"The Men Who Lost America" Author Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy

Andrew Jackson O’ShaughnessyAndrew O’Shaughnessy is the Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, as well as a Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He is the author of An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean (2000) as well as his new work, The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire, now available.

He has lectured widely to both scholarly and general audiences. He is an editor of the Jeffersonian American Series of the University of Virginia Press; a member of the advisory board of the Founding Fathers’ Libraries Project; a member of the advisory board of the Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution; and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He lives in Charlottesville, VA.

Prestigious Book Awards:

  • Winner, 2014 George Washington Book Prize
  • Winner, New-York Historical Society American History Book Prize
  • Winner, Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award
  • Finalist, Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History
  • Winner, Cincinnati History Prize
  • Winner, 2013 Great Midwest Book Festival Award in Regional Literature
  • Currently shortlisted for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

Purchase The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire

2014 George Washington Book Prize Winner - Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy

The Men Who Lost America with Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy (2013)

"The British Surrender at Yorktown"

Watch Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy at a recent book talk in Kansas City (June, 2013) 

Interview on Bookman's Corner

Arts & Letters Book Discussion & Review: The Men Who Lost America


Andrew O’Shaughnessy interviewed on the Jack Rice Radio Show (43 min.)

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Andrew Jackson O'Shaugnessy on Thomas Jefferson and George III in 2004

Audio Interviews

Upcoming Book Events with the Author for The Men Who Lost America
(* Denotes events that are by invitation only)

January 21, 2014
Civil War Round Table, Elk’s Club, Charlottesville, VA

February 1, 2014
Nature Foundation at Wintergreen, Wintergreen, Virginia

February 4, 2014
The American Revolution Roundtable of New York, New York City   

February 26, 2014
University of Virginia Club of London at the University Women’s Club in Mayfair, London, UK 

February 27, 2014
*Thackeray Society at the Reform Club, London, UK

February 28, 2014
Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library, London

March 12, 2014   
Michelle Smith Lecture Series, Mount Vernon, Alexandria, VA

March 13, 2014
Guilford Court House National Military Park, Greensboro, North Carolina

March 20, 2014
Virginia Festival of the Book, Monticello’s Visitors Center, Charlottesville, VA

March 21-23, 2014
American History LLC (Conference), Colonial Williamsburg

April1, 2014
UVa Club, Ann Arbor, Michigan

April 2, 2014
William L. Clements Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan  

April 27, 2014 
Goochland County Historical Society,  Goochland, VA

May 22, 2014
The Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA

May 28, 2014
*Metropolitan Club, Washington DC

June 25, 2014

*University Village, Charlottesville, VA

October 15, 2014
College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

October 16, 2014
Drayton Hall Distinguished Speaker Series, Charleston, SC

October 20, 2014  
Farmington Speaker Series, Farmington Club, Charlottesville, VA *Private Event*                                                    

October 28, 2014
Bull Run Regional Library, Manassas, VA 

October 30, 2014
American History Book Club, Upcountry History Museum - Furman University, Greenville, SC

Nov 4, 2014
Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center, Revolutionary War Lecture Series, Yorktown, VA

November 13, 2014

The Military History Legion, The University Club, Washington DC

November 17, 2014
Washington History Seminar of the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC

Dec 2, 2014
The Brook Club, New York, NY *Private Event*

Dec 4, 2014
Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, Washington, DC

January 13, 2015
Blue Ridge Committee of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Ivy, VA

January 21, 2015
Shadwell Daughters of the American Revolution, Charlottesville, VA

February 21, 2015
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series, New York Historical Society, New York City, NY, 9.30am-11.00am  


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