Ill Starred General

Braddock of the Coldstream Guards

A first-rate biography.
New York Times

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.

352 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

August, 1986

isbn : 9780822959038

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Lee McCardell

Lee McCardell worked as a newspaer reporter for over thirty years, and was head of The Sun London Bureau during the Second World War, and later became assistant manging editor of The Evening Sun.

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