Ill-starred General: Braddock of the Coldstream Guards

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University of Pittsburgh Pre, Sep 15, 1958 - Biography & Autobiography - 335 pages
A rare combination of documented fact and good storytelling, Ill-Starred General is the biography of a much maligned man from one of history's most vital eras. The career of Edward Braddock began during the court intrigues of Queen Anne and George I, gained momentum in continental military campaigns in the early 1750s, and ended abruptly in the rout of his American army near present-day Pittsburgh in 1755. This highly acclaimed biography reveals the man--and the politics--behind his defeat, one of the major setbacks to British imperial power in the American colonies.
 

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Contents

END OF THE ROAD 16941755
1
ANCESTRY AND EDUCATION OF A GUARDSMAN 16601710
3
MORE EDUCATION AND A WAY OF LIFE 17101727
31
SCANDAL AT BATH 17151732
49
COVENT GARDEN INTERLUDE 17321738
61
JENKINSS EAR AND THE FORTYFIVE 17381745
72
FLANDERS 17461753
97
GIBRALTAR 17531754
116
LOGISTICS April May 1755
164
FORT CUMBERLAND May 1029 1755
183
THE LONG MARCH May 30July 8 1755
209
INTO BATTLE July 812 1755
240
XIV REQUIEM
266
NOTES
273
BIBLIOGRAPHY
315
INDEX
329

COLONIAL PROBLEMS November 1754April 1755
135

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