/HarperCollins, 2008); Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America (Amistad/HarperCollins, 2005); My Mother’s Ghost, a memoir (Doubleday, 2001); Killing the White Man’s Indian: Reinventing Native Americans at the End of the Twentieth Century (Doubleday, 1996); and Cathay: A Journey in Search of Old China (Prentice Hall Press, 1991). He has also published an illustrated children’s book, Peach Blossom Spring (Simon & Schuster, 1994), and wrote the script for a PBS documentary about Thomas Jefferson, Mr. Jefferson’s University. He also edited an illustrated book of eyewitness accounts of the ...more

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Bound for Canaan: The Epic ...

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America's Great Debate: Hen...

4.11 avg rating — 298 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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The First Congress: How Jam...

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Washington: The Making of t...

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Killing the White Man's Ind...

3.90 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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My Mother's Ghost: A Courag...

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Cathay: A Journey in Search...

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Peach Blossom Spring: Adapt...

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The Looming Conflict

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“...Far from the near sanctification of military service common in today´s United States, the Americans of 1790 regarded a standing army virtually by definition as the coercive arm of oppressive government, owing loyalty not to the public but to kings and dictators.--”
Fergus M. Bordewich, The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government

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