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

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"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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American Revolution (1775-1783)
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical
Biography & Autobiography
Electronic book
Electronic books
Great Britain
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1760-1820
Great Britain. -- Army
Great Britain. -- Army -- History -- 18th century
Great Britain. -- Army -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain
HISTORY -- United States -- Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
History
Military campaigns
Military participation -- British
Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815)
Napoleonic Wars -- (1800-1815)
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Participation, British
Nonfiction
Political science
Politics and government
United States
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- British forces
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns
title_displayThe men who lost America : British leadership, the American Revolution, and the fate of the empire
title_fullThe men who lost America : British leadership, the American Revolution and the fate of the empire [electronic resource] / Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
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 [electronic resource] / Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
The men who lost America [electronic resource] : British leadership, the American Revolution, and the fate of the empire / Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
The men who lost america [electronic resource] : British leadership, the american revolution and the fate of the empire. Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
title_shortThe men who lost America
title_subBritish leadership, the American Revolution, and the fate of the empire
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Biography & Autobiography
British
British forces
Campaigns
Electronic books
Great Britain
HISTORY
Historical
History
Military campaigns
Military participation
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
Nonfiction
Participation, British
Political science
Politics and government
Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)