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

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

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

"The British Surrender at Yorktown"
A reading by Andrew O'Shaughnessy from his book The Men Who Lost America at the award ceremony
of the Guggenheim-Lehrman Military History Prize, New York Historical Society, March 17th, 2014.

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
*Thackery 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
*Metropolitain Club, Washington DC

June 25, 2014

*University Village, Charlottesville, VA

September 25, 2014 
Farmington Speaker Series, Farmington Club, Charlottesville, VA *Private Event*

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

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

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

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