The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Nov 28, 2006 - History - 320 pages
35 Reviews
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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Well researched and well written. - Goodreads
Clearer insight into the making of America. - Goodreads
Despite my mistake this is a great overview. - Goodreads
Oh, and the maps and illustrations are invaluable. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Mac - Goodreads

Great overview of the French and Indian War. Fred Anderson is a phenomenal writer. A must read for any History buff. Read full review

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

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

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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