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Imprint: Oneworld Publications

Subject: History

The Men Who Lost America

British Command during the Revolutionary War and the Preservation of the Empire

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.

  • Publication date: July 3, 2014
  • ISBN: 9781780745015
  • RRP: £14.99
  • Pages: 496



BBC History

'A first-rate study, scholarly, yet accessible.'

Military History Monthly



'Fascinating, well written and extensively researched.'

Saul David, Sunday Telegraph

'First-rank revisionist history.'


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