Mackesy, Peter. The War for America, 1775-1783. London: Longmans, 1964. First Edition.
Orange cloth with price-clipped dj, ex library with the standard extras, card pocket on ffep. Dj has library label on spine panel, dj now in a new clear wrapper. 565 pp. with index, 6 x 9 inches. Good in good dust-jacket. Hardcover. 
"The focus of the present book is on the central direction of the war, rather than on a particular theatre, and the author has explored the relationship between the various theatres of war and the formulation of war-policy. To show the extent to which the central government was able to control the course of events in the theatres of war he has also re-examined the operations of the naval and military theatre commanders." - publisher's blurb.