The Struggle for North America, 1754-1758: Britannia's Tarnished Laurels - Bloomsbury Studies in Military History (Hardback)
  • The Struggle for North America, 1754-1758: Britannia's Tarnished Laurels - Bloomsbury Studies in Military History (Hardback)
zoom

The Struggle for North America, 1754-1758: Britannia's Tarnished Laurels - Bloomsbury Studies in Military History (Hardback)

(author)
£85.00
Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 28/01/2016
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BEST FIRST BOOK CATEGORY OF THE TEMPLER MEDAL 2016 At the end of 1758, Britons could proudly boast of the numerous victories which had been achieved against the forces of King Louis XV. Although the Seven Years' War, or French and Indian War, was far from over, 1758 marked a significant turning point. Uniquely, this book provides an insight into the initial stages of the Seven Years War, and explains why Britain failed, despite the many advantages which it enjoyed. George Yagi employs an immense amount of varied primary material in order to provide the most thorough analysis yet of British failure during the early stages of the Seven Years' War. In doing so, it aims to dispel commonly held misconceptions and prove that the reasons for failure are much more complicated than has been assumed.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781474229968
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 558 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The American aspect of the Seven Years War is hardly an untold story. But George Yagi succeeds in bringing to this new study a fresh perspective. Rather than focus on the victorious culmination of the struggle, with the capture of Quebec in 1759 and then Montreal in 1760, he looks in detail at the first phase of the war - a period marked by British defeat and setback. Written with great clarity, and based on deep and wide research, Yagi's account paints a compelling picture of the problems the British faced between 1754 and 1758 - the year when the tide turned and eventual triumph began to seem almost inevitable. * Stephen Conway, University College London, UK *
Yagi's research and analysis substantiate and verify what many modern scholars have said about British deficiencies at the onset of the Seven Years' War in America, but his periodization accentuates how such weaknesses may have been subordinated in studies that prioritize eventual success. His work therefore demonstrates the continuing value of considering historical episodes and events from different angles or alternative time frames. -- Holly A. Mayer * Journal of Military History *
For readers interested in a concise explanation of why the British war effort in North America failed prior to 1758, Yagi's book fills the bill quite well. -- Paul Kopperman * Journal of Military History *
Yagi's work also reflects more current scholarship, which has incorporated the experiences of Native Americans and common soldiers ... The result is a book that updates and expands on some well-worn truths. -- Timothy J. Shannon * Journal of British Studies *

You may also be interested in...

IWM London Guidebook
Added to basket
£5.00
Paperback
Kursk: The Greatest Battle
Added to basket
The Battle of Britain
Added to basket
The American Civil War
Added to basket
Crete
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Dispatches
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Opium War
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Norman Conquest
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Added to basket
IWM North Guidebook
Added to basket
£5.00
Paperback
The Crusades
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The English Civil War
Added to basket
All Hell Let Loose
Added to basket
First Light
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Longest Afternoon
Added to basket
Stalingrad
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.