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The French And Indian War: Deciding The Fate Of North America by  Walter R Borneman - 1st Edition - 2006 - from Chris Hartmann, Bookseller (SKU: 034581)

The French And Indian War: Deciding The Fate Of North America

The French And Indian War: Deciding The Fate Of North America by  Walter R Borneman - 1st Edition - 2006 - from Chris Hartmann, Bookseller (SKU: 034581)

The French And Indian War: Deciding The Fate Of North America

by Borneman, Walter R

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9780060761844
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New York: HarperCollins. Hardcover. 2006. 1st Edition. 8vo 360pp . Fine in Fine DJ. B&W Illustrations. 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, which one historian called truly the first world war, would decide the fate of the entire North American continent--not just between Great Britain and France, but for the Spanish and the Native Americans as well. Fought across virgin wilderness, from Nova Scotia to the forks of the Ohio River, the French and Indian War is best remembered for dogged frontier campaigns and the momentous battle of Quebec on the Plains of Abraham--and the seeds of discord sown in its aftermath would give root to the American Revolution. We encounter George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, William Pitt, William Shirley, Edward Braddock, Wolfe and Montcalm, and Major Robert Rogers, a legend misunderstood. --From publisher description .

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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 decide the fate of the entire North American continent—not just between Great Britain and France, but for the Spanish and Native Americans as well.Fought across virgin wilderness, from Nova Scotia to the forks of the Ohio River, the French and Indian War is best remembered for dogged frontier campaigns to capture such strategic linchpins as Forts Ticonderoga, Duquesne, and Niagara; legendary treks by Rogers' Rangers; and the momentous battle of Quebec on the Plains of Abraham. Here are the stories of Jeffery Amherst, the loyal soldier who did his king's bidding at the expense of his home and family; the marquis de Montcalm, Canada's champion who had to fight his own governor as well as the British; and William Pitt, the man who brashly proclaimed that only he could save England. We also encounter George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, William Shirley, Edward Braddock, and, of course, Major Robert Rogers, a legend misunderstood who stands both revered and damned.Against the backdrop of Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia, the forests surrounding Lake George in upstate New York, the Caribbean, and the fall of Quebec, Borneman poses interesting what-if questions, examining controversies that continue to this day: Did the dashing Brigadier General James Wolfe frantically wave his hat to signal retreat or to urge his troops onward to victory? What if Spain had come to the aid of France sooner? What if the affable Lord Howe had lived?The French and Indian War: Deciding the Fate of North America presents the triumphs and tragedies of this epic struggle for a continent, placing them in the larger context of France and Great Britain's global conflict—what Samuel Eliot Morison called truly the first world war—and emphasizes that the seeds of discord sown in its aftermath would give root to the American Revolution.

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Bookseller
Chris Hartmann, Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
034581
Title
The French And Indian War: Deciding The Fate Of North America
Author
Borneman, Walter R
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine in Fine DJ
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0060761849
ISBN 13
9780060761844
Publisher
HarperCollins
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
2006
Keywords
French And Indian W, United States, Canada
Bookseller catalogs
History / US;

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