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The Resource The Howe dynasty : the untold story of a military family and the women behind Britain's wars for America, Julie Flavell

The Howe dynasty : the untold story of a military family and the women behind Britain's wars for America, Julie Flavell

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The Howe dynasty : the untold story of a military family and the women behind Britain's wars for America
Title
The Howe dynasty
Title remainder
the untold story of a military family and the women behind Britain's wars for America
Statement of responsibility
Julie Flavell
Title variation
Untold story of a military family and the women behind Britain's wars for America
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Finally revealing the family's indefatigable women among its legendary military figures, The Howe Dynasty recasts the British side of the American Revolution. In December 1774, Benjamin Franklin met Caroline Howe, the sister of British Admiral Richard and General William Howe, in a London drawing room for "half a dozen Games of Chess." As Julie Flavell reveals, the games concealed a matter of the utmost diplomatic urgency, a last-ditch attempt to forestall the outbreak of war. Aware that the Howes, both the men and the women, have seemed impenetrable to historians, Flavell investigated the letters of Caroline Howe, which have been overlooked for centuries. Using these revelatory documents, Flavell provides a compelling reinterpretation of England's famous family across four wars, centering on their enigmatic roles in the American Revolution. The Howe Dynasty interweaves action-packed stories of North American military campaigns-including the Battles of Bunker Hill and Long Island-with parlor-room intrigues back in England, creating a riveting narrative that brings alive the influence of these extraordinary women in both peacetime and war"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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IHE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flavell, Julie
Dewey number
973.3092/242
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA512.H69
LC item number
F53 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Howe, Caroline
  • Howe family
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Families of military personnel
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
Label
The Howe dynasty : the untold story of a military family and the women behind Britain's wars for America, Julie Flavell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-448) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: Dynastic secrets -- The Howe women -- Diaspora -- The brothers -- World War -- The peaceful years -- Caroline and company -- A game of chess -- American destiny -- Home front -- New York, 1776 -- The tide turns in America -- About Mrs. Loring -- Survival -- The glorious return -- Epilogue: legacy
Control code
on1258241225
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 462 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631490613
Lccn
2021005099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1258241225
Label
The Howe dynasty : the untold story of a military family and the women behind Britain's wars for America, Julie Flavell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: Dynastic secrets -- The Howe women -- Diaspora -- The brothers -- World War -- The peaceful years -- Caroline and company -- A game of chess -- American destiny -- Home front -- New York, 1776 -- The tide turns in America -- About Mrs. Loring -- Survival -- The glorious return -- Epilogue: legacy
Control code
on1258241225
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 462 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631490613
Lccn
2021005099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1258241225

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