Whispers Across the Atlantick

Whispers Across the Atlantick

General William Howe and the American Revolution

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General William Howe was the commander-in-chief of the British forces during the early campaigns of the Revolutionary War (1775-1783). He was an enigma, who appeared on multiple occasions to be on the verge of winning the war for Britain, only to repeatedly fail to deliver the final blow. Howe evoked passionate reactions in the people he worked with; his men loved him, his second-in-command detested him, his enemies feared him, and his political masters despaired of him. There was even a plot to murder him, in which British officers as well as Americans were implicated. This book will be the first major work on this inscrutable British general for more than 40 years. Previously largely ignored by historians due to a lack of primary source documents upon which to draw, the author's recent archival discoveries, and ground-breaking research means that there are fascinating new insights to be told about Howe's performance during the American Revolution.--Provided by Amazon.com.
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 2017.
Copyright Date: ℗♭2017
ISBN: 9781472827951
Characteristics: xii, 292 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm


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