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1759: The Year Britain Became Master of the World Paperback – 7 Jul 2005

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Pimlico (7 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0712694188
  • ISBN-13: 978-0712694186
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 259 g
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"'Compendious...McLynn deftly recreates the violent subordination of foreign nations, widespread land theft and the wholesale destruction of cultures that was justified by the dream of civilised dominion.'" (Rachel Holmes BBC History Magazine)

"'A stylish and fascinating account of the first global struggle.'" (Robert Colvile New Statesman)

"'McLynn's feisty and highly personal take on the pivot point of the Seven Years War adds fresh perspectives to the old story.'" (Stephen Brumwell Times Literary Supplement)

"'Fascinating.'" (History Today)

"'Magnificent.'" (Sunday Express)

About the Author

Frank McLynn is currently Visiting Professor in the Department of Literature at Strathclyde University. A full-time writer, his most recent books include Napoleon, 1066, Villa and Zapata, Wagons West and Stanley, all published by Cape and Pimlico.

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