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The Men Who Lost America

British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of the Empire

Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History
By Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
Narrated by Gildart Jackson / 21 hours 5 minutes

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 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 their surprising victory. In interlinked biographical chapters, the author follows the course of the war from the perspectives of King George III, Prime Minister Lord North, military leaders including General Burgoyne, the Earl of Sandwich, and others who, for the most part, led ably and even brilliantly. Victories were frequent, and in fact the British conquered every American city at some stage of the Revolutionary War. Yet roiling political complexities at home, combined with the fervency of the fighting Americans, proved fatal to the British war effort. The book concludes with a penetrating assessment of the years after Yorktown, when the British achieved victories against the French and Spanish, thereby keeping intact what remained of the British Empire.

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Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History Series


The Men Who Lost America
The Men Who Lost America
Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
Author
Narrator Gildart Jackson
ISBN 9781452687520
Length 21 hours 5 minutes
Language English
Publisher Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm rank #155,078 Overall
Genre rank #9,371 in Biography & Memoir

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