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N four continents and also achieved absolute mastery of the seasDrawing 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 Brtiain and France triggered the fi. If you re into 18th century history naval history British history European history colonial history political historythis is the book for you Well researched and written broad and deep but so clearly explained you could read on the Tube

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1759: The Year Britain Became Master of the World

Although 1759 is not a date as well known in British history as 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 o. The book needed competent editing It is comprehensive and erudite but hard to read I m not put off by the vocabulary or the French but the author offers too much detail that really doesn t flesh out his theme Additionally the book suffers terribly from an absence of maps and battle illustrations The written descriptions of engagements and battle plans need a lot of help Additionally the writer speaks often of the St Charles River but the map that should show it is missing the label on the line that I think is the St Charles River Overall the book is very weak in the matter of illustrative material The book is also unbalanced in its choice of materials to emphasize The entire chapter on Robert s Raiders seems superfluous and again so badly illustrated that one cannot follow what is happen

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Rst 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 acuisition by Britain of the Falkland Islands and ultimately the French Revoluti. A serious and fact heavy tome that to be honest I am struggling to stay with albeit I studied this period of history at uni


9 thoughts on “1759: The Year Britain Became Master of the World

  1. says:

    Describing military and naval action the author was clearly excited and deeply invested. The remainder of the book was just an inconvenient device which eventually allowed him to relate his battle reconstructions for the most part. Blatant pedantry prevails throughout the book. [Thank the gods for Kindle's search tools!!] WIthout question there is interesting material to be learned, but the slog rate was painfully slow. Worth the read? Pl

  2. says:

    I really enjoyed this book. What a year 1759 was a critical and momentous year for Britain in what proved to be a long and costly seven years of war. The author reflects on the human character of many British heroes from that year Wolfe, pursuing a death wish and his moment of glory at Quebec; Rogers, a brilliant frontiersman fighting against the odds in the most difficult of conditions, but also an equally br

  3. says:

    The book needed competent editing. It is comprehensive and erudite, but hard to read. I'm not put off by the vocabulary or the French, but the author offers too much detail that really doesn't flesh out his theme. Additionally, the book suffers terribly from an absence of maps and battle illustrations. The written descriptions of engagements and battle plans need a lot of help. Additionally, the writer speaks often of the St. Charles River

  4. says:

    Most who finish this book will agree that McLynn has proved his thesis that 1759 was the year Britain overtook France on the world stage. In North America, India and Europe, France, crippled by overstretched finances, squabbling and intrigue at court, and widespread corruption, succumbed to the growing power of Britain. McLynn, by balancing "close up" portraits of the main military and political players and rea

  5. says:

    I borrowed this book from the library initially, but there was so much detail I previously knew nothing about, I

  6. says:

    If you're into 18th century history, naval history, British history, European history, colonial history, political historythis is the book for you. Well researched and written 'broad and deep' but so clearly explained, you

  7. says:

    A serious and fact heavy tome that, to be honest, I am struggling to stay with albeit I studied this period of history at uni.

  8. says:

    Excellent run down of the battle of quebec

  9. says:

    ok