Conway's study is well deserving of a wide readership ... This is a product, first and foremost, of his truly awe-inspiring familiarity with the archival record in Britain, Ireland and America, as a result of which he is able to paint a rich canvas at local as well as at national level ... Nuanced, insightful and exceptionally well written. (Eighteenth Century Ireland
Widely researched and informative survey. (Contemporary Review
Stephen Conway has produced an excellent and important book, one that is provocative and wide-ranging. His study is based on a comprehensive survey secondary literature. His research is impeccable, his writing fluent, and his thesis important and subtly argued - all in all, a model of modern scholarship. (Frank Cogliano, The Journal of Military History
An excellent and important book, one that is provocative and wide-ranging ... His research is impeccable, his writing fluent, and his thesis important and subtly argued - all in all, a model of modern scholarship. (Journal of Military History
Conway draws on an impressive range of documentary materials. (W.A. Speck, Times Literary Supplement
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Reviews from Times Literary Supplement & Reviews in History.
`Students ... frequently react with surprise when advised that the American Revolution was a central event in British history. The appearance of Conway's work should ensure that, in future, the news comes as less of a shock to them.' Dr S-M Grant, Reviews in History.
`He draws on an impressive range of documentary materials...extensively used... Stephen Conway makes out a formidable case.' W.A. Speck, Times Literary Supplement, 6th Oct, 2000.
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