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By focusing on the Howe brothers, their political connections, their relationships with the British ministry, their attitude toward the Revolution, and their military activities in America, Gruber answers the frequently asked question of why the British failed to end the American Revolution in its early years. This book supersedes earlier studies because of its broader research and because it elucidates the complex personal interplay between Whitehall and its commanders.

Originally published in 1974.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Contents
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  1. Maps
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  1. I: The Olive Branch Withers
  2. pp. 3-43
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  1. II: A Marriage of Convenience
  2. pp. 44-71
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  1. III: Plans for 1776
  2. pp. 72-88
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  1. IV: Vain Hopes and Lost Opportunities
  2. pp. 89-126
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  1. V: The Crisis
  2. pp. 127-157
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  1. VI: Preoccupations
  2. pp. 158-188
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  1. VII: The Breach
  2. pp. 189-223
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  1. VIII: Obsessions
  2. pp. 224-267
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  1. IX: A Change of Men and Measures
  2. pp. 268-303
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  1. X: Opportunities
  2. pp. 304-324
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  1. XI: Full Circle
  2. pp. 325-350
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  1. XII: Implications
  2. pp. 351-365
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  1. Appendix: A List of Selected Pamphlets
  2. pp. 366-370
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  1. Essay on Selected Sources
  2. pp. 371-382
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469611303
Related ISBN
9780807812297
MARC Record
OCLC
933516393
Pages
411
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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