Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire, 1714-1783 By Brendan Simms

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Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire, 1714-1783 By (author) Brendan Simms ISBN:9780140289848

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A rich, vivid history of the rise and fall of the first British Empire and the European alliances that supported it

This highly original, extremely enjoyable book tells the story of Britain’s extraordinary scramble to world power in the eighteenth century and how, through hubris and incompetence, it lost almost everything it had gained.

‘Studded with brilliant vignettes and arresting insights, Simms’s marvellous narrative presents an original and provocative account not only of the rise and decline of British eighteenth-century imperial power, but also of the processes that formed the modern global system’ Christopher Clark, author of Iron Kingdom

Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire, 1714-1783 By (author) Brendan Simms ISBN:9780140289848

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Weight 564 g
Dimensions 35 × 129 × 198 mm
About the Author

Brendan Simms is director of studies in history at Peterhouse and the Newton Sheehy Lecturer in International Relations at the Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge. He is the author of <i>The Impact of Napoleon</i> and many articles and reviews on the wars of the Yugoslav succession, the Third Reich, and international history.

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