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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, 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.An account of the eighteenth-century war fought in the wildernesses between Nova Scotia and Ohio traces the campaigns to capture forts Ticonderoga, Duquesne, and Niagara, and chronicles the legendary battle of Quebec. *Author: Borneman, Walter R. *Subtitle: Deciding the Fate of North America *Publication Date: 2006/11/01 *Number of Pages: 360 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.00
Far less studied than the later American Revolution, the French and Indian War--the first major war on the American continent--was a conflict between two superpowers, England and France, that forever changed the land and the people. Walter R. Borneman compares the ways the French and British saw the New World, and presents a compelling, accessible narrative of the major events, battles, and personalities--including a young George Washington and the Indian leader Pontiac. By the end of the hostilities, Great Britain was the dominant world power in the New World, but the stirrings of revolutionary fervor were being felt in the colonies.