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Author Flavell, Julie, author.

Title THE HOWE DYNASTY : THE UNTOLD STORY OF A MILITARY FAMILY AND THE WOMEN BEHIND BRITAIN'S WARS FOR AMERICA / Julie Flavell.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2021]

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1 copy ordered for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction on 09-16-2021.
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 462 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-448) and index.
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.
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, boththe 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Howe, Caroline, 1722-1814.
Howe family.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1760-1789.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- British forces.
Great Britain. Army -- Officers -- Biography.
Families of military personnel -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Brothers and sisters -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Added Title Untold story of a military family and the women behind Britain's wars for America
ISBN 9781631490613 : HRD 35.00
1631490613 : HRD 35.00 (hardcover) 9781631490620 (epub)

 
    
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