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William Howe and the American War of Independence

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The first major work on this enigmatic British general for more than 40 years, William Howe and the American War of Independence offers fascinating new insights into his performance during the revolution in America.

From 1775 to 1777, Howe commanded the largest expeditionary force Britain had ever amassed, confronting the rebel army under George Washington and enjoying a string of victories. However, his period in command ended in confusion, bitterness and a parliamentary inquiry, because he proved unable to crush the rebellion.

Exactly what went wrong has puzzled historians for more than 200 years. For most Howe has been relegated to the role of a bit player, but, with the help of new evidence, this book looks afresh at his army, his relationships with key military and political figures and his own personal qualities. The result is a compelling reassessment of a forgotten general that offers a new perspective on a man who won his battles, but could not win his war.



Autorentext

David Smith is a visiting lecturer at the University of Chester, UK. He is the author of Sherman's March to the Sea 1864 (2007) and New York 1776 (2008).

David Smith is a graduate of the Military Studies Master's Degree programme at the University of Chester. Having studied and worked in the United States he has a special interest in American military history, especially the Civil War and the War of Independence.



Zusammenfassung
The first major work on this enigmatic British general for more than 40 years, William Howe and the American War of Independence offers fascinating new insights into his performance during the revolution in America. From 1775 to 1777, Howe commanded the largest expeditionary force Britain had ever amassed, confronting the rebel army under George Washington and enjoying a string of victories. However, his period in command ended in confusion, bitterness and a parliamentary inquiry, because he proved unable to crush the rebellion. Exactly what went wrong has puzzled historians for more than 200 years. For most Howe has been relegated to the role of a bit player, but, with the help of new evidence, this book looks afresh at his army, his relationships with key military and political figures and his own personal qualities. The result is a compelling reassessment of a forgotten general that offers a new perspective on a man who won his battles, but could not win his war.

Inhalt

Introduction
1. Howe's Experience
2. Preparations for War
3. The 1776 Campaign
4. The 1777 Campaign
5. Howe's Resignation
Conclusion
Notes
Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: William Howe and the American War of Independence
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EAN: 9781472585370
ISBN: 978-1-4725-8537-0
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Bloomsbury Usa
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 256
Veröffentlichung: 12.03.2015
Jahr: 2015
Untertitel: Englisch
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