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At the end of 1758, Britons could proudly boast of the numerous victories which had been achieved against the forces of King Louis XV. Although the Seven Years' War, or French and Indian War, was far from over, 1758 marked a significant turning point. Uniquely, this book provides an insight into the initial stages of the Seven Years War, and explains why Britain failed, despite the many advantages which it enjoyed.
George Yagi employs an immense amount of varied primary material in order to provide the most thorough analysis yet of British failure during the early stages of the Seven Years' War. In doing so, it aims to dispel commonly held misconceptions and prove that the reasons for failure are much more complicated than has been assumed.
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Table of Contents
1. The Newcastle Ministry and the Origins of Failure in North America
2. Legislative Turmoil: Governors, Assemblies, and the Struggle for Colonial Support
3. The Colonial Americans: Necessary but Problematic Allies
4. How Important Were the Native Americans?
5. A Logistical Problem: Roads, Transportation, and Adequate Provisions
6. The Army: An Inadequate, Frightened, and Sickly Force
7. The Performance of the Navy: The Effects of Nature and the Death of an Admiral