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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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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.


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

'First-rank revisionist history.'

BBC History

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


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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Publication date

3rd July 2014


Andrew O'Shaughnessy

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Oneworld Publications


496 pages


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