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The Resource Lord North : the prime minister who lost America, Peter Whiteley

Lord North : the prime minister who lost America, Peter Whiteley

Label
Lord North : the prime minister who lost America
Title
Lord North
Title remainder
the prime minister who lost America
Statement of responsibility
Peter Whiteley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Lord North was in many ways a most successful politician. Prime Minister for an unbroken twelve years, his management of both parliament and of the business of government was adept. He enjoyed the confidence of King George III, not always an easy political ally, avoided factional strife (having no political following of his own), was notably uncorrupt and made virtually no enemies. In many ways he epitomised the political outlook and aristocratic assumptions of the eighteenth century. He is, however, principally remembered for presiding over Britain's loss of her American colonies. Lord North: The Prime Minister Who Lost America is a scholarly but highly readable account of his life. It includes a full study of the American War of Independence, examining it from the perspective of the British government as well as from the colonial standpoint. No senior politician had visited America and few had a proper knowledge or understanding of Americans. Too often the colonists were regarded as unruly and ungrateful children, with whom compromise was either a sign of weakness or the betrayal of the principle of parliamentary sovereignty. High mindedness contributed to the final humiliation, as did ignorant overconfidence. Military defeat, to a country that had become preeminent in Europe by the end of the Seven Years War, was not entertained as a possibility
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whiteley, Peter
Dewey number
  • 941.072092
  • 941.07/3/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA506.N7
LC item number
W48 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • North, Frederick
  • Prime ministers
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
Lord North : the prime minister who lost America, Peter Whiteley
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol032/96049807.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1: Background and upbringing -- 2: Coming of age -- 3: Political apprenticeship -- 4: Man with a future -- 5: Arrival -- 6: King's first minister -- 7: Confident start -- 8: East India company -- 9: Good years -- 10: Thirteen colonies -- 11: Gathering storm -- 12: Wartime prime minister -- 13: After Saratoga -- 14: Road to Yorktown -- 15: End of an era -- 16: Coalition and the last decade -- 17: Conclusion -- Appendix -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm35969882
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 275 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781852851453
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96049807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35969882
Label
Lord North : the prime minister who lost America, Peter Whiteley
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol032/96049807.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1: Background and upbringing -- 2: Coming of age -- 3: Political apprenticeship -- 4: Man with a future -- 5: Arrival -- 6: King's first minister -- 7: Confident start -- 8: East India company -- 9: Good years -- 10: Thirteen colonies -- 11: Gathering storm -- 12: Wartime prime minister -- 13: After Saratoga -- 14: Road to Yorktown -- 15: End of an era -- 16: Coalition and the last decade -- 17: Conclusion -- Appendix -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm35969882
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 275 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781852851453
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96049807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35969882

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