Author Event with Andrew O’Shaughnessy: The Men Who Lost America

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Author Event with Andrew O’Shaughnessy: The Men Who Lost America

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Date and Time

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium,116

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

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Details

Lecture Details:

The loss of America was a stunning and unexpected defeat for the powerful British Empire. Common wisdom has held that incompetent military commanders and political leaders must have been to blame, but were they? Weaving together the personal stories of ten prominent men who directed the British dimension of the war, O'Shaughnessy dispels the incompetence myth and uncovers the real reasons that rebellious colonials were able to achieve their surprising victory.

 

About the Author

Andrew O'Shaughnessy is the Vice President of Monticello, the Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He is the author of An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000).

He is the author of The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of Empire (Yale UP, 2013).