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

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

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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 men who lost America
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British leadership, the American Revolution and the fate of the empire
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Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
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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, 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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O'Shaughnessy, Andrew Jackson
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Read by Gildart Jackson
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  • Jackson, Gildart
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The men who lost America : British leadership, the American Revolution and the fate of the empire, Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy, (eaudio)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (21hr., 06 min.))
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9781452697529
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MWT11411966
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11411966
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MWT11411966
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The men who lost America : British leadership, the American Revolution and the fate of the empire, Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy, (eaudio)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
Color
not applicable
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unknown
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (21hr., 06 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781452697529
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11411966
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
11411966
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MWT11411966
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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