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A Leap in the Dark by John Ferling
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Mar 23, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: history, american, favorites
Read in March, 2010

Ferling writes for an audience with passing knowledge, and inserts some commentary on the historiography of particulars. With his continued theme of foundational policy decisions (leaps in the dark), he succeeds in bringing the reader into the heated debates and motives of the revolutionary period. It is a book that provides intimacy with the policy challenges more so than with the characters - which was refreshing for this reader after a series of biographies.
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