1759: The Year Britain Became Master of the World

Product Number: EB00667317
Released: Apr 14, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802199157
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Description

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 way for the global hegemony of the English language. Guiding us through England's conquests (and often extremely narrow victories), Frank McLynn (Wagons West) brilliantly interweaves primary sources, ranging from material in the Vatican 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 more a result of luck than of rigorous planning.

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Author(s): Frank McLynn
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2007

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