Anatomy of a Naval Disaster: The 1746 French Expedition to North America by James PritchardAnatomy of a Naval Disaster: The 1746 French Expedition to North America by James Pritchard

Anatomy of a Naval Disaster: The 1746 French Expedition to North America

byJames Pritchard

Paperback | June 15, 2011

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Pritchard describes the domestic and international political circumstances in France that gave rise to the expedition, outlining strategy and politics in the context of colonial defence and continental ambition. He reconstructs the events that contributed to the failure of the expedition - human and institutional weakness, weather, spoiled provisions, disease, and the death of the commanding admiral. Anatomy of a Naval Disaster exposes the ambitions and frailties of men, the arbitrariness of success, and the limits of power in the eighteenth century.
James Pritchard is a member of the Department of History at Queen's University.
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Title:Anatomy of a Naval Disaster: The 1746 French Expedition to North AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 15, 2011Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773538747

ISBN - 13:9780773538740

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"Pritchard broadens our understanding of a misunderstood event in colonial North American history and fits it into the contexts of French and European diplomatic and naval history. Anatomy of a Naval Disaster will stand as the authoritative treatment of the d'Enville expedition." W.G. Godfrey, Mount Allison University.