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

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Penguin, Nov 28, 2006 - History - 320 pages
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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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User Review  - Tonja - Goodreads

It's not the war you think it is. According to Fred Anderson's The War that Made America, the French and Indian War, or the Seven Years' War as Europeans call it, is the war that made America ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Valerie - Goodreads

Growing up on the West Coast, Spanish place names are familiar, as is the legacy of the Russian fur trade, and the Gold Rush. I am much less familiar with French, Eastern Woodlands Tribes and British ... Read full review

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