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

Penguin Books, 2006 - 293 páginas
Apart from The Last of the Mohicans, most Americans know little of theFrench and Indian War - also known as the Seven Years' War - and yet it remains one of the most fascinating periods in our history. In January 2006, PBS will air The War That Made America, a four-part documentary about this epic conflict. Fred Anderson, the award-winning and critically acclaimed historian, has written the official tie-in to this exciting television event. In 'The War That Made America,' Anderson deftly shows how the expansion of the British colonies into French territory in the 1750s and the ongoing Native American struggle for survival would erupt into seven years of bloodshed and unrest spreading from the backwoods of Pennsylvania to the high courts of Europe, eventually overturning the balance of power on two continents and laying the groundwork for the American Revolution. Beautifully illustrated, richly detailed, and utterly compelling, this is the story of how America as we know it today emerged from a series of fractured colonies and warring tribes into a nation ripe for independence - and nobody tells this story better than Fred Anderson.

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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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Comentário do usuário  - msaucier818 - LibraryThing

I really struggled getting through this book. That is probably more on me than the fault of the author. I genuinely wanted to know more about this war, but the short chapters and bouncing around ... Ler resenha completa

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Sobre o autor (2006)

Fred Anderson is professor of history at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the author of several books, includingCrucible of War, which won the Francis Parkman and Mark Lynton prizes.

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