Bombast and Broadsides: George Johnstone, 1730-1787 (Hardback)Robin F.A. Fabel (author)
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Through research in Cardiff, Edinburgh, Kew, London, Philadelphia, and Washington in largely unpublished manuscripts, together with the use of secondary sources, the author has been able to present the first coherent picture of Johnstone, a vigorous and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
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 230 x 150 mm
"This is a fascinating book which sheds great light on how an empire was misgoverned and mismanaged."
--J.M. Sosin University of Nebraska, Lincoln