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The Resource The men who lost America : British leadership, the American Revolution, and the fate of the empire, Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy

The men who lost America : British leadership, the American Revolution, and the fate of the empire, Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy

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The men who lost America : British leadership, the American Revolution, and the fate of the empire
Title
The men who lost America
Title remainder
British leadership, the American Revolution, and the fate of the empire
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
Title variation
men who lost America
Title variation remainder
British leadership, the American Revolution, and the fate of the empire
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Weaving together the personal stories of ten prominent men who directed the British dimension of the war, historian Andrew O'Shaughnessy dispels the incompetence myth and uncovers the real reasons that rebellious colonials were able to achieve
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Tone
Writing style
Award
American History Book Prize, 2013.
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10189406
Cataloging source
DLC
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O'Shaughnessy, Andrew Jackson
Dewey number
973.3/2
Index
index present
LC call number
E267
LC item number
.O75 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
Target audience
adult
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British leadership, the American Revolution, and the fate of the empire
Label
The men who lost America : British leadership, the American Revolution, and the fate of the empire, Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
466 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780300191073
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012047724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 813393398
  • (OCoLC)813393398
Label
The men who lost America : British leadership, the American Revolution, and the fate of the empire, Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
466 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780300191073
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012047724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 813393398
  • (OCoLC)813393398

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