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Bombast and Broadsides: George Johnstone, 1730-1787 (Hardback)
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Bombast and Broadsides: George Johnstone, 1730-1787 (Hardback)

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Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 30/06/1987
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George Johnstone has never received the scholarly attention he fully merits. Historians have assessed him, usually briefly, as governor of West Florida, or as naval commander, or as a member of parliament. Nevertheless, none has considered his important role in East India Company politics, nor, until Bombast and Broadsides, has one synthesized the various roles in which Johnstone was entrusted with high responsibilities.

Through research in Cardiff, Edinburgh, Kew, London, Philadelphia, and Washington in largely unpublished manuscripts, together with the use of secondary sources, the author has been able to present the first coherent picture of Johnstone, a vigorous and intelligent but turbulent and always controversial figure. Johnstone was effective as a colonial governor at a difficult time; in the navy he performed several coups de main; in parliament he was formidable in debate but an opportunist; and at East India House he was a doughty, conservative, and largely successful defender of the proprietary interest.

Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9780817303372
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 230 x 150 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This volume is an effective and balbnced biography, which represents enormous original research [and] weaves together in beautiful prose the story of a man possessed of mercurial temperament."--American Historical Review
"This is a fascinating book which sheds great light on how an empire was misgoverned and mismanaged."

--J.M. Sosin University of Nebraska, Lincoln

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