As of tomorrow, I have 43 days until I fly out of the Las Vegas McCarran airport to embark on my study abroad adventure (eep!). In honor of this, I will be posting a new blog post tying into the theme called “43 Days of Wanderlust” every day. 195 more words
Typically, Americans think about the Revolutionary War from our prospective. We have celebrated George Washington and practically deified the Founding Fathers. We focus on how we defeated the most powerful country in the world, but rarely explain why Britain was hampered in their war effort in the colonies. Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy tries to correct that problem with his new book entitled The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of Empire. Tom Cutterham from The Junto has an interview with O'Shaughnessy about his new book. O'Shaughnessy explains why Britain, despite talented young military leadership, were doomed in their efforts as early as 1778.