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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

Label
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
"Although 1759 is not a date as well known in British history at 1215, 1588 or 1688, there is a strong case to be made that it is the most significant year since 1066. In 1759 - the fourth year of the Seven Years War - the British defeated the French in arduous campaigns in India and the West Indies, in Germany and Canada, and also achieved absolute mastery of the seas. In the two greatest battles of 1759 - Quebec and Quiberon - Britain effectively beat France for global supremacy." "Drawing on a mass of primary materials - from texts in the Vatican archives to oral histories of the North American Indians - Frank McLynn shows how the conflict between these two countries triggered the first 'world war', raging from Europe to Africa; the Caribbean to the Pacific; the plains of the Ganges to the Great Lakes of North America. It also brought about the War of Independence, the acquisition by Britain of the Falkland Islands and, ultimately, the French Revolution."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McLynn, Frank
Dewey number
940.2/534
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DA500
  • D297
LC item number
  • .M24 2004
  • .M35 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
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy052/2004057397.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 393-412) and index
Control code
ocm56413697
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
x, 422 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780871138811
Lccn
2004057397
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780871138811
Label
1759 : the year Britain became master of the world, Frank McLynn
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy052/2004057397.html
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 393-412) and index
Control code
ocm56413697
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
x, 422 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780871138811
Lccn
2004057397
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780871138811

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