Whispers Across The Atlantick: General William Howe And The American Revolution
by David Smith
- American History
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The Crown's failed hero
Commander-in-chief of the British forces during the early campaigns of the Revolutionary War, General William Howe appeared repeatedly to be on the verge of winning the war, only to fail to deliver the final blow. Howe evoked strong passions; his men loved him, his second-in-command detested him, his enemies feared him, and his political masters despaired of him.
David Smith draws on recent archival discoveries to deliver a full-blooded portrait of this enigmatic figure. It is an account laced with intrigue, romance, and betrayal, played out on the battlefields of North America and concluding in a fiery courtroom drama at the House of Commons, where Howe defended his decisions with his reputation-and possibly his life-on the line.
About the Author
David Smith lectures in the Military History MA program at the University of Chester, UK. He has studied the Revolutionary War for more than 20 years, and is the author of several books, including New York 1776, Camden 1780, and Sherman's March to the Sea 1864.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||September 19, 2017|