John Ferling

“Fame had been democratized. During most of history only members of the privileged classes had possessed a realistic opportunity to achieve majestic fame, but in the eighteenth century it has been demonstrated repeatedly, by men such as Franklin, for instance, that fame might be achieved by men born into a lesser social rank.”


John Ferling, Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution
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Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution by John Ferling
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