Great battles of the 18th century described and illustrated
Although the War of Austrian Succession and the Seven Years War were fought by several nations in battles when the British Empire was not involved, during the years between 1743 and 1767 British forces at sea and on the land were continually engaged in monumental imperial power struggles which could rightly be described as the first 'world war', since the battles that raged in these decades took place around the world. Most notably battles were fought in Europe, in America and in India and so significant were they that their names have emblazoned the colours of British regiments ever since. Several of the commanders who fought those battles including Wolfe, Brunswick, Clive and others have taken their places in the pantheon of great soldiers. This book brings together twenty-seven pivotal engagements of the period in which British soldiers and sailors fought, each is described in cameo. Among them readers will discover the battles of Dettingen, Fontenoy, Morbihan, Tortuga, Minorca, Plassey, Ticonderoga, Minden, Quebec, Valencia de Alcantara and many others, making this book an ideal overview of the engagements of these two closely connected wars from the perspective of British forces. This special Leonaur edition includes maps and illustrations which did not accompany the original publication of the text.
Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket.
About the Author
James Grant is the founder of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, a leading journal on financial markets, which he has published since 1983. He is the author of seven books covering both financial history and biography. Grant's journalism has been featured in Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, Jim Lehrer's News Hour, and CBS Evening News.