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The men who lost America : British leadership, the American Revolution, and the fate of the empire /

"The loss of America was a stunning and unexpected defeat for the powerful British Empire. Common wisdom has held that incompetent military commanders and political leaders in Britain must have been to blame, but were they? This intriguing book makes a different argument. Weaving together the... Full description

Main Author: O'Shaughnessy, Andrew Jackson.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013
Series: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Contents: Pt. I. The view from London. "The tyrant": George III ; The prime minister: Lord North -- pt. II. Victory and defeat in the north (1776-1778). The peace commissioners?: the Howe brothers ; "The old gamester": John Burgoyne ; "The Achilles of the American war": Lord George Germain -- pt. III. Victory and defeat in the south (1778-1781). "The scapegoat": Sir Henry Clinton ; "Bagging the fox": Charles, Earl Cornwallis -- pt. IV. Victory against France and Spain (1782). "Saint George": Sir George Rodney ; "Jemmy Twitcher": The Earl of Sandwich.
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