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The Resource 1759 : the year Britain became master of the world, Frank McLynn

1759 : the year Britain became master of the world, Frank McLynn

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1759 : the year Britain became master of the world
Title
1759
Title remainder
the year Britain became master of the world
Statement of responsibility
Frank McLynn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
History would have been different if not for the events of 1759. It was the fourth year of the Seven Years', or the French-and-Indian, War, and crucial victories against the French in the first truly global conflict laid the foundations of British supremacy throughout the world for the next hundred years. The defeat of the French not only paved the way for the global hegemony of the English language but also made the emergence of the United States possible. Guiding us through England's often extremely narrow victories in India, North America, and the Caribbean, McLynn controversially suggests that the birth of the British Empire was more a result of luck than of rigorous planning. McLynn includes anecdotes of the intellectual and cultural leaders of the day--Swedenborg, Hume, Voltaire--and sources ranging from the Vatican archives to oral histories of Native Americans.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
GZD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McLynn, Frank
Dewey number
941.07/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA500
LC item number
.M24 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • France
  • Seven Years' War, 1756-1763
Label
1759 : the year Britain became master of the world, Frank McLynn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 393-412) and index
Contents
The struggle for New France -- The Bonnie Prince and the crafty minister -- Pitt and the West Indies -- Canada -- India -- Wolfe at Quebec -- Lagos Bay, Portugal -- Minden -- The Plains of Abraham -- Rogers' Rangers -- Quiberon Bay
Control code
ocm68903789
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Grove Press ed.
Extent
x, 422 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802142283
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o68903789
  • (OCoLC)68903789
Label
1759 : the year Britain became master of the world, Frank McLynn
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 393-412) and index
Contents
The struggle for New France -- The Bonnie Prince and the crafty minister -- Pitt and the West Indies -- Canada -- India -- Wolfe at Quebec -- Lagos Bay, Portugal -- Minden -- The Plains of Abraham -- Rogers' Rangers -- Quiberon Bay
Control code
ocm68903789
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Grove Press ed.
Extent
x, 422 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802142283
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o68903789
  • (OCoLC)68903789

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