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Ill Starred General: Braddock of the Coldstream Guards

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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 ne ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 15th 1986 by University of Pittsburgh Press
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Sep 05, 2016 Jerome rated it really liked it
A balanced, readable and well-written if somewhat hazy biography of Braddock. McCardell portrays Braddock as a competent soldier and a capable administrator who heeded the advice of the colonists and accomplished a major logistical feat in Braddock’s Road. Braddock’s 1755 expedition is the most interesting part of the book. The writing is colorful, although the digressions are distracting.

Of course, relatively little is known about Braddock’s early life and career. Maybe to make up for this, the
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