The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War

Penguin, 28 de nov. de 2006 - 320 páginas
The globe's first true world war comes vividly to life in this "rich, cautionary tale" (The New York Times Book Review)

The French and Indian War -the North American phase of a far larger conflagration, the Seven Years' War-remains one of the most important, and yet misunderstood, episodes in American history. Fred Anderson takes readers on a remarkable journey through the vast conflict that, between 1755 and 1763, destroyed the French Empire in North America, overturned the balance of power on two continents, undermined the ability of Indian nations to determine their destinies, and lit the "long fuse" of the American Revolution. Beautifully illustrated and recounted by an expert storyteller, The War That Made America is required reading for anyone interested in the ways in which war has shaped the history of America and its peoples.


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Comentário do usuário  - jordanjones - LibraryThing

This is a brief, well written, and sometime humorous account of the "accidental" world war kicked off by George Washington and an argument that this war led to a sense of separation between the ... Ler resenha completa

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Comentário do usuário  - marshapetry - LibraryThing

A.K.A yeah, we didn't just think up the America revolution and start fighting. Read this book if you think a bunch of geezers simply got angry about taxes and then "thought up" the constitution and revolution. Awesome book, the only bad thing was how short it was. Ler resenha completa


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CHAPTER ONE A Delicate Balance
CHAPTER TWO The Half Kings Dilemma
CHAPTER FOUR Thou Art Not Yet Dead My Father
CHAPTER FIVE Intervention
CHAPTER SEVEN A Lake Defended a Province Purged
CHAPTER EIGHT La Guerre Sauvage
CHAPTER NINE The European War Begins
CHAPTER FOURTEEN Colonel Bradstreets Coup
CHAPTER SIXTEEN General Forbess Last Campaign
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN A Shift in the Balance
CHAPTER TWENTYONE The Plains of Abraham
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX Crisis and Resolution

CHAPTER ELEVEN The Ascent of William Pitt
CHAPTER TWELVE The Red Cross of Carillon
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Fred Anderson is professor of history at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the author of several books, including Crucible of War, which won the Francis Parkman and Mark Lynton prizes.

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