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1759: The Year Britain Became Master of the World (Paperback)

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If not for the events of 1759, the entire history of the world would have been different. Called the Year of Victories, 1759 was the fourth year of the Seven Years, or the French-and-Indian War and defeat of the French paved the way for the global hegemony of the English language. Guiding us through England's conquests (and often extremely narrow victories), Frank McLynn (Wagons West) brilliantly interweaves primary sources, ranging from material in the Vatican archives to oral histories of Native Americans. In a stunning chronicle of a pivotal year in world history, he controversially concludes that the birth of the great British Empire was more a result of luck than of rigorous planning.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802142283
ISBN-10: 0802142281
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: February 6th, 2006
Pages: 432
Language: English