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The Men Who Lost America British Command During the Revolutionary War and the Preservation of the Empire by Andrew O'Shaughnessy
  

The Men Who Lost America British Command During the Revolutionary War and the Preservation of the Empire

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Prize-winning history - exposes the myth of Britain's incompetence during the American Revolution

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The Men Who Lost America British Command During the Revolutionary War and the Preservation of the Empire by Andrew O'Shaughnessy

The loss of America in 1781 has traditionally been blamed on incompetent British military commanders and political leaders whose arrogant confidence and out-dated tactics were no match for the innovative and determined Americans. But this is far from the truth. Weaving together the personal stories of ten prominent characters, including King George III, Prime Minister Lord North, General Burgoyne, and the Earl of Sandwich, Andrew O'Shaughnessy demolishes the myths, emerging with a very different and much richer account of the conflict - one driven by able and even brilliant leadership.

Reviews

'Fascinating, well written and extensively researched.'
Saul David, Sunday Telegraph

'First-rank revisionist history.'
Independent

'Brilliant.'
BBC History

'A first-rate study, scholarly, yet accessible.'
Military History Monthly

'Captivating.'
TLS

About the Author

Andrew O'Shaughnessy is the Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Centre for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, and Professor of History at the University of Virginia. Originally from Britain, he lectured at the University of Oxford before moving to the US, where he currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Andrew O'Shaughnessy

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Publisher

Oneworld Publications

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

History
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American War of Independence
History of the Americas
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

ISBN

9781780745015

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