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Portrait of a General: Sir Henry Clinton in the War of Independence

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Hardcover, 548 pages
Published 1964 by Knopf
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Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An excellent biography of Sir Henry Clinton, the longest-serving British general during the Revolutionary War. Wilcox shows how the constant feuds between Britain’s generals contributed to their defeat. He also gives a good narrative of the war from the British perspective.

We get a good sense of Clinton’s personality, his intelligence, his love of nature, and his grief over the death of his wife. Clinton was stubborn, vain and argumentative, and he always had something to contribute to the feud
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William Bradford Willcox was an American historian. He received his B.A. from Cornell University in 1928, a B.F.A. (1932) and Ph.D. (1936) from Yale University, where he won the John Addison Porter Prize.

not to be confused with W. Bradford Wilcox
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