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Ill Starred General: Braddock of the Coldstream Guards
by Lee Mccardell
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1986
Paper: 978-0-8229-5903-8 | eISBN: 978-0-8229-7291-4
Library of Congress Classification DA67.1.B7M35 1986
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.26

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A rare combination of documented fact and good storytelling, Ill-Starred General is the biography of a much maligned man from one of history's most vital eras. The career of Edward Braddock began during the court intrigues of Queen Anne and George I, gained momentum in continental military campaigns in the early 1750s, and ended abruptly in the rout of his American army near present-day Pittsburgh in 1755. This highly acclaimed biography reveals the man--and the politics--behind his defeat, one of the major setbacks to British imperial power in the American colonies.
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