Crucible of War
The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766
By (author) Fred Anderson
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Crucible of War by Fred Anderson
Book DescriptionIn this vivid and compelling narrative, the Seven Years' War long seen as a mere backdrop to the American Revolution takes on a whole new significance. Relating the history of the war as it developed, Anderson shows how the complex array of forces brought into conflict helped both to create Britain s empire and to sow the seeds of its eventual dissolution. Beginning with a skirmish in the Pennsylvania backcountry involving an inexperienced George Washington, the Iroquois chief Tanaghrisson, and the ill-fated French emissary Jumonville, Anderson reveals a chain of events that would lead to world conflagration. Weaving together the military, economic, and political motives of the participants with unforgettable portraits of Washington, William Pitt, Montcalm, and many others, Anderson brings a fresh perspective to one of America s most important wars, demonstrating how the forces unleashed there would irrevocably change the politics of empire in North America."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375706363
(216mm x 127mm x 44mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Fred Anderson
War That Made America, the, Paperback (May 2012)
The companion volume to a major PBS documentary series is a vivid look at arguably the most pivotal war in early American history. Beautifully illustrated, this is the story of how America emerged from a series of fractured colonies and warring tribes into a nation ripe for independence.
Liberty or Death, Paperback (March 2006)» View all books by Fred Anderson
Examines the wars in North America from the French-Indian War until the end of the War of 1812, which brought lasting peace between Britain and the United States.
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Author Biography - Fred Anderson
Fred Anderson is Associate Professor of History at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the author of A People's Army: Massachusetts Soldiers and Society in the Seven Years' War (1984), as well as many articles, essays, and reviews. "From the Hardcover edition."
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