(Pdf Read) 1759 The Year Britain Became Master of the World

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  • 1759 The Year Britain Became Master of the World
  • Frank McLynn
  • English
  • 06 December 2020
  • 9780802142283

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review 1759 The Year Britain Became Master of the World 1759 The Year Britain Became Master of the World Free download » 9 Frank McLynn ò 9 Free read N archives to oral histories of Native Americans In a stunning chronicle of a pivotal year in world history he controversially concludes that the birth of the great British Empire was a result of luck than of rigorous planning. A very accessible history of this pivotal year of the Seven Years War a year of British glory and empire building at France s expense McLynn divides his chapters based on the war s different theaters at the time North America the West Indies considered by Britain and France to be far valuable than North America Europe and India He does a great job describing all of the decisive battles like uiberon Bay and u bec and provides good portraits of all the leading figures like George II William Pitt and Louis XV These portraits are fairly interesting Wolfe chasing his death wish at uebec Robert Rogers employing guerrilla warfare with limited success despite his subseuent legend the socially awkward Admiral Hawke smashing the French at uiberon Bay despite his lack of social grace and the outrageous amount of risk involved with his plan and all of the incompetent political appointees leading the French forces to destruction McLynn is also good at describing the strength and weaknesses of Britain and France and of course the foolishness of such characters as General Braddock the Maruis de Vaudreuil the Dukes of Cumberland and Newcastle George Sackville and of course the hotheaded and paranoid Bonnie Prince Charlie who killed off all hopes of a Jacobite restoration through an amazing combination of stubbornness stupidity indecision and clumsy political maneuvering McLynn s coverage of the ruthless and cynical William Pitt Britain s ingenious wartime prime minister is particularly good and McLynn covers Pitt s leadership as well as his implausible alliance with the amoral and unprincipled Newcastle who comes across as a buffoon Pitt occupied the public stage while Newcastle used his shady political skills behind the scene Pitt also enjoyed an unusually secure power base since Newcastle the only man who could topple him froze Pitt s opponents out of office Pitt was aided by his refusal to impose taxes his manipulation of George II and a lack of bureaucracy that seems incredible todayMcLynn is strongest when covering military matters Even when Britain came under threat of invasion the ministry in London would not withdraw a single soldier from North America but the French could spare only two battalions to that theater while committing 100000 troops to Germany where France had no vital interests France made the fatal mistake of devoting her energies to the European continent instead of the overseas colonies where the battle for global supremacy would be decided To a less catastrophic extent Britain also made a mistake Britain was forced to commit troops to Europe because King George II elector of Hanover viewed the security of Hanover as vital to British interests in contrast to Pitt who cared not a bit for Hanover and favored a global war against France s empireAnd although many studies credit William Pitt s leadership for Britain s successes in 1759 Pitt was in reality an able leader of a hard working team that also contributed much to British victory Pitt s considerable success as a wartime statesman contrast sharply with the indecisive Louis XV whose navy was in any case ill prepared for any interventions abroad At the time France was nearly bankrupt due to the aristocracy s refusal to pay taxes and beset by religious crisis as well a government paralyzed by a rapid succession of short term ministers as well as power hungry nobles who made even day to day administrative issues difficult to resolve It did not help matters that French foreign policy at the time was secretive and incoherentMost chapters have a prologue briefly dealing with cultural issues such as art and literature Most of the time these are useful but occasionally they digress into such topics as the type of plant life common to India Although McLynn probably exaggerates the role the Jacobites played such a large role during 1759 this is not a major issue The writing is also somewhat dry although the sheer drama of 1759 is enough to move the reader along Still McLynn often drops the reader into a situation that hasn t been properly introduced and lengthy portions of narrative are often brought together by rather flimsy threads this sometimes results in confusion contradictions and repetitionStill the uality of the editing ranges from sloppy to laughable and are freuently a distracting irritant Martha Custis who married George Washington in 1759 is called Martha Curtis At another point McLynn refers to a modern Tennessee South Carolina border at another he refers to the events of 1858 and he can t seem to make up his mind regarding the population of Guadalupe He also expects you to know what sauve ui peut means and who Marshal Grouchy was if you re a student of the time period you would know he was a French commander at Waterloo At another point McLynn for some reason compares the battle of Martiniue with the battle of Saratoga apparently General Hopson was short of water and unable to deploy his guns even though the battle of Saratoga 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review 1759 The Year Britain Became Master of the World

1759 The Year Britain Became Master of the World

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review 1759 The Year Britain Became Master of the World 1759 The Year Britain Became Master of the World Free download » 9 Frank McLynn ò 9 Free read If not for the events of 1759 the entire history of the world would have been different Called the Year of Victories 1759 was the fourth year of the Seven Years or the French and Indian War and defeat of the French paved the w. Interesting year in history content was very good I learned a number of things and am glad I read the book The author does have a tendency to write in lengthy complex sentences and a lot of non common vocabulary The style sometimes interrupted the flow of the narrative