The French and Indian War: Deciding the Fate of North America

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - History - 416 pages

In the summer of 1754, deep in the wilderness of western Pennsylvania, a very young George Washington suffered his first military defeat, and a centuries-old feud between Great Britain and France was rekindled. The war that followed would be fought across virgin territories, from Nova Scotia to the forks of the Ohio River, and it would ultimately decide the fate of the entire North American continent—not just for Great Britain and France but also for the Spanish and Native American populations.

Noted historian Walter R. Borneman brings to life an epic struggle for a continent—what Samuel Eliot Morison called "truly the first world war"—and emphasizes how the seeds of discord sown in its aftermath would take root and blossom into the American Revolution.

 

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User Review  - Richard7920 - LibraryThing

While not a definitive account of the French and Indian War, Walter Borneman has written a brief but excellent history of the conflict. After a concise survey of the five colonial wars that preceded ... Read full review

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User Review  - la2bkk - LibraryThing

One of the better accounts of the French & Indian War. The author provides a nice general background of the state of affairs in England, France, and the colonies preceding the war, and then describes ... Read full review

Contents

BOOK
77
Battle for a ContinentOr Is It?
204
The Making of a Legend
225
BOOK THREE
245
Martinique to Manila
262
Notes
309
Bibliography
337
Index
345
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Walter R. Borneman is the author of Alaska: Saga of a Bold Land, 1812: The War That Forged a Nation, and several books on the history of the western United States. He lives in Colorado.

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